Risk Factors of 131I-Induced Salivary Gland Damage in Thyroid Cancer Patients.

Hollingsworth B, Senter L, Zhang X, Brock GN, Jarjour W, Nagy R, Brock P, Coombes KR, Kloos RT, Ringel MD, Sipos J, Lattimer I, Carrau R, Jhiang SM
J Clin Endocrinol Metab 101 4085-4093 01/01/2016


CONTEXT: Sialadenitis and xerostomia are major adverse effects of

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to identify risk factors for

DESIGN: We enrolled 216 thyroid cancer patients who visited The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center between April 2013 and April 2014. Symptoms of xerostomia and sialadenitis were identified via questionnaire and medical record search. To validate the findings in a large cohort, we retrospectively searched for ICD-9/10 codes for sialadenitis, xerostomia, and autoimmune disease associated with Sjögren's syndrome (AID-SS) in our existing database (n = 1507). Demographic and clinical information was extracted from medical records. Multivariate analyses were performed to identify independent predictors for salivary gland damage.

RESULTS: I treatment associated with higher incidence of xerostomia and sialadenitis. Patients with xerostomia had 46 mCi higher mean cumulative

CONCLUSION: Risk factors for

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