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AIMS AND OBJECTIVES A relationship between poor periodontal health and respiratory disease has been suggested by a number of recent studies. The present study was undertaken to evaluate potential association between respiratory diseases and periodontal health status and to co-relate the severity of periodontal disease with that of chronic obstructive(More)
There is no doubt that plaque bacteria are necessary to initiate disease and drive the chronic inflammatory response in the periodontal tissues. At the same time, there is strong evidence that destructive processes occurring as part of the host inflammatory response are responsible for the majority of the hard- and soft-tissue breakdown leading to the(More)
Increased knowledge of specific cellular responses and functions has led to the development of numerous treatment modalities based on the use of growth factors. This controlled clinical and radiographic study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of recombinant human platelet-derived growth factor BB (rhPDGF-BB) + β-tricalcium phosphate (β-TCP) in the(More)
BACKGROUND Several studies suggested an association between periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease (CVD). C- reactive protein is elevated in periodontitis patients and has been found to be a predictor of increased risk for cardiovascular disease. Since, CRP is known to play a role in pathogenesis of atherosclerosis, the present study was undertaken(More)
INTRODUCTION Emdogain® represents an extracellular matrix derivative that controls and promotes periodontal regeneration. Several studies have demonstrated that the treatment of periodontal defects with Emdogain® leads to improvements in clinical parameters. However, long-time clinical trials establishing clinical usefulness of Emdogain® are scarce.(More)
OBJECTIVE As a consequence of their liver dysfunction, cirrhotic patients have elevated levels of serum alkaline phosphatase (ALP). Increased ALP activity is seen in periodontal tissues during the progression of periodontitis. The present study was carried out to compare ALP levels in cirrhosis patients with and without periodontitis and to correlate ALP(More)
AIM Diabetic patients have more severe periodontal destruction, but periodontal therapy can improve metabolic control. Recently, interest has focused on the use of subantimicrobial dose doxycycline (SDD) as a treatment paradigm. Therefore, this study was undertaken to evaluate clinical efficacy of SDD with scaling and root planning (SRP) in chronic(More)
The combination of osseous graft with barrier membrane and enamel matrix protein derivative (EMD) has the potential to result in a synergistic effect. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of EMD in combination with demineralized freeze-dried bone allograft (BG) and bioresorbable membrane (Biomesh) in the treatment of human(More)
OBJECTIVES The present study was undertaken to evaluate the effectiveness of interproximal papillae reconstruction around early loaded single implant using subepithelial connective tissue graft in maxillary anterior region. MATERIAL AND METHODS Ten systemically healthy patients (mean age = 29.3 [SD 7.9] years) in need of dental implants in maxillary(More)