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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Lasers have been used as stimulators for creating pain response without stimulating mechanoreceptive fibers. Various laser systems are still under investigation on the quest for best laser system. Our objective was to test the feasibility of the 980-nm diode laser for LEP (laser evoked potentials) studies. STUDY DESIGN/MATERIALS(More)
We used three-dimensional finite element analysis to compare the biomechanical stability of bilateral sagittal split ramus osteotomies fixed by lag screws with linear and triangular configuration, and double or single six-hole miniplates with monocortical screws after set-back operation. The three-dimensional finite element model contained 122,717 elements(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to compare the effects of two drugs on motor performance and analgesic efficacy in a rat model. MATERIAL AND METHODS Rats were randomly divided into four groups as follows: propofol (600 μg/kg/min), dexmedetomidine (1 μg/kg/min), morphine (83 μg/kg/min) and control. The rats were placed on a rotating rod and(More)
The aim of the current study was to comparatively evaluate the mechanical behavior of 3 different fixation methods following various amounts of superior repositioning of mandibular anterior segment. In this study, 3 different rigid fixation configurations comprising double right L, double left L, or double I miniplates with monocortical screws were compared(More)
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