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Sweat gland function as a measure of radiation change.

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BACKGROUND: Radiotherapy may result in dryness of the skin even when no other change can be detected. We describe a system for recording the electrical conductance of skin as a measure of sweat gland function. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In 22 normal volunteers close agreement was obtained between measurements obtained from comparable sites on both sides of the chest. Measurements were subsequently made in 38 patients treated by radiotherapy to one side of the chest for tumours of the breast or lun...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Oncology
Role:
Author
Journal:
Radiotherapy and oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
Volume:
54
Issue:
1
Pages:
79-85
Publication date:
2000-01-05
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EISSN:
1879-0887
ISSN:
0167-8140
URN:
uuid:e5bcb181-084f-40cf-ac56-04e00259e436
Source identifiers:
131150
Local pid:
pubs:131150

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