Efficacy and Safety of an Intraoral Electrostimulation Device for Xerostomia Relief A Multicenter, Randomized Trial


Strietzel F. P., Lafaurie G. I., Bautista Mendoza G. R., Alajbeg I., Pejda S., Vuletic L., ...More

ARTHRITIS AND RHEUMATISM, vol.63, no.1, pp.180-190, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 63 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/art.27766
  • Journal Name: ARTHRITIS AND RHEUMATISM
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.180-190
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Objective. To evaluate the efficacy and safety of an intraoral electrostimulation device, consisting of stimulating electrodes, an electronic circuit, and a power source, in treating xerostomia. The device delivers electrostimulation through the oral mucosa to the lingual nerve in order to enhance the salivary reflex.