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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149656/location-specific-mechanical-response-and-morphology-of-facial-soft-tissues
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Marco Pensalfini, Johannes Weickenmeier, Marga Rominger, Roberto Santoprete, Oliver Distler, Edoardo Mazza
The facial tissue of 9 healthy volunteers (m/f; age: 23-60y) is characterized at three different locations using a procedure combining suction measurements and 18MHz ultrasound imaging. The time-dependent and multilayered nature of skin is accounted for by adopting multiple loading protocols which differ with respect to suction probe opening size and rate of tissue deformation. Over 700 suction measurements were conducted and analyzed according to location-specific mechanical and morphological characteristics...
November 14, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149496/predictive-factors-for-osteoradionecrosis-of-the-jaws-a-retrospective-study
#2
Hans P Sathasivam, Gareth R Davies, Nicholas M Boyd
BACKGROUND: Osteoradionecrosis of the jaw (ORNJ) is a well-recognized complication of radiotherapy. The purpose of this study was to assess predictive factors for the development of ORNJ. METHODS: A retrospective study of 325 patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) treated at one institution between January 1, 1999, and December 31, 2008, was conducted. Outcome measure was the presence/absence of ORNJ. Time to event was recorded and Cox proportional hazard regression analysis was used to determine statistically significant predictive factors...
November 17, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148085/built-to-bite-differences-in-cranial-morphology-and-bite-performance-between-narrow-and-broad-headed-european-glass-eels
#3
Jens De Meyer, Sam Van Wassenbergh, Mathias Bouilliart, Jelle Dhaene, Dominique Adriaens
The presence of two phenotypes in a single species is a widespread phenomenon, also observed in European eel (Anguilla anguilla). This dimorphism has been related to dietary differences in the subadult elver and yellow eel stages, with broad-heads generally feeding on harder and/or larger-bodied prey items than narrow-heads. Nevertheless, both broad- and narrow-headed phenotypes can already be found among glass eels, the stage preceding the elver eel stage. As these glass eels are considered nonfeeding, we investigate here to what degree the observed variation in head width is reflected in variation in the musculoskeletal feeding system, as well as whether this reflects the same variation observed in the older, dimorphic yellow eels...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145188/brueghel-syndrome-or-meige-syndrome-two-sides-of-a-same-disease
#4
M Béreau, L Tatu
Different eponyms such as "Wood syndrome," Meige syndrome, "Brueghel syndrome," "Blepharospasm plus syndrome" have been used to describe segmental craniocervical dystonias. These facial and/or oromandibular movement disorders are characterized by muscle contractions and spasms involving eyes, facial region, and sometimes pharynx, jaw, floor of the mouth, and tongue. The pathophysiology of craniocervical dystonia is poorly understood, but abnormal plasticity and impaired inhibition are suspected. Injection of botulinum toxin appears to be the best therapeutic option for treating segmental craniocervical dystonia...
2018: Frontiers of Neurology and Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144837/evolution-of-alternative-adaptive-immune-systems-in-vertebrates
#5
Thomas Boehm, Masayuki Hirano, Stephen J Holland, Sabyasachi Das, Michael Schorpp, Max D Cooper
Adaptive immunity in jawless fishes is based on antigen recognition by three types of variable lymphocyte receptors (VLRs) composed of variable leucinerich repeats, which are differentially expressed by two T-like lymphocyte lineages and one B-like lymphocyte lineage. The T-like cells express either VLRAs or VLRCs of yet undefined antigen specificity, whereas the VLRB antibodies secreted by B-like cells bind proteinaceous and carbohydrate antigens. The incomplete VLR germline genes are assembled into functional units by a gene conversion-like mechanism that employs flanking variable leucine-rich repeat sequences as templates in association with lineage-specific expression of cytidine deaminases...
November 16, 2017: Annual Review of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144808/osteoporotic-fractures-during-bisphosphonate-drug-holiday-fractures-bisphosphonate-drug-holidays
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Brittany Bindon, William Adams, Neelam Balasubramanian, Jasmin Sandhu, Pauline Camacho
OBJECTIVE: Bisphosphonate (BP) drug holidays are recommended to lower the risk of rare adverse events, such as atypical femoral fractures and osteonecrosis of the jaw. However, there are minimal data on the optimal duration of these holidays. Our aim was to determine the clinical and laboratory parameters associated with increased fracture risk in patients on BP drug holiday. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted of 401 patients with osteopenia or osteoporosis who began a BP drug holiday from 2004 to 2013...
November 16, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143702/association-between-altered-neurochemical-metabolites-and-apathy-in-patients-with-alzheimer-s-disease
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Yi-Chun Yeh, Chun-Wei Li, Yu-Ting Kuo, Mei-Feng Huang, Tai-Ling Liu, Twei-Shiun Jaw, Yi-Hsin Yang, Kuang-Che Kuo, Cheng-Sheng Chen
BACKGROUND: Apathy is a condition characterized by a lack of motivation that manifests in emotional, behavioral, and cognitive domains. Although previous studies have indicated that apathy is associated with frontal lesions, few studies have focused on the different subdomains of apathy, and no in vivo human biochemical data have been obtained to examine the neurochemical changes related to apathy in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD). Thus, we investigated the frontal neurochemical alterations related to apathy among patients with AD using proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H MRS)...
November 16, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142865/osteosarcoma-of-the-jaws-in-koreans-analysis-of-26-cases
#8
Hye-In Jeong, Mi Jee Lee, Woong Nam, In-Ho Cha, Hyung Jun Kim
Objectives: In order to assess clinical behavior, response to treatment, and factors influencing prognosis of Korean patients with osteosarcoma of the jaws (OSJ). Materials and Methods: A retrospective study of clinical, and pathological records of 26 patients with OSJ treated at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Yonsei University Dental Hospital from 1990 to March 2017. Results: Of 26 patients, there were 9 men (34.6%) and 17 women (65...
October 2017: Journal of the Korean Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142842/prevention-and-management-of-bleeding-in-thyroid-surgery
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Gabriele Materazzi, Carlo Enrico Ambrosini, Lorenzo Fregoli, Luigi De Napoli, Gianluca Frustaci, Valeria Matteucci, Piermarco Papini, Sohail Bakkar, Paolo Miccoli
Post-thyroidectomy neck hematoma represents a major concern for surgeons because it can result in severe and even life-threatening complications. In fact, postoperative hemorrhage may result in airway compression and respiratory distress, and therefore, effective hemostasis is an important goal in thyroid surgery. Postoperative hematoma occurs at a rate of approximately 0.1% to 1.1%. Almost all cases occur in the first 6 h after surgery and can be the result of several surgeon or patient factors. For many years the clamp-and-tie technique has been the most common way to divide the main vascular pedicles of the thyroid gland...
October 2017: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142233/crystal-structure-of-the-n-terminal-domain-of-human-cdc73-and-its-implications-for-the-hyperparathyroidism-jaw-tumor-hpt-jt-syndrome
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Wei Sun, Xiao-Lin Kuang, Yan-Ping Liu, Li-Fei Tian, Xiao-Xue Yan, Wenqing Xu
CDC73/Parafibromin is a critical component of the Paf1 complex (PAF1C), which is involved in transcriptional elongation and histone modifications. Mutations of the human CDC73/HRPT2 gene are associated with hyperparathyroidism-jaw tumor (HPT-JT) syndrome, an autosomal dominant disorder. CDC73/parafibromin was initially recognized as a tumor suppressor by inhibiting cell proliferation via repression of cyclin D1 and c-myc genes. In recent years, it has also shown oncogenic features by activating the canonical Wnt/β-catenin signal pathway...
November 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140141/short-clinical-examination-for-temporomandibular-symptoms-in-general-practice
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Christina Mejersjö, Ove Bertilsson, Karin Bäck
OBJECTIVE: The aims of the study are to assess the reliability of the short clinical examination, and to compare the information gained with a well-known and validated examination, the diagnostic criteria for temporomandibular disorders (DC/TMD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study comprises 52 consecutive, newly referred patients at their first visit and examination to an Orofacial Pain and TMD Clinic, 15 years and older, mean age 44 years. The patients first answered three screening questions for reported symptoms...
November 15, 2017: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139154/principal-component-analysis-of-three-dimensional-face-shape-identifying-shape-features-that-change-with-age
#12
M Kurosumi, K Mizukoshi
BACKGROUND: The types of shape feature that constitutes a face have not been comprehensively established, and most previous studies of age-related changes in facial shape have focused on individual characteristics, such as wrinkle, sagging skin, etc. In this study, we quantitatively measured differences in face shape between individuals and investigated how shape features changed with age. METHODS: We analyzed three-dimensionally the faces of 280 Japanese women aged 20-69 years and used principal component analysis to establish the shape features that characterized individual differences...
November 15, 2017: Skin Research and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136674/familial-hyperparathyroidism-disorders-of-growth-and-secretion-in-hormone-secretory-tissue
#13
Stephen J Marx, Delmar Muniz Lourenco
Six syndromes of familial hyperparathyroidism are compared: 1) Familial hypocalciuric hypercalcemia (FHH) expresses primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) beginning at birth with lifelong hypercalcemia. There is nonsuppressed PTH secretion from outwardly normal parathyroid glands. It reflects germline heterozygous mutation in CASR, GNA11, or AP2S1. 2) Neonatal severe primary hyperparathyroidism is severest of the six syndromes. It requires urgent total parathyroidectomy in infancy. It usually reflects biallelic inactivation of the CASR...
November 2017: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135733/treatment-of-maxillary-hypoplasia-in-cleft-lip-and-palate-segmental-distraction-osteogenesis-with-hyrax-device
#14
Rodrigo Fariña, Alejandro Diaz, Roberto Pantoja, Carolina Bidart
The objective of this work is to describe a segmental maxillary distraction osteogenesis (SDO) with segmental Lefort I with an inexpensive device.Four patients who presented severe class III and maxillary hypoplasia due to cleft lip and palate sequel were treated. A SDO was performed using a dental-anchored Hyrax device, achieving enlargement of the upper jaw without altering speech, with adequate and stable occlusion. Dental implants in a new formed bone were installed.The authors can conclude that SDO is a good treatment alternative for patients with maxillary hypoplasia...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135723/oral-health-related-quality-of-life-after-surgical-treatment-of-osteonecrosis-of-the-jaws
#15
Giacomo Oteri, Francesco Saverio De Ponte, Michele Runci, Matteo Peditto, Antonia Marcianò, Marco Cicciù
The aim of this study is to analyze the clinical outcome and the change in oral-health-related quality of life (QoL) of osteoporotic patients affected by medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaws (MRONJ). Forty-one patients, consecutively treated for a 10-year period, were retrospectively analyzed. All the patients underwent a marginal osseous resective jaw surgery. A clinical 12 months postoperative evaluation has been performed and the complete mucosal healing, the absence of swelling and suppuration, and no signs of disease recurrence were defined like success parameters...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135589/safety-and-effectiveness-of-a-novel-facemask-for-positive-pressure-ventilation
#16
Tod A Brown, Tamas A Szabo, Kathryn H Bridges, Michel J Sabbagh, William R Hand, Bethany J Wolf, Robert D Warters
BACKGROUND: Manual positive pressure ventilation is an essential skill in a variety of clinical situations. The C&E technique is commonly used with standard facemasks to provide effective ventilation. The Tao mask is a novel design that allows a more ergonomic grip. A seal between the mask and face is made with downward pressure of the palm, centered on the mask, and jaw lift is achieved with 4 fingers centered under the mandible. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the Tao mask compared to a standard mask before and after the administration of neuromuscular blockade (NMB) using 2 previously established ventilation scales...
November 10, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134672/quantitative-aspects-of-the-ruminating-process-in-giraffes-giraffa-camelopardalis-fed-with-different-diets
#17
Dominik Schüßler, Hartmut Greven
Giraffes are ruminants feeding on fresh browse and twigs in the wild, but in zoos, their diet is mainly based on alfalfa hay, grains, and pellets occasionally supplemented by twigs and foliage. These diets, which differ in composition and digestibility, affect the behavior of the animals, tooth wear patterns, and chewing efficiency. We quantified several parameters of the rumination process in ten zoo housed giraffes of different sexes and ages fed either with alfalfa hay, fresh browse, or a combination of both...
November 14, 2017: Zoo Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133970/laser-and-platelet-rich-plasma-to-treat-medication-related-osteonecrosis-of-the-jaws-mronj-a-case-report
#18
Carlo Fornaini, Luigi Cella, Aldo Oppici, Anna Parlatore, Fabio Clini, Matteo Fontana, Giuseppe Lagori, Elisabetta Merigo
Aims: The appropriate management of Medication-Related OsteoNecrosis of the Jaw (MRONJ) is still a challenge for dentists and oral surgeons and in these last years high-technology instruments have been proposed at the different steps of interventions, also combined with promoters of tissue repair.The aim of this report is to show the advantages of a combined approach (laser and PRP) for the treatment of MRONJ. Methods: It is described the case of a patient positive for MRONJ observed at the Odontostomatology and Maxillo-Facial Surgery Unit of the Hospital of Piacenza where surgical approach was performed by using different devices: Er:YAG laser (2940 nm) to remove and vaporize necrotic hard tissue until bleeding bone; Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) to stimulate hard and soft tissue healing; diode laser (808 nm) to biostimulate the surgical site...
September 30, 2017: Laser Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133965/evaluation-of-adjunctive-effect-of-low-level-laser-therapy-on-pain-swelling-and-trismus-after-surgical-removal-of-impacted-lower-third-molar-a-double-blind-randomized-clinical-trial
#19
Farrokh Farhadi, Hosein Eslami, Alireza Majidi, Vahid Fakhrzadeh, Milad Ghanizadeh, Sahar KhademNeghad
Background and Aim: Wisdom teeth remains impacted in the jaw due to several reasons and surgery of impacted wisdom teeth is one of the most common surgeries in dental clinics. Pain, swelling and trismus are the common complications after this surgery which affect quality of life. In articles, various methods are introduced to control immediate inflammatory-response associated with third-molar surgery. The aim of this study is to evaluate the adjunctive effect of low-level laser Therapy on pain, swelling and trismus after surgical removal of impacted lower third molar...
September 30, 2017: Laser Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133297/evaluating-the-triplet-hypothesis-during-rhythmic-mastication-in-primates
#20
Yashesvini Ram, Callum F Ross
Mammalian mastication involves precise jaw movements including transverse movement of the mandible during the power stroke. Jaw elevation and transverse movement are driven by asymmetrical jaw elevator muscle activity which is thought to include a phylogenetically primitive and conserved triplet motor pattern consisting of: triplet I-balancing side superficial masseter and medial pterygoid, working side posterior temporalis- which reaches onset, peak, and offset first; and triplet II-working side superficial masseter and medial pterygoid, balancing side posterior temporalis-which is active second...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
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