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Clinical Investigation in Effect of Riboflavin Sodium Phosphate on Prevention and Treatment for Patients with Radiotherapy Related Esophagitis

  • Shen, Kang (Oncology Department, Siyang County People's Hospital) ;
  • Huang, Xin-En (Department of Chemotherapy, Jiangsu Cancer Hospital & Research Institute)
  • Published : 2015.03.09

Abstract

Objective: To investigate the clinical effect of riboflavin sodium phosphate on prevention of radiotherapy related esophagitis (RRE). Methods: This retrospective study involved 55 patients with middle and advanced esophageal cancer who were divided into an experimental group of 28 and a control group of 27 patients. Those in the experimental group were treated with riboflavin sodium phosphate combined with conventional symptomatic treatment during radiotherapy; while patients in control group received the latter alone. The incidence and degree of RRE were compared after radiotherapy. Results: The incidences of RRE in experimental and control group were 53.5% and 81.4%, respectively (p<0.05); the incidence of stages III and IV RRE in the experimental group was 17.8%, while in the control group it was 44.4% (p<0.05). Conclusion: Riboflavin sodium phosphate could significantly prevent RRE and reduce the incidence of stage III and IV disease. These results were worthy of further confirmation by randomized controlled trials.

Keywords

Riboflavin;esophageal cancer;radiotherapy;esophagitis;prevention

Acknowledgement

Supported by : Nanjing science committee

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