Junaid Mohammed

Junaid Mohammed
University of Western Australia | UWA · School of Population and Global Health

M.D.S., MFDS RCPS (Glasg)., DDPH RCS (Eng)., AFHEA

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Introduction
I am a clinically trained epidemiologist specialising in population health with specific interests in oral health, birth defects, rare diseases and child disability.
Additional affiliations
February 2022 - present
University of Western Australia
Position
  • Research Fellow
February 2019 - July 2020
Telethon Kids Institute
Position
  • PhD Student
January 2019 - January 2022
University of Western Australia
Position
  • PhD Student
Education
May 2011 - May 2014
Tamil Nadu Government Dental College
Field of study
  • Public Health Dentistry

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Publications (35)
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This study investigated the influence of factors at birth and in infancy on the likelihood of achieving major motor milestones in CDKL5 Deficiency Disorder (CDD). Data on 350 individuals with a pathogenic CDKL5 variant was sourced from the International CDKL5 Disorder Database. A first model included factors available at birth (e.g., sex, variant g...
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Background: This population-based cohort study investigated dental procedures in the hospital setting in Western Australian children with or without intellectual disability and/or autism spectrum disorder aged up to 18 years. Considering previously reported disparities in dental disease between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian children, th...
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Background Accurate knowledge of the relationship between craniofacial anomalies (CFA), intellectual disability (ID) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is essential to improve services and outcomes. The aim is to describe the association between CFA, ID and ASD using linked population data. Methods All births (1983–2005; n = 566,225) including CFA...
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CDKL5 deficiency disorder (CDD), a severe developmental and epileptic encephalopathy, is being diagnosed earlier with improved access to genetic testing, but this may also have unanticipated impacts on parents’ experience receiving the diagnosis. This study explores the lived experience of parents receiving a diagnosis of CDD for their child using...
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Objective To describe trends, age, and sex-specific patterns of population hospital admissions with a diagnosis of craniosynostosis (CS) in Australia. Data Source Population data for hospital separations (in-patient) from public and private hospitals (July 1996-June 2018) were obtained from the publicly available Australian Institute of Health an...
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Objective To identify Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) and related oncogenic and virulent proteins (CagA and VacA) in patients with gingivitis, periodontitis, oral cancer and gastric cancer. Methods Subgingival plaque samples were collected from 90 individuals with either gingivitis/periodontitis (group A, n = 30), oral cancer (group B, n = 30) and...
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Objective The study investigated the effect of seizure and medication burden at initial contact with the International CDKL5 Disorder Database on subsequent development and clinical severity and compared quality of life among those whose development progressed, remained stable, or regressed between baseline and follow-up. Methods The effects of se...
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Objective To describe birth prevalence of rare craniofacial anomalies and associations with antenatal and perinatal factors. Study design All live and stillbirths in Western Australia between 1980 and 2010 were identified from the Western Australian Birth Registrations and the Midwives Notification System (also provides information on antenatal an...
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Background Craniosysnostosis (CS) is a condition ensuing from premature fusion of cranial sutures, resulting in altered craniofacial morphology, requiring early neurosurgical interventions to improve prognosis and outcomes. This study aimed to describe total population hospital admissions related to craniosynostosis in Australia over a 22-year peri...
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Objective To describe patterns and demographic characteristics of total-population hospital admissions with a diagnosis of Treacher Collins syndrome (TCS) in Australia. Data Source Population summary data for inpatient hospitals admissions (public and private) with a principal diagnosis of TCS (ICD10-AM-Q87.04) were obtained from the Australian In...
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Purpose This study investigated dental hospitalisations in Western Australian (WA) children with intellectual disability (ID) and/or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) aged up to 18 years. Methods Data on WA live births from 1983 to 2004 from the WA Midwives Notification System were linked to the Intellectual Disability Exploring Answers database, the...
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Objective: The objective of the study is to determine the association between nonsyndromic oral clefts (OC) in children and ABO, Rh blood groups, lip, and dermatoglyphic patterns of their unaffected parents. Methods: This case-control study was conducted at a tertiary cleft center in Chennai, India, among 240 individuals comprising 80 units (40...
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Background CDKL5 Deficiency Disorder (CDD) is a rare genetic disorder caused by a mutation in the cyclin-dependent kinase-like 5 (CDKL5) gene. It is now considered to be a developmental and epileptic encephalopathy because of the early onset of seizures in association with severe global delay. Other features include cortical visual impairment, slee...
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Background CDKL5 Deficiency Disorder (CDD) is a rare genetic disorder caused by a mutation in the cyclin-dependent kinase-like 5 (CDKL5) gene. It is now considered to be a developmental and epileptic encephalopathy because of the early onset of seizures in association with severe global delay. Other features include cortical visual impairment, slee...
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Objective: To assess the dental caries experience, clinical consequences of untreated dental caries, and associated factors among 6–13 years school going children in Tiruvallur taluk of Tiruvallur district, Tamil Nadu. Materials and Methods: The study population included a sample of 1,060 study subjects, aged 6–13 years from both government and p...
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Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy of mouthwash containing essential oils and curcumin (MEC) as an adjunct to nonsurgical periodontal therapy on the disease activity of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) among RA patients with chronic periodontitis (CP). Materials and methods: A triple-blinded controlled trial was conducted amo...
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Introduction The study was carried out to assess and compare the oral health status and oral health-related quality of life among tobacco factory workers and cotton ginning mill workers in Guntur city, Andhra Pradesh, India. Methods A cross-sectional study was carried among 160 tobacco factory workers and 160 cotton ginning mill workers aged 25–55...
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Aims: The aim was to evaluate the prevalence of dental caries and gingivitis among corporation school-going children and their treatment needs in Chennai city. Subjects and Methods: The present descriptive, cross-sectional study was conducted among 3–19-year-old corporation school-going children of Chennai city. It was conducted for a period of 2 m...
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Objective To determine the association between maternal tobacco use or exposure, presence of variant transforming growth factor alpha (TGFA) gene, and the occurrence of oral clefts. Methods The present case control study was carried out for 5 months in three tertiary government hospitals in Chennai city with a sample of 100 children (50 children wi...
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Background The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare preprocedural dental anxiety levels and postprocedural pain perception in chronic periodontitis patients during conventional-staged root surface debridement (RSD) and single-stage RSD. Materials and Methods Thirty-seven adult generalized chronic periodontitis patients requiring RSD were...
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Aim: The study was done to evaluate the remineralization potential of theobromine on human enamel surfaces. Materials and methods:Thirty two freshly extracted human third molars and premolars collected and embedded in polymethylmethacrylate. The enamel specimens are subjected to baseline microhardness testing. The specimens were then demineralised...
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Background: The problem of early childhood caries remains a worldwide public concern, as most of the caries remains untreated. Despite advances in dental care, most children fail to benefit from oral health-care services not only due to differences in attitudes in parents but also in oral health-care providers. Objectives: The objective of the s...
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Objective: To evaluate a quick, safe, and minimally invasive method to screen for diabetes using gingival blood with the help of self-monitoring glucometer during periodontal examination. Materials and methods: A hospital-based, cross-sectional comparative study was conducted among 40-59-year-old diabetic and nondiabetic population who had come...
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Tobacco usage has become engraved in the cultural practices of our country since time immemorial. With increased demand comes increased production, employment, and growth of the tobacco industry but for a deadly cost of human lives which fall prey to its use in either forms. In this article, we describe the economic burden faced by the country due...
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Introduction: Sudarshankriya pranayama is the control of breathing movements to regulate the energy flow throughout the body, which has shown to positively affect immune function, autonomic nervous system and psychologic-neuro pathways. The practice of pranayama has been proven to show several benefits such as reduction in stress levels, relieves a...
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Aim: The aim of the present study was to determine the association between the presence of specific periodontal pathogens, Toll-like receptor-4 (TLR-4), and nuclear factor-?B (NF-?B) expression in the placental tissues of pre-eclamptic women. Methods: Antenatal periodontal screening was performed in 25 normotensive pregnant women and 25 pre-ecla...
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Healthy diet helps children to grow develop and perform well in school. Healthy food also helps to prevent chronic diseases, such as heart disease, certain cancers, diabetes, stroke and osteoporosis that are leading causes of disability and death. Family, friends and personal beliefs, including cultural and environmental considerations, play a majo...
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Background: Dental caries is as ancient as humankind and has the longest association with the dental profession, an association that is punctuated with agony and ecstasy. The agonizing fact is that despite several efforts toward total eradication, this disease is still prevalent. Nevertheless, an ecstatic success of the profession is the global de...
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Objective: To determine the patterns of tobacco usage among subjects with potentially malignant oral lesions or conditions through a comparative study design. Methods: The study was carried out in a span of 2 months on a sample of 120 subjects; 60 in case group (30 subjects with leukoplakia and oral submucous fibrosis [OSMF], respectively) and 60 s...
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Background: PPAR-γ activation leads to the suppression of production of a broad range of proinflammatory molecules. They play role in the differentiation of the trophoblasts and helps in the normal placentation and formation of vascular exchange interface. Whereas, activation of NF-κB leads to the trigger of proinflammatory molecules inducing abno...
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Objective: To assess the content validity and reliability of the 13-item Sense of Coherence (SOC) scale among 13-15 year old school children in Chennai city. Participants: A total of 258, 13 – 15 year old ethnic Dravidian students from two randomly selected schools within Chennai city, present on both days of the study were included. Study design:...
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Aim and purpose: To determine the association between maternal exposure to different forms of tobacco, presence of variant Transforming growth factor alpha (TGFA) gene to the occurrence of non syndromic oral clefts. Materials and method: The present case control study approved by the Institutional ethical committee was carried out for a duration of...
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To evaluate the effect of cooking vessel composition on the concentration of fluoride in the water used for cooking and also its effect on fluoride levels after storage for 24 hours. Standard water sample of 1parts per million (ppm) fluoride concentrations was boiled in five commonly used cooking vessels in India namely Aluminium, Earthen pot, Stai...
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The aim was to study the effects of indigenously available herbal tooth whitening product on the human enamel surface micro hardness and micro morphology. The methodology was forty enamel fragments were made from 20 extracted human teeth. The fragments were equally divided into two groups for application of a professionally prescribed bleaching age...

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