J H Meurman

Summary

Affiliation: University of Helsinki
Country: Finland

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Prevalence and antifungal drug sensitivity of non-albicans Candida in oral rinse samples of self-caring elderly
    Jukka H Meurman
    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Diseases, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Gerodontology 28:246-52. 2011
  2. pmc Periodontal disease-associated micro-organisms in peri-menopausal and post-menopausal women using or not using hormone replacement therapy. A two-year follow-up study
    Laura Tarkkila
    Institute of Dentistry, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Oral Health 10:10. 2010
  3. ncbi request reprint Salivary albumin and other constituents and their relation to oral and general health in the elderly
    Jukka H Meurman
    Institute of Dentistry, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod 94:432-8. 2002
  4. doi request reprint Oral micro-organisms in the etiology of cancer
    Jukka H Meurman
    Institute of Dentistry, University of Helsinki, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Diseases, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Finland
    Acta Odontol Scand 66:321-6. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Oral health and health behavior in patients referred for open-heart surgery
    Jukka H Meurman
    Institute of Dentistry, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Diseases, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Finland
    Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod 95:300-7. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint Dental infections and serum inflammatory markers in patients with and without severe heart disease
    Jukka H Meurman
    Institute of Dentistry, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod 96:695-700. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Probiotics: do they have a role in oral medicine and dentistry?
    Jukka H Meurman
    Institute of Dentistry, PB 41, FIN 00014 University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Oral Sci 113:188-96. 2005
  8. doi request reprint Infectious and dietary risk factors of oral cancer
    Jukka H Meurman
    Institute of Dentistry, University of Helsinki, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Diseases, Helsinki University Central Hospital, PB 41, FI 00014 Helsinki, Finland
    Oral Oncol 46:411-3. 2010
  9. doi request reprint The menopause and oral health
    Jukka H Meurman
    Institute of Dentistry, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Maturitas 63:56-62. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Oral and dental health care of oral cancer patients: hyposalivation, caries and infections
    Jukka H Meurman
    Institute of Dentistry, University of Helsinki, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Diseases, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Finland
    Oral Oncol 46:464-7. 2010

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Publications80

  1. doi request reprint Prevalence and antifungal drug sensitivity of non-albicans Candida in oral rinse samples of self-caring elderly
    Jukka H Meurman
    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Diseases, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Gerodontology 28:246-52. 2011
    ..To assess the prevalence and antifungal drug sensitivity of non-albicans Candida (NAC) species in elderly outpatients...
  2. pmc Periodontal disease-associated micro-organisms in peri-menopausal and post-menopausal women using or not using hormone replacement therapy. A two-year follow-up study
    Laura Tarkkila
    Institute of Dentistry, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Oral Health 10:10. 2010
    ..There are only a few studies about HRT and oral microbiota. We hypothesized that counts of periodontal micro-organisms are lower in health-conscious HRT-users than non-users...
  3. ncbi request reprint Salivary albumin and other constituents and their relation to oral and general health in the elderly
    Jukka H Meurman
    Institute of Dentistry, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod 94:432-8. 2002
    ..We expected higher albumin values in the frail and diseased elderly in comparison to the more fit elderly. This was thought to be due to the eventually decreased mucosal integrity in the diseased patients...
  4. doi request reprint Oral micro-organisms in the etiology of cancer
    Jukka H Meurman
    Institute of Dentistry, University of Helsinki, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Diseases, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Finland
    Acta Odontol Scand 66:321-6. 2008
    ..In this article, we briefly review this area of investigation and conclude by highlighting some future possibilities for the control of carcinogenesis...
  5. ncbi request reprint Oral health and health behavior in patients referred for open-heart surgery
    Jukka H Meurman
    Institute of Dentistry, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Diseases, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Finland
    Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod 95:300-7. 2003
    ..In epidemiological studies periodontal disease in particular has been linked with coronary heart disease (CHD)...
  6. ncbi request reprint Dental infections and serum inflammatory markers in patients with and without severe heart disease
    Jukka H Meurman
    Institute of Dentistry, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod 96:695-700. 2003
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  7. ncbi request reprint Probiotics: do they have a role in oral medicine and dentistry?
    Jukka H Meurman
    Institute of Dentistry, PB 41, FIN 00014 University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Oral Sci 113:188-96. 2005
    ..Because of the increasing global problem with antimicrobial drug resistance, the concept of probiotic therapy is interesting and pertinent, and merits further research in the fields of oral medicine and dentistry...
  8. doi request reprint Infectious and dietary risk factors of oral cancer
    Jukka H Meurman
    Institute of Dentistry, University of Helsinki, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Diseases, Helsinki University Central Hospital, PB 41, FI 00014 Helsinki, Finland
    Oral Oncol 46:411-3. 2010
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  9. doi request reprint The menopause and oral health
    Jukka H Meurman
    Institute of Dentistry, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Maturitas 63:56-62. 2009
    ..To review the literature about oral symptoms and signs at the menopause with an emphasis on hormone replacement therapy (HRT). To give practical guidelines for women and their physicians in menopause-related oral health problems...
  10. doi request reprint Oral and dental health care of oral cancer patients: hyposalivation, caries and infections
    Jukka H Meurman
    Institute of Dentistry, University of Helsinki, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Diseases, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Finland
    Oral Oncol 46:464-7. 2010
    ..In oral candidosis, the microbiological diagnosis must be confirmed before administration of antifungal drugs in order to avoid the selection pressure to resistant strains...
  11. ncbi request reprint Oral health, atherosclerosis, and cardiovascular disease
    Jukka H Meurman
    Institute of Dentistry, University of Helsinki, and Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Diseases, Helsinki University Central Hospital, PB 41, FIN 00014 Helsinki, Finland
    Crit Rev Oral Biol Med 15:403-13. 2004
    ..41 (CI 1.12-1.77) and 2.27 (CI 1.32-3.90), respectively. Overall, it appears that periodontal disease may indeed contribute to the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease, although the statistical effect size is small...
  12. ncbi request reprint One-year compliance and effects of amine and stannous fluoride on some salivary biochemical constituents and oral microbes in institutionalized elderly
    J H Meurman
    Institute of Dentistry, and the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Spec Care Dentist 21:32-6. 2001
    ..The residents were pleased to participate, but the number of drop-outs was very high, confirming the expected difficulties with the utilization of a group of frail elderly as research subjects...
  13. doi request reprint Effect of amine fluoride-stannous fluoride preparations on oral yeasts in the elderly: a randomised placebo-controlled trial
    Jukka H Meurman
    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Diseases, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Gerodontology 26:202-9. 2009
    ..The hypothesis was based on earlier findings showing that in vitro this combination had antifungal efficacy...
  14. ncbi request reprint Probiotics: contributions to oral health
    J H Meurman
    Institute of Dentistry, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Oral Dis 13:443-51. 2007
    ..Hence, much more investigations are called for before any evidence-based conclusions can be drawn: if or not probiotic therapy can be recommended for oral health purposes...
  15. ncbi request reprint Transformation of hydroxyapatite to fluorapatite by irradiation with high-energy CO2 laser
    J H Meurman
    Institute of Dentistry, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Caries Res 31:397-400. 1997
    ..Not only is the finding crystallographically important, but it also opens new perspectives for future research regarding the development of laser technology for clinical purposes...
  16. ncbi request reprint Dental infections and general health
    J H Meurman
    Institute of Dentistry, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Quintessence Int 28:807-11. 1997
    ..In many industrialized countries, there is an urgent need to focus on preventive dental care for the diseased and the elderly, whose oral health has been more or less neglected...
  17. ncbi request reprint [New trend in oral health care]
    Jukka H Meurman
    Helsingin yliopiston lääketieteellinen tiedekunta
    Duodecim 121:2323-4. 2005
  18. ncbi request reprint Oral health in women with pregnancy and delivery complications
    J H Meurman
    Department of Oral Maxillofacial Diseases, Institute of Dentistry, University of Helsinki, PB 41, Helsinki 00014, Finland
    Clin Oral Investig 10:96-101. 2006
    ..In logistic regression analysis, no oral health parameters associated with any complications. Thus, this study failed to show an association between poor dental health and pregnancy or delivery complications...
  19. doi request reprint Are oral and dental diseases linked to cancer?
    J H Meurman
    Institute of Dentistry, University of Helsinki, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Diseases, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Oral Dis 17:779-84. 2011
    ..Infection and inflammation play a role in carcinogenesis, and highly prevalent oral and dental diseases have been significantly linked to some types of cancer. This article reviews current literature in this area...
  20. ncbi request reprint Wine, alcohol, and oral health, with special emphasis on dental erosion
    J H Meurman
    University of Helsinki, PB 41 Mannerheimintie 172, FIN 00014, Helsinki, Finland
    Quintessence Int 31:729-33. 2000
    ..This article briefly describes some effects of wine, both beneficial and detrimental, on oral and general health. In particular, the effect of wine on tooth enamel is demonstrated...
  21. ncbi request reprint Oral health and morbidity--implications of oral infections on the elderly
    Jukka H Meurman
    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Diseases, Institute of Dentistry, Helsinki University Central Hospital, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Gerodontology 23:3-16. 2006
    ..Consequently, novel prevention and treatment strategies should be developed and properly tested for combating oral infections in elderly populations. Specific suggestions for further research are outlined...
  22. ncbi request reprint Effect of long-term consumption of a probiotic bacterium, Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG, in milk on dental caries and caries risk in children
    L Näse
    Institute of Dentistry, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Caries Res 35:412-20. 2001
    ..56, p = 0.01; controlled for age and gender, OR = 0.51, p = 0.004). The effect was particularly clear in the 3- to 4-year-olds. Thus, milk containing the probiotic LGG bacteria may have beneficial effects on children's dental health...
  23. ncbi request reprint Oral symptoms at menopause--the role of hormone replacement therapy
    L Tarkkila
    Institute of Dentistry, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod 92:276-80. 2001
    ..Special attention was paid to the association of the use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) with oral symptoms. Our hypothesis was that women using HRT have fewer oral symptoms than those who do not use HRT...
  24. doi request reprint Oral health care patterns and the history of miscarriage
    A Heimonen
    Institute of Dentistry, Oulu University and Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    Oral Dis 14:734-40. 2008
    ..We investigated whether oral health care patterns that may promote or alleviate oral inflammation were associated with the history of miscarriage in 328 all-Caucasian women...
  25. ncbi request reprint Differences between patients with or without the need for intensive care due to severe odontogenic infections
    S Ylijoki
    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Helsinki University Central Hospital and Institute of Dentistry, University of Helsinki, Finland
    J Oral Maxillofac Surg 59:867-72; discussion 872-3. 2001
    ..The aim of the present study was to determine whether what symptoms, signs, or laboratory parameters on hospital admission were associated with the need for treatment in the intensive care unit (ICU)...
  26. ncbi request reprint Subsidized dental care associated with lower mutans streptococci count in male industrial workers
    J Ahlberg
    Institute of Dentistry, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Acta Odontol Scand 57:83-6. 1999
    ..It is concluded that subsidized dental care leading to a smaller number of untreated carious teeth might result in decreased levels of mutans streptococci...
  27. doi request reprint Oral health in perimenopausal and early postmenopausal women from baseline to 2 years of follow-up with reference to hormone replacement therapy
    L Tarkkila
    Institute of Dentistry, University of Helsinki, P O Box 41, 00014 Helsinki, Finland
    Clin Oral Investig 12:271-7. 2008
    ..05). Although no difference in oral health status or salivary flow rates between women using or not using HRT was found, the observation on dental restorations may indicate a more health conscious attitude in the HRT group...
  28. ncbi request reprint The effect of smoking on periodontal health of 15- to 16-year-old adolescents
    Anna Maria Heikkinen
    Kotka Health Center Network of Academic Health Centers, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    J Periodontol 79:2042-7. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of duration and quantity of smoking on periodontal health in teenagers and possible differences between genders...
  29. ncbi request reprint Poor dental status increases acetaldehyde production from ethanol in saliva: a possible link to increased oral cancer risk among heavy drinkers
    N Homann
    Research Unit of Alcohol Diseases, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Oral Oncol 37:153-8. 2001
    ..02). Our results could be an important factor underlying the role of poor dental hygiene and status in oral cancer risk associated with ethanol drinking...
  30. ncbi request reprint Salivary albumin, total protein, IgA, IgG and IgM concentrations and occurrence of some periodontopathogens in HIV-infected patients: a 2-year follow-up study
    L Mellanen
    Institute of Dentistry Research Laboratory, PO Box 63 Haartmaninkatu 8, FIN 0014 University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    J Oral Pathol Med 30:553-9. 2001
    ..05) and Bacteroides forsythus (P< 0.0001). Thus, HIV infection appeared to cause a significant increase in the studied salivary proteins, suggesting leakage of serum components into the mouth...
  31. ncbi request reprint In vitro antifungal effect of amine fluoride-stannous fluoride combination on oral Candida species
    J H Meurman
    Institute of Dentistry, University of Helsinki and Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Diseases, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Oral Dis 12:45-50. 2006
    ..This study investigated its effect on pathogenic Candida species with the hypothesis that the antifungal action on different species is variable...
  32. ncbi request reprint Salivary matrix metalloproteinase-8 in patients with and without coronary heart disease may indicate an increased susceptibility to periodontal disease
    J Furuholm
    Institute of Dentistry, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    J Periodontal Res 41:486-9. 2006
    ..Our aim was to study whether salivary MMP-8 levels were different among patients with and without CHD. The hypothesis was that patients with heart disease might present higher salivary MMP-8 levels than cardiologically healthy controls...
  33. ncbi request reprint Oral adhesion and survival of probiotic and other lactobacilli and bifidobacteria in vitro
    A Haukioja
    Institute of Dentistry, University of Turku, Turku, Finland
    Oral Microbiol Immunol 21:326-32. 2006
    ..Our aim was to evaluate the oral colonization potential of different probiotic, dairy, and fecal Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium strains in vitro...
  34. ncbi request reprint Periodontal pathogens in erupting third molars of periodontally healthy subjects
    A Rajasuo
    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Diseases, Mikkeli Central Hospital, Mikkeli, Finland
    Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg 36:818-21. 2007
    ..forsythensis 47, 63 and 57%, respectively. These results confirm that, apart from A. actinomycetemcomitans, periodontopathogens are common in third-molar sites in periodontally healthy individuals...
  35. ncbi request reprint Oral health of workers in the modern Finnish confectionery industry
    K Masalin
    Finnish Dental Association, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 18:126-30. 1990
    ..Some other factors need to be accounted for to explain the findings...
  36. doi request reprint Dietary sugar utilisation by putative oral probiotics
    I Stamatova
    Institute of Dentistry, University of Helsinki, Mannerheimintie 172, 00014 Helsinki, Finland
    Benef Microbes 3:221-7. 2012
    ..delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus strains probiotic candidate strains are available that warrant further studies due to their inability to ferment sugars with pronounced cariogenic properties...
  37. ncbi request reprint Colonization of Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG in the oral cavity
    H Yli-Knuuttila
    Institute of Dentistry, University of Helsinki, and Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Diseases, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Oral Microbiol Immunol 21:129-31. 2006
    ..The aim of the present study was to investigate whether LGG can be detected in the oral cavity after discontinuation of administration of a product prepared with this bacterium...
  38. ncbi request reprint Effects of alendronate and hormone replacement therapy, alone and in combination, on saliva, periodontal conditions and gingival crevicular fluid matrix metalloproteinase-8 levels in women with osteoporosis
    S Eviö
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Oral Dis 12:187-93. 2006
    ..To compare the effects of hormone replacement therapy (HRT), alendronate and their combination on oral health of elderly postmenopausal women with osteoporosis...
  39. ncbi request reprint Patients complaining about amalgam-related symptoms suffer more often from illnesses and chronic craniofacial pain than their controls
    J H Meurman
    Department of Cariology, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Scand J Dent Res 98:167-72. 1990
    ..In the five patients who gave blood samples, both inorganic and organic mercury levels were below threshold values. No difference was observed between the patients and controls in the allergy test reactions...
  40. pmc Effect of long term consumption of probiotic milk on infections in children attending day care centres: double blind, randomised trial
    K Hatakka
    Valio Research and Development, PO Box 30, FIN-00039 Valio, Helsinki, Finland
    BMJ 322:1327. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: Lactobacillus GG may reduce respiratory infections and their severity among children in day care. The effects of the probiotic Lactobacillus GG were modest but consistently in the same direction...
  41. pmc Surface structure, hydrophobicity, phagocytosis, and adherence to matrix proteins of Bacillus cereus cells with and without the crystalline surface protein layer
    A Kotiranta
    Institute of Dentistry, FIN 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
    Infect Immun 66:4895-902. 1998
    ..Furthermore, it seems that binding to laminin is mediated by the S-protein while binding to fibronectin is dependent on active protease evidently attached to the S-layer...
  42. ncbi request reprint Chlamydia pneumoniae together with collagenase-2 (MMP-8) in periodontal lesions
    P Mäntylä
    Biomedicum Helsinki, Institute of Dentistry, Research Laboratory, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Oral Dis 10:32-5. 2004
    ..Chlamydia pneumoniae has not previously been found to infect the oral cavity...
  43. ncbi request reprint Short-term consumption of probiotic-containing cheese and its effect on dental caries risk factors
    A J Ahola
    Division of Nutrition, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Arch Oral Biol 47:799-804. 2002
    ..37, 95% CI 0.08-1.75, P=0.21) and salivary yeasts (OR=0.40, 0.09-1.71, P=0.22)...
  44. doi request reprint Laminin-511 and fibronectin degradation with Candida yeast
    Pirjo Pärnänen
    Institute of Dentistry, PB 63, FIN 00014, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    J Oral Pathol Med 38:768-72. 2009
    ..In this study, we tested the ability of different commensal Candida yeast to degrade two basement membrane and extracellular matrix proteins: laminin-511 (Lm-511) and plasma fibronectin...
  45. ncbi request reprint Oral health and dental treatment of patients with renal disease
    Maarit Vesterinen
    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Diseases, Helsinki University Central Hospital and Institute of Dentistry, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Quintessence Int 38:211-9. 2007
    ..Differences in clinical and salivary study parameters during the course of treatment of the renal disease were expected to occur...
  46. ncbi request reprint Esthetic and functional rehabilitation of a patient with nonsyndromic oligodontia: a case report from China
    Xiangyi He
    Department of Prosthodontics, School of Stomatology, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, P R China
    J Esthet Restor Dent 19:137-42; discussion 143. 2007
    ..Treatment often calls for facilitated surgical techniques, but less severe cases can be treated conventionally in a normally equipped dental office...
  47. doi request reprint Human oral keratinocyte E-cadherin degradation by Candida albicans and Candida glabrata
    Pirjo Pärnänen
    Institute of Dentistry, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    J Oral Pathol Med 39:275-8. 2010
    ..E-cadherin (E-Cad) is a 120-kDa adhesive protein found in adherens junctions of the digestive tract epithelium. We tested the ability of two Candida strains to degrade human E-Cad in the Candida virulence factor perspective...
  48. doi request reprint Oral health in predialysis patients with emphasis on diabetic nephropathy
    Maarit Vesterinen
    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Diseases, Helsinki University Central Hospital and Institute of Dentistry, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Clin Oral Investig 15:99-104. 2011
    ..However, contrary to our expectation, diabetic nephropathy did not seem to affect periodontal health more severely than the other kidney diseases...
  49. doi request reprint Postpartum oral health parameters in women with preterm birth
    Aura Heimonen
    Institute of Dentistry, University of Helsinki, and Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Diseases, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Acta Odontol Scand 66:334-41. 2008
    ....
  50. ncbi request reprint Comparing the caries-preventive effect of two fissure sealing modalities in public health care: a single application of glass ionomer and a routine resin-based sealant programme. A randomized split-mouth clinical trial
    Sari Kervanto-Seppälä
    Institute of Dentistry, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Paediatr Dent 18:56-61. 2008
    ..A hypothesis was tested in which a glass ionomer sealant, once applied to the occlusal surface, was able to protect the fissure from caries even if the sealant appeared lost at visual inspection...
  51. ncbi request reprint Optimal sampling site for mucosal candidosis in oral cancer patients is the labial sulcus
    Riina Rautemaa
    Department of Bacteriology and Immunology, Haartman Institute, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    J Med Microbiol 55:1447-51. 2006
    ..Dental plaque was found to have the highest density of Candida colonization, and was thus found to be the most significant source of Candida infection, which emphasizes the role of dental care in these patients...
  52. ncbi request reprint Clinical and radiographic findings of the temporomandibular joint in patients with various rheumatic diseases. A case-control study
    L Miia J Helenius
    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Diseases, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod 99:455-63. 2005
    ....
  53. ncbi request reprint Changes in dental status over 10 years in 80-year-old people: a prospective cohort study
    Piia Hämäläinen
    Institute of Dentistry, University of Helsinki, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Finland
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 32:374-84. 2004
    ..The aim of the present study was to follow-up the condition of the teeth over a sufficiently long period...
  54. ncbi request reprint Oral and salivary parameters in patients with rheumatic diseases
    L Miia J Helenius
    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Diseases, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Finland
    Acta Odontol Scand 63:284-93. 2005
    ..The findings may reflect the autoimmune inflammation of the salivary glands frequently observed in these patients...
  55. doi request reprint Oral inflammatory burden and preterm birth
    Aura Heimonen
    Institute of Dentistry, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    J Periodontol 80:884-91. 2009
    ..Earlier studies on the association between oral inflammation and preterm birth limited the inflammation source to periodontal disease. This might have caused an underestimation of the total inflammatory burden from the oral cavity...
  56. ncbi request reprint Oral infections as predictors of mortality
    Piia Hämäläinen
    Institute of Dentistry, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Gerodontology 22:151-7. 2005
    ..Oral infections may increase the levels of cytokines in the blood which, in turn, are associated with early mortality in the elderly. We investigated the possible association between oral infections and mortality...
  57. ncbi request reprint Oral health status and change in handgrip strength over a 5-year period in 80-year-old people
    Piia Hämäläinen
    Institute of Dentistry, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Gerodontology 21:155-60. 2004
    ..The aim was to study dental health status as a risk factor for muscle strength loss in very old people...
  58. ncbi request reprint Oral health and reduction in respiratory capacity in a cohort of community-dwelling elderly people: a population-based 5-year follow-up study
    Piia Hämäläinen
    Institute of Dentistry, University of Helsinki, and Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Diseases, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Gerodontology 21:209-15. 2004
    ..The aim was to evaluate both cross-sectionally and longitudinally the association between oral health status and forced expiratory volume during the first second (FEV1) in older residents of the city of Jyväskylä, Finland...
  59. ncbi request reprint Relationship between dental health and 10-year mortality in a cohort of community-dwelling elderly people
    Piia Hämäläinen
    Institute of Dentistry, University of Helsinki, and Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Diseases, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Oral Sci 111:291-6. 2003
    ..The effect of missing teeth was significant after adjusting for the general health variables. Thus, our results support the hypothesis that poor dental health is linked to increased mortality among elderly people...
  60. ncbi request reprint Matrix metalloproteinase-7, -8, -9, -25, and -26 and CD43, -45, and -68 cell-markers in HIV-infected patients' saliva and gingival tissue
    Liisa Mellanen
    Institute of Dentistry, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    J Oral Pathol Med 35:530-9. 2006
    ..The levels and expression of MMPs and tissue inhibitors of MMPs (TIMPs) in saliva and gingival tissues of human immunodeficiency virus-seropositive (HIV+) patients are unclear...
  61. ncbi request reprint In vitro adhesion of Candida species to denture base materials
    X Y He
    Institute of Dentistry, University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Mycoses 49:80-4. 2006
    ..albicans, P = 0.039; C. glabrata, P = 0.002 and C. krusei, P = 0.000). The type of denture base material and whether they are heat-cured or cold-cured play an important role in modifying candidal adhesion...
  62. doi request reprint Human laminin-332 degradation by Candida proteinases
    P Pärnänen
    University of Helsinki, Institute of Dentistry, Helsinki, Finland
    J Oral Pathol Med 37:329-35. 2008
    ..Human laminin-332 (Lm-332) degradation by 12 Candida strains and effects of synthetic proteinase inhibitors [Ilomastat (ILM), EDTA, chemically modified tetracycline-3(CMT-3), CMT-308, synthetic peptide CTT-2, and Pefabloc] were studied...
  63. ncbi request reprint Yeasts in apical periodontitis
    T M T Waltimo
    Institute of Dentistry, University of Turku, Finland
    Crit Rev Oral Biol Med 14:128-37. 2003
    ..However, other antimicrobial agents may offer alternative therapeutic approaches and improve the treatment of these persistent cases of apical periodontitis...
  64. ncbi request reprint HLA-DRB1* alleles and temporomandibular joint erosion in patients with various rheumatic diseases
    L M J Helenius
    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Diseases, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Scand J Rheumatol 33:24-9. 2004
    ..To investigate the association between HLA antigens and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) erosion, salivary composition, and focal sialadenitis in patients with rheumatic diseases...
  65. ncbi request reprint Bacteremia following surgical dental extraction with an emphasis on anaerobic strains
    A Rajasuo
    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Diseases, Mikkeli Central Hospital, Porrassalmenkatu 35 37, FIN 50100 Mikkeli, Finland
    J Dent Res 83:170-4. 2004
    ..Surgical dental extraction clearly causes bacteremia of a high frequency and lasting longer than thus far assumed...
  66. ncbi request reprint Growth hormone and cortisol in serum and saliva
    P J Rantonen
    Department of Clinical Chemistry, Kuopio University Hospital, Institute of Dentistry, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Acta Odontol Scand 58:299-303. 2000
    ..47, P < 0.001). Salivary hGH concentrations were 1000-fold lower than the respective values in serum, but a clear correlation was found between salivary and serum hGH levels (r = 0.59, P < 0.001)...
  67. ncbi request reprint Bacterial aerosols in dental practice - a potential hospital infection problem?
    R Rautemaa
    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Diseases, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    J Hosp Infect 64:76-81. 2006
    ..This is especially important when treating generally ill or immunocompromised patients at dental surgeries in hospital environments...
  68. ncbi request reprint Safety issues of Lactobacillus bulgaricus with respect to human gelatinases in vitro
    Iva Stamatova
    Institute of Dentistry, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol 51:194-200. 2007
    ..The lactobacilli did not seem to induce the conversion of proMMP-9 to its active form. Consequently, our study hypothesis was confirmed and the studied Lactobacillus strains are not likely to degrade host tissue components...
  69. ncbi request reprint Asymptotic dental score and prevalent coronary heart disease
    Sok Ja Janket
    Department of General Dentistry, Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine, 100 E Newton St, Boston, Mass 02118, USA
    Circulation 109:1095-100. 2004
    ..We hypothesized that by estimating the combined production of inflammatory mediators attributable to several oral pathologies, we might be able to explain CHD with better precision...
  70. ncbi request reprint [Oral health care of patients with renal disease]
    Maarit Vesterinen
    Helsingin yliopiston hammaslääketieteen laitos, Biomedicum Helsinki
    Duodecim 121:2353-9. 2005
  71. ncbi request reprint [Dental care of patients with leukemia]
    Tuomas Waltimo
    Institut für Präventivzahnmedizin und Orale Mikrobiologie, Universitätskliniken für Zahnmedizin, Universitat Basel
    Schweiz Monatsschr Zahnmed 115:308-15. 2005
    ..Adequate oral care before, during and after chemotherapy combined with a stem cell transplantation is necessary to prevent oral diseases and systemic complications of oral origin...
  72. ncbi request reprint The effects of xerogenic medications on oral mucosa among the Veterans Dental Study participants
    Sok Ja Janket
    Department of General Dentistry, Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Boston University, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod 103:223-30. 2007
    ..To examine the association of xerogenic medications with the oral mucosa inflammation score (OMS) in US male veterans...
  73. ncbi request reprint Salivary constituents and acidogenic microbial counts in coronary artery bypass graft patients from baseline to three-years after operation
    Markku Qvarnstrom
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Kuopio University Hospital, Kuopio, Finland
    Clin Oral Investig 11:217-23. 2007
    ..Acidogenic microbial counts remained the same throughout the study. In conclusion, the salivary flow rates and constituents did not practically change in patients who underwent CABG surgery during the 3-year follow-up...
  74. ncbi request reprint [Oral care in connection with hematological stem cell transfer]
    Tuomas Waltimo
    Institut für Präventivzahnmedizin und Orale Mikrobiologie, Zentrum für Zahnmedizin, Universitat Basel
    Duodecim 121:288-94. 2005
  75. pmc Oral infection, hyperglycemia, and endothelial dysfunction
    Sok Ja Janket
    Department of General Dentistry, Boston University School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod 105:173-9. 2008
    ..e., IL-6, TNF-alpha, and CRP) have been reported to be associated with periodontal disease and increased risk for CVD. We will review published evidence related to these 2 pathways and offer a consensus...
  76. pmc Salivary lysozyme and prevalent coronary heart disease: possible effects of oral health on endothelial dysfunction
    Sok Ja Janket
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 26:433-4. 2006
  77. ncbi request reprint Underlying chronic infection and leukocyte count
    Sok Ja Janket
    Arch Intern Med 165:1795; author reply 1796. 2005
  78. ncbi request reprint Letter by Janket et al regarding article, "Use and misuse of the receiver operating characteristic curve in risk prediction"
    Sok Ja Janket
    Circulation 116:e133; author reply e134. 2007
  79. ncbi request reprint Acetaldehyde production from ethanol by oral streptococci
    Johanna Kurkivuori
    Research Unit of Substance Abuse Medicine, University Central Hospital of Helsinki, Biomedicum Helsinki, PL 700, 00029 HUS Helsinki, Finland
    Oral Oncol 43:181-6. 2007
    ..The observation supports the concept of a novel mechanism in the pathogenesis of oral cancer...
  80. ncbi request reprint Influence of combinations of bacteria on the levels of prostaglandin E2, interleukin-1beta, and granulocyte elastase in gingival crevicular fluid and on the severity of periodontal disease
    Stella Airila-Månsson
    Institute of Odontology, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, Sweden
    J Periodontol 77:1025-31. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the simultaneous presence of periodontal microbiota on inflammatory markers in gingival crevicular fluid from individuals with periodontal diseases...