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Hitoyoshi Yasuo, Alex McDougall
Phallusia mammillata has recently emerged as a new ascidian model. Its unique characteristics, including the optical transparency of eggs and embryos and efficient translation of exogenously introduced mRNA in eggs, make the Phallusia system suitable for fluorescent protein (FP)-based imaging approaches. In addition, genomic and transcriptomic resources are readily available for this ascidian species, facilitating functional gene studies. Microinjection is probably the most versatile technique for introducing exogenous molecules such as plasmids, mRNAs, and proteins into ascidian eggs/embryos...
2018: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Riaan Mulder, Rasha Medhat, Nadia Mohamed
Aim: The purpose of the study was to assess the marginal adaptation and discrepancy of SSC's. Differences in adaptation and discrepancy between the four surfaces (mesial, lingual, distal, and buccal) were evaluated. Methods: The placement of stainless steel crowns were completed on a phantom head in accordance with the clinical technique. The ideal tooth preparation was made and this 'master tooth' duplicated to achieve a sample size of 15. The stainless steel crowns were placed, trimmed, and cemented as per the clinical technique...
2018: Acta Biomaterialia Odontologica Scandinavica
Barbara Davis, Monique Williams, Prue Talbot
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate performance of the I quit original smoking (iQOS) heat-not-burn system as a function of cleaning and puffing topography, investigate the validity of manufacturer's claims that this device does not burn tobacco and determine if the polymer-film filter is potentially harmful. METHODS: iQOS performance was evaluated using five running conditions incorporating two different cleaning protocols. Heatsticks were visually and stereomicroscopically inspected preuse and postuse to determine the extent of tobacco plug charring (from pyrolysis) and polymer-film filter melting, and to elucidate the effects of cleaning on charring...
March 13, 2018: Tobacco Control
Frederieke Kroon, Cherie Motti, Sam Talbot, Paula Sobral, Marji Puotinen
Plastic pollution is ubiquitous throughout the marine environment, with microplastic (i.e. <5 mm) contamination a global issue of emerging concern. The lack of universally accepted methods for quantifying microplastic contamination, including consistent application of microscopy, photography, an spectroscopy and photography, may result in unrealistic contamination estimates. Here, we present and apply an analysis workflow tailored to quantifying microplastic contamination in marine waters, incorporating stereomicroscopic visual sorting, microscopic photography and attenuated total reflectance (ATR) Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy...
March 10, 2018: Environmental Pollution
M Gundogdu, L I Aladag
Objectives: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of self-etch and self-adhesive resin cements on the shear bond strength of ceramic core materials bonded to dentin. Materials and Methods: Extracted, caries-free, human central maxillary incisor teeth were selected, and the vestibule surfaces were cut flat to obtain dentin surfaces. Ceramic core materials (IPS e.max Press and Prettau Zirconia) were luted to the dentin surfaces using three self-etch adhesive systems (Duo-Link, Panavia F 2...
March 2018: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
Paolo Pesce, Francesco Pera, Paolo Setti, Maria Menini
PURPOSE: To evaluate the accuracy and precision of a digital scanner used to scan four implants positioned according to an immediate loading implant protocol and to assess the accuracy of an aluminum framework fabricated from a digital impression. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Five master casts reproducing different edentulous maxillae with four tilted implants were used. Four scan bodies were screwed onto the low-profile abutments, and a digital intraoral scanner was used to perform five digital impressions of each master cast...
March 2018: International Journal of Prosthodontics
T Missau, A B Venturini, Gkr Pereira, C Prochnow, L F Valandro, M P Rippe
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of etching, with different hydrofluoric acid concentrations at the intaglio surface of feldspathic ceramic inlays, on the fatigue failure load of restored premolars. A total of 60 upper premolars were embedded in plastic cylinders with acrylic resin (up to 3 mm below the cement-enamel junction) and prepared using a device specially designed for that purpose. Teeth were randomly assigned to three groups (n=20): HF1, HF5, and HF10 (etching with hydrofluoric acid for 60 seconds at concentrations of 1%, 5%, and 10%, respectively)...
March 2018: Operative Dentistry
Michele Piazza, Francesco Squizzato, Chiara Chincarini, Marny Fedrigo, Chiara Castellani, Annalisa Angelini, Franco Grego, Michele Antonello
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to perform a quantitative analysis and to identify predictors of embolic filter debris (EFD) load during carotid artery stenting (CAS) in asymptomatic patients. METHODS: All patients with asymptomatic carotid stenosis >70% undergoing CAS between 2008 and 2016 were included in a prospective database. A distal filter protection device was used in all patients. At the end of the procedure, the filter was fixed in formalin and then analyzed with a stereomicroscope...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Wenhao Li, Jingming Liu, Zhenting Zhang
Marginal gap (MG) was the most important factor to evaluate the success of crowns. The study was to assess the MG of lithium disilicate glass ceramic crowns with spectral domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) and stereomicroscopy in vitro, and to provide evidence to measure the MG with OCT. Consistency was observed between OCT and stereomicroscopy to measure the MG after cementation. There was no significant difference between the MG of lithium disilicate glass ceramic crowns using OCT and stereomicroscopy (OCT 59...
March 2018: Journal of Biomedical Optics
Farahnaz Sharafeddin, Soodabe Shoale
Statement of the Problem: The clinical success of ceramic depends on the quality of the bond between the zirconia and resin cement. Purpose: In the present study, the effects of universal and conventional MDP-containing primers were evaluated on the shear bond strength of zirconia ceramic and nanofilled composite resin. Materials and Method: Thirty blocks of zirconia ceramic (6mm×2mm) were prepared. Then the inner surfaces were air-abraded and divided into three groups (n= 10) as follows: untreated with primer (control group, I); All- Bond Universal (group II) and Z-Prime Plus (group III)...
March 2018: Journal of Dentistry
S García-Martínez, M A Sánchez-Hurtado, H Gutiérrez, F M Sánchez-Margallo, R Romar, R Latorre, P Coy, O López-Albors
STUDY QUESTION: Is O2 tension in the pig oviduct and uterus affected by the estrous cycle stage and the animal's age, and can the outcome of in vitro embryo development be improved by mimicking these physiological values? SUMMARY ANSWER: O2 tension within the pig reproductive organs is affected by the animal's age, and values close to those measured in vivo have a positive impact on embryo development and quality when used during IVF and embryo culture (EC). WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: To obtain a healthy embryo in vitro, it is necessary to adopt a culture microenvironment that approximates physiological conditions...
February 27, 2018: Molecular Human Reproduction
H L Zang, Y Wang, Y H Liang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the influence of an epoxy resin-based sealer on the bond strength of adhesive resins to dentin and the cleaning efficacy of different solvents in removing sealer residues. METHODS: The occlusal enamel of 25 freshly extracted human third molars without caries were removed to expose flat surfaces of dentin. The teeth were randomly divided into five groups according to the treatment received: For negative control group, the dentin surfaces were not contaminated with AH-Plus; For the other 4 experimental groups, the samples were contaminated with AH-Plus for 5 min and different measures were taken: For positive control group, the sealer were wiped with dry cotton pellets; For solvents experimental groups: cotton pellets saturated with 95% (volume fraction) ethanol, 99...
February 18, 2018: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
Y Liao, X Q Liu, L Chen, J F Zhou, J G Tan
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of different surface treatments on the shear bond strength between zirconia and resin cement. METHODS: Forty zirconia discs were randomly divided into four groups (10 discs in each group) for different surface treatments: control, no surface treatment; sandblast, applied air abrasion with aluminum oxide particles; ultraviolet (UV), the zirconia sample was placed in the UV sterilizer at the bottom of the UV lamp at 10 mm, and irradiated for 48 h; cold plasma, the discs were put in the cold plasma cabinet with the cold plasma generated from the gas of He for 30 s...
February 18, 2018: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
H Toker, H Balci Yuce, A Lektemur Alpan, F Gevrek, M Elmastas
OBJECTIVE: Grape seed proanthocyanidine extract (GSPE) is a strong antioxidant derived from the grape seeds (Vitis vinifera, Terral J.F.) and has a polyphenolic structure with a wide range of biological activity. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of GSPE on alveolar bone loss and histopathological changes in rats with diabetes mellitus and ligature-induced periodontitis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Forty rats were divided into 6 study groups. Control (C, 6 rats) group, periodontitis (P, 6 rats) group, diabetes (D, 6 rats) group, diabetes and periodontitis (D+P, 6 rats) group, diabetes, periodontitis and 100 mg/kg/day GSPE (GSPE-100, 8 rats), and diabetes, periodontitis and 200 mg/kg/day GSPE (GSPE-200, 8 rats) group...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Periodontal Research
Bhushan Satish Gaikwad, Girish Nazirkar, Rajani Dable, Shailendra Singh
Purpose: The present study aims to compare and evaluate the marginal fit and axial wall adaptability of Co-Cr copings fabricated by metal laser sintering (MLS) and lost-wax (LW) techniques using a stereomicroscope. Materials and Methods: A stainless steel master die assembly was fabricated simulating a prepared crown; 40 replicas of master die were fabricated in gypsum type IV and randomly divided in two equal groups. Group A coping was fabrication by LW technique and the Group B coping fabrication by MLS technique...
January 2018: Journal of Indian Prosthodontic Society
Ruchi Singla, Swaty Jhamb, Amandeep Kaur, Ruchi Vashisht
Introduction: The purpose of this in vitro study was to compare the incidence of dentinal defects during root canal preparation with hand files using different irrigants. Materials and Methods: A total of 120 extracted mandibular incisors were randomly divided into onecontrol group and five experimental groups (n = 20) depending on the irrigant used. Biomechanical preparation was not done in control group. Teeth in experimental groups were prepared with hand K-files to a master apical file #35 with 1-mm increments step-back up to #50...
November 2017: Journal of Conservative Dentistry: JCD
Turk Ayse Gozde, Sabuncu Metin, Ulusoy Mubin
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) has generally been used as a nondestructive technique to evaluate integrities of composite restorations. We investigated marginal and internal adaptations of ceramic inlay restorations with OCT and compared them to results with the silicone replica technique. Round-shaped class I cavities were prepared on 16 human maxillary first premolar teeth. Ceramic inlays were fabricated. Silicone replicas from inlays were obtained and sectioned to measure marginal and internal adaptations with a stereomicroscope (Leica Dfc 295, Bensheim, Germany)...
February 1, 2018: Brazilian Oral Research
M K Ayar, F Erdermir
OBJECTIVES: Universal adhesives have been recently introduced for use as self-etch or etch-and-rinse adhesives depending on the dental substrate and clinical condition. However, their bonding effectiveness to laser-irradiated dentin is still not well known. Therefore, the aim of this study was to compare the shear bond strength (SBS) of two universal adhesives (Single Bond Universal, Nova Compo-B Plus) applied following laser-etching with SBS of the same adhesives applied in self-etch and acid-etch modes, respectively...
January 2018: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
Unni Endal, Ya Shen, Jingzhi Ma, Yan Yang, Markus Haapasalo
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to measure the time consumed preparing retrograde cavities in root canals of maxillary molars filled using the GuttaCore (Dentsply Tulsa Dental Specialties, Tulsa, OK) technique and the cold lateral condensation technique (CLC) and to examine the quality of the root-end cavity preparation by ultrasonic tips using micro-computed tomographic (micro-CT) scanning. METHODS: A total of 24 maxillary molars were included; distobuccal and palatal canals were instrumented to size #40 and size #50, respectively...
January 23, 2018: Journal of Endodontics
R Pilo, M Folkman, A Arieli, S Levartovsky
The absolute marginal gap (AMG) precementation and postcementation and the retention of zirconia crowns cemented to standardized molar preparations (4×10) by self-adhesive resin cements (SARCs) were evaluated. The following SARCs were used: RelyX U-200 (RXU200; 3M ESPE, Seefeld, Germany), SmartCem 2 (SC2; Dentsply, Milford, DE, USA), and G-Cem Automix (GCA; GC, Alsip, IL, USA). The control adhesive resin cement was Panavia 21 (PAN; Kuraray Dental Co Ltd, Osaka, Japan). Twenty measuring locations at a constant interval along the margins were marked, and the AMG was measured by an image analysis system connected to a stereomicroscope (20×)...
February 2, 2018: Operative Dentistry
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