Young adult survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) treated with protocols including cranial radiotherapy demonstrate a persistent weight gain and reduced final height. Published reports on the effects on growth of different oncologic therapies are conflicting and difficult to interpret because they combined children treated with both cranial irradiation and multi-agent chemotherapy. Our study investigated the effect of chemotherapy alone on body mass index (BMI) and on growth at the achievement of final height in a homogeneous cohort of Italian childhood ALL survivors.

Bruzzi, P., Predieri, B., Corrias, A., Marsciani, A., Street, M., Rossodivita, A. N., Paolucci, P., Iughetti, L., Final height and body mass index in adult survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia treated without cranial radiotherapy: a retrospective longitudinal multicenter Italian study, <<BMC PEDIATRICS>>, 2014; 14 (Settembre): 236-236. [doi:10.1186/1471-2431-14-236] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/64646]

Final height and body mass index in adult survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia treated without cranial radiotherapy: a retrospective longitudinal multicenter Italian study

Rossodivita, Aurora Natalia;
2014

Abstract

Young adult survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) treated with protocols including cranial radiotherapy demonstrate a persistent weight gain and reduced final height. Published reports on the effects on growth of different oncologic therapies are conflicting and difficult to interpret because they combined children treated with both cranial irradiation and multi-agent chemotherapy. Our study investigated the effect of chemotherapy alone on body mass index (BMI) and on growth at the achievement of final height in a homogeneous cohort of Italian childhood ALL survivors.
2014
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Bruzzi, P., Predieri, B., Corrias, A., Marsciani, A., Street, M., Rossodivita, A. N., Paolucci, P., Iughetti, L., Final height and body mass index in adult survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia treated without cranial radiotherapy: a retrospective longitudinal multicenter Italian study, <<BMC PEDIATRICS>>, 2014; 14 (Settembre): 236-236. [doi:10.1186/1471-2431-14-236] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/64646]
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