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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)
BACKGROUND While normocalcemic hyperparathyroidism is well recognized in primary hyperparathyroidism (PHP), less is known about patients with high calcium but normal intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH). We aimed to describe this entity and designated it normohormonal primary hyperparathyroidism (NHPHP). METHODS From a prospectively maintained database of(More)
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) relies on cell destruction using heat, which is generated by the vibration of electrons as a result of high-frequency electrical energy. RFA was initially employed for the treatment of arrhythmogenic cardiac lesions. It has since been used to treat solid tumors of various organs, both primary and metastatic. Here we review the(More)
BACKGROUND Cancer is one of the most common diseases that patients research on the Internet. The Commission on Cancer (CoC) recommended that Parkland Memorial Hospital (PMH) improve the oncology services website. PMH is Dallas County's public health care facility, serving a largely uninsured, minority population. Most research regarding patient Internet use(More)
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