Immunosuppressants 2008 Oct;36(10):775-9 Nita Chainani-Wu, Timothy C Wu Abstract This paper provides a brief introduction to some of the common immunosuppressants used in oral medicine, the prevention and treatment of oral adverse effects of immunosuppressants, and considerations for dental treatment in patients taking immunosuppressants.
Source Division of Periodontology, Box 0650, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org Ryder MI, Wu TC, Kallaos SS, Hyun W. Abstract Tobacco smoking is a major risk factor in the incidence and severity of periodontal diseases. Alterations of neutrophil function by short-term high levels of smoke during the act of smoking (acute smoke exposure) as well as long-term exposure to lower levels of tobacco substances in the bloodstream (chronic smoke exposure) may play a role in the pathogenesis of periodontal diseases in smokers. The polymerization and depolymerization of f-actin in response to infectious agents or inflammatory mediators is […]
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