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Type: Artigo
Title: Dental treatment needs in hospitalized cancer patients : a retrospective cohort study
Author: Oliveira, Maria Cecilia Querido de
Martins, Beatriz Nascimento F. Lebre
Santos-Silva, Alan Roger
Rivera, César
Vargas, Pablo Agustin
Lopes, Márcio Ajudarte
Vechiato-Filho, Aljomar Jose
Brandão, Thaís Bianca
Prado-Ribeiro, Ana Carolina
Abstract: The objectives of this study were to describe the distribution and the clinicopathological features of the most common causes for dental treatment needs during the hospitalization of cancer patients.A retrospective cohort study of 2664 hospitalized cancer patients that analyzed the main dental treatment needs and dental procedures performed from January 2010 to December 2017.A total of 2664 medical patients were included in this study. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (17.2%) was the most common cancer type, followed by leukemia (14.8%), and oral and oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (10.5%). The most common reasons for patients’ hospitalization were chemotherapy protocols (18.8%), monitoring head and neck surgeries (9.7%), and febrile neutropenia (9.6%). The main motivation for the medical team to request dental evaluation was oral mucositis (22.8%) followed by oral pain or toothache (10.8%) and fungal, viral oral infections or traumatic oral lesions (9.9%). The dental treatment needs most observed were pain due to oral mucositis (17%), dental treatment prior to radiotherapy (RT), chemotherapy (CT) or bisphosphonate therapy (BP) (10.8%), teeth extractions (6.5%), and prophylactic photobiomodulation therapy (6.3%), whereas the most common dental treatments performed were oral hygiene protocols (30.2%), photobiomodulation therapy (prophylactic and curative) (21.7%), and dental treatment prior to cancer treatment initiation (RT, CT, and BP) (9.5%).This study can be considered original in the oncologic context, providing new information about the most frequent dental treatment needs among a large population of hospitalized cancer patients
Subject: Neoplasias bucais
Carcinoma de células escamosas oral
Country: Alemanha
Editor: Springer
Rights: Fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1007/s00520-019-05202-4
Date Issue: Dec-2019
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