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Site-Specific Variations in Bone Mineral Density under Systemic Conditions Inducing Osteoporosis in Minipigs

Schulz, Matthias C. ; Kowald, Jan ; Estenfelder, Sven ; Jung, Roland ; Kuhlisch, Eberhard ; Eckelt, Uwe ; Mai, Ronald ; Hofbauer, Lorenz C. ; Stroszczynski, Christian ; Stadlinger, Bernd



Abstract

Osteoporosis is a systemic bone disease with an increasing prevalence in the elderly population. There is conflicting opinion about whether osteoporosis affects the alveolar bone of the jaws and whether it poses a risk to the osseointegration of dental implants. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of systemic glucocorticoid administration on the jaw bone density of minipigs. ...

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