Skin Reactions Search Strategy

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

Search Terms: (Therapy/Broad[filter] OR systematic[sb]) AND (((rash[ti] OR "hand-foot"[ti] OR HFSR[ti] OR Acneiform Eruptions[mesh] OR dermatol*[ti] OR cutaneous[ti]) AND (manag*[ti] OR intervention*[ti] OR reduc*[ti] OR prevent*[ti])) OR (("Antibodies, Monoclonal/adverse effects"[MAJR] OR "Antineoplastic Agents/adverse effects"[MAJR] OR Acneiform Eruptions[majr]) AND (Eyelash* OR rash*[ti] OR dermatol*[ti] OR skin[ti] OR cutaneous[ti])))

Limits: English, Cancer

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 rash, PPE, xerosis, pruitis, paronychia, or photosensitivity associated with chemotherapy treatment
  3. The study examines an intervention aimed at affecting  the skin reaction
  4. Study sample must include patients with cancer

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Grey literature
  2. Descriptive only study
  3. Case studies or case series only
  4. Studies involving skin effects not listed in inclusions
  5. Studies involving patients treated with radiotherapy or combined radiotherapy and chemotherapy