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Background Increasing evidence has demonstrated that long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) play an important role in the competitive endogenous RNA (ceRNA) networks in that they regulate protein-coding gene expression by sponging microRNAs (miRNAs). However, the understanding...

["Bioinformatics","Dentistry","Oncology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6397
51 downloads
271 views

Background Three-dimensional (3D) modeling of the nasal airway space is becoming increasingly important for assessment in breathing disorders. Processing cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scans of this region is complicated, however, by the intricate anatomy...

["Dentistry","Otorhinolaryngology","Radiology and Medical Imaging"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6246
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Objectives The objective of this study was to investigate the association of tooth brushing frequency and bacterial communities of gingival crevicular fluid in patients subjected to preoperative dental examination prior to operative treatment for unruptured intracranial...

["Bioinformatics","Microbiology","Dentistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6316
41 downloads
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Background Visualization and calculation of the airway dimensions are important because an increase of airway resistance may lead to life-threatening emergencies. The visualization and calculation of the airway are possible using radiography technique with their...

["Dentistry","Radiology and Medical Imaging"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6319
44 downloads
189 views

The craniofacial skeleton is the foundation of most stomatological treatments, including prosthodontics and maxillofacial surgery. Although histologically similar to the appendicular skeleton, the craniofacial skeleton manifests many unique properties in response...

["Cell Biology","Genetics","Molecular Biology","Dentistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6279
54 downloads
258 views

Background Since the introduction of nickel–titanium (Ni–Ti) instruments to dentistry, a wide variety of Ni–Ti instruments have become commercially available. These Ni–Ti instruments are expensive, which limits their usage in developing countries and forces practitioners...

["Dentistry","Radiology and Medical Imaging"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6109
100 downloads
357 views

Background/Aim Autotransplantation of teeth is a method to restore the missing teeth and computer-aided techniques have been applied in this field. The aim of this study was to describe a novel approach for computer-aided autotransplantation of teeth and to preliminarily...

["Dentistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5939
105 downloads
433 views

Background Candida albicans is a commensal fungus that inhabits the oral mucosal surface and causes oral and systemic candidiasis. Oral candidiasis most commonly occurs in patients with AIDS, denture wearers and newborn children. Systemic candidiasis occurs mainly...

["Microbiology","Dentistry","Infectious Diseases","Women\u2019s Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5685
114 downloads
333 views

Background The objective of this study was to characterize the oral microflora profile of primary Sjögren’s syndrome (pSS) patients, thereby revealing the connection between oral bacterial composition and dental caries, and to identify the “core microbiome” in...

["Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Allergy and Clinical Immunology","Dentistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5649
106 downloads
862 views

Objectives The five-year survival rate of head and neck cancer (HNC) after radiotherapy (RT) varies widely from 35% to 89%. Many studies have addressed the effect of socioeconomic status and urban dwelling on the survival of HNC, but a limited number of studies...

["Dentistry","Oncology","Otorhinolaryngology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5591
142 downloads
409 views

Background Contextual factors may influence oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) in children. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the influence of individual and contextual determinants of OHRQoL based on the perceptions of children. Methods A...

["Dentistry","Epidemiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5451
88 downloads
378 views

Background Strains of periodontal disease-associated bacterium Porphyromonas gingivalis have different pathogenicity, which can be attributed to clonal genetic diversity. P. gingivalis typically expresses two types of fimbriae, FimA and Mfa1, which comprise six...

["Biochemistry","Microbiology","Dentistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5581
261 downloads
2,690 views

Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a genetic disorder that is usually caused by disturbed production of collagen type I. Depending on its severity in the patient, this disorder may create difficulties and challenges for the dental practitioner. The goal of this article...

["Genetics","Dentistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5464
89 downloads
671 views

Background The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between chronic periodontitis (CP) and upper urinary tract stone (UUTS) in Taiwan by using a population-based data set. Methods A total of 16,292 CP patients and 48,876 randomly-selected controls...

["Dentistry","Epidemiology","Public Health","Urology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5287
1 citation
222 downloads
1,187 views

Objectives To assess the prevalence and extent of chronic periodontitis, and its risk factors in a Portuguese subpopulation referred to periodontal examination. Methods This retrospective cross-sectional study used a subset of data from patients who sought dental...

["Dentistry","Epidemiology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5258

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