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Articles by Michael Ricciardi in JoVE

Other articles by Michael Ricciardi on PubMed

A Conservative Approach to Anterior Esthetics

Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry (Jamesburg, N.J. : 1995). Sep, 2010  |  Pubmed ID: 20879204

In Complex Restorative Cases, Understanding the Patient's Expectations is the First Step

Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry (Jamesburg, N.J. : 1995). Jun, 2010  |  Pubmed ID: 20583506

Protein Causes a Glycemic Response

IUBMB Life. Jun, 2010  |  Pubmed ID: 20503441

The glycemic index is used to compare the extent to which the blood glucose level increases following the consumption of foods containing digestible carbohydrate and is considered to be zero, or not measurable, if the food, such as protein, is carbohydrate-free. We have found that after overnight fasting, the consumption of several varieties of meat caused significant increases in blood glucose levels. We consider these possibly to be because of gluconeogenesis from the digested protein. It is a curious feature that in two instances the response was inversely related to the amount of meat consumed, over the range from 26 to 78 g of protein.

High-risk Esthetically Driven Restoration: Begin with the End in Mind

Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry (Jamesburg, N.J. : 1995). Mar, 2013  |  Pubmed ID: 23931265

A high-risk esthetically driven restorative case requires the dental team, along with the patient, to have a clear vision of the final outcome. In this case of a 33-year-old woman who wanted to improve her smile, esthetic problems stemmed from a retained deciduous maxillary left canine along with an impacted tooth No. 11. Among a number of concerns was the shape and color of the deciduous canine and the uneven length of the maxillary central incisors. A treatment plan that included orthodontics with removable aligners, occlusal adjustment, composite restorations, extraction and implant placement, indirect porcelain veneers, and a custom abutment and PFM crown was successfully executed in four phases over the course of more than 4 years.

Can Home-Based HIV Rapid Testing Reduce HIV Disparities Among African Americans in Miami?

Health Promotion Practice. Sep, 2016  |  Pubmed ID: 27091604

Sixty percent of African Americans have had an HIV test, yet this population disproportionately contributes to AIDS mortality, suggesting that testing is not occurring early enough to achieve optimal outcomes. OraQuick, the first Food and Drug Administration-approved home-based HIV rapid test (HBHRT) could potentially increase testing rates. We assessed whether community health workers (CHWs) paired with HBRHT could improve HIV screening and health care access among African Americans in Miami, Florida. In October-November 2013, 60 African Americans were enrolled and randomized to the experimental condition, which received CHW assistance to complete HBHRT, or the control condition, which were instructed to complete HBHRT independently. Intervention participants were significantly (p ≤ .05) more likely than control participants to complete HBHRT and, if positive, get linked to HIV care (100% vs. 83%) χ(2) (1, N = 60) = 5.46, p ≤ .02. We concluded that CHW-assisted HBHRT may be a promising strategy to improve HIV testing and care among African Americans.

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