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As HLA federations are deployed in more and more distributed environments there is an increasing need to be able to operate in a less than perfect world. A number of extensions that adds fault tolerance support to HLA have been suggested and accepted as a part of HLA Evolved. Two types of faults are introduced: "federate lost" as seen from the federation(More)
In Germany, ∼ 13,000 people are found to have oral and pharyngeal cancer every year. Awareness and knowledge about this cancer remain insufficient, particularly amongst elderly people. A campaign for early detection was launched in Northern Germany in April 2012. The first step of the campaign was to increase awareness about oral cancer. Prior to a(More)
Maxillary sinus floor augmentation with autogenous bone has become a widely accepted procedure in implant dentistry. The use of osteoconductive bone substitutes in this indication is controversial, since their use can lead to a prolonged healing time, inhomogenous ossification, foreign body reaction, migration of particles and low bone-implant contact(More)
OBJECTIVE Treatment options for rheumatoid arthritis range from symptomatic approaches to modern molecular interventions such as inhibition of inflammatory mediators. Inhibition of inflammation by platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been proposed as a treatment for tendinitis and osteoarthritis. The present study was undertaken to investigate the effect of PRP(More)
INTRODUCTION Osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) is an emerging condition in patients undergoing long-term administration of bisphosphonates (BP) for the treatment of osteoporosis and hypercalcaemia associated with malignancy, multiple myeloma, and metastatic breast and prostate cancers. This is a follow-up study, its purpose was to examine the effects in-vitro(More)
Two powerful architectures for interoperability, HLA and SOA (Service Oriented Architectures) have been developed during the past ten years. HLA has been developed within the defense simulation community. SOA has been developed within the commercial enterprise community. At first they may seem quite similar but a closer look reveals fundamental differences(More)
Radiotherapy can lead to a reduction of bone density with an increased risk of pathological fractures. Bisphosphonates may represent a preventive treatment option by increasing the density of anorganic bone mineral. Yet it is unknown how bisphosphonates act on irradiated collagen cross-links, which play an essential role for the mechanical stability of(More)
This study compared the biocompatibility in vitro and the osseointegration in vivo of zirconium and titanium implants regarding implant surfaces and the bone-implant contacts. The different implant surfaces and the biocompatibility of zirconium versus titanium implants were determined by vitality and cytotoxic tests in vitro. The contact of the osteoblasts(More)