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Salivary levels of TNF-alpha and IL-6 in patients with denture stomatitis before and after laser phototherapy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19795993     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to monitor therapeutic response by determining the level of proinflammatory cytokines TNF-alpha and IL-6 in whole unstimulated saliva in patients with denture stomatitis (DS), before and after laser phototherapy (LPT). BACKGROUND: DS is an inflammatory condition that occurs in subjects who wear dentures, and it is a common oral mucosal lesion. A potential noninvasive treatment for DS patients is LPT. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A sample consisting of 40 consecutive subjects was selected on a voluntary basis from patients who presented for the diagnosis and treatment of DS at the Oral Medicine Unit of the Medical Faculty at the University of Rijeka. A clinical examination was performed according to the standard clinical criteria. Lesions described as palatal inflammation were diagnosed as Newton type II denture stomatitis. The patients were randomly assigned to either an experimental group (20 patients receiving real LPT) or a control group (20 patients receiving inactive/placebo laser treatment). In order to determine the salivary levels of TNF-alpha and IL-6, ELISA (Sigma Immunochemicals, St Louis, MO) was performed. RESULTS: Following treatment with LPT for 4 wk, the levels of TNF-alpha and IL-6 decreased significantly (p < 0.001) and were significantly different from controls (p < 0.001). CONCLUSION: The results of this study suggest that LPT may be an efficacious choice of therapy.
Marica Simunović-Soskić; Sonja Pezelj-Ribarić; Gordana Brumini; Irena Glazar; Renata Grzić; Ivana Miletić
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Photomedicine and laser surgery     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1557-8550     ISO Abbreviation:  Photomed Laser Surg     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-08     Completed Date:  2010-08-09     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101222340     Medline TA:  Photomed Laser Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  189-93     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, Medical Faculty, University of Rijeka, Croatia.
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MeSH Terms
Interleukin-6 / analysis*
Laser Therapy, Low-Level*
Middle Aged
Saliva / chemistry*
Stomatitis, Denture / metabolism,  radiotherapy*
Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha / analysis*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Interleukin-6; 0/Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha

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