Vibhute N.A.,Deemed University |
Vibhute A.H.,Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College and Hospital |
Daule N.R.,Saraswati Dhanwantari Dental College and Hospital
Indian Journal of Dermatology | Year: 2013
Cheilitis granulomatosa (CG) is a chronic swelling of the lip due to granulomatous inflammation. It is a rare inflammatory disorder first described by Miescher in 1945. It is a monosymptomatic form or an incomplete variant of Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome; a triad of recurrent orofacial edema, recurrent facial nerve palsy and fissuring of the tongue. As the etiology remains unknown, treatment of CG is challenging. We present a case of CG in a 43-year-old female patient secondary to allergy to certain food items. The present case highlights the importance of thorough investigations in the diagnosis of this lesion as the findings mimic many other granulomatous conditions. © Indian Journal of Dermatology 2013.
Singh P.,Deemed University
International Journal of Information and Decision Sciences | Year: 2014
Women empowerment calls for creating a political, economic and social environment which enables their equal access to control over the means that are critical for leading socio-economical productive and healthy lives. This study investigates the important parameters responsible for women empowerment. The research utilises a new research methodology multi-criteria futuristic fuzzy decision hierarchy methodology which combines fuzzy logic and analytical hierarchy process (AHP) due to the multiplicity of criteria. Women from different ethnic, religion and residential backgrounds were surveyed. The problem considers six dimensions and three categories for each dimension. It was found that for household category, the parameters psychological and social-culture; for community category, the parameters economic and social-culture; and for broader arena, the parameters social-culture and legal were treated important. Copyright © 2014 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
Deo V.,Deemed University
The journal of contemporary dental practice | Year: 2010
AIM: Diabetic patients have more severe periodontal destruction, but periodontal therapy can improve metabolic control. Recently, interest has focused on the use of subantimicrobial dose doxycycline (SDD) as a treatment paradigm. Therefore, this study was undertaken to evaluate clinical efficacy of SDD with scaling and root planning (SRP) in chronic periodontitis patients with diabetes. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Twenty chronic periodontitis patients with diabetes mellitus were randomly allocated to either a test and a control group. Clinical measurements were recorded at baseline and at six months for probing pocket depth (PPD), clinical attachment level (CAL), and gingival recession (GR). After SRP, patients in the test group were instructed to take SDD 20-mg capsules twice a day while patients in the control group took a placebo twice a day. Both groups were on this regimen for a six-month period. RESULTS: A greater reduction in mean PPD was demonstrated in patients in the test group compared to the control group. The mean CAL increase observed in the test group was significantly greater (0.67 mm) than that in the control group. CONCLUSION: It can be concluded that SRP, in conjunction with the SDD therapy described, is more effective then SRP alone in terms of CAL gain and PPD reduction in diabetic patients with severe periodontal disease. CLINICAL SIGNIFICANCE: Given the widespread prevalence of both chronic periodontitis and diabetes, the proposed treatment approach will prove to be of great value and contribute significantly to the overall health of the patients.
Bhagat S.K.,Deemed University
Advances in Modelling and Analysis C | Year: 2012
A generalized balancing free reduction algorithm which combines the advantages of balancing free, square root and singular perturbation approximation techniques is proposed in this paper. The proposed technique is based on the singular value decomposition of Cholesky factors of controllability and observability gramians. The merit of the proposed algorithm is, it is almost free from all the deficiencies of Moore's balanced realization and truncation and removes the necessity of using bilinear-transformation and hence the occurrence of two-fold error is avoided. The applicability of the proposed technique has been illustrated with the help of some benchmark examples and reduced models obtained produce far better results than the existing ones.
Chavan R.S.,Deemed University
The International journal of periodontics & restorative dentistry | Year: 2013
Open flap debridement with flap repositioning may result in significant gingival recession. Patients with chronic periodontitis were treated with open flap debridement followed by placement of an acellular dermal matrix allograft (ADMA) underneath the flap to minimize the occurrence of postsurgical gingival recession. Ten patients (total, 60 teeth) with periodontal pockets in the anterior dentition underwent open flap debridement combined with ADMA. Probing pocket depth, relative attachment level, and relative gingival margin level were recorded at baseline and 6 months postsurgery. The mean probing pocket depth at baseline and 6 months was 4.4 and 1.7 mm, respectively (P < .05); the mean relative attachment level at baseline and 6 months was 12.9 and 10.7 mm, respectively (P < .05); and the mean relative gingival margin level at baseline and 6 months was 8.4 and 9.0 mm, respectively. ADMA underneath the flap when combined with open flap debridement effectively minimizes postsurgical gingival recession.