Diana María Isaza-Guzmán

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BACKGROUND 8-Hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG) and human neutrophil elastase/α1-proteinase inhibitor (HNE/α1-PI) complex have been regarded as reliable biomarkers of oxidative stress in inflammatory(More)
INTRODUCTION There is strong evidence that both genetic and environmental factors may affect the periodontal clinical status. However, epidemiological evidence on the association between Vitamin D(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to determine whether the variations in the occurrence of gram-negative enteric rods as detected through a longitudinal follow up with three consecutive visits, may be(More)
AIM To determine the variations in salivary concentrations of sRANKL, osteoprotegerin (OPG) and its ratio, regarding the periodontal status. MATERIALS AND METHODS Ninety-seven chronic periodontitis(More)
OBJECTIVE Chronic periodontitis (CP) has been linked with an imbalance in the MMP-9/TIMP-1 ratio. A reasonable biologic explanation for this link is that the MMP-9 transcriptional activity can be(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate if the salivary levels of IL-17, IL-21, IL-22, and its ratio regarding salivary IFN-γ may be linked with the periodontal clinical status. DESIGN One hundred and five(More)