Fawzia Abdullah

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Dental examinations were conducted in 1987 on 520 of the 753 children who fully participated in a three-year field-trial, 1983-1986, of the anticaries effect of dentifrices containing fluoride and xylitol. The prevalence of decayed (D), missing (M) and filled (F) permanent teeth differed significantly among the five treatment groups. Caries prevalence was(More)
A retrospective study was done on 302 patients who had undergone coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia--46.0% were Chinese, 40.1% were Malays and 11.6% were Indians. Overall and irrespective of race and sex, the prevalence of diabetes mellitus, hypertension and hyperlipidaemia was 45.7%, 78.8% and 89.1%(More)
BACKGROUND Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy (VRET) is found to be a promising and a viable alternative for in vivo exposure in the treatment of specific phobias. However, its usefulness for treating dental phobia is unexplored. The aims of the present study are to determine: (a) the efficacy of VRET versus informational pamphlet (IP) control group in terms(More)
INTRODUCTION Single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in interleukin 1β (IL-1β) gene have been known to be associated with increased susceptibility to chronic periodontitis among various ethnic populations. SNPs are more commonly observed at loci + 3954 and - 511. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of IL-1β gene polymorphism at loci +3954 and -(More)
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