[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: OTA Y., MORITO A., FUJISAWA K., NISHIDA M., HATA H., UENO T., YURIKUSA T. & MURATA T. (2012) European Journal of Cancer Care Evaluation of a moisturising micro-gel spray for prevention of cell dryness in oral mucosal cells: an in vitro study and evaluation in a clinical setting A moisturising micro-gel spray for prevention of dryness was compared with commercial products and artificial saliva in vitro and in a clinical setting in patients with cancer. Survival of cultured human gingival epithelial cells was evaluated after treatment with each product for 15 min. A dry test was performed for products giving a 50% survival rate, in which cell survival was measured after drying of cells treated with each product. The survival rates of cells treated with the micro-gel spray and artificial saliva were significantly higher than those of control cells. The micro-gel spray was then evaluated for 1 week in patients with symptoms of dry mouth caused by cancer treatment. There was significant improvement of these symptoms at night and on awakening and of subjective symptoms of decreased salivary volume (P < 0.05). Mean visual analogue scale scores also significantly decreased (P < 0.01). These data suggest that evaluation of moisturising products for dryness prevention can be performed in cultured cells, since products that performed well in vitro also showed good efficacy for symptoms of dry mouth. The micro-gel spray was particularly effective for relieving symptoms of dry mouth in patients with cancer.
European Journal of Cancer Care 04/2012; 21(6):728-34. · 1.31 Impact Factor
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Cystadenoma is a relatively rare benign epithelial tumor of the salivary glands, and described herein is an additional case. A 51-year-old Japanese man had noticed a mass of the left hard palate 25 years previously. Macroscopically, the resected specimen was a multicystic lesion. Histologically, the tumor was composed of bilayered columnar epithelium with cystic change and partial solid growth of glandular structures with clear cells. The tumor cells had mild cellular atypia, but the tumor lacked papillary growth and a fibrous capsule. Immunohistochemistry was positive for cytokeratins, epithelial membrane antigen, MUC1, MUC4 and MUC6, but negative for myoepithelial markers, MUC2, MUC5AC and MUC5B. Such MUC expression patterns suggested that cystadenoma occurs from excretory ducts.
Pathology International 09/2008; 58(8):524-8. · 1.59 Impact Factor