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Jaw-opening dystonia: Quality of life after botulinum toxin injections

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February 1, 2011
by Steven J. Charous, MD, FACS, Cynthia L. Comella, MD, and Wenqing Fan, MS


The objective of this study was to investigate quality-of-life outcomes in patients with jaw-opening oromandibular dystonia who had received treatment with botulinum neurotoxin injections. The Glasgow Benefit Inventory (GBI) was used as a post-intervention questionnaire to measure patient benefit. Twenty-five questionnaires were sent to patients. Of the 12 patients who returned the form (48% response rate), the mean scores for the general GBI subscore (p = 0.001), the social support GBI subscore (p = 0.031), and the physical health GBI subscore (p = 0.002) demonstrated statistically significant benefit from the injections. No scores demonstrated a negative impact. Botulinum neurotoxin injections were demonstrated to benefit the quality of life in patients suffering from jaw-opening oromandibular dystonia.

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