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Goldie Songra et al.
American journal of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics : official publication of the American Association of Orthodontists, its constituent societies, and the American Board of Orthodontics, 145(5), 569-578 (2014-05-03)
The aim of this study was to compare the time to initial alignment and extraction space closure using conventional brackets and active and passive self-ligating brackets. One hundred adolescent patients 11 to 18 years of age undergoing maxillary and mandibular
E J Pappert et al.
Neurology, 47(4), 1037-1042 (1996-10-01)
To determine if ventricular cerebrospinal fluid (vCSF) alpha-tocopherol levels in Parkinson's disease (PD) patients can be increased by oral alpha-tocopherol supplementation and whether vCSF levels are linearly related to plasma alpha-tocopherol levels. In spite of its putative neuroprotective properties, alpha-tocopherol
A Moser et al.
Journal of the neurological sciences, 131(2), 183-189 (1995-08-01)
We could identify the MPTP-like compound and isoquinoline derivative N-methyl-norsalsolinol (2-MDTIQ) in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of patients with Parkinson's disease. The presence of 2-MDTIQ negatively correlated with the disease duration. In order to study the relationship between presence of 2-MDTIQ
Mark A Baker et al.
Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE, (94)(94), doi:10-doi:10 (2015-01-16)
Spermatozoa are quite unique amongst cell types. Although produced in the testis, both nuclear gene transcription and translation are switched off once the pre-cursor round cell begins to elongate and differentiate into what is morphologically recognized as a spermatozoon. However
Toshihiro Fujita et al.
Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai zasshi = The Japanese journal of gastro-enterology, 111(12), 2311-2318 (2014-12-09)
An 89-year-old man was admitted to our hospital for thorough investigation of refractory diabetes mellitus, which revealed primary squamous cell carcinoma of the duodenum. After two courses of chemotherapy, follow-up esophagoduodenogastroscopy and duodenal biopsy showed no evidence of tumor. No
Jinho Shin et al.
Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology, 13(8), 5807-5810 (2013-07-26)
In this study, hydroxyapatite (HA) was coated on anodized titanium (Ti) surfaces through radio frequency magnetron sputtering in order to improve biological response of the titanium surface. All the samples were blasted with resorbable blasting media (RBM). RBM-blasted Ti surface
Stefan Schulz-Drost et al.
Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE, (95)(95), e52124-e52124 (2015-01-16)
Different ways to stabilize a sternal fracture are described in literature. Respecting different mechanisms of trauma such as the direct impact to the anterior chest wall or the flexion-compression injury of the trunk, there is a need to retain each
David B Warheit
Toxicology letters, 220(2), 193-204 (2013-04-23)
Due to its multifunctional applications, titanium dioxide particles have widespread use in commerce. The particle-types function as sources of pigment color, in food products, anti-bacterial components, ultraviolet radiation scavengers, catalysts, as well as in cosmetics. Because of its inherent properties
Klas Gustafson et al.
Acta orthopaedica, 85(4), 348-354 (2014-06-17)
Metal-on-metal (MOM) total hip arthroplasties were reintroduced because of the problems with osteolysis and aseptic loosening related to polyethylene wear of early metal-on-polyethylene (MOP) arthroplasties. The volumetric wear rate has been greatly reduced with MOM arthroplasties; however, because of nano-size
Aaron K Vannucci et al.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 110(52), 20918-20922 (2013-11-28)
Enhancing the surface binding stability of chromophores, catalysts, and chromophore-catalyst assemblies attached to metal oxide surfaces is an important element in furthering the development of dye sensitized solar cells, photoelectrosynthesis cells, and interfacial molecular catalysis. Phosphonate-derivatized catalysts and molecular assemblies
Valerio Leoni et al.
Clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine, 42(2), 186-191 (2004-04-06)
24S-Hydroxycholesterol (24OHC) and 27-hydroxycholesterol (27OHC) are two structurally similar oxysterols of different origins--the former almost exclusively formed in the brain and the latter formed to a lesser extent in the brain than in most other organs. HYPOTHESIS TO BE TESTED:
Estefany I Medina-Reyes et al.
Environmental research, 136, 424-434 (2014-12-03)
Titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TiO2 NPs) studies have been performed using relatively high NPs concentration under acute exposure and limited studies have compared shape effects. We hypothesized that midterm exposure to low TiO2 NPs concentration in lung epithelial cells induces carcinogenic
B Fink et al.
The bone & joint journal, 96-B(7), 889-895 (2014-07-06)
We report our experience of revision total hip replacement (THR) using the Revitan curved modular titanium fluted revision stem in patients with a full spectrum of proximal femoral defects. A total of 112 patients (116 revisions) with a mean age
Mingjie Liu et al.
Nature, 517(7532), 68-72 (2015-01-06)
Machine technology frequently puts magnetic or electrostatic repulsive forces to practical use, as in maglev trains, vehicle suspensions or non-contact bearings. In contrast, materials design overwhelmingly focuses on attractive interactions, such as in the many advanced polymer-based composites, where inorganic
Xilong Wang et al.
Environmental pollution (Barking, Essex : 1987), 194, 31-37 (2014-08-05)
Dissolved organic matter (DOM) may alter the sorption of hydrophobic organic contaminants (HOC) to metal oxide nanoparticles (NPs), but the role of DOM and NP types is poorly understood. Here, phenanthrene sorption was quantified on four types of nano-TiO2 (three
Zhensen Tang et al.
Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology, 14(2), 1494-1507 (2014-04-23)
Resistive switching (RS) phenomena have been vigorously investigated in a large variety of materials and highlighted for its preeminent potential for the future nonvolatile semiconductor memory applications or reconfigurable logic circuits. Among the various resistive switching materials, the binary metal
Mao-Xiang Jing et al.
Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology, 13(7), 4949-4953 (2013-08-02)
The core-shell nano-TiO2/Al2O3/NiFe2O4 microparticles of 5-8 microm were prepared by the heterogeneous precipitation followed by calcination treatment. The morphologies, structure, crystalline phase, and magnetic property were characterized by optical biomicroscopy (OBM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray diffractometry (XRD) and vibrating
Katarzyna Gurzawska et al.
Journal of biomedical nanotechnology, 8(6), 1012-1024 (2012-10-04)
Long-term stability of titanium implants are dependent on a variety of factors. Nanocoating with organic molecules is one of the method used to improve osseointegration. Nanoscale modification of titanium implants affects surface properties, such as hydrophilicity, biochemical bonding capacity and
J-M Serot et al.
Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry, 76(11), 1585-1587 (2005-10-18)
Homocysteine may be involved in the pathogenesis of late onset Alzheimer's disease. It is implicated in the metabolism of several important pathways in the brain. Methylmalonic acid (MMA) is related to the metabolism of branched chained amino acids and fatty
J A Molina et al.
Journal of neural transmission (Vienna, Austria : 1996), 109(7-8), 1035-1044 (2002-07-12)
Thiamine is an essential cofactor for several important enzymes involved in brain oxidative metabolism, such as the alpha-ketoglutarate dehydrogenase complex (KGDHC), pyruvate-dehydrogenase complex (PDHC), and transketolase. Some investigators reported decreased thiamine-diphosphate levels and decreased activities of KGDHC, pyruvate-dehydrogenase complex and
A Kurbad et al.
International journal of computerized dentistry, 16(2), 125-141 (2013-08-13)
This article presents two novel options for lithium-disilicate restorations supported by single-tooth implants. By using a Ti-Base connector, hybrid abutments and hybrid abutment crowns can be fabricated for different implant systems. The latter option in particular is an interesting new
Lars L Hermansen et al.
Acta orthopaedica, 86(1), 127-133 (2014-09-02)
The anti-osteoporotic drug raloxifene reduces the risk of vertebral fractures by increasing bone mass density. We investigated whether raloxifene offers any benefits in augmenting early fixation of orthopedic implants in the setting of impaction bone grafting. 24 non-weight-bearing grafted gap
C Syburra et al.
Ukrains'kyi biokhimichnyi zhurnal (1999 ), 71(3), 112-115 (1999-12-28)
It is well known that brain and nervous system cells are prone to oxidative damage because of their relatively low content of antioxidants, especially enzymatic ones, and of the high levels of both membrane polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) and iron
Shashikant P Patole et al.
Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology, 13(11), 7413-7417 (2013-11-20)
Transparent conducting films (TCF) made up from carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have a tremendous potential in replacing the indium tin oxide films. Compare to single wall CNTs multiwall CNTs are more metallic and are more suitable candidate for the TCF. In
Pooja Garg et al.
The Journal of oral implantology, 40(6), 649-654 (2014-12-17)
Desired retrievability of cemented implant-supported fixed prosthesis makes the retentive strength of cementing agents an important consideration. The aim of the study was to evaluate the retentiveness of purposely designed implant cement and compare its retentiveness with dental cements that
Study of a TiO2 photocatalytic coating for use in plasma catalysis.
K Van Wesenbeeck et al.
Communications in agricultural and applied biological sciences, 78(1), 227-233 (2013-07-24)
Xueting Wang et al.
Environmental pollution (Barking, Essex : 1987), 195, 31-38 (2014-09-10)
The cotransport of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) and nanoscaled titanium dioxide (nano-TiO2) in porous media were investigated in 1 and 10 mM NaCl at both pH 5 and 7. Nano-TiO2 decreased MWCNTs transport under all conditions. The increased MWCNTs deposition at
M Savabieasfahani et al.
Environmental monitoring and assessment, 187(1), 4127-4127 (2014-12-03)
Anthropogenic release of pollutants into the environment is especially harmful to growing fetuses and young children. These populations are at an increased risk of damage because exposure to pollutants during critical periods of development can cause many impairments. Children's exposure
Jongtaek Lee et al.
Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology, 13(11), 7430-7433 (2013-11-20)
Beta-carotene was inserted into single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) by using the encapsulation method in a solution phase, and the energy transfer process was studied under irradiation of visible light. The encapsulation of beta-carotene inside SWCNTs was confirmed by ultraviolet (UV)/visible
MoonHee Kim et al.
American journal of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics : official publication of the American Association of Orthodontists, its constituent societies, and the American Board of Orthodontics, 146(1), 119-123 (2014-07-01)
Molar uprighting is an important adjunctive treatment in orthodontics: repositioning the tilted molar eliminates the potentially pathologic condition and simplifies the ultimate restorative procedure. Although various methods for molar uprighting have been applied successfully, they still have some limitations and
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