Fatma Yeşim Bozkurt

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It has been proposed for several decades that infections may be responsible for the accelerated development of atherosclerosis. The initiation of the atherosclerotic plaque is ascribed to focal accumulation of lipids. This explains the importance of plasma lipids in the development of atherosclerosis. Recent reports point towards a possible association(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the present study was to evaluate gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) leptin levels and the influence of long-term and heavy smoking on GCF leptin levels in patients with chronic periodontitis. METHODS In this study, 143 individuals were divided into three groups: non-smokers (NS), smokers (S), and control (C). Three subgroups of NS and(More)
Fixed or removable orthodontic appliances impede the maintenance of oral hygiene and result in plaque accumulation. Plaque retention surrounding orthodontic appliances leads to enamel demineralization caused by organic acids produced by bacteria in the dental plaque. Many studies have evaluated the effects of fixed orthodontic appliances on microbial flora(More)
A 60-year-old woman with clinical features of desquamative gingivitis had a history of painful, blistering gingival lesions for more than 2 years. There were no other accompanying mucosal or skin lesions. Clinical examination revealed erythematous and edematous gingiva with ulcerated areas and evidence of intact and ruptured bullae. White plaquelike lesions(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this clinical trial was to compare the effects of three oral sprays containing chlorhexidine (CHX), benzydamine hydrochloride (B-HCl), and CHX plus B-HCl (CHX/B-HCl) on plaque and gingivitis. METHODS Fifty-one periodontally healthy volunteers, randomly divided into three spray groups, refrained from all mechanical oral hygiene(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the periodontal health status of lead-exposed apprentices and to search the correlation between clinical periodontal parameters and either blood lead or oxidative stress/damage indices in erythrocytes. Sixty male subjects were recruited for this study (30 apprentices and 30 controls). The periodontal health status was(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the most appropriate oral hygiene motivation method (OHMM) for orthodontic patients with fixed appliances. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 150 orthodontic patients, scheduled for their regular controls, were included in this study. The patients were divided into five groups (n = 30) according to the verbal OHMM and instructed as(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to determine and compare interleukin-6 (IL-6) levels in gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) and clinical periodontal findings in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and adult periodontitis (AP). METHODS A total of 45 patients divided into 3 groups (15 patients with RA and AP, 15 patients with AP, and 15 periodontally(More)
BACKGROUND Hyperlipidemia is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Recent reports showed a possible association between periodontal disease and an increased risk for cardiovascular disease. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether hyperlipidemia has any influence on periodontal status. METHODS Fifty-one subjects with hyperlipidemia and 47(More)
Cytokines which are produced by host cells play an important role in pathogenesis both rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and chronic periodontitis (CP). In this study, we aim to investigate the levels of Interleukin (IL)-4 and IL-10 in gingival crevicular fluid (GCF). Seventeen patients with CP, 17 patients with RA and 17 healthy controls (HC) were included. The RA(More)