Deformation and fracture incidence of Reciproc instruments: a clinical evaluation.

submitted by: gplotino
Aim To investigate the incidence of fracture and deformation observed on Reciproc instruments after clinical use. Methodology A total of 1696 Reciproc NiTi instruments that were discarded after normal clinical usage over 30 months were collected, 1580 instruments were R25 (93%), 76 were R40 (5%) and 40 were R50 (2%). The treatments included 3780 root canal preparation, 3023 primary treatments and 757 retreatments. Root canal preparation was standardized and followed the manufacturer's...
Authors: Gianluca Plotino, Nicola Maria Grande, Pier Francesco Porciani

July 3, 2014; Journal Club Webinar; Carolyn Turvey

submitted by: ucsd_idash
Blue Button use by patients to access and share health record information using the Department of Veterans Affairs’ online patient portal Carolyn Turvey, Dawn Klein, Gemmae Fix, Tim Hogan, Susan Woods, Steven R Simon, Mary Charlton, Mary Vaughan-Sarrazin, Donna M Zulman, Lilian Dindo, Bonnie Wakefield, Gail Graham, Kim Nazi J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2014 Jul;21(4):657-63. doi: 10.1136/amiajnl-2014-002723. Epub 2014 Apr 16. Carolyn L. Turvey, Ph.D. University of Iowa Iowa City VA...

PharmGenEd™ Principles and Concepts of Pharmacogenomics

submitted by: KuoOffice

The presentation is divided into several sections as outlined by the powerpoint slide. In this module we will include the basic concepts of pharmacogenomics, ethical, legal, social issues, and a brief introduction of the PharmGenEd program.

MUSC Plastic Surgeons Target the Nerves That Trigger Migraine Headaches

submitted by: mcgheek

The Advanced Migraine Surgery Program (AMSP) at MUSC offers relief to individuals who suffer from migraine headaches and occipital neuralgia. One of the treatment options is surgery that relieves pressure on the facial and scalp nerves that can cause migraine headaches. In this video, Dr. Kevin O. Delaney, Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery and one of the plastic surgeons who perform this surgery, describes the procedure and the overwhelmingly positive patient outcomes.

Saving Breath: Diagnosing and Managing COPD

submitted by: mcgheek

Luca Paoletti, M.D., a pulmonologist at the Medical University of South Carolina, discusses best practices for diagnosing (eg, spirometry, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency testing) and managing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Pulmonary rehabilitation is recommended for all COPD patients. Bronchodilators are the mainstay of medication therapy, and, for patients with medication-refractory COPD, lung volume reduction surgery and lung transplant are options.

Use of methodological tools for assessing the quality of studies in periodontology and implant dentistry: a systematic review

submitted by: Faggion
Objective To evaluate the methodological approaches used to assess the quality of studies included in systematic reviews (SRs) in periodontology and implant dentistry. Materials & Methods Two electronic databases (PubMed and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews) were searched independently to identify SRs examining interventions published through 2 September 2013. The reference lists of included SRs and records of 10 specialty dental journals were searched manually. Methodological...
Authors: Clovis Jr. Faggion, Fahd Huda, Jason Wasiak