Iodine-131 therapy for hyperthyroidism prescribed by endocrinologist - our preliminary experience.

@article{Leow2008Iodine131TF,
  title={Iodine-131 therapy for hyperthyroidism prescribed by endocrinologist - our preliminary experience.},
  author={Melvin Khee-Shing Leow and K Florence Loh and Mengjie Zhu and Suk Ping Chan and Felix X. Sundram},
  journal={Experimental and clinical endocrinology & diabetes : official journal, German Society of Endocrinology [and] German Diabetes Association},
  year={2008},
  volume={117 10},
  pages={
          616-21
        }
}
INTRODUCTION Radioiodine (I-131) is a useful therapeutic modality of hyperthyroidism when medical therapy fails. Traditionally, the nuclear physicians undertake the prescription of I-131 therapy. However, endocrinologists are increasingly being recognized for their competence in prescribing individualized doses of I-131 for the treatment of various thyroid disorders. METHODS In this pilot prospective study, we collaborated with our nuclear medicine colleagues to determine the outcomes of 80… CONTINUE READING
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