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  • 2D magnesium phosphate resorbable coating to enhance cell adhesion on titanium surfaces 

    Amir, Elhadad; Mezour, Mohamed A.; Abu Nada, Lina; Shurbaji, Samar; Mansour, Alaa; ... more authors (2024 , Article)
    Titanium and its alloys are essential metals for orthopedic implant manufacturing due to their exceptional mechanical properties and biocompatibility, used extensively for treating various orthopedic conditions. However, ...
  • The relationship between the dimensions of frontal air sinus and skeletal malocclusions: A systematic review and meta-analysis 

    Algahefi, Ahmed Lotf; Al-Ak'hali, Mohammed Sultan; Halboub, Esam; Tong, Fei; Almashraqi, Abeer A.; ... more authors ( Elsevier , 2024 , Article)
    Objective: The goal of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to assess whether the dimensions of the frontal air sinus correlate with skeletal malocclusion. Study selection: PubMed, Scopus, Embase, and Google Scholar ...
  • Propolis Use in Dentistry: A Narrative Review of Its Preventive and Therapeutic Applications 

    Alghutaimel, Hayat; Matoug-Elwerfelli, Manal; Alhaji, Mayada; Albawardi, Fatimah; Nagendrababu, Venkateshbabu; ... more authors ( Elsevier , 2024 , Article Review)
    Propolis is a resinous substance produced naturally by bees, and it consists of the exudates of plants mixed with enzymes, wax, and pollen. Propolis continues to gain considerable scientific interest due to its potential ...
  • COVID-19 Severity in Patients With Apical Periodontitis: A Case Control Study 

    Marouf, Nadya; Ba-Hattab, Raidan; Al-Sheeb, Fatima; Diab, Amal; Diab, Hanan; ... more authors ( Elsevier , 2024 , Article)
    Objectives: Apical periodontitis (AP) has been associated with systemic inflammatory biomarkers that have also been associated with COVID-19 severity. This study was designed to test the hypothesis that the presence of ...
  • Corrigendum to “Chronic melatonin treatment improves obesity by inducing uncoupling of skeletal muscle SERCA-SLN mediated by CaMKII/AMPK/PGC1α pathway and mitochondrial biogenesis in female and male Zücker diabetic fatty rats” [Biomed. Pharmacother. 172 (2024) 116314] 

    D., Salagre; Navarro-Alarcón, M.; Villalón-Mir, M.; Alcázar-Navarrete, B.; Gómez-Moreno, G.; ... more authors ( Elsevier , 2024 , Article)
    The authors regret the human error made in funding. Following the instructions of the Spanish Ministry to have no problem with the payment, the funding given had data from funders repeated, and following their instructions, ...
  • Evaluation of nasal septal deviation and maxillary bone and nasal airway dimensions and volumes using cone-beam computed tomography in patients with unilateral palatal canine displacement: a retrospective study 

    Osman, Safa A. Azim; Abu Alhaija, Elham; AlWahadni, Ahed M.; Al Maaitah, Emad F.; Daher, Saba O; ... more authors ( The EH Angle Education and Research Foundation Inc , 2024 , Article)
    Objectives To detect any association between palatally displaced canine (PDC) and nasal septal deviation (NSD), palatal bone thickness and volume, and nasal airway dimensions and volume. Materials and Methods A total ...
  • Hydroxyapatite Derived from Marine Resources and their Potential Biomedical Applications 

    Venkatesan, Jayachandran; Anil, Sukumaran ( Korean Society for Biotechnology and Bioengineering , 2021 , Article Review)
    Utilization of bone graft substitutes have increased due to the rising number of accidents, trauma, and aging population. Autograft is still considered as a gold standard for treating bone defects. However, limitations ...
  • Enhancing the notification system for surveillance of infectious diseases in Qatar during the FIFA World Cup 2022: project overview 

    Ibrahim, Wafa; Himatt, Sayed; Heikal, Sara; Al Shamali, Maha; Jabbar, Raihana; ... more authors ( Springer Nature , 2024 , Article)
    In 2022, the Surveillance Department of the Ministry of Public Health in Qatar adopted an integrated project called the Notification Enhancement Project (NEP) to enhance the infectious disease notification system. Efficient ...
  • Emerging Trends in Virtual Surgical Planning for Orthognathic Surgery: A Global Overview of Research and Publication Patterns 

    Ricardo, Grillo; Quinta Reis, Bruno Alvarez; Ali, Kamran; Melhem-Elias, Fernando ( Elsevier , 2024 , Article)
    PurposeAnticipating trends and pursuing innovative ideas are imperative for the advancement of science. The objective of this study was to conduct a bibliometric analysis of three-dimensional (3D) virtual simulation in ...
  • Regenerative potential of platelet concentrates in chronic oral mucosal lesions 

    Abdel-Hameed, Hijazi; Al-Hamed, Faez Saleh; Tamimi, Faleh; Al-Maweri, Sadeq A.; Hamdan, Nader; ... more authors ( Elsevier , 2024 , Article)
    Chronic oral mucosal diseases (COMDs) represent a significant challenge for clinicians and patients. They are commonly associated with chronic pain and negative effects on healing and patient's quality of life. Regenerative ...
  • Drug-use disorders in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: a glance at GBD 2019 findings 

    Amirkafi, Ali; Mohammadi, Faezeh; Tehrani-Banihashemi, Arash; Abbasi-Kangevari, Mohsen; Abbasi-Kangevari, Zeinab; ... more authors ( Springer , 2023 , Article)
    Purpose: The aim of this study is to investigate drug use disorders which are a major cause of Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALYs) in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR). Methods: This article is a part of the global ...
  • Adhesion of Candida Albicans to digital versus conventional acrylic resins: a systematic review and meta-analysis 

    Alhajj, Mohammed Nasser; Halboub, Esam; Yacob, Norlela; Al-Maweri, Sadeq Ali; Ahmad, Siti Fauzza; ... more authors ( BMC , 2024 , Article)
    Background: The present systematic review and meta-analysis investigated the available evidence about the adherence of Candida Albicans to the digitally-fabricated acrylic resins (both milled and 3D-printed) compared to ...
  • Effects of e-cigarette smoking on periodontal health: A scoping review. 

    Charde, Priti; Ali, Kamran; Hamdan, Nader ( Public Library of Science , 2024 , Article)
    Use of electronic cigarettes (ECs), also known as vaping, has gained remarkable popularity globally during the last decade especially among young people. Current evidence suggests that vaping may be associated with health ...
  • Self-reported preparedness of final year undergraduate dental students and interns in Saudi Arabia: a multi-institutional study. 

    Javed, Muhammad Qasim; Abulhamael, Ayman Moaz; Ahmad, Zaina; Muhammad, Muhammad; Faridi, Muhammad Ali; ... more authors ( BMC , 2024 , Article)
    Contemporary undergraduate dental education aims to equip the dental students with clinical competence, empathy, and professionalism to enable them to deliver safe and effective dental care to the communities. The purpose ...
  • Association Between Periodontitis and COVID-19 

    Al-Hadeethi, Tayeb; Charde, Priti; Sunil, Sruthi; Marouf, Nadya; Tamimi, Faleh ( Springer Nature , 2024 , Article)
    Purpose of Review: Periodontitis has been linked to various systemic diseases and conditions. Given their shared comorbidities, extensive research has been carried out to explore the link between periodontitis and COVID-19. ...
  • Enhancing learning experiences in pre-clinical restorative dentistry: the impact of virtual reality haptic simulators 

    Daud, Alaa; Matoug-Elwerfelli, Manal; Daas, Hanin; Zahra, Daniel; Ali, Kamran ( Springer Nature , 2023 , Article)
    Background: Utilization of Virtual Reality haptic simulation (VRHS) to aid in the training of various pre-clinical skills is of recent interest. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of VRHS in restorative ...
  • Assessment of biomechanical behavior of immature non-vital incisors with various treatment modalities by means of three-dimensional quasi–static finite element analysis 

    Hassouneh, Layla; Matoug-Elwerfelli, Manal; Al-Omari, Taher; Setzer, Frank C.; Nagendrababu, Venkateshbabu ( Springer Nature , 2023 , Article)
    The objectives of this study were to evaluate the stress distribution and risk of fracture of a non-vital immature maxillary central incisor subjected to various clinical procedures using finite element analysis (FEA). A ...
  • The Global, Regional, and National Burden of Adult Lip, Oral, and Pharyngeal Cancer in 204 Countries and Territories: A Systematic Analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019 

    Da Cunha, Amanda Ramos; Compton, Kelly; Xu, Rixing; Mishra, Rashmi; Drangsholt, Mark Thomas; ... more authors ( American Medical Association , 2023 , Article)
    Importance: Lip, oral, and pharyngeal cancers are important contributors to cancer burden worldwide, and a comprehensive evaluation of their burden globally, regionally, and nationally is crucial for effective policy ...
  • The Use of β-Blockers and the Risk of Undergoing a Knee Arthroplasty : A Nested Case-Control Study 

    Tamimi, Iskandar; García-Meléndez, Gaspar; Vieitez-Riestra, Ignacio; Palacios-Penedo, Sergio; Garceso, Diego Moriel; ... more authors ( Lippincott Williams and Wilkins , 2023 , Article)
    Background: Research has indicated that β-blockers may downregulate various inflammatory mediators that are involved in osteoarthritis (OA). The objective of this study was to analyze the likelihood of total knee ...
  • Barriers and enablers for oral health promotion programs amongst primary healthcare stakeholders in Qatar - a qualitative investigation 

    Alkhtib, Asmaa Othman; Ali, Kamran; Sajnani, Anand K.; Anweigi, Lamyia ( BioMed Central Ltd , 2023 , Article)
    Background: Oral health of preschool children remains a concern globally. Primary healthcare providers are in a vital position to support preventive oral care programmes. This study explored current practices, perception ...

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