P Goutham Kumar

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Introduction A of one or more teeth is one of the most common of human developmental anomalies. The term oligodontia refers to congenital absence of many but not all teeth whereas the term hypodontia implies the absence of only a few teeth. In the permanent dentition, hypodontia has a prevalence of 1.6% to 9.6%, excluding agenesis of the third molars.(More)
It is generally believed that progesterone is essential for inducing the changes in oviduct and uterus necessary for embryo viability and implantation in a number of mammalian species. The aim of this study was, in the rhesus monkey, to examine in conception cycles with and without early luteal phase antiprogestin (mifepristone; RU 486) treatment: (i) the(More)
BACKGROUND To ascertain the prevalence of malocclusion and orthodontic treatment need in schoolchildren dependent on armed forces personnel. To review the overall oral health using DMFT index and to evaluate any relation between increased DMFT index to existing orthodontic problems. METHOD Five schools were randomly selected among Army/KV/AF schools and a(More)
A single, low-dose administration of a potent antiprogesterone such as mifepristone (RU486) in the early luteal phase results in inhibition of blastocyst implantation in primates. The aim of the present study was to examine the status of leukaemia inhibitory factor (LIF), transforming growth factor beta (TGF beta) and vascular endothelial growth factor(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the study was to assess the efficacy of inclusion of second molar in treatment at the outset to reinforce anchorage. METHODS A comparative study comprising of 30 maximum anchorage cases to quantify anchorage loss in two situations was undertaken. Group I consisted of cases in which only first molars were banded and Group II consisted(More)
CONTEXT Le Fort 1 maxillary osteotomy in operated patients of cleft lip and cleft palate (CLCP). AIMS To study stability of Le Fort 1 maxillary osteotomy in operated patients of CLCP by two-dimensional evaluation using cephalometric analysis. SETTINGS AND DESIGN Prospective study conducted at Army Dental Centre (Research and Referral) from May 2009-May(More)
There is a growing awareness of a need for developing novel methods of contraceptive technology which should not only be effective in providing protection against conception but also take into consideration the reproductive health issues confronting men and women. This paper considers the process of embryo implantation as one such potential target. The(More)