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Measurement of oral chronic GVHD: results from the Chronic GVHD Consortium.
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PMID:  23353804     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Oral chronic GVHD (cGVHD) is a serious complication of alloSCT. Scales and instruments to measure oral cGVHD activity and severity have not been prospectively validated. The objective of this study was to describe the characteristics of oral cGVHD and determine the measures most sensitive to change. Patients enrolled in the cGVHD Consortium with oral involvement were included. Clinicians scored oral changes according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) criteria, and patients completed symptom and quality-of-life measures at each visit. Both rated change on an eight-point scale. Of the 458 participants, 72% (n=331) had objective oral involvement at enrollment. Lichenoid change was the most common feature (n=293; 89%). At visits where oral change could be assessed, 50% of clinicians and 56% of patients reported improvement, with worsening reported in 4-5% for both the groups (weighted kappa=0.41). Multivariable regression modeling suggested that the measurement changes most predictive of perceived change by clinicians and patients were erythema and lichenoid, NIH severity and symptom scores. Oral cGVHD is common and associated with a range of signs and symptoms. Measurement of erythema and lichenoid changes and symptoms may adequately capture the activity of oral cGVHD in clinical trials but require prospective validation.Bone Marrow Transplantation advance online publication, 28 January 2013; doi:10.1038/bmt.2012.285.
N Treister; X Chai; B Kurland; S Pavletic; D Weisdorf; J Pidala; J Palmer; P Martin; Y Inamoto; M Arora; M Flowers; D Jacobsohn; M Jagasia; S Arai; S J Lee; C Cutler
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bone marrow transplantation     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1476-5365     ISO Abbreviation:  Bone Marrow Transplant.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8702459     Medline TA:  Bone Marrow Transplant     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Division of Oral Medicine and Dentistry, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA.
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