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Differentiated thyroid carcinoma benefitted from total/near-total thyroidectomy followed by RAI

October 31, 2014

CORONADO, Calif. — A survival benefit was found among patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma who underwent total/near-total thyroidectomy followed by radioactive iodine therapy, according to study findings presented here.

“To date there are no prospective studies evaluating the longitudinal effects of initial long-term therapy in differentiated thyroid cancer. … The challenge for clinicians becomes balancing the potential risks of more aggressive therapy — such as aggressive thyroid hormone suppression — and the risks associated with long-term thyrotoxicosis with the potential benefits of treatment. This is not always clear, especially in patients who are at a variety of risks for cancer-specific mortality,” Aubrey A. Carhill, MD, of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, said during her presentation. “There remains a need for accurate prognostication in order to identify which patients will benefit from different treatment modalities.”

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Experience, training of surgeons key to improvement of thyroid surgery outcomes

October 31, 2014
CORONADO, Calif. — A surgical review of the year’s most important literature at the American Thyroid Association Annual Meeting focused on three ways to…
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BLOG: Day 2 of ATA highlights fellow lectures, start of Meet-the-Professor sessions

October 31, 2014
CORONADO, Calif. — Day 2 of the American Thyroid Association Annual Meeting consisted of lectures for fellows participating in the Trainees’ grant program…
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Increased imaging improved early detection in well-differentiated thyroid cancer

October 31, 2014
CORONADO, Calif. — Patients diagnosed with well-differentiated thyroid cancer after 2000 were more likely to exhibit lower risk disease, according to study results…
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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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Experience, training of surgeons key to improvement of thyroid surgery outcomes

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CORONADO, Calif. — A surgical review of the year’s most important literature at the American Thyroid…
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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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