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Equation of Ojomo et al for Dosing Levothyroxine Following Total Thyroidectomy

Purpose:

To determine the daily dose of levothyroxine required by a patient following total thyroidectomy using the equation of Ojomo et al.

Specialty:

Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology
Clinical Laboratory

Objective:

dosage calculations, dosage adjustments

ICD-10:

E03

Description:

Ojomo et al developed an equation for determining the daily levothyroxine dose for a patient following total thyroidectomy. This is based on the body mass index (BMI) rather than total body weight. The authors are from the University of Wisconsin and Northshore University Healthcare System in Evanston.

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