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Efficiency and safety of radioactive iodine I-131 in treatment of thyroid disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20380134     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Thyroid gland is the largest endocrine gland in the body. The thyroid gland produces hormones that regulate the metabolism rate, affect the growth and many functions of various organ systems. Nuclear medicine technique is very useful diagnostic tool in detecting thyroid disease. Thyroid scintigraphy can reveal functional and anatomic information of thyroid gland. A variety of radiopharmaceuticals and methodologies have been used over the years in nuclear medicine. Iodine-131 has been used to image the thyroid several decades. Radioactive Iodine I-131 is useful for the treatment of hyperthyroidism and thyroid cancer. There were 100 participants included in the study who were treated with I-131. The participants were checked 6 months and 12 months after the beginning of the treatment. The results show normalization of the laboratory parameters and hormonal status at the control examinations after 6 months and 12 months therapy with I-131. The side effects did not appear in any of the patients, which demonstrates safe application.
Rubina Alimanovic-Alagic; Elma Kucukalic-Selimovic; Mevludin Mekic
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medicinski arhiv     Volume:  63     ISSN:  0350-199X     ISO Abbreviation:  Med Arh     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-12     Completed Date:  2010-05-11     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400722     Medline TA:  Med Arh     Country:  Bosnia and Hercegovina    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  295-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Clinic for Nuclear Medicine, Clinical Center of Sarajevo University, BiH.
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MeSH Terms
Iodine Radioisotopes / adverse effects,  therapeutic use*
Middle Aged
Thyroid Diseases / radionuclide imaging,  radiotherapy*
Young Adult
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Iodine Radioisotopes

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