Faranak Hayati

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BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to establish a new in vitro model for biofilm induced secondary caries studies using an oral biofilm reactor. METHODS An approximately 2 × 3 × 2 mm(3) sized dentino-enamel Class I cavity was prepared in the middle of a square-shaped specimen from the mid-labial portion of bovine incisors. The cavities were partially(More)
BACKGROUND Home monitoring of lung function using simple, inexpensive tools to measure peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR) has been possible since the 1970s. Yet although current national and international guidelines recommend monitoring of PEFRs via traditional run charts, their use by both patients and physicians remains low. The role of statistical process(More)
BACKGROUND The home monitoring of peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR), although recommended in current asthma guidelines, remains seriously underutilized by both patients and physicians. Our assessment is that this is more a statement regarding the inability of current charting methods to fulfill the promises made for PEFR monitoring, rather than a commentary(More)
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