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Salivary flow, testosterone, and femur bone mineral density in menopausal women with oral dryness feeling

Agha-Hosseini, Farzaneh and Moosavi, Mahdieh-Sadat and Mirzaii-Dizgah, Iraj (2013) Salivary flow, testosterone, and femur bone mineral density in menopausal women with oral dryness feeling. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology, 115 (5). pp. 612-616. ISSN 22124403

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Abstract

Objectives. We compared salivary flow, serum and saliva testosterone, and femur bone mineral density (BMD) of menopausal women with or without xerostomia. Study Design. A case/control study was performed on 60 selected menopausal women with or without xerostomia. BMD and testosterone concentration were measured by a dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry system and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay method, respectively. Results. Multinomial logistic regression demonstrated that low saliva flow rate (odds ratio [OR] = 22.8, 95% confidence interval [CI]: 5.4, 96.8), low femur BMD (OR = 6.0, CI: 1.8, 20.0), high stimulated saliva testosterone (OR = 5.2, CI: 2.0, 18.9), high unstimulated saliva testosterone (OR = 3.8, 95% CI: 1.6, 12.3), and high serum testosterone (OR = 2.7, CI: 1.1, 7.2) were associated with an increased risk of xerostomia in menopausal women. Conclusions. High serum and salivary testosterone and low femur BMD and saliva flow were associated with xerostomia. Of these factors, low salivary flow seems to be the most important element in the perception of dry mouth.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Medicine
Depositing User: ePrint Admin Admin
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2013 04:29
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2013 04:29
URI: http://eprints.ajaums.ac.ir/id/eprint/20

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