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Cranio: the Journal of Craniomandibular Practice

Emilio Satoshi Hara, Andrea Lusvarghi Witzel, Hajime Minakuchi, Carlos Eduardo de Pitta, Rosane Tronquin Gallo, Masahiro Okada, Takuya Matsumoto, Takuo Kuboki, Marcelo Costa Bolzan
Objective To estimate the effect of a vibratory splint (VibS) in reducing sleep clenching (SC) and TMD pain. Methods Target sample was consecutive 19 TMD patients attending the Orofacial Pain Clinic at FFO-FOUSP. Patients used the VibS or acrylic occlusal splint (OS) as control for 14 days. Outcome variables were SC frequency and pain, assessed by a portable electromyography detector-analyzer (BiteStrip™) and 100 mm VAS, respectively. Statistical analyses were performed with two-way repeated measures ANOVA, and analysis of covariance (ANCOVA)...
July 13, 2018: Cranio: the Journal of Craniomandibular Practice
Georgios S Chatzopoulos, Larry F Wolff
Objective To investigate the association between symptoms of temporomandibular disorder and self-reported bruxism with the risk of implant failure. Methods This retrospective study is based on 2127 records of patients who had 4519 implants placed and restored at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. Patient and implant level information were retrieved from each dental record: age, gender, implant location, as well as history of clicking, pain, difficulty opening, difficulty chewing, and clenching or grinding...
July 9, 2018: Cranio: the Journal of Craniomandibular Practice
Nicolas Patricio Skármeta, Luis Araneda, Cristobal Araya
Background Clinical assessments and uniplanar images in temporomandibular disorders are not always entirely reliable. This predicament is especially important when clinicians need to determine the nature of temporomandibular joint disease, particularly when clinical features are not helpful in determining the diagnosis. Clinical presentation A 63-year-old female patient presented with mild pain in her right TMJ. During routine imaging exams, a destructive monoarticular arthritis was noticed, producing multiple erosions of the mandibular and temporal condyles...
July 9, 2018: Cranio: the Journal of Craniomandibular Practice
John Krasowski
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July 8, 2018: Cranio: the Journal of Craniomandibular Practice
Sung Hyun Lee, Youngdeuk Kim, Tae Young Lim
Background When intranasal contact points are the cause of headache and facial pain, opinions regarding whether to remove intranasal contact points when they are believed to be the cause of headache and facial pain are divided. Clinical Presentation A 46-year-old woman visited the authors' pain clinic with complaints of right nasal pain accompanied by frontotemporal headache. She first met an Otorhinolaryngologist and a neurologist. Based on nasal endoscopy and pain pattern, they presumed that her pain was a nasal mucosal headache rather than migraine...
June 8, 2018: Cranio: the Journal of Craniomandibular Practice
Thomas Holland, Suzanne Babyar, Brianne Carroll, Sierra Hunt, Katherine Sheeleigh Albright, Mark Wnukowski
Objective Forward head posture lengthens mylohyoid muscles, but its impact on swallowing is unknown. This study determined the effect of sagittal plane neck alignment on surface electromyographic parameters from mylohyoid muscles during oropharyngeal swallowing in healthy, young women. Methods Surface EMG over bilateral mylohyoid muscles was recorded in 10 female subjects (22-37 y, Mean = 30 (5.1)) for average peak amplitude (μV). Percent time to peak activity and duration [s] were recorded in three different sitting postures: habitual posture (HP), exaggerated forward head posture (FHP), and optimal posture (OP) with head positioned in alignment with the spine...
June 3, 2018: Cranio: the Journal of Craniomandibular Practice
Eugene H Williamson
Objective To assess the lower pharyngeal airway sagittal width on lateral cephalograms before and after the use of a mandibular advancement device (MAD) on Class II patients and to compare the results to a control group of non-treated Class II individuals. Methods All patients were Class II, ranging in age from 9 to 12 years. They were all treated with a MAD, referred to as a ligated anterior repositioning splint, which was fixed in the mouth for full-time wear. Measurements of the lower pharyngeal airway were made on before- and after-treatment cephalograms...
May 31, 2018: Cranio: the Journal of Craniomandibular Practice
Renata Hernandes Tonin, Liogi Iwaki Filho, Eduardo Grossmann, Rafael Oliveira Lazarin, Gustavo Nascimento de Souza Pinto, Isolde Terezinha Santos Previdelli, Lilian Cristina Vessoni Iwaki
Objective The aim of this study was to evaluate the correlation among age, gender and the number of temporomandibular disorder (TMD) findings. Methods The records from 228 patients with TMD were analyzed for the presence of these findings: morphological changes, disc displacement with reduction (DDWR) and without reduction (DDWOR), bone edema, effusion, and avascular necrosis. Statistical analyses were conducted using multinomial regression with a 5% significance level. Results DDWR was the most frequent finding...
May 28, 2018: Cranio: the Journal of Craniomandibular Practice
Menghan Zhang, Yuehua Liu, Yuanshun Liu, Fengyang Yu, Shaowen Yan, Lulu Chen, Chenxing Lv, Haiping Lu
Objective To update the meta-analysis comparing the effectiveness of oral appliance (OA) with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) in treating patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Methods PubMed, ISI Web of Knowledge, Ovid, EBSCO Dentistry & Oral Science Source, The Cochrane Library, and Embase database were searched for RCTs until 23 May 2017. Meta-analyses were performed using RevMan 5.3. Results Sixteen RCTs were included. Compared with OA, CPAP significantly decreased AHI, min SaO2, ARI, ESS (p < 0...
May 24, 2018: Cranio: the Journal of Craniomandibular Practice
Ovidiu Dănuţ Rădescu, Horațiu Alexandru Colosi, Silviu Albu
OBJECTIVE: To compare cephalometric changes of pharyngeal structures after rapid palatal expansion (RPE) with those induced by a twin block mandibular advancement device (MAD) with palatal expansion capability. METHODS: This retrospective study investigated 55 Class II pediatric patients, divided into two groups: 29 patients treated with RPE and 26 patients treated with MAD. Lateral cephalometric measurements were compared before and after treatment. RESULTS: Changes in pharyngeal airway space were statistically significant in both groups (p < 0...
May 23, 2018: Cranio: the Journal of Craniomandibular Practice
Brandon Cannon
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May 17, 2018: Cranio: the Journal of Craniomandibular Practice
Sara Oliveira Aguiar, Ivana Meyer Prado, Karen Simon Rezende Silveira, Lucas Guimarães Abreu, Sheyla Márcia Auad, Saul Martins Paiva, Júnia Maria Cheib Serra-Negra
OBJECTIVE: To assess sleep bruxism prevalence and its association with circadian preference and sleep-related characteristics among dental students. METHODS: Dental students of the Federal University of Minas Gerais participated in this cross-sectional study. Participants answered a scale assessing individuals' circadian preference, and a questionnaire regarding sleep-related characteristics and behaviors, history of muscle ache in the temporomandibular area, and history of bruxism...
May 9, 2018: Cranio: the Journal of Craniomandibular Practice
Miguel Maulén-Yáñez, Walther Meeder-Bella, Patricio Javier Videla-Jiménez, Wilfredo Alejandro González-Arriagada
Objective To study the association between mandibular kinematics and muscular diagnoses in temporomandibular disorders (TMD). Method Retrospective, descriptive clinical study based on an analysis of 370 clinical records of muscle diagnoses in TMD. Statistical analysis was performed with the SPSS program. Results Five different muscle diagnoses were considered. Myospasm and centrally mediated myalgia were discarded from the statistical analysis because of their low incidences. The diagnoses included in the analysis were protective co-contraction, myofascial pain, and myalgia...
May 7, 2018: Cranio: the Journal of Craniomandibular Practice
Rodolfo Miralles, Natalia Andrea Gamboa, Mario Felipe Gutiérrez, Hugo Santander, Saúl Valenzuela, Ricardo Bull, Aler Daniel Fuentes, Rosa Córdova
Objective To compare the effect of breathing type on electromyographic (EMG) activity of respiratory muscles during tooth clenching at different decubitus positions. Methods Forty young men participants were included, 11 with upper costal, 9 with mixed, and 20 with costo-diaphragmatic breathing type. EMG recordings of diaphragm (DIA), external intercostal (EIC), sternocleidomastoid (SCM), and latissimus dorsi (LAT) muscles during tooth clenching in the intercuspal position were performed in dorsal, left lateral, and ventral decubitus positions...
May 7, 2018: Cranio: the Journal of Craniomandibular Practice
Natsuki Segami, Takayuki Nojima
Background Ganglion cysts in the temporomandibular joint are treated by resection; however, there has been insufficient discussion regarding the appropriate approach for surgical resection. Clinical presentation A 55-year-old man presented with a left preauricular swelling for one year. The examination revealed a moderately hard mass with a 30-mm diameter, tenderness, and restricted movement. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a cystic lesion with a 25 mm-long axis. Considering a diagnosis of temporomandibular cyst, separation of the cyst wall through a preauricular incision was attempted...
April 23, 2018: Cranio: the Journal of Craniomandibular Practice
Filiz Keyf, Defne Burduroğlu, Selma Fırat Güven, Bülent Çiftçi
Background Oral appliance therapy for obstructive sleep apnea can be helpful in mild and moderate cases. This clinical report evaluates the efficacy of a protocol that predicts an optimal jaw position and describes the response of a young OSA patient to treatment. Clinical Presentation A 27-year-old woman was diagnosed with moderate OSA and had an apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) of 25.8/hr. In order to fabricate a custom device, an alternative procedure to determine the optimal protrusion and vertical positioning of the jaw was applied...
April 18, 2018: Cranio: the Journal of Craniomandibular Practice
DeWitt C Wilkerson
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May 2018: Cranio: the Journal of Craniomandibular Practice
H Clifton Simmons
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April 16, 2018: Cranio: the Journal of Craniomandibular Practice
Fulvia Costantinides, Silvia Parisi, Ingrid Tonni, Christiane Bodin, Erica Vettori, Giuseppe Perinetti, Roberto Di Lenarda
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the accuracy and the diagnostic reliability of kinesiography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in diagnosis of patients presenting temporomandibular disorders. METHODS: A literature survey carried out through PubMed, SCOPUS, LILIACS, and the Cochrane Library from the inceptions to the last access on August 18 2016 was performed to locate randomized clinical trials, controlled trials, prospective cohort studies, or retrospective studies (with or without a control group), that examined the diagnostic reliability of recording devices of mandibular movements in comparison to MRI...
April 8, 2018: Cranio: the Journal of Craniomandibular Practice
Luis Eduardo Almeida, Kyle Hresko, Adam Sorenson, Seth Butcher, Lobat Tayebi, Rosalia Leonardi, Carla Loreto, Jose Bosio, Flavio Camejo, Andrea Doetzer
Objective Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR-4) is a transmembrane protein involved in the innate immune system and has been implicated in the pathogenesis of temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD). The purpose of this study was to histologically examine the level of expression of TLR-4 relative to severity of TMD. Methods Thirty-one human TMJ disc samples were immunostained for TLR-4 and evaluated for intensity of stain. Among the samples, 8 were control samples, 16 were from patients with anterior disc displacement with reduction (ADDwR), and 7 were from patients with anterior disc displacement without reduction (ADDwoR)...
April 2, 2018: Cranio: the Journal of Craniomandibular Practice
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