Type 2 diabetes: Xerostomia is a symptom of dangerously high blood sugar – what is it?
TYPE 2 diabetes can cause a wide number of symptoms indicating something strange is going on inside the body. Xerostomia is one of those symptoms. What is it? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Accuracy of a questionnaire on xerostomia as a screening tool for hyposalivation
 First published:23 August 2020Abstract ObjectiveDetermine the accuracy of a questionnaire on xerostomia as a screening tool for hyposalivation. MethodsA total of 402 adults awaiting dental care at a public healthcare service answered an eight ‐item questionnaire addressing xerostomia and were submitted to stimulated sialometry, with  ≤ 0.7 mL/min considered indicative of hyposalivation. Reproducibility and internal consistency of the questionnaire were evaluated. The correlation between the score and salivary flow was investigated. The total score was also compared between groups with and without ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 2, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Science Saturday: Seeking a regenerative therapy for chronic dry mouth
Mayo Clinic researchers are seeking a regenerative therapy for a vexing problem, particularly among cancer patients. How can medical providers treat a condition in which the mouth is so parched that it has an incessant feeling of a cotton lining? Xerostomia, also known as chronic dry mouth, is an agonizing side effect of injury to the salivary [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - August 8, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

True Acupuncture Shows Promise for Patients with Head and Neck Cancer
True acupuncture resulted in fewer and less severe radiation-induced xerostomia symptoms in this phase III study. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - December 13, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Hannah Slater Source Type: news

Fewer Cases of Radiation - Induced Xerostomia Found With Acupuncture
Patients receiving true acupuncture have significantly lower least square mean xerostomia score (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 10, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, ENT, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Fewer Cases of Radiation-Induced Xerostomia Found With Acupuncture
TUESDAY, Dec. 10, 2019 -- Acupuncture results in significantly fewer and less severe symptoms of radiation-induced xerostomia (RIX) among patients with oropharyngeal or nasopharyngeal carcinoma, according to a study published online Dec. 6 in JAMA... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 10, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Oral lesions and associated factors in breast cancer survivors
First published: 12 August 2019 Abstract AimTo evaluate the prevalence of oral lesions (OL) and associated factors among survivors of breast cancer (BC). MethodsA cross ‐sectional study involving 150 BC survivors was conducted at a public hospital in southern Brazil. Data were collected on socioeconomic aspects, treatment characteristics and oral problems. The decayed, missing and filled teeth index and the occurrence of OL were evaluated. Logistic regression was performed to determine independent variables associated with the outcome. Results24% of the women had at least 1 OL and 33.3% of these had more than o...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 14, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Whole-Brain Radiation May Lead to Dry Mouth Whole-Brain Radiation May Lead to Dry Mouth
Parotid gland exposure during whole-brain radiation therapy (WBRT) may unnecessarily cause significant xerostomia, according to a small prospective observational study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Sialendoscopy Enhances Salivary Flow in Sjogren's Syndrome Sialendoscopy Enhances Salivary Flow in Sjogren's Syndrome
Sialendoscopy with irrigation of the major salivary glands can enhance salivary flow and reduce xerostomia in patients with Sjogren's syndrome, according to a randomized trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 14, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Medications That Cause Dry Mouth in Older People Medications That Cause Dry Mouth in Older People
Xerostomia, or dry mouth, is one of the most common adverse effects of medication use in older adults. Which classes of drugs are most problematic, and how great is the risk?Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Clinical oral dryness score: evaluation of a new screening method for oral dryness
Odontology pp 1 –6 |Cite asAbstractThe purpose of this study was to explore the association of the clinical oral dryness score (CODS) with salivary flow rates, xerostomia inventory (XI), and bother index (BI). 147 patients were screened using CODS, which determined 10 features of oral dryness. Each feature contributed 1 point, and the total score varied from 0 to 10. Unstimulated (UWS), chewing-stimulated (CH-SWS) and acid-stimulated (A-SWS) whole salivary flows and the XI and BI were measured. Associations were explored with a bootstrapped Spearman rank correlation test (1000  × bootstrapping). Based...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 31, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

How Does Pediatric Sj ö gren Syndrome Present?
Discussion Sjögren Syndrome (SS) is named for Swedish ophthalmologist Henrik Sjögren who published a case series in 1933 describing patients with dry eyes and arthritis. SS is a “chronic autoimmune inflammatory exocrinopathy” that is characterized by lymphocytic infiltration of the lacrimal and salivary glands and has various degrees of systematic involvement. Keratoconjunctivitis sicca and xerostomia are the main clinical symptoms. Sicca is a Latin word meaning dry. Dryness of the eyes and mouth without evidence of autoimmune disease is called Sicca syndrome or Sicca complex. SS can be primary or se...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 11, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

A clinical trial of a novel emulsion for potential use as a saliva substitute in patients with radiation induced xerostomia
ConclusionThe novel oily emulsion showed no clinically significant benefit over two existing products for relief of xerostomia. Indeed none of the three products demonstrated significant change in patient outcomes. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 27, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Mechanisms underlying methamphetamine-related dental disease.
CONCLUSIONS:Mode of intake and frequency of meth use have a minimal impact on dental health outcomes. Behaviors, such as sugary beverage consumption and poor oral hygiene, better explain dental health outcomes.PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS:Having a better understanding of the causal mechanisms of " meth mouth " sets the stage for clinicians to provide more personalized interventions and management of dental disease in people who use meth. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 5, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Q & A: A Dry Side Effect
Dry mouth, also called xerostomia, is a frequent side effect of many commonly prescribed drugs. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: C. CLAIBORNE RAY Tags: Antidepressants Source Type: news

OraCoat ® XyliMelts® Reduce Dry Mouth for Oral Cancer Patients
All-Natural Dry Mouth Remedy Can Help Reduce Xerostomia in Oral Cancer Patients Undergoing Chemo and Radiation Therapy TreatmentsBellevue, WA (March 6, 2017) –OraCoat®XyliMelts® help oral cancer patients suffering from dry mouth as a result of chemotherapy and radiation treatments.Xerostomia, more commonly known as dry mouth, is the subjective sensation of dryness experienced when an insufficient amount of saliva is produced. While mild or occasional oral dryness occurring especially during sleep is considered normal in healthy individuals, excessive ongoing dryness leads to, among other things, disturbed sle...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 13, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Effects of low-level laser therapy on burning mouth syndrome
ConclusionsLLLT application reduces symptoms slightly in BMS patients. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 14, 2016 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Dry Mouth Discomfort Treatment: A Novel Approach Webinar
Join me tonight for a webinar on Xerostomia sponsored by Premier Dental. Cost is free and good for 1 CE credit.Click here to register This webinar and many others are at www.vivalearning.com (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 2, 2016 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

IMRT associated with reduction in patient reported xerostomia
(NRG Oncology) A pooled analysis of data from NRG Oncology studies RTOG 0129 and 0522 compared intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) with three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy for patients treated for locally advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. The study found that IMRT was associated with significantly reduced xerostomia and feeding tube dependency after treatment, especially in oropharyngeal cancer patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 3, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

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. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 29, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Xerostomia (Dry Mouth) Therapeutics Pipeline Market H2 2014 Review...
RnRMarketResearch.com adds “Xerostomia – Pipeline Review, H2 2014” report to its store. The report provides an overview of the xerostomia’s therapeutic pipeline.(PRWeb February 18, 2015)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/xerostomia-pipeline/review-h2-2014-market/prweb12525686.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - February 20, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news