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#1
Moshe Shiller, Vladimir Gens, Ganem Kassem, Wisam Sbeit
BACKGROUND: The relationships between physicians and patients are very complex. One of their principles is to receive informed consent from the patient. This principle facilitates patient autonomy. The physician must explain to the patient: his condition, treatment alternatives, stating the advantages and disadvantages of each option, to enable the patient to choose between them. There are various attitudes towards the health system as a result of different cultures in different societies...
May 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547915/efficiency-effectiveness-and-treatment-stability-of-clear-aligners-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#2
M Zheng, R Liu, Z Ni, Z Yu
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to perform a systematic review of the orthodontic literature with regard to efficiency, effectiveness and stability of treatment outcome with clear aligners compared with treatment with conventional brackets. METHODS: An electronic search without time or language restrictions was undertaken in October 2014 in the following electronic databases: Google Scholar, the Cochrane Oral Health Group's Trials Register, Scopus, CENTRAL, MEDLINE via OVID, EMBASE via OVID and Web of Science...
May 26, 2017: Orthodontics & Craniofacial Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535879/characterization-of-a-new-candidate-isotopic-reference-material-for-natural-pb-using-primary-measurement-method
#3
Naoko Nonose, Toshihiro Suzuki, Ki-Cheol Shin, Tsutomu Miura, Akiharu Hioki
A lead isotopic standard solution with natural abundance has been developed by applying a mixture of a solution of enriched (208)Pb and a solution of enriched (204)Pb ((208)Pb-(204)Pb double spike solution) as bracketing method. The amount-of-substance ratio of (208)Pb:(204)Pb in this solution is accurately measured by applying EDTA titrimetry, which is one of the primary measurement methods, to each enriched Pb isotope solution. Also metal impurities affecting EDTA titration and minor lead isotopes contained in each enriched Pb isotope solution are quantified by ICP-SF-MS...
June 29, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534987/high%C3%A2-throughput-sequencing-analyses-of-oral-microbial-diversity-in-healthy-people-and-patients-with-dental-caries-and-periodontal-disease
#4
Tingtao Chen, Yan Shi, Xiaolei Wang, Xin Wang, Fanjing Meng, Shaoguo Yang, Jian Yang, Hongbo Xin
Recurrence of oral diseases caused by antibiotics has brought about an urgent requirement to explore the oral microbial diversity in the human oral cavity. In the present study, the high‑throughput sequencing method was adopted to compare the microbial diversity of healthy people and oral patients and sequence analysis was performed by UPARSE software package. The Venn results indicated that a mean of 315 operational taxonomic units (OTUs) was obtained, and 73, 64, 53, 19 and 18 common OTUs belonging to Firmicutes, Bacteroidetes, Proteobacteria, Actinobacteria and Fusobacteria, respectively, were identified in healthy people...
May 17, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530449/a-new-elastic-slot-system-and-v-wire-mechanics
#5
Andrea Wichelhaus
OBJECTIVE: To biomechanically test a new elastic slot system and V-wire mechanics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Conventional twin and self-ligating brackets and the new elastodynamic bracket were biomechanically tested. The conventional brackets had a rectangular 0.022'' slot and the new elastodynamic bracket had a V-slot, a new slot geometry. Torque measurements were performed with 0.018'' × 0.025'' and 0.019'' × 0.025'' stainless steel (ss) archwires. A nickel-titanium V wire was used for the biomechanical measurements on the elastodynamic bracket...
May 22, 2017: Angle Orthodontist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527537/effects-of-a-single-intravenous-bolus-of-fentanyl-on-the-minimum-anesthetic-concentration-of-isoflurane-in-chickens-gallus-gallus-domesticus
#6
Rozana W da Rocha, André Escobar, Bruno H Pypendop, Darcio Zangirolami Filho, Roberto Thiesen, Fábio N Gava
OBJECTIVE: To assess the temporal effects of a single fentanyl intravenous (IV) bolus on the minimum anesthetic concentration (MAC) of isoflurane in chickens and to evaluate the effects of this combination on heart rate (HR) and rhythm, systemic arterial pressures (sAP) and ventilation. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective experimental trial. ANIMALS: Seventeen adult chickens weighing 1.8±0.2 kg. METHODS: Individual isoflurane MAC for 17 chickens was previously determined using the bracketing method...
January 11, 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527188/optimum-pure-intrusion-of-a-mandibular-canine-with-the-segmented-arch-in-lingual-orthodontics
#7
Abhishek M Thote, Krishna Sharma, Rashmi V Uddanwadiker, Sunita Shrivastava
BACKGROUND: Approximately 50% patients with a deep bite possess anatomically extruded mandibular canines. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to specify an optimum toe (Θ) of the vertical segment of a cantilever from the distal aspect to achieve pure intrusion of a mandibular canine with the segmented arch in lingual orthodontics (LiO). METHODS: The geometrical model of a mandibular canine was developed to compute the required values of Θ (positive values - toe-in, negative values - toe-out)...
2017: Bio-medical Materials and Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523242/effects-of-bracket-slot-size-during-en-masse-retraction-of-the-six-maxillary-anterior-teeth-using-an-induction-heating-typodont-simulation-system
#8
Ji-Yong Kim, Won-Jae Yu, Prasad N K Koteswaracc, Hee-Moon Kyung
OBJECTIVE: To investigate how bracket slot size affects the direction of maxillary anterior tooth movement when en-masse retraction is performed in sliding mechanics using an induction-heating typodont simulation system. METHODS: An induction-heating typodont simulation system was designed based on the Calorific Machine system. The typodont included metal anterior and resin posterior teeth embedded in a sticky wax arch. Three bracket slot groups (0.018, 0.020, and 0...
May 2017: Korean Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514347/-clinical-and-diagnostic-rationale-for-the-final-stage-of-orthodontic-treatment
#9
O V Dudnik, A A Mamedov, A M Dybov, V V Kharke
The aim of the study was to improve the efficiency of the final stage of orthodontic treatment. The study included 32 patients divided into two groups of 16. Orthodontic treatment was performed using a bracket system active self-ligation straight arc technique with step adjustment anthropometric quantitative evaluation system (The ABO Model Grading System). Centric occlusion and centric relation were analyzed at baseline and after treatment by mandible position indicator MPI (Mandibular Position Indicator)...
2017: Stomatologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513512/effects-of-laser-etching-on-shear-bond-strengths-of-brackets-bonded-to-fluorosed-enamel
#10
R Nalcaci, B Temel, S Çokakoğlu, H Türkkahraman, S Üsümez
AIM: To evaluate the effects of laser etching on the shear bond strengths (SBS) and failure modes of brackets bonded to fluorosed enamel. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This in vitro study included 34 fluorosed and 34 nonfluorosed teeth. Teeth were divided into four subgroups according to the etching procedure: Group (A) normal enamel etched with 37% phosphoric acid for 15 s, Group (B) nonfluorosed enamel etched with erbium:yttrium aluminum garnet (Er: YAG) laser for 15 s, Group (C) fluorosed enamel etched with 37% phosphoric acid for 30 s, Group (D) fluorosed enamel etched with Er: YAG laser for 30 s...
May 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511065/quantifying-the-brain-s-sheet-structure-with-normalized-convolution
#11
Chantal M W Tax, Carl-Fredrik Westin, Tom Dela Haije, Andrea Fuster, Max A Viergever, Evan Calabrese, Luc Florack, Alexander Leemans
The hypothesis that brain pathways form 2D sheet-like structures layered in 3D as "pages of a book" has been a topic of debate in the recent literature. This hypothesis was mainly supported by a qualitative evaluation of "path neighborhoods" reconstructed with diffusion MRI (dMRI) tractography. Notwithstanding the potentially important implications of the sheet structure hypothesis for our understanding of brain structure and development, it is still considered controversial by many for lack of quantitative analysis...
April 4, 2017: Medical Image Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509720/effects-of-rn-age-and-experience-on-transformational-leadership-practices
#12
Susan Herman, Mary Gish, Ruth Rosenblum, Michael Herman
OBJECTIVE: This study reported the evolution of transformational leadership (TL) practices and behaviors across years of age, management experience, and professional nursing practice within a professional nursing leadership organization. BACKGROUND: Recent studies of CNO TL found valuations peak near age 60 years. This study reported on a wider range of management positions, correlating years of RN practice and management experience and age to TL metrics. METHOD: This study used Kouzes and Posner's Leadership Practices Inventory-Self-Assessment (LPI-S) to survey a nursing leadership organization, the Association of California Nurse Leaders (ACNL)...
June 2017: Journal of Nursing Administration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509563/the-adjunctive-soft-tissue-diode-laser-in-orthodontics
#13
Ali Borzabadi-Farahani
Lasers are a relatively new addition to the orthodontist's armamentarium. This article reviews the fundamental basic science of available soft-tissue lasers, with an emphasis on diode lasers, and discusses various adjunct applications of the diode laser for soft-tissue orthodontic procedures. Diode lasers function by cutting with an initiated hot tip and produce minimal to no interaction with healthy dental hard tissue, making them suitable for soft-tissue procedures. The contact cutting mode provides enhanced bloodless site visibility and facility to perform delicate soft tissue procedures, which is important in areas with difficult access...
April 2017: Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501052/self-ligating-brackets-may-not-have-clinical-advantages-over-conventional-brackets-for-the-periodontal-health-of-adolescent-orthodontic-patients
#14
Kyungsup Shin
ARTICLE TITLE AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: The effect of bracket ligation on the periodontal status of adolescents undergoing orthodontic treatment. A systematic review and meta-analysis. Arnold S, Koletsi D, Patcas R, Eliades T. J Dent 2016; 54:13-24. SOURCE OF FUNDING: The authors did not report any funding source information for the study TYPE OF STUDY/DESIGN: Systematic review with meta-analysis of data.
June 2017: Journal of Evidence-based Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492751/influence-of-thermal-cycles-number-on-bond-strength-of-metallic-brackets-to-ceramic
#15
José Eliú Pereira Jurubeba, Ana Rosa Costa, Lourenço Correr-Sobrinho, Carlos Alberto Malanconi Tubel, Américo Bortolazzo Correr, Silvia Amélia Vedovello, Marcus Vinicius Crepaldi, Mário Vedovello
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of different number of thermal cycles on the shear bond strength (SBS) of metallic orthodontic brackets bonded to feldspathic ceramic by a composite resin. Twenty-five ceramic cylinders were etched with 10% hydrofluoric acid for 60 s and received two layers of silane. Brackets were bonded to the cylinders using Transbond XT and assigned to 5 groups (n=5): Group 1 - Control group (without thermal cycling); Group 2 - 500 thermal cycles; Group 3 - 5,000 thermal cycles; Group 4 - 7,000 thermal cycles and Group 5 - 10,000 thermal cycles...
March 2017: Brazilian Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487778/cl-ii-malocclusion-treatment-using-the-modified-twin-block-appliance-coordinated-with-fixed-orthodontics-in-a-postmenarche-patient
#16
Amin Aminian, Shahriar Sarvareh Azimzadeh, Elina Rahmanian
Functional appliances have been used for treatment of Class II patients for a long time. The main objective of therapy with functional appliances is to induce supplementary lengthening of the mandible by stimulating increased growth at the condylar cartilage. The Twin Block appliance is one of the most commonly used functional appliances. The aim of this paper is to present a case report of mandibular deficiency treatment with Twin Block appliance in a female patient whose sexual maturation (one and a half years after menarche) and cervical vertebral maturation stage indicated the end of the growth peak...
2017: Case Reports in Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483548/evaluation-of-triclosan-in-minnesota-lakes-and-rivers-part-ii-human-health-risk-assessment
#17
Lisa J Yost, Timothy R Barber, P Robinan Gentry, Michael J Bock, Jennifer L Lyndall, Marie C Capdevielle, Brian P Slezak
Triclosan, an antimicrobial compound found in consumer products, has been detected in low concentrations in Minnesota municipal wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) effluent. This assessment evaluates potential health risks for exposure of adults and children to triclosan in Minnesota surface water, sediments, and fish. Potential exposures via fish consumption are considered for recreational or subsistence-level consumers. This assessment uses two chronic oral toxicity benchmarks, which bracket other available toxicity values...
August 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469821/evaluation-of-the-effect-of-three-innovative-recyling-methods-on-the-shear-bond-strength-of-stainless-steel-brackets-an-in-vitro-study
#18
Neeraj Gupta, Dilip Kumar, Aparna Palla
BACKGROUND: Orthodontists are commonly faced with the decision of what to do with debonded or inaccurately positioned brackets. An economical option to this dilemma is to recycle the brackets. Many recycling methods have been proposed, but the optimal bond strength of these recycled brackets needs further evaluation. Objectives: To evaluate and compare the effect of three recycling methods: (i) Sandblasting (ii) Sandblasting / direct flaming (iii) Sandblasting /direct flaming /acid bath solution on shear bond strength (SBS) of stainless steel brackets...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468369/initial-system-design-method-for-non-rotationally-symmetric-systems-based-on-gaussian-brackets-and-nodal-aberration-theory
#19
Yi Zhong, Herbert Gross
Freeform surfaces play important roles in improving the imaging performance of off-axis optical systems. However, for some systems with high requirements in specifications, the structure of the freeform surfaces could be very complicated and the number of freeform surfaces could be large. That brings challenges in fabrication and increases the cost. Therefore, to achieve a good initial system with minimum aberrations and reasonable structure before implementing freeform surfaces is essential for optical designers...
May 1, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467462/synergistic-toxicity-and-physiological-impact-of-imidacloprid-alone-and-binary-mixtures-with-seven-representative-pesticides-on-honey-bee-apis-mellifera
#20
Yu Cheng Zhu, Jianxiu Yao, John Adamczyk, Randall Luttrell
Imidacloprid is the most widely used insecticide in the world. In this study, we used spraying methods to simulate field exposures of bees to formulated imidacloprid (Advise® 2FL) alone and binary mixtures with seven pesticides from different classes. Synergistic toxicity was detected from mixtures of Advise (58.6 mg a.i./L imidacloprid)+Domark (512.5 mg a.i. /L tetraconazole), Advise+Transform (58.5 mg a.i./L sulfoxaflor), and Advise+Vydate (68 mg a.i./L oxamyl), and mortality was significantly increased by 20%, 15%, and 26% respectively...
2017: PloS One
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