Effects of probiotics on intestinal flora, inflammation and degree of liver cirrhosis in rats with liver cirrhosis by regulating Wnt/ β-catenin signaling pathway.
Effects of probiotics on intestinal flora, inflammation and degree of liver cirrhosis in rats with liver cirrhosis by regulating Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway. J Biol Regul Homeost Agents. 2021 Jan 21;35(1): Authors: Feng Y, Gao SJ, Wei RD, Liu T, Fan XP, Han YD, Zhu N Abstract We aimed to explore the effects of probiotics on intestinal flora, inflammation and degree of liver cirrhosis in rats with liver cirrhosis, and to verify the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway that regulates this process. A total of 30 SD rats were randomly divided into 3 groups, namely, control group (n=10), model grou...
Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents - January 23, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Biol Regul Homeost Agents Source Type: research

Imperatorin inhibits the invasion and migration of breast cancer cells by regulating HMGB2.
Authors: Gao KL, Li M, Zhang KP PMID: 33474907 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents)
Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents - January 23, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Biol Regul Homeost Agents Source Type: research

Afferent vagal stimulation via gastric electrical stimulation alters sympathetic-vagal balance in domestic pigs - a pilot trial.
Authors: Leitzke M, Schimpf S, Altrock M, Schönknecht P, Bischoff S, Schubert H, Hoyer D, Bauer R, Olbrich S Abstract The disturbance of the sympathetic-vagal balance with increasing sympathetic activity and consecutive increase in cytokine release is a major threat in numerous hyperinflammatory syndromes. Therapeutic interventions that modulate the activity in the sympathetic-vagal system are suggested as an effective treatment in these incidences. The purpose of this pilot study was to investigate the effect of electrical stimulation of the gastric wall on sympathetic-vagal balance. German domestic pigs (n=5...
Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents - January 23, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Biol Regul Homeost Agents Source Type: research

Periodontal disease and systemic diseases: an overview on recent progresses.
Authors: Fi C, Wo W Abstract Periodontal diseases (PDs) affect about half of the adult population all over the world. PDs are caused by bacterial infection which induces an inflammatory response with progressive destruction of the periodontal tissues and finally the loss of teeth. Tobacco smoking (TS), alcohol consumption, and systemic diseases (SDs), are considered additional risk factors. This short review examines the potential causal association between PDs, TS and SDs. There is strong evidence that PDs are associated with an increased risk of SDs. In addition, many patients with SDs are also affected by PD, wh...
Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents - January 20, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Biol Regul Homeost Agents Source Type: research

The use of laser in dentistry: a narrative review.
Authors: Fu W, Wo C Abstract Implant dentistry has emerged as a first line of treatment to replace missing teeth for both the edentulous and partially dentate patients. Implant dentistry is accompanied by the onset of peri-implantitis (PIM). PIM is characterized by the inflammatory destruction of the implant-supporting tissues, because of biofilm formation on the implant surface. A history of periodontitis, poor oral hygiene, and smoking are considered as risk factors for PIM. Occasionally PIM is associated with iatrogenic factors, that, only recently, have been acknowledged as direct cause of PIM, i.e.: non-parall...
Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents - January 20, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Biol Regul Homeost Agents Source Type: research

An overview on periodontal disease and genetic polymorphism.
Authors: Karon A, Ula K PMID: 33463140 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents)
Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents - January 20, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Biol Regul Homeost Agents Source Type: research

Bone regeneration in dentistry: an overview.
Authors: Ra G, Wo Q Abstract Reconstructive surgery (RS) is necessary before implant placement to regenerate bone defects. Success rate of implants is related to RS and to the correct position of implants in residual crest. The most popular surgical procedures of RS are bone grafts, guided bone regeneration. Bone graft is the gold standard technique to achieve RS of edentulous crests. RS is a surgical technique that uses barrier membranes to promote osteoblast cells proliferation. RS is often combined with bone grafting procedures. Sinus floor elevation procedures are elective treatments when there is insufficient ...
Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents - January 20, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Biol Regul Homeost Agents Source Type: research

Protozoa and oral health: a systematic review.
In conclusion, we can assert that E. gingivalis and GP may be correlated. This relationship can open new therapeutical approaches for treating GP, particularly in cases refractory to therapy. PMID: 33463142 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents)
Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents - January 20, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Biol Regul Homeost Agents Source Type: research

Oral and general health: an inseparable pair.
In conclusion, the oral cavity is an extra-gastric reservoir of HPB and periodontal therapy associated with systemic therapy can better eradicate HPB from the mucosa of all gastro-enteric tract. Prospective cohort studies are needed to demonstrate the bacterial action in the oral cavity. PMID: 33463143 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents)
Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents - January 20, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Biol Regul Homeost Agents Source Type: research

Titanium and implantology: a review in dentistry.
Authors: Xi D, Wong L Abstract Implant dentistry has become a popular restorative option in clinical practice. Titanium and titanium alloys (TTA) are the gold standard for endo-osseus dental implants production, thanks to their biocompatibility, resistance to corrosion and mechanical properties. The characteristics of the TTA implant surface seem to be particularly relevant in the early phase of osseointegration. Furthermore, the microstructure of implant surface can largely influence the bone remodelling at the level of the bone-implant surface. Recently, research has stated on the long-term of both survival and s...
Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents - January 20, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Biol Regul Homeost Agents Source Type: research

Comparative surface detail reproduction for elastomeric impression materials: Study on reproducibility performance.
Authors: Varvara G, Sinjari B, Bernardi S, Turkyilmaz I, Malvezzi V, Piattelli M, Caputi S PMID: 33435664 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents)
Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents - January 14, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Biol Regul Homeost Agents Source Type: research

Primary care experience on Rinfodim 3 ® in children with recurrent respiratory infections.
Primary care experience on Rinfodim 3® in children with recurrent respiratory infections. J Biol Regul Homeost Agents. 2021 Jan 13;34(6): Authors: Poggi E, Giannattasio A, Cartosio ME, Campus R, Ciprandi G PMID: 33438387 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents)
Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents - January 14, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Biol Regul Homeost Agents Source Type: research

Assessment of eosinophilic nasal inflammation in patients with severe asthma and nasal polyposis before and after six months of therapy with Benralizumab.
Authors: Buonamico E, Dragonieri S, Sciancalepore PI, Carratù P, Carpagnano GE, Resta O, Gelardi M PMID: 33423452 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents)
Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents - January 13, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Biol Regul Homeost Agents Source Type: research

Establishment of a cardiac biobank in a Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.
Authors: Cardani R, Bertoldo EG, Cerri A, Picozzi M, Corsi Romanelli MM, Callus E Abstract Biobanks are considered to be important resources of Departments of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine allowing the clarification of relevant disease mechanisms and the improvement of the diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of both pediatric and adult cardiovascular diseases. To successfully establish a cardiovascular biobank, it is important to consider the public opinion and views on it and the factors involved in the willingness of the public to participate in the donation of genetic material. The literature was systematica...
Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents - January 13, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Biol Regul Homeost Agents Source Type: research

LncRNA LINC00847 contributes to hepatocellular carcinoma progression by acting as a sponge of miR-99a to induce E2F2 expression.
Authors: Tu LR, Li W, Liu J, Song XG, Xu HW PMID: 33426857 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents)
Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents - January 13, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Biol Regul Homeost Agents Source Type: research

Carboxytherapy with oxygen propulsion treatment of cellulite is more effective in women not affected by periodontal disease.
Authors: Scarano A, Amuso D, Amore M, Ferraro G, Iorio EI, Sbarbati A, Lorusso F, Petrini M PMID: 33426858 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents)
Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents - January 13, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Biol Regul Homeost Agents Source Type: research

Probiotics for the management of upper respiratory diseases.
Authors: Aragona SE, Ciprandi G Abstract Probiotics represent an intriguing challenge in clinical practice. They are currently used worldwide in all fields of Medicine. The present Supplement reports some Italian experiences concerning a probiotic mixture (Abincol®) employed in patients with upper respiratory diseases. A group of Italian otolaryngologists conducted these experiences in a real-world setting. The results demonstrated that this compound might represent a useful therapeutic option in clinical practice. In particularly, this probiotic mixture was tested in patients with rhinosinusitis, pharyngotonsi...
Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents - January 13, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Biol Regul Homeost Agents Source Type: research

A probiotic mixture in patients with upper respiratory diseases: the point of view of the otorhinolaringologist.
In conclusion, the current clinical experience suggested that this probiotic mixture may be considered an effective and safe therapeutic option in managing patients with an upper respiratory infection and treated with antibiotics. PMID: 33426860 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents)
Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents - January 13, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Biol Regul Homeost Agents Source Type: research

Probiotics in the add-on treatment of pharyngotonsillitis: a clinical experience.
Authors: La Mantia I, Gelardi M, Drago L, Aragona SE, Cupido G, Vicini C, Berardi C, Ciprandi G, Italian Study Group on Upper Respiratory Infections: Albanese G, Anni A, Antoniacomi G, Artoni S, Asprella G, Azzaro R, Azzolin A, Balduzzi A, Barbarino I, Berardi C, Bertetto BI, Bianchi A, Bianco N, Bonanno A, Bordonaro C, Brindisi AM, Bucolo S, Bulzomì AG, Caligo G, Capaccio P, Capelli M, Capone A, Carboni S, Carluccio G, Casaula M, Cassano M, Cavaliere M, Ciabattoni A, Conti A, Cordier A, Cortellessa F, Costanzo M, Cupido F, D’Ascanio L, Danza C, D’Auria C, De Ciccio M, De Luca C, D’Emila M, Dessi R...
Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents - January 13, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Biol Regul Homeost Agents Source Type: research

Probiotics in the add-on treatment of otitis media in clinical practice.
Authors: Gelardi M, La Mantia I, Drago L, Meroni G, Aragona SE, Cupido G, Vicini C, Berardi C, Ciprandi G, Italian Study Group on Upper Respiratory Infections: Albanese G, Anni A, Antoniacomi G, Artoni S, Asprella G, Azzaro R, Azzolin A, Balduzzi A, Barbarino I, Berardi C, Bertetto BI, Bianchi A, Bianco N, Bonanno A, Bordonaro C, Brindisi AM, Bucolo S, Bulzomì AG, Caligo G, Capaccio P, Capelli M, Capone A, Carboni S, Carluccio G, Casaula M, Cassano M, Cavaliere M, Ciabattoni A, Conti A, Cordier A, Cortellessa F, Costanzo M, Cupido F, D’Ascanio L, Danza C, D’Auria C, De Ciccio M, De Luca C, D’Emila ...
Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents - January 13, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Biol Regul Homeost Agents Source Type: research

Probiotics in the add-on treatment of otitis media in clinical practice.
Authors: La Mantia I, Gelardi M, Drago L, Aragona SE, Cupido G, Vicini C, Berardi C, Ciprandi G, Italian Study Group on Upper Respiratory Infections: Albanese G, Anni A, Antoniacomi G, Artoni S, Asprella G, Azzaro R, Azzolin A, Balduzzi A, Barbarino I, Berardi C, Bertetto BI, Bianchi A, Bianco N, Bonanno A, Bordonaro C, Brindisi AM, Bucolo S, Bulzomì AG, Caligo G, Capaccio P, Capelli M, Capone A, Carboni S, Carluccio G, Casaula M, Cassano M, Cavaliere M, Ciabattoni A, Conti A, Cordier A, Cortellessa F, Costanzo M, Cupido F, D’Ascanio L, Danza C, D’Auria C, De Ciccio M, De Luca C, D’Emila M, Dessi R...
Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents - January 13, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Biol Regul Homeost Agents Source Type: research

Probiotics in the add-on treatment of laryngotracheitis: a clinical experience.
Authors: La Mantia I, Gelardi M, Drago L, Aragona SE, Cupido G, Vicini C, Berardi C, Ciprandi G, Italian Study Group on Upper Respiratory Infections: Albanese G, Anni A, Antoniacomi G, Artoni S, Asprella G, Azzaro R, Azzolin A, Balduzzi A, Barbarino I, Berardi C, Bertetto BI, Bianchi A, Bianco N, Bonanno A, Bordonaro C, Brindisi AM, Bucolo S, Bulzomì AG, Caligo G, Capaccio P, Capelli M, Capone A, Carboni S, Carluccio G, Casaula M, Cassano M, Cavaliere M, Ciabattoni A, Conti A, Cordier A, Cortellessa F, Costanzo M, Cupido F, D’Ascanio L, Danza C, D’Auria C, De Ciccio M, De Luca C, D’Emila M, Dessi R...
Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents - January 13, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Biol Regul Homeost Agents Source Type: research

Non-pharmacological remedies for upper respiratory diseases in the pandemic COVID-19 era.
Authors: Ciprandi G, Aragona SE Abstract In the pandemic coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) era, the need to use preventive-curative treatments is compelling. A series of non-pharmacological compounds, including supplements (oligoelements and vitamins), probiotics, and nutraceuticals, might affect the risk of COVID-19 or reducing clinical severity. Non-pharmacological remedies are easily available and usually have no relevant side effects. There is evidence that bacterial and molecular substances may potentiate the immune system against respiratory viruses. Moreover, these compounds might exert essential anti-infl...
Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents - January 13, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Biol Regul Homeost Agents Source Type: research

Anti-SARS CoV2 antibody testing in healthcare workers: comparison between rapid-cassette tests, ELISA and CLIA methods.
Authors: Pistelli L, Sitzia C, Carrara M, Borlini S, Tejada M, Sammarco G, Fulceri F, Valaperta R, Giubbilini P, Rigolini R, Rampoldi B, Cornetta M, Mazza S, Corino SD, Pettinato A, Ferrari S, Paduraru C, Moroni A, Jance B, Costa E, Corsi Romanelli MM PMID: 33426866 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents)
Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents - January 13, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Biol Regul Homeost Agents Source Type: research

Dental implants survival rate in controlled type I diabetic patients: a prospective longitudinal study with a 2-year follow-up.
Authors: Sannino G, Montemezzi P, Pantaleo G, Agliardi E Abstract The aim of the study was to evaluate implant treatment for partial edentulism in a population of controlled type I diabetic patients. The research hypothesis was that implant survival rate, prevalence of peri-implant tissue infection and marginal bone loss at 2 years follow-up would not differ from a non diabetic population. A total of 106 patients (47=women, 59=men, mean age 38.36 years) presented with partially edentulous jaws. All patients underwent a two stage implant surgery (105 maxillary, 100 mandibular). Diabetic type I patients (53) were sch...
Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents - January 10, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Biol Regul Homeost Agents Source Type: research

Experimental analysis of the influence of cortical bone layers and bone quantity on implant primary stability.
Authors: Romeo D, Sacchi L, Fuchs F, Tetè G, Agliardi E Abstract The systematic analysis of parameters impacting implant primary stability is difficult to achieve with human cadavers or animal models, particularly for complex trans-sinus procedures to determine the effects of cortical layers and bone engagement on implant stability before and after a simulated load in vitro. Solid rigid polyurethane blocks, partially intersected by an 8-mm-thick space, were created to imitate tri-cortical situations, the presence of the sinus cavity, and the posterior maxilla with different degrees of bone atrophy. Implants ...
Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents - January 10, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Biol Regul Homeost Agents Source Type: research

Palatal prosthetic rehabilitation in patients affected by cocaine-induced midline destructive lesions.
In conclusion prosthetic approach is a valid option for the symptomatic relief in CIMDL-related palate perforation. Nevertheless, the short-lasting efficacy for patients with active disease can be the reason for unsatisfactory results. PMID: 33412781 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents)
Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents - January 10, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Biol Regul Homeost Agents Source Type: research

Management of the delicate phase of the temporary crown: an in vitro study.
Authors: Tetè G, Sacchi L, Camerano C, Nagni M, Capelli O, Giuntoli Vercellin S, La Rocca G, Polizzi E Abstract The fundamental moment of prosthetic rehabilitation is the "temporary". Although the meaning of the term diminishes its importance, the provisional has fundamental biological, aesthetic and functional functions. The oral cavity must maintain an adequate level of oral hygiene to carry out this delicate phase in the best possible way; a result achieved only with the collaboration of the prosthetic dentist with the hygienist and the patient, as if they were a biological system in motion. The...
Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents - January 10, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Biol Regul Homeost Agents Source Type: research

A clinical report of a maxillary All-on-4 rehabilitation with a proposed EMG protocol.
Authors: Clericò M, Broggi R, Sacchi L, Agliardi E PMID: 33412783 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents)
Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents - January 10, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Biol Regul Homeost Agents Source Type: research

Osseointegrated dental implants supporting fixed prostheses in patients affected by Sj ögren's Sindrome: A narrative review.
Osseointegrated dental implants supporting fixed prostheses in patients affected by Sjögren's Sindrome: A narrative review. J Biol Regul Homeost Agents. 2020 Nov-Dec;34(6 Suppl. 3):89-91 Authors: D'Orto B, Tetè G, Polizzi E PMID: 33412784 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents)
Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents - January 10, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Biol Regul Homeost Agents Source Type: research

Effects of dexmedetomidine combined with propofol on peri-anesthesia hemodynamics and postoperative sedation and analgesia in patients undergoing radical esophagectomy.
Authors: Gong HY, Wang ZY, Sui YZ, Zhao JJ, Jing YY, Wang M PMID: 33412837 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents)
Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents - January 10, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Biol Regul Homeost Agents Source Type: research

Effects of ulinastatin combined with octreotide on blood coagulation function, inflammatory factors and amylase in patients with severe acute pancreatitis.
Authors: Li ZF, Xu MY, Zhang DH, Gao TT, Gao Z, Li H PMID: 33415938 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents)
Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents - January 10, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Biol Regul Homeost Agents Source Type: research

Exploring the role of serum fibroblast growth factor 21 in thyroid papillary carcinoma cells and its molecular mechanism.
Authors: Li Y, Fu JJ, Sun YY, Zhang XD, Geng X PMID: 33415939 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents)
Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents - January 10, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Biol Regul Homeost Agents Source Type: research

Efficacy of a nasal spray containing N-acetylcysteine in hypertonic solution in the treatment of nonallergic chronic rhinitis with goblet cell metaplasia.
Authors: Maffezzoni E, Notargiacomo M, Agostini S, Gelardi M PMID: 33415969 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents)
Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents - January 10, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Biol Regul Homeost Agents Source Type: research

Expression of Annexin A3 in osteoblasts and osteosarcoma hos cells.
Authors: Ye ZM, Peng LR PMID: 33410316 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents)
Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents - January 9, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Biol Regul Homeost Agents Source Type: research

Efficacy of focal muscular vibration in the treatment of upper limb spasticity in subjects with stroke outcomes: randomized controlled trial.
In conclusion, this study highlighted how the same treatment protocol can determine an improvement in muscle tone and in the Duration to perform a task, regardless of the muscles treated, while the pain improves if we treat the agonist muscles. PMID: 33386031 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents)
Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents - January 4, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Biol Regul Homeost Agents Source Type: research

Robotic treatment of the upper limb in chronic stroke and cerebral neuroplasticity: a systematic review.
Authors: Bressi F, Bravi M, Campagnola B, Bruno D, Marzolla A, Santacaterina F, Miccinilli S, Sterzi S Abstract Stroke is the second cause of mortality and the third cause of long-term disability worldwide. Deficits in upper limb (UL) capacity persist at 6 months post-stroke in 30-66% of hemiplegic stroke patients with major limitations in activity of daily living (ADL), thus making the recovery of paretic UL function the main rehabilitation goal. Robotic rehabilitation plays a crucial role since it allows to perform a repetitive, intensive, and task-oriented treatment, adaptable to the patients' residual abilities...
Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents - January 4, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Biol Regul Homeost Agents Source Type: research

Hand motion analysis during robot-aided rehabilitation in chronic stroke.
Authors: Cordella F, Scotto Di Luzio F, Bravi M, Santacaterina F, Bressi F, Zollo L Abstract A high percentage of post-stroke patients reports spasticity and no functional use of the upper limb. To adapt the therapy in the most patient-specific manner, it is of paramount importance to objectively assess motor improvement during rehabilitation therapy. In this paper, a quantitative evaluation of the results obtained by using a commercial exoskeletal glove for hand rehabilitation (i.e. Gloreha Sinfonia®) is performed. A camera-based calibration procedure for the bending sensors embedded in the Gloreha Sinfonia ro...
Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents - January 4, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Biol Regul Homeost Agents Source Type: research

Sensorized assessment of bilateral hand movements in patients with stroke driven by rhythmic auditory or visual-auditory stimulation.
In this study, we used a marker less system based on two infrared sensors to assess the kinematics of up and down in-phase and anti-phase bilateral hand oscillations synchronized or not with an external stimulus. A group of stroke survivors, one of age-matched healthy subjects and one of young healthy subjects were tested in three conditions: no stimulus, auditory stimulus, and video-auditory stimulus. Our results showed significant negative effects of visual-auditory stimulus in the frequency of movements (p = 0.001), and of auditory stimulus in their fluidity (p = 0.013). These results are conceivably related to the atte...
Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents - January 4, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Biol Regul Homeost Agents Source Type: research

Antimicrobial efficacy of photodynamic therapy (PDT) in periodontitis and peri-implantitis: A systematic review.
Authors: Lopez MA, Passarelli PC, Marra M, Lopez A, Moffa A, Casale M, D'Addona A Abstract To systematically review the literature regarding the antimicrobial effects of photodynamic therapy (PDT) on multi-bacterial species in periodontitis and peri-implantitis disease. The addressed focused question was: "Does PDT show antimicrobial efficacy against multi-bacterial species colonization in periodontal pockets and on the surface of dental implants?" Electronic databases including MEDLINE and EMBASE up to and including December 2018 were searched. Of the ninety studied analyzed, seven were included, four fo...
Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents - January 4, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Biol Regul Homeost Agents Source Type: research

Photodynamic therapy (PDT) in non-surgical treatment of periodontitis.
Authors: Lopez MA, Passarelli PC, Marra M, Lopez A, D'Angelo A, Moffa A, Martinez S, Casale M, D'Addona A Abstract Periodontitis represents a major problem for patients, since it is not possible to eliminate the bacteria that are responsible for this pathology with a pharmacological treatment. The present study included forty-four patients with periodontitis, who had undergone disinfection via photodynamic therapy (PDT) using a laser source having a 635 nm wavelength associated with a photoactivable substance (methylene blue). Clinical assessment of plaque index (PI), bleeding on probing (BOP), probing depth (PD), ...
Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents - January 4, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Biol Regul Homeost Agents Source Type: research

Robotic hand treatment of patients affected by chronic stroke: a monocentric longitudinal pilot study.
Authors: Miccinilli S, Bravi M, Foti C, Morrone M, Maselli M, Santacaterina F, Scotto Di Luzio F, Zollo L, Sterzi S, Bressi F Abstract Few studies investigated the effects of a robotic treatment in hand motor recovery after stroke. Aim of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy of treatment by means of Gloreha Sinfonia® robotic glove in hand motor recovery of a chronic stroke sample of patients with different impairment severity. Thirteen chronic stroke subjects were assigned to either active-assisted robotic treatment or passive robotic treatment according to their ability to actively extend wrist for a...
Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents - January 4, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Biol Regul Homeost Agents Source Type: research

Use of wearable systems for the detection of chest-abdominal wall movement aimed at respiratory monitoring in sport: a scoping review on available data.
Authors: Miccinilli S, Schena E, Massaroni C, Bravi M, Campiglia F, Santacaterina F, Foti C, Bressi L, Sterzi S Abstract There is a significant request for wearable systems for vital signs and athletic performance monitoring during sport practice, both in professional and non-professional fields. Respiratory rate is a rather neglected parameter in this field, but several studies show that it is a strong marker of physical exertion. The aim of the present scoping review is to evaluate the number and kind of existing studies on wearable technologies for the analysis of the chest wall movement for respiratory monitori...
Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents - January 4, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Biol Regul Homeost Agents Source Type: research

Non-implantable bone conduction device for hearing loss: a systematic review.
Authors: Moffa A, Giorgi L, Cassano M, Rinaldi V, Natalizia A, Bressi F, Guglielmelli E, Casale M Abstract There are different treatment options that employ a bone conduction transmission of the sound, for different types of hearing loss, as well as hearing aids, medical intervention via prostheses and surgically implanted medical devices. A middle ear disease causes a decline in the conductive mechanism of hearing. The current possibilities of compensating Conductive Hearing Loss (CHL) solutions include both surgical and no surgical Bone Conduction Devices (BCDs). Due to the invasiveness of the implantable devices...
Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents - January 4, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Biol Regul Homeost Agents Source Type: research

Evaluation of the periodontal healing of the second mandibular molar distal site following insertion of PRF in the third molar post extraction alveolus.
Authors: Passarelli PC, Romeo A, Lopez MA, De Angelis P, Desantis V, Piccirillo GB, Papa R, Papi P, Pompa G, Moffa A, Casale M, D'Addona A Abstract The aim of this study was to evaluate the periodontal healing of the distal sites of the mandibular second molars, comparing the extraction therapy of the third molar with and without PRF adjunct into the postextraction alveolus. The study sample was composed by 40 consecutive patients who underwent extraction of mandibular third molars. Patients were divided in two groups: the last 20 participants who have only been subjected to extraction (spontaneous healing group, S...
Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents - January 4, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Biol Regul Homeost Agents Source Type: research

Teaching parotid surgery to ENT residents in the era of new technologies: an ex-vivo ovine model.
Authors: Rinaldi V, Costantino A, De Virgilio A, Spriano G, Alloni R, Moffa A, Casale M Abstract Surgical training has recently assumed a central role in the otolaryngology field, and the necessity to train residents and fellows' skills in a progressive manner has led to an incredible widespread of ex-vivo animal models for several surgical procedures. To report our experience with an ex-vivo ovine model for parotid gland dissection in a training context. A junior resident (PGY-1) and a post-graduate student with no experience in parotid surgery were guided by a skilled surgeon in the parotid gland dissection for e...
Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents - January 4, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Biol Regul Homeost Agents Source Type: research

The efficacy of Barbed Sutures for Anterior Pharyngoplasty: technical aspects and preliminary results.
Authors: Rinaldi V, Moffa A, Sabatino L, Cassano M, Passarelli PC, Mantovani M, Pignataro L, Casale M Abstract After the first experiences with the Barbed Sutures (BS) in sleep surgery, we present the Modular Barbed Anterior Pharyngoplasty (M.B.A.Ph.), a functional tenso-structural reconstruction of the soft palate, as a surgical solution for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) due to antero-posterior collapse at the drug induced sleep endoscopy (DISE) for snoring and mild-moderate OSA. The action of the BS is sustained over time by means of solid and stable tissue scarring. M.B.A.Ph. avoids palatal fibromuscular resecti...
Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents - January 4, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Biol Regul Homeost Agents Source Type: research

Intraneural electrical stimulation of median nerve: a simulation study on sensory and motor fascicles.
Authors: Stefano M, Cordella F, Zollo L Abstract Neuroprostheses can be an innovative solution to improve quality of life of upper limb amputees. In this framework, the recovery of sensory feedback is a property widely requested by amputee subjects. Neural prostheses are based on neural interfaces that allow delivering direct current stimuli to the nerve fibers. The study of the interaction between the nerve and the electrode is fundamental to investigate activation properties in the nerve. Furthermore, the results could provide useful insight into improve the design of the electrodes and to advance and ameliorate ...
Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents - January 4, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Biol Regul Homeost Agents Source Type: research

New methods and tools to assess nutritive sucking in new-borns: effect of different feeding bottles on nutritive performance.
Authors: Taffoni F, Focaroli V, Visco AM, Noce F, Lubrano R Abstract Nutritive sucking is a fundamental process assuring the primary infant nourishment in the first months of life. When feeding is impaired for pathological conditions, the growth of the infant may be delayed with a cascade effect on the overall development. While literature studied nutritive sucking development in infants with feeding problems, like in severe premature babies or with low weight at birth, few works assesses to what extent different feeding bottles may influence feeding performance of healthy new-borns. This work proposes a method for...
Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents - January 4, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Biol Regul Homeost Agents Source Type: research

Gait training with Achilles ankle exoskeleton in chronic incomplete spinal cord injury subjects.
Authors: Tamburella F, Tagliamonte NL, Masciullo M, Pisotta I, Arquilla M, van Asseldonk EHF, van der Kooij H, Wu AR, Dzeladini F, Ijspeert AJ, Molinari M Abstract Powered exoskeletons (EXOs) have emerged as potential devices for Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) to support the intervention of physical therapists during therapy (rehabilitation EXOs) as well as to assist lower limb motion during the daily life (assistive EXOs). Although the ankle is considered a key joint for gait restoration after SCI, very few ankle exoskeletons were developed and tested in incomplete SCI (iSCI) population. Among those, the Achilles ankle ...
Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents - January 4, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Biol Regul Homeost Agents Source Type: research