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On the basis of the current available literature, the authors have presented a short description of cytological examination and its application in the oral mucosa disease diagnostic process. Furthermore, the advantages and disadvantages of this method are described. The available diagnostic tools used for oral smears were reviewed as well as more and more(More)
OBJECTIVES Gingival overgrowth is a common side effect of cyclosporine A (CsA) therapy. The pathogenesis of CsA-induced gingival overgrowth is still debated. The influence of CsA dosage and its trough level, HLA phenotype, gender and the administered calcium channel blocker on incidence and severity of overgrowth were studied. Moreover, relationship of(More)
BACKGROUND Cyclosporin A (CsA) induces gingival overgrowth (GO) in patients who seem to be prone to this disorder. It is still impossible to determine which patients will develop GO. Patients treated with the new immunosuppressive drug tacrolimus seem not to have GO. The aims of this study were to investigate transforming growth factor-beta1 (TGF-beta1)(More)
Porphyromonas gingivalis, a major etiological agent of chronic periodontitis, acquires heme from host hemoproteins using the HmuY hemophore. The aim of this study was to develop a specific P. gingivalis marker based on a hmuY gene sequence. Subgingival samples were collected from 66 patients with chronic periodontitis and 40 healthy subjects and the entire(More)
Oral lichen planus is a common, chronic mucosal disease associated with a cell-mediated immunological dysfunction. The clinical manifestation is different when various forms, white and red, are considered. Erosive, atrophic, ulcerative lesions require long-term treatment, because of inflammation and severe pain. Since the etiology is still unknown this(More)
The most recent studies confirm the link between rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and periodontal disease. RA patients have higher prevalence of chronic periodontitis and periodontal disease is often more severe in these patients. Both RA and PD show similar pathophysiological mechanisms and risk factors. Autoimmunity to citrullinated peptides is the primary(More)
Renal transplantation is a method of treating the chronic renal failure. Gingival overgrowth is a common side effect of immunosuppressive treatment with cyclosporine A. Calcium channel blockers also cause gingival overgrowth or intensify it. Tacrolimus is a new inhibitor of calcineurine used as an alternative to cyclosporine A. 124 patients were treated(More)
BACKGROUND There is evidence that advanced infectious chronic periodontal inflammatory disease may have an impact on general health including cardiovascular diseases. The aim of this clinical study was to evaluate the ability of Porphyromonas gingivalis to colonize heart valves and, subsequently, to assess whether there is an association between the(More)
AIMS The relationship between gingival overgrowth (GO) induced by cyclosporine A (CsA) and transforming growth factor-beta1 (TGF-beta1) remains unclear. The aims of the present study were to evaluate TGF-beta1 gene expression under different immunosuppressive treatments and its association with TGF-beta1 gene functional polymorphism and GO in renal(More)
Helicobacter pylori since Marshall and Warren's discovery has been an object of interest of gastroenterologists and many researchers of other specialties. What needs to be highlighted is also the growing interest of dentists in the role of oral residue of H. pylori in oral pathologies such as burning mouth syndrome, periodontitis and gingivitis. With the(More)