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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777736/edge-strength-of-cad-cam-materials
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Maria Pfeilschifter, Verena Preis, Michael Behr, Martin Rosentritt
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the edge force of CAD/CAM materials as a function of (a) material, (b) thickness, and (c) distance from the margin. METHODS: Materials intended for processing with CAD/CAM were investigated: eight resin composites, one resin-infiltrated ceramic, and a clinically proven lithiumdisilicate ceramic (reference). To measure edge force (that is, load to failure/crack), plates (d = 1 mm) were fixed and loaded with a Vickers diamond indenter (1 mm/min, Zwick 1446) at a distance of 0...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774956/cement-interface-and-bone-stress-in-total-hip-arthroplasty-relationship-to-head-size
#2
Teresa Alonso-Rasgado, Jose F Del-Valle-Mojica, David Jimenez-Cruz, Colin G Bailey, Tim N Board
The use of larger prosthetic femoral heads in total hip arthroplasty (THA) has increased considerably in recent years in response to the need to improve joint stability and reduce risk of dislocation. However, data suggests larger femoral heads are associated with higher joint failure rates. For cemented implants, ensuring the continued integrity of the cement mantle is key to long term fixation. This paper describes an investigation into the effect of variation in femoral head size on stresses in the acetabular cement mantle and pelvic bone...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773425/strain-rate-dependency-of-bovine-trabecular-bone-under-impact-loading-at-sideways-fall-velocity
#3
William S Enns-Bray, Stephen J Ferguson, Benedikt Helgason
There is currently a knowledge gap in scientific literature concerning the strain rate dependent properties of trabecular bone at intermediate strain rates. Meanwhile, strain rates between 10 and 200/s have been observed in previous dynamic finite element models of the proximal femur loaded at realistic sideways fall speeds. This study aimed to quantify the effect of strain rate (ε̇) on modulus of elasticity (E), ultimate stress (σu ), failure energy (Uf ), and minimum stress (σm ) of trabecular bone in order to improve the biofidelity of material properties used in dynamic simulations of sideways fall loading on the hip...
May 3, 2018: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772035/two-step-immediate-loading-of-mandibular-overdentures-retained-by-mini-implants-a-prospective-clinical-study
#4
Jin-Hong Park, Sang-Wan Shin, Jeong-Yol Leea
PURPOSE: This study aimed to evaluate treatment outcomes of mandibular overdentures retained by two different mini-implant systems with ball attachments under a two-step immediate loading protocol. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This clinical trial investigated treatment outcomes of mandibular mini-implant overdentures in 45 edentulous patients. MDI implants (3M ESPE) and SlimLine implants (Dentium) were randomly selected for placement in the anterior mandible in each group (MDI = 21; SlimLine = 24) with a flapless surgical approach...
May 17, 2018: International Journal of Prosthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771783/hiv-1-drug-resistance-among-ugandan-adults-attending-an-urban-out-patient-clinic
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Amrei von Braun, Christine Sekaggya-Wiltshire, Nadine Bachmann, Deogratius Ssemwanga, Alexandra U Scherrer, Maria Nanyonjo, Anne Kapaata, Pontiano Kaleebu, Huldrych F Günthard, Barbara Castelnuovo, Jan Fehr, Andrew Kambugu
BACKGROUND: Little is known about prevalence of drug resistance among HIV-infected Ugandans, a setting with over 15 years of public-sector access to antiretroviral therapy (ART) and where virological monitoring was only recently introduced. SETTING: This study was conducted in the adults' out-patient clinic of the Infectious Diseases Institute, Kampala, Uganda. METHODS: HIV genotyping was performed in ART naïve patients and in treatment experienced patients on ART for ≥ six months with virological failure (≥1000 copies/mL)...
April 27, 2018: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771311/pathobiology-of-cardiac-dyssynchrony-and-resynchronization-therapy
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Uyên Châu Nguyên, Nienke J Verzaal, Frans A van Nieuwenhoven, Kevin Vernooy, Frits W Prinzen
Synchronous ventricular electrical activation is a prerequisite for adequate left ventricular (LV) systolic function. Conduction abnormalities such as left bundle branch block, and ventricular pacing lead to a dyssynchronous electrical activation sequence, which may have deleterious consequences. The present review attempts to connect the various processes involved in the development of 'dyssynchronopathy', and its correction by cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). Abnormal electrical impulse conduction leads to abnormal contraction, characterized by regional differences in timing as well as shortening patterns and amount of external work performed...
May 15, 2018: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771296/nationwide-cohort-study-of-antiretroviral-therapy-timing-treatment-dropout-and-virological-failure-in-china-2011-2015
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Yan Zhao, Zunyou Wu, Jennifer M McGoogan, Yiyi Sha, Decai Zhao, Ye Ma, Ron Brookmeyer, Roger Detels, Julio S G Montaner
Background: People living with HIV (PLWH) are still being diagnosed late, rendering the benefits of "early" antiretroviral therapy (ART; based on CD4 count) unattainable. Therefore, we aimed to evaluate the benefits of "immediate" ART (based on the time interval between diagnosis and treatment, regardless of CD4 count). Methods: A nationwide cohort of PLWH in China who initiated ART January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2014 and had baseline CD4 results >200 cells/μL were censored at 12 months, dropout, or death, whichever was first...
May 16, 2018: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770903/left-ventricular-restoration-devices-post-myocardial-infarction
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Tom Hendriks, Remco A J Schurer, Lawien Al Ali, Ad F M van den Heuvel, Pim van der Harst
Even in the era of percutaneous reperfusion therapy, left ventricular (LV) remodeling after myocardial infarction (MI) leading to heart failure remains a major health concern. Contractile dysfunction of the infarcted myocardium results in an increased pressure load, leading to maladaptive reshaping of the LV. Several percutaneous transcatheter procedures have been developed to deliver devices that restore LV shape and function. The purposes of this review are to discuss the spectrum of transcatheter devices that are available or in development for attenuation of adverse LV remodeling and to critically examine the available evidence for improvement of functional status and cardiovascular outcomes...
May 17, 2018: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770776/in-situ-transmission-electron-microscopy-of-transistor-operation-and-failure
#9
Baoming Wang, M Zahabul Islam, M Aman Haque, Kelson Chabak, Michael Snure, Eric Heller, Nicholas Robert Glavin
Microscopy is typically used as a post-mortem analytical tool in performance and reliability studies on nanoscale materials and devices. In this study, we demonstrate real-time microscopy of operation and failure of AlGaN/GaN high electron mobility transistors inside the transmission electron microscope (TEM). Loading till failure was performed on the electron transparent transistors to visualize the failure mechanisms caused by self heating. At lower drain voltages, thermo-mechanical stresses induce irreversible microstructural deformation, mostly along the AlGaN/GaN interface, to initiate the damage process...
May 17, 2018: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770342/fibular-collateral-ligament-varus-stress-radiographic-analysis-using-3-different-clinical-techniques
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Patrick W Kane, Mark E Cinque, Gilbert Moatshe, Jorge Chahla, Nicholas N DePhillipo, Matthew T Provencher, Robert F LaPrade
Background: Fibular collateral ligament (FCL) tears are challenging to diagnose. Left untreated, FCL tears lead to residual ligament instability and increased joint loading on the medial compartment of the knee. Additionally, when a concomitant anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is performed, increased forces on reconstruction grafts occur, which may lead to premature graft failure. Stress radiographs constitute a reliable and validated technique for the objective assessment of a complete grade III FCL tear...
May 2018: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767684/ultrasensitive-hiv-1-viral-load-as-a-marker-of-treatment-choice-for-simplification-strategies
#11
Sidonie Lambert-Niclot, Maxime Grude, Jean-Luc Meynard, Anne-Geneviève Marcelin, Marc-Antoine Valantin, Philippe Flandre, Jacques Izopet, Laetitia Moinot, Vincent Bouteloup, Vincent Calvez, Christine Katlama, Pierre-Marie Girard, Laurence Morand-Joubert
Background: We pooled the results of three randomized trials that compared the efficacy of PI/r monotherapy and standard triple therapy as maintenance therapy and evaluated: 1) the distribution of ultrasensitive viral load (USVL) at week 96 (W96), 2) factors associated with virological success (VL<50 copy/mL) at W96, and 3) factors associated with USVL<1 copy/ml (c/ml) at W96. Methods: Virological failure was defined as two consecutive measurements of HIV-1 RNA viral load >50 copies/mL and was analyzed in intention-to-treat...
May 15, 2018: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767346/biomechanical-properties-of-suprapectoral-biceps-tenodesis-double-knotless-screw-fixation-is-superior-to-single-knotless-screw-fixation
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Chih-Kai Hong, Chih-Hsun Chang, Florence L Chiang, I-Ming Jou, Ping-Hui Wang, Hung-Nan Wang, Kai-Lan Hsu, Fa-Chuan Kuan, Wei-Ren Su
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study is to biomechanically evaluate a new technique of double knotless screw fixation for suprapectoral biceps tenodesis and compare the results with that of the single knotless screw fixation as well as the interference screw fixation. METHODS: 24 fresh-frozen human cadaveric shoulders with a mean age of 68.3 ± 9 years were studied. The specimens were randomly divided into three experimental biceps tenodesis groups (n = 8): single knotless screw, double knotless screw and interference screw...
May 16, 2018: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766801/naringenin-and-its-nano-formulations-for-fatty-liver-cellular-modes-of-action-and-clinical-perspective
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Mahdi Zobeiri, Tarun Belwal, Fatemeh Parvizi, Rozita Naseri, Mohammad Hosein Farzaei, Seyed Fazel Nabavi, Antoni Sureda, Seyed Mohammad Nabavi
BACKGROUND: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common chronic liver disease mainly caused by high fat diets and sudden feed changes, vitamin and energy deficiency, and inflammatory processes. Fatty liver leads to cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma as well as liver failure. Lifestyle-modifying such as weight loss and healthy diet have an inverse correlation with the risk of fatty liver. The promising effect of a diet rich in vegetables and fruits against fatty liver has been evidenced by several empirical studies focused on flavonoids...
May 14, 2018: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765913/survival-analysis-of-an-orthodontic-bracket-bond-subjected-to-cyclic-tensile-and-shear-forces
#14
Ameerah Y Mansour, Mohamed Bamashmous
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to evaluate the use of survival analysis in cyclic fatigue testing in orthodontic bracket bonding. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We used 100 extracted bovine lower incisors (50 orthodontic brackets and 50 eyelet brackets). Each set of brackets was further divided by etching technique (25 total-etch and 25 self-etch). Cyclic fatigue testing was performed at a crosshead speed of 2 mm/min using an up-and-down method. Kaplan-Meier survival data analyses and Cox regression analyses were performed...
2018: Journal of Orthodontic Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765904/cyclic-fatigue-resistance-torsional-resistance-and-metallurgical-characteristics-of-m3-rotary-and-m3-pro-gold-niti-files
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Eugenio Pedullà, Fabio Lo Savio, Giusy Rita Maria La Rosa, Gabriele Miccoli, Elena Bruno, Silvia Rapisarda, Seok Woo Chang, Ernesto Rapisarda, Guido La Rosa, Gianluca Gambarini, Luca Testarelli
Objectives: To evaluate the mechanical properties and metallurgical characteristics of the M3 Rotary and M3 Pro Gold files (United Dental). Materials and Methods: One hundred and sixty new M3 Rotary and M3 Pro Gold files (sizes 20/0.04 and 25/0.04) were used. Torque and angle of rotation at failure ( n = 20) were measured according to ISO 3630-1. Cyclic fatigue resistance was tested by measuring the number of cycles to failure in an artificial stainless steel canal (60° angle of curvature and a 5-mm radius)...
May 2018: Restorative Dentistry & Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765680/the-relationship-between-substrate-morphology-and-biological-performances-of-nano-silver-loaded-dopamine-coatings-on-titanium-surfaces
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Weibo Zhang, Shuang Wang, Shaohua Ge, Jialong Chen, Ping Ji
Biomedical device-associated infection (BAI) and lack of osseointegration are the main causes of implant failure. Therefore, it is imperative for implants not only to depress microbial activity and biofilm colonization but also to prompt osteoblast functions and osseointegration. As part of the coating development for implants, the interest of in vitro studies on the interaction between implant substrate morphology and the coating's biological performances is growing. In this study, by harnessing the adhesion and reactivity of bioinspired polydopamine, nano-silver was successfully anchored onto micro/nanoporous as well as smooth titanium surfaces to analyse the effect of substrate morphology on biological performances of the coatings...
April 2018: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765638/porous-polymer-coatings-on-metal-microneedles-for-enhanced-drug-delivery
#17
Asad Ullah, Chul Min Kim, Gyu Man Kim
We present a simple method to coat microneedles (MNs) uniformly with a porous polymer (PLGA) that can deliver drugs at high rates. Stainless steel (SS) MNs of high mechanical strength were coated with a thin porous polymer layer to enhance their delivery rates. Additionally, to improve the interfacial adhesion between the polymer and MNs, the MN surface was modified by plasma treatment followed by dip coating with polyethyleneimine, a polymer with repeating amine units. The average failure load (the minimum force sufficient for detaching the polymer layer from the surface of SS) recorded for the modified surface coating was 25 N, whereas it was 2...
April 2018: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765443/management-of-cardiac-hemochromatosis
#18
Wilbert S Aronow
Iron-overload syndromes may be hereditary or acquired. Patients may be asymptomatic early in the disease. Once heart failure develops, there is rapid deterioration. Cardiac hemochromatosis is characterized by a dilated cardiomyopathy with dilated ventricles, reduced ejection fraction, and reduced fractional shortening. Deposition of iron may occur in the entire cardiac conduction system, especially the atrioventricular node. Cardiac hemochromatosis should be considered in any patient with unexplained heart failure...
April 2018: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763440/endothelium-targeted-delivery-of-dexamethasone-by-anti-vcam-1-saint-o-somes-in-mouse-endotoxemia
#19
Ranran Li, Piotr S Kowalski, Henriëtte W M Morselt, Ilona Schepel, Rianne M Jongman, Adnan Aslan, Marcel H J Ruiters, Jan G Zijlstra, Grietje Molema, Matijs van Meurs, Jan A A M Kamps
Microvascular endothelial cells play a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of sepsis-induced inflammatory responses and multiple organ failure. Therefore, they represent an important target for pharmacological intervention in the treatment of sepsis. Glucocorticosteroids were widely used in the treatment of sepsis but vast evidence to support their systemic use is lacking. The limited effects of glucocorticoids in the treatment of sepsis may be explained by differential effects of drug initiated NF-κB inhibition in different cell types and insufficient drug delivery in target cells...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763362/fracture-strength-and-precision-of-fit-of-implant-retained-monolithic-zirconia-crowns
#20
Pauliina Moilanen, Jenni Hjerppe, Lippo Lassila, Timo Närhi
OBJECTIVES: To examine fracture strength and precision of fit of screw-retained anterior monolithic zirconia crowns made directly on implants or by cementing on prefabricated titanium bases, and to compare these to industrially produced Procera crowns. . MATERIALS AND METHODS: Monolithic screw-retained implant crowns were produced by CAD/CAM method (Zirkonzahn, Italy) using either partially (PSZ, Prettau, Zirconzahn, Italy) or fully stabilized (FSZ, Prettau Anterior, Zirkonzahn) zirconia...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Oral Implantology
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