Surgery

Thyroidectomy complication rate down when surgeon volume up

(HealthDay)—For patients undergoing total thyroidectomy, the occurrence rate of complications decreases as annual surgeon volumes increase, according to a study published online July 25 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck ...

Oncology & Cancer

Improving diagnosis of thyroid nodules

Thyroid nodules are thought to be present in about half of all people, but very few of these are cancerous. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Cancer presents a set of diagnostic biomarkers ...

Oncology & Cancer

Q&A: Treatment for Hurthle cell thyroid cancer

Dear Mayo Clinic: Is it common to only have a partial thyroidectomy to remove Hurthle cells? My doctor is recommending this procedure, but I wonder if I should have my entire thyroid removed instead to eliminate the risk ...

Health

Widespread vitamin D deficiency in thyroidectomy patients

A new study from researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit finds widespread vitamin D deficiency among patients who undergo a thyroidectomy, potentially putting them at greater risk for developing dangerously low blood ...

Oncology & Cancer

Patient decision aid beneficial in papillary thyroid cancer

(HealthDay) -- Patients with early-stage papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) may benefit from the use of a patient-directed computerized decision aid (DA) to provide medical knowledge and resolve decisional conflicts regarding ...

Ophthalmology

Thyroidectomy, statins may cut risk of graves ophthalmopathy

(HealthDay)—Both thyroidectomy and statin use are associated with lower risk of developing thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy (TAO) in individuals with Graves disease (GD), according to research published online Dec. 11 ...

Oncology & Cancer

Total thyroidectomy improves HRQoL in Hashimoto thyroiditis

(HealthDay)—For patients with Hashimoto thyroiditis with persistent symptoms despite normal thyroid gland function, total thyroidectomy, but not medical management, improves health-related quality of life and fatigue, according ...

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