Thomas P. Sollecito

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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 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)
Mucous membrane pemphigoid (MMP) is a chronic, subepithelial autoimmune disease, which predominantly involves mucosal surfaces and results in mucosal blistering, ulceration, and subsequent scarring. This article discusses the epidemiology, clinical presentation, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of MMP, with mention of related subepithelial bullous(More)
OBJECTIVE The authors conducted two double-blinded, randomized, multicenter clinical trials to determine the efficacy and clinical anesthetic characteristics of 4 percent articaine hydrochloride (HCl) with 1:200,000 epinephrine (A200) as compared with those of 4 percent articaine HCl with 1:100,000 epinephrine (A100) and 4 percent articaine HCl without(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)
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)
A 62-year-old African American female presented to the mergency department complaining of lower lip swelling or 4 days. She reported that the swelling had increased in ize over the 4 days prior to presentation. One month prior he had similar swelling and was evaluated by her primary hysician. At that time, treatment with penicillin and warm ompresses had(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)
BACKGROUND A panel of experts (the 2014 Panel) convened by the American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs developed an evidence-based clinical practice guideline (CPG) on the use of prophylactic antibiotics in patients with prosthetic joints who are undergoing dental procedures. This CPG is intended to clarify the "Prevention of Orthopaedic(More)