Mucositis

Shorter Duration of Cryotherapy as Effective as Standard Therapy Prior to HSCT for Multiple Myeloma

Shorter Duration of Cryotherapy as Effective as Standard Therapy Prior to HSCT for Multiple Myeloma

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This study sought to determine the noninferiority of 2 hours of cryotherapy vs standard 7 hours prior to high-dose melphalan before autologous HSCT.

Nonmyeloablative/Reduced-Intensity Conditioning May Reduce Mucositis in HCT

Nonmyeloablative/Reduced-Intensity Conditioning May Reduce Mucositis in HCT

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Researchers sought to determine if NMA or reduced-intensity conditioning with busulfan improved severity/duration of oral mucositis compared with myeloablative conditioning in patients with hematologic cancer undergoing HCT.

Propolis Mouthwash Treatment Effectively Eases Severe Oral Mucositis

Propolis Mouthwash Treatment Effectively Eases Severe Oral Mucositis

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In this systematic review, investigators sought to determine the safety, effectiveness, and tolerability of propolis mouthwash in preventing severe oral mucositis in patients undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy.

Malnutrition, Decreased QOL Possible After Radiation Therapy for Head and Neck Cancer

Malnutrition, Decreased QOL Possible After Radiation Therapy for Head and Neck Cancer

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In a retrospective study, researchers used established tools to measure the nutritional status of patients with head and neck cancer before, immediately after, and at 2 follow-up points after radiotherapy.

Zinc Sulfate Improves Chemotherapy-Induced Mucositis Outcomes in Leukemia

Zinc Sulfate Improves Chemotherapy-Induced Mucositis Outcomes in Leukemia

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Results of a triple-blind study demonstrate effectiveness of zinc sulfate in preventing chemotherapy-induced mucositis or reducing its incidence and severity in patients with leukemia receiving chemotherapy.

Managing capecitabine-associated mucositis

Managing capecitabine-associated mucositis

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How should severe mucositis from capecitabine (Xeloda) be managed?

Humidifying mouth and throat during radiotherapy reduces mucositis and hospital stay

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Head and neck cancer patients who received daily humidification of the mouth and throat region at the beginning of radiation therapy treatment spent half as many days in the hospital to treat side effects, according to new research.

Easing the effects of radiation therapy to the head and neck

Easing the effects of radiation therapy to the head and neck

A clinical evaluation demonstrates the effectiveness of a mucoadhesive polymer rinse on oral mucositis, a common side effect of radiotherapy.

An interdisciplinary collaboration updates clinical practice guidelines for mucositis

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A systematic evaluation of the literature produced updated evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for preventing and treating mucositis.

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