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Publication Name World Journal of Clinical Cases
Manuscript ID 34667
Country of Manuscript Source Switzerland
2017-05-15 01:36
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2017-06-14 00:47
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2017-10-26 03:23
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2017-11-06 08:48
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2017-11-10 18:33
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2017-11-10 18:33
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2017-12-07 10:00
ISSN 2307-8960 (online)
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Category Medicine, Research and Experimental
Manuscript Type Case Report
Article Title Do you want to participate in a clinical study as a healthy control? - Risk or benefit?
Manuscript Source Unsolicited Manuscript
All Author List Hanna Giessen, Christian A Nebiker, Matthias Bruehlmeier, Stefan Spreitzer, Beat Mueller and Philipp Schuetz
Author(s) ORCID Number
Hanna Giessen http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2412-7642
Christian A Nebiker http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7493-2850
Beat Mueller http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1986-2511
Philipp Schuetz http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7564-1468
Funding Agency and Grant Number
Corresponding author Philipp Schuetz, MD, Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Kantonsspital Aarau, Tellstrasse 1, Aarau 5000, Switzerland. philipp.schuetz@ksa.ch
Keywords Medullary thyroid cancer; Procalcitonin; Thyroid nodes; Endocrinology; Public health; Healthy control
Core Tip A lady participating as healthy control in a study was found to suffer from a medullary thyroid cancer, a type of cancer in total surgical removal before the tumor has spread is the most important prognostic factor. The difficulty is the low diagnostic accuracy of ultrasound and procalcitonin-computed tomography scan, as well as the limitations of fine needle aspiration in a patient with several nodules. This case illustrates the consequences of volunteering as a “healthy control” in a clinical study. While early detection of the MCT was possible in our patient it paid off for her, but abnormal test results may also cause harm to patients if being false positive and leading to invasive procedures.
Publish Date 2017-12-07 10:00
Citation Giessen H, Nebiker CA, Bruehlmeier M, Spreitzer S, Mueller B, Schuetz P. Do you want to participate in a clinical study as a healthy control? - Risk or benefit? World J Clin Cases 2017; 5(12): 437-439
Url http://www.wjgnet.com/2307-8960/full/v5/i12/437.htm
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.12998/wjcc.v5.i12.437
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Supplementary Material 34667-Supplementary material.docx
Peer-review Report 34667-Peer-review(s).pdf
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