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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160402/effect-of-a-bioactive-glass-ceramic-on-the-control-of-enamel-and-dentin-erosion-lesions
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Michelle Alexandra Chinelatti, Camila Tirapelli, Silmara Aparecida Milori Corona, Renato Goulart Jasinevicius, Oscar Peitl, Edgar Dutra Zanotto, Fernanda de Carvalho Panzeri Pires-de-Souza
This study evaluated the effect of a bioactive glass ceramic for the control of erosion and caries lesions. Fragments (n=10) of bovine enamel and root dentin received daily application of different treatments (Biosilicate; Acidulated Phosphate Fluoride- APF; Untreated - control) during the performance of erosive cycles. Surfaces were analyzed with 3D optical profilometry to quantify the superficial loss in four periods (1, 7, 14 and 21 days), as well as the lesion depth with confocal laser scanning microscopy...
July 2017: Brazilian Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160401/fluoride-varnishes-against-dental-erosion-caused-by-soft-drink-combined-with-pediatric-liquid-medicine
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Adílis Kalina Alexandria, Ana Maria Gondim Valença, Lúcio Mendes Cabral, Lucianne Cople Maia
The present study evaluated the effect of NaF and CPP-ACP/NaF varnishes to reduce erosion produced by soft drink (SD) combined or not with pediatric liquid medicine. Enamel specimens were pre-treated with fluoride varnish, according to the following groups: NaF varnish (Duraphat®) or CPP-ACP/NaF varnish (MI varnishTM). Two types of erosive cycles were made: by soft drink erosion (SDE) or by pediatric liquid medicine plus soft drink erosion (PLM/SDE). Bovine enamel specimens were randomly assigned in six groups (n=10): G1=NaF + SDE; G2=CPP-ACP/NaF + SDE; G3=Distilled and deionized (DD) water + SDE; G4=NaF + PLM/SDE; G5=CPP-ACP/NaF + PLM/SDE and G6=DD water + PLM/SDE...
July 2017: Brazilian Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160397/mechanical-preparation-showed-superior-shaping-ability-than-manual-technique-in-primary-molars-a-micro-computed-tomography-study
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Lídia Regina da Costa Hidalgo, Léa Assed Bezerra da Silva, Graziela Bianchi Leoni, Jardel Francisco Mazzi-Chaves, Emily Eduardo da Silva Carvalho, Alberto Consolaro, Manoel Damião Sousa-Neto
The aim of the study was to evaluate canal preparation in primary molars with hand files, ProTaper Next and Self-Adjusting File (SAF) by 2D and 3D micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) analysis. Canals of 24 primary molars were prepared with hand files (HF), ProTaper Next (PTN) and SAF (n=8/group). The teeth were scanned before and after root canal preparation and the pre- and postoperative micro-CT images were reconstructed. Changes in 2D (area, perimeter, roundness, minor and major diameter) and 3D [volume, surface area, structure model index (SMI)] morphological parameters, as well as canal transportation and lateral perforations were evaluated (Kruskal-Wallis and ANOVA; a=0...
July 2017: Brazilian Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157956/comparative-analysis-of-fixation-and-embedding-techniques-for-optimized-histological-preparation-of-zebrafish
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Jean E Copper, Lynn R Budgeon, Christina A Foutz, Damian B van Rossum, Daniel J Vanselow, Margaret J Hubley, Darin P Clark, David T Mandrell, Keith C Cheng
In recognition of the importance of zebrafish as a model organism for studying human disease, we have created a web-based reference atlas of zebrafish microanatomy for comparing histology and histopathology between model systems and with humans (http://bio-atlas.psu.edu). Fixation, decalcification, embedding, and sectioning were optimized to maximize section quality. A comparison of protocols involving six fixatives showed that 10% Neutral Buffered Formalin at 21°C for 24h yielded excellent results. Sectioning of juveniles and adults requires bone decalcification; EDTA at 0...
November 17, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Toxicology & Pharmacology: CBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150982/visualization-within-the-ventricles-of-the-brain-a-micro-focus-x-ray-study
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Edwin John de Jager, André Francois du Plessis, Jakobus Willem Hoffman, Anna Catherina Oettlé, Marius Casparus Bosman
Conceptualization of the ventricular system of the brain by macroscopic studies is complicated by the lack of physical structure of these interconnected cavities. Dissection procedures designed to display the structures in the walls of the ventricles are destructive and not conducive for the appreciation of the ventricular system in its entirety. The application of Micro-focus X-ray tomography affords the possibility to appreciate hidden structures in a non-destructive manner. The aim of this study was to explore the possibility of using micro-focus X-ray tomography in the three-dimensional (3D) visualization of the ventricular system as well as the various neuroanatomical structures within its walls for educational purposes...
November 18, 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140370/mandibular-bone-structure-analysis-using-cone-beam-computed-tomography-vs-primary-implant-stability-an-ex-vivo-study
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Ruben Pauwels, Somchai Sessirisombat, Soontra Panmekiate
PURPOSE: To evaluate the relationship between mandibular bone structure parameters measured on preimplant cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) images and primary implant stability. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-one hemimandibles were scanned on the 3D Accuitomo 170 CBCT. Next, an implant was placed in each hemimandible, after which insertion torque and implant stability quotient (ISQ) measurements were acquired. The following measurements were performed on the preimplant CBCT scans: bone surface, bone volume, fractal dimension, connectivity, trabecular thickness and spacing, and skeleton analysis...
November 2017: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137703/fabrication-of-a-novel-aptasensor-based-on-three-dimensional-reduced-graphene-oxide-polyaniline-gold-nanoparticle-composite-as-a-novel-platform-for-high-sensitive-and-specific-cocaine-detection
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Pegah Hashemi, Hasan Bagheri, Abbas Afkhami, Yalda Hosseinzadeh Ardakani, Tayyebeh Madrakian
In the present research, we have developed a novel label free aptasensor based on screen printed carbon electrode (SPCE) modified with three-dimensional magnetic reduced graphene oxide(3D-MRGO)/polyaniline(PA)/gold nanoparticle(AuNP) nanocomposite for impedimetric determination of cocaine. To achieve this goal, a specific thiolated cocaine aptamer was immobilized onto the surface of synthesized nanocomposite. The signaling mechanism of the proposed aptasensor was based on increase in the [Fe(CN)6](3-/4-) charge transfer resistance (RCT) as an electrochemical probe in the presence of target analyte...
December 15, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137121/human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-growth-and-osteogenic-differentiation-on-piezoelectric-poly-vinylidene-fluoride-microsphere-substrates
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R Sobreiro-Almeida, M N Tamaño-Machiavello, E O Carvalho, L Cordón, S Doria, L Senent, D M Correia, C Ribeiro, S Lanceros-Méndez, R Sabater I Serra, J L Gomez Ribelles, A Sempere
The aim of this work was to determine the influence of the biomaterial environment on human mesenchymal stem cell (hMSC) fate when cultured in supports with varying topography. Poly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF) culture supports were prepared with structures ranging between 2D and 3D, based on PVDF films on which PVDF microspheres were deposited with varying surface density. Maintenance of multipotentiality when cultured in expansion medium was studied by flow cytometry monitoring the expression of characteristic hMSCs markers, and revealed that cells were losing their characteristic surface markers on these supports...
November 11, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136000/point-cloud-registration-from-local-feature-correspondences-evaluation-on-challenging-datasets
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Tomas Petricek, Tomas Svoboda
Registration of laser scans, or point clouds in general, is a crucial step of localization and mapping with mobile robots or in object modeling pipelines. A coarse alignment of the point clouds is generally needed before applying local methods such as the Iterative Closest Point (ICP) algorithm. We propose a feature-based approach to point cloud registration and evaluate the proposed method and its individual components on challenging real-world datasets. For a moderate overlap between the laser scans, the method provides a superior registration accuracy compared to state-of-the-art methods including Generalized ICP, 3D Normal-Distribution Transform, Fast Point-Feature Histograms, and 4-Points Congruent Sets...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131565/protein-based-3d-microstructures-with-controllable-morphology-and-ph-responsive-properties
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Shuxin Wei, Jie Liu, Yuanyuan Zhao, Tingbin Zhang, Mei-Ling Zheng, Feng Jin, Xianzi Dong, Jinfeng Xing, Xuanming Duan
The microtechnology of controlling stimuli-responsive biomaterials at micrometer scale is crucial for biomedical applications. Here, we report bovine serum albumin (BSA)-based three-dimensional (3D) microstructures with tunable surface morphology and pH-responsive properties via two-photon polymerization (TPP) microfabrication technology. The laser processing parameters including laser power, scanning speed and layer distance are optimized for the fabrication of well-defined 3D BSA microstructures. The tunable morphology of BSA microstructures and a wide range pH response corresponding to the swelling ratio from 1...
November 13, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127661/investigations-to-extend-viability-of-a-rainbow-trout-primary-gill-cell-culture
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Richard J Maunder, Matthew G Baron, Stewart F Owen, Awadhesh N Jha
The primary culture of fish gill cells can provide functional, cell diverse, model in vitro platforms able to tolerate an aqueous exposure analogous to in vivo tissues. The utility of such models could be extended to a variety of longer term exposure scenarios if a method could be established to extend culture viability when exposed to water for longer periods. Here we report findings of a series of experiments to establish increased longevity, as monitored by culture transepithelial electrical resistance (TEER) and concurrent histological developments...
November 11, 2017: Ecotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125215/additive-manufacturing-a-comparative-analysis-of-dimensional-accuracy-and-skin-texture-reproduction-of-auricular-prostheses-replicas
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Alexey Unkovskiy, Sebastian Spintzyk, Detlef Axmann, Eva-Maria Engel, Heiner Weber, Fabian Huettig
PURPOSE: The use of computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) and additive manufacturing in maxillofacial prosthetics has been widely acknowledged. Rapid prototyping can be considered for manufacturing of auricular prostheses. Therefore, so-called prostheses replicas can be fabricated by digital means. The objective of this study was to identify a superior additive manufacturing method to fabricate auricular prosthesis replicas (APRs) within a digital workflow. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Auricles of 23 healthy subjects (mean age of 37...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Prosthodontics: Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121409/image-quality-and-dose-for-a-multi-source-cone-beam-ct-extremity-scanner
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Grace Jianan Gang, Wojciech Zbijewski, Mahadevappa Mahesh, Gaurav Thawait, Nathan Packard, John Yorkston, Shadpour Demehri, Jeffrey Harrold Siewerdsen
PURPOSE: This work investigates the dose characteristics and image quality of a multi-source cone-beam CT scanner dedicated for extremity imaging. METHODS: The scanner has an x-ray source with three separate anode-cathode units evenly distributed along the longitudinal direction. A nominal scan protocol fires the three sources sequentially, and a total of 600 projections (200 for each source) are acquired over a source-detector orbit of 210(o) . Dose was measured using a Farmer chamber in three CTDI phantoms stacked end-to-end...
November 9, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120183/thermoresponsive-surface-grafted-gels-controlling-the-bulk-volume-change-properties-by-surface-localized-polymer-grafting-with-various-densities
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Ko Matsukawa, Tsukuru Masuda, Youn Soo Kim, Aya Mizutani Akimoto, Ryo Yoshida
We prepared poly(N-isopropylacrylamide-r-N-3-(aminopropyl)methacrylamide) (poly(NIPAAm-r-NAPMAm)) gels with poly NIPAAm (PNIPAAm) grafted only in the surface region (so-called thermoresponsive surface-grafted gels) with various graft densities and investigated the effect of the graft density on the bulk volume change properties, shrinking and swelling, in response to temperature changes. Initiators for atom-transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) and structurally analogous compounds were introduced at certain ratios onto the surface regions of the gels, and a subsequent activator regeneration by electron transfer ATRP of NIPAAm was conducted in aqueous media...
November 20, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118385/enhanced-physicochemical-properties-of-polydimethylsiloxane-based-microfluidic-devices-and-thin-films-by-incorporating-synthetic-micro-diamond
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Sidra Waheed, Joan M Cabot, Niall P Macdonald, Umme Kalsoom, Syamak Farajikhah, Peter C Innis, Pavel N Nesterenko, Trevor W Lewis, Michael C Breadmore, Brett Paull
Synthetic micro-diamond-polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) composite microfluidic chips and thin films were produced using indirect 3D printing and spin coating fabrication techniques. Microfluidic chips containing up to 60 wt% micro-diamond were successfully cast and bonded. Physicochemical properties, including the dispersion pattern, hydrophobicity, chemical structure, elasticity and thermal characteristics of both chip and films were investigated. Scanning electron microscopy indicated that the micro-diamond particles were embedded and interconnected within the bulk material of the cast microfluidic chip, whereas in the case of thin films their increased presence at the polymer surface resulted in a reduced hydrophobicity of the composite...
November 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117514/investigating-cascade-impactor-performance-using-a-modified-3d-printed-induction-port
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Kai Berkenfeld, Michael Bernauer, Jason T McConville, Alf Lamprecht
Based on a computer tomographic scan of a human trachea, a modified induction port (mIP), for use with the Next Generation Cascade Impactor, was manufactured using 3D printing technology. Standard United States Pharmacopoeia IP (USPIP) was compared to the mIP and a 3D printed version of the USPIP (USP3DIP) by analyzing different types of commercial salbutamol formulations for inhalation. Increased retention of particles in the mIP was found analyzing a pMDI formulation, leading to a decrease in the FPF from 28...
November 5, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116265/the-internal-structure-of-pmetac-brush-gold-nanoparticle-composites-a-neutron-and-x-ray-reflectivity-study
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D Kesal, S Christau, M Trapp, P Krause, R von Klitzing
This work addresses the pH-triggered distribution and relocation of charge-stabilized gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) incorporated into strong polyelectrolyte brushes. Brush/particle composite materials were investigated under aqueous conditions and at different humidities using neutron and X-ray reflectivity, respectively. X-ray reflectivity measurements complement neutron reflectivity measurements and reveal results that could not be observed by neutron reflectivity measurements. Both methods allow scanning the particle density profile, but due to different contrasts, they are sensitive to different regions within the brush...
November 8, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116013/the-influence-of-dexamethasone-on-postoperative-swelling-and-neurosensory-disturbances-after-orthognathic-surgery-a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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W Semper-Hogg, M A Fuessinger, T W Dirlewanger, C P Cornelius, M C Metzger
BACKGROUND: Orthognathic surgery is associated with considerable swelling and neurosensory disturbances. Serious swelling can lead to great physical and psychological strain. A randomized, prospective, controlled clinical trial was realized in order to evaluate the effect of a preoperative intravenous dexamethasone injection of 40 mg on postoperative swelling and neurosensory disturbances after orthognathic surgery. METHODS: Thirty-eight patients (27 male and 11 female) patients, all with the indication for an orthognathic surgery, were enrolled in this study (mean age: 27...
November 7, 2017: Head & Face Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115310/observation-of-hidden-atomic-order-at-the-interface-between-fe-and-topological-insulator-bi2te3
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Jaime Sánchez-Barriga, Ilya I Ogorodnikov, Mikhail V Kuznetsov, Andrey A Volykhov, Fumihiko Matsui, Carolien Callaert, Joke Hadermann, Nikolay I Verbitskiy, Roland J Koch, Andrei Varykhalov, Oliver Rader, Lada V Yashina
To realize spintronic devices based on topological insulators (TIs), well-defined interfaces between magnetic metals and TIs are required. Here, we characterize atomically precisely the interface between the 3d transition metal Fe and the TI Bi2Te3 at different stages of its formation. Using photoelectron diffraction and holography, we show that after deposition of up to 3 monolayers Fe on Bi2Te3 at room temperature, the Fe atoms are ordered at the interface despite the surface disorder revealed by our scanning-tunneling microscopy images...
November 8, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114628/femoral-tunnel-positioning-in-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-anteromedial-portal-versus-transtibial-technique-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Michele Venosa, Marco Delcogliano, Roberto Padua, Federica Alviti, Antonio Delcogliano
Purpose  The purpose of this study was to investigate, through three-dimensional computed tomography (3D-CT), the accuracy of femoral tunnel positioning in patients undergoing anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, comparing transtibial (TT) and anteromedial (AM) techniques. Methods  We evaluated postoperative 3D-CT scans of 26 patients treated with ACL reconstruction with hamstrings autograft using a low accessory AM portal technique and 26 treated with the TT technique. The position of the femoral tunnel center was measured with the quadrant method...
March 2017: Joints
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