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Bioactive properties of composites containing poly(epsilon-caprolactone-co-DL-lactide) with molar ratio 96/4 and bioactive glass (BAG), S53P4, were tested in vitro. The glass content in the tested materials was 40, 60 or 70 wt%, and two granule size ranges (<45 and 90-315 microm) were used. The composites were analysed for their apatite-forming ability.(More)
The fate of intraperitoneally injected or implanted male rat bone marrow-derived stromal cells inside female sibling host animals was traced using Y-chromosome-sensitive PCR. When injected intraperitoneally, Y-chromosome-positive cells were found in all studied organs: heart muscle, lung, thymus, liver, spleen, kidney, skin, and femoral bone marrow with a(More)
In vitro bioactivity of composites of poly(epsilon-caprolactone-co-DL-lactide) P(CL/DL-LA) containing different amounts (40, 60 and 70 wt%) of bioactive glass, S53P4, was evaluated. Two ranges of granule size of bioactive glass (< 45 microm and 90-315 microm) were blended with P(CL/DL-LA) copolymer in a batch mixer. The composites were characterised by(More)
Injectable composites (Glepron) of particulate bioactive glass S53P4 (BAG) and Poly(epsilon-caprolactone-co-D,L-lactide) as thermoplastic carrier matrix were investigated as bone fillers in cancellous and cartilagineous subchondral bone defects in rabbits. Composites were injected as viscous liquid or mouldable paste. The glass granules of the composites(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to evaluate peri-implant soft tissue attachment and alveolar bone height on nanoporous TiO(2) thin film on commercial titanium dental implants compared with unmodified standard implants. MATERIAL AND METHODS In six adult beagle dogs, the mandibular premolars P2-P4 were extracted bilaterally. Sol-gel-derived(More)
BACKGROUND Previous experimental studies have demonstrated direct soft tissue attachment for nanoporous titanium dioxide (TiO(2) ) thin film on implants, while implants without TiO(2) thin film have not shown this capability. PURPOSE The aims were to evaluate and compare TiO(2) surface-modified experimental microimplants with unmodified microimplants with(More)
The purpose of this practice-based study was to compare the clinical performance of a new universal composite resin material (Z250) used for Class III and V cavities in anterior teeth. Restorative materials (Z250 and Z100; 3 M ESPE) placed by six operators were used for a total of 150 restorations during the 6-month enrollment period. After 1 year, 141(More)
This study was designed to examine the attachment and reactions of soft tissues to sol-gel-derived TiO2 coatings. In the first experiment, TiO2 coated and uncoated titanium cylinders were placed subcutaneously into the backs of rats for 3, 11 and 90 days. Tissue response and implant surfaces were characterized with routine light microscopy and scanning(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of this study was to evaluate glass-fiber-reinforced composite as a bone reconstruction material in the critical size defects in rabbit calvarial bones. The bone defect healing process and inflammatory reactions were evaluated histologically at 4 and 12 weeks postoperatively. Possible neuropathological effects on brain tissue were(More)