論文

査読有り
2015年2月

Preparation of pediatric patients for treatment with proton beam therapy

RADIOTHERAPY AND ONCOLOGY
  • Masashi Mizumoto
  • ,
  • Yoshiko Oshiro
  • ,
  • Kaoru Ayuzawa
  • ,
  • Toshio Miyamoto
  • ,
  • Toshiyuki Okumura
  • ,
  • Takashi Fukushima
  • ,
  • Hiroko Fukushima
  • ,
  • Hitoshi Ishikawa
  • ,
  • Koji Tsuboi
  • ,
  • Hideyuki Sakurai

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開始ページ
245
終了ページ
248
記述言語
英語
掲載種別
研究論文(学術雑誌)
DOI
10.1016/j.radonc.2015.01.007
出版者・発行元
ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD

Purpose: Anesthesia is often used in proton beam therapy (PBT) for pediatric patients and this may prolong the treatment time. The aim of the study was to examine preparation of pediatric patients to allow smooth performance of PBT.
Material and methods: Preparation was initiated 1-2 days before treatment planning CT and continued for 10 days. The patient first visited the facility to become familiar with the treatment room and staff. As the second step, the patient stayed in the treatment bed for a certain time with their mother, and then stayed on the treatment bed alone. Special fixtures painted with characters, music, and gifts were also prepared.
Results: From 2010 to 2014, 111 pediatric patients underwent PBT. These patients were divided into 3 groups: 40 who could follow instructions well (group A, median age: 13.6 years old), 60 who could communicate, but found it difficult to stay alone for a long time (group B, median age: 4.6 years old), and 11 who could not follow instructions (group C, median age: 1.6 years old). Preparation was used for patients in group B. The mean treatment times in groups A, B and C were 13.6, 17.1, and 15.6 min, respectively, on PBT treatment days 2-6, and 11.8, 13.0, and 16.9 min, respectively, for the last 5 days of PBT treatment. The time reduction was significant in group B (p = 0.003).
Conclusion: Preparation is useful for pediatric patients who can communicate. This approach allows PBT to be conducted more smoothly over a shorter treatment time. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

Web of Science ® 被引用回数 : 10

リンク情報
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radonc.2015.01.007
PubMed
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25620062
Web of Science
https://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=JSTA_CEL&SrcApp=J_Gate_JST&DestLinkType=FullRecord&KeyUT=WOS:000352922900018&DestApp=WOS_CPL
ID情報
  • DOI : 10.1016/j.radonc.2015.01.007
  • ISSN : 0167-8140
  • PubMed ID : 25620062
  • Web of Science ID : WOS:000352922900018

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