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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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Combined-modality treatment effective for muscle-invasive bladder cancer

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Gleason score associated with time to development of neuroendocrine prostate cancer

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Gleason scores among patients with conventional prostatic adenocarcinoma was significantly associated with time to development of treatment-related neuroendocrine…
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Biopsies more costly, less effective in lung cancer diagnosis

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Treatment Decision-Making through the Spectrum of MDS: Case 2 High Risk MDS

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Risk stratification guidelines help determine treatment for thyroid cancer

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Fabian Pitoia, MD,  head of the thyroid section of the division of endocrinology at the Hospital de Clinicas of…
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New Advances, New Options: Evaluating the Changing Landscape of Hemophilia

New Advances, New Options: Evaluating the Changing Landscape of Hemophilia to Optimize Patient Outcomes

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Biogen Idec.

The bleeding abnormalities associated with hemophilia can have devastating consequences for patients. Recent advances…
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