J B Epstein


Affiliation: University of Illinois at Chicago
Country: USA


  1. Epstein J, Truelove E, Hanson Huggins K, Mancl L, Chen A, Press O, et al. Topical polyene antifungals in hematopoietic cell transplant patients: tolerability and efficacy. Support Care Cancer. 2004;12:517-25 pubmed
  2. Epstein J, Cabay R, Glick M. Oral malignancies in HIV disease: changes in disease presentation, increasing understanding of molecular pathogenesis, and current management. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2005;100:571-8 pubmed
    ..This paper discusses recent trends in the presentation and treatment of malignancies related to HIV and AIDS with an emphasis on malignancies seen in the oral cavity. ..
  3. Epstein J, Gorsky M, Lonky S, Silverman S, Epstein J, Bride M. The efficacy of oral lumenoscopy (ViziLite) in visualizing oral mucosal lesions. Spec Care Dentist. 2006;26:171-4 pubmed
    ..The chemiluminescent light did not appear to improve visualization of red lesions, but white lesions and lesions that were both red and white showed enhanced brightness and sharpness. ..
  4. Epstein J, Elad S, Eliav E, Jurevic R, Benoliel R. Orofacial pain in cancer: part II--clinical perspectives and management. J Dent Res. 2007;86:506-18 pubmed
    ..Diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of pain in cancer require knowledge of the presenting characteristics, factors, and mechanisms involved. ..
  5. Epstein J, Gorsky M, Fischer D, Gupta A, Epstein M, Elad S. A survey of the current approaches to diagnosis and management of oral premalignant lesions. J Am Dent Assoc. 2007;138:1555-62; quiz 1614 pubmed
    ..Clinicians' awareness of the complexity of OPL diagnosis and management is important, and referral to an experienced provider is recommended. ..
  6. Epstein J. Oral malignancies associated with HIV. J Can Dent Assoc. 2007;73:953-6 pubmed
    ..Oral health care providers can identify these lesions early. ..
  7. Epstein J, Raber Durlacher J, Raber Drulacher J, Wilkins A, Chavarria M, Myint H. Advances in hematologic stem cell transplant: an update for oral health care providers. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2009;107:301-12 pubmed publisher
    ..The purpose of this paper is to review the main principles of HCT and to update dental providers on new technologies being applied to transplantation that may influence oral complications and oral care. ..
  8. Epstein J, Truelove E, Oien H, Le N, Epstein M. Oral topical doxepin rinse: anesthetic effect in normal subjects. Pain Res Manag. 2003;8:195-7 pubmed
    ..The majority of normal subjects reported sedation after use, but this was less common in patients with mucosal lesions. ..
  9. Epstein J, Beaumont J, Gwede C, Murphy B, Garden A, Meredith R, et al. Longitudinal evaluation of the oral mucositis weekly questionnaire-head and neck cancer, a patient-reported outcomes questionnaire. Cancer. 2007;109:1914-22 pubmed
    ..The current results indicated that the OMWQ-HN is a valid, reliable, and feasible instrument for assessing the impact of mucositis on patients who are receiving radiation therapy with or without chemotherapy for HNC. ..

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  1. Epstein J, Hancock P, Nantel S. Oral candidiasis in hematopoietic cell transplantation patients: an outcome-based analysis. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2003;96:154-63 pubmed
    ..The objectives of this study were to examine the relationship of oral colonization by Candida species to systemic infection, mortality, and the impact of antifungal treatment on a population of recipients of HCT...
  2. Epstein J, Feldman R, Dolor R, Porter S. The utility of tolonium chloride rinse in the diagnosis of recurrent or second primary cancers in patients with prior upper aerodigestive tract cancer. Head Neck. 2003;25:911-21 pubmed
    ..The increased sensitivity is largely attributed to lesions that stain but were not detected clinically on visual examination. ..
  3. Epstein J, Barasch A. Taste disorders in cancer patients: pathogenesis, and approach to assessment and management. Oral Oncol. 2010;46:77-81 pubmed publisher
    ..Due to its potentially significant impact on quality of life during and following cytotoxic therapy, and considering the increase in cancer survivorship, further research on this topic is imperative...