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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615034/novel-methodologies-and-technologies-to-assess-mid-palatal-suture-maturation-a-systematic-review
#1
Darren Isfeld, Manuel Lagravere, Vladimir Leon-Salazar, Carlos Flores-Mir
INTRODUCTION: A reliable method to assess midpalatal suture maturation to drive clinical decision-making, towards non-surgical or surgical expansion, in adolescent and young adult patients is needed. The objectives were to systematically review and evaluate what is known regarding contemporary methodologies capable of assessing midpalatal suture maturation in humans. METHODS: A computerized database search was conducted using Medline, PubMed, Embase and Scopus to search the literature up until October 5, 2016...
June 14, 2017: Head & Face Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615027/influence-of-interradicular-and-palatal-placement-of-orthodontic-mini-implants-on-the-success-survival-rate
#2
Jan Hourfar, Dirk Bister, Georgios Kanavakis, Jörg Alexander Lisson, Björn Ludwig
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this retrospective cohort study was to investigate the success rates of orthodontic mini-implants (OMIs) placed in different insertion sites and to analyse patient and site- related factors that influence mini-implant survival. METHODS: Three hundred eighty-seven OMIs were inserted in 239 patients for orthodontic anchorage and were loaded with a force greater than 2 N. Two different insertion sites were compared: 1. buccal inter-radicular and 2...
June 14, 2017: Head & Face Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592312/vertical-bone-regeneration-using-rhbmp-2-and-vegf
#3
Lara Schorn, Christoph Sproll, Michelle Ommerborn, Christian Naujoks, Norbert R Kübler, Rita Depprich
BACKGROUND: Sufficient vertical and lateral bone supply and a competent osteogenic healing process are prerequisities for the successful osseointegration of dental implants in the alveolar bone. Several techniques including autologous bone grafts and guided bone regeneration are applied to improve quality and quantity of bone at the implantation site. Depending on the amount of lacking bone one- or two-stage procedures are required. Vertical bone augmentation has proven to be a challenge particularly in terms of bone volume stability...
June 7, 2017: Head & Face Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558821/comparative-evaluation-of-insertion-torque-and-mechanical-stability-for-self-tapping-and-self-drilling-orthodontic-miniscrews-an-in-vitro-study
#4
Michele Tepedino, Francesco Masedu, Claudio Chimenti
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the relationship between insertion torque and stability of miniscrews in terms of resistance against dislocation, then comparing a self-tapping screw with a self-drilling one. METHODS: Insertion torque was measured during placement of 30 self-drilling and 31 self-tapping stainless steel miniscrews (Leone SpA, Sesto Fiorentino, Italy) in synthetic bone blocks. Then, an increasing pulling force was applied at an angle of 90° and 45°, and the displacement of the miniscrews was recorded...
May 30, 2017: Head & Face Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526054/assessing-degradation-of-composite-resin-cements-during-artificial-aging-by-martens-hardness
#5
Stefan Bürgin, Nadja Rohr, Jens Fischer
BACKGROUND: Aim of the study was to verify the efficiency of Martens hardness measurements in detecting the degradation of composite resin cements during artificial aging. METHODS: Four cements were used: Variolink II (VL2), RelyX Unicem 2 Automix (RUN), PermaFlo DC (PDC), and DuoCem (DCM). Specimens for Martens hardness measurements were light-cured and stored in water at 37 °C for 1 day to allow complete polymerization (baseline). Subsequently the specimens were artificially aged by water storage at 37 °C or thermal cycling (n = 6)...
May 19, 2017: Head & Face Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490378/parotidectomy-using-the-harmonic-scalpel-ten-years-of-experience-at-a-rural-academic-health-center
#6
Marc A Polacco, Andrew M Pintea, Benoit J Gosselin, Joseph A Paydarfar
BACKGROUND: Parotidectomy is one of the most commonly performed procedures by otorhinolaryngologists. Traditionally dissection is performed with a combination of a steel scalpel and bipolar cautery; however, starting in the early 2000s, the Harmonic scalpel has provided an alternative method for dissection and hemostasis. The purpose of this study is to compare operative time, blood loss, complications, and cost between the Harmonic scalpel and steel scalpel plus bipolar cautery for superficial and total parotidectomy...
May 11, 2017: Head & Face Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490347/gh-secreting-pituitary-macroadenoma-acromegaly-associated-with-progressive-dental-malocclusion-and-refractory-cpap-treatment
#7
Jaume Miranda-Rius, Lluís Brunet-LLobet, Eduard Lahor-Soler, David de Dios-Miranda, Josep Anton Giménez-Rubio
BACKGROUND: A link between progressive dental malocclusion, the use of a continuous positive airway pressure mask and GH-secreting pituitary macroadenoma (acromegaly) has not been previously reported. The present clinicopathological analysis stresses that tooth malposition should not be seen exclusively as a local process. CASE PRESENTATION: A 62-year-old caucasian man with no relevant medical history reported difficulty chewing food and perceived voice alteration during his annual periodontal check-up...
May 10, 2017: Head & Face Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486965/site-specific-gene-expression-patterns-in-oral-cancer
#8
Gesche Frohwitter, Horst Buerger, Eberhard Korsching, Paul J van Diest, Johannes Kleinheinz, Thomas Fillies
BACKGROUND: Squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs) are the most prevalent malignant tumours within the head and neck. Evidence exists that distinct genes are differentially regulated in SCCs of the oral cavity compared to other head and neck regions. Given this background, the aim of this study was to investigate whether such tumour site-specific gene expression can also be observed in different localizations within the oral cavity. METHODS: Using tissue microarrays (TMAs), we investigated 76 SCCs of the floor of the mouth, 49 SCCs of the tongue and 68 SCCs of other anatomic regions within the oral cavity...
May 10, 2017: Head & Face Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464946/evaluating-the-biomechanical-effects-of-implant-diameter-in-case-of-facial-trauma-to-an-edentulous-atrophic-mandible-a-3d-finite-element-analysis
#9
Aysa Ayali, Kani Bilginaylar
BACKGROUND: Rehabilitation using an implant supported overdenture with two implants inserted in the interforaminal region is the easiest and currently accepted treatment modality to increase prosthetic stabilization and patient satisfaction in edentulous patients. The insertion of implants to the weakend mandibular bone decreases the strength of the bone and may lead to fractures either during or after implant placement. The aim of this three dimensional finite element analysis (3D FEA) study was to evaluate the biomechanical effects of implant diameter in case of facial trauma (2000 N) to an edentulous atrophic mandible with two implant supported overdenture...
May 2, 2017: Head & Face Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356131/treatment-of-infants-with-syndromic-robin-sequence-with-modified-palatal-plates-a-minimally-invasive-treatment-option
#10
Silvia Müller-Hagedorn, Wolfgang Buchenau, Jörg Arand, Margit Bacher, Christian F Poets
BACKGROUND: Infants with Robin sequence (RS) suffer from upper airway obstruction (UAO) and feeding problems. We developed an oral appliance with a velar extension in combination with functional treatment and appropriate feeding techniques, which was proven effective in isolated RS. As the above problems are particularly challenging in syndromic RS, we set out to evaluate our treatment concept also in these patients. METHODS: We searched our electronic departmental database to identify all children admitted to our department between 01/01/2003 and 31/12/2009 because of syndromic RS...
March 30, 2017: Head & Face Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245851/relationship-between-the-degree-and-direction-of-nasal-septum-deviation-and-nasal-bone-morphology
#11
Ismail Serifoglu, İbrahim İlker Oz, Murat Damar, Mustafa Cagtay Buyukuysal, Alptekin Tosun, Özlem Tokgöz
BACKGROUND: Nasal septal deviation may affect nasal bone growth and facial morphology. Knowledge of nasal morphologic parameters may plays an important role in planning successful rhinoplasty and septoplasty operation. The aim of our study was to evaluate the relationship between the direction and degree of nasal septal deviation with nasal bone morphology, along with factors such as age and gender. METHODS: Maxillofacial computed tomography (CT) of 250 patients with nasal septal deviation was analyzed retrospectively in this study...
February 28, 2017: Head & Face Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228135/comparison-of-digital-panoramic-radiography-versus-cone-beam-computerized-tomography-for-measuring-alveolar-bone
#12
Zunan Tang, Xianchu Liu, Kejia Chen
BACKGROUND: Cone beam computerized tomography (CBCT) has been widely used in dental implanting. However, the local hospitals usually don't have access to CBCT due to the cost and medical investment, especially in West of China. The doctors in local hospitals have to make reasonable dental planting using orthopantomography (OPG) to reduce risks. Therefore, it is clinically meaningful to determine the magnification rate of OPG to obtain correct diagnosis. This study investigated the magnification rate of OPG in measuring different maxillofacial loci compared with CBCT...
February 22, 2017: Head & Face Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061791/incidence-of-pulp-sensibility-loss-of-anterior-teeth-after-paramedian-insertion-of-orthodontic-mini-implants-in-the-anterior-maxilla
#13
Jan Hourfar, Dirk Bister, Jörg A Lisson, Björn Ludwig
BACKGROUND: The aim of this retrospective investigation was to evaluate the incidence of loss to pulp sensibility testing (PST) of maxillary front teeth after paramedian (3 to 5 mm away from the suture) orthodontic mini-implant (OMI) insertion in the anterior palate. METHODS: A total of 284 patients (102 males, 182 females; mean age was 14.4 years (±8.8) years at time of OMI-Insertion) with a total of 568 OMIs (1.7 mm diameter, length 8 mm) were retrospectively investigated...
January 6, 2017: Head & Face Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923382/ectopic-third-molars-in-the-sigmoid-notch-etiology-diagnostic-imaging-and-treatment-options
#14
Marcel Hanisch, Leopold F Fröhlich, Johannes Kleinheinz
BACKGROUND: The etiology of ectopic third molars located in the sigmoid notch of the mandible is unclear. Only a few cases have been reported. The aim of this article is to discuss the etiology as well as treatment options and diagnostic imaging techniques. METHODS: A PubMed and Medline search of the literature from 1965 to 2015 to ectopic third molars in the mandibular notch was performed. Furthermore, a clinical case provided by the authors is reported. RESULTS: Among the eight reviewed cases, two male and six female patients were affected that ranged from 25 to 62 years of age (mean 48...
December 6, 2016: Head & Face Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906082/secondary-correction-of-nasal-deformities-in-cleft-lip-and-palate-patients-surgical-technique-and-outcome-evaluation
#15
Gabor Vass, Gabor Mohos, Zsofia Bere, Laszlo Ivan, Janos Varga, Jozsef Piffko, Laszlo Rovo
BACKGROUND: Nasal deformity associated with cleft lip and palate is a highly challenging reconstructive problem in rhinoplasty. In the literature, several operative solutions and evaluation methods have been described, however these do not offer a standard procedure for the surgeon. Our aim was to standardize our surgical technique-as much as the uniqueness of each case allowed it-based on the most frequent deformities we had faced; and to evaluate our results via a postoperative patient satisfaction questionnaire...
December 1, 2016: Head & Face Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906068/novel-use-of-cranial-epidural-space-in-rabbits-as-an-animal-model-to-investigate-bone-volume-augmentation-potential-of-different-bone-graft-substitutes
#16
Ivan Valdivia-Gandur, Wilfried Engelke, Víctor Beltrán, Eduardo Borie, Ramón Fuentes, María Cristina Manzanares-Céspedes
BACKGROUND: The success of bone augmentation to a major degree depends on the biomechanics and biological conditions of the surrounding tissues. Therefore, an animal model is needed providing anatomical sites with similar mechanical pressures for comparing its influence on different biomaterials for bone regeneration. The present report describes the new bone formation associated to biomaterial in a bursa created in the epidural space, between dura mater and cranial calvaria, under the constant pressure of cerebrospinal fluid...
December 1, 2016: Head & Face Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876040/botulinum-toxin-treatment-for-essential-palatal-tremors-presenting-with-nasal-clicks-instead-of-pulsatile-tinnitus-a-case-report
#17
Yufeng Ye, Shiyu Liao, Baozhen Luo, Liyan Ni
BACKGROUND: In this study, we report a rare case of an adult patient with essential palatal tremors (EPT) presenting as nasal clicks, instead of otic clicks or objective pulsatile tinnitus in common EPT. CASE PRESENTATION: Nasal endoscopic examination and EMG recordings of the soft palate muscles were performed to confirm the source of the clicks. Initial treatment with lidocaine provided symptomatic relief for four hours. The patient was then treated with four simultaneous injections of 12...
November 22, 2016: Head & Face Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832820/normal-orbit-skeletal-changes-in-adolescents-as-determined-through-cone-beam-computed-tomography
#18
B Lee, C Flores-Mir, M O Lagravère
BACKGROUND: To determine three-dimensional spatial orbit skeletal changes in adolescents over a 19 to 24 months observation period assessed through cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT). METHODS: The sample consisted of 50 adolescents aged 11 to 17. All were orthodontic patients who had two CBCTs taken with an interval of 19 to 24 months between images. The CBCTs were analyzed using the third-party software Avizo. Sixteen anatomical landmarks resulting in 24 distances were used to measure spatial structural changes of both orbits...
November 10, 2016: Head & Face Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821165/classification-and-characterization-of-class-iii-malocclusion-in-chinese-individuals
#19
Cai Li, Ying Cai, Sihui Chen, Fengshan Chen
BACKGROUND: Class III malocclusion is a maxillofacial disorder that is characterised by a concave profile and can be attributed to both genetic inheritance and environmental factors. It is a clinical challenge due to our limited understanding of its aetiology. Revealing its prototypical diversity will contribute to our sequential exploration of the underlying aetiological information. The objective of this study was to characterize phenotypic variations of Class III malocclusion via a lateral cephalometric analysis in a community of Chinese individuals...
November 7, 2016: Head & Face Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809872/pen-type-laser-fluorescence-device-versus-bitewing-radiographs-for-caries-detection-on-approximal-surfaces
#20
M Bizhang, N Wollenweber, P Singh-Hüsgen, G Danesh, S Zimmer
BACKGROUND: The accurate detection of approximal caries is generally difficult. The aim of this study was to assess the ability of the pen-type laser fluorescence device (LF pen) to detect approximal carious lesions in comparison to bitewing radiographs (BW). METHODS: Three hundred forty-one tooth surfaces were diagnosed in 20 patients with an average age of 26.70 (±2.82) years. Each test tooth was sequentially assessed by a single calibrated examiner using visual inspection, BW, and the LF pen...
November 4, 2016: Head & Face Medicine
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