Oral Mucositis in Patients Undergoing Antineoplastic Chemotherapy

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University of Arkansas

Status

Completed

Conditions

Oral Mucositis

Treatments

Device: Infrared Thermometer

Study type

Observational

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT01036633
110227

Details and patient eligibility

About

The purpose of this study was to: To investigate the feasibility of using infrared (IR) thermometer to grade the severity of oral mucositis in patients with multiple myeloma undergoing chemotherapy. To obtain preliminary data on the most optimal method of scoring the severity of oral mucositis by comparing the results obtained using the IR thermometer to the World Health Organization (WHO) mucositis grading system and the patient self-assessment questionnaire. To Investigate the correlation between the quantitative readings obtained from oral mucosa with the IR thermometer.

Full description

Several grading systems for oral mucositis are available including those of the World Health Organization (WHO), Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG), Western Consortium for Cancer Nursing Research WCCNR, and the National Cancer Institute Common Toxicity Criteria (NCICTC) and others However, all of these oral mucositis grading systems rely on visual examination and are therefore subjective and operator-dependent tools and suffer from significant interpersonal variability (6). With the current improvements in medicine and technology, there is definitely a need for a more objective, easy to perform, non-invasive, affordable, quantitative and reproducible tool that is operator-independent to assess the severity of oral mucositis. The introduction of such a tool would greatly improve our ability to compare the oral mucosal toxicity of antineoplastic therapies and the efficacy of various mucoprotective therapies. Furthermore, the use of such a tool can be extended to patients undergoing radiation treatment with or without chemotherapy for various malignancies including head and neck cancers.

Enrollment

4 patients

Sex

All

Ages

18 to 85 years old

Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

Multiple Myeloma receiving chemotherapy Grade 3/4 Mucositis

Exclusion criteria

Women of child bearing potential who are unable to take adequate contraceptive precautions, have + pregnancy test w/in 24 hrs prior to study, pregnant, currently breastfeeding will not be able to participate in the study

Trial design

4 participants in 2 patient groups

Control Group no mucositis
Description:
Control patients with multiple myeloma who are not currently receiving chemotherapy and who do not suffer from oral mucositis
Treatment:
Device: Infrared Thermometer
Non-control Group Mucositis
Description:
Patients with multiple myeloma suffering from WHO Grade 3/4 Oral Mucositis
Treatment:
Device: Infrared Thermometer

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