Héctor Flores

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OBJECTIVE The aim was to compare the clinical and radiographic efficacy of enamel matrix derivative and self-hardening calcium hydroxide as direct pulp capping materials on decayed primary molars, with observation periods of 1, 6, and 12 months. STUDY DESIGN A clinical, randomized, controlled trial was performed, following the "split-mouth" design. A(More)
A number of studies have proposed interactive applications for blind people. One line of research is the use of interactive interfaces based on sound to enhance cognition in blind children. Even though these studies have emphasized learning and cognition, there is still a shortage of applications to assist the development and use of memory in these(More)
UNLABELLED Enamel Matrix Derivative (EMD) is a rich amelogenin and amelin biomaterial that has been demonstrated to induce a reparative process similar to normal odontogenesis when placed in contact with pulp tissue. However its effects in pulp capping on primary teeth has not been previously reported. THE AIM of the present case report is to present the(More)
A large fraction of the present-day stellar mass was formed between z = 0.5 and z ∼ 3 and our understanding of the formation mechanisms at work at these epochs requires both high spatial and high spectral resolution: one shall simultaneously obtain images of objects with typical sizes as small as 1-2 kpc (∼ 0”.1), while achieving 20-50 km/s (R≥ 5000)(More)
We present the results of the five mid-IR 15 μm (12–18 μm LW3 band) ISOCAM Guaranteed Time Extragalactic Surveys performed in the regions of the Lockman Hole and Marano Field. The roughly 1000 sources detected, 600 of which have a flux above the 80% completeness limit, guarantee a very high statistical significance for the integral and differential source(More)
Poly(2-dimethylamino-ethylmethacrylate) (PDMAEMA), a cationic polymer, has been widely reported as a nonviral carrier. Despite the fact that the cytotoxicity of this polymer has been extensively studied, there is a lack of information about its blood compatibility. Hence, this work evaluates the hemocompatibility of free-form PDMAEMA homopolymers differing(More)
Science learning for blind people is limited. For a variety of reasons there is a very low emphasis on science learning for such users, especially those from deprived communities. We have designed, implemented and evaluated the usability of AudioNature, an audio-based interface implemented for pocketPC devices to assist with science learning in users with(More)
Poly(2-dimethylamino-ethylmethacrylate) (PDMAEMA) is a cationic polymer when dissolved in a 7.4 pH fluid. Owing to its ionic nature, this polycation interacts with the negatively charged cell membrane surface of red blood cells (RBCs). The electrostatic self-assembly of PDMAEMA on RBCs membrane can be employed for inducing the formation of a polymeric(More)
Concept mapping is a technique that allows for the strengthening of the learning process, based on graphic representations of the learner's mental schemes. However, due to its graphic nature, it cannot be utilized by learners with visual disabilities. In response to this limitation we implemented a study that involves the design of AudiodMC, an audio-based,(More)
Adsorption of proteins onto film surfaces built up layer by layer from oppositely charged polyelectrolytes is a complex phenomenon, governed by electrostatic forces, hydrogen bonds, and hydrophobic interactions. The amounts of the interacting charges, however, both in polyelectrolytes and in proteins adsorbed on such films are a function of the pH of the(More)