Dry mouth: Acupuncture-like electrical nerve stimulation may help

Phase III results indicate that acupuncture-like, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation may be equally effective as pilocarpine, the current prescription medication in a pill, to treat radiation-induced xerostomia (dry mouth), according to a new study published.
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The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Ahead of Print.
Source: The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionAlthough no significant treatment differences were seen in this trial, patients receiving ALTENS consistently had lower scores, indicating better function, as compared to those receiving PC. Radiation-induced xerostomia improved over time for all patients.
Source: Quality of Life Research - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
Conditions:   Head and Neck Carcinoma;   XerostomiaInterventions:   Other: Quality-of-Life Assessment;   Procedure: Transcutaneous Acupoint Electrical StimulationSponsors:   Roswell Park Cancer Institute;   National Cancer Institute (NCI)Recruiting - verified June 2015
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
This report presents the analysis of the RTOG 0537 multicenter randomized study that compared acupuncture-like transcutaneous stimulation (ALTENS) with pilocarpine (PC) for relieving radiation-induced xerostomia.
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Clinical Investigation Source Type: research
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