Gerardo Gómez-Moreno

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BACKGROUND Oxidative stress constitutes the basis for many diseases and it may account for the severity of systemic and oral disease complications. The aim of this study was to assess whether saliva may be used to detect the body's oxidative stress level. METHODS Oxidative stress was determined in saliva from 14 diabetic patients and 10 heroin addicts;(More)
Among other functions, melatonin exerts both antioxidative and immunoregulatory roles. The indoleamine is secreted in the saliva, although its role into the mouth is not known. Diabetic patients frequently display oral cavity pathologies such as periodontal disease (PD), an inflammatory disease coursing with an increase in free radical production. Thus, we(More)
BACKGROUND Melatonin possesses antioxidant, free-radical scavenging, and immunoenhancing properties that promote fibroblast activity and bone regeneration. The aim of this study was to examine the possible links between salivary melatonin levels and the severity of periodontal disease using the community periodontal index (CPI). METHODS Thirty-seven(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE It was the purpose of this study to examine the relationship between periodontal diseases and melatonin level. MATERIAL AND METHODS Forty-six patients with periodontal disease, together with 26 age- and gender-matched healthy controls, were included. Periodontal status was assessed using the Community Periodontal Index. Plasma and(More)
PURPOSE To review published articles dealing with platform switched implants in order to assess survival rates and clarify their influence both on marginal bone loss around the cervical region of the implant and on soft tissue aesthetics. MATERIAL AND METHODS PubMed and GallileUM databases were used to identify any studies or clinical cases involving(More)
OBJECTIVES Assessing the clinical effectiveness of a topical sialogogue on spray (malic acid, 1%) in the treatment of xerostomia induced by antihypertensive drugs. STUDY DESIGN This research has been carried out through a randomized double-blind clinical trial. 45 patients suffering from hypertensive drugs-induced xerostomia were divided into 2 groups:(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate graft types used for maxillary sinus augmentation and review success rates of dental implants inserted in these areas, analyzing the graft materials used, implant surface types and the moment of implant placement. STUDY DESIGN A meta-analytic study reviewing articles on sinus augmentation published during the last ten years. (More)
BACKGROUND Dual antiplatelet therapy consists of administering antiplatelet (antiaggregant) drugs (clopidogrel and aspirin) to prevent thrombotic processes, as a preventative measure in patients with acute coronary disease, or in patients subjected to percutaneous coronary intervention. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of a(More)
BACKGROUND The aim is to evaluate periodontal alteration and biochemical markers associated with bone turnover in chronic oral with dicoumarins anticoagulant treatment patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS 80 patients treated with oral anticoagulants were divided into 2 cohort: Group A (n=36) 6 month to 1 year with anticoagulant treatment and Group B (n=44) > 2(More)
OBJECTIVES [corrected] The aim of this study was to determine which of three methods for measuring BIC (bone-to-implant contact), using vestibular and lingual scanning electron microscopy (SEM) for different implant systems at 15, 30 and 90 days post-surgery was the most precise. An elemental analysis with SEM was used to evaluate neoformed bone composition(More)