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QCA, the Truth Table Analysis and Large-N Survey Data : The Benefits of Calibration and the Importance of Robustness Tests
This paper argues that QCA is a suitable methodological choice for the analysis of a specific but widely used form of large-N data in the social sciences, namely survey data collected throughExpand
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A bone-borne appliance for rapid maxillary expansion.
maxillary expansion (RME) for the treatment of transverse deficiencies in 1860, maxillary ex panders have been part of the orthodontist’s armamentarium. A survey of German orthodontists revealed thatExpand
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The evolution of novel animal signals: silk decorations as a model system
  • A. Walter, M. Elgar
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Biological reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical…
  • 1 August 2012
Contemporary animal signals may derive from an elaboration of existing forms or novel non‐signalling traits. Unravelling the evolution of the latter is challenging because experiments investigatingExpand
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Finite element comparison of 10 orthodontic microscrews with different cortical bone parameters.
PURPOSE Unlike standard dental implants, the stabilization of orthodontic microscrews removed after treatment is done without osseointegration and achieved by several components: cortical boneExpand
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Social Recognition in the Arachnida
More than 99 % of arachnid species are solitary, aggressive and often cannibalistic predators. A few species are social and cooperative, but they do not reach the level of eusociality found in someExpand
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Metal release profiles of orthodontic bands, brackets, and wires: an in vitro study
  • B. Wendl, H. Wiltsche, +6 authors T. Wendl
  • Materials Science, Medicine
  • Journal of Orofacial Orthopedics / Fortschritte…
  • 14 September 2017
AimThe present study evaluated the temporal release of Co Cr, Mn, and Ni from the components of a typical orthodontic appliance during simulated orthodontic treatment.Materials and methodsSeveralExpand
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Stability determinants of bone-borne force-transmitting components in three RME hybrid expanders—an in vitro study
Background: The aim was to test which component [wire arm, connecting abutment attachment, and orthodontic mini-implant (OMI)] of the force-transmitting system (FTS) in the anterior palate of threeExpand
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The TopJet for routine bodily molar distalization.
distalizing appliances has benefitted greatly from the development of temporary skeletal anchorage, first with osseointegrated implants and more recently with miniscrews that are easier to insert andExpand
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Design characteristics, primary stability and risk of fracture of orthodontic mini-implants: Pilot scan electron microscope and mechanical studies
Objectives: Orthodontic mini-implants (OMIs) are increasingly used in orthodontics but can fail for various reasons. This study investigates the effects of OMI design characteristics on theExpand
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Signals for damage control: web decorations in Argiope keyserlingi (Araneae: Araneidae)
Orb web spiders of the genus Argiope are permanently located at the hub of the orb web and are thus vulnerable to changing environmental conditions. Severe damage to the web by non-prey animals canExpand
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