Use and abuse of iodine in the management of goiter by James W. Hendrick.
Abstract The answers to this questionnaire reveal that 96 per cent of the physicians suggest use iodine in form Lugol’s solution (10 drops weekly) or one 10 mg. idostrone tablet weekly, alone with dessicated thyroid extract treatment colloid goiter. Eighty-eight find it necessary correct mild diffuse (exophthalmic) goiter by subtotal thyroidectomy, and another 8 surgery if condition is not cured a reasonable period time medication. opinion practically unanimous (99 cent) nontoxic nodular (adenomatous) should be treated As many as 79 agree promiscuous administration produces activation toxicity type In toxic goiter, we note greatest abuse Almost 90 patients surgeons have had previous medication, which an increase operative risk, very definite morbidity, especially since stage operations are often order prevent increased mortality. Practically all postoperative crises occur who long continued medication before consulting surgeon.
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