Carolina Carraro Piacentini

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This cross-sectional study investigated the impact of pregestational overweight and obesity on periodontal status of patients with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). Sixty pregnant women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) were recruited for the study. According to the pregestational body mass index (BMI), patients were classified into 3 groups:(More)
In the last few years, orthodontic literature has shown particular interest in the interproximal enamel reduction technique described as stripping or slenderizing. Most researchers have shown, by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) studies, the difficulties encountered while attempting to remove coarse abrasions left after stripping with the first(More)
Twelve articular disks from patients with temporo-mandibular joint (TMJ) arthropathy were studied and compared with two normal disks. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) examination of the surfaces and of longitudinal and cross-sections of the disks allowed the observation of the arrangement of the collagen fiber component in different parts of the disk. The(More)
A morphometric analysis has been performed on important components of human dentine using an image computerized analyzer. The dentinal tubule diameter and their area percentage were calculated. Moreover the area percentage of the collagen fibers in the dentinal matrix was measured. These parameters have been evaluated in different areas of the coronal and(More)
The recent interest for highly sophisticated techniques of dental tissue preparation aiming to display very particular structures, moved the AA. to improve the literature suggestions. In particular they made TEM and SEM observations of transitional zones between healthy and normal pulp and dentin after decalcification and trypsin at different concentrations(More)
BACKGROUND Several clinical trials have shown the effectiveness of Emdogain(R) (EMD) in promoting tissue regeneration, even though the underlining biological mechanism is still poorly known. OBJECTIVES The aim of the present study was to verify the effect of EMD on the proliferation of human periodontal ligament (PDL) fibroblasts and on their colonization(More)
S-100 protein was detected immunohistochemically in diseased human temporomandibular joint discs with different degrees of pathology, and the findings compared with those of normal discs. In normal discs, large nerve trunks in the posterior ligament were strongly stained by anti-S-100 antiserum; the very few chondrocyte-like cells sometimes showed faint(More)
The expression of vimentin and alpha-smooth muscle (alpha-SM) actin was examined in 10 human temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disc samples, with internal derangement and in two control specimens, in order to evaluate the phenotypic characteristics of TMJ disc cells in relationship to histological findings. This was accomplished by means of monoclonal(More)