Research at the AMC location

Giant cell granuloma of the jaw bone is a rare, but sometimes aggressive disease. The research is focused on the possible value of the use of calcitonin or interferon, particularly in aggressive or recurrent giant cell granulomas. In a spin-off of the study of the optimal treatment of non-tuberculous mycobacterial lympgadenitis, children were treated with antibiotics or a wait and see policy.

Bisphosphonates are commonly prescribed for treatment and prevention of osteoporosis, and they are also used in combination with chemotherapy and radiotherapy to treat cancers that are metastatic to bone. Recent publications describe a condition, known as osteonecrosis of the jaw, in which patients receiving bisphosphonates while undergoing chemotherapy develop avascular necrosis of the jaw either spontaneously, due to oral trauma or following dental extraction. The aim of this study is to elucidate the effects of chemotherapy and bisphosphonates on the oral microcirculation of breast cancer and multiple myeloma patients.

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All scientific publications (from 2009 until now) for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery AMC