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Lobectomy for a Large Benign Thyroid Nodule? Second Opinion Saved the Day by Dr. Richard Guttler Medical Doctor Posted Tue 09 Nov 2010 12:00am 50 Y/O female for second opinion on a referral for a lobectomy for a very large thyroid nodule. The FNA of the nodule was benign, but because of the size her endocrinologists referred her for surgery. The ultrasound described two small insignificant nodules 7 mm each in the opposite lobe. My evaluation revealed a major historical finding not kno ... Read on »
Health Headlines - December 3 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Wed 02 Dec 2009 9:01pm NFL Issues Tougher Rules on Handling of Head Injuries NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Wednesday sent a memo to the league's 32 professional football teams outlining the toughest rules yet for when players with head injuries can return to games or practices. In the latest development in what has become a heated controversy, the new ... Read on »
Friday’s COPD Newsletter from COPD Support, Inc. by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Fri 14 May 2010 9:49am Volume 10, Issue 24 May 14, 2010 Joan Costello, Editor To help track the best and worst areas for air in the country, last week the American Lung Association (ALA) released its annual “State of the Air” report. The study highlights some of the country’s highs and lows in air quality. As usual, air in some rural areas, ... Read on »
A Guide: How to Identify and Address Unsafe Conditions Associated with Health IT by Juno Medical Doctor Posted Thu 05 Dec 2013 8:46am When front line clinicians confront a clinical mishap or unsafe condition in EHR-enabled healthcare settings (such as a medication error or a missed diagnosis) they may not connect the clinical event with how EHR use could have helped prevent it, how misuse or failure to use EHR functionality as intended contributed to the problem, or how weakn ... Read on »
Updates on respiratory bronchiolitis/interstitial lung disease by Mark Pool, MD Posted Wed 03 Mar 2010 10:27am Churg, Muller and Wright published a superb update on RB/ILD in the January 2010 Arch Pathol Lab Med which is essential background to Katzenstein's article in Human Pathology on "occult interstitial fibrosis in smokers."  Do yourself a favor and just read my summary of the Katzenstein paper (skip the original) in light of the excellent updat ... Read on »
Tomorrow's the day... by Holli Posted Mon 22 Nov 2010 6:14pm We will meet with the neurosurgeon, Dr. Yoshor, to discuss Austin's (potential) frontal lobectomy. So far I'm relieved to say that I'm still relatively calm about everything. Why get too worked up until I hear what he has to say? That's what I've been telling myself...repeatedly. It feels as if I'll be walking into this appointment with ... Read on »
Is less more? by Holli Posted Wed 24 Nov 2010 12:57pm Well, yesterday's appointment couldn't have been further from my expectations. This will be a super quick summary as it's already noon here and I have yet to start baking my goodies for Turkey Day tomorrow (had lots to catch up on since yesterday -rest mostly!)... First, we didn't schedule the surgery like I thought we would (or told we would) ... Read on »
Q&A Session at by Alvin B. Lin Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Sat 30 Apr 2011 8:30am thyroid lobectomy Read on »
HMO Offers Poor and Outdated Thyroid Cancer Diagnosis and Therapy To One of Their Own Employees. by Dr. Richard Guttler Medical Doctor Posted Mon 07 Feb 2011 12:00am 45 Y/O F had a isthmus nodule felt by her GI physician. An ultrasound done by a radiologist noted more nodules and one of them was biopsied. The results were suspicious, but she refused a lobectomy until an outside opinion that she had to pay for out of her own pocket.A second biopsy was even less helpful. After it they still wanted to operate. ... Read on »
Can live-tweeted surgery be of public health interest? by Thomas S. Patient Expert Posted Fri 02 Dec 2011 11:19am Live-tweeted surgery, or twurgery as it has been nam ed, is spreading. As written previously on this blog a number of surgeries have already invited Twitter into the operating room, for example by Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center who live-tweeted from a brain surgery . Rex Healthcare in Raleigh, North Carolina have joined now the club by live- ... Read on »