Clinical Outcomes for "Suspicious" Category in Thyroid Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy: Patient's Sex and Nodule Size Are Possible Predictors of Malignancy (Clinical Report)

Clinical Outcomes for “Suspicious” Category in Thyroid Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy: Patient’s Sex and Nodule Size Are Possible Predictors of Malignancy (Clinical Report)

Palpable thyroid nodules are relatively common, being reported in 4% to 7% of the adult population. Most of these lesions are benign, with a malignancy rate of less than 5%. (1) Therefore, surgery with its attendant costs, risks, and complications is an unnecessary procedure for many patients. Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) is widely accepted as the […]

Assessment and Management of Aspiration in Patients with Dysphagia: A Survey of Practicing Speech-Language Pathologists.

Assessment and Management of Aspiration in Patients with Dysphagia: A Survey of Practicing Speech-Language Pathologists.

Consistent evaluation and management of patients with swallowing disorders requires that clinicians access a common clinical knowledge base with regard to normal and disordered swallowing physiology as well as principles of intervention. Recommendations for patients are made based in part on the clinician’s level of familiarity with this knowledge base. This study surveyed 200 speech-language […]