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Three-Year Follow-up of Radioiodine Therapy for Goitre

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00509483
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 31, 2007
Last Update Posted : October 17, 2008
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo
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University of Sao Paulo

Brief Summary:

Background: Preadministration of recombinant human thyrotropin (rhTSH) increases the amount and homogeneity of thyroid radioiodine uptake, and when used as an adjuvant can augment the efficiency of 131I therapy by allowing multinodular goitre (MNG) volume reduction.

Objective: The investigators aimed to assess low-dose rhTSH-aided fixed-activity radioiodine therapy outcome in MNG patients.

Design: This was a long-term (36 months) observational study. Methods: The investigators measured 24 h thyroid radioiodine uptake (RAIU) of 1.4 µCi (0.5 MBq) of 131-iodine at baseline and 24 h after intramuscular injection of 0.1 mg rhTSH in 42 patients (aged 42-80 years) who subsequently received 30 mCi 131-iodine 24 h after an identical rhTSH injection. Urinary iodine was measured at baseline and at 3 months after following a low iodine diet. TSH, free thyroxine (FT4), T3 (T3) and thyroglobulin (TG) were measured at baseline, 24 h, 48 h, 72 h, 168 h, one month, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24 and 36 months after therapy. Thyroid volume was assessed by computer tomography at baseline and every 6 months thereafter.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Tratment of Multinodular Goitre Radiation: Radioactive iodine Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 40 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Long-Term Follow-up and Outcome of Administering Recombinant Human Thyrotropin as an Adjuvant of Therapy With Radioiodine in the Outpatient Treatment of Multinodular Goitres
Study Start Date : January 2002
Study Completion Date : December 2006

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Drug Information available for: Iodine

Intervention Details:
  • Radiation: Radioactive iodine
    Radioactive iodine preceded by rhTSH

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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with multinodular goitre

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Aversion to any form of treatment
  • Previous radioiodine therapy
  • Being unable to complete a prolonged follow-up; and
  • Having serious cardiovascular disorders.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00509483

Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Sao Paulo
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo
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Principal Investigator: Rossana Romão, MD University of São Paulo
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00509483    
Other Study ID Numbers: PRN 833/02
First Posted: July 31, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 17, 2008
Last Verified: October 2008
Keywords provided by University of Sao Paulo:
recombinant human TSH
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Thyroid Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases