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An electron microprobe analyser associated with a scanning electronic microscope was used to measure Ca, P and Mg contents of the human dental root hard tissues, before and after a citric acid treatment (pH = 1). The measurements were made on transverse sections through the cervical 1/3 of the molar roots. The measurements were performed at the following 8(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS In diabetic nephropathy (DN), the current angiotensin-II-blocking pharmacotherapy is frequently failing. For diabetic cardiomyopathy (DC), there is no specific remedy available. Relaxin-2 (Rlx) - an anti-fibrotic, anti-inflammatory, and vasoprotecting peptide – is a candidate drug for both. METHODS Low-dose (32 μg/kg/day) and high-dose(More)
Silicone rubbers have general properties that make them suitable for the fabrication of custom-made mouth guards. This study evaluated the shock absorption properties and Shore A hardness of several silicone rubbers and derived products, compared their values with those of materials commonly used for the manufacture of mouth guards, and correlated the shock(More)
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