Publications by authors named "Paweł Popecki"

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PRF versus xenograft in sinus augmentation in case of HA-coating implant placement: A 36-months retrospective study.

Adv Clin Exp Med 2021 May 13. Epub 2021 May 13.

Department of Oral Surgery, Wroclaw Medical University, Poland.

Background: Sinus lift with a simultaneous implant placement in the residual maxilla is a common technique used worldwide. Nevertheless, choosing an ideal grafting material remains an object of dispute. The use of an autologous blood-derived graft, known as platelet rich fibrin (PRF), has not yet been recognized to be as good as xenografts and alloplastic materials. However, initial results have been promising.

Objectives: To conduct a clinical and radiological comparison of implantation with a simultaneous sinus lift using xenograft or PRF clots.

Material And Methods: Thirty sinus lifts with simultaneous implantation were conducted using a lateral window approach and the tent pole technique, with xenograft (group 1 (G1)) or PRF (group 2 (G2)) as a filling material. To be included in the study, patients must have had an alveolar ridge height of 4-5 mm, no signs of inflammatory processes, good oral hygiene, and no other grafting procedures performed in region of implant insertion. In each case, the measurements taken were probing pocket depth (PPD), height of keratinized tissue (HKT), clinical attachment level (CAL), recession depth/width (RD/RW), and, on panoramic X-rays, marginal bone loss (MBL), grafted sinus high (GSH), and bone gain (BG). Preand post-operative treatment was applied to reduce the chance of infection.

Results: During the study, 30 implants (hydroxyapatite-coated implants manufactured by SGS - 10 mm in length and 4.2 mm in diameter) were placed. The survival rate of implants in both groups was 100% with no implant mobility, pain, paresthesia, or inflammatory processes in the direct vicinity of the implants observed, except in 1 patient. After 36 months of follow-up, the radiological assessments for G1 were: GSH 4.5 mm, MBL 0.46 mm and BG 4.53 mm; and for G2: 3.4 mm, 0.6 mm and 3.4 mm, respectively. Results of the clinical measurements were for G1: HKT after 36 months (HKT36) 2.46 mm, CAL 0.47 mm and PPD 2 mm; and for G2: HKT36 3.13 mm, CAL 0.6 mm and PPD 2.07 mm.

Conclusions: After 3 years of follow-up, the results of sinus lifting solely using PRF with simultaneous implantation were promising, especially in terms of soft tissue management. Therefore, PRF can be regarded as an alternative to previously used materials.
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May 2021

Hounsfield units and fractal dimension (test HUFRA) for determining PET positive/negative lymph nodes in pediatric Hodgkin's lymphoma patients.

PLoS One 2020 19;15(3):e0229859. Epub 2020 Mar 19.

Department of Radiology, Medical University of Wroclaw, Wroclaw, Poland.

Objectives: We had developed a method that can help detect and identify lymph nodes affected by the neoplastic process. Our group evaluated the fractal dimension (FD) and X-ray attenuation (XRA) of lymph nodes in HL and compared to their metabolic activity as measured by 18F-FDG-PET examination.

Methods: The training set included 72 lymph nodes from 31 consecutive patients, and the tested set of 71 lymph nodes from next 19 patients. The measurement of FD of each lymph node was performed before the start of therapy using original software. X-ray attenuation (XRA) expressed in HU (Hounsfield Units) from CT scans was compared with the metabolic activity of the lymphatic nodes, measured by 18F-FDG-PET examination.

Results: Significant differences were observed between XRAmax and FDmax values in assessing the PET(+) and PET(-) nodes. All nodes were scored from 0 to 2. The HUFRA test properly qualified 95% with a score of 2 and 0 points as PET(+) or PET(-).

Conclusion: The HUFRA test can differentiate about 70-80% of lymph nodes as PET(+) or PET(-) based solely on the CT examination. It can be useful in patients who were not subjected to 18FFDG-PET/CT examination before the treatment, or who had an unreliable result of 18F-FDG-PET/CT with further research requirements.
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June 2020