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The Role of Intraoperative Nerve Monitoring in the Detection of the Nonrecurrent Laryngeal Nerve During Thyroid Surgery
S.I. Noureldine and R.P. Tufano

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From Clinical Thyroidology:  Human Brown Adipose Tissue Is Activated in Hyperthyroidism – In 2009, 18F-FDG–PET–CT fusion scans done in humans unequivocally demonstrated the existence of metabolically active brown adipose tissue (BAT), principally in the subcutaneous tissue of the neck but also in the mediastinum close to the great vessels and next to thoracic vertebrae as well as in perirenal and periadrenal fat, all of which were known to exist at autopsy but were never proven to be functional, as reviewed in 2013…

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NRAS Codon 61 Mutation Is Associated with Distant Metastasis in Patients with Follicular Thyroid Carcinoma  Background:  Known factors related to distant metastases in follicular thyroid carcinoma (FTC) included age, primary tumor size, and invasiveness. Distant metastasis is a main cause of death in FTC patients. Several studies showed that the presence of RAS mutations is also associated with poor clinical outcomes. We analyzed RAS mutations in FTC with distant metastases, FTC without a distant metastasis, follicular adenoma (FA), and nodular hyperplasia (NH). Furthermore, we elucidated the relationship between RAS mutations and clinical outcomes in FTC patients.

With great sadness, the ATA reports that Dr. E. Chester “Chip” Ridgway passed away on Thursday, July 31, 2014.

Dr. Ridgway was an ATA leader for many years, having served on the Board of Directors and as president of the society in 1996-1997.  Read more…

We invite members of the ATA community to leave notes and remembrances for the family.

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