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BACKGROUND The fall in the incidence of esophageal squamous cell cancer and noncardia gastric cancers in western countries parallels a concomitant rise in the incidence of gastric cardia cancer and distal adenocarcinoma of the esophagus. We aimed to investigate the incidence trend of different gastric and esophageal cancers in Kerman, southeast Iran. (More)
OBJECTIVE We studied the correlation between the clinical and histopathologic diagnoses of oral lichen planus (OLP) based on the modified World Health Organization (WHO) diagnostic criteria (2003). STUDY DESIGN First, 4 oral pathologists and 4 clinicians reviewed and categorized 62 microscopic slides and clinical photographs based on WHO 1978 criteria,(More)
This study was carried out to assess and compare the efficacy of tacrolimus and clobetasol in the treatment of oral lichen planus (OLP). The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, PubMed, Scopus, Science Direct, Springer Journals, and Elsevier databases were searched using specific keywords relevant to the research question for articles published(More)
BACKGROUND Xerostomia is one of the one complications following radiotherapy that can affect quality of life (QoL). This study aims to assess the severity of xerostomia in patients with head and neck cancers after radiotherapy and its effect on QoL. METHODS In this longitudinal prospective study, the severity of xerostomia and related QoL were was(More)
OBJECTIVE The knowledge, attitude, practice (KAP) studies play an important role in promotion of oral health. The aim of this study was to assess oral health KAP in 12-year-old schoolchildren in Iran. MATERIALS AND METHODS In a cross-sectional study on 1554 students aged 12 years from the rural and urban areas of five provinces, KAP of subjects was(More)
INTRODUCTION The number of scientific papers is a conventional metric for the measurement of a country's research performance in a particular area. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the trend in Iranian publications of dental research results in peer-reviewed international scientific journals over the period 1999-2009, using national and international databases, and(More)
Increasing the quality of the services provided in a Dental School can raise the satisfaction level of patients and consequently increase the level of their oral health. This study was conducted to evaluate the quality of dental care and services provided to patients referred to a Dental School in Kerman, Iran. In this qualitative study, face-to-face,(More)
INTRODUCTION This study aimed to compare the thickness of the mesiobuccal furcal canal walls of first and second maxillary molars. MATERIALS AND METHODS This study was performed on total of 30 first and second extracted molar teeth (15 each). The mesiobuccal roots of each tooth were separated at the cement-enamel junction (CEJ) level and embedded in(More)
INTRODUCTION This study was carried out to estimate toothache prevalence among adult residents in Kerman. MATERIALS AND METHODS This cross-sectional, population-based study was conducted among individuals aged over 18 years (n=1800). The relevant data on the prevalence of toothache and associated factors were collected by interviewing the individuals in(More)
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this article was to evaluate the quality of sample size calculation reports in published clinical trials in Journal of Endodontics and International Endodontic Journal in years 2000-1 and 2009-10. MATERIALS AND METHODS Articles fulfilling the inclusion criteria were collected. The criteria were: publication year, research(More)