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An experimental study of the use of hyperbaric oxygen to reduce the side effects of radiation treatment for malignant disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17467238     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) has been used for more than 20 years to assist wound healing in the treatment of the more severe complications associated with the side effects of therapeutic radiation treatment. A prospective study was performed in an irradiated rat model to determine whether HBO is effective in reducing the long-term side effects of therapeutic radiation treatment on normal tissue, when given 1 week after the completion of the radiation treatment. The experimental model was designed to simulate a fractionated course of therapeutic radiation that is commonly used in the treatment of cancer of the mandible. One week following completion of the radiotherapy, the animals underwent a 4-week course of HBO treatment, and two animals from each group were killed at 8-week intervals until the end of the experiment at 36 weeks. Histological sections of tissue clearly showed continued growth of teeth and maintenance of specialized tissues, such as salivary gland and bone, in the treated group compared to the non-treated group. This experimental model demonstrated that HBO is effective in reducing the long-term side effects of therapeutic radiation treatment in normal tissue, when given 1 week after the completion of the radiation treatment.
R A Williamson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2007-04-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0901-5027     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg     Publication Date:  2007 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-05-14     Completed Date:  2007-08-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8605826     Medline TA:  Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg     Country:  Denmark    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  533-40     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Western Australia, 17 Monash Avenue, PERTH WA 6000, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Biological Markers / analysis
Hyperbaric Oxygenation / methods*
Mandible / growth & development
Mandibular Neoplasms / radiotherapy*
Models, Theoretical
Prospective Studies
Radiation Injuries / therapy*
Rats, Wistar
Salivary Glands / growth & development
Tetracycline / analysis
Tooth / growth & development
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Biological Markers; 60-54-8/Tetracycline

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