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Thyroid. 2017 Jul;27(7):865-877. doi: 10.1089/thy.2017.0054. Epub 2017 Jun 21.

American Thyroid Association Scientific Statement on the Use of Potassium Iodide Ingestion in a Nuclear Emergency.

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1 Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, Department of Medicine, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine , Los Angeles, California.
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2 Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, Department of Medicine, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System , Los Angeles, California.
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3 Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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4 Department of Pediatrics, The University of Pennsylvania , The Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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5 Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Messina School of Medicine , Messina, Italy .
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6 Interdepartmental Program of Molecular and Clinical Endocrinology and Women's Endocrine Health, University hospital Policlinico G Martino , Messina, Italy .
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7 Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, Department of Health and Human Services, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health , Bethesda, Maryland.
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8 Department of Endocrinology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center , Boston, Massachusetts.
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9 Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism; Joan and Sanford I. Weill Department of Medicine; Weill Cornell Medical College , New York, New York.
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10 Department of General Surgery, Division of Endocrine Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center , El Paso, Texas.
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11 Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism; University of Illinois College of Medicine , Chicago, Illinois.
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12 Department of Otolaryngology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center , Brooklyn, New York.
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13 Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University , Chicago, Illinois.

Abstract

This document serves to summarize the issues and the American Thyroid Association (ATA) position regarding the use of potassium iodide as a thyroid blocking agent in the event of a nuclear accident. The purpose is to provide a review and updated position statement regarding the advanced distribution, stockpiling, and availability of potassium iodide in the event of nuclear radiation emergencies in the United States.

KEYWORDS:

KI; nuclear emergency; nuclear power plant; potassium iodide; predistribution

PMID:
28537500
PMCID:
PMC5561443
DOI:
10.1089/thy.2017.0054
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article

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