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OBJECTIVE Nasal-breathing impairment has been described as a possible determinant of maxillofacial development in children with adenoids/tonsils hypertrophy. However little is known about the possible influence of nasal septum deviation on craniofacial growth in childhood. We conducted a multicenter cephalometric study to compare skeletal and dental(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)
The expression of all four ErbB receptors was compared by immunohistochemistry, using receptor-specific polyclonal antisera, in 32 invasive, 11 in situ carcinomas, six benign lesions, and 22 samples of histologically normal mucosa adjacent to specimens of carcinoma originating from oral cavity epithelium. Among invasive and in situ carcinoma, EGFR(More)
INTRODUCTION The goal of the present study was to test the fatigue resistance of nickel-titanium rotary files in a double curvature (S-shaped) artificial root canal and to compare those results with single curvature artificial root canals. METHODS Two nickel-titanium endodontic instruments consisting of identical instrument sizes (constant .06 taper and(More)
AIM Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) with a high flow of the head and neck are quite rare compared to their low-flow counterparts, but when they do occur they are often accompanied by massive bleeding or present with significant esthetic defects. The treatment of these high-flow vascular anomalies is often highly risky. The multidisciplinary approach(More)
BACKGROUND Immediate loading of dental implants is a successful treatment concept. The importance of healthy peri-implant soft tissues for the long-term success of dental implants has been widely recognized. The aim of this study was to evaluate the peri-implant soft tissues around immediately loaded and submerged implants in monkeys. METHODS A total of(More)
AIM The aim of the present study was to analyze stress and strain distribution in dental implants with different abutment's inclination inserted in D1 and D4 bone. METHODS The biomechanical behavior of 5 mm x 16 mm dental implants with straight, 15 degrees and 25 degrees angulated abutments subjected to static loads, in contact with D1 and D4 bone, was(More)
Background. Infertility is both a clinical and a public problem, affecting the life of the couple, the healthcare services, and social environment. Standard semen analysis is the surrogate measure of male fertility in clinical practice. Objective. To provide information about the relationship between semen parameters and spontaneous conception. Methods. We(More)
AIM The aim of the study is to evaluate the quality of the temporal mandibular joint (TMJ) imaging in patients with lack of condyle-disk coordination with the Half-Fourier Acquisition Single Shot Turbo Spin Echo (HASTE), and compare it with the quality of TSE T2-weighted images. METHODS Twenty-seven patients were selected (12 men and 15 women; age range(More)
Hanau's laws and the so-called articulation quintet have contributed greatly to the evolution of the prosthetic dentistry and have been further elaborated by various authors. The main aim of this study was to establish the stability of prosthetic plates by attaining balanced occlusion. Several authors have addressed the problem of removable and fixed(More)