Intraoral electrostimulator for xerostomia relief: a long-term, multicenter, open-label, uncontrolled, clinical trial

Domenica Matranga, Giuseppina Campisi, Carlo Paderni, Dario Melilli, Soraya C. Leal, Ben Z. Beiski, Gloria I. Lafaurie, Beatriz C. Aldape Barrios, Shaoxia Pan, Claire Lassauzay, Carlo Paderni, Itai Zeevi, Yrjö T. Konttinen, Denise P. Falcão, Cheryl A. Krushinski, Slavica Pejda, Gloria R. Bautista Mendoza, Lea Vuletić, Lourdes Maniegas, Rodrigo M. López SánchezIvan Alajbeg, Sharon Elad, Giuseppina Campisi, Giuseppina Campisi, Dario Melilli, Olivier Fromentin, Meltem Koray, Rubén Mantilla, Frank P. Strietzel, Susan L. Zunt, Gonca Mumcu, Liselott Lindh, Rafael Martín-Granizo, Suguru Kimoto, Ana C. Barreto Bezerra, Simon D. Tran, Henri A. Ménard, Andy Wolff, Juan F. Yepes

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Objective. A previous sham-controlled multinational study demonstrated the short-term efficacy and safety for xerostomiatreatment of an intraoral device that delivers electrostimulation to the lingual nerve. The objective of this study was to test thehypothesis that those beneficial effects would be sustained over an 11-month period.Study Design. The device was tested on a mixed sample of 94 patients with xerostomia in an open-label, uncontrolled,prospective multicenter trial. Statutory outcome assessments were done at 5th, 8th, and 11th months and analyzed bymultiple comparisons.Results. Improvements achieved at month 5 from baseline were sustained throughout the follow-up period for the primaryoutcome, xerostomia severity, and the secondary outcomes resting whole salivary flow rate, xerostomia frequency, oraldiscomfort, and difficulties in speech, swallowing, and sleeping. No significant side effects were detected.Conclusions. The beneficial effects of a removable intraoral electrostimulating device were sustained for an 11-month period.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)773-781
Numero di pagine9
RivistaOral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2012

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