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Association of the Placement of a Perirectal Hydrogel Spacer With the Clinical Outcomes of Men Receiving Radiotherapy for Prostate Cancer

Association of the Placement of a Perirectal Hydrogel Spacer With the Clinical Outcomes of Men... Key PointsQuestionWhat is the association between perirectal hydrogel spacer placement and clinical outcomes of men receiving radiotherapy for prostate cancer? FindingsThis systematic review and meta-analysis, including results from 7 studies with 1011 patients receiving prostate cancer radiotherapy, found that perirectal hydrogel spacer placement was associated with less rectal irradiation, fewer rectal toxic effects, and higher bowel-related quality of life in long-term follow-up. MeaningPerirectal hydrogel spacer placement prior to prostate radiotherapy may be a prudent preventive strategy for reduction of radiotherapy-induced rectal complications. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Network Open American Medical Association

Association of the Placement of a Perirectal Hydrogel Spacer With the Clinical Outcomes of Men Receiving Radiotherapy for Prostate Cancer

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2020 Miller LE et al. JAMA Network Open.
eISSN
2574-3805
DOI
10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.8221
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Abstract

Key PointsQuestionWhat is the association between perirectal hydrogel spacer placement and clinical outcomes of men receiving radiotherapy for prostate cancer? FindingsThis systematic review and meta-analysis, including results from 7 studies with 1011 patients receiving prostate cancer radiotherapy, found that perirectal hydrogel spacer placement was associated with less rectal irradiation, fewer rectal toxic effects, and higher bowel-related quality of life in long-term follow-up. MeaningPerirectal hydrogel spacer placement prior to prostate radiotherapy may be a prudent preventive strategy for reduction of radiotherapy-induced rectal complications.

Journal

JAMA Network OpenAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jun 17, 2020

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