Occlusal loading during biting from an experimental and simulation point of view
Occlusal loading during clenching and biting is achieved by the action of the masticatory system, and forms the basis for the evaluation of the functional performance of prosthodontic and maxillofacial components. This review provides an overview of (i) current bite force measurement techniques and their limitations and (ii) the use of computational modelling to predict bite force. A brief simulation study highlighting the challenges of current computational dental models is also presented.
CONCLUSION: This technique is particularly suited to the treatment of congenital ptosis with moderate levator function, and the results are promising. PMID: 29054480 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Précausta F, Lemée G, Lelez ML, Pisella PJ PMID: 29054479 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Veiga-Tinajero C, Padrón-Pérez N, Garcia-Bru P, Rubio-Caso MJ PMID: 29054478 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
DISCUSSION: The risk of developing CQ or HCQ retinopathy depends on the daily dose and duration of treatment. At recommended doses, the risk is
CONCLUSION: Currently, many gynaecological procedures in Canada occur in a formal operating theatre setting. Our study demonstrates the safety and efficiency of an alternate setting where gynaecological procedures are performed on an outpatient basis by using local anaesthetic and conscious sedation. PMID: 29054510 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSION: Laparoscopic bilateral salpingectomy is the dominant, cost-effective surgical strategy when compared to tubal clips and tubal coagulation to prevent ovarian cancer. Laparoscopic bilateral salpingectomies reduce costs and enhance quality-adjusted life-years relative to the two alternative treatments. PMID: 29054509 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
The objective was to determine whether the proportion of pregnant women with unknown antenatal HIV-infection status is declining over time in British Columbia (BC) and whether associated factors are amenable to intervention. METHODS: Through a retrospective cohort study of all deliveries in the British Columbia Perinatal Data Registry from 2005 to 2011, we examined the association between year of delivery and no recorded antenatal HIV test result. The trend in unknown antenatal HIV-infection status over time was evaluated by the Cochran-Mantel-Haenzsel test and multivariable logistic regression was used to determine th...
CONCLUSION: This study provides preliminary support for the use of web-based teaching as an equally effective tool for increasing knowledge and reducing stress compared to traditional didactic teaching in IVF patients, with the added benefit of increased patient satisfaction. PMID: 29054507 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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