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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335307/zinc-oxide-nanorods-decorated-graphene-nanoplatelets-a-promising-antimicrobial-agent-against-the-cariogenic-bacterium-streptococcus-mutans
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Elena Zanni, Chandrakanth Reddy Chandraiahgari, Giovanni De Bellis, Maria Rita Montereali, Giovanna Armiento, Paolo Ballirano, Antonella Polimeni, Maria Sabrina Sarto, Daniela Uccelletti
Nanomaterials are revolutionizing the field of medicine to improve the quality of life due to the myriad of applications stemming from their unique properties, including the antimicrobial activity against pathogens. In this study, the antimicrobial and antibiofilm properties of a novel nanomaterial composed by zinc oxide nanorods-decorated graphene nanoplatelets (ZNGs) are investigated. ZNGs were produced by hydrothermal method and characterized through field-emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM), energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) techniques...
September 29, 2016: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332286/analysis-of-risk-factors-for-cluster-behavior-of-dental-implant-failures
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Bruno Ramos Chrcanovic, Jenö Kisch, Tomas Albrektsson, Ann Wennerberg
BACKGROUND: Some studies indicated that implant failures are commonly concentrated in few patients. PURPOSE: To identify and analyze cluster behavior of dental implant failures among subjects of a retrospective study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study included patients receiving at least three implants only. Patients presenting at least three implant failures were classified as presenting a cluster behavior. Univariate and multivariate logistic regression models and generalized estimating equations analysis evaluated the effect of explanatory variables on the cluster behavior...
March 22, 2017: Clinical Implant Dentistry and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322355/restorative-treatment-decisions-in-posterior-teeth-a-systematic-review
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Juliana Jobim Jardim, Sandra Henz, Berenice Barbachan E Silva
PURPOSE: To determine the stage of caries in posterior permanent teeth at which dentists decide to intervene invasively. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A search of the literature from January 1980 to November 2015 available in MEDLINEPubMed, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library was conducted. The main search terms used were decision-making, restorative treatment, dental caries lesion, occlusal surface, and approximal surface. The inclusion criterion was studies including dentists only...
March 20, 2017: Oral Health & Preventive Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321876/effects-of-glucose-concentration-on-osteogenic-differentiation-of-type-ii-diabetes-mellitus-rat-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-on-a-nano-scale-modified-titanium
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I Yamawaki, Y Taguchi, S Komasa, A Tanaka, M Umeda
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a common disease worldwide. Patients with DM have an increased risk of losing their teeth compared with other individuals. Dental implants are a standard of care for treating partial or full edentulism, and various implant surface treatments have recently been developed to increase dental implant stability. However, some studies have reported that DM reduces osseointegration and the success rate of dental implants. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of high glucose levels for hard tissue formation on a nano-scale modified titanium surface...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Periodontal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321602/does-the-sense-of-coherence-modifies-the-relationship-of-oral-clinical-conditions-and-oral-health-related-quality-of-life
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Fernanda W Machado, Ana Paula Perroni, Gustavo G Nascimento, Marília L Goettems, Noéli Boscato
PURPOSE: This cross-sectional study aimed to evaluate the association of demographic and clinical characteristics, Sense of Coherence (SOC), clinical conditions (number of teeth, and use of and need for dental prostheses), and Oral Health-Related Quality of Life (OHRQoL); and if the SOC modifies the relationship of clinical conditions and OHRQoL in a sample of elders. METHODS: Trained dentists assessed the participants' oral health and conducted interviews (n = 110)...
March 20, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319206/bone-quality-and-quantity-and-dental-implant-failure-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Bruno Ramos Chrcanovic, Tomas Albrektsson, Ann Wennerberg
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to test the null hypothesis that there is no difference in implant failure rates, marginal bone loss, and postoperative infection for implants inserted in bone with different qualities and quantities according to the classification of Lekholm and Zarb. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An electronic search was undertaken in January 2015 for randomized and nonrandomized human clinical studies. RESULTS: A total of 94 publications were included...
March 20, 2017: International Journal of Prosthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317827/-direct-restoration-of-the-tooth-crown-using-various-core-build-up-materials
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L N Maksimovskaya, V A Krutov, P V Kuprin, M A Kuprina
The aim of the study was to assess direct restorations mechanical properties (both in vitro and in vivo) to improve dental restorations quality after root canal treatment. Laboratory tests showed that using nanocomposite materials of dual curing with the fiberglass reinforced posts improves restoration strength in endodontically treated teeth: by 3.9±5.8% in class II Peroz restorations, 12.6±5.9 and 24.2±4.2% in class III and IV, correspondently. Using fiberglass reinforced posts (LuxaPost) for the restoration of the tooth crown after endodontic treatment significantly decreases the number of complications associated with marginal leakage of the restoration during first 2 years after treatment (p<005)...
2017: Stomatologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317824/-the-quality-of-dental-care-characteristics-and-criteria
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V D Vagner, E A Bulycheva
The paper discusses features and criteria of dental care according to legislative acts in Russian Federation. The study contains detailed assessment of safety, cost/effectiveness ratio and adequate timing as features and adhesion to standards, absence of complications and patients satisfaction as criteria for dental care quality.
2017: Stomatologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301027/impact-of-malocclusion-on-oral-health-related-quality-of-life-of-8-12-years-old-schoolchildren-in-southern-brazil
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Roberto Cuchiara Simões, Marília Leão Goettems, Helena Silveira Schuch, Dione Dias Torriani, Flávio Fernando Demarco
The aim of this study was to estimate the impact of malocclusion on the oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) of schoolchildren aged 8-12 years old in Southern Brazil. A two-stage cluster procedure was used to select 1,199 children in 20 public and private schools in Pelotas/Brazil. Cross-sectional data was collected, consisting of a socioeconomic questionnaire to parents, children's interview and clinical oral examination. The clinical variables were obtained from clinical examination, and the Child Perceptions Questionnaire (CPQ) was assessed during children's interview...
January 2017: Brazilian Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301011/research-reporting-guidelines-in-dentistry-a-survey-of-editors
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Rafael Sarkis-Onofre, Maximiliano Sérgio Cenci, David Moher, Tatiana Pereira-Cenci
The use of reporting guidelines has an important role in the development of health research, improving the quality and precision of the publications. This study evaluated how dental journals use reporting guidelines. All editors of dental journals registered on the 2013 Journal Citation Reports list (n=81) were invited to participate. The data were collected by a self-reported web-based questionnaire. Information about the profile of journal/editor and on the use of reporting guidelines by journals was gathered...
January 2017: Brazilian Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298995/the-all-on-four-treatment-concept-systematic-review
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REVIEW
David Soto-Penaloza, Regino Zaragozí-Alonso, María Penarrocha-Diago, Miguel Penarrocha-Diago
OBJECTIVES: To systematically review the literature on the "all-on-four" treatment concept regarding its indications, surgical procedures, prosthetic protocols and technical and biological complications after at least three years in function. STUDY DESIGN: The three major electronic databases were screened: MEDLINE (via PubMed), EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library of the Cochrane Collaboration (CENTRAL). In addition, electronic screening was made of the 'grey literature' using the System for Information on Grey Literature in Europe - Open Grey, covering the period from January 2005 up to and including April 2016...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297089/cone-beam-computed-tomographic-imaging-in-orthodontics
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W C Scarfe, B Azevedo, S Toghyani, A G Farman
Over the last 15 years, cone beam computed tomographic (CBCT) imaging has emerged as an important supplemental radiographic technique for orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning, especially in situations which require an understanding of the complex anatomic relationships and surrounding structures of the maxillofacial skeleton. CBCT imaging provides unique features and advantages to enhance orthodontic practice over conventional extraoral radiographic imaging. While it is the responsibility of each practitioner to make a decision, in tandem with the patient/family, consensus-derived, evidence-based clinical guidelines are available to assist the clinician in the decision-making process...
March 2017: Australian Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296984/implant-stability-and-bone-characteristics-in-free-fibula-flaps-used-for-jaw-reconstruction-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Vinay V Kumar, Ullash Kumar, Vijay Pillai, Vinotha Ponnusamy, Bilal Al-Nawas, Moni A Kuriakose
PURPOSE: The primary objective of this prospective cohort study was to evaluate primary and secondary implant stability values of implants placed into healed free fibula-reconstructed mandibles. The secondary objective was to investigate whether a correlation existed between primary implant stability and the quantity of cortical bone-implant contact and of cortical fibular bone in contact with the implants. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study participants are patients enrolled in a registered trial (No...
March 17, 2017: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295831/factors-influencing-resident-choice-of-prosthodontic-residency-program
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Pandora Keala Lee Wojnarwsky, Yan Wang, Kumar Shah, Sreenivas Koka
PURPOSE: The decision by prosthodontic residency program directors to employ the Match process highlights the need to understand applicant priorities that influence their choice of which programs to rank highly. The purpose of this study is to determine the factors that were most important to residents when choosing from among nonmilitary based prosthodontics dental residency programs in the United States. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Following completion of a pilot study, all currently enrolled prosthodontic residents at nonmilitary residency programs were invited to participate via the internet...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Prosthodontics: Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294545/oral-health-related-quality-of-life-depending-on-oral-health-and-specific-factors-in-patients-after-lung-transplantation
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Gerhard Schmalz, Horst Wendorff, Anna Marcinkowski, Gerhard Weinreich, Helmut Teschler, Rainer Haak, Urte Sommerwerck, Dirk Ziebolz
INTRODUCTION: Patients after lung transplantation (LuTx) were found to present oral health deficiencies. The investigation of potentially underlying or influencing factors appears to be of clinical relevance. OBJECTIVES: Aim of this study was to evaluate the oral health related quality of life (OHRQoL) in a group of patients after LuTx and compare this to a healthy control group (HC). Furthermore, the influence of dental and periodontal condition, as well as specific factors like immunosuppression, time after LuTx and causal underlying disease should be investigated...
March 13, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292550/quality-assessment-of-systematic-reviews-of-the-significance-of-keratinized-mucosa-on-implant-health
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REVIEW
V Moraschini, D Luz, G Velloso, E dS P Barboza
The aim of this overview was to assess the methods, quality, and outcomes of systematic reviews conducted to evaluate the importance of keratinized mucosa (KM) for the maintenance of peri-implant tissue health in humans. An electronic search was conducted without date or language restriction using the MEDLINE/PubMed, Cochrane Library, Web of Science, and Embase databases up to December 2015. The eligibility criteria included systematic reviews with/without meta-analysis and with a focus on the influence of KM on peri-implant health around implants...
March 11, 2017: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290926/soldier-readiness-processing-time-for-a-new-paradigm-in-managing-musculoskeletal-injuries-after-deployment
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Daniel I Rhon, Kerrie J Golden, Amy J Trevino, Brian S Hatler
BACKGROUND: The drowning impact that musculoskeletal injuries (MSI) have on Soldier readiness, deployability, and escalating health care costs is growing. These injuries are associated with approximately 25 million lost duty days each year. The need to curb costs and improve efficacy and efficiency of health care delivery is pressing. This requires the consideration of new paradigms for clinical pathways and health care delivery processes. Soldiers returning from a deployment go through a screening process to ensure any medical, dental, and administrative issues are adequately addressed...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288651/medical-costs-of-a-low-skeletal-muscle-mass-are-modulated-by-dietary-diversity-and-physical-activity-in-community-dwelling-older-taiwanese-a-longitudinal-study
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Yuan-Ting C Lo, Mark L Wahlqvist, Yi-Chen Huang, Shao-Yuan Chuang, Chi-Fen Wang, Meei-Shyuan Lee
BACKGROUND: Age-related loss of skeletal muscle mass (SMM) and function (sarcopenia) are associated with poor health outcomes and an economic burden on health care services. An appropriate diet and physical activity have been proposed for prevention and treatment of sarcopenia. Nevertheless, the effects on medical service utilization and costs remain unclear. This study determined the effects of SMM in conjunction with diet quality and physical activity on medical service utilization and expenditure in community-dwelling older Taiwanese...
March 14, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287323/relationship-between-the-comprehensive-nutritional-index-and-the-eortc-qlq-h-n35-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-patients-treated-with-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy
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Yan He, Liping Chen, Linmin Chen, Wen Hu, Cong Wang, Linquan Tang, Haiqiang Mai, Jianmei Li, Liping Wu, Yuying Fan
This study aimed to explore the relationship between the comprehensive nutritional index (CNI) and quality of life in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) patients receiving intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). The nutritional index, which includes total lymphocyte count, hemoglobin and albumin levels, body mass index, and usual body weight percentage, was evaluated pre-treatment and post-treatment in patients who underwent IMRT. The quality of life of NPC patients was measured by the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire Head and Neck Cancer Module (EORTC QLQ-H&N35) at four time points: pre-treatment, post-treatment, and 3 and 6 mo after IMRT...
April 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284207/dental-anomalies-prevalence-and-associations-between-them-in-a-large-sample-of-non-orthodontic-subjects-a-cross-sectional-study
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G Laganà, N Venza, A Borzabadi-Farahani, F Fabi, C Danesi, P Cozza
BACKGROUND: To analyze the prevalence and associations between dental anomalies detectable on panoramic radiographs in a sample of non-orthodontic growing subjects. METHODS: For this cross-sectional study, digital panoramic radiographs of 5005 subjects were initially screened from a single radiographic center in Rome. Inclusion criteria were: subjects who were aged 8-12 years, Caucasian, and had good diagnostic quality radiographs. Syndromic subjects, those with craniofacial malformation, or orthodontic patients were excluded and this led to a sample of 4706 subjects [mean (SD) age = 9...
March 11, 2017: BMC Oral Health
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