Are Salivary Gland Ultrasonography Scores Associated with Salivary Flow Rates and Oral Health Related Quality of Life in Sjögren's syndrome?

Yalçınkaya (Şahinkaya) Y., Mumcu G., Özdemir F., Kuruş R., Ünal A., Direskeneli H., ...More

The Journal of rheumatology, vol.47, pp.1774-1779, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.3899/jrheum.190849
  • Journal Name: The Journal of rheumatology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, PASCAL, BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, EMBASE, International Pharmaceutical Abstracts, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.1774-1779
  • Keywords: salivary glands, Sjogren syndrome, ultrasonography, CLASSIFICATION CRITERIA, DIAGNOSTIC-VALUE, SIALOGRAPHY, ULTRASOUND, CONSENSUS, TOOL
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Objective. Major salivary gland ultrasonography (SGUS) is a widely used imaging technique to evaluate salivary gland involvement in primary Sjogren syndrome (pSS). The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between SGUS, salivary flow rate (SFR) as an objective measure of the gland function, and oral health-related quality of life (OHRQOL) as a patient-reported outcome measure (PROM) in a pSS cohort.