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BACKGROUND Between March and May 1998, there was an outbreak of a clinically distinct skin eruption on the soles of the feet of children who used a community wading pool. METHODS We reviewed the medical records of 40 children in whom this syndrome developed between March and May 1998. We treated 17 children and advised the attending physicians on the care(More)
A clinical and histopathologic analysis of 464 oral squamous cell papillomas is presented. Data on age, sex, race, location, clinical appearance, duration, recurrence, and clinical diagnosis are reviewed. One hundred seventy-six of the 464 specimens were examined for hyperkeratosis, character and amount of inflammatory infiltrate, and evidence of cellular(More)
BACKGROUND Morphoea is characterized by fibrosis, which is mediated by cytokines including transforming growth factor (TGF)-beta. OBJECTIVE Our objective was to use imiquimod 5% cream (Aldara), an inducer of interferon-gamma, known to inhibit TGF-beta, to treat morphoea. METHODS Patients with morphoea were treated with imiquimod and evaluated during(More)
Oral health in long-term care (LTC) facilities has been repeatedly documented as less than ideal. The complex nature of this environment has made it difficult to understand and improve the oral health status of residents through education and training. The purpose of the study was to investigate how the executive directors (EDs) of LTC facilities value oral(More)
The frequency of accessory mental foramina (AMF) was studied in four population groups: 20th century Asian Indians, African Americans and American Whites, and Pre-Columbian Nazca Indians. AMF were found less frequently in the American White and Asian Indian populations than in the other groups (American White, 1.4%; Asian Indian, 1.5%; African American,(More)
The purposes of this study were threefold: (i) to assess the degenerative changes of the temporomandibular joint [TMJ (condyles and articular eminence of the glenoid fossa)], (ii) to determine whether the TMJ degeneration levels differ by ethnic group and gender and (iii) to assess the association between the angles of eminentia and TMJ degeneration, while(More)
Significant morbidity can result in patients being treated for head and neck cancer (H&NC) if dental disease is not under control before medical therapy is initiated. This study compared the rates of dental consultation in three teaching hospitals in a midwestern metropolitan area for patients being treated for H&NC. One of the hospitals has an oral and(More)
The occurrence of retromolar foramina (RMF) was examined in a sample of dry skulls (African American n = 249; Causcasian n = 226) to consider the potential clinical impact. A prevalence rate of 7.8% of RMF was found. There were no statistical differences based on race or gender. The prevalence may contribute to the explanation of a portion of inferior(More)
The benefit and implications of blood pressure (BP) measurement in dental patients are a standard curricular component of most physical evaluation courses in dental schools. However, previous research has indicated that preventive procedures such as oral cancer examinations frequently are not completed or documented. A survey of practicing dentists was(More)