Oral erythema multiforme after Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination: a report of four cases

BackgroundThe 2019 Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) has affected thousands of people worldwide. To date, vaccines appear to be the only method to prevent and reduce mortality. Four vaccinations have been outwardly approved by European Medicine Agency (EMA) in Europe: BNT162b2 (Comirnaty-BioNTech/Pfizer), mRNA-1273 (Spikevax-Moderna), ChAdOx1 (VaxzevriaAstrazeneca), and Ad26.COV2-S (Janssen-Johnson&Johnson). After vaccination, local and systemic adverse effects can …

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Oral Microbiome Is Associated With Incident Hypertension Among Postmenopausal Women

BackgroundOral microbiota are thought to influence blood pressure (BP) regulation. However, epidemiological data supporting this hypothesis are limited. We examined associations between oral microbiota, BP, and incident hypertension in postmenopausal women. Methods and ResultsBaseline (1997–2001) examinations were completed on 1215 women (mean age, 63 years) during which subgingival plaque was collected, BP was measured, and …

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Dose-Response Meta-Analysis on #Tooth Loss With the Risk of #Cognitive Impairment and #Dementia

To quantify the dose-response associations between tooth loss and risk of cognitive impairment and dementia. DesignLongitudinal studies that examined the association between tooth loss and cognitive function were systematically searched on 6 databases through March 1, 2020. The study adhered to Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) reporting guidelines. Risk estimates were …

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Number of #teeth and masticatory function are associated with #sarcopenia and #diabetes mellitus status among community-dwelling older adults: A Shimane CoHRE study

We aimed to examine the number of teeth and masticatory function as oral health indices and clarify their roles in the pathogenesis of sarcopenia and diabetes mellitus in community-dwelling older adults. Subjects and methodsThis cross-sectional study was conducted with 635 older adults in Ohnan, Shimane Prefecture, in rural Japan. The number of teeth and masticatory …

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Causal Effect of #Tooth Loss on Functional Capacity in Older Adults in England: A Natural Experiment

Background/ObjectivesTooth loss is associated with reduced functional capacity, but so far, there is no relevant causal evidence reported. We investigated the causal effect of tooth loss on the instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) among older adults in England. DesignNatural experiment study with instrumental variable analysis. SettingThe English Longitudinal Study of Aging (ELSA) combined with …

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