Risk factors for osteoradionecrosis after head and neck radiation: a systematic review.

@article{Nabil2012RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for osteoradionecrosis after head and neck radiation: a systematic review.},
  author={Syed Irfan Nabil and Nabil Samman},
  journal={Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology and oral radiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={113 1},
  pages={54-69}
}
OBJECTIVE This systematic review aimed to answer the clinical question, "What is the current risk of developing osteoradionecrosis of the jaws among irradiated head and neck cancer patients?" STUDY DESIGN A systematic review of published English-language randomized controlled trials on the outcome of radiation therapy was performed via Medline and Embase databases. Data on osteoradionecrosis/bone toxicity were collected and analyzed. RESULTS Twenty-two articles reporting on a total of 5,742… CONTINUE READING

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