Diagnosis and treatment of thyroid nodules

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Description: AACE guideline for diagnosis and treatment of thyroid nodules

Publet Introduction:

Thyroid disorders can range from a small, harmless goitre (enlarged gland) that needs no treatment to life-threatening cancer. The most common thyroid problemsinvolve abnormal production of thyroid hormones. Overproduction of these vital body chemicals results in a condition known as hyperthyroidism. Insufficient hormone production leads to hypothyroidism.


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Guideline objectives

Document the workflow required for diagnosis and treatment of thyroid nodules as specified by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists

Target setting Specialist clinic
Target users Professional endocrinologists
Overview

The application specified a logical pathway for initial assessment, diagnosis and treatment of patients presenting with thyroid nodules. It covers two slightly different pathways to reflect differences in practice in the US and Europe.

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  • Author: Jeff Garber, Mor Peleg, Ioannis Chronakis
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  • Status: Draft - Under Review
  • History: Edited on 29/7/2013
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American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, Associazione Medici Endocrinologi, and European Thyroid Association Medical Guidelines for Clinical Practice for the Diagnosis and Management of Thyroid Nodules © 2010

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American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, Associazione Medici Endocrinologi, and European Thyroid Association Medical Guidelines for Clinical Practice for the Diagnosis and Management of Thyroid Nodules © 2010