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Toxicity after (125)I prostate brachytherapy in patients with inflammatory bowel disease.
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PMID:  22738665     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
PURPOSE: To determine gastrointestinal (GI) toxicity after (125)I prostate brachytherapy in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). METHODS AND MATERIALS: We retrospectively reviewed 13 patients diagnosed with IBD from a cohort of over 3200 patients with low- to intermediate-risk prostate cancer treated with (125)I brachytherapy (144Gy). Acute (i.e. <12 months) and late lower GI toxicity after brachytherapy using the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) grading system was assessed. Possible factors (e.g. patient, treatment, dosimetry, and characteristics of IBD) influencing GI toxicity were assessed. RESULTS: Median followup was 4.2 years. Ten patients had ulcerative colitis (UC) and 3 had Crohn's disease. Seven patients with UC had known involvement of the rectum. Acute RTOG GI Grade 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 toxicity was seen in 7, 1, 2, 2, 1 patients, respectively. The corresponding late RTOG GI toxicity was seen in 7, 1, 3, 1, 1 patients, respectively. Two patients required major surgery. All patients with severe GI toxicity (i.e., Grade ≥3) had UC with disease involving the rectum and underwent endoscopic biopsies of the rectum within 3 months after the implant. There was no clear association with other factors with toxicity. CONCLUSIONS: Twenty-three percent and 15% patients with IBD experienced Grade 3 or higher acute and late GI toxicity, respectively, after brachytherapy. Prostate brachytherapy should be used with great caution or avoided, particularly for men with active IBD involving the rectum. Biopsies of the rectum after brachytherapy should be avoided as it may lead to ulceration.
Howard H Pai; Mira Keyes; W James Morris; Jennifer Christie
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-6-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Brachytherapy     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-1449     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-6-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101137600     Medline TA:  Brachytherapy     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 American Brachytherapy Society. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Radiation Oncology Program, British Columbia Cancer Agency-Vancouver Island Centre, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; Provincial Prostate Brachytherapy Program, British Columbia Cancer Agency, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
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