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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to evaluate the relationship between cigarette smoking and periodontal damage in terms of the levels of free radicals and antioxidants. MATERIAL AND METHODS Thirty-five healthy subjects in the age group 25-56 yr and with chronic moderate inflammatory periodontal disease (attachment loss of 3-4 mm) were(More)
Severe thrombocytopenia and increased vascular permeability are two major characteristics of dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF). An immune mechanism of thrombocytopenia due to increased platelet destruction appears to be operative in patients with DHF (see Saito et al., 2004, Clin Exp Immunol 138: 299-303; Mitrakul, 1979, Am J Trop Med Hyg 26: 975-984; and(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this in vitro study was to evaluate the effect of CO2 laser on the periodontally involved root surface, and to compare its efficacy with citric acid, EDTA and hydrogen peroxide in removal of root surface smear layer after root planing. METHODS The study was conducted on 50 periodontally involved single rooted human teeth with(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the in vitro attachment behavior of human periodontal ligament fibroblasts on periodontally involved root surface after conditioning with CO2 laser and to compare its efficacy with chemical conditioning agents, namely tetracycline hydrochloride, citric acid, hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and EDTA, using scanning(More)
Nephrotomography is a simple, highly accurate, noninvasive procedure and is extremely helpful in differentiating a nonvisualized kidney due to renal agenesis, ectopia, or nephrectomy from other acquired renal diseases. Early recognition of the characteristic malpositioning of the colon, "the colon sign," eliminates the need for more invasive investigations.
Polytomography is a simple, noninvasive procedure useful in the diagnosis, preoperative assessment, and follow-up examination of dysphagia due to vertebral osteophytosis. It is especially recommended for all elderly patients undergoing endoscopy to evaluate possible difficulties or hazards which may be encountered due to the presence of osteophytosis.(More)
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