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BACKGROUND Metabolic syndrome (MetS) correlates with systemic inflammation. A relation of MetS to periodontitis has been reported. This study aims to evaluate whether periodontitis is associated with untreated MetS, plasma adiponectin, and leptin among Thai people. METHODS One hundred twenty-five participants (aged 35 to 76 years) were recruited.(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic distal gastrectomy [LDG] is a minimally invasive surgery for gastric carcinoma. The Billroth I method has been commonly employed to reconstruct alimentary tract after LDG. Conversely, Roux-Y reconstruction is employed far less commonly despite its merits. Technical difficulties, including a risk of twisting the Roux loop under(More)
BACKGROUND Low-level laser irradiation has been reported to enhance wound healing. Activation of gingival fibroblasts (GF) has a potential for early wound healing in periodontal treatment. The present study aimed to investigate the direct effect of low-level Er:YAG laser irradiation on gingival fibroblasts proliferation in order to clarify the laser effect(More)
This article reviews the current and potential applications of laser technology in nonsurgical therapy for the treatment of periodontal diseases. Based on its various characteristics, such as ablation or vaporization, hemostasis, and sterilization effect, laser treatment may serve as an adjunct or alternative to conventional, mechanical periodontal therapy.(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to analyze the early healing process of bone tissue irradiated by Er:YAG laser and compare it with that treated by mechanical drilling and CO(2) laser. BACKGROUND DATA Er:YAG laser has a great potential for cutting hard tissues as it is capable of ablation with less thermal damage. METHODS Twenty-four male Wistar rats(More)
The use of the laser in dentistry has been widening due to its increasing use in surgery and medicine. In the field of periodontology, the most commonly used lasers have been CO2 and Nd:YAG lasers. According to the last reviews reporting the use of lasers in periodontal therapy, these lasers were considered unsuitable for dental treatment, due to various(More)
Based on studies of hypophosphatasia, which is a systemic skeletal disorder resulting from tissuenonspecific alkaline phosphatase (TNSALP) deficiency, TNSALP was suggested to be indispensable for bone mineralization. Recently, we demonstrated that there was a significant difference in bone mineral density (BMD) among haplotypes, which was lowest among(More)
Psychopathological investigation was conducted on the basis of the clinical observation of 23 subjects whose cenesthopathic symptoms began before 30 years of age. This illness is called 'adolescent cenesthopathy' based on the specificity of this mental condition to the adolescent period. Adolescent cenesthopathy is compared to schizophrenia,(More)
Aggressive periodontitis (AgP), a severe and early onset type of periodontitis, is thought to be subject to significant genetic background effects. Formyl peptide receptor 1 (FPR1) is a gene strongly implicated in AgP. To determine whether variations in this gene are associated with AgP, we performed an association study with 49 AgP patients and 373(More)