Peer-reviewed Articles - Medicine

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Background Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are regulatory molecules that participate in biological processes such as stem cell differentiation. Periodontal ligament stem cells (PDLSCs) exhibit great potential for the regeneration of periodontal tissue and the formation...

["Bioinformatics","Dentistry","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5214
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Many reports have mentioned the association between chronic periodontitis (CP) and primary Sjögren syndrome (pSS). However, no cohort study has been performed for the risk of pSS in patients with CP. In this study, we evaluated the risk of pSS from CP exposure...

["Dentistry","Epidemiology","Immunology","Public Health","Rheumatology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5109
120 downloads
456 views

Background Dental caries remains the most prevalent and costly oral infectious disease worldwide, encouraging the search for new and more effective antimicrobials. Therefore, the aim of this work was to study the antimicrobial action of selected phytochemicals...

["Microbiology","Dentistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4872
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711 views

Background Periodontitis is associated with increased concentration of inflammatory markers and saliva has been proposed as a non-invasive diagnostic fluid in oral and systemic diseases. The levels of salivary biomarkers, such as cytokines, could potentially be...

["Dentistry","Epidemiology","Immunology","Nursing"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4710
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Background The number of oropharyngeal lesions caused by HPV (Human papillomavirus) has been increasing worldwide in the past years. In spite of the clinical relevance of HPV infection in the anogenital tract of HIV-positive patients, the relevance of oropharynx...

["Dentistry","HIV","Immunology","Pathology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4407
1 citation
548 downloads
1,799 views

Background The interactions between the gut microbiome and obesity have been extensively studied. Although the oral cavity is the gateway to the gut, and is extensively colonized with microbes, little is known about the oral microbiome in people with obesity. In...

["Genomics","Microbiology","Dentistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4458
2 citations
117 downloads
974 views

Digital photographs taken under controlled conditions were used to examine the incidence of linear enamel hypoplasia defects (LEHs) in burials from the Buckeye Knoll archaeological site (41VT98 Victoria county, Texas), which spans the Early to Late Archaic Period...

["Anthropology","Dentistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4367
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Background Glycine air polishing has been proved to be safe, comfortable and time-saving. Whether it could substitute ultrasonic scaling to remove dental plaque biofilm during periodontal maintenance remains unclear. The purposes of this study were to evaluate...

["Microbiology","Clinical Trials","Dentistry","Drugs and Devices","Evidence Based Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4371
1 citation
103 downloads
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Background Patients with chronic orofacial pain due to temporomandibular disorders (TMD) display alterations in somatosensory processing at the jaw, such as amplified perception of tactile stimuli, but the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. This study investigated...

["Dentistry","Neurology","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4310

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