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Abstract Title:

Oil Mouth Rinse Improves Chemotherapy-Induced Oral Mucositis in Patients with Acute Myeloid Leukemia.

Abstract Source:

Biomed Res Int. 2019 ;2019:3619357. Epub 2019 Oct 30. PMID: 31781612

Abstract Author(s):

Saad Abdulrahman Hussain, Hazha Abdulah Mohammed Ameen, Mohammed Omer Mohammed, Khadija Muhamed Ahmed, Rebaz Hama-Gareb Ali, Banaz Mubarak Safar, Kamal Ahmed Saeed

Article Affiliation:

Saad Abdulrahman Hussain


Objective: The present study aims at evaluating the beneficial effect of(NS) oil mouth rinse in the management of chemotherapy- (CT-) induced oral mucositis (OM) in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML).

Methods: Fifty-four AML patients were participated in this study and randomly allocated to either the test group or a control group. The patients of the test group received NS oil mouth rinse during 28-day CT, while the participants of the control group received a"magic mouthwash"formula. The primary outcome of this study was the incidence and severity of CT-induced OM in terms of erythema and ulcer. The secondary outcomes were the pain severity score, swallowing function, and the salivary concentrations of interleukin-6 (IL-6) and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-).

Results: NS oil mouth rinse attenuated the progression of CT-induced OM compared with the control formula (AUC = 5.9 vs. 38.4,<0.05) and significantly decreased the erythema and ulceration scores (AUC of total OMAS = 11.4 vs. 85.9,<0.001) compared with the magic mouthwash formula. It also reduced the pain score and enabled all the participants of this group to consume normal food during treatment. It significantly decreased salivary IL-6 (AUC = 7376 vs. 16599,<0.001), while the changes of TNF-levels were not significant (AUC = 676.9 vs. 885.2,>0.05).

Conclusions: NS oil mouth rinse is effective in attenuating the severity of CT-induced OM and improves the pain and swallowing function in AML patients.

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