radiation enteritis


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radiation enteritis

Enteritis from exposure to ionizing radiation (e.g., after radiation therapy for cancers of the gastrointestinal or pelvic organs).
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DISCUSSION: Radiation enteritis describes the pathophysiology and clinical manifestation of radiation injury to the small intestine and the colon and is more commonly seen in terminal ileum which is relatively fixed, in comparison to the jejunum and proximal ileum [6].
Acute radiation enteritis presents during or shortly after a course of radiation therapy and typically presents with nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain.
The objectives of the study are to evaluate the safety and maximal tolerated dose of escalating doses of SGX201, as well as the preliminary efficacy of SGX201 for prevention of signs and symptoms of acute radiation enteritis.
NASDAQ: SLXP) today announced results of a study entitled "Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Balsalazide in the Prevention of Acute Radiation Enteritis as a Consequence of Pelvic Radiotherapy.

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