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It is unclear whether osteoporosis itself is a main risk factor for delayed wound healing after tooth extraction in humans. In this study, we evaluated the association between experience of delayed wound healing after last tooth extraction and self-reported kyphosis, with the possibility of having vertebral fractures, in Japanese patients. Among the 1,504(More)
OBJECTIVE The cortical width below the mental foramen of the mandible determined from panoramic radiographs is a useful screening tool for identifying elderly individuals with a low skeletal bone mineral density (BMD). However, whether the mandible cortical width (MCW) is useful for identifying a low skeletal BMD in men and women of 40 years or younger is(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to investigate the association of the shape of the mandibular cortex on panoramic radiographs with the risk of an osteoporosis diagnosis without prevalent fractures and with the risk of osteoporotic fractures in Japanese men and women. SUBJECTS AND METHODS One thousand and twenty-one subjects aged 40-89 years, who(More)
Some vertebral fractures come to clinical attention but most do not. This cross-sectional survey aimed to clarify the associations of self-reported height loss and kyphosis with vertebral fractures. We enrolled 407 women aged 60-92 years who visited our orthopaedic clinic between June and August 2014 in our study. Inclusion criteria were lateral radiography(More)
The purpose of this study was to assess the association between the cortical shape of the mandible, as detected on panoramic radiographs, and trabecular bone structure, as assessed by cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT), in Japanese adults. Panoramic radiographs and CBCT images of the mandibles of 50 subjects (18 men, 32 women), aged 45–86 years, were(More)
(a) Third sentence of the 2nd paragraph should read, Conversely, subjects with a severely eroded cortex had a significantly higher trabecular bone volume fraction than those with a normal (P \ 0.001) or mildly to moderately eroded cortex (P = 0.001); however, no significant difference was observed between subjects with a normal cortex and those with a(More)
BACKGROUND Scant evidence has been reported on the evaluation of quality-of-life (QOL) in patients who had undergone surgical treatment due to pelvic floor prolapse including cystocele. The aim of this study is to evaluate the impact of surgical intervention on patients' QOL before and after surgery. METHODS Between 1997 and 2007, 135 patients (median(More)
OBJECTIVES We investigated the association among diagnosed osteoporosis, osteoporotic fractures, and carotid artery calcification (CAC) detected on panoramic radiographs. Additionally, we assessed whether osteoporosis or fractures could be predicted by an incidental finding of CAC. STUDY DESIGN One thousand twenty-one patients participated in this study.(More)
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