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OBJECTIVE Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is a common but poorly understood liver disease. Our aim was to study a large group of patients referred for Hepatology consultation to further characterize this disorder, in particular its demographics and range of severity. We also sought to better understand its etiology and its relationship to the insulin(More)
OBJECTIVES Developmental anomalies of the dentition are not infrequently observed by the dental practitioner. The aim of the present study was to determine the prevalence of dental anomalies in the Indian population. STUDY DESIGN A retrospective study of 4133 panoramic radiographs of patients, who attended the Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology,(More)
OBJECTIVE Tongue lesions are a health concern for the dental practitioners and the patients as they constitute a significant proportion of oral mucosal lesions. The aim of the present study was to determine the prevalence of various tongue lesions in the Indian population. MATERIAL AND METHODS 4926 patients attending the Department of Oral Medicine and(More)
OBJECTIVE Patients with an oral ulcer may present initially to a general physician or a dental practitioner. Majority of the ulcers are benign and resolve spontaneously but small proportions are malignant. The aim of the present study was to determine the prevalence of recurrent aphthous ulcerations in the Indian population. MATERIAL AND METHODS 3244(More)
AIM Oral submucous fibrosis (OSMF) is a high risk premalignant condition predominantly seen in the Indian subcontinent. The aim of the present study was to compare the efficacy of spirulina and aloe vera in the management of OSMF. MATERIAL AND METHODS 42 subjects with clinico-pathologically diagnosed OSMF were included in the study and divided equally in(More)
AIM To compare the antimicrobial efficacy of calcium hydroxide (CH), 2% chlorhexidine gel (CHX) and a combination of both, on obligate anaerobes, facultative anaerobes and Candida spp . MATERIALS AND METHODS 90 single rooted permanent teeth were included in the study. After complete disinfection and access opening, the first microbiological pre-treatment(More)
Rhino-orbital mucormycosis is a rare but life threatening infection that generally occurs in patients with diabetes mellitus and other immune deficiency conditions. Rhino-orbital and Rhino-cerebral are two form of the disease. As such the condition is a medical emergency. Early recognition and treatment are essential because it may lead to death in few(More)
Kidney transplant patients (KTPs) have a potential tendency to develop oral lesions due to the administration of immunosuppressive drugs, but their prevalence is still obscure. The aim of the present study was to investigate the oral clinical findings in a group of renal transplant patients in comparison with ageand sex-matched healthy controls (HCs). Three(More)
AIM The aim of the present study was to determine the prevalence of and the relationship between pulp and renal in affected patients and in healthy adults. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 240 patients participated in the study. Group A consisted of 120 patients who had renal calculi and Group B had 120 randomly selected controls for the study. The(More)
OBJECTIVES Oral submucous fibrosis (OSMF) is a potentially malignant disorder predominantly seen in the Indian subcontinent due to areca nut, tobacco and their products. The aim of the present study was to compare the efficacy of oxitard and aloe vera in the management of OSMF. MATERIAL AND METHODS 120 subjects with OSMF were included in the study. The(More)