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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between temporomandibular joint pain and dysfunction and serotonin transporter (5-HTT) gene polymorphism. Forty-eight patients with temporomandibular joint pain and 111 healthy control subjects were examined. The results for the patients and control subjects were not significantly different (P(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess whether a relationship existed between the T102C polymorphism of 5-HT2A receptor gene and temporomandibular dysfunction. METHODS Sixty-three patients with temporomandibular dysfunction, and 54 healthy volunteer controls were included in the study. Molecular analysis of the T102C polymorphism of the 5-HT2A receptor gene was performed(More)
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of mandibular symphyseal distraction osteogenesis on dental and mandibular skeletal structures with a tooth- and bone-borne distraction device. METHODS The sample comprised 20 patients, ranging in age from 15.8 to 23.3 years (mean, 20.1 +/- 2.3 years) at the start of treatment. The(More)
OBJECTIVE Mandibular midline distraction osteogenesis represents a new option for creation of intra-arch space in the mandibular arch. The aim of this paper is to introduce a simple device (hyrax expander) and method for mandibular midline distraction. STUDY DESIGN The sample consisted of 24 patients (mean age: 18.07 years) treated with mandibular midline(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the effectiveness of bioactive glass (BG), natural hydroxyapatite (HA), and demineralized freeze-dried bone (DFDB) in bone defects. METHODS All animal experiments were conducted in Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Selcuk University, Konya, Turkey, under the Selcuk University Guidelines for Animal Experimentation, in 2005. Eighteen New(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the effects of rapid maxillary expansion (RME) and surgical assisted rapid maxillary expansion (SARME) on nasopharyngeal area. The study group consisted of 30 subjects in the permanent dentition who had both maxillary constriction and a posterior cross-bite. The patients were divided into two groups, RME and SARME. The(More)
Displacement of impacted third molars is frequently mentioned in oral and maxillofacial surgery textbooks, but rarely reported. However, should this complication arise in general practice, the clinician should not embark on potentially complicated and hazardous surgical procedures to retrieve the displaced tooth. Administration of prophylactic broad(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS The objectives were to investigate chromosomes 8 and 17 numerical aberrations by using fluorescence in situ hybridization in laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma and also to determine whether there is any association between chromosomes 8 and 17 aneuploidies and TNM classification and subgroups of laryngeal squamous cell carcinomas. (More)