Waseem K. Jerjes

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The incidence of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) has been gradually increasing over the last three decades. Recent data have now attributed a viral aetiology to a subset of head and neck cancers. Several studies indicate that oral human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is likely to be sexually acquired. The dominance of HPV 16 in HPV+ HNSCC is(More)
Worldwide, approximately 405 000 cases of oral cancer (OSCC) are diagnosed each year, with a rising incidence in many countries. Despite advances in surgery and radiotherapy, which remain the standard treatment options, the mortality rate has remained largely unchanged for decades, with a 5-year survival rate of around 50%. OSCC is a heterogeneous disease,(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between preoperative panoramic radiological findings and postoperative inferior alveolar nerve paresthesia following third molar surgery, and to assess the surgical difficulty. METHODOLOGY This retrospective study involved two groups of patients who were randomly selected. The first(More)
The incidence of oral squamous cell carcinoma remains high. Oral and oro-pharyngeal carcinomas are the sixth most common cancer in the world. Several clinicopathological parameters have been implicated in prognosis, recurrence and survival, following oral squamous cell carcinoma. In this retrospective analysis, clinicopathological parameters of 115 T1/T2(More)
Review paper and Proceedings of the Inaugural Meeting of the Head and Neck Optical Diagnostics Society (HNODS) on March 14th 2009 at University College London. The aim of our research must be to provide breakthrough translational research which can be applied clinically in the immediate rather than the near future. We are fortunate that this is indeed a(More)
OBJECTIVE This prospective study reports the proportion of permanent sensory impairment of the inferior alveolar and lingual nerves and the factors influencing such prevalence after the removal of mandibular third molars under local anesthesia. STUDY DESIGN There were 1,087 patients with 1,087 mandibular third molars removed under local anesthesia from(More)
  • A Sharwani, W Jerjes, +4 authors C Hopper
  • Journal of photochemistry and photobiology. B…
  • 2006
BACKGROUND Early detection of premalignant/malignant lesions in the oral cavity can certainly improve the patient's prognosis. This study presents fluorescence imaging with the topical application of 5-aminolevulinic as a way to improve detection of various oral tissue pathologies. This procedure depends mainly on comparing the intensity of red and green(More)
The use of the CO2 laser in the management of oral dysplastic lesions has become a more common practice. Very few studies have evaluated recurrence, residual disease malignant transformation, and overall outcome in patients undergoing such a procedure. In this prospective study, a total of 123 oral dysplastic lesions from 77 consecutive patients were(More)
INTRODUCTION Elastic scattering spectroscopy (ESS) has been shown to be accurate in the identification of abnormalities of soft tissue. These include ischemia and inflammation, pre-cancer and cancer. The aim of this study was to compare findings of ESS with gold standard histopathology in patients with various skin lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to assess the role of midazolam in reducing surgical stress as measured using subjective and objective variables. STUDY DESIGN The study was a double-blind randomized controlled trial. Thirty-eight male patients undergoing surgical removal of third molars under general anesthesia were recruited for this study,(More)