Dr. Galit Almoznino, DMD MSc MHA - The Hebrew University - Senior Lecturer, Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Dental Medicine

Dr. Galit Almoznino

DMD MSc MHA

The Hebrew University

Senior Lecturer, Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Dental Medicine

Jerusalem | Israel

Main Specialties: Epidemiology, Oral Medicine, Pain Medicine, Public Health, Rheumatology, Sleep Medicine, Statistics

Additional Specialties: DMD MSc MHA, Specialist in Oral Medicine


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Dr. Galit Almoznino, DMD MSc MHA - The Hebrew University - Senior Lecturer, Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Dental Medicine

Dr. Galit Almoznino

DMD MSc MHA

Introduction

Dr. Almoznino is a graduate of the Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Dental Medicine, where she graduated a D.M.D degree in 1996 and a M.Sc. degree in the institute of Dental Sciences, Hebrew University, Hadassah School of Dental Medicine. In 2003 she completed Summa cum laude a second master degree in health administration (M.H.A) from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. She then completed specialist training in Oral Medicine at the Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Dental Medicine and was certified as an Oral Medicine specialist in 2007.

From 2007-2015, Dr. Almoznino served as the head of the Department of Oral Medicine, at Tel-Hashomer,Israel,a multi-disciplinary Oral Medicine department, which serves as a secondary referral center for Oral Medicine, receiving referrals from local general medical and dental practitioners throughout the country.

Dr. Almoznino serves as the head of the Orofacial Sensory Clinic and as a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Oral Medicine, Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Dental Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel. She is the immidiate past President of the Israel Society of Oral Medicine (ISOM) and a member of the Israeli Board of Oral Medicine, scientific council of the Israeli Dental association. Dr. Almoznino is a member of the Board of examiners in Oral Medicine Specialty in Israel.
From 2017,Dr. Almoznino also serves as the head of the Division of Big Data Research, Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Dental Medicine,Jerusalem, Israel.

Primary Affiliation: The Hebrew University - Jerusalem , Israel

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Education

Oct 2007
Department of Oral Medicine, Hadassah School of Dental Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel
Specialty in Oral Medicine
The Ino Sciaky Prize, Alpha Omega London Charitable Trust. Award for best resident and for excellence and dedication during post graduate training in Oral Medicine
Oct 2003
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev,Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Management, Beer –Sheva, Israel.
M.H.A - Master of Health Administration
Summa Cum Laude
Oct 1996
The institute of Biotechnology and Dental Sciences, Hebrew University, Hadassah School of Dental Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel
M.Sc. – Master of Science
Oct 1996
Hebrew University, Hadassah School of Dental Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel
D.M.D– Doctorate in Dental Medicine
Oct 1994
Hebrew University, Hadassah School of Dental Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel
B.Med.Sc. – Bachelor's in Medical sciences
Magna Cum Laude

Publications

40Publications

1085Reads

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Features of Neurovascular Orofacial Pain Compared to Painful Posttraumatic Trigeminal Neuropathy.

J Oral Facial Pain Headache 2020 27;34(2):121–128. Epub 2019 Sep 27.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11607/ofph.2448DOI Listing
April 2020
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Diet Practices, Body Mass Index, and Oral Health-Related Quality of Life in Adults with Periodontitis- A Case-Control Study.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2020 03 30;17(7). Epub 2020 Mar 30.

Department of Endodontics, Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Dental Medicine, Jerusalem 91120, Israel.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17072340DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7177499PMC
March 2020
2.063 Impact Factor

Nortriptyline Compared to Amitriptyline for the Treatment of Persistent Masticatory Myofascial Pain.

J Oral Facial Pain Headache Winter 2019;33(1):7–13. Epub 2018 Aug 20.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11607/ofph.1886DOI Listing
November 2019
14 Reads

Improvement of dry mouth following intraductal irrigation of salivary glands.

Oral Dis 2019 Oct 1;25(7):1735-1743. Epub 2019 Aug 1.

Sjogren's Syndrome Center, Department of Oral Medicine, Sedation & Maxillofacial Imaging, Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Dental Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/odi.13152DOI Listing
October 2019
7 Reads
2.427 Impact Factor

Where periodontitis meets metabolic syndrome-The role of common health-related risk factors.

J Oral Rehabil 2019 Jul 25;46(7):647-656. Epub 2019 Apr 25.

Department of Oral Medicine, Sedation and Maxillofacial Imaging, Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Dental Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/joor.12798DOI Listing
July 2019
11 Reads
1.934 Impact Factor

Oral health-related quality of life in patients with disorders of nutrition.

J Oral Rehabil 2019 Apr 26;46(4):355-368. Epub 2018 Dec 26.

Department of Community Dentistry, Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Dental Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/joor.12754DOI Listing
April 2019
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Proteomic profiling of whole-saliva reveals correlation between Burning Mouth Syndrome and the neurotrophin signaling pathway.

Sci Rep 2019 03 18;9(1):4794. Epub 2019 Mar 18.

Institute of Dental Sciences, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-41297-9DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6423135PMC
March 2019
8 Reads
5.078 Impact Factor

Muscle tenderness score in temporomandibular disorders patients: A case-control study.

J Oral Rehabil 2019 Mar 20;46(3):209-218. Epub 2018 Nov 20.

Center for Orofacial Pain and Temporomandibular Disorders, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey.

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/joor.12743
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/joor.12743DOI Listing
March 2019
28 Reads
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Maxillary deformity following CPAP treatment in myasthenia gravis.

Cranio 2018 Nov 4;36(6):404-407. Epub 2017 Jul 4.

b Department of Pediatric Dentistry , Barzilai Medical Center , Ashkelon , Israel.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08869634.2017.1349026DOI Listing
November 2018
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Pediatric sleep-disordered breathing: Role of the dentist.

Quintessence Int 2017 ;48(8):639-645

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3290/j.qi.a38554DOI Listing
October 2018
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Demographic profile, Oral Health Impact Profile and Dental Anxiety Scale in patients with chronic periodontitis: a case-control study.

Int Dent J 2018 Aug 30;68(4):269-278. Epub 2018 Jan 30.

Department of Community Dentistry, Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Dental Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/idj.12381DOI Listing
August 2018
21 Reads
1.200 Impact Factor

Successful Treatment of Extremely Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea with a Dental Appliance.

Isr Med Assoc J 2018 Jul;20(7):429-432

Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Rabin Medical Center (Beilinson Campus), Petah Tikva, Israel.

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July 2018
163 Reads
0.903 Impact Factor

Dental anxiety and oral health-related quality of life in aggressive periodontitis patients.

Clin Oral Investig 2018 Apr 11;22(3):1411-1422. Epub 2017 Oct 11.

Department of Community Dentistry, Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Dental Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00784-017-2234-8DOI Listing
April 2018
32 Reads
2.352 Impact Factor

An update of management of insomnia in patients with chronic orofacial pain.

Oral Dis 2017 Nov 22;23(8):1043-1051. Epub 2017 Feb 22.

Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark, NJ, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/odi.12637DOI Listing
November 2017
29 Reads
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Assessment of interfering factors in non-adherence to oral appliance therapy in severe sleep apnea.

Oral Dis 2017 Jul 24;23(5):629-635. Epub 2017 Mar 24.

Department of Oral Medicine, Sedation and Maxillofacial Imaging Hebrew University - Hadassah School of Dental Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/odi.12633DOI Listing
July 2017
15 Reads
2.430 Impact Factor

Tic, Triggering, and Tearing: From CTN to SUNHA.

Headache 2017 Jun 11;57(6):997-1009. Epub 2017 Feb 11.

Department of Oral Medicine, The Faculty of Dentistry, Hebrew University-Hadassah, Jerusalem, Israel.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/head.13040DOI Listing
June 2017
12 Reads
2.710 Impact Factor

Sleep disorders and chronic craniofacial pain: Characteristics and management possibilities.

Sleep Med Rev 2017 06 11;33:39-50. Epub 2016 May 11.

Department of Oral Medicine, Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Dental Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.smrv.2016.04.005DOI Listing
June 2017
100 Reads
8.513 Impact Factor

[Big data in dentistry and oral medicine].

Authors:
G Almoznino

Refuat Hapeh Vehashinayim (1993) 2017 04;34(2):31-40, 87

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April 2017
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The impact of chronic orofacial pain on daily life: the vulnerable patient and disruptive pain.

Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol 2017 Jan 27;123(1):58-66. Epub 2016 Aug 27.

Department of Oral Medicine, Sedation, and Maxillofacial Imaging, Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Dental Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel; Department of Oral Medicine, Oral and Maxillofacial Center, Medical Corps, Israel Defense Forces, Tel-Hashomer, Israel. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.oooo.2016.08.016DOI Listing
January 2017
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Overlap between dental anxiety, gagging and Blood-Injection-Injury related fears - A spectrum of one multidimensional phenomenon.

Physiol Behav 2016 10 28;165:231-8. Epub 2016 Jul 28.

Department of Oral Medicine, Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Dental Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physbeh.2016.07.021DOI Listing
October 2016
39 Reads
2.980 Impact Factor

Trigeminal neuralgia (part II): Factors affecting early pharmacotherapeutic outcome.

Cephalalgia 2016 Jul 9;36(8):747-59. Epub 2015 Oct 9.

Department of Oral Medicine, The Faculty of Dentistry, Hebrew University-Hadassah, Israel.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0333102415611406DOI Listing
July 2016
15 Reads
4.891 Impact Factor

Trigeminal neuralgia (part I): Revisiting the clinical phenotype.

Cephalalgia 2016 Jul 19;36(8):730-46. Epub 2015 Oct 19.

Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, Rutgers State University of New Jersey, USA

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0333102415611405DOI Listing
July 2016
11 Reads
4.891 Impact Factor

[Oral carcinoma: From awareness to survivorship].

Authors:
G Almoznino Y Zadik

Refuat Hapeh Vehashinayim (1993) 2016 Apr;33(2):25-37, 79

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April 2016
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Lifestyle and dental attendance as predictors of oral health-related quality of life.

Oral Dis 2015 Jul 6;21(5):659-66. Epub 2015 Apr 6.

Department of Community Dentistry, Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Dental Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/odi.12331DOI Listing
July 2015
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Oral Health Related Quality of Life in Young Individuals with Dental Anxiety and Exaggerated Gag Reflex.

Oral Health Prev Dent 2015 Mar 18. Epub 2015 Mar 18.

Oral Health Prev Dent

To measure the oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) among young individuals presenting with dental anxiety and exaggerated gag reflex and to compare it to the OHRQoL among young individuals attending restorative dental treatment. Patients with dental anxiety and/or exaggerated gag reflex who were referred to the Department of Oral Medicine were included. Clinical examinations included DMFT index (Decayed, Missing and Filled Teeth) according to the WHO criteria and oral hygiene was assessed with the plaque index (PI). The survey included the validated Hebrew version of the Oral Health Impact Profile (OHIP-14). Overall, 322 patients completed the study. The dental anxiety group consisted of 68 patients, the exaggerated gag reflex group of 54 patients and the control group of 200 patients. Control group patients presented with lower PI and DMFT values. Patients with dental anxiety and/or exaggerated gag exhibited worse OHIP-14 scores overall as well as on each separate subscale. PI and DMFT were found to be in strong relation to the OHIP-14. Multivariable logistic regression analysis of factors influencing the OHIP-14 scores revealed a significant influence of the DMFT score. Patients with dental anxiety and exaggerated gag reflex were shown to suffer considerably from impaired oral health-related quality of life. This impairment may be attributed to a higher prevalence of caries and avoidance of dental treatment. Those populations should be identified and monitored carefully as well as encouraged to seek the appropriate behavioural treatment in order to improve their dental heath and oral health related quality of life.

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March 2015
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Sleep quality in patients with dental anxiety.

J Psychiatr Res 2015 Feb 9;61:214-22. Epub 2014 Dec 9.

Department of Oral Medicine, Hebrew University - Hadassah School of Dental Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychires.2014.11.015DOI Listing
February 2015
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Oral and maxillofacial pathologies in young and middle-aged adults

Oral Diseases

Abstract OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the distribution of oral and maxillofacial pathologies (OMFPs) and its association with patient age in young and middle-aged adults. METHODS: Distribution of histopathologicaly diagnosed OMFPs (N=385) treated during 2007-2010, were recorded and the association with patient age was retrospectively analyzed. RESULTS: The main diagnostic categories included: benign exophytic lesions (45.3%), white benign lesions (13.5%), potentially-malignant lesions/disorders (10.1%), intrabony lesions (9.8%), mucosal discoloration (7.8%), benign pigmented lesions (7.3%), chronic trauma/inflammation (3.9%), and oral malignancy (2.1%). Potentially-malignant lesions/disorders as a diagnostic category was positively associated with age (OR =1.07 for one year; p<0.001) and specifically the diagnoses of oral lichen planus (OR=1.04 for one year; p=0.037) and dysplastic changes (OR =1.08 for one year; p=0.013) that comprised this category. Pigmented melanocytic lesions were negatively associated with age (OR=0.94 for one year; p=0.039) as well as benign/reactive exophytic lesions (OR=0.98 for one year; p=0.038), the latter included the histopathological diagnosis of benign salivary gland pathologies (OR=0.90 for one year; p<0.001). CONCLUSION: This study provided baseline information regarding the distribution OMFPs among young and middle-aged adults. It is important to highlight the high frequency of potentially-malignant lesions/disorders and oral malignancy in young and middle-aged adults, as these lesions require lifelong follow-up.

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January 2015
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Sleep quality in patients with dental anxiety

J Psychiatr Res. 2014 Dec 9. pii: S0022-3956(14)00339-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2014.11.015. [Epu

J Psychiatr Res

BACKGROUND: Psychological distress is associated with sleep disturbances; however there is little research on sleep quality in dental anxiety (DA) patients. OBJECTIVES: To measure the sleep quality in patients with DA compared to patients with an exacerbated gag reflex (GAG) and controls and to analyze its association with various demographic and behavioral parameters. METHODS: 67 DA patients, 54 GAG patients and 100 controls with no history of DA or GAG participated in the study. Data regarding: demographic details, smoking habits, the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), Numeric Rating Scale (NRS) for pain assessment, Corah's dental anxiety scale (DAS) and Oral Health Impact Profile-14 (OHIP-14), plaque index (PI) and Decay, Missing and Filled Teeth (DMFT) scores were collected. RESULTS: 49.3% of the DA group and 38.9% of the GAG group were poor sleepers (mean PSQI score > 5), compared to 29.0% of the controls (PSQI mean scores: 5.8 ± 3.4, DA group; 5.2 ± 3.6 GAG group vs. 4.5 ± 2.7, control group; p = 0.029). Compared to controls, DA and GAG patients exhibited poorer scores in the sleep disturbances PSQI component (p = 0.001). DA patients exhibited poorer scores in the sleep duration PSQI component compared to the control (p = 0.002) and GAG groups (p = 0.033). Female gender (p = 0.039), higher current (p = 0.046) and maximal NRS (p = 0.019), higher DAS (p < 0.001) and OHIP-14 (p < 0.001) scores and more missing teeth (p = 0.003) were positively associated with higher PSQI scores. CONCLUSIONS: DA patients suffered more from impaired sleep than controls and GAGs. Impaired sleep in DA patients is multidimensional phenomenon influenced by the specific diagnosis, gender, pain, dental anxiety levels, dental experience and oral health related quality of life.

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December 2014
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A 2-year mean follow-up of oral appliance therapy for severe obstructive sleep apnea: a cohort study

Oral Diseases

OBJECTIVE: Oral appliances for treating severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are recommended for patients who failed to comply with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment. The objective of this study was to evaluate medium long-term outcome and success rates of oral appliances in patients with severe OSA. METHODS: In a retrospective study, 52 OSA patients with an apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) ≥40, who did not tolerate CPAP treatment, were enrolled and fitted with a modified Herbst oral appliance. A 2-year mean follow-up including a second somnography was conducted in 36 of the patients. RESULTS: A significant reduction (P < 0.0001) in the AHI was demonstrated between the initial somnography (55.25 ± 10.79,) and the followed one (17.74 ± 11.0, n = 36). Overall, 57.7% of total study subjects (n = 52) and 63.9% (n = 36) that had sequential sonmogarphy continued using the device. The reduction in AHI in the user group was 42.4 ± 3.1 (n = 23), which was significantly higher (P = 0.013) than in the non-user group (28.9 ± 17.2; n = 13). Moreover, 53% (n = 19) reached AHI of <15. CONCLUSIONS: Oral appliances were found to be successful for treating for severe OSA after first-line treatment had failed.

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September 2014
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Elevated serum IgE in recurrent aphthous stomatitis and associations with disease characteristics

ORAL DISEASES

OBJECTIVES: To characterize demographic, clinical and serological parameters in recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS) patients and analyse their association with serum immunoglobulin E (IgE) levels. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Forty-nine patients with RAS responded to a questionnaire that included demographic background, stress status, smoking habits, history and course of RAS episodes. They were also subjected to relevant laboratory tests, including determination of serum IgE levels. RESULTS: A familial history of RAS was reported by 47.9% of the patients, stress in the previous year by 51.1% and smoking by 18.4%. Non-Caucasian origin, familial history of RAS, stress and smoking were associated with increased severity of RAS episodes. Haematological deficiencies were observed in 18.7% of RAS patients. Average IgE levels were increased and were significantly associated ‎with younger ‎age, ‎≤12 years of schooling, ‎female gender, ‎RAS ‎episode frequency of every ‎2 weeks‎,‎ early onset of RAS episodes and elevated C reactive protein levels. CONCLUSION: Immunoglobulin E levels may be considered as part of the RAS patient's work-up. Further research is needed to identify biological mechanisms that account for the observed associations.

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May 2014
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Infliximab for the treatment of resistant oral ulcers in Behçet's disease: a case report and review of the literature

Recurrent oral and genital ulceration of Behçet's disease can be very distressing. Usually they are responsive to treatment with topical steroids, local anesthetics, oral colchicine and in severe cases steroids and even immuno-suppressive medications such as azathioprine, methotrexate and thalidomide. We describe a case of Behçet's syndrome in a 48-year old woman whose oral ulcers were resistant to a wide range of topical and systemic treatments and remained unchanged for 7 weeks. Administration of a single dose of infliximab resulted in complete remission and recovery of the mouth aphtae within 7 days. We also review the current English medical literature and summarize 5 more cases where anti-TNF agents were used in the treatment of recalcitrant orogenital ulceration in Behçet's disease.

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August 2007
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Oral squamous cell carcinoma around dental implants.

Quintessence Int 2006 Oct;37(9):707-11

Oral Diseases Clinic, Department of Oral Medicine, Hadassah School of Dental Medicine, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel.

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October 2006
15 Reads
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Avraham Zini
Avraham Zini

Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Dental Medicine

16
Yaron Haviv
Yaron Haviv

Hadassah University Hospital

14
Yair Sharav
Yair Sharav

School of Dental Medicine

12
Rafael Benoliel
Rafael Benoliel

Hebrew University-Hadassah

8
Doron J Aframian
Doron J Aframian

Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Dental Medicine

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Liran Levin
Liran Levin

University of Alberta

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Alex Lvovsky
Alex Lvovsky

Oral and Maxillofacial Center

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A Zini
A Zini

McGill University

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