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Acute Side Effects of Radiation Therapy : a Guide to Management

Author: Ainaz Sourati; Ahmad Ameri; Mona Malekzadeh
Publisher: Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint : Springer, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Publication:Springer eBooks
Summary:
This book provides clear guidance on how to manage a wide range of side effects frequently encountered when treating patients with radiation therapy. For each potential side effect, incidence, mechanism, symptoms, and grading are carefully described. All aspects of management are addressed, drawing on the latest available evidence and highlighting key details of importance in clinical routine. The introduction of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ainaz Sourati; Ahmad Ameri; Mona Malekzadeh
ISBN: 3319559508 9783319559506
OCLC Number: 1113047306
Description: 1 online resource (XVI, 217 pages 13 illustrations, 11 illustrations in color.)
Contents: Normal tissue response to radiotherapy --
Radioprotection --
Acute radiation syndrome --
Skin toxicity --
Fatigue --
Hair loss --
Orbital toxicity --
Hematologic toxicity --
Ear toxicity --
Brain toxicity --
Mocusal toxicity --
Laryngeal toxicity --
Loss of taste --
Xerostomia --
Esophagitis --
Pericarditis --
Pneumonitis --
Hepatic injury --
Gastritis --
Nausea and vomiting --
Pproctitis --
Entritis & diarrhoea.
Responsibility: by Ainaz Sourati, Ahmad Ameri, Mona Malekzadeh.

Abstract:

This book provides clear guidance on how to manage a wide range of side effects frequently encountered when treating patients with radiation therapy. For each potential side effect, incidence, mechanism, symptoms, and grading are carefully described. All aspects of management are addressed, drawing on the latest available evidence and highlighting key details of importance in clinical routine. The introduction of new radiation therapy techniques such as 3D conformal radiation therapy, intensity-modulated radiation therapy, and image-guided radiation therapy has reduced normal tissue doses and, accordingly, treatment complications. Nevertheless, a significant percentage of patients still experience acute side effects, in part because the threshold doses for these toxicities are typically lower than those for late effects. Acute toxicities may lead to interruption of treatment and be associated with an increase in late damage. A swift and effective response is therefore essential. This book will enable the reader to provide effective care for each side effect, thereby improving patient compliance with treatment and treatment outcomes.

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