A comparison between high ablative versus usual dosages of iodine-131 in inducing hypothyroidism after one year of therapy in hyperthyroid patients

Author

Fulayyih, Thamir S.

Source

al-Kindy College Medical Journal

Issue

Vol. 15, Issue 2 (31 Dec. 2019), pp.18-22, 5 p.

Publisher

University of Baghdad al-Kindi College of Medicine

Publication Date

2019-12-31

Country of Publication

Iraq

No. of Pages

5

Main Topic

Medicine

Abstract EN

Background: Radioactive iodine-131 therapy is highly effective in treating patients with hyperthyroidism.

An ablative dose is preferred by a number of endocrinologists, and, a fixed dose protocol seems to be better than a calculated dose in real practice.

Objective: To check for hypothyroidism in hyperthyroid patients one year after RAI therapy, comparing between the results of high ablative versus usual dosages of RAI-131.

Methods: This study included 174 hyperthyroid patients, 101 males and 73 females, divided into 2 groups, the first consisted of 162 patients given a usual fixed dose of RAI while the second consisted of 12 patients given a high fixed ablative dose of RAI.

The study lasted about 2 years from August 2000 till July 2002 in the Specialized Centre for Endocrinology & Diabetes, Baghdad.

Results: Out of 162 patients in the first group, 11 patients (6.8%), developed hypothyroidism compared to 4 patients out of 12 (33.3% ) in the second group ( p < 0.05).

Conclusion: A high ablative dose RAI has a better outcome regarding hypothyroidism than a usual dose, although, endocrinologists have different opinions regarding this issue.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Fulayyih, Thamir S.. 2019. A comparison between high ablative versus usual dosages of iodine-131 in inducing hypothyroidism after one year of therapy in hyperthyroid patients. al-Kindy College Medical Journal،Vol. 15, no. 2, pp.18-22.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-945800

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Fulayyih, Thamir S.. A comparison between high ablative versus usual dosages of iodine-131 in inducing hypothyroidism after one year of therapy in hyperthyroid patients. al-Kindy College Medical Journal Vol. 15, no. 2 (2019), pp.18-22.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-945800

American Medical Association (AMA)

Fulayyih, Thamir S.. A comparison between high ablative versus usual dosages of iodine-131 in inducing hypothyroidism after one year of therapy in hyperthyroid patients. al-Kindy College Medical Journal. 2019. Vol. 15, no. 2, pp.18-22.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-945800

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references : p. 21-22

Record ID

BIM-945800