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Genetic variants at the 9p21 locus contribute to atherosclerosis through modulation of ANRIL and CDKN2A/B.
UNLABELLED Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified genetic variants contributing to the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) at the chromosome 9p21 locus. The CVD-associated region isExpand
Comparison of GOHAI and OHIP-14 measures in relation to objective values of oral function in elderly Japanese.
OBJECTIVES The aims of this study were to assess the correlations between the Geriatric Oral Health Assessment Index (GOHAI) and the Oral Health Impact Profile-14 (OHIP-14) and to examine whichExpand
Oral hypofunction in the older population: Position paper of the Japanese Society of Gerodontology in 2016.
BACKGROUND There is growing international interest in identifying the effects of ageing on oral health and on appropriate strategies for managing oral disorders. The Japanese Society of GerodontologyExpand
Association of masticatory performance with age, gender, number of teeth, occlusal force and salivary flow in Japanese older adults: is ageing a risk factor for masticatory dysfunction?
OBJECTIVE In general, ageing is a risk factor for sensory and motor deterioration, with the rate of decline varying amongst individuals. Concerning masticatory function, missing teeth along with oralExpand
Masticatory performance in older subjects with varying degrees of tooth loss.
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to establish the factors influencing the masticatory performance of older subjects with varying degrees of tooth loss and associated numbers of posteriorExpand
The relationship between missing occlusal units and oral health-related quality of life in patients with shortened dental arches.
This study aimed to investigate the relationship between missing occlusal units and oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) in subjects with shortened dental arches (SDAs). Subjects with SDAs (NExpand
Biofilm formation or internalization into epithelial cells enable Streptococcus pyogenes to evade antibiotic eradication in patients with pharyngitis.
Streptococcus pyogenes is the bacterium most frequently isolated from patients with pharyngitis. Although various antibiotics including penicillin are effective, antibiotic treatment failure in casesExpand
Effectiveness and fabrication of mouthguards.
Although mouthguards have been suggested as a means for preventing dental traumatic injuries, there are still some controversies over some aspects such as effectiveness in preventing concussions,Expand
Association between dietary patterns and cognitive function among 70-year-old Japanese elderly: a cross-sectional analysis of the SONIC study
BackgroundAn increasing number of studies in Western countries have shown that healthy dietary patterns may have a protective effect against cognitive decline and dementia. However, information onExpand
Prevalence of torus mandibularis among a group of elderly Japanese and its relationship with occlusal force.
OBJECTIVE To examine the prevalence of torus mandibularis (TM) and identify clinical factors associated with its presence. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 664 Japanese adults over age 60 wereExpand