Kenzo Asaoka

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The ideal mechanical strength and critical porosity of calcium phosphate cement (CPC) were estimated to help determine ways to improve its properties. CPC at various porosities was made by packing CPC paste, at various powder-to-liquid (P/L) ratios (2.0-6.0), into a mold under various pressures (0-173 MPa). The mechanical strength of CPC, in terms of(More)
OBJECT In this study the authors investigated the histomorphometric background and microsurgical anatomy associated with surgically created direct hypoglossal-facial nerve side-to-end communication or nerve "anastomosis." METHODS Histomorphometric analyses of the facial and hypoglossal nerves were performed using 24 cadaveric specimens and three(More)
OBJECTIVE AND IMPORTANCE Oculomotor schwannoma is extremely rare. We report a case of oculomotor schwannoma with consideration of its surgical management. CLINICAL PRESENTATION A 64-year-old woman with a history of chronic headache underwent a computed tomographic scan, which revealed a mass lesion in the right prepontine cistern. She had no neurological(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the degradation in performance of four major alloys of orthodontic wires, namely nickel-titanium, beta titanium, stainless steel, and cobalt-chromium-nickel, caused by hydrogen absorption during short-term immersion in an acid fluoride solutions. The hydrogen-related degradation of orthodontic wires after(More)
Monocytes give rise to macrophages, osteoclasts (OCs), and dendritic cells (DCs). Macrophage colony-stimulating factor (M-CSF) and receptor activator of nuclear factor-kappaB (RANK) ligand induce OC differentiation from monocytes, whereas granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) and interleukin-4 (IL-4) trigger monocytic differentiation(More)
Non-decay type fast-setting calcium phosphate cement (nd-FSCPC) was prepared by introducing sodium alginate (0-2.0 wt%) into the liquid phase of FSCPC. nd-FSCPC was stable even when the cement paste was immersed in distilled water immediately after mixing, whereas conventional FSCPC (c-FSCPC) decayed completely within 1 min upon immersion. The setting time(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine if short fibres of CaO-P2O5-SiO2-Al2O3 (CPSA) glass possessing a particular aspect ratio (length/diameter) could be used as a reinforcing agent for glass-ionomer cement. The powder of a commercial glass-ionomer cement (not resin modified) was mixed with variously sized CPSA glass short fibres before mixing with the(More)
A functional gradient bioceramic that can function gradually with respect to body tissue was studied by changing the composition of calcium phosphate gradually from the surface to the inside. Diamond powder was spread on the surface of compact hydroxyapatite (HA) powder and fired at 1280 degrees C under reduced pressure, followed by firing under atmospheric(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to gain a better understanding of the integration of calcium phosphate cement (CPC) implants in biological tissue. METHODS An in vitro continuous flow system was employed to examine the protracted behavior of disc-shaped specimens of this bioactive material under sustained physiological-like solution conditions.(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine the antibacterial activity of composite resin with glass-ionomer filler particles versus that of contemporary commercial composite resins. Three composite resins were used: Beautifil II (containing S-PRG filler), Clearfil AP-X, and Filtek Z250. Resin blocks were bonded to maxillary first molars, and plaque(More)