Yi-Fang Lo

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Scoliosis is a common medical problem, with an incidence of between 0.47% and 5.2% in the general population globally. Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) accounts for nearly 80% of all scoliosis. Young people with AIS often experience negative social consequences in association with their condition. Without proper and timely treatment, the potential(More)
In this paper a concise, efficient, and environmentally benign method for the synthesis of 3-alkoxymethylcoumarin is described. From the reaction of 3-cyanochromene with an alkoxide and arylamine in THF, (Z)-2-phenylimino-3-alkoxymethylchromene was obtained as a novel intermediate via an isomerization of the double bond, a 1,2-addition of alkoxide, a(More)
PURPOSE This study investigated the influence of several methodological details on the shear bond strength (SBS) testing of pit and fissure sealants. The following variables were considered: type of enamel surfaces, prismatic vs aprismatic enamel, etching time, and aging and shearing procedures. MATERIALS AND METHODS The surfaces of 180 healthy human(More)
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