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Title: Sialometry of upper labial minor glands : a clinical approach by the use of weighing method Schirmer’s test strips paper
Authors: Falcão, Denise Pinheiro
Leal, Soraya Coelho
Vieira, Celi Novaes
Wolff, Andy
Almeida, Tayana Filgueira Galdino
Nunes, Fernanda de Paula e Silva
Amorim, Rivadávio Fernandes Batista de
Bezerra, Ana Cristina
Assunto:: Mucosa bucal
Issue Date: 9-Mar-2014
Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Citation: FALCÃO, Denise Pinheiro et al. Sialometry of upper labial minor glands: A clinical approach by the use of weighing method Schirmer’s test strips paper. The Scientific World Journal, v. 2014, Article ID 268634, p. 1-9, 2014. doi:10.1155/2014/268634
Abstract: Objectives. To establish referential values ranges of hyposalivation and normosalivation for the salivary flow rate (SFR) of upper labial (LS) and palatal (PS) mucosa using Schirmer's test strips paper and as a second goal to determine the values ranges of the SFR of palatal (PS) and upper labial (LS) mucosa in subjects with and without xerostomia. Methods. A cross-sectional study was conducted among subjects distributed in three groups according to their unstimulated and stimulated whole saliva. Results. 144 subjects were enrolled in groups as follows: severe hyposalivation (n=24), mild hyposalivation (n=78), and normosalivation (n=42). The mean and the 95% confidence interval for the LS flow rate (μL/cm2/min) were 3.2 (2.46 to 3.94), 5.86 (4.96 to 6.75), and 9.08 (7.63 to 10.53) (P<0.001) for each group, respectively. The PS results were 1.01 (0.68 to 1.34), 1.72 (1.31 to 2.13), and 2.44 (1.66 to 3.22) (P=0.014). Xerostomia complainers presented lower rates of LS (5.17 (4.06 to 6.23)) than non-complainers (7.33 (6.4 to 8.27)) (P=0.003). Conclusions. The test was reliable to provide referential values ranges for LS flow rate measurement and was shown to be valid to distinguish normosalivation from severe and mild hyposalivation and also to predict xerostomia.
Licença:: Copyright © 2014 Denise Pinheiro Falcão et al.This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Fonte: Acesso em: 25 maio 2016.
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