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Palliative whole-brain radiotherapy and health-related quality of life for patients with brain metastasis in cancer

Overview of attention for article published in Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, August 2015
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Title
Palliative whole-brain radiotherapy and health-related quality of life for patients with brain metastasis in cancer
Published in
Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, August 2015
DOI 10.2147/ndt.s87109
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Authors

Ying Gao, Fei Gao, Jin-lu Ma, Dong-li Zhao

Abstract

To assess the use of palliative whole-brain radiotherapy (WBRT) in the treatment of brain metastases (BMs) and to evaluate the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of these patients. We conducted a retrospective study of 46 patients with BMs who were treated with WBRT at the First Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University between January 2013 and January 2015. External beam radiotherapy techniques were used to deliver 40 Gy in 20 fractions or 30 Gy in ten fractions with a 10 MV photon beam from a linear accelerator to the whole brain. Data were stored and analyzed using SPSS version 17.0. Of the 46 patients, the survival time of patients in our study was 10.8±0.55 months: 11.8±0.46 months in patients with WBRT, 11.75±1.00 in patients with WBRT + chemotherapy, and 3±0.79 months in patients with supportive care, respectively (P<0.01). The HRQOL scores of all the patients were 70±1.16 (before therapy) and 76.83±1.04 (after therapy) (P<0.01). The HRQOL scores of the patients with WBRT were 72.23±0.88 (before therapy) and 78.49±0.87 (after therapy) (P<0.01). There was no central nervous system toxicity; only two (4.3%) patients were found to have BM hemorrhage. Radiation necrosis happened in one patient (2.2%). Effective treatment options for patients with BMs are important. WBRT was evaluated to ensure survival outcomes and QOL were enhanced after therapy for patients with BMs.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 22 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Postgraduate 4 18%
Researcher 4 18%
Student > Bachelor 3 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 9%
Student > Master 2 9%
Other 3 14%
Unknown 4 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 10 45%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 9%
Psychology 2 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 5%
Physics and Astronomy 1 5%
Other 1 5%
Unknown 5 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 August 2017.
All research outputs
#4,396,763
of 14,535,828 outputs
Outputs from Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
#701
of 2,442 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#72,768
of 239,929 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
#30
of 110 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 14,535,828 research outputs across all sources so far. This one has received more attention than most of these and is in the 69th percentile.
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