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Jan 30 2014

Dental Research Seminar

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Date: February 6, 2014 (Thursday)
Time: 12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Venue: Lecture Theatre II, G/F, The Prince Philip Dental Hospital 

 

Presenter: Miss Dai Ruoxi, PhD Candidate

Title: A randomized clinical trial on the effect of powered toothbrushing and an antimicrobial mouthrinse on dental plaque, pathogenic microorganisms and health of stroke survivors during rehabilitation

Abstract: A combination of motor, sensory, and cognitive deficits often occurs after stroke and has sustained impacts on activities of daily living. Due to compromised abilities after stroke, an individual is unable to perform oral self-care to a satisfactory level. Stroke-associated orofacial deficits affect the ability to clear food debris out of the oral cavity and exacerbate poor oral hygiene. Consequently, increased dental plaque result in oral cavity acting as a reservoir not only for oral infections, but also systemic health problems such as aspiration pneumonia, which is one of the most common post-stroke infections. Recent evidence suggests a link between aspiration pneumonia and oral hygiene. Powered toothbrushing is likely to be more effective than conventional manual toothbrushing for disabled patients in attaining adequate oral hygiene. Chlorhexidine gluconate is considered to be the most effective chemical agent in dental plaque control. A combination of mechanical and chemical interventions has proven efficacy in reducing dental plaque and associated oral pathogens. Acknowledging the importance of oral health after stroke, we are now conducting a randomized clinical trial to evaluate the effectiveness of powered tooth brushing and a chlorhexidine anti-microbial mouthrinse in reducing dental plaque accumulation and oral pathogens among stroke patients during out-patient rehabilitation.

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Jan 29 2014

New additions for social sciences at HKU Libraries

Every Wednesday, the new titles for the current week are put on New Book Display, G/F, Main Library.

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Jan 24 2014

Latest report from Migration Policy Institute

In Spheres of Exploitation: Thwarting Actors Who Profit from Illegal Labor, Domestic Servitude, and Sex Work, Migration Policy Institute researcher Meghan Benton focuses on exploitation in three spheres: the domestic care sector, the labor market, and the sex industry. The report analyzes the business model for all three spheres, where perpetrators are broadly motivated by the lure of high profits and low risks.

The report explores the obstacles that governments face in taking on these bad actors, including victim unwillingness to report crimes, the difficulty in identifying and prosecuting crimes in cases where consensual agreement exists between employer and employee, and the difficulty in targeting the masterminds of criminal operations.

The report examines the tools that exist to disrupt the business model of exploitation, including anti-trafficking legislation, penalties for employers who hire unauthorized workers, inspections, regulations, and public awareness campaigns.

Read the series here

 

[Source: Migration Policy Institute]

 

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Jan 23 2014

New Acquisitions Hightlights

Published by Dental Library under Dentistry
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Cone beam computed tomography: oral and maxillofacial diagnosis and applications / edited by David Sarment.

D 617.522075722 C74

Written for the clinician, Cone Beam Computed Tomography helps the reader understand how CBCT machines operate, perform advanced diagnosis using CT data, have a working knowledge of CBCT-related treatment planning for specific clinical tasks, and integrate these new technologies in daily practice.

This comprehensive text lays the foundation of CBCT technologies, explains how to interpret the data, recognize main pathologies, and utilize CBCT for diagnosis, treatment planning, and execution. Dr. Sarment first addresses technology and principles, radiobiologic risks, and CBCT for head and neck anatomy. The bulk of the text discusses diagnosis of pathologies and uses of CBCT technology in maxillofacial surgical planning, orthodontic and orthognathic planning, implant surgical site preparation, CAD/CAM surgical guidance, surgical navigation, endodontics airway measurements, and periodontal disease.

 

 

Behavioral dentistry / edited by David I. Mostofsky and Farida Fortune.

D 617.653 B41

This second edition of Behavioral Dentistry discusses biobehavioral processes, including the psychobiology of inflammation and pain, oral health and quality of life, saliva health, and hypnosis in dentistry. The book goes on to examine anxiety, fear, and dental and chronic orofacial pain, and then reviews techniques for designing and managing behavior change. It concludes with a section on professional practice, including care of special needs, geriatric, and diabetic patients, and interpersonal communication in dental education.

 

 

Interpretation basics of cone beam computed tomography / edited by Shawneen M. Gonzalez.

D 617.6621 I61

 

Interpretation Basics of Cone Beam Computed Tomography is an easy-to-use guide to Cone Beam CT technology for general dental practitioners and dental students. It covers normal anatomy, common anatomical variants, and incidental findings that practitioners must be familiar with when interpreting CBCT scans. In addition to functioning as an identification guide, the book presents and discusses sample reports illustrating how to use this information in day-to-day clinical practice.

Organized by anatomical regions, the book is easy to navigate and features multiple images of examples discussed. It also includes a valuable section on legal issues surrounding this new technology, essential for informed and appropriate use.

 

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Jan 22 2014

New additions for social sciences at HKU Libraries

Every Wednesday, the new titles for the current week are put on New Book Display, G/F, Main Library.

Click on the links below to find the new additions for social sciences for the current week and the past three weeks:

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Jan 20 2014

Webinar: 2014 ESG Trends to Watch

As we leave behind a year in which investors turned cautious on some Emerging Market economies, when the share price of coal producers tumbled due to weakening demand, and as political fights over the government’s fiscal position shut down the US government for the first time in 17 years, which ESG themes will intersect with key market trends in 2014? In this annual edition of our ESG Trends to Watch Report, we explore some of the most pressing questions that our clients are asking heading into the New Year.

 

Join MSCI ESG Research for the January 28th webinar “2014 ESG Trends to Watch” with the analysts behind the report - don’t miss the in-depth analysis and insight on the below five topics:

  • To Divest or Not to Divest? Options for Reducing Fossil Fuel Exposure
  • How are Emerging Markets Economies Turning Income into Wealth? Improvements in Human Capital Infrastructure
  • What’s Green about “Green Bonds”? Three Questions Investors Should Ask
  • Are Some Sectors More Sustainable Than Others? Evolving ESG Allocation Strategies
  • Who’s Paying Less and Who’s Paying More? The Push for Tax Transparency

 

Event Details

  • Hong Kong       Wednesday, 29 January 2014, 0:00AM HKT
  • San Francisco    Tuesday, 28 January 2014, 8:00AM PST
  • New York           Tuesday, 28 January 2014, 11:00AM EST
  • London              Tuesday, 28 January 2014, 4:00PM GMT
  • Paris                  Tuesday, 28 January 2014, 5:00PM CET
  • Dubai                 Tuesday, 28 January 2014, 8:00PM GST

 

REGISTER TODAY!

Webinar log-in details will be emailed to you shortly after your registration is received.

OR Download the 2014 ESG Trends to Watch Report now!

 

 

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Jan 18 2014

New publications are available at the Scout Report!

Antislavery Collection

The digital collections at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst are top-flight and this collection continues that grand tradition. The Antislavery Collection contains several hundred pamphlets and books pertaining to slavery and antislavery in New England from 1725-1911. These items include speeches, sermons, proceedings, and other publications from organizations such as the American Anti-Slavery Society, the American Colonization Society, and a small number of pro-slavery tracts. Visitors can browse the selected titles alphabetically or perform a more detailed search across all of the items. Several documents should not be missed, including speeches by Horace Mann and Ezra Gannett’s “Relation of the North to Slavery” delivered in Boston in 1854.

Digital Curation Centre

The Digital Curation Centre (DCC) states as its motto: “because good research needs good data.” Based in the United Kingdom, the DCC provides expert advice and helps those in the UK higher education and research communities store, manage, protect, and share digital research data. As such, the site is a great resource for information specialists, particularly librarians and academics. Visitors should make sure to check out the Digital Curation area which provides a bit of background on the field, along with information for newcomers to the field. The homepage also contains a neat feature entitled Editor’s Choice, which brings together reports on digital preservation, information on new books, and much more. Also, visitors can sign up for the DCC’s newsletter and take a look at its tag cloud. The Resources area should also not be missed as it features how-to guides, data management plans, case studies, and white papers.

NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory

The Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL) works with a range of public sector and industry partners to “conduct innovative research on the dynamic environments and ecosystems of the Great Lakes” in order to produce information for resource use and management decisions. From its homepage, visitors can explore the CoastWatch program which includes large data sets about the Great Lakes, sophisticated images, and contour maps. Moving on, the Publications area contains annual reports, fact sheets, poster presentations, and more. The site is rounded out by a host of photo galleries and web cams placed in various locations, including Muskegon, Alpena, and Michigan City.

Moment of Indiana History

If you’ve ever wondered about Indiana history, wonder no more. This rather engaging website created by the diligent staff at Indiana Public Media brings together compelling moments from the Hoosier State’s rich past. On the site, visitors can wander through the About area and then dig through some of the more recent moments. These short and eminently listenable audio features include “A Sunday School Spectacular” and “Pulpit or Politics: An Indiana Minister in Congress.” The diversity of topics covered here is impressive, as visitors can listen to heartland tales of public health initiatives, architecture, and of course, small town basketball.

[Source: Scout Report, Volume 20, Number 2, January 17, 2014]

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Jan 18 2014

Latest Resources from Migration Information Source

Feature
Assessing Immigrant Integration in Sweden after the May 2013 Riots
Despite Sweden’s robust commitment to the protection of refugees’ human rights and its extensive immigrant integration policies, the country’s growing and diversifying immigrant population faces high rates of unemployment, segregation, and discrimination. This article explores the roots of some of these outcomes, and assesses Sweden’s new integration policy program.

 

Policy Beat
US Immigration Reform Didn’t Happen in 2013; Will 2014 Be the Year?
Immigration reform most likely will be on the Washington agenda in 2014, after a roller coaster 2013 that began with significant momentum for legislative action but ended without results. As the prospects for immigration reform darkened in the second half of 2013, the pressure tactics used by pro-reform advocates evolved to include civil disobedience, fasts, and other strategies borrowed from earlier movements.

 

[Source: Migration Information Source January 17, 2014]  

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Jan 16 2014

Dental Research Seminar

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Date: January 22, 2014 (Wednesday)

Time: 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Venue: Lecture Theatre II, G/F, The Prince Philip Dental Hospital

 

 

Presenter: Mr. Pei Tao, PhD Candidate (12:45 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.)

Title: Dentoalveolar Development during Adolescence

Abstract: Dentoalveolar development, especially during adolescence, is of particular interest for treatment planning and post-treatment stability management in orthodontics. However, the accuracy and reliability of conventional plaster model analyses in determining dentoalveolar patterns and development have limitations compared to digital model analyses. Furthermore, understanding of changes in dentoalveolar development is scant, which in part relates to reliance on cross-sectional data of relatively small samples, and limited studies/data of a longitudinal nature. Using three-dimensional digital models, this proposed study aims to investigate dimensional changes and spatial displacement of dentoalveolar and bi-maxilla differential development during adolescence in the Hong Kong population. 

 

Presenter: Dr. Choi Wing Shan Winnie, PhD Candidate (1:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.)

Title: Effects of Ketamine in Post-operative Pain and Recovery Outcomes in Bilateral Third Molar Surgery under General Anaesthesia: A Randomised Clinical Trial

Abstract: Ketamine is an anesthetic drug that interacts with a number of receptor systems in the body and exhibits several clinical effects such as anesthesia, pain relief and positive effects on depressive mood. It has been shown to influence inflammatory response and limit the exacerbation of systemic inflammation without affecting the local healing processes. The aim of this study is to compare the postoperative pain and recovery outcomes in patients after surgical removal of wisdom teeth under general anaesthesia with or without receiving a single low dose of ketamine before incision. The magnitude of the effect will be compared with a positive control and a placebo injection. The amount of postoperative facial swelling will be measured using three dimensional laser surface scanning technique. Other postoperative outcomes and complications such as time to first painkiller request, total painkiller consumption, infection rate, adverse effects and patients’ satisfaction will also be compared.

 

 

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Jan 15 2014

New additions for social sciences at HKU Libraries

Every Wednesday, the new titles for the current week are put on New Book Display, G/F, Main Library.

Click on the links below to find the new additions for social sciences for the current week and the past three weeks:

Users can also subscribe to RSS feeds to receive the latest updates.

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