Heavy metals and pain in the dysfunctional patient

Di Paolo, Carlo and Serritella, Emanuela and Panti, Fabrizio and Falisi, Giovanni and Manna, Fedele (2014) Heavy metals and pain in the dysfunctional patient. Annali di stomatologia, 5 (2). pp. 41-51. ISSN 1971-1441

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The aim of this research is to verify the quality and quantity of heavy metals (HM) of dental origin in TMD patients. A population of 100 subject was studied and divided in two homogeneous groups: Study Group (SG) and Control Group (CG). Organism heavy metals were tested by a spot sampling method in which the first urine of the day, through Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS), were analyzed. The results obtained were compared with reference values (RV) of Italian people. Descriptive statistical analysis and student's t-test has been applied (statistical significance for p > 0.05). The SG presented the absolute highest levels of HM compared to the CG (p=0.787). As regards the relation between pain and HM, the subjects that refer “severe/very severe” values of pain present the highest levels of HM in urines. The obtained results seem to highlight a possible direct proportionality between the level of pain the increase of the concentration of heavy metals in all the examined groups and subgroups.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: heavy metals, pain, TMD
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici)
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2016 17:25
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2016 17:25
URI: http://eprints.bice.rm.cnr.it/id/eprint/11435

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