Intervention Model Description:
All participants complete a baseline neck ultrasound no less than 7 days prior to surgery, to obtain vascular flow imaging. Participants are then randomized to receive 7 days of pre-operative SSKI or not receive any drug. In the practice at Columbia, all patients with Graves’ disease receive SSKI preoperatively, though this is not standard practice across the country, thus the ‘no drug’ group is experimental for research.
All participants complete a second ultrasound on the operating table before surgery, to assess for change in vascularity (experimental, as not all patients receive intra-operative ultrasounds before surgery). Both ultrasounds are performed by the surgeon.
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