Oral Mucositis

Propolis Effectively Prevents Chemotherapy-Induced Oral Mucositis

Propolis Effectively Prevents Chemotherapy-Induced Oral Mucositis

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In a randomized clinical trial, use of a mouth rinse consisting of propolis with sodium bicarbonate was well-tolerated and effectively prevented oral mucositis in patients with breast cancer undergoing adjuvant chemotherapy.

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.

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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