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Clinical applications of avian eggshell-derived hydroxyapatite.

Horia Opris, Simion Bran, Cristian Dinu, Mihaela Baciut, Daiana Antoaneta Prodan, Alexandru Mester, Grigore Baciut,

The search for bone reconstruction materials and methods is an ongoing challenge. The aim of this review is to systemically search the available literature concerning the clinical performance of eggshell as a substitute material in guided bone regeneration in oral surgery. Five databases (PubMed, Cochrane, Web of Science, Scopus, and ... Read more >>

Bosn J Basic Med Sci (Bosnian journal of basic medical sciences)
[2020, 20(4):430-437]

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Pituitary Metastases Discovered by 18F-FDG PET/CT During Other Cancers Monitoring: Are There Any Differences of SUVs Between Benign and Malignant Diseases?

Andra Piciu, Alexandru Mester, Doina Piciu,

F-FDG PET/CT might discover incidental pituitary lesions. We present the case of a 46-year-old woman with breast cancer metastasis in her pituitary. We analyzed 10,347 FDG PET/CT examinations from a tertiary center, finding 4 cases (0.038%) of pituitary metastatic disease from other cancers. We analyzed the differences between SUVmax in ... Read more >>

Clin Nucl Med (Clinical nuclear medicine)
[2020, :]

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Challenges in the correct assessment of a case of aggressive thyroid carcinoma with synchronous breast cancer, case report and review of the literature: essential role of radiopharmaceuticals.

Andra Piciu, Alexandru Mester, George Rusu, Doina Piciu,

BACKGROUND:Thyroid carcinoma represents a complex pathology that can still be considered a medical challenge, despite having a better prognosis and life expectancy than most other neoplasms, also the scenario of multiple malignancies involving thyroid cancer is nowadays a common reality. MATERIALS AND METHODS:We reviewed the literature regarding the aggressive presentation ... Read more >>

Curr Radiopharm (Current radiopharmaceuticals)
[2020, :]

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Topical Corticosteroids a Viable Solution for Oral Graft Versus Host Disease? A Systematic Insight on Randomized Clinical Trials.

Arin Sava, Andra Piciu, Sergiu Pasca, Alexandru Mester, Ciprian Tomuleasa,

Background and Objectives: This research attempts to provide a clear view of the literature on randomized clinical trials (RCTs) concerning the efficacy of topical dexamethasone, clobetasol and budesonide in oral graft versus host disease (GVHD). Materials and Methods: An electronic search of the PubMed, Web of Science and Scopus databases ... Read more >>

Medicina (Kaunas) (Medicina (Kaunas, Lithuania))
[2020, 56(7):]

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Assessment and Care of Oral Lesions for Patients Who Undergo Radioiodine Treatment for Thyroid Cancer.

Alexandru Mester, Andra Piciu, Ondine Lucaciu, Dragos Apostu, Doina Piciu, Andrada Voina-Tonea,

Patients with differentiated thyroid cancer who undergo radioiodine treatment often present oral complications with a significant impact on their oral cavity function. Any potential sources of systemic infections like periodontal disease, unfitted dentures, orthodontic appliances, deficient/rough fillings, or traumatic dentition must be treated by the dental practitioner, because they represent ... Read more >>

Am J Med Sci (The American journal of the medical sciences)
[2020, :]

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Reply to "Missing Skeletal Muscle Metastases of Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma".

Liviu Hitu, Calin Cainap, Dragos Apostu, Katalin Gabora, Eduard-Alexandru Bonci, Marius Badan, Alexandru Mester, Andra Piciu,

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Diagnostics (Basel) (Diagnostics (Basel, Switzerland))
[2020, 10(7):]

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Left Supraclavicular Lymph Node Metastasis from Ovarian Cancer Associated with Papillary Thyroid Microcarcinoma, a Confusing Pathology-Essential Role of Functional Imaging.

Doina Piciu, Alexandru Meșter, Calin Căinap, Elena Bărbuș, Dragos-Stefan Morariu, Andra Piciu,

The revolution of imaging in medicine leads to new standards of care, mostly in specialties like oncology, neurology, or endocrinology. We present a review of the literature and a case report of a 62-year-old patient initially treated for a benign gynecologic pathology and followed-up for 7 years clinically, with serologic ... Read more >>

Diagnostics (Basel) (Diagnostics (Basel, Switzerland))
[2020, 10(5):]

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A WHO Pathfinder Survey of Dental Caries in 6 and 12-Year Old Transylvanian Children and the Possible Correlation with Their Family Background, Oral-Health Behavior, and the Intake of Sweets.

Patricia Ondine Lucaciu, Alexandru Mester, Ioana Constantin, Nora Orban, Lavinia Cosma, Sebastian Candrea, Ruxandra Sava-Rosianu, Anca Stefania Mesaros,

To our knowledge, recent oral health data in Romania is poor, as no comprehensive oral health surveys have been carried out in the last five years. The present cross-sectional oral health survey aimed to assess the dental health status in 6 and 12-year old children from Transylvania, in correlation with ... Read more >>

Int J Environ Res Public Health (International journal of environmental research and public health)
[2020, 17(11):]

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Tibolone, alendronate, and simvastatin enhance implant osseointegration in a preclinical in vivo model.

Dragos Apostu, Ondine Lucaciu, Alexandru Mester, Daniel Oltean-Dan, Dan Gheban, Horea Rares Ciprian Benea,

OBJECTIVES:The objective of the study was to evaluate and compare the effect of different drugs such as simvastatin, alendronate, and tibolone for titanium implant osseointegration enhancement. MATERIALS AND METHODS:Eighty female albino Wistar rats were equally divided into five groups: Group I (ovariectomy), Group II (sham ovariectomy), Group III (alendronate + ovariectomy), Group ... Read more >>

Clin Oral Implants Res (Clinical oral implants research)
[2020, 31(7):655-668]

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Post-Treatment Thyroid Diseases in Children with Brain Tumors: A Single-Center Experience at "Prof. Dr. Ion Chiricuță" Institute of Oncology, Cluj-Napoca.

Maria Margareta Cosnarovici, Andra Piciu, Eduard-Alexandru Bonci, Marius-Ioan Bădan, Claudiu-Iulian Bădulescu, Andreea-Ioana Stefan, Alexandru Mester, Rodica Cosnarovici, Maria-Iulia Larg,

AIM OF STUDY:The purpose of the study was to evaluate the association of thyroid dysfunction occurring in pediatric patients treated for brain tumors. PATIENTS AND METHODS:A total of 255 patients with brain tumors were treated between 2001 and 2018 at the "Prof. Dr. Ion Chiricuță" Institute of Oncology, Cluj-Napoca. Due ... Read more >>

Diagnostics (Basel) (Diagnostics (Basel, Switzerland))
[2020, 10(3):]

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Skeletal Muscle Metastasis in Papillary Thyroid Microcarcinoma Evaluated by F18-FDG PET/CT.

Liviu Hitu, Calin Cainap, Dragos Apostu, Katalin Gabora, Eduard-Alexandru Bonci, Marius Badan, Alexandru Mester, Andra Piciu,

Papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) is the most common type of thyroid malignancy and is characterized by slow growth and an indolent biological behavior. Papillary thyroid microcarcinoma is the PTC with the maximum size of the tumor <1cm, considered the most indolent form of thyroid cancer. PTC is usually metastasizes in ... Read more >>

Diagnostics (Basel) (Diagnostics (Basel, Switzerland))
[2020, 10(2):]

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Pediatric Thyroid Cancer in Europe: An Overdiagnosed Condition? A Literature Review.

Andreea-Ioana Stefan, Andra Piciu, Alexandru Mester, Dragos Apostu, Marius Badan, Claudiu-Iulian Badulescu,

Thyroid neoplastic pathology is the most common form of cancer associated with radiation exposure. The most common histopathological type of thyroid carcinoma is the differentiated thyroid cancer (these include papillary and follicular type), which represents over 90% of all cases, especially affecting girls rather than boys. Although patients are diagnosed ... Read more >>

Diagnostics (Basel) (Diagnostics (Basel, Switzerland))
[2020, 10(2):]

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Periodontal disease might be a risk factor for graft versus host disease. A systematic review.

Alexandru Mester, Alexandra Iulia Irimie, Alina Tanase, Sebastian Tranca, Radu Septimiu Campian, Ciprian Tomuleasa, Delia Dima, Andra Piciu, Ondine Lucaciu,

PURPOSE:The aim of this systematic review was to determine a potential association between periodontal disease and graft versus host disease (GVHD). DESIGN:PubMed, Scopus and Web of Science databases were searched to identify all relevant articles. The eligibility criteria were prospective, retrospective, cross-sectional, cohort, case-control studies and interventional studies that assessed ... Read more >>

Crit Rev Oncol Hematol (Critical reviews in oncology/hematology)
[2020, 147:102878]

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Systemic drugs with impact on osteoarthritis.

Dragos Apostu, Ondine Lucaciu, Alexandru Mester, Daniel Oltean-Dan, Mihaela Baciut, Grigore Baciut, Simion Bran, Florin Onisor, Andra Piciu, Roxana D Pasca, Andrei Maxim, Horea Benea,

Articular cartilage has a complex structure and metabolism which allow for a proper movement within joints. Nevertheless, several systemically administered pharmacological agents have been proved to improve the anabolic response in the case of cartilage lesions. Alendronate, glucosamine, chondroitin sulfate, hyaluronic acid, collagen hydrolysate, vitamin C, vitamin D, aspirin and ... Read more >>

Drug Metab. Rev. (Drug metabolism reviews)
[2019, 51(4):498-523]

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The impact of proton pump inhibitors on bone regeneration and implant osseointegration.

Alexandru Mester, Dragos Apostu, Lidia Ciobanu, Andra Piciu, Ondine Lucaciu, Radu Septimiu Campian, Marian Taulescu, Simion Bran,

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) have become known for the treatment of gastric-acid related disorders. Similar to any other drugs, PPIs have possible adverse reactions, being associated with bone fractures, infections, kidney disease, mineral deficiency, dementia, and pneumonia. Multiple analyses have stated that PPIs therapy may affect bone regeneration and osseointegration ... Read more >>

Drug Metab. Rev. (Drug metabolism reviews)
[2019, 51(3):330-339]

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Enhancement of bone consolidation using high-frequency pulsed electromagnetic fields (HF-PEMFs): An experimental study on rats.

Daniel Oltean-Dan, Gabriela Bombonica Dogaru, Dragos Apostu, Alexandru Mester, Horea Rares Ciprian Benea, Mihai Gheorghe Paiusan, Catalin Ovidiu Popa, Elena Mihaela Jianu, Gyorgy Istvan Bodizs, Cristian Berce, Alina Mihaela Toader, Gheorghe Tomoaia,

In vitro studies showed that high-frequency pulsed electromagnetic fields (HF-PEMFs) increase the activity/expression of early and late osteogenic markers and enhance bone mineralization. The main aim of this study was to investigate the in vivo effects of HF-PEMFs on fracture healing using a rat model. A femur fracture was established ... Read more >>

Bosn J Basic Med Sci (Bosnian journal of basic medical sciences)
[2019, 19(2):201-209]

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Atelo-collagen type I bovine bone substitute and membrane in guided bone regeneration: a series of clinical cases and histopathological assessments.

Ondine Lucaciu, Dragos Apostu, Alexandru Mester, Radu Septimiu Campian, Dan Gheban, Richard J Miron,

Absorbable atelo-collagen type 1 represents a new approach for guided bone regeneration with several reported advantages such as: osteoblast attachment, proliferation, mineralization potential, absorption of growth factors and inhibition of bacterial pathogen colonization. The aim of this study was to assess the clinical, radiological (preoperative width, re-entry width, gain), Periotest ... Read more >>

Histol. Histopathol. (Histology and histopathology)
[2019, 34(9):1061-1071]

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Periodontal disease may induce liver fibrosis in an experimental study on Wistar rats.

Alexandru Mester, Lidia Ciobanu, Marian Taulescu, Dragos Apostu, Ondine Lucaciu, Gabriela Adriana Filip, Vasile Feldrihan, Emilia Licarete, Aranka Ilea, Andra Piciu, Daniel Oltean-Dan, Iuliu Scurtu, Cristian Berce, Radu Septimiu Campian,

BACKGROUND:The aim was to assess the effects of periodontal disease in promoting liver fibrosis in a rat model of ligature-induced periodontitis. METHODS:Twenty-four Wistar rats were divided into four groups: control (CTRL), experimental periodontitis group at day 7 (PER7), at day 14 (PER14), at day 21 (PER21). Experimental periodontitis was induced ... Read more >>

J Periodontol (Journal of periodontology)
[2019, 90(8):911-919]

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Cannabinoids and bone regeneration.

Dragos Apostu, Ondine Lucaciu, Alexandru Mester, Horea Benea, Daniel Oltean-Dan, Florin Onisor, Mihaela Baciut, Simion Bran,

Bone is a complex tissue with unique properties such as high strength and regeneration capabilities while carrying out multiple functions. Bone regeneration occurs both in physiological situations (bone turnover) and in pathological situations (e.g. fractures), being performed by osteoblasts and osteoclasts. If this process is inadequate, fracture nonunion or aseptic ... Read more >>

Drug Metab. Rev. (Drug metabolism reviews)
[2019, 51(1):65-75]

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Oral manifestations in stem cell transplantation for acute myeloid leukemia.

Alexandru Mester, Alexandra Irimie, Liana Oprita, Delia Dima, Bobe Petrushev, Ondine Lucaciu, Radu-Septimiu Campian, Alina Tanase,

Acute myeloid leukemia is a highly aggressive malignancy with a high morbidity rate, for which an accurate and rapid diagnostic is essential. Acute myeloid leukemia manifestations frequently include oral abnormalities. Still, there is a limited number of studies reporting the incidence of oral manifestations in acute leukemia, the prevalence of ... Read more >>

Med. Hypotheses (Medical hypotheses)
[2018, 121:191-194]

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Clinical features and management of oral lichen planus (OLP) with emphasis on the management of hepatitis C virus (HCV)-related OLP.

Alexandru Mester, Ondine Lucaciu, Lidia Ciobanu, Dragos Apostu, Aranka Ilea, Radu Septimiu Campian,

Oral lichen planus (OLP) is a chronic inflammatory disease characterized by the occurrence of multiple, symmetrical lesions in the oral cavity. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection has been suggested as an etiological factor in OLP. The purpose of this review was to summarize the current literature regarding the treatment of ... Read more >>

Bosn J Basic Med Sci (Bosnian journal of basic medical sciences)
[2018, 18(3):217-223]

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