Naykky´s Summary of Projects

Management of patients with thyroid nodules

Summary

Thyroid nodules are extremely common and usually diagnosed incidentally, thyroid ultrasound and fine- needle aspiration biopsy are the initial diagnostic steps.  However, knowledge gaps regarding the best strategies for diagnosis, treatment and follow up of these patients exist.  The goal of this project is to address these gaps.

Publications

  1. Physical exam in asymptomatic people drives the detection of thyroid nodules undergoing ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy. (11/2016, PMID: 27510173)
  2. Prognosis of patients with benign thyroid nodules: a population-based study. (10/2016, PMID: 27142412)
  3. Diagnostic accuracy of ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration biopsy for thyroid malignancy: systematic review and meta-analysis. (9/2016, PMID: 27071659)
  4. Diagnostic accuracy of thyroid nodule growth to predict malignancy in thyroid nodules with benign cytology: systematic review and meta-analysis. (7/2016, PMID: 26562828)
  5. The Value of Repeat Thyroid Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy in Patients with a Previously Benign Result: How Often Does It Alter Management? (10/2015, PMID: 26177342)

Presentations

  1. Physical exam in asymptomatic people drives the detection of thyroid nodules undergoing ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy (5/2016)
  2. Prognosis of patients with benign thyroid nodules: a population-based study (10/2015)
  3. The Value of Repeat Thyroid Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy in Patients with a Previously Benign Result: How Often Does It Alter Management? (10/2014)

Media

  1. Results of repeat thyroid FNA mostly unchanged from initial biopsy

 

http://www.healio.com/endocrinology/thyroid/news/in-the-journals/%7B0a01f969-bbb7-419a-a004-986460f0c012%7D/results-of-repeat-thyroid-fna-mostly-unchanged-from-initial-biopsy