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AIM To test the hypothesis that the mechanical efficacy of irrigation in reducing bacteria in the root canal is dependent on depth of placement of the irrigation needle. METHODOLOGY The root canals of 30 permanent cuspids were instrumented to apical size 60 using a crown-down technique. A suspension of the bioluminescent reporter strain Pseudomonas(More)
BACKGROUND Hypomelanosis of Ito and linear and whorled hypermelanosis are pigmentary disorders that follow Blaschko's lines and are associated with cytogenetic mosaicism. However, mosaicism cannot always be shown using conventional karyotyping of blood lymphocytes or skin fibroblasts. This may be because these cell lines originate from mesoderm, whereas(More)
Collagen metabolism in osteoarthritic human articular cartilage was compared to that in normal cartilage and was also correlated with the degree of severity of the osteoarthritic lesion as determined by a histological-histochemical grading system. No correlation was apparent between the concentrations of DNA, hydroxyproline, and hydroxylysine and the degree(More)
Left ventricular hypertrophy, a major cardiovascular risk factor for morbidity and mortality, is commonly caused by arterial hypertension. The renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system may contribute to the pathogenesis of left ventricular hypertrophy. The Assessment of Lotrel in Left Ventricular Hypertrophy and Hypertension Study compared a single-pill(More)
INTRODUCTION Many consider attempted resuscitation for traumatic out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) futile. This study aims to describe the characteristics and profile of paediatric traumatic OHCA. METHODS The Victorian Ambulance Cardiac Arrest Registry (VACAR) was used to identify all trauma related cases of OHCA in patients aged less than 16 years of(More)
Protein catabolic rate (PCR) was measured daily by computerized mass balance studies in 50 subjects during hospitalization after renal transplant. All subjects received 60 mg prednisone per day. PCR rose over the first 3 to 4 postoperative days and then stabilized at an accelerated level, which was sustained through the third posttransplant week. Rejection(More)
The cartilage from nine osteonecrotic femoral heads (six post-traumatic and three corticoid-induced) was obtained at the time of total hip replacement and studied by biochemical and metabolic techniques. The data obtained were compared with those previously obtained in normal hips and were correlated with diagnosis, topographical site, histology, and(More)
BACKGROUND Autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) for progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) may reset the immune repertoire. OBJECTIVE The objective of this paper is to analyse lymphocyte recovery in patients with progressive MS treated with ASCT. METHODS Patients with progressive MS not responding to conventional treatment underwent ASCT following(More)