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The Efficacy of Patient-dependent Practices on Exposure Rate in Patients Undergoing Iodine-131 Ablation.
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PMID:  23532074     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The authors investigated the efficacy of the patient-dependent practices (micturition, defecation, and taking a shower) after I ablation therapy in patients with thyroid cancer. Exposure rates were measured from a 1-m distance at 2, 4, and 24 h after the I administration. The comparisons for 2-4 h and 2-24 h time intervals were carried out among the patients with good and poor compliance, according to the relative amount of the patient-dependent practices, over mean values calculated for an effective half-life (h) or exposure rate decline ratio (%). In the 2-4 h interval, the mean values for good versus poor compliance were found to be: 4.16 h versus 8.14 h and 31% versus 17% in micturition; 5.70 h versus 6.84 h and 26% versus 21% in defecation; and 6.68 h versus 5.69 h and 24% versus 24% in taking a shower. Among patients with good versus poor compliance during a 2-24 h interval, the mean values were: 11.63 h versus 16.62 h and 74% versus 61% in micturition; 12.75 h versus 15.88 h and 71% versus 63% in defecation; and 13.77 h versus 14.21 h and 68% versus 67% in taking a shower.
Salih Sinan Gültekin; Turan Sahmaran
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health physics     Volume:  104     ISSN:  1538-5159     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Phys     Publication Date:  2013 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-03-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985093R     Medline TA:  Health Phys     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  454-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
*Dışkapı Yıldırım Beyazıt Training and Research Hospital, Etlik, Ankara, Turkey.
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