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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
293 downloads
979 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
83 downloads
646 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
89 downloads
385 views

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
66 downloads
357 views

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
231 downloads
1,397 views

Introduction Dental practitioners are exposed to different occupational hazards during the course of their professional activity, such as physical, chemical, biological, ergonomic factors. The ergonomic hazards, caused by strained posture and prolonged repetitive...

["Dentistry","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4154
126 downloads
557 views

Background Clear aligners are well known for facilitating oral hygiene maintenance and decreasing susceptibility to periodontal diseases as compared to conventional fixed appliances. However, few research studies focus on the subgingival microbial community during...

["Microbiology","Dentistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4207
291 downloads
2,290 views

Previous investigations document functional and phylogenetic signals in the histology of dinosaur teeth. In particular, incremental lines in dentin have been used to determine tooth growth and replacement rates in several dinosaurian clades. However, to date, few...

["Paleontology","Anatomy and Physiology","Dentistry","Histology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4129
90 downloads
553 views

Previously, we revealed that several kampo medicines used for patients with excess and/or medium patterns (kakkonto (TJ-1), shosaikoto (TJ-9), hangeshashinto (TJ-14), and orento (TJ-120)) reduced prostaglandin (PG)E2 levels using LPS-treated human gingival fibroblasts...

["Cell Biology","Dentistry","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4120
102 downloads
463 views

Aims Periodontitis and psoriatic disease, including psoriasis (PS) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA), share the common risk factors and co-morbidities. However, the risk of periodontitis in patients with psoriatic disease still needs further investigation. This study...

["Dentistry","Dermatology","Epidemiology","Public Health","Rheumatology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4064
109 downloads
620 views

Background The misunderstanding of specific vocabulary may hamper the patient-health provider communication. The 20-item Rapid Estimate Adult Literacy in Medicine and Dentistry (REALMD-20) was constructed to screen patients by their ability in reading medical/dental...

["Dentistry","Health Policy","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3744
115 downloads
499 views

Background The phenotypic characters of X -linked Hypohidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia (XLHED) are the dysplasia of epithelial- and mesenchymal-derived organs. Ectodysplasin (EDA) is the causative gene of XLHED. Methods The current study reported a large Chinese XLHED...

["Genetics","Dentistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3691
1 citation
124 downloads
822 views

Background The cause−effect relation between periodontal inflammatory disease (PID) and Parkinson’s disease (PD) remains uncertain. The purpose of our study was to investigate the association between PID and PD. Methods We conducted a retrospective matched-cohort...

["Dentistry","Epidemiology","Neurology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3647
136 downloads
828 views

Background Reciproc instruments are the only contemporary root canal instruments where glide path preparation is no longer strictly demanded by the manufacturer. As the complete preparation of root canals is associated with success in endodontic treatment we wanted...

["Dentistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3583
3 citations
275 downloads
1,070 views

Background Interleukin (IL)-17 produced by mainly T helper 17 (Th17) cells may play an important destructive role in chronic periodontitis (CP). Thus, anti-inflammatory cytokines, such as IL-35, might have a beneficial effect in periodontitis by inhibiting differentiation...

["Dentistry","Immunology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2999

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