The influence of endocrine disruptors on the male and female thyroid

Endocrine disruptors (EDs) are a class of chemicals used to produce everyday materials, such as some plastics, tin cans, electrical and household appliances, cosmetics, pesticides, etc. EDs are, however, not without danger. These molecules interfere with the endocrine system, disrupting the physiological production and target effects of hormones. In particular,…

Fewer Than 5 Percent of Thyroid Surgery Patients Readmitted

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9, 2019 — Readmissions after thyroid surgery are relatively low, and more than half occur within a week after discharge, according to a study recently published in Surgery. Arturo J. Rios-Diaz, M.D., from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, and colleagues used data from the 2014 Nationwide Readmissions…