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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303470/the-caries-preventive-effect-of-1-year-use-of-low-dose-xylitol-chewing-gum-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial-in-high-caries-risk-adults
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Fabio Cocco, Giovanna Carta, Maria Grazia Cagetti, Laura Strohmenger, Peter Lingström, Guglielmo Campus
OBJECTIVES: The caries preventive effect of long-term use (1 year) of low-dosage (2.5 g/die) of xylitol chewing gum in a high-caries-risk adult population was evaluated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this randomized clinical trial, 179 high-caries-risk adults were assigned to two experimental groups, xylitol and polyols. Caries status, salivary mutans streptococci (MS), and plaque pH were re-evaluated after 2 years from baseline in 66 xylitol and 64 polyol subjects...
March 16, 2017: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297743/a-simple-headspace-gc-ms-method-for-the-quantitative-determination-of-the-release-of-the-antioxidants-butylated-hydroxyanisole-and-butylated-hydroxytoluene-from-chewing-gum
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Enrico Davoli, Antonio Bastone, Giancarlo Bianchi, Mario Salmona, Luisa Diomede
RATIONALE: Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) and butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) are widely used to prevent oxidation and rancidity in foodstuffs, pharmaceutical preparations and cosmetic formulations. Although their safety has been thoroughly investigated, possible endocrine side-effects have been suggested. A useful method for the determination of BHA and BHT in foods is needed to estimate their daily intake through the diet. METHODS: We selected commercial chewing gum as a model of complex food matrix and developed a new method based on gas chromatography/mass spectrometry...
March 15, 2017: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260602/recovery-after-abdominal-wall-reconstruction
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Kristian Kiim Jensen
Incisional hernia is a common long-term complication to abdominal surgery, occurring in more than 20% of all patients. Some of these hernias become giant and affect patients in several ways. This patient group often experiences pain, decreased perceived body image, and loss of physical function, which results in a need for surgical repair of the giant hernia, known as abdominal wall reconstruction. In the current thesis, patients with a giant hernia were examined to achieve a better understanding of their physical and psychological function before and after abdominal wall reconstruction...
March 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248896/the-usage-of-chewing-gum-in-posterior-spinal-fusion-surgery-for-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Chris Yin Wei Chan, Chee Kidd Chiu, Chee Kean Lee, Siti Mariam Abd Gani, Siti Mariam Mohamad, Mohd Shahnaz Hasan, Mun Keong Kwan
STUDY DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. OBJECTIVE: This study investigated on the effectiveness of chewing gum on promoting faster bowel function and its ability to hasten recovery for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) patients following posterior spinal fusion (PSF) surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Sham feeding with chewing gum had been reported to reducethe incidence of post-operative ileus by accelerating recovery of bowel function...
February 28, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248619/chewing-gum-vs-ibuprofen-in-the-management-of-orthodontic-pain-a-multi-centre-randomised-controlled-trial-the-effect-of-anxiety
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Anthony J Ireland, Pamela Ellis, Abbie Jordan, Rebecca Bradley, Paul Ewings, Nicola E Atack, Helen Griffiths, Kate House, Matthew B Moore, Scott Deacon, Nicholas Wenger, Victoria Worth, Emma Scaysbrook, Julie C Williams, Jonathan R Sandy
OBJECTIVES: Pain is a common side effect of orthodontic treatment. An objective of this study, part of a large previously reported RCT on pain and analgesic use, was to determine the effect of anxiety on perceived pain and use of analgesia. METHODS: 1000 patients aged 11-17 years, undergoing upper and lower fixed appliance treatment in nine hospital departments were recruited into this two-arm parallel design randomised controlled trial. One arm was given sugar-free chewing gum and the other arm ibuprofen for pain relief...
March 2017: Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228096/labour-pain-experiences-and-perceptions-a-qualitative-study-among-post-partum-women-in-ghana
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Lydia Aziato, Angela Kwartemaa Acheampong, Kitimdow Lazarus Umoar
BACKGROUND: Women have experienced severe labour pain over the years and various attempts have been made to effectively manage labour pain. However, there is paucity of literature on the labour pain experience and perceptions about labour pain with the contemporary Ghanaian health system. Therefore this study sought to gain an in-depth understanding on labour pain experiences and perceptions of post-partum women. METHODS: The study adopted an exploratory descriptive qualitative approach and collected data through individual interviews...
February 22, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224877/-helping-people-to-give-up-smoking-efficacy-and-safety-of-smoking-cessation-interventions
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R C van de Graaf, O C P van Schayck
- This review evaluates the safety and efficacy of, smoking cessation interventions.- Behavioural counselling is the cornerstone of smoking cessation programmes.- This counselling can be supplemented with written self-help materials, telephone counselling and e-health tailored to individual patient preferences.- Behavioural counselling may be combined with pharmacotherapy for increased effectiveness. First choice is a combination of a nicotine patch and a nicotine lozenge or chewing gum, mainly because of the favourable side-effect profile...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214402/relationship-between-chewing-ability-and-cognitive-impairment-in-the-rural-elderly
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Eun-Kyong Kim, Sung Kook Lee, Youn-Hee Choi, Makiko Tanaka, Kimiko Hirotsu, Hyeon Chang Kim, Hee-Kyung Lee, Yun-Sook Jung, Atsuo Amano
OBJECTIVE: Relationship between masticatory function and cognitive impairment had been suggested but still understudied. We investigated the association between chewing ability and cognitive impairment among the elderly living in a rural region. METHODS: A total of 295 elderly individuals aged ≥70 years in a rural city of Korea participated in a cross-sectional study. Trained nurses conducted interviews and assessed chewing ability using gum that changed color based on chewing performance...
May 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212110/the-impact-of-chewing-gum-on-halitosis-parameters-a-systematic-review
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Francisco Wilker Mustafa Gomes Muniz, Stephanie Anagnostopoulos Friedrich, Carina Folgearini Silveira, Cassiano Kuchenbecker Rösing
This study aimed to analyze the impact of chewing gum on halitosis parameters. Three databases were searched with the following focused question: 'Can chewing gum additionally reduce halitosis parameters, such as organoleptic scores and volatile sulfur compounds (VSC), when compared to a control treatment'? Controlled clinical trials presenting at least two halitosis measurements (organoleptic scores and/or VSC) were included. Ten studies were included, and different active ingredients were used. One study was performed using a chewing gum without any active ingredient...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Breath Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188449/xylitol-production-by-genetically-modified-industrial-strain-of-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-using-glycerol-as-co-substrate
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Anushree B Kogje, Anand Ghosalkar
Xylitol is commercially used in chewing gum and dental care products as a low calorie sweetener having medicinal properties. Industrial yeast strain of S. cerevisiae was genetically modified to overexpress an endogenous aldose reductase gene GRE3 and a xylose transporter gene SUT1 for the production of xylitol. The recombinant strain (XP-RTK) carried the expression cassettes of both the genes and the G418 resistance marker cassette KanMX integrated into the genome of S. cerevisiae. Short segments from the 5' and 3' delta regions of the Ty1 retrotransposons were used as homology regions for integration of the cassettes...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154369/sham-feeding-with-chewing-gum-in-early-stage-of-acute-pancreatitis-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Zongxing Jiang, Hongyin Liang, Zhu Huang, Jiajia Tang, Lijun Tang
BACKGROUND The correlation between sham feeding and acute pancreatitis (AP) has only been examined in limited studies. We aimed to investigate the efficacy and safety of sham feeding in the early stage of AP. MATERIAL AND METHODS A randomized controlled clinical trial was performed. Equal groups of AP patients were recruited. Patients in the sham feeding group received chewing gum 4 times a day after admission. All patients in the trial received standard treatment consistent with the guidelines for AP. The primary outcomes were mortality, length of stay (LOS), and medical expenses...
February 3, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134943/usefulness-of-gum-chewing-to-decrease-postoperative-ileus-in-colorectal-surgery-with-primary-anastomosis-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Omar Vergara-Fernandez, Ana Prixila Gonzalez-Vargas, Juan Carlos Castellanos-Juarez, Noel Salgado-Nesme, Emilio Sanchez-Garcia Ramos
BACKGROUND: Postoperative ileus generates a high impact on morbidity, hospital stay, and costs. OBJECTIVE: To study the efficiency and safety of chewing gum to decrease postoperative ileus in colorectal surgery. METHOD: A randomized controlled trial was performed including 64 patients who underwent elective colorectal surgery with primary anastomosis in a tertiary referral center. Patients were divided in two groups: (i) A: gum chewing group (n = 32), and (ii) B: patients who had standard postoperative recovery (n = 32)...
November 2016: Revista de Investigación Clínica; Organo del Hospital de Enfermedades de la Nutrición
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127162/comparative-evaluation-of-0-2-chlorhexidine-mouthwash-xylitol-chewing-gum-and-combination-of-0-2-chlorhexidine-mouthwash-and-xylitol-chewing-gum-on-salivary-streptococcus-mutans-and-biofilm-levels-in-8-to-12-year-old-children
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Meena Syed, Radhika Chopra, Vandana Shrivastava, Vinod Sachdev
AIM: To assess the effect of combining 0.2% chlorhexidine (CHX) mouthwash with xylitol (XYL) chewing gum on Streptococcus mutans and biofilm levels among 8- to 12-year-old children. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty children aged 8 to 12 years were selected with moderate and high salivary S. mutans levels. They were divided into three groups of 20 children each: (1) XYL group where the subjects chewed XYL twice daily; (2) CHX where rinsing was done twice daily; and (3) combination of XYL and CHX group (XYL+CHX) where both the agents were used once daily...
October 2016: International Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126244/association-between-chewing-stimulated-salivary-flow-under-the-effects-of-atropine-and-mixing-ability-assessed-using-a-color-changeable-chewing-gum
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Chieko Kubota, Manabu Kanazawa, Yohei Hama, Yuriko Komagamine, Shunsuke Minakuchi
PURPOSE: To assess the time course of chewing-stimulated salivary flow after oral atropine administration, and determine the association between chewing-stimulated salivary flow and mixing ability using color-changeable chewing gum in dentate adults. METHODS: Ten healthy dentate adults were administered 1mg oral atropine to induce mouth dryness. The subjects' chewing-stimulated salivary flow was assessed using the Saxon test. They were then asked to rinse their mouth with tap water for 15s, and to chew on color-changeable chewing gum for 60s at a constant rate of 60 cycles per min...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Prosthodontic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102199/comparison-of-efficacy-of-simo-decoction-and-acupuncture-or-chewing-gum-alone-on-postoperative-ileus-in-colorectal-cancer-resection-a-randomized-trial
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Yang Yang, Hong-Qun Zuo, Zhao Li, Yu-Zhou Qin, Xian-Wei Mo, Ming-Wei Huang, Hao Lai, Liu-Cheng Wu, Jian-Si Chen
To compared the ability of chewing gum or simo decoction (SMD) and acupuncture to reduce incidence of postoperative ileus (POI) after colorectal cancer resection, patients with colorectal cancer undergoing open or laparoscopic resection were randomized to receive SMD and acupuncture (n = 196), chewing gum alone (n = 197) or no intervention (n = 197) starting on postoperative day 1 and continuing for 5 consecutive days. Patients treated with SMD and acupuncture experienced significantly shorter hospital stay, shorter time to first flatus and shorter time to defecation than patients in the other groups (all P < 0...
January 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092056/a-randomised-placebo-controlled-crossover-study-investigating-the-effects-of-nicotine-gum-on-strength-power-and-anaerobic-performance-in-nicotine-na%C3%A3-ve-active-males
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Toby Mündel, Marine Machal, Darryl J Cochrane, Matthew J Barnes
BACKGROUND: Nicotine use amongst athletes is high and increasing, especially team sports, yet the limited previous studies investigating the performance consequences of this behaviour have not examined the effects of the principal active ingredient, nicotine, per se. Therefore, we determined whether nicotine gum affected muscular and anaerobic performance. METHODS: Nine active males (24 ± 3 years) completed three trials in a random order in which 20 min prior to testing they chewed 2 mg (NIC-2), 4 mg (NIC-4) nicotine or flavour-matched placebo (PLA) gum...
December 2017: Sports Medicine—Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089334/masticatory-function-and-oral-health-related-quality-of-life-in%C3%A2-patients-after-partial-maxillectomies-with-closed-or%C3%A2-open%C3%A2-defects
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Mohamed M Said, Takafumi Otomaru, Yesiboli Yeerken, Hisashi Taniguchi
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: The healing pattern after surgical resection of tumors of the oral cavity involving the maxilla may vary from one patient to another. The result may be open communication between the oral and nasal cavities (open defect) or complete oronasal separation after healing of the defect area (closed defect). PURPOSE: The purpose of this clinical study was to compare masticatory function and oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) between patients with closed and open defects who had undergone a partial maxillectomy and were wearing dentomaxillary prostheses...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070851/development-of-a-sustained-antiplaque-and-antimicrobial-chewing-gum-of-a-decapeptide
#18
Abeer M Al-Ghananeem, Kai P Leung, Jabar Faraj, Patrick P DeLuca
The objective of this paper was to design a chewing gum formulation delivery system in situations where typical dental hygiene practice is not practical. Thus, an analog of decapeptide KSL (KSL-W), known to possess antimicrobial and antiplaque activity, was incorporated into a chewing gum formulation containing cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC). The effect of the excipients, xylitol, and peppermint oil on active ingredients in vitro release was also assessed. Gum formulations were prepared with different excipient parameters, including heating xylitol and gum base at 65 or 85°C, using ground and unground xylitol, and the addition of 1...
January 9, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042937/trigeminal-receptor-study-of-high-intensity-cooling-agents
#19
Sonya Johnson, Minmin Tian, Gloria Sheldon, Eric Dowd
Compounds capable of providing trigeminal effects are important to the flavor industry. Cooling agents activate a class of transient receptor potential (TRP) channels. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of 18 cooling agents by high-throughput screening through TRPM-8 and TRPA-1 channels. These coolants were further evaluated by a sensory analysis panel in a sucrose solution testing for a perceived activity. The results reveal that WS-5 activates both TRPA-1 and TRPM-8 receptor channels; WS-3 actives primarily TRPM-8, whereas FEMA-4557 activates the TRPA-1 channel...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039245/chewing-gum-for-the-treatment-of-postoperative-nausea-and-vomiting-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial
#20
J N Darvall, M Handscombe, K Leslie
BACKGROUND: A novel treatment, chewing gum, may be non-inferior to ondansetron in inhibiting postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) in female patients after laparoscopic or breast surgery. In this pilot study, we tested the feasibility of a large randomized controlled trial. METHODS: We randomized 94 female patients undergoing laparoscopic or breast surgery to ondansetron 4 mg i.v. or chewing gum if PONV was experienced in the postanaesthesia care unit (PACU)...
January 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
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