Oral cancer and mouthwash use: evaluation of the epidemiologic evidence.

  title={Oral cancer and mouthwash use: evaluation of the epidemiologic evidence.},
  author={Joann G. Elmore and Ralph I Horwitz},
  journal={Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery},
  volume={113 3},
BACKGROUND An association between mouthwash use and cancer of the oropharynx has been the focus of many epidemiologic studies. PURPOSE To critically review the methodology of studies of this association. METHODS Studies were identified through a computerized MEDLINE search of English-language publications from 1976 to 1994. Eligible studies were independently reviewed, and specific criteria were applied to assess issues in the design, analysis, and results of the studies. Methodologic… CONTINUE READING


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