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V41N3: Endocrine Surgery

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Abraham CR, Ata A, Carsello CB, et al. A NSQIP risk assessment for thyroid surgery based on comorbidities. J Am Coll Surg 2014; 218(6):1231-7. Free full text

This article presents data on the relationship of comorbid conditions to outcomes for patients undergoing thyroid surgical procedures.

Birsen O, Akyuz M, Dural C, et al. A new risk stratification algorithm for the management of patients with adrenal incidentalomas. Surgery 2014; 156(4):959-65. Free full text

This article provides information on a scoring system for determining a management strategy for patients with incidentally discovered adrenal tumors.

Brunaud L, Boutami M, Nguyen-Thi PL, et al. Both preoperative alpha and calcium channel blockade impact intraoperative hemodynamic stability similarly in the management of pheochromocytoma. Surgery 2014; 156(6):1410-7; discussion1417-8. Free full text

The authors provide evidence in support of the use of calcium channel blocking drugs for preoperative preparation of patients with pheochromocytomas.

Chen Y, Hodin RA, Pandolfi C, et al. Hypoglycemia after resection of pheochromocytoma. Surgery 2014; 156(6):1404-8; discussion 1408-9. Free full text

Chen and coauthors provide data and guidance on the mechanism, strategies for prevention, and management of hypoglycemia following adrenalectomy for pheochromocytoma.

Chung TK, Rosenthal EL, Porterfield JR, et al. Examining national outcomes after thyroidectomy with nerve monitoring. J Am Coll Surg 2014; 219(4):765-70. Free full text

This study provides data on clinical settings where intraoperative nerve monitoring may be helpful for reducing risk of recurrent laryngeal nerve injury.

Khoncarly SM, Tamarkin SW, McHenry CR. Can ultrasound be used to predict malignancy in patients with a thyroid nodule and an indeterminate fine-needle aspiration biopsy? Surgery 2014; 156(4):967-70. Free full text

Khoncarly and coauthors examine data relevant to the use of ultrasound to predict malignancy in thyroid nodules.

Kunstman JW, Kirsch JD, Mahajan A, et al. Clinical review: Parathyroid localization and implications for clinical management. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2013; 98(3):902-12. Free full text

This is a very useful review article relevant to methods for parathyroid localization.

Morris LF, Harris RS, Milton DR, et al. Impact and timing of bilateral adrenalectomy for refractory adrenocorticotropic hormone-dependent Cushing's syndrome. Surgery 2013; 154(6):1174-83; discussion 1183-4. Free full text

Bilateral adrenalectomy is useful for selected patients with Cushing’s disease and syndrome. This article examines issues of patient selection and timing of operation.

Nagar S, Aschebrook-Kilfoy B, Kaplan EL, et al. Hurthle cell carcinoma: an update on survival over the last 35 years. Surgery 2013; 154(6):1263-71; discussion 1271. Free full text

Trends in outcomes for management of Hurthle cell cancer are reviewed in this article.

Promberger R, Hermann M, Pallikunnel SJ, et al. Quality of life after thyroid surgery in women with benign euthyroid goiter: influencing factors including Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Am J Surg 2014; 207(6):974-9. Free full text

This article reviews outcomes data for women patients who undergo thyroidectomy for benign conditions.