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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282522/the-incidence-of-malignancy-in-clinically-benign-cystic-lesions-of-the-lateral-neck-our-experience-and-proposed-diagnostic-algorithm
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Moshe Yehuda, Melissa E Schechter, Nora Abu-Ghanem, Gilad Golan, Gilad Horowitz, Dan M Fliss, Sara Abu-Ghanem
AIM: Solitary cystic masses of the lateral neck in an adult patient can pose a diagnostic dilemma. Malignancy must be ruled out since metastases arising from H&N cancers may mimic the presentation of benign cystic masses. Only a small number of studies have investigated the diagnostic management and malignancy rate of clinically benign solitary cervical cystic lesions. There are no established guidelines for the diagnostic evaluation. METHODS: Retrospective review of the clinical, cytological, radiological, and pathological records of all adult patients (> 18 years) operated on for second branchial cleft cysts (BrCC) between 1/2008-2010/2016...
December 27, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279699/endocrine-health-problems-detected-in-764-patients-evaluated-in-a-late-effects-clinic
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Maria Conceição Pereira, Joana S Pereira, Daniela Dias, Sara Donato, Duarte Salgado
Background: Many pediatric cancer survivors have endocrine conditions. After treatment with alkylating agents, steroids, methotrexate, and radiation, several endocrine dysfunctions may appear. Surveillance for late effects is recommended by guidelines worldwide. Objective: The objective of this study was to describe the endocrine outcomes of 764 patients followed during a 20 years' period in our out-patient clinic. Design: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records...
September 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173655/management-of-well-differentiated-gastroenteropancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors-gepnets-a-review
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REVIEW
Gurleen Pasricha, Parikshit Padhi, Nour Daboul, Dulabh K Monga
PURPOSE: Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are heterogeneous tumors that arise from the neuroendocrine cells of the digestive tract and other organs, such as the lung, ovary, and thyroid glands. They can be well differentiated or poorly differentiated, and management of these tumors differs for each histologic subtype. We have performed a review of NETs and focused on management of well-differentiated gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEPNETs) and carcinoid syndrome. METHODS: A PubMed search was performed to obtain articles on the management of well-differentiated NETs...
November 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161789/current-status-of-thyroid-fine-needle-aspiration-practice-in-thailand
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REVIEW
Somboon Keelawat, Samreung Rangdaeng, Supinda Koonmee, Tikamporn Jitpasutham, Andrey Bychkov
Thyroid carcinoma is one of the leading malignancies in Thailand increasingly prevalent in the female population. Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) cytology is a widely used diagnostic tool for evaluation of thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer. Thyroid FNA is a routine procedure universally performed in Thai hospitals by a variety of clinical specialists. Manual guidance is the first-line choice complemented by ultrasound assistance in selected cases. Despite national guidelines recommendations, the diagnostic criteria and terminology of the Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology (TBSRTC) was slowly adopted in the local settings...
November 2017: Journal of Pathology and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160163/cancer-risk-associated-with-nuclear-atypia-in-cytologically-indeterminate-thyroid-nodules-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Pablo Valderrabano, Laila Khazai, Zachary J Thompson, Susan C Sharpe, Valentina D Tarasova, Kristen J Otto, Julie E Hallanger-Johnson, J Trad Wadsworth, Bruce M Wenig, Christine H Chung, Barbara A Centeno, Bryan McIver
BACKGROUND: Indeterminate categories of thyroid cytopathology (categories B-III and B-IV of the Bethesda system) are integrated by a heterogeneous spectrum of cytological scenarios that are generally clustered for analysis and management recommendations. It has been suggested that aspirates exhibiting nuclear atypia have a higher risk of malignancy. This study aimed to assess whether cytologically indeterminate thyroid nodules with nuclear atypia have a significantly higher cancer risk than those without nuclear atypia...
December 21, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102432/follicular-thyroid-cancer-and-h%C3%A3-rthle-cell-carcinoma-challenges-in-diagnosis-treatment-and-clinical-management
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Giorgio Grani, Livia Lamartina, Cosimo Durante, Sebastiano Filetti, David S Cooper
Follicular thyroid cancer is the second most common differentiated thyroid cancer histological type and has been overshadowed by its more common counterpart-papillary thyroid cancer-despite its unique biological behaviour and less favourable outcomes. In this Review, we comprehensively review the literature on follicular thyroid cancer to provide an evidence-based guide to the management of these tumours, to highlight the lack of evidence behind guideline recommendations, and to identify changes and challenges over the past decades in diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment...
October 25, 2017: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081662/novel-strategy-of-stents-in-thyroid-mass-a-case-series-report-of-managing-severely-dyspneic-patients
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Adheesh Bhandari, Ying-Hao Wang, Shi-Xu Lv, Er-Jie Xia, Ou-Chen Wang
BACKGROUND: Tracheal and bronchial stenosis is a life-threatening condition causing difficulty in breathing and even severe respiratory distress. The silicone tracheobronchial stents were placed using the rigid bronchoscopy into the trachea of severe dyspneic patients and they exhibited symptomatic improvement as well as a rise in the saturation of oxygen. The bronchial stents were applicable to many extensive malignant airway stenosis patients, such as those with esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and laryngeal cancer...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081658/understanding-the-positive-benefit-risk-profile-of-alemtuzumab-in-relapsing-multiple-sclerosis-perspectives-from-the-alemtuzumab-clinical-development-program
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Eva Havrdova, Jeffrey A Cohen, Dana Horakova, Ivana Kovarova, Eva Meluzinova
The introduction of high-efficacy therapies for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis has driven re-evaluation of treatment goals and benefit:risk considerations in treatment choice. In the alemtuzumab Phase II and III clinical trials, patients treated with alemtuzumab 12 mg versus subcutaneous interferon beta-1a demonstrated significantly reduced annualized relapse rates and improved magnetic resonance imaging outcomes, and were significantly more likely to achieve no evidence of disease activity and reduction in brain volume loss...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058064/less-is-more-the-impact-of-multidisciplinary-thyroid-conference-on-the-treatment-of-well-differentiated-thyroid-carcinoma
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Maureen D Moore, Emily Postma, Katherine D Gray, Timothy M Ullmann, James R Hurley, Stanley Goldsmith, Vivian R Sobel, Aaron Schulman, Theresa Scognamiglio, Paul J Christos, Erin Hassett, Jessica Luick, Dana Whitehall, Rasa Zarnegar, Thomas J Fahey
BACKGROUND: In 2006, a multidisciplinary thyroid conference (MDTC) was implemented to better plan management of thyroid cancer patients at our institution. This study assessed the clinical impact of a MDTC on radioactive iodine (RAI) treatment patterns. METHODS: A prospective database (2003-2014) collected patient and tumor characteristics, RAI doses, and tumor recurrences. Patients treated with total thyroidectomy for differentiated thyroid carcinoma ≥1 cm were stratified based on American Thyroid Association (ATA) risk classification...
October 20, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049530/risk-of-venous-thromboembolism-among-otolaryngology-patients-vs-general-surgery-and-plastic-surgery-patients
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John D Cramer, Amanda E Dilger, Alex Schneider, Stephanie Shintani Smith, Sandeep Samant, Urjeet A Patel
Importance: Venous thromboembolism (VTE), which includes deep venous thrombosis or pulmonary embolism, is the number 1 cause of preventable death in surgical patients. Current guidelines from the American College of Chest Physicians provide VTE prevention recommendations that are specific to individual surgical subspecialties; however, no guidelines exist for otolaryngology. Objective: To examine the rate of VTE for various otolaryngology procedures compared with an established average-risk field (general surgery) and low-risk field (plastic surgery)...
October 19, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025986/-18-f-fluorodeoxyglycose-avid-thyroid-incidentalomas-the-importance-of-contextual-interpretation
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David A Pattison, Michael Bozin, Alexandra Gorelik, Michael S Hofman, Rodney J Hicks, Anita Skandarajah
Background: FDG-avid thyroid incidentalomas (TI) are seen in approximately 2.5% of patients imaged for staging or response assessment of malignancy and represent thyroid cancer in approximately 35% of cases. Consequently, the 2015 ATA guidelines strongly recommend investigation of all FDG-avid nodules ≥1cm with US and fine needle aspiration cytology (FNA). This study aims to assess the overall and thyroid cancer specific survival in a large cohort of patients with FDG-avid TI with long-term follow-up to assess the validity of this approach...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020892/are-evidence-based-guidelines-reflected-in-clinical-practice-an-analysis-of-prospectively-collected-data-of-the-italian-thyroid-cancer-observatory
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Livia Lamartina, Cosimo Durante, Giuseppe Lucisano, Giorgio Grani, Rocco Bellantone, Celestino Pio Lombardi, Alfredo Pontecorvi, Emanuela Arvat, Francesco Felicetti, Maria C Zatelli, Roberta Rossi, Efisio Puxeddu, Silvia Morelli, Massimo Torlontano, Umberto Crocetti, Teresa Montesano, Raffaele Giubbini, Fabio Orlandi, Gianluca Aimaretti, Fabio Monzani, Marco Attard, Cecilia Francese, Alessandro Antonelli, Paolo Limone, Ruth Rossetto, Laura Fugazzola, Domenico Meringolo, Rocco Bruno, Salvatore Tumino, Graziano Ceresini, Marco Centanni, Salvatore Monti, Domenico Salvatore, Giovanna Spiazzi, Caterina Mian, Luca Persani, Daniele Barbaro, Antonio Nicolucci, Sebastiano Filetti
OBJECTIVES: The goal of evidence-based practice guidelines is to optimize the management of emerging diseases, such as differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC). The aim of this study was to assess therapeutic approaches for DTC in Italy and to see how closely these practices conformed to those recommended in the 2009 American Thyroid Association (ATA) guidelines. METHODS: The Italian Thyroid Cancer Observatory was established to collect data prospectively on thyroid cancers consecutively diagnosed in participating centers (uniformly distributed across the nation)...
November 10, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017315/thyroid-cytology-the-japanese-system-and-experience-at-yamashita-thyroid-hospital
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REVIEW
Shinya Satoh, Hiroyuki Yamashita, Kennichi Kakudo
In Japan, fine-needle aspiration (FNA) cytology is the most important diagnostic modality for triaging patients with thyroid nodules. A clinician (endocrinologist, endocrine surgeon, or head and neck surgeon) generally performs FNA cytology at the outpatient clinic, and ultrasound (US)-guided FNA is widespread because US is extremely common and most clinicians are familiar with it. Although almost all FNA thyroid samples are examined by certified cytopathologists and pathologists, some clinicians assess cytological specimens themselves...
November 2017: Journal of Pathology and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975825/evaluation-and-management-of-indeterminate-thyroid-nodules-the-revolution-of-risk-stratification-beyond-cytological-diagnosis
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Pablo Valderrabano, Bryan McIver
In accordance with National Guidelines, we currently follow a linear approach to the diagnosis of thyroid nodules, with management decision based primarily on a cytological diagnosis following fine-needle aspiration biopsy. However, 25% of these biopsies render an indeterminate cytology, leaving uncertainty regarding appropriate management. Individualizing the risk of malignancy of these nodules could improve their management significantly. We summarize the current evidence on the relevance of clinical information, radiological features, cytological features, and molecular markers tests results and describe how these can be integrated to personalize the management of thyroid nodules with indeterminate cytology...
October 2017: Cancer Control: Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911726/novel-concepts-for-initiating-multitargeted-kinase-inhibitors-in-radioactive-iodine-refractory-differentiated-thyroid-cancer
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REVIEW
R Michael Tuttle, Marcia S Brose, Enrique Grande, Sun Wook Kim, Makoto Tahara, Mona M Sabra
Multitargeted kinase inhibitors have been shown to improve progression-free survival in patients with structurally progressive, radioactive iodine refractory differentiated thyroid cancer. While the inclusion criteria for phase 3 clinical trials and clinical practice guidelines provide guidance with regard to the minimal requirements that need to be met prior to initiation of a multitargeted kinase inhibitor, a better way to integrate the rate of structural disease progression with the size of the metastatic foci to more precisely define the optimal time to recommend initiation of therapy for individual patients is needed...
June 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891406/clinical-practice-guideline-evaluation-of-the-neck-mass-in-adults
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Melissa A Pynnonen, M Boyd Gillespie, Benjamin Roman, Richard M Rosenfeld, David E Tunkel, Laura Bontempo, Itzhak Brook, Davoren Ann Chick, Maria Colandrea, Sandra A Finestone, Jason C Fowler, Christopher C Griffith, Zeb Henson, Corinna Levine, Vikas Mehta, Andrew Salama, Joseph Scharpf, Deborah R Shatzkes, Wendy B Stern, Jay S Youngerman, Maureen D Corrigan
Objective Neck masses are common in adults, but often the underlying etiology is not easily identifiable. While infections cause most of the neck masses in children, most persistent neck masses in adults are neoplasms. Malignant neoplasms far exceed any other etiology of adult neck mass. Importantly, an asymptomatic neck mass may be the initial or only clinically apparent manifestation of head and neck cancer, such as squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), lymphoma, thyroid, or salivary gland cancer. Evidence suggests that a neck mass in the adult patient should be considered malignant until proven otherwise...
September 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822118/risk-factors-for-lateral-neck-recurrence-of-n0-n1a-papillary-thyroid-cancer
#17
Yehree Kim, Jong-Lyel Roh, Gyungyup Gong, Kyung-Ja Cho, Seung-Ho Choi, Soon Yuhl Nam, Sang Yoon Kim
BACKGROUND: Current guidelines advocate no prophylactic dissection of the lateral neck compartment for papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) without clinical evidence of lateral neck metastasis (cN1b). However, lateral neck recurrence can affect patient treatment outcomes and quality of life. Therefore, this study examined the risk factors for lateral neck recurrence after the definitive treatment of PTC without cN1b. METHODS: The study enrolled 1928 consecutive patients who underwent total thyroidectomy between 2006 and 2012 for PTC without cN1b...
November 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801060/prognostic-markers-in-well-differentiated-papillary-and-follicular-thyroid-cancer-wdtc
#18
REVIEW
S L Gillanders, J P O'Neill
OBJECTIVES: WDTC (papillary and follicular thyroid cancer) make up around 90% of all thyroid tumours. Overall, the prognosis in patients with WDTC is excellent. However, there are small cohorts of patients who experience a more aggressive form of disease which is often associated with certain poor prognostic factors. Identifying these patients at an early stage is imperative for guiding treatment decisions. With recent developments in this area we plan to discuss the current evidence surrounding prognostic markers...
August 3, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791923/disease-severity-at-presentation-in-patients-with-disease-related-mortality-from-differentiated-thyroid-cancer-implications-for-the-2015-ata-guidelines
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Eyal Robenshtok, Yuval Nachalon, Carlos Benbassat, Dania Hirsch, Ilan Shimon, Alon Grossman, Talia Diker-Cohen, Amit Akirov, Aharon Popovtzer
BACKGROUND: The current trend of less aggressive treatment of low-risk differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) patients was recently challenged by a study reporting >10% disease-related mortality (DRM) in low-risk patients ablated with radioiodine activities below 54 mCi. However, this study and others were limited by incomplete data on disease severity at presentation. Whether patients presenting with low-risk disease are at risk for disease-related mortality is crucial for planning current treatment strategies...
September 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782127/crucial-parameters-in-thyroid-carcinoma-reporting-challenges-controversies-and-clinical-implications
#20
REVIEW
Bin Xu, Ronald A Ghossein
In the modern era, a pathology report of thyroid carcinoma requires the inclusion of numerous prognostically relevant histopathological features, e.g. the presence and extent of vascular and capsular invasion, extrathyroidal extension, the surgical margin status and the characteristics of nodal metastasis. These pathological features are crucial components of the initial risk stratification to determine the need for completion thyroidectomy and/or postoperative radioactive iodine ablation therapy. The current review aims to summarise the diagnostic criteria, the controversies, the prognostic impacts and the challenges of these pathological characteristics, focusing specifically on the parameters that are incorporated into the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) staging system, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) reporting template, the American Thyroid Association (ATA) and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines...
January 2018: Histopathology
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