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2012-01-11 11:21:33

Surgeons aged between 35 and 50 years provide the safest care compared with their younger or older colleagues, finds a study published on bmj.com today. The findings raise concerns about ongoing training and motivation of surgeons during their careers. Typically, experts reach their peak performance between the ages of 30 and 50 years or after about 10 years' experience in their specialty, but few studies have measured the association between clinicians' experience and performance....

2012-01-09 08:00:00

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Veracyte, Inc., a molecular diagnostics company pioneering the emerging field of molecular cytology, today announced that Palmetto GBA, a national contractor that administers Medicare benefits, has established coverage for the company's Afirma Gene Expression Classifier for use in thyroid nodule diagnosis. This means that Veracyte's genomic test is now accessible to 40 million Medicare patients nationwide....

2012-01-04 13:14:00

MADISON, N.J., Jan. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As many as one in six pregnant women tested were positive for gestational hypothyroidism, or underactive thyroid during pregnancy, under new clinical guidelines for detecting the disorder, according to a study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM). The findings, based on a review of laboratory tests of 502,036 pregnant women in the United States, found that 15.5% of patients, or about one in six, were...

2012-01-03 05:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TSH testing, the gold standard in hypothyroid diagnosis, may be misleading according to the studies quoted in a new article titled Hormone Replacement Therapy in the Geriatric Patient: Current State of the Evidence and Questions for the Future. Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone, and Thyroid Hormone Augmentation in Geriatric Clinical Practice. The article, independently written and published, is a broad study of hormone replacement in...

2011-12-20 22:42:34

Procedure may reduce recurrence rates, lower tumor marker levels Papillary thyroid cancer accounts for the majority of all thyroid malignancies, which primarily impact women. A new study indicates that routinely removing lymph nodes in the neck in these cancer patients may help prevent the disease from coming back. When thyroid cancer metastasizes, lymph nodes in the neck may be affected, but these lymph-node tumors can be tiny and may not be detected by ultrasounds done before surgery...

2011-11-22 08:26:20

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Papillary carcinoma is the most common type of thyroid cancer, and about one fourth of these carcinomas have mutations in the BRAF gene. These mutations are most common in high-grade carcinomas, in particular, the ones that resist standard treatments. According to researchers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, exploiting the expression of BRAF by the resistant cancers could be a therapeutic advantage. Despite the prevalence of BRAF mutations in...

2011-11-21 23:09:28

Papillary carcinoma is the most common form of thyroid cancer. Approximately one quarter of these carcinomas have mutations in the BRAF gene. The prevalence of such mutations is even greater in high-grade carcinomas, particularly those that are refractory to standard treatment, which is radioactive iodine (RAI). A team of researchers led by James Fagin, at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, has now identified a way to potentially exploit the expression of BRAF by such cancers...

2011-11-10 09:00:00

SARASOTA, Fla., Nov. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Amy Murray, a 35-year old mother of two, had a sore throat for weeks. When she begun to have trouble swallowing, she thought she might have strep throat, and went to see her doctor. He found a lump in her neck, and after several medical tests, Murray was diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer. According to TMD Limited, a medical research company, Murray's research and ultimate decision to seek treatment outside of the US is typical of more...

2011-11-02 15:30:00

Remind Everyone to "Check Your Neck" NEW YORK, Nov. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- EHE International and the Light of Life Foundation (LOL) www.checkyourneck.com, which supports research and care for those with thyroid cancer, are pleased to announce the unveiling of a window display at Rockefeller Center reminding Americans to "Check Your Neck" for early signs of thyroid cancer. The window will prominently display images from LOL's 2011 public awareness campaign featuring...

2011-10-18 09:48:36

Scientists' discovery of new form of neonatal respiratory distress syndrome offers clues to treatments for infants who don't respond to steroid drugs A discovery by scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies might explain why some premature infants fail to respond to existing treatments for a deadly respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) and offers clues for new ways to treat the breathing disorder. The scientists identified a new form of RDS in newborn mice and traced the...


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Thyroid And Parathyroid Glands
2013-03-04 13:34:45

The thyroid gland is an endocrine gland located anterior to the trachea and inferior to the thyroid cartilage. It is butterfly shaped with three lobes that make it the largest endocrine organ in the body. Its primary function is to control the body’s metabolism by regulating how quickly the body uses energy, proteins, and hormones. The two lateral lobes are connected by the middle lobe called the isthmus, which lies directly on top of the trachea. The entire gland is enclosed in a...

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