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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044641/qualitative-and-semiquantitative-elastography-for-the-diagnosis-of-intermediate-suspicious-thyroid-nodules-based-on-the-2015-american-thyroid-association-guidelines
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Bo Ra Yang, Eun-Kyung Kim, Hee Jung Moon, Jung Hyun Yoon, Vivian Y Park, Jin Young Kwak
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate qualitative and semiquantitative elastography for the diagnosis of intermediate suspicious thyroid nodules based on the 2015 American Thyroid Association (ATA) guidelines. METHODS: Through a retrospective search of our institutional database, 746 solid thyroid nodules found on grayscale ultrasonography, strain elastography, and ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration between June and November 2009 were collected. Among them, 80 nodules from 80 patients with an intermediate suspicion of malignancy based on the 2015 ATA guidelines that were 10 mm or larger were recruited as the final study nodules...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
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/29024908/tackling-the-mortality-from-long-term-exposure-to-outdoor-air-pollution-in-megacities-lessons-from-the-greater-cairo-case-study
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Ali Wheida, Amira Nasser, Mostafa El Nazer, Agnes Borbon, Gehad A Abo El Ata, Magdy Abdel Wahab, Stephane C Alfaro
OBJECTIVE: The poor outdoor air quality in megacities of the developing world and its impact on health is a matter of concern for both the local populations and the decision-makers. The objective of this work is to quantify the mortality attributable to long-term exposure to PM2.5, NO2, and O3 in Greater Cairo (Egypt). METHODS: We analyze the temporal and spatial variability of the three pollutants concentrations measured at 18 stations of the area. Then, we apply the method recommended by the WHO to estimate the excess mortality...
October 9, 2017: Environmental Research
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-itco-1
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Livia Lamartina, Cosimo Durante, Giuseppe Lucisano, Giorgio Grani, Rocco Alfonso Bellantone, Celestino Pio Lombardi, Alfredo Pontecorvi, Emanuela Arvat, Francesco Felicetti, Maria Chiara 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 P Limone, Ruth Rossetto, Laura Fugazzola, Domenico Meringolo, Rocco Bruno, Salvatore Tumino, Graziano Ceresini, Marco Centanni, Salvatore Monti, Domenico Salvatore, Caterina Mian, Giovanna Spiazzi, 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 (ITCO) was established to prospectively collect data on thyroid cancers consecutively diagnosed in participating centers (uniformly distributed across the nation)...
October 12, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990674/the-futility-of-intraoperative-frozen-section-in-the-evaluation-of-follicular-thyroid-lesions
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Craig A Bollig, David Lesko, David Gilley, Laura M Dooley
OBJECTIVE: Investigate the utility of intraoperative frozen section (iFS) in patients with follicular thyroid lesions following publication of the 2015 American Thyroid Association (ATA) guidelines. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. METHODS: Patient demographics, preoperative cytology, frozen pathology, and final pathology were reviewed on patients undergoing thyroid surgery at a tertiary care hospital in which iFS was utilized over a 5-year period...
October 9, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923288/delaying-thyroxine-until-positive-beta-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-is-safe-for-patients-receiving-fertility-therapy-applying-new-ata-guidelines-to-subclinical-hypothyroidism
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Alyse S Goldberg, Shoba Sujana Kumar, Ellen Greenblatt, Iliana C Lega, Heather Shapiro
OBJECTIVE: This study sought to examine the effect of changing TSH threshold recommendations from 2.5 to 4 mIU/L before fertility therapy on the prevalence of early gestational subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) (TSH2 >2.5 mIU/L) and to evaluate implications on progression to clinical pregnancy (defined as detection of cardiac activity on ultrasound). METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed in an academic fertility clinic on all patients with a measured pre-treatment TSH (TSH1) and positive beta-human chorionic gonadotropin following fertility treatment...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821573/dynamic-risk-stratification-in-the-follow-up-of-thyroid-cancer
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Jolanta Krajewska, Ewa Chmielik, Barbara Jarzab
The adequate risk stratification in thyroid carcinoma, is crucial to avoid on one hand the overtreatment of low-risk and on the other hand the undertreatment of high-risk patients. The question how to properly assess the risk of relapse has been discussed during recent years and resulted in a substantial change in our approach to risk stratification in differentiated thyroid cancer, proposed by the newest ATA guidelines. First initial risk stratification, based on histopathological data is carried out just after primary surgery...
August 18, 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814219/coeliac-disease-review-of-diagnosis-and-management
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Marjorie M Walker, Jonas F Ludvigsson, David S Sanders
Coeliac disease is an immune-mediated systemic disease triggered by exposure to gluten, and manifested by small intestinal enteropathy and gastrointestinal and extra-intestinal symptoms. Recent guidelines recommend a concerted use of clear definitions of the disease. In Australia, the most recent estimated prevalence is 1.2% in adult men (1:86) and 1.9% in adult women (1:52). Active case finding is appropriate to diagnose coeliac disease in high risk groups. Diagnosis of coeliac disease is important to prevent nutritional deficiency and long term risk of gastrointestinal malignancy...
August 21, 2017: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795453/validation-of-the-modified-4-tiered-categorization-system-through-comparison-with-the-5-tiered-categorization-system-of-the-2015-american-thyroid-association-guidelines-for-classifying-small-thyroid-nodules-on-ultrasound
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Ji Hye Lee, Kyunghwa Han, Eun-Kyung Kim, Hee Jung Moon, Jung Hyun Yoon, Vivian Y Park, Jin Young Kwak
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to validate the modified 4-tiered categorization system and to compare stratification of malignancy risk in small thyroid nodules with the 2015 American Thyroid Association (ATA) management guidelines. METHODS: From January 2015 to December 2015, 737 thyroid nodules measured ≥ 1 cm and <2 cm were included in this study. Each nodule was assigned a category with the ultrasonographic patterns described by the 2015 ATA guidelines...
August 10, 2017: Head & Neck
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/28791920/detection-of-malignancy-among-suspicious-thyroid-nodules-1%C3%A2-cm-on-ultrasound-with-various-thyroid-image-reporting-and-data-systems
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Su Min Ha, Jae Kyun Kim, Jung Hwan Baek
BACKGROUND: In patients undergoing active surveillance of papillary thyroid microcarcinoma, definitive therapy-usually preceded by a definitive diagnostic procedure-is not recommended until evidence of disease progression is obtained, as stated in the American Thyroid Association guidelines. This is because the deferring of definitive diagnosis and therapy until disease progression has no impact on the disease-specific survival. This study evaluated the malignancy rate and probability of thyroid nodules, which was further stratified based on the size cutoff value of 1 cm, with suspicious findings on ultrasonography (US), by using various malignant stratification systems...
October 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
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Bin Xu, Ronald Ghossein
In the modern era, a pathology report of thyroid carcinoma requires the inclusion of numerous prognostically relevant histopathologic 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 pathologic features are crucial components of the initial risk stratification to determine the need for completion thyroidectomy and/or post-operative radioactive iodine ablation therapy. The current review aims to summarize the diagnostic criteria, the controversies, the prognostic impacts, and the challenges of these pathologic characteristics, focusing specifically on the parameters that are incorporated into the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) staging system, College of American Pathologists (CAP) reporting template, American Thyroid Association (ATA), and National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines...
August 7, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748505/comparison-of-consecutive-results-from-fine-needle-aspiration-and-core-needle-biopsy-in-thyroid-nodules
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Soon-Hyun Ahn, So-Yeon Park, Sang Il Choi
There are papers suggesting the complementary role of core needle biopsy (CNB) in the diagnosis of thyroid nodules. By comparing the result of CNB and fine needle aspiration (FNA) cytology performed in consecutive cases of thyroid nodules, the role of CNB was evaluated. Retrospective reviews of 2131 FNA and 275 CNB which were performed as first-line biopsy for 2406 thyroid nodules in 2187 patients were performed. The ultrasound (US) feature of thyroid nodule was classified following the risk of malignancy suggested by American Thyroid Association (ATA) guideline...
July 26, 2017: Endocrine Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746798/thyroid-disease-symptoms-during-early-pregnancy-do-not-identify-women-with-thyroid-hypofunction-that-should-be-treated
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V J Pop, M A Broeren, W M Wiersinga, A Stagnaro-Green
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether women during early pregnancy with "hypothyroidism" symptoms are at risk of biochemically defined hypothyroidism. The 2017 Guidelines of the American Thyroid Association (ATA) recommend case-finding on the basis of symptoms to identify these women during pregnancy, while evidence is lacking. DESIGN: Construct validation of a thyroid hypofunction symptom checklist during the first trimester of pregnancy comparing high scores with biochemically defined hypothyroidism...
July 26, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729773/is-new-american-thyroid-association-risk-classification-for-hereditary-medullary-thyroid-carcinoma-applicable-to-chinese-patients-a-single-center-study
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Xiwei Zhang, Dangui Yan, Junyi Wang, Hanfeng Wan, Yongxia Zhang, Yabing Zhang, Yuqin He, Wensheng Liu, Bin Zhang
OBJECTIVE: The American Thyroid Association (ATA) proposed a new risk classification for hereditary medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) in 2015. This study aimed to assess whether the new guidelines are suitable for the Chinese population, and reported our experience on prophylactic thyroidectomy. METHODS: A total of 73 patients from 22 families were screened as rearranged during transfection (RET) mutation carriers from 2010 to 2016 in Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Science; the medical history for each patient was collected...
June 2017: Chinese Journal of Cancer Research, Chung-kuo Yen Cheng Yen Chiu
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723762/recombinant-human-tsh-stimulated-thyroglobulin-levels-at-remnant-ablation-predict-structural-incomplete-response-to-treatment-in-patients-with-differentiated-thyroid-cancer
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Jeonghoon Ha, Min Hee Kim, Kwanhoon Jo, Yejee Lim, Ja Seong Bae, Sohee Lee, Moo Il Kang, Bong Yun Cha, Dong Jun Lim
In patients with differentiated thyroid cancer, stimulated thyroglobulin (sTg) levels after thyroid hormone withdrawal (THW) at remnant ablation (RA) and at 6 to 12 months are known to have good prognostic value. This study aimed to evaluate the prognostic impacts and best cutoff values of sTg levels under recombinant human thyroid stimulating hormone (rhTSH) treatment at RA and at follow-up. A total of 151 patients were enrolled, of whom 77 were followed up with rhTSH-stimulated Tg (rhTSH-sTg) and 74 with THW-stimulated Tg (THW-sTg) at 6 to 12 months after rhTSH-aided RA...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719972/risk-stratification-of-thyroid-nodules-with-atypia-of-undetermined-significance-follicular-lesion-of-undetermined-significance-aus-flus-cytology-using-ultrasonography-patterns-defined-by-the-2015-ata-guidelines
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Ji Hye Lee, Kyunghwa Han, Eun-Kyung Kim, Hee Jung Moon, Jung Hyun Yoon, Vivian Y Park, Jin Young Kwak
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the predictive value of ultrasonography (US) patterns based on the 2015 American Thyroid Association (ATA) guidelines for malignancy in atypia of undetermined significance or follicular lesion of undetermined significance (AUS/FLUS) nodules. METHODS: From January 2014 to August 2015, 133 thyroid nodules that were initially diagnosed as AUS/FLUS on fine needle aspiration (FNA) were included in this study. Each nodule was assigned a category with US patterns defined by the ATA guidelines...
September 2017: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699414/role-of-ultrasound-in-predicting-tumor-invasiveness-in-follicular-variant-of-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma
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Soo Yeon Hahn, Jung Hee Shin, Young Lyun Oh, Tae Hyuk Kim, Yaeji Lim, Ji Soo Choi
BACKGROUND: Follicular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma (FVPTC) is traditionally divided into infiltrative and encapsulated types. Adding to this classification, noninvasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary-like nuclear features (NIFTP) represents a reclassification of a subset of cases (encapsulated tumors without lymphovascular or capsular invasion). The purpose of this study was to assess the role of ultrasound (US) in predicting tumor invasiveness in FVPTC. METHODS: From January 2014 to May 2016, preoperative US examinations were performed on 151 patients with 152 FVPTCs who underwent surgery...
September 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690859/case-report-of-a-lupus-patient-with-a-severe-flare-and-miliary-tuberculosis-need-for-proper-guidelines-for-management
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Masooma Hashmat, Ramsa Suhail Rana, Tafazzul-E-Haque Mahmud, Aflak Rasheed, Ata Ur Rehman, Syed Ali Rukh Pirzada, Muhammad Ammad Asghar, Sadia Asif, Amjad Ali
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease that is frequently treated with high doses of corticosteroids and other immunosuppressive drugs. Thus patients with SLE are at increased risk for infections with several pathogens including Mycobacterium tuberculosis. There are no established guidelines available for treatment of tuberculosis in SLE patients with high disease activity due to lack of relevant studies and management based more on physician expertise. We report a case of a young SLE patient with high disease activity index (SLEDAI19) as evidenced by the presence of a vasculitic rash, non-healing ulcer on forearm and proteinuria of >1 g/d along with miliary tuberculosis...
July 2017: Oxford Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689321/underestimated-risk-of-cancer-in-solitary-thyroid-nodules-%C3%A2-3%C3%A2-cm-reported-as-benign
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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
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