Since 1993, outpatient radioiodine therapy has been available in Hungary. The reported study evaluated the efficacy of outpatient radioiodine treatment in subjects with hyperthyroidism. The data on 118 patients with Graves' disease and 36 patients with thyroid autonomy were analysed retrospectively. All patients were treated within the period 1994-1997. The activities of radioiodine were individually calculated. The applied dose in Graves' disease was 150 Gy, and in thyroid autonomy 150 Gy or 300 Gy. The efficacy of the treatment were evaluated 3, 6, and 12 months after radioiodine therapy. In patients with persistent hyperthyroidism repeated therapies were performed. Overall the radioiodine therapy was successful in 85% of the Graves' disease patients. The first 150 Gy treatment was effective in 70% of the patients with Graves' disease and in 43% of the patients with increased radioiodine turnover. In thyroid autonomy, the treatment with 150 Gy was successful in 71%, with 300 Gy in 89% of the patients. The efficacy of radioiodine treatment was similar to the results of one dose application. It was concluded, that radioiodine therapy with 150 Gy absorbed dose in Graves' disease and with 300 Gy absorbed dose in thyroid autonomy proved successful by the method of the authors.
|Translated title of the contribution||Experience with ambulatory radioiodine therapy of hyperthyroidism|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 6 1999|
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