About Ferdinand Guintu, MD, DPBOHNS
Expert in Diseases of ears, nose and throat; Maxillofacial trauma; Tumors of Head and Neck; Nasal and laryngeal endoscopy
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By: Ferdinand Z. Guintu, MD Antonio H. Chua, MD Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center ABSTRACT Objective: To determine whether Psidium guajava leaves mouthwash is effective in the management of patients with aphthous ulcers. Methods: Design: Randomized prospective open label clinical study Setting: Tertiary Government Training Hospital Subjects: Thirty two patients diagnosed with aphthous ulcers were randomly divided into two groups, a treatment group using prepared guava leaves mouthwash, and a control group using isotonic sodium chloride solution mouthwash given thrice a day for seven days. Patients were evaluated using a 10-point Visual » » » [Read more]