Botulinum toxin in the management of sialorrhoea in acquired brain injury

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/620774
Title:
Botulinum toxin in the management of sialorrhoea in acquired brain injury
Authors:
Carroll, A; McGlone, B
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
Jun-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/620774
Abstract:
Sialorrhoea as a consequence of severe acquired brain injury can significantly negatively impact on quality of life. Medications used in its management have many side effects which can cause problems in the severely disabled. Botulinum toxin is an effective treatment of sialorrhoea in a number of neurological conditions but may also have a role to play in the management of sialorrhoea following severe ABI. We report on 4 cases of sialorrhoea following acquired brain injury causing a variety of problems, whose parotid glands were injected with Botulinum toxin type A (Dysport) 50mu each, under ultrasound guidance. All cases had a clinically and statistically significant reduction in drooling as measured by the teacher drooling scale (p=0.005) and carers Visual Analogue Scale (p=0.012). There were no side effects reported. Botulinum toxin is an effective treatment for sialorrhoea associated with acquired brain injury.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
INJURY; BRAIN INJURY
Local subject classification:
SIALORRHOEA

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCarroll, Aen
dc.contributor.authorMcGlone, Ben
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-30T09:09:11Z-
dc.date.available2016-09-30T09:09:11Z-
dc.date.issued2016-06-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/620774-
dc.description.abstractSialorrhoea as a consequence of severe acquired brain injury can significantly negatively impact on quality of life. Medications used in its management have many side effects which can cause problems in the severely disabled. Botulinum toxin is an effective treatment of sialorrhoea in a number of neurological conditions but may also have a role to play in the management of sialorrhoea following severe ABI. We report on 4 cases of sialorrhoea following acquired brain injury causing a variety of problems, whose parotid glands were injected with Botulinum toxin type A (Dysport) 50mu each, under ultrasound guidance. All cases had a clinically and statistically significant reduction in drooling as measured by the teacher drooling scale (p=0.005) and carers Visual Analogue Scale (p=0.012). There were no side effects reported. Botulinum toxin is an effective treatment for sialorrhoea associated with acquired brain injury.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen
dc.subjectINJURYen
dc.subjectBRAIN INJURYen
dc.subject.otherSIALORRHOEAen
dc.titleBotulinum toxin in the management of sialorrhoea in acquired brain injuryen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
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