This study evaluated the anatomical characteristics of the mandibular incisive canal and to describe the occurrence of anatomical variations according to side, age and gender using cone beam computed tomography. The mandibular incisive canal was found in 87% of the scans.
Objective: To assess the anatomical characteristics of mandibular incisive canal and to describe the occurrence of anatomical variations according to side, age and gender using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT).
Lamivudine, an effective oral antiviral agent, inhibits the replication of hepatitis B virus by blocking reverse transcriptase enzyme. Administering lamivudine is an effective and convenient method of early treatment.
Interleukin 10 (IL-10) is a cytokine which has anti-inflammatory characteristics. In this study, we evaluated whether IL-10 levels increase when hepatitis B virus DNA levels increase. High levels of IL-10 in chronic hepatitis B patients indicate that it may be the cause of ineffective immune response. Decreasing IL-10 levels by using various methods may have important contributions in progression and treatment of the disease.
Objective: One of the most important factors playing a role in chronic hepatitis B pathogenesis is cytokine release and one of the cytokines with anti-inflammatory characteristic is interleukin-10 (IL-10). The aim of the present study is to examine IL-10 levels in patients with chronic hepatitis B.