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Physical properties of a silicone prosthetic elastomer stored in simulated skin secretions.
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM Facial prostheses worn over an extended time are exposed to various environmental factors, including sebaceous oils (sebum) and perspiration. PURPOSE This study investigatedExpand
Swelling and hydrolytic degradation of poly(D,L-lactic acid) in aqueous solutions
Abstract Low molecular weight poly(lactic acid) was synthesized by direct polycondensation of lactic acid. The oligomers were characterized by viscometry, light scattering, and gel permeationExpand
Thermoplastic polymers reinforced with fibrous agricultural residues
Abstract The scope of the present paper is to study the perspectives of using lignocellulosic fibrous plant residues as fillers of thermoplastic polymers. Those natural fibres are low-costExpand
Acrylic resin denture repair with adhesive resin and metal wires: effects on strength parameters.
The fracture of acrylic resin dentures is an unresolved problem in prosthodontics. In this study one brand of denture base acrylic resin was used to make specimens in the form of strips and maxillaryExpand
Lactic Acid Polymers as Biodegradable Carriers of Fluoroquinolones: An In Vitro Study
ABSTRACT A biodegradable polymer of dl-dilactide that facilitates release of ciprofloxacin or pefloxacin at levels exceeding MICs for the causative microorganisms of chronic osteomyelitis isExpand
Fracture force, deflection at fracture, and toughness of repaired denture resin subjected to microwave polymerization or reinforced with wire or glass fiber.
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM The ultimate goal of denture repair is to restore the denture's original strength and avoid further fracture. The best materials and methods for repair have not been conclusivelyExpand
Treatment of experimental osteomyelitis caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus with a biodegradable system of lactic acid polymer releasing pefloxacin.
A novel biodegradable system of D-,L-dilactide delivering pefloxacin was implanted in 104 rabbits with experimental osteomyelitis caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), 26Expand
Evaluation of porosity in microwave-processed acrylic resin using a photographic method.
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM The effect of microwave polymerization on the porosity of denture base resin has not been fully determined. PURPOSE This study investigated the effect of microwave energy onExpand
Local Treatment of Experimental Pseudomonas aeruginosa Osteomyelitis with a Biodegradable Dilactide Polymer Releasing Ciprofloxacin
ABSTRACT A biodegradable system of poly-d,l-dilactide releasing ciprofloxacin was assessed in a Pseudomonas aeruginosa osteomyelitis model after inoculation of the test pathogen into the left tibiaExpand
Bonding of silicone extra-oral elastomers to acrylic resin: the effect of primer composition.
Silicone elastomer is bonded to acrylic resin in many facial or oro-facial prostheses. The silicone elastomer/acrylic resin bond has been reported to be insufficient and primers have been used toExpand