Ameena Ryhan Diajil

Department of Oral Medicine, College of Dentistry, University of Baghdad, Iraq


  • Research Article   
    Salivary Cotinine Cutoff Value as a Mirror for Serum Cotinine in Chronic Smokers
    Author(s): Muayad Hashim Matloob* and Ameena Ryhan Diajil

    Background: Cotinine is used most commonly as a marker to distinguish between tobacco smokers and non-smokers, it has greater sensitivity and specificity than other biochemical tests, Cotinine consider as a major metabolite of nicotine, can be easily detected in various body fluids like blood, saliva, urine. Objective: The target of this study was to evaluate cotinine concentration in saliva as a mirror for serum cotinine in chronic tobacco smokers, non-invasive, simple with no pain collection procedure when we need large samples are required over a limited period of time. Material and methods: Study design-One hundred male volunteers, were divided into two groups: the 1st group consisted of 58 smokers, each consumed 20 cigarettes/day for at least 10 years; and the 2nd group consisted of 48 non-smokers who were conside.. Read More»

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