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Table 1 Patient characteristics of the chewing-gum stimulation group

From: Chewing-gum stimulation did not reduce the absorbed dose to salivary glands during radioiodine treatment of thyroid cancer as inferred from pre-therapy 124I PET/CT imaging

Characteristics Chewing-gum stimulation group
Started chewing gum basea Approximately 20 min
Number of patients 10
Age (years)b 35 (30) ± 14 (21 to 64)
Gender (male/female) 4/6
Weight (kg)b 76 (72) ± 15 (59 to 104)
Histology (papillary/follicular) 8/2
TSH stimulation (endogenous/exogenous)c 10/0
TSH (mIU/L)b 74 (68) ± 35 (36 to 150)
  1. aAfter 124I administration. bMean (median) ± SD (range). cThyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) stimulation was achieved by hormone withdrawal (endogenous) or by injection of recombinant human TSH (exogenous).