Radiodermatitis Search Strategy

RADIODERMATITIS SEARCH STRATEGY AND RESULTS
 
Initial references prior to update: 49
 
Databases searched for update: PubMed, CINAHL, NCCN, and Cochrane Collaboration
 
Search results of literature retrieved: 1/1/2009–5/31/2015
 
  • PubMed:
    • Therapy/Broad[filter] AND (Skin/radiation effects[mesh] OR Radiodermatitis OR brachytherapy OR "radiotherapy-induced skin reactions" 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 OR Topical OR Imiquimod) AND ("2009/01/01"[PDAT] : "2015/05/31"[PDAT])
    • 759 citations retrieved
  • CINAHL:
    • ( MM Radiodermatitis OR TI Radiodermatitis OR "radiotherapy-induced skin reaction*" OR "radiation dermatitis" ) OR ( (MM Radiodermatitis OR TI Radiodermatitis OR brachytherapy OR "radiotherapy-induced skin reaction*" OR "radiation dermatitis" OR MH "Radiotherapy/AE") 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) ) 
    • Limiters: English Language; Clinical Queries: Therapy - High Sensitivity, Therapy - High Specificity, Therapy - Best Balance
    • 83 citations retrieved
  • NCCN: No results
  • Cochrane Collaboration: No results
129 titles selected for full article review
 
89 final studies were included after the removal of duplicates and studies that did not meet inclusion criteria and the addition of manuscripts retrieved in other topics meeting radiodermatitis-specific criteria
 
Inclusion Criteria
1. Full research report, systematic review, guideline, or meta-analysis
2. The study must report the results of the measurement of radiodermatitis associated with external beam radiotherapy or brachytherapy.
3. The study examines an intervention aimed at affecting radiodermatitis.
4. The study sample must include patients with cancer.
 
Exclusion Criteria
1. Grey literature
2. Descriptive-only study 

Menu