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“Clinicopathological features and treatment outcomes of differentiated thyroid cancer in Saudi children and adults”

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Otolaryngology -- Head & Neck Surgery, November 2015
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Title
“Clinicopathological features and treatment outcomes of differentiated thyroid cancer in Saudi children and adults”
Published in
Journal of Otolaryngology -- Head & Neck Surgery, November 2015
DOI 10.1186/s40463-015-0102-6
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Khalid Hussain AL-Qahtani, Mutahir A. Tunio, Mushabbab Al Asiri, Naji J. Aljohani, Yasser Bayoumi, Khalid Riaz, Wafa AlShakweer

Abstract

Age is an important prognostic factor in differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC). Our aim was to evaluate differences in clinicopathological features and treatment outcomes among children and adult patients with DTC. We studied 27 children (below 18 years) with DTC treated during the period 2000-2012 and were compared with (a) 78 adults aged 19-25 years and (b) 52 adults aged 26-30 years treated during the same period in terms of their clinicopathological features and long term treatment outcomes. Locoregional recurrence (LRR), locoregional control (LRC), distant metastasis (DM), distant metastasis control (DMC), disease free survival (DFS) and overall survival (OS) rates were evaluated. Mean age of children was 13.5 years (range: 5-18), while mean age of adults was 24.6 years (range: 19-30). In children, female: male ratio was 2.85:1, and in adults female: male ratio was 7.1:1 (P = 0.041). No significant difference in tumor size was seen between the two groups (P = 0.653). According to American Thyroid Association (ATA) risk stratification classification, the children (85.2 %) were found to have at high risk as compared to adults P = 0.001. Post-thyroidectomy complications and RAI induced toxicities were observed more in children than adults (P = 0.043 and P = 0.041 respectively). LRR occurred in 6 (22.2 %), 9 (11.5 %) and 3 (5.8 %) in age groups of <18 years, 19-25 years and 26-30 years respectively (P = 0.032); while DM was seen in 10 (37.0 %), 9 (10.3 %) and 5 (9.6 %) in age groups of <18 years, 19-25 years and 26-30 years respectively (P = 0.002). Ten year DFS rates were 67.3 % in age group below 18 years, 82.4 % in age group of 19-25 years and 90.1 % in age group of 26-30 years (P = 0.021). At the time of diagnosis, children with DTC were found to have more aggressive clinicopathological characteristics. Comparatively lower LRC, DMC and DFS rates in children warrants further multi-institutional studies.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Tunisia 1 5%
Unknown 21 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 4 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 14%
Student > Postgraduate 3 14%
Professor > Associate Professor 3 14%
Student > Master 2 9%
Other 4 18%
Unknown 3 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 13 59%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 5%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 5%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 5%
Other 1 5%
Unknown 4 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 November 2015.
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#3,303,771
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Outputs from Journal of Otolaryngology -- Head & Neck Surgery
#37
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Outputs of similar age
#97,798
of 242,718 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Otolaryngology -- Head & Neck Surgery
#3
of 14 outputs
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