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Electrostimulating device in the management of xerostomia.
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PMID:  17305624     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
INTRODUCTION: The present study was undertaken to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of a recently developed electrostimulating device mounted on an individualized intra-oral removable appliance. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The device, containing electrodes, a wetness sensor, an electronic circuit and a power source, was tested on patients with xerostomia in a crossover, randomized, sham-controlled, double-blinded, multicenter study. Electrical stimulation and also sham were delivered during 10 min to the oral mucosa, in the mandibular third molar region. Oral dryness was measured by the sensor. As the primary outcome, sensor dryness and xerostomia symptom changes as a result of device wearing were assessed, and compared between active and sham modes. In addition, side-effects were recorded. RESULTS: Electrostimulation resulted in a significant decrease in sensor dryness, leading to a beneficial effect on patients' subjective condition. No significant side-effects were observed.
F P Strietzel; R Martín-Granizo; S Fedele; L Lo Russo; M Mignogna; P A Reichart; A Wolff
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Oral diseases     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1354-523X     ISO Abbreviation:  Oral Dis     Publication Date:  2007 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-02-19     Completed Date:  2007-04-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9508565     Medline TA:  Oral Dis     Country:  Denmark    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  206-13     Citation Subset:  D    
Abteilung für Oralchirurgie und Zahnärzliche Röntgenologie, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Campus Virchow-Klinikum, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Cross-Over Studies
Double-Blind Method
Electric Impedance
Electric Power Supplies
Electric Stimulation Therapy / instrumentation*
Electronics, Medical / instrumentation
Equipment Design
Middle Aged
Mouth Mucosa / physiopathology
Patient Satisfaction
Saliva / physiology
Secretory Rate / physiology
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome
Xerostomia / physiopathology,  therapy*
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