The oral-systemic connection: Role of salivary diagnostics

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Abstract

Utilizing saliva instead of blood for diagnosis of both local and systemic health is a rapidly emerging field. Recognition of oral-systemic interrelationships for many diseases has fostered collaborations between medicine and dentistry, and many of these collaborations rely on salivary diagnostics. The oral cavity is easily accessed and contains most of the analytes present in blood. Saliva and mucosal transudate are generally utilized for oral diagnostics, but gingival crevicular fluid, buccal swabs, dental plaque and volatiles may also be useful depending on the analyte being studied. Examples of point-of-care devices capable of detecting HIV, TB, and Malaria targets are being developed and discussed in this overview.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSensing Technologies for Global Health, Military Medicine, and Environmental Monitoring III
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
EventSensing Technologies for Global Health, Military Medicine, and Environmental Monitoring III - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: Apr 29 2013May 1 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume8723
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Other

OtherSensing Technologies for Global Health, Military Medicine, and Environmental Monitoring III
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD
Period4/29/135/1/13

Keywords

  • Bacteria
  • Microfluidic platforms
  • Oral diagnostics
  • Pathogens
  • Point-of-care (POC)
  • Saliva
  • Viral

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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