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Brown KR, Rzucidlo E, et al.
Journal of vascular surgery. Date of publication 2011 Jan 1;volume 53(1 Suppl):15S-21S.
1. J Vasc Surg. 2011 Jan;53(1 Suppl):15S-21S. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2010.06.175. Epub 2010 Sep 16. Acute and chronic radiation injury. Brown KR(1), Rzucidlo E. Author information: (1)Division of Vascular Surgery at The Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 53226, USA. krbrown@mcw.edu Erratum in J Vasc Surg. 2012 Feb;55(2):627. INTRODUCTION: Although all areas of the body are susceptible to radiation injury, different tissues have varying tolerances for radiation exposure. The goal of this summary is to introduce basic concepts of radiation biology and discuss the effects of radiation on various tissues. METHODS: Reference texts and literature were reviewed to summarize key points in radiation biology and the direct and indirect cell damage caused by radiation. RESULTS: The most prevalent factor for injury is long exposure time, which can be an issue in lengthy peripheral vascular or aortic interventions. Several key maneuvers can help decrease exposure for both the patient and the physician. CONCLUSION: Radiation induces tissue injury at the cellular level. The use of good fluoroscopic technique is imperative for physician and patient protection. Published by Mosby, Inc. DOI: 10.1016/j.jvs.2010.06.175 PMID: 20843630 [Indexed for MEDLINE]
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Radiation-induced Cutaneous Damage - Introduction and Assessment
Radiation-Induced Cutaneous Damage - Treatment, Prevention, Patient Education
Patient Education - Radiation-induced cutaneous damage - Acute Effects