Atefeh Tavangar

Atefeh Tavangar
Isfahan University of Medical Sciences · Oral Medicine and Diagnosis Department

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Statement of the Problem: Various species of candida contribute to oral candidiasis. It is the time to shift from conventional rigid antimicrobial therapies to more patient specific and safer ones. Purpose: The present study aimed to investigate antifungal effects of photodynamic therapy (PDT) using Indocyanine green as photosensitizer and low-powe...
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Statement of the problem: Recurrent aphthous stomatitis is a common oral lesion, and the use of herbal remedies containing tannin and flavonoid has been reported to be effective in treating aphthous stomatitis. Purpose: This study was aimed to evaluate the effect of Punica granatum muco-adhesive gel on controlling the oral recurrent aphthous sto...
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Aim: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the association of interleukin-17 (IL-17) A-197G gene polymorphism with chronic periodontitis (CP) in a case-control study, a meta-analysis, and an in silico approach. Methods: In the case-control study, 122 cases with CP and 126 healthy controls were recruited; IL-17 A-197G genotyping was perfor...
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Background Geographic tongue is a common benign condition involving the tongue with an unknown etiology. Objective This study aimed to measure the salivary level of alpha-amylase as well as the level of anxiety of patients with geographic tongue. Methods This case-control study was performed on 180 subjects including 89 patients with geographic t...
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Introduction: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic autoimmune inflammatory disease, which is associated with demyelination of neurons and which involves various parts of the central nervous system (CNS). Many genetic and environmental factors are taken into consideration in the etiology of this disease. Among the environmental factors affecting MS...
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Background The oral aphthous is a common oral ulcer with intense pain and there is no treatment for it, yet. Echinacea is an herbal medicine that moderated the immune system. Objective The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of Echinacea on the treatment of aphthous ulcer. Methods 50 patients with minor aphthous participated in our s...
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Background This study aimed to assess the salivary levels of interleukin-8 (IL-8) in oral lichen planus (OLP) and diabetes mellitus (DM) patients, and OLP + DM patients in comparison with healthy individuals. Materials and Methods This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted on 75 patients (30 with OLP, 5 with both OLP and DM, 20 with DM a...
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This study considered a possible relationship between the severity of oral lichen planus (OLP), serum anti-TPO autoantibodies (TPOAb) titer and thyroid disease in OLP patients. Forty-six OLP patients with positive TPOAb results (> 35 IU/ml) who had also been diagnosed with thyroid disease were included in the study group. The control group consiste...
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Background: Correlation between diabetes mellitus (DM) and oral lichen planus (OLP) seems probable. Since Interleukin-8 (IL-8) is an important inflammatory mediator involved in both conditions, this study aimed to measure and compare the serum level of IL-8 in DM, OLP, and DM + OLP patients in comparison with healthy individuals. Materials and Meth...
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Oral recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS) is a chronic inflammatory disease affected oral mucosa which has afflicted about 20% of the society. Etiology of this disease is unknown. Three main factors influencing aphthous stomatitis are genetic, hematologic, and immunologic factors. Another proposed factor that may be considered in etiology of aphthou...
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Introduction. As there is no definitive treatment for the recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS), most of the available therapies aim at decreasing pain and discomfort. The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of the Iralvex gel on the RAS management. Material and Methods. In this double-blind and placebo-controlled clinical trial st...
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Objective: Recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS) is a common, painful ulcerative disorder of the oral cavity with unknown etiology. No documented cure exists and topical application of medications aims to reduce pain associated with this condition. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of Punica granatum (PG) extract on the clinical mana...
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Geographic tongue (GT) was first reported as a wandering rash of the tongue in 1831; however, its etiopathogenesis remains unclear. Increased prevalence of GT has been documented in the pregnancy. The aim of this study was to compare the level of salivary estrogen and progesterone in pregnant women with and without GT. This analytical-descriptive s...

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