Ranjitkumar N Patil

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BACKGROUND Tobacco and alcohol induces generation of free radicals and reactive oxygen species, which are responsible for high rate of lipid peroxidation. Malondialdehyde is the most widely used marker of lipid peroxidation. The aim of the study was to estimate serum malondialdehyde level in oral precancer, oral cancer, and normal individuals. MATERIALS(More)
BACKGROUND Tumor markers are a major part of the secondary prevention and thus the detection of malignancies. Neoplasms often have an increased concentration of sialic acid on the tumor cell surface and are shed or secreted by some of these cells which increase the concentration in blood. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study was conducted on 90 subjects(More)
PURPOSE This study undertook a systematic review of the literature on drug treatment of trigeminal neuralgia. METHODS An electronic search was carried out for articles published between January 1960 to February 2005. Studies with high level of evidence were included. The levels of evidence of the articles were classified after the guidelines of the Oxford(More)
OBJECTIVE The current study was designed to determine the effect of natural calcium carbonate toothpaste containing Perlite and microgranules (Whitening toothpaste) on extrinsic tooth stain compared to a standard commercial toothpaste formulation with precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC) as abrasive and a commercial toothpaste with dicalcium phosphate(More)
The intensification of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and rising frequency of immunocompromised individuals have resulted in a resurgence of opportunistic infections. The most common opportunistic oral fungal infection in HIV-positive individuals is oral candidiasis. The classical presentation is as white scrapable form called as thrush, which is easily(More)
Objective: The present study was conducted to evaluate the correlation between age, sex and Inter-condylar width (ICW) and Intermandibular width (IMW). This study will also help in age and sex prediction (Linear regression) on the basis of Inter-condylar width (ICW) and IMW (Intermandibular width), RCI and LCI. It also evaluates the correlation between ICW(More)
Introduction. Gonial angle and antegonial region are important landmarks in mandible which is influenced by gender, age, and dental status. The objective of this study was to evaluate the gonial angle, antegonial angle, and antegonial depth and to investigate their relationship to gender, age group, and dental status. Materials and Methods. A total of 1060(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study is to evaluate the salivary flow rate and gustatory changes in HIV-positive patients on highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART) and without HAART. We also correlated CD4 count and salivary flow rate and gustatory function in both groups. METHODS Sample size for each group was thirty. After obtaining informed consent,(More)
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