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Laryngeal Recurrent Nerve Injury in Surgery for Benign Thyroid Diseases: Effect of Nerve Dissection and Impact of Individual Surgeon in More Than 27,000 Nerves at Risk
ObjectiveTo evaluate the effect of recurrent nerve dissection on the incidence of recurrent laryngeal nerve injury (RLNI) and to analyze the performance of individual surgeons. Summary BackgroundExpand
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Neuromonitoring in Thyroid Surgery: Prospective Evaluation of Intraoperative Electrophysiological Responses for the Prediction of Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Injury
Objective:We evaluated the ability of neuromonitoring to predict postoperative outcome in patients undergoing thyroid surgery for different indications. Summary Background Data:Neuromonitoring hasExpand
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Risk factors for postoperative bleeding after thyroid surgery
Postoperative bleeding after thyroid surgery is a feared and life‐threatening complication. The aim of the study was to identify risk factors for postoperative bleeding, with special emphasis on theExpand
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A new vagal anchor electrode for real-time monitoring of the recurrent laryngeal nerve.
BACKGROUND Despite conventional neuromonitoring, the recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) is still at risk for damage during thyroid surgery. The feasibility of continuous RLN monitoring by vagal nerveExpand
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Hashimoto's thyroiditis affects symptom load and quality of life unrelated to hypothyroidism: a prospective case-control study in women undergoing thyroidectomy for benign goiter.
BACKGROUND Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) is a common disease, and is the most prevalent cause of hypothyroidism. Symptoms and diseases associated with HT are considered to be caused by hypothyroidism.Expand
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Increase of papillary thyroid microcarcinoma and a plea for restrictive treatment: A retrospective study of 1,391 prospective documented patients.
BACKGROUND The incidence of papillary thyroid microcarcinomas (PMCs) has increased sharply and therefore the lack of consensus for treatment has become a clinical dilemma. Our aim was to evaluate aExpand
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A new anchor electrode design for continuous neuromonitoring of the recurrent laryngeal nerve by vagal nerve stimulations
PurposeIntraoperative neuromonitoring has the limitation that the recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) is still at risk for damage between two stimulations with a handheld bipolar stimulation electrode.Expand
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Kinetics of serum parathyroid hormone during and after thyroid surgery
Hypocalcaemia after thyroidectomy is thought to result from surgical damage to the parathyroid glands. This study analysed postoperative outcomes related to perioperative parathyroid hormone (PTH)Expand
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Necrotizing fasciitis due to Vibrio cholerae non-O1/non-O139 after exposure to Austrian bathing sites
SummaryWe report on two cases of necrotizing fasciitis of the lower leg due to nontoxigenic Vibrio cholerae (V. cholerae). A 73-year-old woman (case 1) and an 80-year-old man (case 2) wereExpand
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Intra- and postoperative parathyroid hormone-kinetics do not advocate for autotransplantation of discolored parathyroid glands during thyroidectomy.
BACKGROUND Thyroidectomy continues to pose the risk of typical complications, including postoperative hypocalcemia and permanent hypoparathyroidism. The strategic decision on how to preserveExpand
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