Are Salivary Gland Ultrasonography Scores Associated with Salivary Flow Rates and Oral Health-related Quality of Life in Sjögren Syndrome?

Yalcinkaya Y., Mumcu G. , Özdemir F., Kuruş R., Ünal A., Direskeneli H. , ...More

The Journal of rheumatology, vol.47, pp.1774-1779, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.3899/jrheum.190849
  • Title of Journal : The Journal of rheumatology
  • Page Numbers: pp.1774-1779


Objective. Major salivary gland ultrasonography (SGUS) is a widely used imaging technique to evaluate salivary gland involvement in primary Sjogren syndrome (pSS). The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between SGUS, salivary flow rate (SFR) as an objective measure of the gland function, and oral health-related quality of life (OHRQOL) as a patient-reported outcome measure (PROM) in a pSS cohort.