Jodeen E. Boggs

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BACKGROUND Parathyroidectomy has a success rate of greater than 95% in the hands of experienced surgeons. To maintain this result in a more cost-effective way, intraoperative monitoring of intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH) has been used to decrease operative times. This technique signals when all hyperfunctioning tissue has been excised or when further(More)
Background: There are few clinical data on technical limitations and radiocolloid kinetics related to sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy for breast cancer. Methods: In 70 clinical node-negative patients, unfiltered99mTc sulfur-colloid was injected peritumorally and cutaneous hot spots were mapped with a gamma probe. SLN biopsy was performed followed by(More)
BACKGROUND Reported operative failure rates for primary hyperparathyroidism range from 5% to 10%. Failure has been due to multiglandular disease, ectopic parathyroid glands, errors in frozen section, and missed diagnoses. Recently, our operative approach has changed from bilateral cervical exploration to direction by preoperative localization and(More)
Following successful parathyroidectomy, subjective improvement in recognized symptoms and in the overall "well being" of asymptomatic primary hyperparathyroid patients has been well documented. Because quantitative methods for measuring parathyroid hormone (PTH) and normal reference ranges of serum calcium have changed in recent years, a revised biochemical(More)
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