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OBJECTIVE To explore the possible relationship between the osteoporotic condition and the severity of periodontitis in women aged 45-70 years. MATERIALS AND METHODS Ninety women with generalized chronic periodontitis, aged 45-70 years, were studied. Areal bone mineral density (BMDa) was assessed using standardized dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (normal:(More)
Regeneration of periodontal structures lost during periodontal diseases constitutes a complex biological process regulated among others by interactions between cells and growth factors. Growth factors are biologically active polypeptides affecting the proliferation, chemotaxis and differentiation of cells from epithelium, bone and connective tissue. They(More)
OBJECTIVES In periodontal regeneration, the growth factor concentrations and the delivery system used are of great importance. In an attempt to assess the mitogenic effect of basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) on periodontal ligament (PDL) cells combined with different bone replacement materials, two allografts of cortical (DFDBA) and cancellous (DFBA)(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Periodontitis and acute myocardial infarction (AMI) are two diseases that share common risk factors. The role of periodontitis as an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease has been under debate. The aim of this study was to investigate whether an association exists between periodontitis and AMI in a nondiabetic(More)
OBJECTIVES A link between periodontal disease (PD) and cardiovascular events has been proposed, but confounding by shared risk factors such as smoking and diabetes remains a concern. We examined the prevalence of PD and its contribution to C-reactive protein (CRP) levels in acute myocardial infarction (AMI) patients and in subjects without AMI and with(More)
OBJECTIVE The present study was designed to examine how oestrogen regulates proliferation, osteoblastic differentiation, collagen synthesis and periostin gene expression in primary human periodontal ligament (hPDL) cells. DESIGN The short interfering RNA (siRNA) technique was used to inhibit oestrogen receptor beta (ERβ) expression hPDL cells. hPDL cell(More)
BACKGROUND It is well accepted that glycemic control in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) is affected by systemic inflammation and oxidative stress. The effect of periodontal therapy on these systemic factors may be related to improvement on glycemic status. The aim of the present study is to assess over a period of 6 months the effect of non-surgical(More)
AIM the purpose of the present study was to assess the effect of non-surgical periodontal therapy on glycaemic control of type 2 diabetes patients with moderate-to-severe periodontitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS this was a randomized, controlled clinical trial of patients with type 2 diabetes. A total of 60 patients with moderate-to-severe periodontal disease(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this in vitro study was to evaluate the effect of two concentrations of homologous platelet-rich plasma (PRP) on the proliferative response of osteoblasts derived from a patient with aggressive periodontitis. METHODS 8.5 ml of venous blood were taken from 1 healthy and non-smoker volunteer. PRP was prepared following the protocol(More)
The regeneration of periodontal tissues lost due to periodontal disease requires cell migration, differentiation and proliferation. Several procedures have been proposed to promote wound healing events such as the application of growth factors including PDGF-BB, TGF-beta1 and rhBMP-2. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the mitogenic responses of(More)