Simultaneous measurements of KL-6 and SP-D in patients undergoing thoracic radiotherapy.

  title={Simultaneous measurements of KL-6 and SP-D in patients undergoing thoracic radiotherapy.},
  author={Yosuke Matsuno and Hiroaki Satoh and Hiroichi Ishikawa and Takahide Kodama and Morio Ohtsuka and Kiyohisa Sekizawa},
  journal={Medical oncology},
  volume={23 1},
PURPOSE Radiation pneumonitis (RP) is a serious complication in patients undergoing thoracic radiotherapy (TRT). Serum KL-6 and SP-D have been shown to increase in several kinds of interstitial pneumonia. To evaluate their clinical usefulness in detecting RP, we serially measured them in patients receiving TRT. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty-nine patients, who received TRT for lung cancer between July 1999 and April 2004, were prospectively studied. Serum levels of KL-6 and SP-D were measured… CONTINUE READING

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