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PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of different cavity disinfectants on dentin bond strengths of composite resin applied with two different adhesive systems. MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred mandibular third molars were sectioned parallel to the occlusal surface to expose midcoronal dentin. The dentin surfaces were polished with(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to describe the prevalence of malocclusion in a population of Central Anatolian adolescents in relation to gender. METHODS The sample comprised 2329 teenagers (1125 boys and 1204 girls), aged between 12 and 17 years (mean age: 14.6 yrs). Occlusal anteroposterior relationships were assessed using the Angle(More)
AIMS We aimed to clarify whether determination of levels of soluble CD40 ligand (sCD40L) could predict subsequent thrombo-embolic events in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF). METHODS AND RESULTS Forty-four consecutive outpatients (mean age: 58 +/- 6 years, 20 male) with chronic NVAF who were not receiving aspirin and had no thrombus or(More)
INTRODUCTION Experimental and clinical studies demonstrated that the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) affects the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and prognosis of coronary heart disease (CHD). The aim of this study was to investigate the genotype distribution and the allele frequencies of three RAS genes polymorphisms and their effects on premature CHD in a(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Erectile dysfunction, which is common in men with hypertension, has been reported as a common adverse effect of many antihypertensive drug classes, including beta-blockers and diuretics. Atenolol and nebivolol are both beta(1)-selective blockers, but nebivolol is a new-generation compound with nitric oxide-mediated vasodilating(More)
In this study, the antibacterial activity of the different antibacterial solutions using as root canal irrigant was compared in the teeth with pulpal necrosis and with periapical pathosis. Thirty root canals of incisors and premolars of 20 patients were used. Before and after the root canal preparation, two canal samples were obtained by a harvesting method(More)
It has been known that each component of the metabolic syndrome (MS) has an atherogenic potential and increases the risk of cardiovascular events. Therefore, patients who have MS are candidates for the development of atherosclerosis and accompanying complications. In this study, the authors assessed the levels of acute phase reactants as an indicator of(More)
OBJECTIVES Interleukin-6 (IL-6) may contribute to the inflammatory response by activating endothelial cells and stimulating the synthesis of fibrinogen. It might thus be important in the pathogenesis of inflammation associated with coronary artery disease (CAD). Several studies suggested that the -174 C allele was associated with an increased prevalence of(More)
OBJECTIVES It has been suggested that monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) is important in the initiation of atherosclerosis and crucial in monocyte recruitment into the subendothelial lesions. Recent studies have demonstrated that MCP-1 -2518 A>G polymorphism is associated with susceptibility to coronary artery disease (CAD). Since there are(More)
AIM In the present study, we evaluated the 1-year clinical performance of a conventional posterior composite resin and three bulk-fill composite resins. METHODS Fifty patients with four class II restorations under occlusion were enrolled in the present study. A total of 200 restorations were placed in the cavity, 50 for each material (Clearfil Photo(More)