Topical treatment for radiodermatits in women with breast cancer: A literature review

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/307944
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Topical treatment for radiodermatits in women with breast cancer: A literature review
Author(s):
Search, Sheryl L.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Phi Kappa
Author Details:
Sheryl L. Search, RN, BS, BSN, MSN, OCN, searcs@mmc.org
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013, Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Aim: To critically review and appraise the scientific literature focusing on topical treatment for radiodermatitis in women with breast cancer undergoing radiation therapy.

 Background:  The problem of radiation-induced skin toxicities is significant.  About 87% of women having radiation treatment for breast cancer will develop some degree of radiodermatitis varying from mild erythema to moist desquamation (Gosselin, Schneider, Plambeck & Rowe, 2010).

 Evaluation: A literature search was conducted using electronic databases including CINAHL, Pubmed, Medline and Proquest.  The search was limited to articles between the years of 2004 and 2011 to assure the most current research relevant to the technology for radiation treatment available. Keywords used for the literature search included: radiodermatitis, breast cancer treatment, randomized controlled trials (RCT), and radiation therapy. The search was limited to include only women with breast cancer on radiation therapy treatment.  Seven primary research articles and four secondary literature review articles were selected as relevant to this topic.

 Key Issues:  Articles were reviewed based on designs, methodology, sample size and results.  It was found that all studies using various topical skin care products showed inconclusive evidence that any one product was superior in preventing radiodermatitis.  However, one product, Calendula was shown in one study to be likely to be more effective in lessening the effects of radiodermatitis.  Calendula is supported by the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) as a product that is likely to reduce skin toxicities from radiation therapy, but there is no standard of care because of the lack of empirical research (Baney et al. 2011).

 Implications for further research:  There is currently no evidence- based practice supporting nursing recommendations for skin care of patients undergoing radiation therapy as outlined by ONS. Because no consensus has been reached on an ideal strategy for the treatment of radiodermatitis, further nursing clinical research is needed.

 

Keywords:
breast cancer; radiodermatitis; radiation therapy
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleTopical treatment for radiodermatits in women with breast cancer: A literature reviewen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSearch, Sheryl L.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentPhi Kappaen_GB
dc.author.detailsSheryl L. Search, RN, BS, BSN, MSN, OCN, searcs@mmc.orgen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/307944-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013, Tuesday, November 19, 2013</p><b>Aim:</b> To critically review and appraise the scientific literature focusing on topical treatment for radiodermatitis in women with breast cancer undergoing radiation therapy. <p> <b>Background: </b> The problem of radiation-induced skin toxicities is significant.  About 87% of women having radiation treatment for breast cancer will develop some degree of radiodermatitis varying from mild erythema to moist desquamation (Gosselin, Schneider, Plambeck & Rowe, 2010). <p> <b>Evaluation: </b>A literature search was conducted using electronic databases including CINAHL, Pubmed, Medline and Proquest.  The search was limited to articles between the years of 2004 and 2011 to assure the most current research relevant to the technology for radiation treatment available. Keywords used for the literature search included: radiodermatitis, breast cancer treatment, randomized controlled trials (RCT), and radiation therapy. The search was limited to include only women with breast cancer on radiation therapy treatment.  Seven primary research articles and four secondary literature review articles were selected as relevant to this topic.<b></b><p><b> </b><b>Key Issues: </b> Articles were reviewed based on designs, methodology, sample size and results.  It was found that all studies using various topical skin care products showed inconclusive evidence that any one product was superior in preventing radiodermatitis.  However, one product, Calendula was shown in one study to be likely to be more effective in lessening the effects of radiodermatitis.  Calendula is supported by the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) as a product that is<b> </b>likely to reduce skin toxicities from radiation therapy, but there is no standard of care because of the lack of empirical research (Baney et al. 2011). <p> <b>Implications for further research:  </b>There is currently no evidence- based practice supporting nursing recommendations for skin care of patients undergoing radiation therapy as outlined by ONS. Because no consensus has been reached on an ideal strategy for the treatment of radiodermatitis, further nursing clinical research is needed. <p><b> </b>en_GB
dc.subjectbreast canceren_GB
dc.subjectradiodermatitisen_GB
dc.subjectradiation therapyen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:24:28Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:24:28Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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