Mihaela Cuida Marthinussen

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In this study an ELISA assay was used to quantify the levels of antibodies against the recombinant Ro 52 kD, Ro 60 kD, and La 48 kD proteins in plasma and saliva of 17 Sjögren's syndrome patients. The levels of total IgG, IgA, and IgM were also quantified. About one third of the patients had salivary enrichment of IgA and IgM against the Ro 52 kD, Ro 60 kD,(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to evaluate two different ways of measuring unstimulated and stimulated whole salivary output in the dental clinic, namely by volume (mL/min) and by weight (g/min). MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty-one patients diagnosed with Secondary Sjögren's syndrome (SSS) participated in the study. RESULTS The results showed a(More)
CONTEXT Autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome type 1 (APS1) is a childhood-onset monogenic disease defined by the presence of two of the three major components: hypoparathyroidism, primary adrenocortical insufficiency, and chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis (CMC). Information on longitudinal follow-up of APS1 is sparse. OBJECTIVE To describe the phenotypes of(More)
BACKGROUND Few studies have investigated the relationships between HIV-related knowledge, fear of contagion in dental environments and Oral Impacts on Daily Performance (OIDP) among dental patients. Our objectives were to investigate the associations between HIV-related knowledge and fear of contagion in dental environments and OIDP among dental patients,(More)
Autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome type I (APS-I) is a severe disease caused by mutations in the autoimmune regulator (AIRE) gene. We hypothesized that salivary gland dysfunction could be a possible unexplored component of these patients and here aimed to investigate salivary and lachrymal symptoms in the Norwegian cohort of APS-I patients (N = 41) and the(More)
BACKGROUND Oral cavity is a doorway for a variety of products containing titanium dioxide (TiO2 ) nanoparticles (NPs) (nano-TiO2 ) such as food additives, oral healthcare products and dental materials. Their potential to penetrate and affect normal human oral mucosa is not yet determined. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the ability of nano-TiO2 to penetrate the in(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore circumstances surrounding procedures and knowledge regarding oral care for terminal patients in Norwegian healthcare institutions. METHODS A questionnaire was distributed to randomly selected hospitals (n = 19) and nursing homes (n = 57) in central and rural parts of Norway. The questionnaire included three closed-ended and three(More)
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