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A total of 50 randomized controlled trials were presented. Other trials and papers were referenced.
The author concluded that most agents require more study.
The author noted the problem of variation in study protocols, insufficient sample sizes, and a lack of consensus regarding the scoring system for mucositis.
The author noted the need to include psychotherapeutic interventions and management and pointed out the lack of a quality-of-life tool for mucositis.