Mepilex Lite dressings for the management of radiation-induced erythema: a systematic inpatient controlled clinical trial.

@article{Diggelmann2010MepilexLD,
  title={Mepilex Lite dressings for the management of radiation-induced erythema: a systematic inpatient controlled clinical trial.},
  author={K V Diggelmann and Andrea Zytkovicz and J M Tuaine and Noelle C. Bennett and Lyndell E Kelly and Patries M Herst},
  journal={The British journal of radiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={83 995},
  pages={971-8}
}
Erythema occurs in 80-90% of women treated for breast cancer with radiation therapy. There is currently no standard treatment for radiation-induced skin reactions. This study investigates the clinical efficacy of Mepilex Lite dressings in reducing radiation-induced erythema in women with breast cancer. A total of 28 patients were recruited; of these, 24 participants presented with 34 erythematous areas of skin for analysis. When erythema was visible, each affected skin area was randomly divided… CONTINUE READING
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