Clinical and radiographic comparison of biodentine, mineral trioxide aggregate and formocresol as pulpotomy agents in primary molars
ConclusionMineral Trioxide aggregate and Biodentine® showed more favourable results than formocresol.
Conclusion Pneumothorax is a frequent complication of NTM pleurisy, often making the condition difficult to treat. Surgery at an appropriate time should therefore considered for refractory cases. PMID: 29033435 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
In order to evaluate the frequency of femoral radiographic abnormalities which can predict high risk of atypical fractures (AFF), a series of 98 asymptomatic patients with postmenopausal osteoporosis chronically treated with bisphosphonates (BF) was evaluated. Those who had been exposed to oral or parenteral BF for more than 5 consecutive years (8.2 ±2.9x±s, maximum 18years) and were still on treatment were selected. Age was 67.3±8.6years (range 52–87). The age of menopause was 49.3±3.3years (range 41–59).
Toshiba Medical Kalare Fluoroscopic X-Ray System (DREX-KL80) Kalare is intended to be used as a universal diagnostic imaging system for radiographic and fluoroscopic examinations, including general R&F and pediatric examinations. It is intended for use by qualified/trained doctors or technologists on both adult and pediatric subjects taking radiographic and fluoroscopic exposures of the whole body, skull, spinal column, chest, abdomen, extremities, and other body parts. Applications can be performed with the patient sitting, standing or lying in prone or supine positions.
ConclusionFemale gonadal shielding combined with AEC during pelvic radiography increases absorbed dose to organs with greater radiation sensitivity and to unshielded ovaries. Difficulty in proper use of gonadal shields has been well described, and use of female gonadal shielding may be inadvisable given the risks of increasing radiation.
Conclusions: Pivoting and step descending during walking had greater internal–external rotation and anterior–posterior translation than normal gait. Internal–external rotation and anterior–posterior translation were shown to have greater activity dependence, whereas varus–valgus rotation was consistent across activities. These results were similar to prior measurements in younger cohorts, though a trend toward reduced range of motion in the older adults was observed.
In conclusion, although all the nHA containing scaffolds had some beneficial effects on bone regeneration, the FPG-nHA scaffold was more effective in improving the structural and functional properties of the newly formed bone and was more osteoinductive than the Gel and was comparable to the autograft. Therefore, the FPG can be regarded as a promising option to be used in conjunction with mineral scaffolds on bone tissue engineering. PMID: 29035127 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSION: No significant peri-implant bone loss was observed in the first year. The survival and success rates showed no differences between the periodontally healthy and periodontally compromised groups; however, only a limited number of patients with periodontally compromised conditions were included in this study. PMID: 29028851 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSION: Patients with a history of periodontitis are at considerable risk of being affected by peri-implant mucositis, if not by peri-implantitis. PMID: 29028847 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusions Both CBCT and IR showed a clinically acceptable performance for assessing peri-implant bone defects.
Conclusions In a large consecutive cohort of AIS patients followed for a minimum of two years, we found a significantly better curve correction and less loss of correction with PS instrumentation compared to H/H. There was no significant difference in SRS-22r scores at final follow-up. Level of Evidence Level III.