Tomer Davidov

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Fine needle aspiration (FNA) is used to diagnose thyroid nodules, but the follow-up of benign FNA is unclear. We sought to determine whether routine repeat FNAs after initial benign FNA reduces false negatives. We identified 265 patients who had at least one benign FNA that either progressed to surgery or had at least one repeat FNA. We reviewed their(More)
BACKGROUND Medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) is a neuroendocrine tumor (NET) that arises from the parafollicular cells (C-cells) of the thyroid gland which produces calcitonin (CT) and is, therefore, a serum and immunohistochemical biomarker of MTC. Here, we describe a patient with another form of NET arising with the thyroid gland. PATIENT FINDINGS This(More)
BACKGROUND Follicular thyroid carcinoma cannot be distinguished reliably from benign follicular neoplasia by fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy. Given an estimated 20% risk of malignancy, many patients with indeterminate FNA biopsies require thyroidectomy for diagnosis. Some centers have shown significant discordance when a second pathologist evaluates the(More)
BACKGROUND We tested the hypothesis that the negative functional effects of cyclic GMP would be attenuated by cyclic AMP and this interaction would be reduced in pacing-induced failure of hypertrophic hearts. MATERIALS AND METHODS 8-Bromo-cGMP (2 microg/kg/min) was infused into a coronary artery in eight control, eight ventricular hypertrophy (HYP), and(More)
BACKGROUND Thyroid nodules are present in 19%-67% of the population and carry a 5%-10% risk of malignancy. Unfortunately, fine-needle aspiration biopsies are indeterminate in 20%-30% of patients, often necessitating thyroid surgery for diagnosis. Numerous DNA microarray studies including a recently commercialized molecular classifier have helped to better(More)
The consequences of chronic nitric oxide synthase (NOS) blockade on the myocardial metabolic and guanylyl cyclase stimulatory effects of exogenous nitric oxide (NO) were determined. Thirty-three anesthetized open-chest rabbits were randomized into four groups: control, NO donor S-nitroso-N-acetyl-penicillamine (SNAP, 10(-4 )M), NOS blocking agent(More)
Thyroid or parathyroid surgery may be performed using general anesthesia or regional anesthesia. Ninety-five (95) patients underwent thyroid or parathyroid surgery using general anesthesia (n=64) or bilateral superficial cervical plexus block with sedation (n=31) and completed a postoperative questionnaire regarding the perioperative experience. Patients(More)
BACKGROUND The American Thyroid Association recommends lymph node mapping (LNM) ultrasonography 6-12 months after thyroidectomy for patients with papillary thyroid cancer (PTC). The yield of LNM over thyroglobulin (TG) screening is not well defined. We sought to investigate this relationship. METHODS Post thyroidectomy LNM was performed on 163 patients(More)