Navigation Links
Thyroid surgery safe for older patients, study finds
Date:10/19/2009

older patients.

Although thyroid disease tends to be most common in young women, the number of older patients diagnosed with the problem is escalating, Dr. Seybt says, noting that the oldest patient in this study group was 84. With a geriatric population that has increased by 90 percent in the last 30 years, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, the numbers are likely to continue upward.

"A lot of our older patients have other problems, such as heart failure, hypertension and restrictive lung disease, so we are very aggressive about getting medical clearance and optimizing control of their other problems," Dr. Seybt says.

She notes that head and neck surgeries generally have less complications and quicker recoveries than procedures in other parts of the body, such as the abdomen or chest. Low calcium levels are a common complication of thyroid surgery because the adjacent parathyroid glands are typically a little stunned by removal of the thyroid gland, she says. To help avoid problems, patients are routinely placed on a three-week tapering dose of calcium but sometimes still have transient problems, most commonly numbness or tingling around the lips and cramping of the hands and feet. Because of the close proximity to the vocal cords, patients also can have transient or permanent hoarseness.

While its exact cause is unknown, thyroid disease tends to run in families and radiation exposure is believed to be a risk factor for thyroid cancer. The increased availability of quality, non-invasive screening such as ultrasound likely means more cases are being identified at every age, Dr. Seybt says.

Laptop-sized ultrasounds are showing up in many physician offices and thyroid nodules also show up when patients have more sophisticated studies of the head and neck, such as an MRI scan, for other reasons. Patients or their doctors often just feel nodules in the neck although they can be oddly asymptomatic until they grow larg
'/>"/>

Contact: Toni Baker
tbaker@mcg.edu
706-721-4421
Medical College of Georgia
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. PREOS(R) Granted U.S. Orphan Drug Status for Treatment of Hypoparathyroidism
2. Fluoride Damages the Thyroid, Report Shows
3. Thyroid Test Wont Help Pregnant Mom, Baby
4. Better detection accounts for increase in cases of thyroid cancer
5. Thyroid treatment no quick fix for weight loss in children
6. Early detection critical in treating pediatric thyroid cancer
7. Mailman School PH study finds increase in thyroid diseases risk from exposure at Chernobyl
8. Combination of Thyroid Medicines Not Necessary
9. Newly discovered role of thyroid hormone during pregnancy
10. Does artificial intelligence help clinicians to recognize atrophic gastritis with thyroid disease?
11. Thyroid Hormone Could One Day Treat Osteoporosis
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Thyroid surgery safe for older patients, study finds
(Date:10/30/2014)... Tanaka and her research group at the DFG Research ... at the TU Dresden (CRTD) demonstrated for the first ... spinal cord in three dimensions from mouse embryonic stem ... dorsal interneurons along the dorsal/ventral axis was observed., This ... " Stem Cell Reports " on 30.10.2014 ., ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... Nutrition Leaders, a popular online retailer ... and more, is currently hosting a sweepstakes on its ... is open to U.S. residents age 18 and over, ... One lucky winner will then be selected at random ... card to NutritionLeaders.com. , Nutrition Leaders’ managing director Kimba ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... 2014 Graphics, coding, typography and search ... the craft of web design and require thorough knowledge ... simpler solution to create a website can be as ... information, customer reviews and Facebook posts all accumulate on ... the next evolution of how a business can develop ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... Calif. (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 ... mutually exclusive concepts in the medical-grade skin care ... the development of uniquely potent topical dermatological products, ... System ( http://www.RefinitySkinScience.com ) with patented COSMEDERM®-7 anti-irritant ... glycolic acid concentrations (50% and 70%) and a ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... PreDiabetes Centers , the pioneer ... shoppers with a supply of sugardown®, a chewable dietary ... blood sugar spikes. Learning how to control blood sugar ... of a diabetes prevention plan. , Shoppers who spend ... tube of sugardown. The offer expires November 30. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Reconstruction of a patterned piece of spinal cord in 3-D culture 2Health News:Nutrition Leaders Announces Gift Card Sweepstakes 2Health News:Facebook Websites In Thirty-Seconds 2Health News:Cosmederm Redefines Peel Science Standard with Launch of Refinity® Skin Health System 2Health News:Cosmederm Redefines Peel Science Standard with Launch of Refinity® Skin Health System 3Health News:Cosmederm Redefines Peel Science Standard with Launch of Refinity® Skin Health System 4Health News:PreDiabetes Treatment Company Offers PreD Store Shoppers Supplements to Support Healthy Blood Sugar 2
... , , , NEW YORK, June 10 Vendome ... magazines and producers of the HEALTHCARE DESIGN.09 Conference announces the 2009 ... those who are unable to afford the cost of the conference ... fee. , , "We believe, as a company ...
... condition in which patients, aortic valves have just two leaflets instead ... up to two percent of the general population. The defect ... the valve and may results in a feeling of tightness in ... is easily diagnosed; often physicians can hear a "click" or a ...
... vomiting disease invades cells by attaching to particular sugar ... the conclusion of a thesis presented at the Sahlgrenska ... an important step in the development of a drug ... Winter vomiting disease is an infectious inflammation ...
... Illinois, USA June 10, 2009 The most important ... are the types of diagnostic tests performed and whether or ... they can ensure that only patients who need readily accessible ... study published today in the Journal of Hospital Medicine ...
... search platform to enable healthcare professionals to find Medicare ... 10 Vivisimo ( www.vivisimo.com ), a ... provider of education and information on healthcare regulatory compliance ... platform to power search on ...
... Organizations team pilot chronic care management tools in a ... Microsoft Corp., in collaboration with the University ... Family Medicine and Community Health, the city of Miami, ... in Miami,s Overtown neighborhood aimed at changing the way ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:HEALTHCARE DESIGN.09 Announces Scholarship Program 2Health News:First-degree relatives of patients with bicuspid aortic valve should be screened 2Health News:Drugs against winter vomiting disease one step closer 2Health News:Availability of diagnostic tests drive success in hospitalist-run short-stay units 2Health News:HCPro Selects Vivisimo Velocity to Launch MedicareFind.com 2Health News:HCPro Selects Vivisimo Velocity to Launch MedicareFind.com 3Health News:The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, the City of Miami, Microsoft and Resolute Solutions Seek to Improve Care of Diabetic Populations Using Collaborative Technology 2Health News:The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, the City of Miami, Microsoft and Resolute Solutions Seek to Improve Care of Diabetic Populations Using Collaborative Technology 3
(Date:10/30/2014)... FARMINGDALE, N.Y. , Oct. 30, 2014  Misonix, ... surgical device company that designs, manufactures and markets innovative ... surgical specialties, announced today that it will report financial ... Thursday, November 6, 2014. The Company has scheduled a ... at 4:30 pm ET to review the results. ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... WuXi PharmaTech (Cayman) Inc. (NYSE: WX ... company serving the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries, ... the United States , today announced ... Tel Aviv area of Israel.  ... platform of integrated R&D services to local customers. It ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... Oct. 30, 2014  Electronic health records uptake ... result of government initiatives and the considerable resources ... have invested over the past five years. Electronic ... IT, and U.S. clinicians use them on a ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141029/155278LOGO Frost & Sullivan,s ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Misonix, Inc. To Report First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results On Thursday, November 6, 2014 2WuXi AppTec Launches Representative Office in Israel, Forms Strategic Collaboration with Pontifax 2Electronic Health Record Usability: CIOs Weigh In 2Electronic Health Record Usability: CIOs Weigh In 3Electronic Health Record Usability: CIOs Weigh In 4
... Inc.,("CeloNova"), leading and accelerating healthcare solutions through ... breakthrough,results from the ATLANTA study of the ... the 20th Annual International Symposium on,Endovascular Therapy ... Corrado Tamburino, MD, President of the ...
... Ortho Women,s Health,& Urology(TM), Division of ... for ORTHO EVRA(R),(norelgestromin/ethinyl estradiol transdermal system) to ... includes two new additional estimates of relative,risk ... of 1.1,(indicating no increase in risk) and ...
Cached Medicine Technology:CeloNova BioSciences Introduces a New Class of Coronary Stent: The CATANIA(TM) Coronary Stent System with NanoThin Polyzene(R)-F 2ORTHO EVRA(R) Prescribing Information Updated 2ORTHO EVRA(R) Prescribing Information Updated 3
... IOL is a foldable silicone IOL. It ... and is designed to be inserted with ... Multifocal IOL is the first and only ... offer patients a full range of functional ...
1% Sodium Hyaluronate, 10mg/mL, sterile opthalmic injection...
... Ocucoat is a 2% Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose solution ... surgeons performing high volume, small incision surgery. ... allows for rapid removal with minimal risk ... Ocucoat permits an unobstructed view of the ...
... Amvisc is the right viscoelastic agent for ... the planned extracap technique. Amvisc possesses sufficient ... removal. Amvisc is highly cohesive so that ... case is easily and quickly accomplished. Amvisc ...
Medicine Products: