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Masahiro Iikubo, Takashi Nishioka, Shintaro Okura, Kaoru Kobayashi, Tsukasa Sano, Akitoshi Katsumata, Eiichiro Ariji, Ikuho Kojima, Maya Sakamoto, Takashi Sasano
OBJECTIVE: To determine the optimal scan settings (scan mode and position of field of view [FOV]) for cone beam computed tomography to reduce root fracture-like artifacts that are often observed in teeth filled with gutta-percha cones (GPCs). STUDY DESIGN: Fracture-like artifacts that appeared on cone beam computed tomography images of 9 extracted human mandibular premolars filled with GPCs were analyzed using I-mode (FOV, 102 mm; voxel size, 0.2 mm) and D-mode (FOV, 51 mm; voxel size, 0...
November 2016: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
S Shreshtha
A 70 year old lady presented to surgery emergency with small bowel obstruction without any obvious etiology. On exploration she was found to have an obstructed obturator hernia, which is a rare pelvic hernia with an incidence of 0.07-1.4% of all intra-abdominal hernias. Diagnosis is often delayed until laparotomy for bowel obstruction. Strangulation is frequent and mortality remains high (25%). Early diagnosis and surgical treatment contributes greatly to reduce the mortality and morbidity rates. A variety of techniques have been described, however surgical repair has not been standardized...
October 2016: Journal of Postgraduate Medicine
Massimo Del Fabbro, Stefano Corbella, Patrick Sequeira-Byron, Igor Tsesis, Eyal Rosen, Alessandra Lolato, Silvio Taschieri
BACKGROUND: When primary root canal therapy fails, periapical lesions can be retreated with or without surgery. Root canal retreatment is a non-surgical procedure that involves removal of root canal filling materials from the tooth, followed by cleaning, shaping and obturating of the canals. Root-end resection is a surgical procedure that involves exposure of the periapical lesion through an osteotomy, surgical removal of the lesion, removal of part of the root-end tip, disinfection and, commonly, retrograde sealing or filling of the apical portion of the remaining root canal...
October 19, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Christopher M Runyan, Vishal Sharma, David A Staffenberg, Jamie P Levine, Lawrence E Brecht, Leonard H Wexler, David L Hirsch
BACKGROUND: Reconstruction of maxillary defects following tumor extirpation is challenging because of combined aesthetic and functional roles of the maxilla. One-stage reconstruction combining osseous free flaps with immediate osseointegrated implants are becoming the standard for mandibular defects, and have similar potential for maxillary reconstruction. METHODS: A woman with maxillary Ewing sarcoma successfully treated at age 9 with neoadjuvant chemotherapy, right hemimaxillectomy, and obturator prosthetic reconstruction presented for definitive reconstruction, complaining of poor obturator fit, and hypernasality...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Dorothy Kammerer-Doak, Kamil Svabik, Tony Bazi
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Members of the International Urogynecological Association (IUGA) come from different geographic locations and practice settings. A member survey regarding practice patterns provides valuable information for practitioners and researchers alike, and allows the IUGA to discover areas to focus on education and information dissemination. METHODS: A questionnaire was developed by the IUGA Research and Development committee and distributed electronically to IUGA surgeons...
October 17, 2016: International Urogynecology Journal
A V Semenkov, E F Kim, A V Filin, D S Burmistrov, A V Metelin, Yu R Kamalov, T N Galyan, A V Goncharova
AIM: to estimate the effect of decompressive stented drainage of biliary anastomosis on incidence of biliary complications. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 294 patients aged from 5 months to 61 years (mean 13.8±0.81) were enrolled. They underwent liver fragments transplantation in the Department of Liver Transplantation of Petrovsky Russian Research Center of Surgery for the period from March 1997 to January 2016. Decompressive stented drainage tubes were used in 28 (9.5%) patients...
2016: Khirurgiia
Saud M Alfayez, Khalid Allimmia, Ahmad Alshammri, Firas Serro, Rakan Almogbel, Abdullah Bin Dous, Raed Almannie, Jesús Palencia
INTRODUCTION: Urological injuries in pelvic fractures are noticed in 6-15% of the cases. The bladder, due to its anatomical position, is prone to rupture in pelvic fractures. The majority of urinary bladder injuries are either extraperitoneal or intraperitoneal. Nonetheless, both types can occur simultaneously in 6% of the cases. PRESENTATION OF THE CASE: A 45-year-old male was brought to our emergency department after being struck by an automobile. In the absence of signs of urethral injury, a Foley's catheter was inserted revealing gross hematuria...
October 3, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Mark S Cook, Laura Bou-Malham, Mary C Esparza, Marianna Alperin
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Pelvic floor muscle rehabilitation is a widely utilized, but often challenging therapy for pelvic floor disorders, which are prevalent in older women. Regimens involving the use of appendicular muscles, such as the obturator internus (OI), have been developed for strengthening of the levator ani muscle (LAM). However, changes that lead to potential dysfunction of these alternative targets in older women are not well known. We hypothesized that aging negatively impacts OI architecture, the main determinant of muscle function, and intramuscular extracellular matrix (ECM), paralleling age-related alterations in LAM...
October 4, 2016: International Urogynecology Journal
Mercy Joseph, Jyoti Ahlawat, Amit Malhotra, Murali Rao, Abhimanyu Sharma, Sangeeta Talwar
BACKGROUND: Complete removal of old filling material during root canal retreatment is fundamental for predictable cleaning and shaping of canal anatomy. Most of the retreatment methods tested in earlier studies have shown inability to achieve complete removal of root canal filling. Therefore the aim of this investigation was to assess the efficacy of three different rotary nickel titanium retreatment systems and Hedstrom files in removing filling material from root canals. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Sixty extracted mandibular premolars were decoronated to leave 15 mm root...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
Amanda B Farias, Key Fs Pereira, Daniele Z Beraldo, Franciely Ms Yoshinari, Fabio N Arashiro, Edilson J Zafalon
The purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy of the thermoplastic filling techniques, Touch'n Heat®, TC® System and Tagger's Hybrid Technique, in oval-shaped canals at the apical third.Thirty-three human uniradicular lower pre-molar teeth were treated by the reciprocating movement technique and were subsequently split into 3 groups, according to the filling technique performed:Touch'n Heat (TH), TC System (TC) and the Tagger's Hybrid Technique (TG).In the sequence, the teeth were sectioned at 2mm and 4mm from the foramen and images were taken to measure the percentage of canal area filled with the obturation materials as well as void spaces...
April 2016: Acta Odontológica Latinoamericana: AOL
Christian Mertens, Christian Freudlsperger, Jens Bodem, Michael Engel, Jürgen Hoffmann, Kolja Freier
BACKGROUND: Treatment of post-resective defects of the maxilla can be challenging and usually requires dental obturation or microvascular reconstruction. As compared to soft-tissue microvascular grafts, bone reconstruction can additionally allow for facial support and retention of dental implants. The aim of this study was to evaluate scapular tip grafts with respect to their applicability for maxillary reconstruction and their potential to retain dental implants for later dental rehabilitation...
August 25, 2016: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
Mahmoud E Elbashti, Yuka I Sumita, Amel M Aswehlee, Mihoko Haraguchi, Takafumi Otomaru, Mariko Hattori, Hisashi Taniguchi
This report describes the postmaxillectomy prosthetic rehabilitation of a child with maxillary chondrosarcoma over an 8-year period. Specifically, it (1) describes the planning and rehabilitation procedures carried out during the period from before the operation to the time when the patient started elementary school and (2) reports the results of evaluations of the patient's oral and psychosocial function conducted during the school phase. The prosthetic treatment plan was separated into two phases (the preschool and school phases) and was started prior to surgery, when an immediate surgical obturator was designed by the surgeons...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Prosthodontics: Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists
Jose Francisco Rodríguez-Vázquez, Yohei Honkura, Yukio Katori, Gen Murakami, Hiroshi Abe
The existence of hard tissue pulleys that act to change the direction of a muscle insertion tendon is well known in the human body. These include (1) the trochlea for the extraocular obliquus superior muscle, (2) the pterygoid hamulus for the tensor veli palatini muscle, (3) the deep sulcus on the plantar aspect of the cuboid bone for the peroneus longus tendon, (4) the lesser sciatic notch for the obturator internus muscle, and (5) the bony trochleariformis process for the tensor tympani muscle tendon. In addition, (6) the stapedius muscle tendon shows a lesser or greater angulation at the pyramidal eminence of the temporal bone...
September 29, 2016: Annals of Anatomy, Anatomischer Anzeiger: Official Organ of the Anatomische Gesellschaft
G De-Deus, F G Belladonna, E J N L Silva, E M Souza, J C A Carvalhal, R Perez, R T Lopes, M A Versiani
AIM: To evaluate the frequency of dentinal micro-cracks after root canal filling procedures with GuttaCore (GC), cold lateral compaction (CLC) and warm vertical compaction (WVC) techniques in mandibular molars using micro-computed tomographic analysis. METHODOLOGY: Thirty mesial roots of mandibular molars, with a type II Vertucci's canal configuration, were prepared to working length with a Reciproc R40 instrument and randomly assigned to one of 3 experimental groups (n = 10), according to the technique used for root filling: GC, CLC or WVC...
September 30, 2016: International Endodontic Journal
Zhikai Liu, Ke Hu, An Liu, Jie Shen, Xiaorong Hou, Xin Lian, Shuai Sun, Junfang Yan, Fuquan Zhang
The aim of this study was to investigate patterns and locations of lymph node metastasis in locally advanced cervical cancers.A total of 244 consecutive patients with stage IIb cervical cancer were retrospectively evaluated. Contrast-enhanced CT scans were used for lymph node grading. Lymph nodes with the shortest axis (>1 cm) were categorized as positive and those between 0.5 and 1 cm were categorized as suspicious. All lymph nodes (LNs) were also classified by their anatomic locations.Nine hundred thirty-one LNs (136 positive and 795 suspicious) were identified...
September 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Casey L Kinman, Anubhav Agrawal, Nicolette E Deveneau, Kate V Meriwether, Nicole R Herring, Sean L Francis
OBJECTIVES: The prevalent use of minimally invasive midurethral slings for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence in the last several decades has resulted in fewer Burch procedures being performed and diminished surgical experience in performing the Burch colposuspension. However, recent antimesh media has resulted in more patients requesting nonmesh anti-incontinence procedures and a subsequent need for surgeons to refamiliarize themselves with the Burch procedure and its relevant anatomy...
September 26, 2016: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
Theodoros H Tosounidis, Peter V Giannoudis
Posterior wall (PW) fractures are the most common fractures requiring surgical fixation in acetabular surgery. Extra-articular screw placement must be confirmed intra-operatively. Herein we describe the use of the Inlet and Obturator Oblique view (the "Leeds view") for screw placement in elementary PW and in Associated Both Column with Posterior Wall (ABC/PW) fractures. We highlight our steps to ensure accurate placement in a small series of patients.
September 24, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
Sneha Bharatkumar Bharuka, Praveenkumar S Mandroli
CONTEXT: Reduction of the bacterial populations to levels compatible with periradicular tissue healing is the primary microbiological goal of the endodontic treatment of teeth with apical periodontitis. The number of visits required to treat teeth with apical periodontitis represents one of the most debatable issues in endodontics. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to compare and evaluate the clinical and radiographic outcome of single- versus two-visit pulpectomy treatment in primary teeth with apical periodontitis at the end of 6-month healing period...
October 2016: Journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
Dhanu G Rao, Malay Vishnuprasad Trivedi, Raghavendra Havale, S P Shrutha
AIMS: The aim of the present study was to evaluate and compare the sealing ability of root canal obturation after the application of fluoride varnish (MI Varnish) containing 5% sodium fluoride and casein phosphopeptide-amorphous calcium phosphate, fluoride varnish, and AH Plus and AH-Plus as root canal sealer by bacterial penetration test. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Root canals of 65 single-rooted and single-canalled teeth were prepared. They were divided into three experimental groups (n = 15) and two control groups (n = 10)...
October 2016: Journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
Suthida Pheenithicharoenkul, Anchana Panichuttra
This study aimed to investigate the effect of epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) from green tea extract on the push out bond strength of an epoxy resin sealer to root dentin. Seventy single root canal premolars were decoronated and instrumented. The roots were randomly irrigated with different final irrigation protocols (n=16): 17%EDTA (EDTA), 17%EDTA followed by 2.5%NaOCl (EDTA+NaOCl), 17%EDTA followed by 1 mg/mL EGCG (EDTA+EGCG) and 1 mg/mL EGCG (EGCG). Other six root canals were received only 2.5%NaOCl as a control group...
September 29, 2016: Dental Materials Journal
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