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BACKGROUND In a previous study, subantimicrobial dose doxycycline (SDD) significantly improved clinical parameters associated with periodontal health in patients with adult periodontitis (AP) when used as an adjunct to a maintenance schedule of supragingival scaling and dental prophylaxis. In this double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group,(More)
BACKGROUND Few studies have examined the potential effects of periodontal treatment during pregnancy on pregnancy outcomes, periodontal status, and inflammatory biomarkers. METHODS A randomized, delayed-treatment, controlled pilot trial was conducted to evaluate the effects of second-trimester scaling and root planing and the use of a sonic toothbrush on(More)
There are differing opinions as to the extent to which root cementum has to be removed during root surface instrumentation over and above that of the debridement of plaque and calculus. Similarly, the amount of tooth material removed by individual instruments is also unclear, but a trend towards less damaging methods of root surface debridement has evolved(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the efficacy of subantimicrobial dose doxycycline (SDD; 20 mg doxycycline twice daily) as an adjunct to scaling and root planing (SRP) in the treatment of moderate-severe chronic periodontitis (CP) in institutionalised elderly patients aged 65 years or older. BACKGROUND Previous studies have shown that SDD is of clinical benefit in the(More)
Here we show that human polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMN) release ectosomes independently of complement attack during their activation both in vitro and at the site of inflammation in vivo. Patterns of biotinylated proteins on the surface of PMN and on PMN-derived ectosomes indicated a specific sorting of cell surface proteins into and out of ectosomes.(More)
BACKGROUND Few studies examining the association between periodontal diseases and preterm birth have explored the underlying microbial and antibody responses associated with oral infection. METHODS A nested case-control study was performed using data from a recent interventional trial following the delayed-treatment control group of 31 subjects with(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE Subantimicrobial dose doxycycline (SDD 20 mg bid) plus scaling and root planing (SRP) significantly improved clinical attachment level (CAL) and reduced probing depth (PD) compared with placebo plus SRP in a double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter study of patients with adult periodontitis (AP). In a study conducted as a(More)
BACKGROUND Subantimicrobial dose doxycycline (SDD--20 mg doxycycline twice daily) is indicated as an adjunctive treatment for periodontitis. Doxycycline downregulates the activity of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), key destructive enzymes in periodontal disease. Current understanding of periodontal pathogenesis suggests that MMPs play a major role in the(More)