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Holger Zipprich, Florian Rathe, Sören Pinz, Luca Schlotmann, Hans-Christoph Lauer, Christoph Ratka
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of tightening torque, screw head angle, and thread number on the preload force of abutment screws. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The test specimens consisted of three self-manufactured components (ie, a thread sleeve serving as an implant analog, an abutment analog, and an abutment screw). The abutment screws were fabricated with metric M1.6 external threads. The thread number varied between one and seven threads...
March 2018: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
Valessa F Carvalho, Priscilla Bf Soares, Crisnicaw Verissimo, Roberto S Pessoa, Antheunis Versluis, Carlos J Soares
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate mouthguard shock absorption ability, strain, and stress generation during impact on dental implants placed in the anterior maxilla. The mouthguard material was also characterized. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty experimental models were created and divided into six groups (n = 10): implant type, external hexagon (EH) and Morse taper (MT); without and with two mouthguards (MTG), EVA custom-fitted (Ct-MTG) and standard self-adapted (St-MTG)...
March 2018: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
Irena Sailer, Asgeir G Asgeirsson, Daniel S Thoma, Vincent Fehmer, Thor Aspelund, Mutlu Özcan, Bjarni E Pjetursson
BACKGROUND: There is limited knowledge regarding the strength of zirconia abutments with internal and external implant abutment connections and zirconia abutments supported by a titanium resin base (Variobase, Straumann) for narrow diameter implants. OBJECTIVES: To compare the fracture strength of narrow diameter abutments with different types of implant abutment connections after chewing simulation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Hundred and twenty identical customized abutments with different materials and implant abutment connections were fabricated for five groups: 1-piece zirconia abutment with internal connection (T1, Cares-abutment-Straumann BL-NC implant, Straumann Switzerland), 1-piece zirconia abutment with external hex connection (T2, Procera abutment-Branemark NP implant, Nobel Biocare, Sweden), 2-piece zirconia abutments with metallic insert for internal connection (T3, Procera abutment-Replace NP implant, Nobel Biocare), 2-piece zirconia abutment on titanium resin base (T4, LavaPlus abutment-VarioBase-Straumann BL-NC implant, 3M ESPE, Germany) and 1-piece titanium abutment with internal connection (C, Cares-abutment-Straumann BL-NC implant, Straumann, Switzerland)...
March 11, 2018: Clinical Oral Implants Research
Gustavo Assis de Paula, Guilherme Carvalho Silva, Ênio Lacerda Vilaça, Tulimar Machado Cornacchia, Cláudia Silami de Magalhães, Allyson Nogueira Moreira
PURPOSE: Biomechanical behavior of tooth-implant-supported prostheses (TISPs) with external and internal implants was compared. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two 3-D models of TISP were designed by varying the implant: external (Model EH) and internal hexagons (Model IH). After loading, von Mises stresses were obtained in implants, abutments, and screws. Principal maximum (σmax) and minimum (σmin) stresses were analyzed in periodontal ligament (PL), alveolar bone, and periimplant bone...
March 7, 2018: Implant Dentistry
Gabriele Dell'Era, Matteo Ziacchi, Eleonora Prenna, Igor Diemberger, Marco Varalda, Cristian Martignani, Federico Guerra, Mauro Biffi, Eraldo Occhetta
BACKGROUND: The management of patients explanted for implantable defibrillator (ICD) infections may be complex when anti-bradycardia pacing and tachyarrhythmia protection are needed. We aimed to test the efficacy and safety of a conventional ICD externally connected to a transvenous dual-coil lead as bridging therapy before the re-implantation. METHODS AND RESULTS: We enrolled seven patients explanted for ICD infections and needing prolonged antibiotic therapy in two high-volume hospitals in Italy and treated them with a passive can external ICD for a mean of 13 (4-30) days before re-implant...
March 8, 2018: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
Mitsugu Ogawa, Muhammad F Masood, Gregory A Ewald, Justin M Vader, Shane J LaRue, Allen Cheng, Keki R Balsara, Akinobu Itoh
Although the incidence of driveline failure has been significantly reduced with the major modification to the driveline connection to the HeartMate II left ventricular assist device (LVAD), internal and external driveline damage continues to be a major reason for pump exchange or driveline repair. We report three cases of internal driveline damage under the costal margin and in the adjacent abdominal wall. All three cases developed occasional electrical disruptions 2-5 years after the original LVAD implant through the median sternotomy...
March 3, 2018: Journal of Artificial Organs: the Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Artificial Organs
Gustavo Da Dos Santos Pinto, Suzane Cristina Pigossi, Tércio Pessoa, Lélis Gustavo Nícoli, Raphael Ferreira de Souza Bezerra Araújo, Cláudio Marcantonio, Elcio Marcantonio
PURPOSE: The aim of this case report was to demonstrate the repair of a large sinus membrane perforation related to a sinus floor augmentation procedure, using leukocyte platelet-rich fibrin (L-PRF), for subsequent rehabilitation of a partially edentulous patient. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The patient presented the absence of teeth numbers 18, 17, and 16, associated with insufficient bone height because of the maxillary sinus pneumatization. A maxillary inlay bone graft was proposed, however, during the sinus floor augmentation procedure, a large portion of the sinus membrane was ruptured...
February 16, 2018: Implant Dentistry
Massimo Zecchin, Jessica Artico, Gaetano Morea, Mara Severgnini, Elisabetta Bianco, Antonio De Luca, Anna Zorzin Fantasia, Luca Salvatore, Vittorino Milan, Matteo Lucarelli, Roberta Dissegna, Antonio Cannatà, Gianfranco Sinagra
AIM: During radiotherapy, in patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) malfunctions are considered more likely if doses more than 2 Gy reach the ICD site; however, most malfunctions occur with high-energy (>10 MV) radiations, and the risk is less defined using 6-MV linear accelerators. The purpose of the study is to experimentally evaluate the occurrence of malfunctions in ICDs radiated with a 6-MV linear accelerator at increasing photon doses. METHODS: Thirty-two ICDs from all manufacturers (31 explanted and one demo) were evaluated; all devices with a sufficient battery charge underwent multiple radiations with a 6-MV photon beam reaching a cumulative dose at ICD site of 0...
January 30, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
João Malta Barbosa, Daniel Navarro da Rocha, Ronaldo Hirata, Gileade Freitas, Estevam A Bonfante, Paulo G Coelho
PURPOSE: To evaluate the probability of survival and failure modes of different external hexagon connection systems restored with anterior cement-retained single-unit crowns. The postulated null hypothesis was that there would be no differences under accelerated life testing. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-four external hexagon dental implants (∼4 mm diameter) were used for single cement-retained crown replacement and divided into 3 groups: (3i) Full OSSEOTITE, Biomet 3i (n = 18); (OL) OEX P4, Osseolife Implants (n = 18); and (IL) Unihex, Intra-Lock International (n = 18)...
January 17, 2018: Implant Dentistry
Li-Hong Xie, Jie Tang, Wen-Jie Miao, Xiang-Long Tang, Heng Li, An-Zhou Tang
PURPOSE: We evaluated the risk of cochlear implantation through the round window membrane in the facial recess through a preoperative analysis of the angle between the facial nerve-round window and the cranial midline using high-resolution temporal bone CT. METHODS: Temporal bone CT films of 176 patients with profound sensorineural hearing loss at our hospital from 2013 to 2015 were reviewed. The preoperative temporal bone CT scans of the patients were retrospectively analysed...
January 16, 2018: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
Luigi Canullo, Paolo Pesce, Daniele Botticelli, Ugo Covani, Sasha Jankovic, Tanja Jovanovic, Mia Rakic
PURPOSE: To compare the qualitative and quantitative profile of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) at external and internal implant surfaces between participants with peri-implantitis and healthy peri-implant tissues and to quantitatively assess the relation between EBV and periopathogens inside the microbiologic profile associated with peri-implantitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Microbiologic specimens were retrieved from 84 patients wearing 190 implants to estimate the levels of EBV and 10 periopathogens in the peri-implant pocket and internal-implant connection using quantitative polymerase chain reaction...
January 2018: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
Beatriz Pardal-Peláez, Javier Montero
Background: To carry out a systematic literature review of the causes of preload loss of the abutment screws, of internal and external connection implants, tightened to different torque values and subjected to cyclic loading. Material and Methods: A systematic search was conducted in PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library databases with reference to in vitro studies in which internal and external connection implants were subjected to cyclic loads to determine the degree of loosening of the abutment screws after loading...
November 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
F Grecchi, M DI Girolamo, F Cura, V Candotto, F Carinci
Purpose: Implant dentistry has become one of the most successful dentistry techniques for replacing missing teeth. The success rate of implant dentistry is above 80%. However, peri-implantitis is a later complication of implant dentistry that if untreated, can lead to implant loss. One of the hypotized causes of peri-implantis is the bacterial leakage at the level of implant-abutment connection. Bacterial leakage is favored to the presence of a micro gap at the implant-abutment interface, allowing microorganisms to penetrate and colonize the inner part of the implant leading to biofilm accumulation and consequently to peri-implantitis development...
July 2017: Oral & Implantology
Hakimeh Siadat, Simin Belbasi, Marzieh Alikhasi, Vahideh Nazari, Elaheh Beyabanaki
PURPOSE: Improper seating of abutment on the implant is a common problem. This study investigated the effect of the type of implant/abutment interface on the complete seating of the abutments on the head of implants placed at different gingival depths. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three implant systems with three different connections including straight external hexagon, butt-joint internal tri-lobed, and conical internal hexagon were used. Two gingival thicknesses (2 and 7 mm) were created using pink baseplate wax around the straight abutments seated on the implants...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Prosthodontics: Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists
Cleidiel Aparecido Araujo Lemos, Fellippo Ramos Verri, Estevam Augusto Bonfante, Joel Ferreira Santiago Júnior, Eduardo Piza Pellizzer
OBJECTIVE: The systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to answer the PICO question: "Do patients that received external connection implants show similar marginal bone loss, implant survival and complication rates as internal connection implants?". DATA: Meta-analyses of marginal bone loss, survival rates of implants and complications rates were performed for the included studies. Study eligibility criteria included (1) randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and/or prospective, (2) studies with at least 10 patients, (3) direct comparison between connection types and (4) publications in English language...
March 2018: Journal of Dentistry
Keqiang Gao, Songmin Li, Liujing Zhuang, Zhen Qin, Bin Zhang, Liquan Huang, Ping Wang
The olfactory system is a natural biosensor since its peripheral olfactory sensory neurons (OSNs) respond to the external stimuli and transmit the signals to the olfactory bulb (OB) where they are integrated and processed. The axonal connections from the OSNs expressing about 1000 different types of odorant receptors are precisely organized and sorted out onto 1800 glomeruli in the OB, from which the olfactory information is delivered to and perceived by the central nervous system. This process is carried out with particularly high sensitivity, specificity and rapidity, which can be used for explosive detection...
October 10, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
Jacopo Biasetti, Aliaksei Pustavoitau, Pier Giorgio Spazzini
Mechanical circulatory support devices, such as total artificial hearts and left ventricular assist devices, rely on external energy sources for their continuous operation. Clinically approved power supplies rely on percutaneous cables connecting an external energy source to the implanted device with the associated risk of infections. One alternative, investigated in the 70s and 80s, employs a fully implanted nuclear power source. The heat generated by the nuclear decay can be converted into electricity to power circulatory support devices...
2017: Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology
Tiago da Silva Freitas, Erich Talamoni Fonoff, Oswaldo Ribeiro Marquez Neto, Iruena Moraes Kessler, Laura Mendes Barros, Ronan Wilk Guimaraes, Monalisa Ferreira Azevedo
OBJECTIVE: Leprosy affects approximately 10-15 million patients worldwide and remains a relevant public health issue. Chronic pain secondary to leprosy is a primary cause of morbidity, and its treatment remains a challenge. We evaluated the feasibility and safety of peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) for painful mononeuropathy secondary to leprosy that is refractory to pharmacological therapy and surgical intervention (decompression). METHODS: Between 2011 and 2013 twenty-three patients with painful mononeuropathy secondary to leprosy were recruited to this prospective case series...
October 29, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
Sergio Canabrava, Leticia Bernardino, Thais Batisteli, Gabriella Lopes, Alberto Diniz-Filho
PURPOSE: This paper introduces a surgical technique for the sutureless management of zonular dialysis greater than 120° using a capsular tension segment (CTS) or a modified capsular tension ring (m-CTR; CTR with suturing eyelets) and a haptic removed from a 3-piece polypropylene IOL. METHODS: A CTR is used as normal. Cataract removal is followed by connection of the CTS or m-CTR to the single haptic and created using heat to make a flange in one haptic's extremity...
October 24, 2017: International Ophthalmology
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