A psychoeducational intervention reduces the need for anesthesia during radiotherapy for young childhood cancer patients

@article{Haeberli2008API,
  title={A psychoeducational intervention reduces the need for anesthesia during radiotherapy for young childhood cancer patients},
  author={Sonja Haeberli and Michael Andreas Grotzer and Felix K. Niggli and Markus A Landolt and Claudia Linsenmeier and Roland A. Ammann and Nicole Bodmer},
  journal={Radiation Oncology (London, England)},
  year={2008},
  volume={3},
  pages={17 - 17}
}
BACKGROUND Radiotherapy (RT) has become an important treatment modality in pediatric oncology, but its delivery to young children with cancer is challenging and general anesthesia is often needed. METHODS To evaluate whether a psychoeducational intervention might reduce the need for anesthesia, 223 consecutive pediatric cancer patients receiving 4141 RT fractions during 244 RT courses between February 1989 and January 2006 were studied. Whereas in 154 RT courses corresponding with 2580 RT… CONTINUE READING