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BACKGROUND Rapid growth of thyroid nodules is described as being associated with thyroid cancer. The objective of the study was to determine how the growth rate of thyroid nodules during follow-up is associated with the risk of thyroid cancer. METHODS Retrospective analysis of patients undergoing thyroid surgery for nodular disease and a repetitive(More)
BACKGROUND Hyperbilirubinaemia is reported to be a positive predictor in diagnosing appendicitis and especially appendiceal perforation. We, therefore, analysed the diagnostic accuracy of serum bilirubin in anticipating appendicitis and its severity. METHODS All consecutive patients undergoing appendectomy for suspected appendicitis from May 2009 to(More)
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