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The aim of this study was to establish the efficacy and safety of rituximab in refractory nephrotic syndrome (NS). Members of the International Paediatric Nephrology Association were asked to retrospectively fill in a questionnaire with details on the use of rituximab in their centres. We divided the data into three groups: group 1, patients with(More)
Successful dental implant treatment usually requires that the implant be placed in the ideal anatomic position, so that it will readily facilitate the placement of a functional and aesthetically acceptable restoration. However, this is not always possible, and in many cases augmentation procedures may be required to compensate for lost tissue structures.(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the microleakage at the enamel and dentine/cementum margins of three nanocomposites and a microhybrid composite in Class II restorations. MATERIALS AND METHODS Four light-cured dental resin restorative materials in combination with their respective bonding agents were investigated. Eighty non-carious, extracted human molars were(More)
OBJECTIVE The study was conducted to document the cases of adenoviral conjunctivitis, evaluate its clinical patterns, prevent its transmission and reduce its severity and complications during an epidemic. METHODS A total of 2968 cases of adenoviral conjunctivitis were documented during the months of June, July and August 2003. By simple randomization, 200(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this in vitro study was to evaluate the effect of various tooth-whitening products containing carbamide peroxide (CP) or hydrogen peroxide (HP), on enamel microhardness. METHODS Enamel blocks were exposed to: Nite White ACP 10% CP (Group 2, n=10); Yotuel Patient 10% CP (Group 3, n=10); Opalescence PF 10% CP (Group 4, n=10);(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this in vitro study was to investigate the pH of 21 commercially available tooth-whitening products. METHODS Tooth-whitening products were divided into four categories: dentist supervised-home bleaching products (n = 5); in-office bleaching products (n = 5); over-the-counter bleaching products (n = 4) and whitening toothpastes(More)
Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the leading casues of morbidity and death in a number of countries worldwide. A healthy 42-year-old patient presented with a chronic palatal ulcer that was not responsive to routine antibiotic treatment. A biopsy and further systemic investigation revealed a diagnosis of TB. An eight-month extended course of oral rifampin and(More)
BACKGROUND Job satisfaction greatly determines the productivity and efficiency of human resource for health. It literally means: 'the extent to which Health Professionals like or dislike their jobs'. Job satisfaction is said to be linked with employee's work environment, job responsibilities, and powers; and time pressure among various health professionals.(More)
UNLABELLED To clinically evaluate the effectiveness of Nite White 10% carbamide peroxide with amorphous calcium phosphate, potassium nitrate and fluoride over a 6-month follow-up period. Nite White was applied nightly for 14 days, according to the manufacturer's instructions. The color of teeth 11 and 21 of twenty one subjects was measured with a(More)