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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE In recent years, there has been a growing interest in the use of dental lasers for treatment of periodontal diseases. The purpose of this short-term clinical trial was to evaluate the effects of a combination of photodynamic therapy with low-level laser therapy as an adjunct to nonsurgical treatment of chronic periodontitis. (More)
The severely obese patient has varying degrees of intrinsic reduction of expiratory flow rates and lung volumes. Thus, the severely obese patient is predisposed to postoperative atelectasis, ineffective clearing of respiratory secretions, and other pulmonary complications. This study evaluated the effect of bi-level positive airway pressure (BiPAP) on(More)
The activity of total thymidine kinase in serum (S-TK) has been used as a tumor maker for decades. To date such activity has been determined using [125]I-iodo-deoxyuridine as a substrate. The aim of this study was to develop a new, antibody-based technique for the measurement of cytoplasmic thymidine kinase (TK1) in serum. Both mono- and polyclonal(More)
The authors investigated the relationship between portal-systemic shunting and portal pressure in 16 CCl4-induced cirrhotic wistar rats by 99mTc-MIBI photography of heart and liver. Based on radio-counts taken at 30 minutes after 99mTc-MIBI was given per rectum 8 rats or medial clonic vein 8 rats, heart radio-counts/liver radio-counts (H/L) and(More)
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