Acta Medica Okayama volume73 issue1
2019-02 発行

Efficacy of Oral Care Provided by Interprofessional Collaboration for a Patient with Esophageal Cancer Associated with Post-polio Syndrome during Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy

Takahashi-Arimasa, Keiko Dental Hygienist Team, Division of Medical Technology, Okayama University Hospital
Kohno-Yamanaka, Reiko Division of Hospital Dentistry, Central Clinical Department, Okayama University Hospital
Soga, Yoshihiko Division of Hospital Dentistry, Central Clinical Department, Okayama University Hospital
Miura, Rumi Dental Hygienist Team, Division of Medical Technology, Okayama University Hospital
Morita, Manabu Department of Preventive Dentistry, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Publication Date
2019-02
Abstract
Preoperative oral care is helpful to prevent postoperative complications in patients who are undergoing esophagectomy. Here, we report the case of an 81-year-old Japanese man with an upper limb disability caused by post-polio syndrome who was receiving neoadjuvant chemotherapy for esophageal cancer. He had poor oral health status and developed oral complications as a side effect of chemotherapy. He could not brush his teeth by himself. However, infection control by oral care provided by an interprofessional collaboration successfully improved his oral hygiene, and his follow-up involved no severe complications. Interprofessional collaboration is useful especially for patients with upper limb disability.
Document Type
Case Report
Keywords
esophageal cancer
preoperative oral care
post-polio syndrome
neoadjuvant chemotherapy
oral mucositis
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