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Effectiveness, Tolerability, and Safety of Ectoine-Containing Mouthwash Versus Those of a Calcium Phosphate Mouthwash for the Treatment of Chemotherapy-Induced Oral Mucositis: A Prospective, Active-Controlled, Non-interventional Study

Effectiveness, Tolerability, and Safety of Ectoine-Containing Mouthwash Versus Those of a Calcium... Oral mucositis is the inflammation of the mucosa of the oral cavity. It is a frequent complication of cancer chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Approximately 20–40% of patients undergoing chemotherapy suffer from oral mucositis. It is very painful, impairs eating, drinking, and quality of life. One of the most effective yet simple measures to prevent and treat oral mucositis is oral care with mouthwash. Ectoine is a natural substance that was discovered in halophilic (salt-loving) bacteria. Ectoine can protect these bacteria against dehydration because it can attract water molecules and strengthen biological membranes. Ectoine is used to treat many diseases caused by allergens, UV light, air pollution, heat, and dryness. Ectoine (Ectoin®) mouthwash is produced by bitop AG (Dortmund, Germany) to treat dry mouth and other symptoms of inflamed oral mucosa. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Oncology and Therapy Springer Journals

Effectiveness, Tolerability, and Safety of Ectoine-Containing Mouthwash Versus Those of a Calcium Phosphate Mouthwash for the Treatment of Chemotherapy-Induced Oral Mucositis: A Prospective, Active-Controlled, Non-interventional Study

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2018 by The Author(s)
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Internal Medicine
ISSN
2366-1070
eISSN
2366-1089
DOI
10.1007/s40487-018-0060-z
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Abstract

Oral mucositis is the inflammation of the mucosa of the oral cavity. It is a frequent complication of cancer chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Approximately 20–40% of patients undergoing chemotherapy suffer from oral mucositis. It is very painful, impairs eating, drinking, and quality of life. One of the most effective yet simple measures to prevent and treat oral mucositis is oral care with mouthwash. Ectoine is a natural substance that was discovered in halophilic (salt-loving) bacteria. Ectoine can protect these bacteria against dehydration because it can attract water molecules and strengthen biological membranes. Ectoine is used to treat many diseases caused by allergens, UV light, air pollution, heat, and dryness. Ectoine (Ectoin®) mouthwash is produced by bitop AG (Dortmund, Germany) to treat dry mouth and other symptoms of inflamed oral mucosa.

Journal

Oncology and TherapySpringer Journals

Published: May 9, 2018

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