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Xerostomia: Recognition and Management

Introduction Xerostomia (dry mouth) is the subjective feeling of oral dryn ess. It is important to recognize that xerostomia is not a diagn osis, but a symptom with multiple possible causes.

Oral Health 2002, U.S. - Section 14 - Xerostomia

Oral Health U.S., 2002 115 14. Xerostomia Section 14 XEROSTOMIA 14.1 Xerostomia Xerostomia, the perception of dryness in the mouth, is a significant health issue in elderly populations when associated with reduced salivary function.

Management of Medication Induced Xerostomia An Evidence Based ...

Management of Medication Induced Xerostomia An Evidence Based Report Kevin Chung, BSc * Payam Fakhri, B.ASc M.ASc * Larisa Naderiani, H.BSc * Adeela Nematullah, BHSc * Parastoo Salehi, H.BSc * * From the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada Key words: xerostomia ...

N utritional Guidelines For Symptom Management XEROSTOMIA

N utritional Guidelines For Symptom Management XEROSTOMIA DEFINITION: Dryness of the mouth due to lack of normal salivary secretion. Xerostomia can result in dysphagia, taste changes and dental caries.

The Role of Saliva in Oral Health: Strategies for Prevention ...

Xerostomia Prevention and Management Current strategies for the management of xerostomia focus on palliative measures and can be local or systemic.

Prevention and Treatment of Radiation Induced Xerostomia in ...

1 Prevention and Treatment of Radiation Induced Xerostomia in Head and Neck Cancer Patients: An Evidence Based Report Tawni Bailey, BHSc Aida Goltalab Rad Michelle Lee, BSc Laura Poleck, BSc Jonathan Stern, BSc Shilpa Vij, BSc, MSc Faculty of Dentistry University of Toronto Class of 2008 124 ...

Electrical Stimulation for Xerostomia (Salitron System)

Electrical Stimulation for Xerostomia (Salitron System) Policy Number: 1.01.504 Last Review: 7/2011 Origination: 1/2006 Next Review: 1/2012 Policy BCBSKC will not provide coverage for electrical stimulation for xerostomia.

The Management and Treatment of Xerostomia from the Patients ...

The Management and Treatment of Xerostomia from the Patients Perspective An Overview by Jenifer Shakes Common causes of xerostomia Damage to the salivary glands: auto-immune diseases (sjogren's syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic graft-versus-host disease, systemic lupus erythematosus ...

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1 XEROSTOMIA (DRY MOUTH) Patient Information Handout Definition: Xerostomia (pronounced “zero - sto’me - ah”) is the medical word for dry mouth due to decreased or absent saliva.

Efficacy of pilocarpine lozenge for post-radiation xerostomia ...

Australian Dental Journal 2006;51:4. 333 Efficacy of pilocarpine lozenge for post-radiation xerostomia in patients with head and neck cancer STaweechaisupapong,* M Pesee,† C Aromdee,‡ M Laopaiboon,§ W Khunkitti, Abstract Background: Patients with radiation-induced xerostomia produce little ...