Saliva diagnostics for oral diseases

Zhang, Xi, Kulasinghe, Arutha, & Punyadeera, Chamindie (2015) Saliva diagnostics for oral diseases. In Streckfus, Charles F. (Ed.) Advances in Salivary Diagnostics. Springer Science + Business Media, pp. 131-156.

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Abstract

Oral diseases, or stomatognathic diseases, denote the diseases of the mouth (“stoma”) and jaw (“gnath”). Dental caries and periodontal diseases have been traditionally considered as the most important global oral health burdens. It is important to note that in oral diagnostics, the greatest challenges are determining the clinical utility of potential biomarkers for screening (in asymptomatic people), predicting the early onset of disease (prognostic tests), and evaluating the disease activity and the efficacy of therapy through innovative diagnostic tests. An oral diagnostic test, in principle, should provide valuable information for differential diagnosis, localization of disease, and severity of infection. This information can then be incorporated by the physician when planning treatments and will provide means for assessing the effectiveness of therapy.

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ID Code: 84232
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Saliva Diagnostics
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-662-45399-5_7
ISBN: 9783662453988
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Biomedical Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Deposited On: 19 May 2015 02:52
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2015 18:25

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