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.
• 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
• 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.