Amiodarone-induced thyroid dysfunction in the Hong Kong Chinese population.

  title={Amiodarone-induced thyroid dysfunction in the Hong Kong Chinese population.},
  author={Ka Fai Lee and Kwang Min Lee and Teresa T Fung},
  journal={Hong Kong medical journal = Xianggang yi xue za zhi},
  volume={16 6},
OBJECTIVE To determine the frequency, risk factors, clinical features, and management of amiodarone-induced thyroid dysfunctions. DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING A regional hospital in Hong Kong. PATIENTS Patients who had been prescribed amiodarone for at least 6 months from 1 October 2005 to 30 September 2007. RESULTS A total of 390 patients (mean age, 70 years; standard deviation, 9 years; 54% male) with a median follow-up of 43 (interquartile range, 25-69) months were studied… CONTINUE READING