STUDY OF EFFICACY OF HYPOFRACTIONATED RADIOTHERAPY 8 GRAY IN SINGLE FRACTION IN PALLIATION OF PAIN SECONDARY TO BONE METASTASIS

Hypofractionated Radiotherapy 8 Gray

  • Usman Ali Combined Military Hospital/ National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan,
  • Salman Arif Combined Military Hospital/ National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Talha Maqsood Combined Military Hospital/ National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Saira Ahmed Pak Emirates Military Hospital/ National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Najia Ahmed Pak Emirates Military Hospital/ National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Zeeshan Alvi Combined Military Hospital/ National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
Keywords: Bone metastasis, Palliative, Radiotherapy

Abstract

Objectives: To determine the efficacy of hypo-fractionated radiotherapy 8 Gray in 1 fraction for palliation of pain
secondary to bone metastasis.
Study Design: Quasi-experimental study.
Place and Duration of Study: Oncology department, Combined Military Hospital, Rawalpindi, Sep 2012 to Nov
2013.
Patients and Methods: Forty three patients were included after permission from concerned authorities and
Hospital Ethical Committee. OPD registration numbers, name, age, gender, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group
(ECOG) performance status (PS), diagnosis of primary malignancy along with histopathology and sites of skeletal
metastasis were recorded. Radiotherapy 8 Gy in 1 fraction was administered using 6MV (mega voltage) Primus
Linear Accelerator with 2-2.5 cm margin around the gross disease at the Oncology department, CMH Rawalpindi.
Pain score was recorded using visual analogue scale on the day of administering radiotherapy (day 0) and thirty
days (day 30) after radiotherapy to assess response to treatment.
Results: There was a statistically significant (<0.001) improvement in the scores of pain with treatment at day 30.
Thirty four out of forty three patients (86%) showed an improvement in pain score.
Conclusion: Based on our results hypofractionated radiotherapy 8 Gy in 1fraction is an effective modality in the
palliation of pain secondary to bone metastasis.

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Published
2018-10-31
How to Cite
Ali, U., Arif, S., Maqsood, T., Ahmed, S., Ahmed, N., & Alvi, Z. (2018). STUDY OF EFFICACY OF HYPOFRACTIONATED RADIOTHERAPY 8 GRAY IN SINGLE FRACTION IN PALLIATION OF PAIN SECONDARY TO BONE METASTASIS. Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal, 68(5), 1449-52. Retrieved from https://mail.pafmj.org/index.php/PAFMJ/article/view/2346
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