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OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to identify systemic diseases associated with hyposalivation and xerostomia and develop evidence-based management recommendations for hyposalivation/xerostomia. STUDY DESIGN Literature searches covered the English language medical literature from 1966 to 2005. An evidence-based review process was applied to(More)
Dysphagia (swallowing dysfunction) is a debilitating, depressing, and potentially life-threatening complication in cancer patients that is likely underreported. The present paper is aimed to review relevant dysphagia literature between 1990 and 2010 with a focus on assessment tools, prevalence, complications, and impact on quality of life in patients with a(More)
OBJECTIVES The aims of this study were to (1) determine the feasibility of tandem assessment of the presence of amyloid in subcutaneous abdominal fat by fine-needle aspiration and oral mucosal tissue biopsy in patients initially diagnosed with multiple myeloma (MM) and (2) determine the optimal site for detection of amyloid in the oral cavity (tongue(More)
Periodic fever syndromes in children can present with orofacial manifestations which contribute to the formulation of a differential diagnosis. Because of the early onset of oral lesions in these syndromes, the oral medicine practitioner may be required to assist in their diagnosis and management. The periodic fever, aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis and(More)
Desquamation of the gingiva is a sign that may be encountered in clinical practice. Various diseases can affect the gingival tissues. Mild desquamation that is localized may be associated with mechanical irritation or induced by trauma. Moderate to severe generalized desquamation associated with ulceration and erythema may be indicative of a more serious(More)
BACKGROUND Pemphigus vulgaris, or PV, is a potentially life-threatening illness that manifests itself initially in the mouth in the majority of patients. Paradoxically, it is less commonly recognized when it involves lesions on the oral mucosa rather than on the skin. CASE DESCRIPTION This article describes the clinical presentation of 42 cases of oral PV(More)
Oral mucosal diseases encompass several common conditions that affect the general population. Some of these disorders present with signs and symptoms that are pathognomonic for the condition, whereas others present with similar features that can make clinical diagnosis difficult to achieve. It is important for physicians to have a clear understanding of(More)
Plasma cell gingivitis is a disorder first described in the 1960s and was believed to be caused by an allergic reaction to flavored chewing gum and toothpaste. The lesion was believed to have been largely eliminated by removing the allergens from the products. We report two additional cases, not related to a known allergen. One patient was allergy tested(More)
OBJECTIVE A retrospective study was conducted to investigate the anatomic location and characteristics of amyloid deposition in the oral cavity. STUDY DESIGN Seventeen biopsy specimens that were conclusive for a diagnosis of amyloidosis were assessed in terms of their anatomic location and histopathologic characteristics. RESULTS Biopsy specimens were(More)
UNLABELLED Resistance to treatment and the appearance of secondary tumors in head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCC) have been attributed to the presence of cells with stem-cell-like properties in the basal layer of the epithelium at the site of the lesion. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that these putative cancer stem cells (CSC) in HNSCC(More)