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|Title:||Methodology for the MASCC/ISOO Mucositis Clinical Practice Guidelines Update|
|Citation:||Supportive Care in Cancer, 2013; 21(1):303-308|
|J.M. Bowen, S. Elad, R.D. Hutchins and R.V. Lalla|
|Abstract:||Members of the Mucositis Study Group of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer/International Society of Oral Oncology (MASCC/ISOO) recently completed the process of updating the MASCC/ISOO Clinical Practice Guidelines for the prevention and treatment of mucositis. These guidelines, originally published in 2004, and last updated in 2007, provide clinicians with objective, evidence-based recommendations for the management of mucositis secondary to cancer therapy. This brief paper describes the methodology used to conduct the most recent systematic review in 2011, and develop new guidelines, providing the basis for the update. The overriding aims of the process were to assess evidence of effectiveness of interventions for the prevention and treatment of mucositis and to produce clinical practice guidelines for the management of mucositis using best available evidence.|
|Keywords:||Mucositis – MASCC/ISOO – Methodology|
|Description:||For the Mucositis Study Group of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer/International Society of Oral Oncology (MASCC/ISOO)|
|Rights:||© Springer-Verlag 2012|
|Appears in Collections:||Medical Sciences publications|
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