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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733644/differentiating-malignant-from-benign-thyroid-nodules-with-indeterminate-cytology-by-99m-tc-mibi-scan-a-new-quantitative-method-for-improving-diagnostic-accuracy
#1
A Campennì, M Siracusa, R M Ruggeri, R Laudicella, S A Pignata, S Baldari, L Giovanella
Quantitative (99m)Tc-MIBI thyroid scintigraphy is a useful tool in differentiating malignant from benign thyroid nodules with indeterminate cytology. The aim of our report is to compare the diagnostic performance of different quantitative methods. We prospectively evaluated 20 patients affected by a thyroid nodule with a cytological diagnosis of class III or IV according to the Bethesda system. Planar images of the thyroid were acquired 10 and 60 minutes after (99m)Tc-MIBI administration and two different quantitative methods applied (i...
July 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729523/malignancy-rates-of-thyroid-cytology-cyst-fluid-benign-or-non-diagnostic
#2
Güven Güney, İbrahim Tayfun Şahiner
BACKGROUND We sought to investigate subgroup distribution using Bethesda classification and risks for malignancy. We also compared the malignancy risk of cases that were denoted as non-diagnostic due to cystic contents, with cases that were denoted as non-diagnostic due to presence of other features. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study included pathology test results of 1,440 thyroid nodule samples diagnosed using Bethesda classification. Results of 305 thyroidectomy excision specimens from these patients were also compared with cytology results to determine the frequency of malignancy...
July 21, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727204/comparison-of-thyroid-fine-needle-aspiration-biopsy-results-before-and-after-implementation-of-bethesda-classification
#3
D Ozdemir, N Bestepe, S Faki, A Kilicarslan, O Parlak, R Ersoy, B Cakir
OBJECTIVE: The Bethesda classification was introduced in 2008 to provide standardisation in the evaluation of thyroid fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC). We compared the diagnostic value of pre-Bethesda and Bethesda classification systems in the differentiation of benign and malignant thyroid nodules. METHODS: Medical records of patients who underwent a thyroidectomy between June 2007 and June 2014 were reviewed retrospectively. Nodules evaluated with FNAC before March 2010 were classified as pre-Bethesda (non-diagnostic, benign, indeterminate, suspicious for malignancy and malignant), and those evaluated after March 2010 were considered Bethesda (non-diagnostic, benign, atypia of undetermined significance/follicular lesion of undetermined significance, follicular neoplasia/suspicious for follicular neoplasia, suspicious for malignancy and malignant)...
July 20, 2017: Cytopathology: Official Journal of the British Society for Clinical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724296/the-influence-of-relationships-on-the-meaning-making-process-patients-perspectives
#4
Danetta Hendricks Sloan, Karlynn BrintzenhofeSzoc, Erin Mistretta, M Jennifer Cheng, Ann Berger
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of a chronic or life limiting illness followed by treatment often requires an adjustment to life goals and expectations. With added existential concerns, patients' struggle to redefine life meaning while also finding ways to alleviate any distress that may occur. Central to the work of many scholars, meaning making is thought to be a vital component of negotiating traumatic life events while also essential to the positive adjustment in chronic illness and healing...
July 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701827/malignancy-rate-in-thyroid-nodules-categorized-as-atypia-of-undetermined-significance-or-follicular-lesion-of-undetermined-significance-an-institutional-experience
#5
Smita Chandra, Harish Chandra, Sampan S Bisht
INTRODUCTION: Atypia of undetermined significance (AUS) or follicular lesion of undetermined significance (FLUS) of Bethesda system for reporting thyroid cytopathology has emerged as most controversial category due to its heterogeneity and inconsistent usage. Initially associated risk of malignancy was estimated to be about 5-15%, but eventually different results have been obtained across institutions due to variable follow-ups and interpretation. The present study was conducted to evaluate the rate of malignancy along with appropriate management in this category...
July 2017: Journal of Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701706/intraoperative-frozen-section-can-be-reduced-in-thyroid-nodules-classified-as-bethesda-categories-v-and-vi
#6
Jing Huang, Jieli Luo, Jianshe Chen, Yang Sun, Chao Zhang, Kanlun Xu, Qin Ye, Pintong Huang
Intraoperative frozen section (FS) can be reduced during thyroid lobectomy according to the results of fine needle aspiration (FNA). We evaluated the role of intraoperative FS in thyroid nodules with different diagnostic categories of the Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology by FNA. This retrospective study included 1,235 nodules collected via thyroidectomy with both preoperative FNA and intraoperative FS at the Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine, from January 2011 to January 2014...
July 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699990/likelihood-of-malignancy-in-thyroid-nodules-according-to-a-proposed-thyroid-imaging-reporting-and-data-system-ti-rads-classification-merging-suspicious-and-benign-ultrasound-features
#7
Ricardo Luiz Costantin Delfim, Leticia Carrasco Garcez da Veiga, Ana Paula Aguiar Vidal, Flávia Paiva Proença Lobo Lopes, Mário Vaisman, Patrícia de Fatima Dos Santos Teixeira
Objective: The aim of this study was to describe the ultrasound features of benign and malignant thyroid nodules and evaluate the likelihood of malignancy associated with each feature according to the Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology and histopathology. With this analysis, we propose a new TI-RADS classification system. Materials and methods: The likelihood of malignancy from ultrasound features were assessed in 1413 thyroid nodules according to the Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology and histopathological findings...
May 2017: Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697907/the-contemporary-utility-of-intraoperative-frozen-sections-in-thyroid-surgery
#8
Samuel J Trosman, Rohith Bhargavan, Brandon L Prendes, Brian B Burkey, Joseph Scharpf
PURPOSE: To determine the accuracy of intraoperative frozen section analysis on thyroidectomy specimens stratified by the Bethesda classification scheme and its utility for intraoperative decision-making. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed on all patients who underwent thyroidectomy or thyroid lobectomy with intraoperative frozen sections at a tertiary care academic center from 2009 to 2015...
July 5, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693017/the-bethesda-system-for-reporting-cervical-cytology-a-historical-perspective
#9
Ritu Nayar, David C Wilbur
The aims of The Bethesda System (TBS) were to provide effective communication from the laboratory to the clinical provider; facilitate cytologic-histologic correlation; facilitate research into the epidemiology, biology, and pathology of cervical disease; and provide reproducible and reliable data for national and international statistical analysis comparisons. Dr. Diane Solomon and colleagues' contribution to cervical cancer screening, diagnosis, and management began with the inception and dissemination of TBS for reporting cervical cytology in 1988, as detailed in the accompanying article [Solomon et al...
July 11, 2017: Acta Cytologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690885/cancer-research-in-the-arab-world-a-review-of-publications-from-seven-countries-between-2000-2013
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REVIEW
Randah R Hamadeh, Saif M Borgan, Abla M Sibai
This review aimed to examine trends in cancer research in the Arab world and identify existing research gaps. A search of the MEDLINE® database (National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland, USA) was undertaken for all cancer-related publications published between January 2000 and December 2013 from seven countries, including Bahrain, Kuwait, Iraq, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Sudan. A total of 1,773 articles were identified, with a significant increase in yearly publications over time (P <0.005)...
May 2017: Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689321/underestimated-risk-of-cancer-in-solitary-thyroid-nodules-%C3%A2-3%C3%A2-cm-reported-as-benign
#11
Sohail Bakkar, Anello Marcello Poma, Caterina Corsini, Mario Miccoli, Carlo Enrico Ambrosini, Paolo Miccoli
BACKGROUND: The study aims to assess the risk of cancer in solitary thyroid nodules ≥30 mm in size reported as Bethesda II, and its implications. METHOD: The clinical records of 202 patients, who underwent thyroid lobectomy for solitary nodules measuring ≥30 mm, reported as Bethesda II on preoperative FNAC between Jan 2015 and Apr 2016 were reviewed. Data collected included nodule size and consistency, and final histopathology results. The risk of cancer and the recommended management according to ATA guidelines were the outcomes of interest...
July 8, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682854/medical-device-related-pressure-injuries-in-long-term-acute-care-hospital-setting
#12
Mary Arnold-Long, Melissa Ayer, Kathleen Borchert
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine the epidemiology of medical device-related pressure injuries (MDRPIs) in 3 long-term acute care hospitals (LTACHs). DESIGN: Retrospective descriptive study. SUBJECTS AND SETTING: The sample comprised 304 adult inpatients at 3 geographically diverse LTACHs: Spaulding Hospital for Continued Medical Care, Drake Center, and Bethesda Hospital. The facilities are located in the Northeastern, Southeastern, and Midwestern United States...
July 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682572/carmelo-giordano-1930-2016-a-giant-in-nephrology
#13
Natale De Santo, Carlo De Pascale, Ernesto Quarto, Malcolm E Phillips, Biagio Di Iorio
Carmelo Giordano (Carmine, Louis, Joseph Giordano) was born in Naples on August 23, 1930 in the house of Rafael and Anna Tirone He received the MD cum laude in 1954. He was Fellow and assistant to Professor Flaviano Magrassi and studied nephrology at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, University of Harvard in Boston, under the guidance of John P. Merrill (1958-1960). He was nominated Professor of Nephrology at the University Federico II, Naples in 1975 and Professor of Medicine at the Second University of Naples (1986-2002)...
April 2017: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681905/the-effects-of-distance-between-the-corneal-apex-and-the-inner-and-outer-corneal-wound-edges-on-corneal-astigmatism-after-cataract-surgery
#14
Tae Gi Kim, Sung Rae Noh, Kyung Hyun Jin
PURPOSE: To compare the effects of the distance from the inner and outer corneal incision wounds to the corneal apex on the changes in corneal astigmatism after cataract surgery. METHODS: Seventy-two eyes with anterior corneal astigmatism less than 2.50 diopters (D) were evaluated. The distance between the incision wound and the corneal apex was measured using the Pentacam (Oculus Optikgeräte, Wetzlar, Germany) Scheimpflug image and the Image J program (National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD)...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669579/lessons-learnt-from-implementation-of-a-lynch-syndrome-screening-program-for-patients-with-gynaecological-malignancy
#15
Fedaa Najdawi, Ashley Crook, Jayne Maidens, Christopher McEvoy, Andrew Fellowes, Justine Pickett, Musei Ho, David Nevell, Kirsten McIlroy, Amy Sheen, Loretta Sioson, Mahsa Ahadi, John Turchini, Adele Clarkson, Russell Hogg, Sue Valmadre, Greg Gard, Susan J Dooley, Rodney J Scott, Stephen B Fox, Michael Field, Anthony J Gill
Despite a trend towards universal testing, best practice to screen patients presenting with gynaecological malignancy for Lynch syndrome (LS) is uncertain. We report our institutional experience of a co-ordinated gynaecological LS screening program. All patients with endometrial carcinoma or carcinosarcoma, or gynaecological endometrioid or clear cell carcinomas undergo reflex four panel immunohistochemistry (IHC) for MLH1, PMS2, MSH2 and MSH6 followed by cascade somatic hypermethylation analysis of the MLH1 promoter locus for dual MLH1/PMS2 negative tumours...
August 2017: Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667030/the-clinical-significance-of-endometrial-cells-detected-on-pap-testing-the-impact-of-revisions-to-the-3rd-edition-of-the-bethesda-system-for-reporting-cervical-cytology
#16
Landon H Morikawa, Pamela S Tauchi-Nishi
GOALS: This study aims to examine the effects of raising the reporting age for benign endometrial cells (BEC) on Papanicolaou (Pap) tests according to the 2014 3(rd) edition of the Bethesda System for Cervical Cytology, as well as the sequelae of the 2012 American Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP) guidelines recommending endometrial asessment only for postmenopausal or symptomatic premenopausal women. PROCEDURES: We retrospectively examined clinical and histologic data from 4438 women aged ≥40 with BEC on Pap tests, of whom 608 (14%) were biopsied...
May 2017: Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657511/validation-of-american-thyroid-association-ultrasound-risk-assessment-of-thyroid-nodules-selected-for-ultrasound-fine-needle-aspiration
#17
Alice L Tang, Mercedes Falciglia, Huaitao Yang, Jonathan R Mark, David L Steward
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to validate the American Thyroid Association (ATA) sonographic risk assessment of thyroid nodules. METHODS: The ATA sonographic risk assessment was prospectively applied to 206 thyroid nodules selected for ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (US-FNA), and analyzed with The Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology (TBSRTC), as well as surgical pathology for the subset undergoing surgical excision. RESULTS: The analysis included 206 thyroid nodules averaging 2...
July 18, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653584/immunotherapy-biomarkers-2016-overcoming-the-barriers
#18
James L Gulley, Jay A Berzofsky, Marcus O Butler, Alessandra Cesano, Bernard A Fox, Sacha Gnjatic, Sylvia Janetzki, Shyam Kalavar, Vaios Karanikas, Samir N Khleif, Ilan Kirsch, Peter P Lee, Cristina Maccalli, Holden Maecker, Jeffrey Schlom, Barbara Seliger, Janet Siebert, David F Stroncek, Magdalena Thurin, Jianda Yuan, Lisa H Butterfield
This report summarizes the symposium, 'Immunotherapy Biomarkers 2016: Overcoming the Barriers', which was held on April 1, 2016 at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. The symposium, cosponsored by the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI), focused on emerging immunotherapy biomarkers, new technologies, current hurdles to further progress, and recommendations for advancing the field of biomarker development.
March 21, 2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653562/mcgill-thyroid-nodule-score-in-differentiating-benign-and-malignant-pediatric-thyroid-nodules-a-pilot-study
#19
Michael Canfarotta, Douglas Moote, Christine Finck, Rebecca Riba-Wolman, Shefali Thaker, Trudy J Lerer, Richard J Payne, Valerie Cote
Objective The McGill Thyroid Nodule Score (MTNS) is a preoperative tool used to predict the risk for well-differentiated thyroid cancer given a specific nodule in adults. We evaluated the clinical utility of a modified pediatric MTNS with children and adolescents. Study Design Case series with chart review. Setting Tertiary care children's hospital. Subjects and Methods This is a retrospective chart review of 46 patients ≤18 years of age presenting with a solitary or dominant thyroid nodule treated with surgical resection between September 2008 and December 2015...
June 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646840/screening-for-lynch-syndrome-in-cases-with-colorectal-carcinoma-from-mashhad
#20
Ladan Goshayeshi, Alireza Khooiee, Kamran Ghaffarzadegan, Mahla Rahmani Khorram, Faraz Bishehsari, Benyamin Hoseini, Kambiz Akhavan Rezayat, Abbas Esmaeilzadeh, Hooman Mosannen Mozaffari, Omid Ghanayee, S Lari, Ali Bahari, Abolghasem Allahyari, Alireza Bari, Azita Ganji, Lena Goshayeshi, Farnood Rajabzadeh, Jaleh Esmaeili
INTRODUCTION: Lynch Syndrome (LS) is a genetically inherited autosomal disorder that increases the risk of many types of cancer, especially colorectal cancer (CRC). Identifying these subjects improves morbidity and mortality. We aimed to assess the prevalence of LS with both clinical criteria and universal strategy in Mashhad, Iran. METHODS: In this retrospective study, we screened 322 patients with CRC between 2013 and 2016 in Mashhad, Iran. CRCs were screened based on Amsterdam II criteria, revised Bethesda guideline, and universal strategy...
June 2017: Archives of Iranian Medicine
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