Oded Hershkovich

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BACKGROUND One purpose of this study was to compare various biochemical and immunological parameters in blood and saliva that are routinely evaluated only in the blood for general medical requirements. Another purpose was to concomitantly compare these and other oral/salivary parameters differentially in whole, parotid, and submandibular and sublingual(More)
Oral cancer's much higher prevalence among older people may be due to an age-related reduction in protective salivary antioxidant mechanisms and/or an age-related increase in the magnitude of oral carcinogen attack, such as reactive oxygen species (ROS) and reactive nitrogen species (RNS), causing DNA aberrations. This study found a significantly reduced(More)
OBJECTIVE In the current study, we performed taste and salivary analysis on patients suffering from burning mouth syndrome and xerostomia or taste disturbances. STUDY DESIGN A total of 180 patients who complained of idiopathic burning mouth syndrome (BMS) and taste aberrations and/or xerostomia that may accompany BMS were evaluated. These patients were(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the reduction quality, surgery time, and early postoperative complications between the 2 following surgical approaches: the ilioinguinal and the anterior intrapelvic (AIP or modified Rives-Stoppa). DESIGN Retrospective study. PATIENTS Comparison of 122 patients operated in our center between 1996 and 2003 with the ilioinguinal(More)
Oropharyngeal (OP) cancer, which is usually squamous cell carcinoma, is the most common head and neck malignancy and accounts for 2-4% of all new cancers. It is primarily induced by exposure to tobacco. The paradigm of cigarette smoke (CS)-induced OP cancer's pathogenesis is based on the assumption that a constant direct attack of various CS carcinogens(More)
BACKGROUND CONTEXT The most common spinal deformities among adolescents are adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS; 2%-3% prevalence) and Scheuermann kyphosis (SK; 1%-8% prevalence). Both are believed to have a genetic influence in their etiology. The association between body mass index (BMI) and body stature and their possible association to spinal(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The purpose of the current study was to examine the salivary flow rate and composition in relation to drug consumption and idiopathic oral sensorial complaints (OSC). OSC cover xerostomia, disturbed sense of taste, or burning mouth sensitivity with no established classical etiology (e.g., Sjogren's syndrome, or a response to(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the relationships between oral sensorial complaints (OSCs) and salivary flow rate, composition and drug consumption of subjects aged 18-90 years. The results were correlated with both drug consumption and OSCs. Only individuals who were free of conditions that are already known to cause OSCs were included in the(More)
UNLABELLED Our objective was to perform concomitant taste and salivary analyses in subjects with oral sensory complaints (OSC), including burning mouth syndrome (BMS), idiopathic taste aberrations, and xerostomia without established etiology, to attempt to find a possible explanation for the mechanism underlying those complaints. BMS is a disorder(More)
Exposure of oral mucosal cells to cigarette smoke induces oral cancer, presumably via the injurious effect of free radicals. To explore the effects of cigarette smoke on cells in the presence of saliva, we used peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBL) and exposed them to cigarette smoke, alone or in the presence of saliva. After 80 min exposure to cigarette smoke(More)