Salwan Y Bede

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery, College of Dentistry, University of Baghdad, Iraq


  • Research   
    Evaluation of the Serum Level of Interleukin-6 in Patients Undergoing Surgical Removal of Impacted Mandibular Third Molars
    Author(s): Hussain A Taher* and Salwan Y Bede

    Aim: The aim of this study is to evaluate the changes in the serum levels of interleukin-6 after impacted third molar surgery and its relation with the degree of the operative difficulty. Materials and methods: This prospective cohort study included patients who underwent surgical extraction of impacted mandibular third molar. Two blood samples were drawn from the patients; one before the operation and the second 48 hours postoperatively. The serum interleukin-6 levels were measured using the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and the differences between the pre and postoperative levels were assessed and correlated with the difficulty of surgical extraction determined by duration and technique of surgery and other variables. Results: Thirty nine patients were included: 12 (30.8%) males and 27 (69.2%) females.. Read More»

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