A new oral care gel to prevent aspiration during oral care

Megumi Moriya, Miwa Matsuyama, Junko Inukai, Yukihiro Michiwaki, Hiroshi Iwabuchi, Tadashi Ogasawara, Koichiro Matsuo, Yasunori Sumi

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Aim: Although oral care is important in the prevention of aspiration pneumonia, the different institutions and practitioners em­ploy various oral care methods, some of which are associated with the risk of aspiration. We have developed a new gel with the physical properties needed for waterless oral care. In the present study, we evaluated and investigated the properties and effec­tiveness of this gel. Methods: The physical properties of the trial gel and commercial moisturizing gels were compared using a VAS scale. The ef­fects of plaque elimination were evaluated in healthy volunteers Brushing was carried out by a dental hygienist using the gel and water. The number of throat suctions performed during brushing was also counted, and the difference was evaluated. Results: In the evaluation of physical characteristics, trial Gel B showed a significantly higher rating than the other gels In plaque elimination, the rate of decrease in a modified PCR was significantly greater with the gel trial. Suctioning was also per­formed significantly fewer times with the trial gel. Conclusions: Good results were obtained with the newly developed trial Gel B with regard to the physical properties and the sensory evaluations Its effectiveness was also confirmed in plaque elimination and in the evaluated risk of aspiration. The use of Gel B may have the potential to decrease the risk of aspiration during oral care and reduce the occurrence of aspiration pneumonia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)347-353
Number of pages7
JournalJapanese Journal of Geriatrics
Volume53
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2016

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Gels
Aspiration Pneumonia
Dental Hygienists
Suction
Pharynx
Healthy Volunteers
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Water

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Moriya, M., Matsuyama, M., Inukai, J., Michiwaki, Y., Iwabuchi, H., Ogasawara, T., ... Sumi, Y. (2016). A new oral care gel to prevent aspiration during oral care. Japanese Journal of Geriatrics, 53(4), 347-353. https://doi.org/10.3143/geriatrics.53.347
Moriya, Megumi ; Matsuyama, Miwa ; Inukai, Junko ; Michiwaki, Yukihiro ; Iwabuchi, Hiroshi ; Ogasawara, Tadashi ; Matsuo, Koichiro ; Sumi, Yasunori. / A new oral care gel to prevent aspiration during oral care. In: Japanese Journal of Geriatrics. 2016 ; Vol. 53, No. 4. pp. 347-353.
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Moriya, M, Matsuyama, M, Inukai, J, Michiwaki, Y, Iwabuchi, H, Ogasawara, T, Matsuo, K & Sumi, Y 2016, 'A new oral care gel to prevent aspiration during oral care', Japanese Journal of Geriatrics, vol. 53, no. 4, pp. 347-353. https://doi.org/10.3143/geriatrics.53.347

A new oral care gel to prevent aspiration during oral care. / Moriya, Megumi; Matsuyama, Miwa; Inukai, Junko; Michiwaki, Yukihiro; Iwabuchi, Hiroshi; Ogasawara, Tadashi; Matsuo, Koichiro; Sumi, Yasunori.

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Moriya M, Matsuyama M, Inukai J, Michiwaki Y, Iwabuchi H, Ogasawara T et al. A new oral care gel to prevent aspiration during oral care. Japanese Journal of Geriatrics. 2016 Jan 1;53(4):347-353. https://doi.org/10.3143/geriatrics.53.347