Assessment, Prevention and Treatment for Mucositis in Bone-Marrow-Grafted Patients: Literature Revision

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156590
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Presentation
Title:
Assessment, Prevention and Treatment for Mucositis in Bone-Marrow-Grafted Patients: Literature Revision
Abstract:
Assessment, Prevention and Treatment for Mucositis in Bone-Marrow-Grafted Patients: Literature Revision
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Ferreira, Patricia, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Hospital Sao Paulo
Introduction: Patients undergoing bone marrow grafting (BMG) need specialized nursing assistance before and after grafting due to the potential adverse consequences rising from Chemo- and Radiotherapy. Mucositis, is one among the complications rising from these complementary therapies. Therefore, it is of fundamental importance having tools for the assessment of the severity of, as well as protocols for the treatment for mucositis. Aim: To identify validated standard mucositis assessment scales and evidence-based interventions in the treatment for mucositis. Methods and Materials: A literature review was carried out using the key words: mucositis, stomatitis, candidiasis, bone marrow transplantation and radiotherapy. The search was performed within the period of 1993 to 2004 in the following data bases: Lilacs, Medline, Brazilian Library of Dentistry, Nursing Databases (BDENF) and Cochrane Library. Some studies were also identified with the Worldwide Web, and expert committees. Results: The present study identified 2334 abstracts, 3 Master Dissertations and 2 metanalysis studies. These studies focused on different toxicity levels resulting from different treatment protocols and on a variety of oral flora. It was not possible to identify a consensus regarding the assessment of the severity of mucositis lesion, nor regarding its prophyilaxis and treatment. Conclusion: The analysis of the searched material showed the lack of controlled studies evidencing the effectiveness of assessment and treatment for mucositis. Therefore, nursing interventions could contribute to the lessening of complications involving mucositis, as well as to pain relief and improvement of life quality with better prognosis for the patient.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAssessment, Prevention and Treatment for Mucositis in Bone-Marrow-Grafted Patients: Literature Revisionen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156590-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Assessment, Prevention and Treatment for Mucositis in Bone-Marrow-Grafted Patients: Literature Revision</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Ferreira, Patricia, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Hospital Sao Paulo</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">patriciaferr@uol.com.br</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Introduction: Patients undergoing bone marrow grafting (BMG) need specialized nursing assistance before and after grafting due to the potential adverse consequences rising from Chemo- and Radiotherapy. Mucositis, is one among the complications rising from these complementary therapies. Therefore, it is of fundamental importance having tools for the assessment of the severity of, as well as protocols for the treatment for mucositis. Aim: To identify validated standard mucositis assessment scales and evidence-based interventions in the treatment for mucositis. Methods and Materials: A literature review was carried out using the key words: mucositis, stomatitis, candidiasis, bone marrow transplantation and radiotherapy. The search was performed within the period of 1993 to 2004 in the following data bases: Lilacs, Medline, Brazilian Library of Dentistry, Nursing Databases (BDENF) and Cochrane Library. Some studies were also identified with the Worldwide Web, and expert committees. Results: The present study identified 2334 abstracts, 3 Master Dissertations and 2 metanalysis studies. These studies focused on different toxicity levels resulting from different treatment protocols and on a variety of oral flora. It was not possible to identify a consensus regarding the assessment of the severity of mucositis lesion, nor regarding its prophyilaxis and treatment. Conclusion: The analysis of the searched material showed the lack of controlled studies evidencing the effectiveness of assessment and treatment for mucositis. Therefore, nursing interventions could contribute to the lessening of complications involving mucositis, as well as to pain relief and improvement of life quality with better prognosis for the patient.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:55:52Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:55:52Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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