2010 Literature on Oral Health Care for Cancer Patients
 
Oral Health Complications and Conditions of Cancer Therapies
 
Orofacial rehabilitation of patients with post-cancer treatment-an overview and report of three cases
Guttal et al.
2010, Indian Journal of Cancer
This article presents an overview of the orofacial rehabilitation of post-cancer treatments along with case reports.
 
Mucositis and Oral Health
 
Radiation induced oral mucositis
Kumar et al.
2010, Indian Journal of Palliative Care
The present day management of oral mucositis is mostly palliative and or supportive care. The newer guidelines are suggesting Palifermin, which is the first active mucositis drug as well as Amifostine, for radiation protection and cryotherapy. The current management should focus more on palliative measures, such as pain management, nutritional support, and maintenance, of good oral hygiene.
 
Xerostomia and Cancer Therapies
 
A novel dose constraint to reduce xerostomia in head-and-neck cancer patients treated with intensity-modulated radiotherapy (abstract)
Strigari et al.
2010, International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics
The purpose of this study was to investigate the predictors of incidence and duration of xerostomia (XT) based on parotid glands (PG), submandibular glands (SMG), and both glands taken as a whole organ (TG) in head-and-neck cancer patients treated with intensity-modulated radiotherapy.
 
Bisphosphonate Osteonecrosis of the Jaw and Cancer Therapies
 
The nature and frequency of bisphosphonate-associated osteonecrosis of the jaws in dental implant patients: A south Australian case series (abstract)
Goss et al.
2010, Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
The purpose of this study was to determine the number of bisphosphonate-associated cases of dental implant failure in South Australia.
 
Bone: Cancer cohort study confirms dental risk factors for bisphosphonate-related ONJ (abstract)
Heath
2010, Nature Reviews Endocrinology
The investigators enrolled 1,621 patients with malignant disease who had received monthly intravenous bisphosphonates for a minimum of 5 months at a single center in Greece between January 2000 and October 2008. All participants were asked to attend a comprehensive dental examination and review of their dental history. The main outcome measure was development of ONJ during the follow-up period.
 
Increased prevalence of bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw with vitamin D deficiency in rats (abstract)
Hokugo et al.
2010, Journal of Bone and Mineral Research
The objective of this study was to establish an animal model of bisphosphonate-related ONJ by testing the combination of these risk factors.
 
Bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw: Tip of the iceberg (abstract)
Knight et al.
2010, Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
In this paper, the authors explore historical parallels and provide the most comprehensive review to date in the literature about the presentation, diagnosis, treatment, pathophysiology, oncogenic associations, and best practice guidelines. Legal action pursuant to bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw is underway on 3 continents, and we believe that every health care professional should become au fait with this condition for which our growing case series represents merely the tip of the iceberg.
 
Tooth extraction in patients taking intravenous bisphosphonates: A preventive protocol and case series
Lodi et al.
2010, Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
The purpose of this study was to test the efficacy of a protocol in preventing the development of bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (BRONJ) after tooth extraction.
 
Osteoradionecrosis of the Jaw and Cancer Therapies
 
OsteoradioneOsteoradionecrosis of the jaws-a current overview-part 1: Physiopathology and risk and predisposing factors (abstract)
Chrcanovic et al.
2010, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
The aim of this paper is to explore the current theories about definition, classification, incidence and physiopathology of osteoradionecrosis (ORN) of the jaws. Moreover, it is discussed the predisposing and risk factors for the development of osteoradionecrosis based on the literature review.
 
Effectiveness of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in mandibular osteoradionecrosis shown by thermography monitoring (abstract)
Jedruski-Pawlowska et al.
2010, Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
The purpose of this study was to assess thermographic records of ORN patients in different stages of hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
 
Head and Neck Cancer and Oral Health
 
Prevalence of candida species in the oral cavity of patients undergoing head and neck radiotherapy
Azizi and Rezaei
2010, Journal of Dental Research, Dental Clinics, Dental Prospects
The aim of this study was evaluation of Candida species before and after radiotherapy.
 
Systematic review of primary osseointegrated dental implants in head and neck oncology (abstract)
Barber et al.
2010, British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
The aim of this paper is to provide a systematic review of articles concerning primary osseointegrated dental implants in the head and neck oncology setting.
 
Radiation-induced leiomyosarcoma of the maxillofacial region: Facial reconstruction with implant-retained prosthesis (abstract)
Karakoca et al.
2010, Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Radiation-induced leiomyosarcoma, which is an uncommon tumor in the head and neck region, was treated by means of large surgical resection. Implant-retained prosthetic rehabilitation of the patient resulted in acceptable functional and cosmetic results, and the patient has resumed social activities.