Gokhan Caglayan

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The clinical and histological appearance of gingiva was evaluated in renal transplant recipients (RTR) receiving immunosuppressive drugs, in patients with chronic renal failure (CRF) undergoing hemodialysis, and systemically healthy individuals with periodontitis. Although the amount of bacterial plaque accumulation was similar among the groups (P greater(More)
The present study was conducted to determine the clinical effects of nifedipine on the gingiva of 97 patients. Patients were examined for changes in periodontal status and divided into subgroups, based on their age, gender, duration of drug intake, presence/absence of plaque and gingival inflammation, and according to the presence and severity of gingival(More)
The aim of this study was to compare hydroxyproline (Hyp) and total protein levels both in the gingiva and gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) from juvenile (JP), rapidly progressive (RPP), and adult periodontitis (AP) patients and periodontally healthy controls (C). A total of 60 individuals, 15 from each group, were studied. GCF was obtained before gingival(More)
Rapidly progressive periodontitis (RPP) has been suggested as a distinct clinical entity within the spectrum of early onset periodontitis. Immunological mechanisms have been considered in the pathogenesis of RPP. This study was designed to evaluate the distribution and phenotypic properties of the lymphocyte populations within the affected gingival tissue(More)
By use of a spectrophotometric method, pseudocholinesterase (PCE) activities were determined in gingival crevicular fluid (GCF), saliva, and serum from patients with juvenile periodontitis (JP) and rapidly progressive periodontitis (RPP) and from controls. The PCE activity in the GCF samples was 181 +/- 48 U/L in the JP group, 588 +/- 135 U/L in the RPP(More)
In order to determine the molecular-size distribution of gingival proteoglycans (PGs) and glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) both in periodontal health and disease states, gingival tissues were obtained from patients with early onset periodontitis (EOP) and adult periodontitis (AP) and also from periodontally healthy subjects. Gel filtration chromatography of(More)
The effects of different stages of periodontal therapy on salivary pseudocholinesterase (PCE) activity in patients with periodontitis were determined by use of a spectrophotometric method. The mean PCE activity in whole saliva was 17.95 U/L in the pre-treatment phase, 4.67 U/L after scaling and oral hygiene instructions, and 1.93 U/L following surgical(More)
Inflammatory periodontal diseases are mediated by interactions between the dental plaque and the components of the host immune system. This study was designed to analyse the phenotypic properties of gingival lymphocytes in adult periodontitis. Biopsies were obtained from 12 patients and aged between 35 and 55 years. The tissues were processed for both(More)
AIM To evaluate hemorheological parameters in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) in order to elucidate the etiology of the disease. METHODS Twenty-three adult FMS patients and 20 healthy controls were enrolled in the study. Diabetics, hypertensives and those with any rheumatological disorder or use drugs or smoking cigarette were excluded from the(More)