Proinflammatory cytokines in temporomandibular joint synovial fluid before and after arthrocentesis.

@article{Gulen2009ProinflammatoryCI,
  title={Proinflammatory cytokines in temporomandibular joint synovial fluid before and after arthrocentesis.},
  author={Huseyin Gulen and Hanife Ataoğlu and Seyfullah Haliloğlu and Kubilay Isik},
  journal={Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics},
  year={2009},
  volume={107 5},
  pages={e1-4}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the levels of interleukin (IL)-1beta, IL-6, IL-8, IL-11, and tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha in temporomandibular joint (TMJ) synovial fluid of the patients with internal derangement before and 2 weeks after arthrocentesis. STUDY DESIGN Forty TMJs of 35 patients (29 females and 6 males, mean age 22.9 years) were included to the study. TMJs were divided into 2 groups: disc displacement with reduction (Group 1, n = 24) and disc displacement… CONTINUE READING

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