Mary Laudon Thomas

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Thyroglossal duct carcinoma (TGDC) is a rare disease with few reported series. No clear consensus exists regarding further management after adequate excision of the cyst, especially the role of total thyroidectomy and postoperative radioiodine therapy. We review our experience of nine cases and the literature to clarify the management of this rare(More)
Headaches are among the most common complaints reported to health care professionals and are classified by the International Headache Society as migraine, tension-type, or cluster, with additional subtypes. Classification and etiology of headache should be determined after thorough review of the patient's history. Once diagnosed, migraine can be treated by(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Diabetic patients are prone for the limited joint mobility syndrome. The atlanto-occipital joint involvement limits adequate extension of head and neck during laryngoscopy making intubation difficult. The collagen glycosylation starts in the fourth and fifth inter-phalangeal joints. The degree of inter-phalangeal involvement can be(More)
A high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) method for Poloxamer 188 using size-exclusion chromatography (SEC) was developed and two different detection mechanisms, evaporative light scattering (ELSD) and electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS), were compared for their quantification capabilities in itraconazole formulation. Both detection(More)
The purpose of the study was to construct and validate a risk model to predict morbidity in head and neck oncosurgeries. Potential risk factors of 300 surgically treated head and neck cancer patients like age, sex, tumor site, TNM stage, duration of surgery, adjunctive treatment, comorbidities and alcohol and tobacco usage were analyzed. Postoperative(More)
BACKGROUND Little is known about the impact of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) on the quality of life (QOL) of those living with the disease. OBJECTIVES The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore this phenomenon. METHODS Seventy patients with MDS participated in five focus groups conducted throughout the United States. Transcripts from(More)
Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are a group of myeloid stem cell clonal disorders characterized by a wide variation in illness trajectory and potential treatment. The physical, functional, emotional, social, and spiritual well-being of individuals with MDS can be affected by both disease and treatment-related factors. As a result, the quality of life (QOL)(More)