The effect of palifermin on chemotherapyand radiation therapy-induced mucositis: a review of the current literature.

@article{Beaven2007TheEO,
  title={The effect of palifermin on chemotherapyand radiation therapy-induced mucositis: a review of the current literature.},
  author={Anne W Beaven and Thomas Charles Shea},
  journal={Supportive cancer therapy},
  year={2007},
  volume={4 4},
  pages={188-97}
}
Oral mucositis is a painful ulceration of the mucosal lining of the oropharynx. It occurs frequently in patients receiving radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy for solid tumors and has been reported in up to 98% of patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. The development of mucositis is associated with significant morbidity, including longer hospital stays, increased bacteremia, and pain that interferes with talking, eating, and sleeping. Palifermin, a recombinant humanized… CONTINUE READING
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