Efficacy of oral care provided by interprofessional collaboration for a patient with esophageal cancer associated with post-polio syndrome during neoadjuvant chemotherapy

Keiko Takahashi-Arimasa, Reiko Kohno-Yamanaka, Yoshihiko Soga, Rumi Miura, Manabu Morita

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-76
Number of pages6
JournalActa medica Okayama
Volume73
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • Esophageal cancer
  • Neoadjuvant chemotherapy
  • Oral mucositis
  • Post-polio syndrome
  • Preoperative oral care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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