Learn More
Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) is the main cause of pain of non-dental origin in the oro-facial region including head, face and related structures. The aetiology and the pathophysiology of TMD is poorly understood. It is generally accepted that the aetiology is multifactorial, involving a large number of direct and indirect causal factors. Among such(More)
From January 2007 to December 2011, a total of 106 Haemophilus parasuis strains isolated from pigs were serotyped by agar gel diffusion test (DG). Serovar 4 was the most prevalent (24.5%), followed by serovar 13 (19.8%) and serovar 5 (11.3%). Twenty-nine strains were non-typeable (27.3%). The strains were divided into two groups, depending on whether they(More)
BACKGROUND Among different malocclusions, posterior crossbite is thought to have a strong impact on the correct functioning of the masticatory system. OBJECTIVE To assess, by systematically reviewing the literature, the association between posterior crossbite and different temporomandibular disorder (TMD) diagnosis: disc displacement and masticatory(More)
BACKGROUND Findings from our previously published phase II study showed a high pathologic complete remission (pCR) rate in patients with triple-negative large operable breast cancer after the administration of eight cisplatin-epirubicin-paclitaxel (PET) weekly cycles. The safety and efficacy data of the initial population were updated, with inclusion of(More)
BACKGROUND The authors conducted a clinical trial to compare the effectiveness of an education program with that of an occlusal splint in treating myofascial pain of the jaw muscles across a short period. METHOD The authors assigned 44 patients randomly to two treatment groups; 41 patients completed the study. The first group (four male, 19 female; mean(More)
The present study aimed at evaluating whether a weekly cisplatin, epirubicin, and paclitaxel (PET) regimen could increase the pathological complete response (pCR) rate in comparison with a tri-weekly epirubicin and paclitaxel administration in locally advanced breast cancer (LABC) patients. Patients with stage IIIB disease were randomised to receive either(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of the present study was to compare the speed of archwire change between self-ligating (SL) brackets and conventional brackets with elastic and stainless steel (SS) ligatures. MATERIAL AND METHODS Fifty orthodontic patients, divided into five groups according to the type of fixed appliance and ligating system used (10 subjects=Time 2 SL(More)
BACKGROUND Evidence on adjuvant chemotherapy in older women with breast cancer is poor. We tested whether weekly docetaxel is more effective than standard chemotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS We carried out a multicenter, randomized phase III study. Women aged 65-79, operated for breast cancer, with average to high risk of recurrence, were allocated 1 : 1(More)
BACKGROUND The present article reports the updated survival outcome of the 200 patients enrolled in the Southern Italy Cooperative Oncology Group 9908 trial, which compared 12 weekly cycles of cisplatin-epirubicin-paclitaxel (PET) with 4 triweekly (once every 3 weeks) cycles of epirubicin-paclitaxel (ET) in patients with locally advanced breast cancer(More)
Unilateral posterior crossbite has been considered as a risk factor for temporomandibular joint clicking, with conflicting findings. The aim of this study was to investigate a possible association between unilateral posterior crossbite and temporomandibular disk displacement with reduction, by means of a survey carried out in young adolescents recruited(More)