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What is the web site that provides a written descrition that grades side effects on various body systems? i think the grades are 0 4.

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Dr. Joshua Batt
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
Side Effect Grades: This site explains what the grading system is used for in relation to HIV medications and their side effects. http://i-base.info/guides/side/how-side-effects-are-graded the national cancer institute (nci) has a a toxicity grading system used universally for clinical trials that grades from no or mild toxicity for each organ system (0-1) to severe (4) where medication is stopped.
Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
CTCAE: Take a look at the following site which talks about common terminology criteria for adverse events: http://evs.Nci.Nih.Gov/ftp1/ctcae/ctcae_4.03_2010-06-14_quickreference_5x7.Pdf the grading system is 1 to 5 (5 being death). It goes through all of the different organ systems and associated side effects.

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