BMJ Case Rep 2018 Apr 11;2018. Epub 2018 Apr 11.
Pediatric Department, Hospital de Braga, Braga, Portugal.
Gen Dent 2021 Sep-Oct;69(5):21-25
The purpose of this cross-sectional, quantitative study was to evaluate the salivary flow of 20 patients undergoing conventional 2-dimensional radiotherapy in the head and neck region. Unstimulated salivary flow was measured with the spitting technique. In addition, xerostomia was evaluated through the Eisbruch grading system and the Xerostomia Inventory (XI). Read More
Indian J Cancer 2021 Jul-Sep;58(3):434-436
Amala Institute of Medical Sciences, Amala Nagar, Thrissur, Kerala, India.
Fanconi anemia (FA) is an inherited bone marrow failure disorder. In patients with FA, there is a high incidence of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). As there is a defective DNA repair mechanism, radiotherapy (RT) or chemotherapy has an increased risk of toxicity in FA patients with HNSCC. Read More
BMJ Case Rep 2021 Aug 11;14(8). Epub 2021 Aug 11.
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Mullana, Haryana, India.
Eagle's syndrome was first described by Watt Eagle in 1937, as a syndrome of vague orofacial and cervical pain. He reported two variants, classic styloid and stylocarotid artery syndrome. Eagle's syndrome is a non-perceived and underdiagnosed clinical condition of the head and neck. Read More
J Natl Compr Canc Netw 2021 Aug 4. Epub 2021 Aug 4.
3Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas.
Background: Immune checkpoint inhibitor (ICI) therapy predisposes patients to immune-related adverse events (irAEs). Data are limited regarding the incidence, management, and outcomes of one such irAE: mucositis. In this study, we evaluated the clinical characteristics, disease course, treatment, and outcomes of ICI-mediated mucositis. Read More
Cureus 2021 Jun 28;13(6):e15984. Epub 2021 Jun 28.
Intensive Care Unit, Centro Hospitalar Tâmega e Sousa, Penafiel, PRT.
Lemierre's syndrome is a rare and a life-threatening disease characterized by anaerobic bacteraemia associated with thrombosis of the internal jugular vein. Odynophagia, otalgia, odontalgia, dyspnoea, cough and fever are the most frequent manifestations. We describe a case of a 37-year-old woman who was admitted to the emergency room due to fever, odynophagia, dyspnoea, myalgia, and pleuritic chest pain. Read More