Hilotherapy-study on Prevention of Oxaliplatin-induced Peripheral Neuropathy

  • End date
    May 16, 2022
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven
Updated on 13 June 2021


Effectiveness of hilotherapy for the prevention of oxaliplatin-induced peripheral neuropathy and pain in the treatment of gastrointestinal tumors: A randomized controlled trial.


This study investigates whether constant cooling of the hands and feet using Hilotherm ChemoCare devices reduces the incidence of (severe) oxaliplatin-induced peripheral neuropathy and pain compared to standard care (i.e. no hand and foot cooling) in patients with gastrointestinal tumors.

Condition quality-of-life, Quality of life, Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy
Treatment Hilotherapy
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04913376
SponsorUniversitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven
Last Modified on13 June 2021


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Inclusion Criteria

years or older
Gastro-intestinal tumor, treated in UZ Leuven (University Hospitals of Leuven)
Starting oxaliplatin-based treatment

Exclusion Criteria

Already grade 2 or higher peripheral neuropathy
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