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Digital subtraction radiography (DSR) has been demonstrated to improve the detection of minute bone changes during the diagnosis of Periodontal diseases. However, during a dental X-ray session, it is not possible to control the bending of the X-ray film when installed in a patient's mouth. This leads to errors in the subsequent analysis. Error compensation(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the correlation between the gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) levels of IL-6 and TNF-alpha with the levels in serum in obese patients. DESIGN Twenty-six obese adults (BMI > or = 30, age 33-74) provided serum and GCF samples. Smokers and uncontrolled diabetics (HbA1c > 8%) were excluded. Serum and GCF samples were analysed for IL-6(More)
BACKGROUND Yunu-Jian (YJ) is a Chinese medicine (CM) heat purging formula, which is used to reduce wei huo (stomach-heat, SH) and enrich shen yin (kidney-yin, KY). This formula is also commonly used to manage diabetes mellitus and gum/oral inflammation. The activity of YJ can be modified or refined by the addition of other CM herbs and/or minor changes to(More)
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