Vivek Shetty

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The authors examined the temporal relation among posttraumatic stress disorder symptom clusters, using data derived from a longitudinal study of survivors of orofacial injury (N = 264). They conducted cross-lagged panel analyses, with self-reported symptom data collected at 1, 6, and 12 months postinjury. Results demonstrate that hyperarousal was a potent(More)
PURPOSE To guide treatment planning by analyzing the rates of dental implant failure to determine associated risk factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS All consecutively treated patients from January 1982 until January 2003 were included in a retrospective cohort study, as defined in the hierarchy of evidence for dental implant literature. Data regarding gender,(More)
The purpose of this research is to demonstrate a new design for a cortisol immunosensor for the noninvasive and quantitative analysis of salivary cortisol. We propose a cortisol immunosensor with a fluid control mechanism which has both a vertical flow and a lateral flow. The detected current resulting from a competitive reaction between the sample cortisol(More)
Recent developments in biosensor technology allow point-of-use reporting of salivary alpha amylase (sAA) levels while approaching the precision and accuracy of conventional laboratory-based testing. We deployed a portable prototype sAA biosensor in 54 healthy, male dental students during a low stress baseline and during final exams. At baseline,(More)
After facial trauma, a distinct subset of patients goes on to develop mental health problems including recalcitrant psychopathology. Early identification of maladaptive stress reactions provides opportunities for initiating preemptive mental health interventions and hinges on the surgeon's ability to differentiate between transient distress and precursors(More)
Various methods have been advocated for the treatment of fractures of the angle of the mandible, emphasizing the complexity of the problem. A functionally stable osteosynthesis can be achieved in such fractures with a solitary lag screw. This technique meets the principles of rigid internal fixation and achieves maximum stability with a minimum of implant(More)
The translation of salivary alpha-amylase (sAA) to the ambulatory assessment of stress hinges on the development of technologies capable of speedy and accurate reporting of sAA levels. Here, we describe the developmental validation and usability testing of a point-of-care, colorimetric, sAA biosensor. A disposable test strip allows for streamlined sample(More)
Salivary cortisol is commonly used as a bioindicator of the psychobiologic response to environmental and psychological stressors. Current analytical approaches rely on immunoassays performed at distant, centralized laboratories and involve an elaborate specimen collection-processing-transportation-storage-analysis-reporting cycle. To facilitate point-of-use(More)
BACKGROUND Methamphetamine (MA) use has been linked anecdotally to rampant dental disease. The authors sought to determine the relative prevalence of dental comorbidities in MA users, verify whether MA users have more quantifiable dental disease and report having more dental problems than nonusers and establish the influence of mode of MA administration on(More)
BACKGROUND Systematic characterization of the dental consequences of methamphetamine (MA) abuse presupposes a rigorous quality assurance (QA) program to ensure the credibility of the data collected and the scientific integrity and validity of the clinical study. In this report we describe and evaluate the performance of a quality assurance program(More)