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Clinical Decision Making in Patients With Thyroid Nodules—Reply

Clinical Decision Making in Patients With Thyroid Nodules—Reply Letters ment to prevent HUS in patients with EHEC and should be COMMENT & RESPONSE further studied. Clinical Decision Making in Patients Stefan Lüth, MD With Thyroid Nodules Thorben W. Fründt, MD To the Editor In a recent issue of JAMA Internal Medicine, Smith- Thomas Rösch, MD Bindman et al addressed the question of which ultrasound imaging characteristics are useful in identifying patients with Christoph Schlee, MS Ansgar W. Lohse, MD thyroid nodules who are more likely to have thyroid cancer. This study adds important information for the proper clinical decision making in patients with thyroid nodules; however, Author Affiliations: Department of Medicine I, University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany (Lüth, Fründt, Schlee, Lohse); some aspects need further clarification. First and foremost is Department of Interdisciplinary Endoscopy, University Hospital the definition of noncancerous nodules, which was already ad- Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany (Rösch). dressed in the Invited Commentary. The definition adopted Corresponding Author: Stefan Lüth, MD, Department of Medicine I, University for benign nodules was based on the assumption that no can- Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf, Martinistrasse 52, 20246 Hamburg, Germany cer was identified, when in fact it is unknown how many of (s.lueth@uke.de). these patients underwent fine-needle aspiration or surgery. In- Published http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Internal Medicine American Medical Association

Clinical Decision Making in Patients With Thyroid Nodules—Reply

JAMA Internal Medicine , Volume 174 (6) – Jun 1, 2014

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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2014 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
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2168-6106
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2168-6114
DOI
10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.38
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24887762
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Abstract

Letters ment to prevent HUS in patients with EHEC and should be COMMENT & RESPONSE further studied. Clinical Decision Making in Patients Stefan Lüth, MD With Thyroid Nodules Thorben W. Fründt, MD To the Editor In a recent issue of JAMA Internal Medicine, Smith- Thomas Rösch, MD Bindman et al addressed the question of which ultrasound imaging characteristics are useful in identifying patients with Christoph Schlee, MS Ansgar W. Lohse, MD thyroid nodules who are more likely to have thyroid cancer. This study adds important information for the proper clinical decision making in patients with thyroid nodules; however, Author Affiliations: Department of Medicine I, University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany (Lüth, Fründt, Schlee, Lohse); some aspects need further clarification. First and foremost is Department of Interdisciplinary Endoscopy, University Hospital the definition of noncancerous nodules, which was already ad- Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany (Rösch). dressed in the Invited Commentary. The definition adopted Corresponding Author: Stefan Lüth, MD, Department of Medicine I, University for benign nodules was based on the assumption that no can- Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf, Martinistrasse 52, 20246 Hamburg, Germany cer was identified, when in fact it is unknown how many of (s.lueth@uke.de). these patients underwent fine-needle aspiration or surgery. In- Published

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JAMA Internal MedicineAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jun 1, 2014

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