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Background: The histologic criteria to classify follicular thyroid neoplasms are controversial. Criteria used for diagnosis and treatment varies both within and between specialty groups. This discordance makes it difficult to compare disease and management practice. This is especially problematic...
Background: Gastrointestinal foregut carcinoids make up a small percentage (3% to 6%) of all reported carcinoids. Because these tumors are so uncommon, comparisons between the subtypes have been difficult. The goal of this study was to compare the hormonal and clinical characteristics of gastric,...
Background: Rapid intraoperative parathyroid hormone (RI-PTH) assay is used to guide adequacy of resection during operation for hyperparathyroidism. We compared the RI-PTH assay (15 minutes) with a standard PTH assay, determined whether the PTH half-life varied between patients, and constructed a...