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BACKGROUND Complete tooth loss (edentulism) produces anatomical changes that may impair upper airway size and function. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether edentulism favours the occurrence of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). METHODS Polysomnography was performed in 48 edentulous subjects on two consecutive nights, one slept with and the other(More)
PURPOSE Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is a sleep disorder characterized by repetitive episodes of upper airway obstruction. Recently, it has been suggested that edentulism worsens sleep apnea; sleeping without dentures is associated with a significant increase in the apnea-hypopnea index. OSAS is also related to depression. The aim of this study(More)
AIM Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is a disorder characterised by repeated obstructions of the upper airway, with consequent episodes of apnea and hypopnea during sleep, snoring, and daytime sleepiness. Recently, a role of edentulism in the occurrence or in the worsening of this disorder was suspected. The aim of the study was to assess, through a(More)
During wound healing, biologically active molecules are released from platelets. The rationale of using platelet-rich plasma (PRP) relies on the concentration of bioactive molecules and subsequent delivery to healing sites. These bioactive molecules have been seldom simultaneously quantified within the same PRP preparation. In the present study, the(More)
Medication-induced Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (MRONJ) has been reported not only after use of antiresorptive agents (bisphosphonates and denosumab), but also in cancer patients receiving antiangiogenic agents, alone or combined with antiresorptive drugs. We report two cases of MRONJ observed in colorectal cancer patients after bevacizumab therapy only. MRONJ(More)
This study proposes a new clinical procedure for measuring the closest speaking space (CSS) and compares it with an instrumental method. The study population included 15 edentulous and 10 dentulous subjects free of systemic disease, speech defects, or masticatory system dysfunction. For all subjects, the CSS was measured using clinical and instrumental(More)
AIM The aim of this work is to compare the adhesion of the glass-ceramic (empress II) to the composite cement and the adhesion of the ceromer to the composite cement. METHODS From each of the above materials, 10 little blocks, of 8 x 6 x 2 mm size, have been prepared. All the surface treatments suggested by the manufacturing industry have been performed:(More)
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