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RESEARCH & STUDIES

2019 World Workshop on Oral Medicine VII

Burning mouth syndrome: A systematic review of disease definitions and diagnostic criteria utilized in randomized clinical trials

A systematic search conducted in PubMed, Web of Science, PsycINFO, Cochrane Database/Cochrane Central, and Google Scholar that included RCTs on BMS published between 1994 and 2017. Authors: Anura Ariyawardana | Milda Chmieliauskaite | Arwa M. Farag | Rui Albuquerque | Heli Forssell | Cibele Nasri-Heir  | Gary D. Klasser | Andrea Sardella | Michele D. Mignogna | Mark Ingram | Charles R. Carlson | Craig S. Miller

2019 - Proteomic Profiling of Saliva for BMS

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Proteomic profiling of whole-saliva reveals correlation between Burning Mouth Syndrome and the neurotrophin signaling pathway

Guy Krief; Yaron Haviv; Omer Deutsch; Aaron Palmon; & Doron J. Aframian

2019 - Women's Pain is Different from Men's - Should Their Drugs Be Too?

An article and study asking should women's drugs be different from men's?

Wired Magazine's excellent overview article on the differences between women's pain and men's pain.

The study referred to in the article is linked to the button below.

2018 - Targeting Sodium Channels for Pain Rellief

The race to develop analgesic drugs that inhibit sodium channel NaV1.7 is revealing a complex sensory role for the protein.

By Catherine Offord for The Scientist 

2018 - Is Burning Mouth Syndrome a Neuropathic Pain Condition?

Jääskeläinen, Satu, K.

Primary burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is defined as an “intraoral burning or dysaesthetic sensation, recurring daily… more than 3 months, without clinically evident causative lesions” (IHS 2013). In addition to pain, taste alterations are frequent (dysgeusia, xerostomia). Although lacking clinical signs of neuropathy, more accurate diagnostic methods have shown neuropathic involvement at various levels of the neuraxis in BMS: peripheral small fiber damage (thermal quantitative sensory testing, electrogustatometry, epithelial nerve fiber density), trigeminal system lesions in the periphery or the brainstem (brainstem reflex recordings, trigeminal neurography, evoked potentials), or signs of decreased inhibition within the central nervous system (deficient brainstem reflex habituation, positive signs in quantitative sensory testing, neurotransmitter–positron emission tomography findings indicative of deficient striatal dopamine function). .

Information posted here is not meant to be taken as medical advice. Consult your personal doctor before applying any of the knowledge you gain here since every case is very individual. Thank you.

2018 - New Findings on Characteristics of Burning Mouth Syndrome

Reviewed by Kate Anderton, B.Sc.

Information courtesy of News-Medical.net

Review dated September 21, 2018

Information posted here is not meant to be taken as medical advice. Consult your personal doctor before applying any of the knowledge you gain here since every case is very individual. Thank you.

2017-2018 - Small Fibers, Big Pain: New Research on Fibromyalgia and Small Fiber Neuropath

Video of Epidemics Science Lectures Series

As part of the 2017-2018 Epidemics Science Lecture Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Anne Louise Oaklander presents her lecture "Small Fibers, Big Pain: New Research on Fibromyalgia and Small Fiber Neuropathy," in which she discusses her new findings about unexplained chronic pain-such as that associated with fibromyalgia and Gulf War syndrome-and explains how damage to small nerve endings can lead to chronic fatigue, nausea, and even brain fog.

2017 - Small Fiber Neuropathy - healthrising.org

By Cort Johnson

Dr. Anne Oaklander didn’t just discover the small nerve fiber problems in fibromyalgia, she’s literally trying to build the small nerve fiber field from the bottom up. We can thank the NIH for that: it awarded her with a big ROI grant a couple of years ago which, among other things, tasked her with identifying the best way to diagnose small nerve fiber neuropathy or as she more accurately calls it, small-fiber polyneuropathy (SFPN).

2017 - New Findings on Chronic Pain Syndrome in the Mouth

Article by Tina Alderin Lindbohm - September 17, 2018

Shikha Acharya - Doctoral Thesis

Links are included in the article and are also available at

https://gupea.ub.gu.se/handle/2077/55387

Courtesy of the University of Gothenburg. Sahlgrenska Academy

Information posted here is not meant to be taken as medical advice. Consult your personal doctor before applying any of the knowledge you gain here since every case is very individual. Thank you.

2017 - Profiling intraoral neuropathic disturbances following lingual nerve injury and in burning mouth syndrome

Amely Hartmann,corresponding author Robin Seeberger,Malte Bittner Roman Rolke,Claudia Welte-Jzyk,and Monika Daubländer5

The aim of the study was to analyze intraoral neurophysiological changes in patients with unilateral lingual nerve lesions as well as patients with Burning Mouth Syndrome (BMS) by applying a standardized Quantitative Sensory Testing (QST) protocol.

Information posted here is not meant to be taken as medical advice. Consult your personal doctor before applying any of the knowledge you gain here since every case is very individual. Thank you.

2017 - Is it Sjögren’s Syndrome or Burning Mouth Syndrome? Distinct pathoses with similar oral symptoms

Hawra Aljanobi, B.D.S.,a Amarpreet Sabharwal, B.D.S., MS.,b Bralavan Krishnakumar, B.S.,c and Jill M. Kramer, D.D.S., Ph.D.a,c

April 2017 - Sjögren’s Syndrome (SS) and Burning Mouth Syndrome (BMS) typically present in post-menopausal women. Although these conditions have significantly different etiopathogeneses, patients with SS or BMS often present with analogous oral complaints. The similarities between the two conditions have led to considerable confusion on the part of medical and dental practitioners, and those with BMS or SS often wait years to receive a diagnosis. Therefore, it is imperative for clinicians to understand the characteristic subjective and objective features of each disease and how these can be used to distinguish them. This review will discuss the proposed etiology, clinical manifestations, histopathology, diagnostic criteria, and patient management of SS and BMS. We also identify key differences between the two pathoses that aid in establishing the correct diagnosis. Recognition of the defining features of each condition will lead to reduced time to diagnosis and improved patient management for these poorly understood conditions.

Information posted here is not meant to be taken as medical advice. Consult your personal doctor before applying any of the knowledge you gain here since every case is very individual. Thank you.

2017 - Cephalalgia - Burning Mouth Syndrome Abstract

Satu K Ja¨a¨skela¨inen and Alain Woda

Primary burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is a chronic neuropathic intraoral pain condition.

. Primary BMS is most frequent in postmenopausal women, with general population prevalence around 1%.

. Treatment of primary BMS is difficult; best evidence exists for efficacy of topical and systemic clonazepam.

. With advanced diagnostic methods, primary BMS can be classified into a purely peripheral or central type

or a combination of both types.

. These types seem to differ regarding pathophysiological mechanisms, efficacy of available treatments, and

psychiatric comorbidity.

Information posted here is not meant to be taken as medical advice. Consult your personal doctor before applying any of the knowledge you gain here since every case is very individual. Thank you.

2017 - Burning Mouth Syndrome: Aetiopathogenesis and Principles of Management

Review Article - L. Feller, J. Fourie, M. Bouckaert, R. A. G. Khammissa, R. Ballyram, and J. Lemmer

Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is a chronic debilitating oral condition characterised by a burning sensation of the oral mucosa in an otherwise apparently normal person. Its aetiology and pathogenesis are obscure, but both psychogenic factors and peripheral and central neuropathies appear to be implicated. There is no cure for BMS, and treatment with either local or systemic medications focuses on the relief of symptoms and on improving quality of life. In recalcitrant cases, psychological/psychiatric intervention may be helpful. In order to improve treatment outcomes, a better understanding of the pathogenesis of this syndrome might provide a basis for the development of more effective management strategies. In this short review, we discuss current knowledge of the diagnosis, aetiopathogenesis, and management of BMS.

Information posted here is not meant to be taken as medical advice. Consult your personal doctor before applying any of the knowledge you gain here since every case is very individual. Thank you.

2017 - Analysis of MUC7 in Patients With Burning Mouth Syndrome (BMS)

Analysis of MUC7 in Patients With Burning Mouth Syndrome (BMS) And The Controls Using Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS)Analysis of MUC7 in Patients With Burning Mouth Syndrome (BMS) And The Controls Using Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS)

 

 

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2017 - Study Links Biomarkers in Saliva to BMS Diagnosis

Potential protein biomarkers for burning mouth syndrome discovered by quantitative proteomics

Research Article by Eoon Hye Ji, Cynthia Diep, Tong Liu, Hong Li, Robert Merrill, Diana Messadi and Shen Hu

 

Information posted here is not meant to be taken as medical advice. Consult your personal doctor before applying any of the knowledge you gain here since every case is very individual. Thank you.

2016 - Burning Mouth Syndrome Basics

Gary D. Klasser DMD,Cert.Orofacial Pain Associate Professor Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Dentistry, Department of Diagnostic Sciences

A manuscript that Dr. Klasser wrote specifically for the BMS support group website.
It is a compilation of materials that he ha already published or will be published in several chapters where he has been asked to be a contributor.

Information posted here is not meant to be taken as medical advice. Consult your personal doctor before applying any of the knowledge you gain here since every case is very individual. Thank you.

2016 - Interventions for Burning Mouth Syndrome

Published by the Cochrane Library

Authors: 

McMillan R, Forssell H, Buchanan J, Glenny A, Weldon JC, Zakrzewska JM

 

A review of studies dealing with interventions and treatment for Burning Mouth Syndrome.

 

Information posted here is not meant to be taken as medical advice. Consult your personal doctor before applying any of the knowledge you gain here since every case is very individual. Thank you.

2016 - The Role of Brain Imaging in Chronic Pain Research

A Podcast With David Seminowicz - Burning Mouth Syndrome Comments start at 14.50 minutes.

David Seminowicz is an associate professor in the department of neural and pain sciences at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry in Baltimore, US, where he runs a lab that studies chronic pain. In particular, his lab is interested in discovering the brain mechanisms of pain. His group performs brain imaging research in humans and in animals with the overall goal of identifying brain regions and circuits that change with chronic pain. He’s also interested in determining how interventions restore normal brain function. In this RELIEF podcast, David discusses what happens in the brain during chronic pain; the studies he is performing to better understand chronic pain conditions like low back pain, migraine, and burning mouth syndrome; and how brain imaging findings may help lead to new treatments. For a written transcript of the podcast, please click here. For a glossary of terms used in the podcast, please see below. (Note: For slower connections, the video may take longer to load. If you experience difficulty, the video is also available through YouTube here).

Information posted here is not meant to be taken as medical advice. Consult your personal doctor before applying any of the knowledge you gain here since every case is very individual. Thank you.

2016 - Efficacy of Daily Prefrontal Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) for Burning Mouth Syndrome (BMS): A Randomized Controlled Single-blind Study

Umezaki Y, Badran BW, DeVries WH, Moss J, Gonzales T, George MS.

OBJECTIVE:

The aim of this randomized, controlled, single-blind study was to assess the efficacy of prefrontal rTMS for BMS.

Information posted here is not meant to be taken as medical advice. Consult your personal doctor before applying any of the knowledge you gain here since every case is very individual. Thank you.

2016 Survey - BMS Support Group Poll

Dennis Sharpe, Researcher

This report is on a survey study that was done within a Facebook support group that has 1400 plus members. During the two months the survey was posted 436 members were active and 347 members filled out the survey.

 

Members of the group were asked not to fill out the survey if they were not diagnosed with Burning Mouth Syndrome (BMS).

Information posted here is not meant to be taken as medical advice. Consult your personal doctor before applying any of the knowledge you gain here since every case is very individual. Thank you.

2015 - Burning mouth syndrome: clinical description, pathophysiological approach, and a new therapeutic option

A. Cárcamo Fonfría , L. Gómez-Vicente , M.I. Pedraza , M.L. Cuadrado-Pérez , A.L. Guerrero Peral , J. Porta-Etessam

A small study was done in Spain in 2015 and was made available online 2017...

Information posted here is not meant to be taken as medical advice. Consult your personal doctor before applying any of the knowledge you gain here since every case is very individual. Thank you.

2011 Diagnostic Dilemma: The Enigma of an Oral Burning Sensation

Gary D. Klasser, DMD, Cert Orofacial Pain; Joel B. Epstein, DMD, MSD, FRCD(C), FDS RCSE; Dana Villines, MA

ABSTRACT: Burning mouth syndrome is an enigmatic condition that can be difficult to recognize and diagnose. Dental practitioners must be able to distinguish between primary (essential or idiopathic) and secondary burning mouth syndrome. The primary form is characterized by a burning sensation in the oral mucosa and perioral areas, typically with bilateral, symmetric distribution and an absence of relevant clinical and laboratory findings. In the secondary form, the burning sensation is due to clinical abnormalities or a systemic or psychological condition. To date, primary burning mouth syndrome has been considered a diagnosis of exclusion. A case description of a woman with oral burning sensations and the results of a retrospective case analysis are presented to aid practitioners in the understanding, recognition, and diagnosis of primary burning mouth syndrome.

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2010 - Is Acupuncture a Possibility? - BMS Protocol from Italy

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G. A. Scardina, A. Ruggieri, F. Provenzano and P. Messina

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2002 - Burning Mouth Syndrome Possible Causes & Management

MIRIAM GRUSHKA, M.SC., D.D.S., PH.D., et al

Burning mouth syndrome is characterized by a burning sensation in the tongue or other oral sites, usually in the absence of clinical and laboratory findings. Affected patients often present with multiple oral complaints, including burning, dryness and taste alterations. Burning mouth complaints are reported more often in women, especially after menopause. Typically, patients awaken without pain but note increasing symptoms through the day and into the evening...

Information posted here is not meant to be taken as medical advice. Consult your personal doctor before applying any of the knowledge you gain here since every case is very individual. Thank you.

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