Quantifying Radioxerostomia: Salivary Flow Rate, Examiner’s Score, and Quality of Life Questionnaire

@article{AlNawas2006QuantifyingRS,
  title={Quantifying Radioxerostomia: Salivary Flow Rate, Examiner’s Score, and Quality of Life Questionnaire},
  author={Priv.-Doz. Dr. Dr. Bilal Al-Nawas and Katy Al-Nawas and Martin Kunkel and Knut Achim Gr{\"o}tz},
  journal={Strahlentherapie und Onkologie},
  year={2006},
  volume={182},
  pages={336-341}
}
Salivary flow rates alone are not sufficient to quantify all aspects of radioxerostomia. This is a problem in studies aiming to reduce radioxerostomia. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between objectively measured salivary flow rate and subjective xerostomia ratings by the physician (RTOG scale) or the patients (quality of life [QoL] questionnaire). In a case-control study patients who underwent recall for oral cancer were screened. Inclusion criteria for this diagnostic… CONTINUE READING