A clinical trial evaluating cholestyramine to prevent diarrhea in patients maintained on low-fat diets during pelvic radiation therapy.

@article{Chary1984ACT,
  title={A clinical trial evaluating cholestyramine to prevent diarrhea in patients maintained on low-fat diets during pelvic radiation therapy.},
  author={S. Nagaparameshwara Chary and Denis H. Thomson},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={1984},
  volume={10 10},
  pages={
          1885-90
        }
}
A prospective randomized trial to determine the value of a low fat diet with or without cholestyramine in the treatment of acute intestinal complications of pelvic irradiation is presented. A total of 35 patients receiving pelvic irradiation were entered in the study and all patients had received a 40 gm fat diet. The group was then randomized to receive either placebo (17 patients) or cholestyramine (18 patients). Diarrhea occurred in six out of 16 evaluable patients in the control group and… CONTINUE READING

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