Sheila K MacBride

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Evidence on which to base decisions about the management of radiation skin reactions is lacking. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether sucralfate or aqueous cream reduced acute skin toxicity during radiotherapy to the head and neck, breast or anorectal area (phase A), and to evaluate the effect of hydrogels and dry(More)
Radiation skin reactions are a known side effect of radiation therapy. Moist desquamation reactions are not only painful but also may be a focus for infection and can be dose limiting. There is a challenge to find a dressing which is protective, comfortable, and a traumatic to delicate irradiated skin. The primary aim of this study was to evaluate patient(More)
PURPOSE We present the results of a randomized controlled clinical trial that evaluated the effect of a hydrogel or dry dressing on the time to healing of moist desquamation after radiotherapy to the head-and-neck, breast, or anorectal areas. METHODS AND MATERIALS A total of 357 patients were randomized before radiotherapy to receive simple dry dressings(More)
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