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).
See also: enteritis
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Chronic radiation enteritis may present from months to decades after a course of Radiation therapy.
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].
Causes of death were as follows: three (7.5%) cases of perforation of Meckel's diverticulum, two (5%) cases of intestinal tuberculosis, one (2.5%) case of multiple perforations (possibly due to microembolism) due to sepsis in the early post-operative period, during intensive care follow-up, one (2.5%) case of volvulus of the stomach and one (2.5%) case of radiation enteritis due to comorbid cardiovascular diseases.
He added: "We believe that our oral BDP formulations will have utility in other inflammatory GI diseases as well such as Graft-versus-Host disease (GVHD), radiation enteritis and Crohn's disease."
21 December 2009 - US biotechnology company Soligenix Inc (OTC: SNGX) said today it has started a Phase I/II study of SGX201, a time-release formulation of oral beclomethasone 17,21-dipropionate (oral BDP), for the prevention of acute radiation enteritis.
Patients were excluded if they had Crohn's disease, small bowel tumors, radiation enteritis, or surgical anastomoses.

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