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The prevention and treatment of radiotherapy - induced xerostomia.

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Eisbruch, A; Rhodus, N; Rosenthal, D; Murphy, B; Rasch, C; Sonis, S; Scarantino, C; Brizel, D
Published in: Semin Radiat Oncol
July 2003

Efforts to reduce the severity of postradiotherapy xerostomia include the use of salivary substitutes to gain symptomatic relief, salivary gland stimulants, agents delivered to protect the glands during radiotherapy (RT), and physical means to partially spare the major salivary glands from RT while adequately irradiating tumor targets. These means include advanced RT treatment planning and salivary tissue transfer to nonirradiated areas. The relative potential gain from each of these strategies is discussed in this article. The combination of partial salivary gland sparing and radiation protectors/stimulants may provide additive or synergistic gains in reducing the severity of xerostomia.

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Semin Radiat Oncol

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ISSN

1053-4296

Publication Date

July 2003

Volume

13

Issue

3

Start / End Page

302 / 308

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Xerostomia
  • Radiotherapy
  • Radiation Protection
  • Radiation Injuries
  • Oncology & Carcinogenesis
  • Humans
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms
  • 1112 Oncology and Carcinogenesis
 

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Eisbruch, A., Rhodus, N., Rosenthal, D., Murphy, B., Rasch, C., Sonis, S., … Brizel, D. (2003). The prevention and treatment of radiotherapy - induced xerostomia. Semin Radiat Oncol, 13(3), 302–308. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1053-4296(03)00027-4
Eisbruch, Avraham, Nelson Rhodus, David Rosenthal, Barbara Murphy, Coen Rasch, Stephen Sonis, Charles Scarantino, and David Brizel. “The prevention and treatment of radiotherapy - induced xerostomia.Semin Radiat Oncol 13, no. 3 (July 2003): 302–8. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1053-4296(03)00027-4.
Eisbruch A, Rhodus N, Rosenthal D, Murphy B, Rasch C, Sonis S, et al. The prevention and treatment of radiotherapy - induced xerostomia. Semin Radiat Oncol. 2003 Jul;13(3):302–8.
Eisbruch, Avraham, et al. “The prevention and treatment of radiotherapy - induced xerostomia.Semin Radiat Oncol, vol. 13, no. 3, July 2003, pp. 302–08. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/S1053-4296(03)00027-4.
Eisbruch A, Rhodus N, Rosenthal D, Murphy B, Rasch C, Sonis S, Scarantino C, Brizel D. The prevention and treatment of radiotherapy - induced xerostomia. Semin Radiat Oncol. 2003 Jul;13(3):302–308.
Journal cover image

Published In

Semin Radiat Oncol

DOI

ISSN

1053-4296

Publication Date

July 2003

Volume

13

Issue

3

Start / End Page

302 / 308

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Xerostomia
  • Radiotherapy
  • Radiation Protection
  • Radiation Injuries
  • Oncology & Carcinogenesis
  • Humans
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms
  • 1112 Oncology and Carcinogenesis