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Title: Hyperbaric oxygen: Primary treatment of radiation-induced hemorrhagic cystitis

Abstract

Of 8 patients with symptoms of advanced cystitis due to pelvic radiation treated with hyperbaric oxygen 7 are persistently improved during followup. All 6 patients treated for gross hematuria requiring hospitalization have been free of symptoms for an average of 24 months (range 6 to 43 months). One patient treated for stress incontinence currently is dry despite little change in bladder capacity, implying salutary effect from hyperbaric oxygen on the sphincter mechanism. One patient with radiation-induced prostatitis failed to respond. This experience suggests that hyperbaric oxygen should be considered the primary treatment for patients with symptomatic radiation-induced hemorrhagic cystitis.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Temple Univ. School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5765296
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 5765296
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
J. Urol.; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 142:1
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; OXYGEN; RADIOSENSITIVITY EFFECTS; UROGENITAL SYSTEM DISEASES; RADIOINDUCTION; HEMORRHAGE; MAN; NEOPLASMS; PATIENTS; PELVIS; RADIATION INJURIES; SYMPTOMS; ANIMALS; BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS; BIOLOGICAL RADIATION EFFECTS; BODY; BODY AREAS; DISEASES; ELEMENTS; INJURIES; MAMMALS; NONMETALS; PATHOLOGICAL CHANGES; PRIMATES; RADIATION EFFECTS; VERTEBRATES 560151* -- Radiation Effects on Animals-- Man

Citation Formats

Weiss, J.P., and Neville, E.C. Hyperbaric oxygen: Primary treatment of radiation-induced hemorrhagic cystitis. United States: N. p., 1989. Web.
Weiss, J.P., & Neville, E.C. Hyperbaric oxygen: Primary treatment of radiation-induced hemorrhagic cystitis. United States.
Weiss, J.P., and Neville, E.C. Sat . "Hyperbaric oxygen: Primary treatment of radiation-induced hemorrhagic cystitis". United States.
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title = {Hyperbaric oxygen: Primary treatment of radiation-induced hemorrhagic cystitis},
author = {Weiss, J.P. and Neville, E.C.},
abstractNote = {Of 8 patients with symptoms of advanced cystitis due to pelvic radiation treated with hyperbaric oxygen 7 are persistently improved during followup. All 6 patients treated for gross hematuria requiring hospitalization have been free of symptoms for an average of 24 months (range 6 to 43 months). One patient treated for stress incontinence currently is dry despite little change in bladder capacity, implying salutary effect from hyperbaric oxygen on the sphincter mechanism. One patient with radiation-induced prostatitis failed to respond. This experience suggests that hyperbaric oxygen should be considered the primary treatment for patients with symptomatic radiation-induced hemorrhagic cystitis.},
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journal = {J. Urol.; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 142:1,
place = {United States},
year = {1989},
month = {7}
}