Padma Rajan

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Adult Macaca radiata (n=22) were infected intragastrically with 10(12) Escherichia coli O157:H7 strain 84-01, which produces Shiga toxins 1 and 2. Clinical symptoms and bacterial excretion were documented in each monkey for a specified time period before they were killed. At necropsy, samples were obtained for culture and histologic and ultrastructural(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to determine if glycosylated hemoglobin is elevated in patients with chronic periodontitis who have not been diagnosed with diabetes and also to compare the HbA1c levels that were obtained with lab and chairside test kit. MATERIALS AND METHODS A Case control study was designed. Glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) was(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES Harnessing Mother Nature's bountiful remedies for rejuvenation has been in vogue since time immemorial. Turmeric contains the polyphenol Curcumin in its rhizome. It produces reactive oxygen species (ROS) with visible light irradiation as photodynamic therapy (PDT) - which validates its use in the treatment of periodontitis. This study(More)
Antimicrobial resistance among the Viridans group of streptococci (VGS) has emerged as a hindrance to effective antibiotic therapy. Our objective was to evaluate the prevalence of antibiotic-resistant VGS in healthy children. Plaque samples were collected from tooth and tongue surfaces of 102 healthy subjects. Serially diluted samples were inoculated onto(More)
INTRODUCTION Aggressive periodontitis comprises a group of rare, severe, rapidly progressive form of periodontitis. Conventional treatment includes mechanical debridement augmented with adjunctive antimicrobial therapy. Development of antibiotic resistance has led to use of lasers. Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a novel non-invasive therapeutic approach with(More)
Double or fusion of the teeth is a primary developmental anomaly union of two independently developing primary or permanent teeth. The tooth fusion may contribute to various significant problems such as crowding, caries and periodontal diseases and they may be associated with anomalies in the succeeding permanent dentition which necessitate careful(More)
Genodermatoses consign to an inherited skin disorder associated with structure andfunction. Several genodermatoses present with multisystem involvement lead to increased morbidityand mortality. Many of these disorders are rare and also have oral manifestations, called oralgenodermatoses. This article provides a focused review of molecular basis of(More)
AIM AIM of the present study was to evaluate the adjunctive effect of local application of hyaluronon gel following scaling and root planing (SRP) in chronic periodontitis patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this randomized split mouth study 33 subjects with chronic periodontitis were evaluated after full mouth SRP. In the test sites hyaluronon gel was(More)
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