Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://ahro.austin.org.au/austinjspui/handle/1/10890
Full metadata record
DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorChang, Joe Hen
dc.contributor.authorGosling, Ten
dc.contributor.authorLarsen, Jen
dc.contributor.authorPowell, Sen
dc.contributor.authorScanlon, Ren
dc.contributor.authorChander, Sen
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-16T00:28:03Z
dc.date.available2015-05-16T00:28:03Z
dc.date.issued2009-10-01en
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology; 53(5): 494-9en
dc.identifier.govdoc19788486en
dc.identifier.otherPUBMEDen
dc.identifier.urihttp://ahro.austin.org.au/austinjspui/handle/1/10890en
dc.description.abstractPatients undergoing radical radiotherapy for head and neck cancers often experience significant complications. We sought to evaluate the impact of prophylactic gastrostomy tubes (PGTs) among these patients on four easily evaluable adverse outcomes, namely, absolute weight loss, percentage weight loss, admissions for nutritional reasons and treatment interruptions. A retrospective review was carried out on patients undergoing radical radiotherapy for primary head and neck cancers from September 1999 to October 2005 at the Wellington Blood and Cancer Centre (n = 71). PGTs were placed in 7 (10%) patients. Patients with PGTs were compared with the patients without PGTs (the control group) by univariate and multivariate analyses. By univariate analysis, there was no significant difference in absolute or percentage weight loss between those with PGTs and the control group. By multivariate analysis, those with PGTs lost 5.2% (P = 0.016) less weight than the control group. There were no significant differences between the two groups with regard to admissions for nutritional reasons or treatment interruptions. The use of PGTs can reduce weight loss in patients undergoing radical radiotherapy for head and neck cancers, and its use should be further evaluated in future studies.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.otherDeglutition Disorders.etiology.prevention & control.rehabilitationen
dc.subject.otherEnteral Nutrition.methodsen
dc.subject.otherFemaleen
dc.subject.otherGastrostomy.instrumentationen
dc.subject.otherHead and Neck Neoplasms.complications.radiotherapyen
dc.subject.otherHumansen
dc.subject.otherMaleen
dc.subject.otherMiddle Ageden
dc.subject.otherRetrospective Studiesen
dc.subject.otherTreatment Outcomeen
dc.titleProphylactic gastrostomy tubes for patients receiving radical radiotherapy for head and neck cancers: a retrospective review.en
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.journaltitleJournal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncologyen
dc.identifier.affiliationRadiation Oncology Centre, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australiaen
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1754-9485.2009.02103.xen
dc.description.pages494-9en
dc.relation.urlhttps://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19788486en
dc.type.austinJournal Articleen
item.openairetypeJournal Article-
item.fulltextNo Fulltext-
item.languageiso639-1en-
item.openairecristypehttp://purl.org/coar/resource_type/c_18cf-
item.grantfulltextnone-
item.cerifentitytypePublications-
Appears in Collections:Journal articles
Show simple item record

Page view(s)

6
checked on Feb 7, 2023

Google ScholarTM

Check


Items in AHRO are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.