Xerostomia: 12-month changes in saliva production and its relationship to perception and performance of swallow function, oral intake, and diet after chemoradiation.

@article{Logemann2003Xerostomia1C,
  title={Xerostomia: 12-month changes in saliva production and its relationship to perception and performance of swallow function, oral intake, and diet after chemoradiation.},
  author={Jeri A. Logemann and Barbara Roa Pauloski and Alfred W. Rademaker and Cathy L. Lazarus and Bharat B. Mittal and Joy E Gaziano and Linda Stachowiak and Ellen Maccracken and Lisa Ann Newman},
  journal={Head & neck},
  year={2003},
  volume={25 6},
  pages={432-7}
}
BACKGROUND Previous investigators have found permanent changes in saliva production after chemoradiation but have not examined these in relation to swallowing measures, diet changes, and patient comfort over time. METHODS Thirty patients with advanced stage cancer of the oropharynx treated with chemoradiation were followed with videofluoroscopic swallow studies, a measure of stimulated total saliva production, a questionnaire of their perception of dry mouth, and a questionnaire on the nature… CONTINUE READING