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Table 2 Endoscopic findings and grading of radiation colitis in cancer patients receiving external pelvic radiotherapy with or without amifostine prophylaxis.

From: Randomized phase II exploratory study of prophylactic amifostine in cancer patients who receive radical radiotherapy to the pelvis

  A + R (N = 21) R (N = 23)
Endoscopically rated colitis Acute Late Acute Late
Grade 1 - - - 2
Grade 2 - 6 2 6
Grade 3 - 1 1 -
Grade 4 - - 1 -
Totals (%) -
(0%)+
7
(28,6%)
4
(17,4%)+
8
(34,8%)
  1. *A = Amifostine
  2. **R = Radiotherapy
  3. + p = 0.05