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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543634/thaumatin-and-gum-arabic-allergy-in-chewing-gum-factory-workers
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Mattias P Tschannen, Ulrich Glück, Andreas J Bircher, Ingmar Heijnen, Claudia Pletscher
Thaumatin is a sweetener and flavor modifier commonly used in the food industry. Likewise, gum arabic is widely used as a food stabilizer and thickening agent. We report here that a powder mixture composed of 10% thaumatin and 90% gum arabic led to allergic symptoms in the upper airways in occupationally exposed individuals: four of eight workers of a chewing gum factory exposed to this powder mixture had pronounced rhinitis. A positive skin prick test result for pure thaumatin was obtained in all four individuals with rhinitis of whom two also had a positive skin prick test result for pure gum arabic and gum arabic-specific IgE...
May 24, 2017: American Journal of Industrial Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502203/chewing-gum-improves-postoperative-recovery-of-gastrointestinal-function-after-cesarean-delivery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-trials
#2
Andrea Ciardulli, Gabriele Saccone, Daniele Di Mascio, Claudia Caissutti, Vincenzo Berghella
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether chewing gum after cesarean delivery hastens the return of gastrointestinal function. METHODS: All randomized controlled trials comparing the use of chewing gum in the immediate postoperative recovery period (i.e. intervention group) with a control group were included in the meta-analysis. The primary outcome was time to first flatus in hours. Meta-analysis was performed using the random effects model of DerSimonian and Laird, to produce summary treatment effects in terms of mean difference (MD) or relative risk (RR) with 95% confidence interval (CI)...
May 14, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474132/what-type-of-food-can-older-adults-masticate-evaluation-of-mastication-performance-using-color-changeable-chewing-gum
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Shinichi Wada, Nobuyuki Kawate, Masazumi Mizuma
This study determines if older adults can masticate regular foods via a simple test conducted using a color-changeable chewing gum. Seventy-nine consecutive inpatients of our clinic receiving rehabilitation and general medicine were assessed for eligibility. The inclusion criterion was >65 years. Thirty patients consented to participate. The main outcome variable was the food bolus texture at the swallowing threshold for five regular foods. The main explanatory variable was the a* value of the color-changeable chewing gum after 120 s of chewing (a* represents the degree of color between red and green, and a positive a* value indicates red)...
May 4, 2017: Dysphagia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464708/short-term-outcomes-of-colorectal-resection-for-cancer-in-elderly-in-the-era-of-enhanced-recovery
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A Venara, J Barbieux, S Mucci, M F Talbot, E Lermite, A Hamy
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Early rehabilitation protocols should be assessed in elderly. We aimed to study the outcomes of colorectal surgery and the observance of the modalities of an early rehabilitation protocol in patients over 80 years. MATERIAL AND METHODS: All consecutive patients who underwent surgery for colorectal cancer in our center over a 19-month period were included. All of these patients were managed using the same early rehabilitation protocol. Patients older than 80 were compared to younger patients...
May 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Surgery: SJS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434680/inhibition-of-denture-plaque-by-tio2-coating-on-denture-base-resins-in-the-mouth
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Tomokuni Obata, Takayuki Ueda, Kaoru Sakurai
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: Information is lacking about antiadhesion effect of titanium dioxide (TiO2) coating on denture base resins in the mouth. PURPOSE: The purpose of this clinical study was to investigate the antiadhesion effect of TiO2 coating on denture base resins. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Ten healthy dentate participants (mean 27 ±2 years of age) participated in this study. Disks and palatal appliances were made with denture base resin...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415967/chewing-gum-for-intestinal-function-recovery-after-caesarean-section-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Zunjia Wen, Meifen Shen, Chao Wu, Jianping Ding, Binbin Mei
BACKGROUND: Gum chewing has been reported to enhance the intestinal function recovery after caesarean section, current perspectives and practice guidelines vary widely on the use of gum chewing, more studies on the role of gum chewing after caesarean section are needed. METHODS: We performed a comprehensive, systematic meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) on the efficacy of gum chewing after caesarean section. Studies were identified by searching EMBASE et al database (until June 30, 2016)...
April 18, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379983/flavour-enhanced-cortisol-release-during-gum-chewing
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Yoko Hasegawa, Yoshihisa Tachibana, Takahiro Ono, Hiromitsu Kishimoto
There is some evidence to suggest that chewing gum reduces chronic stress. However, it remains controversial how the taste and odour properties of chewing gum influence stress. The present study was designed to investigate this issue in human subjects. Using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, we tested salivary cortisol concentration, which is thought to be a stress marker, in 96 adults who chewed gum with different combinations of taste and odour. Subjects could discriminate between the types of gum without prior information...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360899/members-of-the-oral-microbiota-are-associated-with-il-8-release-by-gingival-epithelial-cells-in-healthy-individuals
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Katharina Schueller, Alessandra Riva, Stefanie Pfeiffer, David Berry, Veronika Somoza
The triggers for the onset of oral diseases are still poorly understood. The aim of this study was to characterize the oral bacterial community in healthy humans and its association with nutrition, oral hygiene habits, and the release of the inflammatory marker IL-8 from gingival epithelial cells (GECs) with and without stimulation by bacterial endotoxins to identify possible indicator operational taxonomic units (OTUs) associated with inflammatory marker status. GECs from 21 healthy participants (13 females, 8 males) were incubated with or without addition of bacterial lipopolysaccharides (LPSs), and the oral microbiota was profiled using 16S rRNA gene-targeted sequencing...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353600/influence-of-gum-chewing-on-postoperative-bowel-activity-after-laparoscopic-surgery-for-gastric-cancer-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Bujun Ge, Hongmei Zhao, Rui Lin, Jialiang Wang, Quanning Chen, Liming Liu, Qi Huang
BACKGROUND: In some studies, gum-chewing was demonstrated to have a beneficial effect on resumption of bowel function; however, other contradictory findings in other studies refute the effects of gum-chewing on peristaltic movements and digestive system stimulation. In addition, most previous studies were after colorectal or gynecology surgery, whereas few reports focused on the effect of gum-chewing after gastrectomy. The aim of this randomized controlled trial was to assess the effectiveness of gum-chewing on postoperative bowel function in patients who had undergone laparoscopic gastrectomy...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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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REVIEW
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
#15
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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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