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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325103/fabrication-and-characterization-of-dendrimer-functionalized-nano-hydroxyapatite-and-its-application-in-dentin-tubule-occlusion
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Xuandong Lin, Fangfang Xie, Xueling Ma, Yuhong Hao, Hejia Qin, Jindong Long
The occlusion of dentinal tubules is an effective method to alleviate the symptoms of dentin hypersensitivity. In this paper, we successfully modified nano-hydroxyapatite (n-HAP)with carboxyl-terminated polyamidoamine dendrimers by an aqueous-based chemical method and verified by fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and transmission electron microscope(TEM). Then the demineralization dentin discs were randomly divided into 4 groups, corresponding to subsequent brushing experiments: deionized water and kept in artificial saliva (AS), dendrimer-functionalized n-HAP and stored in AS, n-HAP and saved in AS, dendrimer-functionalized n-HAP and stored in deionized water...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304237/cervical-disc-arthroplasty-with-the-prestige-lp-disc-versus-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-at-2-levels-results-of-a-prospective-multicenter-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial-at-24-months
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Matthew F Gornet, Todd H Lanman, J Kenneth Burkus, Scott D Hodges, Jeffrey R McConnell, Randall F Dryer, Anne G Copay, Hui Nian, Frank E Harrell
OBJECTIVE The authors compared the efficacy and safety of arthroplasty using the Prestige LP cervical disc with those of anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) for the treatment of degenerative disc disease (DDD) at 2 adjacent levels. METHODS Patients from 30 investigational sites were randomized to 1 of 2 groups: investigational patients (209) underwent arthroplasty using a Prestige LP artificial disc, and control patients (188) underwent ACDF with a cortical ring allograft and anterior cervical plate...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289843/micro-ct-evaluation-of-asymmetrical-ovine-intervertebral-disc-height-loss-from-surgical-approach
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Christopher Ludtka, Stefan Schwan, Andrea Friedmann, Walther Brehm, Ingo Wiesner, Felix Goehre
PURPOSE: The primary goal of this study is to clearly define and evaluate new intervertebral disc height parameters in analysing the morphological pathology of disc degeneration for application in damage model and regeneration therapy development, as well as applying traditional variables to 3-D characterization methods. METHODS: A posterolateral surgical approach was used to induce disc degeneration in an ovine model. At 12-months post-operation, sheep vertebral segments were removed and characterized using micro-CT to evaluate disc height parameters in regard to injury localization...
March 13, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272256/a-morphometric-study-of-the-middle-and-lower-cervical-vertebral-endplates-and-their-components
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Hang Feng, Xiang-Yi Fang, Da-Geng Huang, Cheng-Cheng Yu, Hou-Kun Li, Song-Chuan Zhao, Chao-Yuan Ge, Ru-Hai Bai, Ding-Jun Hao
Cervical disc arthroplasty is a common method of treating cervical degenerative disease. However, the footprints of most prosthesis dimensions are obtained from data of Caucasian individuals. Besides, there is a large discrepancy between footprints of currently available cervical disc prostheses and anatomic dimensions of cervical endplates. We aimed to detail the three-dimensional (3D) anatomic morphology of the subaxial cervical vertebral endplate, utilizing high-precision, high-resolution scanning equipment, and provide a theoretical basis for designing appropriate disc prostheses for Chinese patients...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267581/comparison-of-in-vitro-dentinal-tubule-occluding-efficacy-of-two-different-methods-using-a-nano-scaled-bioactive-glass-containing-desensitising-agent
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Qian Ma, Tianda Wang, Qingfei Meng, Xiao Xu, Huaying Wu, Dongjing Xu, Yaming Chen
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to compare the in vitro dentinal tubule occluding efficacy of two different methods using a nano-scaled bioactive glass (BG)-containing desensitising agent. METHODS: Citric acid treated dentine discs were randomly divided into 7 groups (n=8). Group A1, A2 and A3: dentine discs coated with BG desensitising paste; Group B1, B2 and B3: dentine discs coated with BG desensitising paste and covered with matched transparent trays; and control group (GroupC): dentine discs treated with deionised water...
March 4, 2017: Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261429/radiological-parameters-of-undegenerated-cervical-vertebral-segments-in-a-korean-population
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Sung Hoon Choi, HeeSang Lee, Jae Hwan Cho, Jin Il Jung, Dong-Ho Lee
BACKGROUND: Several scoring systems for cervical disc and facet joint degeneration, using radiography or computed tomography, have been developed and tested for reliability. However, definitions of disc height and facet joint space narrowing vary. To our knowledge, no study has reported quantitative data for normal radiologic values of the cervical spine in the Korean population. The purpose of this study is to determine normal cervical disc height, disc height ratio, and facet joint space values, and investigate the correlation between demographic data and these values...
March 2017: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258266/effect-of-newly-developed-resin-cements-and-thermocycling-on-the-strength-of-porcelain-laminate-veneers
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Fawaz I Alqahtani
AIM: The aim of this study was to determine the effect of different luting cements and accelerated artificial aging (AAA) in the fracture resistance of porcelain laminate veneers (PLVs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 80 disc-shaped specimens were prepared using computer-aided design/computer-aided milling technology from lithium disilicate glass-ceramic blocks. Specimens (0.5 mm thick, 10 mm diameter) were divided into eight groups of 10 specimens per group...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256492/evaluation-of-candida-albicans-biofilm-formation-on-various-dental-restorative-material-surfaces
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N Beldüz, A Kamburoğlu, Y Yılmaz, I Tosun, M Beldüz, C Kara
AIMS: Candida adhesion to any oral substrata is the first and essential stage in forming a pathogenic fungal biofilm. In general, yeast cells have remarkable potential to adhere to host surfaces, such as teeth or mucosa, and to artificial, nonbiological surfaces, such as restorative dental materials. This study compared the susceptibility of six dental restorative materials to Candida albicans adhesion. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cylindrical samples of each material were made according to the manufacturersa instructions...
March 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254671/are-patient-reported-outcomes-predictive-of-patient-satisfaction-five-years-after-anterior-cervical-spine-surgery
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Gregory D Schroeder, Dom Coric, Han Jo Kim, Todd J Albert, Kris E Radcliff
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Patient satisfaction is becoming an increasing common proxy for surgical quality; however, the correlation between patient satisfaction and surgical outcomes two and five years after anterior cervical surgery has not been evaluated. PURPOSE: To determine if patient satisfaction is predicted by improvement in patient reported outcomes (PRO) two and five years after anterior cervical spine surgery. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data...
February 27, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228539/three-dimensional-printing-spiders-back-and-forth-glue-application-yields-silk-anchorages-with-high-pull-off-resistance-under-varying-loading-situations
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Jonas O Wolff, Marie E Herberstein
The anchorage of structures is a crucial element of construction, both for humans and animals. Spiders use adhesive plaques to attach silk threads to substrates. Both biological and artificial adhesive structures usually have an optimal loading angle, and are prone to varying loading situations. Silk anchorages, however, must cope with loading in highly variable directions. Here we show that the detachment forces of thread anchorages of orb-web spiders are highly robust against pulling in different directions...
February 2017: Journal of the Royal Society, Interface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212709/erythrocyte-deformability-and-aggregation-responses-to-intermittent-and-continuous-artificial-gravity-exposure
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Grau Marijke, Abeln Vera, Vogt Tobias, Bloch Wilhelm, Schneider Stefan
Artificial gravity protocols are used to improve g-tolerance of aviators and discussed as countermeasure during prolonged space flight. Little is known about the impact of artificial gravity on the red blood cells (RBC). The purpose of the study was to test how artificial gravity affects RBC deformability and aggregation, which are important determinants of microcirculation. Nine male subjects were exposed to two hypergravity protocols using a short arm human centrifuge: a continuous (CONT) protocol with constant +2Gz for 30min and an intermittent (INTER) protocol with repeated intervals of +2Gz and rest...
February 2017: Life Sciences in Space Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183604/wear-behaviour-of-uhmwpe-reinforced-by-carbon-nanofiller-and-paraffin-oil-for-joint-replacement
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Samy Yousef, Annamaria Visco, Giovanna Galtieri, Davide Nocita, Claudia Espro
The majority of artificial joints incorporate biomedical grade Ultra High Molecular Weight Poly Ethylene (UHMWPE), whose wear is considered most important in controlling service time of the whole joint. The aim of this work was to improve wear resistance of UHMWPE through the addition of 0.5-2.0wt% of Carbon Nano Filler (CNF) and 2% wt of Paraffin Oil (PO) using ball milling (BM) and extrusion techniques (EX). The wear tests on these nanocomposites were conducted by a pin on disc in dry (air) and wet media (simulated synovial fluid or artificial lubricant, and bovine synovial fluid or natural lubricant)...
April 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28175519/345%C3%A2-elective-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-vs-cervical-artificial-disc-replacement-a-comparison-of-perioperative-morbidity-and-early-outcomes
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Pavan S Upadhyayula, John K Yue, Reid Hoshide, Erik Curtis, Joseph D Ciacci
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August 1, 2016: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142281/adjacent-level-arthroplasty-following-cervical-fusion
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Deshpande V Rajakumar, Akshay Hari, Murali Krishna, Subhas Konar, Ankit Sharma
OBJECTIVE Adjacent-level disc degeneration following cervical fusion has been well reported. This condition poses a major treatment dilemma when it becomes symptomatic. The potential application of cervical arthroplasty to preserve motion in the affected segment is not well documented, with few studies in the literature. The authors present their initial experience of analyzing clinical and radiological results in such patients who were treated with arthroplasty for new or persistent arm and/or neck symptoms related to neural compression due to adjacent-segment disease after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF)...
February 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142258/bone-loss-of-vertebral-bodies-at-the-operative-segment-after-cervical-arthroplasty-a-potential-complication
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Dong Hwa Heo, Dong Chan Lee, Jong Yang Oh, Choon Keun Park
OBJECTIVE Bony overgrowth and spontaneous fusion are complications of cervical arthroplasty. In contrast, bone loss or bone remodeling of vertebral bodies at the operation segment after cervical arthroplasty has also been observed. The purpose of this study is to investigate a potential complication-bone loss of the anterior portion of the vertebral bodies at the surgically treated segment after cervical total disc replacement (TDR)-and discuss the clinical significance. METHODS All enrolled patients underwent follow-up for more than 24 months after cervical arthroplasty using the Baguera C disc...
February 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142245/cervical-arthroplasty-what-does-the-labeling-say
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Mazda K Turel, Mena G Kerolus, Owoicho Adogwa, Vincent C Traynelis
OBJECTIVE The aim of this paper was to comprehensively review each of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved labels of 7 total cervical disc replacements, assess the exact methodology in which the trial was conducted, and provide a broad comparison of these devices to allow each surgeon to determine which disc best suits his or her specific treatment goals based on the specific labels and not the studies published. METHODS The FDA-approved labels for each of the 7 artificial discs were obtained from the official FDA website...
February 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091786/a-new-look-at-the-drug-resistance-investigation-of-uropathogenic-e-coli-strains
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Wioletta Adamus-Białek, Łukasz Lechowicz, Anna B Kubiak-Szeligowska, Monika Wawszczak, Ewelina Kamińska, Magdalena Chrapek
Bacterial drug resistance and uropathogenic tract infections are among the most important issues of current medicine. Uropathogenic Escherichia coli strains are the primary factor of this issue. This article is the continuation of the previous study, where we used Kohonen relations to predict the direction of drug resistance. The characterized collection of uropathogenic E. coli strains was used for microbiological (the disc diffusion method for antimicrobial susceptibility testing), chemical (ATR/FT-IR) and mathematical (artificial neural networks, Ward's hierarchical clustering method, the analysis of distributions of inhibition zone diameters for antibiotics, Cohen's kappa measure of agreement) analysis...
February 2017: Molecular Biology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042725/stepwise-illustration-of-teeth-fixation-semi-constrained-cervical-disc-arthroplasty
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Chih-Chang Chang, Jau-Ching Wu, Peng-Yuan Chang, Mei-Yin Yeh, Yi-Hsuan Kuo, Li-Yu Fay, Tsung-Hsi Tu, Wen-Cheng Huang, Henrich Cheng
There are many kinds of artificial discs available for cervical disc arthroplasty (CDA), with various designs of fixation and articulation mechanisms. Each of these designs has different features and theoretically fits most optimally in selected types of patients. However, there has been insufficient literature to guide individualized selection among these CDA devices. Since CDA aims to restore the joint function rather than arthrodesis, tailor-made size, shape, and mechanical properties should be taken into account for each candidate's target disc...
January 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042722/m6-c-artificial-disc-placement
#19
Domagoj Coric, John Parish, Margaret O Boltes
There has been a steady evolution of cervical total disc replacement (TDR) devices over the last decade resulting in surgical technique that closely mimics anterior cervical discectomy and fusion as well as disc design that emphasizes quality of motion. The M6-C TDR device is a modern-generation artificial disc composed of titanium endplates with tri-keel fixation as well as a polyethylene weave with a polyurethane core. Although not yet approved by the FDA, M6-C has finished a pilot and pivotal US Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) study...
January 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042721/surgical-technique-for-revision-surgery-of-cervical-artificial-disc-replacements
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Julia Onken, Bernhard Meyer, Peter Vajkoczy
OBJECTIVE Cervical artificial disc replacement (C-ADR) is a widely used procedure with low risk at implantation. Few cases have been reported about the surgical techniques of C-ADR revision. The authors describe their surgical experience with the explantation of a Galileo C-ADR. METHODS Revision surgery was performed in a 58-year-old patient. Patient positioning and surgical opening techniques were performed as appropriate for anterior cervical decompression. RESULTS Revision surgery via the initial anterior approach was successful following an atraumatic removal of the implant...
January 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
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