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Difficult Decisions in Endocrine Surgery

An Evidence-Based Approach

  • This book will identify specific characteristics relative to the question using PICO formatting (population, intervention, comparator, and outcome) that is summarized in a table near the beginning of each chapter

  • The authors will include a summary of available published evidence in text and possibly tabular form

  • The chapters will also include a recommendation, rated as to its strength using GRADE format, as to what course of action is most reasonable based on the available evidence

  • Identifies specific characteristics relative to the questions posed using PICO formatting (population, intervention, comparator, and outcome)

  • Features concise chapters focused on one or two specific questions, or decision, in endocrine surgery that are difficult or controversial

  • Provides recommendations on potential actions using a Grades of Recommendation, Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE) format of available evidence

Part of the book series: Difficult Decisions in Surgery: An Evidence-Based Approach (DDSURGERY)

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Table of contents (37 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Evidence-Based Medicine and the GRADE Approach

    • Sadeesh K. Srinathan
    Pages 1-12
  3. Clinical Decision Analysis

    • Sadeesh K. Srinathan, Feng Xie
    Pages 13-22
  4. Involving Patients in Difficult Decisions About Having Surgery

    • Joshua A. Hemmerich, Kellie Van Voorhis, Mark K. Ferguson
    Pages 37-48
  5. Surgery vs Active Surveillance for Low-Risk Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma

    • Benjamin R. Roman, Ashok R. Shaha
    Pages 49-57
  6. Primary Repair Versus No Repair for Transected Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve

    • Alexander Langerman, Cheryl C. Nocon
    Pages 105-114
  7. Surgery Versus Observation for Papillary Thyroid Microcarcinoma

    • Shi Lam, Brian H. H. Lang
    Pages 115-122
  8. First-Line Therapy for Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer: Operation Versus Medical Management

    • Shabirhusain Abadin, Paritosh Suman, Jessica Hwang, Anu Thakrar, Subhash Patel
    Pages 123-139
  9. Prophylactic Versus Selective Central Neck Dissection in Pediatric Papillary Thyroid Cancer

    • Benjamin James, Raymon H. Grogan, Edwin L. Kaplan, Peter Angelos
    Pages 153-162
  10. Lymph Node Dissection Versus No Lymph Node Dissection for Parathyroid Cancer

    • Reese W. Randle, David F. Schneider
    Pages 193-208

About this book

This book provides a comprehensive overview of difficult decisions encountered within endocrine surgery. Brief uniformly formatted chapters are devoted to answering specific questions relevant to a range of topics across endocrine surgery based upon detailed analysis of available evidence.Topics covered include clinical decision analysis, decision making from the surgeon’s and patient’s perspective, using surgery as opposed to observation for papillary thyroid microcarcinoma, and the use of parathyroid cryopreservation. 

Difficult Decisions in Endocrine Surgery: An Evidence-Based Approach features a wealth of information on ideal approaches for making clinical decisions in selected clinical situations. It is an important and timely resource for all endocrine surgical trainees, fellows, practitioners, educators, and healthcare providers involved in the management of these patients. 

Keywords

  • Adrenal cortical carcinoma
  • Pancreatic tumors
  • Parathyroid carcinoma
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Papillary Thyroid Microcarcinoma
  • Parathyroidectomy

Reviews

“This book provides up-to-date recommendations in clinical decision making for common clinical scenarios in endocrine surgery where the recommended management strategy is not always straightforward. It provides a well-organized summary of current literature with easy-to-follow tables summarizing pertinent data from the studies used to support the authors' recommendations. It is an excellent resource for endocrine surgeons and trainees to maintain/develop an evidence-based practice.” (Anna C Beck, Doody's Book Reviews, February, 2019)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Surgery and MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, The University of Chicago, Chicago, USA

    Peter Angelos

  • Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, USA

    Raymon H. Grogan

About the editors

Dr. Peter Angelos is a highly regarded surgeon with extensive experience in surgery of the thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands. He is particularly adept in treating endocrine cancers, including thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenocortical cancers and islet cell tumors of the pancreas. Dr. Angelos also has extensive expertise in medical ethics, and serves as associate director of the University of Chicago MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics. 

Dr. Raymon H. Grogan is a nationally respected board certified surgeon practising in Houston, Texas with a particular interest in Endocrine Surgery. He is the co-author of several national guidelines on endocrine surgery. He is also a pioneer of several novel techniques for operating on the thyroid and parathyroid and is one of only a handful of specialists on Transoral Endocrine Surgery in the USA. In 2017 he was awarded the prestigious Paul LoGerfo Research Grant from the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons to study the relationship between the human microbiome and thyroid disease.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Difficult Decisions in Endocrine Surgery

  • Book Subtitle: An Evidence-Based Approach

  • Editors: Peter Angelos, Raymon H. Grogan

  • Series Title: Difficult Decisions in Surgery: An Evidence-Based Approach

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-92860-9

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-92858-6

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-06535-5

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-92860-9

  • Series ISSN: 2198-7750

  • Series E-ISSN: 2198-7769

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXVIII, 483

  • Number of Illustrations: 13 b/w illustrations, 15 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Surgery, Oncology, Endocrinology

  • Industry Sectors: Biotechnology, Health & Hospitals, Pharma

Buying options

eBook USD 119.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-92860-9
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)