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

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.

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.

Surgical periodontal therapy with and without initial scaling and root planing in the management of chronic periodontitis: a randomized clinical trial

submitted by: drmanar
Aim: To compare the outcomes of surgical periodontal therapy with and without initial scaling and root planing. Methods: Twenty-four patients with severe chronic periodontitis were enrolled in this pilot, randomized controlled clinical trial. Patients were equally allocated into two treatment groups: Control group was treated with scaling and root planing, re-evaluation, followed by Modified Widman Flap surgery and test group received similar surgery without scaling and root planing....
Authors: Manar Aljateeli

Leipzig Loop Mitral Valve Repair

submitted by: mcgheek
This surgical video illustrates a minimally invasive approach to mitral valve repair--the Leipzig Loop technique. For more information, see http://www.muschealth.com/pn/yir/clinical-innovation/hvc/cords/ Voiceover narration is provided by Mario Castillo-Sang, M.D., a cardiothoracice surgeon at the Medical University of South Carolina who specializes in minimally invasive mitral valve repair.

Making Muscle: Tissue Engineering in MUSC's Department of Surgery

submitted by: mcgheek
Samir Fakhry, M.D., Chief of MUSC's Division of General Surgery, and Michael Yost, PhD, Associate Chair of Research in MUSC's Department of Surgery, discuss the promise of engineered tissues for the treatment of surgical and trauma patients. Engineered tissue can instruct the body to regenerate native tissue instead of generating scar, improving cosmetic and functional outcomes. Bioprinters, 3D printers for living tissue, will help realize the promise of engineered tissue for clinical care.k