Radiodermatitis Search Strategy

Search Dates: Search results of literature retrieved March 2009 – June 30, 2013

Search Terms: Therapy/Broad[filter] AND (Radiodermatitis[majr] OR Radiodermatitis[ti] OR brachytherapy OR "radiotherapy-induced skin reaction*" OR "radiation dermatitis" OR "Radiotherapy/adverse effects"[Mesh]) AND (cream* OR lotion* OR ointment* OR washing OR soap OR deodorant OR aluminum OR zinc OR aloe OR biafine OR calendula OR hyaluronic OR corticosteroids OR steroids OR dermofix OR sulcrafate OR cavillon OR silver OR flamazine OR gels OR dressings OR hydrocolloids OR vapor OR vapour OR aquaphor OR cornstarch OR honey)

Databases: PubMed, CINAHL, Cochrane Collaboration, NCCN

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Full research report, systematic review, guideline or meta-analysis
  2. Study must report results of measurement of radiodermatitis associated with either external beam radiotherapy or brachytherapy
  3. The study examines an intervention aimed at affecting radiodermatitis.
  4. Study sample must include patients with cancer

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Grey literature
  2. Descriptive only study