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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539069/real-world-challenges-for-hepatitis-c-virus-medications-a-critical-overview
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Imran Shahid, Waleed Hassan AlMalki, Sajida Hassan, Muhammad Hassan Hafeez
From 2010, the landscape of hepatitis C therapeutics has been changed rapidly, and today we are standing at a cusp of a pharmacological revolution where highly effective and interferon (IFN)-free direct acting antivirals (DAAs) are already on the market. Such treatment paradigms attain 90-95% sustained virologic response (SVR; undetectable viral load at week 12 or 24 at the end of therapy) rates in treated individuals compared to 50-70% with treatment completion of dual-therapy-pegylated interferon (PEG-IFN) and ribavirin (RBV)...
May 25, 2017: Critical Reviews in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530207/fabrication-of-biomimetic-bone-grafts-with-multi-material-3d-printing
#2
Nicholas Sears, Prachi Dhavalikar, Michael Whitely, Elizabeth Cosgriff-Hernandez
Extrusion deposition is a versatile method for the 3D printing of biomaterials such as hydrogels, ceramics, and suspensions. Recently, a new class of emulsion inks were developed that can be used to create tunable, hierarchically porous materials with a cure-on-dispense method. Propylene fumarate dimethacrylate (PFDMA) was selected to fabricate bone grafts using this technology due to its established biocompatibility, osteoconductivity, and good compressive properties. Scaffolds fabricated from PFDMA emulsion inks displayed compressive modulus and yield strength of approximately 15 and 1 MPa, respectively...
May 22, 2017: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527844/evaluation-of-various-pretreatments-to-fiber-post-on-the-push-out-bond-strength-of-root-canal-dentin
#3
Ömer Kırmalı, Özlem Üstün, Alper Kapdan, Alper Kuştarcı
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this in vitro study was to compare the effect of different pretreatments (fiber post) with the laser-activated irrigation (LAI) technique (for removal of the smear layer) on root canal dentin in terms of push-out bond strength (PBS) in a fiber post. METHODS: Fifty freshly extracted mandibular single-rooted premolars were prepared, and LAI was applied to all roots (17% EDTA was 5 mL for 120 seconds with an erbium, chromium:yttrium-scandium-gallium-garnet laser [0...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527531/titanium-dioxide-nanotubes-addition-to-self-adhesive-resin-cement-effect-on-physical-and-biological-properties
#4
Carla M Ramos-Tonello, Paulo N Lisboa-Filho, Larisa B Arruda, Cintia K Tokuhara, Rodrigo C Oliveira, Adilson Y Furuse, José H Rubo, Ana Flávia S Borges
OBJECTIVES: This study has investigated the influence of Titanium dioxide nanotubes (TiO2-nt) addition to self-adhesive resin cement on the degree of conversion, water sorption, and water solubility, mechanical and biological properties. METHODS: A commercially available auto-adhesive resin cement (RelyX U200™, 3M ESPE) was reinforced with varying amounts of nanotubes (0.3, 0.6, 0.9wt%) and evaluated at different curing modes (self- and dual cure). The DC in different times (3, 6, 9, 12 and 15min), water sorption (Ws) and solubility (Sl), 3-point flexural strength (σf), elastic modulus (E), Knoop microhardness (H) and viability of NIH/3T3 fibroblasts were performed to characterize the resin cement...
May 17, 2017: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522192/overcoming-photodynamic-resistance-and-tumor-targeting-dual-therapy-mediated-by-indocyanine-green-conjugated-gold-nanospheres
#5
Wei Li, Xiaomeng Guo, Fenfen Kong, Hanbo Zhang, Lihua Luo, Qingpo Li, Chunqi Zhu, Jie Yang, Yongzhong Du, Jian You
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) and photothermal therapy (PTT) have captured much attention due to the great potential to cure malignant tumor. Nevertheless, photodynamic resistance of cancer cells has limited the further efficacy of PDT. Unfortunately, the resistance mechanism and efforts to overcome the resistance still have been rarely reported so far. Here, we report a nanosystem with specific tumor targeting for combined PDT and PTT mediated by near-infrared (NIR) light, which was established by covalently conjugating indocyanine green (ICG) and TNYL peptide onto the surface of hollow gold nanospheres (HAuNS)...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522161/effect-of-blue-and-violet-light-on-polymerization-shrinkage-vectors-of-a-cq-tpo-containing-composite
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Camila S Sampaio, Pablo J Atria, Frederick A Rueggeberg, Satoshi Yamaguchi, Marcelo Giannini, Paulo G Coelho, Ronaldo Hirata, Regina M Puppin-Rontani
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of light-curing wavelengths on composite filler particle displacement, and thus to visualize localized polymerization shrinkage in a resin-based composite (RBC) containing camphorquinone (CQ) and Lucirin TPO (TPO). METHODS: Three light-curing units (LCUs) were used to light-cure a RBC containing CQ and TPO: a violet-only, a blue-only, and a dual-wavelength, conventional (Polywave(®), emitting violet and blue wavelengths simultaneously)...
May 15, 2017: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508428/characterization-and-quantitation-of-pvp-content-in-a-silicone-hydrogel-contact-lens-produced-by-dual-phase-polymerization-processing
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Andrew J Hoteling, William F Nichols, Patricia S Harmon, Shawn M Conlon, Ivan M Nuñez, Joseph Hoff, Orlando M Cabarcos, Robert B Steffen, Daniel J Hook
Polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) has been incorporated over the years into numerous hydrogel contact lenses as both a primary matrix component and an internal wetting agent to increase lens wettability. In this study, complementary analytical techniques were used to characterize the PVP wetting agent component of senofilcon A and samfilcon A contact lenses, both in terms of chemical composition and amount present. Photo-differential scanning calorimetry (photo-DSC), gas chromatography with a flame ionization detector (GC-FID), and high-resolution/accurate mass (HR/AM) liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) techniques confirmed dual phase reaction and curing of the samfilcon A silicone hydrogel material...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503474/bonding-of-the-silane-containing-multi-mode-universal-adhesive-for-lithium-disilicate-ceramics
#8
Hyun-Young Lee, Geum-Jun Han, Juhea Chang, Ho-Hyun Son
OBJECTIVES: This study evaluated the influence of a multi-mode universal adhesive (MUA) containing silane (Single Bond Universal, 3M EPSE) on the bonding of resin cement to lithium disilicate. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty IPS e.max CAD specimens (Ivoclar Vivadent) were fabricated. The surfaces were treated as follows: Group A, adhesive that did not contain silane (ANS, Porcelain Bonding Resin, Bisco); Group B, silane (S) and ANS; Group C, hydrofluoric acid (HF), S, and ANS; Group D, MUA; Group E, HF and MUA...
May 2017: Restorative Dentistry & Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489746/pediatric-esophagopleural-fistula-two-case-reports-and-a-literature-review
#9
Yun Cui, Yuqian Ren, Yijun Shan, Rongxin Chen, Fei Wang, Yan Zhu, Yucai Zhang
Esophagopleural fistula (EPF) is rarely reported in children with a high misdiagnosis rate. This study aimed to reveal the clinical manifestations and managements of EPF in children.Two pediatric cases of EPF in our hospital were reported. A bibliographic search was performed on the PubMed, WANFANG, and CNKI databases for EPF-related reports published between January 1980 and May 2016. The pathogeny, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, treatments, and prognosis of EPF patients were collected and discussed.Based on conservative treatments, 1 pediatric EPF case induced by cervical trauma was cured by longitudinal septum incision-mediated drainage...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487037/effect-of-self-curing-activators-and-curing-protocols-on-adhesive-properties-of-universal-adhesives-bonded-to-dual-cured-composites
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Mario Felipe Gutiérrez, Elisama Sutil, Pâmela Malaquias, Thalita de Paris Matos, Lucas Marques de Souza, Alessandra Reis, Jorge Perdigão, Alessandro D Loguercio
OBJECTIVES: To measure microshear bond strength (μSBS) and nanoleakage (NL) of self-etch universal adhesives under core buildup restorations using different curing protocols, at 24h and after 6-month water storage. METHODS: Middle dentin of 55 molars was divided into: Clearfil Universal Bond [CFU], Prime&Bond Elect [PBE], and One Coat 7 Universal [OCU]. All-Bond Universal [ABU] and Clearfil SE Bond [CSE] were used as control. CFU, PBE and OCU were: light-cured [LC], dual-cured [DC] and self-cured [SC]...
May 6, 2017: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469824/traction-test-of-temporary-dental-cements
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Juan-Luis Román-Rodríguez, Diego Millan-Martínez, Antonio Fons-Font, Rubén Agustín-Panadero, Lucía Fernández-Estevan
BACKGROUND: Classic self-curing temporary cements obstruct the translucence of provisional restorations. New dual-cure esthetic temporary cements need investigation and comparison with classic cements to ensure that they are equally retentive and provide adequate translucence. The objective is to analyze by means of traction testing in a in vitro study the retention of five temporary cements. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Ten molars were prepared and ten provisional resin restorations were fabricated using CAD-CAM technology (n=10)...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445743/egfr-targeted-micelles-containing-near-infrared-dye-for-enhanced-photothermal-therapy-in-colorectal-cancer
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Ying-Hsia Shih, Tsai-Yueh Luo, Ping-Fang Chiang, Cheng-Jung Yao, Wuu-Jyh Lin, Cheng-Liang Peng, Ming-Jium Shieh
The purpose of this research was to investigate the effectiveness of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) targeted micelles loaded with IR-780 (Cetuximab/IR-780/micelles) for generating tumor targeting, multimodal images, and photothermal therapy (PTT). We initially studied the cellular uptake of these micelles using the HCT-116 and SW-620 cell lines. HCT-116 (high expression of EGFR) and SW-620 (low expression of EGFR) cell lines were used to examine biodistribution and antitumor effects of Cetuximab/IR-780/micelles...
April 23, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443832/protective-buffering-capacity-of-restorative-dental-materials-in-vitro
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Markus Fuss, Michael J Wicht, Thomas Attin, Sonja H M Derman, Michael J Noack
PURPOSE: To investigate the buffering capacity of restorative materials during a simulated carious and intrinsic erosive attack. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cavities with a volume of 130 μl were milled (Cerec MC XL) out of blocks of Ceram X Mono (CM), Quixfil (QX), Filtek Supreme (FS), Apa Fill 3 (AF), an experimental dual-curing composite containing a bioactive glass (EX), Dyract eXtra (DY), Beautifil (BE), Equia Fil (EQ), Telio CAD (TL) (negative control), TheraCal (TC; positive control), and extracted teeth (ED)...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Adhesive Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441850/-clinical-application-of-one-stage-operation-of-epicardial-permanent-pacemaker-implantation-and-cardiac-surgery
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C L Ren, S L Jiang, C S Xiao, R Wang, C Q Gao
Objective: To summarize the results and clinical application experience of one-stage operation of epicardial permanent pacemaker implantation and cardiac surgery. Methods: From November 2014 to July 2016, 15 patients (9 males and 6 females) with ages ranging from 50 to 73 (63.5±6.2) years requiring cardiac surgery with bradycardia underwent one-stage operation of epicardial permanent pacemaker implantation and cardiac surgery. All operations were performed under general anesthesia with chest median incision approach...
April 25, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435623/influence-of-nano-structured-alumina-coating-on-shear-bond-strength-between-y-tzp-ceramic-and-various-dual-cured-resin-cements
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Jung-Jin Lee, Jung-Yun Choi, Jae-Min Seo
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of nano-structured alumina surface coating on shear bond strength between Y-TZP ceramic and various dual-cured resin cements. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 90 disk-shaped zirconia specimens (HASS CO., Gangneung, Korea) were divided into three groups by surface treatment method: (1) airborne particle abrasion, (2) tribochemicalsilica coating, and (3) nano-structured alumina coating. Each group was categorized into three subgroups of ten specimens and bonded with three different types of dual-cured resin cements...
April 2017: Journal of Advanced Prosthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413993/efficacy-of-sofosbuvir-plus-ribavirin-with-or-without-peginterferon-alfa-in-treatment-of-a-cohort-of-egyptian-patients-with-hepatitis-c-virus-infection
#16
Ossama Ashraf Ahmed, Hany Haroun Kaisar, Nehad Hawash, Hossam Samir, Sherif Sadek Taha Shabana, Mohamed Hassan Ahmed Fouad, Fatma Rizk, Sherief Abd-Elsalam
Background &Aims: Sofosbuvir is a powerful drug for treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. In comparison to preceding remedies, sofosbuvir-based regimens provide a higher cure rate, fewer side effects, and much lower duration of treatment. The aim of the work was to assess the efficacy and safety of sofosbuvir plus ribavirin with or without peginterferon-alfa in treatment of a cohort of Egyptian patients with hepatitis C virus infection. METHODS: Two hundred treatment naive patients who were HCV-antibody positive and HCV RNA by PCR positive aged more than 18 years were enrolled in the study and patients were classified into two groups: Group I which included 100 patients who received dual therapy with sofosbuvir plus oral weight based ribavirin and Group II which included 100 patients triple therapy with sofosbuvir plus oral weight based ribavirin (as with the dual therapy) and a 180 mcg Peg-INF alpha 2a subcutaneous injection weekly for 12 weeks...
April 17, 2017: Infectious Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393819/morphology-of-root-canal-surface-a-reflection-on-the-process-of-cementation-of-the-composite-relined-glass-fiber-post
#17
Yasmine Mendes Pupo, Elaine Casacqui, Paola Andressa Barbosa de Lima, Milton Domingos Michél, Albano Luis Novaes Bueno, André Luiz da Costa Michelotto
BACKGROUND: The present study was conducted to evaluate the bond strength in the different root thirds (premolars and maxillary central incisors) of composite relined glass fiber posts compared to untreated glass fiber posts cemented with dual- or chemical-cure cements. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty human single-rooted premolars (flat canal) (n = 15) and 12 maxillary central incisors were used (round canal) (n = 3). The teeth were sectioned, and the roots received endodontic treatment...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Dental Research: Official Publication of Indian Society for Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385437/effect-of-prior-silane-application-on-the-bond-strength-of-a-universal-adhesive-to-a-lithium-disilicate-ceramic
#18
André Fábio Vasconcelos Moro, Amanda Barreto Ramos, Gustavo Miranda Rocha, Cesar Dos Reis Perez
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: Universal adhesives combine silane and various monomers in a single bottle to make them more versatile. Their adhesive performance is unclear. PURPOSE: The purpose of this in vitro study was to assess the effects of an additional silane application before using a universal adhesive on the adhesion between a disilicate glass ceramic and a composite resin by using a microshear bond strength test (μSBS) and fracture analysis immediately and after thermocycling...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385431/color-stability-of-ceramic-laminate-veneers-cemented-with-light-polymerizing-and-dual-polymerizing-luting-agent-a-split-mouth-randomized-clinical-trial
#19
Ana Maria Estivalete Marchionatti, Vinícius Felipe Wandscher, Michele Mirian May, Marco Antonio Bottino, Liliana Gressler May
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: The color stability of luting agents influences the esthetics of ceramic laminate veneers. Clinical studies that have evaluated the color changes of veneers cemented to enamel with light- and dual-polymerizing resin cement are lacking. PURPOSE: The purpose of this split-mouth randomized clinical trial was to evaluate the color change and marginal discoloration of dual- and light-polymerizing cement used for cementation of ceramic laminate veneers...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384981/fracture-resistance-of-endodontically-treated-roots-restored-with-fiber-posts-using-different-resin-cements-an-in-vitro-study
#20
Swetha Gopal, Sujatha Irodi, Deepak Mehta, Shankar Subramanya, Vinay Kumar Govindaraju
INTRODUCTION: The influence of the remaining coronal tooth structure along with intra-radicular esthetic posts increases fracture resistance of fractured teeth especially in the anterior region. The advent of resin based luting cements improves the adhesion of fiber posts. AIM: To evaluate the fracture resistance of endodontically treated roots restored with fiber posts using different resin cements - Calibra (etch and rinse), PermaFlo® DC (self-etch primer) and SmartCem2 (self-adhesive)...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
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