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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206796/affect-from-mere-perception-illusory-contour-perception-feels-good
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Thorsten M Erle, Rolf Reber, Sascha Topolinski
Can affect be evoked by mere perception? Earlier work on processing fluency, which manipulated the dynamics of a running perceptual process, has shown that efficient processing can indeed trigger positive affect. The present work introduces a novel route by not manipulating the dynamics of an ongoing perceptual process, but by blocking or allowing the whole process in the first place. We used illusory contour perception as one very basic such process. In 5 experiments (total N = 422), participants briefly (≤100 ms) viewed stimuli that either allowed illusory contour perception, so-called Kanizsa shapes, or proximally identical control shapes that did not allow for this process to occur...
February 16, 2017: Emotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203037/children-s-nonverbal-displays-of-winning-and-losing-effects-of-social-and-cultural-contexts-on-smiles
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Phoebe H C Mui, Martijn B Goudbeek, Marc G J Swerts, Arpine Hovasapian
We examined the effects of social and cultural contexts on smiles displayed by children during gameplay. Eight-year-old Dutch and Chinese children either played a game alone or teamed up to play in pairs. Activation and intensity of facial muscles corresponding to Action Unit (AU) 6 and AU 12 were coded according to Facial Action Coding System. Co-occurrence of activation of AU 6 and AU 12, suggesting the presence of a Duchenne smile, was more frequent among children who teamed up than among children who played alone...
2017: Journal of Nonverbal Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198771/correlation-between-facial-nerve-axonal-load-and-age-and-its-relevance-to-facial-reanimation
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Austin Hembd, Purushottam Nagarkar, Justin Perez, Andrew Gassman, Philip Tolley, Joan Reisch, Charles L White, Shai Rozen
PURPOSE: Two-stage facial reanimation procedures with a cross-facial nerve graft often have unsatisfactory results in the older patient. Although the cause of result variability is likely multifactorial, some studies suggest that increased donor nerve axonal load improves function of a free muscle transfer after a cross-facial nerve graft. This study attempts to characterize the relationship between age and facial nerve axonal load. METHODS: 63 fresh, cadaveric heads were dissected to expose the facial nerve...
February 13, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196268/three-cases-of-exotropic-moebius-syndrome
#4
Abbas Bagheri, Mohaddese Feizi
Moebius syndrome is characterized by congenital facial palsy and limitation in horizontal gaze. The surgical results of the exotropic pattern are rare and have not been published before. The authors report three cases of exotropic Moebius syndrome. Maximal weakening of the lateral rectus muscles followed by strengthening of the medial recti in exotropic Moebius syndrome can improve exotropia significantly. Most of these cases also need some measures to relieve the often associated severe dry eye. [J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193257/bell-s-palsy-in-children-bellpic-protocol-for-a-multicentre-placebo-controlled-randomized-trial
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Franz E Babl, Mark T Mackay, Meredith L Borland, David W Herd, Amit Kochar, Jason Hort, Arjun Rao, John A Cheek, Jeremy Furyk, Lisa Barrow, Shane George, Michael Zhang, Kaya Gardiner, Katherine J Lee, Andrew Davidson, Robert Berkowitz, Frank Sullivan, Emily Porrello, Kim Marie Dalziel, Vicki Anderson, Ed Oakley, Sandy Hopper, Fiona Williams, Catherine Wilson, Amanda Williams, Stuart R Dalziel
BACKGROUND: Bell's palsy or acute idiopathic lower motor neurone facial paralysis is characterized by sudden onset paralysis or weakness of the muscles to one side of the face controlled by the facial nerve. While there is high level evidence in adults demonstrating an improvement in the rate of complete recovery of facial nerve function when treated with steroids compared with placebo, similar high level studies on the use of steroids in Bell's palsy in children are not available. The aim of this study is to assess the utility of steroids in Bell's palsy in children in a randomised placebo-controlled trial...
February 13, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193110/pontine-tegmental-cap-dysplasia-in-an-extremely-preterm-infant-and-review-of-the-literature
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Sylvie Picker-Minh, Sebastian Hartenstein, Hans Proquitté, Sebastian Fröhler, Vera Raile, Nadine Kraemer, Sarah Apeshiotis, Michael Leipoldt, Karim D Kalache, Deborah Morris-Rosendahl, Eugen Boltshauser, Wei Chen, Angela M Kaindl
Pontine tegmental cap dysplasia is a rare hindbrain malformation syndrome with a hypoplastic pons, a tissue protrusion into the fourth ventricle, and cranial nerve dysfunction. We here report clinical, imaging, and genetic findings of the first extremely low-birth-weight preterm infant with pontine tegmental cap dysplasia born at 25 weeks of gestation and provide an overview of 29 sporadic cases. A prenatally diagnosed hypoplastic and rostrally shifted cerebellum was indicative of a hindbrain defect and later identified as an early sign of pontine tegmental cap dysplasia in our patient...
March 2017: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191379/functional-and-aesthetic-recovery-of-congenital-muscular-torticollis-with-intramuscular-stromal-vascular-fraction-enriched-fat-grafting
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Juan Monreal
Congenital muscular torticollis is a well-known pathological condition caused by the contracture and shortening of the sternocleidomastoid muscle. This condition is manifested by a neck postural deformity often accompanied by some kind of facial asymmetry. Once diagnosed, treatment by early physiotherapy is generally successful in a high percentage of patients if performed during the first year of life. Later, especially after the fourth year, conservative treatment is usually far less effective, and surgical techniques remain the only way to improve neck contour and function...
January 12, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188326/incidental-retrieval-of-prior-emotion-mimicry
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Ralph Pawling, Alexander J Kirkham, Amy E Hayes, Steven P Tipper
When observing emotional expressions, similar sensorimotor states are activated in the observer, often resulting in physical mimicry. For example, when observing a smile, the zygomaticus muscles associated with smiling are activated in the observer, and when observing a frown, the corrugator brow muscles. We show that the consistency of an individual's facial emotion, whether they always frown or smile, can be encoded into memory. When the individuals are viewed at a later time expressing no emotion, muscle mimicry of the prior state can be detected, even when the emotion itself is task irrelevant...
February 10, 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188210/management-of-oral-secretions-in-neurological-disease
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REVIEW
Alexander J McGeachan, Christopher J Mcdermott
Sialorrhoea is a common and problematic symptom that arises from a range of neurological conditions associated with bulbar or facial muscle dysfunction. Drooling can significantly affect quality of life due to both physical complications such as oral chapping, and psychological complications such as embarrassment and social isolation. Thicker, tenacious oral and pharyngeal secretions may result from the drying management approach to sialorrhoea. The management of sialorrhoea in neurological diseases depends on the underlying pathology and severity of symptoms...
February 10, 2017: Practical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186450/an-investigation-into-quality-of-life-improvement-in-patients-undergoing-microvascular-decompression-for-hemifacial-spasm
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Jesse D Lawrence, Andrew M Frederickson, Yue-Fang Chang, Patricia M Weiss, Peter C Gerszten, Raymond F Sekula
OBJECTIVE Hemifacial spasm (HFS) is a movement disorder characterized by involuntary spasms of the facial muscles, and it can negatively impact quality of life (QOL). This retrospective study and systematic review with meta-analysis was conducted to investigate the QOL in patients with HFS following intervention with microvascular decompression (MVD) and botulinum toxin (BT). METHODS In the retrospective analysis, a QOL questionnaire was administered to all patients undergoing MVD performed by a single surgeon...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182295/development-of-cranial-muscles-in-the-actinopterygian-fish-senegal-bichir-polypterus-senegalus-cuvier-1829
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Masatsugu Noda, Tsutomu Miyake, Masataka Okabe
Polypterus senegalus Cuvier, 1829 is one of the most basal living actinopterygian fish and a member of the Actinopterygii. We analyzed the spatial and temporal pattern of cranial muscle development of P. senegalus using whole-mount immunostaining and serial sectioning. We described the detailed structure of the external gill muscles which divided into dorsal and ventral parts after yolk exhaustion. The pattern of the division is similar to that of urodeles. We suggest that, the external gill muscles of P. senegalus are involved in spreading and folding of the external gill stem and the branches...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176265/deformation-of-facial-model-for-complete-denture-prosthesis-using-arap-group-method-and-elastic-properties
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Cheng Cheng, Xiaosheng Cheng, Ning Dai, Yuchun Sun, Xiaotong Jiang, Weiwei Li
With the development of 3D printing and computer graphics technology, mouth rehabilitation has increasingly adopted digital methods. This research proposes a new method to transform the appearance of facial model after complete denture prosthesis. A feature template with few feature points is first constructed according to the facial muscle anatomy and facial deformation after complete denture prosthesis. Next, the traditional as-rigid-as-possible (ARAP) method is optimised by clustering based on facial muscles...
February 7, 2017: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168888/cutaneous-sensibility-changes-in-bell-s-palsy-patients
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Carlos Andrés Cárdenas Palacio, Francisco Alejandro Múnera Galarza
Objective Bell's palsy is a cranial nerve VII dysfunction that renders the patient unable to control facial muscles from the affected side. Nevertheless, some patients have reported cutaneous changes in the paretic area. Therefore, cutaneous sensibility changes might be possible additional symptoms within the clinical presentation of this disorder. Accordingly, the aim of this research was to investigate the relationship between cutaneous sensibility and facial paralysis severity in these patients. Study Design Prospective longitudinal cohort study...
February 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159584/botulinum-toxin-in-the-management-of-head-and-neck-disorders
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REVIEW
Ravleen Nagi, Deepa Jatti Patil, Shashikant Sahu, Supreet Jain, Giridhar S Naidu
Botulinum toxin is a polypeptide protoxin synthesized by Clostridium botulinum that results in localized reduction of muscle activity by inhibiting acetylcholine release at the neuromuscular junction. In 2004, the US Food and Drug Administration approved its application in the treatment of various medical conditions, such as facial wrinkles, strabismus, cervical dystonia, blepharospasm, and hyperhidrosis. Later, its application extended to improving dental esthetics and gummy smile. It was found to be a safe and effective alternative to medical therapy to treat various head and neck disorders that have a neurologic component...
December 7, 2016: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159544/analysis-of-the-ideal-muscle-weight-of-gracilis-muscle-transplants-for-facial-reanimation-surgery-with-regard-to-the-donor-nerve-and-outcome
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David Braig, Holger Bannasch, G Björn Stark, Steffen U Eisenhardt
BACKGROUND: Free functional muscle transfers represent the 'criterion standard' for smile reconstruction in facial paralysis. The gracilis muscle is a common donor muscle; however, no data exist regarding the volume of the muscle tissue that is necessary for symmetric commissure excursion. METHODS: All patients with facial paralysis receiving a free functional muscle transfer for facial reanimation surgery between January 2009 and November 2015 were retrospectively analysed...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153619/the-effects-of-dual-abnormal-muscle-response-monitoring-on-microvascular-decompression-in-patients-with-hemifacial-spasm
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Xin Zhang, Hua Zhao, Ting-Ting Ying, Yin-Da Tang, Jin Zhu, Shi-Ting Li
BACKGROUND: Microvascular decompression (MVD) is the most useful treatment for hemifacial spasm (HFS). During MVD surgery, traditional abnormal muscle response (tAMR) is widely used to monitor success in decompressing the facial nerve. Dual AMR (dAMR) is a new monitoring method used during MVD for HFS. We compared the sensitivities and reliabilities of tAMR and dAMR. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of 1,301 cases of HFS treated using MVD between January 2014 and March 2016...
January 30, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146008/effect-of-surface-neuromuscular-electrical-stimulation-on-labial-and-lingual-muscles-in-healthy-volunteers
#17
Mohammed F Safi, Wilhelmina Wright-Harp, Jay R Lucker, Joan C Payne
: Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) may have potential as a treatment for muscle weakness as it may improve strength when applied to the orofacial muscles. However, before incorporating this procedure into clinical practice, research is needed to investigate its effects on lingual and facial muscles of speech and mastication. The aim of this study was to determine what effect(s) submental and labial NMES would have on lingual and labial muscle strength in healthy participants...
January 31, 2017: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145930/combined-endoscopic-and-trans-palpebral-orbital-reconstruction-for-silent-sinus-syndrome
#18
Riccardo Tieghi, Nicola Malagutti, Luisa Valente, Giulia Carnevali, Luigi C Clauser
Silent Sinus Syndrome is defined as a painless spontaneous and progressive enophthalmos and hypoglobus with maxillary sinus hypoplasia and orbital floor resorption. It is caused by maxillary sinus atelectasis in a setting of ipsilateral chronic maxillary sinus hypoventilation. The syndrome was first described in 1964 by Montgomery, but the term "Silent Sinus Syndrome" was not coined until 1994 by Soparkar. The aetiology is still controversial: some authors postulate a basal hypoplastic sinus, other suggest an acquired process due to an obstruction of the ostium in the medium meatus...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134641/craniofacial-manifestations-in-severe-nemaline-myopathy
#19
Yunfeng Xue, Pilar L Magoulas, John O Wirthlin, Edward P Buchanan
Nemaline myopathy (NM) is a rare congenital muscular disease characterized by the presence of rod (nemaline) bodies visualized on muscle biopsy. The disease is genetically and clinically heterogeneous, and the age of onset can vary from neonate to adult. Patients typically present initially with diffuse muscle weakness and hypotonia. The disease also afflicts facial musculature and can cause anomalous facial growth and development. The authors report a patient of early onset NM with significant craniofacial abnormalities...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134303/a-glasses-type-wearable-device-for-monitoring-the-patterns-of-food-intake-and-facial-activity
#20
Jungman Chung, Jungmin Chung, Wonjun Oh, Yongkyu Yoo, Won Gu Lee, Hyunwoo Bang
Here we present a new method for automatic and objective monitoring of ingestive behaviors in comparison with other facial activities through load cells embedded in a pair of glasses, named GlasSense. Typically, activated by subtle contraction and relaxation of a temporalis muscle, there is a cyclic movement of the temporomandibular joint during mastication. However, such muscular signals are, in general, too weak to sense without amplification or an electromyographic analysis. To detect these oscillatory facial signals without any use of obtrusive device, we incorporated a load cell into each hinge which was used as a lever mechanism on both sides of the glasses...
January 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
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