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It is well documented that oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is related to risk factors such as smoking and alcohol consumption as well as premalignant lesions and conditions such as leukoplakia, oral lichen planus (OLP), and previous malignancy of the upper respiratory system and gastrointestinal tract. Osseointegrated dental implants are rarely reported(More)
Recurrent oral and genital ulceration of Behçet's disease can be very distressing. Usually they are responsive to treatment with topical steroids, local anesthetics, oral colchicine and in severe cases steroids and even immuno-suppressive medications such as azathioprine, methotrexate and thalidomide. We describe a case of Behçet's syndrome in a 48-year old(More)
OBJECTIVES To characterize demographic, clinical and serological parameters in recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS) patients and analyse their association with serum immunoglobulin E (IgE) levels. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Forty-nine patients with RAS responded to a questionnaire that included demographic background, stress status, smoking habits, history and(More)
AIMS We conducted a cohort study to examine demographic and clinical features associated with the pharmacotherapeutic outcome in classical trigeminal neuralgia (CTN) patients. METHODS Patients with a clinical profile indicating a diagnosis of CTN, as per the International Headache Society's published classification, were enrolled prospectively.(More)
AIMS We conducted a cross-sectional study to re-examine the clinical profile of patients with a clinical diagnosis of classical trigeminal neuralgia (CTN). METHODS Inclusion criteria consisted of the International Headache Society's published classification of CTN. For the specific purposes of the study, features such as autonomic signs, persistent(More)
Chronic craniofacial pain involves the head, face and oral cavity and is associated with significant morbidity and high levels of health care utilization. A bidirectional relationship is suggested in the literature for poor sleep and pain, and craniofacial pain and sleep are reciprocally related. We review this relationship and discuss management options.(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify patient and pain characteristics associated with negative impacts on daily life among patients with chronic orofacial pain (COFP). STUDY DESIGN Medical records of 200 COFP patients were analyzed. RESULTS Diagnostic categories included temporomandibular disorders (85; 42.7%), headaches (47; 23.6%), neuropathic pain (37; 18.5%),(More)
OBJECTIVE Oral appliances for treating severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are recommended for patients who failed to comply with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment. The objective of this study was to evaluate medium long-term outcome and success rates of oral appliances in patients with severe OSA. METHODS In a retrospective study, 52(More)
OBJECTIVE Oral appliances (OA) are recommended for patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea who fail to comply with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy. This mixed-methods study aimed to quantify adherence to OA therapy and evaluate subjective reasons associated with non-adherence. MATERIALS AND METHODS The medical records of 52(More)
AIMS To measure the oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) in patients with temporomandibular disorders (TMD) compared to controls and analyze its association with various demographic and clinical parameters. METHODS The survey included 187 TMD patients and 200 controls. OHRQoL was measured using the validated Hebrew version of the Oral Health(More)