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:: Volume 21, Issue 3 (6-2023) ::
Int J Radiat Res 2023, 21(3): 499-503 Back to browse issues page
Application of portable vaginal irrigator in patients with cervical cancer undergoing external irradiation combined with intracavitary brachytherapy
H. Zhang , J. Qian , J. Lin
Department of Radiation Oncology, and Department of Laboratory Medicine, Shanghai Sixth People's Hospital, Affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200000, China , yqyysj116@163.com
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Background: To probe the impact of portable vaginal irrigator in patients with cervical cancer undergoing radiotherapy. Materials and Methods: A total of 100 patients with advanced cervical cancer who received radiotherapy in our hospital from January 2021 to December 2022 were chosen and separated into control group (CG, n=50) and research group (RG, n=50). After radiotherapy, patients in the CG control group adopted extrusion balloon irrigator for vaginal irrigation, while patients in the RG adopted portable vaginal irrigator for vaginal irrigation. The cleanliness, vaginal length, vaginal width, comfort ratio, patient satisfaction, and occurrence of complications in both groups were compared. Results: The number of patients with a white blood cell count of 15-30 in the RG was less than that of the CG (P<0.05). The number of patients in cleanliness degree I in the RG was higher relative to the CG (P<0.05), while the number of patients in cleanliness degree III in the RG was lower compared to the CG (P<0.05). Three months after radiotherapy, the vaginal length and vaginal width of the RG were higher relative to the CG (P<0.05). The comfort ratio and satisfaction of patients in the RG was higher compared to the CG (P<0.05). The occurrence of complications in the RG was declined compared to the CG (P<0.05). Conclusion: The use of portable vaginal irrigation device realizes the comfortable feeling of patients in the process of use, improves the effect of vaginal irrigation, reduces the occurrence of complications after radiotherapy, which is worthy of clinical promotion.
Keywords: Cervical cancer, radiotherapy, portable vaginal irrigator, cleanliness, complications.
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Zhang H, Qian J, Lin J. Application of portable vaginal irrigator in patients with cervical cancer undergoing external irradiation combined with intracavitary brachytherapy. Int J Radiat Res 2023; 21 (3) :499-503
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