SERUM ALKALINE-PHOSPHATASE, CALCIUM, AND PHOSPHATE LEVELS FOLLOWING CLINICAL USE OF NATURAL CORAL - CASE-REPORTS


ALPASLAN G., ALPASLAN C., BILGIHAN A., YAMALIK K.

AUSTRALIAN DENTAL JOURNAL, vol.40, no.5, pp.327-329, 1995 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 1995
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1834-7819.1995.tb04822.x
  • Journal Name: AUSTRALIAN DENTAL JOURNAL
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.327-329

Abstract

Measurement of alkaline phosphatase enzymatic activity is the most commonly used serum marker to assess bone formation. In this present study serum alkaline phosphatase, calcium, and phosphate were measured in 12 patients where natural coral was implanted in surgical bony defects. Blood samples were obtained preoperatively which served as control, and at 1, 7, 15, and 30 days. No statistically significant increase in serum alkaline phosphatase, calcium, and phosphate was observed.