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22 February 2024: Clinical Research

Effectiveness of Glutamine Oral Care in Reducing Oral Mucositis and Improving Oral Health After Neurosurgery: A Randomized Controlled Trial with Microbiome Analysis

Yan Gao DE , Hong Yang B , Xiaohong Zhang C , Ying Ma DF , Ling Wang AE*

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.942585

Med Sci Monit 2024; 30:e942585

Table 1 Checklist of oral care procedures.

NumberProcedureStatus (√)
1Patients were asked to sit fully upright or in an elevated side-lying position to prevent aspiration during mouth cleaning
2Take off the denture if there is one, spread the treatment towel under the jaw, and wet the mouth
3Rinse the teeth and mouth with saline 0.9% solution for 150–180s, and check the condition of the oral cavity
4Brush the teeth with a suction toothbrush (or soft toothbrush) with toothpaste for 180s, ensuring all four quadrants were cleaned
5Dip swab into a standard 0.9% saline oral rinse
6Clean the mouth with swab for 150–180s
7Clean the hard palate, tongue and the bottom of the tongue with swab for 150–180s
8Wipe the mouth and lips for 20–30s
9Inquire about the patient’s feelings about the whole care process, and check the oral condition with the flashlight (whether it is clean, whether there are any residues left, whether there is bleeding, ulcer, etc.)

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