Search for dissertations about: "xerostomia"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 10 swedish dissertations containing the word xerostomia.

  1. 1. Effects of fractionated irradiation on salivary glands

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå universitet

    Author : Lars Franzén; Umeå universitet.; [1992]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Salivary glands; irradiation; xerostomia; acinar cells; secretion; cell membrane; neuropeptides;

    Abstract : The thesis is a study of the effects of radiation on the salivary glands in an experimental and a clinical study. Irradiation is a cornerstone in the management of head and neck cancer and is as other modalities of cancer treatment, afflicted with adverse reactions. READ MORE

  2. 2. Radiation Oncology Data and Modelling Side Effects after Radiation Therapy

    University dissertation from Göteborg : Chalmers University of Technology

    Author : Caroline Olsson; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2012]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; dose and side effect data; dose-volume response; fractionation effect; LQ model; sequential two-phase radiotherapy; head and neck cancer; parotid gland; xerostomia; pelvic radiotherapy; gynecological cancer; pubic bone; pain; data integration;

    Abstract : Although modern radiation therapy techniques have the ability to conform the dose distribution of ionizing radiation tightly around the volume to be treated, unwanted irradiation to surrounding organs remains a problem. The probability of a side effect arising in the normal tissue of a patient after radiation therapy can be modelled by sigmoid mathematical functions known as normal tissue complication probability (NTCP) models. READ MORE

  3. 3. Studies on acupuncture treatment of xerostomia

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Karolinska Institutet, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology

    Author : Maria Blom; Karolinska Institutet.; Karolinska Institutet.; [1999]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; xerostomia dry mouth ; acupuncture; treatment; Sjögren s syndrome; irradiation; prognostic test; pilocarpine; long-term follow-up;

    Abstract : Xerostomia (dry mouth) is most often associated with Sjögren's Syndrome (SS), medication, endocrinological disorders, or irradiation treatment to the head- and neck region. There is no effective treatment of xerostomia at the present. READ MORE

  4. 4. Xerostomia : Views among health care professionals and the main concern among afflicted adults

    University dissertation from Department of Oral Public Health, Faculty of Odontology, Malmö University

    Author : Solgun Folke; Malmö University.; [2010]
    Keywords : ODONTOLOGY; ODONTOLOGI; Medicine;

    Abstract : The aims of the two studies were to survey and describe views of xerostomia among health care professionals and to explore, among afflicted adults; the main concerns associated with xerostomia and attempted remedies. Two empirical studies with qualitative design were conducted. READ MORE

  5. 5. Salivary function after pediatric bone marrow transplantation

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Karolinska Institutet, Department of Odontology

    Author : Mats Bågesund; Karolinska Institutet.; Karolinska Institutet.; [2000]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; bone marrow transplantation; total body irradiation; cancer; children; saliva; xerostomia; scintigraphy;

    Abstract : Salivary gland dysfunction is one of the oral long-term complications that most affect the quality of life among long-term survivors after treatment for malignant diseases. The aims of the studies in this thesis were to examine the effect of pediatric bone marrow transplantation (BMT) conditioning regimens on salivary function, caries-associated microflora, and development of dental caries; define risk factors of salivary dysfunction; evaluate subjective xerostomia; and study functional disturbances in the major salivary glands using salivary gland scintigraphy (SGS). READ MORE