Salivary flow and its relation with oral symptoms in terminally ill patients.

@article{Chaushu2000SalivaryFA,
  title={Salivary flow and its relation with oral symptoms in terminally ill patients.},
  author={Gavriel Chaushu and Michaela Bercovici and Shay Dori and Amy Waller and Shlomo Taicher and Jona Kronenberg and Yoav Pinhas Talmi},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2000},
  volume={88 5},
  pages={984-7}
}
BACKGROUND Patients with terminal malignant disease commonly report hyposalivation or xerostomia. This leads to "dry mouth," fungal infection, and mucosal abnormalities. To the authors' knowledge oral symptomatology and findings have not been correlated previously with accurate salivary flow measurements. METHODS Measurement of stimulated parotid salivary flow rate and clinical recording of oral symptoms within 24 hours from the time of hospital admission were obtained in 48 terminally ill… CONTINUE READING