Jennifer L Rabaglia

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BACKGROUND Cytologically indeterminate thyroid nodules represent a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. In 2007, the National Cancer Institute recommended The Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology (TBSRTC) as a means of improving the accuracy of thyroid cytopathology. Our objective was to determine the effect of TBSRTC on thyroidectomy rates(More)
OBJECTIVE To recognize that benign adrenal adenomas can co-secrete excess aldosterone and cortisol, which can change clinical management. METHODS We reviewed the clinical and histological features of an adrenal tumor co-secreting aldosterone and cortisol in a patient. Biochemical testing as well as postoperative immunohistochemistry was carried out on(More)
Human pooled albumin has traditionally been used both to pacify the artificial surfaces in a cardiopulmonary bypass circuit and also for volume repletion following surgery. In evaluating the routine use of albumin in multiple phases of cardiac surgery, conscientious surgical teams must assess both the physiological and financial price of albumin. Albumin(More)
BACKGROUND Preincision operating room (OR) preparation varies greatly. Cases requiring exacting preoperative setup may be more sensitive to inconsistent team members and trainees. Leadership and oversight by the surgeon may facilitate a timely start. The study hypothesized that early attending presence in the OR expedites surgery start time, improving(More)
CONTEXT Obesity has been associated with elevated serum PTH (sPTH) in the general population. Obesity may also alter the clinical presentation in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT). OBJECTIVES The objectives of the study were to compare the clinical presentation of obese (OB) vs nonobese (NO) PHPT patients and to assess the impact of obesity(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe a patient with a germline succinate dehydrogenase (SDHC) gene mutation presenting with primary hyperparathyroidism and a large catecholamine-producing temporal bone paraganglioma (PGL). METHODS Evaluation of a SDHC mutation-positive PGL tumor biology using staining for tyrosine hydroxylase (TH), hypoxia-inducible factors 1α (HIF-1α)(More)
BACKGROUND During the course of evaluation for primary hyperaldosteronism, cross-sectional imaging is obtained in efforts to identify patients with an aldosterone producing adenoma (APA). A subset of these patients will have a synchronous, contralateral adrenal abnormality. Adrenal vein sampling (AVS) further guides clinical decision making by identifying(More)
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