Asian Journal of Nuclear Medicine

Volume 2 Number 1, March 2002


華中科技大學同濟醫學院附屬協和醫院,武漢 430022,中國



Nursing of patients with hyperthyroidism treated by using iodine-131

Chen Dongju, Cao Guoxiang
Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430022, China.

Hyperthyroidism was a common endocrine disease, its clinic treatment mainly include anti-thyroid drug treatment, surgical operation and iodine-131 therapy. The latter have unique superiority, which was adapted by clinic doctors. The nursing method was distinguished from that of others because the principle of iodine-131 therapy was different from other therapy in course of the treatment of hyperthyroidism. Combining the nursing experiences with related documents, this article was about to sum up briefly the nursing and matters needing attention in course of treatment of iodine-131 in patients with hyperthyroidism.

Key Words: Hyperthyroidism; Iodine-131 therapy; nursing.

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