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2010-05-19 15:18:00

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three of the world's most respected medical associations for the treatment of thyroid disease recently issued joint guidelines for the diagnosis and management of thyroid nodules. The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), the Associazione Medici Endocrinologi (AME) and European Thyroid Association (ETA) jointly published the guidelines online this week, and the executive summary will be published in the next issue of...

2010-05-18 12:28:01

Individuals with papillary thyroid cancer that has not spread beyond the thyroid gland appear to have favorable outcomes regardless of whether they receive treatment within the first year after diagnosis, according to a report in the May issue of Archives of Otolaryngology"“Head & Neck Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Papillary thyroid cancer is commonly found on autopsy among individuals who died of other causes, according to background information in the article....

2010-01-31 17:24:24

Parents should take any indication of thyroid disease in children seriously, according to experts at Baylor College of Medicine. "Thyroid disease is one of the most common endocrine disorders in childhood," said Dr. Sheila Gunn, assistant professor of pediatrics in the section of endocrinology and metabolism at BCM and Texas Children's Hospital. When children are born, they are immediately given a thyroid screen, which is reviewed at their two-week checkup. If the doctor indicates an issue...

2009-11-24 17:56:35

Tulane University School of Medicine surgeon Dr. Emad Kandil is one of the first in the country to perform a new form of endoscopic surgery that uses a small incision under the arm to remove all or a portion of the thyroid or parathyroid glands without leaving a scar on the neck. The technique, which was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration this summer, uses the latest Da Vinci® three-dimensional, high-definition robotic equipment to make a two-inch incision...

2009-11-06 12:43:13

People living in volcanic areas may be at a higher risk for thyroid cancer, according to a new study published online November 5 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The increasing incidence of thyroid cancer has been attributed to more sensitive screening, but recent evidence indicates that this may not be the only cause. Various environmental factors, such as those associated with volcanoes, have not been excluded as risk factors. To study this, Gabriella Pellegriti, M.D.,...

2009-11-06 12:39:11

The American Thyroid Association has released new, revised Management Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer. The new guidelines are published in Thyroid, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. (www.liebertpub.com). Thyroid is the official journal of the American Thyroid Association (ATA). The ATA's revised Management Guidelines and accompanying editorials are available free online at www.liebertpub.com/thy The ATA...

2009-11-03 10:39:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- EHE International and the Light of Life Foundation (LOL) for thyroid cancer (www.checkyourneck.com) are pleased to announce the unveiling of a window display at Rockefeller Center reminding Americans to "Check Your Neck" for thyroid cancer. The window will prominently feature images from the LOL's public awareness campaign featuring survivors of the disease. "Awareness is the key to early diagnosis and treatment of thyroid cancer," said Joan...

2009-10-23 01:30:00

WAYNE, N.J. and EMERYVILLE, Calif., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ONXX) today announced the companies have begun enrolling patients in an international Phase 3 trial to evaluate Nexavar® (sorafenib) tablets for the treatment of patients with radioactive iodine-refractory, locally advanced or metastatic differentiated thyroid cancer. This Phase 3 trial was started based on the results...

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2009-10-20 08:06:39

Thyroid surgery is safe for older patients, say physicians who found only slight differences in rates of complications and hospital readmissions in a multi-year study. "We were pleasantly surprised," says Dr. Melanie W. Seybt, endocrine-head and neck surgeon at the Medical College of Georgia and first author in the "¦ issue of Archives of Otolaryngology "“ Head and Neck Surgery. "We suspected older patients might be admitted to the hospital more often, have more complications and...

2009-10-19 17:12:58

In a study of patients undergoing thyroid surgery performed by a single surgeon, older adults did not appear to have more complications than younger patients, according to a report in October issue of Archives of Otolaryngology"“Head & Neck Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. The segment of the U.S. population older than 65 has increased by 90 percent during the past 30 years, according to background information in the article. "As the population ages, surgery is being...


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