An Carbonez

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The aim of the present investigation was to reconstruct the chronological age based on the dental developmental stages of third molars evaluated on orthopantomograms. A total of 1175 orthopantomograms were assembled from patients of Caucasian origin between 16 and 22 years of age. Each third molar present was scored by two observers according to a 10-stage(More)
The aim of this cross-sectional study was, first, to identify swallowing dysfunctions in an ALS population of 40 consecutive patients through combined videofluoroscopy and manometry. Secondly, these objective swallowing data were correlated with the functional feeding status as reported by the patient or family member. Videofluoroscopic evaluation showed(More)
BACKGROUND Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a complex, progressive disease which requires a variety of quality improvement strategies. Limited information is available on the feasibility and effectiveness of interdisciplinary diabetes care teams (IDCT) operating on the interface between primary and specialty care. A first study hypothesis was that the(More)
The introduction of potent combinations of antiviral drugs is a major breakthrough in the treatment of HIV. We investigated the long-term virologic outcome and the development of resistance after initiating highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) in drug-naive patients in daily clinical practice. Twenty-five treatment-naive HIV-1 patients were started(More)
BACKGROUND Most quality improvement programs in diabetes care incorporate aspects of clinician education, performance feedback, patient education, care management, and diabetes care teams to support primary care physicians. Few studies have applied all of these dimensions to address clinical inertia. AIM To evaluate interventions to improve adherence to(More)
Foreign-body infection (FBI) is notoriously resistant to eradication by antibiotic treatment. It is hypothesized that reduced bacterial metabolic activity contributes to this resistance. We examined the metabolic activity of Staphylococcus epidermidis in 204 samples recovered during in vitro foreign-body colonization and in 424 samples recovered during in(More)
The paper reflects on the growing demand for statistics training, in permanent education in general, and in just-in-time training with direct applicability in particular. It reports on work in short-course and in in-company training in statistics. Special attention is given to two cases, on the one hand a self-study course for a government department, on(More)
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