Rehabilitation of falls in patients with iatrogenic chemotherapy–induced neuropathy

  • Claudia Loreti
  • Augusto Fusco
  • Silvia Giovannini
  • Daniele CoraciEmail author
  • Luca Padua
Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,

We have read with particular interest the recent article titled “Assessing risk factors of falls in cancer patients with chemotherapy-induced peripheral neurotoxicity” by Argyriou and colleagues [1]. This large and insightful study aims to identify factors related to risk of falls in patients affected by chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN), suggesting the combination of the Total Neuropathy Score and a precise clinical assessment could represent a cost-effective and easy predictor [1].

This work is particularly important for several motives. The paper states how falls in patients affected by CIPN present copious individual and social costs. In fact, this condition affects directly on the quality of life (QoL) of patients and their relatives and heavily impacts on the healthcare system [1]. For these reasons, identification of factors predisposing to falls, to prevent them, is a worldwide priority in elderly [2, 3], musculoskeletal diseases [4],...


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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.IRCCS Fondazione Don Carlo GnocchiMilanItaly
  2. 2.Rehabilitation UnitsFondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCSRomeItaly
  3. 3.Neuroriabilitazione ad Alta IntensitàFondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCSRomeItaly
  4. 4.Department of Geriatrics, Neurosciences and OrthopaedicsCatholic University of Sacred HeartRomeItaly

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