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Methylene blue as an early diagnostic marker for oral precancer and cancer

Overview of attention for article published in SpringerPlus, March 2013
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Methylene blue as an early diagnostic marker for oral precancer and cancer
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SpringerPlus, March 2013
DOI 10.1186/2193-1801-2-95
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Akhtar Riaz, Balasundari Shreedhar, Mala Kamboj, S Natarajan


Oral cancer is one of the most common neoplasm's and is ranked eighth in the cancer incidence worldwide. Early detection is of critical importance because survival rates markedly improve. In vivo staining is a simple, inexpensive, and fairly sensitive method. Involved 120 patients (50 with Premalignant Lesion, 50 with OSCC and 20 controls) stained by Methylene Blue (MB). The results of MB uptake were compared with a simultaneous biopsy of these lesions. Pathologically confirmed precancers and cancers were the positive targets of this screening, while hyperkeratosis without dysplasia and no evidence of malignancy were sorted as negative subjects of screening. The results revealed sensitivity of 91.4%, specificity of 66.6%, positive predictive value 97.7% and negative predictive value 33% leading to diagnostic accuracy of MB stain to 90%. We state that MB staining is useful diagnostic tool in community oral cancer screening programmes for high-risk individuals.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 2%
Unknown 53 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 8 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 13%
Student > Master 6 11%
Student > Bachelor 6 11%
Student > Postgraduate 4 7%
Other 11 20%
Unknown 12 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 24 44%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 13%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 4%
Chemistry 2 4%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 2%
Other 5 9%
Unknown 13 24%

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