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The genotype of the fibroblast growth factor receptor 4 (FGFR4) gene and TP53 mutation have been reported as prognostic factors for cancers of the head and neck, bladder, breast and colon. To determine whether they are applicable for oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC), we investigated these two genes in OSCC samples from 150 patients who had undergone(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the 3-year morbidity of coronectomy of the lower third molar and to monitor the behaviour and migration pattern of the retained roots postoperatively. A total of 92 patients (111 teeth) who had undergone a coronectomy between October 2005 and July 2009 were investigated. Patients were followed up at 3 months and 1,(More)
INTRODUCTION Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine using stem cell biology has been a promising field for treatment of local and systemic intractable diseases. Recently, stem cells from human exfoliated deciduous teeth (SHED) have been identified as a novel population of stem cells. This study focused on the characterization of SHED as compared with(More)
Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) causes idiopathic pain or a burning sensation in clinically normal oral mucosa. Burning mouth syndrome is a chronic disease with an unknown etiology. Burning mouth syndrome is also idiopathic, and a consensus regarding diagnosis/treatment has not been reached yet. Recent studies have supported the suggestion that BMS is a(More)
BACKGROUND AIMS In recent years, stem cells from human exfoliated deciduous teeth (SHED) have received attention as a novel stem cell source with multipotent potential. We examined the effect on wound-healing promotion with unique stem cells from deciduous teeth as a medical waste. METHODS An excisional wound-splinting mouse model was used and the effect(More)
Patients suffering from bone defects are often treated with autologous bone transplants, but this therapy can cause many complications. New approaches are therefore needed to improve treatment for bone defects, and stem cell therapy presents an exciting alternative approach. Although extensive evidence from basic studies using stem cells has been reported,(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between the pain-relieving effects of duloxetine and its plasma concentrations in patients with burning mouth syndrome and atypical odontalgia characterized by chronic nonorganic pain in the orofacial region. METHODS We administered duloxetine to 77 patients diagnosed as having burning(More)
OBJECTIVE   The defect volume measured on computed tomography (CT) for secondary bone graft (SBG) is well correlated to the actual amount of particulate cancellous bone and marrow (PCBM) transplanted in unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP) patients. However, the validity of such measurements have not been completely verified due to lack of evaluation of(More)
The application of cell-biomaterial systems in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine is an important challenge in biomedicine, which preserves not only cells, but also tissue-engineered constructs. In this study, the constructs and cryoprotectant parameters were optimized, and it was evaluated whether the characteristics of dental pulp stem cells(More)
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