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Incidences of Unfavorable Events in the Management of Low-Risk Papillary Microcarcinoma of the Thyroid by Active Surveillance Versus Immediate Surgery
Background: The incidence of papillary microcarcinoma (PMC) of the thyroid is rapidly increasing globally, making the management of PMC an important clinical issue. Excellent oncological outcomes ofExpand
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Comparison of the costs of active surveillance and immediate surgery in the management of low-risk papillary microcarcinoma of the thyroid.
The incidence of thyroid cancer is increasing rapidly in many countries, resulting in rising societal costs of the care of thyroid cancer. We reported that the active surveillance of low-riskExpand
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Estimation of the lifetime probability of disease progression of papillary microcarcinoma of the thyroid during active surveillance
Background. We reported that a minority of patients with low‐risk papillary microcarcinoma of the thyroid showed disease progression during active surveillance and that older patients hadExpand
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Effects of Pregnancy on Papillary Microcarcinomas of the Thyroid Re-Evaluated in the Entire Patient Series at Kuma Hospital
Background: An active-surveillance clinical trial of low-risk papillary microcarcinoma (PMC) patients has been performed at the authors' institution, Kuma Hospital, since 1993. Favorable oncologicalExpand
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Validation of the Acoustic Voice Quality Index in the Japanese Language.
OBJECTIVES The Acoustic Voice Quality Index (AVQI) is a multivariate construct for quantification of overall voice quality based on the analysis of continuous speech and sustained vowel. TheExpand
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The Acoustic Voice Quality Index Version 03.01 for the Japanese-speaking Population.
OBJECTIVES We aimed to determine the most appropriate syllable number for analyzing the Acoustic Voice Quality Index for the Japanese-speaking population (AVQIv3-JP) and to validate AVQIv3-JP usingExpand
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Natural history of papillary thyroid microcarcinoma: Kinetic analyses on tumor volume during active surveillance and before presentation
Background: We report on the growth of papillary microcarcinoma during active surveillance and before clinical presentation. Methods: We conducted a retrospective study of 169 patients with papillaryExpand
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Trends in the Implementation of Active Surveillance for Low-Risk Papillary Thyroid Microcarcinomas at Kuma Hospital: Gradual Increase and Heterogeneity in the Acceptance of This New Management Option
Background: Active surveillance (AS) of low-risk papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PMC) was adopted as a management modality in both the Japanese guidelines in 2011 and the American ThyroidExpand
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Long-term histological outcomes of injected autologous fat into human vocal folds after secondary laryngectomy
OBJECTIVE: To histologically evaluate the long-term outcomes of autologous fat grafts after injection laryngoplasty in the human larynx. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: We injected liposuctioned fat forExpand
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Asymptomatic hypoesthesia of the maxillary alveolar ridge in complete denture wearers.
This study was carried out to investigate the effect of compression induced by complete dentures on the function of the nerves underlying the dentures. The influence of compression induced byExpand
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