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BACKGROUND Recent large clinical trials show lower rates of late cardiovascular events by extending clopidogrel >12 months after percutaneous coronary revascularization (PCI). However, concerns of increased bleeding have elicited support for limiting prolonged treatment to high-risk patients. OBJECTIVES The aim of this analysis was to determine the effect(More)
CONTEXT Thyroid cancer is the most common endocrine malignancy, but due to its rare occurrence in the pediatric population, the cancer risk of childhood thyroid nodules is incompletely defined, and optimal management of children with suspected nodules is debated. OBJECTIVE The aim was to study the presenting features and cancer risk of sporadic childhood(More)
OBJECTIVES Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are at high risk of death or myocardial infarction (MI) after percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI). We assessed whether prolonged dual antiplatelet therapy beyond the recommended 12 months may prevent adverse outcomes in patients with CKD receiving drug-eluting stents (DES) or bare-metal stents(More)
In a retrospective analysis of childhood thyroid nodules, 18% were radiographic incidentalomas and 41% were discovered by a clinician's palpation; 40% were discovered by patients' families. The latter group had the largest nodules and highest rates of thyroid cancer metastasis, suggesting opportunities for earlier detection through annual well-child visits.
CONTEXT Most thyroid nodules are benign and their accurate identification can avoid unnecessary procedures. In adult patients, documentation of nodule autonomy is accepted as reassurance of benign histology and as justification to forgo biopsy or thyroidectomy. In contrast, the negative predictive value of nodule autonomy in children is uncertain. Some(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the impact of stent type on the risk of death or myocardial infarction (MI) related to dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) more than 12 months (prolonged DAPT) versus 12 or less months after PCI for an acute coronary syndrome (ACS). BACKGROUND The recent DAPT study reported lower recurrent ischemic events from prolonged DAPT in patients(More)
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