Safia Ali Al-Attas

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Smoking is recognized as a health problem worldwide and there is an established tobacco epidemic in Saudi Arabia as in many other countries, with tobacco users at increased risk of developing many diseases. This cross sectional study was conducted to assess the prevalence of oral mucosal, potentially malignant or malignant, lesions associated with tobacco(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Candidal colonization in diabetics is a matter of debate. The aim of this study is to investigate oral candidal colonization, strain diversity, antifungal susceptibility, and the influence of local and systemic host factors on candidal colonization in adult diabetics. METHODS We conducted a case-control study that compared 150(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate the effectiveness of Microlux/DL with and without toluidine blue in screening of potentially malignant and malignant oral lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this diagnostic clinical trial clinical examination was carried out by two teams: 1) two oral medicine consultants, and 2) two general dentists. Participants were randomly and(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the prevalence of oral and peri-oral lesions among a group of Saudi human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients. METHODS A cross-sectional controlled study was conducted on 50 HIV-infected Saudi patients from King Fahad Armed Forces Hospital, and 100 healthy individuals recruited from Faculty of Dentistry, King Abdulaziz(More)
Oral lichen planus (OLP) is a refractory mucosal disease. Its pathogenesis is thought to involve immunologic and genetic alterations. As previous literature pointed out to the significance of interferon-gamma (INF-γ) gene polymorphisms in the pathogenesis of OLP, the present study was performed on a total of 60 OLP patients and 20 unrelated individuals not(More)
Cisplatin (CDDP) is potent anticancer agent used for several tumor types. Thymoquinone (TQ) is naturally occurring compound drawing great attention as anticancer and chemomodulator for chemotherapies. Herein, we studied the potential cytotoxicity of thymoquinone, CDDP and their combination against human oral squamous cell carcinoma cell in contrast to(More)
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