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Kim Dong Wook - - 2009
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to compare the efficacy and procedure time of ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy (US-FNAB) of thyroid nodules, according to the nodule size. METHODS: US-FNABs of thyroid nodules performed between June 2007 and December 2007 were studied. We divided these patients into three groups according ...
Giovanella Luca - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Thyroglobulin (Tg) measurement following thyrotropin (TSH) stimulation is used in the follow-up of patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC). However, high-sensitive assays allow accurate measurement of serum Tg even without TSH stimulation. Here, we prospectively evaluated the impact of unstimulated high-sensitive Tg measurement in early and long-term outcome of ...
Alimanovic-Alagic Rubina - - 2009
Thyroid gland is the largest endocrine gland in the body. The thyroid gland produces hormones that regulate the metabolism rate, affect the growth and many functions of various organ systems. Nuclear medicine technique is very useful diagnostic tool in detecting thyroid disease. Thyroid scintigraphy can reveal functional and anatomic information ...
Okada Hiroshi - - 2009
A 36-year-old man was admitted to our hospital because of general fatigue and dysphagia. He had experienced progression of thyrotoxic symptoms of weight loss, palpitation and sweating for several months. On admission, he showed thyroid storm associated with dysphagia and aspiration pneumonia. Dysphagia was restored completely with 2 months after ...
Liang Yi-Lin - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To report on adverse reactions associated with amiodarone and propylthiouracil. CASE SUMMARY: A 64-year-old female with atrial fibrillation and nodular goiter progressed to overt thyrotoxicosis after receiving therapy with amiodarone 200 mg/day for less than 12 weeks. Thyroid scan revealed a hyperfunctioning nodule in the left lobe, while immunologic ...
Carneiro-Pla Denise M - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Criterion requiring intraoperative parathyroid hormone (IOPTH) drops >50% from the highest, preincision or preexcision level, 10 minutes after the abnormal gland's excision predicts operative success with 98% accuracy. The purpose of this study is to correlate IOPTH dynamics with recurrent hyperparathyroidism (RecHPT) and eucalcemia with high PTH (HPTH). METHODS: ...
Sywak Mark S - - 2008
BACKGROUND: The role of minimally invasive thyroid surgery (MITS) is currently in evolution. The aim of this study is to compare the outcomes of MITS using the direct approach through a lateral incision with conventional hemithyroidectomy (CHT) for the management of atypical thyroid nodules. METHODS: A prospective, single-blinded, randomized controlled ...
Tachi Yasushi - - 2008
RATIONALE: Radioiodine therapy improves the survival of patients with pulmonary metastases of differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC). It is controversial whether the diagnostic whole-body I-131 scan (DWS) before therapy is essential. We determined whether DWS could predict the efficacy of I-131 therapy for pulmonary metastases. METHODS: We undertook a retrospective review ...
Grubbs Elizabeth G - - 2008
BACKGROUND: The significance of vitamin D deficiency with primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) remains unclear. The safety and value of preoperative vitamin D (Vit D) replacement is unknown. METHODS: A prospective surgical database of PHPT patients was queried to identify those who were vitamin D sufficient, deficient, and deficient but repleted. Biochemical ...
Henry Jean-François - - 2008
BACKGROUND: In recent years, several new minimally invasive techniques for parathyroidectomy (MIP) have been developed. There was a rapid worldwide acceptance of mini-open procedures by most surgeons. However, the use of an endoscope remains debatable. This study was designed to determine the role of preoperative imaging studies in the decision-making ...
Zhu Jing-qiang - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Preparing hyperthyroid patients for thyroid surgery with a combination of antithyroid drugs and thyroxine has long been controversial because this combination usually results in only partial inhibition of thyroid function. We therefore used large doses of antithyroid drugs to completely inhibit the synthesis of thyroxine and render the thyroid ...
Rosário Pedro Weslley - - 2008
Preparation with recombinant human thyroid-stimulating hormone (rhTSH) for thyroid remnant ablation results in lower extrathyroidal radiation than does hypothyroidism. The objective of this prospective study was to compare the damage caused by 131I (3.7 GBq) when these 2 preparations are used. METHODS: Ninety-four consecutive patients who underwent total thyroidectomy and ...
Judson Benjamin L BL Head and Neck Service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, - - 2008
Primary hyperparathyroidism is the most common cause of hypercalcemia, and the treatment is primarily surgical. Because of biochemical screening, more patients now present with asymptomatic primary hyperparathyroidism, and consensus guidelines have been developed for the treatment of these patients. There is now considerable interest in minimally invasive approaches to the ...
Teoh Anthony Y B - - 2008
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this retrospective study was to assess the feasibility and outcome of day case thyroidectomy in an ambulatory surgery centre in Hong Kong. METHODS: Patients with day case thyroidectomy carried out between July 2005 and December 2006 were retrospectively reviewed. Day surgery was offered to patients satisfying ...
Yu Lei - - 2008
BACKGROUND: To investigate the efficacy of combined transcervical and unilateral-thoracoscopic thymectomy for myasthenia gravis. METHODS: There were 36 patients with nonthymomatous myasthenia gravis, undergoing combined transcervical and unilateral-thoracoscopic thymectomy and who have been followed-up for more than 2 years. To achieve maximal benefit, a transverse cervical incision was performed to ...
Taïeb D - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Recombinant human TSH (rhTSH) has become the modality of choice for radioiodine remnant ablation (RRA) in low-risk thyroid cancer patients. AIMS AND METHODS: The aims of the present prospective randomized study were to evaluate the impact of TSH stimulation procedure (hypothyroidism vs. rhTSH) on quality of life (QoL) of ...
Aban Inmaculada B - - 2008
We present our experience planning and launching a multinational, NIH/NINDS funded study of thymectomy in myasthenia gravis. We highlight the additional steps required for international sites and analyze and contrast the time investment required to bring U.S. and non-U.S. sites into full regulatory compliance. Results show the mean time for ...
Sneider Mark S - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Younger individuals with hyperparathyroidism may experience severe disease with a higher incidence of multigland disease (MGD) and operative failure, thereby requiring subtotal parathyroidectomy. This study examines the characteristics and surgical outcome of younger compared with older patients with sporadic primary hyperparathyroidism (SPHPT). METHODS: Prospectively collected data of 1101 patients ...
Calzolari Filippo - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Intrathyroid metastases (ITM) are rare and usually have a dismal prognosis. The aim of this study was to detect which neoplasms metastasize most often to the thyroid gland, their clinical features and treatment options. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective analysis of clinical files of 17,122 patients submitted to surgery for ...
Moure Dolores - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Unilateral neck exploration (UNE) is becoming the procedure of choice for treatment of primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT). The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of (99m)Tc-sestamibi (MIBI) parathyroid scintigraphy as the sole technique in selecting patients for UNE. METHOD: We selected 136 consecutive PHPT patients who had ...
Oussoultzoglou Elie - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Postoperative hypocalcemia is the most common complication after thyroidectomy. New surgical devices have been propose to achieve vessel sealing and hemostasis. However, the risk of parathyroid glands damage has not been fully elucidated. This prospective study was designed to evaluate the severity of hypocalcemia after total thyroidectomy by using ...
Abboud Bassam - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Routine calcium and vitamin D administration and routine autotransplantation of parathyroid glands can prevent hypocalcemia after total thyroidectomy. METHODS: Routine autotransplantation of 1 or more parathyroid glands and oral calcium and vitamin D supplementation was used in 252 patients. RESULTS: One, 2, or 3 parathyroid glands were autotransplanted in ...
Ponseti José M - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: We determined the effect of detecting ectopic thymic tissue in thymectomy specimens on the long-term outcome of patients with myasthenia gravis. METHODS: A total of 83 consecutive patients with generalized seropositive nonthymomatous myasthenia gravis underwent transsternal extended thymectomy (T-3b according to Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America). Ectopic thymic tissue ...
Slepavicius Algirdas - - 2008
BACKGROUND: For many years bilateral neck exploration (BNE) was the gold standard operation for primary hyperparathyroidism (pPHP). With advances in preoperative pathological gland localization and intraoperative parathyroid hormone (IPTH) monitoring, minimally invasive approaches have evolved. This study is aimed to compare BNE and focused parathyroidectomy (FP) in a prospective, randomized, ...
Sarkar Binay Krishna - - 2008
Plasmapheresis has been used widely in the treatment of myasthenia gravis and also in symptomatic thymectomized patients with short-term clinical improvement. But the utility of preoperative plasmapheresis in the outcome has not been widely studied. The authors analyzed its impact in the surgical outcome of thymic tumors with myasthenia gravis. ...
Hallgrimsson P - - 2008
INTRODUCTION: Thyrotoxicosis is often considered to be the most difficult thyroid operation because of the high vascularisation and the risk of bleeding. The conventional haemostatic technique in thyroidectomy today include knot tying and electrocoagulation. The introduction of the harmonic scalpel (HS) has led to further research if the use of ...
Rayes Nada - - 2008
HYPOTHESIS: Total parathyroidectomy without autotransplantation in kidney transplant recipients leads to reduced recurrence rates and similar improvement of clinical symptoms compared with subtotal parathyroidectomy. DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study. SETTING: University clinic. PATIENTS: Thirty-three patients with functioning renal grafts who underwent primary total (n = 17; group 1) or subtotal ...
Sartori Paola Vincenza - - 2008
PURPOSE: New hemostatic technologies (NT) are often employed in thyroid surgery in the effort to reduce operating time and complications. The aim of this study is to compare three different hemostatic techniques. METHODS: This is a prospective randomized study. There were 150 patients, aged 56 +/- 14 years, randomized for ...
Bergenfelz A - - 2008
BACKGROUND AND AIM: During recent years, more radical surgery for thyroid disease, i.e., total instead of subtotal resection, has been evident. Results following this strategy on national levels are scarce. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From 2004 to 2006, 26 Scandinavian Departments registered 3,660 thyroid operations in a database. Risk factors for ...
Heemstra Karen A - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: Conventional therapies for Graves' disease, consisting of medical therapy or radioiodine are unsatisfactory, because of limited efficacy and adverse events. Interventions aimed at the underlying autoimmune pathogenesis of Graves' disease may be worthwhile to explore. We therefore performed a prospective, 26-week phase II study with open-ended observational extension to ...
Hey Jeremias - - 2009
The aim was to improve the prediction rate of hyposalivation after using a modern 3D-conformal-radiotherapy-technique (3D-CRT) by sparing of the contralateral parotid gland. Between June 2002 and October 2006, 107 patients (90 male, 17 female, average age: 58 years) with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck were included ...
El Refaei Sherif Mohamed - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to assess the effect of long-term antithyroid drug intake on the success rate of iodine-131 (131I) treatment of Graves' hyperthyroidism, and to explore other clinical/laboratory factors that may predict/affect the treatment outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-eight patients with Graves' disease were referred for ...
Leonard David S - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Use of the ultrasonic dissector in thyroid surgery is becoming more prevalent, with reduced operative time and incision size reported. We assessed the value of the harmonic scalpel in routine thyroid lobectomy. METHODS: We conducted a single blind, prospective pilot study of 52 euthyroid patients requiring thyroid lobectomy. Those ...
Lauer Simeon A - - 2008
PURPOSE: To study the efficacy of oral montelukast, a cysteinyl leukotriene receptor antagonist, in combination with cetirizine, a histamine-1 receptor antagonist, in the treatment of thyroid eye disease. METHODS: Patients considering surgical correction of eyelid retraction for inflammatory symptoms of thyroid eye disease were offered a preoperative medical regimen of ...
Nart Ahmet - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To determine the outcome of recurrent Graves' disease with ophthalmopathy (GO) following bilateral total thyroidectomy (TT) in patients with no history of anti-inflammatory treatment with steroids or radioactive iodine treatment. METHODS: From May 2002 to August 2005, 35 patients (27 female, 8 male) with different stages of Graves' disease ...
Sgourakis George - - 2008
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that minimally invasive video-assisted thyroidectomy (MIVAT) affords comparable safety and efficacy as to the open conventional surgery in dealing with patients with small thyroid nodules. METHODS: Randomized controlled trials comparing the MIVAT with open thyroidectomy were ascertained by methodical ...
Palestini N - - 2008
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The role of central neck dissection in the treatment of papillary thyroid carcinoma is debated. This retrospective investigation was undertaken to assess whether it augments total thyroidectomy morbidity. PATIENTS/METHODS: A total of 305 consecutive patients who had undergone total thyroidectomy for papillary thyroid carcinoma were divided into ...
Vaiman Michael - - 2008
BACKGROUND: The purpose of the present work was to compare rates of postsurgical complications following thyroidectomy for multinodular goiter through a retrospective multicenter cohort study. METHODS: All cases of thyroidectomy (total-TT; near total-NT; and bilateral subtotal-ST) performed in two hospitals from 1990 to 2005 were studied to determine the incidence ...
Solorzano Carmen C - - 2008
HYPOTHESIS: Untreated long-term elevated parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels after successful parathyroidectomy may predict recurrent hyperparathyroidism (HPT). Although elevated PTH levels have been reported in eucalcemic patients after parathyroidectomy for sporadic primary HPT, the long-term clinical significance of this finding remains unclear. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. SETTING: Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS: ...
Spinelli Claudio - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive video-assisted thyroidectomy (MIVAT) proved to be safe and effective in the treatment of both benign diseases and malignancies. We report our experience in thyroid surgery in pediatric patients. METHODS: From October 1998 to December 2005, 35 patients (27 females and 8 males) underwent MIVAT for thyroid disease. ...
Alvarado Raul - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive thyroidectomy techniques are being developed in an effort to minimize pain, shorten the length of hospital stay, and improve cosmesis. Various minimally invasive thyroid surgery (MITS) techniques have been shown to be safe and feasible with some benefits in terms of cosmesis and pain outcomes; however, no ...
Roh Jong-Lyel - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Chyle leakage is an uncommon complication of lateral neck dissection for metastatic papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). There have been no reports on chyle leakage after central neck dissection not combined with lateral neck dissection. We therefore investigated chyle leakage in PTC patients undergoing thyroidectomy and central neck dissection. METHODS: ...
Slotema E Th - - 2008
Endoscopic thyroidectomy (ET) is a demanding surgical technique in which dissection of the gland is entirely performed with an endoscope, in a closed area maintained by insufflation or mechanical retraction. ET by direct cervical approach (anterior or lateral) is minimally invasive, but ET using an extracervical access (chest wall, breast, ...
Phitayakorn Roy - - 2009
BACKGROUND: It is our hypothesis that the extent of thyroid resection for benign nodular thyroid disease (NTD) should be based on the extent of disease. METHODS: Patients operated on for benign NTD from 1990 through 2007 were divided into 3 groups: those who underwent lobectomy for unilateral NTD (Group 1); ...
Berker Dilek - - 2008
BACKGROUND: The need to perform fine-needle aspiration biopsy (TFNAB) on subcentimeter thyroid nodules is less clear than for larger nodules. We compared the ultrasonographic features of thyroid nodules less than and greater than one centimeter and correlated this information with the cytological results for TFNAB and the final histopathological diagnosis ...
Michalaki Marina - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Nontoxic nodular goiter (NTNG) is common in endemic goiter regions. Thyroxine (T4) is often used to treat NTNG. There is little information regarding T4 treatment in regions that have recently become iodine sufficient. We studied the effect of T4 treatment on thyroid function tests in southwestern Greece (SWG), a ...
Punj Jyotsna - - 2008
There is a high probability of missing out on the preoperative diagnosis of hypothyroidism in elderly females, as most of the symptoms are attributed to old age. We report a patient with undiagnosed hypothyroidism, operated for excisional biopsy of carcinoma of tongue, who postoperatively developed septicemia refractory to maximum ionotropic ...
Canbaz Hakan - - 2008
To investigate the effect of recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) identification on the complications after total thyroidectomy and lobectomy. Total 134 consecutive patients undergoing total thyroidectomy or thyroid lobectomy from January 2003 to November 2004 were investigated retrospectively. Patients were divided into two groups: RLN identified (Group A) or not (Group ...
Filipsson Helena - - 2008
CONTEXT: The diagnosis of central hypothyroidism (CH) is often difficult to establish as serum TSH levels may be low, normal, or slightly increased. OBJECTIVE: To explore the use of recombinant human TSH (rhTSH) in the diagnosis of CH. DESIGN: Randomized single-blind clinical trial. SETTING: Outpatient clinic of a tertiary care ...
Chen Han-Hsiang - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Although percutaneous ethanol injection therapy (PEIT) is an alternative to surgery for patients with secondary or tertiary hyperparathyroidism, it also has been conjectured to make subsequent parathyroidectomy more difficult. METHODS: The records of 37 patients with end-stage renal disease managed between September 2000 and August 2005 were reviewed retrospectively. ...
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