c) There is also medical therapies that result in xerostomia
The second measure, MD Anderson Symptom Inventory Head and Neck (MDASI-HN), ranked the severity of cancer-related symptoms, other than xerostomia
, and their interference with quality of life.
Chronic complications include mucosal fibrosis and atrophy, xerostomia
caries, infections (primarily candidiasis), tissue necrosis (soft tissue necrosis and osteonecrosis), taste dysfunction (dysgeusia/ageusia), muscular and cutaneous fibrosis,1 and dysphagia.
The objective of our study was to determine the feasibility, efficacy, and complications of noninvasive neuromuscular E-stim in increasing salivation in post-irradiated head and neck cancer patients with xerostomia
La presencia de xerostomia
se presento en un porcentaje superior al encontrado por Sherson W y col.
The company also introduced two new product lines in the first quarter: The Zinx line of products for relief of cold and allergy symptoms, and Aquoral, a FDA-approved oral spray for the treatment of Xerostomia
or "Dry Mouth.
The objective of this study is to determine the histological description of the minor salivary glands obtained from the biopsies of xerostomia
patients and to classify the minor salivary gland histological aspect as the Sjogren's Syndrome.
Among the potential causes other than menopause and diabetes are candidiasis, nutritional deficiencies (especially B-vitamin deficiencies), drugs, xerostomia
, dry mouth, and trauma (particularly from dentures).
Some complications occur only during treatment; others, such as xerostomia
, may persist for years afterward.
or dry mouth may develop as a result of salivary gland dysfunction due to radiation therapy for head and neck cancer, pharmacological agents or autoimmune diseases such as Sjogren's syndrome .
Over 400 drugs have been identified as causing hyposalivation and xerostomia
(dry mouth) (Sreebny & Valdini, 1987).