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Nonenhanced neck CT may detect diffuse thyroid disease

December 19, 2014

Nonenhanced CT images are effective for differentiating diffuse thyroid disease from normal thyroid, according to recent findings published in the International Journal of Endocrinology.

Myung Ho Rho, MD, of the Inje University College of Medicine in Korea, and Dong Wook Kim, MD, of the Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine in Korea, evaluated 209 patients (170 women; aged 22-75 years) who received preoperative neck CT and subsequent thyroid surgery to determine the diagnostic accuracy of individual CT features, as well as cutoff criteria for detecting diffuse thyroid disease (DTD).

CMS releases new quality of care data on physicians, ACOs, hospitals

December 19, 2014
CMS released new data on the quality of care provided by physician group practices, hospitals and Accountable Care Organizations, according to the CMS Blog.Included in…
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New guidelines recommend off-loading to increase likelihood of diabetic foot ulcer healing

December 19, 2014
Relieving pressure on the foot through the use of off-loading improves healing outcomes and reduces complications in patients with diabetic foot ulcers, according to…
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Childhood-onset craniopharyngioma linked to high mortality

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Moderate to severe menopausal vasomotor symptoms increased hip fracture risk

December 18, 2014
Women with moderate-to-severe vasomotor symptoms during menopause showed lower bone mineral density and higher rates of hip fracture than women without the symptoms…
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Experts’ Take: Dialogue on Hypertriglyceridemia

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Lead by genetic studies, recent data describe a causal role of triglycerides (TG) in the formation of atherosclerosis…
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Lenvatinib, sorafenib may significantly impact treatment of differentiated thyroid cancer

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Marcia S. Brose, MD, PhD, associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania and director of the thyroid cancer…
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Low- and No-Calorie Sweeteners in Weight Management: What Do You Need to Know?

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The use of low- and no-calorie sweeteners continues to grow as consumers continue to purchase foods and beverages…
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