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Comparison of Two Therapies for Xerostomia.


PB2007107633

Publication Date 1994
Personal Author Walizer, E. M.
Page Count 41
Abstract This study focused on xerostomia, or oral dryness, which is a subjective condition usually indicating major salivary gland dysfunction. Xerostomia is associated with ionizing radiation of the head and neck, common pharmacological therapies, autoimmune diseases, and a host of other iatrogenic factors. Appropriate, efficacious, and cost-effective methods are needed to manage the clinically significant symptoms of xerostomia. This study examines the efficacy of using vegetable oil as an alternate therapy for the relief of xerostomia in patients undergoing head and neck irradiation.
Keywords
  • Xerostomia
  • Salivary gland dysfunction
  • Oral dryness
  • Irradiation
  • Vegetable oil
  • Efficacy
  • Iatrogenic factors
Source Agency
  • TriService Nursing Research Program/Uniform Services Univ. of the Health Sciences
NTIS Subject Category
  • 57G - Dentistry
  • 57E - Clinical Medicine
  • 57V - Radiobiology
Corporate Authors TriService Nursing Research Program, Bethesda, MD.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 200713
Comparison of Two Therapies for Xerostomia.
Comparison of Two Therapies for Xerostomia.
PB2007107633

  • Xerostomia
  • Salivary gland dysfunction
  • Oral dryness
  • Irradiation
  • Vegetable oil
  • Efficacy
  • Iatrogenic factors
  • TriService Nursing Research Program/Uniform Services Univ. of the Health Sciences
  • 57G - Dentistry
  • 57E - Clinical Medicine
  • 57V - Radiobiology
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