Search Dates: Search results of literature retrieved March 2009 – July 31, 2013
Search Terms: Diarrhea[ti] OR diarrhoea[ti] OR "Diarrhea/chemically induced"[Majr] OR "Diarrhea/drug therapy"[Majr]
Databases: PubMed, CINAHL, Cochrane Collaboration, NCCN
Studies were included if they
- Were full research reports, systematic reviews, guidelines, or meta-analyses.
- Reported results of measurement of chemotherapy- or radiotherapy-induced diarrhea.
- Examined an intervention aimed at affecting diarrhea.
- Reported on patients with cancer.
Studies were excluded if they
- Were grey literature.
- Were descriptive studies.
- Involved management of post-operative diarrhea or patients with ostomies.