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The effect of bee propolis on recurrent aphthous stomatitis: a pilot study

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical Oral Investigations, February 2007
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Title
The effect of bee propolis on recurrent aphthous stomatitis: a pilot study
Published in
Clinical Oral Investigations, February 2007
DOI 10.1007/s00784-006-0090-z
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Authors

Nachum Samet, Caroline Laurent, Srinivas M. Susarla, Naama Samet-Rubinsteen

Abstract

Recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS) is a common, painful, and ulcerative disorder of the oral cavity of unknown etiology. No cure exists and medications aim to reduce pain associated with ulcers through topical applications or reduce outbreak frequency with systemic medications, many having serious side effects. The purpose of this pilot study was to evaluate the potential of a product to reduce the number of outbreaks of RAS ulcers. Propolis is a bee product used in some cultures as treatment for mouth ulcers. In this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, patients were assigned to take 500 mg of propolis or a placebo capsule daily. Subjects reported a baseline ulcer frequency and were contacted biweekly to record recurrences. Data were analyzed to determine if subjects had a decrease of 50% in outbreak frequency. The data indicated a statistically significant reduction of outbreaks in the propolis group (Fisher's exact test, one sided, p = 0.04). Patients in the propolis group also self-reported a significant improvement in their quality of life (p = 0.03). This study has shown propolis to be effective in decreasing the number of recurrences and improve the quality of life in patients who suffer from RAS. Propolis should be evaluated further in a larger sample clinical trial.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Italy 1 1%
United Kingdom 1 1%
Egypt 1 1%
Unknown 82 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 17 20%
Researcher 16 19%
Student > Bachelor 10 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 11%
Unspecified 8 9%
Other 25 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 36 42%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 12 14%
Unspecified 11 13%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 8%
Chemistry 6 7%
Other 13 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 23 September 2019.
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#6,985,226
of 13,577,074 outputs
Outputs from Clinical Oral Investigations
#220
of 704 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#69,961
of 190,567 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Clinical Oral Investigations
#9
of 21 outputs
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