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Boudewijn J J Smeets, David J Brinkman, Eelco C J Horsten, Jacqueline A E Langius, Harm J T Rutten, Wouter J de Jonge, Misha D P Luyer
BACKGROUND: Myopenia (low skeletal muscle mass) is associated with an increased risk of complications following colorectal surgery, however, the underlying mechanism is poorly understood. This study investigates the effect of myopenia on the early postoperative systemic inflammatory response. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In 78 patients undergoing colorectal surgery, the presence of myopenia was preoperatively assessed using computed tomography images of the third lumbar vertebra...
March 14, 2018: Nutrition and Cancer
Abid Mehmood, Tariq Abduljabbar, Nawwaf Al-Hamoudi, Elham Gholamiazizi, Sergio Varela Kellesarian, Fahim Vohra, Fawad Javed
BACKGROUND: It is hypothesized that (a) self-perceived oral symptoms (OSs) are worse in intravenous heroin addicts (IHA) than controls; and (b) clinical periodontal inflammatory parameters (plaque index [PI], bleeding on probing [BOP], PD and clinical attachment loss [AL]), number of missing teeth (MT) and radiographic marginal bone loss (MBL) are higher in IHA compared with controls. The aim was to compare the self-perceived OSs and periodontal parameters among young IHA and controls...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Periodontology
Ping Yang, Wu Jun Long, Li Wei
Background: A number of studies with conflicting results have evaluated the effect of chewing gum on post-operative gastrointestinal recovery in patients after major colorectal surgery. Objective: The objective of the study was to study the efficacy of chewing gum in patients with rectal cancer after elective open proctectomy only. Methods: A randomized controlled clinical trial was performed. We recruited patients who would undergo elective open proctectomy for rectal cancer in Sichuan Academy of Medical Sciences and Sichuan Provincial People's Hospital...
2018: Revista de Investigación Clínica; Organo del Hospital de Enfermedades de la Nutrición
Seong Hi Park, Myung Sook Choi
OBJECTIVE: To describe the scientific evidence related to gum chewing to reduce ileus after gynecologic surgery. DATA SOURCES: A literature search was performed using Ovid Medline, Embase, Cochrane Library, CINAHL, Scopus, and Web of Science databases. STUDY SELECTION: Inclusion criteria included randomized controlled trials (RCTs) on the use of gum chewing after gynecologic surgery in which the main outcomes measured were time to first flatus, time to defecation, and length of hospital stay...
March 2, 2018: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing: JOGNN
Smita Raithore, Devin G Peterson
The influence of polyol type and particle size on the flavor release profile of chewing gum was investigated in vivo. Four chewing gum samples with an average particle size of 62 or 246 μm for sorbitol and 57 or 184 μm for mannitol were analyzed. Chewing gum formulated with mannitol, in general, had a higher aroma release than chewing gum formulated with sorbitol. Polyol type did not influence the release profile of the high intensity sweeteners (HIS) aspartame and acesulfame K. However, a smaller particle size resulted in a significantly higher release of HIS...
July 1, 2018: Food Chemistry
M A R Buzalaf, A C Magalhães, D Rios
This article provides an overview of the nutritional and patient-related risk factors involved in the aetiology of erosive tooth wear (ETW) and the preventive strategies to counteract them. The first step is to diagnose clinical signs of ETW and to recognise causal factors. Low pH and high buffer capacity of foods/drinks are the major risk factors, while the calcium concentration is the main protective factor. Reduction of frequency of consumption and contact time of erosive foods/drinks with the teeth, use of straws appropriately positioned and consumption of dairy products are advisable...
March 2, 2018: British Dental Journal
Kazuhiro Taniguchi, Hisashi Kondo, Mami Kurosawa, Atsushi Nishikawa
In this study, an earphone-type interface named "earable TEMPO" was developed for hands-free operation, wherein the user can control the device by simply pushing the tongue against the roof of the mouth for about one second. This interface can be used to start and stop the music from a portable audio player. The earable TEMPO uses an earphone-type sensor equipped with a light emitting diode (LED) and a phototransistor to optically measure shape variations that occur in the external auditory meatus when the tongue is pressed against the roof of the mouth...
March 1, 2018: Sensors
Shengbing Zhao, Shuling Wang, Jun Fang, Zhaoshen Li, Yu Bai
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March 2018: Endoscopy
Akitsu Ikeda, Jun J Miyamoto, Nobuo Usui, Masato Taira, Keiji Moriyama
Based on the theory of incentive sensitization, the exposure to food stimuli sensitizes the brain's reward circuits and enhances attentional bias toward food. Therefore, reducing attentional bias to food could possibly be beneficial in preventing impulsive eating. The importance of chewing has been increasingly implicated as one of the methods for reducing appetite, however, no studies to investigate the effect of chewing on attentional bias to food. In this study, we investigated whether chewing stimulation (i...
2018: Frontiers in Psychology
E M de Leede, N J van Leersum, H M Kroon, V van Weel, J R M van der Sijp, B A Bonsing
BACKGROUND: Postoperative ileus is a common complication of abdominal surgery, leading to patient discomfort, morbidity and prolonged postoperative length of hospital stay (LOS). Previous studies suggested that chewing gum stimulates bowel function after abdominal surgery, but were underpowered to evaluate its effect on LOS and did not include enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS)-based perioperative care. This study evaluated whether chewing gum after elective abdominal surgery reduces LOS and time to bowel recovery in the setting of ERAS-based perioperative care...
February 22, 2018: British Journal of Surgery
S J Chapman, A Pericleous, C Downey, D G Jayne
BACKGROUND: Postoperative ileus (POI) is characterized by delayed gastrointestinal recovery following surgery. Current knowledge of pathophysiology, clinical interventions and methodological challenges was reviewed to inform modern practice and future research. METHODS: A systematic search of MEDLINE and Embase databases was performed using search terms related to ileus and colorectal surgery. All RCTs involving an intervention to prevent or reduce POI published between 1990 and 2016 were identified...
February 22, 2018: British Journal of Surgery
Magdy Refaat Ahmed, Waleed Ali Sayed Ahmed, Rasha Elsayed Khamess, Manar S Youwakim, Khaled Mohamed El-Nahas
AIM: To compare the efficacy of three postoperative feeding regimens on bowel function recovery after term elective cesarean section (CS). METHODS: Women recruited for this randomized trial were allocated into three groups. Women in group (A) were instructed to chew sugarless gum for 10 min every 2 h after surgery. Group (B) mothers received IV fluids for 6 h followed by sipping fruit juices sweetened with honey. Group (C) had oral intake of clear fluids after passage of flatus and regular diet with the passage of bowel movement...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
Saghafi Ellie, Mejersjö Christina
OBJECTIVE: Adolescent girls frequently suffer from temporomandibular disorder (TMD) symptoms and associated headache. A program aimed at informing about risk behavior for TMD symptoms, how to influence harmful habits and about general relaxation was tested. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Eighty girls at two high schools, 16 years of age, with or without symptoms, were invited to the health information on two occasions and 60 girls participated. Firstly, a questionnaire regarding symptoms and oral parafunctional habits was administrated...
February 15, 2018: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
Chao Xu, Jie Peng, Su Liu, Dun-Yi Qi
AIM: Recently, several randomized controlled trials (RCT) reported the effect of chewing gum on gastrointestinal function after gynecological surgery; however, these results are inconsistent. The aim of this study was to systematically analyze the effect of chewing gum on postoperative gastrointestinal function and complications in women undergoing gynecological surgery. METHODS: Pumbed, Embase, Cochrane Library, Web of Science, Chinese Wanfang databases, China National Knowledge Infrastructure and http://clinicaltrials...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
Lei Fang, Yu Wang, Xuejun Chen
Hereditary gingival fibromatosis (HGF) is a benign, non-hemorrhagic and fibrous gingival overgrowth that may cover all or part of the teeth. It typically interferes with speech, lip closure and chewing, and can also be a psychological burden that affects the self-esteem of patients. Owing to high genetic heterogeneity, genetic testing to confirm diagnosis is not justified. It is therefore important to identify key signature genes and to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying HGF. The aim of the present study was to determine HGF-related genes and to analyze these genes through bioinformatics methods...
February 2018: Biomedical Reports
Osamah S Malallah, Cristina M Aller Garcia, Gordon B Proctor, Ben Forbes, Paul G Royall
Radiotherapy is a life-saving treatment for head and neck cancers, but almost 100% of patients develop dry mouth (xerostomia) because of radiation-induced damage to their salivary glands. Patients with xerostomia suffer symptoms that severely affect their health as well as physical, social and emotional aspects of their life. The current management of xerostomia is the application of saliva substitutes or systemic delivery of saliva-stimulating cholinergic agents, including pilocarpine, cevimeline or bethanechol tablets...
February 6, 2018: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
Daniel Koester, Benjamin Wolbert, Marcel Schulte, Maik A Jochmann, Torsten Claus Schmidt
The sugar replacement compound xylitol has gained increasing attention due to its use in many commercial food products, dental hygiene articles and pharmaceuticals. It can be classified by the origin of the raw material used for the production. The traditional "birch xylitol" is considered a premium product in contrast to xylitol produced from agriculture byproducts such as corn husks or sugar cane straw. Bulk stable isotope analysis (BSIA) as well as compound-specific stable isotope analysis (CSIA) by LC-IRMS for chewing gum extracts was used to determine δ13C isotope signatures for xylitol...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Mitra Tabari, Homayoon Alaghemand, Durdi Qujeq, Elahe Mohammadi
Aims and Objectives: Dental erosion is a common disease in children. Food diets, due to high amounts of juice, soft drinks, chewing gum, and acidic chocolate, are one of the most important risk factors in erosive processes among children. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of candy and chocolate on the microhardness of tooth enamel. Materials and Methods: Two types of popping candy and one type of popping chocolate were used in this study. Thirty-three healthy permanent premolar teeth and 33 primary incisor teeth (A or B) were selected...
November 2017: Journal of International Society of Preventive & Community Dentistry
Gustavo Vaccaro, José Ignacio Peláez, José Antonio Gil-Montoya
Most of the tools and diagnosis models of Masticatory Efficiency (ME) are not well documented or severely limited to simple image processing approaches. This study presents a novel expert system for ME assessment based on automatic recognition of mixture patterns of masticated two-coloured chewing gums using a combination of computational intelligence and image processing techniques. The hypotheses tested were that the proposed system could accurately relate specimens to the number of chewing cycles, and that it could identify differences between the mixture patterns of edentulous individuals prior and after complete denture treatment...
2018: PloS One
Madhuri Pattamatta, Boudewijn J J Smeets, Silvia M A A Evers, Harm J T Rutten, Misha D P Luyer, Mickael Hiligsmann
BACKGROUND: Postoperative ileus (POI) and anastomotic leakage (AL) following colorectal surgery severely increase healthcare costs and decrease quality of life. This study evaluates the effects of reducing POI and AL via perioperative gum chewing compared to placebo (control) on in-hospital costs, health-related quality of life (HRQoL), and assesses cost-effectiveness. METHODS: In patients undergoing elective, open colorectal surgery, changes in HRQoL were assessed using EORTC-QLQ-C30 questionnaires and costs were estimated from a hospital perspective...
January 30, 2018: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
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