Dominic Pd Nielsen

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To determine whether common polymorphisms in the sweet taste receptor (TAS1R2) and glucose transporter (GLUT2) genes are associated with dental caries, 80 healthy Caucasian individuals aged 21-32 years were genotyped and grouped based on the TAS1R2 (Ile191Val) and GLUT2 (Thr110Ile) polymorphisms. Clinical and radiographic examinations were conducted by a(More)
BACKGROUND Non-insertional Achilles tendinopathy is an increasing, perhaps secondary to an increase in sporting activities. Traditional open surgical procedures have been associated with a significant rate of complications. We describe a minimally invasive technique involving the release of the adherent paratenon with a peritendinous infusion of(More)
BACKGROUND Although a variety of great toe implants have been tried in an attempt to maintain toe motion, the majority have failed with loosening, malalignment/dislocation, implant fragmentation and bone loss. In these cases, salvage to arthrodesis is more complicated and results in shortening of the ray or requires structural bone graft to reestablish(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Successful non-devitalizing treatment of localized pulpal lesions in mature teeth is not ensured using conventional endodontic techniques. The objective of this study was to evaluate CO2 laser surgical treatment of pulpal exposures in canine patients. STUDY DESIGN/MATERIALS AND METHODS 17 permanent teeth with pulpal exposures of <(More)
BACKGROUND Grading systems are used to assess severity of any condition and as an aid in guiding treatment. This study examined the relationship of baseline motion, pain, and observed intraoperative cartilage loss with hallux rigidus grade. METHODS A prospective, randomized study examining outcomes of arthrodesis compared to synthetic cartilage implant(More)
BACKGROUND We evaluated data from a clinical trial of first metatarsophalangeal joint (MTPJ1) implant hemiarthroplasty and arthrodesis to determine the association between patient factors and clinical outcomes. METHODS Patients ≥18 years with hallux rigidus grade 2, 3, or 4 were treated with synthetic cartilage implant MTPJ1 hemiarthroplasty or(More)
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