A novel method to evaluate salivary flow rates of head and neck cancer patients after radiotherapy: a pilot study

A novel method to evaluate salivary flow rates of head and neck cancer patients after radiotherapy: a pilot study

Alternative title Um novo método para avaliar as taxas de fluxo salivar em pacientes com câncer de cabeça e pescoço após radioterapia: estudo piloto
Author Palm, Luiz Felipe Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Gonnelli, Fernanda Aurora Stabile Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Marcucci, Marcelo Google Scholar
Giordani, Adelmo Jose Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Dias, Rodrigo Souza Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Segreto, Roberto Araujo Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Segreto, Helena Regina Comodo Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Abstract Introduction: The procedure used to evaluate salivary flow rate is called sialometry. It can be performed through several techniques, but none appears to be really efficient for post radiotherapy patients. Objective: To adequate sialometry tests for head and neck cancer patients submitted to radiotherapy. Methods: 22 xerostomic patients post-radiotherapy (total radiation dose ranging from 60 to 70 Gy) were included in this study. Ten patients were evaluated using sialometries originally proposed by the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group and twelve were assessed by our modified methods. Unstimulated and stimulated sialometries were performed and the results were classified according a grading scale and compared between both groups. Results: There was no statistically significant difference between the salivary evaluations of both groups (p = 0.4487 and p = 0.5615). Also, most of these rates were classified as very low and low. Conclusion: This novel method seems to be suitable for patients submitted to radiotherapy. (C) 2017 Associacao Brasileira de Otorrinolaringologia e Cirurgia Cervico-Facial. Published by Elsevier Editora Ltda.

Introdução: O procedimento utilizado para avaliar a taxa de fluxo salivar é denominado sialometria. Pode ser realizado por meio de várias técnicas, mas nenhuma parece ser realmente eficiente para pacientes pós-radioterapia. Objetivo: Adaptar sialometrias para pacientes com câncer de cabeça e pescoço submetidos à radioterapia. Método: 22 pacientes xerostômicos pós-radioterapia (dose de radiação total variando de 60-70 Gy) foram incluídos neste estudo. Dez pacientes foram avaliados utilizando sialometrias originalmente propostas pelo Radiation Therapy Oncology Group e doze foram avaliados por nossos métodos modificados. Sialometrias não estimuladas e estimuladas foram conduzidas e os resultados foram classificados de acordo com uma escala de graduação e comparados entre os dois grupos. Resultados: Não houve diferença estatisticamente significante entre as avaliações salivares de ambos os grupos (p = 0,4487 e p = 0,5615). Além disso, a maioria dessas taxas foi classificada como muito baixa e baixa. Conclusão: Esse novo método parece ser adequado para pacientes submetidos à radioterapia.
Keywords Head and neck neoplasms
Xerostomia
Radiotherapy
Saliva
Neoplasias de cabeça e pescoço
Xerostomia
Radioterapia
Saliva
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-coverage Sao Paulo
Language English
Date 2018
Published in Brazilian Journal Of Otorhinolaryngology. Sao Paulo, v. 84, n. 2, p. 227-231, 2018.
ISSN 1808-8694 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Assoc Brasileira Otorrinolaringologia & Cirurgia Cervicofacial
Extent 227-231
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bjorl.2017.03.004
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000428175200014
SciELO ID S1808-86942018000200227 (statistics in SciELO)
URI https://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/55897

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