Yeşılyurt, E.B. | Şımşek, I. | Tuncel, T. | Akaydın, G. | Yeşİlada, E.
Article | 2017 | Marmara Pharmaceutical Journal21 ( 1 ) , pp.132 - 148
In this study, 263 volunteers residing in the districts of Bilecik-Aşağıköy, Bilecik-Pazaryeri-Büyük Elmalı, Bursa-City Center, Edirne-Keşan-Kozköy, Edirne-Keşan and Edirne-İpsala participated into the research by using the face-to-face oral interview technique and the required information for the research was collected with the help of a questionary. In the light of the data taken from the survey, parts of the plants that are used as household remedy, aim of the usage and pattern of the preparation (decoction, infusion, poultice, ointment etc.) were documented inquisitively. All collected plant materials have been identified and de . . .posited at the Herbarium of Faculty of Education of Hacettepe University (HEF). In this study, 68 taxa belonging to 33 families were found to be used as household remedy. It was observed that the majority of these plants belonged to Rosaceae (10 taxa), Lamiaceae (8 taxa), Asteraceae (7 taxa) and Poaceae (4 taxa) families. Gastrointestinal system (46 remedies; 24,6%), respiratory system and chest diseases (41 remedies; 21,9%), urinary system (18 remedies; 9,6%), hemapoietic, immune system and cancer (18 remedies; 9,6%) remain most among 187 uses were documented as household remedy. © 2017, Marmara University. All rights reserved
Ilhan, D. | Oktay, I. | Nur, B. | Fisekcioglu, E. | Lim, S. | Lepkowski, J.M. | Ismail, A.I.
Article | 2017 | Journal of Public Health Dentistry77 ( 4 ) , pp.325 - 333
Objective: This article presents data on the burden of periodontal diseases in Turkish adults aged 35 years or older. Methods: Within each region of Turkey, a rural and an urban area or city were selected in 2009-10 using a probability proportional to size method. In the selected towns, local officials who were familiar with their communities assisted in recruiting subjects. Loss of Attachment (LOA) was measured at six sites around each tooth present in the mouth, excluding third molars. Additionally, the Community Periodontal Index was used to assess the severity of periodontal diseases around 12 index teeth. Self-reported data on . . .key risk factors were also collected. Weights were computed using a raking ratio adjustment procedure and used in all analyses. Results: Almost all examined adults had some loss of periodontal attachment. The proportion of those with more than 3 mm LOA ranged from 43 percent in 35-44 year olds to 91 percent in those aged 65+ years. Among females, older age, low education status, smoking 11-40+ cigarettes a day, being employed, and presence of high number of missing tooth surfaces were associated with LOA > 3 mm. Among males LOA >3 mm was associated with older age, use of alcohol, and unemployment. The CPI data did not yield the same associations with periodontal diseases and risk factors. Conclusions: Periodontal diseases in Turkish adults are highly prevalent. A tailored common risk factor health promotion program is recommended to reduce the burden of periodontal infection in Turkey. © 2017 American Association of Public Health Dentistr