An oral care protocol intervention to prevent chemotherapy-induced oral mucositis in paediatric cancer patients: a pilot study.

The likelihood of paediatric cancer patients experiencing oral mucositis has increased significantly as high-dose and multiple chemotherapy agents are used in the treatment of childhood cancer in recent years. The resulting oral ulcerative lesions can cause significant pain, dysphagia, alteration in nutritional status and increased risk for localized… CONTINUE READING