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The aims of this study were (1) to test the hypothesis that the clinical profiles of deficit, nondeficit, and negative symptom patients are difficult to distinguish during episodes of acute psychotic decompensation; and (2) to compare these groups of schizophrenic patients in terms of sociodemographic and anamnestic variables. Patients admitted for acute(More)
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this study was to evaluate cyclic fatigue fracture resistance of engine-driven nickel-titanium (K3XF) instruments under reciprocating movement in various angles. METHODS Fifty K3XF size 40 taper 0.06 nickel-titanium instruments were divided randomly into 5 groups of 10 each. All instruments were subjected to cyclic fatigue(More)
Human alveolar epithelial cells actively contribute to the innate immune response in the lung and play an important role in mycobacterial dissemination during primary infection, by undergoing cell death and by releasing mycobacteria. In the present study, we report that natural lysophospholipids, such as lysophosphatidic acid or sphingosine 1-phosphate,(More)
OBJECTIVE Risk factors for implant therapy are represented by all general and local conditions that through various mechanisms can increase either short-term and long-term failure risk. The aim of this study is to assess the implant survival and implant success rates with single and multiple risk factors. PATIENTS AND METHODS To address the research(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this in vivo study was to evaluate two different types of implant-abutment connections: screwed connection and cemented connection, analyzing peri-implant bacteria microflora as well as other clinical parameters. PATIENTS AND METHODS Twenty implants were selected, inserted in 20 patients, 10 with a screwed implant-abutment connection(More)
Homozygous or heterozygous mutations in the PTEN-induced kinase 1 (PINK1) gene have been linked to early-onset Parkinson's disease (PD). Several neurophysiological studies have demonstrated alterations in striatal synaptic plasticity along with impaired dopamine release in PINK1-deficient mice. Using electrophysiological methods, here we show that PINK1(More)
Bis-8-hydroxyquinoline substituted benzylamines have been synthesized and screened for their antitumor activity on KB3 cell line model. Synthesis of this series of new analogues was accomplished using a one pot specific methodology which allows the synthesis of both bis- and mono-8-hydroxyquinoline substituted benzylamines. Among the synthesized compounds(More)
AIM A successful implant therapy is based on an accurate assessment of the anatomy of the jaws. The aim of our study was to evaluate the reliability of magnetic resonance imaging (MR) compared with computed tomography (CT) for dental implant planning in respect to bone measurements and to observe and analyze the differences. METHOD We have studied 30(More)
An easy and convenient microwave-assisted synthesis of a small library of indolic arylpiperazine derivatives is described. Parallel and mixed pool combinatorial methods are reported and compared. The described reactions are nucleophilic substitutions of several aromatic piperazines in presence of K(2)CO(3). Good yields and short reaction times are the main(More)
Magnetic force microscopy (MFM) is an atomic force microscopy (AFM) based technique in which an AFM tip with a magnetic coating is used to probe local magnetic fields with the typical AFM spatial resolution, thus allowing one to acquire images reflecting the local magnetic properties of the samples at the nanoscale. Being a well established tool for the(More)