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Periodontal condition and attachment loss among patients with spinal cord injuries in comparison with a non - injured patients

Author: Maha S. Al-Rubaie مها شكري الربيعي
Journal: Journal of baghdad college of dentistry مجلة كلية طب الاسنان بغداد ISSN: 16800087 Year: 2005 Volume: 17 Issue: 2 Pages: 69-73
Publisher: Baghdad University جامعة بغداد

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Background: Spinal cord injury is a serious condition that produces life-long disabilities The purpose of this investigation was to determine periodontal condition and attachment loss of patients with spinal cord injury in comparison with non injured patients and to investigate the cause and age of spinal cord injury, tooth mortality tooth brushing of the injured patients.Methods: A total of 53 patients with spinal cord injuries and 53 control patients of the age groups 20-40 years and 41-60 years were examined in this study. Periodontal condition and attachment loss were assessed using PDI of Ramfjord .The data was analyzed by student-T test and correlation coefficient(r).Results: The results revealed a high prevalence of periodontal disease in both injured and control groups (100 %) but the severity of periodontal disease was higher in injured patients. Non – significant differences in the mean periodontal disease index (PDI) and the mean attachment loss (AL) were found for both injured and control groups.Conclusion: The results indicate a high prevalence of periodontal disease in both injured and control groups but the severity of periodontal condition and attachment loss was higher in injured patients


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Effects of Oral Contraceptives Intake On the Gingiva

Authors: Nuha Agab Hamed --- Khalid B. Mirza --- Maha S. AL-Rubaie
Journal: Iraqi Academic Scientific Journal المجلة العراقية للاختصاصات الطبية ISSN: 16088360 Year: 2010 Volume: 9 Issue: 3 Pages: 335-341
Publisher: The Iraqi Borad for Medical Specialization المجلس العراقي للاختصاصات الطبية

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ABSTRACT:BACKGROUND:The use of contraceptive medication has been shown to increase gingival inflammatory reaction to local irritants.OBJECTIVE:To determine the effect of oral contraceptive pills and the duration of drug intake on the plaque index, gingival index and probing depth.METHODS:A total of 30 women of the age group 19-40 years attending a primary health care center in AL-Ramadi city were selected and permitted to start taking contraceptive pills. Three visits were arranged of three months interval between the visits. Plaque index, gingival index &probing depth were measured at the three visits.RESULTS:The results revealed a significant difference in the mean plaque index & the mean gingival index among the three visits. Regarding the probing depth, 23.3% of women had pocket depth of 4 & 5mm and this percentage was the same for the three visits.CONCLUSION:Results indicates that women taking contraceptive pills had increasing mean of plaque & gingival indices with increasing the duration of drug intake. Probing depth was found the same through the three visits

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