Oral cryotherapy for preventing oral mucositis during chemotherapy


This review of the efficacy of oral cryotherapy in the prevention of chemotherapy-induced oral mucositis included 14 studies and a total of 1577 patients. The findings indicate that oral cryotherapy is effective in preventing oral mucositis in patients undergoing chemotherapy for the management of solid malignancies.

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Using ice chips reduces oral mucositis in patients undergoing chemotherapy


Cancer treatment is increasingly effective but is associated with short and long term side effects. Oral side effects remain a major source of illness despite the use of a variety of agents to prevent them. One of these side effects is oral mucositis (mouth ulcers). The aim of this study was to assess the effect [read the full story…]