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Jacek Kuchinka
The persistent stapedial artery is a component of the main arterial roads of the head in some animal groups (Frąckowiak 2003). This type of vascularization occurs in the Mongolian gerbil, among others. The stapedial artery is common in a variety of forms in rodents. It has been described, for example, in Sciuridae, Muridae, Heteromyidae, Geomyidae, Splacidae, Cricetidae, Arvicolinae, and in genus Jaculus (Cox and Hautier, 2015). The aim of this study was the analysis of morphology, and of course, of the stapedial artery in this species...
March 5, 2018: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
Zahara Meghji, Anita Nguyen, Jeffrey B Geske, Hartzell V Schaff
Severe calcific mitral valve stenosis can rarely occur concomitantly with obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. In these patients, surgical decalcification of the stenotic mitral valve followed by mitral valve replacement carries significant operative risk and may result in paravalvular leakage, atrioventricular groove disruption, and excessive bleeding. We report the first 2 cases of obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with severe calcific mitral valve stenosis successfully treated with concomitant transaortic septal myectomy and bypass of the stenotic mitral valve using a valved left atrium to left ventricular conduit...
February 26, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Alessandro Quaranta, Olivia Marchisio, Orlando D'Isidoro, Anna-Maria Genovesi, Ugo Covani
BACKGROUND: It is well known that poor oral hygiene during orthodontic treatment may lead to development of gingivitis, probing pocket depth, hyperplastic tissue, decalcification, dental caries and white spot lesions on the coronal surfaces of teeth. METHODS: 22 patients with the following inclusion criteria were enrolled in the present study: fixed orthodontic treatment , 12-18 years, systemically healthy , no history of periodontal treatment, periodontal health or gingivitis...
February 13, 2018: Minerva Stomatologica
T Shishniashvili, T Suladze, M Makhviladze, M Pkhaladze
On the background of microecological changes in the gastrointestinal tract, mineral and protein metabolism is disrupted, biochemical changes occur in the phosphorus-calcium metabolism in the bones of the skeleton and hard tissues of the teeth. The aim of the research was to study the activity of the caries process, characterized by progressive decalcification, under conditions of microecological changes in the intestine and its effect on the processes of endogenous calcium assimilation in adolescence. Within the frames of the research 68 adolescents aged 11 to 17 years with various degrees of pathology of the gastrointestinal tract were examined...
January 2018: Georgian Medical News
Agian Jeffilano Barinda, Koji Ikeda, Ken-Ichi Hirata, Noriaki Emoto
Vascular calcification is an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease, and is closely associated with all-cause mortality. Recently, it has been revealed that vascular calcification is not a passive precipitation of circulating minerals, but is a process actively regulated through machinery similar to bone formation. During the bone remodeling, osteoclasts execute the bone resorption by releasing hydrogen ions to dissolve minerals; however, molecular mechanisms underlying decalcification of ectopically calcified lesions remain largely unknown...
October 16, 2017: Kobe Journal of Medical Sciences
Venni Heinonen, Timo J Ruotsalainen, Lauri Paavola, Jopi J Mikkonen, Pekka Asikainen, Arto P Koistinen, Arja M Kullaa
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study is to investigate the morphological and cellular changes in dental extraction socket that has been irradiated after the tooth extraction and to describe morphological characteristics of the osteocytes and osteocyte-lacunar-canalicular network (LCN) by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Five beagle dogs aged 1-2 years were used in this study. One side of each mandible was irradiated in two sessions and the other side of mandible (non-irradiated) served as a control...
February 9, 2018: Ultrastructural Pathology
Marcello Maddalone, Elisa Rota, Luca Mirabelli, Pier M Venino, Gianluca Porcaro
Aim: The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of the 3-3 mandibular lingual stainless steel retainer to prevent a relapse of orthodontic treatment during the 12-year time span of the survey. Materials and methods: Fifty patients with canine-to-canine bonded retainers (placed at least 10 years earlier) were recalled. All patients had been followed up annually during this period. Patients were screened for stability of the retainer and for the condition of hard and soft oral tissues...
October 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
Xiaonan Xin, Xi Jiang, Alexander Lichtler, Mark Kronenberg, David Rowe, Joel S Pachter
Laser-capture microdissection (LCM) coupled to downstream RNA analysis poses unique difficulties for the evaluation of mineralized tissues. A rapid protocol was thus developed to enable sufficient integrity of bone and cartilage tissue for reliable sectioning, while minimizing RNA loss associated with prolonged decalcification and purification steps. Specifically, the protocol involves pump-assisted, cardiac perfusion-fixation with paraformaldehyde, and moderate digestion of LCM-acquired tissue with proteinase K followed by DNase treatment and separation of RNA using magnetic beads...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
A Choube, M Astekar, A Choube, G Sapra, A Agarwal, A Rana
Teeth are among the hardest animal tissues, because they are composed of large amounts of inorganic compounds. Consequently, teeth are difficult to prepare for microscopic examination. Acids and chelating agents traditionally have been used to remove calcium ions. We compared decalcifying agents including strong acids, weak acids, chelating agents, techniques using electric current, agitation and heat. Freshly extracted teeth were fixed and decalcified using formic acid-formalin, formal-nitric acid, formalin-EDTA, Von Ebner's fluid and Perenyi's fluid...
January 9, 2018: Biotechnic & Histochemistry: Official Publication of the Biological Stain Commission
Peter Rechmann, Sona Bekmezian, Beate M T Rechmann, Benjamin W Chaffee, John D B Featherstone
OBJECTIVES: White spot lesions (WSLs) are a complication of orthodontic therapy. This study investigated the effect of MI (minimally invasive) Paste Plus (MIPP) and MI Varnish (MIV) on WSLs in orthodontic patients during a 12-month, randomized, single-blind, prospective, standard-of-care controlled clinical trial. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty subjects, recruited from the UCSF School of Dentistry Orthodontics Clinic, were randomly assigned to the experimental (twice-daily 1100 ppm fluoride toothpaste, daily MIPP, quarterly MIV application) or control group (twice-daily 1100 ppm fluoride toothpaste, fluoride rinse recommendation)...
January 4, 2018: Clinical Oral Investigations
Vinod Kumar
PURPOSE: To describe co-occurrence of choroidal osteoma in a patient with pattern dystrophy of retinal pigment epithelium. METHODS: Clinical case report RESULTS: A young female presented with decreased vision in the right eye due to decalcification of choroidal osteoma. Multimodal imaging including fundus autofluorescence, fluorescein angiography and optical coherence tomography showed features of pattern dystrophy of retinal pigment epithelium that simulates the Stargardt disease...
December 19, 2017: International Ophthalmology
Ivan Mikšík, Statis Paradis, Adam Eckhardt, David Sedmera
The proteins and pigment of the eggshell of the Siamese crocodile (Crocodylus siamensis) were analysed. For proteomic analysis, various decalcification methods were used when the two main surface layers were analyzed. These layers are important for antimicrobial defense of egg (particularly the cuticle). We found 58 proteins in both layers, of which 4 were specific for the cuticle and 26 for the palisade (honeycomb) layer. Substantial differences between proteins in the eggshell of crocodile and previously described birds' eggshells exist (both in terms of quality and quantity), however, the entire proteome of Crocodilians has not been described yet...
November 22, 2017: Protein Journal
Jean E Copper, Lynn R Budgeon, Christina A Foutz, Damian B van Rossum, Daniel J Vanselow, Margaret J Hubley, Darin P Clark, David T Mandrell, Keith C Cheng
In recognition of the importance of zebrafish as a model organism for studying human disease, we have created zebrafish content for a web-based reference atlas of microanatomy for comparing histology and histopathology between model systems and with humans ( Fixation, decalcification, embedding, and sectioning of zebrafish were optimized to maximize section quality. A comparison of protocols involving six fixatives showed that 10% Neutral Buffered Formalin at 21°C for 24h yielded excellent results...
November 20, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Toxicology & Pharmacology: CBP
Caroline Wadsworth, Michael Buckley
Isotope analyses on "collagen" extracted from ancient bone have been routinely used for dietary and chronological inferences worldwide for decades. These methods involve the decalcification of biomineralized tissues with acid, often followed by processes to remove exogenous contaminants, and then gelatinization of what is often described as the "collagen" fraction. However, little is known about the relative content of collagen to the many other noncollagenous proteins (NCPs) potentially present. Some of these NCPs have great longevity in ancient bone, and some, for example, fetuin-A, are useful for obtaining better taxonomic information than collagen...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
Mai Fukuyama, Chiharu Kawamoto, Pipop Saikaew, Yasuhiro Matsuda, Ricardo M Carvalho, Denis Selimovic, Hidehiko Sano
This study evaluated the effect of topical fluoride application on enamel hardness after in-office bleaching. Twelve human incisors were cut along the long axis, resulting in 24 halves used in four treatment groups (n = 6 in each group): (i) untreated group (C); (ii) in-office bleaching material (B); (iii) treatment with surface reaction-type prereacted glass-ionomer varnish after in-office bleaching (B+PRG); and (iv) treatment with acidulated phosphate fluoride solution after bleaching (B+F). All specimens were subjected to pH-cycling for 4 wk...
November 7, 2017: European Journal of Oral Sciences
Valentina Caruso, Marco Cummaudo, Emanuela Maderna, Annalisa Cappella, Giorgio Caudullo, Valentina Scarpulla, Cristina Cattaneo
OBJECTIVES: The present study aims to evaluate the preservation of the microstructure of skeletal remains collected from four different known burial sites (archaeological and contemporary). Histological analysis on undecalcified and decalcified thin sections was performed in order to assess which of the two techniques is more affected by taphonomic insults. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A histological analysis was performed on both undecalcified and decalcified thin sections of 40 long bones and the degree of diagenetic change was evaluated using transmitted and polarized light microscopy according to the Oxford Histological Index (OHI)...
October 27, 2017: American Journal of Physical Anthropology
Yayoi Marumo, Miki Hiraoka, Masato Hashimoto, Hiroshi Ohguro
We demonstrate a case of ocular impairment caused by a hydroxyapatite filler injection and review the prior literature on clinical presentations. A healthy woman, who received a hydroxyapatite filler injection into the glabella for nose augmentation suddenly had symptoms of nausea, diplopia, visual loss in the left eye, and impaired consciousness. Her left eye showed paresis of the inferior branch of the oculomotor nerve, conjunctival injection, cell infiltration in the anterior chamber, and multiple white spots in the nasal fundus...
October 12, 2017: Orbit
Flavia M Savi, Gary I Brierly, Jeremy Baldwin, Christina Theodoropoulos, Maria A Woodruff
Selection of decalcification agents is an essential consideration when processing mineralized tissues because the integrity and immunohistochemical characteristics of the tissues may be affected. Here, we report results obtained from the decalcification of rat mandibles using 10% ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) at room temperature (RT), 10% EDTA at 37C, 5% nitric acid, and 10% formic acid at RT. Decalcification endpoints were determined by microcomputed tomography. Morphological preservation and antigenicity were evaluated by hematoxylin and eosin staining and immunohistochemistry...
December 2017: Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry: Official Journal of the Histochemistry Society
Claudia Haase, Bernd Lethaus, Ruth Knüchel-Clarke, Frank Hölzle, Angela Cassataro, Till Braunschweig
The purpose of this proof-of-principle study was to develop a rapid and approachable method to analyse bone resection margins in patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) in an intraoperative setting, similar to assessing frozen sections of soft tissue. Bone excision and risk of remaining tumour cells could be minimised, thus improving reconstruction measures and facilitating convalescence. Frozen, sawed wafers of porcine bone artificially combined with porcine skin (simulating OSCC properties) were used to develop and evaluate a new molecular method: protein transfer from non-decalcified, sawed wafers onto a membrane stained by immunofluorescence (Tissue-ProtTrans)...
September 19, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
Abduelmenem Alashkham, Abdulrahman Alraddadi, Paul Felts, Roger Soames
BACKGROUND: Tears of the glenoid labrum are common after dislocation of the glenohumeral joint. The outcome for healing or surgical reconstruction of the glenoid labrum relies on the extent of its vascularization. This study aims to evaluate the glenoid labrum blood supply and to determine its regional vascularity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 140 shoulders (30 male and 40 female cadavers) were examined: mean age 81.5 years, range 53-101 years. All blood vessels around the glenohumeral joint were dissected and recorded...
September 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
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