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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445919/appraisal-of-clinical-practice-guidelines-on-the-management-of-hypothyroidism-in-pregnancy-using-the-appraisal-of-guidelines-for-research-and-evaluation-ii-instrument
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Yuan Fang, Liang Yao, Jing Sun, Jian Zhang, Yanxia Li, Ruifei Yang, Kehu Yang, Limin Tian
PURPOSE: This study aimed to systematically evaluate the quality of guidelines for the management of hypothyroidism in pregnancy. METHOD: Systematic searches were conducted to identify hypothyroidism in pregnancy guidelines published in electronic databases and developers' websites. Four reviewers independently evaluated eligible guidelines using the Appraisal of Guidelines for Research and Evaluation II (AGREE II) instrument. Agreement among reviewers was measured using the intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC)...
February 14, 2018: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439612/a-nomogram-based-on-the-characteristics-of-metastatic-lymph-nodes-to-predict-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-recurrence
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Jianyong Lei, Jinjing Zhong, Zhihui Li, Tao Wei, Rixiang Gong, Jinqiang Zhu
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The extent of metastatic LN invasion was not considered in the postoperative stratification of the recurrence risk of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) in the 2015 American Thyroid Association (ATA) guidelines, and the recommended risk stratification cannot be applied to individuals. A nomogram based on these risk factors was developed based on the risk factors to predict individual recurrence risk. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data from 1788 PTC patients at the West China Hospital and 306 cases from the Shang Jin Nan Fu Hospital between August 2013 and July 2015 were included in our study...
February 14, 2018: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29417654/prevalence-of-adverse-pathological-features-in-1-to-4%C3%A2-cm-low-risk-differentiated-thyroid-carcinoma
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Samskruthi P Murthy, Deepak Balasubramanian, Narayana Subramaniam, Gopalakrishnan Nair, Misha J C Babu, Priyank V Rathod, Krishnakumar Thankappan, Subramania Iyer, Smitha Nalumackal Vijayan, Chaya Prasad, Vasantha Nair
BACKGROUND: The American Thyroid Association (ATA) recommends thyroid lobectomy for 1 to 4 cm tumors without adverse features. We studied the prevalence of adverse pathological features in patients eligible for unilateral lobectomy. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of patients who underwent total thyroidectomy. Patients with differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) with tumors measuring 1 to 4 cm with no known preoperative adverse features were included in this study...
February 8, 2018: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323546/validation-of-the-2015-american-thyroid-association-management-guidelines-for-thyroid-nodules-with-benign-cytologic-findings-in-the-era-of-the-bethesda-system
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Yeun-Yoon Kim, Kyunghwa Han, Eun-Kyung Kim, Hee Jung Moon, Jung Hyun Yoon, Vivian Y Park, Jin Young Kwak
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to investigate follow-up strategies for cytologically benign thyroid nodules according to size and ultrasound (US) pattern according to the 2015 American Thyroid Association (ATA) guidelines in the era of the Bethesda system. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study included 1208 patients with 1230 nodules that were cytologically benign at initial fine-needle aspiration performed from June 2012 to December 2014. False-negative rates (FNRs) were calculated by considering nodule size and US pattern according to the 2015 ATA guidelines and were compared between nodules with the high-suspicion US pattern and nodules with the high- or intermediate-suspicion US patterns according to size...
January 11, 2018: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286180/computer-aided-system-for-diagnosing-thyroid-nodules-on-ultrasound-a-comparison-with-radiologist-based-clinical-assessments
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Luying Gao, Ruyu Liu, Yuxin Jiang, Wenfeng Song, Ying Wang, Jia Liu, Juanjuan Wang, Dongqian Wu, Shuai Li, Aimin Hao, Bo Zhang
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to compare the diagnostic efficiency of a thyroid ultrasound computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) system with that of 1 radiologist. METHODS: This study retrospectively reviewed 342 surgically resected thyroid nodules from July 2013 to December 2013 at our center. The nodules were assessed on typical ultrasound images using the CAD system and reviewed by 1 experienced radiologist. The radiologist stratified the risk of malignancy using the Thyroid Imaging Reporting and Data Systems (TIRADS) and the American Thyroid Association (ATA) guidelines...
December 29, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238450/american-telemedicine-association-s-principles-for-delivering-telerehabilitation-services
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Tammy Richmond, Christopher Peterson, Jana Cason, Mike Billings, Evelyn Abrahante Terrell, Alan Chong W Lee, Michael Towey, Bambang Parmanto, Andi Saptono, Ellen R Cohn, David Brennan
Telehealth is a broad term used to describe the use of electronic or digital information and communications technologies to support clinical healthcare, patient and professional health related education, and public health and health administration. Telerehabilitation refers to the delivery of rehabilitation and habilitation services via information and communication technologies (ICT), also commonly referred to as" telehealth" technologies. Telerehabilitation services can include evaluation, assessment, monitoring, prevention, intervention, supervision, education, consultation, and coaching...
2017: International Journal of Telerehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181988/diagnostic-performances-and-interobserver-agreement-according-to-observer-experience-a-comparison-study-using-three-guidelines-for-management-of-thyroid-nodules
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Jieun Koh, Soo-Yeon Kim, Hye Sun Lee, Eun-Kyung Kim, Jin Young Kwak, Hee Jung Moon, Jung Hyun Yoon
Background The differences regarding categorization of thyroid nodules among different guidelines may affect the diagnostic performances and agreement among observers. Purpose To compare the diagnostic performances and agreements between observers with various degree of experience when applying different guidelines for stratifying thyroid nodules using suspicious ultrasonography (US) features. Material and Methods This retrospective study included 370 thyroid nodules (≥10 mm). Four observers, grouped as experienced and inexperienced, evaluated the US features and made final assessments according to the Kim criteria, Thyroid Imaging Reporting and Data System (TIRADS) by Kwak et al...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166941/are-there-differences-in-treatment-effects-between-labial-and-lingual-fixed-orthodontic-appliances-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Fadi Ata-Ali, Teresa Cobo, Felix De Carlos, Juan Cobo, Javier Ata-Ali
BACKGROUND: An evaluation is made of possible differences in treatment effects between labial and lingual fixed appliances. METHODS: A comprehensive search was made of the PubMed-Medline, Cochrane Library and LILACS databases, with an additional manual search covering the period up until April 2017. There were no restrictions in terms of year of publication or language. Agreement between the authors was quantified by the Cohen kappa statistic. A random-effect model was applied to calculate weighted mean differences with 95% confidence intervals...
November 22, 2017: BMC Oral Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142549/comparison-of-pressure-vs-volume-controlled-ventilation-on-oxygenation-parameters-of-obese-patients-undergoing-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy
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Reza Movassagi, Majid Montazer, Ata Mahmoodpoor, Vahid Fattahi, Afshin Iranpour, Sarvin Sanaie
Background & Objective: There is no special guideline for the best ventilation mode during laparoscopic anesthesia in obese patients and there are too many studies with different controversial points. The aim of this study was to compare the effect of pressure controlled ventilation (PCV) vs. volume controlled ventilation (VCV) on respiratory and oxygenation parameters in patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Methods: Seventy patients with 30 <BMI<40 and ASA physical status I-II were studied in this randomized prospective trial...
September 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091005/thyroid-nodules-with-nondiagnostic-cytologic-results-follow-up-management-using-ultrasound-patterns-based-on-the-2015-american-thyroid-association-guidelines
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Chae Jung Park, Eun-Kyung Kim, Hee Jung Moon, Jung Hyun Yoon, Vivian Youngjean Park, Jin Young Kwak
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the malignancy rate of nodules with nondiagnostic cytologic results based on the American Thyroid Association (ATA) ultrasound (US) patterns and to suggest management guidelines for these nodules. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From January 2013 to December 2014, 441 nodules (≥ 1 cm) were found in 437 patients with nondiagnostic results of ultrasound (US)-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy (nondiagnostic nodules)...
November 1, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
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/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/29025986/18f-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
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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/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-what-is-still-to-be-discovered-in-2017
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REVIEW
Jolanta Krajewska, Ewa Chmielik, Barbara Jarząb
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...
November 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814219/coeliac-disease-review-of-diagnosis-and-management
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REVIEW
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
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