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OBJECTIVES To evaluate the factors associated with long-term implant survival in a large cohort of patients in regular follow-up until data collection. METHODS The study population consisted of 475 patients who were referred to a private clinic limited to Periodontics and Implantology between November 1995 and July 2006. Data were collected from patient(More)
BACKGROUND Five- and 6 mm diameter screw-type endosseous implants have been used for the last decade. While some studies have reported very promising results (94% to 98% success rate), others have demonstrated survival rates below those clinically acceptable (75% to 87%). Moreover, such implants have been associated with increased cervical bone resorption(More)
Metal-binding proteins are important components of retroviruses such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Therefore, metals could be used as antiviral agents. However, most metals are toxic for humans with the exception of silver which is toxic only to prokaryotic cells and viruses. In addition, HIV infection causes a decrease in body cysteine. We formed(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the long-term survival rates of dental implants according to the patient's periodontal status, as well as to estimate if the effect of periodontal status regarding implant failure is constant throughout the long-term follow-up. MATERIALS AND METHODS This was a historical prospective cohort study design of all consecutive patients(More)
The concentration of the two principal drug-binding proteins, albumin and alpha 1-acid glycoprotein, were measured in 44 paired fetal and maternal serum samples obtained at between 12 and 41 weeks gestation. Maternal serum albumin concentrations ranged between 25 and 35 g/l during this period. Fetal serum albumin was much lower in early gestation, ranging(More)
A ligand for the digitalis receptor located on the membrane-embedded Na,K-ATPase (NKA; EC 3.6.1.37) has been isolated from bovine hypothalamus (hypothalamic inhibitory factor; HIF) and identified as isomeric ouabain (Tymiak et al., 1993, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 90: 8189-8193). In analogy to cardioactive steroids (CS) derived from plants or from toad, HIF(More)
Altered glycosylations of cell surface glycoproteins often accompany malignant transformation and lectins are useful for probing these alterations. Lymphocytes exhibit characteristic surface glycoproteins which serve as markers of cell status and development. The present work was undertaken to compare, on blots, the binding characteristics of membranes(More)