Incidental Thyroid Nodules: Benign Bump or Big Deal?A lump on the thyroid is a common finding in both physical exams and imaging studies, but the significance varies greatly.
Handling Hypothyroidism: Management Basics and PearlsGet more comfortable assessing patients for this common disorder, determining whether treatment is appropriate and initiating levothyroxine therapy. Endocrinologist Chienying Liu, MD, illuminates such issues as when to treat subclinical hypothyroidism.
Knotty Problems of the Neck: A Guide for Primary CareEndocrine surgeon Wen T. Shen, MD, MA, offers guidance on everything from physical exams to presurgical workups, including key factors in risk assessment, when to order imaging (and what type), and how to pick up on hyperparathyroidism, an underdiagnosed disorder with wide-ranging symptoms.
Complex Drugs, Complex Patients: Navigating New Options for Diabetes ManagementRobert J. Rushakoff, MD, helps providers get up to speed on the latest drugs, explaining benefits, crucial caveats, and factors ranging from expense to nonadherence.
Accidental Adrenal Findings: How to Identify the Serious “Incidentaloma”In this guide to working up adrenal masses, endocrinologist Chienying Liu, MD, clears away the confusion on screening and interpretation of results. She provides usable flowcharts and tables showing appropriate tests to order as well as guidelines on testing protocols that optimize accuracy.
The Incidental Adrenal Mass: Workup Guide for a Common FindingA frequent guest star on abdominal images taken to assess other conditions, an adrenal mass may be benign or serious, such as pheochromocytoma – making workup essential.
Know Your Thyroid: Here’s Help With Understanding Nodules and CancerThyroid disease is increasingly common. In this video, UCSF specialists clearly explain the basics of thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer, helping patients make sense of their treatment options, from monitoring to surgery to radioactive iodine.
Adrenal Tumors and Posterior Retroperitoneoscopic Adrenalectomy (PRA): A Case StudySanziana Roman, MD, an endocrine surgeon, discusses a patient’s treatment for a tumor in the retroperitoneum, near the adrenal gland.