Topical treatment for bleeding oncologic wounds in breast cancer patients: a systematic review

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33448/rsd-v11i11.33942

Keywords:

Wounds and Injuries; Breast Neoplasms; Therapeutics.

Abstract

Objective: To analyze the main clinical evidence about topical treatment for bleeding oncologic wounds in breast cancer patients. Methodology: This is a systematic review carried out using the PRISMA method, in the electronic databases PubMed, Scopus and Web of Science, using the following descriptors: “breast neoplasms”, “breast cancer”, “wounds and injuries”, “malignant fungating wounds”, “malignant wounds” and “bleeding”. Full texts, available in Portuguese, English or Spanish, published between January 2010 and June 2022 were included. In addition to these factors, inclusion criteria were defined as primary studies that investigated treatments, interventions or any topical measures to control bleeding from oncologic wounds in adult patients (≥ 18 years) with breast cancer. Results: 06 articles made up the final sample of this study, with a higher frequency of publication in 2012 (n: 02). Participants in the primary studies reviewed underwent 12 different types of topical treatments, which included hemostatic coatings, non-adherent coatings, vasoactive medication, and cauterizing substances. Overall, all studies reported therapeutic success in relation to the specific forms of treatment employed. Conclusion: Current evidence shows therapeutic success in bleeding oncological wounds from the topical application of several products. However, the results should be interpreted with caution, given the low level of evidence presented by the studies.

Author Biographies

Cynthia Lopes Ferreira, Faculdade de Ciências Humanas de Olinda

Enfermeira pela Faculdade de Ciências Humanas de Olinda (FACHO).

Karoliny Alves Pereira, Centro Universitário de João Pessoa

Enfermeira pelo Centro Universitário de João Pessoa (Unipê)

Mariana Silva Vasconcelos dos Santos, Centro Universitário Brasileiro

Enfermeira pelo Centro Universitário Brasileiro (Unibra)

Etiene Alves de Santana Uchôa, Universidade Católica de Pernambuco

Graduanda de Enfermagem pela Universidade Católica de Pernambuco (UNICAP)

Polyana Alves Bernardino, Universidade Católica de Pernambuco

Enfermeira pela Universidade Católica de Pernambuco (UNICAP)

Vitória Campos dos Santos, Universidade Salvador

Graduanda em Enfermagem pela Universidade Salvador (UNIFACS)

Rayane Gomes de Barros, Centro Universitário Brasileiro

Enfermeira pelo Centro Universitário Brasileiro (UNIBRA)

Thaysa Rafaela Lima da Silva, Centro Universitário Estácio do Recife

Enfermeira pelo Centro Universitário Estácio do Recife

José William Araújo do Nascimento, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco

Enfermeiro pela Universidade Católica de Pernambuco (UNICAP), Especialista em Anatomia Humana pela UNINTER, Mestre e Doutorando em Informática Médica pela Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (Cin-UFPE).

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Published

31/08/2022

How to Cite

FERREIRA, C. L.; PEREIRA, K. A.; SANTOS, M. S. V. dos .; UCHÔA, E. A. de S.; BERNARDINO, P. A.; SANTOS, V. C. dos .; BARROS, R. G. de .; SILVA, T. R. L. da .; NASCIMENTO, J. W. A. do . Topical treatment for bleeding oncologic wounds in breast cancer patients: a systematic review. Research, Society and Development, [S. l.], v. 11, n. 11, p. e506111133942, 2022. DOI: 10.33448/rsd-v11i11.33942. Disponível em: https://rsdjournal.org/index.php/rsd/article/view/33942. Acesso em: 6 oct. 2022.

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