Chiara Piacentini

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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)
PURPOSE To describe a new technique of lamellar surgery and to compare the results of 150 cases treated with this technique with those observed in as many cases of penetrating keratoplasty (PK). PATIENTS AND METHODS One hundred and fifty deep lamellar keratoplasty (DLKP) procedures were performed in patients affected by various diseases of the corneal(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)
A high density of blood vessels is found in specimens of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disc at any stage of internal derangement of the joint, but the factors responsible for angiogenesis in the disc have not been described. The purpose here was to investigate, in human TMJ discs, the expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), a(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)
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)
Pulmonary lymphatic vessels extend within the connective tissue sheets surrounding airways and blood vessels. Frequently in this location they also border the lobular parenchyma, but not lymphatic vessels have been found within intralobular compartments between blood capillaries and alveoli. The presence and distribution of lymphatic vessels in pulmonary(More)
The electricity network balancing problem consists of ensuring that the electricity demands of the consumers are met by the committed supply. Constraints are imposed on the different elements of the network, so that damage to the equipment is prevented when transformers are stepped up or down, or generation is increased. We consider this problem within(More)
We studied articular disks and endoarticular loose bodies taken from patients suffering from different types of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pathology. The scanning electron microscopy (SEM) analysis of the disks and the endoarticular loose bodies was followed by a chemical-compositional analysis using an energy dispersive spectrometer (EDS) and by(More)