New research led by BWH finds that a novel,genomic diagnostic test that measures the expression of 167 genes has shown promise in improving pre-operative risk assessment by re-classifying otherwise indeterminate results from thyroid biopsies. BWH News
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A 43-year-old man presented with a 2-day history of fever and left neck swelling. Two years previously he was the recipient of a deceased-donor kidney transplant. He had experienced chronic renal allograft rejection and had chronic hepatitis C infection. His current medications included mycophenolate mofetil,prednisone,and tacrolimus. The American Journal of Medicine
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Title:Minorities,Poor More Likely to Be Diagnosed With Advanced Thyroid CancerCategory:Health NewsCreated:1/13/2014 12:35:00 PMLast Editorial Review:1/14/2014 12:00:00 AM MedicineNet Daily News
UCLA researchers have found that minority patients and those of lower socioeconomic status are far more likely to have advanced thyroid cancer when they are diagnosed with the disease than white patients and those in higher economic brackets.
In one of the most comprehensive studies of its kind,the UCLA team looked at [...]
Nature Reviews Endocrinology 10,2 (2014). doi:10.1038/nrendo.2013.224
A new study has found that most patients with active Graves ophthalmopathy respond to a 6–8 week course of intravenous glucocorticoids. These findings call into question whether the standard 12-week course is necessary in patients who do not respond by 8 weeks.Glucocorticoids are the [...]
Neither clinical nor subclinical hypothyroidism was associated with mild cognitive impairment in a large,population-based study.
Among almost 2,000 elderly subjects,mild cognitive impairment (MCI)…
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November conference at Northwestern Memorial Hospital will provide education on living with thyroid disorders Press Releases –Northwestern Memorial Hospital logo –Chicago