Hiroyasu Maruo

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OBJECTIVES To assess total Streptococci (TS) counts and biofilm mass over tooth-tissue-borne palatal expander (TTBPE), as well as the effect of chlorhexidine (CHX) mouth rinse on these variables. DESIGN A cross-sectional study design employed clinical procedures and laboratorial techniques. SETTING AND SAMPLE POPULATION Patients who had TTBPE removal(More)
The recently introduced 320-detector row computed tomography (320-row CT) allows very fast volumetric acquisition of the entire heart. Because the total amount of contrast agent required for CT coronary angiography (CTCA) depends directly on the acquisition time, 320-row CTCA would substantially reduce the contrast agent dose. The objective of this(More)
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