Patients were treated with 100 150 mci of radioactive iodine the authors measured amylase a protein produced by salivary glands before 2 days and 6 months after radioactive iodine therapy also salivary gland scintigraphy a study measuring salivary gland ability to produce saliva was done before and 6 months after radioactive iodine therapy. Salivary gland scintigraphy is widely accepted as a sensitive and valid method for evaluation of salivary gland dysfunction after radioactive iodine 131 therapy rit aim it was also observed in the present study that the salivary gland dysfunction correlated well with the administered dose. Note citations are based on reference standards however formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study the specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher classroom teacher institution or organization should be applied. Because an amelioration of salivary gland function was observed in the present study our results suggest the efficacy of aromatherapy in the prevention of treatment related salivary gland disorder. In almost all studies evaluating salivary and lacrimal gland dysfunction the patients received 131 i after levothyroxine l t4 withdrawal cohort study on radioactive iodine induced hypothyroidism implications for graves ophthalmopathy and optimal timing for thyroid hormone assessment
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