When opposing teeth with amalgam and gold restoration are in contact, current flows in the mouth at the instant the dissimilar metals touch. In this study, this condition was simulated by use of resistors and extracted human teeth with amalgam and MOD gold inlay restorations. When both teeth were in contact in a physiological saline solution, we measured… (More)
TAFRO syndrome have been proposed as a rare variant of Castleman's disease. This article reports a case of a 56-year-old man with TAFRO syndrome who was successfully treated with thalidomide in spite of the refractoriness to prednisolone and tocilizumab. Thalidomide may be one of the treatment options for TAFRO syndrome.
A small experimental impression tray was fabricated with a NiTi shape memory alloy plate. After recovery of the shape memory effect, the upper rims of the tray holding the impression were opened to some extent, the resistance during removal of the model from the impression was significantly decreased compared to a commercially available tray and the tray… (More)
We studied the 3rd lumbar vertebral trabecular bone mineral density in 59 cross-sectional pictures of quantitative computed tomography (QCT) with CaCO3 phantom for 28 hospital control children and 30 cases of suspected bone metabolic disorders. The QCT value of bone mineral density of control children showed neither age dependency nor sexual difference… (More)