Doppler ultrasonography in predicting relapse of hyperthyroidism in Graves' disease

Varsamidis, Konstantinos/ Varsamidou, Efterpi/ Mavropoulos, Georgios/ Βαρσαμίδου, Ευτέρπη/ Βαρσαμίδης, Κωνσταντίνος/ Μαυρόπουλος, Γεώργιος

Institution and School/Department of submitter: ΤΕΙ Θεσσαλονίκης
Keywords: Hyperthyroidism;Graves’ disease;Doppler;Ultrasonography
Issue Date: 8-Jun-1999
Publisher: Sage Publications
Citation: Journal: Acta Radiologica, vol. 41, no.1,1999
Varsamidis, K., Varsamidou, E. & Mavropoulos, G. (Ιανουάριος 2000). Doppler ultrasonography in predicting relapse of hyperthyroidism in Graves' disease. Acta Radiologica. 41(1):45.
Abstract: 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
Description: Δημοσιεύσεις μελών--ΣΕΥΠ--Τμήμα Φυσικοθεραπείας, 1999
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