Laser Therapy in Preventing Oral Mucositis in Patients Undergoing Bone Marrow Transplantation
RATIONALE: Laser therapy may reduce the severity of symptoms and speed healing of oral mucositis. It is not yet known if laser therapy is effective in preventing oral mucositis.
PURPOSE: Randomized phase II/III trial to determine the effectiveness of laser therapy in preventing oral mucositis in patients who are undergoing bone marrow transplantation.
Procedure: management of therapy complications
|Study Design:||Primary Purpose: Supportive Care|
|Official Title:||A Phase II/III Blinded Randomized Trial to Determine the Efficacy of Low Energy Diode Laser Therapy (650 nm or 780 nm) to Prevent Oral Mucositis Following Bone Marrow Transplantation|
|Study Start Date:||April 1995|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2002|
OBJECTIVES: I. Determine whether low-energy laser therapy can prevent oral mucositis in patients undergoing bone marrow transplantation.
OUTLINE: This is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Patients are randomized to one of three treatment arms. Arm I: Patients undergo low-energy laser therapy with visible red light (650 nm) daily over 15-20 minutes beginning on the first day of their transplant conditioning regimen and continuing until day 2 after bone marrow transplantation. Arm II: Patients undergo low-energy laser therapy with invisible infra-red light (780 nm) daily on the same schedule as in arm I. Arm III: Patients undergo sham laser therapy daily on the same schedule as in arm I. Patients are followed on days 3, 7, 10, 14, 18, 21, and 24.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 66 patients (22 per treatment arm) will be accrued for this study.
|United States, Washington|
|Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center|
|Seattle, Washington, United States, 98109-1024|
|Study Chair:||Mark M. Schubert, DDS, MSD||Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center|