Ji-Young Ko

Seoul National University, Seoul, Seoul, South Korea

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Publications (2)2.72 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: BMS is a common condition characterized by chronic oral mucosal pain condition and primarily affects elderly women. Although clonazepam therapy has been widely used due to its efficacy, it is not always effective because of the complexity of BMS pathogenesis. In this study, we have investigated outcome predictors of clonazepam therapy in patients with BMS. One hundred patients with BMS (7 men and 93 women, mean age 58.5±10.8 years) were instructed to take 0.5mg of clonazepam once or twice daily for 4 weeks. The patients were sub-grouped according to psychological status, salivary flow rate, presence of psychiatric medications, symptom area and duration, symptom severity, presence of oral parafunctions, and accompanying oral complaints. The changes in symptoms were analyzed and compared between the sub-groups. Subjects with T-scores ≤50 for each psychological symptom dimension, a greater degree of initial symptoms (visual analog scale (VAS)≥5), and accompanying oral complaints, such as xerostomia and taste disturbance, displayed greater decreases in symptoms compared with their counterparts. In conclusion, psychological status, initial symptom severity, and the presence of xerostomia and/or taste disturbance can serve as outcome predictors of clonazepam therapy for patients with BMS.
    Archives of gerontology and geriatrics 10/2011; 55(3):755-61. · 1.36 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is a common chronic pain condition which mainly affects elderly women. The concomitant prescription of topical lubricants with oral parafunctional habit control has been reported as an effective initial approach for patients with BMS. In this study, we have investigated outcome predictors of this initial treatment in patients with BMS. One hundred forty patients with BMS (12 men and 128 women, mean age 59.9±10.7 years) were instructed to avoid oral parafunctions and to use topical lubricant for 2 weeks. The patients were sub-grouped according to psychological status, salivary flow rate, presence of psychiatric medications, symptom area and duration, symptom severity, presence of oral parafunctions, and accompanying oral complaints. The changes in symptoms were analyzed and compared between sub-groups. Subjects with T-scores≤50 for each psychological symptom dimension, a flow rate of stimulated whole saliva (SWS)>0.5 ml/min, no psychiatric medications, and a greater degree of initial symptoms (VAS≥5) displayed greater decreases in symptoms compared with their counterparts. In conclusion, psychological status, psychiatric medications, flow rate SWS, and initial symptom severity can be outcome predictors of the initial treatment approach for patients with BMS.
    Archives of gerontology and geriatrics 11/2010; 53(3):263-9. · 1.36 Impact Factor

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6 Citations
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2.72 Total Impact Points

Institutions

  • 2010–2011
    • Seoul National University
      • Dental Research Institute
      Seoul, Seoul, South Korea