Oral Mucositis

Routine Screen Reduced Hospital-acquired Pneumonia on an Oncology Telemetry Unit

Routine Screen Reduced Hospital-acquired Pneumonia on an Oncology Telemetry Unit

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Implementation of the Massey Bedside Swallowing Screen and strict oral care regimens in high-risk patients reduced the rate of hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) at an oncology treatment center.

Validive may be effective for prevention of severe oral mucositis

Validive may be effective for prevention of severe oral mucositis

Positive results of drug Validive for prevention and treatment of severe oral mucositis in patients with head and neck cancer.

Smad7 protein may keep oral mucositis at bay

Mice that produced the Smad7 protein in the oral cavity were dramatically more resistant to radiation-induced oral mucositis than were controls.

Rapamycin may resolve mucositis

Drugs that inhibit mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) stopped radiation-induced damage in mice by protecting cells crucial to tissue repair.

Membrane temperature offers clue to oral mucositis risk in head and neck cancer

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Thermal imaging can detect early changes in the temperature of mucosal surfaces that may signal mucositis in persons with head and neck cancer who are receiving chemoradiotherapy.

Oral care considerations during the patient's cancer treatment

Oral care considerations during the patient's cancer treatment

Developing an evidence-based oral care policy may help to prevent or to more effectively manage oral mucositis in oncology patients.

Updates in the care of patients with mucositis

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Oral mucositis is a common side effect of both chemotherapy and radiation that patients find distressing, yet there are interventions that seem to help.

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