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27-03-2013 | Oncology | Article

Induction chemotherapy cuts metastasis risk in resectable HNSCC

Induction chemotherapy offers significant benefits in the management of resectable squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck, Chinese researchers believe.

24-03-2013 | Oral medicine | Article

Azithromycin shows promise for periodontitis in smokers

A single application of azithromycin results in improvements in clinical features of periodontitis, a study in smokers indicates.

21-03-2013 | Oral medicine | Article

Antimicrobial proteins elevated in periodontitis

Levels of two antimicrobial proteins are raised in people with periodontal disease and may serve as markers for the condition, Turkish researchers believe.

17-03-2013 | Infectious disease | Article

Tooth extraction unleashes diverse bacteremia

Dental extractions are followed by transient bacteremia that is characterized by “extraordinarily” high bacterial diversity, a study by Spanish researchers reveals.

14-03-2013 | Surgery | Article

Hospital volume impacts survival in advanced HNSCC

Higher hospital volume is associated with better survival in patients with advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, an analysis of US data suggests.

10-03-2013 | Genetics | Article

Interleukin-6 variants predispose to periodontitis in Chinese Han population

Two single nucleotide polymorphisms in the genes for interleukin-6 and its receptor contribute to genetic susceptibility to chronic periodontitis in the Northwestern Chinese Han population, report researchers from Gansu Province in China.

07-03-2013 | Internal medicine | Article

Medication use and doctor visits drive up jaw necrosis-related costs

Long-term medication use and follow-up visits are the main drivers affecting costs associated with cancer-related bisphosphonate-associated osteonecrosis of the jaw, report researchers in

Oral Diseases


03-03-2013 | Vascular medicine | Article

Good dental health ‘cuts stroke risk’

Good dental health, including prophylaxis of periodontal disease, is associated with a reduced risk for ischemic stroke, results of a large retrospective cohort study indicate.

28-02-2013 | Genetics | Article

Kallikrein gene variants modulate OSCC development

Polymorphisms in the kallikrein7 and kallikrein10 genes are associated with the development and progression of oral squamous cell carcinoma, a study in Taiwanese men indicates.

26-02-2013 | General practice | Article

Radiofrequency thermocoagulation effective for dental trigeminal neuralgia

Conventional radiofrequency thermocoagulation is more effective than pulsed radiofrequency for the treatment of dental procedure-related trigeminal neuralgia, a retrospective study indicates.

24-02-2013 | Dietetics | Article

Oral health in elderly Chileans improving, but disparities remain

Oral health makes a significant contribution to the general wellbeing of older people, a survey of Chilean over-60s has found.

21-02-2013 | Internal medicine | Article

Mechanisms of HPV-associated tumor spread under scrutiny

In patients with human papillomavirus-associated tonsillar carcinoma, second tumors in the contralateral tonsil are typically caused by the same viral variant, a case series indicates.

17-02-2013 | Oral medicine | Article

Radiographs at age 15 predict third molar impaction

Delayed root development of the mandibular third molar at age 15 years predicts subsequent impaction, according to a prospective observational study.

14-02-2013 | General practice | Article

Tumor texture analysis has prognostic potential

Tumor texture analysis, determined by computed tomography, holds promise as a prognostic biomarker in patients with esophageal cancer, research indicates.

11-02-2013 | Surgery | Article

Growth factor aids mandible reconstruction

Surgeons have used recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 to successfully restore mandibulectomy defects with few adverse effects.

10-02-2013 | Infectious disease | Article

Oral Candida infection weakens tooth enamel

Oral infection with

Candida albicans

is associated with demineralization of tooth enamel, potentially increasing susceptibility to caries, research shows.

07-02-2013 | Internal medicine | Article

Oral eosinophilic ulcers ‘a self-limiting, reactive condition’

A review of patients with oral eosinophilic ulcers suggests that the lesions should be considered a reactive, local condition rather than a CD30+ lymphoproliferative disorder.

03-02-2013 | Oral medicine | Article

Common mouthwash advice ‘not evidence-based’

People with fixed dental appliances use fluoride-containing mouthrinses less often than is optimal to prevent the development of white spot lesions, researchers have found.

31-01-2013 | Oncology | Article

Oral toxicity is frequent limitation of mTOR therapy

Oral mucositis is a frequent complication in patients taking mTOR inhibitors and a major reason for dose reductions and discontinuations in clinical trials, according to a review of this class of cancer drugs.

27-01-2013 | Public health | Article

BPA-containing resin not needed to bond retainers

Metal lingual retainers can be bonded successfully without the use of composite liquid resin, a study by Chinese researchers indicates.