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The effect of the presence of tympanosclerotic plaques in tympanic membrane on the outcome of a myringoplasty procedure was evaluated in this retrospective study. Long-term results of 714 myringoplasties were analyzed, and of these, 555 were eligible for further study. Three groups were studied separately: ears without tympanosclerosis, ears with a plaque(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine discrepancies in patients' current use and expected future use of the internet for different functions. METHOD A short questionnaire was developed to assess patients' current use of the internet for three functions: "seeking information", "mutual support", and "care provider contact". This questionnaire was assessed online during 1(More)
In current curricula, more and more courses endeavor to give practical examples on the usage of embedded hardware. Either by demonstrations in e. g. lectures or as hands-on practice in lab courses. In order to motivate the students a reference to current technological developments is desired. All these requirements lead to a point where a reliable and fast(More)
OBJECTIVES The goal of this meta-analysis was to evaluate how muscular activity, measured by electromyography (EMG), differs among edentulous patients treated with a complete denture (CD), removable implant overdentures (IO), implant-retained fixed dental prostheses (IFDP), and dentates. The differences during clenching and chewing were of particular(More)
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