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Burning mouth syndrome

Moon-Jong Kim, Hong-Seop Kho
Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is a chronic pain condition characterised by a persistent burning sensation in clinically normal oral mucosa. BMS most commonly occurs in middleaged and elderly women. Various local and systemic factors can cause oral burning symptoms. When all possible local and systemic factors are excluded, burning mouth symptoms can be diagnosed as BMS. Psychophysical tests and histopathological data suggest the involvement of peripheral and central neuropathic mechanisms in BMS etiopathogenesis...
2018: Chinese Journal of Dental Research
M-J Kim, J Kim, H-S Kho
The purpose of this study was to compare clinical and socio-demographic characteristics between burning mouth syndrome (BMS) patients with and without psychological problems. Of 644 patients with symptoms of oral burning, 224 with primary BMS were selected on the basis of laboratory testing, medical history, and psychometric tests: 39 with psychological problems (age 62.5±11.5years) and 185 without psychological problems (age 58.4±11.4years). Comprehensive clinical and socio-demographic characteristics, including psychological profiles and salivary flow rates, were compared between the two groups...
March 2, 2018: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Natália Guimarães Barbosa, Amanda Katarinny Goes Gonzaga, Luzia Leiros de Sena Fernandes, Aldilane Gonçalves da Fonseca, Salomão Israel Monteiro Lourenço Queiroz, Telma Maria Araújo Moura Lemos, Éricka Janine Dantas da Silveira, Ana Miryam Costa de Medeiros
The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) and alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) in the treatment of burning mouth syndrome (BMS) and secondary oral burning (SOB) by unstimulated sialometry, symptom assessment, and measurement of salivary TNF-α levels. Forty-four patients were randomized into four treatment groups: BMS/laser (n = 10), BMS/ALA (n = 5), SOB/laser (n = 15), and SOB/ALA (n = 14). The control group consisted of eight healthy female subjects. Unstimulated salivary flow was measured before and after treatment, and the collected saliva was stored at - 20 °C for the analysis of TNF-α...
March 3, 2018: Lasers in Medical Science
H-S Kho
OBJECTIVES: To provide information about MUC1, epithelial membrane-bound mucin, in terms of its role in oral health. DESIGN: The expression and functional roles of MUC1 in the oral mucosa and salivary glands were reviewed. Information on the modulation of oral mucosal epithelial MUC1 expression compared with that of endometrial epithelial MUC1 expression was also reviewed. In addition, the possible associations between oral mucosal epithelial MUC1 and oral diseases were explored...
March 2018: Oral Diseases
D Di Stasio, V Candotto, R Serpico, R Migliozzi, M Petruzzi, M Tammaro, C Maio, P Gritti, D Lauritano, A Lucchese
To compare the results of psychometric tests in patients with BMS and controls, participants were tested for depression, anxiety, fatigue and distress. Patients with BMS had noticeably higher scores for depression, fatigue and distress, compared to controls. Depression and distress were significantly correlated with the burning symptom. Moreover, distress and burning symptoms proved to be interdependent. Depression seems to play a specific role in BMS. Burning symptoms affect quality of life of patients and they could be a predictor of distress...
January 2018: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
Alison Barry, Ken D O'Halloran, Joseph P McKenna, Christine McCreary, Brendan Harhen, Daniel M Kerr, David P Finn, Eric J Downer
OBJECTIVE: The objective was to measure endocannabinoid (eCB) ligands and non-cannabinoid N-acylethanolamine (NAE) molecules in plasma from individuals with burning mouth syndrome (BMS), and to determine if plasma eCB/NAE levels correlated with pain, inflammation and depressive symptomatology in this cohort. STUDY DESIGN: Plasma content of the eCBs, anandamide (AEA) and 2-arachidonoyl-glycerol (2-AG), and the NAE molecules, palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) and oleolylethanolamide (OEA), were assessed in healthy subjects (n=8) and in a cohort of newly diagnosed BMS patients (n=9) using liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine
Laurel L Wessman, Louise K Andersen, Mark D P Davis
Understanding the effects of age on the epidemiology of diseases primarily affecting the skin is important to the practice of dermatology, both for proper allocation of resources and for optimal patient-centered care. To fully appreciate the effect that age may have on the population-based calculations of incidence of diseases primarily affecting the skin in Olmsted County, Minnesota, and worldwide, we performed a review of all relevant Rochester Epidemiology Project-published data and compared them to similar reports in the worldwide English literature...
January 29, 2018: International Journal of Dermatology
Daniela Adamo, Michele Davide Mignogna, Giuseppe Pecoraro, Massimo Aria, Giulio Fortuna
OBJECTIVES: We sought to determine the efficacy of psychotropic drug in the management of BMS-like oral symptoms in patients with reticular oral lichen planus (R-OLP) refractory to conventional therapies, and its impact on anxious and depressive symptoms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We enrolled 28 cases of symptomatic R-OLP. The Numeric Rating Scale (NRS), the Total Pain Rating Index (T-PRI), the Hamilton rating scales for Depression (HAM-D) and Anxiety (HAM-A) were performed at baseline (time 0), after 2 months of topical clonazepam (time 1) and after 6 months of benzodiazepine and antidepressant drugs (time 2)...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
Shikha Acharya, Anette Carlén, Bengt Wenneberg, Mats Jontell, Catharina Hägglin
OBJECTIVE: Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is a chronic orofacial pain disorder that is defined by a burning sensation in the oral mucosa. The aim of this study was to investigate the underlying factors, clinical characteristics and self-reported oral and general health factors associated with BMS. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Fifty-six women with BMS (mean age: 67.7) and their age-matched controls were included in the study. A general questionnaire, an OHRQL index and BMS-specific questionnaires were used...
December 28, 2017: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
Mohammad S Alrashdan, Mustafa Alkhader
The psychological aspects of chronic pain conditions represent a key component of the pain experience, and orofacial pain conditions are not an exception. In this review, we highlight how psychological factors affect some common oral mucosal and orofacial pain conditions (namely, oral lichen planus, recurrent aphthous stomatitis, burning mouth syndrome, and temporomandibular disorders) with emphasis on the significance of supplementing classical biomedical treatment modalities with appropriate psychological counseling to improve treatment outcomes in targeted patients...
October 2017: European Journal of Dentistry
Young Chan Lee, Ran Song, You-Jung Yang, Young-Gyu Eun
AIMS: To investigate the prevalence and predictive factors of Sjögren's syndrome (SS) in a cohort of patients with burning mouth symptoms. METHODS: A total of 125 patients with burning mouth symptoms were enrolled in a prospective study and assessed for the presence of SS. The severity of oral symptoms was evaluated by using questionnaires. Salivary flow rates and salivary scintigraphy were used to evaluate salivary function. Patient laboratory work-ups were reviewed, and SS was diagnosed by a rheumatologist based on the American-European Consensus Group criteria...
2018: Journal of Oral & Facial Pain and Headache
Alison Barry, Ken D O'Halloran, Joseph P McKenna, Christine McCreary, Eric J Downer
BACKGROUND: Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is a neuropathic orofacial pain condition of unknown aetiology that encompasses intra-oral burning pain without abnormal clinical findings. Psychological, neural and inflammatory processes are associated with BMS pathogenesis. Currently, studies characterising plasma cytokine/chemokine profiles with pain and depression in patients with BMS are lacking. Considering that inflammation is associated with the pathophysiology of BMS, and that inflammation is closely associated with pain and depression, we aimed to correlate depressive symptomatology and oral cavity pain with plasma cytokine/chemokine signatures in a cohort of patients with BMS...
February 2018: Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine
Cibele Nasri-Heir, Diana Shigdar, Deyaaeddin Alnaas, Olga Anna Korczeniewska, Rotem Eliav, Gary M Heir
Primary burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is a chronic pain of a burning quality affecting the tongue and intraoral mucosa. Currently, there are no definite diagnostic criteria; therefore, the diagnosis is made by exclusion of potential local and systemic causes that could justify the burning sensation. The etiology behind primary BMS remains unclear; however, the most acceptable theories link primary BMS with neuropathic pain. This article provides a review of primary BMS diagnosis, mechanisms, and treatment with focus on the association of BMS with pain modulation...
November 30, 2017: Quintessence International
L Feller, J Fourie, M Bouckaert, R A G Khammissa, R Ballyram, J Lemmer
Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is a chronic debilitating oral condition characterised by a burning sensation of the oral mucosa in an otherwise apparently normal person. Its aetiology and pathogenesis are obscure, but both psychogenic factors and peripheral and central neuropathies appear to be implicated. There is no cure for BMS, and treatment with either local or systemic medications focuses on the relief of symptoms and on improving quality of life. In recalcitrant cases, psychological/psychiatric intervention may be helpful...
2017: Pain Research & Management: the Journal of the Canadian Pain Society
Atsuo Yoshino, Yasumasa Okamoto, Mitsuru Doi, Go Okada, Masahiro Takamura, Naho Ichikawa, Shigeto Yamawaki
Previous findings suggest that negative emotions could influence abnormal sensory perception in burning mouth syndrome (BMS). However, few studies have investigated the underlying neural mechanisms associated with BMS. We examined activation of brain regions in response to intraoral tactile stimuli when modulated by angry facial expressions. We performed functional magnetic resonance imaging on a group of 27 BMS patients and 21 age-matched healthy controls. Tactile stimuli were presented during different emotional contexts, which were induced via the continuous presentation of angry or neutral pictures of human faces...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
D Adamo, A Sardella, E Varoni, C Lajolo, M Biasotto, G Ottaviani, P Vescovi, T Simonazzi, M Pentenero, M Ardore, F Spadari, G Bombeccari, L Montebugnoli, D B Gissi, G Campisi, V Panzarella, M Carbone, L Valpreda, M Giuliani, M Aria, L Lo Muzio, M D Mignogna
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the quality of sleep and the psychological profiles of a large cohort of Italian patients with burning mouth syndrome (BMS) and to clarify the relationships between these variables and pain. METHODS: In this case-control study, 200 patients with BMS versus an equal number of age and sex-matched healthy controls, recruited in 10 Universities, were enrolled. The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS), Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HAM-D), Hamilton Rating Scale for Anxiety (HAM-A), Numeric Pain Intensity Scale (NRS) and Total Pain Rating Index (T-PRI) were administered...
November 20, 2017: Oral Diseases
Carlo Cavaliere, Simonetta Masieri, Franco Cavaliere
Capsaicin (8-methyl-N-vanillyl-6-nonenamide) is the substance responsible of the irritation caused by the contact of chili peppers with the skin or mucous membranes. This protoalkaloid acts by stimulating the transient receptor potential cation channel subfamily V member 1 (TRPV1), which is mainly expressed by nociceptive fibers of peripheral sensory neurons, but is also present in the central nervous system, and in some non-neuronal cells. Following the initial, intense neuronal excitation, a brief refractory period occurs...
November 17, 2017: Current Drug Targets
Marion Nadal, Maeva Levy, Aquib Bakhsh, Aline Joly, Annabel Maruani, Loïc Vaillant, Benoît Erra, Mahtab Samimi
OBJECTIVES: The value of salivary gland scintigraphy in the diagnosis of Sjögren's syndrome remains controversial. The primary aim of this study was to estimate the diagnostic accuracy of salivary gland scintigraphy in the diagnosis of Sjögren's syndrome among 237 patients with xerostomia. METHODS: We retrospectively compared eight scintigraphy parameters between 106 Sjögren patients and 131 non-Sjögren patients. RESULTS: Seven of the eight parameters were significantly decreased in Sjögren patients; however their diagnostic accuracy was low, with AUCs ranging from 0...
November 8, 2017: Oral Diseases
S Ghurye, R McMillan
The diagnosis and management of orofacial pain may be challenging due to complex histories, pathophysiology and associated psychosocial co-morbidities such as depression and anxiety. Neuropathic facial pain conditions such as burning mouth syndrome (BMS), persistent idiopathic facial pain (PIFP), atypical odontalgia (AO) and trigeminal neuralgia (TN) require early recognition by primary care clinicians and referral to secondary care. Acute pain-related temporomandibular disorder (TMD) may be managed in the primary care setting, with identification of those at risk of developing chronic TMD receiving an early referral to secondary care...
December 2017: British Dental Journal
H S Yoo, S H Jin, Y J Lee, C M Song, Y B Ji, K Tae
The psychiatric profiles of 50 patients diagnosed with burning mouth syndrome (BMS) were compared to those of 50 age- and sex-matched individuals as the control group. The Symptom Checklist-90-Revised (SCL-90-R) questionnaire was used to evaluate the role of psychological factors in the development of BMS. Somatization, obsessive-compulsive, depression, anxiety, hostility, phobic anxiety, psychoticism, global severity index (GSI), positive symptom total (PST), and positive symptom distress index (PSDI) scores were significantly higher in the patients with BMS than in the control group...
October 23, 2017: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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