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Ultimate Oral HealthXerostomia – The Facts:• Up to 1 in 4 adult patients suffer with Xerostomia4• Xerostomia affects approximately more than 90% of advanced cancer patients 5,15 • Described as an orphan topic in supportive care, Xerostomia was recently found to be the 4th most distressing symptom in advanced cancer 7Impact of Dry Mouth on Oral Health and QoL• Oral and pharyngeal cancer is the sixth most common malignancy reported worldwide.5,9• Xerostomia is a common oral problem in advanced cancer and following chemotherapy or head & neck radiotherapy/surgery.7• 93% suffer xerostomia with little chance of recuperation15• 77% of hospice in-patients have xerostomia13• 65% suffer moderate to severe xerostomia (Grades 2 and 3)15• Oral Candidiasis is the most frequently occurring infection in cancer patients11• Dysphagia is a common complication of oral cancer treatment.5, 12,14• Ulcerative oral Mucositis occurs in approximately 40% of patients receiving chemotherapy. 9,12QOL effects: Worry 64%. Tension 61%. Depression 44%.15Effects of Dry Mouth2,3,4,8,23Physical PsychologicalReduced Constant need for moisture Distressing quality Bad breath Embarrassing Altered taste Inconvenient of life Burning tongue Antisocial Caries and tooth loss UndignifiedGum inflammation and diseasePain and discomfort Digestive problems Problems with dentures MalnutritionBioXtra - Special Oral Care Programme for the Treatment of XerostomiaMoisturising GelFor Moisture and ComfortGel MouthsprayMild ToothpasteFor Daily Oral HygieneAlcohol-free MouthrinseSugar-free Chewing GumFor Saliva StimulationSucking TabletsUnique Active FormulationClinically Proven to Relieve the Symptoms and Effects of Xerostomia within 14 Days.1,17Patented FormulationLactoferrinLactoperoxidase LysozymeColostrum ExtractSystemAntimicrobial HypothiocyaniteAntimicrobial ImmunoglobuulinsSalivary ProteinSaliva’s Natural SalivaryGrowth FactorsAntimicrobial AgentEnzymeBioXtra’s Other Active IngredientsMoisturisers rapid, long-lasting comfortXylitol anti-tooth decay agentFluoride anti-tooth decay, strengthens enamelCalcium and Phosphate remineralising agentsEvidence Based Therapeutic ReliefClinically proven efficacy, compliance and preference. 1,16,17,18,19,21 A double-blind crossover study of Biotene Oralbalance and bioXtra systems as salivary substi-tutes in patients with post-radiotherapy xerostomia.Shahdad et al. Eur J Cancer Care 14, 319-326.2005Double blind Crossover Study% 80Biotene Oralbalance Day 070BioXtra Day 060Biotene Oralbalance Day 1450BioXtra Day 14403020100drynesschewingswallowingspeechtasteburningdifficultiesdifficultiesdifficultiesproblemssensationSuperiority over Biotene-Oralbalance demonstrated in six important areas:Improvement in: • Dry Mouth • Chewing • Speech • Taste • Burning mouth • Quality of LifeWithin days BioXtra significantly improves the distressing symptoms of xerostomiaSimple, Effective Mouth Comfort andSpecial Oral Hygiene for Your Patients1,16,17,18,19,21 The BioXtra Oral Care Programme is recommended and prescribed by dental and medical clinicians and indicated for patients suffering from the symptoms and effects of Xerostomia.Reasons to prescribe BioXtra+ Encourages patient compliance and improves quality of life.1,17+ Relieves oral dryness rapidly and durably.1,17+ Improves mouth function, comfort and freshness.1,17, 19,22+ Reduces inflammation and bleeding gums21+ Delivers saliva-like feel and action16, 18,19,20, 21+ Regulates pH and inhibits plaque-forming (biofilm)acid 16,19,21+ Helps guard against yeasts, viruses and bacteria. 16, 18+ Easy to use and gentle on the mouth1, 17+ Does not interact with other medications 22For rapid, prolonged comfort 1,17Prescribe and recommend: • Bioxtra Moisturising Gel According to severity of dryness, apply the gel lib-erally to gums or under dentures. Repeat as often as necessary. The gel is particularly recommended for night-time application. Close cap after use.• Bioxtra Gel MouthSpray Spray liberally into the mouth as often as required. Repeat as often as necessary. The spray is recom-mended for use primarily during the day. Close cap after use.For special oral hygiene 16,17,19,21Prescribe and recommend: • BioXtra Mild Toothpaste Using approximately 1g brush teeth at least twice daily, preferably after meals. Close cap after use.• Bioxtra Alcohol-Free Mouthrinse Using approximately 10 ml. rinse for 30 seconds after brushing, before spitting out. No need to rinse with water. Use regularly throughout the day for im-proved comfort and freshness. Close cap after use. For saliva stimulation Recommend:• BioXtra Sugar-free Chewing Gum Chew one piece to stimulate the flow of natural saliva. Where tooth brushing is not possible, chew a piece of gum after mealtimes.• BioXtra Sucking Tablets Suck one tablet whenever desired to stimulate natu-ral saliva. Can be used to assist oral hygiene where brushing is not possible.Who to contactThe BioXtra range of products are available from: Quench Pharma Ltd. 5, The Hermitage • Arlesey, Beds • SG15 6XF Tel: 01462 835612 • Fax: 01462 734276 firstname.lastname@example.orgReferences 1 A double-blind crossover study of Biotene Oralbalance and bioXtra systems as salivary substitutes in patients with post-radio-therapy xerostomia. Shahdad et al. 2005 Eur J Cancer Care 14, 319-326. 2 Treatment of oral dryness related complaints (xerostomia) in Sjögren’s syndrome Willy A van der Reijdena, Arjan Vissink, Enno C I Veermana, Arie V Nieuw Amerongena a Section Oral Biochemistry, Department of Oral Biology, Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam (ACTA), Amsterdam, the Netherlands, b Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University Hospital Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands.. Publication3 Reducing Xerostomia by IMRT: What May, and May Not, Be Achieved Avraham Eisbruch. Journal of Clinical Oncology, Vol 25, No 31 (November 1), 2007: pp. 4863-4864© 2007 American Society of Clinical Oncology. DOI: 10.1200/JCO.2007.13.4874 4 Helping Patients with dry mouth Cathy L. Bartels, Pharm.D., assistant professor, pharmacy practice, School of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences, University of Montana. www.oralcancerfoundation.org/dental/xerostomia.htm5 Radiation-Induced Xerostomia in Patients With Head and Neck Cancer. A Literature Review Piet Dirix, MD, Sandra Nuyts, MD, PhD, Walter Van den Bogaert, MD, PhD. Department of Radiation Oncology, Leuven Cancer Institute, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, ª2006 American Cancer Society DOI 10.1002/cncr.22302 Published online 31 October 2006 in Wiley InterScience 6 Radiation-induced xerostomia: how dry is your patient? Bruce, SD. Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2004 Feb;8(1):61-7. Review. Erratum in: Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2004 Apr;8(2):116. PMID: 149837657 Xerostomia in Patients with Advanced Cancer Andrew N Davies, MB BS, MSc, MD, MRCP, Karen Broadley, MB BS, FRCPb, David Beighton, BSc, PhDc. Journal of Pain and Symptom Man-agement, Vol 22 Issue: 820 -825 Acc 16 Dec. 20008 Xerostomia and effects on quality of life in long-term head and neck cancer survivors Rebecca Lynn Duke MD, presenter, Bruce H. Campbell MD, Christopher J. Schultz MD, Anne Marbella, Katherine B. Myers and Peter Layde MD, MSc Milwaukee WI; Milwaukee WI; Milwaukee WI; Milwaukee WI; Milwaukee WI; Milwaukee WI, USA . Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Vol 131, Issue 2. August 2004, Pages P183-P184 . Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Foundation, Inc. 2004 Official Program9 Mouth Cancer Foundation. www.rdoc.org.uk10 Infections in the immunocompromised host: general principles. De Pauw BE, Donnelly JP In: Mandell GL, Bennett JE, Dolin R, eds.: Mandell, Douglas, and Bennett’s Principles and Practices of Infectious Diseases. 5th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Churchill Livingstone, 2000, pp 3079-90. 11 Oropharyngeal candidiasis is the most frequently occurring infection in head and neck cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy. García-Peris P, Parón L, Velasco C, de la Cuerda C, Camblor M, Bretón I, Herencia H, Verdaguer J, Navarro C, Clave P.. Nutrition Unit, Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón, 28007 Madrid, Spain. email@example.com. Clin Nutr. 2007 Dec;26(6):710-7. Epub 2007 Oct 22. 2nd ESMO Scientific & Educational Conference (ESEC) Budapest, Hungary. June 200512 Oral complications: Principles and Practice of Oncology Berger, AM.; Kilroy, TJ.. 5th ed. DeVita VJ Jr, Hellmen S, Rosenberg SA. , editors. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Raven; 1997. p. 2714.13 A comparison of artificial saliva and chewing gum in the management of xerostomia in patients with advanced cancer. Davies A.N. (2000) Palliative Medicine 14, 197–203.14 Efficacy of a synthetic polymer saliva substitute in reducing oral complaints of patients suffering from irradiation-induced xerostomia. Regelink G., Vissink A., Reintsema H. & Nauta J.M. (1998) Quintessence International 29, 383–38815 The influence of xerostomia after radiotherapy on quality of life. Piet Dirix1, Sandra Nuyts1, Vincent Vander Poorten2, Pierre Delaere2 and Walter Van den Bogaert1 Department of Radiation Oncology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuveb Belgium1. Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, Leuvens Kanker Insti-tute, Leuven, Belgium2 Support Care Cancer (2008) 16:171–17916 Novel Methods for the Treatment of Infectious Diseases Involving Microbial Biofilms. Perraudin J-P, Courtois Ph, Free University of Brussels, Journ. Int. Assoc. Periodontology, Oct, 2001 (Abstracts) Le Monde Dentaire June, 2002 ; Vol 112, pp 5-9. 17 Efficacy of the bioXtra® dry mouth care system in the treatment of radiotherapy-induced xerostomia. Piet Dirix & Sandra Nuyts & Vincent Vander Poorten & Pierre Delaere &Walter Van den Bogaert18 Effect of saliva-mimicking oral care compounds upon Candida albicans ATCC 10231. Ahariz M., Courtois P. Communication at the Meeting of the Belgian Society of Fundamental and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology. Leuven (Belgium), 20th November, 2004. abstract in Plügers Arch. - Eur J. Physiol. 449: R1-R13, 200519 Biofilm inhibition and antimicrobial activity of a dentifrice containing salivary substitutes. S Hatti, S Ravindra, A Satpathy, RD Kulkarni, MV Parande (2007), Department of Periodontics, SDM College of Dental Sciences and Hos-pital, Sattur, Dharwad, Karnataka, India; Department of Microbiology, SDM College of Medical Sciences and Hospital, Sattur, Dharwad, Karnataka, India; International Journal of Dental Hygiene 5 (4), 218–224. Nov. 200720 Novel methods and medicament for treating infectious diseases involving microbial biofilms European Patent 99870145.221 How effective are oral hygiene products for patients with xerostomia? S A Vasina, A. V. Lapatina. The department for the prevention of oral diseases at the Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry22 Summary of Product Characteristics, 2000. On file, Bio-X Healthcare, Les Isnes, Belgium23 The association of xerostomia and inadequate intake in older adults. Rhodus NL, Brown J. J Am Diet Assoc. 1990 Dec;90(12):1688-92.