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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903041/general-practitioners-knowledge-and-management-of-dry-mouth-a-qualitative-study
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Natalie J Appleby, Meredith J Temple-Smith, Margaret A Stacey, Denise L Bailey, Elizabeth M Deveny, Marie Pirotta
BACKGROUND: Dry mouth (xerostomia) is common and can have significant consequences for a patient's general and oral health. Multiple medications may compromise the flow and quality of saliva. OBJECTIVE: This study explored general practitioners' (GPs') perceptions, knowledge and management of dry mouth, and whether consideration of oral health influences prescribing patterns. METHODS: Semi-structured interviews with 20 GPs in Melbourne, Victoria, were audiotaped, transcribed and analysed...
December 2016: Australian Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900250/effect-of-tens-on-stimulation-of-saliva-in-postmenopausal-women-with-or-without-oral-dryness-an-interventional-study
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Aravinda Konidena, Dheeraj Sharma, Gagan Puri, Avani Dixit, Deepa Jatti, Rajesh Gupta
BACKGROUND: Decreased estrogen levels in postmenopausal women may cause an increase in oral symptoms including dry mouth, burning sensation of the mouth, and taste alterations. Management of salivary gland hypofunction by various modalities had been tried with variable results and associated side effects or discomfort. AIM: To evaluate the effects of transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation (TENS) on whole salivary flow rate in postmenopausal females with and without oral dryness...
November 2016: Journal of Oral Biology and Craniofacial Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899312/exploratory-factor-analysis-of-nrg-oncology-s-university-of-washington-quality-of-life-questionnaire-rtog-modification
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Stephanie L Pugh, Gwen Wyatt, Raimond K W Wong, Stephen M Sagar, Bevan Yueh, Anurag K Singh, Min Yao, Phuc Felix Nguyen-Tan, Sue S Yom, Francis S Cardinale, Khalil Sultanem, D Ian Hodson, Greg A Krempl, Ariel Chavez, Alexander M Yeh, Deborah W Bruner
CONTEXT: The 15-item University of Washington Quality of Life questionnaire - Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) modification (UW-QOL-RTOG modification) has been used in several trials of head and neck cancer conducted by NRG Oncology such as RTOG 9709, RTOG 9901, RTOG 0244, and RTOG 0537. OBJECTIVES: This study is an exploratory factor analysis (EFA) to establish validity and reliability of the instrument subscales. METHODS: EFA on the UW-QOL - RTOG modification was conducted using baseline data from NRG Oncology's RTOG 0537, a trial of acupuncture-like transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation in treating radiation-induced xerostomia...
November 26, 2016: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894600/reply-letter-to-texture-analysis-of-parotid-gland-as-a-predictive-factor-of-radiation-induced-xerostomia-a-subset-analysis
#4
Lisanne V van Dijk, Johannes A Langendijk, Nanna M Sijtsema, Roel J H M Steenbakkers
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 25, 2016: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893167/effects-of-low-level-laser-therapy-on-burning-mouth-syndrome
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Sara Valenzuela, Pia Lopez-Jornet
OBJECTIVES: To investigate low-level laser therapy (LLLT) applied to treat burning mouth syndrome (BMS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective. comparative. partially-blinded. single-centre. clinical trial of GaAlAs Laser. with 815 nm wavelength. included 44 BMS patients divided randomly into three groups: Group I (n=16): GaAlAs laser 815 nm wave-length. 1W output power. continuous emissions. 4 seconds .4 Joules and fluence rate is 133.3 joules/cm(2) . Group II (n=16): GaAlAs infrared laser...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890427/internal-and-external-generalizability-of-temporal-dose-response-relationships-for-xerostomia-following-imrt-for-head-and-neck-cancer
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Maria Thor, Adepitan A Owosho, Haley D Clark, Jung Hun Oh, Nadeem Riaz, Allan Hovan, Jillian Tsai, Steven D Thomas, Sae Hee K Yom, Jonn S Wu, Joseph M Huryn, Vitali Moiseenko, Nancy Y Lee, Cherry L Estilo, Joseph O Deasy
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: To study internal and external generalizability of temporal dose-response relationships for xerostomia after intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) for head and neck cancer, and to investigate potential amendments of the QUANTEC guidelines. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Objective xerostomia was assessed in 121 patients (nCohort1=55; nCohort2=66) treated to 70Gy@2Gy in 2006-2015. Univariate and multivariate analyses (UVA, MVA with 1000 bootstrap populations) were conducted in Cohort1, and generalizability of the best-performing MVA model was investigated in Cohort2 (performance: AUC, p-values, and Hosmer-Lemeshow p-values (pHL))...
November 24, 2016: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876580/management-of-dry-mouth-assessment-of-oral-symptoms-after-use-of-a-polysaccharide-based-oral-rinse
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Joel B Epstein, Dana C Villines, Mabi Singh, Athena Papas
OBJECTIVE: Salivary dysfunction is associated with a range of oral/dental issues, and management of oral symptoms may improve oral function and overall quality of life. The purpose of this pilot study was to evaluate oral symptoms and function in a xerostomic population after use of a proprietary topical for dry mouth, Moisyn (Synedgen Inc., Claremont, CA), which is a polysaccharide-based product. STUDY DESIGN: A pre- and post-test survey was completed by 57 patients with xerostomia...
September 28, 2016: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867984/can-xerostomia-be-further-reduced-by-sparing-parotid-stem-cells
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EDITORIAL
Avraham Eisbruch
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866757/differential-diagnosis-of-igg4-related-sialadenitis-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-syndrome-and-chronic-obstructive-submandibular-sialadenitis
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X Hong, W Li, X-Y Xie, Z-Y Zhang, Y Chen, Y Gao, X Peng, J-Z Su, Y-Y Zhang, Z Wang, Z-G Cai, L Zhang, Y-Y Liu, J He, L-M Ren, Z-G Li, G-Y Yu
Our aim was to differentiate IgG4-related sialadenitis, primary Sjögren syndrome, and chronic obstructive submandibular sialadenitis by analysing clinical, radiographic, and pathological features. Fifty-five patients, 50, and 50 were enrolled, respectively and their baseline characteristics and serological, sialographic, and pathological findings compared. The male:female ratio for IgG4-related sialadenitis was 1:1.2 for primary Sjögren syndrome 1:15.7, and for chronic obstructive submandibular sialadenitis1:0...
November 17, 2016: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866178/low-level-laser-therapy-a-review-of-its-applications-in-the-management-of-oral-mucosal-disorders
#10
Juliana Cassol Spanemberg, Maria Antonia Zancanaro Figueiredo, Karen Cherubini, Fernanda Gonçalves Salum
Due to its analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and biostimulating effects, low-level laser therapy (LLLT) has been widely used for oral disorders, such as oral lichen planus (OLP), xerostomia, recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS), herpes labialis, burning mouth syndrome (BMS), and oral mucositis (OM). The research team for the present study has reviewed the literature on the subject, with an emphasis on the applicability of LLLT in general and of its various clinical protocols for the management of those oral disorders...
November 2016: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862315/evaluation-of-salivary-nitric-oxide-levels-and-c-reactive-protein-in-patients-with-oral-lichen-planus-and-burning-mouth-syndrome
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Tvarijonaviciute Asta, Aznar Cayuela Cristina, Peres Rubio Camila, Ceron José Joaquin, Pia López-Jornet
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate oxidative stress factors and C-reactive protein in the saliva of patients with oral lichen planus (OLP) and burning mouth syndrome (BMS). METHODS: This consecutive, cross-sectional study included 20 patients with OLP, 19 with burning mouth syndrome (BMS), and 31 control subjects. The oral cavity of each patient was examined and patients responded to a quality of life questionnaire (OHIP-14) and the Xerostomia Inventory...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853957/a-guide-to-medications-inducing-salivary-gland-dysfunction-xerostomia-and-subjective-sialorrhea-a-systematic-review-sponsored-by-the-world-workshop-on-oral-medicine-vi
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Andy Wolff, Revan Kumar Joshi, Jörgen Ekström, Doron Aframian, Anne Marie Lynge Pedersen, Gordon Proctor, Nagamani Narayana, Alessandro Villa, Ying Wai Sia, Ardita Aliko, Richard McGowan, Alexander Ross Kerr, Siri Beier Jensen, Arjan Vissink, Colin Dawes
BACKGROUND: Medication-induced salivary gland dysfunction (MISGD), xerostomia (sensation of oral dryness), and subjective sialorrhea cause significant morbidity and impair quality of life. However, no evidence-based lists of the medications that cause these disorders exist. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to compile a list of medications affecting salivary gland function and inducing xerostomia or subjective sialorrhea. DATA SOURCES: Electronic databases were searched for relevant articles published until June 2013...
November 16, 2016: Drugs in R&D
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849279/oral-health-status-and-functional-capacity-in-the-elderly-a-longitudinal-population-based-study
#13
Yan Nogueira Freitas, Kenio Costa Lima, Diviane Alves da Silva
Introduction: The study of oral health conditions and functional dependency in elderly people represents an important step toward the comprehension of the intervenient factors in the health care of this population. Purpose: This methodological note described strategies and methods adopted in a longitudinal study which has been analyzing the association of oral health conditions with functional dependence among the elderly population in a city located in the countryside of Northeastern Brazil...
July 2016: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia, Brazilian Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848118/minor-salivary-gland-biopsy-for-the-diagnosis-of-familial-amyloid-polyneuropathy
#14
Fernanda de Paula Eduardo, Letícia de Mello Bezinelli, Danielle Lima Corrêa de Carvalho, Bianca Della-Guardia, Marcio Dias de Almeida, Lidiane Vieira Marins, Luciana Corrêa
The diagnosis of Val30Met familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy (FAP) is based on genetic tests, clinical manifestations, familial history and biopsy of peripheral tissues (e.g. rectum, abdominal fat pad, sural nerve, and minor salivary gland) to confirm the presence of amyloid deposits. The aim of this study was to determine the frequency of amyloid deposits in minor salivary glands biopsied from FAP patients and to investigate whether an association exists between the presence of these deposits and clinical features...
November 15, 2016: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846899/contribution-of-submandibular-gland-and-swallowing-structure-sparing-to-post-radiation-therapy-peg-dependence-in-oropharynx-cancer-patients-treated-with-split-neck-imrt-technique
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Michael F Gensheimer, Matthew Nyflot, George E Laramore, Jay J Liao, Upendra Parvathaneni
BACKGROUND: Radiation therapy-related dysphagia is worsened by xerostomia. The submandibular glands (SMG) produce saliva rich in lubricating mucins, and sparing the SMG has been shown to reduce xerostomia. The goal of this study was to determine whether SMG sparing IMRT is associated with reduced post-treatment PEG dependence in locally advanced oropharynx cancer patients. METHODS: Patients treated with definitive radiation therapy for oropharynx cancer were included in this retrospective study...
November 15, 2016: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824671/early-changes-of-irradiated-parotid-glands-evaluated-by-t1rho-weighted-imaging-a-pilot-study
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Nan Zhou, Chen Chu, Xin Dou, Ming Li, Song Liu, Tingting Guo, Lijing Zhu, Baorui Liu, Weibo Chen, Jian He, Jing Yan, Zhengyang Zhou, Xiaofeng Yang
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to confirm the feasibility of T1rho-weighted imaging to evaluate the dynamic changes of parotid glands in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) undergoing intensity-modulated radiation therapy. METHODS: Twenty-six NPC patients (19 men; 7 women; mean [SD] age, 48.9 [13.4] years) underwent the following 3 serial T1rho-weighted imaging: within 2 weeks before radiotherapy (RT, pre-RT), 5 weeks after the beginning of RT (mid-RT), and 4 weeks after RT (post-RT)...
November 7, 2016: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821130/early-evaluation-of-irradiated-parotid-glands-with-intravoxel-incoherent-motion-mr-imaging-correlation-with-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mr-imaging
#17
Nan Zhou, Chen Chu, Xin Dou, Ming Li, Song Liu, Lijing Zhu, Baorui Liu, Tingting Guo, Weibo Chen, Jian He, Jing Yan, Zhengyang Zhou, Xiaofeng Yang, Tian Liu
BACKGROUND: Radiation-induced parotid damage is one of the most common complications in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) undergoing radiotherapy (RT). Intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM) magnetic resonance (MR) imaging has been reported for evaluating irradiated parotid damage. However, the changes of IVIM perfusion-related parameters in irradiated parotid glands have not been confirmed by conventional perfusion measurements obtained from dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) MR imaging...
November 8, 2016: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798747/validity-and-reliability-of-the-greek-version-of-the-xerostomia-questionnaire-in-head-and-neck-cancer-patients
#18
Pinelopi Theopisti Memtsa, Maria Tolia, Ioannis Tzitzikas, Ioannis Bizakis, Kyriaki Pistevou-Gombaki, Martha Charalambidou, Chrysoula Iliopoulou, George Kyrgias
PURPOSE: Xerostomia after radiation therapy for head and neck (H&N) cancer has serious effects on patients' quality of life. The purpose of this study was to validate the Greek version of the self-reported eight-item xerostomia questionnaire (XQ) in patients treated with radiotherapy for H&N cancer. METHODS: The XQ was translated into Greek and administered to 100 XQ patients. An exploratory factor analysis was performed. Reliability measures were calculated. Several types of validity were evaluated...
October 31, 2016: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790574/evaluation-of-xerostomia-in-different-psychological-disorders-an-observational-study
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Suresh Kandagal Veerabhadrappa, Pramod Redder Chandrappa, Snehal Patil, Seema Yadav Roodmal, Akshay Kumarswamy, Mounesh Kumar Chappi
INTRODUCTION: Psychiatric diseases like anxiety, depression, schizophrenia and bipolar disorders are increasing at an alarming rate. These diseases can affect the quantity and quality of saliva leading to multiple oral diseases. Although many researchers have evaluated xerostomia in general population, its prevalence is not been assessed in patients suffering from different psychological disorders. AIM: To investigate the prevalence of xerostomia and to assess the correlation between xerostomia and dryness of lip and mucosa in different psychological disorders...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790562/toxicity-profile-of-imrt-vs-3d-crt-in-head-and-neck-cancer-a-retrospective-study
#20
Gopa Ghosh, Ramanjis Tallari, Anupam Malviya
INTRODUCTION: Role of radiotherapy in comprehensive management of head and neck cancer for achieving tumour control and organ preservation is now well established and radiotherapy is routinely used in adjuvant setting after surgery, concurrently with chemotherapy or targeted agents and for palliation. Development of linear accelerator with Multileaf Collimator (MLC) have revolutionized radiation delivery techniques, allowing conformal and Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT) to deliver highly conformal sculpted radiation dose to a very complex structure with improved sparing of adjoining critical structures like salivary glands, spinal cord, eyes, brainstem and larynx amounting to better therapeutic gain...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
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