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  1. Effect of smoking on alveolar bone resorption

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    Ra?unica Jelena

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Periodontal disease is one of the most common diseases in adults. Although the cause of periodontal disease is bacterial infection from the dental plaque, the level of destruction of periodontal tissues depends on risk factors, and smoking is one of the most important ones. Aim: The aim of the present study was to determine the level of alveolar bone resorption in smokers. Materials and Methods: Radiographic examination of all present teeth was conducted in 30 smokers (12 men and 18 women and 30 non-smokers (13 men and 17 women, control group, 20-60 years of age. Data on smoking habits, smoking period and the number of cigarettes a day were obtained using a questionnaire. The level of alveolar bone resorption was determined on retroalveolar X-rays, by measuring the distance from the amelo-cemental junction to the bone level on mesial and distal sides of each present tooth. Results: In smokers, significantly higher (p=0.00002 values of alveolar bone resorption (3.16 ± 2.07 mm were found compared to the control group (1.72 ± 1.02 mm. In people who had been smoking for more than 15 years, significantly greater bone resorption was observed compared to those smoking for 15 years or less (p=0.00028. The interceptive relationship showed that smokers were at 2.98x greater risk (95% CI 1.04- 8.52 for the mean value of alveolar bone resorption of > 2 mm compared to non-smokers. Conclusion: The present results have shown that smoking increases alveolar bone resorption and that the period of smoking affects the level of resorption.

  2. A roentgenographic study of alveolar bone resorption using measurable grid

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    The author had performed the measurement of the various teeth regions on 200 cases of Full-mouth roentgenogram taken with the measurable Grid to detect the degree of alveolar bone resorption, aged from 20 to 60 years of Koreas, and to verify the effective result of measurable Grid as a new device which enables the observers to determine the correct length of images on the periapical standard film. The results were obtained as follows. 1. It was found that the degrees of alveolar bone resorption were different in the various teeth regions. 2. As a whole, alveolar bone resorption of anterior teeth regions was more severe than that of posterior teeth regions. 3. Alveolar bone resorption of mandibular region was more severe than that of maxillary region. 4. In sex difference, alveolar bone resorption of male is more severe than that of female, and it was increased with aging. 5. Measurable grid can be used as an adjunct of evaluation of alveolar bone resorption and of calculating the tooth length.

  3. The role of synthetic biomaterials in resorptive alveolar bone regeneration

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    Kali?anin Biljana M.

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available The alveolar bone tissue resorption defect has a significant role in dentistry. Because of the bone tissue deficit developed by alveolar resorption, the use of synthetic material CP/PLGA (calcium-phosphate/polylactide-co-gliycolide composite was introduced. Investigations were performed on rats with artificially produced resorption of the mandibular bone. The results show that the best effect on alveolar bone were attained by using nano-composite implants. The effect of the nanocomposite was ascertained by determining the calcium and phosphate content, as a basis of the hydroxyapatite structure. The results show that synthetic CP/PLGA nanocomposite alleviate the rehabilitation of weakened alveolar bone. Due to its osteoconductive effect, CP/PLGA can be the material of choice for bone substitution in the future.

  4. Automated method for measuring alveolar bone resorption by three-dimensional image processing

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    This report describes a method for estimating regions of alveolar bone resorption and automatically measuring resorption depth using dental 3-D CT images by applying 3-D image processing techniques. The depth of alveolar bone resorption is an important index of the severity of periodontitis. Conventional methods for evaluating alveolar bone resorption have suffered from the limitations of not permitting inspection on the interproximal sides and not providing a 3-D description of resorption. In our proposed method, dental 3-D X-ray CT images are used to estimate the region of resorption and to automatically measure the resorption depth around the tooth of interest. Detailed information concerning the distribution of resorption can be obtained using this method. Regions of resorption are estimated using morphological operations and labeling. Limits are established by fitting convex hulls to the region of the target tooth before searching for the lowest points of resorption. The resorption depth is calculated as the distance between the cement-enamel junction and the lowest point of resorption. The experimental results and comparison of these results against measurements obtained by experts using cross-sectional CT images and the findings of clinical examination showed that the proposed method can be used to measure the resorption depth around the entire tooth automatically. (author)

  5. Alveolar ridge augmentation by osteoinduction in rats

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    Pinholt, E M; Bang, G; Haanaes, H R

    1990-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate bone substitutes for alveolar ridge augmentation by osteoinduction. Allogenic, demineralized, and lyophilized dentin and bone was tested for osteoinductive properties in order to establish an experimental model for further studies. Implantations were performed subperiosteally on the premaxilla and heterotopically in the abdominal muscles of rats. Light microscopic evaluations revealed that all allogenic, demineralized, and lyophilized dentin and bone imp...

  6. Distracción osteogénica alveolar como método de aumento del reborde alveolar / Alveolar osteogenic distraction as method to increase the alveolar ridge

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    Denia, Morales Navarro.

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available La distracción osteogénica alveolar, como proceso biológico de neoformación de hueso alveolar, nos motivó a la realización de la presente revisión bibliográfica, con el objetivo enfatizar en el análisis de las variables: antecedentes históricos en Cuba, clasificación de los distractores, fases de la [...] distracción (latencia, distracción y consolidación), indicaciones, contraindicaciones, ventajas, desventajas y complicaciones. Se realizó una revisión bibliográfica mediante la consulta de bases de datos de los sistemas referativos, como MEDLINE y PubMed con la utilización de descriptores "alveolar distraction" y "osteogenic distraction". Se consultaron las fuentes bibliográficas publicadas fundamentalmente en los últimos 5 años, lo que reveló que esta técnica es una excelente alternativa para la formación de huesos y tejidos blandos en zonas de atrofia alveolar, que consta de tres etapas: latencia, distracción y consolidación; un método previsible y con bajas tasas de reabsorción ósea en comparación con otras técnicas de aumento del reborde alveolar. Tiene su principal indicación en la terapia de implantes al proveer volumen óseo. Debemos individualizar cada caso y usar el método más adecuado según las características clínicas y personales del paciente. Una adecuada selección de los casos y una mejor comprensión de la técnica son los puntales para lograr exitosos resultados mediante la distracción osteogénica alveolar. En Cuba se ha aplicado poco la distracción alveolar, por lo que ha sido necesario ampliar los estudios sobre esta temática. Abstract in english The alveolar osteogenic distraction, as a biological process of alveolar bone neoformation, motivates us to make the bibliographic review whose objective was to emphasize in analysis the following variables: historical backgrounds in Cuba, distraction classification, distraction phases (latency, dis [...] traction and consolidation), indications, contraindications, advantages, disadvantages and complications. A bibliographic review was made by database search of reference systems as MEDLINE and PubliMed using the descriptors "alveolar distraction" o "osteogenic distraction". The published bibliographic sources mainly over 5 years concluding that this technique is an excellent alternative for the bone and soft tissues formation in zones of alveolar atrophy including three stages: latency, distraction and consolidation; being a foreseeable method and with low rates of bone reabsorption compared to other techniques of increase of alveolar ridge. It has its main indication in implant therapy to provide bone volume. We must to individualize each case and to use the more appropriate method according the clinical and personal features of patient. A proper case selection and a better understand of technique are essential to achieve successful results by alveolar osteogenic distraction. In Cuba the alveolar distraction has been not much applied being necessary to expand the studies on this subject matter.

  7. Distracción osteogénica alveolar como método de aumento del reborde alveolar Alveolar osteogenic distraction as method to increase the alveolar ridge

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    Denia Morales Navarro

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available La distracción osteogénica alveolar, como proceso biológico de neoformación de hueso alveolar, nos motivó a la realización de la presente revisión bibliográfica, con el objetivo enfatizar en el análisis de las variables: antecedentes históricos en Cuba, clasificación de los distractores, fases de la distracción (latencia, distracción y consolidación, indicaciones, contraindicaciones, ventajas, desventajas y complicaciones. Se realizó una revisión bibliográfica mediante la consulta de bases de datos de los sistemas referativos, como MEDLINE y PubMed con la utilización de descriptores "alveolar distraction" y "osteogenic distraction". Se consultaron las fuentes bibliográficas publicadas fundamentalmente en los últimos 5 años, lo que reveló que esta técnica es una excelente alternativa para la formación de huesos y tejidos blandos en zonas de atrofia alveolar, que consta de tres etapas: latencia, distracción y consolidación; un método previsible y con bajas tasas de reabsorción ósea en comparación con otras técnicas de aumento del reborde alveolar. Tiene su principal indicación en la terapia de implantes al proveer volumen óseo. Debemos individualizar cada caso y usar el método más adecuado según las características clínicas y personales del paciente. Una adecuada selección de los casos y una mejor comprensión de la técnica son los puntales para lograr exitosos resultados mediante la distracción osteogénica alveolar. En Cuba se ha aplicado poco la distracción alveolar, por lo que ha sido necesario ampliar los estudios sobre esta temática.The alveolar osteogenic distraction, as a biological process of alveolar bone neoformation, motivates us to make the bibliographic review whose objective was to emphasize in analysis the following variables: historical backgrounds in Cuba, distraction classification, distraction phases (latency, distraction and consolidation, indications, contraindications, advantages, disadvantages and complications. A bibliographic review was made by database search of reference systems as MEDLINE and PubliMed using the descriptors "alveolar distraction" o "osteogenic distraction". The published bibliographic sources mainly over 5 years concluding that this technique is an excellent alternative for the bone and soft tissues formation in zones of alveolar atrophy including three stages: latency, distraction and consolidation; being a foreseeable method and with low rates of bone reabsorption compared to other techniques of increase of alveolar ridge. It has its main indication in implant therapy to provide bone volume. We must to individualize each case and to use the more appropriate method according the clinical and personal features of patient. A proper case selection and a better understand of technique are essential to achieve successful results by alveolar osteogenic distraction. In Cuba the alveolar distraction has been not much applied being necessary to expand the studies on this subject matter.

  8. Alveolar ridge augmentation by osteoinductive materials in goats

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    Pinholt, E M; Haanaes, H R; Roervik, M; Donath, K; Bang, G

    1992-01-01

    The purpose of the present study was to determine whether alveolar ridge augmentation could be induced in goats. In 12 male goats allogenic, demineralized, and lyophilized dentin or bone was implanted subperiosteally on the buccal sides of the natural edentulous regions of the alveolar process of the mandible. Light microscopic evaluation revealed fibrous encapsulation, a few multinuclear giant cells, little inflammatory reaction, and no osteoinduction. It was concluded that no osteoinduction to...

  9. Effects of Hydroxyapatite on Bone Graft Resorption in an Experimental Model of Maxillary Alveolar Arch Defects

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    Ozgur Pilanci

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Most commonly used treatments use autologous bone grafts to address bony defects in patients with cleft palate. Major disadvantages of autogenous bone grafts include donor site morbidity and resorption. Suggestions to overcome such problems include biomaterials that can be used alone or in combination with bone. We examined the effect of hydroxyapatite cement on bone graft resorption in a rabbit maxillary alveolar defect model. We divided 16 young adult albino New Zealand rabbits into two groups. A defect 1 cm wide was created in each rabbit's maxillary arch. In Group 1, the removed bone was disrupted, and the pieces were replaced in the defect. In the other group, the pieces were replaced after mixing (1:1 with hydroxyapatite cement. Quantitative computed tomographic evaluation of these grafts was performed in axial and coronal planes for each rabbit at 2 and 12 weeks. In axial images at 12 weeks, the group without cement showed mean bone resorption of 15%. In the cement group, a mean volumetric increase of 68% was seen. No resorption occurred when bone grafts were mixed with hydroxyapatite cement. [Arch Clin Exp Surg 2013; 2(3.000: 170-175

  10. Improving prosthetic prognosis by connective tissue ridge augmentation of alveolar ridge

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    Mishra Niraj

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available The contour of edentulous ridge should be carefully evaluated before a fixed partial denture is undertaken. The ideal ridge height and width allows placement of a natural looking pontic which facilitates maintenance of plaque-free environment. The localized alveolar ridge defect refers to the volumetric deficit of the limited extent of bone and soft tissue within the alveolar process. Such type of ridge defects can be corrected by surgical ridge augmentation that can be accomplished by the addition of either soft or hard tissues. This article describes a procedure of surgical connective tissue augmentation of a localized deficient alveolar ridge in the maxilla, followed by fixed partial denture, enhancing the esthetics, function and health.

  11. Ridge split and implant placement in deficient alveolar ridge: Case report and an update

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    Mechery, Reenesh; Thiruvalluvan, N.; Sreehari, A. K.

    2015-01-01

    Dr. Hilt Tatum 1970s introduced a method of ridge splitting or bone spreading, which over a period have been used in implant dentistry for esthetic rehabilitation and implant site preparation in cases of deficient alveolar ridges to satisfy the basic ideal need of hard tissue augmentation for functional and esthetic outcome of implant. In this case report, we describe a case of horizontal ridge augmentation using ridge split and simultaneous implant placement in esthetic maxillary premolar zone.

  12. Ridge split and implant placement in deficient alveolar ridge: Case report and an update

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    Reenesh Mechery

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Dr. Hilt Tatum 1970s introduced a method of ridge splitting or bone spreading, which over a period have been used in implant dentistry for esthetic rehabilitation and implant site preparation in cases of deficient alveolar ridges to satisfy the basic ideal need of hard tissue augmentation for functional and esthetic outcome of implant. In this case report, we describe a case of horizontal ridge augmentation using ridge split and simultaneous implant placement in esthetic maxillary premolar zone.

  13. Alveolar ridge augmentation in rats by Bio-Oss

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    Pinholt, E M; Bang, G; Haanaes, H R

    1991-01-01

    The purpose of the study was to examine if Bio-Oss initiated osteoinduction or osteoconduction when implanted into rats. Sintered and unsintered granules of the anorganic bovine bone Bio-Oss was implanted subperiosteally for alveolar ridge augmentation purposes and heterotopically in the abdominal muscles of rats. Light microscopic evaluation revealed no osteoinduction or osteoconduction in connection with sintered or unsintered Bio-Oss. A foreign body reaction was observed around both forms.

  14. Bortezomib Inhibits Osteoclastogenesis and Porphyromonas gingivalis Lipopolysaccharide-induced Alveolar Bone Resorption.

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    Kim, Y-G; Kang, J H; Kim, H J; Kim, H J; Kim, H-H; Kim, J-Y; Lee, Y

    2015-09-01

    Healthy bone is maintained by the coordinated activities of osteoblast-mediated bone formation and osteoclast-dependent bone resorption. Pathologic conditions such as hormonal imbalance and inflammation cause increased osteoclastogenesis resulting in osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and periodontitis. Bortezomib is novel antimyeloma agent that has a direct beneficial effect on bone formation. However, the role of bortezomib in osteoclastogenesis and underlying mechanisms remains to be fully comprehended. In the present study, we show that bortezomib directly inhibited the receptor activator of nuclear factor ?B ligand (RANKL)- and lipopolysaccharide-dependent osteoclast differentiation. Interestingly, the bortezomib-mediated inhibition of osteoclastogenesis was transient, since the removal of bortezomib from culture completely restored osteoclast differentiation. Bortezomib impeded the induction and nuclear localization of nuclear factor of activated T cells, cytoplasmic 1 and reduced both macrophage colony-stimulating factor- and RANKL-induced extracellular-signal-regulated kinase (ERK) phosphorylation. In a mouse model of periodontitis, bortezomib prevented alveolar bone erosion induced by Porphyromonas gingivalis lipopolysaccharide. These data not only suggest a previously unappreciated mechanism by which bortezomib regulates bone resorption but also propose novel applications of bortezomib beyond its use as an antimyeloma agent. PMID:26130255

  15. Three-dimensional analysis of alveolar bone resorption by image processing of 3-D dental CT images

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    Nagao, Jiro; Kitasaka, Takayuki; Mori, Kensaku; Suenaga, Yasuhito; Yamada, Shohzoh; Naitoh, Munetaka

    2006-03-01

    We have developed a novel system that provides total support for assessment of alveolar bone resorption, caused by periodontitis, based on three-dimensional (3-D) dental CT images. In spite of the difficulty in perceiving the complex 3-D shape of resorption, dentists assessing resorption location and severity have been relying on two-dimensional radiography and probing, which merely provides one-dimensional information (depth) about resorption shape. However, there has been little work on assisting assessment of the disease by 3-D image processing and visualization techniques. This work provides quantitative evaluation results and figures for our system that measures the three-dimensional shape and spread of resorption. It has the following functions: (1) measures the depth of resorption by virtually simulating probing in the 3-D CT images, taking advantage of image processing of not suffering obstruction by teeth on the inter-proximal sides and much smaller measurement intervals than the conventional examination; (2) visualizes the disposition of the depth by movies and graphs; (3) produces a quantitative index and intuitive visual representation of the spread of resorption in the inter-radicular region in terms of area; and (4) calculates the volume of resorption as another severity index in the inter-radicular region and the region outside it. Experimental results in two cases of 3-D dental CT images and a comparison of the results with the clinical examination results and experts' measurements of the corresponding patients confirmed that the proposed system gives satisfying results, including 0.1 to 0.6mm of resorption measurement (probing) error and fairly intuitive presentation of measurement and calculation results.

  16. Inhibitory effects of French pine bark extract, Pycnogenol®, on alveolar bone resorption and on the osteoclast differentiation.

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    Sugimoto, Hideki; Watanabe, Kiyoko; Toyama, Toshizo; Takahashi, Shun-suke; Sugiyama, Shuta; Lee, Masaichi-Chang-il; Hamada, Nobushiro

    2015-02-01

    Pycnogenol(®) (PYC) is a standardized bark extract from French maritime pine (Pinus pinaster Aiton). We examined the inhibitory effects of PYC on alveolar bone resorption, which is a characteristic feature of periodontitis, induced by Porphyromonas gingivalis (P.?gingivalis) and osteoclast differentiation. In rat periodontitis model, rats were divided into four groups: group A served as the non-infected control, group B was infected orally with P.?gingivalis ATCC 33277, group C was administered PYC in the diet (0.025%: w/w), and group D was infected with P.?gingivalis and administered PYC. Administration of PYC along with P.?gingivalis infection significantly reduced alveolar bone resorption. Treatment of P.?gingivalis with 1?µg/ml PYC reduced the number of viable bacterial cells. Addition of PYC to epithelial cells inhibited adhesion and invasion by P.?gingivalis. The effect of PYC on osteoclast formation was confirmed by tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase staining. PYC treatment significantly inhibited osteoclast formation. Addition of PYC (1-100?µg/ml) to purified osteoclasts culture induced cell apoptosis. These results suggest that PYC may prevent alveolar bone resorption through its antibacterial activity against P.?gingivalis and by suppressing osteoclastogenesis. Therefore, PYC may be useful as a therapeutic and preventative agent for bone diseases such as periodontitis. PMID:25336411

  17. Comparison of ridge expansion and ridge splitting techniques for narrow alveolar ridge in a Swine cadaver model.

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    Kao, Daniel W K; Fiorellini, Joseph P

    2015-01-01

    Ridge splitting and ridge expansion have been used to expand narrow alveolar ridges. Piezosurgical ridge splitting involves separating the atrophic crests with piezosurgical inserts. Ridge expansion with motor-driven expanders was proposed to achieve the cortical dilation. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of ridge gain by ridge expansion or ridge splitting. Eighteen (36 ramus) swine cadaver jaws were first divided into two groups- ridge expansion with a motor-driven expander or ridge splitting with the piezosurgical system. Then, either an active-tapping implant or nonactivetapping cylinder-type implant was inserted. The crestal ridge diameter change was measured with a Boley gauge. The area of bony perforation, which includes fenestrations and dehiscences, was measured with a prefabricated reference grid. The results showed that there was no statistically significant difference in crestal width gain between groups. However, the combination of the motor-driven ridge expansion technique and the active-tapping implant could be beneficial in significantly decreasing the bony perforation area. PMID:25909532

  18. Hyptis pectinata gel prevents alveolar bone resorption in experimental periodontitis in rats

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    Mônica S. Paixão

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Hyptis pectinata (L. Poit., Lamiaceae, is an aromatic, abundant and broadly used plant species in Sergipe to treat oral and gastrointestinal pain and inflammation. The aim of the present study was to analyze the relation between periodontitis and changes in the corporal mass and alveolar bone structure after induction of experimental periodontal disease in rat treated or not treated with H. pectinata gel at 5% (GS5% and 10% (GS10%, comparing their effects with doxycycline gel at 10% (D10%, positive control, vehicle gel (negative control and a group with experimental periodontal disease, but non-treated. The gels were locally applied in the gingival region immediately after the experimental periodontal disease induction by ligature (3×/day, 11 days. Bone destruction was determined through clinical exam, histopathological analysis and cone beam computed tomography of the experimental animals (n = 36. After 11 days of periodontitis induction, all groups that received ligature presented a decrease in the corporal mass, except to the naïve group (without experimental periodontal disease (p < 0.05. Computed tomography results have shown healthy bone structure in the group I and bone resorption for the test groups. Histopathological analysis confirmed the healthy bone structure for naïve group animals, while the test groups exhibited bone loss in several degrees. In particular, the non-treated group animals had an intense inflammatory process. When the periodontium of the animals treated with GS10% was histopathologically analyzed, insertion periodontium was preserved. The results for these groups were significantly different of the vehicle group (p < 0.05. According to the results, the gel based in the aqueous extract of H. pectinata at 10% can prevent bone loss in experimental periodontal disease similarly to doxycycline 10%.

  19. Analysis of correlation between initial alveolar bone density and apical root resorption after 12 months of orthodontic treatment without extraction

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    Paula Cabrini, Scheibel; Adilson Luiz, Ramos; Lilian Cristina Vessoni, Iwaki; Kelly Regina, Micheletti.

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: avaliar a correlação entre a densidade óssea alveolar inicial dos incisivos centrais superiores (DOA-IS) e a reabsorção radicular apical externa (RRAE) após 12 meses de movimentação ortodôntica em casos sem extração. MÉTODOS: quarenta e sete pacientes ortodônticos (maiores que 11 ano [...] s) foram submetidos ao exame periapical dos incisivos superiores no pré-tratamento (T1) e 12 meses após (T2). Mensurou-se a RRAE no intervalo de 12 meses, bem como a densidade óssea alveolar inicial da região apical desses dentes por meio da fotodensitometria. RESULTADOS: não houve correlação estatisticamente significativa entre a DOA-IS inicial e a RRAE em T2 (r = 0,149; p = 0,157). CONCLUSÃO: a densidade alveolar avaliada pela radiografia periapical não se apresentou como fator de interferência ou preditivo para reabsorção radicular após 12 meses de tratamento ortodôntico sem extração. Abstract in english OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to investigate the correlation between initial alveolar bone density of upper central incisors (ABD-UI) and external apical root resorption (EARR) after 12 months of orthodontic movement in cases without extraction. METHODS: A total of 47 orthodontic [...] patients 11 years old or older were submitted to periapical radiography of upper incisors prior to treatment (T1) and after 12 months of treatment (T2). ABD-UI and EARR were measured by means of densitometry. RESULTS: No statistically significant correlation was found between initial ABD-UI and EARR at T2 (r = 0.149; p = 0.157). CONCLUSION: Based on the present findings, alveolar density assessed through periapical radiography is not predictive of root resorption after 12 months of orthodontic treatment in cases without extraction.

  20. The effect of therapeutic radiation on canine alveolar ridges augmented with hydroxylapatite

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    Pinholt, E M; Kwon, P H

    1992-01-01

    The purpose of this investigation was to evaluate the effect of radiation on hydroxylapatite (HA) implanted subperiosteally for alveolar ridge augmentation in dogs. All bicuspids and molars were extracted from 16 dogs. After 6 weeks, nonporous HA granules were implanted subperiosteally on the alveolar ridge. Following 4 months of healing, 12 dogs (experimental group) underwent therapeutic radiation therapy (Co60, 4,000 rad [40 Gy]) to the head and neck region. Four dogs were not irradiated and s...

  1. Induction of nonspecific tolerance to endotoxins reduces the alveolar bone resorption in ligature-treated rats.

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    Nowotny, A; Sanavi, F

    1983-01-01

    Previous experimental data from various laboratories indicate that endotoxin of gram-negative oral microorganisms might be one of the most important bacterial products involved in bone resorption during periodontitis. Immunologically nonspecific tolerance to endotoxins in rats was induced by repeated application of Serratia marcescens trichloroacetic acid-extracted endotoxin. Silk ligature was placed on the second maxillary molar of the endotoxin-tolerant rats as well as of control rats in wh...

  2. Combined soft and hard tissue augmentation for a localized alveolar ridge defect

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    Ritu Rana

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Ideal alveolar ridge width and height allows placement of a natural appearing pontic, which provides maintenance of a plaque-free environment. The contour of a partially edentulous ridge should be thoroughly evaluated before a fixed partial denture is undertaken. Localized alveolar ridge defect refers to a volumetric deficit of the limited extent of bone and soft-tissue within the alveolar process. These ridge defects can be corrected by hard tissue and/or soft-tissue augmentation. A 30-year-old male patient was referred to the Department of Periodontology for correction of Seibert?s Class III ridge defect in the lower anterior region. Granulation tissue/connective tissue present at the base of the defect was removed after elevation of full thickness flap. MucoMatrixX, an animal derived, collagen based soft-tissue graft was sutured to the labial flap and bone graft was placed into the defect. If a soft-tissue graft material could be used to replace the palatal grafts, then all the possible complications associated with donor site would be eliminated and above all periodontal plastic surgery and ridge augmentation would be better accepted by patients.

  3. Grafts for Ridge Preservation.

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    Jamjoom, Amal; Cohen, Robert E

    2015-01-01

    Alveolar ridge bone resorption is a biologic phenomenon that occurs following tooth extraction and cannot be prevented. This paper reviews the vertical and horizontal ridge dimensional changes that are associated with tooth extraction. It also provides an overview of the advantages of ridge preservation as well as grafting materials. A Medline search among English language papers was performed in March 2015 using alveolar ridge preservation, ridge augmentation, and various graft types as search terms. Additional papers were considered following the preliminary review of the initial search that were relevant to alveolar ridge preservation. The literature suggests that ridge preservation methods and augmentation techniques are available to minimize and restore available bone. Numerous grafting materials, such as autografts, allografts, xenografts, and alloplasts, currently are used for ridge preservation. Other materials, such as growth factors, also can be used to enhance biologic outcome. PMID:26262646

  4. Alveolar Ridge and Maxillary Sinus Augmentation Using rhBMP-2

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    de Freitas, Rubens Moreno; Spin-Neto, Rubens; Junior, Elcio Marcantonio; Pereira, Luís Antônio Violin Dias; Wikesjö, Ulf Me; Susin, Cristiano

    2013-01-01

    The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate clinical and safety data for recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2) in an absorbable collagen sponge (ACS) carrier when used for alveolar ridge/maxillary sinus augmentation in humans.

  5. Alveolar Ridge and Maxillary Sinus Augmentation Using rhBMP-2 : A Systematic Review

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    de Freitas, Rubens Moreno; Spin-Neto, Rubens

    2013-01-01

    The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate clinical and safety data for recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2) in an absorbable collagen sponge (ACS) carrier when used for alveolar ridge/maxillary sinus augmentation in humans.

  6. Hyptis pectinata gel prevents alveolar bone resorption in experimental periodontitis in rats

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    Mônica S., Paixão; Mônica S., Melo; Nicole P., Damascena; Adriano A.S., Araújo; Andrea F., Soares; Denise V.A., Oliveira; Jeison S., Oliveira; Fabrício T.C., Almeida; Francilene S., Amaral; Brancilene S., Araújo; Charles S., Estevam; Marco A., Botelho; Lucindo J., Quintans-Júnior.

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Hyptis pectinata (L.) Poit., Lamiaceae, is an aromatic, abundant and broadly used plant species in Sergipe to treat oral and gastrointestinal pain and inflammation. The aim of the present study was to analyze the relation between periodontitis and changes in the corporal mass and alveolar bone stru [...] cture after induction of experimental periodontal disease in rat treated or not treated with H. pectinata gel at 5% (GS5%) and 10% (GS10%), comparing their effects with doxycycline gel at 10% (D10%, positive control), vehicle gel (negative control) and a group with experimental periodontal disease, but non-treated. The gels were locally applied in the gingival region immediately after the experimental periodontal disease induction by ligature (3×/day, 11 days). Bone destruction was determined through clinical exam, histopathological analysis and cone beam computed tomography of the experimental animals (n = 36). After 11 days of periodontitis induction, all groups that received ligature presented a decrease in the corporal mass, except to the naïve group (without experimental periodontal disease) (p

  7. Role of Cone Beam Computed Tomography in Rehabilitation of a Traumatised Deficient Maxillary Alveolar Ridge Using Symphyseal Block Graft Placement

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    Shipra Arora; Arundeep Kaur Lamba; Farrukh Faraz; Shruti Tandon; Abdul Ahad

    2013-01-01

    Deficiencies in the alveolar ridges cause multiple problems in achieving aesthetic and functional outcome of implant therapy and are commonly restored by using onlay graft from intraoral source. Careful assessment of the recipient as well as the donor site using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is a prerequisite to ideal treatment planning. This paper highlights the critical role of CBCT in planning a successful rehabilitation of traumatised deficient anterior maxillary alveolar ridge usi...

  8. Alveolar ridge augmentation in rats by combined hydroxylapatite and osteoinductive material

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    Pinholt, E M; Bang, G; Haanaes, H R

    1991-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine if increased bony ingrowth developed when hydroxylapatite was implanted together with an osteoinductive substrate. Dense hydroxylapatite granules (HA) (Calcitite, Calcitek, San Diego, CA, USA) were mixed with equal volumes of allogenic, demineralized, lyophilized dentin or bone and implanted subperiosteally for alveolar ridge augmentation purposes and heterotopically in the abdominal muscles in rats. Light microscopic evaluation revealed that HA was surro...

  9. Titanium implant insertion into dog alveolar ridges augmented by allogenic material

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    Pinholt, E M; Haanaes, H R; Donath, K; Bang, G

    1994-01-01

    The purpose of this investigation was to evaluate whether titanium endosseous implants would osseointegrate in dog alveolar ridges augmented by allogenic material. In 8 dogs en bloc resection, including 2 pre-molars, was performed bilaterally in the maxilla and the mandible. After a healing period of 6 weeks allogenic, demineralized and lyophilized dentin or bone was implanted subperiosteally. Titanium implants were installed 5.5 months later in some of the regions. Light and fluorescence micros...

  10. The outcome of intraoral onlay block bone grafts on alveolar ridge augmentations: A systematic review

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    Aloy-Prósper, Amparo; Peñarrocha-Oltra, David; Peñarrocha-Diago, Maria A.; Peñarrocha-Diago, Miguel

    2015-01-01

    Aim: The purpose of this study was to systematically review clinical studies examining the survival and success rates of implants placed with intraoral onlay autogenous bone grafts to answer the following question: do ridge augmentations procedures with intraoral onlay block bone grafts in conjunction with or prior to implant placement influence implant outcome when compared with a control group (guided bone regeneration, alveolar distraction, native bone or short dental implants.)? Mater...

  11. Chemical, physical, and histologic studies on four commercial apatites used for alveolar ridge augmentation

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    Pinholt, E M; Ruyter, I E; Haanaes, H R; Bang, G

    1992-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate four commercial apatite products. Subperiosteal alveolar ridge augmentation was performed on the maxilla of rats by implantation of granules of two dense products and of two porous products, and the tissue response was compared with the material characteristics obtained by chemical analysis and infrared spectrometry. None of the apatites caused osteoinduction or osteoconduction; fibrous encapsulation with multinuclear giant cells was observed around all ...

  12. Chemical, physical, and histologic studies on four commercial apatites used for alveolar ridge augmentation

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    Pinholt, E M; Ruyter, I E

    1992-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate four commercial apatite products. Subperiosteal alveolar ridge augmentation was performed on the maxilla of rats by implantation of granules of two dense products and of two porous products, and the tissue response was compared with the material characteristics obtained by chemical analysis and infrared spectrometry. None of the apatites caused osteoinduction or osteoconduction; fibrous encapsulation with multinuclear giant cells was observed around all four types. One of the apatites was fluorapatite and not hydroxylapatite, as claimed by the manufacturer. The tissue response to this implant material was dominated by multinuclear giant cells.

  13. Titanium implant insertion into dog alveolar ridges augmented by allogenic material

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    Pinholt, E M; Haanaes, H R

    1994-01-01

    The purpose of this investigation was to evaluate whether titanium endosseous implants would osseointegrate in dog alveolar ridges augmented by allogenic material. In 8 dogs en bloc resection, including 2 pre-molars, was performed bilaterally in the maxilla and the mandible. After a healing period of 6 weeks allogenic, demineralized and lyophilized dentin or bone was implanted subperiosteally. Titanium implants were installed 5.5 months later in some of the regions. Light and fluorescence microscopic evaluation revealed fibrous encapsulation of the implanted allogenic material, no osteoinduction and only minimal osteoconduction, few multinuclear giant cells and a sparse inflammatory reaction. The titanium implants healed mainly by fibrous encapsulation.

  14. Anthropometric Measurements in Toothed and Toothless Maxillaries and its Consequences in Human Alveolar Bone Resorption Mediciones Antropométricas en Maxilares con y sin Dientes de Humanos y sus Consecuencias en la Reabsorción Ósea Alveolar

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    Jaciel Benedito de Oliveira; Andrelle Nayara Cavalcanti Lima de Almeida; Carla Cabral dos Santos Accioly Lins; Adelmar Afonso de Amorim Júnior; Zélia Albuquerque Seixas

    2012-01-01

    This study proposes to measure and compare anthropometric measurements between toothed and toothless maxillas. 26 human skulls were used with: 13 toothed and 13 toothless maxillas. The measurements were made between the distances of the alveolar ridge (AR): the anterior nasal spine (ANS), to the incisive foramen (FI) and the palatine foramen, greater (FPMA) and lower (FPME) on both sides by two evaluators. The data obtained showed that the average of the measurements were correspondingly high...

  15. Pressure Produced on the Residual Maxillary Alveolar Ridge by Different Impression Materials and Tray Design: An In Vivo Study

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    Reddy, Subash M.; Mohan, Chenthil Arun; Vijitha, D.; Balasubramanian, R; Satish, A.; Kumar, Mahendira

    2012-01-01

    Increased ridge resorption may occur due to inappropriate pressure applied during final impression making phase of complete denture fabrication. This study was done to evaluate the pressure applied on the residual ridge while making impressions with two tray designs (with and without spacer) using, zinc oxide eugenol and light body polyvinyl siloxane impression material. Five edentulous subjects were randomly selected. For each of the five subjects four maxillary final impressions were made a...

  16. Minimally traumatic alveolar ridge augmentation with a tunnel injectable thermo-sensitive alginate scaffold

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    Yifen, LI; Xiaoqian, FANG; Ting, JIANG.

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Injectable bone substitutes and techniques have been developed for use in minimally invasive procedures for bone augmentation. Objective : To develop a novel injectable thermo-sensitive alginate hydrogel (TSAH) as a scaffold to induce bone regeneration, using a minimally invasive tunnelling techniqu [...] e. Material and Methods : An injectable TSAH was prepared from a copolymer solution of 8.0 wt% Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPAAm) and 8.0 wt% AAlg-g-PNIPAAm. In vitro properties of the material, such as its microstructure and the sustained release of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2), were investigated. Then, with the subperiosteal tunnelling technique, this material, carrying rhBMP-2, was injected under the labial periosteum of the maxillary anterior alveolar ridge in a rabbit model. New bone formation was evaluated by means of X-ray, micro-computed tomography (micro-CT), fluorescence labelling, histological study, and immunohistochemistry study. Results : The material exhibited good injectability and thermo-irreversible properties. SEM showed an interconnected porous microstructure of the TSAH. The result of ALP activity indicated sustained delivery of BMP-2 from the TSAH from days 3 to 15. In a rabbit model, both TSAH and TSAH/rhBMP-2 induced alveolar ridge augmentation. The percentage of mineralised tissue in the TSAH/rhBMP-2 group (41.6±3.79%) was significantly higher than in the TSAH group (31.3±7.21%; p

  17. Histomorphometric Evaluation of Anorganic Bovine Bone Coverage to Reduce Autogenous Grafts Resorption: Preliminary Results

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    MAIORANA, CARLO; Beretta, Mario.; Battista Grossi, Giovanni; Santoro, Franco; Scott Herford, Alan; Nagursky, Heiner; Cicciù, Marco

    2011-01-01

    Physiologic resorption due to remodeling processes affects autogenous corticocancellous grafts in the treatment of atrophic jawbone alveolar ridges. Such a situation in the past made overgrafting of the recipient site mandatory to get enough bone support to dental implants in order to perform a prosthetic rehabilitation. Anorganic bovine bone, conventionally used to treat alveolar bone deficiencies in implant surgery, showed a high osteoconductive property thanks to its micro and macrostructu...

  18. Minimally traumatic alveolar ridge augmentation with a tunnel injectable thermo-sensitive alginate scaffold

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    Yifen LI

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Injectable bone substitutes and techniques have been developed for use in minimally invasive procedures for bone augmentation. Objective : To develop a novel injectable thermo-sensitive alginate hydrogel (TSAH as a scaffold to induce bone regeneration, using a minimally invasive tunnelling technique. Material and Methods : An injectable TSAH was prepared from a copolymer solution of 8.0 wt% Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide (PNIPAAm and 8.0 wt% AAlg-g-PNIPAAm. In vitro properties of the material, such as its microstructure and the sustained release of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2, were investigated. Then, with the subperiosteal tunnelling technique, this material, carrying rhBMP-2, was injected under the labial periosteum of the maxillary anterior alveolar ridge in a rabbit model. New bone formation was evaluated by means of X-ray, micro-computed tomography (micro-CT, fluorescence labelling, histological study, and immunohistochemistry study. Results : The material exhibited good injectability and thermo-irreversible properties. SEM showed an interconnected porous microstructure of the TSAH. The result of ALP activity indicated sustained delivery of BMP-2 from the TSAH from days 3 to 15. In a rabbit model, both TSAH and TSAH/rhBMP-2 induced alveolar ridge augmentation. The percentage of mineralised tissue in the TSAH/rhBMP-2 group (41.6±3.79% was significantly higher than in the TSAH group (31.3±7.21%; p<0.05. The density of the regenerating tissue was higher in the TSAH/rhBMP-2 group than in the other groups (TSAH group, positive control, blank control; p<0.05. Conclusions : The TSAH provided convenient handling properties for clinical application. To some extent, TSAH could induce ridge augmentation and mineral deposition, which can be enhanced when combined with rhBMP-2 for a minimally invasive tunnelling injection.

  19. Clinical Results of Localized Alveolar Ridge Augmentation with Bone Grafts Harvested from Symphysis in Comparison with Ramus

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    Reza Pourabbas; Saeed Nezafati

    2007-01-01

    Background and aims. Autogenous onlay bone grafting is a common procedure for alveolar ridge augmentation. It has been suggested that the amount of healed bone after this technique would be significantly less than the initial quantity. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between the various parameters influencing the outcome of ridge augmentation procedures.

    Materials and methods. Thirty-...

  20. Comparison of alveolar ridge preservation method using three dimensional micro-computed tomographic analysis and two dimensional histometric evaluation

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    Park, Young Seok; Kim, Sung Tae; Oh, Seung Hee; Park, Hee Jung; Lee, Sophia; Kim, Taeil; Lee, Young Kyu; Heo, Min Suk [School of Dentistry, Seoul National University, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    2014-06-15

    This study evaluated the efficacy of alveolar ridge preservation methods with and without primary wound closure and the relationship between histometric and micro-computed tomographic (CT) data. Porcine hydroxyapatite with polytetrafluoroethylene membrane was implanted into a canine extraction socket. The density of the total mineralized tissue, remaining hydroxyapatite, and new bone was analyzed by histometry and micro-CT. The statistical association between these methods was evaluated. Histometry and micro-CT showed that the group which underwent alveolar preservation without primary wound closure had significantly higher new bone density than the group with primary wound closure (P<0.05). However, there was no significant association between the data from histometry and micro-CT analysis. These results suggest that alveolar ridge preservation without primary wound closure enhanced new bone formation more effectively than that with primary wound closure. Further investigation is needed with respect to the comparison of histometry and micro-CT analysis.

  1. Alveolar ridge augmentation in rats by combined hydroxylapatite and osteoinductive material

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    Pinholt, E M; Bang, G

    1991-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine if increased bony ingrowth developed when hydroxylapatite was implanted together with an osteoinductive substrate. Dense hydroxylapatite granules (HA) (Calcitite, Calcitek, San Diego, CA, USA) were mixed with equal volumes of allogenic, demineralized, lyophilized dentin or bone and implanted subperiosteally for alveolar ridge augmentation purposes and heterotopically in the abdominal muscles in rats. Light microscopic evaluation revealed that HA was surrounded by fibrous connective tissue containing foreign body giant cells and it had neither an osteoinductive nor an osteoconductive effect. The newly formed bone induced from the implanted allogenic, demineralized, lyophilized dentin or bone was never found in close contact with the HA and did not incorporate the implant.

  2. Regeneración ósea guiada para el aumento vertical del reborde alveolar / Guided osseous regeneration for the vertical augmentation of the alveolar ridge

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    CE, Nappe; CE, Baltodano.

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Se considera como aumento óseo vertical, cualquier técnica que apunte a crear una mayor altura del reborde alveolar. A inicios de la década de los 90’s se empezó a utilizar la regeneración ósea guiada (ROG) en mandíbulas atróficas, con el fin de permitir la instalación de implantes óseointegrados. C [...] on el fin de evaluar y exponer parte de la evidencia disponible en la actualidad, con respecto a la ROG para aumento óseo vertical, se realizó la siguiente revisión bibliográfica. Abstract in english Any technique aimed to improve the alveolar ridge height is considered as a vertical bone augmentation procedure. In the early 90’s guided bone regeneration (GBR) procedures began to be used in atrophic mandibles to allow the installation of osseointegrated dental implants. The following bibliograph [...] ic review was made with the purpose of evaluating and exposing part of the available evidence at present in this field.

  3. Regeneración ósea guiada para el aumento vertical del reborde alveolar Guided osseous regeneration for the vertical augmentation of the alveolar ridge

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    CE Nappe

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Se considera como aumento óseo vertical, cualquier técnica que apunte a crear una mayor altura del reborde alveolar. A inicios de la década de los 90’s se empezó a utilizar la regeneración ósea guiada (ROG en mandíbulas atróficas, con el fin de permitir la instalación de implantes óseointegrados. Con el fin de evaluar y exponer parte de la evidencia disponible en la actualidad, con respecto a la ROG para aumento óseo vertical, se realizó la siguiente revisión bibliográfica.Any technique aimed to improve the alveolar ridge height is considered as a vertical bone augmentation procedure. In the early 90’s guided bone regeneration (GBR procedures began to be used in atrophic mandibles to allow the installation of osseointegrated dental implants. The following bibliographic review was made with the purpose of evaluating and exposing part of the available evidence at present in this field.

  4. Clinical Results of Localized Alveolar Ridge Augmentation with Bone Grafts Harvested from Symphysis in Comparison with Ramus

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    Reza Pourabbas

    2007-06-01

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    Background and aims. Autogenous onlay bone grafting is a common procedure for alveolar ridge augmentation. It has been suggested that the amount of healed bone after this technique would be significantly less than the initial quantity. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between the various parameters influencing the outcome of ridge augmentation procedures.

    Materials and methods. Thirty-two patients, 17 males and 15 females (mean age 40 ± 8.66, requiring lateral ridge augmentation in the anterior maxilla were recruited. Bone grafts obtained from either the mandibular ramus or symphysis were grafted on the recipient site and the buccolingual dimensions of the edentulous ridge before and six months after the procedure were measured and the difference between them was considered as ridge augmentation (RA. Parameters including graft thickness (GT, graft area (GA and donor site (DS were also recorded.

    Results. Onlay bone grafts, taken from mandibular and symphysis areas, significantly increased the buccolingual dimension of the alveolar ridge (mean 1.98 ± 1.22 mm, p < 0.001. However, the mean RA by symphysis grafts was significantly greater than ramus grafts (2.49 mm vs. 1.48 mm. There was also a significant correlation between graft thickness, surface area and the amount of bone augmentation.

    Conclusion. Symphysis area provides thicker and larger grafts, which may result in a better clinical outcome in alveolar ridge augmentation.

  5. Novel antioxidative nanotherapeutics in a rat periodontitis model: Reactive oxygen species scavenging by redox injectable gel suppresses alveolar bone resorption.

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    Saita, Makiko; Kaneko, Junya; Sato, Takenori; Takahashi, Shun-Suke; Wada-Takahashi, Satoko; Kawamata, Ryota; Sakurai, Takashi; Lee, Masaichi-Chang-Il; Hamada, Nobushiro; Kimoto, Katsuhiko; Nagasaki, Yukio

    2016-01-01

    The excessive production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) has been implicated in a variety of disorders, but to date, ROS scavengers have not been widely used for local treatment of inflammation, because they are rapidly eliminated from the inflamed site. We have designed a novel redox injectable gel (RIG) that is formed at 37 °C after disintegration of nano-assembled flower micelles allowing nitroxide radicals to act locally as specific ROS scavengers for the treatment of periodontitis. In the present study, we have confirmed retention of the RIG in the periodontal region, along with its antioxidant-related anti-inflammatory effects, and we have subsequently evaluated the inhibitory effect of the RIG against Porphyromonas gingivalis (P. gingivalis)-induced alveolar bone loss attributed to ROS. Alveolar bone loss was estimated by morphometry, gingival blood flow was measured using laser Doppler flowmetry, and osteoclast differentiation was evaluated by tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase staining. The results show that the RIG can inhibit P. gingivalis-induced bone loss by antioxidant-related anti-inflammatory actions, and this suggests that the RIG is a promising novel therapeutic agent for the treatment of P. gingivalis-induced periodontitis. PMID:26559357

  6. An evaluation of the position of the neutral zone in relation to the crest of mandibular alveolar ridge - An In-vivo study

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    Bhorgonde, Deepak; Nandakumar, K; Khurana, Punit R S; Kumari, V Santoshi; Reddy, M Sushendar; Siddique, Sabin

    2014-01-01

    Background: In view of the importance of neutral zone in complete denture construction, it was thought feasible to determine the relation between the centre of the alveolar ridge crest in relation to the neutral zone in a buccolingual direction which will help in positioning of the teeth in a region of minimum conflict so that the stability of the denture is enhanced. Materials & Methods: The position of the neutral zone to alveolar ridge crest was investigated in 3...

  7. Autogenous bone graft alone or associated with titanium mesh for vertical alveolar ridge augmentation: a controlled clinical trial

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    BERRONE, Sid; RAMIERI, Guglielmo

    2007-01-01

    OBJECTIVES: The aim of this controlled clinical trial is to evaluate alveolar ridge augmentation using an autogenous onlay bone graft alone or associated with a titanium mesh (Ti-Mesh). MATERIAL AND METHODS: A group of 23 partially edentulous patients, presenting the need for vertical bone augmentation of at least 4 mm, were treated before implant placement. Surgical procedure was performed by the same operator and was identical at 12 test (bone graft+Ti-Mesh) and 12 control (bone graft alone...

  8. Anthropometric Measurements in Toothed and Toothless Maxillaries and its Consequences in Human Alveolar Bone Resorption / Mediciones Antropométricas en Maxilares con y sin Dientes de Humanos y sus Consecuencias en la Reabsorción Ósea Alveolar

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    Jaciel Benedito, de Oliveira; Andrelle Nayara Cavalcanti Lima de, Almeida; Carla Cabral dos Santos Accioly, Lins; Adelmar Afonso de Amorim, Júnior; Zélia Albuquerque, Seixas.

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Este estudio propuso medir y comparar las medidas antropométricas entre los maxilares con y sin dientes. Fueron utilizados 26 cráneos humanos, 13 maxilares con dientes y 13 sin dientes. Las mediciones fueron realizadas a ambos lados por dos evaluadores entre las distancias del reborde alveolar (RA): [...] a la espina nasal anterior (ENA), al canal incisivo (CI) y a lo foraámenes palatinos mayor (FPMA) y menor (FPME). Los datos mostraron que la media de las mediciones fueron proporcionalmente mayores en las maxilas con dientes, para todas las mediciones en cualquiera de los evaluadores. El RA-ENA (p = 0,001), AR-CI (p = 0,006), RA-APMA derecho (p = 0,001) y RA-APMA izquierdo (p Abstract in english This study proposes to measure and compare anthropometric measurements between toothed and toothless maxillas. 26 human skulls were used with: 13 toothed and 13 toothless maxillas. The measurements were made between the distances of the alveolar ridge (AR): the anterior nasal spine (ANS), to the inc [...] isive foramen (FI) and the palatine foramen, greater (FPMA) and lower (FPME) on both sides by two evaluators. The data obtained showed that the average of the measurements were correspondingly higher in toothed maxillas than in toothless, for all measurements in any one of the evaluators. The AR-ANS (p = 0.001), IF-AR (p = 0.006), AR-FPMA right (p = 0.001) and AR-FPMA left (p

  9. Surgical Management of a Non-healing Intra-alveolar Root Fracture Associated with Pulpal Calcification and Root Resorption: A Case Report.

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    Kapoor, Sonali; Bansal, Parul; Chandran, Sarath; Agrawal, Vineet

    2015-06-01

    Radicular fractures are very challenging to address due to various complications like periodontal communication, increased mobility, and continued pulpal infection leading to necrosis and its long term sequelae like root resorption and pulp canal obliteration. This paper present a case of a long standing horizontal mid root fracture with root resorption and pulp canal obliteration, which was preserved functionally and aesthetically by surgical approach using MTA (mineral trioxide aggregate) and PRF (platelet rich fibrin). PMID:26266223

  10. Alveolar ridge preservation after dental extraction and before implant placement: a literature review / Preservação do rebordo alveolar após a extração dentária e antes da colocação de implante: revisão da literatura

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    Luis André, Mezzomo; Rosemary Sadami, Shinkai; Nikos, Mardas; Nikolaos, Donos.

    Full Text Available Várias técnicas e materiais têm sido sugeridos para a preservação do rebordo alveolar (PRA) após a extração dentária e antes da colocação do implante. Esta revisão de literatura buscou discutir os aspectos histológicos e clínicos da cicatrização do alvéolo e do procedimento PRA após a extração dentá [...] ria e verificar se ele permite a colocação de implante dentário (com ou sem enxerto adicional). Apesar da heterogeneidade dos estudos, há evidência que os procedimentos de preservação do rebordo são eficazes na limitação da perda dimensional do rebordo pós-extração e são acompanhados por um grau diferente de regeneração óssea, com variadas quantidades de partículas residuais dos "materiais de enxerto". Abstract in english Several techniques and materials have been suggested for alveolar ridge preservation (ARP) after dental extraction and before implant placement. This literature review aimed to discuss the histological and clinical aspects of alveolar healing and the ARP procedure after dental extraction and to veri [...] fy whether it allows dental implant placement (with or without further augmentation). Despite the heterogeneity of the studies, some evidence suggests that ridge preservation procedures are efficient in limiting the postextraction dimensional loss of the ridge and are accompanied by a different degree of bone regeneration, with varied amounts of residual graft material particles.

  11. Horizontal Resorption of Fresh-Frozen Corticocancellous Bone Blocks in the Reconstruction of the Atrophic Maxilla at 5 Months

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    Pereira, E.; Messias, A; R. Dias; Judas, F; Salvoni, A; Guerra, F.

    2014-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Reliable implant-supported rehabilitation of an alveolar ridge needs sufficient volume of bone. In order to achieve a prosthetic-driven positioning, bone graft techniques may be required. PURPOSE: This prospective cohort study aims to clinically evaluate the amount of resorption of corticocancellous fresh-frozen allografts bone blocks used in the reconstruction of the severe atrophic maxilla. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-two partial and totally edentulous patients ...

  12. Bone augmentation procedures in localized defects in the alveolar ridge: clinical results with different bone grafts and bone-substitute materials

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    Jensen, Simon Storgård; Terheyden, Hendrik

    2009-01-01

    PURPOSE: The objective of this review was to evaluate the efficacy of different grafting protocols for the augmentation of localized alveolar ridge defects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A MEDLINE search and an additional hand search of selected journals were performed to identify all levels of clinical evidence except expert opinions. Any publication written in English and including 10 or more patients with at least 12 months of follow-up after loading of the implants was eligible for this review. The...

  13. Alveolar Ridge Conservation by Early Bone Formation After Tooth Extraction in Rabbits: A Histomorphological Study / Conservación de la Cresta Alveolar por Formación Ósea Temprana después de la Extracción Dentaria en Conejos: Un Estudio Histomorfológico

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    Mario, Cantín; Sergio, Olate; Ramón, Fuentes; Bélgica, Vásquez.

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available La pérdida de volumen cresta alveolar, es un proceso irreversible. Para evitar este evento fisiológico, que típicamente resulta en cambios anatómicos locales significativos, tanto en la dimensión horizontal y vertical, existen algunos procedimienos para reducir al mínimo la pérdida de volumen óseo q [...] ue sigue típicamente a la extracción del diente. El propósito de este estudio fue evaluar si tres injertos óseos diferentes podrían promover la formación de hueso en el alveolo tras la extracción del diente para la conservación de la cresta alveolar. Los primeros molares mandibulares de conejos machos adultos fueron extraídos y los alvéolos post extracción fueron rellenados aleatoriamente con tres injertos óseos diferentes, uno de xenoinjerto y dos injertos aloplásticos, más un grupo que no recibió tratamiento (coágulo de sangre). Los alvéolos post extracción en los conejos seleccionados de cada grupo fueron evaluados a las 4, 6, o 8 semanas post-extracción. Los resultados indicaron que los alvéolos tratados con injerto aloplástico mostraron formación de hueso lamelar (6,5%) ya a las 4 semanas post extracción. Por otra parte, el grado de formación de hueso nuevo fue significativamente mayor (P Abstract in english Alveolar ridge volume loss is an irreversible process. To prevent this physiological event, which typically result in significant local anatomical changes in both the horizontal and the vertical dimension, some strategies are indicated to minimize the loss of ridge volume that typically follows toot [...] h extraction. The purpose of this study was to evaluate if three different bone grafts could promote new bone formation in the alveolar socket following tooth extraction for the alveolar ridge conservation. First mandibular molars of male adults rabbits were extracted and the extraction sockets were randomly treated with three different bone grafts, one xenograft and two alloplastic grafts, and a group that received no treatment (blood clot). The extraction sockets of selected rabbits from each group were evaluated at 4, 6, or 8-week post-extraction. The results indicated that the extraction sockets treated with alloplastic graft (biphasic calcium phosphate) exhibited lamellar bone formation (6.5%) as early as four weeks after the extraction was performed. Moreover, the degree of new bone formation was significantly higher (P

  14. Evaluación radiográfica de aumentos de rebordes alveolares con injertos aloplásticos de hidroxiapatita no reabsorbible: seguimiento a nueve meses Radiographic evaluation of alveolar ridge augmentation with non resorbable hydroxyapatite alloplastic grafts: nine months follow up

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    Félix Antonio Gil Cárdenas

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCCIÓN: el objetivo fue determinar radiográficamente el porcentaje de estabilidad de la altura del reborde alveolar del maxilar superior e inferior en pacientes sometidos a cirugía preprotésica de aumento de reborde con implante de HA no reabsorbible. MÉTODOS: el estudio se realizó en quince pacientes, en quienes se determinaron mediciones reproducibles. Para el maxilar superior: (A desde espina nasal anterior; (B derecha-izquierda desde el borde más inferior de las fosas nasales; (C derecha- izquierda desde el borde más inferior de la órbita. Para el maxilar inferior: (E desde el borde inferior de la mandíbula y pasando por la sínfisis; (F derecha-izquierda pasando por el agujero mentoniano; (G derecha-izquierda pasando 5 mm. atrás del agujero mentoniano; (H derecha-izquierda pasando 10 mm posterior al agujero mentoniano. Todas las mediciones se realizaron en el prequirúrgico, en el posquirúrgico inmediato, y a los nueve meses. RESULTADOS: se promediaron los diferentes puntos del maxilar superior (PPMXS y se observó una pérdida de altura entre el 6,29 y un 33,6% con promedio del 17,36 %. En el maxilar inferior (PPMXI se observó una variación desde ganancia del 6,31% hasta una disminución del 18,87%, con promedio del 2,54%. CONCLUSIONES: el implante de HA permite restablecer adecuada altura del reborde alveolar. La altura del reborde alveolar obtenida inicialmente presenta un porcentaje de disminución de su altura en el maxilar superior del 17,36%, y en el maxilar inferior del 2,54 durante el seguimiento a nueve meses.INTRODUCTION: the purpose of this study was to determine radiographically the percentage of stability of alveolar ridge height in the maxilla and the mandible in patients subjected to pre prosthetic surgery of ridge augmentation with non resorbable HA implants. METHODS: the study was performed in 15 patients in whom reproducible measurements were taken. For the maxilla: (A From Anterior Nasal Spine; (B right and left from the lowest border of the nasal fossae; (C right and left from the lowest border of the orbit. For the mandible: (E from the lowest border of the mandible passing through symphysis; (F right and left passing through the mental foramen; (G right and left passing 5 mm posterior to the mental foramen; (H right and left passing 10 mm posterior to mental foramen. All measurements were performed before surgery, immediately after and, nine months after surgery. RESULTS: the different points of the maxilla were averaged (PPMXS and a height loss between 6.29% and 33.6% was observed, with an average of 17.36%. For the mandible (PPMXL variations ranging from 6.31% of augmentation to 18.8% loss were observed, with an average of 2.54%. CONCLUSIONS: HA implants allow reestablishment of adequate alveolar ridge height. The alveolar ridge height initially obtained presents a decrease percentage in height for the maxilla of 17.36% and 2.54% for the mandible after nine months follow up.

  15. Fate of autologous and fresh-frozen allogeneic block bone grafts used for ridge augmentation. A CBCT-based analysis

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    Spin-Neto, Rubens; Stavropoulos, Andreas

    2013-01-01

    OBJECTIVES: To evaluate dimensional changes in autologous (AT) and fresh-frozen allogeneic (AL) block bone grafts 6 months after alveolar ridge augmentation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty-six partially or totally edentulous patients treated either with fresh-frozen AL bone or AT bone onlay block grafts prior to implant placement (13 patients in each group), were included in this analysis. Patients received CBCT (i-CAT Classic) examinations prior to surgery and 14 days and 6 months after grafting. Differences in alveolar ridge area among the various observation times were evaluated by planimetric measurements on two-dimensional CBCT images of the grafted regions. Nineteen grafted blocks from each group were evaluated. RESULTS: Significant increase in alveolar ridge dimensions, allowing implant placement, was obtained with both types of grafts 6 months after grafting; no significant differences in alveolar ridge area were observed between the groups at the various observation times. However, graft resorption in the AL group was significantly larger compared to that in the AT group at 6 months. CONCLUSIONS: Larger bone graft resorption was seen in patients treated with fresh-frozen AL bone than in those treated with AT bone 6 months following alveolar ridge augmentation.

  16. Fabrication and anti-microbial evaluation of drug loaded polylactide space filler intended for ridge preservation following tooth extraction

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    Nebu George Thomas

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: The preservation or reduction of alveolar ridge resorption following tooth extraction is important in patients especially for those intended for implants at a later stage. One way to achieve this is by using membranes, graft materials, and biodegradable space fillers to prevent alveolar bone resorption and promote regeneration. A major attraction for using biodegradable and biocompatible polymers as space fillers for ridge preservation is their safety profile in comparison to xenograft materials like lyophilized bone and collagen. Materials and Methods: Biocompatible polylactide space fillers were fabricated by fusing porous polylactide particles. The sponges were loaded with drugs by placing them in the respective solutions. Pseudomonas aeruginosa was isolated from a chronic periodontitis patient and in vitro anti-microbial evaluation was done with the drug loaded sponges. Results: Chlorhexidine loaded space filler showed significant anti microbial effect against multiple drug resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolated from a patient with chronic periodontitis. Conclusion: The results of this study indicate that biodegradable drug releasing polylactide space fillers has the potential to be used for ridge preservation following tooth extraction. Release of drugs in the socket may prove useful in preventing development of alveolar osteitis post extraction which can interfere with normal healing of the socket. Synthetic biodegradable polymers also exhibit a controlled degradation rate to achieve complete resorption within the intended time.

  17. Multiple tooth resorption in an Italian Greyhound

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    An Italian greyhound was presented three times during a two-year period for dental prophylaxis due to periodontal disease. Clinical examination revealed lesions on several teeth. Radiographs revealed extensive resorptive root lesions. On histological examination, the presence of odontoclasts and signs of boney remodeling of the roots confirmed the resorptive nature of the lesions. Given the extent of the lesions, and poor prognosis with conservative treatment alone, teeth affected by the most severe resorption were extracted at each visit using a flap technique combined with alveolar vestibular osteotomy. Dental resorptive lesions are rarely detected in the dog but may be more frequent than previously thought. The routine use of dental radiographs can be used to reveal these lesions in the dog

  18. Restoration of the maxillary anterior tooth using immediate implantation with simultaneous ridge augmentation

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    Park Jun-Beom

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Atrophy is most severe during the first month of post-extraction in the anterior maxilla with the degree of horizontal bone resorption being nearly twice as high as that of vertical bone resorption. The loss of the buccal alveolar plate following tooth extraction may lead to palatal implant positioning of the implants. Thus, immediate or early implant placement in the extraction socket has been suggested, because it would reduce the time period and the number of surgical intervention and yield higher patient satisfaction compared with delayed placed implants. However, placement of an implant immediately after tooth extraction may result in a gap between the occlusal portion of the implant and the surrounding alveolar bone crest. In this case report, an implant-supported restoration which is in harmony with the surrounding hard and soft tissue was created by the immediate implant placement with ridge augmentation in anterior region with high satisfaction from the patient.

  19. Alveolar ridge preservation with a free gingival graft in the anterior maxilla: volumetric evaluation in a randomized clinical trial.

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    Karaca, Ç; Er, N; Gül?ah?, A; Köseo?lu, O T

    2015-06-01

    The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare the dimensional changes in maxillary extraction sockets that have healed spontaneously and those treated with free gingival grafts. Ten subjects with at least two maxillary anterior teeth scheduled for extraction were selected for this study. Two maxillary teeth were allocated randomly to either the test group or the control group. In the test group, the extraction socket was covered with a free gingival graft harvested from the palate, while in the control group the sockets healed spontaneously. Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scans were taken on the day of extraction and at 3 months postoperative. Soft tissue healing of the extraction sockets was assessed visually by clinical inspection. Hard tissue measurements were obtained from the CBCT scans. After 3 months of healing, the control sockets had lost height in the buccal and lingual crestal bones (-1.03 and -0.56mm, respectively); however, the height in the buccal and lingual crestal bones was preserved at the test sites (+0.06 and +0.25mm, respectively). This difference between the two groups was statistically significant (P0.05). The authors propose that covering the orifice of the extraction socket with a free gingival graft can result in preservation of the alveolar bone height. PMID:25682463

  20. Invasive cervical root resorption: Engineering the lost tissue by regeneration

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    Dexton Antony Johns

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Invasive cervical resorption (ICR is a localized resorptive process that commences on the surface of the root below the epithelial attachment and the coronal aspect of the supporting alveolar process, namely the zone of the connective tissue attachment? early diagnosis, elimination of the resorption and restorative management are the keys to a successful outcome. Treatment done was a combined non-surgical root canal therapy, surgical treatment to expose the resorptive defect and the resorptive defect was filled up with reverse sandwich technique and finally the bony defect filled with platelet rich fibrin (PRF, hydroxylapatite and PRF membrane. Significant bone fill was obtained in our case after a 2 year follow-up period. This case report presents a treatment strategy that might improve the healing outcomes for patients with ICR.

  1. Frequency of the external resorptions of root apex

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    Opa?i?-Gali? Vanja

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Root resorptions present a significant problem in endodontic therapy of the affected teeth and in dentistry in general. The objective of this study was to analyze, based on epidemiological and statistical research, the frequency of clinical incidence of pathological root resorptions in everyday practice related to localization, type of tooth, age and sex of patients. Radiographie documentation of patients treated from 1997 till 2002 at the Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Faculty of Stomatology in Belgrade, was used as baseline for this study. Retroalveolar radiographs of teeth with visible signs of resorptions were singled out from 15654 patients' clinical records used for this study. The external resorptions were shown as radiolucent areas localized on various outer root surfaces, followed by significant or less significant resorption of lamina dura and alveolar bone. Out of all teeth analyzed in this study, 594 (3.79% showed some kind of resorption. The external resorptions were found to be more present in the upper jaw (55.10% and molars (50.30% than in the lower jaw (44.90% and single root teeth (49.70%, but in both cases without significant statistical differences. The most frequent localization of resorptions was root apex (82.44%. In regard to age, the most frequent resorptions were recorded in patients aged between 21 and 30 years (28.40%, and the lowest incidence was found in the youngest population (5.51%. The results also showed that resorptions were more frequent among the female population (59.04% than among the male population (40.96%. Based on these results, we may conclude that the external root resorptions are not a frequent clinical phenomenon. Proper and early diagnostics of such tissue pathology is one of the basic prerequisites for successful endodontic therapy of the affected root.

  2. Bone Replacement Materials and Techniques Used for Achieving Vertical Alveolar Bone Augmentation

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    Zeeshan Sheikh

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Alveolar bone augmentation in vertical dimension remains the holy grail of periodontal tissue engineering. Successful dental implant placement for restoration of edentulous sites depends on the quality and quantity of alveolar bone available in all spatial dimensions. There are several surgical techniques used alone or in combination with natural or synthetic graft materials to achieve vertical alveolar bone augmentation. While continuously improving surgical techniques combined with the use of auto- or allografts provide the most predictable clinical outcomes, their success often depends on the status of recipient tissues. The morbidity associated with donor sites for auto-grafts makes these techniques less appealing to both patients and clinicians. New developments in material sciences offer a range of synthetic replacements for natural grafts to address the shortcoming of a second surgical site and relatively high resorption rates. This narrative review focuses on existing techniques, natural tissues and synthetic biomaterials commonly used to achieve vertical bone height gain in order to successfully restore edentulous ridges with implant-supported prostheses.

  3. The efficacy of hydrothermally obtained carbonated hydroxyapatite in healing alveolar bone defects in rats with or without corticosteroid treatment

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    Markovi? Dejan

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Background/Aim. Autogenous bone grafting has been the gold standard in clinical cases when bone grafts are required for bone defects in dentistry. The study was undertaken to evaluate multilevel designed carbonated hydroxyapatite (CHA obtained by hydrothermal method, as a bone substitute in healing bone defects with or without corticosteroid treatment in rats as assessed by histopathologic methods. Methods. Bone defects were created in the alveolar bone by teeth extraction in 12 rats. The animals were initially divided into two groups. The experimental group was pretreated with corticosteroids: methylprednisolone and dexamethasone, intramuscularly, while the control group was without therapy. Posterior teeth extraction had been performed after the corticosteroid therapy. The extraction defects were fulfilled with hydroxyapatite with bimodal particle sizes in the range of 50-250 ?m and the sample from postextocactional defect of the alveolar bone was analyzed pathohystologically. Results. The histopatological investigations confirmed the biologic properties of the applied material. The evident growth of new bone in the alveolar ridge was clearly noticed in both groups of rats. Carbonated HA obtained by hydrothermal method promoted bone formation in the preformed defects, confirming its efficacy for usage in bone defects. Complete resorption of the material’s particles took place after 25 weeks. Conclusion. Hydroxyapatite completely meets the clinical requirements for a bone substitute material. Due to its microstructure, complete resorption took place during the observation period of the study. Corticosteroid treatment did not significantly affect new bone formation in the region of postextractional defects. [Projekat Ministarstva nauke Republike Srbije, br. 172026

  4. Ridge Preservation with Modified “Socket-Shield” Technique: A Methodological Case Series

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    Markus Glocker

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available After tooth extraction, the alveolar bone undergoes a remodeling process, which leads to horizontal and vertical bone loss. These resorption processes complicate dental rehabilitation, particularly in connection with implants. Various methods of guided bone regeneration (GBR have been described to retain the original dimension of the bone after extraction. Most procedures use filler materials and membranes to support the buccal plate and soft tissue, to stabilize the coagulum and to prevent epithelial ingrowth. It has also been suggested that resorption of the buccal bundle bone can be avoided by leaving a buccal root segment (socket shield technique in place, because the biological integrity of the buccal periodontium (bundle bone remains untouched. This method has also been described in connection with immediate implant placement. The present case report describes three consecutive cases in which a modified method was applied as part of a delayed implantation. The latter was carried out after six months, and during re-entry the new bone formation in the alveolar bone and the residual ridge was clinically evaluated as proof of principle. It was demonstrated that the bone was clinically preserved with this method. Possibilities and limitations are discussed and directions for future research are disclosed.

  5. Low-dose doxycycline prevents inflammatory bone resorption in rats

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    M.M., Bezerra; G.A.C., Brito; R.A., Ribeiro; F.A.C., Rocha.

    2002-05-01

    Full Text Available Matrix metalloproteinases (MMP) are considered to be key initiators of collagen degradation, thus contributing to bone resorption in inflammatory diseases. We determined whether subantimicrobial doses of doxycycline (DX) ([...] n experimental periodontitis model. Thirty male Wistar rats (180-200 g) were subjected to placement of a nylon thread ligature around the maxillary molars and sacrificed after 7 days. Alveolar bone loss (ABL) was measured macroscopically in one hemiarcade and the contralateral hemiarcade was processed for histopathologic analysis. Groups of six animals each were treated with DX (2.5, 5 or 10 mg kg-1 day-1, sc, 7 days) and compared to nontreated (NT) rats. NT rats displayed significant ABL, severe mononuclear cell influx and increase in osteoclast numbers, which were significantly reduced by 5 or 10 mg kg-1 day-1 DX. These data show that DX inhibits inflammatory bone resorption in a manner that is independent of its antimicrobial properties.

  6. Tooth resorption part I - pathogenesis and case series of internal resorption

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    Marina Fernandes

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Resorption is a pathologic process that often eludes the clinician with its varied etiologic factors and diverse clinical presentations. The key cells involved in tooth resorption are odontoclasts which are multinucleated cells that produce resorption lacunae. Resorption can be classified as internal and external resorption. Internal resorption has been described as a rare occurrence as compared to external resorption. This article describes the pathogenesis of tooth resorption and various forms of internal resorption along with some clinical cases. Early diagnosis is the key factor in the successful management of resorptive lesions.

  7. Influence of anatomical barriers on maxillary incisor root resorption after orthodontic treatment with premolar extractions

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    Antonio Geraldo de Oliveira

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: Apical root resorption is a frequent and occasionally critical problem in orthodontic patients undergoing induced tooth movement. One of the factors that might influence prognosis, especially in maxillary incisors, which most frequently present resorptions, are the so-called the anatomical barriers; that is, proximity of the buccal and palatal cortical bones to the maxillary incisor roots. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this research was to investigate whether patients with excessive vertical growth really present a small distance between the alveolar cortical bones and the maxillary incisor roots, and whether there is a correlation between this distance and the root resorption index in comparison with patients presenting horizontal growth. METHODS: The sample comprised orthodontic records of 18 patients with extraction planning of first maxillary premolars and treatment by the standard and/or preadjusted edgewise brackets. Their initial and final periapical radiographs were evaluated to determine the amount of root resorption that occurred. RESULTS: On the palatal side, patients with excessive vertical growth (Group 2 - SN-GoGn > 43º showed a narrower alveolar bone than the horizontal growth patients (Group 1 - SN-GoGn < 29º. However, the distance between the buccal cortical bone and the central incisor root apex showed no significant difference between Groups 1 and 2; CONCLUSIONS: It was concluded that there are no correlations between the proximity of buccal cortical bone, maxillary incisor roots and the root resorption index.

  8. Dento-Alveolar Distraction Osteogenesis for rapid Orthodontic Canine Retraction

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    Kumar, Naveen; Prashantha, GS; Raikar, Sudhir; Ranganath, Krishnappa; Mathew, Silju; Nambiar, Sandeep

    2013-01-01

    Background: The objectives of this study were to evaluate the rate of canine distalization by segmental alveolar distraction method in first premolar extraction cases, to evaluate the displacement of the canine and first molar teeth, to assess the effects of the procedure on the pulpal vitality of the canines, and to determine the amount of root resorption in retracted canines. Materials & Methods: The sample of the study consisted of 20 teeth in 7 patients (five females and two male...

  9. Extensive pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis

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    Rittayamai, Nuttapol; Muangman, Nisa; Ruangchira-Urai, Ruchira

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    Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis is a rare pulmonary disorder that is caused by abnormal sodium-dependent phosphate co-transporter from the mutation of SLC34A2 gene, leading to accumulation of microliths in the alveoli. We report the extensive pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis in an elderly woman who presented with progressive dyspnea for 2 months. Chest radiograph revealed diffuse pulmonary calcification. Tissue histopathology from open lung biopsy demonstrated widespread intra-alveolar lam...

  10. Biological Events in Periodontal Ligament and Alveolar Bone Associated with Application of Orthodontic Forces.

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    Feller, L; Khammissa, R A G; Schechter, I; Thomadakis, G; Fourie, J; Lemmer, J

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    Orthodontic force-induced stresses cause dynamic alterations within the extracellular matrix and within the cytoskeleton of cells in the periodontal ligament and alveolar bone, mediating bone remodelling, ultimately enabling orthodontic tooth movement. In the periodontal ligament and alveolar bone, the mechanically induced tensile strains upregulate the expression of osteogenic genes resulting in bone formation, while mechanically induced compressive strains mediate predominantly catabolic tissue changes and bone resorption. In this review article we summarize some of the currently known biological events occurring in the periodontal ligament and in the alveolar bone in response to application of orthodontic forces and how these facilitate tooth movement. PMID:26421314

  11. Biological Events in Periodontal Ligament and Alveolar Bone Associated with Application of Orthodontic Forces

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    Feller, L.; Khammissa, R. A. G.; Schechter, I.; Thomadakis, G.; Fourie, J.; Lemmer, J.

    2015-01-01

    Orthodontic force-induced stresses cause dynamic alterations within the extracellular matrix and within the cytoskeleton of cells in the periodontal ligament and alveolar bone, mediating bone remodelling, ultimately enabling orthodontic tooth movement. In the periodontal ligament and alveolar bone, the mechanically induced tensile strains upregulate the expression of osteogenic genes resulting in bone formation, while mechanically induced compressive strains mediate predominantly catabolic tissue changes and bone resorption. In this review article we summarize some of the currently known biological events occurring in the periodontal ligament and in the alveolar bone in response to application of orthodontic forces and how these facilitate tooth movement. PMID:26421314

  12. Low-dose doxycycline prevents inflammatory bone resorption in rats

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    M.M. Bezerra

    2002-05-01

    Full Text Available Matrix metalloproteinases (MMP are considered to be key initiators of collagen degradation, thus contributing to bone resorption in inflammatory diseases. We determined whether subantimicrobial doses of doxycycline (DX (<=10 mg kg-1 day-1, a known MMP inhibitor, could inhibit bone resorption in an experimental periodontitis model. Thirty male Wistar rats (180-200 g were subjected to placement of a nylon thread ligature around the maxillary molars and sacrificed after 7 days. Alveolar bone loss (ABL was measured macroscopically in one hemiarcade and the contralateral hemiarcade was processed for histopathologic analysis. Groups of six animals each were treated with DX (2.5, 5 or 10 mg kg-1 day-1, sc, 7 days and compared to nontreated (NT rats. NT rats displayed significant ABL, severe mononuclear cell influx and increase in osteoclast numbers, which were significantly reduced by 5 or 10 mg kg-1 day-1 DX. These data show that DX inhibits inflammatory bone resorption in a manner that is independent of its antimicrobial properties.

  13. Influence of anatomical barriers on maxillary incisor root resorption after orthodontic treatment with premolar extractions

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    Antonio Geraldo de, Oliveira; Fabiana Guilhermina Ferreira, Castro.

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: Apical root resorption is a frequent and occasionally critical problem in orthodontic patients undergoing induced tooth movement. One of the factors that might influence prognosis, especially in maxillary incisors, which most frequently present resorptions, are the so-called the anatom [...] ical barriers; that is, proximity of the buccal and palatal cortical bones to the maxillary incisor roots. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this research was to investigate whether patients with excessive vertical growth really present a small distance between the alveolar cortical bones and the maxillary incisor roots, and whether there is a correlation between this distance and the root resorption index in comparison with patients presenting horizontal growth. METHODS: The sample comprised orthodontic records of 18 patients with extraction planning of first maxillary premolars and treatment by the standard and/or preadjusted edgewise brackets. Their initial and final periapical radiographs were evaluated to determine the amount of root resorption that occurred. RESULTS: On the palatal side, patients with excessive vertical growth (Group 2 - SN-GoGn > 43º) showed a narrower alveolar bone than the horizontal growth patients (Group 1 - SN-GoGn

  14. Oral Rehabilitation of Adult Edentulous Siblings Severely Lacking Alveolar Bone Due to Ectodermal Dysplasia: A Report of 2 Clinical Cases and a Literature Review.

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    Wu, Yiqun; Zhang, Chenping; Squarize, Cristiane H; Zou, Duohong

    2015-09-01

    The oral conditions of adult edentulous patients with ectodermal dysplasia (ED) often lead to decreased physical and psychological health, and the negative effects can become as extreme as social and psychological isolation. However, restoring oral function of adult edentulous patients with ED using zygomatic implants (ZIs) or conventional implants (CIs) remains challenging for dentists because of the severe atrophy of these patients' alveolar ridges. This report describes 2 cases of adult edentulous siblings with ED; they exhibited severe alveolar bone atrophy and were treated with ZIs and CIs as bases to augment the bone in their anterior jaws. For these patients, bone augmentation was completed with an autogenous fibular graft. Although there was mild evidence of bone graft resorption in the maxilla, the bone augmentation procedures were successful in the 2 patients. Effective osseointegration of the implants was obtained. After placement, the functional and esthetic results of the oral rehabilitation were acceptable. More importantly, restoration of the patients' oral function enhanced their self-confidence and self-esteem. Therefore, restoring oral function in adult patients with ED and edentulous jaws using ZIs and CIs as the bases for bone augmentation is an effective approach. PMID:25957874

  15. Augmentation of residual alveolar bone height with tissue engineering for dental implant placement

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    S M Balaji

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The challenge of correcting deficient vertical alveolar height for dental implant placement has been there since dental implants came in to regular clinical placement. The ability of various methods to increase the residual alveolar height has met with varying results. The primary reason is that the techniques were not quite successful in maintaining the required residual alveolar height. Use of Bone Morphogentic Protein, especially rhBMP-2 has been met with high degree of success in deficient vertical alveolar height in a mandibular ridge. The demonstration of this using a case has been presented here.

  16. Clinical technique for invasive cervical root resorption

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    Luiz Fernando Machado Silveira

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available This clinical case report describes the diagnosis and treatment of an external invasive cervical resorption. A 17-year-old female patient had a confirmed diagnosis of invasive cervical resorption class 4 by cone beam computerized tomography. Although, there was no communication with the root canal, the invasive resorption process was extending into the cervical and middle third of the root. The treatment of the cervical resorption of the lateral incisor interrupted the resorptive process and restored the damaged root surface and the dental functions without any esthetic sequelae. Both the radiographic examination and computed tomography are imperative to reveal the extent of the defect in the differential diagnosis.

  17. Resorption pattern and radiographic diagnosis of invasive cervical resorption

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    Luso, Sandra; Luder, Hans Ulrich

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    Summary The aim of this study was to evaluate, whether and how the histologic structure of invasive cervical resorption (external granulomas) affect their clinical radiographic diagnosis. For this purpose, nine more or less intact extracted teeth, of which intraoral radiographs were available, were processed for examination in the scanning electron (SEM) and light microscope. From some of the specimens non-decalcified ground sections were prepared and some were decalcified for preparation of ...

  18. The influence of ovariectomy, simvastatin and sodium alendronate on alveolar bone in rats Influência da ovariectomia, da sinvastatina e do alendronato sódico no osso alveolar em ratas

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    Bisphosphonates are currently used in the treatment of many diseases involving increased bone resorption such as osteoporosis. Statins have been widely used for the treatment of hypercholesterolemia and recent studies have shown that these drugs are also capable of stimulating bone formation. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the influence of an estrogen deficient state and the effects of simvastatin and sodium alendronate therapies on alveolar bone in female rats. Fifty-four rats wer...

  19. On radionuclide resorption from the gastrointestinal tract

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    In experiments with rats a study was made of a number of factors influencing the resorption of 241Am from the gastrointestinal tract (GIT). The resorption of 241Am from GIT was found to be 120-245 times more intensive in neonatal rats, during the first 21 days after birth (a milk diet), than in adult animals. A milk diet for adult rats produced a 5-fold increase in the resorption of 241Am from GIT. The additional administration of digestive enzymes, as a homogenate from pancreas and small intestine, produced a 7-9-fold increase in the rate of 241Am resorption from GIT

  20. Working pairs for resorption refrigerator

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    The performances of three chemisorption working pairs operating under the resorption cycle were studied gravimetrically by comparing the desorbed and adsorbed mass of refrigerant in different operation conditions. All pairs used NH3 as refrigerant and MnCl2 in the main reactor, but each one used a different salt for the cooling effect production in the secondary reactor. These salts were NH4Cl or NaBr or BaCl2. The experimental results indicated that the degree of conversion in reaction between the NH3 and BaCl2 was inferior to 25% during cooling production at 0 oC or below, whereas the reactions with the other salts had conversions of at least 80%. When the systems operated with heat source temperature for the main reactor at 155 oC, heat sink temperature for both reactors at 30 oC, and cooling effect production temperature at 0 oC the coefficient of performance (COP) of the system using NH4Cl and the system using NaBr were similar and around 0.30; however, the former system had a specific cooling power (SCP) 5% higher than that of the latter system. Because the reaction in the system with NH4Cl was practically halted in a period much shorter than that used in the experiments, it is possible to expect that if the period of the cooling period was shortened, the difference between the SCP of those systems would be much higher. - Highlights: ? The comparison of three different working pairs operating under resorption cycle was conducted. ? The three working pairs were NH4Cl/MnCl2, NaBr/MnCl2, BaCl2/MnCl2, respectively. ? The mass of refrigerant reacted in different situations were measured and compared. ? Among the LTS studied, NH4Cl is the most suitable to be used in a resorption machine at 0 or below 0 oC.

  1. An interdisciplinary management of severely resorbed maxillary anterior ridge complicated by traumatic bite using a ridge splitting technique

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    Narender Dev Gupta

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Injury to the teeth and alveolar ridge of the maxillary anterior region due to trauma can cause severe alveolar ridge deficiency. Ridge augmentation is a valuable periodontal plastic surgical method for the correction of ridge defects for esthetic purpose. Although ridge augmentation can help to restore the ridge volume, the grafting procedures can significantly increase the patient morbidity, treatment time, and the cost. Among the ridge augmentation techniques, the ridge split procedure demonstrates many benefits such as no need for donor site, the rare risk of damage to underlying anatomical structures, less pain, and swelling. This case report presents a vertical split technique for increasing the bone volume. There was a remarkable healing and significant increase in bone volume. We have followed the case for 6 months.

  2. RABDOMIOSARCOMA ALVEOLAR DE UTERO

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    Ernesto Hurel M

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Los rabdomiosarcomas constituyen un tipo raro de sarcoma que se origina en las células mesenquimáticas que van a derivar en músculo estriado. De ocurrencia mayoritaria en la infancia (50-55% de los sarcomas de los niños, de ellos el 70% ocurre en la primera década. Se clasifican en forma histológica en embriones, botriodes, alveolar y pleomórficas. Estos tumores se diagnostican en raras ocasiones. Se etapifican según la IRSG de Estados Unidos. Debido a los pobres resultados se evalúa la sobrevida a los 2 años (90% de mortalidad a los dos años. A continuación presentamos el poco afortunado caso de una paciente manejada en nuestro servicio, en cuyo estudio patológico se demostró un rabdomiosarcoma alveolar de úteroRabdomyosarcoma constitutes a rare type of sarcoma that it is originated in the mesenchymal cells that are going to derive in striated muscle. Are more common in childhood (50-55% of sarcomas of the children, of them 70% happens in a the first decade. They are classified histologicaly in embryonic, botryoid, alveolar and pleomorphic. These tumors are diagnosed very seldom. We present the unfortunate case of a patient handled in our service, in whose pathological study a uterine alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma was demonstrated

  3. RABDOMIOSARCOMA ALVEOLAR DE UTERO

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    Ernesto, Hurel M; Gregorio, Evans M; Ronald, Poulsen R; Hugo, Gómez P.

    Full Text Available Los rabdomiosarcomas constituyen un tipo raro de sarcoma que se origina en las células mesenquimáticas que van a derivar en músculo estriado. De ocurrencia mayoritaria en la infancia (50-55% de los sarcomas de los niños, de ellos el 70% ocurre en la primera década). Se clasifican en forma histológic [...] a en embriones, botriodes, alveolar y pleomórficas. Estos tumores se diagnostican en raras ocasiones. Se etapifican según la IRSG de Estados Unidos. Debido a los pobres resultados se evalúa la sobrevida a los 2 años (90% de mortalidad a los dos años). A continuación presentamos el poco afortunado caso de una paciente manejada en nuestro servicio, en cuyo estudio patológico se demostró un rabdomiosarcoma alveolar de útero Abstract in english Rabdomyosarcoma constitutes a rare type of sarcoma that it is originated in the mesenchymal cells that are going to derive in striated muscle. Are more common in childhood (50-55% of sarcomas of the children, of them 70% happens in a the first decade). They are classified histologicaly in embryonic, [...] botryoid, alveolar and pleomorphic. These tumors are diagnosed very seldom. We present the unfortunate case of a patient handled in our service, in whose pathological study a uterine alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma was demonstrated

  4. Severely Resorbed Edentulous Ridges: A Preventive Prosthodontic Approach - A Case Report.

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    Karnam, Shalini; Basimi, Swapna; Surapaneni, Haragopal; Basapogu, Sreeramulu; Gantala, Ramlal

    2015-10-01

    As a dentist our main aim should be prevention which not only includes prevention of caries and or periodontal disease but also prevention of residual alveolar bone loss after teeth are extracted. Today with greater stress on preventive measures, the dental profession has expanded this preventive concept into Prosthodontics. Preventive Prosthodontics emphasizes the importance of any procedure that can delay or eliminate the future Prosthodontic problem and stop further progression of oral disease and prevent the loss of remaining tissues. The Residual Ridge Resorption (RRR) is an inevitable consequence of tooth loss and denture wearing. Severe RRR gradually results in increased interarch distance, significant horizontal discrepancy between edentulous ridges, occurrence of flabby displaceable tissues in the denture bearing area and other sequelae. Prosthetic rehabilitation in these patients can be challenging. The conventional complete denture fabrication in such cases may further compound the poor denture bearing ability of the tissues and lead to decreased retention, stability and support which may result in psychological problems and social isolation. This case report emphasizes the importance of preventive concepts in every step of complete denture fabrication to offer a long serviceable prosthesis without any significant complications and compromise. PMID:26557629

  5. Resorption of roots of different dimension induced by different types of forces

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    Osmar Aparecido, Cuoghi; Carlos Alberto, Aiello; Alberto, Consolaro; Pedro Marcelo, Tondelli; Marcos Rogério de, Mendonça.

    2014-06-11

    Full Text Available Root resorption is a variable to be considered in induced tooth movement (ITM). It is related to root morphology and alveolar bone crest, and also to the types of forces exerted by mechanotherapy. This histometric study evaluated the predominance of root resorption among roots of different dimension [...] s, following ITM with different types of forces and at different time intervals. The study was conducted on 54 rats divided into three groups, according to the type of force: continuous (CF), continuous interrupted (CIF) and intermittent (IF), at periods of 5, 7 and 9 days. The percentage of resorption between mesiobuccal roots of larger dimension and intermediate roots of smaller dimension was assessed. The evaluations were performed on the AxioVision software, and the non-parametric analysis of variance for repeated measures in independent groups was further applied, consisting of a scheme of two factors, and complemented by the Dunn test at a significance level of 5%. The intermediate roots presented a higher percentage of resorption, which was gradual at the periods evaluated for the three types of forces, but mainly for CF. Comparing the intermediate roots with the mesiobuccal roots, there was a statistically significant difference (p 0.05) in individually analyzed roots.

  6. Crown amputation with intentional root retention for advanced feline resorptive lesions--a clinical study.

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    DuPont, G

    1995-03-01

    Whole tooth extraction is generally considered to be the treatment of choice for teeth with advanced feline external odontoclastic resorptive lesions. These teeth often have both a weakened, brittle crown and radicular ankylosis. These two factors cause frustration and sometimes complications during attempts at extraction. This study investigated the alternative of intentionally leaving part or all of non-pathologic tooth roots in situ to prevent iatrogenic trauma to the patient, loss of alveolar bone, and prolonged healing of surgical defects. Fifty one roots from 23 teeth were radiographed 5-36 months following elective root retention; continued resorption without surrounding bony reaction was seen in almost all cases. In one cat, the roots retained normal periodontal ligament one year later, and in another cat that developed severe stomatitis, the intentionally retained roots were extracted at the same time that the remaining molar teeth were extracted. PMID:9693619

  7. Effects of oestrogen deficiency on the alveolar bone of rats with experimental periodontitis.

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    Xu, Xin-Chen; Chen, Hui; Zhang, Xi; Zhai, Zan-Jing; Liu, Xu-Qiang; Zheng, Xin-Yi; Zhang, Jun; Qin, An; Lu, Er-Yi

    2015-09-01

    Periodontitis is an inflammatory disease characterized by loss of connective tissue and alveolar bone, and osteoporosis is a common disease characterized by a systemic impairment of bone mass and microarchitecture. To date, the association between periodontitis and osteoporosis has remained to be fully elucidated. In the present study, an experimental rat model of periodontitis was used to explore the effects of oestrogen deficiency?induced osteoporosis on the maxillary alveolar bone. Forty?four female, six?month?old Sprague?Dawley rats were randomly divided into four groups: Control, ligature, ovariectomized (OVX), and OVX + ligature. One month after ovariectomy, rats in the ligature and OVX + ligature groups received ligatures on their first and second maxillary molars for 1 month. Fluorescent labelling was performed prior to sacrificing the animals. At the end of the experiment, the maxillae and serum were collected and subjected to micro?computed tomography analysis, confocal laser?scanning microscopic observation, Van Gieson's fuchsin staining, tartrate?resistant acid phosphatase staining and ELISA. Ligatures slightly reduced the alveolar bone mineral density (BMD) and bone formation rate, but significantly reduced alveolar crest height (ACH). Ovariectomy reduced the alveolar BMD, impaired the trabecular structure, reduced the bone formation rate and increased the serum levels of bone resorption markers. Animals in the OVX + ligature group exhibited a lower alveolar BMD, a poorer trabecular structure, a reduced ACH, a lower bone formation rate and higher serum levels of bone resorption markers compared with those in the control group. The results of the present study showed that ovariectomy enhanced alveolar bone loss and reduced the ACH of rats with experimental periodontitis. Thus, post?menopausal osteoporosis may influence the progression of periodontitis. PMID:26035209

  8. Preeruptive intracoronal resorption observed in 13 patients

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    Kjær, Inger; Steiniche, Kirsten

    2012-01-01

    The literature on preeruptive intracoronal resorption is sparse, comprising mainly reports of single patients. This study includes 13 patients with preeruptive intracoronal resorption, forwarded for consultation regarding diagnostics and etiology. The purposes were to determine which teeth are affected by the condition and describe how the defect is manifested radiographically.

  9. Restoration of the maxillary anterior tooth using immediate implantation with simultaneous ridge augmentation

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    Atrophy is most severe during the first month of post-extraction in the anterior maxilla with the degree of horizontal bone resorption being nearly twice as high as that of vertical bone resorption. The loss of the buccal alveolar plate following tooth extraction may lead to palatal implant positioning of the implants. Thus, immediate or early implant placement in the extraction socket has been suggested, because it would reduce the time period and the number of surgical intervention and yiel...

  10. Root Resorption in Orthodontics: Literature Review

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    María Alexandra Lozano-Chourio

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available This article is a literature review about external root resorption and the biological and mechanical factors that predispose its appearance in orthodontic patients. Genetic, systemic and pharmacological factors, chronological and dental age, nutritional status, gender, race, habits, tooth morphology, size and number, resorptions and dental trauma previous to periapical infections, occlusal factors and specific vulnerability to resorption are described. Among mechanical factors, the type of appliances, the type of movement, duration of forces, and duration of treatment are included. Since external root resorption is considered an undesirable side effect associated with orthodontic movement, it is responsibility of the orthodontist to be aware of all these risk factors for external root resorption, for its timely prevention or interception.

  11. Alveolar Capillary Dysplasia

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    Bishop, Naomi B.; Stankiewicz, Pawel; STEINHORN, ROBIN H.

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    Alveolar capillary dysplasia with misalignment of the pulmonary veins (ACD/MPV) is a rare, fatal developmental lung disorder of neonates and infants. This review aims to address recent findings in the etiology and genetics of ACD/MPV and to raise awareness of this poorly known disease, which may also present as milder, unclassified forms. Successively discussed are what is known about the epidemiology, pathogenesis, pathophysiology, diagnostic indicators and approaches, genetic testing, treat...

  12. Autoimmune pulmonary alveolar proteinosis

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    Leth, Steffen; Bendstrup, Elisabeth; Vestergaard, Hanne; Hilberg, Ole

    2013-01-01

    Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP) is a rare lung disease characterized by accumulation of a periodic acid Schiff (PAS)-positive eosinophilic material in the distal airways. For decades, the standard treatment of PAP has been whole lung lavage (WLL), where large quantities of saline are instilled into the lungs to remove the proteinaceous material. However, not all patients respond to this treatment. Thus, new treatment modalities, such as subcutaneous or inhaled granulocyte macrophage colony-...

  13. Decreased potassium stimulates bone resorption.

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    Bushinsky, D A; Riordon, D R; Chan, J S; Krieger, N S

    1997-06-01

    Metabolic acidosis induces net calcium efflux (JCa+) from cultured bone, in part, through an increase in osteoclastic resorption and a decrease in osteoblastic formation. In humans provision of base as potassium (K+) citrate, but not sodium (Na+) citrate, reduces urine Ca (UCa), and oral KHCO3 decreases bone resorption and UCa in postmenopausal women. Potassium deprivation alone leads to an increase in UCa. To determine whether decreased extracellular K+ concentration ([K+]) at a constant pH, PCO2, and [HCO-3] alters JCa+ and bone cell activity, we measured JCa+, osteoblastic collagen synthesis, and osteoclastic beta-glucuronidase release from neonatal mouse calvariae cultured for 48 h in medium of varying [K+]. Calvariae were cultured in control medium (approximately 4 mM [K+]) or medium with mildly low K+ (MLK, approximately 3 mM [K+]), very low K+ (VLK, approximately 2 mM [K+]), or extremely low K+ (ELK, approximately 1 mM [K+]) (n > or = 9 in each group). Compared with control, ELK, but not MLK or VLK, resulted in a marked increase in JCa+ and an increase in beta-glucuronidase release and a decrease in collagen synthesis. JCa+ was correlated directly with medium beta-glucuronidase activity and inversely with collagen synthesis. To determine whether the reduction in medium [K+] was associated with a decrease in intracellular pH (pHi), we measured pHi in MC3T3-E1 cells, a mouse osteoblastic cell line. Incubation in 1 mM [K+] led to a significant decrease in pHi compared with 3 mM [K+]. Thus incubation in a reduced [K+] medium stimulates JCa+ and osteoclastic enzyme release and inhibits osteoblastic collagen synthesis, which may be mediated by a reduction in bone cell pH. PMID:9227639

  14. Predisposing factors to severe external root resorption associated to orthodontic treatment

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    Gracemia Vasconcelos Picanço

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate predisposing factors among patients who developed moderate or severe external root resorption (Malmgren's grades 3 and 4, on the maxillary incisors, during fixed orthodontic treatment in the permanent dentition. METHODS: Ninety-nine patients who underwent orthodontic treatment with fixed edgewise appliances were selected. Patients were divided into two groups: G1 - 50 patients with no root resorption or presenting only apical irregularities (Malmgren's grades 0 and 1 at the end of the treatment, with mean initial age of 16.79 years and mean treatment time of 3.21 years; G2 - 49 patients presenting moderate or severe root resorption (Malmgren's grades 3 and 4 at the end of treatment on the maxillary incisors, with mean initial age of 19.92 years and mean treatment time of 3.98 years. Periapical radiographs and lateral cephalograms were evaluated. Factors that could influence the occurrence of severe root resorption were also recorded. Statistical analysis included chi-square tests, Fisher's exact test and independent t tests. RESULTS: The results demonstrated significant difference between the groups for the variables: Extractions, initial degree of root resorption, root length and crown/root ratio at the beginning, and cortical thickness of the alveolar bone. CONCLUSION: It can be concluded that: Presence of root resorption before the beginning of treatment, extractions, reduced root length, decreased crown/root ratio and thin alveolar bone represent risk factors for severe root resorption in maxillary incisors during orthodontic treatment.OBJETIVO: avaliar os fatores comuns aos pacientes que desenvolveram reabsorção radicular externa moderada ou severa (graus 3 e 4 de Malmgren nos incisivos superiores, durante o tratamento ortodôntico fixo na dentição permanente. MÉTODOS: foram selecionados 99 pacientes que iniciaram o tratamento ortodôntico fixo com a técnica Edgewise. Os pacientes foram divididos em dois grupos: G1 - 50 pacientes que concluíram o tratamento com ausência de reabsorções radiculares ou apresentando apenas irregularidades apicais (graus 0 e 1 de Malmgren, com idade média inicial de 16,79 anos e tempo de tratamento médio de 3,21 anos; G2 - 49 pacientes que finalizaram o tratamento apresentando reabsorção radicular moderada ou severa (graus 3 e 4 de Malmgren nos incisivos superiores, com idade média inicial de 19,92 anos e tempo de tratamento médio de 3,98 anos. As radiografias periapicais e telerradiografias foram avaliadas, além de diversos fatores que pudessem influenciar a ocorrência de uma reabsorção severa. A análise estatística incluiu o testes qui-quadrado, teste exato de Fisher e teste t independente. RESULTADOS: foi demonstrada a presença de diferença significativa entre os grupos para as variáveis realização de extrações, grau de reabsorção radicular inicial, comprimento radicular, proporção coroa/raiz e da espessura da cortical óssea alveolar. CONCLUSÃO: pode-se concluir que são fatores de risco para reabsorção radicular severa nos incisivos superiores, durante o tratamento ortodôntico, a presença de reabsorção radicular antes do início do tratamento, a realização de extrações, o comprimento radicular reduzido, a proporção coroa/raiz diminuída e a espessura óssea alveolar fina.

  15. Predisposing factors to severe external root resorption associated to orthodontic treatment

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    Gracemia Vasconcelos, Picanço; Karina Maria Salvatore de, Freitas; Rodrigo Hermont, Cançado; Fabricio Pinelli, Valarelli; Paulo Roberto Barroso, Picanço; Camila Pontes, Feijão.

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: avaliar os fatores comuns aos pacientes que desenvolveram reabsorção radicular externa moderada ou severa (graus 3 e 4 de Malmgren) nos incisivos superiores, durante o tratamento ortodôntico fixo na dentição permanente. MÉTODOS: foram selecionados 99 pacientes que iniciaram o tratamento or [...] todôntico fixo com a técnica Edgewise. Os pacientes foram divididos em dois grupos: G1 - 50 pacientes que concluíram o tratamento com ausência de reabsorções radiculares ou apresentando apenas irregularidades apicais (graus 0 e 1 de Malmgren), com idade média inicial de 16,79 anos e tempo de tratamento médio de 3,21 anos; G2 - 49 pacientes que finalizaram o tratamento apresentando reabsorção radicular moderada ou severa (graus 3 e 4 de Malmgren) nos incisivos superiores, com idade média inicial de 19,92 anos e tempo de tratamento médio de 3,98 anos. As radiografias periapicais e telerradiografias foram avaliadas, além de diversos fatores que pudessem influenciar a ocorrência de uma reabsorção severa. A análise estatística incluiu o testes qui-quadrado, teste exato de Fisher e teste t independente. RESULTADOS: foi demonstrada a presença de diferença significativa entre os grupos para as variáveis realização de extrações, grau de reabsorção radicular inicial, comprimento radicular, proporção coroa/raiz e da espessura da cortical óssea alveolar. CONCLUSÃO: pode-se concluir que são fatores de risco para reabsorção radicular severa nos incisivos superiores, durante o tratamento ortodôntico, a presença de reabsorção radicular antes do início do tratamento, a realização de extrações, o comprimento radicular reduzido, a proporção coroa/raiz diminuída e a espessura óssea alveolar fina. Abstract in english OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate predisposing factors among patients who developed moderate or severe external root resorption (Malmgren's grades 3 and 4), on the maxillary incisors, during fixed orthodontic treatment in the permanent dentition. METHODS: Ninety-nine patients who unde [...] rwent orthodontic treatment with fixed edgewise appliances were selected. Patients were divided into two groups: G1 - 50 patients with no root resorption or presenting only apical irregularities (Malmgren's grades 0 and 1) at the end of the treatment, with mean initial age of 16.79 years and mean treatment time of 3.21 years; G2 - 49 patients presenting moderate or severe root resorption (Malmgren's grades 3 and 4) at the end of treatment on the maxillary incisors, with mean initial age of 19.92 years and mean treatment time of 3.98 years. Periapical radiographs and lateral cephalograms were evaluated. Factors that could influence the occurrence of severe root resorption were also recorded. Statistical analysis included chi-square tests, Fisher's exact test and independent t tests. RESULTS: The results demonstrated significant difference between the groups for the variables: Extractions, initial degree of root resorption, root length and crown/root ratio at the beginning, and cortical thickness of the alveolar bone. CONCLUSION: It can be concluded that: Presence of root resorption before the beginning of treatment, extractions, reduced root length, decreased crown/root ratio and thin alveolar bone represent risk factors for severe root resorption in maxillary incisors during orthodontic treatment.

  16. Roles of hyaluronan in bone resorption

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    Prince Charles W

    2004-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Hyaluronan, an unsulfated glycosaminoglycan, while being closely linked to osteoclast function several years ago, has received little attention lately. Given recent new knowledge of hyaluronan's possible cell binding abilities, it is important to re-examine the role of this polysaccharide in bone homeostasis. Discussion Previously published data demonstrating a linkage between induction of hyaluronan synthesis and osteoclast-mediated bone resorption are reviewed. Suggestions are made involving the cell binding ability of hyaluronan and its potential to mediate osteoclast binding to bone surfaces and its potential to serve as a diffusion barrier and participate in the sealing zone required for osteoclast-mediated bone resorption. Summary This brief article summarizes previous studies linking HA to bone resorption and suggests roles for hyaluronan in the process of bone resorption.

  17. Immunology of root resorption: A literature review

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    Silva Luciano

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Root resorption seems to be related to a complex combination of mechanical factors and biological activity, which comprehends the role of immunologic structures including specialized cells. The aim of this research was to explain the development of the process - from mineralization to the destruction of hard tissues - and the possible relationship between root resorption and immunology, along with discussing current concepts described in the literature.

  18. The four mechanisms of dental resorption initiation

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    Alberto, Consolaro.

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho propõe-se a apresentar uma classificação, com aplicação clínica, para as reabsorções dentárias, para que o diagnóstico seja objetivo e imediatamente ligado à causa do problema, levando automaticamente o clínico ao provável plano de tratamento e a um prognóstico preciso. Com esse [...] objetivo, sugerimos agrupar cada caso clínico de reabsorção dentária em um dos seguintes grupos: 1) Reabsorções radiculares pela morte dos cementoblastos, com manutenção dos restos epiteliais de Malassez. 2) Reabsorções radiculares pela morte dos cementoblastos e dos restos epiteliais de Malassez. 3) Reabsorções dentárias pela morte dos odontoblastos, com manutenção da vitalidade pulpar. 4) Reabsorções dentárias pela exposição direta da dentina ao tecido conjuntivo gengival, nos gaps da junção amelocementária. Abstract in english The aim of this study is to present a classification with a clinical application for root resorption, so that diagnosis will be more objective and immediately linked to the source of the problem, leading the clinician to automatically develop the likely treatment plan with a precise prognosis. With [...] this purpose, we suggest putting together all diagnosed dental resorptions into one of these four criteria: 1) Root resorption caused by cementoblast cell death, with preservation of the Malassez epithelial rests. 2) Root resorption by cementoblasts and Malassez epithelial rests death. 3) Dental resorption by odontoblasts cell death with preservation of pulp vitality. 4) Dental resorption by direct exposure of dentin to gingival connective tissue at the cementoenamel junction gaps.

  19. Immediate Loading of One-Piece Implants in Conjunction with a Modified Technique of Inferior Alveolar Nerve Lateralization: 10 Years Follow-Up

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    Eldibany, Riham; Rodriguez, Joaquin G.

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    This report describes a treatment modification for a patient presented with severely resorbed bilateral edentulous posterior mandible and mobility of the anterior teeth. There was less than 8?mm of bone between the crest of the alveolar ridge and the mandibular canal as revealed by radiographic examination. A modified technique for inferior alveolar nerve lateralization (IANL) in conjunction with ridge expansion was performed using threaded bone expanders, which allowed for better primary sta...

  20. Alveolar soft-part sarcoma

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    Alveolar soft-part sarcoma usually arises from the soft tissue of the lower extremity, but may arise from the orbit, retroperitoneum and else where, in both children and adults. The tumors grow slowly, may invade the underlying bone, and eventually may metastasis widely through the blood stream. Recently, we experienced 5 cases of alveolar soft-part sarcoma originated from thigh, lower leg, inguinal region, retroperitoneum and orbit. The radiologic findings are soft tissue mass (2 cases) with underlying bony destruction (3 cases), lung metastasis (2 cases). Although rare, alveolar soft-part sarcoma should be included in the differential diagnosis of soft tissue tumor arising from the lower extremity

  1. Localized ridge defect augmentation using human pericardium membrane and demineralized bone matrix

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    Arun Kumar Vidyadharan

    2014-01-01

    Conclusion and Clinical Implications: The results suggested that HP Allograft membrane may be a suitable component for augmentation of localized alveolar ridge defects in conjunction with DBM with bone chips.

  2. Alveolar proteinosis in Behçet's disease

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    Tetikkurt Cuneyt

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract A 51-year-old man with Behçet's disease complained of fever, dry cough and dyspnea during exertion. Chest CT showed ground glass opacities with interstitial septal thickening in both lungs. Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL revealed amorphous and lipoproteinaceous material that was periodic acid-Schiff (PAS stain positive. Transbronchial biopsy specimen demonstrated PAS positive alveolar eosinophilic material consistent with pulmonary alveolar proteinosis. Serum anti-granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF antibody was negative. Recent studies have reported anti-GMCSF not present in the the serum of patients with secondary pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP but they have not reported so in patients with idiopathic PAP. We report a case of alveolar proteinosis in the setting of Behçet's disease with spontaneous remission.

  3. Measuring mandibular ridge reduction

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    This thesis investigates the mandibular reduction in height of complete denture wearers and overdenture wearers. To follow this reduction in the anterior region as well as in the lateral sections of the mandible, an accurate and reproducible measuring method is a prerequisite. A radiologic technique offers the best chance. A survey is given of the literature concerning the resorption process after the extraction of teeth. An oblique cephalometric radiographic technique is introduced as a promising method to measure mandibular ridge reduction. The reproducibility and the accuracy of the technique are determined. The reproducibility in the positioning of the mandible is improved by the introduction of a mandibular support which permits a precise repositioning of the edentulous jaw, even after long periods of investigation. (Auth.)

  4. Hydrochlorothiazide inhibits osteoclastic bone resorption in vitro.

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    Hall, T J; Schaueblin, M

    1994-10-01

    Long-term thiazide diuretic use is associated with higher bone mineral density and reduced hip fracture rates, which are attributed to increased serum calcium levels and decreased parathyroid activity that lead to decreased bone resorption. The present study shows that 1-100 microM hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) dose dependently inhibits bone resorption by isolated rat osteoclasts in the bone slice assay with an IC50 of approximately 20 microM. At these concentrations, HCTZ did not affect osteoclast survival on bone slices and had no effect on the proliferation of UMR-106 rat osteoblasts, indicating that the compound is not cytotoxic. However, such concentrations of HCTZ are unlikely to be achieved in man where therapeutic doses are usually 12.5-100 mg/day. That the in vitro effect of HCTZ on bone resorption may be due to inhibition of osteoclast carbonic anhydrase is discussed. PMID:7820777

  5. Proteinosis alveolar pulmonar, caso clínico

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    TERESA, PARAM S; MANUEL, FLORES S; JUAN PABLO, BOLBARAN S; ARMANDO, DÍAZ C; JUAN CARLOS, ACUÑA H; LAURA, OCHOA M.

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available La Proteinosis Alveolar Pulmonar es una patología poco frecuente, especialmente en la edad pediátrica, caracterizada por acumulación de material lipoproteináceo proveniente del surfactante en los macrófagos alveolares. Objetivo: Comunicar un caso de proteinosis pulmonar en el cual el uso de la fibro [...] broncoscopía (FB) permitió el diagnóstico y el tratamiento. Caso Clínico: Escolar de 7 años, que consulta por un cuadro febril, en la cual se plantea inicialmente el diagnóstico de neumonía. Ante la mala evolución, con aumento de las imágenes radiológicas de tipo nodular, el ascenso de los niveles de LDH en plasma, y la mínima sintomatología clínica respiratoria, se planteó el diagnóstico de proteinosis alveolar, realizando una FB con lavado alveolar. Las tinciones de Sudán y PAS confirmaron la sospecha diagnóstica, lo cual fue apoyado por la mejoría radiológica y clínica de la paciente. Discusión: Se discute las formas clínicas de presentación, los hallazgos clínicos, radiológicos y de laboratorio que permiten plantear el diagnóstico. Se destaca el rol de la fibrobroncoscopía como método diagnóstico y terapéutico Abstract in english Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis. Case-report Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis is a rare pathology in children, characterized by the presence of lipoprotein material becoming from surfactants in alveolar macrophages. Objetive: Describe a clinical case of pulmonary proteinosis, in which fibrobronchoscopy [...] (FB) allowed diagnosis and treatment. Case-report: A 7 years-old boy with fever and diagnostic presumption of pneumonia. The evolution was not favorable, in terms of increase in nodular images on chest X-ray and increase in LDH plasmatic level, with few respiratory symptoms. The diagnosis of pulmonary alveolar proteinosis was suspected, performing a FB with bronchoalveolar lavage, where Sudán and PAS colouring confirmed the diagnosis. Discussion: Analysis of clinical presentations, laboratory findings and chest images that suggest the diagnosis. It is important to point out the role of FB in diagnosis and treatment

  6. Proteinosis alveolar pulmonar, caso clínico

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    TERESA PARAM S

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available La Proteinosis Alveolar Pulmonar es una patología poco frecuente, especialmente en la edad pediátrica, caracterizada por acumulación de material lipoproteináceo proveniente del surfactante en los macrófagos alveolares. Objetivo: Comunicar un caso de proteinosis pulmonar en el cual el uso de la fibrobroncoscopía (FB permitió el diagnóstico y el tratamiento. Caso Clínico: Escolar de 7 años, que consulta por un cuadro febril, en la cual se plantea inicialmente el diagnóstico de neumonía. Ante la mala evolución, con aumento de las imágenes radiológicas de tipo nodular, el ascenso de los niveles de LDH en plasma, y la mínima sintomatología clínica respiratoria, se planteó el diagnóstico de proteinosis alveolar, realizando una FB con lavado alveolar. Las tinciones de Sudán y PAS confirmaron la sospecha diagnóstica, lo cual fue apoyado por la mejoría radiológica y clínica de la paciente. Discusión: Se discute las formas clínicas de presentación, los hallazgos clínicos, radiológicos y de laboratorio que permiten plantear el diagnóstico. Se destaca el rol de la fibrobroncoscopía como método diagnóstico y terapéuticoPulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis. Case-report Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis is a rare pathology in children, characterized by the presence of lipoprotein material becoming from surfactants in alveolar macrophages. Objetive: Describe a clinical case of pulmonary proteinosis, in which fibrobronchoscopy (FB allowed diagnosis and treatment. Case-report: A 7 years-old boy with fever and diagnostic presumption of pneumonia. The evolution was not favorable, in terms of increase in nodular images on chest X-ray and increase in LDH plasmatic level, with few respiratory symptoms. The diagnosis of pulmonary alveolar proteinosis was suspected, performing a FB with bronchoalveolar lavage, where Sudán and PAS colouring confirmed the diagnosis. Discussion: Analysis of clinical presentations, laboratory findings and chest images that suggest the diagnosis. It is important to point out the role of FB in diagnosis and treatment

  7. Unusual external resorption of a maxillary lateral.

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    Giunta, J L; Kaplan, M A

    1994-01-01

    This article defines an unusual previously unreported entity afflicting a maxillary lateral incisor. Labial idiopathic external root resorption just apical to the cemento-enamel presented as a gingival (periodontal) problem and was misinterpreted as cervical dental caries. This report defines a new possibility for a radicular defect in a maxillary lateral incisor that may cause periodontal problems. PMID:8054293

  8. Radiographic evaluation of apical root resorption following fixed orthodontic treatment

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    Sina Haghanifar

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Background and Aims: Apical root resorption is an adverse side effect of fixed orthodontic treatment which cannot be repaired. The aim of this study was to use panoramic radiographs to compare the root resorption before and after the orthodontic treatment with standard edgewise .018 appliance.Materials and Methods: The before and after treatment panoramic views of sixty-three patients needed fixed orthodontic treatment included 1520 teeth were categorized into 3 Grades (G0: without resorption, G1: mild resorption with blunt roots or ? 1/4 of root length, G2: moderate to severe resorption or > 1/4 to 1/2 of root length. Relationship between root resorption and sex and treatment duration was analyzed with Mann-whitney and Spearman's correlation coefficient, respectively.Results: The findings showed that 345 teeth were categorized as Grade 1. Grade 2 of root resorption was not found in this study. The highest amount of root resorption was recorded for the mandibular lateral incisor. In both gender, the root resorption of the mandible was more than that of the maxilla. The males showed significantly higher rate of resorption than the females (P0.05.Conclusion: The mandible and male patients showed higher amount of root resorption. In addition, root resorption was not related to the treatment duration and the side of the jaws.

  9. Replantation of an Avulsed Central Incisor after Long Extra- Alveolar Period. (Case Report

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    Seraj B

    2000-05-01

    Full Text Available A case involving the replantation of an avulsed incisor after long extra-oral period (8 days is reported. After cleaning the root surface, the tooth was soaked in fluoride gel for 20 minutes and root canal therapy was performed extraorally. The tooth was stabilized by wire and composite for six weeks. The patient has been periodically recalled and the tooth monitored for 36 months after replantation. Only minor external surface resorption was observed in the periapical area on the rodiograph, which was taken immediately before removal of the splint and the rate of subsequent replacement resorption has been acceptable. It should be considered that and extended extraoral period is not an absolute contraindication to replantation. Teeth replanted after long extra- alveolar periods can function for a long period of time and thus postpone prosthetic treatment.

  10. Multiple Congenital Epulis of the Mandibular Ridge: A Case Report

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    Mohammad Gharavi

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Congenital epulis is a very rare benign soft-tissue tumor of uncertain histogenesis, which is also known as “gingival granular cell tumor of the newborn”. It occurs almost exclusively as a single tumor along the alveolar ridge of the maxilla in newborn females. Although congenital epulis is strikingly similar to the more common adult granular cell tumor histologically, in contrast to the latter congenital epulis cells are negative for S-100 protein. This case report describes a 15-day-old female infant with multiple congenital epulis of the mandibular alveolar ridge.

  11. Adhesion Molecule Deficiencies Increase Porphyromonas gingivalis-Induced Alveolar Bone Loss in Mice

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    Baker, Pamela J.; DuFour, Lisa; Dixon, Mark; Roopenian, Derry. C.

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    Alveolar bone resorption can be induced in specific-pathogen-free mice by oral infection with Porphyromonas gingivalis (P. J. Baker, R. T. Evans, and D. C. Roopenian, Arch. Oral Biol. 39:1035–1040, 1994). Here we used a mouse strain, C57BL/6J, which is relatively resistant to P. gingivalis-induced bone loss to examine whether partial or complete deletion of various adhesion molecules would increase susceptibility. Complete deletion of P-selectin or nearly complete lack of expression of interc...

  12. Post-extraction application of beta-tricalcium phosphate in alveolar socket

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    M. Muñoz-Corcuera

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Aim The objective of this study was to assess the capacity of beta-tricalcium phosphate to facilitate bone formation in the socket and prevent post-extraction alveolar resorption. Materials and methods After premolar extraction in 16 patients, the sockets were filled with beta-tricalcium phosphate. Six months later, during the implant placement surgery, a trephine was used to harvest the bone samples which were processed for histological and histomorphometrical analyses. Data were gathered on patient, clinical, histological and histomorphometric variables at the extraction and implant placement sessions, using data collection forms and pathological reports. Results Clinical outcomes were satisfactory, the biomaterial was radio-opaque on X-ray. Histological study showed: partial filling with alveolar bone of appropriate maturation and mineralization for the healing time, osteoblastic activity and bone lacunae containing osteocytes. The biomaterial was not completely resorbed at six months. Conclusion Beta-tricalcium phosphate is a material capable of achieving preservation of the alveolar bone when it is positioned in the immediate post-extraction socket followed by suture; it also helps the formation of new bone in the socket. Further studies are needed comparing this technique with other available biomaterials, with growth factors and with sites where no alveolar preservation techniques are performed.

  13. Human osteoclast ontogeny and pathological bone resorption

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    Athanasou, NA; Sabokbar, A.

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    Monocytes and macrophages are capable of degrading both the mineral and organic components of bone and are known to secrete local factors which stimulate host osteoclastic bone resorption. Recent studies have shown that monocytes and macrophages, including those isolated from neoplastic and inflammatory lesions, can also be induced to differentiate into cells that show all the cytochemical and functional characteristics of mature osteoclasts, including lacu...

  14. Tomographic STED microscopy to study bone resorption

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    Deguchi, Takahiro; Koho, Sami V.; Näreoja, Tuomas; Peltonen, Juha; Hänninen, Pekka

    2015-03-01

    We present a tomographic Stimulated Emission Depletion (STED) microscopy method with three-dimensional superresolution, and its application to osteoclast bone resorption study. In order to improve axial resolution in standard STED system by tomography, two axial projections were obtained by imaging a sample at two different angles; one conventionally from below and another from the side. The second observation was acquired via a metal-coated silicon mirror, positioned above the region of interest by a custom-built micro-positioner. The acquired two sets of 3D stacks were computationally registered and fused, with our own in-house-developed software, to produce a 3D tomogram with three-dimensional super-resolution. With the presented tomographic super-resolution method we optically investigated actin cytoskeleton through thin and smooth bone layer, particularly at ruffled boarders (RB), which are directly associated with active bone resorption in osteoclasts. Tomographic STED microscopy at RB of osteoclast, cultured on thin bone layer, demonstrated axial resolution of approx. 210 nm, revealing fine axial structures of actin cytoskeleton at RB. Further investigation of the cytoskeleton at RB in relation with associated proteins would provide understanding in the protein roles during the bone resorption.

  15. External cervical resorption: clinical case report

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    Daniela Hansel

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available External cervical resorption (ECR is an invasive type of resorption that begins below the gingival epithelium and affects mineralized tissues, e.g., cementum and dentin. Most authors refer to dental trauma, whitening agents, and orthodontic treatment as etiologic factors of ECR; clinical diagnosis is performed via inspection of the gingival groove and margin. In this scenario, cone beam computed tomography has become a highly valuable ancillary method, as it allows to assess the proximity between the resorption and the pulp cavity, and thus, plan treatment. This article describes, in the form of a clinical case report, the diagnosis and treatment of a case of ECR affecting tooth no. 11, classified as Class III according to Heitersay’s classification. Surgical approach, restoration and clinical follow-up over 2-years of follow-up are described. In view of the clinical and radiographic findings observed during follow-up, it can be concluded that treatment was successful in healing periodontal tissues, suggesting a good prognosis.

  16. Root resorption : Focus on signs and symptoms of importance for avoiding root resorption during orthodontic treatment

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    Kjaer, Inger

    2014-01-01

    Introduction: This paper summarizes the different conditions, which have a well-known influence on the resorption of tooth roots, exemplified by trauma and orthodontic treatment. The concept of the paper is to summarize and explain symptoms and signs of importance for avoiding resorption during orthodontic treatment. The Hypothesis: The hypothesis in this paper is that three different tissue layers covering the root in the so-called periroot sheet can explain signs and symptoms of importance for avoiding root resorption during orthodontic treatment. These different tissue layers are; outermost-an ectodermal tissue layer (Malassez?s epithelium), a middle layer-composed by the collagen-mesodermal tissue layer, and an innermost root-close innervation layer. Abnormalities in one of these tissue layers are thought to cause inflammatory processes in the periodontal membrane comparable to inflammatory processes provoked by trauma and orthodontic pressure. Inflammatory reactions are followed by resorptive processes in the periroot sheet and along the root surface. Evaluation of the Hypothesis: Different morphologies in the dentition are signs of abnormal epithelium or an abnormal mesodermal layer. It has formerly been demonstrated how demyelinization of the myelin sheaths in the peripheral nerves close to the root provoke resorption. Accordingly, conditions affecting these tissue layers can be associated not only with different morphologies but also with general symptoms and diseases (e.g., ectodermal dysplasia and hypophosphatasia).

  17. Androgens regulate bone resorption activity of isolated osteoclasts in vitro

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    Pederson, Larry; Kremer, Matthew; Judd, Jeffrey; Pascoe, David; Spelsberg, Thomas C.; Riggs, B Lawrence; Oursler, Merry Jo

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    For many years it has been recognized that sex steroids have profound effects on bone metabolism. The current perception is that estrogen decreases bone resorption and androgen increases bone deposition. To investigate the potential for androgens to directly modulate bone resorption, we have examined avian osteoclast and human and mouse osteoclast-like cells for androgen responsiveness. There was a dose-dependent decrease in resorption activity in response to ?-dihydrotestosterone (?-DHT), ?-...

  18. External radicular resorption: Selected cases and review of the literature

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    Bartok, RI; V?ideanu, T; Dimitriu, B; Vârlan, CM; Suciu, I; Podoleanu, D

    2012-01-01

    External radicular resorption is a pathological process that generates the loss of cementum, dentin and bone, almost irreversibly, involving vital and pulpless teeth. The early stage is asymptomatic and might be diagnosed by a routine radiograph or a clinical examination. Radicular resorption appears because of cementoclastic, dentinoclastic or/and osteoclastic activity. The process of resorption is associated with a damage of the periodontal ligament as a result of injury and necrosis, m...

  19. Bone Remodeling and Hydroxyapatite Resorption in Coated Primary Hip Prostheses

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    Tonino, Alphons J.; van der Wal, Bart C. H.; Heyligers, Ide C; Grimm, Bernd

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    Hydroxyapatite coatings for THA promote bone ongrowth, but bone and coating are exposed to stress shielding-driven osteoclastic resorption. We asked: (1) if the resorption of hydroxyapatite coating and bone ongrowth correlated with demographics; (2) if the resorption related to the stem level; and (3) what happens to the implant-bone interface when all hydroxyapatite coating is resorbed? We recovered 13 femoral components from cadaveric specimens 3.3 to 11.2 years after uneventful primary THA...

  20. Distracción osteogénica alveolar por medio de dispositivos yuxtaoseos: Revisión de literatura y reporte de caso

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    Paul E, Maurette; Marvis Allais, de Maurette; Renato, Mazzonetto, Msc, PhD.

    Full Text Available Resumo: A reconstrução dos rebordos alveolares atroficos por meio da técnica de distração osteogênica alveolar (DOA) oferece um resultado previsível com baixas taxas de morbilidade e uma ganância notável de tecido ósseo e tecidos moles, em comparação com as técnicas tradicionalmente utilizadas. Foi [...] atendido um paciente masculino de 21 anos de idade o qual apressentaba afrofia severa do rebordo alveolar na região anterior da maxila por meio de DOA, utilizando um dispositivo yuxtaoseo (Conexão Implant System® - SP-Brasil), começando a ativação do aparelho aos 7 dias após a instalação, com uma padronização de 1mm diários ate lograr os comprimentos ósseos desejado, retirando-se o distrator e colocando-se os implantes osseointegrados às 10 semanas posteriores. Pudo-se comprovar clinica e radiográficamente o incremento em comprimento e volume ósseo necessário para a reabilitação com implantes Abstract in spanish La reconstrucción de rebordes alveolares atróficos por medio de la técnica de distracción osteogénica alveolar (DOA) ofrece un resultado previsible con bajas tasas de morbilidad y una ganancia notable de tejido óseo y tejidos blandos, en comparación con las técnicas tradicionalmente utilizadas. Fue [...] atendido un paciente masculino de 21 años de edad quien presentaba atrofia severa del reborde alveolar en región anterior del maxilar por medio de DOA, utilizando un dispositivo yuxtaoseo (Conexão Implant System® - SP-Brasil). Comenzando la activación del dispositivo a los 7 días posteriores a la instalación, con un patrón de activación de 1 mm. diarios hasta alcanzar la altura ósea deseada, retirándose el distractor y colocando los implantes oseointegrados a las 10 semanas posteriores, pudo comprobarse clínica y radiográficamente el incremento en altura y volumen óseo necesario para la rehabilitación por medio de implantes Abstract in english Abstract: The reconstruction of atrophic alveolar ridges by means of the technique of alveolar distraction osteogenesis (ADO) offers a foregone result with small morbidity rates and a remarkable gain of bony and soft tissues, in comparison with the traditionally used techniques. A masculine patient [...] of 21 years old who presented a severe atrophy of alveolar ridge in the region anterior of the maxillary was assisted by means of ADO, using a juxtaosseous device (Connection Implant System® - SP-Brazil), beginning the activation from the device to the 7 days later to the installation, with a pattern of activation 1 mm. per day until reaching the wanted bony height, being carried out the retirement of the distractor and the placement of the implants 10 weeks later. It could be proven clinic and radiographic the gain of the height and necessary bony volume for the rehabilitation by implants

  1. Multiple internal resorption in permanent teeth associated with hyperparathyroidism

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    Eswar Nagaraj

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Internal resorption has been described as a resorptive defect of internal aspect of tooth. It is caused by transformation of normal pulp tissue into granulomatous tissue with giant cells which resorb dentin. Though mostly idiopathic in origin, trauma, caries and restorative procedures have also been suggested to be contributing factors of internal resorption of pulp. Most of the internal resorption cases were found on isolated individual tooth. There are few case reports on multiple root resorptions. External root resorption have been frequently associated with systemic disorders like renal diseases hyperparathyroidism, rickets etc. A rare association of multiple internal resorption of permanent teeth (including lateral incisors, canines, premolars, sparing 2 nd and 3 rd . Permanent molars and missing 35,36, 42 with elevated levels of PTH and uric acid was evident in a 28 year old female patient who presented with fracture of crowns of permanent teeth. Though many cases related to dental manifestations of chronic renal disease and internal resorption of permanent teeth have been documented in literature, there is no evidence on association of hyperparathyroidism with multiple internal resorptions of teeth.

  2. Internal root resorption in the maxillary central incisor

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    Josué MARTOS

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Internal root resorption is a chronic inflammatory process initiated within the pulp space with the loss of dentin. The clastic cells present in the pulp tissue trigger a progressive resorption phenomenon. Case report and conclusion: This paper reports a clinical case of an internal root resorption in the permanent central incisor, at the middle third of the root canal. Because it is asymptomatic,internal root resorption needs an early diagnosis in order to institute the endodontic treatment before the process compromises the mineralized structures of the tooth.

  3. Alveolar Bone Expansion for Implant Placement in Compromised Aesthetic Zone – Case Series

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    Mohamed, Jumshad B; Alam, Md.Nazish; Singh, Gurudeep; Chandrasekaran, S.N

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    Implant placement and restoration of compromised alveolar ridges in the aesthetic zone has always been a challenge to the oral implantologists. The use of bone expanders and bone condensers without the use of traditional drilling sequences in this scenario is becoming popular because of its predictable results. Xenograft along with Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) used as scaffold also provides growth factors to accelerate both soft and hard tissue healing as well as regeneration. The paper highlig...

  4. Gamma Interferon (IFN-?) and IFN-?-Inducing Cytokines Interleukin-12 (IL-12) and IL-18 Do Not Augment Infection-Stimulated Bone Resorption In Vivo

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    Sasaki, Hajime; Balto, Khaled; Kawashima, Nobuyuki; Eastcott, Jean; Hoshino, Katsuaki; Akira, Shizuo; Stashenko, Philip

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    Periapical granulomas are induced by bacterial infection of the dental pulp and result in destruction of the surrounding alveolar bone. In previous studies we have reported that the bone resorption in this model is primarily mediated by macrophage-expressed interleukin-1 (IL-1). The expression and activity of IL-1 is in turn modulated by a network of Th1 and Th2 regulatory cytokines. In the present study, the functional roles of the Th1 cytokine gamma interferon (IFN-?) and IFN-?-inducing cyt...

  5. Rac-null leukocytes are associated with increased inflammation-mediated alveolar bone loss.

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    Sima, Corneliu; Gastfreund, Shoshi; Sun, Chunxiang; Glogauer, Michael

    2014-02-01

    Periodontitis is characterized by altered host-biofilm interactions that result in irreversible inflammation-mediated alveolar bone loss. Genetic and epigenetic factors that predispose to ineffective control of biofilm composition and maintenance of tissue homeostasis are not fully understood. We elucidated how leukocytes affect the course of periodontitis in Rac-null mice. Mouse models of acute gingivitis and periodontitis were used to assess the early inflammatory response and patterns of chronicity leading to loss of alveolar bone due to inflammation in Rac-null mice. Leukocyte margination was differentially impaired in these mice during attachment in conditional Rac1-null (granulocyte/monocyte lineage) mice and during rolling and attachment in Rac2-null (all blood cells) mice. Inflammatory responses to subgingival ligatures, assessed by changes in peripheral blood differential leukocyte numbers, were altered in Rac-null compared with wild-type mice. In response to persistent subgingival ligature-mediated challenge, Rac-null mice had increased loss of alveolar bone with patterns of resorption characteristic of aggressive forms of periodontitis. These findings were partially explained by higher osteoclastic coverage of the bone-periodontal ligament interface in Rac-null compared with wild-type mice. In conclusion, this study demonstrates that leukocyte defects, such as decreased endothelial margination and tissue recruitment, are rate-limiting steps in the periodontal inflammatory process that lead to more aggressive forms of periodontitis. PMID:24269593

  6. B Cell IgD Deletion Prevents Alveolar Bone Loss Following Murine Oral Infection

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    Pamela J. Baker

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Periodontal disease is one of the most common infectious diseases of humans. Immune responses to infection trigger loss of alveolar bone from the jaw and eventual tooth loss. We investigated the contribution of B cell IgD to alveolar bone loss by comparing the response of B cell normal BALB/cJ mice and IgD deficient BALB/c-Igh-5?/?J mice to oral infection with Porphyromonas gingivalis, a gram-negative periodontopathic bacterium from humans. P. gingivalis-infected normal mice lost bone. Specific antibody to P. gingivalis was lower and oral colonization was higher in IgD deficient mice; yet bone loss was completely absent. Infection increased the proportion of CD69+ activated B cells and CD4+ T cells in immune normal mice compared to IgD deficient mice. These data suggest that IgD is an important mediator of alveolar bone resorption, possibly through antigen-specific coactivation of B cells and CD4+ T cells.

  7. Biomechanical aspects of external root resorption in orthodontic therapy

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    Allan, Abuabara.

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available External apical root resorption is a common phenomenon associated with orthodontic treatment. The factors relevant to root resorption can be divided into biological and mechanical factors. Some mechanical and biological factors might be associated with an increased or decreased risk of root resorpti [...] on during orthodontic treatment. For mechanical factors, the extensive tooth movement, root torque and intrusive forces, movement type, orthodontic force magnitude, duration and type of force are involved. For biological factors, a genetic susceptibility, systemic disease, gender and medication intake have been demonstrated influence root resorption. Orthodontic therapy of patients with increased risk of root resorption should be carefully planned. Medical history, medication intake, family history, tooth agenesis, root morphology, oral health and habits must be considerate if we do not want jeopardize our patients by severe root resorption. To monitor apical root resorption the standard procedure is a radiographic examination after 6 months of treatment. In teeth with enhanced risk, a 3-month radiographic follow-up is recommended. The administration of anti-inflammatory drugs might suppress root resorption induced by orthodontic therapy, although none study was enough conclusive to indicate a protocol for patients with enhanced risk. In the event of multiple external root resorption, the diagnostic procedure should focus on the exclusion of the local factors and its associations (such as magnitude, duration and type of orthodontic force; periodontal disease; root form) that might lead to external root resorption. Systemic disorders associated with phosphorus-calcium metabolic alterations shall be suspected. This review searched the current knowledge of the mechanical and biological aspects of root resorption in orthodontic tooth movement.

  8. Long palatal connective tissue rolled pedicle graft with demineralized freeze-dried bone allograft plus platelet-rich fibrin combination: A novel technique for ridge augmentation - Three case reports

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    Pathakota Krishnajaneya Reddy

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    Full Text Available Replacement of missing maxillary anterior tooth with localized residual alveolar ridge defect is challenging, considering the high esthetic demand. Various soft and hard tissue procedures were proposed to correct alveolar ridge deformities. Novel techniques have evolved in treating these ridge defects to improve function and esthetics. In the present case reports, a novel technique using long palatal connective tissue rolled pedicle graft with demineralized freeze-dried bone allografts (DFDBAs plus Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF combination was proposed to correct the Class III localized anterior maxillary anterior alveolar ridge defect. The present technique resulted in predictable ridge augmentation, which can be attributed to the soft and hard tissue augmentation with a connective tissue pedicle and DFDBA plus PRF combination. This technique suggests a variation in roll technique with DFDBA plus PRF and appears to promise in gaining predictable volume in the residual ridge defect and can be considered for the treatment of moderate to severe maxillary anterior ridge defects.

  9. Intracranial alveolar echinococcosis: CT and MRI

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    Bensaid, A.H. (Dept. of Radiology B, Univ. Hospital, Strasbourg (France)); Dietemann, J.L. (Dept. of Radiology B, Univ. Hospital, Strasbourg (France)); Filippi de la Palavesa, M.M. (Dept. of Radiology B, Univ. Hospital, Strasbourg (France)); Klinkert, A. (Dept. of Radiology B, Univ. Hospital, Strasbourg (France)); Kastler, B. (Dept. of Radiology B, Univ. Hospital, Strasbourg (France)); Gangi, A. (Dept. of Radiology B, Univ. Hospital, Strasbourg (France)); Jacquet, G. (Dept. of Neurosurgery, Univ. Hospital, Besancon (France)); Cattin, F. (Dept. of Radiology, Univ. Hospital, Besancon (France))

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    Intracranial alveolar echinococcosis is uncommon. We report a patient with right frontal lobe and palpebral lesions secondary to a primary hepatic focus with secondary lesion in the lung. The intracranial and palpebral cystic masses were totally removed and both proved to be alveolar hydatid cysts. An unusual feature in this case is CT and MRI demonstration of dural and bony extension. (orig.)

  10. Ridge augmentation with soft tissue procedures in aesthetic dentistry: pre- and postoperative volume measurements with a new kind of moire technique

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    Studer, Stephan P.; Mueller, Ernst; Bucher, Alfred

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    The aim of this paper was to measure the volume differences of operated alveolar ridge defects before and until 3 months post-surgically. Ten patients with ten localized alveolar ridge defects were operated on. Five alveolar ridge defects were corrected by using the full thickness onlay graft technique and the other five defects were operated by the subepithelial connective tissue graft technique. A strict standardized operation protocol was followed and all alveolar ridge defects were operated on by the same dental surgeon. Before as well as 1, 2, and 3 months after surgery the corrected defect was photographed and an impression was made by using an A-silicon material to produce a gypsum-cast model. The form of all these cast models was then measured using the moire technique. The three months result of ten cases shows that the form of the operated alveolar ridge defects, which were corrected by the subepithelial connective tissue graft technique are more stable compared to those which were operated on by the full thickness onlay graft technique. Localized alveolar ridge defects using the latter method does not show a form stability after 3 months post-surgically.

  11. Effect of fish oil on lipopolysaccharide-induced hydroxyapatite loss in rat alveolar bone: A Preliminary Study

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    Didin E. Indahyani

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    Full Text Available Dietary fish oil has been shown to inhibit bone resorption and, therefore, the aim of the present study was to test the hypothesis that fish oil alters lipopolysaccharide (LPS-induced hydroxyapatite loss in rat alveolar bone. Rats were divided into four groups. The animals injected with saline or Escherichia coli-derived LPS into the maxillary alveolar mucosa on the buccoapical site of the molar region daily for 8 days were served as a negative or positive control, respectively. Other groups of animals were injected with LPS and orally treated with fish oil at the same day with or after LPS injection. The results of the present study showed that the hydroxyapatite contents of alveolar bone in rats treated with fish oil at the same day with or before LPS injection were significantly higher than those in rats injected with LPS alone, but still lower than those in untreated animals. Therefore, the present study suggests that oral treatment with fish oil may reduce LPS-induced hydroxyapatite loss in rat alveolar bone

  12. Bone resorption around pedicle screws after pedicle screw plate fixation

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    To determine the frequency, level, distribution, onset, and pattern of progression of bone resorption that occurring around pedicle screws after pedicle screw plate fixation. Bone resorption around 902 pedicle screws was analyzed in post-operative, and follow-up radiographs obtained from 156 patients who underwent pedicle screw plate fixation. To determine the resorption degree, categorized arbitrarily as grade 1 (less than 1 mm), grade 2 (1mm or more, but less than 2 mm), or grade 3 (2mm or more), the width of radiolucent zones was measured. In 39 patients in whom resorption was graded 1, 2 or 3, the pattern of progression of 78 screws was evaluated. Resorption occurred around 78 (8.6%) screws in 39 (25%) patients, 26 of whom had more than on lesion. For 99% of screws, there was evidance of resorption within 12 weeks of pedicle screw plate fixation. During follow-up, 61.5% of screws (48/78) remained stable, while 38.5% (30 screws) showed progression to higher grades. The possibility of progression to a higher grade is less when the initial grade is lower. An understanding of the radiographic patterns of bone resorption is useful for monitoring a patient after pedicle screw plate fixation

  13. External radicular resorption: selected cases and review of the literature.

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    Bartok, R I; V?ideanu, T; Dimitriu, B; Vârlan, C M; Suciu, I; Podoleanu, D

    2012-06-12

    External radicular resorption is a pathological process that generates the loss of cementum, dentin and bone, almost irreversibly, involving vital and pulpless teeth. The early stage is asymptomatic and might be diagnosed by a routine radiograph or a clinical examination. Radicular resorption appears because of cementoclastic, dentinoclastic or/and osteoclastic activity. The process of resorption is associated with a damage of the periodontal ligament as a result of injury and necrosis, macrophages are the first cells that are detected, followed by multinucleated cells, odontoclasts, which affect the cementum and dentin. PMID:22802880

  14. Multiple Idiopathic Apical Root Resorption: a Case Report

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    L. Khojastepour

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this case report was to present a case of multiple idiopathic apical root resorption which is a rare condition in a 17-year-old adult male. External root resorption of the permanent teeth is a multifactorial process. Well-recognized causes of apical rootresorption in permanent teeth include orthodontic therapy, trauma, periapical or periodontal inflammation, tumors, cysts, occlusal stress, impacted teeth, systemic conditions, endocrine imbalances and dietary habits. When none of these causes are present, it is termed idiopathic root resorption which may be either cervical or apical.Multiple idiopathic apical root resorption is a rare condition which is usually detected as an incidental radiographic finding. However, it may cause pain and mobility in severe cases.

  15. Evaluation of the posterior superior alveolar artery and the maxillary sinus with CBCT

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    Dilhan, Ilguy; Mehmet, Ilguy; Semanur, Dolekoglu; Erdogan, Fisekcioglu.

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    Full Text Available Assessment of the maxillary sinus anatomy before sinus augmentation is important for avoiding surgical complications, because of the close anatomical relationship between the posterior maxillary teeth and the maxillary sinus. The posterior superior alveolar artery (PSAA) is the branch of the maxilla [...] ry artery that supplies the lateral sinus wall and overlying membrane. We evaluated the location of the PSAA and its relationship to the alveolar ridge and maxillary sinus using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT). The study group consisted of 135 CBCT scans (270 sinuses) obtained from the archive of the dentomaxillofacial radiology department at Yeditepe University Faculty of Dentistry, Istanbul, Turkey. The distance between the lower border of the artery and the alveolar crest, bone height from the sinus floor to the ridge crest, distance from the artery to the medial sinus wall, and the diameter and location of the artery were determined. The occurrence of septa and pathology were recorded from CBCT scans. The PSAA was observed in 89.3% of sinuses, and 71.1% of arteries were intraosseous with diameters mostly

  16. A case of pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis

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    A case of pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis is reported. A 33-year-old male visited our clinic because of cough and sore throat. The chest X-ray showed granular micronodulation diffusely disseminated throughout the lung fields. On the eighth day since admission, cough and sore throat disappeared. Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis was confirmed by transbronchial lung biopsy. Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) was performed, and the differential cell count of the BAL fluid showed 74.3 % eosinophilia. Furthermore, 67Ga-citrate scintigraphy revealed diffuse uptake throughout the lung fields. Whether these findings are common in pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis or not is considered to be an unanswered problem. (author)

  17. Zoledronate reduces unwanted bone resorption in intercalary bone allografts

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    Seo, Sung W.; Cho, Samuel K; Storer, Steven K.; Lee, Francis Y

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    Bone allografts are often hampered by graft incorporation and poor host bone formation. Bisphosphonates, synthetic pyrophosphate analogs, have shown promise in inhibiting bone resorption in human and animal trials. Some in vitro studies have suggested that high dose bisphosphonate may also inhibit bone formation, leading to our hypothesis that an ideal dose of bisphosphonate in allografts could protect allografts from resorption. We transplanted intercalary allografts in to the segmental defe...

  18. Further Evidence for Direct Pro-Resorptive Actions of FSH

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    Sun, Li; Zhang, Zhiyuan; Zhu, Ling-Ling; Peng, Yuanzhen; Liu, Xuan; Li, Jianhua; Agrawal, Manasi; Robinson, Lisa J; Iqbal, Jameel; Blair, Harry C; Zaidi, Mone

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    We confirm that FSH stimulates osteoclast formation, function and survival to enhance bone resorption. It does so via the activation of a pertussis toxin-sensitive Gi-coupled FSH receptor that we and others have identified on murine and human osteoclast precursors and mature osteoclasts. FSH additionally enhances the production of several osteoclastogenic cytokines, importantly TNF?, likely within the bone marrow microenvironment, to augment its pro-resorptive action. FSH levels in humans ris...

  19. Humoral Regulation of Osteoclasts and Their Role in Bone Resorption

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    Hatice Sebile Dökmeta?

    2008-01-01

    Osteoclasts are derived from the macrophage haematopoietic lineage, resemble monocyte-like phagocytic cells, and are involved in bone resorption. The cells of the bone and the immune system communicate by cytokines and growth factors. The discovery of the receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa B (RANK) signalling pathway in osteoclasts provides a deeper understanding of osteoclastogenesis, mechanisms of the activation of bone resorption, and how bone structure and mass are affected by hor...

  20. Kinins : important regulators in inflammation induced bone resorption

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    Bernhold Brechter, Anna

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    Inflammatory processes in, or in close vicinity of, the skeleton often lead to loss of bone tissue. Different cytokines have been shown to be involved as stimulators of inflammatory induced osteoclastic bone resorption. During inflammatory processes also the kallikrein-kinin system is activated, leading to production of kinins that can cause pain, vasodilation and increased permeability of vessels. Kinins can also induce bone resorption in vitro. All cytokines and kinins that stimulate bone r...

  1. Integrity of the alveolar-capillary barrier and alveolar surfactant system in smokers.

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    Schmekel, B; Bos, J.A.; A. R. Khan; Wohlfart, B; Lachmann, B.; Wollmer, P

    1992-01-01

    BACKGROUND: The permeability of the alveolar-capillary barrier to technetium-99m labelled diethylenetriamine pentaacetate (99mTc DTPA) is known to be greatly increased in smokers, but the underlying mechanism is poorly understood. Abnormal permeability of the alveolar epithelium as well as impaired surfactant function has been suggested. The purpose of this study was to examine transudation of urea and albumin into the alveoli and alveolar surfactant function in smokers and non-smokers and to...

  2. Characteristic aspects of alveolar proteinosis diagnosis Aspectos característicos do diagnóstico da proteinose alveolar

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    Thiago Prudente Bártholo; José Gustavo Pugliese; Luiz Carlos Aguiar Vaz; Cláudia Henrique da Costa; Rogério Rufino

    2012-01-01

    Alveolar proteinosis is an uncommon pulmonary disease characterized by an accumulation of surfactant in terminal airway and alveoli, thereby impairing gas exchange and engendering respiratory insufficiency in some cases. Three clinically and etiologically distinct forms of pulmonary alveolar proteinosis are recognized: congenital, secondary and idiopathic, the latter corresponding to 90% of the cases. In this case report we present a young male patient that was diagnosed with alveolar protein...

  3. Pathogen infection drives patterns of nutrient resorption in citrus plants.

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    Cao, Jirong; Cheng, Chunzhen; Yang, Junjie; Wang, Qibing

    2015-01-01

    Nutrient resorption processes in the plants infected by pathogen remain poorly understood. Huanglongbing (HLB) is a destructive disease of citrus. HLB-pathogen 'Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus' grows specifically in the phloem of hosts and may cause problems in the plant vascular system after infection. Therefore, it brings a great concern about the phloem nutrient transport and nutrient intra-cycling in HLB-affected plants. We investigated the effects of 'Ca. L. asiaticus' infection on nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) concentrations and resorption in different citrus species (i.e. Citrus reticulata, Citrus limon and Citrus maxima). HLB-pathogen infection had distinctive impacts on nutrient resorption in different species. P resorption efficiency substantially decreased in infected C. reticulata plants relative to the healthy plants in summer, which may account for the marked decrease in the average fruit yield. P resorption was more efficient in infected C. limon plants than in the healthy plants. However, for C. maxima plants, HLB had no significant effects on N:P ratio in live leaves and resorption efficiency as well as on fruit yield. Keeping efficient internal nutrient cycling can be a strategy of citrus species being tolerant to HLB. PMID:26419510

  4. [Effect of saliva on resorption time of some resorbable membranes].

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    Urbani, G; Canepari, P; Lombardo, G; Salgarelli, C; Santi, E

    1997-11-01

    Since resorbable membranes have been introduced their resorption time has been always an important topic of discussion. The current literature does not cover very accurately the contributing factors associated with this biologic process in the oral cavity. The clinical experience shows that the influence of saliva may be an important factor during the resorption of synthetic resorbable membranes. Six experiments are described in this article in which four synthetic resorbable membranes are tested (Vicryl periodontal mesh, Vicryl collagene, Guidor and Resolut). The membranes are plated in Petri dishes precoated with Agar in contact with saliva. Experiment number 1 and 2 demonstrated that saline solution and Agar do not alter the resorption time of the membranes. Experiment 3 and 4 showed that a dilution of saliva to 1:10 and a non diluted saliva accelerate their resorption time of two of the tested membranes. The Vicryl periodontal mesh and the Vicryl collagene disappeared respectively after 7 and 9 days of contact with the not diluted saliva and after 10 and 12 days of contact with the 1:10 diluted saliva. The experiment 5 and 6 indicated that both salivas (diluted and not diluted) deprived of bacteria do not alter the resorption time of the membranes. In conclusion the pattern of resorption of the synthetic membranes, in this in vitro study, is recognized in the contact between the membrane and the bacterial enzymes present in saliva, and in the mechanical structure of the membrane design. PMID:9489352

  5. Inflammatory root resorption in primary molars: prevalence and associated factors

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    Raquel Gonçalves Vieira-Andrade

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available This study aimed at determining the prevalence of inflammatory root resorption and associated factors in 1068 primary mandibular molars in 453 children 3 to 12 years of age. Age, dental history and medical history were recorded using a questionnaire administered to the children's parents/caregivers. Previously trained and calibrated examiners assessed radiographic images of the primary molars by direct observation, with the aid of a viewing box. Root resorption (physiological or inflammatory, dental crown status (healthy, carious with no pulp involvement, carious with pulp involvement and evidence of restoration, and pulpotomy or pulpectomy were determined. Data analysis involved descriptive statistics, the chi-square test and a multiple logistic regression (p < 0.05. The prevalence of inflammatory root resorption was 16.2% (n = 173. The male gender (OR: 1.4; 95% CI, the 3-to-7-years age bracket (OR: 1.5; 95% CI, an unhealthy dental crown (OR: 8.7; 95% CI, caries with pulp involvement (OR: 7.4; 95% CI, pulpotomy (OR: 3.1; 95% CI, and pulpectomy (OR: 5.4; 95% CI were risk factors for the occurrence of inflammatory root resorption in primary molars. In conclusion, the prevalence of inflammatory root resorption in the present sample was 16.2%. Gender, age, an unhealthy tooth, caries with pulp involvement, pulpotomy, pulpectomy, and the absence of a restoration were associated with a higher occurrence of inflammatory root resorption in primary molars.

  6. Alveolar wound healing in rats fed on high sucrose diet

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    María A, Baró; Marina R, Rocamundi; Javier O, Viotto; Ruth S, Ferreyra.

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available El potencial de reparacion osea esta influenciado por una variedad de mecanismos bioquimicos, biomecanicos, hormonales, patologicos y factores como la dieta y sus componentes; todos rigen comportamiento y funcion de las celulas encargadas de formar nuevo hueso. Varios autores sugieren que una dieta [...] rica en sacarosa, podria cambiar el balance del calcio y la composicion osea en animales, alterando la mineralizacion de tejidos duros. El mecanismo por el cual esto se produce no es claro. La cicatrizacion alveolar post extraccion reune caracteristicas particulares que la convierten en una herida unica, en animales y en humanos. El objetivo general de este trabajo fue evaluar y cuantificar la respuesta biologica durante la cicatrizacion alveolar post extraccion en ratas con dieta rica en sacarosa; mediante la histomorfometria de lagunas osteociticas, recuento de lagunas vacias y medicion de zonas de reposo, neoformacion y resorcion osea. Se utilizaron 42 ratas Wistar, de ambos sexos, que fueron divididas en dos grupos: grupo experimental, alimentadas con dieta modificada de Stephan Harris (43% de sacarosa) y grupo control alimentadas con dieta balanceada estandar. Se anestesiaron los animales y se extrajeron primeros molares inferiores, derecho e izquierdo, luego fueron sacrificados a las 0hs., 14, 28, 60 y 120 dias. Las muestras obtenidas fueron fijadas, descalcificadas con EDTA e incluidas en parafina y se obtuvieron cortes para microscopia optica que fueron coloreados con hematoxilina/eosina. El analisis histomorfometrico mostro diferencias significativas de tamano entre lagunas osteociticas de ambos grupos a los 28 y 60 dias siendo de mayor tamano en los experimentales, se encontraron mayor cantidad de lagunas vacias en experimentales a los 14 dias y no hubo diferencias significativas en las superficies de actividad osea. Una dieta rica en sacarosa podria producir modificaciones en la morfologia y calidad del tejido oseo que se forma en el alveolo post extraccion dentaria. Abstract in english The potential for bone repair is influenced by various biochemical, biomechanical, hormonal, and pathological mechanisms and factors such as diet and its components, all of which govern the behavior and function of the cells responsible for forming new bone. Several authors suggest that a high sucro [...] se diet could change the calcium balance and bone composition in animals, altering hard tissue mineralization. The mechanism by which it occurs is unclear. Alveolar healing following tooth extraction has certain characteristics making this type of wound unique, in both animals and humans. The general aim of this study was to evaluate and quantify the biological response during alveolar healing following tooth extraction in rats fed on high sucrose diets, by means of osteocyte lacunae histomorphometry, counting empty lacunae and measuring areas of bone quiescence, formation and resorption. Forty-two Wistar rats of both sexes were divided into two groups: an experimental group fed on modified Stephan Harris diet (43% sucrose) and a control group fed on standard balanced diet. The animals were anesthetized and their left and right lower molars extracted. They were killed at 0 hours, 14, 28, 60 and 120 days. Samples were fixed, decalcified in EDTA and embedded in paraffin to prepare sections for optical microscopy which were stained with hematoxylin/eosin. Histomorphometric analysis showed significant differences in the size of osteocyte lacunae between groups at 28 and 60 days, with the experimental group having larger lacunae. There were more empty lacunae in the experimental group at 14 days, and no significant difference in the areas of bone activity. A high sucrose diet could modify the morphology and quality of bone tissue formed in the alveolus following tooth extraction.

  7. Diphyllin, a novel and naturally potent V-ATPase inhibitor, abrogates acidification of the osteoclastic resorption lacunae and bone resorption

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    Sørensen, Mette G; Henriksen, Kim; Neutzsky-Wulff, Anita V; Dziegiel, Morten Hanefeld; Karsdal, Morten A

    2007-01-01

    Dissolution of the inorganic phase of bone by the osteoclasts mediated by V-ATPase and ClC-7 is a prerequisite for bone resorption. Inhibitors of osteoclastic V-ATPase or ClC-7 are novel approaches for inhibition of osteoclastic bone resorption. By testing natural compounds in acidification assays, diphyllin was identified. We characterized diphyllin with respect to the pharmacological effects on osteoclasts.

  8. Membrane transport of clindamycin in alveolar macrophages.

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    Hand, W L; King-Thompson, N L

    1982-01-01

    The use of antibiotics which can penetrate phagocytic cells and kill intracellular organisms is desirable in the treatment of chronic facultative bacterial infections. Recently, we reported that several antibiotics were selectively concentrated by rabbit alveolar macrophages. Clindamycin accumulation was especially marked. In the present study we evaluated the plasma membrane transport (initial uptake) of clindamycin in alveolar macrophages. The transport of clindamycin is an active process, ...

  9. Alveolar hydatid cyst: A case report

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    Behiye Zarif-Zakerian

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Alveolar hydatid cyst is a parasitic disease due to invasion of the Echinococcus multilocularis larva into the different tissues. The main host of this tape worms is Canidae family, especially foxes and jackals. Human beings are usually infected through eating contaminated vegetables and water with parasite eggs. In this article, one case of alveolar hydatid cyst has been reported in a 35 year-old woman

  10. Effects of a Mikania laevigata extract on bone resorption and RANKL expression during experimental periodontitis in rats

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    Bruno B., Benatti; Jozafá C., Campos-Júnior; Vilmar J., Silva-Filho; Polyanna M., Alves; Isabela R., Rodrigues; Elizabeth, Uber-Bucek; Silvio M., Vieira; Marcelo H., Napimoga.

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    Full Text Available OBJECTIVES: The Mikania laevigata extract (MLE) (popularly known in Brazil as "guaco") possesses anti-inflammatory properties. In the present study we tested the effects of MLE in a periodontitis experimental model in rats. We also investigated possible mechanisms underlying such effects. MATERIAL A [...] ND METHODS: Periodontal disease was induced by a ligature placed around the mandibular first molars of each animal. Male Wistar rats were divided into 4 groups: non-ligated animals treated with vehicle; non-ligated animals treated with MLE (10 mg/kg, daily); ligature-induced animals treated with vehicle and ligature-induced animals treated with MLE (10 mg/kg, daily). Thirty days after the induction of periodontal disease, the animals were euthanized and mandibles and gingival tissues removed for further analysis. RESULTS: Morphometric analysis of alveolar bone loss demonstrated that MLE-treated animals presented a decreased alveolar bone loss and a lower expression of the activator of nuclear factor-?B ligand (RANKL) measured by immunohistochemistry. Moreover, gingival tissues from the MLE-treated group showed decreased neutrophil migration myeloperoxidase (MPO) assay. CONCLUSIONS: These results indicate that MLE may be useful to control bone resorption during progression of experimental periodontitis in rats.

  11. Effects of a Mikania laevigata extract on bone resorption and RANKL expression during experimental periodontitis in rats

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    Bruno B. Benatti

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVES: The Mikania laevigata extract (MLE (popularly known in Brazil as "guaco" possesses anti-inflammatory properties. In the present study we tested the effects of MLE in a periodontitis experimental model in rats. We also investigated possible mechanisms underlying such effects. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Periodontal disease was induced by a ligature placed around the mandibular first molars of each animal. Male Wistar rats were divided into 4 groups: non-ligated animals treated with vehicle; non-ligated animals treated with MLE (10 mg/kg, daily; ligature-induced animals treated with vehicle and ligature-induced animals treated with MLE (10 mg/kg, daily. Thirty days after the induction of periodontal disease, the animals were euthanized and mandibles and gingival tissues removed for further analysis. RESULTS: Morphometric analysis of alveolar bone loss demonstrated that MLE-treated animals presented a decreased alveolar bone loss and a lower expression of the activator of nuclear factor-?B ligand (RANKL measured by immunohistochemistry. Moreover, gingival tissues from the MLE-treated group showed decreased neutrophil migration myeloperoxidase (MPO assay. CONCLUSIONS: These results indicate that MLE may be useful to control bone resorption during progression of experimental periodontitis in rats.

  12. Alveolar bone preservation subsequent to miniscrew implant placement in a canine model

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    Melsen, Birte; Huja, Sarandeep

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    Abstract OBJECTIVE: To assess the effects of transcortical screws on alveolar (bone) ridge preservation following extraction. DESIGN: Four adult beagle dogs had mandibular premolars extracted bilaterally. After 6 weeks, using a split-mouth design, two transcortical screws were inserted unilaterally below the alveolar crest on the experimental side in the region of the extraction. The dogs were killed after 12 weeks. The bone at the extraction sites was analyzed using ?CT and 3D analysis. A cylindrical core was placed around the actual and a virtual screw placed in the identical location on the control side. The bone volume within the cylinders was quantified. An insertion of a dental implant was simulated bilaterally at the insertion site. The height of the clinical crown and the alveolar crest were determined on both sides. The bone turnover was assessed histomorphometrically on un-decalcified bucco-lingual sections stained with basic fuchsine and toluidine blue. RESULTS: Comparison of the two sidesrevealed a significant difference both with regard to the bone volume and morphology. The transcortical screw caused an increase in bone density and less ridge atrophy. When simulating a dental implant placement on both sides, the bone preservation on the experimental side led to a need for a shorter clinical crown compared to the control side. A higher activity level of the bone in the experimental side was demonstrated histologically. CONCLUSION: In this dog model the insertion of a mini-implant across the healing alveolar process results in increased density not only adjacent to the screws, but also in the region where a potential dental implant would be inserted. In humans, the insertion of transcortical screws may maintain bone when for various reasons insertion of a permanent dental implant has to be postponed.

  13. New ridge parameters for ridge regression

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    A.V. Dorugade

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Hoerl and Kennard (1970a introduced the ridge regression estimator as an alternative to the ordinary least squares (OLS estimator in the presence of multicollinearity. In ridge regression, ridge parameter plays an important role in parameter estimation. In this article, a new method for estimating ridge parameters in both situations of ordinary ridge regression (ORR and generalized ridge regression (GRR is proposed. The simulation study evaluates the performance of the proposed estimator based on the mean squared error (MSE criterion and indicates that under certain conditions the proposed estimators perform well compared to OLS and other well-known estimators reviewed in this article.

  14. HIV-1 tat and rev upregulates osteoclast bone resorption

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    Nicholas Chew

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    Full Text Available Introduction: Disruption in bone homeostasis with increased osteoclastic resorption may lead to osteoporosis. HIV tat has been found to increase differentiation of precursor cells into osteoclast (OC (1. Presence of soluble HIV proteins in virally suppressed HIV patients on ART may drive a bone resorption phenotype. We investigated the role of soluble HIV proteins (tat, gp120 Mn and Bal, rev and p55-gag on osteoclastogenesis and OC resorptive capacity. Methods: Mouse monocyte RAW 264.7 cells were cultured in vitro and induced to differentiate into OCs with 50 ng/mL RANKL and 25 ng/mL mCSF. Medium was supplemented with 100 ng/mL of recombinant HIV tat, gp120 (Mn and Bal, rev, nef and p55-gag, respectively, with zolendronate as negative control. Differentiated OCs were stained for TRAP and counted. OC resorption function was examined by culturing differentiated OCs (in the presence of respective HIV proteins on dentin-coated plates and examining the following (i sealing zone formation, (ii volume of resorption pits and (iii area of resorption pits per field using confocal microscopy. Expression of OC specific genes including NFATc1 and cathepsin K was investigated by qPCR. Reactive oxygen species (ROS production is essential in RANKL-induced OC differentiation (2,3; effect of these proteins on ROS production was assessed using the fluorescent H2DCFH-DA. Mean fluorescence intensity was then measured by flow cytometry. TNF? production by OC precursors when incubated with tat and rev was measured by ELISA. Results: Tat and rev treatment was associated with increased OC formation by 70 and 26%, respectively (p<0.01, relative to control, while zolendronate significantly inhibited OC formation by 75%. Gp120 Mn and Bal, nef and p55-gag treatment had no effect on OC differentiation. Interestingly, neither tat nor rev treatment caused significant increases in sealing zone formation but increased dentin resorption pit area by 28 and 19%, respectively, and resorption pit volume by 11 and 6%, respectively. Tat protein treatment was associated with upregulation of NFATc1 and cathepsin K mRNA expression by 20 and 15%, respectively. Incubation with tat and rev led to a dose-dependent increase in intracellular ROS production in the monocytes and OC precursors and significant upregulation in TNF? cytokine production by the OC precursors. Conclusions: In addition to their effect of OC differentiation, we demonstrated the effects of tat and rev on OC resorption. HIV tat and rev are both biologically active in driving a pro-osteoclastic phenotype.

  15. The effect of photobiomodulation on root resorption during orthodontic treatment

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    Full Text Available Ghada Nimeri, Chung H Kau, Rachel Corona, Jeffery Shelly Department of Orthodontics, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL, USA Abstract: Photobiomodulation is used to accelerate tooth movement during orthodontic treatments. The changes in root morphology in a group of orthodontic patients who received photobiomodulation were evaluated using the cone beam computed tomography technique. The device used is called OrthoPulse, which produces low levels of light with a near infrared wavelength of 850 nm and an intensity of 60 mW/cm2 continuous wave. Twenty orthodontic patients were recruited for these experiments, all with class 1 malocclusion and with Little's Irregularity Index (>2 mm in either of the arches. Root resorption was detected by measuring changes in tooth length using cone beam computed tomography. These changes were measured before the orthodontic treatment and use of low-level laser therapy and after finishing the alignment level. Little's Irregularity Index for all the patients was calculated in both the maxilla and mandible and patients were divided into three groups for further analysis, which were then compared to the root resorption measurements. Our results showed that photobiomodulation did not cause root resorption greater than the normal range that is commonly detected in orthodontic treatments. Furthermore, no correlation between Little's Irregularity Index and root resorption was detected. Keywords: photobiomodulation, root resorption, accelerate tooth movement, orthodontics, cone beam computed tomography

  16. The influence of ovariectomy, simvastatin and sodium alendronate on alveolar bone in rats / Influência da ovariectomia, da sinvastatina e do alendronato sódico no osso alveolar em ratas

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    Ana Lia, Anbinder; Fernanda de Almeida, Prado; Marcela de Almeida, Prado; Ivan, Balducci; Rosilene Fernandes da, Rocha.

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available Os bisfosfonatos são empregados atualmente para o tratamento de várias doenças caracterizadas pelo aumento da reabsorção óssea, como a osteoporose. As estatinas são amplamente utilizadas para redução de níveis elevados de colesterol e estudos recentes têm revelado sua ação anabólica no osso. O objet [...] ivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a influência da deficiência estrogênica e dos tratamentos com sinvastatina ou alendronato sódico no osso alveolar em ratas. Cinqüenta e quatro ratas sofreram ovariectomia (OVX) ou cirurgia simulada ("sham"). Um mês após, os animais passaram a receber diariamente, via oral, 25 mg/kg de sinvastatina (SIN), 2 mg/kg de alendronato (ALN) ou água (controle). Trinta e cinco dias depois do início do tratamento os animais foram sacrificados, as hemimandíbulas esquerdas removidas e radiografadas em aparelho de raios X digital. Foi calculada a densidade radiográfica em tons de cinza da área de osso alveolar sob o primeiro molar mandibular e os valores foram submetidos a ANOVA, ao nível de 5%. Ratas ovariectomizadas ganharam mais peso (média ± desvio-padrão: 20,06 ± 6,68%) que as demais (12,13 ± 5,63%). Os valores de densidade radiográfica, em tons de cinza, foram menores nos animais do grupo OVX-água (183,49 ± 6,47), significantemente diferentes daqueles observados nos grupos que receberam alendronato ("sham"-ALN: 193,85 ± 3,81; OVX-ALN: 196,06 ± 5,11) e no grupo "sham"-água (193,66 ± 4,36). Outras comparações entre grupos não revelaram diferenças estatísticas. Concluiu-se que a ovariectomia reduziu a densidade óssea alveolar e que o tratamento com alendronato sódico foi eficiente para o tratamento desta situação. Abstract in english Bisphosphonates are currently used in the treatment of many diseases involving increased bone resorption such as osteoporosis. Statins have been widely used for the treatment of hypercholesterolemia and recent studies have shown that these drugs are also capable of stimulating bone formation. The pu [...] rpose of this study was to evaluate the influence of an estrogen deficient state and the effects of simvastatin and sodium alendronate therapies on alveolar bone in female rats. Fifty-four rats were either ovariectomized (OVX) or sham operated. A month later, the animals began to receive a daily dose of simvastatin (SIN - 25 mg/kg), sodium alendronate (ALN - 2 mg/kg) or water (control) orally. Thirty-five days after the beginning of the treatment, the rats were sacrificed and their left hemimandibles were removed and radiographed using digital X-ray equipment. The alveolar radiographic density under the first molar was determined with gray-level scaling and the values were submitted to analysis of variance (a = 5%). Ovariectomized rats gained more weight (mean ± standard deviation: 20.06 ± 6.68%) than did the sham operated animals (12.13 ± 5.63%). Alveolar radiographic density values, expressed as gray levels, were lowest in the OVX-water group (183.49 ± 6.47), and differed significantly from those observed for the groups receiving alendronate (sham-ALN: 193.85 ± 3.81; OVX-ALN: 196.06 ± 5.11) and from those of the sham-water group (193.66 ± 4.36). Other comparisons between groups did not show significant differences. It was concluded that the ovariectomy reduced alveolar bone density and that alendronate was efficient for the treatment of this condition.

  17. The influence of ovariectomy, simvastatin and sodium alendronate on alveolar bone in rats Influência da ovariectomia, da sinvastatina e do alendronato sódico no osso alveolar em ratas

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    Ana Lia Anbinder

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available Bisphosphonates are currently used in the treatment of many diseases involving increased bone resorption such as osteoporosis. Statins have been widely used for the treatment of hypercholesterolemia and recent studies have shown that these drugs are also capable of stimulating bone formation. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the influence of an estrogen deficient state and the effects of simvastatin and sodium alendronate therapies on alveolar bone in female rats. Fifty-four rats were either ovariectomized (OVX or sham operated. A month later, the animals began to receive a daily dose of simvastatin (SIN - 25 mg/kg, sodium alendronate (ALN - 2 mg/kg or water (control orally. Thirty-five days after the beginning of the treatment, the rats were sacrificed and their left hemimandibles were removed and radiographed using digital X-ray equipment. The alveolar radiographic density under the first molar was determined with gray-level scaling and the values were submitted to analysis of variance (a = 5%. Ovariectomized rats gained more weight (mean ± standard deviation: 20.06 ± 6.68% than did the sham operated animals (12.13 ± 5.63%. Alveolar radiographic density values, expressed as gray levels, were lowest in the OVX-water group (183.49 ± 6.47, and differed significantly from those observed for the groups receiving alendronate (sham-ALN: 193.85 ± 3.81; OVX-ALN: 196.06 ± 5.11 and from those of the sham-water group (193.66 ± 4.36. Other comparisons between groups did not show significant differences. It was concluded that the ovariectomy reduced alveolar bone density and that alendronate was efficient for the treatment of this condition.Os bisfosfonatos são empregados atualmente para o tratamento de várias doenças caracterizadas pelo aumento da reabsorção óssea, como a osteoporose. As estatinas são amplamente utilizadas para redução de níveis elevados de colesterol e estudos recentes têm revelado sua ação anabólica no osso. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a influência da deficiência estrogênica e dos tratamentos com sinvastatina ou alendronato sódico no osso alveolar em ratas. Cinqüenta e quatro ratas sofreram ovariectomia (OVX ou cirurgia simulada ("sham". Um mês após, os animais passaram a receber diariamente, via oral, 25 mg/kg de sinvastatina (SIN, 2 mg/kg de alendronato (ALN ou água (controle. Trinta e cinco dias depois do início do tratamento os animais foram sacrificados, as hemimandíbulas esquerdas removidas e radiografadas em aparelho de raios X digital. Foi calculada a densidade radiográfica em tons de cinza da área de osso alveolar sob o primeiro molar mandibular e os valores foram submetidos a ANOVA, ao nível de 5%. Ratas ovariectomizadas ganharam mais peso (média ± desvio-padrão: 20,06 ± 6,68% que as demais (12,13 ± 5,63%. Os valores de densidade radiográfica, em tons de cinza, foram menores nos animais do grupo OVX-água (183,49 ± 6,47, significantemente diferentes daqueles observados nos grupos que receberam alendronato ("sham"-ALN: 193,85 ± 3,81; OVX-ALN: 196,06 ± 5,11 e no grupo "sham"-água (193,66 ± 4,36. Outras comparações entre grupos não revelaram diferenças estatísticas. Concluiu-se que a ovariectomia reduziu a densidade óssea alveolar e que o tratamento com alendronato sódico foi eficiente para o tratamento desta situação.

  18. Alveolar bone height in professional musicians.

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    Bergström, J; Eliasson, S

    1986-06-01

    This study aimed at determining alveolar bone height in musicians playing wind instruments and non-wind instruments. Two hundred and forty-two subjects, 208 men and 34 women, from 3 national orchestras in Stockholm were examined in an intraoral full-mouth survey. The height of alveolar bone, registered by a computerized method, was expressed as a percentage of the root length. Mean alveolar bone height varied from 87.4% in subjects aged 21-30 years to 73.6% in subjects aged 51-60 years. There were no significant differences between the two categories of instrumentalists in any age group. With regard to individual teeth, the greatest values of bone height were observed for canines and second premolars, whereas mandibular incisors and maxillary molars displayed the lowest values. The alveolar bone height was not significantly different for the two categories of instrumentalists in either anterior teeth or posterior teeth. It is concluded that playing wind instruments does not influence the alveolar bone height to such an extent as to be detectable on a large-scale epidemiologic basis. PMID:3461660

  19. Porphyromonas gingivalis GroEL Induces Osteoclastogenesis of Periodontal Ligament Cells and Enhances Alveolar Bone Resorption in Rats

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    Lin, Feng-Yen; Hsiao, Fung-Ping; Huang, Chun-Yao; Shih, Chun-Ming; Tsao, Nai-Wen; Tsai, Chien-Sung; Yang, Shue-Fen; Chang, Nen-Chung; Hung, Shan-Ling; Lin, Yi-Wen

    2014-01-01

    Porphyromonas gingivalis is a major periodontal pathogen that contains a variety of virulence factors. The antibody titer to P. gingivalis GroEL, a homologue of HSP60, is significantly higher in periodontitis patients than in healthy control subjects, suggesting that P. gingivalis GroEL is a potential stimulator of periodontal disease. However, the specific role of GroEL in periodontal disease remains unclear. Here, we investigated the effect of P. gingivalis GroEL on human periodontal ligame...

  20. Peculiarities of the bone tissue resorption under microgravity conditions

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    Rodionova, N.; Oganov, V.; Polkovenko, O.; Nitsevich, T.

    The actual problem - peculiarities of resorptive processes in the spongiose of thingbones - we studied with the use of tranmissive electron microscopy in experiments on rats (American space station SLS-2) and on monkeys Macaca mulatt? (BION-11). Animals were onboard during 2 weeks. There was established, that the resorption happen with osteoclasts participation. They can create groups of cells. In the osteoclasts population we indicated not typical for the control (ground experiment) "giant" cells, which have on ultrathin sections 5-6 nuclei, many lysosomes, well developed "light" zone and "brush-border". The destruction of minera lized matrix in bone lacunas also happens by the way of osteolytic activity of osteocytes. Lysosome ferments of osteocytes are secreted by the eczocytosis. The osteocytic osteolysis, as well as the osteoclastic one can be seen as a physiological, gormon-dependent mechanism of resorption. The presence of a considerable number of neutrophiles, which enter in some zones of resorption is also typical. When these neutrophiles destruct, they release lysosomic ferments that dissolve the bone matrix. In some zones of resorption we noted the presence of the row from collagen fibrils, which loosed crystals , on mineralized matrix borders. The cell detritus is noted in zones of surface dissolving among crystallic conglomerates. It certificates the processes of osteogenic cells destruction that happen here. So, under the microgravity conditions in zones of adaptive remodeling of the spongiose the processes of the bone tissue resorption happen by some ways, namely: by the functional activization of osteoclasts; by the osteocytic osteolysis increasing; as a result of hydrolytic activity of neutrophiles, entering in these zones, and also by the local demineralization and further destruction of bone matrix surface zones.

  1. Echistatin is a potent inhibitor of bone resorption in culture

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    The venom protein, s-echistatin, originally derived from the saw-scaled viper Echis carinatus, was found to be a potent inhibitor of bone resorption by isolated osteoclasts. This Arg24-Gly25-Asp26-(RGD)- containing protein inhibited the excavation of bone slices by rat osteoclasts (IC50 = 0.1 nM). It also inhibited the release of [3H]proline from labeled bone particles by chicken osteoclasts (IC50 = 100 nM). By comparison, the tetrapeptide Arg-Gly-Asp-Ser (RGDS) inhibited resorption by rat or...

  2. Humoral Regulation of Osteoclasts and Their Role in Bone Resorption

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    Hatice Sebile Dökmeta?

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available Osteoclasts are derived from the macrophage haematopoietic lineage, resemble monocyte-like phagocytic cells, and are involved in bone resorption. The cells of the bone and the immune system communicate by cytokines and growth factors. The discovery of the receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa B (RANK signalling pathway in osteoclasts provides a deeper understanding of osteoclastogenesis, mechanisms of the activation of bone resorption, and how bone structure and mass are affected by hormones. Turk Jem 2008; 12: 12-7

  3. Alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma in children with histomorphological review

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    S. K. Nema

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    Full Text Available Rhabdomyosarcomas (RMS are aggressive malignant neoplasm of mesenchymal origin, related to skeletal muscle lineage. These are the most common soft tissue tumors in children. The diagnosis is made by microscopic analysis and ancillary techniques like immunohistochemistry, electron microscopy, cytogenetics and molecular biology. We encountered a case of a 03 years old child who presented with a tender, reddish, soft swelling over cheek for three weeks. The FNAC was reported as a small round cell tumor, Probably Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor (PNET. The biopsy of tumor revealed a small round cell tumor with an alveolar pattern. Tumor giant cells were absent and mitotic figures were infrequent. Hence, differentials of alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma and PNET were rendered. Immunohistochemistry (IHC demonstrated desmin positivity. Thus, a final diagnosis of alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma was offered. [Int J Res Med Sci 2014; 2(2.000: 775-778

  4. Descrição fonética eletropalatográfica de fones alveolares / Phonetic description of alveolar phones using electropalatography

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    Marisa de Sousa Viana, Jesus; Cesar, Reis.

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Realizar a descrição articulatória do Português Brasileiro, examinando-se o contato da língua com o palato na produção de fones consonantais. MÉTODOS: Foi utilizada a eletropalatografia (EPG) de consoantes alveolares do Português Brasileiro de um sujeito com fala típica, considerando-se o [...] índice alveolar, pós-alveolar, palatal e velar e a porcentagem de contatos ativados no ponto de máxima constrição, assim como a inspeção visual dos palatogramas. RESULTADOS: Observou-se, conforme o esperado, que todos os fones avaliados têm, no ponto de máxima constrição, maior contato na região alveolar. Os fones /t/, /d/ e /n/ foram os que apresentaram maior contato alveolar, com obstrução total da corrente aérea; os fones fricativos /s/ e /z/ caracterizaram-se pela ausência de contato no eixo longitudinal central; o fone lateral /l/ não apresentou contato no eixo longitudinal lateral e o tapa, /?/, apresentou poucos contatos da língua com o palato e foi produzido com o menor tempo de duração. CONCLUSÃO: Por meio da eletropalatografia, pode-se fazer uma descrição detalhada da forma e da extensão do contato língua-palato nos diferentes fones alveolares do Português. Abstract in english PURPOSE: To describe the articulation of the Brazilian Portuguese, by examining the tongue-palate contact in the production of consonantal phones. METHODS: The electropalatography (EPG) of the alveolar consonants of the Brazilian Portuguese produced by an individual with typical speech was used, con [...] sidering the alveolar, post-alveolar, palatal, and velar rates, as well as the percentage of activated contacts at the point of maximum constriction, and the visual inspection of palatograms. RESULTS: As expected, it was observed that all the examined phones have more contact in the alveolar region at the point of maximum constriction. The phones /t/, /d/ and /n/ showed more alveolar contact, with total obstruction of the air stream; the fricative phones /s/ and /z/ were characterized by the absence of contact at the central longitudinal axis; the lateral phone /l/ did not present contact at the lateral longitudinal axis, and the tap /?/ showed not only few tongue-palate contacts but it was also produced in the shortest duration time. CONCLUSION: The electopalatography allowed a detailed description of the extension of the tongue-palate contact in the different alveolar phones of the Brazilian Portuguese and how they occur.

  5. Non-Surgical Repair of Internal Resorption with MTA: A Case Report

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    Zahed Mohammadi; Mohammad Yazdizadeh; Sousan Shalavi

    2012-01-01

    Internal resorption is rare in permanent teeth. Treatment is usually performed through warm gutta-percha technique. If the resorptive process perforates the root, treatment may be more difficult and is usually performed via surgical approach. Non-surgical repair of a perforating internal root resorption with MTA was conducted in this case. Before repairing the resorption, a master gutta-percha point was placed in the canal to maintain negotiability of the original canal path. Then, MTA was pr...

  6. The Bone Resorption Inhibitors Odanacatib and Alendronate Affect Post-Osteoclastic Events Differently in Ovariectomized Rabbits

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    Jensen, Pia Rosgaard; Andersen, Thomas Levin; Pennypacker, Brenda L.; Duong, Le T; Delaissé, Jean-Marie

    2013-01-01

    Odanacatib (ODN) is a bone resorption inhibitor which differs from standard antiresorptives by its ability to reduce bone resorption without decreasing bone formation. What is the reason for this difference? In contrast with other antiresorptives, such as alendronate (ALN), ODN targets only the very last step of the resorption process. We hypothesize that ODN may therefore modify the remodeling events immediately following osteoclastic resorption. These events belong to the reversal phase and...

  7. Vanishing Roots: First Case Report of Idiopathic Multiple Cervico–Apical External Root Resorption

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    Choudhury, Priyadarshini; Panigrahi, Rajat G; Maragathavalli,; Panigrahi, Antarmayee; Patra, Padma Charan

    2015-01-01

    Idiopathic root resorption is a very rare phenomenon. Resorption in tooth is brought about by odontoclastic activity. Special mechanisms in the periodontal ligament exist to prevent mineralization of the periodontal ligament and these periodontal ligament cells produce factors that inhibit mineralized tissue resorption and are capable of regulating bone and cementum formation. When this mechanism is disturbed it manifests in resorption of root structure. This case report is of a 28-year-old m...

  8. Glucocorticoids maintain human osteoclasts in the active mode of their resorption cycle

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    Søe, Kent; Delaissé, Jean-Marie

    2010-01-01

    Osteoclasts are known to exert their resorptive activity through a so-called resorption cycle consisting of alternating resorption and migration episodes and resulting typically in the formation of increasing numbers of discrete round excavations on bone slices. This study shows that glucocorticoids deeply modify this resorptive behavior. First, glucocorticoids gradually induce excavations with a trenchlike morphology while reducing the time-dependent increase in excavation numbers. This indicat...

  9. External cervical resorption: a case study using orthodontic extrusion.

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    Emery, C

    1996-10-01

    A case is presented of external cervical resorption detected on routine 6-monthly examination. Following root canal therapy orthodontic extrusion and pericision, the tooth was restored using a radicular retained post and core supporting a porcelain bonded to gold full coverage crown. PMID:9452623

  10. Root resorption and immune system factors in the Japanese.

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    Nishioka, Masato; Ioi, Hideki; Nakata, Shunsuke; Nakasima, Akihiko; Counts, Amy

    2006-01-01

    The objective of this study was to determine whether there is an association between excessive root resorption and immune system factors in a sample of Japanese orthodontic patients. The records of 60 orthodontic patients (18 males, age 17.7 +/- 5.7 years; 42 females, age 16.4 +/- 6.0 years) and 60 pair-matched controls (18 males, age 15.9 +/- 4.5 years; 42 females, age 18.5 +/- 5.2 years) based on age, sex, treatment duration, and the type of malocclusion were reviewed retrospectively. The validity of our hypothesis was tested using the logistic regression analysis. The pretreatment records revealed that the incidence of allergy and root morphology abnormality was significantly higher in the root resorption group (P = .030 and .001), with a mean odds ratio of 2.794 and 6.317 and 95% confidence interval of 1.107-7.053 and 2.043-19.537, respectively. The incidence of asthma also tended to be higher in the root resorption group. From these results, we concluded that allergy, root morphology abnormality, and asthma may be high-risk factors for the development of excessive root resorption during orthodontic tooth movement in Japanese patients. PMID:16448277

  11. Inhibition of cholesteatomatous bone resorption with pamidronate disodium.

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    Yoon, T H; Lee, S H; Park, M H; Chung, J W; Kim, H J

    2001-01-01

    Bone destruction is known to be an important cause of complications in chronic cholesteatomatous otitis media. A strategy that blocks localized bone resorption may prevent the progression of the disease. The bisphosphonate drug pamidronate is known to inhibit bone resorption and has been used in the treatment of Paget's disease and osteoporosis. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of pamidronate on the inhibition of bone resorption in cholesteatoma using a neonatal rat calvarial culture system. Radioactive calcium was subcutaneously injected into pregnant rats. Neonatal calvariae were harvested after i.p. injection of pamidronate disodium to neonatal rats and culture supernatants of cholesteatoma keratinocytes were then added to the calvarial culture media. Radioactive calcium release was measured using a beta-ray scintillation counter. The percentage of calcium release was significantly higher in cholesteatoma culture supernatant than in Dulbecco's modification of Eagle's medium. The percentage calcium release in cholesteatoma culture supernatant was significantly lower with the high dose of pamidronate than with the low dose. These results suggest that pamidronate can inhibit the bone resorption caused by cholesteatoma. This study suggests a possible application for pamidronate in the prevention of cholesteatomatous bone destruction. PMID:11349773

  12. Nonparametric ridge estimation

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    Genovese, Christopher R.; Perone-Pacifico, Marco; Verdinelli, Isabella; Wasserman, Larry

    2012-01-01

    We study the problem of estimating the ridges of a density function. Ridge estimation is an extension of mode finding and is useful for understanding the structure of a density. It can also be used to find hidden structure in point cloud data. We show that, under mild regularity conditions, the ridges of the kernel density estimator consistently estimate the ridges of the true density. When the data are noisy measurements of a manifold, we show that the ridges are close and ...

  13. Microlitiasis alveolar pulmonar: caso clínico / Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis: Report of one case

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    Cristina, Fernández F; Mauricio, Salinas F; José Andrés, de Grazia K; Juan Carlos, Díaz P.

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available [...] Abstract in english Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis is an extremely rare disease characterized by intra-alveolar accumulation of calcified spherical particles (called microliths), due to a mutation of the gene encoding a membrane transport protein of the alveolar surface. Most patients are asymptomatic at diagnosis. [...] The course of the disease is slowly progressive, with development of pulmonary fibrosis and respiratory failure. The "sandstorm" pattern is the characteristic finding of this disease. We report a 39-year-old female presenting with progressive dyspnea. A chest X ray showed ground-glass opacities and a high resolution CT scan showed numerous calcified lung micronodules. A surgical lung biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis.

  14. Glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide inhibits bone resorption in humans

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    Nissen, Anne; Christensen, Mikkel

    2014-01-01

    BACKGROUND: In humans, the pronounced postprandial reduction in bone resorption (decreasing bone resorption markers by around 50%) has been suggested to be caused by gut hormones. Glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) is a peptide hormone secreted postprandially from the small intestine. The hormone is known as an incretin hormone, but preclinical studies have suggested that it may also influence bone metabolism, showing both antiresorptive and anabolic effects as reflected by changes in biomechanical measures, microarchitecture, and activity of the bone cells in response to GIP stimulation. Its role in human bone homeostasis, however, is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To examine the effect of GIP administration on bone resorption in humans. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Plasma samples were obtained from 10 healthy subjects during four conditions: euglycemic (5 mmol/L) and hyperglycemic (12 mmol/L) 90-minute glucose clamps with co-infusion of GIP (4 pmol/kg/min for 15 min, followed by 2 pmol/kg/min for 45 min) or placebo. The samples were analyzed for concentrations of degradation products of C-terminal telopeptide of type I collagen (CTX), a bone resorption marker. RESULTS regarding effects on pancreatic hormone secretion have been published. RESULTS: During euglycemia, the decremental area under the curve in CTX was significantly (P < .001) higher during GIP infusion (2084 ± 686 % × min) compared to saline infusion (656 ± 295 % × min). During hyperglycemia, GIP infusion significantly (P < .001) augmented the decremental area under the curve to 2785 ± 446 % × minutes, compared to 1308 ± 448 % × minutes during saline infusion, with CTX values corresponding to 49% of basal values. CONCLUSIONS: We conclude that GIP reduces bone resorption in humans, interacting with a possible effect of hyperglycemia.

  15. Varicella Zoster Virus and Internal Root Resorption: A Case Report.

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    Talebzadeh, Bita; Rahimi, Saeed; Abdollahi, Amir Ardalan; Nouroloyuni, Ahmad; Asghari, Vahide

    2015-08-01

    Herpes zoster is a viral infection caused by the reactivation of the varicella zoster virus. One of the less well-recognized maxillofacial complications is tooth root resorption. To our knowledge, this is the first case report about internal resorption associated with varicella zoster virus involving different dental quadrants. A 38-year-old woman presented with internal resorption of maxillary canine and first premolar tooth roots on the right quadrant and generalized internal resorption of second molars of both mandibular quadrants. The patient's medical history showed mild oral lichen planus and infection with varicella zoster virus (chickenpox) with severe clinical manifestations 5 years previously. The patient developed diabetes mellitus type I and hypothyroidism a short time after varicella zoster virus infection, and by the time of infection with this virus, oral lichen planus had progressed from the reticular pattern to the generalized severe erosive form. Viral etiology could also be considered in these diseases. The root canals of the affected teeth were debrided, irrigated, and dried, and calcium hydroxide paste was placed in the root canals for a week during the first treatment session. The root canals were obturated during the second session. Six-month follow-up showed improvement of oral lichen planus and resolution of widening of periodontal ligament of the affected teeth, with follow-up radiographs revealing no periapical problems. It appears some cases of internal root resorption classified as idiopathic might have viral etiology. Therefore, it is recommended that patients be questioned about a history of chickenpox and herpes zoster. PMID:25814244

  16. Alveolar mechanics using realistic acinar models

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    Kumar, Haribalan; Lin, Ching-Long; Tawhai, Merryn H.; Hoffman, Eric A.

    2009-11-01

    Accurate modeling of the mechanics in terminal airspaces of the lung is desirable for study of particle transport and pathology. The flow in the acinar region is traditionally studied by employing prescribed boundary conditions to represent rhythmic breathing and volumetric expansion. Conventional models utilize simplified spherical or polygonal units to represent the alveolar duct and sac. Accurate prediction of flow and transport characteristics may require geometries reconstructed from CT-based images and serve to understand the importance of physiologically realistic representation of the acinus. In this effort, we present a stabilized finite element framework, supplemented with appropriate boundary conditions at the alveolar mouth and septal borders for simulation of the alveolar mechanics and the resulting airflow. Results of material advection based on Lagrangian tracking are presented to complete the study of transport and compare the results with simplified acinar models. The current formulation provides improved understanding and realization of a dynamic framework for parenchymal mechanics with incorporation of alveolar pressure and traction stresses.

  17. A Comparison of Panoramic, Periapical and Bite Wing Radiographies in Evaluation of Alveolar Bone Loss in Periodiontitis

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    A Haerian Ardakani

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: The height of the alveolar bone, is normally maintained by equilibrium between bone formation and bone resorption, but in periodontal disease more destruction or lack of bone formation will reduce the alveolar bone height. However the radiography is important in diagnosis, treatment plan and detection of quality and quantity of the alveolar bone; although the type of radiography is more important. The purpose of this study is the comparison between panaromic, P.A (Parallel, Bite Wing radiographs in diagnosis of periodontitis. Methods: This study was descriptive cross-Sectional study Periapical (PA, Bitewing (B.W & Panoramic radiographic images in 32 pationent 13 male and 19 female with moderate to advanced periodontitis (mean age 38 year were taken before surgical treatment. Actual hight of defect were measured by a William's probe during surgery, the distance between cemento enamel junction (CEJ and alveolar crest were measured on radiographs using a digital vernie scale as will as. Actual measurements were compared with values taken from panoramic PA, B.W radiographs. For Data analysis Paired t test was used. Results: A total of 314 linear distances from the panoramic PA , B.W, and CEJ/BL were measured. The mean difference between panoramic and actual Measurements (0.115 and 0.28 P=(0.24-0.07, were not satistically significant (P> 0.05. The mean difference between P.A and actual measurements (0.279-0.498 P=(0.0001-0.004 showed a satistically significant difference (P< 0.05. The mean deference between BW and actual Measurements (0.576-0.613 P=(0.24-0.07 were satistically significant (P<0.05. Conclusion: Although, all forms of radiographic images showed agreement in detection of periodontal bone loss, the accuracy of panoramic radiographs was more than PA & BW radiographs'. Specially when the magnification was adjusted in panoramic radiography.

  18. Glucocorticoids maintain human osteoclasts in the active mode of their resorption cycle

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    SØe, Kent; Delaissé, Jean-Marie

    2010-01-01

    Osteoclasts are known to exert their resorptive activity through a so-called resorption cycle consisting of alternating resorption and migration episodes and resulting typically in the formation of increasing numbers of discrete round excavations on bone slices. This study shows that glucocorticoids deeply modify this resorptive behavior. First, glucocorticoids gradually induce excavations with a trenchlike morphology while reducing the time-dependent increase in excavation numbers. This indicates that glucocorticoids make osteoclasts elongate the excavations they initiated rather than migrating to a new resorption site, as in control conditions. Second, the round excavations in control conditions contain undegraded demineralized collagen as repeatedly reported earlier, whereas the excavations with a trenchlike morphology generated under glucocorticoid exposure appear devoid of leftovers of demineralized collagen. This indicates that collagenolysis proceeds generally at a lower rate than demineralization under control conditions, whereas collagenolysis rates are increased up to the level of demineralization rates in the presence of glucocorticoids. Taking these observations together leads to a model where glucocorticoid-induced increased collagenolysis allows continued contact of osteoclasts with mineral, thereby maintaining resorption uninterrupted by migration episodes and generating resorption trenches. In contrast, accumulation of demineralized collagen, as prevails in controls, acts as a negative-feedback loop, switching resorptive activity off and promoting migration to a new resorption site, thereby generating an additional resorption pit. We conclude that glucocorticoids change the osteoclastic resorption mode from intermittent to continuous and speculate that this change may contribute to the early bone fragilization of glucocorticoid-treated patients.

  19. Multiple idiopathic external and internal resorption: Case report with cone-beam computed tomography findings

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    Celikten, Berkan; Uzuntas, Ceren Feriha; Kurt, Hakan [Faculty of Dentistry, Ankara University, Ankara (Turkmenistan)

    2014-12-15

    Root resorption is loss of dental hard tissue as a result of clastic activities. The dental hard tissue of permanent teeth does not normally undergo resorption, except in cases of inflammation or trauma. However, there are rare cases of tooth resorption of an unknown cause, known as 'idiopathic root resorption.' This report would discuss a rare case of multiple idiopathic resorption in the permanent maxillary and mandibular teeth of an otherwise healthy 36-year-old male patient. In addition to a clinical examination, the patient was imaged using conventional radiography and cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT). The examinations revealed multiple external and internal resorption of the teeth in all four quadrants of the jaws with an unknown cause. Multiple root resorption is a rare clinical phenomenon that should be examined using different radiographic modalities. Cross-sectional CBCT is useful in the diagnosis and examination of such lesions.

  20. Soft tissue expansion before vertical ridge augmentation: Inflatable silicone balloons or self-filling osmotic tissue expanders?

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    Prasad Vijayrao Dhadse

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Recent advances in periodontal plastic surgical procedures allow the clinician to reconstruct deficient alveolar ridges in more predictable ways than previously possible. Placement of implant/s in resorbed ridges poses numerous challenges to the clinician for successful esthetic and functional rehabilitation. The reconstruction frequently utilizes one or combination of periodontal plastic surgical procedures in conjunction with autogenous bone grafting, allogenic bone block grafting, ridge split techniques, distraction osteogenesis, or guided bone regeneration (GBR for most predictable outcomes. Current surgical modalities used in reconstruction of alveolar ridge (horizontal and/or vertical component often involve the need of flap transfer. Moreover, there is compromise in tissue integrity and color match owing to different surgical site and the tissue utilized is insufficient in quantity leading to post surgical graft exposition and/or loss of grafted bone. Soft tissue expansion (STE by implantation of inflatable silicone balloon or self filling osmotic tissue expanders before reconstructive surgery can overcome these disadvantages and certainly holds a promise for effective method for generation of soft tissue thereby achieving predictable augmentation of deficient alveolar ridges for the implant success. This article focuses and compares these distinct tissue expanders for their clinical efficacy of achieving excess tissue that predominantly seems to be prerequisite for ridge augmentation which can be reasonably followed by successful placement of endosseous fixtures.

  1. Em busca de uma causa à parte da Ortodontia: hereditariedade e reabsorção apical em pacientes tratados ortodonticamente. Uma análise crítica do trabalho de Harris, Kineret e Tolley In search of a cause apart of Orthodontics: heredity and apical resorption in patients treated Orthodontically. A critical analysis of Harris, Kineret, Tolley’s work

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    Alberto Consolaro

    2004-05-01

    Full Text Available Exclusivamente a partir da equivalência radiográfica do padrão e intensidade de reabsorção dentária em tratamento ortodôntico de 103 irmãos, Harris, Kineret e Tolley12 tentaram impingir um caráter hereditário a este fenômeno sem considerar a morfologia dentária e maxilar, nem tampouco outros fatores envolvidos na etiopatogenia das reabsorções. No trabalho fica claro que entre os objetivos principais dos autores estava atribuir à hereditariedade a ocorrência de reabsorções dentárias durante o tratamento ortodôntico para aliviar em parte as responsabilidades profissionais perante os pacientes e a sociedade. Mas nos parece mais lógico que o profissional devesse habilitar-se para fazer a previsibilidade das reabsorções dentárias com base em seus planejamentos, considerando a morfologia radicular, o tipo de ápice dentário, a proporção coroa-raiz e a morfologia da crista óssea alveolar, bem como evitando escolher, sempre que possível, os procedimentos que mais usualmente estão associados à reabsorção radicular. Se o paciente apresentar-se com morfologias desfavoráveis e ainda assim necessitar de procedimentos associados a um maior risco de reabsorção em seu tratamento, que o mesmo seja informado e conscientizado que as reabsorções dentárias apicais serão um custo biológico para a recuperação de sua estética e função. Considerando: 1 a grande limitação proporcionada pelo diagnóstico de reabsorções apicais em radiografias panorâmicas e telerradiografias em norma lateral (cefalométricas; 2 a ausência de análise da morfologia dentária e da crista óssea alveolar; e 3 principalmente a falta de um grupo controle para comparar se os resultados seriam equivalentes, ou não, em uma população semelhante, sem qualquer parentesco, mas com as mesmas características dentomaxilares; pode-se afirmar que as conclusões do trabalho estão severamente comprometidas em sua credibilidade científica. Tanto a abordagem empregada na discussão quanto as conclusões obtidas pelos autores, sobre correlação entre genótipo, fenótipo e reabsorção dentária, parecem despropositadas, pois não houve estudos envolvendo células, nem tampouco uma metodologia de identificação de genes ou aplicação de qualquer técnica cujos resultados permitissem inferências desta natureza.Harris, Kineret, Tolley12 tried to implicate heritability to root resorption exclusively though radiographic equivalence between the pattern of resorption intensity after orthodontic treatment in 103 siblings. Neither dental nor facial morphology or any other etiopathogenic factor of root resorption was considered, whatsoever.It is clear in this study that the authors´ main goal was to attribute root resorption during orthodontic treatment to heritability in order to lighten the professional’s share of responsibility before patients and society. It seems more logic that the professional should try to predict root resorption when considering on treatment plan the root and alveolar crest morphology, the type of apex, crown-root proportion, and avoiding procedures known to cause more resorption. If a patient presents unfavorable morphology and still needs procedures associated with a higher risk of resorption, than he or she must be warned and informed that apical root resorption will be a biological cost to regain estetics and function. Considering on this paper: (1 the limitations to evaluate apical resorption in panoramic and cephalometric radiographs; (2 the absence of dental and alveolar crest morphology analysis; and (3 the lack of a control group in order to compare if the results would be equivalent in a similar population with no family ties but with same maxilofacial conditions; one can affirm that the scientific credibility of the conclusions are severely damaged. The conclusions drawn by the authors about genotype and phenotype concerning root resorption seem unfounded, since there was no cell analysis or gene identification method to permit such inferences.

  2. Em busca de uma causa à parte da Ortodontia: hereditariedade e reabsorção apical em pacientes tratados ortodonticamente. Uma análise crítica do trabalho de Harris, Kineret e Tolley / In search of a cause apart of Orthodontics: heredity and apical resorption in patients treated Orthodontically. A critical analysis of Harris, Kineret, Tolley’s work

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    Alberto, Consolaro; Maria Fernanda, Martins-Ortiz.

    2004-05-01

    Full Text Available Exclusivamente a partir da equivalência radiográfica do padrão e intensidade de reabsorção dentária em tratamento ortodôntico de 103 irmãos, Harris, Kineret e Tolley12 tentaram impingir um caráter hereditário a este fenômeno sem considerar a morfologia dentária e maxilar, nem tampouco outros fatores [...] envolvidos na etiopatogenia das reabsorções. No trabalho fica claro que entre os objetivos principais dos autores estava atribuir à hereditariedade a ocorrência de reabsorções dentárias durante o tratamento ortodôntico para aliviar em parte as responsabilidades profissionais perante os pacientes e a sociedade. Mas nos parece mais lógico que o profissional devesse habilitar-se para fazer a previsibilidade das reabsorções dentárias com base em seus planejamentos, considerando a morfologia radicular, o tipo de ápice dentário, a proporção coroa-raiz e a morfologia da crista óssea alveolar, bem como evitando escolher, sempre que possível, os procedimentos que mais usualmente estão associados à reabsorção radicular. Se o paciente apresentar-se com morfologias desfavoráveis e ainda assim necessitar de procedimentos associados a um maior risco de reabsorção em seu tratamento, que o mesmo seja informado e conscientizado que as reabsorções dentárias apicais serão um custo biológico para a recuperação de sua estética e função. Considerando: 1) a grande limitação proporcionada pelo diagnóstico de reabsorções apicais em radiografias panorâmicas e telerradiografias em norma lateral (cefalométricas); 2) a ausência de análise da morfologia dentária e da crista óssea alveolar; e 3) principalmente a falta de um grupo controle para comparar se os resultados seriam equivalentes, ou não, em uma população semelhante, sem qualquer parentesco, mas com as mesmas características dentomaxilares; pode-se afirmar que as conclusões do trabalho estão severamente comprometidas em sua credibilidade científica. Tanto a abordagem empregada na discussão quanto as conclusões obtidas pelos autores, sobre correlação entre genótipo, fenótipo e reabsorção dentária, parecem despropositadas, pois não houve estudos envolvendo células, nem tampouco uma metodologia de identificação de genes ou aplicação de qualquer técnica cujos resultados permitissem inferências desta natureza. Abstract in english Harris, Kineret, Tolley12 tried to implicate heritability to root resorption exclusively though radiographic equivalence between the pattern of resorption intensity after orthodontic treatment in 103 siblings. Neither dental nor facial morphology or any other etiopathogenic factor of root resorption [...] was considered, whatsoever.It is clear in this study that the authors´ main goal was to attribute root resorption during orthodontic treatment to heritability in order to lighten the professional’s share of responsibility before patients and society. It seems more logic that the professional should try to predict root resorption when considering on treatment plan the root and alveolar crest morphology, the type of apex, crown-root proportion, and avoiding procedures known to cause more resorption. If a patient presents unfavorable morphology and still needs procedures associated with a higher risk of resorption, than he or she must be warned and informed that apical root resorption will be a biological cost to regain estetics and function. Considering on this paper: (1) the limitations to evaluate apical resorption in panoramic and cephalometric radiographs; (2) the absence of dental and alveolar crest morphology analysis; and (3) the lack of a control group in order to compare if the results would be equivalent in a similar population with no family ties but with same maxilofacial conditions; one can affirm that the scientific credibility of the conclusions are severely damaged. The conclusions drawn by the authors about genotype and phenotype concerning root resorption seem unfounded, since there was no cell analysis or gene identification method to permit such inf

  3. Apoptotic osteocytes and the control of targeted bone resorption.

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    Plotkin, Lilian I

    2014-03-01

    Studies from the 1950s and 1960s already recognize the fact that osteocytes, although long living cells, die, as evidenced by accumulation of osteocytic lacunae devoid of cells. More recently, it was demonstrated that these cells die by apoptosis. The rate of osteocyte apoptosis is regulated by the age of the bone, as well as by systemic hormones, local growth factors, cytokines, pharmacological agents, and mechanical forces. Apoptotic osteocytes, in turn, recruit osteoclasts to initiate targeted bone resorption. This results in the removal of "dead" bone and may improve the mechanical properties of the skeleton. However, the molecular regulators of osteocyte survival and targeted bone remodeling are not completely known. In this review, the current knowledge on the molecular mechanism that lead to osteocyte death or survival, and the signals that mediate targeted bone resorption is discussed. PMID:24470254

  4. Inflammatory root resorption in primary molars: prevalence and associated factors

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    Raquel Gonçalves, Vieira-Andrade; Clarissa Lopes, Drumond; Laura Pereira Azevedo, Alves; Leandro Silva, Marques; Maria Letícia, Ramos-Jorge.

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available This study aimed at determining the prevalence of inflammatory root resorption and associated factors in 1068 primary mandibular molars in 453 children 3 to 12 years of age. Age, dental history and medical history were recorded using a questionnaire administered to the children's parents/caregivers. [...] Previously trained and calibrated examiners assessed radiographic images of the primary molars by direct observation, with the aid of a viewing box. Root resorption (physiological or inflammatory), dental crown status (healthy, carious with no pulp involvement, carious with pulp involvement and evidence of restoration), and pulpotomy or pulpectomy were determined. Data analysis involved descriptive statistics, the chi-square test and a multiple logistic regression (p

  5. Técnica de Separación de Reborde Alveolar en Región Posterior de Mandíbula con Implante Inmediato / Splint Crest Technique for Alveolar Bone in Posterior Region of Mandible with Immediate Implant

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    Leandro, Pozzer; Luca, Cavalieri-Pereira; Sergio, Olate; Jose, Albergaria Barbosa; Luciana, Asprino; Marcio, de Moraes.

    Full Text Available La implantología actual ha evolucionado rápidamente diseñando nuevas técnicas para tratar situaciones clínicas criticas; la reabsorción ósea presenta un constante desafío para la instalación de implantes dentales. Se presenta un caso clínico donde se utilizo la técnica de separación alveolar en el s [...] ector posterior de mandíbula en conjunto con la instalación de implantes dentales; la cirugía se desarrollo con anestesia local de forma exitosa. Con un seguimiento de 10 meses se presenta de forma optima demostrando la eficiencia de la técnica. Son discutidos aspectos relevantes de la cirugía así como también los elementos que podrían ayudar a optimizar los resultados postquirúrgicos. Abstract in english Nowadays, dental implantology presents an evolution with new techniques for treatment of critical situation; bone resorption is a challenge for dental implant installation.This paper presents a case with the splint crest technique in the posterior area of mandible with installation of dental implant [...] ; the surgery was done with local anesthesia with success of procedure. A 10 month follow-up show good results presenting the efficiency of this technique.We discussed relevant aspects of the technique and other situations to improve surgical options and results.

  6. A resorption cycle for the cogeneration of electricity and refrigeration

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    Graphical abstract: A novel resorption cycle driven by low grade heat for cogeneration of electricity and refrigeration is studied. The cycle features in high exergy efficiency, very little or no ammonia liquid inside and simple structure. Highlights: ? A resorption cogeneration cycle for electricity and refrigeration is proposed. ? The cycle improved refrigeration COP by 10 times compared with Goswami cycle. ? The highest exergy efficiency of the cogeneration cycle is as high as 0.9. ? The cycle also features in safety and simple structure. - Abstract: This paper describes a novel resorption cycle driven by the low grade heat for the cogeneration of electricity and refrigeration, which is based on ammonia adsorption refrigeration technology. The presented cycle features a variable endothermic process which stands for higher adaptability if compared with the traditional Rankine cycle, very little or no ammonia liquid in the system which is a safety feature, solid adsorbents inside the beds, and simple structure for the fact of no rectifying equipment and circulation pumps required by the working fluids. This cycle can be utilised for the heat source with the temperature higher than 100 °C, and it has an electricity generation exergy efficiency of up to 0.69 and a refrigeration coefficient of performance (COP) of up to 0.77. If compared with the Goswami cycle, which is established based on the absorption Kalina cycle for the cogeneration of electricity and refrigeration, the novel resorption cycle kept the merit of the high exergy efficiency for electricity generation, meanwhile, it overcame the limitation of the low refrigeration coefficient of performance (COP) of Goswami cycle, and improved the COP by 10 times. The optimum overall exergy efficiency is as high as 0.9, which is 40–60% improved compared with the Goswami cycle under the same working conditions

  7. Association of orthodontic force system and root resorption

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    Roscoe, Marina G; Meira, Josete B C; Cattaneo, Paolo M

    2015-01-01

    INTRODUCTION: In this systematic review, we assessed the literature to determine which evidence level supports the association of orthodontic force system and root resorption. METHODS: PubMed, Cochrane, and Embase databases were searched with no restrictions on year, publication status, or language. Selection criteria included human studies conducted with fixed orthodontic appliances or aligners, with at least 10 patients and the force system well described. RESULTS: A total of 259 articles were...

  8. Cocktail Impression Technique: A New Approach to Atwood’s Order VI Mandibular Ridge Deformity

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    Praveen G.; Gupta, Saurabh; Agarwal, Swatantra; Agarwal, Samarth Kumar

    2011-01-01

    The management of highly resorbed ridge has always posed a challenge to the prosthodontist for years. Obtaining consistent mandibular denture stability has long been a challenge for dental profession. In particular, Atwood’s Order V and Order VI pattern of bone resorption is associated with difficulties in providing successful dentures. Stability of lower denture in such cases is usually the distinguishing factor between success and failure. This article outlines a combination of different im...

  9. Characteristic aspects of alveolar proteinosis diagnosis Aspectos característicos do diagnóstico da proteinose alveolar

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    Thiago Prudente Bártholo

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Alveolar proteinosis is an uncommon pulmonary disease characterized by an accumulation of surfactant in terminal airway and alveoli, thereby impairing gas exchange and engendering respiratory insufficiency in some cases. Three clinically and etiologically distinct forms of pulmonary alveolar proteinosis are recognized: congenital, secondary and idiopathic, the latter corresponding to 90% of the cases. In this case report we present a young male patient that was diagnosed with alveolar proteinosis. Computed tomography of the thorax, bronchoscopy and transbronchial biopsy were performed. The histopathologic aspect was characteristic. The patient was discharged in good health conditions and remains asymptomatic to date.Proteinose alveolar é uma doença pulmonar incomum caracterizada pelo acúmulo de surfactante nas vias aéreas terminais e nos alvéolos, alterando a troca gasosa e, em alguns casos, promovendo insuficiência respiratória. Três formas clínicas e etiologicamente distintas de proteinose alveolar são reconhecidas: congênitas, secundárias e idiopáticas (mais de 90% dos casos são de etiologia idiopática. Neste relato, apresentamos um homem jovem que foi diagnosticado com proteinose pulmonar. Tomografia computadorizada de tórax, broncoscopia e biópsia transbrônquica foram realizadas. O aspecto histopatológico foi característico. O paciente teve alta, com boas condições de saúde, e encontra-se assintomático nos dias de hoje.

  10. Resorptive tooth root lesions in the Malayan tapir (Tapirus indicus).

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    Da Silva, Mari-Ann O; Kortegaard, Hanne E; Choong, Siew Shean; Arnbjerg, Jens; Bertelsen, Mads F

    2011-03-01

    Facial abscessation and osteomyelitis due to dental disease is commonly seen in the Malayan tapir (Tapirus indicus), but little is known about the prevalence or etiology of these lesions. To determine the prevalence of dental ailments, 56 skulls and mandibles of deceased Malayan tapirs were visually and radiographically evaluated. Dental lesions were scored according to severity, and individuals were classified according to their age (juvenile/ young adult/adult) and origin (captive/free ranging). All of the lesions identified were of a resorptive nature. seemingly originating at the cementoenamel junction and burrowing towards the center of the tooth. Overall, 27% of the investigated skulls presented radiolucent dental lesions. The prevalence among captive animals was 52% (13/25), while only 6% (2/31) of the free-ranging tapirs had dental lesions. The second, third, and fourth premolars and first molar were the teeth most commonly affected, and the mandibular teeth were more often involved than the maxillary dentition. This study demonstrates a high prevalence of resorptive dental lesions in captive Malayan tapirs and provides a strong indication that age and captivity are significant risk factors in the development of these lesions. Dental disease, Malayan tapir, radiology, resorptive lesions, Tapirus indicus. PMID:22946368

  11. Unexpected Increase of Alveolar Echincoccosis, Austria, 2011

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    Schneider, Renate; Aspöck, Horst; Auer, Herbert

    2013-01-01

    Austria is part of the classical area of central Europe to which alveolar echinococcosis (AE) is endemic. Annual incidences in Austria were 2.4 and 2.8 cases/100,000 population during 1991–2000 and 2001–2010, respectively. Hence, the registration of 13 new AE patients in 2011 was unexpected. Increasing fox populations and past AE underreporting might have caused this increase.

  12. Alveolar Macrophage Cathelicidin Deficiency in Severe Sarcoidosis

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    Barna, Barbara P; Culver, Daniel A.; Kanchwala, Ali; Singh, Ravinder J; Huizar, Isham; Abraham, Susamma; Malur, Anagha; Marshall, Irene; Kavuru, Mani S.; Thomassen, Mary Jane

    2012-01-01

    Dysfunctional immune responses characterize sarcoidosis but the status of cathelicidin, a potent immunoregulatory and anti-microbial molecule has not been established in clinical disease activity. Alveolar macrophage cathelicidin expression was determined in biopsy-proven sarcoidosis patients classified clinically as “severe” (requiring systemic treatment) or “non-severe” (never requiring treatment). Sarcoidosis and healthy control bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) cells were analyzed for mRNA exp...

  13. Human alveolar macrophages produce leukotriene B4.

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    Fels, A O; Pawlowski, N A; Cramer, E B; King, T. K.; Cohn, Z. A.; W. A. Scott

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    Human alveolar macrophages obtained by bronchoalveolar lavage were labeled overnight with [3H]arachidonic acid. The cells were stimulated with calcium ionophore A23187, and the 20:4 oxygenated metabolites released into the culture medium were identified by reverse-phase HPLC. Leukotriene B4 was the major 20:4 metabolite produced by these cultures. Leukotriene B4 was identified by its reverse-phase HPLC elution time, its UV spectrum, and its chemotactic and chemokinetic activities for neutroph...

  14. Iatrogenic injury to the inferior alveolar nerve

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    Hillerup, Søren

    2008-01-01

    The purpose of this prospective, non-randomised, descriptive study is to characterise the neurosensory deficit and associated neurogenic discomfort in 52 patients with iatrogenic injury to the inferior alveolar nerve (IAN). All patients were examined and followed up according to a protocol assessing tactile, thermal, and positional perception as well as two-point discrimination and pain. In 48 patients with IAN injuries of differing etiologies who did not undergo surgery, 32 patients with injury...

  15. Lung epithelial branching program antagonizes alveolar differentiation

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    Chang, Daniel R.; Martinez Alanis, Denise; Miller, Rachel K.; JI, HONG; Akiyama, Haruhiko; McCrea, Pierre D.; Chen, Jichao

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    Mammalian organs, including the lung and the kidney, often use a branched design to maximize their functional capacity and efficiency. Lung formation requires two developmental processes: branching morphogenesis to build a treelike tubular network, and alveolar differentiation to generate specialized epithelial cells for gas exchange. Although each process has been extensively studied, much less is known about whether and how the two processes are coordinated. We show that an epithelial branc...

  16. Phagocytic properties of lung alveolar wall cells

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    1974-04-01

    Full Text Available For the purpose to define the mechanism of heavy metal intoxication by inhalation, morphologic observations were made on rat lungs after nasal instillation of iron colloid particles of positive and negative electric charges. Histochemical observation was also made on the liver and spleen of these animals. The instilled iron colloid particles reach the alveolar cavity easily, as can be seen in the tissue sections stained by Prussian blue reaction. Alveolar macrophages do take up them avidly both of positive and negative charges, though much less the positive particles than negative ones. In contrast, the alveolar epithelial cells take up solely positive particles by phagocytosis but not negative ones. Electron microscope observation revealed that the positive particles are ingested by Type I epithelial cells by pinocytosis and by Type II cells by phagocytosis as well. Then the iron colloid particles are transferred into the basement membrane by exocytosis. Travelling through the basement membrane they are again taken up by capillary endothelial cells by phagocytosis. Some particles were found in the intercellular clefts of capillary endothelial cells but not any iron colloid particles in the intercellular spaces of epithelial cells and in the capillary lumen. However, the liver and spleen tissues of the animals given iron colloid showed a strong positive iron reaction. On the basis of these observations, the mechanism of acute intoxication by inhaling heavy metal dusts like lead fume is discussed from the view point of selective uptake of alveolar epithelial and capillary endothelial cells for the particles of the positive electric cha'rge.

  17. Silica binding and toxicity in alveolar macrophages

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    Hamilton, Raymond F; Thakur, Sheetal A.; Holian, Andrij

    2007-01-01

    Inhalation of the crystalline form of silica is associated with a variety of pathologies from acute lung inflammation to silicosis, in addition to autoimmune disorders and cancer. Basic science researchers looking at the mechanisms involved with the earliest initiators of disease are focused on how the alveolar macrophage (AM) interacts with the inhaled silica particle and the consequences of silica-induced toxicity on the cellular level. Based on experimental results, several rationales have...

  18. Management of maxillary alveolar process fractures

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    Shukhrat Boymuradov

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Incidence of maxillofacial traumas is reported steadily increasing, maxillary fractures being extremely severe. Maxillary alveolar process (AP and front teeth are traumatized more frequently than any other parts of the maxilla. Deprivation of teeth and AP post-traumatic flaw as well as loss of alveolar height not only create a cosmetic defect but also complicate subsequent prosthetics of the patients. The work was initiated to assess efficacy of “CollapAn L” in comparison with a combination of “Osteon”, an osteoplastic material, and “Colla Guide” resorbable membrane in prevention of AP post-traumatic flaws and deformities. 60 patients aged from 16 to 47 with the comminuted fractures of maxillary AP emergently hospitalized were examined and treated. The findings showed that Combination of “Osteon” and “Colla Guide” resorbable membrane is the one to increase efficacy of the treatment, facilitating preservation of and alveolar crest height and shape. In addition, preservation of bone tissue mineralization helps avoid risk of the bone wound inflammatory morbidity.

  19. A radiologic study of the teeth resorption in the area of a ameloblastoma

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    Yee, Choon Aei; Park, Tae Won [Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    1980-11-15

    An ameloblastoma produces more extensive resorption of the teeth on which it encroaches than do most of the other lesions. In this study, intraoral and extraoral radiographs of 78 cases of ameloblastoma were observed and the root resorption associated with ameloblastoma was classified into four types of resorption. With these, the following conclusions were obtained. 1. The root resorption was observed in 72 cases of ameloblastoma. (92.3%) 2. In the aspect of resorptive changes of 424 roots observed, 342 roots showed smooth resorption. (80.6%) 3. The 424 roots associated with ameloblastoma revealed the following radiographic features. a) Root apex resorption in contact with the lesion appeared in 189 roots. (44.5%) b) The resorption of roots projected into the lesion appeared in 147 roots. (34.5%) c) Slight resorption of root surface in contact with the lesion was observed in 56 roots. (13.2%) d) Loss of lamina dura and periodontal space without root resorption were observed in 32 roots. (7.7%)

  20. A radiologic study of the teeth resorption in the area of a ameloblastoma

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    An ameloblastoma produces more extensive resorption of the teeth on which it encroaches than do most of the other lesions. In this study, intraoral and extraoral radiographs of 78 cases of ameloblastoma were observed and the root resorption associated with ameloblastoma was classified into four types of resorption. With these, the following conclusions were obtained. 1. The root resorption was observed in 72 cases of ameloblastoma. (92.3%) 2. In the aspect of resorptive changes of 424 roots observed, 342 roots showed smooth resorption. (80.6%) 3. The 424 roots associated with ameloblastoma revealed the following radiographic features. a) Root apex resorption in contact with the lesion appeared in 189 roots. (44.5%) b) The resorption of roots projected into the lesion appeared in 147 roots. (34.5%) c) Slight resorption of root surface in contact with the lesion was observed in 56 roots. (13.2%) d) Loss of lamina dura and periodontal space without root resorption were observed in 32 roots. (7.7%)

  1. Age-Related Effects of Advanced Glycation End Products (Ages) in Bone Matrix on Osteoclastic Resorption.

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    Yang, Xiao; Gandhi, Chintan; Rahman, Md Mizanur; Appleford, Mark; Sun, Lian-Wen; Wang, Xiaodu

    2015-12-01

    Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) accumulate in bone extracellular matrix as people age. Previous studies have shown controversial results regarding the role of in situ AGEs accumulation in osteoclastic resorption. To address this issue, this study cultured human osteoclast cells directly on human cadaveric bone slices from different age groups (young and elderly) to warrant its relevance to in vivo conditions. The cell culture was terminated on the 3rd, 7th, and 10th day, respectively, to assess temporal changes in the number of differentiated osteoclasts, the number and size of osteoclastic resorption pits, the amount of bone resorbed, as well as the amount of matrix AGEs released in the medium by resorption. In addition, the in situ concentration of matrix AGEs at each resorption pit was also estimated based on its AGEs autofluorescent intensity. The results indicated that (1) osteoclastic resorption activities were significantly correlated with the donor age, showing larger but shallower resorption pits on the elderly bone substrates than on the younger ones; (2) osteoclast resorption activities were not significantly dependent on the in situ AGEs concentration in bone matrix, and (3) a correlation was observed between osteoclast activities and the concentration of AGEs released by the resorption. These results suggest that osteoclasts tend to migrate away from initial anchoring sites on elderly bone substrate during resorption compared to younger bone substrates. However, such behavior is not directly related to the in situ concentration of AGEs in bone matrix at the resorption sites. PMID:26204848

  2. A scanning electron microscopic study of the patterns of external root resorption under different conditions

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    Ravindran, Sreeja; Chaudhary, Minal; Tumsare, Madhuri; Patil, Swati; Wadhwan, Vijay.

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine if there are qualitative differences in the appearance of external root resorption patterns of primary teeth undergoing physiologic resorption and permanent teeth undergoing pathological root resorption in different conditions. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A [...] total of 40 teeth undergoing external root resorption in different conditions were divided into 4 groups and prepared for examination under scanning electron microscopy at magnifications ranging from 20x to 1000x. Group I: 10 primary molars exfoliated due to physiologic root resorption; Group II: 10 permanent teeth with periapical granulomas showing signs of resorption; Group III:10 permanent teeth therapeutically extracted during the course of orthodontic therapy with evidence of resorption, and Group IV: 10 permanent teeth associated with odontogenic tumors that showed evidence of resorption. RESULTS: In Group I, the primary teeth undergoing resorption showed smooth extensive and predominantly regular areas reflecting the slow ongoing physiologic process. In Group II, the teeth with periapical granulomas showed the resorption was localized to apex with a funnel shaped appearance in most cases. Teeth in Group III, which had been subjected to a short period of light orthodontic force, showed the presence of numerous resorption craters with adjoining areas of cemental repair in some cases. Teeth associated with odontogenic tumors in Group IV showed many variations in the patterns of resorption with extensive loss of root length and a sharp cut appearance of the root in most cases. CONCLUSION: Differences were observed in the patterns of external root resorption among the studied groups of primary and permanent teeth under physiologic and pathological conditions.

  3. Compression-absorption (resorption) refrigerating machinery. Modeling of reactors; Machine frigorifique a compression-absorption (resorption). Modelisation des reacteurs

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    Lottin, O.; Feidt, M.; Benelmir, R. [LEMTA-UHP Nancy-1, 54 - Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy (France)

    1997-12-31

    This paper is a series of transparencies presenting a comparative study of the thermal performances of different types of refrigerating machineries: di-thermal with vapor compression, tri-thermal with moto-compressor, with ejector, with free piston, adsorption-type, resorption-type, absorption-type, compression-absorption-type. A prototype of ammonia-water compression-absorption heat pump is presented and modeled. (J.S.)

  4. Botryllus schlosseri (Tunicata) whole colony irradiation: Do senescent zooid resorption and immunological resorption involve similar recognition events

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    The colonial tunicate Botryllus schlosseri undergoes cyclic blastogenesis where feeding zooids are senescened and resorbed and a new generation of zooids takes over the colony. When non-identical colonies come into direct contact, they either reject each other or fuse. Fusion is usually followed by the resorption of one of the partners in the chimera (immunological resorption). The striking morphological similarities between the two resorption phenomena suggest that both may involve tissue destruction following self-nonself recognition events. Here we attempt to modify these two events by whole colony gamma irradiation assays. Three sets of experiments were performed: (1) different doses of whole colony irradiation for determination of irradiation effects (110 colonies); (2) pairs of irradiated-nonirradiated isografts of clonal replicates for the potential of reconstruction of the irradiated partners (23 pairs); (3) chimeras of irradiated-nonirradiated partners for analysis of resorption hierarchy. Mortality increased with the irradiation dose. All colonies exposed to more than 5,000 rads died within 19 days, while no colony died below 2,000 rads. The average mortality periods, in days, for doses of 6,000-8,000, 5,000, and 2,500-4,000 rads were 14.4 +/- 3.1 (n = 24), 19.8 +/- 6.0 (n = 15), and 19.6 + 5.1 (n = 22), respectively. Younger colonies (3-6 months old) may survive radiation better than older ones (more than 13 months). Many morphological alterations were recorded in irradiated colonies: ampullar contraction and/or dilation, accumulation of pigment cells within ampullae, abnormal bleeding from blood vessels, sluggish blood circulation, necrotic zones, reduction in bud number, and irregularities in zooid and system structures. With doses of 3,000-4,000 rads and above, irradiation arrested the formation of new buds and interrupted normal takeover

  5. Lengths and topology of alveolar septal borders.

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    Oldmixon, E H; Butler, J P; Hoppin, F G

    1989-11-01

    To clarify the mechanics of alveolar parenchyma, we undertook a stereological and topological study in perfusion-fixed canine lungs of the borders of alveolar septa. We defined the principal borders as those along which one septum 1) joins two others (J), 2) joins one other at a distinct angle (B), or 3) joins no other structure (E). E and B borders are invariably reinforced with heavy connective tissue cables; J borders are not. Relative net lengths, determined from the number of traces per section area, were J, 45%; E, 19%; and B, 25%. These were remarkably constant over 10 canine lobes (5 animals, 4 volumes). Parenchyma, then, departs from the simple models that comprise only Js and Es. Bs are important; their net length exceeds that of Es. With lobe deflation, E shortened somewhat more than required to maintain geometric similarity, suggesting that the alveolar duct contracted disproportionately. A three-dimensional reconstruction was made from serial sections, and individual border segments were followed through the reconstruction. Typical lengths of individual J, B, and E borders were nearly equal. To characterize how the network of borders were interconnected, we counted the nodes at which they meet by class, e.g., EBE for the meeting of one B, two Es. The most common are JJJJ, 26%; EEEJ, 10%; EBJ, 24%; EBE, 8%; BBJJ, 12%. If parenchyma were constructed only from free-standing entrance rings and septal junctions, only JJJJ and EEEJ would be anticipated. The presence of EBJ, EBE, and BBJJ underscores parenchymal complexity. Only 7% of septa examined were bordered entirely by Js. Connective tissue cables were not confined to the alveolar duct's lumen but often extended to the primary septa at the periphery of the ductal unit. They rarely linked adjacent alveolar ducts; only 1 in 200 cable segments crossed from one duct to another. These observations support the concept that the parenchyma is an elastic network, characterized in part by a serial mechanical linkage from connective tissue cable to septal membrane to cable again. PMID:2600026

  6. Roles for claudins in alveolar epithelial barrier function

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    Overgaard, Christian E.; Mitchell, Leslie A; Koval, Michael

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    Terminal airspaces of the lung, alveoli, are sites of gas exchange which are sensitive to disrupted fluid balance. The alveolar epithelium is a heterogeneous monolayer of cells interconnected by tight junctions at sites of cell-cell contact. Paracellular permeability depends on claudin-family tight junction proteins. Of over a dozen alveolar claudins, cldn-3, cldn-4 and cldn-18 are the most highly expressed; other prominent alveolar claudins include cldn-5 and cldn-7. Cldn-3 is primarily expr...

  7. Pulmonary Surfactant Surface Tension Influences Alveolar Capillary Shape and Oxygenation

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    Ikegami, Machiko; Weaver, Timothy E.; Grant, Shawn N.; Whitsett, Jeffrey A

    2009-01-01

    Alveolar capillaries are located in close proximity to the alveolar epithelium and beneath the surfactant film. We hypothesized that the shape of alveolar capillaries and accompanying oxygenation are influenced by surfactant surface tension in the alveolus. To prove our hypothesis, surfactant surface tension was regulated by conditional expression of surfactant protein (SP)-B in Sftpb?/? mice, thereby inhibiting surface tension–lowering properties of surfactant in vivo within 24 hours after d...

  8. Proteinosis alveolar pulmonar: Una puesta al día

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    Gabriela, Tabaj; Juan Ignacio, Enghelmayer; Glenda, Ernst; Liliana, Castro Zorrilla; Mirta, Scarinci.

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available La Proteinosis Alveolar Pulmonar (PAP) es una enfermedad rara, caracterizada por la acumulación de surfactante en el interior del espacio alveolar, resultando en una alteración del intercambio gaseoso. El curso clínico es variable, abarcando desde la resolución espontánea hasta el fallo respiratorio [...] y muerte. Se han descripto tres formas de PAP: genética, secundaria y primaria o idiopática, siendo esta última la más frecuente en la población adulta. Avances en el conocimiento de la fisiopatología de la PAP han demostrado que la forma idiopática es el resultado de la generación de autoanticuerpos anti factor estimulante de colonias granulocito-macrófago (GM-CSF). Todas las formas de PAP resultan en disfunción macrofágica con la acumulación del material lipoproteináceo en el espacio alveolar. La PAP se caracteriza por disnea progresiva, tos seca e hipoxemia. Se encuentran opacidades bilaterales en la radiografía de tórax y la tomografía computada de alta resolución pone de manifiesto vidrio esmerilado con engrosamiento de los septos inter e intralobulillar, conformando el patrón típico en empedrado. Si bien la biopsia quirúrgica es el método de referencia para el diagnóstico definitivo, la combinación de las manifestaciones clínicas características y el lavado broncoalveolar (LBA) con material PAS positivo a menudo son suficientes para establecer el diagnóstico. El tratamiento de elección en primera medida sigue siendo el lavado pulmonar total bajo anestesia general con el objeto de remover el material proteináceo del espacio alveolar y mejorar el intercambio gaseoso. Recientemente, estudios han demostrado que el tratamiento inhalatorio o subcutáneo con GM-CSF podría beneficiar a algunos pacientes con formas idiopáticas de PAP. Abstract in english Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP) is a rare disorder characterized by the accumulation of surfactant lipids and protein in the alveolar spaces, resulting in impairment in gas exchange. The clinical course can be variable, ranging from spontaneous resolution to respiratory failure and death. There [...] are three forms of PAP: congenital, acquired and idiopathic, being the latter the most prevalent form in the adult population. Advances in the understanding of the pathophysiology of PAP demonstrate that the idiopathic form is due to antigranulocyte macrophage-colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF) antibodies. All the forms of PAP cause macrophage dysfunction leading to accumulation of the proteinaceous material. PAP is characterized by progressive exertional dyspnea and nonproductive cough with hypoxemia. Bilateral infiltrates are typically present on chest radiograph; high-resolution computed tomography reveals diffuse ground-glass opacities and airspace consolidation with interlobular septal thickening in a characteristic “crazy paving” pattern. Although surgical lung biopsy will provide a definitive diagnosis, a combination of typical clinical and imaging features with periodic acid-Schiff (PAS)-positive material on bronchoalveolar lavage and transbronchial biopsies is usually sufficient. The current standard of care is to perform whole lung lavage under anesthesia on these patients to clear the alveolar space to help improving respiratory physiology. Recent studies have demonstrated that GM-CSF (inhalation or subcutaneous) can result in improvement in some patients with idiopathic PAP.

  9. Stresses in implant-supported overdentures with bone resorption: a 3-D finite element analysis / Tensões em sobredentaduras com reabsorção óssea: análise por elementos finitos tridimensional

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    Luiz Oscar Honorato, Mariano; Evandro Afonso, Sartori; Josué Ricardo, Broilo; Rosemary Sadami, Shinkai; Leandro, Corso; Rogério José, Marczak.

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar, através da análise por elementos finitos com modelo tridimensional, o efeito da reabsorção óssea na distribuição de tensões em prótese tipo overdenture, em situações de perda óssea ao redor dos implantes e reabsorção do rebordo posterior. METODOLOGIA: Foram construídos modelos tri [...] dimensionais de uma mandíbula e de intermediários protéticos, prótese total, placa resiliente e implante. Os modelos geométricos dos implantes e intermediários protéticos foram montados na região dos caninos, constituindo o modelo 1. Para a construção dos modelos experimentais, o contorno do modelo geométrico da mandíbula foi alterado para simular a perda óssea nos implantes (modelo 2) e a reabsorção do rebordo posterior associada à perda óssea marginal nos implantes (modelo 3). Para gerar a malha de elementos finitos os materiais foram considerados homogêneos, isotrópicos e linearmente elásticos. Uma carga de 100 N foi aplicada indiretamente, sobre uma simulação de bolo alimentar, na região de primeiro molar inferior direito em cada um dos três modelos. Foram analisadas as distribuições de tensão de von Mises em pontos pré-determinados. RESULTADOS: A reabsorção óssea do rebordo posterior associada à perda óssea do osso periimplantar promoveu maior concentração de tensões nos implantes, nos componentes protéticos e no tecido ósseo marginal. Houve maior concentração de tensões no osso periimplantar e nos implantes no mesmo lado de aplicação da carga. CONCLUSÃO: Os resultados sugerem que a perda óssea periimplantar aumenta a concentração de tensões nos implantes, pilares e osso marginal independentemente da reabsorção óssea na crista distal. Abstract in english PURPOSE: This 3D-finite elements method study evaluated the effect of bone resorption on the stress distribution in overdentures with bone loss surrounding implants and resorption of the distal ridge. METHODS: Tridimensional models were built from the images of a computerized tomography of a mandibl [...] e and 3D laser digitalization of implants, abutments, mucosa, and complete denture. The geometric models of implants and abutments were mounted at the canine region to build reference model 1 - absence of bone resorption. To build the test models the mandible geometric solid was modified to simulate 2-mm vertical bone loss surrounding the implants (model 2) and resorption of the distal ridge (model 3). Finite elements models were generated, and a 100 N static load was applied at the first molar region of each model to compare the von Mises stress distributions in selected points. RESULTS: Von Mises stresses increased on the bone surrounding implants and on the prosthetic components in the model with 2-mm vertical bone loss. The combination of 2-mm vertical bone loss and resorption of the distal ridge did not increase the stresses compared with the model with only bone loss surrounding implants. The highest stress concentration at marginal bone and implants occurred on the same side of the vertical load application for all models. CONCLUSION: The results suggest that the bone loss surrounding implants increases stress concentration in dental implants, abutments, and marginal bone independently from the bone resorption of the distal ridge.

  10. Evolución en el tratamiento de la atrofia alveolar

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    Oscar García-Roco Pérez

    2002-08-01

    Full Text Available Con el objetivo de describir la evolución del tratamiento de la atrofia alveolar se realiza una revisión bibliográfica actualizada de 25 referencias, se destacan las vestibuloplastias, injertos óseos, biomateriales, implantes endóseos, regeneración ósea guiada y la distracción ósea, que corrigen o compensan la atrofia alveolar con sus indicaciones, ventajas y desventajas.An updated literature review of 25 references was made to describe the development in the treatment of dental alveolar atrophy. Some procedures that correct or compensate alveolar atrophies such as vestibuloplasty, bone grafting, biomaterials, endo-bone implants, guided bone regeneration and bone distraction. Their indications, advantages and disadvantages are set forth.

  11. Evolución en el tratamiento de la atrofia alveolar

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    Oscar, García-Roco Pérez; Miguel, Arredondo López.

    2002-08-01

    Full Text Available Con el objetivo de describir la evolución del tratamiento de la atrofia alveolar se realiza una revisión bibliográfica actualizada de 25 referencias, se destacan las vestibuloplastias, injertos óseos, biomateriales, implantes endóseos, regeneración ósea guiada y la distracción ósea, que corrigen o c [...] ompensan la atrofia alveolar con sus indicaciones, ventajas y desventajas. Abstract in english An updated literature review of 25 references was made to describe the development in the treatment of dental alveolar atrophy. Some procedures that correct or compensate alveolar atrophies such as vestibuloplasty, bone grafting, biomaterials, endo-bone implants, guided bone regeneration and bone di [...] straction. Their indications, advantages and disadvantages are set forth.

  12. Bimaxillary protrusion with an atrophic alveolar defect: orthodontics, autogenous chin-block graft, soft tissue augmentation, and an implant.

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    Chiu, Grace S C; Chang, Chris H N; Roberts, W Eugene

    2015-01-01

    Bimaxillary protrusion in a 28-year-old woman was complicated by multiple missing, restoratively compromised, or hopeless teeth. The maxillary right central incisor had a history of avulsion and replantation that subsequently evolved into generalized external root resorption with Class III mobility and severe loss of the supporting periodontium. This complex malocclusion had a discrepancy index of 21, and 8 additional points were scored for the atrophic dental implant site (maxillary right central incisor). The comprehensive treatment plan included extraction of 4 teeth (both maxillary first premolars, the maxillary right central incisor, and the mandibular right first molar), orthodontic closure of all spaces except for the future implant site (maxillary right central incisor), augmentation of the alveolar defect with an autogenous chin-block graft, enhancement of the gingival biotype with a connective tissue graft, and an implant-supported prosthesis. Orthodontists must understand the limitations of bone grafts. Augmented alveolar defects are slow to completely turn over to living bone, so they are usually good sites for implants but respond poorly to orthodontic space closure. However, postsurgical orthodontic treatment is often indicated to optimally finish the esthetic zone before placing the final prosthesis. The latter was effectively performed for this patient, resulting in a total treatment time of about 36 months for comprehensive interdisciplinary care. An excellent functional and esthetic result was achieved. PMID:25533077

  13. Feline "odontolysis" in the 1920's: the forgotten histopathological study of feline odontoclastic resorptive lesions (FORL).

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    Reiter, A M

    1998-03-01

    This article reviews an historic description of feline odontoclastic resorptive lesions (FORL) from the 1920's. Hopewell-Smith describes the complete resorption process of feline permanent premolar teeth in remarkable detail, using 14 excellent photomicrographs. Resorptive lesions in cats were seen in the early part of this century, however the prevalence of this condition in domestic cats appears to have increased concurrently with certain aspects of domestication since the 1960's. PMID:10518871

  14. Completely resorption of autologous skull flap after orthotopic transplantation: a case report

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    Yin, Jiangliu; Jiang, Yugang

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    Autologous skull flaps were frequently used in craniotomy, and after craniotomy, autologous skull flaps need to be replanted in situ at most of the time, and complications such as infection and resorption may occur. Ultimately, resorption may result in dislocation of the autologous skull flaps. Here we describe a case of completely resorption of autologous skull flap shortly after orthotopic transplantation which required an extra cranioplasty and potential causes were discussed. Improper pro...

  15. PERIAPICAL RESORPTIVE PROCESSES IN CHRONIC APICAL PERIODONTITIS: AN OVERVIEW AND DISCUSSION OF THE LITERATURE.

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    Angela Gusiyska

    2014-01-01

    Introduction: Root resorption is a biological phenomenon, characterized by processes of cement and/or dentine depletion, resulting from the physiological or pathological activity of resorptive cells. Purpose: The aim of this article is to review of the literature on the peculiarities of the periapical resorptive processes. Conclusion: The absence of a physiological narrowing is challenging to the achievement of satisfactory early and late therapeutic results. It makes probable either th...

  16. Conservative management of progressive external inflammatory root resorption after traumatic tooth intrusion

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    Robia Ghafoor

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Intrusive luxation is one of the most severe types of dental trauma. The risk of development of inflammatory or replacement root resorption is high if not timely managed. Endodontic intervention is required soon after the occurrence of trauma, in an attempt to prevent or delay inflammatory root resorption. This case report emphasized timely referral for endodontic management of intruded tooth to prevent inflammatory root resorption.

  17. Physiological and pathological factors and mechanisms in the process of root resorption in primary teeth

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    Bianca Zimmermann Santos

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Tooth resorption is essential in the process of root resorption in primary teeth. However, pathological root resorption, mainly the inflammatory one, is a consequence and/or complication of several clinical conditions, such as dental trauma and periapical inflammatory lesions from dental caries, thus becoming a common cause of tooth loss. Objective: To present and discuss a literature review regarding the mechanisms of physiological and inflammatory pathological root resorption in primary teeth, emphasizing their biochemical and cellular events. Literature review: The odontoclasts cells are responsible for resorption of dental tissues, and they are influenced by several stimuli and molecular signals derived from cytokines, neuropeptides, hormones and degradation products released when tissue is injured. However, so far it is not clear what leads to the differentiation of the precursor cells of odontoclasts, what gives them the signal to start the resorption in a specific place and time (especially in primary teeth and why they are activated in some pathological conditions,but not in others.Conclusion: The knowledge regarding molecular mechanisms and factors that regulate the process of root resorption is still meager.Research in this area is of great relevance,since new knowledge about the molecular pathway(s involved in root resorption may allow the development of different therapies, more biological ones, in order to control or prevent resorption, thus preventing tooth loss and its consequences.

  18. Effects of heparin, histamine, and salmon calcitonin on mouse calvarial bone resorption.

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    Crisp, A.J.; Wright, J. K.; Hazleman, B L

    1986-01-01

    A quantitative mouse calvarial bone resorption assay was employed to investigate the effects of the mast cell products, heparin and histamine, and of salmon calcitonin. 'Amorphous' heparin, containing a range of molecular weight fractions, inhibited resorption by 15-20% at concentrations of 0.75-5.0 mg/ml. A 'defined' heparin species of mol.wt 13 500 inhibited resorption by 14-28% at 10(-5)-10(-4) mol/l. Histamine inhibited resorption by 19-55% at 10(-3)-10(-2) mol/l. It is proposed that hepa...

  19. Nostril Base Augmentation Effect of Alveolar Bone Graft

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    Woojin Lee

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    Full Text Available Background The aims of alveolar bone grafting are closure of the fistula, stabilization ofthe maxillary arch, support for the roots of the teeth adjacent to the cleft on each side.We observed nostril base augmentation in patients with alveolar clefts after alveolar bonegrafting. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the nostril base augmentation effect ofsecondary alveolar bone grafting in patients with unilateral alveolar cleft.Methods Records of 15 children with alveolar clefts who underwent secondary alveolar bonegrafting with autogenous iliac cancellous bone between March of 2011 and May of 2012 werereviewed. Preoperative and postoperative worm’s-eye view photographs and reconstructedthree-dimensional computed tomography (CT scans were used for photogrammetry. Thedepression of the nostril base and thickness of the philtrum on the cleft side were measuredin comparison to the normal side. The depression of the cleft side pyriform aperture wasmeasured in comparison to the normal side on reconstructed three-dimensional CT.Results Significant changes were seen in the nostril base (P=0.005, the philtrum length(P=0.013, and the angle (P=0.006. The CT measurements showed significant changes in thepyriform aperture (P<0.001 and the angle (P<0.001.Conclusions An alveolar bone graft not only fills the gap in the alveolar process but alsoaugments the nostril base after surgery. In this study, only an alveolar bone graft was performedto prevent bias from other procedures. Nostril base augmentation can be achieved byperforming alveolar bone grafts in children, in whom invasive methods are not advised.

  20. Hemorragia alveolar associada a nefrite lúpica Alveolar hemorrhage associated with lupus nephritis

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    Ricardo Henrique de Oliveira Braga Teixeira

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available Hemorragia alveolar, como causa de insuficiência respiratória, é pouco freqüente, com diversas etiologias possíveis. Entre elas, o lúpus eritematoso sistêmico, que se apresenta geralmente como síndrome pulmão-rim, possui alta morbimortalidade. Acredita-se que a patogênese da microangiopatia, tanto renal como pulmonar, esteja associada ao depósito de imunocomplexos, que ativariam as vias de apoptose celular. Relatam-se dois casos de pacientes com nefrite lúpica que evoluíram com hemorragia alveolar associada à insuficiência respiratória necessitando de ventilação mecânica com evoluções totalmente distintas frente às terapias farmacológicas. O achado de anticorpos antimembrana basal em um dos casos evidencia a multiplicidade de mecanismos fisiopatológicos possivelmente envolvidos, que poderiam justificar as respostas heterogêneas frente aos tratamentos disponíveis.Alveolar hemorrhage leading to respiratory failure is uncommon. Various etiologies have been reported, including systemic lupus erythematosus, which generally presents as pulmonary-renal syndrome. It is believed that the pathogenesis of microangiopathy is related to deposits of immune complexes that lead to activation of cellular apoptosis. The authors report two cases of alveolar hemorrhage and respiratory failure, both requiring mechanical ventilation. The two cases had opposite outcomes after pharmacological therapy. The presence of anti-glomerular basement membrane antibodies in one of the cases demonstrates the multiplicity of physiopathological mechanisms that may be involved. This multiplicity of mechanisms provides a possible explanation for the heterogeneous responses to the available treatments.

  1. [Effectiveness of the resorptive treatment of leptomeningitis (experimental study)].

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    Safonova, I S

    1977-01-01

    An introduction into the major cistern of the cranial ground of sterile talc to 134 rabbits artificially created a model of leptomeningitis. The talc evoked proliferative reactions of fiber and cellular structures adjacent to the area of pia mater. Treatment by 1 or 2 sessions of lydase, pyrogenal, bijochinol, bijochinol in combination with radiation therapy led to a significant decrease of the fibroplastic changes in the pia mater and liquordynamic pyrogenal. Bijochinol therapy did not exert any special effect. The convened studies confirm the effectiveness of resorptive therapy, thus permitting to recommend this form of therapy for the treatment of patients with arachnoiditis (leptomeningitis). PMID:842235

  2. Alveolar macrophage interaction with air pollution particulates.

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    Goldsmith, C A; Frevert, C; Imrich, A; Sioutas, C.; Kobzik, Lester

    1997-01-01

    We applied flow cytometric analysis to characterize the in vitro response of alveolar macrophages (AM) to air pollution particulates. Normal hamster AM were incubated with varying concentrations of residual oil fly ash (ROFA) or concentrated ambient air particulates (CAP). We found a dose-dependent increase in AM-associated right angle light scatter (RAS) after uptake of ROFA (e.g., mean channel number 149.4 +/- 6.5, 102.5 +/- 4.1, 75.8 +/- 3.5, and 61.0 +/- 4.6 at 200, 100, 50, and 25 mg/ml,...

  3. Experiment K-310: The effect of space flight on ostenogenesis and dentinogenesis in the mandible of rats. Supplement 1: The effects of space flight on alveolar bone modeling and remodeling in the rat mandible

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    Van, P. T.; Vignery, A.; Bacon, R.

    1981-01-01

    The histomorphometric study of alveolar bone, a non-weight-bearing bone submitted mainly to the mechanical stimulations of mastication, showed that space flight decreases the remodeling activity but does not induce a negative balance between resorption and formation. The most dramatic effect of space flight has been observed along the periosteal surface, and especially in areas not covered with masticatory muscles, where bone formation almost stopped completely during the flight period. This bone, having been submitted to the same mechanical forces in the flight animals and the controls, leads to the conclusion that factors other than mechanical loading might be involved in the decreased bone formation during flight.

  4. Ridge from Strings

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    Braun, M A; Pajares, C.(Departamento de Física de Partículas, IGFAE, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain); Vechernin, V. V.

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    In the colour string picture with fusion and percolation it is shown that long range azimuthal-rapidity correlations (ridge) can arise from the superposition of many events with exchange of clusters of different number of strings and not from a single event. Relation of the ridge with the flow harmonics coefficients is derived. By direct Monte-Carlo simulations, in the technique previously used to calculate these coefficients, ridge correlations are calculated for AA, pA and...

  5. Displacement of endodontic instruments in inferior alveolar canal

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    Nitasha Gandhi

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Endodontic instrument breakage is a common occurrence during root canal treatment but the displacement of the separated instrument into the inferior alveolar canal is rare and has never been reported. We hereby present an unusual case of displacement of a separated instrument in the inferior alveolar canal and its retrieval by a simple technique.

  6. Treatment to pulmonary alveolar proteinosis with total bronchoalveolar lavage

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    The pulmonary alveolar proteinosis is a rare disease with variable course and characterized by the accumulation of surfactant in the alveoli. By the treatment it was used the alveolar lavage with good results. We present the experience accumulated in the Las Americas clinic of Medellin city with the treatment of three patients with diagnosis of pulmonary alveolar proteinosis by alveolar lavage. We realized seven lavages, two of them bilateral and sequential. We didn't 't have important complications and in all cases we got good clinical and physiological results. Two patients had relapsed six and seven months after the first lavage and they needed a second lavage. We conclude that the pulmonary lavage is a secure and effective procedure in the treatment of the pulmonary alveolar proteinosis and the modality of bilateral sequential lavage is a good alternative and less expensive

  7. Radiolabeled microsphere measurements of alveolar bone blood flow in dogs

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    Radiolabeled microspheres were injected into the left cardiac ventricle in healthy adult dogs to quantify blood in maxillary and mandibular alveolar bone. Heart rate, arterial blood pressure and pulse contour were monitored throughout each experiment. Blood flow in maxillary alveolar bone was more than 30 % greater (p<.001) than in mandibular alveolar bone. Alveolar bone blood flow (mean +- S.D.) measured as ml/min per gram was 0.12 +- .02 in the maxilla compared to 0.09 +- .02 in the mandible. The cardiovascular parameters monitored were constant immediately prior to the injection of microspheres and remained unchanged during and following injection. It is possible that radiolabeled microspheres can be used to quantify the circulatory changes in alveolar bone during the development of destructive periodontal disease in dogs. (author)

  8. Uncomplicated impression techniques for hypermobile alveolar mucosa: A hope for the hopeless

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    Prince Kumar

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Context: Alveolar mucosa over the jaw bones in edentulous patients has varying thickness and mobility at different areas and is often imprecise at the time of impression making. Such impressions in the finished dentures cause inflammation and instability of the complete dentures. Aim: To present three methods for selective pressure impressions for complete denture treatment in patients who had different kinds of localization and abnormalities of the thickness of alveolar ridges mucosa. Materials and Methods: Three different impression techniques were used for selective pressure impressions in 15 completely edentulous patients based on the location of flabby tissue and special tray modifications. The patients expressed comfort and satisfaction during the usage of the new dentures, compared with the previous one fabricated with the new impression technique. Conclusion: The suggested methods eliminate the excessive displacement of the soft tissues at the secondary impression; thus, a physiologic and anatomic registration of the attached and the unattached tissue of the denture-bearing areas is attained.

  9. Chest ultrasound findings in pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis.

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    Rea, Gaetano; Sperandeo, Marco; Sorrentino, Nunzia; Stanziola, Anna Agnese; D'Amato, Maria; Bocchino, Marialuisa

    2015-10-01

    Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis (PAM) is a rare disorder of unknown etiology affecting people at any age. It is characterized by multiple and microscopic calcium deposits diffusely localized within the alveoli. Thorax high-resolution computed tomography is considered the gold standard for PAM imaging. Herein we report for the first time the use of trans-thoracic ultrasound (TUS) examination in a young severely obese PAM female patient, diagnosed at the age of 10, and referred to our clinic for re-staging purposes at the age of 36. Unlike expected, no reverberation or additional artifacts were appreciated on TUS examination despite the severity of the interstitial/alveolar involvement seen on conventional CT imaging. To date, no ring-down or comet-tail artifacts were detected. The only TUS finding was an increased thickness and irregular profile, more evident in the dorsal lower lung regions, of the hyper-echoic pleural line. TUS has recently aroused increasing interest among clinicians and radiologists as a useful noninvasive diagnostic tool for studying pleuro-pulmonary diseases, including interstitial lung diseases (ILDs). The peculiarity of our case is represented by the discrepancy between TUS and CT findings. Further efforts to address the usefulness and US patterns in diffuse ILDs, with the inclusion of rare disorders, are needed. PMID:26576988

  10. Notch Signaling Promotes Osteoclast Maturation and Resorptive Activity.

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    Ashley, Jason W; Ahn, Jaimo; Hankenson, Kurt D

    2015-11-01

    The role of Notch signaling in osteoclast differentiation is controversial with conflicting experimental evidence indicating both stimulatory and inhibitory roles. Differences in experimental protocols and in vivo versus in vitro models may explain the discrepancies between studies. In this study, we investigated cell autonomous roles of Notch signaling in osteoclast differentiation and function by altering Notch signaling during osteoclast differentiation using stimulation with immobilized ligands Jagged1 or Delta-like1 or by suppression with ?-secretase inhibitor DAPT or transcriptional inhibitor SAHM1. Stimulation of Notch signaling in committed osteoclast precursors resulted in larger osteoclasts with a greater number of nuclei and resorptive activity whereas suppression resulted in smaller osteoclasts with fewer nuclei and suppressed resorptive activity. Conversely, stimulation of Notch signaling in osteoclast precursors prior to induction of osteoclastogenesis resulted in fewer osteoclasts. Our data support a mechanism of context-specific Notch signaling effects wherein Notch stimulation inhibits commitment to osteoclast differentiation, but enhances the maturation and function of committed precursors. J. Cell. Biochem. 116: 2598-2609, 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. PMID:25914241

  11. The Bone Resorption Inhibitors Odanacatib and Alendronate Affect Post-Osteoclastic Events Differently in Ovariectomized Rabbits

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    Jensen, Pia Rosgaard; Andersen, Thomas Levin

    2014-01-01

    Odanacatib (ODN) is a bone resorption inhibitor which differs from standard antiresorptives by its ability to reduce bone resorption without decreasing bone formation. What is the reason for this difference? In contrast with other antiresorptives, such as alendronate (ALN), ODN targets only the very last step of the resorption process. We hypothesize that ODN may therefore modify the remodeling events immediately following osteoclastic resorption. These events belong to the reversal phase and include recruitment of osteoblasts, which is critical for connecting bone resorption to formation. We performed a histomorphometric study of trabecular remodeling in vertebrae of estrogen-deficient rabbits treated or not with ODN or ALN, a model where ODN, but not ALN, was previously shown to preserve bone formation. In line with our hypothesis, we found that ODN treatment compared to ALN results in a shorter reversal phase, faster initiation of osteoid deposition on the eroded surfaces, and higher osteoblast recruitment. The latter is reflected by higher densities of mature bone forming osteoblasts and an increased subpopulation of cuboidal osteoblasts. Furthermore, we found an increase in the interface between osteoclasts and surrounding osteoblast-lineage cells. This increase is expected to favor the osteoclast-osteoblast interactions required for bone formation. Regarding bone resorption itself, we show that ODN, but not ALN, treatment results in shallower resorption lacunae, a geometry favoring bone stiffness. We conclude that, compared to standard antiresorptives, ODN shows distinctive effects on resorption geometry and on reversal phase activities which positively affect osteoblast recruitment and may therefore favor bone formation.

  12. Non-Surgical Repair of Internal Resorption with MTA: A Case Report

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    Zahed Mohammadi

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Internal resorption is rare in permanent teeth. Treatment is usually performed through warm gutta-percha technique. If the resorptive process perforates the root, treatment may be more difficult and is usually performed via surgical approach. Non-surgical repair of a perforating internal root resorption with MTA was conducted in this case. Before repairing the resorption, a master gutta-percha point was placed in the canal to maintain negotiability of the original canal path. Then, MTA was prepared and applied with a small carrier in the resorption area and compacted. Thereafter gutta-percha was retrieved and the access cavity was closed with a temporary filling material. In the second visit, the root canal was obturated with gutta-percha and AH26 sealer using lateral compaction technique and subsequently, the crown was restored. The symptoms and signs ceased and the result was satisfactory at the 18 month follow-up visit.

  13. Foliar Nutrient Dynamics and Foliar Resorption in Quercus brantii Lindley along an Elevational Gradient

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    Ertugrul Aksekili

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Foliar mass per area (mg dm-2 -based nitrogen and phosphorus concentrations, specific leaf mass (mg dm-2 and absolute and proportional resorption in Quercus brantii was investigated along a topographic gradient from 450 to 850 m altitude. Foliar N and P concentrations in Q. brantii exhibited significant differences with respect to topographic position and sampling dates in all of the studied parameters. A sharp decrease was observed from April to September in terms of Specific Leaf Mass (SLM values. However, mass per area-based absolute and proportional N resorption was lowest at 450 m, while absolute and proportional P resorption was lowest at 850 m. Significant correlations were found between mass per area-based leaf nutrient concentration and foliar resorption except for the correlations between absolute P resorption and foliar P concentrations at 450, 650 and 750 m during full-leaf expansion and 850 m during senescence, respectively.

  14. A possible association between early apical resorption of primary teeth and ectodermal characteristics of the permanent dentition

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    Bille, M L B; Kvetny, M J; Kjaer, I

    2008-01-01

    The hypothesis of this study is that children with unexpected early apical resorption of the primary teeth are also predisposed to resorption in the permanent dentition. Accordingly, the aim was to perform a longitudinal study focussing on the permanent teeth in children with unexpected early apical resorption in the primary dentition. Panoramic radiographs of 12 children (7 boys and 5 girls) aged 6 years 4 months to 8 years 9 months with unexpected early apical resorption of primary teeth were ...

  15. Metaphyseal and Diaphyseal Bone Loss in the Tibia Following Transient Muscle Paralysis are Spatiotemporally Distinct Resorption Events

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    Ausk, Brandon J.; Huber, Philippe; Srinivasan, Sundar; Bain, Steven D.; Kwon, Ronald Y; McNamara, Erin A.; Poliachik, Sandra L.; Sybrowsky, Christian L.; Gross, Ted S.

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    When the skeleton is catabolically challenged, there is great variability in the timing and extent of bone resorption observed at cancellous and cortical bone sites. It remains unclear whether this resorptive heterogeneity, which is often evident within a single bone, arises from increased permissiveness of specific sites to bone resorption or localized resorptive events of varied robustness. To explore this question, we used the mouse model of calf paralysis induced bone loss, which results ...

  16. DISTRACCIÓN OSTEOGÉNICA ALVEOLAR EXPERIMENTAL CON DISPOSITIVO SIMPLE

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    Oscar Garc\\u00EDa-Roco P\\u00E9rez

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Con el objetivo de desarrollar un dispositivo simple con tornillos de distracción para aumentos del reborde alveolar deficitario mediante distracción osteogénica e investigar las reacciones locales de los tejidos se realizó en el Centro de Experimentación Animal del ISCM-Camagüey un ensayo preclínico unicéntrico aleatorizado en 10 perros Beagles certificados y distribuidos por el método de lotería en dos grupos, experimental y control, desde enero a diciembre de 2003. El procedimiento utilizado constó de cuatro etapas: extracción de los premolares mandibulares y alveoloplastia en ambos grupos, para crear un área atrófica que permaneció sin tratamiento en el grupo control. A las 12 semanas osteotomías en el grupo experimental para construir un segmento de transporte rectangular y colocación del distractor. Previo período de latencia de siete días elongación ósea vertical a 1.0 mm/ día durante siete días, y fijación durante ocho semanas. Se realizó evaluación radiográfica e histológica en el sitio de distracción y control. Se logró un aumento vertical promedio de 6.53 ± 0.21 mm después de completar la distracción y de 5.81 ± 0.43 mm alconcluir el período de consolidación, se apreció en el sitio una osteogénesis satisfactoria con hueso maduro. En el grupo control la atrofia alveolar siguió su curso natural, se apreciaron fenómenos de cicatrización y remodelado óseo con una pérdida vertical de 1.05 ± 0.5 mm al evaluarse radiográficamente. Histológicamente no se apreciaron diferencias morfológicas entre los tejidos del sitio quirúrgico y los circundantes. El dispositivo intraoral de distracción en estudio es una técnica novedosa, y los resultados obtenidos son todavía variables, pero experimentalmente resultó eficaz y fiable para conseguir un determinado volumen de masa ósea en una posición predeterminada.

  17. Risk variables of external apical root resorption during orthodontic treatment

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    Maria Carolina Feio Barroso

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: External apical root resorption (EARR is an adverse outcome of the orthodontic treatment. So far, no single or associated factor has been identified as responsible for EARR due to tooth movement. OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the association of risk variables (age, gender, extraction for orthodontic treatment and Angle classification with EARR and orthodontic treatment. METHOD: The sample (n=72 was divided into two groups according to presence (n=32 or absence (n=40 of EARR in maxillary central and lateral incisors after orthodontic treatment. RESULTS: There were no statistically significant differences in EARR according to age, gender, extraction or type of malocclusion (p>0.05. CONCLUSION: The risk variables examined were not associated with EARR in the study population.

  18. Risk variables of external apical root resorption during orthodontic treatment

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    Maria Carolina Feio, Barroso; Renan Lana, Devita; Eugênio José Pereira, Lages; Fernando de Oliveira, Costa; Alexandre Fortes, Drummond; Henrique, Pretti; Elizabeth Maria Bastos, Lages.

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    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: External apical root resorption (EARR) is an adverse outcome of the orthodontic treatment. So far, no single or associated factor has been identified as responsible for EARR due to tooth movement. OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the association of risk variables (age, gender, extrac [...] tion for orthodontic treatment and Angle classification) with EARR and orthodontic treatment. METHOD: The sample (n=72) was divided into two groups according to presence (n=32) or absence (n=40) of EARR in maxillary central and lateral incisors after orthodontic treatment. RESULTS: There were no statistically significant differences in EARR according to age, gender, extraction or type of malocclusion (p>0.05). CONCLUSION: The risk variables examined were not associated with EARR in the study population.

  19. Bone resorption in incompletely impacted mandibular third molars and acute pericoronitis

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    Minoru Yamaoka

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Minoru Yamaoka, Yusuke Ono, Masahiro Takahashi, Ryosuke Doto, Kouichi Yasuda, Takashi Uematsu, Kiyofumi FurusawaMatsumoto Dental University, School of Dentistry, Shiojiri, Nagano, JapanAbstract: Acute pericoronitis (AP arises frequently in incompletely impacted mandibular third molars, but it remains unknown whether bone resorption in aging is associated with acute inflammation of the third molar. We conducted an experiment to compare the ratio of bone resorption to root length in the distal surface of the second molar (A, the proximal surface (B, and distal surface (C in mesio-angular, incompletely impacted third molars in 27 young and 58 older adults with AP and 77 young and 79 older adults without a history of AP. Bone resorption in A, B, and C in older adults with AP demonstrated a significantly higher ratio when compared to those without AP, whereas there was no difference between those with and without AP in young adults except for B in women. However, there were no differences between bone resorption in B with AP in young and older women, and between bone resorption in C with AP in young and older adults. These indicate that AP and bone resorption are associated with incompletely impacted mandibular third molars in older adults.Keywords: bone resorption, pericoronitis, mandible, acute inflammation, elderly

  20. Root resorption after dental traumas: classification and clinical, radiographic and histologic aspects

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    Bruno Oliveira de Aguiar Santos

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: One of the most common sequelae observed after dental trauma is root resorption. Objective: The aim of this study was to classify and discuss the external root resorption after a dental trauma, based on a literature review. Literature review: A bibliographic search was performed in the following databases: Medline, PubMed, and Lilacs, from 1997 to 2010. The following descriptors were used: Root resorption, Dental trauma and Classification. From a total of 152 articles found, 25 were selected: 24 in English and 1 in Spanish. Classic articles were also used in our study. External root resorption after dental traumas can be divided into superficial, inflammatory and replacement. It can also be verified in primary dentition as physiological and atypical resorptions. Conclusion: Each type of resorption presents clinical features as well as radiographic and histological aspects. Therefore, the dentist should know these characteristics to perform an early diagnosis and appropriate treatment, minimizing the sequelae related to this problem. Moreover, in primary dentition, the differential diagnosis between physiological and pathological resorption is important to avoid over-treatment.

  1. Phagocytosis and Killing of Streptococcus pyogenes by Human Alveolar Macrophages

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    Gemmell, C. G.; Peterson, P.K.; Regelman, W.; Schmeling, D; Hoidal, J. R.; Quie, P G

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    In contrast to human polymorphonuclear leukocytes and monocytes, alveolar macrophages were able to readily phagocytose and kill an M protein-positive Streptococcus pyogenes strain after opsonization in normal human serum.

  2. Inferior alveolar nerve sensitivity changes after mandibular trauma

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    Simonas Grybauskas

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available The investigation was performed on 195 patients, who had fracture on mandibular angle zone. In control group pain thresholds of infraorbital nerve and inferior alveolar nerve did not differ significantly (p > 0.05. Consequently, lesion degree of inferior alveolar nerve and its functional recovery dynamics were estimated objectively according to pain threshold and lesion index of neural function. Stump dislocation extent has influence on neural lesion: the more expressed dislocation, the higher likelihood of severe lesion of inferior alveolar nerve. Three degrees of neural lesion were identified in the case of mandibular angle fracture. When minor lesion of inferior alveolar nerve took place (17.4%, sensation recovered in 21 days after stump reposition and fixation; moderate lesion of nerve (55.8% had sensory recovery after 28 days, and in the case of severe lesion of nerve (26.6% neural function did not recover even after 90 days.

  3. Enhanced M1/M2 macrophage ratio promotes orthodontic root resorption.

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    He, D; Kou, X; Luo, Q; Yang, R; Liu, D; Wang, X; Song, Y; Cao, H; Zeng, M; Gan, Y; Zhou, Y

    2015-01-01

    Mechanical force-induced orthodontic root resorption is a major clinical challenge in orthodontic treatment. Macrophages play an important role in orthodontic root resorption, but the underlying mechanism remains unclear. In this study, we examined the mechanism by which the ratio of M1 to M2 macrophage polarization affects root resorption during orthodontic tooth movement. Root resorption occurred when nickel-titanium coil springs were applied on the upper first molars of rats for 3 to 14 d. Positively stained odontoclasts or osteoclasts with tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase were found in resorption areas. Meanwhile, M1-like macrophages positive for CD68 and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) persistently accumulated on the compression side of periodontal tissues. In addition, the expressions of the M1 activator interferon-? and the M1-associated pro-inflammatory cytokine tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-? were upregulated on the compression side of periodontal tissues. When the coil springs were removed at the 14th day after orthodontic force application, root resorption was partially rescued. The number of CD68(+)CD163(+) M2-like macrophages gradually increased on the compression side of periodontal tissues. The levels of M2 activator interleukin (IL)-4 and the M2-associated anti-inflammatory cytokine IL-10 also increased. Systemic injection of the TNF-? inhibitor etanercept or IL-4 attenuated the severity of root resorption and decreased the ratio of M1 to M2 macrophages. These data imply that the balance between M1 and M2 macrophages affects orthodontic root resorption. Root resorption was aggravated by an enhanced M1/M2 ratio but was partially rescued by a reduced M1/M2 ratio. PMID:25344334

  4. Valley and Ridge aquifers

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — This data set represents the extent of the Valley and Ridge aquifers in the states of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia,...

  5. Hormonal regulation of alveolarization: structure-function correlation

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    Godinez Marye H; Godinez Rodolfo I; Butler Stephan J; Zhao Hengjiang; Foley Joseph P; Zhang Huayan; Garber Samuel J; Gow Andrew J; Savani Rashmin C

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    Abstract Background Dexamethasone (Dex) limits and all-trans-retinoic acid (RA) promotes alveolarization. While structural changes resulting from such hormonal exposures are known, their functional consequences are unclear. Methods Neonatal rats were treated with Dex and/or RA during the first two weeks of life or were given RA after previous exposure to Dex. Morphology was assessed by light microscopy and radial alveolar counts. Function was evaluated by plethysmography at d13, pressure volu...

  6. Bacillus anthracis Lethal Toxin Reduces Human Alveolar Epithelial Barrier Function

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    Langer, Marybeth; Duggan, Elizabeth Stewart; Booth, John Leland; Patel, Vineet Indrajit; Zander, Ryan A.; Silasi-Mansat, Robert; Ramani, Vijay; Veres, Tibor Zoltan; Prenzler, Frauke; Sewald, Katherina; Williams, Daniel M.; Coggeshall, Kenneth Mark; Awasthi, Shanjana; Lupu, Florea; Burian, Dennis

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    The lung is the site of entry for Bacillus anthracis in inhalation anthrax, the deadliest form of the disease. Bacillus anthracis produces virulence toxins required for disease. Alveolar macrophages were considered the primary target of the Bacillus anthracis virulence factor lethal toxin because lethal toxin inhibits mouse macrophages through cleavage of MEK signaling pathway components, but we have reported that human alveolar macrophages are not a target of lethal toxin. Our current result...

  7. Dynamics of surfactant release in alveolar type II?cells

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    Haller, Thomas; Ortmayr, Jörg; Friedrich, Franz; Völkl, Harald; Dietl, Paul

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    Pulmonary surfactant, secreted via exocytosis of lamellar bodies (LB) by alveolar type II (AT II) cells, maintains low alveolar surface tension and is therefore essential for normal lung function. Here we describe real-time monitoring of exocytotic activity in these cells by visualizing and quantifying LB fusion with the plasma membrane (PM). Two approaches were used. First, fluorescence of LysoTracker Green DND-26 (LTG) in LB disappeared when the dye was released after exocytosis. Second, ph...

  8. Familial occurrence of pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis in 3 siblings.

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    Alia S. Al-Alawi

    2006-01-01

    ABSTRACT Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis (PAM) is a rare disease of unknown etiology characterized by intra-alveolar calcium deposits. More than 500 cases were reported in the literature. The disorder affects people at every age beginning from the early childhood. It occurs probably as a result of autosomal recessive transmission. Familial occurrence is often found with family history of the disease being present in up to 50% of the reported cases. We report PAM in 3 siblings.

  9. Solid variant of alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma with patent ductus arteriosus

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    Archana Chirag Buch

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma is a high-grade malignant soft tissue tumor of mesenchymal origin. It is a rare tumor with an annual incidence of one per million. It is generally seen between 10 and 25 years of age. We present a rare case of solid variant of alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma in a 6-month-old child with patent ductus arteriosus. There was no evidence of lung or lymph node metastasis. She was treated by wide local excision.

  10. Dynamic thermal performance of alveolar brick construction system

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    Highlights: ? Even though U-value does not measure thermal inertia, it is the commonly used parameter. ? The thermal performance analysis of buildings must include the evaluation of transient parameters. ? Transient parameters of alveolar brick constructive system show good agreement with its low energy consumption. -- Abstract: Alveolar bricks are being introduced in building sector due to the simplicity of their construction system and to the elimination of the insulation material. Nevertheless, it is not clear if this new system is energetically efficient and which is its thermal behaviour. This paper presents an experimental and theoretical study to evaluate the thermal behaviour of the alveolar brick construction system, compared with a traditional Mediterranean brick system with insulation. The experimental study consists of measuring the thermal performance of four real house-like cubicles. The thermal transmittance in steady-state, also known as U-value, is calculated theoretically and experimentally for each cubicle, presenting the insulated cubicles as the best construction system, with differences around 45% in comparison to the alveolar one. On the other hand, experimental results show significantly smaller differences on the energy consumption between the alveolar and insulated construction systems during summer period (around 13% higher for the alveolar cubicle). These values demonstrate the high thermal efficiency of the alveolar system. In addition, the lack of agreement between the measured energy consumption and the calculated U-values, guides the authors to analyze the thermal inertia of the different building components. Therefore, several transient parameters, extracted from the heat transfer matrix and from experimental data, are also evaluated. It can be concluded that the alveolar brick construction system presents higher thermal inertia than the insulated one, justifying the low measured energy consumption.

  11. Alveolar lymphangioma in infants: report of two cases.

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    FitzGerald, Kirsten

    2012-02-01

    The alveolar lymphangioma is a benign but relatively rare condition found only in the oral cavities of black infants. Dentists practising in Ireland may be unaware of this condition due to its racial specificity. This paper presents two case reports of multiple alveolar lymphangiomas found in black infants in a children\\'s hospital in Ireland. The epidemiology, aetiology, clinical presentation, histology, and management options are discussed. The photographs should aid the practitioner in recognising these lesions.

  12. Alveolar lymphangioma in infants: report of two cases.

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    FitzGerald, Kirsten

    2009-06-01

    The alveolar lymphangioma is a benign but relatively rare condition found only in the oral cavities of black infants. Dentists practising in Ireland may be unaware of this condition due to its racial specificity. This paper presents two case reports of multiple alveolar lymphangiomas found in black infants in a children\\'s hospital in Ireland. The epidemiology, aetiology, clinical presentation, histology, and management options are discussed. The photographs should aid the practitioner in recognising these lesions.

  13. Inferior alveolar nerve sensitivity changes after mandibular trauma

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    Simonas Grybauskas; Algirdas Lukosiunas; Gintautas Sabalys; Ricardas Kubilius; Dainius Razukevicius

    2010-01-01

    The investigation was performed on 195 patients, who had fracture on mandibular angle zone. In control group pain thresholds of infraorbital nerve and inferior alveolar nerve did not differ significantly (p > 0.05). Consequently, lesion degree of inferior alveolar nerve and its functional recovery dynamics were estimated objectively according to pain threshold and lesion index of neural function. Stump dislocation extent has influence on neural lesion: the more expressed dislocation, the high...

  14. Vertical Root Fracture: Preservation of the Alveolar Ridge Using Immediate Implants

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    Oya, Edmar de Oliveira; Pallos, Debora; Schwartz-Filho, Humberto Osvaldo; Brandt, William Cunha; Sendyk, Wilson Roberto; Roman-Torres, Caio Vinicius Gonçalves

    2014-01-01

    Teeth with vertical root fracture (VRF) have complete or incomplete fractures that begin in the root and extend toward the occlusal surface. The most frequent causes of VRF originate from physical trauma, occlusal prematurity, inadequate endodontic treatment, and iatrogenic causes. Diagnose is difficult and delay can cause stomatognathic system problem. The purpose of this case report was to evaluate immediate implant placement after extraction of teeth with vertical root fracture. For the 1st case, the VRF in 1st left lower molar was confirmed during surgical flap and at the same time, the tooth was removed and immediate implant was placed. For the 2nd case, the VRF 1st left lower molar was confirmed during endodontic access and at the same appointment, the tooth was removed and the immediate implant is placed. Several studies have shown that immediate implants have similar success rates when compared with late implants. Consider that this approach is a safe procedure with favorable prognosis. In cases of VRF, the main factor to be considered is the presence of adequate bone support and immediate implants can preserve the vertical bone height, adding the fact that good patient compliance reduces the number of surgical interventions and promotes the functionality of stomatognathic system. PMID:24715996

  15. Mode of progression of subperiosteal resorption in the hyperparathyroidism of chronic renal failure

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    Meema, H.E.; Oreopoulos, D.G.

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    Subperiosteal resorption in finger phalanges is usually thought to be the result of osteoclastic bone resorption on the periosteal surface of bone, progressive centripetally with creation of the serrated appearances and ''lace-like'' patterns in periosteal cortical bone. Our longitudinal microradioscopic observations in patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism of chronic renal failure have revealed evidence of another pathogenetic mechanism: by the enlargement of intracortical juxtaperiosteal resorption spaces, the remaining thin layer of bone is broken down from inside the bone, i.e., a centrifugal rather then centripetal process.

  16. The mode of progression of subperiosteal resorption in the hyperparathyroidism of chronic renal future

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    Subperiosteal resorption in finger phalanges is usually thought to be the result of osteoclastic bone resorption on the periosteal surface of bone, progressive centripetally with creation of the serrated appearances and ''lace-like'' patterns in periosteal cortical bone. Our longitudinal microradioscopic observations in patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism of chronic renal failure have revealed evidence of another pathogenetic mechanism: by the enlargement of intracortical juxtaperiosteal resorption spaces, the remaining thin layer of bone is broken down from inside the bone, i.e., a centrifugal rather then centripetal process. (orig.)

  17. PERIAPICAL RESORPTIVE PROCESSES IN CHRONIC APICAL PERIODONTITIS: AN OVERVIEW AND DISCUSSION OF THE LITERATURE.

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    Angela Gusiyska

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Root resorption is a biological phenomenon, characterized by processes of cement and/or dentine depletion, resulting from the physiological or pathological activity of resorptive cells. Purpose: The aim of this article is to review of the literature on the peculiarities of the periapical resorptive processes. Conclusion: The absence of a physiological narrowing is challenging to the achievement of satisfactory early and late therapeutic results. It makes probable either the overpressing of necrotic, infected material when preparing the endodontic space or the overpressing of the sealer when sealing the root canal.

  18. Horizontal alveolar bone loss: A periodontal orphan

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    Jayakumar A

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Attempts to successfully regenerate lost alveolar bone have always been a clinician?s dream. Angular defects, at least, have a fairer chance, but the same cannot be said about horizontal bone loss. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the prevalence of horizontal alveolar bone loss and vertical bone defects in periodontal patients; and later, to correlate it with the treatment modalities available in the literature for horizontal and vertical bone defects. Materials and Methods: The study was conducted in two parts. Part I was the radiographic evaluation of 150 orthopantomographs (OPGs (of patients diagnosed with chronic periodontitis and seeking periodontal care, which were digitized and read using the AutoCAD 2006 software. All the periodontitis-affected teeth were categorized as teeth with vertical defects (if the defect angle was ?45° and defect depth was ?3 mm or as having horizontal bone loss. Part II of the study comprised search of the literature on treatment modalities for horizontal and vertical bone loss in four selected periodontal journals. Results: Out of the 150 OPGs studied, 54 (36% OPGs showed one or more vertical defects. Totally, 3,371 teeth were studied, out of which horizontal bone loss was found in 3,107 (92.2% teeth, and vertical defects were found only in 264 (7.8% of the teeth, which was statistically significant (P<.001. Search of the selected journals revealed 477 papers have addressed the treatment modalities for vertical and horizontal types of bone loss specifically. Out of the 477 papers, 461 (96.3% have addressed vertical bone loss, and 18 (3.7% have addressed treatment options for horizontal bone loss. Two papers have addressed both types of bone loss and are included in both categories. Conclusion: Horizontal bone loss is more prevalent than vertical bone loss but has been sidelined by researchers as very few papers have been published on the subject of regenerative treatment modalities for this type of bone loss. This study should be an impetus for greater attention to an otherwise ubiquitous periodontal challenge.

  19. Comparative evaluation of the efficacy of the cyclooxygenase pathway inhibitor and nitric oxide synthase inhibitor in the reduction of alveolar bone loss in ligature induced periodontitis in rats: An experimental study

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    Rekha Jagadish

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Alveolar bone loss is the most striking feature of periodontal disease. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of a cyclooxygenase (COX pathway inhibitor and nitric oxide synthase (NOS inhibitor in the reduction of alveolar bone loss in an experimental periodontal disease (EPD model. Materials and Methods: The study was conducted on 60 Wistar rats divided into three groups of 20 rats each and then subjected to a ligature placement around the left maxillary second molars. Group 1 rats were treated with COX inhibitor (diclofenac sodium 10 mg/kg/d, group 2 with NOS inhibitor (aminoguanidine hydrochloride 10 mg/kg/d and group 3 served as controls, receiving only saline, intraperitoneally 1h before EPD induction and daily until the sacrifice on the 11 th day. Leukogram was performed before ligation, at 6 h and at the first, seventh and 11 th days after EPD induction. After sacrifice, all the excised maxillae were subjected to morphometric and histometric analysis to measure the alveolar bone loss. Histopathological analysis was carried out to estimate cell influx, alveolar bone and cementum integrity. Results: Induction of experimental periodontitis in the rat model produced pronounced leucocytosis, which was significantly reduced by the administration of diclofenac sodium and aminoguanidine on the 11 th day. In morphometric and histometric examinations, both the test drugs significantly (P < 0.05 inhibited the alveolar bone loss as compared with the control group. Conclusion: Both COX inhibitor and NOS inhibitor are equally effective in inhibiting the inflammatory bone resorption in an experimental periodontitis model.

  20. The angiogenic factor midkine is regulated by dexamethasone and retinoic acid during alveolarization and in alveolar epithelial cells

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    Sweezey Neil B

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background A precise balance exists between the actions of endogenous glucocorticoids (GC and retinoids to promote normal lung development, in particular during alveolarization. The mechanisms controlling this balance are largely unknown, but recent evidence suggests that midkine (MK, a retinoic acid-regulated, pro-angiogenic growth factor, may function as a critical regulator. The purpose of this study was to examine regulation of MK by GC and RA during postnatal alveolar formation in rats. Methods Newborn rats were treated with dexamethasone (DEX and/or all-trans-retinoic acid (RA during the first two weeks of life. Lung morphology was assessed by light microscopy and radial alveolar counts. MK mRNA and protein expression in response to different treatment were determined by Northern and Western blots. In addition, MK protein expression in cultured human alveolar type 2-like cells treated with DEX and RA was also determined. Results Lung histology confirmed that DEX treatment inhibited and RA treatment stimulated alveolar formation, whereas concurrent administration of RA with DEX prevented the DEX effects. During normal development, MK expression was maximal during the period of alveolarization from postnatal day 5 (PN5 to PN15. DEX treatment of rat pups decreased, and RA treatment increased lung MK expression, whereas concurrent DEX+RA treatment prevented the DEX-induced decrease in MK expression. Using human alveolar type 2 (AT2-like cells differentiated in culture, we confirmed that DEX and cAMP decreased, and RA increased MK expression. Conclusion We conclude that MK is expressed by AT2 cells, and is differentially regulated by corticosteroid and retinoid treatment in a manner consistent with hormonal effects on alveolarization during postnatal lung development.

  1. The angiogenic factor midkine is regulated by dexamethasone and retinoic acid during alveolarization and in alveolar epithelial cells

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    Sweezey Neil B; Kaplan Feige; Jobanputra Minesh; Mohan Gopi S; Foley Joseph P; Cui Zheng; Garber Samuel J; Zhang Huayan; Gonzales Linda W; Savani Rashmin C

    2009-01-01

    Abstract Background A precise balance exists between the actions of endogenous glucocorticoids (GC) and retinoids to promote normal lung development, in particular during alveolarization. The mechanisms controlling this balance are largely unknown, but recent evidence suggests that midkine (MK), a retinoic acid-regulated, pro-angiogenic growth factor, may function as a critical regulator. The purpose of this study was to examine regulation of MK by GC and RA during postnatal alveolar formatio...

  2. The angiogenic factor midkine is regulated by dexamethasone and retinoic acid during alveolarization and in alveolar epithelial cells

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    Zhang, Huayan; Garber, Samuel J; Cui, Zheng; Foley, Joseph P; Mohan, Gopi S; Jobanputra, Minesh; Kaplan, Feige; Sweezey, Neil B; Gonzales, Linda W; Savani, Rashmin C

    2009-01-01

    Background A precise balance exists between the actions of endogenous glucocorticoids (GC) and retinoids to promote normal lung development, in particular during alveolarization. The mechanisms controlling this balance are largely unknown, but recent evidence suggests that midkine (MK), a retinoic acid-regulated, pro-angiogenic growth factor, may function as a critical regulator. The purpose of this study was to examine regulation of MK by GC and RA during postnatal alveolar formation in rats. Methods Newborn rats were treated with dexamethasone (DEX) and/or all-trans-retinoic acid (RA) during the first two weeks of life. Lung morphology was assessed by light microscopy and radial alveolar counts. MK mRNA and protein expression in response to different treatment were determined by Northern and Western blots. In addition, MK protein expression in cultured human alveolar type 2-like cells treated with DEX and RA was also determined. Results Lung histology confirmed that DEX treatment inhibited and RA treatment stimulated alveolar formation, whereas concurrent administration of RA with DEX prevented the DEX effects. During normal development, MK expression was maximal during the period of alveolarization from postnatal day 5 (PN5) to PN15. DEX treatment of rat pups decreased, and RA treatment increased lung MK expression, whereas concurrent DEX+RA treatment prevented the DEX-induced decrease in MK expression. Using human alveolar type 2 (AT2)-like cells differentiated in culture, we confirmed that DEX and cAMP decreased, and RA increased MK expression. Conclusion We conclude that MK is expressed by AT2 cells, and is differentially regulated by corticosteroid and retinoid treatment in a manner consistent with hormonal effects on alveolarization during postnatal lung development. PMID:19698107

  3. Microlitíase alveolar pulmonar em gêmeos univitelinos: relato de dois casos Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis in monozygotic twins: report of two case

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    Sizenildo da Silva Figueirêdo

    2002-07-01

    Full Text Available Os autores apresentam dois casos de microlitíase alveolar pulmonar em gêmeos monozigóticos. Os principais achados obtidos em exames radiográficos e de tomografia computadorizada (técnica de alta resolução são enfatizados, com base em breve revisão literária.The authors report two cases of pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis affecting monozygotic twins. The main findings observed on plain x-ray films and high-resolution computed tomography are discussed and compared with data from a brief literature review.

  4. Microlitíase alveolar pulmonar em gêmeos univitelinos: relato de dois casos / Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis in monozygotic twins: report of two case

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    Sizenildo da Silva, Figueirêdo; Luiza Helena Vilela, Ribeiro; Bruno Barcelos da, Nóbrega; Kim-Ir-Sen Santos, Teixeira; Maurício Sérgio Brasil, Leite; Albino Alegro, Oliveira.

    2002-07-01

    Full Text Available Os autores apresentam dois casos de microlitíase alveolar pulmonar em gêmeos monozigóticos. Os principais achados obtidos em exames radiográficos e de tomografia computadorizada (técnica de alta resolução) são enfatizados, com base em breve revisão literária. [...] Abstract in english The authors report two cases of pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis affecting monozygotic twins. The main findings observed on plain x-ray films and high-resolution computed tomography are discussed and compared with data from a brief literature review. [...

  5. Elevación del piso del seno maxilar a través de la cresta ósea alveolar, mediante el uso de osteotomos: Reporte de caso clínico

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    E, Di Natale.

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available En el presente artículo se describe la técnica de aumento del piso del seno maxilar a través del reborde alveolar, mediante el uso de osteotomos en combinación con procedimientos de regeneración ósea guiada y uso de biomateriales de relleno. Se reporta el caso de una paciente femenina de 65 años de [...] edad, con disminución de altura ósea del reborde alveolar, debido a la neumatización de los senos maxilares, asociada con moderada reabsorción ósea, a quien se le colocó a nivel del primer molar superior izquierdo implantes 3,5 x 11 mm IMTEC Endure Internal Hex System y se aplicó la técnica descrita de aumento del piso del seno maxilar. Mediante esta técnica es posible la elevación atraumática de la membrana sinusal, con bajo riesgo de lesionarla. Abstract in english In the present article, the technique of maxillary sinus floor increase through the alveolar ridge by using osteotomes in combination with bone regeneration guided procedures and the use of biomaterial fillings is described. It is reported the case of a 65 year old, female patient, with a decrease o [...] f alveolar ridge bone height due to the pneumatization of the maxillary sinus, associated with moderate bone re-absorption. The procedure consisted on the placement of a 3.5 x 11 mm IMTEC Endure Internal Hex System implant, at the level of the superior left first molar and the application of the technique described before (maxillary sinus floor increase). By using this technique, an atraumatic elevation of the sinus membrane is possible with low risk of injuring it.

  6. Láminas alveolares para la construcción económica

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    Delarue, J. M.

    1986-07-01

    Full Text Available This article shows an experience of self-construction carried out at the Pedagogical Architecture Unit nº1, France, in order to test a cloth and gypsum structure principie adapted to the production of low cost construction in Developing Countries. This constructive principle have the following main interests: - This technique makes use of traditional local materials suitable for several uses: self construction by dwellers, constructions made by little craft undertakings, industrialized prefabrication in little production units. - Possibility to produce a multiplicity of components deserving different constructive roles, specially alveolar elements that can be used as ventilated roofings.Este artículo relata una experiencia de auto-construcción realizada en la Universidad Pedagógica de Arquitectura nº 1, Francia, con el fin de ensayar un principio de estructura de lona y yeso adaptada a la producción de construcciones baratas en los Países en vías de Desarrollo. Este principio constructivo presenta los siguientes intereses principales: - Técnica que utiliza materiales tradicionales, baratos y locales, adaptables a varios niveles de empleos: auto-construcción por los usuarios, construcción por pequeñas empresas artesanales, prefabricación industrializada en pequeñas unidades de producción. - Posibilidad de realizar multiplicidad de componentes que cumplen varias funciones constructivas y en particular los elementos alveolados que pueden constituir cubiertas ventiladas.

  7. [Alveolar soft part sarcoma in pediatric patients].

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    Paillard, Catherine; Coulomb, Aurore; Helfre, Sylvie; Orbach, Daniel

    2015-09-01

    Alveolar soft part sarcoma, ASPS, is a rare malignant tumor, with preferential primary localization in limbs, usually occurring in adolescents and young adults. This sarcoma, well defined histologically and at molecular level, has an indolent course, but a high potential metastatic pulmonary and cerebral evolution, sometimes late. ASPS is characterized by an almost specific translocation t(X, 17)(p11;25) which creates a fusion protein, APSL-TFE3, acting as an aberrant transcription factor. An in-bloc resection of the primary tumor is the treatment of choice in cases of localized disease. Conventional chemotherapy is generally ineffective. The role of radiotherapy is discussed in case of micro- or macroscopical incomplete residue. It seems to reduce local recurrence, but did not influence overall survival. The 5 years survival rate in children, adolescents and young adults is close to 80% in case of localized disease but poorer in presence of metastases. Recently, systemic anti-tumoral treatments have been focused on the use of targeted therapies. Anti-angiogenic drugs and tyrosine kinase inhibitors are the most promising approaches, but require further study. Prognostic risk factors in the literature are age (>10Y), tumor size (>5cm) and presence of metastases. This article reviews the clinical manifestations, diagnosis modalities, radiographic characteristics and therapeutic strategy of this disease in the pediatric population. PMID:26235420

  8. LEPTIN REGULATION OF BONE RESORPTION BY THE SYMPATHETIC NERVOUS SYSTEM AND CART

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    Bone remodelling, the mechanism by which vertebrates regulate bone mass, comprises two phases, namely resorption by osteoclasts and formation by osteoblasts; osteoblasts are multifunctional cells also controlling osteoclast differentiation. Sympathetic signalling via beta2-adrenergic receptors (Adrb...

  9. Human recombinant transforming growth factor alpha stimulates bone resorption and inhibits formation in vitro.

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    Ibbotson, K J; Harrod, J; Gowen, M; D'Souza, S.; Smith, D. D.; Winkler, M E; Derynck, R; Mundy, G. R.

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    Human recombinant transforming growth factor alpha (TGF alpha), which binds to the epidermal growth factor (EGF) receptor and causes several biological effects similar to those caused by EGF, was compared with murine EGF for its effects on a number of parameters of bone cell metabolism. TGF alpha stimulated bone resorption in two organ culture systems, the fetal rat long bone and neonatal mouse calvarial systems. TGF alpha stimulated bone resorption at concentrations as low as 0.1 ng/ml. TGF ...

  10. Acute hypoxia and osteoclast activity: a balance between enhanced resorption and increased apoptosis.

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    Knowles, HJ; Athanasou, NA

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    Osteoclasts are the primary mediators of pathological bone resorption in many conditions in which micro-environmental hypoxia is associated with disease progression. However, effects of hypoxia on human osteoclast activity have not been reported. Mature human osteoclasts were differentiated from peripheral blood or obtained from giant cell tumour of bone. Osteoclasts were exposed to a constant hypoxic environment and then assessed for parameters including resorption (toluidine blue staining o...

  11. Dissociation between bone resorption and bone formation in osteopenic transgenic mice

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    Corral, David A.; Amling, Michael; Priemel, Matthias; Loyer, Evelyn; Fuchs, Sebastien; Ducy, Patricia; Baron, Roland; Karsenty, Gerard

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    Bone mass is maintained constant in vertebrates through bone remodeling (BR). BR is characterized by osteoclastic resorption of preexisting bone followed by de novo bone formation by osteoblasts. This sequence of events and the fact that bone mass remains constant in physiological situation lead to the assumption that resorption and formation are regulated by each other during BR. Recent evidence shows that cells of the osteoblastic lineage are involved in osteoclast differentiation. However,...

  12. Glucocorticoid-Induced Changes in the Geometry of Osteoclast Resorption Cavities Affect Trabecular Bone Stiffness

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    Vanderoost, Jef; Søe, Kent; Merrild, Ditte Marie Horslev; Delaissé, Jean-Marie; van Lenthe, G Harry

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    Bone fracture risk can increase through bone microstructural changes observed in bone pathologies, such as glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis. Resorption cavities present one of these microstructural aspects. We recently found that glucocorticoids (GCs) affect the shape of the resorption cavities. Specifically, we found that in the presence of GC osteoclasts (OCs) cultured on bone slices make more trenchlike cavities, compared to rather round cavities in the absence of GCs, while the total erod...

  13. Effects of Zinc and Strontium Substitution in Tricalcium Phosphate on Osteoclast Differentiation and Resorption

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    Roy, Mangal; Fielding, Gary; Bandyopadhyay, Amit; Bose, Susmita

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    Bone replacement materials must be able to regulate both osteoblastic synthesis of new bone and osteoclastic resorption process in order to maintain the balance of bone remodeling. Osteoclasts generate from differentiation of mononuclear cells. In the present study, we have studied the osteoclast-like-cells responses (differentiation from mononuclear cells and resorption) to beta tricalcium phosphate (?-TCP) doped with zinc (Zn) and strontium (Sr). Osteoclast-like-cells differentiation and re...

  14. Osteoclastogenesis and Osteoclastic Resorption of Tricalcium Phosphate: Effect of Strontium and Magnesium Doping

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    Roy, Mangal; Bose, Susmita

    2012-01-01

    Bone substitute materials are required to support the remodeling process, which consists of osteoclastic resorption and osteoblastic synthesis. Osteoclasts, the bone resorbing cells, generate from differentiation of hemopoietic mononuclear cells. In the present study we have evaluated the effects of 1.0 wt% strontium (Sr) and 1.0 wt% magnesium (Mg) doping in beta-tricalcium phosphate (?-TCP) on the differentiation of mononuclear cells into osteoclast-like cells and its resorptive activity. In...

  15. The bone resorption inhibitors odanacatib and alendronate affect post-osteoclastic events differently in ovariectomized rabbits.

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    Jensen, Pia Rosgaard; Andersen, Thomas Levin; Pennypacker, Brenda L; Duong, Le T; Delaissé, Jean-Marie

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    Odanacatib (ODN) is a bone resorption inhibitor which differs from standard antiresorptives by its ability to reduce bone resorption without decreasing bone formation. What is the reason for this difference? In contrast with other antiresorptives, such as alendronate (ALN), ODN targets only the very last step of the resorption process. We hypothesize that ODN may therefore modify the remodeling events immediately following osteoclastic resorption. These events belong to the reversal phase and include recruitment of osteoblasts, which is critical for connecting bone resorption to formation. We performed a histomorphometric study of trabecular remodeling in vertebrae of estrogen-deficient rabbits treated or not with ODN or ALN, a model where ODN, but not ALN, was previously shown to preserve bone formation. In line with our hypothesis, we found that ODN treatment compared to ALN results in a shorter reversal phase, faster initiation of osteoid deposition on the eroded surfaces, and higher osteoblast recruitment. The latter is reflected by higher densities of mature bone forming osteoblasts and an increased subpopulation of cuboidal osteoblasts. Furthermore, we found an increase in the interface between osteoclasts and surrounding osteoblast-lineage cells. This increase is expected to favor the osteoclast-osteoblast interactions required for bone formation. Regarding bone resorption itself, we show that ODN, but not ALN, treatment results in shallower resorption lacunae, a geometry favoring bone stiffness. We conclude that, compared to standard antiresorptives, ODN shows distinctive effects on resorption geometry and on reversal phase activities which positively affect osteoblast recruitment and may therefore favor bone formation. PMID:24085265

  16. Estrogen Inhibits Bone Resorption by Directly Inducing Apoptosis of the Bone-resorbing Osteoclasts

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    Kameda, Takashi; Mano, Hiroshi; Yuasa, Tatsuhisa; Mori, Yoshihisa; Miyazawa, Koshi; Shiokawa, Miho; Nakamaru, Yukiya; Hiroi, Emi; Hiura, Kenji; Kameda, Akira; Yang, Na N.; Hakeda, Yoshiyuki; Kumegawa, Masayoshi

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    Estrogen deficiency causes bone loss, which can be prevented by estrogen replacement therapy. Using a recently developed technique for isolation of highly purified mammalian osteoclasts, we showed that 17 ?-estradiol (E2) was able to directly inhibit osteoclastic bone resorption. At concentrations effective for inhibiting bone resorption, E2 also directly induced osteoclast apoptosis in a dose- and time-dependent manner. ICI164,384 and tamoxifen, as pure and partial antagonists, respectiv...

  17. Predisposing factors to severe external root resorption associated to orthodontic treatment

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    Gracemia Vasconcelos Picanço; Karina Maria Salvatore de Freitas; Rodrigo Hermont Cançado; Fabricio Pinelli Valarelli; Paulo Roberto Barroso Picanço; Camila Pontes Feijão

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    OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate predisposing factors among patients who developed moderate or severe external root resorption (Malmgren's grades 3 and 4), on the maxillary incisors, during fixed orthodontic treatment in the permanent dentition. METHODS: Ninety-nine patients who underwent orthodontic treatment with fixed edgewise appliances were selected. Patients were divided into two groups: G1 - 50 patients with no root resorption or presenting only apical irregularities (M...

  18. Ion transporters involved in acidification of the resorption lacuna in osteoclasts

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    Henriksen, K.; Sorensen, M.G.

    2008-01-01

    Osteoclasts possess a large amount of ion transporters, which participate in bone resorption; of these, the vacuolar-adenosine trisphosphatase (V-ATPase) and the chloride-proton antiporter ClC-7 acidify the resorption lacuna. However, whether other ion transporters participate in this process is currently not well understood. We used a battery of ion channel inhibitors, human osteoclasts, and their subcellular compartments to perform an unbiased analysis of the importance of the different ion transporters for acidification of the resorption lacuna in osteoclasts. CD14(+) monocytes from human peripheral blood were isolated, and mature osteoclasts were generated using RANKL and M-CSF. The human osteoclasts were (1) used for acridine orange assays for evaluation of lysosomal acidification, (2) used for bone resorption assays, (3) used for generation of osteoclasts membranes for acid influx experiments, or (4) lysed in trizol for mRNA isolation for Affymetrix array analysis. Inhibitors targeted toward most of theion transporters showed low potency in the acidification-based assays, although some inhibitors, such as carbonic anhydrase II and the sodium-hydrogen exchanger (NHE) inhibitors, reduced resorption potently. In contrast, inhibitors targeted at V-ATPase and ClC-7 potently inhibited both acidification and resorption, as expected. We here show evidence that acidification of the resorption lacuna is mainly mediated by V-ATPase and ClC-7. Furthermore, a group of other ion transporters, including carbonic anhydrase II, the NHEs, and potassium-chloride cotransporters, are all involved in resorption but do not seem to directly be involved in acidification of the lysosomes Udgivelsesdato: 2008/9

  19. Evaluation of 239Pu resorption rate in skin lesions and their treatment effectiveness

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    The research was aimed at determining quantitative patterns of plutonium compounds resorption through various skin le-- sions (scratches, abrasions, cuts), and at establishing the relationship between the resorption rate and skin lesion depth, chemical form of 239Pu, lesion area and the amount of an applied solution. The rate of changes in 239Pu intake by the organism was assessed by means of an exponential model

  20. Fate of autologous and fresh-frozen allogeneic block bone grafts used for ridge augmentation. A CBCT-based analysis

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    Spin-Neto, Rubens; Stavropoulos, Andreas; Pereira, Luís Antônio Violin Dias; Marcantonio, Elcio; Wenzel, Ann

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    OBJECTIVES: To evaluate dimensional changes in autologous (AT) and fresh-frozen allogeneic (AL) block bone grafts 6 months after alveolar ridge augmentation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty-six partially or totally edentulous patients treated either with fresh-frozen AL bone or AT bone onlay block grafts prior to implant placement (13 patients in each group), were included in this analysis. Patients received CBCT (i-CAT Classic) examinations prior to surgery and 14 days and 6 months after grafting....

  1. Partial pulmonary embolization disrupts alveolarization in fetal sheep

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    Hooper Stuart B

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Although bronchopulmonary dysplasia is closely associated with an arrest of alveolar development and pulmonary capillary dysplasia, it is unknown whether these two features are causally related. To investigate the relationship between pulmonary capillaries and alveolar formation, we partially embolized the pulmonary capillary bed. Methods Partial pulmonary embolization (PPE was induced in chronically catheterized fetal sheep by injection of microspheres into the left pulmonary artery for 1 day (1d PPE; 115d gestational age; GA or 5 days (5d PPE; 110-115d GA. Control fetuses received vehicle injections. Lung morphology, secondary septal crests, elastin, collagen, myofibroblast, PECAM1 and HIF1? abundance and localization were determined histologically. VEGF-A, Flk-1, PDGF-A and PDGF-R? mRNA levels were measured using real-time PCR. Results At 130d GA (term ~147d, in embolized regions of the lung the percentage of lung occupied by tissue was increased from 29 ± 1% in controls to 35 ± 1% in 1d PPE and 44 ± 1% in 5d PPE fetuses (p VEGF and Flk-1, although a small increase in PDGF-R? expression at 116d GA, from 1.00 ± 0.12 in control fetuses to 1.61 ± 0.18 in 5d PPE fetuses may account for impaired differentiation of alveolar myofibroblasts and alveolar development. Conclusions PPE impairs alveolarization without adverse systemic effects and is a novel model for investigating the role of pulmonary capillaries and alveolar myofibroblasts in alveolar formation.

  2. Effects of berberine on differentiation and bone resorption of osteoclasts derived from rat bone marrow cells

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    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To observe the effects of berberine on osteoclastic differentiation and bone resorption action in vitro, and to investigate the cellular mechanism of its inhibitory effects on bone resorption.Methods: The multinucleated osteoclasts (MNCs were derived by 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 and dexamethasone from bone marrow cells in the coculture system with primary osteoblastic cells. The tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase (TRAP staining and image analysis of bone resorption pit on dental slices were used to identify osteoclast. The activity of TRAP was measured by p-nitrophenyl sodium phosphate assay. The bone resorption pit area on the bone slices formed by osteoclasts was measured by computer image processing.Results: At the concentrations of 0.1, 1 and 10 ?mol/L, berberine dose-dependently suppressed the formation of TRAP-positive multinucleated cells, the TRAP activity and the osteoclastic bone resorption. The strongest inhibitory effect was exhibited at the concentration of 10 ?mol/L, with the inhibiting rate of 60.45%, 42.12% and 72.69% respectively.Conclusion: Berberine can decrease bone loss through inhibition of osteoclast formation, differentiation and bone resorption.

  3. Resorption rate assessment of adipose tissue-engineered constructs by intravital magnetic resonance imaging.

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    Torio-Padron, N; Paul, D; von Elverfeldt, D; Stark, G B; Huotari, A M

    2011-01-01

    Engineering of adipose tissue by implantation of preadipocytes within biodegradable materials has already been extensively reported. However, a method that allows to accurately determine the resorption rate of adipose tissue constructs has not been described to date. The purpose of this study was to determine whether the non-invasive and non-destructive technique of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could be used to assess the resorption rate of adipose tissue substitutes after injection of human preadipocytes within fibrin into athymic nude mice. Different concentrations of undifferentiated preadipocytes were injected within fibrin into athymic nude mice. Two days, 3 months and 6 months post-implantation, the mice were anaesthetised and an MRI was performed using a 9.4 Tesla device in order to determine both volume and resorption rate of the implants. Subsequently, the specimens were explanted and qualitative analysis of adipose tissue formation was performed by histological examination. After implantation, a progressive resorption of all constructs was macroscopically observed. Implants could be easily visualised and delimited from the surrounding tissues by MRI. Magnetic resonance analysis demonstrated a resorption rate of the implants of 99-100% at 6 months, which was also confirmed by histological analysis. In the remaining implants, formation of human adipose tissue could be immunohistologically confirmed. Here, we show that MRI provides an efficient and non-invasive method for the assessment of implant resorption in adipose tissue engineering. PMID:20471340

  4. Cone beam computed tomography study of apical root resorption induced by Herbst appliance

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    SCHWARTZ, João Paulo; RAVELI, Taísa Boamorte; ALMEIDA, Kélei Cristina de Mathias; SCHWARTZ-FILHO, Humberto Osvaldo; RAVELI, Dirceu Barnabé

    2015-01-01

    Objective This study evaluated the frequency of root resorption during the orthodontic treatment with Herbst appliance by Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT). Material and Methods The sample comprised 23 patients (11 men, 12 women; mean ages 15.76±1.75 years) with Class II division 1 malocclusion, treated with Herbst appliance. CBCT was obtained before treatment (T0) and after Herbst treatment (T1). All the dental roots, except third molars, were evaluated, and apical root resorption was determined using the axial guided navigation method. Paired t-tests and Wilcoxon T Test were used to compare the dependent samples in parametric and nonparametric cases, respectively. Chi-Square Test with Yates’ correction was used to evaluate the relationship between apical root resorption and gender. Results were considered at a significance level of 5%. Results Apical resorption was detected by CBCT in 57.96% of 980 roots that underwent Herbst appliance treatment. All patients had minimal resorption and there was no statistical significance between the genders. Conclusion CBCT three-dimensional evaluation showed association between Herbst appliance and minimal apical root resorption, mostly in the anchoring teeth, without clinical significance.

  5. Effectiveness of Lateral Bone Augmentation on the Alveolar Crest Dimension: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

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    Sanz-Sánchez, I; Ortiz-Vigón, A; Sanz-Martín, I; Figuero, E; Sanz, M

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    Lateral ridge augmentation procedures are aimed to reconstruct deficient alveolar ridges or to build up peri-implant dehiscence and fenestrations. The objective of this systematic review was to assess the efficacy of these interventions by analyzing data from 40 clinical studies evaluating bone augmentation through either the staged or the simultaneous approach. The PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses) guideline for systematic reviews was used. The primary outcomes were the changes at reentry, in the ridge width, and in the vertical and horizontal dimensions of the peri-implant defect, measured in millimeters, in the staged and simultaneous approaches, respectively. The results of the meta-analysis showed, for the simultaneous approach, a statistically significant defect height reduction when all treatments were analyzed together (weighted mean difference [WMD] = -4.28 mm; 95% confidence interval: [CI] -4.88, -3.69; P statistically significant horizontal gain when all treatment groups were combined (WMD = 3.90 mm; 95% CI: 3.52, 4.28; P 95%) for the implants placed on the regenerated sites. Nonexposed sites gained significantly more in the simultaneous and staged approaches (WMD = 1.1 and 3.1 mm). PMID:26215467

  6. CT staging of alveolar echinococcosis of the liver

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    The purpose of this study was to assess the usefulness of a new staging scheme for alveolar echinococcosis of the liver. A total of 28 patients with hepatic alveolar echinococcosis underwent CT examinations and were staged according to the proposed staging scheme (stage 1: lesion measuring less than 3 cm in diameter; stage 2: lesion greater than 3 cm, confined to less than three hepatic segments; stage 3a: lesion with invasion of more than three hepatic segments; stage 3b: invasion of liver hilum or suprahepatic vena cava; stage 4: invasion of surrounding organs and/or distant metastasis). Of the patients 16 underwent laparotomy, and results of the radiologic staging were correlated with surgical data. The CT findings correlated well with surgical findings. Patients were followed-up for a period of 6 months to 7 years. We concluded that the proposed staging scheme seemed to be useful for the therapeutic planning of patients with alveolar echinococcosis of the liver. (orig.)

  7. Acute pulmonary alveolar proteinosis due to exposure to cotton dust

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    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Secondary pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP is rare but may occur in association with malignancy, certain infections, and exposure to inorganic or organic dust and some toxic fumes. This case report describes the second recorded case of PAP due to exposure to cotton dust. A 24-year-old man developed PAP after working as a spinner for eight years without respiratory protection. He was admitted as an emergency patient with very severe dyspnea for four months and cough for several years. Chest X-ray showed bilateral diffuse alveolar consolidation. He died 16 days later, and a diagnosis of acute pulmonary alveolar proteinosis was made at autopsy. The histopathology demonstrated alveoli and respiratory bronchioles filled with characteristic periodic acid Schiff-positive material, which also revealed birefringent bodies of cotton dust under polarized light. Secondary PAP can be fatal and present with acute respiratory failure. The occupational history and characteristic pathology can alert clinicians to the diagnosis.

  8. Alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma involving the mandibular ramus and its surrounding tissues

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    Rhabdomyosarcoma, when it occurs in the head and neck, is primarily found in children. Alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma is rarely seen in the oral lesion, comparing to the embryonal and the pleomorphic variants. This is a report of a case of alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma in the mandible in a ten-year old girl who complained of a non-painful swelling on the right cheek. The right lower 1st molar was mobile. Her radiographs revealed an extensive radiolucency with somewhat irregular border on the right mandibular ramus. The right mandibular 1st and 2nd molars lost their lamina dura and were floating. CT images revealed smooth-outlined soft tissue mass occupying the pterygomandibular space, the infratemporal space, and the masseteric muscle with thinning and perforation of the right mandibular angle and ramus. Histopathological and immunohistochemical findings established the final diagnosis of alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma.

  9. Alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma involving the mandibular ramus and its surrounding tissues

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    Yoon, Suk Ja; Kang, Byung Cheol [Chonnam National University College of Medicine, Gwangju (Korea, Republic of)

    2004-06-15

    Rhabdomyosarcoma, when it occurs in the head and neck, is primarily found in children. Alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma is rarely seen in the oral lesion, comparing to the embryonal and the pleomorphic variants. This is a report of a case of alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma in the mandible in a ten-year old girl who complained of a non-painful swelling on the right cheek. The right lower 1st molar was mobile. Her radiographs revealed an extensive radiolucency with somewhat irregular border on the right mandibular ramus. The right mandibular 1st and 2nd molars lost their lamina dura and were floating. CT images revealed smooth-outlined soft tissue mass occupying the pterygomandibular space, the infratemporal space, and the masseteric muscle with thinning and perforation of the right mandibular angle and ramus. Histopathological and immunohistochemical findings established the final diagnosis of alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma.

  10. DMPD: Silica binding and toxicity in alveolar macrophages. [Dynamic Macrophage Pathway CSML Database

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  11. External apical root resorption in maxillary incisors in orthodontic patients: associated factors and radiographic evaluation

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    Nanekrungsan, Kamonporn [Dept. of Dentistry, Overbrook Hospital, Chiang Rai (Thailand); Patanaporn, Virush; Janhom, Apirum; Korwanich, Narumanus [Dept. of Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai (Thailand)

    2012-09-15

    This study was performed to evaluate the incidence and degree of external apical root resorption of maxillary incisors after orthodontic treatment and to evaluate particular associated factors related to external apical root resorption. The records and maxillary incisor periapical radiographs of 181 patients were investigated. Crown and root lengths were measured and compared on the pre- and post-treatment periapical radiographs. Crown length was measured from the center of the incisal edge to the midpoint of the cemento-enamel junction (CEJ). Root length was measured from the CEJ midpoint to the root apex. A correction factor for the enlargement difference was used to calculate root resorption. The periapical radiographs of 564 teeth showed that the average root resorption was 1.39{+-}1.27 (8.24{+-}7.22%) and 1.69{+-}1.14 mm (10.16{+-}6.78%) for the maxillary central and lateral incisors, respectively. The results showed that the dilacerated or pointed roots, maxillary premolar extraction cases, and treatment duration were highly significant factors for root resorption (p<0.001). Allergic condition was a significant factor at p<0.01. Age at the start of treatment, large overjet, and history of facial trauma were also factors significantly associated with root resorption (p<0.05). There was no statistically significant difference in root resorption among the factors of gender, overbite, tongue-thrusting habit, types of malocclusion, and types of bracket. These results suggested that orthodontic treatment should be carefully performed in pre-treatment extraction patients who have pointed or dilacerated roots and need long treatment duration.

  12. Ridge from Strings

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    Braun, M A; Vechernin, V V

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    In the colour string picture with fusion and percolation it is shown that long range azimuthal-rapidity correlations (ridge) can arise from the superposition of many events with exchange of clusters of different number of strings and not from a single event. Relation of the ridge with the flow harmonics coefficients is derived. By direct Monte-Carlo simulations, in the technique previously used to calculate these coefficients, ridge correlations are calculated for AA, pA and pp collisions. The azimuthal anisotropy follows from the assumed quenching of the emitted particles in the strong colour fields inside string clusters. It is confirmed that in pp collisions the ridge structure only appears in rare events with abnormally high multiplicity. Comarison with the experimental data shows a good agreement. Also a good agreement is found for pPb collisions. For AA collisions a reasonable agreement is found for both near-side and away-side angular correlations although it worsens at intermediate angles.

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    Braun, M.A.; Vechernin, V.V. [Saint-Petersburg State University, Dept. of High Energy Physics, Saint-Petersburg (Russian Federation); Pajares, C. [University of Santiago de Compostela, Dept. of Particles, Santiago de Compostela (Spain)

    2015-04-01

    In the colour string picture with fusion and percolation it is shown that long-range azimuthal-rapidity correlations (ridge) can arise from the superposition of many events with exchange of clusters of different number of strings and not from a single event. Relation of the ridge with the flow harmonics coefficients is derived. By direct Monte Carlo simulations, in the technique previously used to calculate these coefficients, ridge correlations are calculated for AA, pA and pp collisions. The azimuthal anisotropy follows from the assumed quenching of the emitted particles in the strong colour fields inside string clusters. It is confirmed that in pp collisions the ridge structure only appears in rare events with abnormally high multiplicity. Comparison with the experimental data shows a good agreement. Good agreement is also found for pPb collisions. For AA collisions a reasonable agreement is found for both near-side and away-side angular correlations although it worsens at intermediate angles. (orig.)

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    Braun, M. A.; Pajares, C.; Vechernin, V. V.

    2015-04-01

    In the colour string picture with fusion and percolation it is shown that long-range azimuthal-rapidity correlations (ridge) can arise from the superposition of many events with exchange of clusters of different number of strings and not from a single event. Relation of the ridge with the flow harmonics coefficients is derived. By direct Monte Carlo simulations, in the technique previously used to calculate these coefficients, ridge correlations are calculated for AA, pA and pp collisions. The azimuthal anisotropy follows from the assumed quenching of the emitted particles in the strong colour fields inside string clusters. It is confirmed that in pp collisions the ridge structure only appears in rare events with abnormally high multiplicity. Comparison with the experimental data shows a good agreement. Good agreement is also found for pPb collisions. For AA collisions a reasonable agreement is found for both near-side and away-side angular correlations although it worsens at intermediate angles.

  15. Ridge from Strings

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    Braun, M. A.; Pajares, C.; Vechernin, V. V.

    2014-07-01

    In the colour string picture with fusion and percolation it is shown that long range azimuthal-rapidity correlations (ridge) can arise from the superposition of many events with exchange of clusters of different number of strings and not from a single event. Relation of the ridge with the flow harmonics coefficients is derived. By direct Monte-Carlo simulations, in the technique previously used to calculate these coefficients, ridge correlations are calculated for AA, pA and pp collisions. The azimuthal anisotropy follows from the assumed quenching of the emitted particles in the strong colour fields inside string clusters. It is confirmed that in pp collisions the ridge structure only appears in rare events with abnormally high multiplicity. Comarison with the experimental data shows a good agreement. Also a good agreement is found for pPb collisions. For AA collisions a reasonable agreement is found for both near-side and away-side angular correlations although it worsens at intermediate angles.

  16. One-visit RCT of Maxillary Incisors with Extensive Inflammatory Root Resorption and Periradicular Lesions: A Case Report

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    Maryam Ahmadyar; Saeed Asgary

    2011-01-01

    ABSTRACT: Inflammatory external root resorption (IERR) is a pathological phenomenon of microbial origin. This study reports a case of external apical inflammatory root resorption of maxillary incisors associated with periradicular lesions in a 22 year old female, which was successfully treated by one-visit root canal therapy (RCT). Radiographic investigation revealed periapical radiolucencies in the upper incisors associated with varying degrees of external inflammatory root resorption of tee...

  17. Injury of the Inferior Alveolar Nerve during Implant Placement: a Literature Review

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    Gintaras Juodzbalys; Hom-Lay Wang; Gintautas Sabalys

    2011-01-01

    Objectives: The purpose of present article was to review aetiological factors, mechanism, clinical symptoms, and diagnostic methods as well as to create treatment guidelines for the management of inferior alveolar nerve injury during dental implant placement.Material and Methods: Literature was selected through a search of PubMed, Embase and Cochrane electronic databases. The keywords used for search were inferior alveolar nerve injury, inferior alveolar nerve injuries, inferior alveolar nerv...

  18. Alveolar epithelial permeability in bronchial asthma in children

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    To evaluate alveolar epithelial permeability (kep) in children with bronchial asthma, 99mTc-DTPA (diethylene triamine penta acetate) aerosol lung inhalation scintigraphies were performed. There was no correlation between the kep value and the severity of asthma. On the other hand, out of 10 cases which had no aerosol deposition defect in the lung field, 4 showed high kep values on the whole lung field and 7 had high kep value areas, particularly apparent in the upper lung field. These results suggest that even when the central airway lesions are mild, severe damage exists in the alveolar region of the peripheral airway. (author)

  19. Unsuspected pulmonary alveolar proteinosis in a patient with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome: a case report

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    Niazi Masooma; DeLaCruz Angel E; Tejwani Dimple; Diaz-Fuentes Gilda

    2011-01-01

    Abstract Introduction Diffuse lung infiltrates are a common finding in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and causes range from infectious processes to malignancies or interstitial lung diseases. Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis is a rare pulmonary disorder rarely reported in patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus. Secondary pulmonary alveolar proteinosis is associated with conditions involving functional impairment or reduced numbers of alveolar macrophages. It can b...

  20. Fibroblast Growth Factor Receptors Control Epithelial–Mesenchymal Interactions Necessary for Alveolar Elastogenesis

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    Srisuma, Sorachai; Bhattacharya, Soumyaroop; Simon, Dawn M; Solleti, Siva K.; Tyagi, Shivraj; Starcher, Barry; Thomas J. Mariani

    2010-01-01

    Rationale: The mechanisms contributing to alveolar formation are poorly understood. A better understanding of these processes will improve efforts to ameliorate lung disease of the newborn and promote alveolar repair in the adult. Previous studies have identified impaired alveogenesis in mice bearing compound mutations of fibroblast growth factor (FGF) receptors (FGFRs) 3 and 4, indicating that these receptors cooperatively promote postnatal alveolar formation.

  1. Expression of RANKL mRNA during Root Resorption Induced by Orthodontic Tooth Movement in Rats

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    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective: Receptor activator for nuclear factor kappa B ligand (RANKL, which is alsocalled osteoclast differentiation factor, is an important regulatory factor in osteoclastmaturation. Knowledge of bone and cementum similarities and RANKL role in bone resorptionsuggests the possibility of a role for this protein in root resorption induced by orthodontictooth movement. The aim of this study is to examine the expression of RANKLmRNA during root resorption induced by orthodontic tooth movement in rats.Materials and Methods: In order to move maxillary right first molars mesially fixed Ni-Ticlosed coil springs (Dentaurum®-Germany were tightened to the teeth. Sample consistedof 20 male seven week old Wistar rats. For each animal, the contralateral tooth was usedas, an internal control. At day 21 the rats were sacrificed. Tissues from 10 rats were embeddedin paraffin for histologic examination. Scratched material from resorptive lacunaeon mesial sides of the roots of the other ten rats was used for extracting mRNA by RTPCR.Results: The histologic sections, analyzed histomorphometrically, showed a significantincrease in root resorption in the case group as compared to the control (p<0.001.Densitometric studies of RANKL mRNA expression band on gel electrophoresis showedsignificantly increased RANKL expression in the resorptive lacunae of the case group(p<0.001.Conclusion: This observation indicates increased RANKL

  2. Resorption Rate Tunable Bioceramic: Si, Zn-Modified Tricalcium Phosphate

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    2006-08-09

    This dissertation is organized in an alternate format. Several manuscripts which have already been published or are to be submitted for publication have been included as separate chapters. Chapter 1 is a general introduction which describes the dissertation organization and introduces the human bone and ceramic materials as bone substitute. Chapter 2 is the background and literature review on dissolution behavior of calcium phosphate, and discussion of motivation for this research. Chapter 3 is a manuscript entitled ''Si,Zn-modified tricalcium phosphate: a phase composition and crystal structure study'', which was published in ''Key Engineering Materials'' [1]. Chapter 4 gives more crystal structure details by neutron powder diffraction, which identifies the position for Si and Zn substitution and explains the stabilization mechanism of the structure. A manuscript entitled ''Crystal structure analysis of Si, Zn-modified Tricalcium phosphate by Neutron Powder Diffraction'' will be submitted to Biomaterials [2]. Chapter 5 is a manuscript, entitled ''Dissolution behavior and cytotoxicity test of Si, Zn-modified tricalcium phosphate'', which is to be submitted to Biomaterials [3]. This paper discusses the additives effect on the dissolution behavior of TCP, and cytotoxicity test result is also included. Chapter 6 is the study of hydrolysis process of {alpha}-tricalcium phosphate in the simulated body fluid, and the phase development during drying process is discussed. A manuscript entitled ''Hydrolysis of {alpha}-tricalcium phosphate in simulated body fluid and phase transformation during drying process'' is to be submitted to Biomaterials [4]. Ozan Ugurlu is included as co-authors in these two papers due to his TEM contributions. Appendix A is the general introduction of the materials synthesis, crystal structure and preliminary dissolution result. A manuscript entitled ''Resorption rate tunable bioceramic: Si and Zn-modified tricalcium phosphate'' was published in Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings (the 29th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites - Advances in Bioceramics and Biocomposites) [5].

  3. Alveolar osseous defect in rat for cell therapy: preliminary report / Defeito ósseo alveolar em ratos para terapia celular: estudo preliminar

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    Cassio Eduardo, Raposo-Amaral; Gerson Shigeru, Kobayashi; Ana Beatriz, Almeida; Daniela F., Bueno; Fatima Rodrigues de Souza e, Freitas; Luiz Carlos, Vulcano; Maria Rita, Passos-Bueno; Nivaldo, Alonso.

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Reproduzir um novo modelo de defeito ósseo alveolar em ratos Wistar que será utilizado para terapia genética e estudos com células tronco. Adicionalmente, outro objetivo do presente estudo foi determinar o pico de regeneração óssea do defeito criado na região alveolar do modelo experimenta [...] l. MÉTODOS: Os animais foram aleatoriamente divididos em dois grupos de sete animais. Através de uma incisão gengivobucal foi criado um defeito ósseo medindo 28 mm² de área na região alveolar dos ratos. Os ratos foram sacrificados após duas semanas (n=7) e quatro semanas (n=7) da cirurgia. RESULTADOS: A área média do defeito alveolar após duas semanas de cirurgia foi de 22.27 ± 1.31 mm² e a área média do defeito alveolar após quatro semanas de cirurgia foi de 9.03 ± 1.17 mm². A taxa de formação óssea foi de 5.73 ± 1.31 mm² após duas semanas de cirurgia e de 19 ± 1.17 mm² após quatro semanas de cirurgia. Foi observada diferença estatisticamente significante na taxa de formação óssea entre o grupo dos animais sacrificados com duas e quatro semanas (p=0.003). CONCLUSÃO: Este estudo demonstrou que a maior taxa de regeneração óssea ocorreu no período entre duas e quatro semanas após a cirurgia de criação do defeito ósseo alveolar, portanto esta observação sugere que o período de tempo de quatro semanas será suficiente para avaliar a capacidade de células tronco em regenerar osso em ratos Wistar com defeito ósseo alveolar. Abstract in english PURPOSE: To study were to reproduce an alveolar bone defect model in Wistar rats to be used for testing the efficacy of stem cell therapies. Additionally, we also aimed to determine the osteogenesis process of this osseous defect in the 1 month period post-surgery. METHODS: The animals were randomly [...] divided into two groups of 7 animals each. A gingivobuccal incision was made, and a bone defect of 28 mm² of area was performed in the alveolar region. Animals were killed at 2 weeks after surgery (n=7) and 4 weeks after surgery (n=7). RESULTS: The average area of the alveolar defect at time point of 2 weeks was 22.27 ± 1.31 mm² and the average area of alveolar defect at time point of 4 weeks was 9.03 ± 1.17 mm². The average amount of bone formation at time point of 2 weeks was 5.73 ± 1.31 mm² and the average amount of bone formation at time point of 4 weeks was 19 ± 1.17 mm². Statistically significant differences between the amount of bone formation at 2 weeks and 4 weeks after surgery were seen (p=0.003). CONCLUSION: The highest rate of ossification occurred mostly from 2 to 4 weeks after surgery. This observation suggests that 4 weeks after the bone defect creation should be a satisfactory timing to assess the potential of bone inductive stem cells to accelerate bone regeneration in Wistar rats.

  4. Alveolar osseous defect in rat for cell therapy: preliminary report Defeito ósseo alveolar em ratos para terapia celular: estudo preliminar

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    Cassio Eduardo Raposo-Amaral

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    Full Text Available PURPOSE: To study were to reproduce an alveolar bone defect model in Wistar rats to be used for testing the efficacy of stem cell therapies. Additionally, we also aimed to determine the osteogenesis process of this osseous defect in the 1 month period post-surgery. METHODS: The animals were randomly divided into two groups of 7 animals each. A gingivobuccal incision was made, and a bone defect of 28 mm² of area was performed in the alveolar region. Animals were killed at 2 weeks after surgery (n=7 and 4 weeks after surgery (n=7. RESULTS: The average area of the alveolar defect at time point of 2 weeks was 22.27 ± 1.31 mm² and the average area of alveolar defect at time point of 4 weeks was 9.03 ± 1.17 mm². The average amount of bone formation at time point of 2 weeks was 5.73 ± 1.31 mm² and the average amount of bone formation at time point of 4 weeks was 19 ± 1.17 mm². Statistically significant differences between the amount of bone formation at 2 weeks and 4 weeks after surgery were seen (p=0.003. CONCLUSION: The highest rate of ossification occurred mostly from 2 to 4 weeks after surgery. This observation suggests that 4 weeks after the bone defect creation should be a satisfactory timing to assess the potential of bone inductive stem cells to accelerate bone regeneration in Wistar rats.OBJETIVO: Reproduzir um novo modelo de defeito ósseo alveolar em ratos Wistar que será utilizado para terapia genética e estudos com células tronco. Adicionalmente, outro objetivo do presente estudo foi determinar o pico de regeneração óssea do defeito criado na região alveolar do modelo experimental. MÉTODOS: Os animais foram aleatoriamente divididos em dois grupos de sete animais. Através de uma incisão gengivobucal foi criado um defeito ósseo medindo 28 mm² de área na região alveolar dos ratos. Os ratos foram sacrificados após duas semanas (n=7 e quatro semanas (n=7 da cirurgia. RESULTADOS: A área média do defeito alveolar após duas semanas de cirurgia foi de 22.27 ± 1.31 mm² e a área média do defeito alveolar após quatro semanas de cirurgia foi de 9.03 ± 1.17 mm². A taxa de formação óssea foi de 5.73 ± 1.31 mm² após duas semanas de cirurgia e de 19 ± 1.17 mm² após quatro semanas de cirurgia. Foi observada diferença estatisticamente significante na taxa de formação óssea entre o grupo dos animais sacrificados com duas e quatro semanas (p=0.003. CONCLUSÃO: Este estudo demonstrou que a maior taxa de regeneração óssea ocorreu no período entre duas e quatro semanas após a cirurgia de criação do defeito ósseo alveolar, portanto esta observação sugere que o período de tempo de quatro semanas será suficiente para avaliar a capacidade de células tronco em regenerar osso em ratos Wistar com defeito ósseo alveolar.

  5. Contribution of the tooth bud mesenchyme to alveolar bone.

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    Diep, L.; Matalová, Eva; Mitsiadis, T. A.; Tucker, A. S.

    312B, ?. 5 (2009), 510-517. ISSN 1552-5007 R&D Projects: GA ?R GC524/08/J032; GA AV ?R KJB500450802 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z50450515 Keywords : tooth * alveolar bone * bud Subject RIV: FF - HEENT, Dentistry Impact factor: 2.938, year: 2009

  6. Increased alveolar soluble annexin V promotes lung inflammation and fibrosis.

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    Buckley, Susan; Shi, Wei; Xu, Wei; Frey, Mark R; Moats, Rex; Pardo, Annie; Selman, Moises; Warburton, David

    2015-11-01

    The causes underlying the self-perpetuating nature of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a progressive and usually lethal disease, remain unknown. We hypothesised that alveolar soluble annexin V contributes to lung fibrosis, based on the observation that human IPF bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) containing high annexin V levels promoted fibroblast involvement in alveolar epithelial wound healing that was reduced when annexin V was depleted from the BALF.Conditioned medium from annexin V-treated alveolar epithelial type 2 cells (AEC2), but not annexin V per se, induced proliferation of human fibroblasts and contained pro-fibrotic, IPF-associated proteins, as well as pro-inflammatory cytokines that were found to correlate tightly (r>0.95) with annexin V levels in human BALF. ErbB2 receptor tyrosine kinase in AECs was activated by annexin V, and blockade reduced the fibrotic potential of annexin V-treated AEC-conditioned medium. In vivo, aerosol delivery of annexin V to mouse lung induced inflammation, fibrosis and increased hydroxyproline, with activation of Wnt, transforming growth factor-?, mitogen-activated protein kinase and nuclear factor-?B signalling pathways, as seen in IPF.Chronically increased alveolar annexin V levels, as reflected in increased IPF BALF levels, may contribute to the progression of IPF by inducing the release of pro-fibrotic mediators. PMID:26160872

  7. Is there correlation between alveolar and systemic bone density?

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    Paula Cabrini, Scheibel; Adilson Luiz, Ramos; Lilian Cristina Vessoni, Iwaki.

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: avaliar a correlação entre a densidade óssea alveolar maxilomandibular e a densidade mineral óssea sistêmica. MÉTODOS: a absorciometria duoenergética por raios X do osso alveolar maxilomandibular (região anterior e posterior), dos sítios sistêmicos padrões (coluna lombar e fêmur) e da terc [...] eira vértebra cervical foi realizada em 23 mulheres de meia idade. Radiografias periapicais dos incisivos superiores também foram obtidas com uma escala de alumínio como referência para a leitura digital da densidade óssea da região apical. RESULTADOS: o teste de correlação de Spearman revelou que a densidade da região apical foi correlacionada com a do colo femoral (r = 0,433; p Abstract in english OBJECTIVE: The present study assessed the correlation between maxillomandibular alveolar bone density and systemic bone mineral density (BMD). METHODS: Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry of the anterior and posterior maxillomandibular alveolar bone, of the standard sites for the measurement of BMD (lu [...] mbar spine and femur) and the third cervical vertebra was performed on 23 middle-aged women. Periapical radiographs were also obtained, with an aluminum step-wedge as reference for the digital reading of apical bone density of the upper incisors. RESULTS: Spearman's correlations coefficients revealed that density in the apical region was correlated with that of the femoral neck (r = 0.433; p

  8. Alveolar occupation infiltrations, eosinophilia in peripheral blood and bronchoalveolar lavage

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    A case of a patient of 25 years old is shown with the antecedent of no potable water consumption who entered for having pulmonary symptoms, fever, presence of alveolar occupation infiltrations and eosinophilia in peripheral blood treatment with antiparasitary started with a significant improvement of the symptoms, infiltrations and eosinophilia. It is considered eosinophilic pneumonia diagnostic by parasitary infection (Loefffers Syndrome)

  9. Alveolar occupation infiltrations, eosinophilia in peripheral blood and bronchoalveolar lavage

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    A case of a patient of 25 years old is shown with the antecedent of no potable water consumption who entered for having pulmonary symptoms. Fever, presence of alveolar occupation infiltrations and eosinophilia in peripheral blood a treatment with antiparasitary started with a significant improvement of the symptoms, infiltrations and eosinophilia. it is considered eosinophilic pneumonia diagnostic by parasitary infection (Loeffler's syndrome)

  10. Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis and cement dust: a case report.

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    McCunney, R J; Godefroi, R

    1989-03-01

    Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis developed in a 29-year-old white man within 2 years of working as a cement truck driver. Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP), an uncommon respiratory disorder characterized by the accumulation of phospholipid material within the alveoli, has been described in association with exposure to silica, aluminum oxide, and a variety of dusts and fumes. Although a link between exposure to Portland cement and PAP has not been previously noted, this type of cement contains nearly 20% silica. Lung biopsy material, originally used to diagnose PAP, was reviewed under electron dispersive spectroscopy. Analysis indicated the presence of silica particles within the alveolar fluid and macrophages. A number of items support a causal relationship between exposure to cement dust and PAP: (1) the temporal sequence between assuming job duties and the development of the illness, (2) improvement following removal from further exposure, (3) dusty, unprotected working conditions, (4) the presence of silica within the cement, and (5) the alveolar fluid from periodic acid-Schiff-positive lung tissue. PMID:2918407

  11. Diffuse alveolar haemorrhage secondary to propylthiouracil-induced vasculitis.

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    Ferreira, Catarina; Costa, Teresa; Marques, Ana Vieira

    2015-01-01

    Propylthiouracil is a drug used to treat hyperthyroidism. It can cause several side effects including pulmonary disorders that, although rare, can be severe. The authors describe the case of a woman treated with propylthiouracil who developed diffuse alveolar haemorrhage with severe respiratory failure and anaemia, which improved with discontinuation of the antithyroid drug and on starting systemic corticosteroid therapy. PMID:25661751

  12. Mechanisms of in Vivo Degradation and Resorption of Calcium Phosphate Based Biomaterials

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    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Calcium phosphate ceramic materials are extensively used for bone replacement and regeneration in orthopedic, dental, and maxillofacial surgical applications. In order for these biomaterials to work effectively it is imperative that they undergo the process of degradation and resorption in vivo. This allows for the space to be created for the new bone tissue to form and infiltrate within the implanted graft material. Several factors affect the biodegradation and resorption of calcium phosphate materials after implantation. Various cell types are involved in the degradation process by phagocytic mechanisms (monocytes/macrophages, fibroblasts, osteoblasts or via an acidic mechanism to reduce the micro-environmental pH which results in demineralization of the cement matrix and resorption via osteoclasts. These cells exert their degradation effects directly or indirectly through the cytokine growth factor secretion and their sensitivity and response to these biomolecules. This article discusses the mechanisms of calcium phosphate material degradation in vivo.

  13. Nonsurgical management of a large periapical lesion associated with an immature tooth displaying external inflammatory resorption.

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    Fernandes, Marina; de Ataide, Ida

    2015-01-01

    Immature nonvital teeth can often be associated with periapical lesions. Presence of external inflammatory resorption can complicate the treatment plan. A 21-year-old female patient presented with a large periapical lesion in relation to teeth 11 and 12. Tooth 11 was an immature tooth undergoing external inflammatory resorption. Aspiration through the root canal was carried out to evacuate the purulent fluid in the periapical lesion. Triple antibiotic paste was then placed as an intracanal medicament for a period of 2 weeks, followed by calcium hydroxide therapy for a period of 2 months. Mineral trioxide aggregate was then placed as an apical barrier to a thickness of about 4 mm. Obturation of the remainder of the canal space was done after 48 h. Complete periapical healing was evident after 1 year and 6 months. Nonsurgical healing of a large periapical lesion associated with an immature tooth displaying external inflammatory resorption can be successfully achieved. PMID:26180425

  14. Effects of Nonsurgical Periodontal Treatment on the Alveolar Bone Density

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    Fabiana Cervo de, Barros; Flávia Farah, Braga; Ricardo Guimarães, Fischer; Carlos Marcelo da Silva, Figueredo.

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo desse estudo foi avaliar os efeitos do tratamento periodontal não cirúrgico na densidade do osso alveolar e na altura óssea alveolar usando radiografias digitais diretas. Dezenove pacientes (média de idade 36±7,3 anos) com pacientes com periodontite crônica generalizada foram examinados n [...] o tempo 0 e aos 90 (90AT) e 180 (180AT) dias após o tratamento periodontal não cirúrgico. Dois grupos de sítios foram radiografados, 39 com profundidade de bolsa a sondagem (PBS)?3 mm e nível de inserção clínica (NIC)?1 mm (sítios rasos) e 62 com PBS?5 mm and NIC?3 mm (sítios profundos). A densidade foi avaliada considerando as regiões ósseas de interesse na crista óssea alveolar (ROI I) e no osso medular (ROI II). A altura óssea compreendia a distância entre a crista óssea alveolar e a junção cemento-esmalte. Os sítios profundos mostraram um significante aumento na densidade óssea na ROI I tendo p Abstract in english The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of nonsurgical periodontal treatment on alveolar bone density (ABD) and bone height (BH) using direct digital radiography. Nineteen patients (mean age: 36±7.3 years) with generalized chronic periodontitis were examined at baseline, 90 (90AT) and 180 [...] (180AT) days after nonsurgical periodontal therapy. Radiographs were taken from two sites with specific characteristics: 39 sites with probing pocket depth (PPD)?3 mm and clinical attachment level (CAL)?1 mm (shallow sites); and 62 sites with PPD?5 mm and CAL?3 mm (deep sites). The ABD was assessed considering the bone regions of interest at the alveolar bone crest (ROI I) and at the medullar bone (ROI II). The BH was assessed considering the distance from the alveolar bone crest to the cementoenamel junction. Mann-Whitney test was used for the overall demographic data, Wilcoxon test was used to compare the baseline, 90AT and 180AT data as well as to compare the groups and subgroups within the same evaluation period. The significance level was set at 5%. The deep sites showed a significant increase of ABD in ROI I at 90AT (p

  15. Orthodontic treatment in patient with idiopathic root resorption: A case report

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    Diego, Rey; Rosana Martínez, Smit; Liliana, Gamboa.

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available A reabsorção radicular externa idiopática é uma rara condição patológica, normalmente detectada como um achado fortuito radiológico. Trata-se de um processo multifatorial, relacionado a diversos fatores locais e sistêmicos. Se um fator etiológico não for identificado, a reabsorção radicular é classi [...] ficada como idiopática. Apresentamos o caso de uma paciente do sexo feminino com reabsorção radicular idiopática, que procurou tratamento ortodôntico para corrigir uma má oclusão. Esse tipo de reabsorção começa apicalmente e evolui coronalmente, provocando o encurtamento gradual e o arredondamento da raiz remanescente. Os pacientes com essa condição não são os candidatos ideais para o tratamento ortodôntico, no entanto, o objetivo desse relato é descrever um caso incomum de reabsorção radicular idiopática que envolveu toda a dentição. Além disso, pretende-se apresentar o tratamento ortodôntico da paciente. Também são descritos o progresso e a conclusão do tratamento ortodôntico, assim como os satisfatórios resultados finais. Abstract in english Multiple idiopathic external root resorption is a rare pathological condition usually detected as an incidental radiographic finding. External root resorption of permanent teeth is a multifactorial process related to several local and systemic factors. If an etiological factor cannot be identified f [...] or root resorption, the term "idiopathic" is applied. This report presents a case of multiple idiopathic apical root resorption. The condition was found in a young female patient seeking orthodontic treatment due to malocclusion. This kind of resorption starts apically and progresses coronally, causing a gradual shortening and rounding of the remaining root. Patients with this condition are not the ideal candidates for orthodontic treatment; however, the aim of this report is to describe an unusual case of idiopathic root resorption involving the entire dentition, and to present the orthodontic treatment of this patient. It describes the progress and completion of orthodontic therapy with satisfactory end results.

  16. Comparison between two tomographic sections in the diagnosis of external root resorption

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    Cláudio Afonso Lermen

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVES: To assess the accuracy of coronal and sagittal CT sections to detect cavities simulating root resorption. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 60 mandibular incisors were embedded in plaster bases, and cavities with 0.6, 1.2 or 1.8 mm in diameter and 0.3, 0.6 or 0.9 mm in depth (small, medium and large cavities were drilled on the buccal surfaces with high-speed round burs with diameters of 0.6, 1.2 and 1.8 mm to simulate external inflammatory root resorption. Simulations in the cervical, middle and apical thirds of each tooth root were made randomly. The Dental Scan software was used to obtain 1-mm-thick axial images from direct scanning, which were reconstructed in the coronal and sagittal planes using 3D software (Syngo FastView. Each series was loaded into the software. Fourteen images of each tooth were reconstructed in the coronal plane and 14 in the sagittal plane. A total of 1,652 images were obtained for analysis. Series information, tooth number and the plane reconstructed were stored. The images generated were saved on a CD-ROM together with the visualization software (Syngo FastView. Images were analyzed by a previously calibrated blinded, radiologist. Cochran's Q test was conducted separately for each region analyzed followed by pair-wise comparison by the McNemar test (p=0.05. RESULTS: No statistically significant difference (p>0.05 was observed in the diagnosis of simulated resorption between the apical, middle, and coronal thirds. When the axial plane was assessed separately, diagnoses were statistically different (p0.05 between planes, irrespective of the third in which the resorptions were located. CONCLUSION: When tomographic sections are requested for the diagnosis of buccal or lingual external root resorption, sagittal sections afford the best image characterization of the resorption process.

  17. Comparison between two tomographic sections in the diagnosis of external root resorption

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    Cláudio Afonso, Lermen; Gabriela Salatino, Liedke; Heloísa Emília Dias da, Silveira; Heraldo Luis Dias da, Silveira; Alessandro André, Mazzola; José Antônio Poli de, Figueiredo.

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    Full Text Available OBJECTIVES: To assess the accuracy of coronal and sagittal CT sections to detect cavities simulating root resorption. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 60 mandibular incisors were embedded in plaster bases, and cavities with 0.6, 1.2 or 1.8 mm in diameter and 0.3, 0.6 or 0.9 mm in depth (small, medium and large [...] cavities) were drilled on the buccal surfaces with high-speed round burs with diameters of 0.6, 1.2 and 1.8 mm to simulate external inflammatory root resorption. Simulations in the cervical, middle and apical thirds of each tooth root were made randomly. The Dental Scan software was used to obtain 1-mm-thick axial images from direct scanning, which were reconstructed in the coronal and sagittal planes using 3D software (Syngo FastView). Each series was loaded into the software. Fourteen images of each tooth were reconstructed in the coronal plane and 14 in the sagittal plane. A total of 1,652 images were obtained for analysis. Series information, tooth number and the plane reconstructed were stored. The images generated were saved on a CD-ROM together with the visualization software (Syngo FastView). Images were analyzed by a previously calibrated blinded, radiologist. Cochran's Q test was conducted separately for each region analyzed followed by pair-wise comparison by the McNemar test (p=0.05). RESULTS: No statistically significant difference (p>0.05) was observed in the diagnosis of simulated resorption between the apical, middle, and coronal thirds. When the axial plane was assessed separately, diagnoses were statistically different (p0.05) between planes, irrespective of the third in which the resorptions were located. CONCLUSION: When tomographic sections are requested for the diagnosis of buccal or lingual external root resorption, sagittal sections afford the best image characterization of the resorption process.

  18. Potential and realized nutrient resorption in serpentine and non-serpentine chaparral shrubs and trees.

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    Drenovsky, Rebecca E; Koehler, Catherine E; Skelly, Kathryn; Richards, James H

    2013-01-01

    Low-nutrient adapted species have numerous mechanisms that aid in nutrient conservation. Hypothetically, species adapted to nutrient-poor soils should have tighter internal nutrient recycling, as evidenced by greater resorption. However, literature results are mixed. We suggest methodological factors may limit our understanding of this process. We hypothesized that plants adapted to serpentine soils would be more proficient in resorbing N and P than plants adapted to non-serpentine soils, although there would be differences among functional groups within each soil type. For six growing seasons, we sampled senescent leaf tissue from the dominant and co-dominant shrubs and trees found in serpentine and non-serpentine chaparral communities in the California Coast Range. Our study also explicitly included congener pairs found on both soil types. Most species were highly N proficient, but species adapted to serpentine soils were more P proficient. Surprisingly, two of the three potential N-fixing species were also highly N proficient. Evergreen Quercus congeners were more N proficient than their deciduous congener pairs, although there was no difference in P resorption proficiency. Overall, large inter-annual variation was observed among most species sampled, but at least in some years, maximum potential resorption likely was reached. However, climate (temperature and precipitation) was not strongly correlated with either N or P resorption proficiency. Our data suggest that controlling for phylogeny can aid in interpretation of resorption patterns. More importantly, our study clearly shows that resorption patterns can only be discerned through long-term datasets, of which few exist in the literature. PMID:22744742

  19. Prostaglandin content in blood and lung tissue during alveolar hypoxia.

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    Wiberg, T; Vaage, J; Bjertnaes, L; Hauge, A; Gautvik, K M

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    The aim of the present work was to investigate whether prostaglandins (PGs) are synthetized and released from isolated blood-perfused rat and cat lungs secondary to vasoconstriction induced by alveolar hypoxia. The lungs were perfused with autologous blood with constant volume inflow via the pulmonary artery in a recirculating system. They were ventilated with constant volume positive pressure, and acute alveolar hypoxia was induced by ventilation with a gas containing 2% O2. A superfusion bioassay technique was used to measure PG-like activity in the perfusate from the lungs, the blood being re-oxygenated before reaching the assay tissues. The oxygenator prevented the perfusate hypoxia induced by ventilation hypoxia to affect the bioassay tissues. The assay tissues were rat stomach strip, rat colon and chick rectum. They were sensitive to calibrating doses of 0.5--1 ng/ml PGE2 and 1--2 ng/ml PGF2alpha. In another series of experiments PGs of the F-series were measured in lung tissue from normoxic and hypoxic lungs with radioimmunoassay technique. No increase in PG-like activity could be detected in the venous effluent by means of bioassay during hypoxia, nor was the lung tissue content of immunoactive PGF increased by hypoxia. The present findings indicate that alveolar hypoxia does not stimulate PG-synthesis in lungs, refuting that PGs are important mediators of the pulmonary vasoconstrictor response to alveolar hypoxia. It is concluded that PGs play no significant role in producing the pressor response to alveolar hypoxia. PMID:343502

  20. Micronucleus assay for mouse alveolar Type II and Clara cells.

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    Lindberg, Hanna K; Falck, Ghita C-M; Catalán, Julia; Santonen, Tiina; Norppa, Hannu

    2010-03-01

    The objective of our study was to develop a micronucleus (MN) assay for detecting genotoxic damage after inhalation exposure in mouse alveolar Type II and Clara cells, potential target cells for lung carcinogens. Ten male C57BL/6J mice were exposed to ethylene oxide (630 mg/m(3)) for 4 hr via inhalation; 10 unexposed mice serving as controls. 72 hr after the exposure, Clara cells and alveolar Type II cells were isolated using two different methods. Method 1 included a 15-min trypsin lavage and a 2-hr incubation of cell suspension. Method 2 involved a 30-min trypsin lavage, Percoll gradient centrifugation, and a 48-hr incubation for cell attachment. Nitro blue tetrazolium (NBT) -staining was applied to distinguish Clara cells. The frequency of micronuclei (MNi) was scored in NBT-negative cells (defined as Type II cells in Method 2) and NBT-positive cells (Clara cells). To detect possible differences between the techniques, MNi in Clara cells were analyzed from samples prepared by both methods. With Method 2, a clear increase in the mean frequency of micronucleated cells was seen in the exposed mice as compared with the controls, for both alveolar Type II and Clara cells. However, no significant increase in MN frequency was seen in Clara cells analyzed from samples prepared by Method 1. Based on our findings, mouse alveolar Type II and Clara cells seem to be suitable for MN analysis in studies aimed at identifying genotoxic lung carcinogens. Both alveolar Type II and Clara cells can be isolated using Method 2. PMID:19705410

  1. Three-dimensional analysis of alveolar wall destruction in the early stage of pulmonary emphysema.

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    Kobayashi, Yukihiro; Uehara, Takeshi; Kawasaki, Kenji; Sugano, Mitsutoshi; Matsumoto, Takehisa; Matsumoto, Gou; Honda, Takayuki

    2015-03-01

    The morphological mechanism of alveolar wall destruction during pulmonary emphysema has not been clarified. The aim of this study was to elucidate this process three-dimensionally. Lung specimens from five patients with pulmonary emphysema were used, and five controls with normal alveolar structure were also examined. Sections 150 ?m thick were stained with hematoxylin and eosin, elastica, and silver impregnation, and immunostained with selected antibodies. We examined these sections three-dimensionally using a laser confocal microscope and a light microscope. There were only a few Kohn's pores and no fenestrae in the normal alveoli from the controls. In the lungs of the emphysema patients a small rupture appeared in the extremely thin alveolar wall among the alveolar capillaries. This rupture enlarged to form a circle surrounded by the capillaries, which was called an alveolar fenestra. Two neighboring fenestrae fused by breakdown of the collapsed or cord-like capillary between them to form a large fenestra. The large fenestrae fused repeatedly to become larger, and these were bordered by thick elastic fibers constructing an alveolar framework. Alveolar wall destruction during emphysema could start from small ruptures of the alveolar wall that become fenestrae surrounded by capillaries, which fuse repeatedly to become larger fenestrae rimmed with elastic fibers. The alveolar capillary network could initially prevent enlargement of the fenestrae, and the thick elastic fibers constituting the alveolar framework could secondarily prevent destruction of the alveolar wall structure. PMID:25220884

  2. Influence of radiation resorption on criteria of the existence of local thermodynamic equilibrium

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    Denisova, N.V.; Preobrazhenskii, N.G.; Sevast' yanenko, V.G.

    1986-12-01

    The emission of radiation from a plasma volume upsets the Boltzmann equilibrium. A number of authors have proposed criteria for approximate testing of the existence of local thermodynamic equilibrium on the basis of collision and radiation processes. However, those criteria give excessive values, because they do not take into account radiation resorption, which can moderate the test conditions. The present article is concerned with the influence of radiation resorption on the criterion of the existence of local thermodynamic equilibrium in a low-temperature plasma. The domain of existence of local thermodynamic equilibrium (in the sense of Saha-Boltzmann equilibrium) is calculated for electric arcs.

  3. [Clinical evaluation of external radicular resorption in non-vital teeth submitted to bleaching].

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    Loguercio, Alessandro Dourado; Souza, Daniela; Floor, Adriana Soares; Mesko, Mauro; Barbosa, Alcebíades Nunes; Busato, Adair Luiz Stefanello

    2002-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the presence of external resorption in non-vital teeth submitted to bleaching. The evaluated patients had at least one non-vital tooth, which had been bleached between 1986 and 1996. All teeth were submitted to bleaching with hydrogen peroxide and sodium perborate, as described by Busato et al.5,6. From 193 patients recalled for clinical and radiographic evaluation of bleached teeth, only 43 attended (54 teeth). The average time elapsed after bleaching was 3.5 years. The results revealed that none of the examined teeth had any degree of external cervical resorption. PMID:12131986

  4. Screening of protein kinase inhibitors identifies PKC inhibitors as inhibitors of osteoclastic acid secretion and bone resorption

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    SØrensen, Mette Guldmann; Karsdal, Morten A

    2010-01-01

    Bone resorption is initiated by osteoclastic acidification of the resorption lacunae. This process is mediated by secretion of protons through the V-ATPase and chloride through the chloride antiporter ClC-7. To shed light on the intracellular signalling controlling extracellular acidification, we screened a protein kinase inhibitor library in human osteoclasts.

  5. Custom-Made Computer-Aided-Design/Computer-Aided-Manufacturing Biphasic Calcium-Phosphate Scaffold for Augmentation of an Atrophic Mandibular Anterior Ridge

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    Mangano, Francesco Guido; Zecca, Piero Antonio; van Noort, Ric; Apresyan, Samvel; Iezzi, Giovanna; Piattelli, Adriano; Macchi, Aldo; Mangano, Carlo

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    This report documents the clinical, radiographic, and histologic outcome of a custom-made computer-aided-design/computer-aided-manufactured (CAD/CAM) scaffold used for the alveolar ridge augmentation of a severely atrophic anterior mandible. Computed tomographic (CT) images of an atrophic anterior mandible were acquired and modified into a 3-dimensional (3D) reconstruction model; this was transferred to a CAD program, where a custom-made scaffold was designed. CAM software generated a set of ...

  6. Graft incorporation and implant osseointegration following the use of autologous and fresh-frozen allogeneic block bone grafts for lateral ridge augmentation

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    Spin-Neto, Rubens; Stavropoulos, Andreas; Coletti, Felipe Leite; Faeda, Rafael Silveira; Pereira, Luís Antônio Violin Dias; Marcantonio, Elcio

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    OBJECTIVES: To compare autogenous bone (AT) and fresh-frozen allogeneic bone (AL) in terms of histomorphometrical graft incorporation and implant osseointegration after grafting for lateral ridge augmentation in humans. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-four patients were treated with either AL (20 patients) or AT (14 patients) onlay grafts. During implant installation surgery 6 months after grafting, cylindrical biopsies were harvested perpendicularly to the lateral aspect of the augmented alveolar...

  7. Identifying enamel diffusion properties in feline teeth affected with resorptive lesions

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    Živkovi? R.

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Various factors have been suggested in the pathogenesis of feline resorptive lesions, such as periodontal disease, dietary factors, mechanical stress, developmental tooth defects, breed and viral disease, although none of these factors have been definitively proven to be the direct cause. It was recently published that normally enamel in cats is significantly thinner at the cemento-enamel junction, and both enamel and dentine are significantly less mineralized than elsewhere on the tooth. However, it is still unclear what anatomical features of the tooth surface are associated with a predisposition for resorptive lesions, and what is the initiating cause for the clastic activity afterwards. The present study was undertaken with the aim to describe enamel properties of transport and distribution of organic molecules in intact feline teeth and teeth affected with resorptive lesions. The results indicate that damaged enamel is prone to a greater bilateral diffusion process, leading to continuous disruption of the enamel structure. Also, teeth that are subjected to occlusal stress are at greater risk of destruction because micro fractures produce disarrangements in feline dental tissue diffusion homeostasis. The relationship between these features with feline dental resorptive lesions requires further studies.

  8. On the assessment of radionuclide resorption from the gastro-intestinal tract of the blood

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    A comparison of the resorption rates measured for the radionuclides Ce, Co, Pu, Ru, Sr and Zn as well as the vitamin B12 with the recommendations for calculation given by the SSK showed that the values used by the SSK partly are too low by orders of magnitude. The dose factors therefore no longer correspond to the international level of science. (DG)

  9. Nitrogen Resorption and Nitrogen Use Efficiency in Cacao Agroforestry Systems Managed Differently in Central Sulawesi

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    Full Text Available Cacao agroforestry is a traditional form of agriculture practiced by the people of Central Sulawesi. These agroforestry systems vary from a simple system following selective cutting of forest trees, to a more sophisticated planting design. The cacao was planted under remaining forest covers (CF1, under planted trees (CF2, and between shade trees Gliricidia sepium (CP. The objectives of this study were to quantify nitrogen use efficiency (N NUE and nitrogen resorption in cacao agroforestry systems. The N NUE at the ecosystem scale (N NUEES for the cacao agroforestry systems were compared with the natural forest. The results showed that CP produced the highest litterfall and cacao foliar nitrogen. CP and CF1 produced litterfall and the nitrogen resorption that not were significantly different. In contrast, CF2 produced the lowest litterfall, hence required lower nitrogen supply. The nitrogen resorption of CF2 was less than that of CF1 and CP. However, N NUE in cacao plant (N NUEC of CF2 was higher than that of the CP. The N NUEES of either CF1 or CF2 were similar to that of the natural forest, but higher than that of the CP. Using shade trees in cacao plantations increased foliar nitrogen concentration, nitrogen resorption, N NUEC and N NUEES; thus, might be one reason for a higher productivity of cacao in unshaded systems.

  10. Management of a massive resorptive lesion with multiple perforations in a molar: case report.

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    Borkar, Swati; de Noronha de Ataide, Ida

    2015-05-01

    Internal resorption is usually asymptomatic. Large resorption defects may result in penetration of the root dentin leading to perforation. In this case report, we describe the diagnosis and nonsurgical repair of a large resorptive lesion with multiple perforations in a mandibular first molar using cone-beam computed tomographic technology. The 3 different root perforations were located in the mesial root and repaired using Biodentine (Septodont, Saint-Maur des Fossés, France). The mesial root weakened from resorption was reinforced by replacing the lost root dentin with calcium silicate-based cement and placement of a glass fiber post. The 18-month follow-up confirmed remineralization of the osseous defect and asymptomatic function of the tooth. A further follow-up at 43 months revealed retention of the tooth and absence of root fracture. Usually, a tooth with multiple perforations and such a severe tooth material loss would have been destined for extraction. However, with contemporary diagnostic techniques such as cone-beam computed tomography and use of advanced biomaterials and root reinforcement methods, such teeth can be salvaged. PMID:25728818

  11. Association of orthodontic force system and root resorption : A systematic review

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    Roscoe, Marina G; Meira, Josete B C

    2015-01-01

    INTRODUCTION: In this systematic review, we assessed the literature to determine which evidence level supports the association of orthodontic force system and root resorption. METHODS: PubMed, Cochrane, and Embase databases were searched with no restrictions on year, publication status, or language. Selection criteria included human studies conducted with fixed orthodontic appliances or aligners, with at least 10 patients and the force system well described. RESULTS: A total of 259 articles were retrieved in the initial search. After the review process, 21 full-text articles met the inclusion criteria. Sample sizes ranged from 10 to 73 patients. Most articles were classified as having high evidence levels and low risks of bias. CONCLUSIONS: Although a meta-analysis was not performed, from the available literature, it seems that positive correlations exist between increased force levels and increased root resorption, as well as between increased treatment time and increased root resorption. Moreover, a pause in tooth movement seems to be beneficial in reducing root resorption because it allows the resorbed cementum to heal. The absence of a control group, selection criteria of patients, and adequate examinations before and after treatment are the most common methodology flaws.

  12. Immunohistochemical expression of biglycan and decorin in the pulp tissue of human primary teeth during resorption

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    Monique Saveriano De, Benedetto; Filipe Modolo, Siqueira; Marcelo Betti, Mascaro; Vera Cavalcanti, Araujo; Marcelo Jose Strazzeri, Bonecker.

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Primary teeth are interesting models that can be used to study physiological and pathological processes involving cells and extracellular matrices in hard and soft tissues. This study investigated the expression and distribution of biglycan and decorin-the non-collagenous components of the extracell [...] ular matrix-in primary teeth tissue, during physiological root resorption. Thirty healthy human primary teeth were grouped together according to root length: Group I - two-thirds root length, Group II - one-third root length, and Group III - teeth with no root. The streptavidin-biotin-peroxidase immunohistochemical method was used with antibodies against the previously named antigens. The proteoglycans studied were found in the pulp and dentin extracellular matrix in all groups without any differences in the proteins, among the groups. Biglycan was observed mainly in predentin and in pulp connective tissue in the resorption area. In addition, decorin was observed mainly in pulp connective tissue, but near the resorption area. Biglycan and decorin were distributed differentially in the dental tissues. The present immunohistocytochemical data, combined with previously reported data, suggest that these proteoglycans could be involved in regulating the physiological resorption process in healthy primary teeth.

  13. Glucocorticoid-Induced Changes in the Geometry of Osteoclast Resorption Cavities Affect Trabecular Bone Stiffness

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    Vanderoost, Jef; SØe, Kent

    2012-01-01

    Bone fracture risk can increase through bone microstructural changes observed in bone pathologies, such as glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis. Resorption cavities present one of these microstructural aspects. We recently found that glucocorticoids (GCs) affect the shape of the resorption cavities. Specifically, we found that in the presence of GC osteoclasts (OCs) cultured on bone slices make more trenchlike cavities, compared to rather round cavities in the absence of GCs, while the total eroded surface remained constant. For this study, we hypothesized that trenchlike cavities affect bone strength differently compared to round cavities. To test this hypothesis, we cultured OCs on bone slices in the presence and absence of GC and quantified their dimensions. These data were used to model the effects of OC resorption cavities on bone mechanical properties using a validated beam-shell finite element model of trabecular bone. We demonstrated that a change in the geometry of resorption cavities is sufficient toaffect bone competence. After correcting for the increased EV/BV with GCs, the difference to the control condition was no longer significant, indicating that the GC-induced increase in EV/BV, which is closely related to the shape of the cavities, highly determines the stiffness effect. The lumbar spine was the anatomic site most affected by the GC-induced changes on the shape of the cavities. These findings might explain the clinical observation that the prevalence of vertebral fractures during GC treatment increases more than hip, forearm and other nonvertebral fractures.

  14. Impairment of osteoclastic bone resorption in rapidly growing female p47phox knockout mice

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    Bone formation is dependent on the activity and differentiation of osteoblasts; whereas resorption of preexisting mineralized bone matrix by osteoclasts is necessary not only for bone development but also for regeneration and remodeling. Bone remodeling is a process in which osteoblasts and osteocla...

  15. Tetracycline and Calcium Kinetics Are Comparable for Estimating Bone Resorption in Rats 1 2 3

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    Zhao, Yongdong; Cheong, Jennifer M. K.; Lee, WangHee; Wastney, Meryl; Martin, Berdine R.; Weaver, Connie M.

    2010-01-01

    3H-tetracycline (3H-TC) is thought to be superior to calcium (Ca) isotopic tracers for estimating bone resorption rates due to the less redeposition upon release in animal models. However, these 2 tracers have not been compared directly using complete kinetic studies with sampling of blood, urine, feces, and bone. Our goal was to compare the 2 isotopes for evaluating bone turnover. We firstly developed a model for 3H-TC kinetics in 4-mo-old female rats (n = 3) by measuring the tracer in serum, urine, and feces over 4 d. Then, 9-mo-old ovariectomized (OVX) rats (n = 6) were given both 45Ca and 3H-TC subcutaneously. Urine was collected in 24-h pools and assayed for both tracers. Rats were killed 7 and 46 d after the dose and whole skeleton was harvested. We calculated bone resorption rates by modeling the 45Ca and 3H-TC data in urine and bone. 3H-TC kinetics revealed that, like Ca, there are 2 exchangeable compartments between serum and bone. An additional pool was required to account for bone mass of Ca. Bone resorption rates determined from urinary 45Ca and 3H-TC did not differ significantly. The tracers 45Ca and 3H-TC can be used interchangeably to determine bone resorption rates in OVX rats. Thus, both labels can be used to screen dietary and other interventions for beneficial effects on bone. PMID:20668254

  16. Subligamentary resorption of bone at the caudal end of the lateral clavicula in secondary hyperparathyroidism

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    Next to the less frequently found hyperostosis and soft tissue calcinations, the main radiological signs indicating hyperparathyroidism are intracortical and subperiostal resorption of bone, and osteolysis. Their different manifestations in the X-ray picture lead to the diagnoses discussed in this article. (orig.)

  17. Oxidative Stress, Cell Death, and Other Damage to Alveolar Epithelial Cells Induced by Cigarette Smoke

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    2003-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Cigarette smoking is a major risk factor in the development of various lung diseases, including pulmonary emphysema, pulmonary fibrosis, and lung cancer. The mechanisms of these diseases include alterations in alveolar epithelial cells, which are essential in the maintenance of normal alveolar architecture and function. Following cigarette smoking, alterations in alveolar epithelial cells induce an increase in epithelial permeability, a decrease in surfactant production, the inappropriate production of inflammatory cytokines and growth factors, and an increased risk of lung cancer. However, the most deleterious effect of cigarette smoke on alveolar epithelial cells is cell death, i.e., either apoptosis or necrosis depending on the magnitude of cigarette smoke exposure. Cell death induced by cigarette smoke exposure can largely be accounted for by an enhancement in oxidative stress. In fact, cigarette smoke contains and generates many reactive oxygen species that damage alveolar epithelial cells. Whether apoptosis and/or necrosis in alveolar epithelial cells is enhanced in healthy cigarette smokers is presently unclear. However, recent evidence indicates that the apoptosis of alveolar epithelial cells and alveolar endothelial cells is involved in the pathogenesis of pulmonary emphysema, an important cigarette smoke-induced lung disease characterized by the loss of alveolar structures. This review will discuss oxidative stress, cell death, and other damage to alveolar epithelial cells induced by cigarette smoke.

  18. Effect of dexamethasone on osteoclast formation in the alveolar

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    A. Y. Yasear

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available This study was planned to determine whether a short period dexamethasone treatment induce alveolar bone loss or not, therefore, twenty six male albino rabbits were divided into three groups as follow: Test groups I (10 rabbits received 1.56 mg/kg dexamethasone intraperitoneal injection daily for two weeks, test group II (10 rabbits received 3.12 mg/kg dexamethasone intraperitoneal injection daily, and the control group (6 rabbits received saline solution for same period. The animals were sacrificed and histological sections were prepared from the alveolar bone of molar areas of mandible, as well as morphometric analysis of osteoclasts number was performed. The results showed a significant increase in the number of osteoclasts, which indicates that bone loss, is quite inevitable secondary to dexamethasone treatment even in a short period of treatment for two weeks.

  19. Inferior Alveolar Nerve Transposition Using a Piezosurgery Device with Simultaneous Implant Insertion / Transposición del Nervio Alveolar Inferior Utilizando un Dispositivo Piezoeléctrico con Inserción Simultánea de Implantes

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    Lucas, Martins de Castro-Silva; Marcio, de Moraes; Valfrido Antonio, Pereira-Filho; Mário Francisco, Real Gabrielli.

    Full Text Available Implant rehabilitation of the edentulous mandible tends to be complicated by the presence of bone atrophy. In cases of moderate to severe mandibular atrophy the bone height between the alveolar crest and inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) is small and sometimes limited to only a few millimeters. Implant [...] placement in such situations is very difficult and implies the risk of inferior alveolar nerve damage. Piezosurgery is being recently used as an alternative to obtain greater accuracy and safety. The advantages of using piezosurgery in inferior alveolar nerve transposition are: (a) the lowest risk of injury the IAN; (b) less intraoperative bleeding and reduction of postoperative swelling, (c) less thermal damage the bone surfaces and to the IAN. We present a case of mandibular atrophy in which inferior alveolar nerve transposition and implant placement were carried out using a piezosurgery device

  20. Human alveolar epithelial type II cells in primary culture

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    Mao, Pu; Wu, Songling; Li, Jianchun; FU, WEI; He, Weiqun; Liu, Xiaoqing; Slutsky , Arthur S; Zhang, Haibo; LI, YIMIN

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    Alveolar epithelial type II (AEII) cells are a key structure and defender in the lung but also are the targets in many lung diseases, including acute respiratory distress syndrome, ventilator-induced lung injury, and pulmonary fibrosis. We sought to establish an optimized method for high yielding and long maintenance of characteristics of primary human AEII cells to facilitate the investigation of the mechanisms of lung diseases at the cellular and molecular levels. Adult human peripheral nor...

  1. Proteomic analysis of human dental cementum and alveolar bone

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    Salmon, Cristiane R.; Tomazela, Daniela M.; Ruiz, Karina Gonzales Silvério; Brian L. Foster; LEME, ADRIANA FRANCO PAES; Sallum, Enilson Antonio; Somerman, Martha J.; Nociti, Francisco H.

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    Dental cementum (DC) is a bone-like tissue covering the tooth root and responsible for attaching the tooth to the alveolar bone (AB) via the periodontal ligament (PDL). Studies have unsuccessfully tried to identify factors specific to DC versus AB, in an effort to better understand DC development and regeneration. The present study aimed to use matched human DC and AB samples (n=7) to generate their proteomes for comparative analysis. Bone samples were harvested from tooth extraction sites, w...

  2. Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis in Workers at an Indium Processing Facility

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    Cummings, Kristin J; Donat, Walter E.; Ettensohn, David B.; Roggli, Victor L.; Ingram, Peter; Kreiss, Kathleen

    2009-01-01

    Two cases of pulmonary alveolar proteinosis, including one death, occurred in workers at a facility producing indium-tin oxide (ITO), a compound used in recent years to make flat panel displays. Both workers were exposed to airborne ITO dust and had indium in lung tissue specimens. One worker was tested for autoantibodies to granulocytemacrophage–colonystimulating factor (GM-CSF) and found to have an elevated level. These cases suggest that inhalational exposure to ITO causes pulmonary alveol...

  3. Virulent Coxiella burnetii Pathotypes Productively Infect Primary Human Alveolar Macrophages

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    Graham, Joseph G.; MacDonald, Laura J.; Hussain, S. Kauser; Sharma, Uma M.; Kurten, Richard C; Voth, Daniel E

    2013-01-01

    The intracellular bacterial pathogen Coxiella burnetii is a category B select agent that causes human Q fever. In vivo, C. burnetii targets alveolar macrophages wherein the pathogen replicates in a lysosome-like parasitophorous vacuole (PV). In vitro, C. burnetii infects a variety of cultured cell lines that have collectively been used to model the pathogen’s infectious cycle. However, differences in the cellular response to infection have been observed, and virulent C. burnetii isolate infec...

  4. Effects of nonsurgical periodontal treatment on the alveolar bone density.

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    de Barros, Fabiana Cervo; Braga, Flávia Farah; Fischer, Ricardo Guimarães; Figueredo, Carlos Marcelo da Silva

    2014-01-01

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of nonsurgical periodontal treatment on alveolar bone density (ABD) and bone height (BH) using direct digital radiography. Nineteen patients (mean age: 36 ± 7.3 years) with generalized chronic periodontitis were examined at baseline, 90 (90 AT) and 180 (180 AT) days after nonsurgical periodontal therapy. Radiographs were taken from two sites with specific characteristics: 39 sites with probing pocket depth (PPD) ? 3 mm and clinical attachment level (CAL) ? 1 mm (shallow sites); and 62 sites with PPD ? 5 mm and CAL ? 3 mm (deep sites). The ABD was assessed considering the bone regions of interest at the alveolar bone crest (ROI I) and at the medullar bone (ROI II). The BH was assessed considering the distance from the alveolar bone crest to the cementoenamel junction. Mann-Whitney test was used for the overall demographic data, Wilcoxon test was used to compare the baseline, 90 AT and 180 AT data as well as to compare the groups and subgroups within the same evaluation period. The significance level was set at 5%. The deep sites showed a significant increase of ABD in ROI I at 90 AT (p<0.007) and at 180 AT (p<0.005). ABD decrease was seen in ROI II at 180 AT (p<0.04) while BH reduced only in shallow sites at 90 AT. In conclusion, an increase in ABD was observed in deep sites of patients with generalized chronic periodontitis. However, no significant change in alveolar BH was observed in these sites. PMID:25140711

  5. Acute pulmonary alveolar proteinosis due to exposure to cotton dust

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    Thind Gurcharan

    2009-01-01

    Secondary pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP) is rare but may occur in association with malignancy, certain infections, and exposure to inorganic or organic dust and some toxic fumes. This case report describes the second recorded case of PAP due to exposure to cotton dust. A 24-year-old man developed PAP after working as a spinner for eight years without respiratory protection. He was admitted as an emergency patient with very severe dyspnea for four months and cough for several years. Ches...

  6. Chronic Alcohol Ingestion Changes the Landscape of the Alveolar Epithelium

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    Downs, Charles A; David Trac; Elizabeth M. Brewer; Lou Ann Brown; Helms, My N.

    2013-01-01

    Similar to effects of alcohol on the heart, liver, and brain, the effects of ethanol (EtOH) on lung injury are preventable. Unlike other vital organ systems, however, the lethal effects of alcohol on the lung are underappreciated, perhaps because there are no signs of overt pulmonary disorder until a secondary insult, such as a bacterial infection or injury, occurs in the lung. This paper provides overview of the complex changes in the alveolar environment known to occur following both chroni...

  7. Cell mechanics of alveolar epithelial cells (AECs) and macrophages (AMs).

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    Féréol, Sophie; Fodil, Redouane; Pelle, Gabriel; Louis, Bruno; Isabey, Daniel

    2008-01-01

    Cell mechanics provides an integrated view of many biological phenomena which are intimately related to cell structure and function. Because breathing constitutes a sustained motion synonymous with life, pulmonary cells are normally designed to support permanent cyclic stretch without breaking, while receiving mechanical cues from their environment. The authors study the mechanical responses of alveolar cells, namely epithelial cells and macrophages, exposed to well-controlled mechanical stre...

  8. Ketamine Inhibits Lung Fluid Clearance through Reducing Alveolar Sodium Transport

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    Yong Cui; Hongguang Nie; Hong Ma; Lei. Chen; Lin Zhang,; Junke Wang; Honglong Ji

    2011-01-01

    Ketamine is a broadly used anaesthetic for analgosedation. Accumulating clinical evidence shows that ketamine causes pulmonary edema with unknown mechanisms. We measured the effects of ketamine on alveolar fluid clearance in human lung lobes ex vivo. Our results showed that intratracheal instillation of ketamine markedly decreased the reabsorption of 5% bovine serum albumin instillate. In the presence of amiloride (a specific ENaC blocker), fluid resolution was not further decreased, suggesti...

  9. ANCA-associated diffuse alveolar hemorrhage due to benzylthiouracil.

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    Thabet, Farah; Sghiri, Rim; Tabarki, Brahim; Ghedira, Ibtissem; Yacoub, Moncef; Essoussi, Ahmed Sahloul

    2006-07-01

    Benzylthiouracil has been recently observed to be associated with antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-positive vasculitis, resulting in crescentic glomerulonephritis. We report an 8-year-old girl treated with benzylthiouracil for Graves's disease who developed an ANCA-positive vasculitis with pulmonary hemorrhage. She responded to corticosteroids and discontinuation of benzylthiouracil. This represents the first pediatric case of benzylthiouracil-induced diffuse alveolar hemorrhage. PMID:16622664

  10. In vitro dissolution of uranium oxide by baboon alveolar macrophages.

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    Poncy, J L; Metivier, H.; Dhilly, M; Verry, M; Masse, R.

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    In vitro cellular dissolution tests for insoluble forms of uranium oxide are technically difficult with conventional methodology using adherent alveolar macrophages. The limited number of cells per flask and the slow dissolution rate in a large volume of nutritive medium are obvious restricting factors. Macrophages in suspension cannot be substituted because they represent different and poorly reproducible functional subtypes with regard to activation and enzyme secretion. Preliminary results...

  11. Alveolar Surfactant Homeostasis and the Pathogenesis of Pulmonary Disease

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    Whitsett, Jeffrey A; Wert, Susan E.; Weaver, Timothy E.

    2010-01-01

    The alveolar region of the lung creates an extensive epithelial surface that mediates the transfer of oxygen and carbon dioxide required for respiration after birth. Maintenance of pulmonary function depends on the function of type II epithelial cells that synthesize and secrete pulmonary surfactant lipids and proteins, reducing the collapsing forces created at the air-liquid interface in the alveoli. Genetic and acquired disorders associated with the surfactant system cause both acute and ch...

  12. Alveolar echinococcosis of the liver. Findings of magnetic resonance imaging

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    The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the findings of MR imaging obtained in patients with Echinococcus multilocularis involving the liver. For 10 patients with alveolar echinococcosis of the liver, the MR findings were compared with the histopathologic findings after biopsy or surgery. Conventional T1-weighted spin echo, T2-weighted spin echo and T1-weighted spin echo after Gd-DTPA were employed. The signal from the lesions of alveolar liver echinococcosis on T1-weighted images was hypointense in 16 of 23 lesions (69.6%), hyperintense in 4 (17.4%), and isointense in 3 (13.0%). The signal from the lesions on T2-weighted images was hyperintense in 20 lesions (87.0%), hypointense in 2 (8.7%), and isointense in one (4.3%). On using Gd-DTPA, 7 of 21 lesions (33.3%) were observed with rim enhancement, and 14 lesions (66.7%) were non-enhanced. We describe our clinical experience together with the various findings of MR imaging as observed in the patients with alveolar echinococcosis of the liver. MR imaging excels in visualizing a low-intensity rim and small cystic foci, with liquefaction necrotic foci displaying a variety of signal intensities. After Gd-DTPA administration, the surrounding inflammatory granulomatous foci could be more clearly visualized. (author)

  13. GM-CSF and uPA are required for Porphyromonas gingivalis-induced alveolar bone loss in a mouse periodontitis model.

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    Lam, Roselind S; O'Brien-Simpson, Neil M; Hamilton, John A; Lenzo, Jason C; Holden, James A; Brammar, Gail C; Orth, Rebecca K; Tan, Yan; Walsh, Katrina A; Fleetwood, Andrew J; Reynolds, Eric C

    2015-09-01

    Granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) and urokinase-type plasminogen activator (uPA) can contribute to the progression of chronic inflammatory diseases with possible involvement of macrophages. In this study, we investigated the role of both GM-CSF and uPA in Porphyromonas gingivalis-induced experimental periodontitis using GM-CSF-/- and uPA-/- mice. Intra-oral inoculation of wild-type (WT) C57BL/6 mice with P. gingivalis resulted in establishment of the pathogen in plaque and a significant increase in alveolar bone resorption. The infected mice also exhibited a CD11b(+) CD86(+) macrophage infiltrate into the gingival tissue, as well as P. gingivalis-specific pro-inflammatory cytokine and predominantly IgG2b antibody responses. In comparison, intra-oral inoculation of P. gingivalis did not induce bone resorption and there was significantly less P. gingivalis recovered from plaque in GM-CSF-/- and uPA-/- mice. Furthermore, P. gingivalis did not induce a macrophage gingival infiltrate or activate isolated peritoneal macrophages from the gene-deficient mice. Pro-inflammatory P. gingivalis-specific T-cell cytokine responses and serum interferon-gamma (IFN-?) and IgG2b concentrations were significantly lower in GM-CSF-/- mice. In uPA-/- mice, T-cell responses were lower but serum IFN-? and IgG2b levels were comparable with WT mice levels. These results suggest that GM-CSF and uPA are both involved in the progression of experimental periodontitis, possibly via a macrophage-dependent mechanism(s). PMID:25753270

  14. Comparison of the changes of alveolar bone thickness in maxillary incisor area in extraction and non-extraction cases: computerized tomography evaluation

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    Paulo Roberto Barroso, Picanço; Fabricio Pinelli, Valarelli; Rodrigo Hermont, Cançado; Karina Maria Salvatore de, Freitas; Gracemia Vasconcelos, Picanço.

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: comparar, por meio de tomografia computadorizada, a alteração da espessura óssea alveolar na região de incisivos superiores durante o tratamento ortodôntico, com e sem extração dentária. MÉTODOS: foram avaliados 12 pacientes, divididos em dois grupos: G1, seis pacientes tratados com extraç [...] ões de dois primeiros pré-molares superiores, com idade média inicial de 15,83 anos, e tratados por um tempo médio de 2,53 anos; G2, seis pacientes tratados sem extrações, com idade média inicial de 18,26 anos e tratados por um período de 2,39 anos. Foram utilizadas tomografias computadorizadas, telerradiografias em norma lateral e radiografias periapicais ao início (T1) e após 18 meses de tratamento (T2), desde que o espaço da extração já estivesse fechado nos casos tratados com extrações. A comparação intragrupo foi realizada por meio do teste t dependente, e a comparação intergrupos por meio do com o teste t independente. RESULTADOS: o grupo 1 apresentou uma retração e verticalização do incisivo central, enquanto o grupo 2 apresentou uma vestibularização desse dente. Além disso, o grupo 1 apresentou maior aumento da espessura óssea cervical vestibular durante o tratamento, quando comparado ao grupo 2. A incidência de reabsorção radicular não apresentou diferenças significativas entre os grupos. CONCLUSÕES: não houve alteração nas espessuras ósseas alveolares quando comparados casos tratados com e sem extrações, com exceção da espessura óssea vestibular na região cervical dos incisivos superiores. Abstract in english OBJECTIVE: To compare, through computed tomography, alveolar bone thickness changes at the maxillary incisors area during orthodontic treatment with and without tooth extraction. METHODS: Twelve patients were evaluated. They were divided into 2 groups: G1 - 6 patients treated with extraction of righ [...] t and left maxillary first premolars, with mean initial age of 15.83 years and mean treatment length of 2.53 years; G2 - 6 patients treated without extraction, with mean initial age of 18.26 years and mean treatment length of 2.39 years. Computed tomographies, lateral cephalograms and periapical radiographs were used at the beginning of the treatment (T1) and 18 months after the treatment had started (T2). Extraction space closure occurred in the extraction cases. Intragroup and intergroup comparisons were performed by dependent and independent t test, respectively. RESULTS: In G1, the central incisor was retracted and uprighted, while in G2 this tooth showed vestibularization. Additionally, G1 presented a higher increase of labial alveolar bone thickness at the cervical third in comparison with G2. The incidence of root resorption did not present significant differences between groups. CONCLUSION: There were no changes in alveolar bone thickness when extraction and nonextraction cases were compared, except for the labial alveolar bone thickness at the cervical third of maxillary incisors.

  15. Alterations in osteoclast function and phenotype induced by different inhibitors of bone resorption - implications for osteoclast quality

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    Leeming Diana J

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Normal osteoclasts resorb bone by secretion of acid and proteases. Recent studies of patients with loss of function mutations affecting either of these processes have indicated a divergence in osteoclastic phenotypes. These difference in osteoclast phenotypes may directly or indirectly have secondary effects on bone remodeling, a process which is of importance for the pathogenesis of both osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. We treated human osteoclasts with different inhibitors and characterized their resulting function. Methods Human CD14 + monocytes were differentiated into mature osteoclasts using RANKL and M-CSF. The osteoclasts were cultured on bone in the presence or absence of various inhibitors: Inhibitors of acidification (bafilomycin A1, diphyllin, ethoxyzolamide, inhibitors of proteolysis (E64, GM6001, or a bisphosphonate (ibandronate. Osteoclast numbers and bone resorption were monitored by measurements of TRACP activity, the release of calcium, CTX-I and ICTP, as well as by counting resorption pits. Results All inhibitors of acidification were equally potent with respect to inhibition of both organic and inorganic resorption. In contrast, inhibition of proteolysis by E64 potently reduced organic resorption, but only modestly suppressed inorganic resorption. GM6001 alone did not greatly affect bone resorption. However, when GM6001 and E64 were combined, a complete abrogation of organic bone resorption was observed, without a great effect on inorganic resorption. Ibandronate abrogated both organic and inorganic resorption at all concentrations tested [0.3-100 ?M], however, this treatment dramatically reduced TRACP activity. Conclusions We present evidence highlighting important differences with respect to osteoclast function, when comparing the different types of osteoclast inhibitors. Each class of osteoclast inhibitors will lead to different alterations in osteoclast quality, which secondarily may lead to different bone qualities.

  16. Avaliação da função de macrófagos alveolares em cavalos clinicamente sadios Evaluation of alveolar macrophage function in healthy horses

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    Mori, E.; C.M.C. Mori; W. R. Fernandes

    2001-01-01

    Devido à importância dos macrófagos alveolares (MA) nos mecanismos de defesa pulmonar, foram realizados estudos para avaliar a atividade desses fagócitos em cavalos hígidos. Foram realizados lavados broncoalveolares (LBA) em cinco cavalos clinicamente sadios. A citologia foi realizada pela citocentrifugação das amostras e posterior confecção de lâminas coradas pelo método de Rosenfeld. Todas as amostras do LBA foram centrifugadas e a concentração celular foi ajustada para 2×10(6) células/ml, ...

  17. Elemental analysis of lung tissue particles and intracellular iron content of alveolar macrophages in pulmonary alveolar proteinosis

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    Ohkubo Takeru

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP is a rare disease occurred by idiopathic (autoimmune or secondary to particle inhalation. The in-air microparticle induced X-ray emission (in-air micro-PIXE system performs elemental analysis of materials by irradiation with a proton microbeam, and allows visualization of the spatial distribution and quantitation of various elements with very low background noise. The aim of this study was to assess the secondary PAP due to inhalation of harmful particles by employing in-air micro-PIXE analysis for particles and intracellular iron in parafin-embedded lung tissue specimens obtained from a PAP patient comparing with normal lung tissue from a non-PAP patient. The iron inside alveolar macrophages was stained with Berlin blue, and its distribution was compared with that on micro-PIXE images. Results The elements composing particles and their locations in the PAP specimens could be identified by in-air micro-PIXE analysis, with magnesium (Mg, aluminum (Al, silicon (Si, phosphorus (P, sulfur (S, scandium (Sc, potassium (K, calcium (Ca, titanium (Ti, chromium (Cr, copper (Cu, manganase (Mn, iron (Fe, and zinc (Zn being detected. Si was the major component of the particles. Serial sections stained by Berlin blue revealed accumulation of sideromacrophages that had phagocytosed the particles. The intracellular iron content of alveolar macrophage from the surfactant-rich area in PAP was higher than normal lung tissue in control lung by both in-air micro-PIXE analysis and Berlin blue staining. Conclusion The present study demonstrated the efficacy of in-air micro-PIXE for analyzing the distribution and composition of lung particles. The intracellular iron content of single cells was determined by simultaneous two-dimensional and elemental analysis of paraffin-embedded lung tissue sections. The results suggest that secondary PAP is associated with exposure to inhaled particles and accumulation of iron in alveolar macrophages.

  18. A supra-cellular model for coupling of bone resorption to formation during remodeling: lessons from two bone resorption inhibitors affecting bone formation differently.

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    Jensen, Pia Rosgaard; Andersen, Thomas Levin; Pennypacker, Brenda L; Duong, Le T; Engelholm, Lars H; Delaissé, Jean-Marie

    2014-01-10

    The bone matrix is maintained functional through the combined action of bone resorbing osteoclasts and bone forming osteoblasts, in so-called bone remodeling units. The coupling of these two activities is critical for securing bone replenishment and involves osteogenic factors released by the osteoclasts. However, the osteoclasts are separated from the mature bone forming osteoblasts in time and space. Therefore the target cell of these osteoclastic factors has remained unknown. Recent explorations of the physical microenvironment of osteoclasts revealed a cell layer lining the bone marrow and forming a canopy over the whole remodeling surface, spanning from the osteoclasts to the bone forming osteoblasts. Several observations show that these canopy cells are a source of osteoblast progenitors, and we hypothesized therefore that they are the likely cells targeted by the osteogenic factors of the osteoclasts. Here we provide evidence supporting this hypothesis, by comparing the osteoclast-canopy interface in response to two types of bone resorption inhibitors in rabbit lumbar vertebrae. The bisphosphonate alendronate, an inhibitor leading to low bone formation levels, reduces the extent of canopy coverage above osteoclasts. This effect is in accordance with its toxic action on periosteoclastic cells. In contrast, odanacatib, an inhibitor preserving bone formation, increases the extent of the osteoclast-canopy interface. Interestingly, these distinct effects correlate with how fast bone formation follows resorption during these respective treatments. Furthermore, canopy cells exhibit uPARAP/Endo180, a receptor able to bind the collagen made available by osteoclasts, and reported to mediate osteoblast recruitment. Overall these observations support a mechanism where the recruitment of bone forming osteoblasts from the canopy is induced by osteoclastic factors, thereby favoring initiation of bone formation. They lead to a model where the osteoclast-canopy interface is the physical site where coupling of bone resorption to bone formation occurs. PMID:24333871

  19. A supra-cellular model for coupling of bone resorption to formation during remodeling : Lessons from two bone resorption inhibitors affecting bone formation differently

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    Jensen, Pia Rosgaard; Levin Andersen, Thomas

    2014-01-01

    The bone matrix is maintained functional through the combined action of bone resorbing osteoclasts and bone forming osteoblasts, in so-called bone remodeling units. The coupling of these two activities is critical for securing bone replenishment and involves osteogenic factors released by the osteoclasts. However, the osteoclasts are separated from the mature bone forming osteoblasts in time and space. Therefore the target cell of these osteoclastic factors has remained unknown. Recent explorations of the physical microenvironment of osteoclasts revealed a cell layer lining the bone marrow and forming a canopy over the whole remodeling surface, spanning from the osteoclasts to the bone forming osteoblasts. Several observations show that these canopy cells are a source of osteoblast progenitors, and we hypothesized therefore that they are the likely cells targeted by the osteogenic factors of the osteoclasts. Here we provide evidence supporting this hypothesis, by comparing the osteoclast-canopy interface in response to two types of bone resorption inhibitors in rabbit lumbar vertebrae. The bisphosphonate alendronate, an inhibitor leading to low bone formation levels, reduces the extent of canopy coverage above osteoclasts. This effect is in accordance with its toxic action on periosteoclastic cells. In contrast, odanacatib, an inhibitor preserving bone formation, increases the extent of the osteoclast-canopy interface. Interestingly, these distinct effects correlate with how fast bone formation follows resorption during these respective treatments. Furthermore, canopy cells exhibit uPARAP/Endo180, a receptor able to bind the collagen made available by osteoclasts, and reported to mediate osteoblast recruitment. Overall these observations support a mechanism where the recruitment of bone forming osteoblasts from the canopy is induced by osteoclastic factors, thereby favoring initiation of bone formation. They lead to a model where the osteoclast-canopy interface is the physical site where coupling of bone resorption to bone formation occurs.

  20. A supra-cellular model for coupling of bone resorption to formation during remodeling : lessons from two bone resorption inhibitors affecting bone formation differently

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    Jensen, Pia Rosgaard; Andersen, Thomas Levin

    2014-01-01

    The bone matrix is maintained functional through the combined action of bone resorbing osteoclasts and bone forming osteoblasts, in so-called bone remodeling units. The coupling of these two activities is critical for securing bone replenishment and involves osteogenic factors released by the osteoclasts. However, the osteoclasts are separated from the mature bone forming osteoblasts in time and space. Therefore the target cell of these osteoclastic factors has remained unknown. Recent explorations of the physical microenvironment of osteoclasts revealed a cell layer lining the bone marrow and forming a canopy over the whole remodeling surface, spanning from the osteoclasts to the bone forming osteoblasts. Several observations show that these canopy cells are a source of osteoblast progenitors, and we hypothesized therefore that they are the likely cells targeted by the osteogenic factors of the osteoclasts. Here we provide evidence supporting this hypothesis, by comparing the osteoclast-canopy interface in response to two types of bone resorption inhibitors in rabbit lumbar vertebrae. The bisphosphonate alendronate, an inhibitor leading to low bone formation levels, reduces the extent of canopy coverage above osteoclasts. This effect is in accordance with its toxic action on periosteoclastic cells. In contrast, odanacatib, an inhibitor preserving bone formation, increases the extent of the osteoclast-canopy interface. Interestingly, these distinct effects correlate with how fast bone formation follows resorption during these respective treatments. Furthermore, canopy cells exhibit uPARAP/Endo180, a receptor able to bind the collagen made available by osteoclasts, and reported to mediate osteoblast recruitment. Overall these observations support a mechanism where the recruitment of bone forming osteoblasts from the canopy is induced by osteoclastic factors, thereby favoring initiation of bone formation. They lead to a model where the osteoclast-canopy interface is the physical site where coupling of bone resorption to bone formation occurs.

  1. KL-6, a Human MUC1 Mucin, as a prognostic marker for diffuse alveolar hemorrhage syndrome

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    Kida Yoshiko; Ohshimo Shinichiro; Ota Kohei; Tamura Tomoko; Otani Tadatsugu; Une Kazunobu; Sadamori Takuma; Iwasaki Yasumasa; Bonella Francesco; Hattori Noboru; Hirohashi Nobuyuki; Guzman Josune; Costabel Ulrich; Kohno Nobuoki; Tanigawa Koichi

    2012-01-01

    Abstract Background Diffuse alveolar hemorrhage syndrome is a life threatening condition with diverse etiologies. Sensitive prognostic markers for diffuse alveolar hemorrhage have not been well investigated. Serum KL-6 is a biomarker for various interstitial lung disease associated with disease activity and prognosis. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the clinical utility of serum KL-6 level as a prognostic marker for diffuse alveolar hemorrhage. Methods We retrospectively coll...

  2. Recombinant Human Factor VIIa for Alveolar Hemorrhage Following Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation

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    Elinoff, Jason M; Bagci, Ulas; Moriyama, Brad; Dreiling, Jennifer L.; Foster, Brent; Gormley, Nicole J.; Salit, Rachel B.; Cai, Rongman; SUN, JUNFENG; Beri, Andrea; Reda, Debra J.; Fakhrejahani, Farhad; Battiwalla, Minoo; Baird, Kristin; Cuellar-Rodriguez, Jennifer M.

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    The mortality rate of alveolar hemorrhage following allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation is greater than 60% with supportive care and high dose steroids. We performed a retrospective cohort analysis to assess the benefits and risks of rFVIIa as a therapeutic adjunct for alveolar hemorrhage. From 2005 to 2012, 57 episodes of alveolar hemorrhage occurred in 37 patients. Fourteen episodes (in 14 patients) were treated with steroids alone and 43 episodes (in 23 patients) were treate...

  3. Microarray studies on effects of Pneumocystis carinii infection on global gene expression in alveolar macrophages

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    Liao Chung-Ping; Xuei Xiaoling; Liu Yunlong; Cheng Bi-Hua; Lu Debao; Lasbury Mark E; Durant Pamela J; Lee Chao-Hung

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    Abstract Background Pneumocystis pneumonia is a common opportunistic disease in AIDS patients. The alveolar macrophage is an important effector cell in the clearance of Pneumocystis organisms by phagocytosis. However, both the number and phagocytic activity of alveolar macrophages are decreased in Pneumocystis infected hosts. To understand how Pneumocystis inactivates alveolar macrophages, Affymetrix GeneChip® RG-U34A DNA microarrays were used to study the difference in global gene expression...

  4. Cyclic Stretch–Induced Oxidative Stress Increases Pulmonary Alveolar Epithelial Permeability

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    Davidovich, Nurit; DiPaolo, Brian C.; Lawrence, Gladys G.; Chhour, Peter; Yehya, Nadir; Margulies, Susan S

    2013-01-01

    Mechanical ventilation with high tidal volumes has been associated with pulmonary alveolar flooding. Understanding the mechanisms underlying cyclic stretch–induced increases in alveolar epithelial permeability may be important in designing preventive measures for acute lung injury. In this work, we assessed whether cyclic stretch leads to the generation of reactive oxygen species in type I–like alveolar epithelial cells, which increase monolayer permeability via activation of NF-?B and extrac...

  5. N-N-dimethylformamide concentration in environmental and alveolar air in an artificial leather factory.

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    Brugnone, F; Perbellini, L; Gaffuri, E.

    1980-01-01

    N-N-Dimethylformamide was determined every hour during the eight hours of the work shift in the alveolar air of eight workers employed in an artificial leather factory and in the breathing zone of the eight workers. The alveolar ventilation of each worker was measured for 10 minutes during the work shift. Alveolar dimethylformamide concentration (Ca) was correlated with the environmental concentration (Ci) in six of the eight workers. The amount of dimethylformamide retained per litre of vent...

  6. Discontinuity of life conditions at the transition from the Roman imperial age to the early middle ages: Example from central Italy evaluated by pathological dento-alveolar lesions.

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    Manzi, Giorgio; Salvadei, Loretana; Vienna, Alessandro; Passarello, Pietro

    1999-01-01

    Teeth are highly informative in the study of past human populations. In particular, the occurrence of lesions in the masticatory apparatus relates diseases, diet, and living conditions. The dental pathology of three skeletal samples from the north-central part of Latium (central Italy) is reported. Two of them belong to the Roman Imperial Age (1st-3rd century AD): the first (including 942 permanent teeth and 1,085 tooth sockets) represents the rural town of Lucus Feroniae and is mainly composed of slaves and/or war veterans, whereas the second (872 permanent teeth and 1,325 tooth sockets) comes from the Isola Sacra necropolis at Portus Romae and represents the "middle class" segment of an urban population. The medieval sample (912 teeth and 1,097 tooth sockets), dated to the 7th century AD, belongs to the Lombard necropolis of La Selvicciola. All of the samples were examined for caries, abscesses, antemortem tooth loss, calculus, alveolar resorption, attrition, and enamel hypoplasia; standard methods were used to identify, classify, and quantify these conditions. The results reveal different patterns of dental and alveolar lesions for the three populations, indicating a different combination of dietary factors and hygienic conditions in the Roman samples compared to the Lombard series. As evidenced by multivariate correspondece analysis, the Romans show afffinites between each other, whereas the Medieval sample appears associated with the incidence of caries and the pathological conditions related to them, thus indicating increase of these lesions and deterioration of the quality of life in the transition to the early Middle Ages. These data agree with the respective archeological characterizations of the necropolises and the hypothetical social composition of each population. Am. J. Hum. Biol. 11:327-341. Copyright 1999 Wiley-Liss, Inc. PMID:11533954

  7. Self-renewal of pulmonary alveolar macrophages: evidence from radiation chimera studies

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    Tarling, J.D.; Lin, H.S.; Hsu, S.

    1987-11-01

    Radiation-induced chimeric mice were used to study the origin of pulmonary alveolar macrophages. Unlike in other studies, these radiation chimeras were prepared by using a special fractionated irradiation regimen to minimize the killing of alveolar macrophage colony-forming cells, putative local stem cells. For this study CBA mice with or without T6 chromosome marker were used. Under this experimental condition, the majority of alveolar macrophages in mitosis are of host origin even after 45 weeks. These data suggest that alveolar macrophages are a self-renewing population under normal steady-state conditions.

  8. Mid-ocean ridges, InRidge and the future

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    Iyer, S.D.; Mukhopadhyay, R.; Drolia, R.K.; Ray, Dwijesh

    of organisms existing near hydro - thermal vents and the interplay between geological pro - cesses and biological activities. The Indian perspective The MOR in the Indian Ocean manifest itself as the Cen - tral Indian Ridge (CIR) that bifurcates to form...

  9. Estudio histológico comparativo de la reparación ósea entre hueso alveolar y extra-alveolar en los cerdos sometidos a osteotomía con alta y baja velocidad, con refrigeración líquida / Comparative study of bone repair between alveolar and extra-alveolar bone in pigs subjected to osteotomy at low speed and high speed with liquid refrigeration

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    Henrique José, Baldo de Toledo; Alvimar, Lima de Castro; Lira Marcela, Monti; Ana María, Pires Soubhia.

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: Teniendo en cuenta que el proceso de reparación ósea en los cerdos se muestra en una mayor proximidad entre las variables histológicas estudiadas en comparación con otros modelos biológicos, el presente estudio tenía como objetivo evaluar el proceso histológico de la reparación ósea de [...] osteotomías realizadas en huesos alveolares y extra-alveolar, utilizando instrumentos rotatorios con refrigeración líquida. Material y método: Dieciocho cerdos Large White con peso comprendido entre 20 y 25Kg fueron divididos en tres grupos de seis animales cada uno, con cada grupo formado por tres animales para evaluar la reparación de osteotomías con baja y alta velocidades en el hueso alveolar y tres en área extra-alveolar en los períodos de estudio de 7, 14 y 28 días. Resultados: Se observó que en el hueso alveolar en los tiempos post-operatorio de 14 y 28 días, los mejores resultados de reparación fueron en las osteotomías realizadas con baja velocidad, mientras que en el período post-operatorio de siete días, los resultados con alta velocidad fueron ligeramente mejores tanto en áreas alveolares como extra-alveolares. Para la metodología utilizada, no se encontraron diferencias estadísticamente significativas en el proceso de reparación ósea alveolar y extra-alveolar. Conclusiones: El proceso de reparación, por medio de análisis microscópico en la región alveolar y extra-alveolar, son similares con mejores resultados observados en osteotomías hechas con taladros en baja velocidad en los tiempos de catorce y veintiocho días y en el post-operatorio de siete días, los resultados con taladros de alta velocidad y la refrigeración fueron ligeramente mejores. Los trabajos de investigación utilizando cerdos como modelo animal son perfectamente viables. Abstract in english Introduction: Taking into account the bone repair process in pigs has shown a greater similarity among the histological variables studied compared to other biological models, the present study has as its aim to evaluate the histological bone repair process of osteotomy performed on alveolar and extr [...] a-alveolar bones, using drilling tools with liquid refrigeration. Material and method Eighteen Large White pigs weighing between 20 and 25 Kg were divided into three groups of six animals in order to evaluate the osteotomy repairs with low and high speed in the alveolar bone and threes in the extra-alveolar area, study periods of 7, 14 and 28 days. Results: It was observed that in the alveolar bone at the postoperative times of 14 and 28 days, the best repair results were in the osteotomy performed with low speed, while in the 7 day postoperative period, the results with high speed were slightly better, in alveolar areas as well as extra-alveolar areas. There no statistically significant differences between the alveolar and extra-alveolar bone repair process. Conclusions: The repair process, by means of microscopic analysis in the alveolar and extra-alveolar areas, are similar with better results observed in osteotomies performed with low speed drills in the 14 and 28 day study periods, and at 7 days postoperative the results with high speed drills and refrigeration were slightly better. Research works using pigs as an animal model are perfectly viable.

  10. Estudio histológico comparativo de la reparación ósea entre hueso alveolar y extra-alveolar en los cerdos sometidos a osteotomía con alta y baja velocidad, con refrigeración líquida Comparative study of bone repair between alveolar and extra-alveolar bone in pigs subjected to osteotomy at low speed and high speed with liquid refrigeration

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    Henrique José Baldo de Toledo

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: Teniendo en cuenta que el proceso de reparación ósea en los cerdos se muestra en una mayor proximidad entre las variables histológicas estudiadas en comparación con otros modelos biológicos, el presente estudio tenía como objetivo evaluar el proceso histológico de la reparación ósea de osteotomías realizadas en huesos alveolares y extra-alveolar, utilizando instrumentos rotatorios con refrigeración líquida. Material y método: Dieciocho cerdos Large White con peso comprendido entre 20 y 25Kg fueron divididos en tres grupos de seis animales cada uno, con cada grupo formado por tres animales para evaluar la reparación de osteotomías con baja y alta velocidades en el hueso alveolar y tres en área extra-alveolar en los períodos de estudio de 7, 14 y 28 días. Resultados: Se observó que en el hueso alveolar en los tiempos post-operatorio de 14 y 28 días, los mejores resultados de reparación fueron en las osteotomías realizadas con baja velocidad, mientras que en el período post-operatorio de siete días, los resultados con alta velocidad fueron ligeramente mejores tanto en áreas alveolares como extra-alveolares. Para la metodología utilizada, no se encontraron diferencias estadísticamente significativas en el proceso de reparación ósea alveolar y extra-alveolar. Conclusiones: El proceso de reparación, por medio de análisis microscópico en la región alveolar y extra-alveolar, son similares con mejores resultados observados en osteotomías hechas con taladros en baja velocidad en los tiempos de catorce y veintiocho días y en el post-operatorio de siete días, los resultados con taladros de alta velocidad y la refrigeración fueron ligeramente mejores. Los trabajos de investigación utilizando cerdos como modelo animal son perfectamente viables.Introduction: Taking into account the bone repair process in pigs has shown a greater similarity among the histological variables studied compared to other biological models, the present study has as its aim to evaluate the histological bone repair process of osteotomy performed on alveolar and extra-alveolar bones, using drilling tools with liquid refrigeration. Material and method Eighteen Large White pigs weighing between 20 and 25 Kg were divided into three groups of six animals in order to evaluate the osteotomy repairs with low and high speed in the alveolar bone and threes in the extra-alveolar area, study periods of 7, 14 and 28 days. Results: It was observed that in the alveolar bone at the postoperative times of 14 and 28 days, the best repair results were in the osteotomy performed with low speed, while in the 7 day postoperative period, the results with high speed were slightly better, in alveolar areas as well as extra-alveolar areas. There no statistically significant differences between the alveolar and extra-alveolar bone repair process. Conclusions: The repair process, by means of microscopic analysis in the alveolar and extra-alveolar areas, are similar with better results observed in osteotomies performed with low speed drills in the 14 and 28 day study periods, and at 7 days postoperative the results with high speed drills and refrigeration were slightly better. Research works using pigs as an animal model are perfectly viable.

  11. APLICACION DE DISTRACCION OSTEOGENICA EN REBORDES ALVEOLARES ATROFICOS: ANALISIS DE SU EFECTIVIDAD Y ESTABILIDAD / Ostheogenic distraction in patients with alveolar dent atrophy: Analysis of its effectiveness and stability

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    Dadonim, Vila Morales; María Elena, Regalado Barreda; Angel Mario, Felipe Garmendía.

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available La colocación de implantes dentales osteointegrados y la retención de las prótesis estomatológicas convencionales de acrílico es un grave problema en pacientes con reborde alveolar atrófico. La distracción osteogénica ofrece en la actualidad una solución potencial ante la severa pérdida de tejido ós [...] eo alveolar. Este estudio tuvo el propósito de evaluar en nuestro medio la Efectividad y Estabilidad de la osteogénesis alveolar. Se realizó un ensayo clínico Fase II. Fueron tratados 5 pacientes con atrofia del reborde alveolar mandibular o maxilar con distractores alveolares intraorales producidos por Walter Lorenz Surgical, Inc, (ROTT-NELSON-1713-06-04) para inducir osteogénesis. Los pacientes fueron atendidos de forma ambulatoria. El período de latencia fue de 5 días, la tasa de distracción de 1mm diario y el período de contención de 4 semanas . La efectividad de la distracción aplicada fue 76.3% y la estabilidad de 92.0 %. La media de la distracción total obtenida fue 7,25 mm. La Distracción osteogénica resultó ser un método eficaz para lograr incremento de la cresta alveolar en pacientes que presentaron atrofias previas. Abstract in english The bone integrated dental implants placement and the conventional acrylic estomatological prosthesis is a serious problem in patients with an atrophic alveolar edge. Ostheogenic distraction currently offers a potential solution to the severe loss of alveolar bone tissue. This study had the purpose [...] of evaluate the effectiveness and stability of alveolar ostheogenesis. A Clinical Trial Phase II was conducted. Five patients with an atrophy of the jaw bone or maxillary alveolar edges were treated with intraoral alveolar distracters produced by Walter Lorenz Surgical Inc.(Rott-Nelson-1703-06-04) to induce ostheogenesis. They were all out patients. The latency period was of 1 mm/day and the contention period of 4 weeks. The effectiveness of the applied distraction was of a 76.3% and the stability of a 92.0%. The average of the total distraction obtained was of 7,25 mm. Ostheogenic distraction was an efficacious method to achieve the alveolar dent in patients with previous atrophy.

  12. APLICACION DE DISTRACCION OSTEOGENICA EN REBORDES ALVEOLARES ATROFICOS: ANALISIS DE SU EFECTIVIDAD Y ESTABILIDAD Ostheogenic distraction in patients with alveolar dent atrophy: Analysis of its effectiveness and stability

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    Dadonim Vila Morales

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available La colocación de implantes dentales osteointegrados y la retención de las prótesis estomatológicas convencionales de acrílico es un grave problema en pacientes con reborde alveolar atrófico. La distracción osteogénica ofrece en la actualidad una solución potencial ante la severa pérdida de tejido óseo alveolar. Este estudio tuvo el propósito de evaluar en nuestro medio la Efectividad y Estabilidad de la osteogénesis alveolar. Se realizó un ensayo clínico Fase II. Fueron tratados 5 pacientes con atrofia del reborde alveolar mandibular o maxilar con distractores alveolares intraorales producidos por Walter Lorenz Surgical, Inc, (ROTT-NELSON-1713-06-04 para inducir osteogénesis. Los pacientes fueron atendidos de forma ambulatoria. El período de latencia fue de 5 días, la tasa de distracción de 1mm diario y el período de contención de 4 semanas . La efectividad de la distracción aplicada fue 76.3% y la estabilidad de 92.0 %. La media de la distracción total obtenida fue 7,25 mm. La Distracción osteogénica resultó ser un método eficaz para lograr incremento de la cresta alveolar en pacientes que presentaron atrofias previas.The bone integrated dental implants placement and the conventional acrylic estomatological prosthesis is a serious problem in patients with an atrophic alveolar edge. Ostheogenic distraction currently offers a potential solution to the severe loss of alveolar bone tissue. This study had the purpose of evaluate the effectiveness and stability of alveolar ostheogenesis. A Clinical Trial Phase II was conducted. Five patients with an atrophy of the jaw bone or maxillary alveolar edges were treated with intraoral alveolar distracters produced by Walter Lorenz Surgical Inc.(Rott-Nelson-1703-06-04 to induce ostheogenesis. They were all out patients. The latency period was of 1 mm/day and the contention period of 4 weeks. The effectiveness of the applied distraction was of a 76.3% and the stability of a 92.0%. The average of the total distraction obtained was of 7,25 mm. Ostheogenic distraction was an efficacious method to achieve the alveolar dent in patients with previous atrophy.

  13. Management of recurrent fracture of central incisor with internal resorption using light transmitting (luminex post

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    Hariharan V

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available The normal root canal anatomy may be altered in various pathological processes and making it very difficult and at times impossible to achieve ideal obturation by normal methods. Internal resorption is one among them. There are several treatment protocols advised for this pathological condition. A crown-root fracture is defined as a fracture involving enamel, dentin and cementum and accounts for 5% of all traumatic injuries to the permanent dentition. In anterior teeth, these fractures are usually caused by direct trauma and often complicated in fully erupted teeth. In cases where the fracture line extends down along the long axis of the root, extraction of the tooth is indicated. The purpose of this report is to present the use of light transmitting post system to reinforce the crown root fractured maxillary central incisor due to trauma and internal resorption.

  14. Etiology and prevention of external cervical root resorption associated to teeth bleaching

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    Eliane Mendes da SILVA

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Introduction and objective: Esthetic dentistry has been prioritizedand the desire for whiter teeth has been increasingly present in dental offices, since whiter teeth tend to indicate health, beauty, youth and a more attractive smile. Teeth bleaching is a conservative method widely used to restore the original color of darkened teeth. However, possible relations with the external cervical root resorption have concerned many researchers and clinicians. Literature review: There are many mechanisms that can activate the external cervical root resorption, such as: chemical and physical action of the bleaching materials used, morphology of the cementoenamel junction associated to the immune system, material concentration, traumas and bleaching technique used. Conclusion: Therefore, considering many factors that are still not conclusive, preventing deleterious effects on teeth and support structures, care must be taken when choosing bleaching agent and bleaching technique, as well as when selecting each case, beyond a proper restoration after teeth bleaching.

  15. Influencing of resorption and side-effects of salicylic acid by complexing with ?-cyclodextrin

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    After oral administration of 14C-labelled salicylic acid and its ?-cyclodextrin complex to rats, the radioactivity level of the blood reached its maximum during the first 2 h. The blood level obtained with the complex is somewhat but not significantly lower than with free acid. Since the resorption of cyclodextrin is a considerably slower process, it is very likely that the resorption of salicylic acid takes place in the form of free acid after dissociation of the complex. The urinary excretion cumulative curves showed that the free salicylic acid was completely excreted, while about 10% of the salicylic acid administered in the form of complex is lost. The cyclodextrin complex formation increased the pK values of all hydroxybenzoic acids. Direct observations revealed that complex formation decreased the stomach-irritating effect of salicylic acid. The ratio of radioactivity was nearly the same in the organs of animals treated by both free salicylic and cyclodextrin complex. (author)

  16. Nitrogen and phosphorus resorption in a neotropical rain forest of a nutrient-rich soil

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    José Luis, Martínez-Sánchez.

    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available En las selvas tropicales con suelos fértiles se ha observado que la reabsorción de nutrientes de los arboles de las hojas seniles no siempre es baja. Esta falta de consistencia en el resultado es talvez debida en parte a la metodología de reabsorción de nutrientes utilizada. El objetivo de este estu [...] dio fue analizar la reabsorción final de N y P de arboles de la selva húmeda tropical en un suelo rico en nutrientes. La hipótesis planteada fue que en un suelo rico en nutrientes los arboles presentarían una baja reabsorción final de nutrientes. En 30 muestras del suelo superficial (10 cm) de tres sitios de la selva no perturbada, se analizó entre otras características físicas y químicas, la concentración de N total y P extraíble. A través de la concentración de N y P en hojas seniles, se determinó la reabsorción real de 11 especies dominantes de arboles de esta selva. El N se analizó por digestión microkjeldahl con ácido sulfúrico y destilación con ácido bórico, y el P se analizó por digestión con ácido nítrico y destilación con perclórico. El suelo fue rico en N total (0.50%, n = 30) y P extraíble (4.11 µg g-1, n = 30). Tal como se esperaba, los arboles mostraron una reabsorción incompleta para el N (1.13%, n = 11) y P (0.11%, n = 11). Abstract in english In tropical forests with nutrient-rich soil tree’s nutrient resorption from senesced leaves has not always been observed to be low. Perhaps this lack of consistence is partly owing to the nutrient resorption methods used. The aim of the study was to analyse N and P resorption proficiency from tropic [...] al rain forest trees in a nutrient-rich soil. It was hypothesised that trees would exhibit low nutrient resorption in a nutrient-rich soil. The soil concentrations of total N and extractable P, among other physical and chemical characteristics, were analysed in 30 samples in the soil surface (10 cm) of three undisturbed forest plots at ‘Estación de Biología Los Tuxtlas’ on the east coast of Mexico (18°34’ - 18°36’ N, 95°04’ - 95°09’ W). N and P resorption proficiency were determined from senescing leaves in 11 dominant tree species. Nitrogen was analysed by microkjeldahl digestion with sulphuric acid and distilled with boric acid, and phosphorus was analysed by digestion with nitric acid and perchloric acid. Soil was rich in total N (0.50%, n = 30) and extractable P (4.11 µg g-1, n = 30). As expected, trees showed incomplete N (1.13%, n = 11) and P (0.11%, n = 11) resorption. With a more accurate method of nutrient resorption assessment, it is possible to prove that a forest community with a nutrient-rich soil can have low levels of N and P resorption. Rev. Biol. Trop. 53(3-4): 353-359. Epub 2005 Oct 3.

  17. Spontaneous resorption of extruded iliac crest graft ina case of high cervical myelopathy

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    Chatleya A,

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available AbstractA 38 year old male patient presented to us with complaints of parasthesias in all four limbs with spastic quadriparesis. Magnetic resonance imaging of cervical spine revealed central disc herniation at C2-C3 level with significant cord compression. He was operated for C2-C3 Smith-Robinson anterior cervical discectomy. An autogenous tricortical iliac crest graft of 1.5×1.0 cm was snugly fitted into the disc space. Postoperative check X-ray of the cervical spine showed extrusion of the graft. The patient was managed conservatively. Repeat X-ray of the cervical spine after follow-up of 6 weeks showed resorption of the graft. The distinct strategy of management in this case along with a brief review of literature is discussed.Key words: High cervical myelopathy: Extruded graft: Resorption

  18. Study on bone resorption behavior of osteoclast under drug effect using 41Ca tracing

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    The mechanisms governing calcium fluxes during bone remodeling processes in Osteoporosis (OP) patients are poorly known. Understanding the changes of Osteoclasts (OC) during this dynamic transition is important to prevent and cure OP. The exploration of long-lived 41Ca (T1/2 = 1.04 × 105 years) tracer combined with AMS measurements leads to the possibility of monitoring the bone resorption behavior of OC in OP patients. In this work, the behavior of OC with the administration of Strontium Ranelate (SR), a drug for OP, was studied by using 41Ca labeled hydroxyapatite (HAP) to simulate the bone. AMS on the HI-13 tandem accelerator at CIAE was used to determine trace amounts of 41Ca. The results show that the technique of 41Ca tracing with AMS can be used to quantitatively monitor the behavior of OC in bone resorption under the effects of drugs. Experimental details and preliminary results will be presented.

  19. Study on bone resorption behavior of osteoclast under drug effect using 41Ca tracing

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    Kejun, Dong; Liyan, Lu; Ming, He; Yinggen, Ouyang; Yan, Xue; Chaoli, Li; Shaoyong, Wu; Xianggao, Wang; Hongtao, Shen; Jianjun, Gao; Wei, Wang; Dafu, Chen; Yonggang, Xing; Jian, Yuan; Shan, Jiang

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    The mechanisms governing calcium fluxes during bone remodeling processes in Osteoporosis (OP) patients are poorly known. Understanding the changes of Osteoclasts (OC) during this dynamic transition is important to prevent and cure OP. The exploration of long-lived 41Ca (T1/2 = 1.04 × 105 years) tracer combined with AMS measurements leads to the possibility of monitoring the bone resorption behavior of OC in OP patients. In this work, the behavior of OC with the administration of Strontium Ranelate (SR), a drug for OP, was studied by using 41Ca labeled hydroxyapatite (HAP) to simulate the bone. AMS on the HI-13 tandem accelerator at CIAE was used to determine trace amounts of 41Ca. The results show that the technique of 41Ca tracing with AMS can be used to quantitatively monitor the behavior of OC in bone resorption under the effects of drugs. Experimental details and preliminary results will be presented.

  20. Morphological characteristics of frontal sinus and nasal bone focusing on bone resorption and apposition in hypophosphatemic rickets

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    GjØrup, H; Kjaer, I

    2013-01-01

    To characterize the size and the morphology of the frontal sinus (i.e., structure evolved by bone resorption) and the nasal bone (i.e., structure evolved by bone formation) in adults with hypophosphatemic rickets (HR) compared with controls.

  1. Investigation of microscopic bone resorption in cortical Bone Multicellular Units using a lattice-based computational model

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    Buenzli, P R; Pivonka, P; Smith, D W; Cummings, P T

    2011-01-01

    Bone resorption by osteoclasts is an essential phase in the bone remodelling cycle as it creates the physiological conditions for subsequent bone formation. While several properties of osteoclastic bone resorption in cortical Bone Multicellular Units (BMU) have been assessed experimentally, the precise spatio-temporal dynamics, movement pattern, apoptotic state (single nuclei vs. whole cell) of the osteoclasts remain to be eludicated. Furthermore, the individual effects that these behaviours confer on the shape and extent of the resorption cavity are unclear. In this paper, we develop a lattice-based computational model focused on bone resorption in cortical BMUs to address these questions. Our model takes into account the interaction of osteoclasts with the bone matrix, the interaction of osteoclasts with each other, the production of osteoclasts from the tip of a growing blood vessel, and the renewal of osteoclasts' nuclei by cell fusion. All these features are shown to strongly affect the geometrical prope...

  2. Effect of Nanocrystalline Hydroxyapatite Socket Preservation on Orthodontically Induced Inflammatory Root Resorption

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    Massoud Seifi

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective: Orthodontically induced inflammatory root resorption (OIIRR is considered to be an important sequel associated with orthodontic tooth movement (OTM. OTM after Socket preservation enhances the periodontal condition before orthodontic space closure. The purpose of this study is to investigate the histologic effects of NanoBone®, a new highly nonsintered porous nano-crystalline hydroxyapatite bone on root resorption following OTM. Materials and Methods: This experimental study was conducted on four male dogs. In each dog, four defects were created at the mesial aspects of the maxillary and mandibular first premolars. The defects were filled with NanoBone®. We used the NiTi closed coil for mesial movement of the first premolar tooth. When the experimental teeth moved approximately halfway into the defects, after two months, the animals were sacrificed and we harvested the area of interest. The first premolar root and adjacent tissues were histologically evaluated. The three-way ANOVA statistical test was used for comparison. Results: The mean root resorption in the synthetic bone substitute group was 22.87 ± 11.25×10-4 mm2 in the maxilla and 21.41 ± 11.25×10-4 mm2 in the mandible. Statistically, there was no significant difference compared to the control group (p>0.05. Conclusion: The use of a substitution graft in the nano particle has some positive effects in accessing healthy periodontal tissue following orthodontic procedures without significant influence on root resorption (RR. Histological evaluation in the present study showed osteoblastic activity and remodeling environment of nanoparticles in NanoBone®.

  3. Estrogen directly attenuates human osteoclastogenesis, but has no effect on resorption by mature osteoclasts

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    SØrensen, M G; Henriksen, K

    2006-01-01

    Estrogen deficiency arising with the menopause promotes marked acceleration of bone resorption, which can be restored by hormone replacement therapy. The inhibitory effects of estrogen seem to involve indirect cytokine- mediated effects via supporting bone marrow cells, but direct estrogen-receptor mediated effects on the bone-resorbing osteoclasts have also been proposed. Little information is available on whether estrogens modulate human osteoclastogenesis or merely inhibit the functional activity of osteoclasts. To clarify whether estrogens directly modulate osteoclastic activities human CD14+ monocytes were cultured in the presence of M-CSF and RANKL to induce osteoclast differentiation. Addition of 0.1-10 nM 17beta-estradiol to differentiating osteoclasts resulted in a dose-dependent reduction in tartrate resistant acid phosphatase (TRACP) activity reaching 60% at 0.1 nM. In addition, 17beta-estradiol inhibited bone resorption, as measured by the release of the C-terminal crosslinked telopeptide (CTX), by 60% at 0.1 nM, but had no effect on the overall cell viability. In contrast to the results obtained with differentiating osteoclasts, addition of 17beta-estradiol (0.001-10 nM) to mature osteoclasts did not affect bone resorption or TRACP activity. We investigated expression of the estrogen receptors, using immunocytochemistry and Western blotting. We found that ER-alpha is expressed in osteoclast precursors, whereas ER- beta is expressed at all stages, indicating that the inhibitory effect of estrogen on osteoclastogenesis is mediated by ER-alpha for the major part. In conclusion, these results suggest that the in vivo effects of estrogen are mediated by reduction of osteoclastogenesis rather than direct inhibition of the resorptive activity of mature osteoclasts.

  4. Increased production of IL-7 uncouples bone formation from bone resorption during estrogen deficiency

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    Weitzmann, M Neale; Roggia, Cristiana; Toraldo, Gianluca; Weitzmann, Louise; Pacifici, Roberto

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    Postmenopausal bone loss stems from the inability of osteoblastic activity to match the increase in osteoclastic bone resorption induced by estrogen deficiency. However, the mechanism that uncouples osteoblast from osteoclast activities remains unexplained. We show that ovariectomy enhances the production of the osteoclastogenic cytokine IL-7, and that its neutralization in vivo prevents ovariectomy-induced bone loss. Surprisingly, serum osteocalcin levels, a biochemical marker of bone format...

  5. Identifying enamel diffusion properties in feline teeth affected with resorptive lesions

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    Živkovi? R.; Todorovi? A.; Tiha?ek-Šoji? Ljiljana; Mili?-Lemi? Aleksandra

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    Various factors have been suggested in the pathogenesis of feline resorptive lesions, such as periodontal disease, dietary factors, mechanical stress, developmental tooth defects, breed and viral disease, although none of these factors have been definitively proven to be the direct cause. It was recently published that normally enamel in cats is significantly thinner at the cemento-enamel junction, and both enamel and dentine are significantly less minerali...

  6. THE BENEFIT OF SOY BEAN- CHOCOLATE BEVERAGE ON BONE RESORPTION IN POSTMENOPAUSAL WOMEN WITH OSTEOPOROSIS

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    Ainun Rani, Nur; Astuti, Nurpudji; Rasyid, Haerani; Bahar, Burhanuddin

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    THE BENEFIT OF SOY BEAN- CHOCOLATE BEVERAGE ON BONE RESORPTION IN POSTMENOPAUSAL WOMEN WITH OSTEOPOROSIS Nur Ainun Rani1, Nurpudji A. Taslim,1,2 Haerani Rasyid1,2, Burhanuddin Bahar3 Department of Clinical Nutrition Faculty of Medicine 1, Department of Nutrition2 Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Public Health3, Hasanuddin University, Makassar ABSTRACT Background Soybeans and chocolate contain isoflavones, which is the active substance which is recommended as an hormone replacem...

  7. Nitrogen Resorption and Nitrogen Use Efficiency in Cacao Agroforestry Systems Managed Differently in Central Sulawesi

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    TRIADIATI; SOEKISMAN TJITROSEMITO; EDI GUHARDJA; SUDARSONO; IBNUL QAYIM; CHRISTOPH LEUSCHNER

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    Cacao agroforestry is a traditional form of agriculture practiced by the people of Central Sulawesi. These agroforestry systems vary from a simple system following selective cutting of forest trees, to a more sophisticated planting design. The cacao was planted under remaining forest covers (CF1), under planted trees (CF2), and between shade trees Gliricidia sepium (CP). The objectives of this study were to quantify nitrogen use efficiency (N NUE) and nitrogen resorption in cacao agroforestry...

  8. Dose-Dependent Resorption of Quinine after Intrarectal Administration to Children with Moderate Plasmodium falciparum Malaria

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    Pussard, Eric; Straczek, Celine; Kaboré, Idrissa; Bicaba, Auguste; Balima-Koussoube, Tatiana; Bouree, Patrice; Barennes, Hubert

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    The pharmacokinetics of increasing doses of an intrarectal Cinchona alkaloid combination containing 96.1% quinine, 2.5% quinidine, 0.68% cinchonine, and 0.67% cinchonidine (Quinimax) was compared to that of parenteral regimens in 60 children with moderate malaria. Quinine exhibited a nonlinear pharmacokinetics, suggesting a saturation of rectal resorption. When early rejections appeared, blood quinine concentrations decreased by 30 to 50% and were restored by an immediate half-dose administra...

  9. Aggressive adenomatoid odontogenic tumor of mandible showing root resorption: A histological case report

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    Saluja, Ramandeep; Kaur, Gurkiran; Singh, Preetinder

    2013-01-01

    Adenomatoid odontogenic tumor (AOT) is a benign odontogenic tumor with slow but progressive growth. The three variants: Follicular, extra follicular (both central type), and peripheral present with identical histologic findings. This case report describes a patient with a large AOT in the mandible of the extra follicular type which is the less common of the two central types. It also strikes as an unusual case as it shows significant root resorption of the involved displaced teeth which is no...

  10. Endothelin-1 from prostate cancer cells is enhanced by bone contact which blocks osteoclastic bone resorption

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    Chiao, J W; Moonga, B S; Yang, Y. M.; Kancherla, R; Mittelman, A; Wu-Wong, J R; Ahmed, T.

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    The causes for the propensity of metastasized prostate cancer cells to grow in bone and to induce osteoblastic lesions remain unresolved. Co-culture of human prostate cancer cell lines with bone slices was determined to increase the level of endothelin-1 (ET-1) mRNA and its production. ET-1 is an ejaculate protein that also stimulates osteoblasts. Osteoclastic bone resorption was significantly blocked by the presence of androgen-independent prostate cancer cells in a dose-dependent manner as ...

  11. Resorption of apatite-wollastonite containing glass-ceramic and beta-tricalcium phosphate in vivo.

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    Teramoto,Hidefumi; Kawai, Akira; Sugihara, Shinsuke; Yoshida,Aki; Inoue, Hajime

    2005-01-01

    Apatite-wollastonite containing glass ceramic is considered to be difficult to resorb, but we experienced the disappearance of the porous type of Apatite-wollastonite glass ceramic particles . In this study, the resorption of porous apatite-wollastonite glass-ceramic implanted in the femurs of rabbits was investigated, and the process was compared with beta-tricalcium phosphate, a resorbable ceramics. Porous apatite-wollastonite glass-ceramic (70, 80, and 90% porosity) and beta-trica...

  12. Gallium a unique anti-resorptive agent in bone: Preclinical studies on its mechanisms of action

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    The discovery of gallium as a new and unique agent for the treatment of metabolic bone disorders was in part fortuitous. Gallium is an exciting new therapeutic agent for the treatment of pathologic states characterized by accelerated bone resorption. Compared to other therapeutic metal compounds containing platinum or germanium, gallium affects its antiresorptive action without any evidence of a cytotoxic effect on bone cells. Gallium is unique amongst all therapeutically available antiresorptive agents in that it favors bone formation. 18 refs., 1 fig

  13. Does increased local bone resorption secondary to breast and prostate cancer result in increased cartilage degradation?

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    Fregerslev Michael; Lynnerup Niels; Koizumi Mitsuru; Qvist Per; Byrjalsen Inger; Leeming Diana J; Sørensen Mette G; Christiansen Claus; Karsdal Morten A

    2008-01-01

    Abstract Background Breast and prostate cancer patients often develop lesions of locally high bone turnover, when the primary tumor metastasizes to the bone causing an abnormal high bone resorption at this site. The objective of the present study was to determine whether local increased bone turnover in breast and prostate cancer patients is associated with an increase in cartilage degradation and to test in vitro whether osteoclasts or cathepsin K alone generate CTXII from human bone. Method...

  14. Bone resorption is affected by follicular phase length in female rotating shift workers.

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    Lohstroh, Pete N; Chen, Jiangang; Ba, Jianming; Ryan, Louise M.; Xu, Xiping; Overstreet, James W.; Lasley, Bill L.

    2003-01-01

    Stressors as subtle as night work or shift work can lead to irregular menstrual cycles, and changes in reproductive hormone profiles can adversely affect bone health. This study was conducted to determine if stresses associated with the disruption of regular work schedule can induce alterations in ovarian function which, in turn, are associated with transient bone resorption. Urine samples from 12 rotating shift workers from a textile mill in Anqing, China, were collected in 1996-1998 during ...

  15. Ocean Ridges and Oxygen

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    Langmuir, C. H.

    2014-12-01

    The history of oxygen and the fluxes and feedbacks that lead to its evolution through time remain poorly constrained. It is not clear whether oxygen has had discrete steady state levels at different times in Earth's history, or whether oxygen evolution is more progressive, with trigger points that lead to discrete changes in markers such as mass independent sulfur isotopes. Whatever this history may have been, ocean ridges play an important and poorly recognized part in the overall mass balance of oxidants and reductants that contribute to electron mass balance and the oxygen budget. One example is the current steady state O2 in the atmosphere. The carbon isotope data suggest that the fraction of carbon has increased in the Phanerozoic, and CO2 outgassing followed by organic matter burial should continually supply more O2 to the surface reservoirs. Why is O2 not then increasing? A traditional answer to this question would relate to variations in the fraction of burial of organic matter, but this fraction appears to have been relatively high throughout the Phanerozoic. Furthermore, subduction of carbon in the 1/5 organic/carbonate proportions would contribute further to an increasingly oxidized surface. What is needed is a flux of oxidized material out of the system. One solution would be a modern oxidized flux to the mantle. The current outgassing flux of CO2 is ~3.4*1012 moles per year. If 20% of that becomes stored organic carbon, that is a flux of .68*1012 moles per year of reduced carbon. The current flux of oxidized iron in subducting ocean crust is ~2*1012 moles per year of O2 equivalents, based on the Fe3+/Fe2+ ratios in old ocean crust compared to fresh basalts at the ridge axis. This flux more than accounts for the incremental oxidizing power produced by modern life. It also suggests a possible feedback through oxygenation of the ocean. A reduced deep ocean would inhibit oxidation of ocean crust, in which case there would be no subduction flux of oxidized material, and oxygen could rise. Once the ocean becomes fully oxidized, a substantial subduction flux operates as a negative feedback. Plate tectonic geochemical cycles may have played a very significant role in the oxygen balance in both the ancient and modern Earth.

  16. The chloride channel inhibitor NS3736 [corrected] prevents bone resorption in ovariectomized rats without changing bone formation

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    Schaller, Sophie; Henriksen, Kim; Sveigaard, Christina; Heegaard, Anne-Marie; Hélix, Nathalie; Stahlhut, Martin; Ovejero, Maria C; Johansen, Jens V; Solberg, Helene; Andersen, Thomas L; Hougaard, Dorit; Berryman, Mark; Shiødt, Christine B; Sørensen, Bjørn H; Lichtenberg, Jens; Christophersen, Palle; Foged, Niels T; Delaissé, Jean-Marie; Engsig, Michael T; Karsdal, Morten A

    2004-01-01

    Chloride channel activity is essential for osteoclast function. Consequently, inhibition of the osteoclastic chloride channel should prevent bone resorption. Accordingly, we tested a chloride channel inhibitor on bone turnover and found that it inhibits bone resorption without affecting bone formation. This study indicates that chloride channel inhibitors are highly promising for treatment of osteoporosis. INTRODUCTION: The chloride channel inhibitor, NS3736, blocked osteoclastic acidification a...

  17. Two distinct effects of recombinant human tumor necrosis factor-? on osteoclast development and subsequent resorption of mineralized matrix

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    The multifunctional cytokine tumor necrosis factor-? (TNF ?) stimulates osteoclastic resorption. It is not known which steps in osteoclast formation are affected by TNF ?. The authors have investigated the effects of recombinant human TNF ? (rhTNF ?) on osteoclast development and osteoclastic resorption in two different in vitro resorption systems which are each characterized by a different stage of development of the osteoclast. The effects were further compared to those of bovine PTH-(1-84). rhTNF ? at concentrations between 0.01-50 ng/ml (3 x 10(-13) to 1.5 x 10(-9) M) did not alter the activity of mature osteoclasts, measured as 45Ca release in fetal mouse radii. In the osteoclast precursor-dependent system (fetal mouse metacarpals) rhTNF ? had a biphasic effect. It stimulated resorption dose-dependently from 0.01 ng/ml onward, with a maximal response at 0.5 ng/ml. At concentrations above 10 ng/ml rhTNF ?, resorption was inhibited. In experiments in which irradiation was used to block replication, it was found that TNF ? stimulates the proliferation of osteoclast progenitors at both low and high concentrations. As a result, at relatively low concentrations, more osteoclasts were formed in the calcified matrix, coinciding with an increased release of 45Ca. However, at relatively high concentrations, the increase in osteoclast progenitors did not lead to increased resorption, since the putative osteoclast progenitors were arrested in the periosteum. In comparison, bovine PTH-(1-84) stimulated resorption independent of proliferation by enhancing the differentiation of postmitotic osteoclast precursors and activating mature osteoclasts. In conclusion, the effects of TNF ? on osteoclastic resorption are dependent on the stage of osteoclast development and the concentrations applied

  18. Two distinct effects of recombinant human tumor necrosis factor-. alpha. on osteoclast development and subsequent resorption of mineralized matrix

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    van der Pluijm, G.; Most, W.; van der Wee-Pals, L.; de Groot, H.; Papapoulos, S.; Loewik, C. (Department of Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases, University Hospital, Leiden (Netherlands))

    1991-09-01

    The multifunctional cytokine tumor necrosis factor-{alpha} (TNF {alpha}) stimulates osteoclastic resorption. It is not known which steps in osteoclast formation are affected by TNF {alpha}. The authors have investigated the effects of recombinant human TNF {alpha} (rhTNF {alpha}) on osteoclast development and osteoclastic resorption in two different in vitro resorption systems which are each characterized by a different stage of development of the osteoclast. The effects were further compared to those of bovine PTH-(1-84). rhTNF {alpha} at concentrations between 0.01-50 ng/ml (3 {times} 10(-13) to 1.5 {times} 10(-9) M) did not alter the activity of mature osteoclasts, measured as 45Ca release in fetal mouse radii. In the osteoclast precursor-dependent system (fetal mouse metacarpals) rhTNF {alpha} had a biphasic effect. It stimulated resorption dose-dependently from 0.01 ng/ml onward, with a maximal response at 0.5 ng/ml. At concentrations above 10 ng/ml rhTNF {alpha}, resorption was inhibited. In experiments in which irradiation was used to block replication, it was found that TNF {alpha} stimulates the proliferation of osteoclast progenitors at both low and high concentrations. As a result, at relatively low concentrations, more osteoclasts were formed in the calcified matrix, coinciding with an increased release of 45Ca. However, at relatively high concentrations, the increase in osteoclast progenitors did not lead to increased resorption, since the putative osteoclast progenitors were arrested in the periosteum. In comparison, bovine PTH-(1-84) stimulated resorption independent of proliferation by enhancing the differentiation of postmitotic osteoclast precursors and activating mature osteoclasts. In conclusion, the effects of TNF {alpha} on osteoclastic resorption are dependent on the stage of osteoclast development and the concentrations applied.

  19. Screening of protein kinase inhibitors identifies PKC inhibitors as inhibitors of osteoclastic acid secretion and bone resorption

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    Boutin Jean A; Dziegiel Morten H; Karsdal Morten A; Sørensen Mette G; Nosjean Olivier; Henriksen Kim

    2010-01-01

    Abstract Background Bone resorption is initiated by osteoclastic acidification of the resorption lacunae. This process is mediated by secretion of protons through the V-ATPase and chloride through the chloride antiporter ClC-7. To shed light on the intracellular signalling controlling extracellular acidification, we screened a protein kinase inhibitor library in human osteoclasts. Methods Human osteoclasts were generated from CD14+ monocytes. The effect of different kinase inhibitors on lysos...

  20. A theory for bone resorption based on the local rupture of osteocytes cells connections: A finite element study

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    Ridha Hambli; Khalid H. Almitani; Abdessalem Chamekh; Hechmi Toumi; Tavares, João Manuel R. S.

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    In this work, a bone damage resorption finite element model based on the disruption of the inhibitory signal transmitted between osteocytes cells in bone due to damage accumulation is developed and discussed. A strain-based stimulus function coupled to a damage-dependent spatialfunction is proposed to represent the connection between two osteocytes embedded in the bone tissue. The signal is transmitted to the bone surface to activate bone resorption. The proposed modelis based on the idea tha...

  1. Anesthetic technique for inferior alveolar nerve block: a new approach

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    Dafna Geller, Palti; Cristiane Machado de, Almeida; Antonio de Castro, Rodrigues; Jesus Carlos, Andreo; José Eduardo Oliveira, Lima.

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Effective pain control in Dentistry may be achieved by local anesthetic techniques. The success of the anesthetic technique in mandibular structures depends on the proximity of the needle tip to the mandibular foramen at the moment of anesthetic injection into the pterygomandibular regio [...] n. Two techniques are available to reach the inferior alveolar nerve where it enters the mandibular canal, namely indirect and direct; these techniques differ in the number of movements required. Data demonstrate that the indirect technique is considered ineffective in 15% of cases and the direct technique in 13-29% of cases. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe an alternative technique for inferior alveolar nerve block using several anatomical points for reference, simplifying the procedure and enabling greater success and a more rapid learning curve. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 193 mandibles (146 with permanent dentition and 47 with primary dentition) from dry skulls were used to establish a relationship between the teeth and the mandibular foramen. By using two wires, the first passing through the mesiobuccal groove and middle point of the mesial slope of the distolingual cusp of the primary second molar or permanent first molar (right side), and the second following the oclusal plane (left side), a line can be achieved whose projection coincides with the left mandibular foramen. RESULTS: The obtained data showed correlation in 82.88% of cases using the permanent first molar, and in 93.62% of cases using the primary second molar. CONCLUSION: This method is potentially effective for inferior alveolar nerve block, especially in Pediatric Dentistry.

  2. Alveolar lymphocyte proliferation induced by Propionibacterium acnes in sarcoidosis patients.

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    Nakata,Yasunari

    1986-10-01

    Full Text Available The proliferation of lymphocytes induced by Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes was measured by the in vitro incorporation of 3H-thymidine. The mean response rate of alveolar lymphocytes obtained by bronchoalveolar lavage was 2.23 +/- 0.89 in nine untreated sarcoidosis patients, 0.85 +/- 0.17 in five sarcoidosis patients given corticosteroids and 0.78 +/- 0.29 in 11 controls. The proliferation was significantly enhanced in the untreated patients compared to both the treated patients (p less than 0.01 and controls (p less than 0.001, but there was no significant difference in response rates between the treated patients and controls. The response rate of alveolar lymphocytes was significantly higher in four active patients (3.05 +/- 0.61 than in four inactive patients (1.77 +/- 0.44 (p less than 0.05 and in the controls (p less than 0.001. In sarcoidosis patients, the response rates showed a good correlation with activities of serum lysozyme (r = 0.695, p less than 0.01, and with percentages of lymphocytes in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (r = 0.591, p less than 0.05. There was a low correlation between angiotensin-converting enzyme activities and the response rates (r = 0.508, p less than 0.1. Neither peripheral blood lymphocytes in sarcoidosis patients nor in controls showed any response to P. acnes, but alveolar lymphocytes of the untreated active sarcoidosis patients were sensitive to P. acnes. The lymphocytes activated by P. acnes may play a central role in the induction of alveolitis in sarcoidosis patients.

  3. Influence of bisphosphonates on alveolar bone density: a histomorphometric analysis

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    Milton, Santamaria Júnior; Ana Carolina Cuzzuol, Fracalossi; Maria Fernanda Martins Ortiz, Consolaro; Alberto, Consolaro.

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available This study is a histomorphometrical analysis of the influence of the bisphosphonate alendronate on alveolar bone density. Eighteen male Wistar rats were randomly assigned to a control group (n = 9) that received no medication and an experimental group (n = 9) that received oral alendronate (1 mg/kg) [...] from birth until euthanization at 3 months of age. Semi-serial 4-µm-thick transverse sections were obtained from the region between the roots of the left maxillary first molar, stained with hematoxylin and eosin, and examined with a Zeiss Axioskop II optical microscope for histomorphometric analysis. The images were captured with a digital camera coupled with the microscope and connected to a computer, and were analyzed using Image J 1.34s image-analysis software. A 1,200-point grid was positioned onto each digitized image. The number of intersection points of grid lines in the bone tissue was counted. The ratio between the number of points in the bone tissue and the total number of points of the grid (1,200) was used to determine the bone density of the analyzed tissue. Data from the control and experimental groups were compared and analyzed statistically by the Student's t-test (p = 0.05). There was no statistically significant difference (p = 0.3754) in the alveolar bone density between the control and alendronate-treated animals. It may be concluded that the bisphosphonate alendronate did not alter the morphology of the alveolar bone, maintaining its structural tissue characteristics in healthy animals.

  4. Enhanced rifampicin delivery to alveolar macrophages by solid lipid nanoparticles

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    Chuan Junlan [West China School of Pharmacy, Sichuan University, Key Laboratory of Drug Targeting and Drug Delivery System, Ministry of Education (China); Li Yanzhen [Tianjin Institute of Pharmaceutical Research, State Key Laboratory of Drug Delivery Technology and Pharmacokinetics (China); Yang Likai; Sun Xun [West China School of Pharmacy, Sichuan University, Key Laboratory of Drug Targeting and Drug Delivery System, Ministry of Education (China); Zhang Qiang [Peking University, State Key Laboratory of Natural and Biomimetic Drugs, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences (China); Gong Tao, E-mail: gongtaoy@126.com; Zhang Zhirong, E-mail: zrzzl@vip.sina.com [West China School of Pharmacy, Sichuan University, Key Laboratory of Drug Targeting and Drug Delivery System, Ministry of Education (China)

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    The present study aimed at developing a drug delivery system targeting the densest site of tuberculosis infection, the alveolar macrophages (AMs). Rifampicin (RFP)-loaded solid lipid nanoparticles (RFP-SLNs) with an average size of 829.6 {+-} 16.1 nm were prepared by a modified lipid film hydration method. The cytotoxicity of RFP-SLNs to AMs and alveolar epithelial type II cells (AECs) was examined using MTT assays. The viability of AMs and AECs was above 80 % after treatment with RFP-SLNs, which showed low toxicity to both AMs and AECs. Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy was employed to observe the interaction between RFP-SLNs and both AMs and AECs. After incubating the cells with RFP-SLNs for 2 h, the fluorescent intensity in AMs was more and remained longer (from 0.5 to 12 h) when compared with that in AECs (from 0.5 to 8 h). In vitro uptake characteristics of RFP-SLNs in AMs and AECs were also investigated by detection of intracellular RFP by High performance liquid chromatography. Results showed that RFP-SLNs delivered markedly higher RFP into AMs (691.7 ng/mg in cultured AMs, 662.6 ng/mg in primary AMs) than that into AECs (319.2 ng/mg in cultured AECs, 287.2 ng/mg in primary AECs). Subsequently, in vivo delivery efficiency and the selectivity of RFP-SLNs were further verified in Sprague-Dawley rats. Under pulmonary administration of RFP-SLNs, the amount of RFP in AMs was significantly higher than that in AECs at each time point. Our results demonstrated that solid lipid nanoparticles are a promising strategy for the delivery of rifampicin to alveolar macrophages selectively.

  5. Resorción dentaria interna: Presentación de un caso / Internal dental resorption: Case report

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    Amparo, Pérez Borrego; Zaida T, Ilisastigui Ortueta; Alina, López Ilisastigui; Hidelisa, Valdés Domech; Nellysel, García Pérez.

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available La resorción dentaria es un proceso de destrucción de los tejidos calcificados del diente, en ocasiones afecta la parte externa y en otras oportunidades el interior del mismo. En la resorción interna, hay destrucción de dentina y se forma en esa zona un tejido de granulación muy vascularizado. Su or [...] igen no está definido y estas lesiones podemos considerarlas como no regresivas y, por lo general, determinan la pérdida del órgano dentario. Abstract in english Resorption can be defined as the loss substances from any mineralized tissue, mediated by their own cell or humoral systems. The four mineralized tissues of our body are: bone, cement, dentin and enamel. Dental resorption is a process of destruction of the calcified tissues of the teeth, sometimes d [...] isturbing the outer part and some others their inner part. Internal resorption shows destruction of dentin, appearing in the area a well vascularized granulating tissue. Its origin is not yet defined and these lesions can be regarded as non regressive, which usually lead to the loss of the tooth.

  6. Dioscin inhibits osteoclast differentiation and bone resorption though down-regulating the Akt signaling cascades

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    Highlights: •A natural-derived compound, dioscin, suppresses osteoclast formation and bone resorption. •Dioscin inhibits osteolytic bone loss in vivo. •Dioscin impairs the Akt signaling cascades pathways during osteoclastogenesis. •Dioscin have therapeutic value in treating osteoclast-related diseases. -- Abstract: Bone resorption is the unique function of osteoclasts (OCs) and is critical for both bone homeostasis and pathologic bone diseases including osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis and tumor bone metastasis. Thus, searching for natural compounds that may suppress osteoclast formation and/or function is promising for the treatment of osteoclast-related diseases. In this study, we for the first time demonstrated that dioscin suppressed RANKL-mediated osteoclast differentiation and bone resorption in vitro in a dose-dependent manner. The suppressive effect of dioscin is supported by the reduced expression of osteoclast-specific markers. Further molecular analysis revealed that dioscin abrogated AKT phosphorylation, which subsequently impaired RANKL-induced nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-?B) signaling pathway and inhibited NFATc1 transcriptional activity. Moreover, in vivo studies further verified the bone protection activity of dioscin in osteolytic animal model. Together our data demonstrate that dioscin suppressed RANKL-induced osteoclast formation and function through Akt signaling cascades. Therefore, dioscin is a potential natural agent for the treatment of osteoclast-related diseases

  7. Understanding coupling between bone resorption and formation : are reversal cells the missing link?

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    Andersen, Thomas L; Abdelgawad, Mohamed E

    2013-01-01

    Bone remodeling requires bone resorption by osteoclasts, bone formation by osteoblasts, and a poorly investigated reversal phase coupling resorption to formation. Likely players of the reversal phase are the cells recruited into the lacunae vacated by the osteoclasts and presumably preparing these lacunae for bone formation. These cells, called herein reversal cells, cover >80% of the eroded surfaces, but their nature is not identified, and it is not known whether malfunction of these cells may contribute to bone loss in diseases such as postmenopausal osteoporosis. Herein, we combined histomorphometry and IHC on human iliac biopsy specimens, and showed that reversal cells are immunoreactive for factors typically expressed by osteoblasts, but not for monocytic markers. Furthermore, a subpopulation of reversal cells showed several distinctive characteristics suggestive of an arrested physiological status. Their prevalence correlated with decreased trabecular bone volume and osteoid and osteoblast surfaces in postmenopausal osteoporosis. They were, however, virtually absent in primary hyperparathyroidism, in which the transition between bone resorption and formation occurs optimally. Collectively, our observations suggest that arrested reversal cells reflect aborted remodeling cycles that did not progress to the bone formation step. We, therefore, propose that bone loss in postmenopausal osteoporosis does not only result from a failure of the bone formation step, as commonly believed, but also from a failure at the reversal step.

  8. Does increased local bone resorption secondary to breast and prostate cancer result in increased cartilage degradation?

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    Breast and prostate cancer patients often develop lesions of locally high bone turnover, when the primary tumor metastasizes to the bone causing an abnormal high bone resorption at this site. The objective of the present study was to determine whether local increased bone turnover in breast and prostate cancer patients is associated with an increase in cartilage degradation and to test in vitro whether osteoclasts or cathepsin K alone generate CTXII from human bone. The study included 132 breast and prostate cancer patient, where presence of bone metastases was graded according to the Soloway score. Total bone resorption (CTXItotal) and cartilage degradation (CTXII) were determined. Breast and prostate cancer patients with bone metastases revealed significant increased levels of CTXItotal at Soloway scores 1 and higher compared to patients without bone metastases (p < 0.001). CTXII was statistically elevated at score 3 and 4 (p < 0.01). CTXII/CTXItotal significantly decreased at score 3 and 4 (p < 0.001). Levels of CTXItotal, CTXII and CTXII/CTXItotal changed +900%, +130%, and -90%, respectively at Soloway score 4 compared to score 0. The in vitro experiments revealed that osteoclasts released CTXI fragments but not CTXII from bone specimens. The same was observed for cathepsin K. Data suggest that an uncoupling between bone resorption and cartilage degradation occurs in breast and lung cancer patient

  9. Dioscin inhibits osteoclast differentiation and bone resorption though down-regulating the Akt signaling cascades

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    Qu, Xinhua; Zhai, Zanjing; Liu, Xuqiang; Li, Haowei [Shanghai Key Laboratory of Orthopaedic Implants, Department of Orthopaedics, Ninth People’s Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai (China); Ouyang, Zhengxiao [Shanghai Key Laboratory of Orthopaedic Implants, Department of Orthopaedics, Ninth People’s Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai (China); Department of Orthopaedics, Hunan Provincial Tumor Hospital and Tumor Hospital of Xiangya School of Medicine, Central South University, Changsha (China); Wu, Chuanlong [Shanghai Key Laboratory of Orthopaedic Implants, Department of Orthopaedics, Ninth People’s Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai (China); Liu, Guangwang [Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, The Central Hospital of Xuzhou, Affiliated Hospital of Medical Collage of Southeast University, Xuzhou (China); Fan, Qiming; Tang, Tingting [Shanghai Key Laboratory of Orthopaedic Implants, Department of Orthopaedics, Ninth People’s Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai (China); Qin, An, E-mail: dr.qinan@gmail.com [Shanghai Key Laboratory of Orthopaedic Implants, Department of Orthopaedics, Ninth People’s Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai (China); Dai, Kerong, E-mail: krdai@163.com [Shanghai Key Laboratory of Orthopaedic Implants, Department of Orthopaedics, Ninth People’s Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai (China)

    2014-01-10

    Highlights: •A natural-derived compound, dioscin, suppresses osteoclast formation and bone resorption. •Dioscin inhibits osteolytic bone loss in vivo. •Dioscin impairs the Akt signaling cascades pathways during osteoclastogenesis. •Dioscin have therapeutic value in treating osteoclast-related diseases. -- Abstract: Bone resorption is the unique function of osteoclasts (OCs) and is critical for both bone homeostasis and pathologic bone diseases including osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis and tumor bone metastasis. Thus, searching for natural compounds that may suppress osteoclast formation and/or function is promising for the treatment of osteoclast-related diseases. In this study, we for the first time demonstrated that dioscin suppressed RANKL-mediated osteoclast differentiation and bone resorption in vitro in a dose-dependent manner. The suppressive effect of dioscin is supported by the reduced expression of osteoclast-specific markers. Further molecular analysis revealed that dioscin abrogated AKT phosphorylation, which subsequently impaired RANKL-induced nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-?B) signaling pathway and inhibited NFATc1 transcriptional activity. Moreover, in vivo studies further verified the bone protection activity of dioscin in osteolytic animal model. Together our data demonstrate that dioscin suppressed RANKL-induced osteoclast formation and function through Akt signaling cascades. Therefore, dioscin is a potential natural agent for the treatment of osteoclast-related diseases.

  10. Does increased local bone resorption secondary to breast and prostate cancer result in increased cartilage degradation?

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    Fregerslev Michael

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Breast and prostate cancer patients often develop lesions of locally high bone turnover, when the primary tumor metastasizes to the bone causing an abnormal high bone resorption at this site. The objective of the present study was to determine whether local increased bone turnover in breast and prostate cancer patients is associated with an increase in cartilage degradation and to test in vitro whether osteoclasts or cathepsin K alone generate CTXII from human bone. Methods The study included 132 breast and prostate cancer patient, where presence of bone metastases was graded according to the Soloway score. Total bone resorption (CTXItotal and cartilage degradation (CTXII were determined. Results Breast and prostate cancer patients with bone metastases revealed significant increased levels of CTXItotal at Soloway scores 1 and higher compared to patients without bone metastases (p total significantly decreased at score 3 and 4 (p total, CTXII and CTXII/CTXItotal changed +900%, +130%, and -90%, respectively at Soloway score 4 compared to score 0. The in vitro experiments revealed that osteoclasts released CTXI fragments but not CTXII from bone specimens. The same was observed for cathepsin K. Conclusion Data suggest that an uncoupling between bone resorption and cartilage degradation occurs in breast and lung cancer patient.

  11. Resorption of apatite-wollastonite containing glass-ceramic and beta-tricalcium phosphate in vivo.

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    Teramoto,Hidefumi

    2005-10-01

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    Apatite-wollastonite containing glass ceramic is considered to be difficult to resorb, but we experienced the disappearance of the porous type of Apatite-wollastonite glass ceramic particles . In this study, the resorption of porous apatite-wollastonite glass-ceramic implanted in the femurs of rabbits was investigated, and the process was compared with beta-tricalcium phosphate, a resorbable ceramics. Porous apatite-wollastonite glass-ceramic (70, 80, and 90% porosity and beta-tricalcium phosphate (75% porosity were implanted in the femurs of Japanese white rabbits. Samples were harvested and examined 0, 4, 8, 12, 24 and 36 weeks after implantation. Quantitative analysis of the radiographic and histologic findings was performed with NIH Image software. Radiographic examination demonstrated that the radiopacity and size of the porous apatite-wollastonite glassceramic cylinders decreased gradually after implantation. Histologic examination revealed that the surface area of the apatite-wollastonite glass-ceramic cylinders decreased continuously, and approached 20% of the original area 36 weeks after implantation. However, the resorption rate of porous apatite-wollastonite glass-ceramic was slower than that of beta-tricalcium phosphate. Toluidine blue staining showed abundant new bone formation on the surface of the apatite-wollastonite glassceramic matrix. Considering its mechanical strength, gradual resorption characteristics, and good osteochonductive activity, porous apatite-wollastonite glass-ceramic appears to be a suitable artificial bone substitutes.

  12. Management of an internal root resorption on a permanent tooth. A case report.

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    Alejandra Maldonado

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Internal root resorption (IRR is a rare pulp disease. Its etiology involves late pulpal inflammations and trauma, among others. IRR may also show some symptoms, and is usually detected by X-rays. However, its diagnosis is significantly improved by the use of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT. The objective of this case report was to account for the diagnosis and management of an internal root resorption without perforation. The patient, a 26-year-old male, went to the School of Dentistry at Universidad Andres Bello, Concepción, without having symptoms in the tooth 1.1. Anamnesis revealed the presence of previous symptoms. CBCT examination showed absence of bowl-shaped calcified dentin tissue on the inner walls of the root canal with apical lesion but without perforation of surrounding tissues. Endodontic treatment was performed using the following methods: irrigation of the root canal with 2% chlorhexidine (CHX using a Max-i-probe cannula and simultaneous cavitation of the irrigant Then calcium hydroxide (CH was applied as intracanal medication for a week and Schilder’s technique for vertical compaction was used. The patient was checked after one week and then after six months. He did not have any symptoms. Early diagnosis using modern imaging equipment, appropriate use of ultrasound for chemomechanical debridement and thermoplastic filling techniques contribute to a more favorable prognosis of patients with internal root resorption.

  13. Resorción dentaria interna: Presentación de un caso Internal dental resorption: Case report

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    Amparo Pérez Borrego

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available La resorción dentaria es un proceso de destrucción de los tejidos calcificados del diente, en ocasiones afecta la parte externa y en otras oportunidades el interior del mismo. En la resorción interna, hay destrucción de dentina y se forma en esa zona un tejido de granulación muy vascularizado. Su origen no está definido y estas lesiones podemos considerarlas como no regresivas y, por lo general, determinan la pérdida del órgano dentario.Resorption can be defined as the loss substances from any mineralized tissue, mediated by their own cell or humoral systems. The four mineralized tissues of our body are: bone, cement, dentin and enamel. Dental resorption is a process of destruction of the calcified tissues of the teeth, sometimes disturbing the outer part and some others their inner part. Internal resorption shows destruction of dentin, appearing in the area a well vascularized granulating tissue. Its origin is not yet defined and these lesions can be regarded as non regressive, which usually lead to the loss of the tooth.

  14. Revascularization Technique for the Treatment of External Inflammatory Root Resorption: A Report of 3 Cases.

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    Santiago, Cristina N; Pinto, Shirley S; Sassone, Luciana M; Hirata, Raphael; Fidel, Sandra R

    2015-09-01

    The current external inflammatory root resorption treatment protocol, which uses calcium hydroxide dressing, usually comprises multiple and long-term applications. In addition to the need for multiple appointments for calcium hydroxide replacement, the long-term maintenance of this compound in the root canal weakens dental structures. A modification of this therapy would be advisable. In this clinical investigation, 3 patients with external inflammatory root resorption were submitted to revascularization therapy protocol usually used in teeth with necrotic pulp and open apices. The teeth were treated with revascularization therapy protocol, which consisted of disinfecting the root canal system with triantibiotic paste, filling it with blood clot, and sealing of the root canal with mineral trioxide aggregate and bonded resin restoration. During the follow-up, the pathologic process was arrested with tissue repair in pre-existing radiolucent areas. Reduced mobility was observed in the treated teeth. The 3 cases were followed up for 30, 18, and 15 months, respectively. All teeth remained asymptomatic and retained function and physiological mobility. The therapy used in the revascularization procedure was efficient in the treatment of external inflammatory root resorption, reducing the number of appointments and increasing patient compliance. PMID:26074180

  15. Case report 501: Alveolar soft parts sarcoma with pulmonary metastases

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    Alveolar soft part sarcoma (ASPS) is a rare, soft tissue malignancy, usually presenting in young adults. We report a patient with ASPS in the thigh, evaluated with plain films, computed tomography, and a radionuclide scan. The findings in this patient and those in which CT findings have been reported in the literature, show a similar appearance which we believe is highly suggestive of this unusual tumor. The combination of a soft tissue lesion, that on CT appears highly vascular, with features suggestive of an arteriovenous malformation, in association with multiple pulmonary nodules and a bone scan with features suggestive of infection should lead to a consideration of this rare entity. (orig./GDG)

  16. Hemoglobin is Expressed in Alveolar Epithelial Type II Cells

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    Bhaskaran, Manoj; Chen, Haifeng; Chen, Zhongmong; LIU, Lin

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    Hemoglobin is the main oxygen carrying heme protein in erythrocytes. In an effort to study the differential gene expression of alveolar epithelial type I and type II cells using DNA microarray technique, we found that the mRNAs of hemoglobin ?- and ?-chains were expressed in type II cells, but not in type I cells. The microarray data were confirmed by RT-PCR. The mRNA expression of both chains decreased when type II cells trans-differentiated into type I-like cells. Immunocyto/histochemistry ...

  17. Toxicity of staphylococcal alpha toxin for rabbit alveolar macrophages.

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    McGee, M P; Kreger, A; Leake, E. S.; Harshman, S

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    Highly purified staphylococcal alpha toxin was toxic in vitro for rabbit alveolar macrophages. Cytotoxicity, manifested by loss of the ability to exclude trypan blue dye and by morphological evidence of cell necrosis and lysis, was observed after exposure for 4 h to 1 microgram of toxin preparation per ml and after exposure for 8 h to 0.1 microgram of toxin per ml. In addition, exposure to toxin under conditions which did not kill more than 10% of the cells (1 microgram/ml for 1.5 to 2 h) sig...

  18. Hemorragia alveolar como complicación del uso de trombolíticos

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    Alejandra González

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    Full Text Available La trombolisis se usa como estrategia de reperfusión coronaria en el infarto agudo de miocardio. El sangrado es su principal complicación; la mayoría ocurre en los sitios de accesos venosos y es leve, pero también pueden presentarse hemorragia gastrointestinal, retroperitoneal, genitourinaria, pulmonar y a nivel del sistema nervioso central, episodios estos generalmente de mayor gravedad y a veces fatales. Se describe aquí el caso de un paciente que recibió terapia trombolítica con estreptoquinasa como tratamiento por un infarto de miocardio, y que posteriormente desarrolló insuficiencia respiratoria aguda, infiltrados pulmonares bilaterales, caída del hematocrito y aumento de la difusión de monóxido de carbono, cuadro compatible con diagnóstico de hemorragia alveolar.

  19. Laccase Protects Cryptococcus neoformans from Antifungal Activity of Alveolar Macrophages

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    While laccase of Cryptococcus neoformans is implicated in the virulence of the organism, our recent studies showing absence of melanin in the infected mouse brain has led us to a search for alternative roles for laccase in cryptococcosis. We investigated the role of laccase in protection of C. neoformans against murine alveolar macrophage (AM)-mediated antifungal activity by using a pair of congenic laccase-positive (2E-TUC) and laccase-deficient (2E-TU) strains. The laccase-positive cells wi...

  20. Alveolar lymphocyte proliferation induced by Propionibacterium acnes in sarcoidosis patients.

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    Nakata,Yasunari; Ejiri,Togo; Kishi,Toshiyuki; Mori, Yoshihiro; Hioka,Tohru; Kataoka,Mikio; Ohnoshi,Taisuke; Kimura,Ikuro

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    The proliferation of lymphocytes induced by Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) was measured by the in vitro incorporation of 3H-thymidine. The mean response rate of alveolar lymphocytes obtained by bronchoalveolar lavage was 2.23 +/- 0.89 in nine untreated sarcoidosis patients, 0.85 +/- 0.17 in five sarcoidosis patients given corticosteroids and 0.78 +/- 0.29 in 11 controls. The proliferation was significantly enhanced in the untreated patients compared to both the treated patients (p less th...

  1. In vitro studies of actinides and alveolar macrophages

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    The toxicity of 239PuO2, 239Pu(NO3)4, and 241AmO2 to rabbit alveolar macrophages in culture was assessed. Comparison of toxicity of 239Pu(NO3)4 and 241AmO2 at the same radiation dose level indicates toxicity is due to radiation and not the chemical form of the actinide. Investigations were begun to determine the effect of serum macrophages and DTPA on 241AmO2 solubility

  2. Pterins inhibit nitric oxide synthase activity in rat alveolar macrophages.

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    Jorens, P.G.; van Overveld, F J; Bult, H; Vermeire, P A; Herman, A. G.

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    1. The synthesis of nitrite and citrulline from L-arginine by immune-stimulated rat alveolar macrophages and the modulation of this synthesis were studied. 2,4-Diamino-6-hydroxypyrimidine (DAHP), 6R-5,6,7,8-tetrahydro-L-biopterin (BH4) and L-sepiapterin were potent inhibitors of the recombinant interferon-gamma induced production of nitrogen oxides in intact cultured cells with I50 values for BH4 and L-sepiapterin of approximately 10 microM. They were equally effective in inhibiting the induc...

  3. Type 2 alveolar cells are stem cells in adult lung

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    Barkauskas, Christina E.; Cronce, Michael J.; Rackley, Craig R.; Bowie, Emily J.; Keene, Douglas R; Stripp, Barry R.; Randell, Scott H.; Noble, Paul W.; Hogan, Brigid L.M.

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    Gas exchange in the lung occurs within alveoli, air-filled sacs composed of type 2 and type 1 epithelial cells (AEC2s and AEC1s), capillaries, and various resident mesenchymal cells. Here, we use a combination of in vivo clonal lineage analysis, different injury/repair systems, and in vitro culture of purified cell populations to obtain new information about the contribution of AEC2s to alveolar maintenance and repair. Genetic lineage-tracing experiments showed that surfactant protein C–posit...

  4. Inhibition of Osteoclastogenesis and Bone Resorption in vitro and in vivo by a prenylflavonoid xanthohumol from hops.

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    Li, Jing; Zeng, Li; Xie, Juan; Yue, Zhiying; Deng, Huayun; Ma, Xueyun; Zheng, Chunbing; Wu, Xiushan; Luo, Jian; Liu, Mingyao

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    Excessive RANKL signaling leads to superfluous osteoclast formation and bone resorption, is widespread in the pathologic bone loss and destruction. Therefore, targeting RANKL or its signaling pathway has been a promising and successful strategy for this osteoclast-related diseases. In this study, we examined the effects of xanthohumol (XN), an abundant prenylflavonoid from hops plant, on osteoclastogenesis, osteoclast resorption, and RANKL-induced signaling pathway using both in vitro and in vivo assay systems. In mouse and human, XN inhibited osteoclast differentiation and osteoclast formation at the early stage. Furthermore, XN inhibited osteoclast actin-ring formation and bone resorption in a dose-dependent manner. In ovariectomized-induced bone loss mouse model and RANKL-injection-induced bone resorption model, we found that administration of XN markedly inhibited bone loss and resorption by suppressing osteoclast activity. At the molecular level, XN disrupted the association of RANK and TRAF6, resulted in the inhibition of NF-?B and Ca(2+)/NFATc1 signaling pathway during osteoclastogenesis. As a results, XN suppressed the expression of osteoclastogenesis-related marker genes, including CtsK, Nfatc1, Trap, Ctr. Therefore, our data demonstrated that XN inhibits osteoclastogenesis and bone resorption through RANK/TRAF6 signaling pathways. XN could be a promising drug candidate in the treatment of osteoclast-related diseases such as postmenopausal osteoporosis. PMID:26620037

  5. Single-session use of mineral trioxide aggregate as an apical barrier in a case of external root resorption.

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    Araújo, Roberta A; Silveira, Cláudia F M; Cunha, Rodrigo S; De Martin, Alexandre S; Fontana, Carlos E; Bueno, Carlos E S

    2010-06-01

    External root resorption may occur as a consequence of trauma, orthodontic treatment, bacterial infection or incomplete sealing of the root canal system (bacterial re-infection), and lead to crater formation on the resorbed apex. This would deform the root apex surface, and cause loss of apical constriction. Depending on the extent of the resorptive process, different treatment regimens have been proposed. A 34-year-old male patient presented with an intra-radicular retainer and an inadequate filling on tooth #21, as well as a radiographic image suggesting periapical bone rarefaction. After root canal retreatment, the defect was accessed coronally. The resorption area was chemo-mechanically debrided and since the apical end was very wide, a calcium sulphate matrix was made. Mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) was used to fill the resorptive defect, and the coronal access was temporarily sealed. After 24 h, the quality of the apical seal was evaluated with the aid of an operating microscope, and then the root canal system was filled. A 12-month follow-up radiograph showed adequate repair of the resorption. Clinically, the tooth was asymptomatic. We concluded that MTA can be successfully used to avoid overextension of the filling material when treating a tooth with external resorption. PMID:20587960

  6. Screening of protein kinase inhibitors identifies PKC inhibitors as inhibitors of osteoclastic acid secretion and bone resorption

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    Boutin Jean A

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Bone resorption is initiated by osteoclastic acidification of the resorption lacunae. This process is mediated by secretion of protons through the V-ATPase and chloride through the chloride antiporter ClC-7. To shed light on the intracellular signalling controlling extracellular acidification, we screened a protein kinase inhibitor library in human osteoclasts. Methods Human osteoclasts were generated from CD14+ monocytes. The effect of different kinase inhibitors on lysosomal acidification in human osteoclasts was investigated using acridine orange for different incubation times (45 minutes, 4 and 24 hours. The inhibitors were tested in an acid influx assay using microsomes isolated from human osteoclasts. Bone resorption by human osteoclasts on bone slices was measured by calcium release. Cell viability was measured using AlamarBlue. Results Of the 51 compounds investigated only few inhibitors were positive in both acidification and resorption assays. Rottlerin, GF109203X, Hypericin and Ro31-8220 inhibited acid influx in microsomes and bone resorption, while Sphingosine and Palmitoyl-DL-carnitine-Cl showed low levels of inhibition. Rottlerin inhibited lysosomal acidification in human osteoclasts potently. Conclusions In conclusion, a group of inhibitors all indicated to inhibit PKC reduced acidification in human osteoclasts, and thereby bone resorption, indicating that acid secretion by osteoclasts may be specifically regulated by PKC in osteoclasts.

  7. A theory for bone resorption based on the local rupture of osteocytes cells connections: A finite element study.

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    Ridha, Hambli; Almitani, Khalid H; Chamekh, Abdessalem; Toumi, Hechmi; Tavares, Joao Manuel R S

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    In this work, a bone damage resorption finite element model based on the disruption of the inhibitory signal transmitted between osteocytes cells in bone due to damage accumulation is developed and discussed. A strain-based stimulus function coupled to a damage-dependent spatial function is proposed to represent the connection between two osteocytes embedded in the bone tissue. The signal is transmitted to the bone surface to activate bone resorption. The proposed model is based on the idea that the osteocyte signal reduction is not related to the reduction of the stimulus sensed locally by osteocytes due to damage, but to the difficulties for the signal in travelling along a disrupted area due to microcracks that can destroy connections of the intercellular network between osteocytes and bone-lining cells. To check the potential of the proposed model to predict the damage resorption process, two bone resorption mechano-regulation rules corresponding to two mechanotransduction approaches have been implemented and tested: (1) Bone resorption based on a coupled strain-damage stimulus function without ruptured osteocyte connections (NROC); and (2) Bone resorption based on a strain stimulus function with ruptured osteocyte connections (ROC). The comparison between the results obtained by both models, shows that the proposed model based on ruptured osteocytes connections predicts realistic results in conformity with previously published findings concerning the fatigue damage repair in bone. PMID:25640868

  8. Ridges on Europa

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    This is the highest resolution picture ever taken of the Jupiter moon, Europa. The area shown is about 5.9 by 9.9 miles (9.6 by 16 kilometers) and the smallest visible feature is about the size of a football field. In this view, the ice-rich surface has been broken into a complex pattern by cross-cutting ridges and grooves resulting from tectonic processes. Sinuous rille-like features and knobby terrain could result from surface modifications of unknown origins. Small craters of possible impact origin range in size from less than 330 feet (100 meters) to about 1300 feet (400 meters) across are visible.This image was taken by the solid state imaging television camera aboard the Galileo during its fourth orbit around Jupiter, at a distance of 2060 miles (3340 kilometers). The picture is centered at 325 degrees West, 5.83 degrees North. North is toward the top of this image, with the sun shining from the right.The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA manages the mission for NASA's Office of Space Science, Washington, DC.This image and other images and data received from Galileo are posted on the Galileo mission home page on the World Wide Web at http://galileo.jpl.nasa.gov. Background information and educational context for the images can be found at URL http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/galileo/sepo

  9. Influence of ridge inclination and implant localization on the association of mandibular Kennedy class I removable partial denture.

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    Cunha, Lígia Del' Arco Pignatta; Pellizzer, Eduardo Piza; Verri, Fellippo Ramos; Falcón-Antenucci, Rosse Mary; Goiato, Marcelo Coelho

    2011-05-01

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the tendency of displacement of the supporting structures of the distal extension removable partial denture (DERPD) associated to the implant with different inclinations of alveolar ridge and implant localizations through a two-dimensional finite-element method. Sixteen mandibular models were fabricated, presenting horizontal, distally descending, distally ascending, or descending-ascending ridges. All models presented the left canine and were rehabilitated with conventional DERPD or implant-retained prosthesis with the ERA system. The models were obtained by the AutoCAD software and transferred to the finite-element software ANSYS 9.0 for analysis. A force of 50 N was applied on the cusp tips of the teeth, with 5 points of loading of 10 N. The results were visualized by displacement maps. For all ridge inclinations, the assembly of the DERPD with distal plate retained by an anterior implant exhibited the lowest requisition of the supporting structures. The highest tendency of displacement occurred in the model with distally ascending ridge with incisal rest. It was concluded that the association of the implant decreased the displacement of the DERPD, and the anterior positioning of the implant associated to the DERPD with the distal plate preserved the supporting structures for all ridges. PMID:21558932

  10. Injerto de tejido conectivo subpediculado con utilización de hidroxiapatita para aumento de reborde alveolar: reporte de un caso

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    Antonio José Díaz Caballero

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available ResumenLa reconstrucción quirúrgica de rebordes atrofiados mediante injertos de tejido conectivo y la hidroxiapatita es una opción que permite la fijación de los implantes de manera estética y funcional, ofrece un resultado previsible con bajas tasas de morbilidad y una ganancia notable de tejido óseo y tejidos blandos, gracias a su alta biocompatibilidad, alta capacidad de regeneración del tejido, una perfecta integración y elevados resultados, bajo riesgo de infección y ausencia de signos de rechazo. Presentamos el caso de una paciente con una pérdida ósea marcada en la zona anterior del maxilar, secundaria a procesos inflamatorios periodontales con la posterior pérdida de órganos dentarios prematuros, lo que conlleva a una perdida ósea. Se le realizó la cirugía tomando porciones de tejido conectivo donadas por el mismo paciente con la posterior utilización de hidroxiapatita porosa en la zona receptora para así lograr el aumento del reborde que se encontraba atrófico.Se constatan buenos resultados como respuesta biológica al material y al procedimiento, con una adecuada respuesta clínica y radiográfica, por lo que se recomienda el uso de este material en el tratamiento de defectos óseos bucofaciales por su biocompatibilidad, debido a su similitud con el hueso. Considerando así que se abren nuevos horizontes con la utilización de este material en este tipo de afección. (Duazary 2008; 1: 48 - 55AbstractSurgical reconstruction of atrophies residual ridges by use of connective tissue grafts plus hydroxyapatite is an option that allows the implant fixation in an esthetic and functional manner, offers a predictable outcome with low rates of morbidity and a remarkable gain of bone and soft tissue, Thanks to its high biocompatibility, high capacity for regeneration of tissue, a perfect integration and high performance, low risk of infection and the absence of signs of rejection. In this paper we present the case of a patient with marked bone loss in the anterior maxillary secondary to periodontal inflammatory processes with the subsequent loss of teeth premature organs, which leads to a loss of bone. It underwent surgery taking pieces of connective tissue donated by the same patient with the subsequent use of porous hydroxyapatite in the receiving area, thus increasing the roll which was atrophic. Furthermore, a successful response to biological materials and procedure, with an adequate clinical and radiographic response, it is recommended to use this material in the treatment of bone defects in vestibular aspects for its biocompatibility, because of its similarity to the bone. Whereas that open new horizons with the use of this material in this kind of condition.Keywords: Alveolar atrophy; connective tissue graft; Hydroxyapatite; alveolar ridge augmentation.

  11. Endodontic Treatment in Submerged Roots: A Case Report

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    Hemalatha Pameshwar Hiremath

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Alveolar ridge resorption has long been considered an unavoidable consequence of tooth extraction. While the extent and pattern of resorption is variable among individuals, there is a progressive loss of ridge contour as a result of physiologic bone remodeling. Even today, with best modalities of tooth preservation, there is a group of elderly individuals who do not benefit from modern preventive practices and who now present a dilemma in terms of maintaining the masticatory apparatus necessary for nutrition. Even with excellent dental care, such patients experience abrasion of the natural tooth crowns with age, and embedded roots are left within the alveolar bone. According to old concepts of dental care, extraction of these roots would have been recommended, but today’s goal of excellence in endodontics dictates otherwise. We report a case in which vital and non-vital root submergence was carried out to prevent alveolar ridge reduction.

  12. Alveolar macrophage activity and the pulmonary complications of haematopoietic stem cell transplantation

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    BACKGROUND—The success of haematopoietic (bone marrow or peripheral blood) stem cell transplantation (SCT) is compromised by pulmonary complications. We hypothesised that a proinflammatory alveolar microenvironment, reflected in alveolar macrophage (AM) cytokine production, would predispose to such complications.?METHODS—AM were isolated from adult SCT recipients by bronchoalveolar lavage before SCT (n=32) and during post-transplant pancytopenia (n=23). Concentrations ...

  13. Regional differences in alveolar density in the human lung are related to lung height.

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    McDonough, John E; Knudsen, Lars; Wright, Alexander C; Elliott, W Mark; Ochs, Matthias; Hogg, James C

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    The gravity-dependent pleural pressure gradient within the thorax produces regional differences in lung inflation that have a profound effect on the distribution of ventilation within the lung. This study examines the hypothesis that gravitationally induced differences in stress within the thorax also influence alveolar density in terms of the number of alveoli contained per unit volume of lung. To test this hypothesis, we measured the number of alveoli within known volumes of lung located at regular intervals between the apex and base of four normal adult human lungs that were rapidly frozen at a constant transpulmonary pressure, and used microcomputed tomographic imaging to measure alveolar density (number alveoli/mm3) at regular intervals between the lung apex and base. These results show that at total lung capacity, alveolar density in the lung apex is 31.6 ± 3.4 alveoli/mm3, with 15 ± 6% of parenchymal tissue consisting of alveolar duct. The base of the lung had an alveolar density of 21.2 ± 1.6 alveoli/mm3 and alveolar duct volume fraction of 29 ± 6%. The difference in alveolar density can be negated by factoring in the effects of alveolar compression due to the pleural pressure gradient at the base of the lung in vivo and at functional residual capacity. PMID:25882386

  14. Poractant alfa (Curosurf® increases phagocytosis of apoptotic neutrophils by alveolar macrophages in vivo

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Clearance of apoptotic neutrophils in the lung is an essential process to limit inflammation, since they could become a pro-inflammatory stimulus themselves. The clearance is partially mediated by alveolar macrophages, which phagocytose these apoptotic cells. The phagocytosis of apoptotic immune cells by monocytes in vitro has been shown to be augmented by several constituents of pulmonary surfactant, e.g. phospholipids and hydrophobic surfactant proteins. In this study, we assessed the influence of exogenous poractant alfa (Curosurf® instillation on the in vivo phagocytosis of apoptotic neutrophils by alveolar macrophages. Methods Poractant alfa (200 mg/kg was instilled intratracheally in the lungs of three months old adult male C57/Black 6 mice, followed by apoptotic neutrophil instillation. Bronchoalveloar lavage was performed and alveolar macrophages and neutrophils were counted. Phagocytosis of apoptotic neutrophils was quantified by determining the number of apoptotic neutrophils per alveolar macrophages. Results Exogenous surfactant increased the number of alveolar macrophages engulfing apoptotic neutrophils 2.6 fold. The phagocytosis of apoptotic neutrophils was increased in the presence of exogenous surfactant by a 4.7 fold increase in phagocytosed apoptotic neutrophils per alveolar macrophage. Conclusions We conclude that the anti-inflammatory properties of surfactant therapy may be mediated in part by increased numbers of alveolar macrophages and increased phagocytosis of apoptotic neutrophils by alveolar macrophages.

  15. The clinical meaning of external cervical resorption in maxillary canine: transoperative dental trauma

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    Alberto, Consolaro; Mauricio de Almeida, Cardoso; Carolina Dornelas C. M. de, Almeida; Ingrid Araújo Oliveira, Souza; Leopoldino, Capelloza Filho.

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    Full Text Available A reabsorção cervical externa em caninos superiores com vitalidade pulpar em sua quase totalidade está associada a traumatismo dentário decorrente de procedimentos cirúrgicos associado à preparação desse dente para ser tracionado ortodonticamente. Nessa preparação pode se manipular cirurgicamente a [...] junção amelocementária ou luxar o dente com forças excessivas ou com testes de movimentação além dos limites de tolerância estrutural do ligamento periodontal e tecidos cervicais. A exposição dentinária na junção amelocementária é o estopim para se iniciar uma reabsorção cervical externa a partir de uma inflamação induzida na região seguida de reconhecimento antigênico das proteínas dentinárias. A reabsorção cervical externa é indolor, não induz pulpites e tem uma evolução lenta. Em geral, a lesão está associada e recoberta por tecidos moles gengivais que mantêm, por longos períodos, os aspectos clínicos normais, induzindo diagnósticos tardios, quando o processo se aproxima dos limites pulpares. O tratamento endodôntico está indicado apenas em função de procedimentos operatórios que se fazem necessários no espaço pulpar; caso contrário, a reabsorção cervical externa deve ser tratada de forma conservadora, protegendo a polpa dentária e restaurando a função e estética do dente que permanecerá com sua polpa normal. Infelizmente, não sabemos, com base em pesquisas de casuísticas bem estabelecidas, qual é a frequência da reabsorção cervical externa associada a caninos ortodonticamente tracionados. Abstract in english External Cervical Resorption in maxillary canines with pulp vitality is frequently associated with dental trauma resulting from surgical procedures carried out to prepare the teeth for further orthodontic traction. Preparation procedures might surgically manipulate the cementoenamel junction or caus [...] e luxation of teeth due to applying excessive force or movement tests beyond the tolerance limits of periodontal ligament and cervical tissue structures. Dentin exposure at the cementoenamel junction triggers External Cervical Resorption as a result of inflammation followed by antigen recognition of dentin proteins. External Cervical Resorption is painless, does not induce pulpitis and develops slowly. The lesion is generally associated with and covered by gingival soft tissues which disguise normal clinical aspects, thereby leading to late diagnosis when the process is near pulp threshold. Endodontic treatment is recommended only if surgical procedures are rendered necessary in the pulp space; otherwise, External Cervical Resorption should be treated by conservative means: protecting the dental pulp and restoring function and esthetics of teeth whose pulp will remain in normal conditions. Unfortunately, there is a lack of well-grounded research evincing how often External Cervical Resorption associated with canines subjected to orthodontic traction occurs.

  16. Severe root resorption resulting from orthodontic treatment: Prevalence and risk factors

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    Caroline Pelagio Raick, Maués; Rizomar Ramos do, Nascimento; Oswaldo de Vasconcellos, Vilella.

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: avaliar a prevalência de reabsorções radiculares externas severas e identificar prováveis fatores de risco decorrentes do tratamento ortodôntico. MÉTODOS: utilizou-se uma amostra selecionada aleatoriamente, composta de radiografias periapicais de incisivos superiores e inferiores, obtidas [...] no mesmo centro radiológico, de pré- e pós-tratamento ortodôntico ativo, de 129 pacientes, de ambos os sexos, tratados por meio da técnica Edgewise Standard. Dois examinadores mensuraram e definiram a reabsorção radicular de acordo com índice proposto por Levander et al., e o grau de reabsorção foi registrado, definindo a reabsorção em quatro graus de severidade. Para avaliar a reprodutibilidade intra- e interexaminadores, adotou-se o índice de coeficiente kappa ponderado. O teste chi-quadrado (?2) foi adotado para avaliar a relação entre a quantidade de reabsorção radicular e o sexo dos pacientes, arcada dentária (superior ou inferior), tratamentos com ou sem extrações, duração do tratamento, forma radicular, estágio do ápice radicular (aberto ou fechado), overjet e overbite no início do tratamento. RESULTADOS: os incisivos centrais superiores apresentaram a maior porcentagem de reabsorção radicular severa, seguidos dos incisivos laterais superiores e dos incisivos laterais inferiores. Entre 959 dentes avaliados, 28 (2,9%) apresentaram reabsorção radicular severa. Os fatores de risco relacionados foram: dentes localizados na região anterossuperior, overjet maior ou igual a 5mm ao início do tratamento, tratamentos envolvendo extrações dentárias, tempo prolongado de terapia e formação radicular completa à época do início do tratamento ortodôntico. CONCLUSÃO: o estudo demonstrou que cuidados devem ser tomados em tratamentos ortodônticos envolvendo extrações, com grande retração de incisivos superiores, tratamentos prolongados e/ou ápice radicular completamente formado no início da terapia ortodôntica. Abstract in english OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence of severe external root resorption and its potential risk factors resulting from orthodontic treatment. METHODS: A randomly selected sample was used. It comprised conventional periapical radiographs taken in the same radiology center for maxillary and mandibular [...] incisors before and after active orthodontic treatment of 129 patients, males and females, treated by means of the Standard Edgewise technique. Two examiners measured and defined root resorption according to the index proposed by Levander et al. The degree of external apical root resorption was registered defining resorption in four degrees of severity. To assess intra and inter-rater reproducibility, kappa coefficient was used. Chi-square test was used to assess the relationship between the amount of root resorption and patient's sex, dental arch (maxillary or mandibular), treatment with or without extractions, treatment duration, root apex stage (open or closed), root shape, as well as overjet and overbite at treatment onset. RESULTS: Maxillary central incisors had the highest percentage of severe root resorption, followed by maxillary lateral incisors and mandibular lateral incisors. Out of 959 teeth, 28 (2.9%) presented severe root resorption. The following risk factors were observed: anterior maxillary teeth, overjet greater than or equal to 5 mm at treatment onset, treatment with extractions, prolonged therapy, and degree of apex formation at treatment onset. CONCLUSION: This study showed that care must be taken in orthodontic treatment involving extractions, great retraction of maxillary incisors, prolonged therapy, and/or completely formed apex at orthodontic treatment onset.

  17. A contemporary perspective on techniques for the clinical assessment of alveolar bone

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    Radiographic techniques, traditional ones as well as newer ones under development, for clinically assessing alveolar bone are critically assessed. Traditional intraoral radiography is reexamined, in particular with regard to the accuracy with which the alveolar crest is seen. Evidence is presented for a more accurate representation of the alveolar crest on bitewings rather than periapical films. Application in periodontics of newer radiographic techniques, subtraction radiography, and single and dual photon aborptiometry presently under clinical development are discussed in regard to their potential and limitations. Similarly, radiopharmaceuticals to evaluate the metabolic status of alveolar bone are discussed as well as the potential for using analyses of gingival crevice fluid as a window for assessment of alveolar crest metabolism. 46 references.

  18. A contemporary perspective on techniques for the clinical assessment of alveolar bone

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    Radiographic techniques, traditional ones as well as newer ones under development, for clinically assessing alveolar bone are critically assessed. Traditional intraoral radiography is reexamined, in particular with regard to the accuracy with which the alveolar crest is seen. Evidence is presented for a more accurate representation of the alveolar crest on bitewings rather than periapical films. Application in periodontics of newer radiographic techniques, subtraction radiography, and single and dual photon aborptiometry presently under clinical development are discussed in regard to their potential and limitations. Similarly, radiopharmaceuticals to evaluate the metabolic status of alveolar bone are discussed as well as the potential for using analyses of gingival crevice fluid as a window for assessment of alveolar crest metabolism. 46 references

  19. Peptide secreted by human alveolar macrophages releases neutrophil granule contents

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    A monoclonal antibody was developed against an 8000-kDa enzyme-releasing peptide (ERP) released from human alveolar macrophages. ERP was isolated on an immunoaffinity column containing the antibody bound to staphylococcal protein A-Sepharose, and by autoradiography. Release of ERP from the macrophages is not changed by plastic adherence, phagocytosis, calcium ionophore, or phorbol esters. The peptide was not antigenically similar to interferon-?, tumor necrosis factor, or interleukin l? or 1?. The release of constituents from azurophilic and specific granules was the main identified biologic function of ERP. ERP was a more effective secretagogue in the untreated neutrophils and f-met-leu-phe was more effective in the cytochalasin B-treated neutrophils. Absorption of ERP from macrophage-conditioned medium removed a small amount of the chemotactic activity; however, the immunopurified peptide was not chemotactic or chemokinetic for neutrophils, and at high concentrations, it suppressed base line chemokinesis. Treatment of washed macrophages with trypsin released active ERP of approximately the same m.w. of spontaneously secreted ERP. These studies showed that human alveolar macrophages release a peptide which is a secretagogue for human neutrophils under conditions which may be encountered in the lungs during certain disease states. Proteolytic enzymes which are free in the lungs may release the peptide and lead to the secretion of neutrophil enzymes

  20. Alveolar hemorrhage in systemic lupus erythematosus: a cohort review.

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    Andrade, C; Mendonça, T; Farinha, F; Correia, J; Marinho, A; Almeida, I; Vasconcelos, C

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    Diffuse alveolar hemorrhage (DAH) is a rare but potentially catastrophic manifestation with a high mortality. Among rheumatologic diseases, it occurs most frequently in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and systemic vasculitis. Despite new diagnostic tools and therapies, it remains a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. The aim of this work was to characterize the SLE patients with an episode of alveolar hemorrhage followed in our Clinical Immunology Unit (CIU). A retrospective chart review was carried out for all patients with SLE followed in CIU between 1984 and the end of 2013. We reviewed the following data: demographic characteristics, clinical and laboratory data, radiologic investigations, histologic studies, treatment, and outcome. We identified 10 episodes of DAH, corresponding to seven patients, all female. These represent 1.6% of SLE patients followed in our Unit. The age at DAH attack was 42.75?±?18.9 years. The average time between diagnosis of SLE and the onset of DAH was 7.1 years. Three patients had the diagnosis of SLE and the DAH attack at the same time. Disease activity according to SLEDAI was high, ranging from 15 to 41. All patients were treated with methylprednisolone, 37.5% cyclophosphamide and 28.6% plasmapheresis. The overall mortality rate was 28.6%. PMID:26385219

  1. Advances in multidisciplinary individualized treatment of refractory hepatic alveolar echinococcosis

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    Full Text Available Hepatic alveolar echinococcosis (HAE is a zoonotic parasitic disease that seriously threatens the population in western China and compromises patients? quality of life. With the continuous improvement in radical resection rate in recent years, late-stage HAE patients that were incurable in the past now have the opportunity for radical resection. However, patients who are not suitable candidates for radical resection still suffer from various complications and poor quality of life. Therefore, HAE is still considered a refractory and complex disease. The simple empirical treatment model provided by traditional professional discussion is unable to satisfy the treatment of advanced refractory HAE as it is unable to integrate specialized, standardized clinical skills for diagnosis and treatment. Multidisciplinary individualized treatment (MDT organically integrates the advantages of the available treatment into a reasonable individualized comprehensive treatment regimen. This review summarizes the advances in MDT for HAE as the best option to increase long-term survival, and suggests MDT as the first-line treatment for late-stage refractory hepatic alveolar echinococcosis.

  2. Primary pulmonary alveolar proteinosis: computed tomography features at diagnosis

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    Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP) is characterized by an abnormal accumulation of periodic acid-schiff-positive lipoproteinaceous material in the alveoli. Early diagnosis allows setting up of therapeutic lung lavages, which reduces the need for oxygen supplementation and weight gain. To provide a description of radiological features by CT at the onset of primary PAP in children. The clinical and radiological data of 24 patients, including 16 boys and 8 girls (median age: 12 months), diagnosed with a primary form of PAP between April 1992 and May 2012 in a tertiary referral hospital, were retrospectively reviewed. CT images were examined for the presence of alveolar and interstitial elementary lesions. Correlation between clinical and radiological findings was assessed. The types of elementary lesions detected were: ground-glass opacities (n = 24), intralobular lines (n = 24), thickened interlobular septa (n = 22), thickened fissures (n = 21), airspace consolidation (n = 16), hyperinflation (n = 16), cystic lesions (n = 2) and micronodules (n = 1). A crazy-paving pattern was found in 92% of cases. Consolidation and hyperinflation were especially detected in younger children (median age, 8 months, P < 0.01). A density dependent gradient was found. The distribution of the lesions was symmetrical. There was no correlation between radiological and clinical data of severity of the disease. CT findings are suggestive of diagnosis of PAP in immunocompetent children with chronic respiratory failure. (orig.)

  3. The role of the alveolar macrophage in jaagsiekte

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    The increase of alveolar macrophages in jaagsiekte sheep lungs is not caused by excessive surfactant production but is due to a chemotactic factor secreted by the tumour cells. Both growth inhibitory and growth stimulatory factors were detected in vitro in medium from cultures of lung lavage cells exposed to jaagsiekte tumour cell supernatant. The macrophage component of the lavage cells was found to produce a growth stimulatory factor that was replaced by a growth inhibitory factor following exposure to jaagsiekte tumour cell supernatant. Whether these factors stimulated or inhibited DNA synthesis depended to some extent on whether the indicators cells were transformed or not. Alveolar macrophages infected with lentivirus were found to be chemotactically inhibited as well as having a reduced leukocine production potential. Peripheral blood monocytes isolated from sheep suffering with acute jaagsiekte were depressed with regard to their DNA synthesis potential. 3H-thymidine incorporation assay was used to determine if there was any difference in the division potential of blood monocytes isolated from JS-sheep compared to normal sheep

  4. Primary pulmonary alveolar proteinosis: computed tomography features at diagnosis

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    Berteloot, Laureline; Emond-Gonsard, Sophie; Mamou-Mani, Tania; Lambot, Karen; Grevent, David [Hopital Necker Enfants-Malades, Department of Pediatric Radiology, Paris (France); Taam, Rola Abou; Le Bourgeois, Muriel [Hopital Necker Enfants-Malades, Department of Pediatric Pneumology and Allergology, Paris (France); Elie, Caroline [Hopital Necker Enfants-Malades, Department of Biostatistics, Paris (France); Paris Descartes University, Paris (France); Delacourt, Christophe; Blic, Jacques de [Hopital Necker Enfants-Malades, Department of Pediatric Pneumology and Allergology, Paris (France); Paris Descartes University, Paris (France); Brunelle, Francis [Hopital Necker Enfants-Malades, Department of Pediatric Radiology, Paris (France); Paris Descartes University, Paris (France)

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    Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP) is characterized by an abnormal accumulation of periodic acid-schiff-positive lipoproteinaceous material in the alveoli. Early diagnosis allows setting up of therapeutic lung lavages, which reduces the need for oxygen supplementation and weight gain. To provide a description of radiological features by CT at the onset of primary PAP in children. The clinical and radiological data of 24 patients, including 16 boys and 8 girls (median age: 12 months), diagnosed with a primary form of PAP between April 1992 and May 2012 in a tertiary referral hospital, were retrospectively reviewed. CT images were examined for the presence of alveolar and interstitial elementary lesions. Correlation between clinical and radiological findings was assessed. The types of elementary lesions detected were: ground-glass opacities (n = 24), intralobular lines (n = 24), thickened interlobular septa (n = 22), thickened fissures (n = 21), airspace consolidation (n = 16), hyperinflation (n = 16), cystic lesions (n = 2) and micronodules (n = 1). A crazy-paving pattern was found in 92% of cases. Consolidation and hyperinflation were especially detected in younger children (median age, 8 months, P < 0.01). A density dependent gradient was found. The distribution of the lesions was symmetrical. There was no correlation between radiological and clinical data of severity of the disease. CT findings are suggestive of diagnosis of PAP in immunocompetent children with chronic respiratory failure. (orig.)

  5. Type 2 alveolar cells are stem cells in adult lung.

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    Barkauskas, Christina E; Cronce, Michael J; Rackley, Craig R; Bowie, Emily J; Keene, Douglas R; Stripp, Barry R; Randell, Scott H; Noble, Paul W; Hogan, Brigid L M

    2013-07-01

    Gas exchange in the lung occurs within alveoli, air-filled sacs composed of type 2 and type 1 epithelial cells (AEC2s and AEC1s), capillaries, and various resident mesenchymal cells. Here, we use a combination of in vivo clonal lineage analysis, different injury/repair systems, and in vitro culture of purified cell populations to obtain new information about the contribution of AEC2s to alveolar maintenance and repair. Genetic lineage-tracing experiments showed that surfactant protein C-positive (SFTPC-positive) AEC2s self renew and differentiate over about a year, consistent with the population containing long-term alveolar stem cells. Moreover, if many AEC2s were specifically ablated, high-resolution imaging of intact lungs showed that individual survivors undergo rapid clonal expansion and daughter cell dispersal. Individual lineage-labeled AEC2s placed into 3D culture gave rise to self-renewing "alveolospheres," which contained both AEC2s and cells expressing multiple AEC1 markers, including HOPX, a new marker for AEC1s. Growth and differentiation of the alveolospheres occurred most readily when cocultured with primary PDGFR?? lung stromal cells. This population included lipofibroblasts that normally reside close to AEC2s and may therefore contribute to a stem cell niche in the murine lung. Results suggest that a similar dynamic exists between AEC2s and mesenchymal cells in the human lung. PMID:23921127

  6. Clinical study of the alveolar bone height for the dental implant using preoperative computed tomographic examination

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    CT examination is useful for preoperative dental implant, and many studies of concerning clinical studies using CT images have been reported. However, there are few reports comparing alveolar bone heights among age groups of many cases. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical studies of preoperative CT examinations for alveolar bone heights and patient ages at our department of radiology using 64 multi-detector row CT. The subjects consisted of 5174 regions in 1312 (425 males and 887 females, mean age 55.5 yrs, 16-86 yrs) cases of preoperative CT examinations, between April 2006 and December 2007. CT machine used was the Aquilion TM64 (Toshiba Medical Systems, Japan), and the workstation used was the ZIOSTATION (ZIOSOFT, Japan). All of CT examinations were performed the position of implant placement and disease examined from CT findings. Alveolar bone heights for dental implants were examined from the CT images. For the maxilla, the alveolar bone height was the distance from the alveolar crest to the base of the nasal cavity, or the base of the maxillary sinus. For the mandible, the alveolar bone height is the distance from the alveolar crest and the upper wall of the mandibular canal, or the distance between the alveolar crest and inferior border of mandible. The numbers of the implant position were 955 site for the first molar of the mandible (the average alveolar bone height is 13.9 mm), 652 site for the second molar of the mandible (12.8 mm), and 567 site for the first molar of the maxilla (6.8 mm). In conclusion, the position where implant were to placed the most was the first molar of the mandible, and it's alveolar bone height got lower with age for women. It is over 60% of the maxillary molar area were lower 8 mm, so some kind of osteogenetic treatment was required in many cases, and hence we reassured the importance of CT. (author)

  7. Predisposição genética, hereditariedade e reabsorções radiculares em Ortodontia: cuidados com interpretações precipitadas: uma análise crítica do trabalho de Al-Qawasmi et al / Genetics predisposition, heredity and radicular resorption, in Orthodontics: cares with precipitated interpretations and a critical analysis of Al-Qawasmi´s work

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    Alberto, Consolaro; Maria Fernanda, Martins-Ortiz.

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    Full Text Available O trabalho de Al-Qawasmi et al.¹, publicado em março de 2003 pelo American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, procurou estabelecer uma predisposição genética para justificar as reabsorções dentárias em Ortodontia, mas apresentou algumas limitações metodológicas e equívocos na inter [...] pretação de seus resultados. A análise criteriosa deste artigo ressalta que, na maioria, estas limitações foram mencionadas e reconhecidas pelos autores na discussão do trabalho, mas o seu resumo e título foram muito taxativos e conclusivos. A linguagem de estudos genéticos nem sempre é familiar a todos os clínicos e isto também requer uma análise esclarecedora à luz de uma visão mais aplicada ao cotidiano ortodôntico. Referenciar ou citar este trabalho de Al-Qawasmi et al.¹, para afirmar de forma taxativa que se demonstrou a natureza hereditária das reabsorções dentárias em Ortodontia, pode denotar falta de conhecimento sobre o assunto ou uma leitura ou compreensão apenas do seu título. Ou ainda, a citação deste trabalho como prova definitiva de associação entre hereditariedade e reabsorções dentárias em Ortodontia pode traduzir também o desejo de excluir da prática clínica a responsabilidade de planejar de forma individualizada e detalhada cada tratamento com base no conhecimento das possibilidades e limitações técnicas oferecidas pela ciência ortodôntica, bem como nas suas bases biológicas, por exemplo, valorizando a morfologia radicular e da crista óssea alveolar e o papel dos cementoblastos na proteção da superfície radicular. Abstract in english The study published in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics last March by Al-Qawasmi et al. tried to implicate dental resorption during orthodontic treatment to genetic predisposition. The methodology used, however, presents limitations and interpretative mistakes of the [...] results. When analyzing the article sensibly, one is able to find that these limitations, mostly acknowledged and mentioned by the authors in the discussion, does not allow concluding as they did in the end or even being so decisive in the abstract. Since most clinicians are not familiar with genetic terminology, an elucidative analysis is required in order to apply this knowledge to everyday life in orthodontic practice. When referencing or citating Al-Qawasmi et al. one must be careful its limitations acknowledged by the authors themselves, despite their decisive title. Affirming that the referred paper demonstrates the heritable nature of root resorption in Orthodontics may reveal lack of knowledge on the subject, an inappropriate interpretation of it or even the exclusive reading of its title. In another hypothesis, citating this study as decisive scientific proof of heritability implicated in dental resorption in Orthodontics may indicate the wish to exonerate the clinician of responsibility to consider root and alveolar crest morphology when individualizing treatment plan based on a deeper knowledge of Orthodontic techniques.

  8. Predisposição genética, hereditariedade e reabsorções radiculares em Ortodontia: cuidados com interpretações precipitadas: uma análise crítica do trabalho de Al-Qawasmi et al Genetics predisposition, heredity and radicular resorption, in Orthodontics: cares with precipitated interpretations and a critical analysis of Al-Qawasmi´s work

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    Full Text Available O trabalho de Al-Qawasmi et al.¹, publicado em março de 2003 pelo American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, procurou estabelecer uma predisposição genética para justificar as reabsorções dentárias em Ortodontia, mas apresentou algumas limitações metodológicas e equívocos na interpretação de seus resultados. A análise criteriosa deste artigo ressalta que, na maioria, estas limitações foram mencionadas e reconhecidas pelos autores na discussão do trabalho, mas o seu resumo e título foram muito taxativos e conclusivos. A linguagem de estudos genéticos nem sempre é familiar a todos os clínicos e isto também requer uma análise esclarecedora à luz de uma visão mais aplicada ao cotidiano ortodôntico. Referenciar ou citar este trabalho de Al-Qawasmi et al.¹, para afirmar de forma taxativa que se demonstrou a natureza hereditária das reabsorções dentárias em Ortodontia, pode denotar falta de conhecimento sobre o assunto ou uma leitura ou compreensão apenas do seu título. Ou ainda, a citação deste trabalho como prova definitiva de associação entre hereditariedade e reabsorções dentárias em Ortodontia pode traduzir também o desejo de excluir da prática clínica a responsabilidade de planejar de forma individualizada e detalhada cada tratamento com base no conhecimento das possibilidades e limitações técnicas oferecidas pela ciência ortodôntica, bem como nas suas bases biológicas, por exemplo, valorizando a morfologia radicular e da crista óssea alveolar e o papel dos cementoblastos na proteção da superfície radicular.The study published in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics last March by Al-Qawasmi et al. tried to implicate dental resorption during orthodontic treatment to genetic predisposition. The methodology used, however, presents limitations and interpretative mistakes of the results. When analyzing the article sensibly, one is able to find that these limitations, mostly acknowledged and mentioned by the authors in the discussion, does not allow concluding as they did in the end or even being so decisive in the abstract. Since most clinicians are not familiar with genetic terminology, an elucidative analysis is required in order to apply this knowledge to everyday life in orthodontic practice. When referencing or citating Al-Qawasmi et al. one must be careful its limitations acknowledged by the authors themselves, despite their decisive title. Affirming that the referred paper demonstrates the heritable nature of root resorption in Orthodontics may reveal lack of knowledge on the subject, an inappropriate interpretation of it or even the exclusive reading of its title. In another hypothesis, citating this study as decisive scientific proof of heritability implicated in dental resorption in Orthodontics may indicate the wish to exonerate the clinician of responsibility to consider root and alveolar crest morphology when individualizing treatment plan based on a deeper knowledge of Orthodontic techniques.

  9. Reduction in bone resorption by exogenous glucagon-like peptide-2 administration requires an intact gastrointestinal tract

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    Gottschalck, Ida B; Jeppesen, Palle B

    2008-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: Biochemical markers for bone resorption (s-CTX) are reduced by food intake, whereas markers for bone formation seem to be unaffected by meal status. Glucagon-like peptide-2 (GLP-2) is a peptide secreted from endocrine L cells in the intestinal mucosa in relation to food-intake. Subcutaneous GLP-2 treatment has been shown to reduce bone resorption in postmenopausal women. The objective of this study was to investigate the ability of exogenous GLP-2 to reduce bone resorption in patients with jejunostomy or ileostomy and to elucidate whether an intact gastrointestinal tract and the ability to secrete GLP-2 are required for meal-induced inhibition of bone resorption. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Fifteen control subjects, 13 colectomized patients with an ileostomy and 12 colectomized patients with a jejunostomy (remnant small bowel 89 +/- 53 cm) were given: a) a subcutaneous injection of 1600 microg GLP-2, b) placebo and c) 3.8 MJ of a breakfast meal. Blood was sampled for measurements of s-CTX, s-osteocalcin and GLP-2 for 4 h after each intervention. RESULTS: After the GLP-2 injection, only control subjects showed a significant reduction in s-CTX (24% +/- 13%, p = 0.05, 120 min) compared with baseline values. Patients with an ileostomy had a preserved endogenous postprandial GLP-2 secretion, which was absent in patients with a jejunostomy. Consumption of a meal reduced s-CTX in all groups but significantly less so in the jejunostomy group. CONCLUSIONS: Reductions in bone resorption by exogenous GLP-2 require an intact gastrointestinal tract. The decreased meal-induced inhibition of bone resorption in the jejunostomy patients, who lack a GLP-2 response, supports the view that GLP-2 plays a role in postprandial reduction in bone resorption.

  10. Vitronectin receptor has a role in bone resorption but does not mediate tight sealing zone attachment of osteoclasts to the bone surface

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    During bone resorption, osteoclasts form a tight attachment, the sealing zone, around resorption lacunae. Vitronectin receptor has previously been shown to be expressed in osteoclasts and it has been suggested that it mediates the tight attachment at the sealing zone. In this study we have shown that glycine-arginine-glycine-aspartic acid- serine pentapeptide inhibits bone resorption by isolated osteoclasts and drastically changes the morphology of the osteoclasts. When the vitronectin recept...

  11. Methodological approach for the evaluation of homologous bone graft use in post-extractive atrophic alveolar ridges

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    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study is to investigate the in vivo efficacy of Puros® cancellous particulate allograft bone in the regeneration of post-extractive sites. Twelve molar or premolar sites were selected. Seven days after minimally invasive tooth extraction, Puros® cancellous particulate allografts were inserted into the elected sites. TC Cone-Beam investigation and at 4 months from surgery; bone height and width were evaluated. Five months after surgery, biopsy samples of the regenerated sites were taken and histologically analyzed to qualitatively evaluate bone regeneration. TC analysis showed, a mean bone gain of 4.1 mm in height and 2.02 mm in width. The histological analysis of the samples showed intense bone metabolic activity with active osteoblasts on the implant surface, at the level of the native bone-graft interface and in the grafted area. The radiographic and histological analyses demonstrate an optimal bonen regeneration, both in terms of quality and quantity using Puros®.

  12. Hormonal regulation of alveolarization: structure-function correlation

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    Garber, Samuel J; Zhang, Huayan; Foley, Joseph P; Zhao, Hengjiang; Butler, Stephan J; Godinez, Rodolfo I; Godinez, Marye H; Gow, Andrew J; Savani, Rashmin C

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    Background Dexamethasone (Dex) limits and all-trans-retinoic acid (RA) promotes alveolarization. While structural changes resulting from such hormonal exposures are known, their functional consequences are unclear. Methods Neonatal rats were treated with Dex and/or RA during the first two weeks of life or were given RA after previous exposure to Dex. Morphology was assessed by light microscopy and radial alveolar counts. Function was evaluated by plethysmography at d13, pressure volume curves at d30, and exercise swim testing and arterial blood gases at both d15 and d30. Results Dex-treated animals had simplified lung architecture without secondary septation. Animals given RA alone had smaller, more numerous alveoli. Concomitant treatment with Dex + RA prevented the Dex-induced changes in septation. While the results of exposure to Dex + RA were sustained, the effects of RA alone were reversed two weeks after treatment was stopped. At d13, Dex-treated animals had increased lung volume, respiratory rate, tidal volume, and minute ventilation. On d15, both RA- and Dex-treated animals had hypercarbia and low arterial pH. By d30, the RA-treated animals resolved this respiratory acidosis, but Dex-treated animals continued to demonstrate blood gas and lung volume abnormalities. Concomitant RA treatment improved respiratory acidosis, but failed to normalize Dex-induced changes in pulmonary function and lung volumes. No differences in exercise tolerance were noted at either d15 or d30. RA treatment after the period of alveolarization also corrected the effects of earlier Dex exposure, but the structural changes due to RA alone were again lost two weeks after treatment. Conclusion We conclude that both RA- and corticosteroid-treatments are associated with respiratory acidosis at d15. While RA alone-induced changes in structure andrespiratory function are reversed, Dex-treated animals continue to demonstrate increased respiratory rate, minute ventilation, tidal and total lung volumes at d30. Concomitant treatment with Dex + RA prevents decreased septation induced by Dex alone and results in correction of hypercarbia. However, these animals continue to have abnormal pulmonary function and lung volumes. Increased septation as a result of RA treatment alone is reversed upon discontinuation of treatment. These data suggest that Dex + RA treatment results in improved gas exchange likely secondary to normalized septation. PMID:16566837

  13. Virulent Coxiella burnetii pathotypes productively infect primary human alveolar macrophages.

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    Graham, Joseph G; MacDonald, Laura J; Hussain, S Kauser; Sharma, Uma M; Kurten, Richard C; Voth, Daniel E

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    The intracellular bacterial pathogen Coxiella burnetii is a category B select agent that causes human Q fever. In vivo, C.?burnetii targets alveolar macrophages wherein the pathogen replicates in a lysosome-like parasitophorous vacuole (PV). In vitro, C.?burnetii infects a variety of cultured cell lines that have collectively been used to model the pathogen's infectious cycle. However, differences in the cellular response to infection have been observed, and virulent C.?burnetii isolate infection of host cells has not been well defined. Because alveolar macrophages are routinely implicated in disease, we established primary human alveolar macrophages (hAMs) as an in vitro model of C.?burnetii-host cell interactions. C.?burnetii pathotypes, including acute disease and endocarditis isolates, replicated in hAMs, albeit with unique PV properties. Each isolate replicated in large, typical PV and small, non-fused vacuoles, and lipid droplets were present in avirulent C.?burnetii?PV. Interestingly, a subset of small vacuoles harboured single organisms undergoing degradation. Prototypical PV formation and bacterial growth in hAMs required a functional type IV secretion system, indicating C.?burnetii secretes effector proteins that control macrophage functions. Avirulent C.?burnetii promoted sustained activation of Akt and Erk1/2 pro-survival kinases and short-termphosphorylation of stress-related p38. Avirulent organisms also triggered a robust, early pro-inflammatory response characterized by increased secretion of TNF-? and IL-6, while virulent isolates elicited substantially reduced secretion of these cytokines. A corresponding increase in pro- and mature IL-1? occurred in hAMs infected with avirulent C.?burnetii, while little accumulation was observed following infection with virulent isolates. Finally, treatment of hAMs with IFN-? controlled intracellular replication, supporting a role for this antibacterial insult in the host response to C.?burnetii. Collectively, the current results demonstrate the hAM model is a human disease-relevant platform for defining novel innate immune responses to C.?burnetii. PMID:23279051

  14. Hormonal regulation of alveolarization: structure-function correlation

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    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Dexamethasone (Dex limits and all-trans-retinoic acid (RA promotes alveolarization. While structural changes resulting from such hormonal exposures are known, their functional consequences are unclear. Methods Neonatal rats were treated with Dex and/or RA during the first two weeks of life or were given RA after previous exposure to Dex. Morphology was assessed by light microscopy and radial alveolar counts. Function was evaluated by plethysmography at d13, pressure volume curves at d30, and exercise swim testing and arterial blood gases at both d15 and d30. Results Dex-treated animals had simplified lung architecture without secondary septation. Animals given RA alone had smaller, more numerous alveoli. Concomitant treatment with Dex + RA prevented the Dex-induced changes in septation. While the results of exposure to Dex + RA were sustained, the effects of RA alone were reversed two weeks after treatment was stopped. At d13, Dex-treated animals had increased lung volume, respiratory rate, tidal volume, and minute ventilation. On d15, both RA- and Dex-treated animals had hypercarbia and low arterial pH. By d30, the RA-treated animals resolved this respiratory acidosis, but Dex-treated animals continued to demonstrate blood gas and lung volume abnormalities. Concomitant RA treatment improved respiratory acidosis, but failed to normalize Dex-induced changes in pulmonary function and lung volumes. No differences in exercise tolerance were noted at either d15 or d30. RA treatment after the period of alveolarization also corrected the effects of earlier Dex exposure, but the structural changes due to RA alone were again lost two weeks after treatment. Conclusion We conclude that both RA- and corticosteroid-treatments are associated with respiratory acidosis at d15. While RA alone-induced changes in structure andrespiratory function are reversed, Dex-treated animals continue to demonstrate increased respiratory rate, minute ventilation, tidal and total lung volumes at d30. Concomitant treatment with Dex + RA prevents decreased septation induced by Dex alone and results in correction of hypercarbia. However, these animals continue to have abnormal pulmonary function and lung volumes. Increased septation as a result of RA treatment alone is reversed upon discontinuation of treatment. These data suggest that Dex + RA treatment results in improved gas exchange likely secondary to normalized septation.

  15. Accuracy of Digital Subtraction Radiography in detection of artificial external root resorption (in vitro

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    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: External root resorption refers to the loss of cementum and/or dentin from the rootof the teeth. 40% mineral loss occur in conventional radiographies but digital subtractionradiography is capable of localizing a lesion with only 1-5% mineral loss. This in vitro study aimedto determine the accuracy of digital subtraction radiography in diagnosis of simulated external rootresorption.Methods and Materials: Ten premolar teeth with clinically intact roots were used were fixed insuitable place between the X-ray tube and CCD sensor. Direct digital radiographs were obtainedbefore and after each lesion was created by 1/2, 1, 2, 4 and 6 round dental burs at facial andproximal surfaces; then digital subtraction images were obtained and observers evaluated all of theimages and sensitivity and specificity and accuracy were calculated. Results were compared by J2test.Results: The sensitivity of digital subtraction and direct digital methods in detecting proximaldefects were 97.34% and 93.92% respectively (p value = 0.16. The sensitivity of digital subtractionand direct digital radiography in facial surfaces were 98% and 92.6% respectively (p value =0.03. The specificity of direct digital and subtraction methods in proximal surfaces were 91.92%and 96.52% (p value = 0.08 and in facial surfaces were 91.92% and 99.26% respectively (p value= 0.002. The accuracy of digital subtraction radiography in detecting facial lesion wassignificantly superior to direct digital radiography.Conclusion: Digital subtraction radiography was superior to direct digital radiography indetecting small external root resorptive defects.Key words: External root resorption, Digital subtraction radiography, Direct digital radiography

  16. Inhibited osteoclastic bone resorption through alendronate treatment in rats reduces severe osteoarthritis progression.

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    Siebelt, M; Waarsing, J H; Groen, H C; Müller, C; Koelewijn, S J; de Blois, E; Verhaar, J A N; de Jong, M; Weinans, H

    2014-09-01

    Osteoarthritis (OA) is a non-rheumatoid joint disease characterized by progressive degeneration of extra-cellular cartilage matrix (ECM), enhanced subchondral bone remodeling, osteophyte formation and synovial thickening. Alendronate (ALN) is a potent inhibitor of osteoclastic bone resorption and results in reduced bone remodeling. This study investigated the effects of pre-emptive use of ALN on OA related osteoclastic subchondral bone resorption in an in vivo rat model for severe OA. Using multi-modality imaging we measured effects of ALN treatment within cartilage and synovium. Severe osteoarthritis was induced in left rat knees using papain injections in combination with a moderate running protocol. Twenty rats were treated with subcutaneous ALN injections and compared to twenty untreated controls. Animals were longitudinally monitored for 12weeks with in vivo ?CT to measure subchondral bone changes and SPECT/CT to determine synovial macrophage activation using a folate-based radiotracer. Articular cartilage was analyzed at 6 and 12weeks with ex vivo contrast enhanced ?CT and histology to measure sulfated-glycosaminoglycan (sGAG) content and cartilage thickness. ALN treatment successfully inhibited subchondral bone remodeling. As a result we found less subchondral plate porosity and reduced osteophytosis. ALN treatment did not reduce subchondral sclerosis. However, after the OA induction phase, ALN treatment protected cartilage ECM from degradation and reduced synovial macrophage activation. Surprisingly, ALN treatment also improved sGAG content of tibia cartilage in healthy joints. Our data was consistent with the hypothesis that osteoclastic bone resorption might play an important role in OA and may be a driving force for progression of the disease. However, our study suggest that this effect might not solely be effects on osteoclastic activity, since ALN treatment also influenced macrophage functioning. Additionally, ALN treatment and physical activity exercised a positive effect in healthy control joints, which increased cartilage sGAG content. More research on this topic might lead to novel insights as to improve cartilage quality. PMID:24933343

  17. Laser Microdissection of the Alveolar Duct Enables Single-Cell Genomic Analysis

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    Bennett, Robert D.; Ysasi, Alexandra B.; Belle, Janeil M.; Wagner, Willi L.; Konerding, Moritz A.; Blainey, Paul C.; Pyne, Saumyadipta; Mentzer, Steven J.

    2014-01-01

    Complex tissues such as the lung are composed of structural hierarchies such as alveoli, alveolar ducts, and lobules. Some structural units, such as the alveolar duct, appear to participate in tissue repair as well as the development of bronchioalveolar carcinoma. Here, we demonstrate an approach to conduct laser microdissection of the lung alveolar duct for single-cell PCR analysis. Our approach involved three steps. (1) The initial preparation used mechanical sectioning of the lung tissue with sufficient thickness to encompass the structure of interest. In the case of the alveolar duct, the precision-cut lung slices were 200??m thick; the slices were processed using near-physiologic conditions to preserve the state of viable cells. (2) The lung slices were examined by transmission light microscopy to target the alveolar duct. The air-filled lung was sufficiently accessible by light microscopy that counterstains or fluorescent labels were unnecessary to identify the alveolar duct. (3) The enzymatic and microfluidic isolation of single cells allowed for the harvest of as few as several thousand cells for PCR analysis. Microfluidics based arrays were used to measure the expression of selected marker genes in individual cells to characterize different cell populations. Preliminary work suggests the unique value of this approach to understand the intra- and intercellular interactions within the regenerating alveolar duct. PMID:25309876

  18. Endothelial-monocyte activating polypeptide II disrupts alveolar epithelial type II to type I cell transdifferentiation

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    Chen Yao

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Distal alveolar morphogenesis is marked by differentiation of alveolar type (AT-II to AT-I cells that give rise to the primary site of gas exchange, the alveolar/vascular interface. Endothelial-Monocyte Activating Polypeptide (EMAP II, an endogenous protein with anti-angiogenic properties, profoundly disrupts distal lung neovascularization and alveolar formation during lung morphogenesis, and is robustly expressed in the dysplastic alveolar regions of infants with Bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Determination as to whether EMAP II has a direct or indirect affect on ATII?ATI trans-differentiation has not been explored. Method In a controlled nonvascular environment, an in vitro model of ATII?ATI cell trans-differentiation was utilized to demonstrate the contribution that one vascular mediator has on distal epithelial cell differentiation. Results Here, we show that EMAP II significantly blocked ATII?ATI cell transdifferentiation by increasing cellular apoptosis and inhibiting expression of ATI markers. Moreover, EMAP II-treated ATII cells displayed myofibroblast characteristics, including elevated cellular proliferation, increased actin cytoskeleton stress fibers and Rho-GTPase activity, and increased nuclear:cytoplasmic volume. However, EMAP II-treated cells did not express the myofibroblast markers desmin or ?SMA. Conclusion Our findings demonstrate that EMAP II interferes with ATII ? ATI transdifferentiation resulting in a proliferating non-myofibroblast cell. These data identify the transdifferentiating alveolar cell as a possible target for EMAP II's induction of alveolar dysplasia.

  19. Iron resorption and iron stores in piglets after intramuscular injection of 59Fe-iron dextran

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    Iron resorption from intramuscular injection of an iron dextran complex (Fedex) is almost complete in piglets one week after injection. The excess of resorbed iron is stored in liver and spleen. The stored iron is made available for the growing pig since half of the iron recorded on the 14th day after injection is used during the third week. The remaining iron stores might well be enough to cover the needs for the fourth week also, although it is not absolutely necessary for the pigs at this age. (orig.)

  20. Is the Resorption of Grafted Fat Reduced in Cell-Assisted Lipotransfer for Breast Augmentation?

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    Wang, Lin; Luo, Xuan; Lu, Yi; Fan, Zhi-Hong; Hu, Xiang

    2015-08-01

    Cell-assisted lipotransfer (CAL) is a cotransplantation of adipose tissue and stromal vascular fraction (SVF) including adipose-derived stem cells. But although CAL can get satisfactory outcomes in breast augmentation, the resorption of the grafted fat is still unclear. A total of 12 patients received breast augmentation using CAL. All of them completed 6 months of follow-up. In 1 mini-CAL case, 500-mL liposuction fluid was used to harvest the SVF cells. In 11 full-CAL cases, 250-mL aspirated fat was needed apart from 500-mL liposuction fluid. The percentage of adipose-derived stem cells in SVF cells was detected using flow cytometry and their multilineage potential ability was assessed with in vitro induction. The volumes of breasts and pectoral muscle were measured, and radiological image change was analyzed using magnetic resonance imaging before the operation and 3 and 6 months after the operation. Additionally, the subjective evaluation on the cosmetic outcomes was determined by surgeons and patients. Adipose-derived stem cells in SVF cells accounted for 40.27% and 3.34% in full-CAL cases and mini-CAL cases, respectively. Postoperative atrophy occurred within the first 3 months. At the 6 months postoperatively, breast volume is augmented, ranging from 60.71 to 197 mL, with a mean value of 125.35 (45.49) mL. The ultimate resorption of grafted fat at the 6 months postoperatively is 51.84% (16.74%). Newly formed cysts and nodules were detected in 2 cases. No calcification was found in all magnetic resonance images. Only 1 patient was unsatisfied with the cosmetic outcome. Our preliminary study displayed a satisfactory augmented volume with little complications using CAL for breast augmentation. But the resorption at the 6 months postoperatively [51.84% (16.74%)] showed no significant advantage over non-CAL technique (40%-60% reported), which suggested that SVF cells harvested from 250-mL aspirated fat and 500-mL liposuction fluid were insufficient to average 250-mL grafted fat for each breast in this study. More SVF cells are needed to achieve lower resorption. PMID:24691331

  1. External resorption presenting as an intracoronal radiolucent lesion in a pre-eruptive tooth.

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    McNamara, C M

    1997-09-01

    A large intracoronal radiolucent lesion in an unerupted permanent molar was found during the routine assessment of a young male Caucasian prior to orthodontic treatment. The tooth was extracted. Histological examination indicated the lesion was caused by external resorption. The defect extended widely into the enamel and dentine, and was repaired in part by bone. The pulp chamber was not involved. The aetiology of these lesions is often obscure but in this case it appeared to have originated in the floor of two developmental pits on the occlusal surface of the tooth.

  2. Aggressive adenomatoid odontogenic tumor of mandible showing root resorption: A histological case report.

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    Saluja, Ramandeep; Kaur, Gurkiran; Singh, Preetinder

    2013-03-01

    Adenomatoid odontogenic tumor (AOT) is a benign odontogenic tumor with slow but progressive growth. The three variants: Follicular, extra follicular (both central type), and peripheral present with identical histologic findings. This case report describes a patient with a large AOT in the mandible of the extra follicular type which is the less common of the two central types. It also strikes as an unusual case as it shows significant root resorption of the involved displaced teeth which is not generally reported in AOT's. PMID:23946750

  3. Acid phosphatase activity may affect the tuber swelling by partially regulating sucrose-mediated sugar resorption in potato.

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    Wang, Da-Yong; Lian, Yong; Zhu, De-Wei

    2008-06-01

    APase activity is involved in regulating many physiological and developmental events by affecting the resorption process. In this study, we investigate the role of APase activity in tuber development in potato. APase activities were mainly localized in cytoplasm, gaps among cells and stroma of amyloplasts of parenchyma cells at the stage of tuber swelling. AP1, encoding a putative APase, was also highly expressed in swelling tubers and a low level of expression was observed in elongated stolons and matured tubers. Inhibition of APase activity by applying Brefeldin A, an inhibitor of APase production and secretion, significantly suppressed the tuber swelling and moderately affected the stolon elongation and the tuberization frequency. During tuber development, sucrose serves as the main soluble sugar for long-distance transportation and resorption. Moreover, inhibition of APase activity by Brefeldin A markedly reduced the sucrose content in tubers and further decreased the starch accumulation, suggesting that the function of APase in regulating the tuber swelling might be at least partially mediated by the sugar resorption. Exogenous sucrose treatments further indicate the important role of sucrose-mediated sugar resorption in tuber swelling. These results suggest that the APase activity might affect the tuber swelling by partially regulating the sucrose-mediated sugar resorption. PMID:18713414

  4. HIV-1 transgene expression in rats causes oxidant stress and alveolar epithelial barrier dysfunction

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    Jacob Barbara A

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background HIV-infected individuals are at increased risk for acute and chronic airway disease even though there is no evidence that the virus can infect the lung epithelium. Although HIV-related proteins including gp120 and Tat can directly cause oxidant stress and cellular dysfunction, their effects in the lung are unknown. The goal of this study was to determine the effects of HIV-1 transgene expression in rats on alveolar epithelial barrier function. Alveolar epithelial barrier function was assessed by determining lung liquid clearance in vivo and alveolar epithelial monolayer permeability in vitro. Oxidant stress in the alveolar space was determined by measuring the glutathione redox couple by high performance liquid chromatography, and the expression and membrane localization of key tight junction proteins were assessed. Finally, the direct effects of the HIV-related proteins gp120 and Tat on alveolar epithelial barrier formation and tight junction protein expression were determined. Results HIV-1 transgene expression caused oxidant stress within the alveolar space and impaired epithelial barrier function even though there was no evidence of overt inflammation within the airways. The expression and membrane localization of the tight junction proteins zonula occludens-1 and occludin were decreased in alveolar epithelial cells from HIV-1 transgenic rats. Further, treating alveolar epithelial monolayers from wild type rats in vitro with recombinant gp120 or Tat for 24 hours reproduced many of the effects on zonula occludens-1 and occludin expression and membrane localization. Conclusion Taken together, these data indicate that HIV-related proteins cause oxidant stress and alter the expression of critical tight junction proteins in the alveolar epithelium, resulting in barrier dysfunction.

  5. Pulley Ridge Swath Bathymetry Grid - filtered

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — Pulley Ridge is a series of drowned barrier islands that extends almost 200 km in 60-100 m water depths. This drowned ridge is located on the Florida Platform in...

  6. The beach ridges of India: A review

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    Kunte, P.D.; Wagle, B.G.

    An attempt has been made to assemble and synthesize research work conducted on beach ridges and associated geomorphic features around India. Information on location, morphology, origin, and age of beach ridges, has been gathered from the literature...

  7. Autoimmune pulmonary alveolar proteinosis : treatment options in year 2013

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    Leth, Steffen; Bendstrup, Elisabeth

    2013-01-01

    Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP) is a rare lung disease characterized by accumulation of a periodic acid Schiff (PAS)-positive eosinophilic material in the distal airways. For decades, the standard treatment of PAP has been whole lung lavage (WLL), where large quantities of saline are instilled into the lungs to remove the proteinaceous material. However, not all patients respond to this treatment. Thus, new treatment modalities, such as subcutaneous or inhaled granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF), and the CD20 antibody rituximab and plasmapheresis, have been investigated. Based on the current literature, a stepwise treatment plan is suggested starting with WLL, continuing to inhaled GM-CSF, and then to rituximab if the former treatment regimes are unsuccessful.

  8. Evaluation of trace-element interactions using cultured alveolar macrophages

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    It is important to consider the interactions of toxic trace elements in an evaluation of the toxicity of environmental pollutants. The in vitro toxicity screening system developed at the Environmental Research Center using the rabbit alveolar macrophage provides a particularly useful system for evaluating trace-element interactions since crude particulates containing multiple trace elements can be introduced into the system. Mercury, cadmium, and vanadium are the three most toxic metals that have been tested in the macrophage system. When cells were exposed simultaneously to toxic concentrations of cadmium or mercury and nontoxic concentrations of sodium selenite, the macrophages had significantly higher viability, cell number, and adenosine triphosphate concentration than when they were exposed to the cadmium or mercury salts alone. In analogous experiments, zinc was found to protect against cadmium toxicity, and copper protected the macrophage against the lytic effects of vanadium

  9. O conceito de reabsorções dentárias ou As reabsorções dentárias não são multifatoriais, nem complexas, controvertidas ou polêmicas! The concept of root resorptions: root resorptions are not multifactorial, complex, controversial or polemical!

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    Alberto Consolaro

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Os mecanismos das reabsorções dentárias são conhecidos e suas causas bem definidas. Clinicamente são assintomáticas e não induzem alterações pulpares, periapicais e periodontais, sendo geralmente consequências delas. As reabsorções dentárias são alterações locais e adquiridas e não representam manifestações dentárias de doenças sistêmicas. As reabsorções dentárias ocorrem quando as estruturas de proteção dos dentes em relação à remodelação óssea são eliminados, especialmente os cementoblastos e restos epiteliais de Malassez.The mechanisms of root resorptions are known, and their causes are well defined. They are clinically asymptomatic and do not induce pulp, periapical or periodontal changes; rather, they are usually consequences of these phenomena. Root resorptions are local and acquired defects, and not dental signs of systemic diseases. Root resorptions occur when structures that protect teeth from bone remodeling, particularly cementoblasts and epithelial rests of Malassez, are eliminated.

  10. Alveolar macrophage cytokine response to air pollution particles: Oxidant mechanisms

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    Alveolar macrophages (AMs) primed with LPS and treated with concentrated ambient air particles (CAPs) showed enhanced release of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) and provide an in vitro model for the amplified effects of air pollution particles seen in people with preexisting lung disease. To investigate the mechanism(s) by which CAPs mediate TNF release in primed rat AMs, we first tested the effect of a panel of antioxidants. N-Acetyl-L-cysteine (20 mM), dimethyl thiourea (20 mM) and catalase (5 ?M) significantly inhibited TNF release by primed AMs incubated with CAPs. Conversely, when LPS-primed AMs were treated with CAPs in the presence of exogenous oxidants (H2O2 generated by glucose oxidase, 10 ?M/h), TNF release and cell toxicity was significantly increased. The soluble fraction of CAPs suspensions caused most of the increased bioactivity in the presence of exogenous H2O2. The metal chelator deferoxamine (DFO) strongly inhibited the interaction of the soluble fraction with H2O2 but had no effect on the bioactivity of the insoluble CAPs fraction. We conclude that CAPs can mediate their effects in primed AMs by acting on oxidant-sensitive cytokine release in at least two distinct ways. In the primed cell, insoluble components of PM mediate enhanced TNF production that is H2O2-dependent (catalase-sensitive) yet independent of iron (DFO-insensitive). In the presence of exogenous H2O2 released by AMs, PMNs, or other lung cells within an inflamed alveolar milieu, soluble iron released from air particles can also mediate cytokine release and cell toxicity

  11. In vitro dissolution of uranium oxide by baboon alveolar macrophages

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    In vitro cellular dissolution tests for insoluble forms of uranium oxide are technically difficult with conventional methodology using adherent alveolar macrophages. The limited number of cells per flask and the slow dissolution rate in a large volume of nutritive medium are obvious restricting factors. macrophages in suspension cannot be substituted because they represent different and poorly reproducible functional subtypes with regard to activation and enzyme secretion. Preliminary results on the dissolution of uranium oxide using immobilized alveolar macrophages are promising because large numbers of highly function macrophages can be cultured in a limited volume. Cells were obtained by bronchoalveolar lavages performed on baboons (Papio papio) and then immobilized after the phagocytosis of uranium octoxide (U3O8) particles in alginate beads linked with Ca2+. The dissolution rate expressed as percentage of initial uranium content in cells was 0.039 ± 0.016%/day for particles with a count median geometric diameter of 3.84 ?m(?g = 1.84). A 2-fold increase in the dissolution rate was observed when the same number of particles was immobilized without macrophages. These results, obtained in vitro, suggest that the U3Og preparation investigated should be assigned to inhalation class Y as recommended by the International Commission on Radiological Protection. Future experiments are intended to clarify this preliminary work and to examine the dissolution characteristics of other particles such as uranium dioxide. It is recommended that the dissolution rate should be measured over an interval of 3 weeks, which is compatible with the survival time of immobilized cells in culture and may reveal transformation states occurring with aging of the particles. 23 refs., 3 figs

  12. Tracking X-ray microscopy for alveolar dynamics in live intact mice

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    Chang, Soeun; Kwon, Namseop; Weon, Byung Mook; Kim, JinKyung; Rhee, Chin Kook; Choi, Han Sung; Kohmura, Yoshiki; Yamamoto, Masaki; Ishikawa, Tetsuya; Je, Jung Ho

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    Here we report a tracking X-ray microscopy (TrXM) as a novel methodology by using upper right lung apices alveoli in live intact mice. By enabling tracking of individual alveolar movements during respiration, TrXM identifies alveolar dynamics: individual alveoli in the upper lung apices show a small size increment as 4.9 ± 0.4% (mean ± s.e.m.) during respiration while their shapes look almost invariant. TrXM analysis in alveolar dynamics would be significant for better understanding of alveol...

  13. Toluene in alveolar air during controlled exposure to constant and to varying concentrations

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    Bælum, Jesper

    1990-01-01

    The concentration of toluene in the alveolar air was measured in 20 males and 17 females exposed for 7 h either to a constant exposure to 100 ppm toluene or to a varying exposure with the same time-weighted average, but with peaks of 300 ppm every 30 min. Both exposure schedules included 50 to 100 W exercise in three 15-min periods. Repetitive measurements of the toluene concentrations in the alveolar air were made in two 30-min periods, one at rest and one including work. At rest the alveolar c...

  14. Anestesia para lavagem pulmonar em paciente pediátrico portador de proteinose alveolar pulmonar / Anesthesia for lung lavage in pediatric patient with pulmonary alveolar proteinosis / Anestesia para el lavado pulmonar en paciente pediátrico portador de proteinosis alveolar pulmonar

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    Breno Monteiro, Gonçalves; Vera Coelho, Teixeira; Paulo Fernando Souto, Bittencourt.

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: A proteinose alveolar pulmonar (PAP) é um transtorno raro, descrito inicialmente em 1958. A lavagem pulmonar total (LPT), proposta na década de 1960 ainda é o tratamento de escolha. Diversas técnicas foram descritas para realizar a lavagem pulmonar em pediatria, no entanto [...] , todas apresentam limitações e riscos. RELATO DO CASO: Paciente de 6 anos e 8 meses, sexo feminino, 25 kg com o diagnóstico de proteinoise alveolar pulmonar submetida a lavagem pulmonar total por fibrobroncoscopia lobar sequencial sob anestesia geral em ventilação espontânea. Abstract in spanish JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: La proteinosis alveolar pulmonar (PAP) es un transtorno raro, descrito inicialmente en 1958. El lavado pulmonar total (LPT), propuesto en la década de 1960, es actualmente el tratamiento de elección. Diversas técnicas fueron descritas para realizar el lavado pulmonar en pe [...] diatría pero sin embargo, todas tienen limitaciones y riesgos. RELATO DEL CASO: Paciente de seis años y ocho meses, del sexo femenino, 25 kg con el diagnóstico de proteinosis alveolar pulmonar, que fue sometida al lavado pulmonar total por fibrobroncoscopia lobar secuencial bajo anestesia general en ventilación espontánea. Abstract in english BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis (PAP) is a rare disorder first described in 1958. The Whole-Lung Lavage (WLL) proposed in the 1960s, remains the treatment of choice. Several techniques have been described to perform lung lavage in pediatric patients; however, all have limit [...] ation and risks. CASE REPORT: Female patient, aged 6 years and 8 months, 25 kg, diagnosed with pulmonary alveolar proteinoisis, who underwent whole-lung lavage by sequential lobar fiberoptic bronchoscopy under general anesthesia and spontaneous ventilation.

  15. O primeiro estudo sobre hereditariedade relacionada com as reabsorções dentárias em Ortodontia: uma análise crítica do trabalho de Newman / The first study about heredity related to dental resorptions in Orthodontics: a critical analysis of Newman´s work

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    Alberto, Consolaro; Maria Fernanda, Martins-Ortiz; Renata Bianco, Consolaro.

    2004-05-01

    Full Text Available Na literatura pertinente à relação entre reabsorções dentárias em Ortodontia e hereditariedade destacam-se quatro artigos: Newman21, Harris, Kineret, Tolley16, Al-Qawasmi et al.¹ e de Al-Qawasmi et al². O trabalho de Newman21 possui o mérito do pioneirismo, mas apesar disto não conseguiu provar ou m [...] ostrar fortes evidências da relação entre reabsorções dentárias e hereditariedade. As falhas metodológicas e o pequeno número de gerações e famílias pesquisadas não permitiram afirmações conclusivas, como reconhece explicitamente o próprio autor. A principal falha está na amostra, constituída por raízes curtas sem preocupar-se com a causa das mesmas, incluindo-se raízes curtas próprias do desenvolvimento dentário. Também não houve critério definido para diagnosticar o que é uma raiz curta, foi um critério muito subjetivo. No final nota-se um pequeno número de famílias e gerações, pois foram analisados pais e filhos em apenas 17 heredogramas. Durante o trabalho não houve preocupação com a padronização do tipo de discrepâncias faciais e dentárias, do tipo de má oclusão, da morfologia radicular ou da crista óssea, do tipo de diagnóstico e plano de tratamento, nem tampouco da técnica e dos operadores dos tratamentos ortodônticos. No final considerou-se como causa de maior reabsorção de dentes com raízes curtas, após o tratamento ortodôntico, um potencial de reabsorção ao qual atribui-se um caráter genético, mas sem qualquer fundamentação nos resultados. Hoje, sabe-se que as raízes curtas quando movimentadas apresentam maior índice de reabsorção, pois concentram mais forças no ligamento periodontal, com maior possibilidade lesão na camada cementoblástica e conseqüente reabsorção radicular8, 9, 14,15, 23. Abstract in english Four articles stand out when analyzing literature concerning root resorption in Orthodontics and heritability: Newman21, Harris, Kineret, Tolley16 and Al-Qawasmi et al.¹ e Al-Qawasmi et al.². Although Newman´s study21 was pioneer on the matter, it could not prove or show strong evidence relation bet [...] ween dental resorption and heritability. The author acknowledges himself that there were methodological flaws. Its main problem was that short roots were included in the sample regardless of the cause inclusive those naturally short. Moreover, an unspecific and subjective criterion was used to diagnose short roots. Finally, the small number of families and generations studied does not permit to affirm conclusively. Parents and children were analyzed in only 17 pedigrees. There was no preoccupation standardizing malocclusions, facial types, root and alveolar crest morphology, diagnosis, treatment plan, used technique nor professionals involved. In the conclusions a genetic potential was considered the main cause for root resorption on short roots, not based on any evidence provide by the results. Recently, it has been shown that short roots are more likely to concentrate force on the periodontal ligament with a higher possibility of damaging the cementoblastic layer and therefore present more root resorption.

  16. O primeiro estudo sobre hereditariedade relacionada com as reabsorções dentárias em Ortodontia: uma análise crítica do trabalho de Newman The first study about heredity related to dental resorptions in Orthodontics: a critical analysis of Newman´s work

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    Alberto Consolaro

    2004-05-01

    Full Text Available Na literatura pertinente à relação entre reabsorções dentárias em Ortodontia e hereditariedade destacam-se quatro artigos: Newman21, Harris, Kineret, Tolley16, Al-Qawasmi et al.¹ e de Al-Qawasmi et al². O trabalho de Newman21 possui o mérito do pioneirismo, mas apesar disto não conseguiu provar ou mostrar fortes evidências da relação entre reabsorções dentárias e hereditariedade. As falhas metodológicas e o pequeno número de gerações e famílias pesquisadas não permitiram afirmações conclusivas, como reconhece explicitamente o próprio autor. A principal falha está na amostra, constituída por raízes curtas sem preocupar-se com a causa das mesmas, incluindo-se raízes curtas próprias do desenvolvimento dentário. Também não houve critério definido para diagnosticar o que é uma raiz curta, foi um critério muito subjetivo. No final nota-se um pequeno número de famílias e gerações, pois foram analisados pais e filhos em apenas 17 heredogramas. Durante o trabalho não houve preocupação com a padronização do tipo de discrepâncias faciais e dentárias, do tipo de má oclusão, da morfologia radicular ou da crista óssea, do tipo de diagnóstico e plano de tratamento, nem tampouco da técnica e dos operadores dos tratamentos ortodônticos. No final considerou-se como causa de maior reabsorção de dentes com raízes curtas, após o tratamento ortodôntico, um potencial de reabsorção ao qual atribui-se um caráter genético, mas sem qualquer fundamentação nos resultados. Hoje, sabe-se que as raízes curtas quando movimentadas apresentam maior índice de reabsorção, pois concentram mais forças no ligamento periodontal, com maior possibilidade lesão na camada cementoblástica e conseqüente reabsorção radicular8, 9, 14,15, 23.Four articles stand out when analyzing literature concerning root resorption in Orthodontics and heritability: Newman21, Harris, Kineret, Tolley16 and Al-Qawasmi et al.¹ e Al-Qawasmi et al.². Although Newman´s study21 was pioneer on the matter, it could not prove or show strong evidence relation between dental resorption and heritability. The author acknowledges himself that there were methodological flaws. Its main problem was that short roots were included in the sample regardless of the cause inclusive those naturally short. Moreover, an unspecific and subjective criterion was used to diagnose short roots. Finally, the small number of families and generations studied does not permit to affirm conclusively. Parents and children were analyzed in only 17 pedigrees. There was no preoccupation standardizing malocclusions, facial types, root and alveolar crest morphology, diagnosis, treatment plan, used technique nor professionals involved. In the conclusions a genetic potential was considered the main cause for root resorption on short roots, not based on any evidence provide by the results. Recently, it has been shown that short roots are more likely to concentrate force on the periodontal ligament with a higher possibility of damaging the cementoblastic layer and therefore present more root resorption.

  17. Bilateral severe root resorption associated with impacted maxillary canines: details on diagnosis and treatment plan – A case report

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    Annarosa Scapini

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Maxillary canines are the second most frequently impacted teeth in the dental arch. Root resorptions are often found in teeth adjacent to an impacted maxillary canine (IMC and may potentially lead to tooth loss. The treatment is often complicated when diagnosis is established at a later stage. Computed tomography (CT has been proven to be superior in determining the presence and degree of root resorption in teeth adjacent to IMC to support treatment plans and clinical decisions. This report describes the case of a patient with bilaterally impacted maxillary canines associated with severe root resorption of the right fi rst premolar and the left lateral incisor and focuses on the importance of CT imaging for diagnosis and treatment plan.

  18. Proteinosis alveolar pulmonar en pacientes hematológicos: Reporte de 2 casos Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis in hematologic patients: Report of 2 cases

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    Humberto Cabrera Rojas

    1999-12-01

    Full Text Available La proteinosis alveolar pulmonar (PAP es un raro trastorno caracterizado por la acumulación de material proteináceo en los alvéolos pulmonares de los individuos afectados. En pacientes con enfermedades hematológicas se ha reportado una incidencia de PAP de 5,3 %, de los cuales el 10 % corresponde a trastornos en las líneas granulopoyéticas. Esta entidad se ha comunicado también en el curso de las leucemias mieloides crónicas (LMC. En este trabajo comunicamos 2 casos de pacientes hematológicos, el primero de una paciente femenina de 54 años con una LMC fallecida por un cuadro de insuficiencia respiratoria; el segundo una paciente de 49 años portadora de una aplasia medular posterior a tratamiento con cloranfenicol, que presentó síntomas de infecciones respiratorias a repetición hasta su ingreso final y fallecimiento. Ambas pacientes se diagnosticaron en el estudio necrópsico. Se realizó revisión de la literaturaPulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP is a rare disorder characterized by the accumulation of protein in the pulmonary alveoli of the affected individuals. In patients with hematologic diseases it has been reported an incidence of PAP of 5.3 %, of which 10 % corresponds to disorders in the granulopoietic lines. This entity has also been observed in the course of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML. In this paper 2 cases of hematologic patients are presented. The first was a 54-year-old woman with CML who died due to respiratory failure. The second was a 49-year-old female carrier of medullary aplasia after a treatment with chloramphenicol that presented symptoms of respiratory infections repeatedly until her final admission and death. Both patients were diagnosed on necropsy. A review of the literature was made

  19. Hemorragia alveolar maciça como manifestação inicial de poliangeíte microscópica / Diffuse alveolar hemorrhage as initial manifestation of microscopic polyangiitis

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    Cristiano Barbosa, Campanholo; Leonardo de Oliveira, Cavalcante; Dawton Yukito, Torigoe; Branca Dias Batista de, Souza.

    2007-02-01

    Full Text Available Hemorragia alveolar (HA) é uma manifestação clínica com alta taxa de mortalidade que deve ser investigada, reconhecida e estabilizada. Causas possíveis para a HA incluem infecções respiratórias ou sistêmicas, malformações arteriovenosas, estenose mitral, discrasias sangüíneas e doenças auto-imunes, [...] como o lúpus eritematoso sistêmico (LES), a síndrome de Goodpasture e as vasculites sistêmicas primárias, principalmente aquelas associadas aos anticorpos anticitoplasma de neutrófilos (Anca), como a granulomatose de Wegener, síndrome de Churg-Strauss e a poliangeíte microscópica. Relatamos o caso de uma paciente jovem que apresentou quadro grave de HA necessitando ventilação mecânica assistida com pressão expiratória final positiva (Peep). Na ausência de evidências de infecção, discrasias sangüíneas ou malformações arteriovenosas, a paciente foi submetida à corticoterapia e à imunossupressão, com controle satisfatório da atividade da doença, que persiste após 24 meses de seguimento. Os dados clínicos, laboratoriais e histopatológicos permitiram estabelecer o diagnóstico de poliangeíte microscópica. Abstract in english Alveolar hemorrhage (AH) is a clinical manifestation with high mortality rate that must be promptly investigated, recognized and stabilized. Causes of AH include systemic and respiratory tract infections, arterio-venous malformations, blood dyscrasias and autoimmune diseases such as systemic lupus e [...] rithematosus, Goodpasture syndrome and primary systemic vasculitis, specially the antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies-associated vasculitis such as Wegener’s granulomatosis, Churg-Strauss syndrome and microscopic polyangiitis. We report the case of a young female patient who developed severe AH necessitating orotracheal intubation and mechanic assisted ventilation with positive end expiratory pressure. Since no evidence of infection, malformation or blood dyscrasia was found, immediate therapy with glucocorticoids and cytotoxic drugs was started and a satisfactory control of the disease activity was achieved and has persisted for 24 months of follow-up. The clinical, laboratorial and histological data allowed establishing the diagnosis of microscopic polyangiitis.

  20. V-ATPases in osteoclasts: structure, function and potential inhibitors of bone resorption.

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    Qin, A; Cheng, T S; Pavlos, N J; Lin, Z; Dai, K R; Zheng, M H

    2012-09-01

    The vacuolar-type H(+)-ATPase (V-ATPase) proton pump is a macromolecular complex composed of at least 14 subunits organized into two functional domains, V(1) and V(0). The complex is located on the ruffled border plasma membrane of bone-resorbing osteoclasts, mediating extracellular acidification for bone demineralization during bone resorption. Genetic studies from mice to man implicate a critical role for V-ATPase subunits in osteoclast-related diseases including osteopetrosis and osteoporosis. Thus, the V-ATPase complex is a potential molecular target for the development of novel anti-resorptive agents useful for the treatment of osteolytic diseases. Here, we review the current structure and function of V-ATPase subunits, emphasizing their exquisite roles in osteoclastic function. In addition, we compare several distinct classes of V-ATPase inhibitors with specific inhibitory effects on osteoclasts. Understanding the structure-function relationship of the osteoclast V-ATPase may lead to the development of osteoclast-specific V-ATPase inhibitors that may serve as alternative therapies for the treatment of osteolytic diseases. PMID:22652318

  1. Effects of Neuropeptides and Mechanical Loading on Bone Cell Resorption in Vitro

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    Yeong-Min Yoo

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Neuropeptides such as vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP and calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP are present in nerve fibers of bone tissues and have been suggested to potentially regulate bone remodeling. Oscillatory fluid flow (OFF-induced shear stress is a potent signal in mechanotransduction that is capable of regulating both anabolic and catabolic bone remodeling. However, the interaction between neuropeptides and mechanical induction in bone remodeling is poorly understood. In this study, we attempted to quantify the effects of combined neuropeptides and mechanical stimuli on mRNA and protein expression related to bone resorption. Neuropeptides (VIP or CGRP and/or OFF-induced shear stress were applied to MC3T3-E1 pre-osteoblastic cells and changes in receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa B (NF-?B ligand (RANKL and osteoprotegerin (OPG mRNA and protein levels were quantified. Neuropeptides and OFF-induced shear stress similarly decreased RANKL and increased OPG levels compared to control. Changes were not further enhanced with combined neuropeptides and OFF-induced shear stress. These results suggest that neuropeptides CGRP and VIP have an important role in suppressing bone resorptive activities through RANKL/OPG pathway, similar to mechanical loading.

  2. Novel RANK antagonists for the treatment of bone-resorptive disease: theoretical predictions and experimental validation.

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    Téletchéa, Stéphane; Stresing, Verena; Hervouet, Soizic; Baud'huin, Marc; Heymann, Marie-Françoise; Bertho, Gildas; Charrier, Céline; Ando, Kosei; Heymann, Dominique

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    Receptor activator of nuclear factor-?B (RANK) and RANK ligand (RANKL) play a pivotal role in bone metabolism, and selective targeting of RANK signaling has become a promising therapeutic strategy in the management of resorptive bone diseases. Existing antibody-based therapies and novel inhibitors currently in development were designed to target the ligand, rather than the membrane receptor expressed on osteoclast precursors. We describe here an alternative approach to designing small peptides able to specifically bind to the hinge region of membrane RANK responsible for the conformational change upon RANKL association. A nonapeptide generated by this method was validated for its biological activity in vitro and in vivo and served as a lead compound for the generation of a series of peptide RANK antagonists derived from the original sequence. Our study presents a structure- and knowledge-based strategy for the design of novel effective and affordable small peptide inhibitors specifically targeting the receptor RANK and opens a new therapeutic opportunity for the treatment of resorptive bone disease. PMID:24390798

  3. The inhibitory effect of vitamin K on RANKL-induced osteoclast differentiation and bone resorption.

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    Wu, Wei-Jie; Kim, Min Seuk; Ahn, Byung-Yong

    2015-10-01

    To further understand the correlation between vitamin K and bone metabolism, the effects of vitamins K1, menaquinone-4 (MK-4), and menaquinone-7 (MK-7) on RANKL-induced osteoclast differentiation and bone resorption were comparatively investigated. Vitamin K2 groups (MK-4 and MK-7) were found to significantly inhibit RANKL-medicated osteoclast cell formation of bone marrow macrophages (BMMs) in a dose-dependent manner, without any evidence of cytotoxicity. The mRNA expression of specific osteoclast differentiation markers, such as c-Fos, NFATc1, OSCAR, and TRAP, as well as NFATc1 protein expression and TRAP activity in RANKL-treated BMMs were inhibited by vitamin K2, although MK-4 exhibited a significantly greater efficiency compared to MK-7. In contrast, the same dose of vitamin K1 had no inhibitory effect on RANKL-induced osteoclast cell formation, but increased the expression of major osteoclastogenic genes. Interestingly, vitamins K1, MK-4 and MK-7 all strongly inhibited osteoclastic bone resorption (p vitamins K1, MK-4 and MK-7 have anti-osteoporotic properties, while their regulation effects on osteoclastogenesis are somewhat different. PMID:26267519

  4. Study on bone resorption behavior of osteoclast under drug effect using {sup 41}Ca tracing

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    Dong Kejun [China Institute of Atomic Energy, P.O. Box 275(50), Beijing 102413 (China); Lu Liyan [China Institute of Atomic Energy, P.O. Box 275(50), Beijing 102413 (China); CNNC Third Qinshan Nuclear Power Co. Ltd., Haiyan 314300 (China); He Ming; Ouyang Yinggen; Xue Yan; Li Chaoli; Wu Shaoyong [China Institute of Atomic Energy, P.O. Box 275(50), Beijing 102413 (China); Wang Xianggao [College of Physics Science and Technology, Guangxi University, Nanning 530004 (China); Shen Hongtao [College of Physics and Technology, Guangxi Normal University, Guilin 541004 (China); Gao Jianjun [Institute of Radiation Medicine, Fudan University, Shanghai 200032 (China); Wang Wei [China Institute of Atomic Energy, P.O. Box 275(50), Beijing 102413 (China); China National Nuclear Corporation, Beijing 100822 (China); Chen Dafu; Xing Yonggang [Beijing Research Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedics, Beijing 100035 (China); Jian, Yuan [China Institute of Atomic Energy, P.O. Box 275(50), Beijing 102413 (China); Jiang Shan, E-mail: jiangs@ciae.ac.cn [China Institute of Atomic Energy, P.O. Box 275(50), Beijing 102413 (China)

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    The mechanisms governing calcium fluxes during bone remodeling processes in Osteoporosis (OP) patients are poorly known. Understanding the changes of Osteoclasts (OC) during this dynamic transition is important to prevent and cure OP. The exploration of long-lived {sup 41}Ca (T{sub 1/2} = 1.04 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 5} years) tracer combined with AMS measurements leads to the possibility of monitoring the bone resorption behavior of OC in OP patients. In this work, the behavior of OC with the administration of Strontium Ranelate (SR), a drug for OP, was studied by using {sup 41}Ca labeled hydroxyapatite (HAP) to simulate the bone. AMS on the HI-13 tandem accelerator at CIAE was used to determine trace amounts of {sup 41}Ca. The results show that the technique of {sup 41}Ca tracing with AMS can be used to quantitatively monitor the behavior of OC in bone resorption under the effects of drugs. Experimental details and preliminary results will be presented.

  5. Marker of Bone Resorption in Acute Response to Exogenous or Endogenous Parathyroid Hormone

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    Vit Zikan

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Parathyroid hormone (PTH changes morphology of osteoclasts within minutes after its systemic administration. The aim of our study was to test in healthy men whether both exogenous and endogenous PTH could change acutely (minutes to hours the serum cross-linked C-telopeptide of type I collagen (beta CTX, which is released during osteoclastic resorption of bone. Twelve healthy men (age range 24–34 yr were each studied during 180 min on a control period, after a single subcutaneous injection of teriparatide, and after 30 min EDTA infusion to stimulate endogenous PTH secretion. The tests were started after overnight fast, 3 h after a standard calcium load. The EDTA infusion induced a significant decrease in serum ionized calcium (by 8.5% at 33 min and a significant increase in plasma PTH (by 305% at 33 min. Both the EDTA and teriparatide resulted in a significant increase in beta CTX (p < 0.001 with maximum increases of 64% and 80%, respectively. A mild, but significant decrease in beta CTX was observed during the control test period. In conclusion, single-dose teriparatide injection as well as a stimulation of endogenous PTH in healthy men results in an acute increase of the bone resorption marker.

  6. Osteogenic protein 1 device increases bone formation and bone graft resorption around cementless implants

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    Jensen, Thomas B; Overgaard, SØren

    2002-01-01

    In each femoral condyle of 8 Labrador dogs, a non weight-bearing hydroxyapatite-coated implant was inserted surrounded by a 3 mm gap. Each gap was filled with bone allograft or ProOsteon with or without OP-1 delivered in a bovine collagen type I carrier (OP-1 device). 300 microg OP-1 was used in the 0.75 cc gap surrounding the implant. After 3 weeks, the OP-1 device enhanced implant fixation by 800% (p <0.05) in the ProOsteon group, but OP-1 bad no significant effect on implant fixation in the allograft group. By adding the OP-1 device, the volume fraction of woven bone close to the implant increased from 12% to 20% (p < 0.05) in the bone allograft group and from 6% to 25% (p < 0.05) in the ProOsteon group. The volume fraction of bone allograft decreased from 29% to 9% (p < 0.05) in the OP-1 treated group versus 33% to 30% in the allograft group not treated with OP-1. No resorption of ProOsteen was found. In conclusion, OP-1 accelerates resorption of bone allograft and enhances new bone formation around cementless implants grafted with bone allograft or semisynthetic hydroxyapatite bone substitute. Our findings do not support the use of ProOsteon alone around cementless implants.

  7. Plasma Serotonin and Markers of Bone Formation and Bone Resorption in Hemodialysis Patients

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    Theodoros Eleftheriadis

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. Serotonin receptors are present in osteoblasts and osteoclasts, and serotonin affects bone metabolism. The association of plasma serotonin with markers of bone formation and bone resorption in hemodialysis patients was evaluated. Materials and Methods. Twenty-four hemodialysis patients (11 diabetics and 22 healthy volunteers were enrolled into the study. Serotonin was assessed in platelet-free plasma, whereas the markers of osteoblastic activity N-terminal midfragment osteocalcin and total procollagen type-1 aminoterminal propeptide as well as the marker of osteoclastic activity ?-isomerized C-terminal cross-linked peptide of collagen type I were measured in serum. Serum intact parathyroid hormone was also assessed. Results. Serotonin did not significantly differ between hemodialysis patients and healthy volunteers. All evaluated markers of bone metabolism and intact parathyroid hormone were much higher in hemodialysis patients. Serotonin was significantly correlated with all evaluated markers of bone metabolism in hemodialysis patients. Serotonin was reversely related to the patients' age. Serotonin, osteocalcin, procollagen type-1 aminoterminal propeptide, and ?-isomerized C-terminal cross-linked peptide of collagen type I were much lower in diabetic hemodialysis patients. Conclusions. Serotonin may increase both bone formation and bone resorption in hemodialysis patients. The reverse relation of serotonin to patients' age as well as its lower levels in diabetic hemodialysis patients indicate that low plasma serotonin may contribute to the higher incidence of low-turnover bone disease that characterizes old and diabetic hemodialysis patients.

  8. Bone resorption is decreased postprandially by intestinal factors and glucagon-like peptide-2 is a possible candidate

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    Holst, Jens Juul; Hartmann, Bolette

    2007-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: Food intake inhibits bone resorption by a mechanism thought to involve gut hormones, and the intestinotrophic glucagon-like peptide 2 (GLP-2) is a candidate because exogenous GLP-2 inhibits bone resorption in humans. The purpose of the study was to investigate patients with short-bowel syndrome (SBS) or total gastrectomy in order to elucidate whether the signal for the meal-induced reduction of bone resorption is initiated from the stomach or the intestine. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Bone resorption was assessed from the serum concentration of collagen type I C-telopeptide cross-links (s-CTX) and compared with the plasma concentrations of GLP-2. Bone formation was assessed from serum osteocalcin concentrations. Seven SBS patients with a preserved colon and 7 with SBS and colectomy and 7 healthy controls were given a breakfast test meal (936 kcal). Eight patients who had undergone total gastrectomy had an oral glucose load (75 g in 150 ml). RESULTS: The SBS patients without a colon showed no reduction in bone resorption (s-CTX) to a meal, whereas SBS patients with a colon had an intermediate response with a 27% (p<0.05) reduction of s-CTX from baseline after 120 min as compared with 66% (p<0.001) for normal controls. A significant reduction of 53% (p<0.001) was seen in gastrectomized patients after receiving oral glucose, which is comparable with the published data for the oral glucose tolerance test (OGGT) in healthy subjects (50% reduction over 120 min). Bone formation was unchanged for both SBS and gastrectomy patients. GLP-2 concentrations increased significantly in all groups with the exception of the SBS plus colectomy group. CONCLUSIONS: An intestinal factor is responsible for the postprandial reduction in bone resorption, and our findings are compatible with such a function for GLP-2.

  9. Effect of noise reduction on evaluation of apical root resorption in digital radiography: An in vitro study

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    Mojdeh Mehdizadeh

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: One of the benefits of digital radiographs is the ability to process the image with software programs and increase the accuracy of diagnosis with image processing options. The present study was aimed at evaluating the effect of noise reduction on assessment of apical root resorption in enhanced digital radiographs processed by SCANORA software.Materials and methods: In the present experimental study, 60 extracted lower premolars with sound roots were used. The teeth were fixed in a dry human mandible for radiographic evaluation. Digital radiographs were taken before and after artificial external root resorption on the mesial side of the apical third by a #¼ round bur and transferred to SCANORA software. Then all the radiographs were examined by one radiologist twice, with and without the option of noise reduction, with a one-week interval between the readings. The radiographs were scored in two groups: 0 and 1, without and with root resorption, respectively. Resorptions were measured by Williams probe and considered as the gold standard. Data collected from the digital radiographs were processed and the gold standard values were analyzed by SPSS 11.5 using McNemar and Cochran tests (? = 0.05.Results: There were significant differences in frequencies of detection of root resorption between the three groups (standard, processed with the noise reduction option and processed without the noise reduction option (p value < 0.001. There were no significant differences between the group processed with the noise reduction option and the group processed without the noise reduction option (p value = 0.774.Conclusion: Based on the results of this study application of noise reduction option in SCANORA software has no effect on the diagnosis of periapical lesions. Key words: Digital radiography, Image processing, Noise, Root resorption

  10. Prevalent of root resorption of second molar adjustment the impacted third molar in prepiacal and panoramic radiographs

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    Mohammad Ebrahimi Saravi

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available   Background and Aims: Impacted third molar reduces the bone level in the distal aspect of second molar, and sometimes it can lead to root resorption of the adjacent tooth. The purpose of this study was to determine this resorption using panoramic and periapical radiographs.   Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional descriptive study 54 patient (28 men, 26 women above 15 years old with the average of 22 years in Oral and Maxillofacial Department of Tehran University were studied. A periapical radiography from the third molar and a panoramic radiograph were taken from each patient (Because of their routine use and evaluation of accuracy of panoramic compared with periapical, and the magnitude of the root resorption for the second molar was determined by 2 observers and written in a questionnaire. Data were analyzed using Fisher test.   Results: The prevalence of the root resorption of the second molar adjacent to the impacted third molar in the panoramic and the periapical radiographies, with respect to the limitation of the sample size were 46.3% and 31.5%, respectively, with 95% confidence(P>0.05. Most of these resorptions were in the cervical third of the second molar roots and in cases in which the third molars were mesially oriented or horizontal. There was also no significant difference between panoramic and periapical radiographs.   Conclusion: Due to the increased risk of the resorption of the second molar adjacent to the third molar, extraction of the impacted third molars, especiall y mesially oriented or horizontal ones are recommended.

  11. The nasal lift technique for augmentation of the maxillary ridge: technical note.

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    Camargo, Igor Batista; Oliveira, David M; Fernandes, André Vajgel; Van Sickels, Joseph E

    2015-10-01

    Placement of dental implants in a severely resorbed anterior maxillary alveolar ridge is limited by the fact that implants may penetrate the nasal cavity. However, when the maxilla shows unusual anatomical changes, reconstruction with implants can be a challenge. Options to increase the bone in this region to permit placement of implants include: maxillary onlay bone graft, Le Fort I interpositional bone graft, and augmentation of the nasal floor, which is a procedure where only the piriform rim and the anterior nasal spine are exposed through an intraoral approach. In our case we modified this to what we call the nasal lift technique, which is a combination of turbinectomy followed by lifting of the anteroposterior nasal floor through a lateral window using autogenous bone or bone substitutes to augment the space. PMID:26051869

  12. Pulpectomy in hyperemic pulp and accelerated root resorption in primary teeth: A review with associated case report

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    Tarun Walia

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Persistent hemorrhage after complete amputation of coronal pulp is a common clinical finding during pulpotomy procedure in primary teeth. These teeth are best managed with pulpectomy, but they have hyperemic pulp with some remaining vital tissue. Good chemico-biomechanical preparation of primary canals cannot guarantee complete removal of this vital tissue from inaccessible areas. Use of Ca(OH 2 containing root filling pastes in vital pulp tissue can cause accelerated resorption of primary roots. The possible mechanism behind such extensive root resorption is discussed with review of literature. A case report of a child with 30 months follow-up is presented and discussed.

  13. D-xylose test of resorption as a method to determine radiation side effects in small intestine

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    Background: The D-xylose test is the most important method to determine a disorder of carbohydrates resorption in proximal small intestine. The application is based on an impaired resorption due to pathological change of small intestine surface, leading to a decreased blood level or decreased excretion in urine. Patients and Method: D-xylose test was applied in 91 patients before, shortly after, 1/2 and 1 year after radiotherapy. All patients received an abdominal radiotherapy. We determined the blood level of D-xylose by a capillary blood sample 1 hour after oral D-xylose administration. Results: A significant decrease of the mean blood level of D-xylose to 1.88 mmol/l was determined after radiotherapy in comparison with 2.17 mmol/l before radiotherapy. Half a year after radiotherapy the mean blood level of D-xylose returned to normal. Regarding a threshold value of D-xylose blood level of 1.70 mmol/l 29 patients (32%) showed a pathologically decreased D-xylose resorption after radiotherapy. Twenty out of the 29 patients already showed a normal resorption half a year after the determination of the resorption disorder, 5 patients after 1 year and 4 patients after 1 1/2 years. There was no correlation between the detection of a disorder of D-xylose resorption and of a loss of body weight. The acute clinical side effects seemed to be more marked in connection with a disorder of D-xylose resorption, but this correlation is not significant. Eleven or 14 of the 29 patients, respectively, with pathologically decreased D-xylose resorption only had complaints of lower or upper gastrointestinal tract, respectively, and 10 patients did not have abdominal complaints at all. Conclusions: The D-xylose test is an important and simple method for determination of radiogen induced carbohydrate malabsorption in proximal small intestine. By means of its radiation side effects on small intestine can also be determined in patients who are otherwise free of complaints. (orig.)

  14. Dehydroepiandrosterone inhibits the spontaneous release of superoxide radical by alveolar macrophages in vitro in asbestosis

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    Rom, W.N.; Harkin, T. (New York Univ. Medical Center, New York (United States))

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    Asbestosis is characterized by an alveolar macrophage alveolitis with injury and fibrosis of the lower respiratory tract. Alveolar macrophages recovered by bronchoalveolar lavage spontaneously release exaggerated amounts of oxidants including superoxide anion and hydrogen peroxide that may mediate alveolar epithelial cell injury. Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is a normally occurring adrenal androgen that inhibits glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase, the initial enzyme in the pentose phosphate shunt necessary for NADPH generation and superoxide anion formation. In this regard, the authors hypothesized that DHEA may reduce asbestos-induced oxidant release. DHEA added in vitro to alveolar macrophages lavaged from 11 nonsmoking asbestos workers significantly reduced superoxide anion release. DHEA is an antioxidant and potential anticarcinogenic agent that may have a therapeutic role in reducing the increased oxidant burden in asbestos-induced alveolitis of the lower respiratory tract.

  15. GROWTH INHIBITION OF 'CRYPTOCOCCUS NEOFORMANS' BY HUMAN ALVEOLAR MACROPHAGES (JOURNAL VERSION)

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    Macrophage cytotoxicity for Cryptococcus neoformans was investigated by culturing human alveolar macrophage (AM) with a thin-capsuled clone of C. neoformans. Under appropriate conditions, fungal replication was inhibited in the presence of human AM. The effect persisted over the ...

  16. Reveromycin A Administration Prevents Alveolar Bone Loss in Osteoprotegerin Knockout Mice with Periodontal Disease.

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    Mizuno, Manami; Miyazawa, Ken; Tabuchi, Masako; Tanaka, Miyuki; Yoshizako, Mamoru; Minamoto, Chisato; Torii, Yasuyoshi; Tamaoka, Yusuke; Kawatani, Makoto; Osada, Hiroyuki; Maeda, Hatsuhiko; Goto, Shigemi

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    Chronic periodontal disease is characterized by alveolar bone loss and inflammatory changes. Reveromycin A (RMA) was recently developed and is a unique agent for inhibiting osteoclast activity. This study analysed the effects of RMA in an experimental mouse model of periodontitis involving osteoprotegerin (OPG)-knockout mice, specifically, whether it could control osteoclasts and reduce inflammation in periodontal tissue. We examined wild-type (WT) and OPG knockout mice (OPG KO) ligated with wire around contact points on the left first and second molars. RMA was administered twice a day to half of the mice. Using micro-computed tomography, we measured the volume of alveolar bone loss between the first and second molars, and also performed histological analysis. The OPG KO RMA+ group had significantly decreased osteoclast counts, alveolar bone loss, attachment loss, and inflammatory cytokine expression 8 weeks after ligation. Thus, RMA may reduce alveolar bone loss and inflamed periodontal tissues in patients with periodontitis. PMID:26561427

  17. The effect of varying alveolar carbon dioxide levels on free recall.

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    Marangoni, A H; Hurford, D P

    1990-05-01

    A recent study suggested that students who have increased minute ventilation receive poorer grades. The present study was interested in determining the role alveolar carbon dioxide (CO2) levels play with cognitive abilities. A free recall task was used to examine list learning under two conditions of alveolar CO2 level: normal and decreased. The results suggested that decreased alveolar CO2 level affect the participant's ability to rehearse and recall information. It was concluded that conditions that reduce alveolar CO2 levels, such as hyperventilation resulting from stress, nervousness, or inappropriate breathing habits, can lead to poorer learning. If these conditions produce a habitual breathing pattern, the academic performance of the individual may suffer. PMID:2112005

  18. An unusual cause of alveolar hemorrhage post hematopoietic stem cell transplantation: A case report

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    Jimenez Carlos A

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation is being increasingly used in cancer therapy. Diffuse alveolar hemorrhage, an early complication of stem cell transplant, results from bacterial, viral and fungal infections, coagulopathy, and engraftment syndrome, or can be idiopathic. Diffuse alveolar hemorrhage associated with Strongyloides stercoralis hyperinfection in stem cell transplant patients has been rarely reported. Case presentation We describe an unusual cause of alveolar hemorrhage post hematopoietic stem cell transplant due to Strongyloides hyperinfection. Therapy with parenteral ivermectin and thiabendazole was initiated but the patient deteriorated and died of respiratory failure and septic shock. Conclusion Strongyloides stercoralis hyperinfection is an unusual cause of alveolar hemorrhage early after hematopoietic stem cell transplant with very high mortality.

  19. Selective cyclooxygenase-2 inhibition prevents bone resorption Inibidor seletivo de cicloxigenase-2 prevenindo reabsorção óssea

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    Carlos Augusto Nassar; Patrícia Oehlmeyer Nassar; Patrícia Maria Nassar; Luis Carlos Spolidorio

    2005-01-01

    The aim of the present work was to evaluate the effect of a selective cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitor (meloxicam) on the alveolar bone loss progression in experimentally induced periodontitis. Forty (40) Wistar rats were separated into 8 experimental groups (n = 5). Cotton ligatures were placed at the gingival margin level of the lower right first molars of some rats. Four groups were treated for 5 or 15 days with an oral dose of 15 mg/kg of body weight/day of the selective COX-2 inhibitor...

  20. Selective cyclooxygenase-2 inhibition prevents bone resorption Inibidor seletivo de cicloxigenase-2 prevenindo reabsorção óssea

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    Carlos Augusto Nassar

    2005-03-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the present work was to evaluate the effect of a selective cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2 inhibitor (meloxicam on the alveolar bone loss progression in experimentally induced periodontitis. Forty (40 Wistar rats were separated into 8 experimental groups (n = 5. Cotton ligatures were placed at the gingival margin level of the lower right first molars of some rats. Four groups were treated for 5 or 15 days with an oral dose of 15 mg/kg of body weight/day of the selective COX-2 inhibitor. The other groups were used as positive control (sham or negative control in each experimental period. Standardized digital radiographs were taken after sacrifice at 5 and 15 days to measure the amount of bone loss at the mesial root surface of the first molar tooth in each rat. The treatment with meloxicam did not induce weight alteration or other visible systemic manifestations. One way analysis of variance (ANOVA indicated that groups treated with meloxicam, after 5 days, had significantly less alveolar bone loss (p O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o efeito de um inibidor seletivo da cicloxigenase-2 (COX-2 (meloxicam na progressão da perda óssea alveolar durante o desenvolvimento da doença periodontal experimental induzida. Quarenta (40 ratos Wistar foram separados em 8 grupos experimentais (n = 5. Ligaduras de fio de algodão foram colocadas na margem gengival do primeiro molar inferior direito de alguns ratos. Quatro grupos foram tratados por 5 ou 15 dias com uma dose oral de 15 mg/kg de peso corporal/dia do inibidor seletivo de COX-2. Os outros grupos foram usados como controle positivo (sham e controle negativo dentro de cada período experimental. Radiografias digitais padronizadas foram realizadas para medir a perda óssea na região mesial do primeiro molar inferior de cada rato. O efeito do tratamento com meloxicam não induziu alteração de peso ou outras manifestações sistêmicas visíveis. A Análise de Variância (ANOVA indicou que os grupos tratados com meloxicam após 5 dias apresentaram perda óssea alveolar significativamente menor (p < 0,05. Por outro lado, a perda óssea não foi significativa após 15 dias de tratamento com meloxicam. Os dados apresentados no presente trabalho sugerem que o tratamento sistêmico com meloxicam pode modificar a progressão da periodontite experimental em ratos no período experimental inicial.