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Keiichi Yoshida
This study investigated the effect of sulfur-containing primers for noble metals on the shear bond strength of self-cured acrylic resin after thermal cycling (TC). Four pure metals (Au, Ag, Cu, and Pd) and type IV Au alloy were either untreated, or treated with one of the five sulfur-containing metal primers (V-Primer, Metaltite, Alloy Primer, Metal Link Primer, and Metal Primer Z). Afterwards, a brass ring was placed on the metal surface and filled with self-cured acrylic resin ( n = 10). The bond strengths were measured after 24 h (TC0) and after 2000 thermal cycles at 4-60 °C (TC2000)...
June 20, 2017: Dent J (Basel)
Bingbo Zhang, Wei Yan, Yanjing Zhu, Weitao Yang, Wenjun Le, Bingdi Chen, Rongrong Zhu, Liming Cheng
Patients are increasingly being diagnosed with neuropathic diseases, but are rarely cured because of the loss of neurons in damaged tissues. This situation creates an urgent clinical need to develop alternative treatment strategies for effective repair and regeneration of injured or diseased tissues. Neural stem cells (NSCs), highly pluripotent cells with the ability of self-renewal and potential for multidirectional differentiation, provide a promising solution to meet this demand. However, some serious challenges remaining to be addressed are the regulation of implanted NSCs, tracking their fate, monitoring their interaction with and responsiveness to the tissue environment, and evaluating their treatment efficacy...
March 15, 2018: Advanced Materials
Masae Kato
Globally, genomics research is expected to enhance the health of patients with intractable diseases such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). But how do patients perceive medical and scientific attempts at creating drugs and finding cure, and why? Since the 1990s, a number of clinical trials for patients of DMD have been organized. Among them are a gene therapy and exon skipping, and they indicate the possibility of finding therapies for DMD patients. Since 2011, Japanese medical institutions have been participating in Global Clinical Trials so that Japanese DMD patients can have access to them once developed...
April 2018: Anthropology & Medicine
T J A G Münker, S E C M van de Vijfeijken, C S Mulder, V Vespasiano, A G Becking, C J Kleverlaan, A G Becking, L Dubois, L H E Karssemakers, D M J Milstein, S E C M van de Vijfeijken, P R A M Depauw, F W A Hoefnagels, W P Vandertop, C J Kleverlaan, T J A G Münker, T J J Maal, E Nout, M Riool, S A J Zaat
BACKGROUND: Nowadays, personalized medical devices are frequently used for patients. Due to the manufacturing procedure sterilization is required. How different sterilization methods affect the mechanical behavior of these devices is largely unknown. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) based materials (Vertex Self-Curing, Palacos R+G, and NextDent C&B MFH) were sterilized with different sterilization methods: ethylene oxide, hydrogen peroxide gas plasma, autoclavation, and γ-irradiation...
January 31, 2018: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
K-D Sievert, D-L Dräger, F-M Köhn, S Milerski, C Protzel, O W Hakenberg
Penile cancer is often an obvious visual diagnosis but histologic verification should be obtained prior to treatment. The clinical examination should determine the tumor stage and whether it has infiltrated the cavernous bodies and/or the urethra and it should adequately assess the inguinal lymph nodes. Preoperative imaging of the lesion is only indicated in equivocal cases. Curative treatment requires the complete removal of the primary tumor and all metastatic lymph nodes. Lymph node management is the key prognostic factor in the treatment of penile cancer...
March 9, 2018: Der Urologe. Ausg. A
Aditya Jain, Catherine Degnin, Yiyi Chen, Mike Craycraft, Arthur Hung, Jerry Jaboin, Charles R Thomas, Timur Mitin
PURPOSE: Most men with stage I testicular seminoma are cured with surgery alone, which is a preferred strategy per national guidelines. The current pattern of practice among US radiation oncologists (ROs) is unknown. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We surveyed practicing US ROs via an online questionnaire. Respondent's characteristics, self-rated knowledge, perceived patient compliance rates with observation were analyzed for association with treatment recommendations. RESULTS: We received 353 responses from ROs, of whom 23% considered themselves experts...
March 9, 2018: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
Vinh Nhu Nguyen, Thuong Thi Hoai Huynh, Niels H Chavannes
Background: Most asthma patients in Vietnam have poorly controlled asthma. Besides reasons related to the health care system and health care providers, knowledge on the self-management of patients has also contributed to this situation. Purpose: To assess knowledge on asthma self-management among adult asthma patients in Ho Chi Minh City. Patients and methods: A cross-sectional study with convenience sampling was conducted among 322 ambulatory patients using questionnaires filled in via a face-to-face interview...
2018: International Journal of General Medicine
A R Tuncdemir, E B Buyukerkmen, H Celebi, A Terlemez, Y Sener
Context: Bond strength of fiber posts. Aims: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of different Post Surface treatment techniques on the push-out bond strength of the quartz fiber posts. Subjects and Methods: A total of 30 maxillary central incisors were decoronated at cementoenamel junction. Root canals were filled and postspaces were prepared. The specimens were classified into three groups according to the surface treatment performed to the postsurface (n = 10) as no surface treatment (control group) (Group 1), A 50-μm aluminum-oxide airborne-particle abrasion group (Group 2), femtosecond laser (FS) group (Group 3)...
March 2018: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
Sandip Patil, Tushar Deshpande, Nayantika Chaudhari, Yogesh R G Singh, Janhavi S Raut, Yogesh M Joshi, Ashutosh Sharma
Fabrication of large area, multi-scale micro-textured surfaces engineered for anti-adhesion property remains a challenge. Compared to an elastic surface, viscoelastic solids show much higher surface stickiness, tack and adhesion owing to increased contact area and energy dissipation. Here, we show a simple, low cost, large-area and high throughput method with roll-to-roll compatibility to fabricate multi-scale, rough micro-structures resistant to adhesion in a viscoelastic layer by controlled tearing of viscous film...
March 5, 2018: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
Yifei Jin, Yangyang Shen, Jun Yin, Jin Qian, Yong Huang
Stimuli-responsive hydrogels and/or composite hydrogels have been of great interest for various printing applications including four-dimensional (4D) printing. While various responsive hydrogels and/or composite hydrogels have been found to respond to given stimuli and change shapes as designed, the fabrication of three-dimensional (3D) structures from such responsive hydrogels is still a challenge due to their poor 3D printability, and most of responsive material-based patterns are two-dimensional (2D) in nature...
March 1, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Hankun Hao, Jun Hong, Yaping Wang, Jian Wang, Yibing Bei, Luchun Hua
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility and the short-term safety of self-pulling and latter transected esophagojejunostomy(SPLT) in totally laparoscopic total gastrectomy (TLTG). METHODS: One hundred patients with gastric cancer received TLTG-SPLT at General Surgery Department of Huashan Hospital (Fudan University) from June 2014 to January 2017(SPLT group). The clinicopathologic characteristics, surgical and postoperative outcomes were collected retrospectively and compared with the conventional group undergoing TLTG plus overlap or functional end-to-end anastomosis from October 2013 to December 2015...
February 25, 2018: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Lauren M Carney, Crystal L Park
OBJECTIVE: Little is known about survivors' understanding of the cause of their cancer and of their recovery, nor how these ways of understanding relate to their well-being. No study has examined both secular and religious appraisals of the same event. The current study aimed to examine both religious (God) and secular (self) appraisals of both the cause (attributions) and course/cure of cancer in relation to multiple aspects of adjustment. METHODS: Data were obtained from a sample of cancer survivors at Time 1 (n = 250) and one year later (Time 2, n = 167)...
February 28, 2018: Psycho-oncology
Takatsugu Yamamoto, Yohei Sato, Hidehiko Watanabe, Amit Punj, Minoru Abe, Yasuko Momoi, Chikahiro Ohkubo
The objective of this case report is to introduce a simple technique for simultaneously taking a closed-mouth impression and functionally generated path (FGP) for a full coverage crown restoration. A monolithic zirconia crown was the restoration of choice. An alginate impression of the abutment tooth was taken to fabricate a custom-made closed-mouth impression tray covering the abutment tooth and the adjacent teeth. The tray had an FGP table and an abutment tray in cameo and intaglio surfaces, respectively...
February 2018: Restorative Dentistry & Endodontics
S Finer, P Robb, K Cowan, A Daly, K Shah, A Farmer
AIMS: To describe processes and outcomes of a priority setting partnership to identify the 'top 10 research priorities' in Type 2 diabetes, involving people living with the condition, their carers, and healthcare professionals. METHODS: We followed the four-step James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership process which involved: gathering uncertainties using a questionnaire survey distributed to 70 000 people living with Type 2 diabetes and their carers, and healthcare professionals; organizing the uncertainties; interim priority setting by resampling of participants with a second survey; and final priority setting in an independent group of participants, using the nominal group technique...
February 27, 2018: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
Y T Dong, F C Tian, B Jia, B Zu, X Y Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate influence of setting time on bond strength of different bioactive pulp capping materials with self-etch or etch-and-rinse adhesive. METHODS: Sixty specimens were prepared for each of the three tested capping materials, namely mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA), iRoot BP Plus (BP) and iRoot FS (FS). Specimens of each material were divided into three groups and bonded at three setting time points of the materials respectively: initial setting time (4 h for MTA, 2 h for BP and 20 min for FS), 24 h after application and 7 d after application...
February 18, 2018: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
Yuan Xu, Yang Guo, Yuru Song, Kuo Zhang, Yiping Zhang, Qiang Li, Shouhai Hong, Yangyang Liu, Yi Guo
Robustness, an ability of biological networks to uphold their functionalities in the face of perturbations, is a key characteristic of all living systems. Acupuncture is a procedure in which fine needles are inserted into an individual at discrete points and then manipulated, with the intent of preventing and curing diseases. Acupuncture does not directly eliminate pathogenic factors or pathological tissue; rather, acupuncture enhances the ability of the human body to self-medicate itself by activating complex regulatory systems and by maintaining physiological homeostasis to prevent or treat diseases...
February 2018: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
Masanori Yonenaga, Shingo Fujio, Mika Habu, Hiroshi Arimura, Takaaki Hiwatari, Shunichi Tanaka, Yasuyuki Kinoshita, Hiroshi Hosoyama, Hirofumi Hirano, Kazunori Arita
The criteria for surgical cure of acromegaly have become more stringent during the past decades and a change from Cortina to new consensus criteria has recently been proposed. However, the superiority of the new consensus over Cortina criteria with respect to postoperative metabolic parameters remains to be ascertained. We retrospectively assessed metabolic parameters, the body habitus, and other health-related parameters of 48 patients with surgically controlled acromegaly who met the Cortina criteria [normalized insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) level and nadir growth hormone (GH) level <1...
February 23, 2018: Neurologia Medico-chirurgica
Asha Hiremathad, Rangappa S Keri, A Raquel Esteves, Sandra M Cardoso, Sílvia Chaves, M Amélia Santos
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a severe age-dependent neurodegenerative disorder affecting millions of people, with no cure so far. The current treatments only achieve some temporary amelioration of the cognition symptoms. The main characteristics of the patient brains include the accumulation of amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles (outside and inside the neurons) but also cholinergic deficit, increased oxidative stress and dyshomeostasis of transition metal ions. Considering the multi-factorial nature of AD, we report herein the development of a novel series of potential multi-target directed drugs which, besides the capacity to recover the cholinergic neurons, can also target other AD hallmarks...
February 12, 2018: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
Ulrike Schleicher, Jan Liese, Nicole Justies, Thomas Mischke, Simone Haeberlein, Heidi Sebald, Ulrich Kalinke, Siegfried Weiss, Christian Bogdan
We previously showed that in mice infected with Leishmania major type I interferons (IFNs) initiate the innate immune response to the parasite at day 1 and 2 of infection. Here, we investigated which type I IFN subtypes are expressed during the first 8 weeks of L. major infection and whether type I IFNs are essential for a protective immune response and clinical cure of the disease. In self-healing C57BL/6 mice infected with a high dose of L. major , IFN-α4, IFN-α5, IFN-α11, IFN-α13, and IFN-β mRNA were most prominently regulated during the course of infection...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
P K Paul, M M Rahman, M M Rahman, M A Hossain, A N Abdullah, M A Rahman, M M Hasan
The objective of this prospective experimental clinical trial was to evaluate intraoral burning sensation in response to heat-cured and self-cured acrylic resin denture base material and carried out in the department of Prosthodontics of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh from February 2014 to September 2015. Forty eight patients were evaluated in this study; of them 35(72.92%) patients were male and 13(27.08%) patients were female with age range from 24 to 70 years. In this study 48 patients were evaluated in term of burning sensation, of them 24 patients were provided with heat-cured acrylic resin denture and were considered as Group A and 24 patients were provided with self-cured acrylic resin denture and were considered as Group B...
January 2018: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
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