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Field potentials in the cerebellar cortex of the ferret have been studied in response to stimulation of alveolar, muscular and cutaneous branches of the trigeminal nerve. Responses from the alveolar nerves are unusual in their very short latency. Evidence based on latency analysis, frequency following and comparison with other well-known inputs supports the(More)
This study evaluated the effect of an antimicrobial mouthrinse, denture soft relines, and a placebo rinse on the clinical findings and microbial flora of 78 patients with denture stomatitis. For 28 days the study and control groups performed oral rinses and denture soaks. Reline group patients had maxillary denture soft relines that were changed every 7(More)
Electrical stimulation of low threshold, fast afferents in the inferior alveolar nerve produce very short latency synaptic field potentials in the cerebellar cortex anterior lobe typical of mossy fibre inputs. The afferents concerned are from periodontal receptors, some of which project directly without relay. Muscle afferents do not show this direct(More)
Maternal serum analyte screening is an integral component of contemporary antenatal care. Based on elevated MSAFP levels, 85% to 90% of NTDs (e.g., anencephaly or spina bifida) can be detected. Using a combination of serum analytes (e.g., MSAFP, hCG, UE3) 55% to 60% of fetal Down's syndrome can be detected. Future strategies for Down's syndrome screening(More)
The previously described direct and relayed projections of periodontal afferents to the cerebellar cortex have been examined in detail by extracellular field-potential analysis. Advantage is taken of the very small temporal dispersion of the afferent volleys to permit identification of the presynaptic spike potential of mossy fibres, the subsequent synaptic(More)
This study examined the extent to which denture satisfaction could be predicted by a measure of locus of control (the degree to which individuals feel that they control their destiny) and a questionnaire (designed to assess prior experiences, perceptions, and expectations relating to dentures). Prior to treatment, 29 patients (14 males; 15 females; mean age(More)
The patient described had the Marfan syndrome complicated by a 22-week pregnancy. Because pregnancy potentiates the cardiovascular complications of aortic aneurysm or dissection and there is a 50% risk of having a child afflicted with the disorder, this pregnancy was electively terminated by hysterotomy along with a bilateral tubal ligation. The risks of(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the relationship between the presence of PVUII and XBAI polymorphisms in the estrogen receptor α gene and mammographic density in postmenopausal women. METHODS For the present analysis, 189 postmenopausal women who had never used hormonal therapy and who did not have clinical or mammographic features were selected. Based on the(More)