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Patients who have undergone organ transplantation can present with a variety of oral lesions that appear to be related either directly to their medication or arise as a consequence of drug-induced immunosuppression. Such lesions include hairy leukoplakia, an increased propensity to both fungal and viral infections and a high incidence of malignant change,(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of a topical hyaluronic acid (HA) preparation (0.2%) in the management of recurrent aphthous ulceration (RAU). METHODS One hundred and twenty patients with RAU participated in a randomized, placebo controlled, double-blind trial to evaluate the efficacy of the topical HA and preparation.(More)
An evaluation of the thiamine, riboflavin and pyridoxine (vitamin B1, B2 and B6) status of 60 patients with recurrent mouth ulcers was performed. Seventeen patients (28.2%) were found to be deficient in one or more of these vitamins. Replacement therapy of these vitamins was given to a study group of deficient patients and a non-deficient group for one(More)
Human saliva recovery using the Salivette system was investigated. Two Salivette systems were employed. The recommended centrifugation procedures for saliva recovery only recovered between 46% and 52% of the total volume. Modification of centrifugation speeds and duration allowed an 80% recovery. Differences were observed between the two Salivette systems(More)
Angiotensin enzyme converting (ACE) inhibitors are a widely prescribed group of drugs used in the management of hypertension and heart failure. Several unwanted effects are associated with ACE inhibitors and this paper highlights those significant to the dental surgeon. Of particular concern is the problem of angioedema, which can be life threatening. Three(More)
BACKGROUND Recurrent oral aphthous ulceration (ROAU) is a common problem that can result in considerable pain and distress for patients. The aim of this pilot study was to evaluate the role of subantimicrobial dose doxycycline (SDD - 20 mg doxycycline twice daily) in the management of patients with ROAU. METHODS 50 patients with ROAU were randomly(More)
Forty patients with recurrent aphthous ulceration (RAU) were investigated to ascertain the possibility of food sensitivity being a significant precipitating factor in their recurrent oral ulceration. All patients were hematologically normal and did not respond to vitamin B1 and B6 therapy. Patch testing (Standard European Series) was undertaken in 21(More)
A double-blind crossover study is described of the effect of beclomethasone dipropionate aerosol spray in patients with recurrent (minor) aphthous oral ulceration. Patients included in the study had normal haematological parameters of haemoglobin, ferritin, vitamin B12 and corrected whole blood folate. The design of the study incorporated a washout period(More)
OBJECTIVE This paper reviews the implications of frailty for oral health in old age due to the incidence of oral pathoses following on mucosal atrophy, tooth loss, trauma from dentures, polypharmacy, malnutrition, salivary disorders, degeneration of jawbone and cancer. BACKGROUND Frailty as a condition of old age occurs when elders have energy levels(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of a topical hyaluronic acid (HA) gel preparation (0.2%) in the management of oral lichen planus (OLP). METHODS A total of 124 patients with erosive OLP participated in a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial to evaluate the efficacy of a topical HA preparation. Outcome measures(More)