Osteotome sinus floor elevation with or without grafting: a 3-year randomized controlled clinical trial

submitted by: Lai Hongchang
Aim: To evaluate the clinical and radiographic results of dental implant placed using osteotome sinus floor elevation (OSFE) with and without simultaneous grafting. Materials and Methods: Forty-five patients were randomly assigned into two groups: ?Group1: OSFE with deproteinized bovine bone mineral (DBBM) mixed with autogenous bone chips; ?Group2: OSFE without grafting. The endo-sinus bone gain (ESBG) was assessed on radiographs at 6, 12, 24, 36 months following surgery as primary outcome...
Authors: Mi-Si Si, Long-Fei Zhuang, Ying-Xin Gu, Jia-Ji Mo, Shi-Chong Qiao, Hong-Chang Lai

Medical hypnosis assists with surgery and medical procedures

submitted by: mdanderson
Hypnosis is an artificially produced state of consciousness which allows for greater responsiveness to suggestion. Ian Lipski M.D., associate professor in Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at MD Anderson Cancer Center, uses medical hypnosis to help patients manage cancer treatment side effects like anxiety, fear and pain. Medical hypnosis shifts the focus of power away from the medical staff and gives the patient control over his/her cognizance. Learn how Dr. Lipski helps patients...

The effects of perioperative probiotic treatment on serum zonulin concentration and subsequent postoperative infectious complications after colorectal cancer surgery: a double-center and double-blind randomized clinical trial

submitted by: liuzhh26
Background: Zonulin is a newly discovered protein that has an important role in the regulation of intestinal permeability. Our previous study showed that probiotics can decrease the rate of infectious complications in patients undergoing colectomy for colorectal cancer. Objective: The objective was to determine the effects of the perioperative administration of probiotics on serum zonulin concentrationsand the subsequent effect on postoperative infectious complications in patients...
Authors: Zhi-Hua Liu, Mei-Jin Huang, Xing-Wei Zhang, Lei Wang, Nan-Qi Huang, Hui Peng, Pin Lan, Jun-Sheng Peng, Zhen Yang, Yang Xia, Wei-Jie Liu, Jun Yang, Huan-Long Qin, Jian-Ping Wang

Methodological Framework for the Decision Support System for Climate Change Adaptation in Rainfed Rice Areas

submitted by: UP Los Baños

Presentation by Dr. Anita A. Boling, Postdoctoral Fellow, International Rice Research Institute. Delivered during the International Conference on Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation for Food and Environmental Security, November 21-22, 2012 at SEARCA, UPLB, College, Laguna, Philippines.

Coagulation Pathway

submitted by: kkgan

How to study the coagulation cascade

A systematic review on the frequency of advanced recession following single immediate implant treatment

submitted by: jacosyn
Purpose: It has been stated that midfacial recession is common following immediate implant treatment (IIT). The objective of this systematic review was to assess the frequency of advanced recession (> 1 mm) following single IIT. Material and methods: An electronic search in Pubmed, Web of Science and the Cochrane Oral Health Group Specialized Trials Register database was performed using a search algorithm. Reference lists of relevant articles were also scrutinized to identify prospective...
Authors: Jan Cosyn, Hugo De Bruyn