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Evaluation of hβD-1 and hβD-2 Levels in Saliva of Patients with Oral Mucosal Diseases

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.315
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230–8
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A chromatographic method was applied to determine the amount of human beta-defensin 1 and 2 (hβD-1 and hβD- 2) in human saliva of patients with oral mucosal diseases before and after treatments and compared with controls.

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Objective: This study aimed to determine a possible correlation between oral mucosal disease and salivary concentrations of the antimicrobial peptides human beta-defensin-1 (hβD-1) and human betadefensin-2 (hβD-2).

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14 Feb, 2013
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e-Published: 26 Jun, 2013

Spectrum of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgical Procedures in Kano, Nigeria

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325–8
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A retrospective study of patients with maxillofacial surgical diseases seen and treated at a new tertiary teaching hospital in Nigeria, between 2001 and 2003, is presented. A total of 87 patients had 90 primary and 8 secondary surgical procedures. The various surgical procedures, complications and the socio-economic status of the patients were analyzed and discussed.

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e-Published: 06 Jun, 2013

X-Cephalometric Study of Different Parts of the Upper Airway Space and Changes in Hyoid Position following Mandibular Fractures

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.028
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642–8
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Fractures at different parts of the mandibular structure are closely related to the upper airway space and hyoid position.
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Objective: This study analyses the different parts of the upper airway space and the changes in hyoid position. The results provide a clinical reference for developing timely and effective treatment pro-grammes for patients with mandibular fractures caused by maxillofacial trauma. 
 
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14 Feb, 2013
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e-Published: 22 Jan, 2014

Prevalence of Taurodontism in Premolars among Patients at a Tertiary Care Institution in Trinidad

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368–71
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Prevalence of taurodontism in 1090 Trinidadian patients was evaluated radiographically. Of the 5324 premolars examined, 4.79% were taurodonts. Males had a higher prevalence than females. Prevalence in the mandibular premolars was higher than those in the maxillary premolars.

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Objectives: A study was undertaken to assess the prevalence of taurodontism in premolars in a group of adult dental patients in Trinidad and Tobago since there is no such data available for the region.

Methods: Periapical and orthopantomograms of 1090 randomly selected patients were examined for the presence of an apically displaced pulp chamber without the usual constriction at the cementoenamel junction.

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e-Published: 03 Jul, 2013

Non-Syndromal Multiple Buried Supernumerary Teeth Report of Two Cases from the English-speaking Caribbean and a Review of the Literature

Blood Pressure, Heart Rate and Temperature Variability during Periodontal Surgery

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329–33
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Many factors such as patient age, gender, amount of anaesthesia may be strong determinants of the increase in blood pressure. All parameters that showed significant changes may increase more in medically compromised patients; such patients need more precaution.

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e-Published: 06 Jun, 2013

An In Vitro Comparison of Implant Materials Cell Attachment, Cytokine and Osteocalcin Production, Implant Materials

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250–6
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Quantities of biochemical signals interleukin-1α (IL-1α), IL-6, IL-8, IL-11, macrophage colony stimulating factor and osteocalcin produced by osteosarcoma cell line MG 63 are different in the presence of titanium (Ti), titanium alloy (Ti6A14V) and stainless steel implant materials.

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e-Published: 05 Jun, 2013

A Limited and Useful Approach to Determine Proximal Periodontal Health

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215–18
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There exists an important relationship between resin-bonded fixed partial dentures and papillary blood flow. Although there were no correlations between Laser Doppler Flometry (LDF) values and clinical parameters, study, that LDF readings have limited diagnostic value, at least when it comes to clinical performance of fixed prosthesis.

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e-Published: 02 Oct, 2013

Changes in Hyoid Bone Position after Orthodontic Treatment of Patients with Mandibular Deviation

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.099
Pages: 
239–43
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Orthodontic treatment influences, by varying degrees, the hyoid position of patients with different vertical skeletal craniofacial patterns of mandibular deviations.

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Objectives: The aim of this study was to observe the influence of orthodontic treatment on the hyoid position of patients with different vertical skeletal craniofacial patterns of mandibular deviations.

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23 Apr, 2013
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e-Published: 26 Jun, 2013

Emerging Applications of an Experimental Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography: An Analysis of 16 Areas of Interest in the Pig’s Model

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2011.053
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916–20
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Single photon emission computed tomography is a unique imaging modality for the assessment of osteoblastic activity and osseointegration in any experimental or clinical situation. As such, new and emerging applications are being introduced for this novel technique.

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e-Published: 24 Jun, 2013

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