International Journal of Cancer Management

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A Review of the Quality of Extant Clinical Practice Guidelines in Cancer Therapy-Induced Mucositis

Shahin Salarvand 1 , Simin Hemati 2 , Payman Adibi 3 and Fariba Taleghani 4 , *
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1 Students Research Committee, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
2 Radiotherapy and Oncology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
3 Faculty of Medicine, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
4 Nursing and Midwifery Care Research Center, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
Article information
  • International Journal of Cancer Management: October 2017, 10 (10); e11553
  • Published Online: October 31, 2017
  • Article Type: Review Article
  • Received: March 28, 2017
  • Revised: June 2, 2017
  • Accepted: September 16, 2017
  • DOI: 10.5812/ijcm.11553

To Cite: Salarvand S, Hemati S, Adibi P, Taleghani F. A Review of the Quality of Extant Clinical Practice Guidelines in Cancer Therapy-Induced Mucositis, Int J Cancer Manag. 2017 ; 10(10):e11553. doi: 10.5812/ijcm.11553.

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1. Context
2. Evidence Acquisition
3. Results
4. Conclusions
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