Measurement tools for gastrointestinal symptoms in radiation oncology.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/69741
Title:
Measurement tools for gastrointestinal symptoms in radiation oncology.
Authors:
West, Catharine M L; Davidson, Susan E
Abstract:
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review the use of measurement tools for reporting gastrointestinal toxicity in radiation oncology to highlight recent findings of potential interest to those involved in the treatment of tumors in the pelvis, assessment of survivorship issues or management of bowel effects. RECENT FINDINGS: Multiple measurement tools are being used in radiation oncology studies involving both clinician and patient-reported outcomes. The increasing availability of accurate data on radiation doses and dose-volumes to normal tissues is enabling identification of critical areas where dose should be reduced to minimize organ damage. SUMMARY: Measurement tools for gastrointestinal symptoms are important to highlight therapeutic benefit for the expanding investigations of treatment intensification approaches and methods for toxicity reduction. The increasing use of the CTCAEv3 scales is a step forward, but further research is required to refine the system and improve its ease of use within routine clinical practice.
Affiliation:
Academic Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Manchester, UK. Catharine.West@manchester.ac.uk
Citation:
Measurement tools for gastrointestinal symptoms in radiation oncology. 2009, 3 (1):36-40 Curr Opin Support Palliat Care
Journal:
Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care
Issue Date:
Mar-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/69741
DOI:
10.1097/SPC.0b013e328325d18d
PubMed ID:
19262387
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1751-4266
Appears in Collections:
All Christie Publications ; Clinical Oncology; Academic Department of Radiation Oncology - ADRO

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dc.contributor.authorWest, Catharine M L-
dc.contributor.authorDavidson, Susan E-
dc.date.accessioned2009-06-04T14:45:45Z-
dc.date.available2009-06-04T14:45:45Z-
dc.date.issued2009-03-
dc.identifier.citationMeasurement tools for gastrointestinal symptoms in radiation oncology. 2009, 3 (1):36-40 Curr Opin Support Palliat Careen
dc.identifier.issn1751-4266-
dc.identifier.pmid19262387-
dc.identifier.doi10.1097/SPC.0b013e328325d18d-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10541/69741-
dc.description.abstractPURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review the use of measurement tools for reporting gastrointestinal toxicity in radiation oncology to highlight recent findings of potential interest to those involved in the treatment of tumors in the pelvis, assessment of survivorship issues or management of bowel effects. RECENT FINDINGS: Multiple measurement tools are being used in radiation oncology studies involving both clinician and patient-reported outcomes. The increasing availability of accurate data on radiation doses and dose-volumes to normal tissues is enabling identification of critical areas where dose should be reduced to minimize organ damage. SUMMARY: Measurement tools for gastrointestinal symptoms are important to highlight therapeutic benefit for the expanding investigations of treatment intensification approaches and methods for toxicity reduction. The increasing use of the CTCAEv3 scales is a step forward, but further research is required to refine the system and improve its ease of use within routine clinical practice.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectGastroenterologyen
dc.subjectRadiationen
dc.subjectToxicityen
dc.titleMeasurement tools for gastrointestinal symptoms in radiation oncology.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentAcademic Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Manchester, UK. Catharine.West@manchester.ac.uken
dc.identifier.journalCurrent Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Careen

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