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Irfan Vardarli, Manuel Weber, Frank Weidemann, Dagmar Führer, Ken Herrmann, and Rainer Görges

limit the Ctn measurement to patients who are submitted for surgery ( 17 ). In a recent systematic review (including trials published until 2013) Verbeek et al. showed the high sensitivity and specificity of Ctn testing, still questioning the value of

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Pan Chen, Liqin Pan, Wensi Huang, Huijuan Feng, Wei Ouyang, Juqing Wu, Jing Wang, Yuying Deng, Jiaxin Luo, and Yanying Chen

-third ( n  = 539) PTC patients came from the thyroid surgery centers of three hospitals. Patients in these three hospitals had the BRAF V600E gene status examined using a consistent detection method (immunohistochemistry). Therefore, we selected these 539

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Katerina Saltiki, Elli Anagnostou, George Simeakis, Sofia Kouki, Anastasia Angelopoulou, Leda Sarika, Alexandra Papathoma, and Maria Alevizaki

size, the extent of the disease at diagnosis and during follow-up, the number of performed surgeries and the pre- and post-operative calcitonin levels were recorded. Staging at diagnosis was performed according to the American Joint Committee on Cancer

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Barbora Pekova, Sarka Dvorakova, Vlasta Sykorova, Gabriela Vacinova, Eliska Vaclavikova, Jitka Moravcova, Rami Katra, Petr Vlcek, Pavla Sykorova, Daniela Kodetova, Josef Vcelak, and Bela Bendlova

underwent surgery from 2003 to 2017 at the Department of Ear, Nose and Throat, 2nd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University and Motol University Hospital in Prague. The thyroid tumor samples were histologically evaluated. All the specimens were snap

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Stephen J Winters, Charles R Scoggins, Duke Appiah, and Dushan T Ghooray

diabetes and 17 were being treated for dyslipidemia. The time from diagnosis to surgery was 1–5 weeks. During this time, there was a median change in weight of −5 lbs (range −20 to +10 lbs). Patients were not instructed to take nutritional supplements

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Kristine Zøylner Swan, Steen Joop Bonnema, Marie Louise Jespersen, and Viveque Egsgaard Nielsen

decades in an attempt to increase the clinical usefulness of US as well as to assist the clinician in deciding when to perform FNAB and thyroid surgery ( 3 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 , 10 , 11 ). Despite these efforts, diagnostic thyroid surgery is often

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Luigia Cinque, Angelo Sparaneo, Antonio S Salcuni, Danilo de Martino, Claudia Battista, Francesco Logoluso, Orazio Palumbo, Roberto Cocchi, Evaristo Maiello, Paolo Graziano, Geoffrey N Hendy, David E C Cole, Alfredo Scillitani, and Vito Guarnieri

our Health Care Centre for follow-up of a pathologically diagnosed PC (size 7.3 cm) showing capsular invasion and infiltration into the esophagus. At surgery, a hyperplastic parathyroid gland was removed. The patient had a history of nephrolithiasis

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A V Dreval, I V Trigolosova, I V Misnikova, Y A Kovalyova, R S Tishenina, I A Barsukov, A V Vinogradova, and B H R Wolffenbuttel

variables used in this analysis were age, BMI (continuous), duration of acromegaly, fasting GH, IGF1, treatment with an somatostatin analogue (SSA) (yes/no) and previous transsphenoidal pituitary surgery (yes/no). Results The characteristics of patients with

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Ana Carolina de Jesus Paniza, Thais Biude Mendes, Matheus Duarte Borges Viana, Débora Mota Dias Thomaz, Paula B O Chiappini, Gabriel A Colozza-Gama, Susan Chow Lindsey, Marcos Brasilino de Carvalho, Venâncio Avancini Ferreira Alves, Otavio Curioni, André Uchimura Bastos, and Janete Maria Cerutti

at diagnosis, sex and type of surgery were compiled. Follow-up was performed by the head and neck surgery team with serial measurements of serum thyroglobulin (Tg), thyroglobulin antibodies, and TSH; examination by neck ultrasound; and examination by

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Tingting Xia, Hongru Sun, Hao Huang, Haoran Bi, Rui Pu, Lei Zhang, Yuanyuan Zhang, Ying Liu, Jing Xu, Justina Ucheojor Onwuka, Yupeng Liu, Binbin Cui, and Yashuang Zhao

. We also designed a cohort study to explore the association between AR gene methylation in both PBL and tissue and the prognosis of CRC. Materials and methods Study subjects We identified 378 CRC patients who underwent surgery at the