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An Overview of the Post-Traumatic Mandibular Bifid Condyle.

Alina Coclici, Raluca A Roman, Emil Crasnean, Cosmin Faur, Simion Bran, Mihaela Baciut, Cristian Dinu, Mihaela Hedesiu,

Objectives: To review the main clinical, radiological and treatment aspects of patients with post-traumatic bifid mandibular condyles (BMC), to report a new case of BMC in a patient with history of trauma and to discuss the long term adaptive changes of the opposite condylar head. Methods: An electronic search in ... Read more >>

Maedica (Bucur) (Maedica)
[2020, 15(2):258-265]

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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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Cross-sectional imaging and cytologic investigations in the preoperative diagnosis of parotid gland tumors - an updated literature review.

Sebastian Stoia, Grigore Băciuț, Manuela Lenghel, Radu Badea, Csaba Csutak, Georgeta Mihaela Rusu, Mihaela Băciuț, Tiberiu Tamaș, Emil Boțan, Gabriel Armencea, Simion Bran, Cristian Dinu,

An accurate preoperative diagnosis of parotid tumors is essential for selection and planning of the surgical treatment. Various modern cross-sectional imaging and cytologic investigations can support differential diagnosis of parotid tumors. The aim of this study was to achieve a comprehensive and updated review of modern imaging and cytologic investigations ... Read more >>

Bosn J Basic Med Sci (Bosnian journal of basic medical sciences)
[2020, :]

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The Changes in Upper Airway Volume after Orthognathic Surgery Evaluated by Individual Segmentation on CBCT Images.

Cosmin Ioan Faur, Raluca Ancuta Roman, Simion Bran, Cristian Dinu, Alina Coclici, Horatiu Rotaru, Mihaela Hedesiu,

Objectives:The aim of this CBCT study was to evaluate the postoperative volume changes of the rhinosinusal airway space, maxillary sinuses and nasal fossa, that occur after Le Fort I osteotomy, using individual segmentation of 3D virtual models. Material and methods:A number of 16 patients (with Class II and Class III ... Read more >>

Maedica (Bucur) (Maedica)
[2019, 14(3):213-219]

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Nano-hydroxyapatite use in dentistry: a systematic review.

Ioana Roxana Bordea, Sebastian Candrea, Gabriela Teodora Alexescu, Simion Bran, Mihaela Băciuț, Grigore Băciuț, Ondine Lucaciu, Cristian Mihail Dinu, Doina Adina Todea,

Nano-hydroxyapatite (nano-HA) is a material with multiple uses due to its biocompatibility and its resemblance to the nonorganic bone structure. It is used in various dental domains such as implantology, surgery, periodontology, esthetics and prevention. The aim of this study is to provide a wide understanding of nano-HA and to ... Read more >>

Drug Metab. Rev. (Drug metabolism reviews)
[2020, 52(2):319-332]

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Novel "all-in-one" sandwich technique for reconstruction of full-thickness defects of the lower eyelid: a case report.

Lucian Fodor, Simion Bran, Gabriel Armencea, Florin Onisor,

J. Int. Med. Res. (The Journal of international medical research)
[2020, 48(4):300060520918697]

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Publisher Correction: Halve the dose while maintaining image quality in paediatric Cone Beam CT.

Anne Caroline Oenning, Ruben Pauwels, Andreas Stratis, Karla de Faria Vasconcelos, Elisabeth Tijskens, Annelore de Grauwe, , Reinhilde Jacobs, Benjamin Salmon,

An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via a link at the top of the paper. ... Read more >>

Sci Rep (Scientific reports)
[2020, 10(1):2474]

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Principles of biomechanics in oral implantology.

Avram Manea, Simion Bran, Cristian Dinu, Horatiu Rotaru, Ioan Barbur, Bogdan Crisan, Gabriel Armencea, Florin Onisor, Madalina Lazar, Daniel Ostas, Mihaela Baciut, Sergiu Vacaras, Ileana Mitre, Liana Crisan, Ovidiu Muresan, Rares Roman, Grigore Baciut,

Background and aims:The principles of biomechanics comprise all the interactions between the body (tissues) and the forces acting upon it (directly or via different medical devices). Besides the mechanical aspects, the tissues response is also studied. Understanding and applying these principles is vital for the researchers in the field of ... Read more >>

(Medicine and pharmacy reports)
[2019, 92(Suppl No 3):S14-S19]

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Sterilization protocol for porous dental implants made by Selective Laser Melting.

Avram Manea, Simion Bran, Mihaela Baciut, Gabriel Armencea, Dumitru Pop, Petru Berce, Dan-Cristian Vodnar, Mihaela Hedesiu, Cristian Dinu, Adrian Petrutiu, Darius Tomina, Grigore Baciut,

Background and aims:Although dental implants are widely and successfully used, failure rates because of bacterial colonization are still high. Adequate fabrication and sterilization techniques as well as proper management of infectious complications represent a constant field of interest and research. In this study, we focused our attention on implants with ... Read more >>

(Clujul medical (1957))
[2018, 91(4):452-457]

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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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New Dental Implant with 3D Shock Absorbers and Tooth-Like Mobility-Prototype Development, Finite Element Analysis (FEA), and Mechanical Testing.

Avram Manea, Grigore Baciut, Mihaela Baciut, Dumitru Pop, Dan Sorin Comsa, Ovidiu Buiga, Veronica Trombitas, Horatiu Colosi, Ileana Mitre, Roxana Bordea, Marius Manole, Manuela Lenghel, Simion Bran, Florin Onisor,

BACKGROUND:Once inserted and osseointegrated, dental implants become ankylosed, which makes them immobile with respect to the alveolar bone. The present paper describes the development of a new and original implant design which replicates the 3D physiological mobility of natural teeth. The first phase of the test followed the resistance of ... Read more >>

(Materials (Basel, Switzerland))
[2019, 12(20):]

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Early and long-term changes in the muscles of the mandible following orthognathic surgery.

Alina Coclici, Mihaela Hedeşiu, Simion Bran, Mihaela Băciuţ, Cristian Dinu, Horatiu Rotaru, Raluca Roman,

OBJECTIVES:The aim of the present study is to evaluate the early and long-term postoperative dimensional changes of the muscles of the mandible in patients with orthognathic surgery for class II and class III malocclusions by using ultrasonography (US). MATERIAL AND METHODS:Twenty-six patients who underwent bimaxillary orthognathic surgery for class II ... Read more >>

Clin Oral Investig (Clinical oral investigations)
[2019, 23(9):3437-3444]

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Understanding the basis of medical use of poly-lactide-based resorbable polymers and composites - a review of the clinical and metabolic impact.

Sergiu Vacaras, Mihaela Baciut, Ondine Lucaciu, Cristian Dinu, Grigore Baciut, Liana Crisan, Mihaela Hedesiu, Bogdan Crisan, Florin Onisor, Gabriel Armencea, Ileana Mitre, Ioan Barbur, Winfried Kretschmer, Simion Bran,

This review intended to comparatively explain and present the most important medical use and biological impact of poly-lactides and lactide-based composites. The utilization and degradation of compounds based on lactic acid and polylactides is described in detail. Understanding the metabolism and degradation phenomenon and the factors that potentially influence it ... Read more >>

Drug Metab. Rev. (Drug metabolism reviews)
[2019, 51(4):570-588]

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The pathogenic microbial flora and its antibiotic susceptibility pattern in odontogenic infections.

Paul Andrei Tent, Raluca Iulia Juncar, Florin Onisor, Simion Bran, Antonia Harangus, Mihai Juncar,

Suppurative head and neck infections of odontogenic origin are the most frequent type of head and neck infections. According to the literature, 7-10% of all antibiotics are currently prescribed for their treatment. Since penicillin was invented, the overall antibiotic sensitivity and resistance pattern of the isolated pathogenic microflora has continuously ... Read more >>

Drug Metab. Rev. (Drug metabolism reviews)
[2019, 51(3):340-355]

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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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Halve the dose while maintaining image quality in paediatric Cone Beam CT.

Anne Caroline Oenning, Ruben Pauwels, Andreas Stratis, Karla De Faria Vasconcelos, Elisabeth Tijskens, Annelore De Grauwe, , Reinhilde Jacobs, Benjamin Salmon,

Cone beam CT (CBCT) for dentomaxillofacial paediatric assessment has been widely used despite the uncertainties of the risks of the low-dose radiation exposures. The aim of this work was to investigate the clinical performance of different CBCT acquisition protocols towards the optimization of paediatric exposures. Custom-made anthropomorphic phantoms were scanned ... Read more >>

Sci Rep (Scientific reports)
[2019, 9(1):5521]

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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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Correction of Class III malocclusions through morphological changes of the maxilla using the protraction face mask by three different therapeutic approaches.

Luminiţa Ligia Vaida, Abel Emanuel Moca, Bianca Maria Negruţiu, Alexandru Iosif Precup, Bogdan Andrei Bumbu, Ioana Scrobotă, Simion Bran,

Face mask (FM) therapy used for maxillary protraction improves the facial profile in patients with Class III malocclusion. The aim of this study was to compare the sagittal morphological changes of the maxilla through three different therapeutic approaches, respectively using removable appliances (RA), rapid maxillary expansion (RME) and surgically assisted ... Read more >>

Rom J Morphol Embryol (Romanian journal of morphology and embryology = Revue roumaine de morphologie et embryologie)
[2019, 60(2):605-615]

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The value of ultrasound diagnosis in the multidisciplinary approach of cutaneous tumours. Case report.

Avram Manea, Diana Crisan, Alexandru Florin Badea, Iuliu Dinu Dumitrascu, Mihaela Felicia Baciut, Simion Bran, Ileana Mitre, Maria Crisan, Grigore Baciut,

We report the case of a senior patient, presenting with two cutaneous tumours in which the clinical and dermoscopic examination pointed towards a basal cell carcinoma. Ultrasound revealed highly vascularised tumours and elastography showed increased rigidity. Histological examination of both lesions following complete resection was consistent with squamous cell carcinomas. The distinctive feature ... Read more >>

Med Ultrason (Medical ultrasonography)
[2018, 1(1):108-110]

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The role of dental stem cells in regeneration.

Monica Angela Maxim, Olga Soritau, Mihaela Baciut, Simion Bran, Grigore Baciut,

Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are adult stem cells that have the capacity of rising multiple cell types. A rich source of mesenchymal stem cells is represented by the dental tissues: the periodontal ligament, the dental pulp, the apical papilla, the dental follicle and the deciduous teeth. The aim of this ... Read more >>

(Clujul medical (1957))
[2015, 88(4):479-482]

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Micro-CT and histological analysis of Ti6Al7Nb custom made implants with hydroxyapatite and SiO2-TiO2 coatings in a rabbit model.

Gabriel Armencea, Cristian Berce, Horatiu Rotaru, Simion Bran, Dan Leordean, Camelia Coada, Milica Todea, Camelia Augusta Jula, Dan Gheban, Grigore Baciut, Mihaela Baciut, Radu Septimiu Campian,

BACKGROUND AND AIM:Bone defect reconstruction in the maxillofacial area comes as a necessity after traumatic, oncological or congenital pathology. Custom made implant manufacturing, such as selective laser melting (SLM), is very helpful when bone reconstruction is needed. In the present study we assessed the osseointegration of custom made implants made ... Read more >>

(Clujul medical (1957))
[2015, 88(3):408-414]

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Mandibular reconstruction using free vascularized iliac crest grafts and dental implants.

Iuliu Moldovan, Mihai Juncar, Cristian Dinu, Florin Onisor-Gligor, Horatiu Rotar, Simion Bran, Grigore Baciut,

BACKGROUND AND AIM:The mandible is frequently affected by tumor masses present in the oral cavity and is included in the tumor ablation procedure, with major functional and esthetic consequences for the patient. A method of high current interest in mandibular reconstruction is based on the use of free vascularized iliac ... Read more >>

(Clujul medical (1957))
[2015, 88(3):391-394]

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Systemic drugs that influence titanium implant osseointegration.

Dragos Apostu, Ondine Lucaciu, Gheorghe Dan Osvald Lucaciu, Bogdan Crisan, Liana Crisan, Mihaela Baciut, Florin Onisor, Grigore Baciut, Radu Septimiu Câmpian, Simion Bran,

Titanium implants are widely used on an increasing number of patients in orthopedic and dental medicine. Despite the good survival rates of these implants, failures that lead to important socio-economic consequences still exist. Recently, research aimed at improving implant fixation, a process called osseointegration, has focused on a new, innovative ... Read more >>

Drug Metab. Rev. (Drug metabolism reviews)
[2017, 49(1):92-104]

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Efficiency of Empirically Administered Antibiotics in Patients with Cervical Infections of Odontogenic Origin.

Mihai Juncar, Florin OniȘor-Gligor, Simion Bran, Raluca-Iulia Juncar, Mihaela-Felicia BăciuȚ, Dinu-Iuliu DumitraȘcu, Grigore BăciuȚ, Iuliu Moldovan,

BACKGROUND AND AIMS:Odontogenic infections are among the main types of disorders located in the cephalic extremity. The aim of this study was to determine the efficiency of empirically administered antibiotics on the bacterial strains identified at the infection sites. PATIENTS AND METHOD:The study included 10 randomly selected patients with odontogenic ... Read more >>

(Clujul medical (1957))
[2015, 88(1):65-68]

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The ultrasonographic diagnosis of cystic cervical lesions: a pictorial essay.

Lavinia Manuela Lenghel, Grigore Băciuţ, Mihaela Băciuţ, Horaţiu Rotaru, Simion Bran, Cristian Dinu, Carolina Botar-Jid, Mirela Gersak, Sorin M Dudea,

The importance of ultrasonographic (US) examination in the evaluation of the superficial structures of the head and neck region is increasing due to the widespread availability of modern equipment (such as high-frequency transducers) and modern techniques. In the case of a cervical lesion, ultrasound is usually the first imaging method ... Read more >>

Med Ultrason (Medical ultrasonography)
[2016, 18(2):240-246]

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