Assessing and treating radiotherapyassociated diarrhea

Furlow, Bryant
January 2013
Oncology Nurse Advisor;January/February 2013, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p41
The article examines the evaluation and treatment of diarrhea associated with radiotherapy. It discusses the findings of research suggesting that probiotics might prevent radiotherapy-associated diarrhea, particularly for patients with receiving pelvic radiotherapy. It also cites the guidelines from the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) which indicate that selenium, sulfasalazine, pentosan polysulfate are unlikely to benefit patients with radiotherapy-associated diarrhea.


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