Navigation Links
Dental X-rays linked to common brain tumor
Date:4/9/2012

Boston, MA Meningioma, the most common primary brain tumor in the United States, accounts for about 33 percent of all primary brain tumors. The most consistently identified environmental risk factor for meningioma is exposure to ionizing radiation. In the largest study of its kind, researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Yale University School of Medicine, Duke University, UCSF and Baylor College of Medicine have found a correlation between past frequent dental x-rays, which are the most common source of exposure to ionizing radiation in the U.S, and an increased risk of developing meningioma. These findings are published in the April 10, 2012 issue of Cancer.

"The findings suggest that dental x-rays obtained in the past at increased frequently and at a young age, may be associated with increased risk of developing this common type of brain tumor," said Elizabeth Claus, MD, PhD, a neurosurgeon at BWH and Yale University School of Medicine at New Haven. "This research suggests that although dental x-rays are an important tool in maintaining good oral health, efforts to moderate exposure to this form of imaging may be of benefit to some patients."

Claus and her colleagues studied data from 1,433 patients diagnosed with meningioma between 20 and 79 years of age between May 2006 and April 2011 and compared the information to a control group of 1350 participants with similar characteristics. They found that patients with meningioma were twice as likely to report having a specific type of dental x-ray called a bitewing exam, and that those who reported having them yearly or more frequently were 1.4 to 1.9 times as likely to develop a meningioma when compared to the control group. Additionally, researchers report that there was an even greater increased risk of meningioma in patients who reported having a panorex x-ray exam. Those who reported having this exam taken under the age of 10, were 4.9 times more likely to develop a
'/>"/>

Contact: Lori Shanks
ljshanks@partners.org
617-534-1604
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Lower your blood pressure, hydrate your skin and reduce dental plaque -- with chocolate?
2. Eastman Dental Center awarded $1.6 million to find ways to prevent cavities
3. New generation of orthopedic, dental and cardiovascular prostheses
4. Smart coating opens door to safer hip, knee and dental implants
5. University of Plymouth invests in dental research
6. Accidental discovery produces durable new blue pigment for multiple applications
7. Dental delight: Tooth of sea urchin shows formation of biominerals
8. Cleveland Clinic, CWRU dental researcher finds switch that turns on the spread of cancer
9. How can accidental captures of loggerhead turtles be reduced?
10. Military application of Transcendental Meditation gaining acceptance
11. Pitt Dental School researchers find susceptibility for caries, gum disease in genes
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/4/2015)... 2015 Research ... the addition of the "Digital Forensics ... Sub-Segment (Computer Forensics, Network Forensics, Mobile Device ... Vertical and Region - Global Forecast to ... By Component (Hardware, Software, and Service), ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... (NASDAQ: AMRI ) today reported financial and operating results for ... , Second quarter contract revenue of $ 85.2 ... Adjusted contract margins of 26 % , ... in EPS from royalties in the current quarter , ... are very pleased to present another strong financial quarter, with all ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... Calif. , Aug. 3, 2015 Synaptics, ... human interface solutions, today announced that members of the ... at the Pacific Crest Global Technology Leadership Forum on ... The conference will be held at the Sonnenalp Resort ... The presentation may include forward-looking information. An audio ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Digital Forensics Market - The Market Represents a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 11.3% From 2015 to 2020 2AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 2AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 3AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 4AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 5AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 6AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 7AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 8AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 9AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 10AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 11AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 12AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 13AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 14AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 15AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 16AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 17AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 18AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 19AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 20AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 21AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 22AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 23AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 24
... busy beavers are helping Canada geese get an earlier start when ... Alberta where beavers were active tended to result in earlier thaw ... success, according to the study, published recently in Mammalian Biology ... early season nesting habits of Canada geese in a Northern climate. ...
... feeding on South Pacific coral reefs, scientists have found that ... could spell trouble for endangered reef systems. In ... that just four species of herbivorous fish were primarily responsible ... and that each type of seaweed is eaten by a ...
... Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) enthusiastically ... key federal investments in research and development as outlined ... "Once again we sincerely appreciate the President,s emphasis on ... research a national priority. We should not sacrifice our ...
Cached Biology News:Video study shows which fish clean up coral reefs, showing importance of biodiversity 2Video study shows which fish clean up coral reefs, showing importance of biodiversity 3Video study shows which fish clean up coral reefs, showing importance of biodiversity 4
(Date:8/5/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... August 05, 2015 , ... ... to aid the transition from legacy tubes, with 2D barcode labels on the ... decodes 100 legacy tube 2D barcodes in 1 second, using FluidX’s IntelliCode software, ...
(Date:8/5/2015)... ... August 05, 2015 , ... ... sciences, announces the launch of an updated corporate identity, including new company name, ... Inc. (MTI) in 2009. The company moved into a new, joint facility in ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... ... August 05, 2015 , ... Spirax Sarco , ... product line.” The handbook provides a complete range of information needed to ... complete standard product offering into an easy-to-navigate single edition,” says Dawn Dukes, Public ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... MONTREAL, Aug. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - BioAmber Inc. (NYSE: ... its financial results for the quarter ending June 30, ... completion in June 2015 , The final cost ... million or $4.0 million above the high end of ... ($125 million +/- 10%) , The company announced ...
Breaking Biology Technology:RURO Announces FreezerPro® 7 Integration with Top-down 2D barcode scanners by FluidX 2MTI-GlobalStem Announces Updated Company Identity and Website 2MTI-GlobalStem Announces Updated Company Identity and Website 3Spirax Sarco releases Product Handbook 2BioAmber Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 2BioAmber Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 3BioAmber Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 4BioAmber Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 5BioAmber Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 6BioAmber Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 7BioAmber Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 8BioAmber Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 9BioAmber Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 10BioAmber Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 11BioAmber Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 12
... (Nasdaq: PRXL ) announced today it will ... in New York, NY. James,Winschel, Senior Vice President ... presentation on PAREXEL at 1:20 p.m. EST on ... available under the "Upcoming Events" section,on PAREXEL,s "Investors" ...
... PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Oct. 31 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BMP,Sunstone Corporation (Nasdaq: ... will present at the following conferences:, ... in New York. Management is currently ... ET on Monday, November 3. A webcast of this presentation ...
... Durrie, Shachar Tauber, Stephen Slade, R. Wayne Bowman, ... Karl Stoneciper, Brock Magruder, and Richard Braunstein, attended ... featured the Allegretto Wave excimer laser system used ... LASIK eye surgeons and refractive experts are listed ...
Cached Biology Technology:PAREXEL International to Present at Oppenheimer 19th Annual Healthcare Conference 2BMP Sunstone Announces Participation in November Investor Conferences 2Top Refractive Eye Surgeons Listed in Trusted LASIK Surgeons Directory Make Solid Showing at Annual Alcon Symposium 2Top Refractive Eye Surgeons Listed in Trusted LASIK Surgeons Directory Make Solid Showing at Annual Alcon Symposium 3Top Refractive Eye Surgeons Listed in Trusted LASIK Surgeons Directory Make Solid Showing at Annual Alcon Symposium 4Top Refractive Eye Surgeons Listed in Trusted LASIK Surgeons Directory Make Solid Showing at Annual Alcon Symposium 5Top Refractive Eye Surgeons Listed in Trusted LASIK Surgeons Directory Make Solid Showing at Annual Alcon Symposium 6Top Refractive Eye Surgeons Listed in Trusted LASIK Surgeons Directory Make Solid Showing at Annual Alcon Symposium 7Top Refractive Eye Surgeons Listed in Trusted LASIK Surgeons Directory Make Solid Showing at Annual Alcon Symposium 8