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Thyroid Nodule Therapy in Patients with Insulin Resistance by Dr. Richard Guttler Medical Doctor Posted Wed 24 Jun 2009 2:05pm Recent studies have shown that patients with high levels of insulin seen in obesity, diabetes, and in thin patients with insulin resistance have a larger thyroid gland by volume studies by ultrasound, and have a significant increased number of nodules.Thyroid vol.18(4),461-164 2008. Obese and non-obese patients with insulin resistance had increa ... Read on »
Thyroid Nodules Should Be Examined by Elizabeth Leis Patient Expert Posted Wed 09 Jun 2010 12:00am Thyroid nodules – or abnormal growths on the thyroid gland – are quite common, with the rates of thyroid cancer growing, a leading expert told physicians last week. Kenneth D. Burman, M.D. , chief of the Endocrine Section at Washington Hospital Center and professor in the Department of Medicine at Georgetown University, presented at Sinai ... Read on »
Thyroid nodule by Ahmad.H Posted Sat 25 Sep 2010 12:00am Hello, Today's topic will be about "Thyroid nodule". First let me give a brief introduction about the thyroid gland.  The thyroid gland is the biggest gland in the neck. It's function is to secrete hormones responsible for regulating the body's metabolism. It is situated in the front of the neck, below the larynx. The gland consists of tw ... Read on »
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 »
Hot vs. cold thyroid nodules by pathologystudent Posted Sun 18 Mar 2012 11:17pm Q. Can you please explain the difference between “hot” and “cold” thyroid nodules? A. “Hot” and “cold” nodules are terms used to describe findings on a a radioactive iodine uptake scan. In this test, the patient is given a small amount of radioactive iodine, usually in pill form, and then the thyroid is scanned using a scintillation ... Read on »
Calcitonin Measurement in All New Thyroid Nodules by Dr. Richard Guttler Medical Doctor Posted Wed 24 Jun 2009 2:05pm Is Calcitonin screening of all thyroid nodules cost Effective? A recent study by Cheung and associates in the JCEM 93:2173-2180,2008, suggests it is worth the expense. They found it was comparable to screening with TSH,colonoscopy,and mammography. Two groups were studied. One following the guidelines for nodule evaluation by the American thyroid ... Read on »
What if My Primary Physician Tells Me I have a Single Thyroid Nodule? by Dr. Richard Guttler Medical Doctor Posted Wed 24 Jun 2009 2:05pm 3 Comments First of all do not panic. 31% of the time the palpation is NOT accurate. 16% of the time there is no nodule at all! The referral to the radiologist for an USGFNA may result in a biopsy even if there is no nodule present, as they are only doing what the physician orders. Ask for a referral to an endocrinologist that does their own high frequency ... Read on »
Thyroid nodules by stipeygirl75 Posted Mon 04 Jan 2010 12:00am Well the doctor finally called me back and said I have thyroid nodules. I don't know how many or what kind they are - they just referred me to an ear, nose and throat doctor. He'll be able to give more information I hope! I'm not sure why they didn't refer me to an endocrinologist. The last one I went to didn't really give me any info. to go ... Read on »
testing the limits by Joan H. Patient Expert Posted Sat 18 Sep 2004 12:00am Today was a fairly productive day, in spite of my sleeping in until 10. I resisted DD's attempts to get me up at 7:30, she came in complaining about something her brother was doing and I kicked her out: "What a great way for me to wake up in the morning! Do you really think the first thing I want to hear when I open my eyes is yo ... Read on »
A German Story of a Failed Treatment Plan for a Radiation Exposured Patient With a Toxic Nodule, and the Negative Long Term Effe by Dr. Richard Guttler Medical Doctor Posted Wed 24 Jun 2009 2:05pm A 45 Y/O female presented to my center with a thyroid nodule. The history was positive for radiation therapy for a skin problem as a child in Germany. At age 30 she had symptoms of hyperthyroidism, and was diagnosed with a single toxic nodule by thyroid uptake and scan. The endocrinologist in Berlin referred her to a surgeon, who did a lobectomy re ... Read on »