Olga García-Martínez

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OBJECTIVES The aim of this cross-sectional study was to evaluate the periodontal status and oral microbiological patterns of a population with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), undergoing haemodialysis (HD). DESIGN This was a cross-sectional study, involving 52 patients from the Nephrology Department and 52 matched control subjects. MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Recent reports demonstrated that osteoblast-like cells can also exert activities directly associated with the immune system (cytokine synthesis, antigen presentation, phagocytosis and stimulation of T lymphocytes). The present study aimed to analyze the effect of Transforming growth factorbeta1 (TGFbeta1), Fibroblast growth factor basic(More)
Laser is a simple, noninvasive technique that has proven useful for treating damaged tissue. However, its effects on bone regeneration and the mechanisms involved are poorly understood. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects on MG-63 cell proliferation of application of a pulsed diode laser (Ezlase) of 940 nm at low energy levels. After 24(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to determine the effect of LLDL therapy on the gene expression of osteoblast markers of growth and differentiation. MATERIALS AND METHODS The MG-63 cell line was exposed to diode laser (ezLase) of 940 nm at 1-1.5 W and 3-4 J, and gene expressions (Runx-2, alkaline phosphatase [ALP], type I collagen [Col-I],(More)
The antigenic profile of human osteoblasts was previously analyzed by our group using primary cultures as study samples. These studies suggested a novel functional approach to this cell population. Osteoblasts have a characteristic antigenic profile and share antigens in common with other cell populations that also originate in the bone marrow. Some of the(More)
The antigenic phenotype of cultured human osteoblast-like cells, their ability to phagocytose particles of different nature and size, and their capacity to stimulate allogeneic T cells suggest that they are related to other cell populations with which they may also have immunological functions in common. The objective of this study was to investigate the(More)
Human osteoblasts isolated from bone tissue samples have their own specific antigen profile but also share expression of antigens that are characteristic of other immunocompetent cells. Given that these findings come from studies performed in primary cultures of human osteoblasts, it was decided to test whether these antigen profiles and functional(More)
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are frequently used to reduce pain and inflammation. However, their effect on bone metabolisms is not well known, and results in the literature are contradictory. The present study focusses on the effect of dexketoprofen, ketorolac, metamizole, and acetylsalicylic acid, at therapeutic doses, on different(More)
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are commonly used in bone tissue repair treatment for their pharmacological action. The objective of this study was to determine the effect of aspirin, on osteoblast growth, using MG63 cell line as osteoblast model. MTT spectrophotometry results showed that 20, 100, and 1000 μM aspirin doses have an inhibitory(More)
Some nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have adverse effects on bone tissue. The objective of this study was to determine the effect of different doses of dexketoprofen, ketorolac, and metamizole on growth of the osteoblast MG63 cell line. 3-(4,5-Dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide spectrophotometry results showed that MG63 cell(More)