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Doppler ultrasonography in predicting relapse of hyperthyroidism in Graves' disease.
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PMID:  10665869     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To determine whether Doppler ultrasonography could be useful in the prediction of relapse of hyperthyroidism in patients with Graves' disease. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Forty patients with Graves' disease confirmed by laboratory tests were examined for a number of blood flow parameters in the inferior thyroid artery before and after they were subjected to proper antithyroid drug treatment. Data were retrospectively reviewed and compared with findings for a control group of 16 age-matched subjects. RESULTS: Significantly increased blood flow parameters were observed both in patients with active hyperthyroidism before treatment and in euthyroid patients who presented a relapse shortly after withdrawal of proper antithyroid drug treatment versus normal controls. Conversely, no significant differences were observed between patients who remained in stable remission and normal controls. CONCLUSION: Our results support the concept that Doppler ultrasonography evaluation of patients with Graves' disease may contribute to the detection of a relapsing course of hyperthyroidism.
K Varsamidis; E Varsamidou; G Mavropoulos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta radiologica (Stockholm, Sweden : 1987)     Volume:  41     ISSN:  0284-1851     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Radiol     Publication Date:  2000 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-02-15     Completed Date:  2000-02-15     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8706123     Medline TA:  Acta Radiol     Country:  DENMARK    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  45-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, 2nd I.K.A. General Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Flow Velocity
Graves Disease / complications,  therapy,  ultrasonography*
Hyperthyroidism / complications,  ultrasonography
Middle Aged
Retrospective Studies
Thyroid Gland / blood supply
Ultrasonography, Doppler*

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