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Researchers identify factors associated with hypocalcemia after thyroidectomy

November 25, 2014

A low postoperative intact parathyroid hormone level, female gender and presence of malignant neoplasm all independently predicted hypocalcemia after total thyroidectomy, according to results of a retrospective study.

“These variables should all be taken into account when decisions are being made about how to most effectively prevent or manage postoperative hypocalcemia,” Salem I. Noureldine, MD, of the division of head and neck endocrine surgery and the department of otolaryngology — head and neck surgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and colleagues wrote.

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Study shows relationship between obesity and operative time during TJR

November 25, 2014
Researchers have identified a relationship between obesity and operative time, and patient age and length of hospital stay among patients who underwent total hip and…
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Diagnosed celiac disease may increase risk for hip, other bone fractures

November 25, 2014
Clinically diagnosed celiac disease appears to be linked to an increased risk for hip fractures and other types of bone fractures, according to recent findings. In the…
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High oxidative stress biomarkers seen with phthalate exposure may complicate pregnancy

November 25, 2014
Urinary phthalate metabolites were associated with increased biomarkers of oxidative stress in a study of pregnant women, according to research published in…
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Gleason score associated with time to development of neuroendocrine prostate cancer

November 25, 2014
Gleason scores among patients with conventional prostatic adenocarcinoma was significantly associated with time to development of treatment-related neuroendocrine…
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Screening and Treatment of Diabetes-Associated Eye Disease

Screening and Treatment of Diabetes-Associated Eye Disease: Out of Sight, Out of Mind?

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Diabetic retinopathy is a major cause of blindness among adults aged 40 years and older. Optimal outcomes necessitates…
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Risk stratification guidelines help determine treatment for thyroid cancer

November 11, 2014
Fabian Pitoia, MD,  head of the thyroid section of the division of endocrinology at the Hospital de Clinicas of…
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Acromegaly Cases

Acromegaly Cases: Expert Insights into Diagnosis and Emerging Treatment Options – Part 5 of 5

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Acromegaly is a rare chronic disorder that is typically caused by excessive growth hormone secretion, and is…
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