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Table 3 Literature data

From: Long-term results of radiotherapy for periarthritis of the shoulder: a retrospective evaluation

Authors Number of patients Parameter Dose per fraction/total dose Time of data collection Results (%, Pannewitz class.)
      +++ ++ + 0
Fuchs u. Hofbauer (1957)11 28 Pain Mobility 60 – 100 R/600 – 1500 R End of RT 79% 17% -- 4%
Braun u. Jakob (1965)12 25 Pain Mobility 100 – 140 R/300 – 1640 R Not stated 64% 32% -- 4%
Schertel (1968)13 89 Pain Mobility 100 R/400 – 600 R 6 weeks after RT 2% 18% 43% 49%
Wieser (1969)14 160 Pain 40 – 120 R/500 R End of RT 22% 45% 22% 11%
Keinert (1972)15 145 Pain Mobility 30 – 100 R/400 R Several weeks after RT 50% 41% -- 9%
Zilberberg et al. (1976)16 200 Pain Mobility 120 R/1200 R 4 weeks after RT 46% 24% 16% 14%
Hassenstein (1979)17 233 Pain Mobility 0.5 – 1 Gy/1.5 – 3 Gy 4–6 weeks after RT 43% 31% -- 26%
Goerlitz (1981)18 50 Pain Mobility 0.5 Gy/4 Gy 3 months after RT 48% 34% -- 18%
Hess (1988)19 164 Pain 0.3 – 0.5 Gy/up to 3 Gy Several time intervals 49% 27% -- 24%
Sautter-Bihl (1993)20 30 Pain Mobility 0.5 – 1 Gy/2.5 – 6 Gy End of RT 33% 27% 27% 13%
Keilholz et al. (1995)21 106 Orthopedic scores 0.5 Gy/3 Gy 6 weeks after RT 49% 32% -- 19%
Schaefer u. Micke (1996)22 42 Pain Mobility 0.5 – 1 Gy/2 – 4 Gy 6 weeks after RT 61% 15% -- 24%
Heyd (1998)23 41 Pain Mobility 1 Gy/4 Gy Several time intervals 44% 27% 17% 12%
Seegenschmiedt (1998)24 89 Pain Orthop. Scores 0.5/6 Gy (2 × 3 Gy) 6 weeks after RT 49% 26% 6% 19%
Zwicker et al. (1998)25 77 Pain Mobility 1 Gy/6 Gy 3 months after RT 34% 35% 20% 11%
Schultze (2004)26 94 Pain Mobility 0.75 Gy/6 Gy 4 months after RT 18% 27% 14% 41%
Own results 141 Pain Mobility 1.0 Gy/6 Gy 4.5 months after RT 19% 13% 39% 45% 11% 11% 31% 30%
  1. Comparison of literature data with our results
  2. Explanation of abbreviations:
  3. +++: painless
  4. ++: markedly improved
  5. +: improved
  6. 0: stable or worse