Metal Hypersensitivity to TMJ Implant Materials

Hypersensitivity to TMJ implant materials is an issue that we are frequently hearing from TMJ patients. Metal hypersensitivity (or metal sensitivity) can be defined as an immune reaction that is triggered by specific cells of the body’s immune system in response to certain metals (like: nickel, cobalt, and chromium).

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Avandia: What’s Known and Not Known

Since heart disease is the #1 cause of death among diabetics, it is reasonable to ask why a diabetes drug that possibly increases rather than decreases the risk of heart disease should remain on the market. Are warnings enough to keep patients safe? After looking at the study results, many experts are urging that patients and doctors consider whether older drugs for diabetes may be safer and more effective–as well as much less expensive. They are asking: should Avandia remain on the market?

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