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24-01-2013 | Oncology | Article

Periodontal health influences stem cell transplant success

Periodontal infection can increase the risk for developing bacteremia during the neutropenic phase of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, research suggests.

20-01-2013 | Pain medicine | Article

Parental depression linked to TMD pain in young adults

A mother’s depression during pregnancy is not a risk factor for temporomandibular disorders in her child, a 31-year follow-up study indicates.

17-01-2013 | General practice | Article

Oral safety signal raised for antiepileptic drugs

US data support a potential teratogenic effect of antiepileptic drugs when used during pregnancy, according to results reported in

Oral Diseases


13-01-2013 | Medical management | Article

Dental diversion plan eases burden in busy EDs

Hospital emergency departments may benefit from having a diversion plan in place to deal with dental patients, say US researchers writing in the

Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery


10-01-2013 | Pathology | Article

Human papillomavirus an etiologic factor in 6% of OCSCC cases

High-risk human papillomavirus is an etiologic factor in approximately 6% of cases of oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma, according to epidemiologic research.

06-01-2013 | Urology | Article

Periodontal disease may predispose men to impotence

Men in their thirties with chronic gum disease are at significantly increased risk for erectile dysfunction, suggests a study by Turkish researchers.

02-01-2013 | Oral medicine | Article

Treatment relieves oxidative stress in periodontitis

Nonsurgical periodontal therapy significantly reduces oxidative stress in individuals with chronic periodontitis, research shows.

02-01-2013 | General practice | Article

Craniofacial morphology linked to childhood sleep-disordered breathing

Children with abnormal craniofacial morphology are at increased risk for having sleep-disordered breathing, say researchers.

02-01-2013 | Surgery | Article

Novel implant for craniofacial reconstruction has mixed results

A single-stage, surface-mounted implant designed using the principles of the intraosseous transcutaneous amputation prosthesis is an effective bone anchor for an external prosthesis but may not produce good cosmetic outcomes in complex craniofacial reconstruction, researchers say.

26-12-2012 | Genetics | Article

DNA adducts linked to oral cancer in smokers

Having a high susceptibility to certain types of DNA damage caused by tobacco smoking could significantly increase the risk for oral cancer, show results of a Taiwanese study.

19-12-2012 | Otolaryngology | Article

Coffee habit improves survival chances with oral cancer

Drinking more than four cups of coffee per day lowers the risk for death from oral/pharyngeal cancer by almost half compared with drinking none, according to US study findings.

17-12-2012 | Surgery | Article

Young men, cyclists at risk for facial fractures

Young men and individuals involved in road accidents on a bicycle are the most likely candidates for maxillofacial fractures, indicate Dutch study results.

12-12-2012 | Oncology | Article

Predictor of lymph node metastasis after oral cancer unmasked

The presence of high levels of tumor-associated tissue eosinophilia in early oral squamous cell carcinoma tissue can predict future occult lymph node metastasis, study results show.

09-12-2012 | Pathology | Article

Saliva increases protective potential during periodontitis

Two constituents of saliva that form part of the defense mechanism of the oral cavity increase during periodontitis, and decrease again after treatment for the condition, study findings show.

05-12-2012 | General practice | Article

Elderly cope better with oral cancer

Older individuals with oral squamous cell carcinoma report better health-related quality of life at one year after curative surgical treatment than do their younger counterparts, indicate UK study results.

03-12-2012 | Oral medicine | Article

Mouthwash may reduce bacteremia after wisdom tooth extraction

Use of a povidone iodine- or chlorhexidine-based mouthwash immediately before third molar extraction reduces bacteria levels in patients' blood after the procedure, Turkish study findings reveal.

28-11-2012 | Hospitalist | Article

Nasolabial lip reconstruction provides favorable functional, aesthetic outcomes

Lip reconstruction with the musculocutaneous nasolabial flap following lip resection achieves good functional and aesthetic outcomes, research suggests.

28-11-2012 | General practice | Article

Periodontal disease identified using salivary biomarkers

Markers of inflammation found in saliva could be used to identify periodontal disease in large epidemiologic surveys, avoiding the need for cumbersome and expensive tests, suggest researchers.

26-11-2012 | General practice | Article

Children's caries history predicts future tooth decay

Having a history of dental caries significantly increases a child's chances of developing further caries, indicate study results.

21-11-2012 | General practice | Article

Food hardness affects bolus size, swallowing

The smaller the particles in a food bolus, the harder the food is likely to be, report researchers in the

Archives of Oral Biology