• Clinical Characteristics of SS and Current Management: Characteristics of SS, Pharmacotherapy and Dental Management
• Saliva and Its Importance in SS
• Efficacy of Sialoendoscopy in SS
• Dysautonomia in SS and Oral Complications. Immunopathogenesis of SS: Mechanisms of Secretory Dysfunction in SS
• Dysregulation of Innate Immunity and Oral Health
•Dysregulation of Adaptive Immunity and Oral Health. Improved SS Diagnosis and Therapeutics: Recurrent vs. Persistent Salivary Gland Swelling in Differential Diagnosis of SS
• Salivary Gland Ultrasound Sonography of SS and Juvenile SS
• Sialometry: The importance of Calibration
• Gene Therapy in SS for Restoration of Secretory Dysfunction.
This book provides a thorough update on Sjögren’s syndrome (SS) and its adverse impacts on oral health. The opening section focuses on the clinical and laboratory characteristics of SS and its current management. Here, readers will find information on diagnostic criteria, pharmacotherapy, dental management, and the importance of saliva in oral health and SS. Attention then turns to the immunopathogenesis of SS, which includes the mechanisms of secretory dysfunction, myoepithelial cell functions in salivary gland physiology and disease, dysregulated innate and adaptive immunity, and B-cell expansion and neoplasia. The final section details important advances in SS diagnosis and therapy. The differential diagnoses of recurrent glandular swelling, glandular irrigation and sialendoscopy, and salivary gland ultrasound for SS in children are explained, along with the pharmacological management for SS, clinical care for dry eyes, and gene therapy. This book will be of interest to not only dental practitioners and researchers but also rheumatologists and pathologists.
• Explains the impacts of Sjögren’s syndrome on oral health
• Describes the mechanisms of secretory dysfunction
• Details all aspects of management, including recent advances