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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045088/orofacial-pain-overview-getting-rid-of-the-riddles
#1
Andrew Young
While most pains that find their way to the dental office are dental in origin, some have less familiar roots: muscular, joint, neurological, headache, sinus or psychological. All of these roots can at times masquerade as a toothache. The purpose of this article is to alert the dentist to the select features of each root that distinguish it from the rest, resulting in efficient and appropriate treatment.
March 27, 2017: Journal of the California Dental Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045032/aretrospective-review-of-six-hundred-nineteen-cases-to-determine-the-prevalence-and-factors-associated-with-revision-endoscopic-sinus-surgery-in-afrs-vs-non-afrs-patients
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Alykhan Rajwani, Jamil Manji, Andres Finkelstein-Kulka, Al-Rahim R Habib, Saad Alsaleh, Luis Macias-Valle, Amin R Javer
Patients undergoing revision functional endoscopic sinus surgery (rFESS) for refractory chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) are more likely to be older, have worse pre-operative Lund-Mackay CT scores, and poorer quality-of-life scores than primary FESS patients. Patients with more aggressive forms of CRS such as CRS with nasal polyposis (CRSwNP) or allergic fungal rhinosinusitis (AFRS) may fare worse in the long term with residual disease and be more likely to seek out tertiary institutions for treatment including rFESS...
October 17, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045018/patient-disease-and-treatment-factors-associated-with-overall-survival-in-esthesioneuroblastoma
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Ryan M Carey, Joseph Godovchik, Alan D Workman, Edward C Kuan, Arjun K Parasher, Jinbo Chen, James N Palmer, Nithin D Adappa, Jason G Newman, Jason A Brant
BACKGROUND: Esthesioneuroblastomas (ENB) are uncommon and data regarding outcomes are often limited to single-institution series. The National Cancer Database (NCDB), which contains outcomes information from treatment centers across the United States, represents an opportunity to evaluate outcomes for rare diseases such as ENB across multiple institutions. METHODS: The NCDB was queried for location codes corresponding to the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses and the histology code for ENB...
October 17, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044678/preliminary-investigation-of-orally-administered-benazepril-in-horses-with-left-sided-valvular-regurgitation
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T Afonso, S Giguère, S A Brown, M H Barton, G Rapoport, M Barba, K A Dembek, R E Toribio, A E Coleman
BACKGROUND: Despite the paucity of data available, orally administered angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors are empirically used in horses with valvular regurgitation. OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the echocardiographic and hormonal changes in response to oral benazepril in horses with left-sided valvular regurgitation. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, randomised double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. METHODS: Horses with mitral valve (MR) and/or aortic valve regurgitation (AR) received oral benazepril (n = 6) at a dosage of 1 mg/kg q 12h or a placebo (n = 5) for 28 days...
October 17, 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044491/approaches-to-regional-lymph-node-metastasis-in-patients-with-head-and-neck-mucosal-melanoma
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Moran Amit, Samantha Tam, Ahmed S Abdelmeguid, Dianna B Roberts, Shaan M Raza, Shirley Y Su, Michael E Kupferman, Franco DeMonte, Ehab Y Hanna
BACKGROUND: Mucosal melanomas in the head and neck region are most often located in the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses. To the authors' knowledge, the prognostic effects of lymph node metastasis in patients with sinonasal mucosal melanoma (SNMM) have not been established. Therefore, the objective of the current study was to determine the effects of lymph node metastasis on survival. METHODS: The current study included 198 patients with SNMM who had been treated between 1985 and 2016 at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston...
October 17, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042169/percutaneous-cryoablation-of-renal-cell-carcinoma-with-sinus-vein-involvement-based-on-preprocedural-imaging
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Thomas D Atwell, A Nicholas Kurup, Stephen A Boorjian, John J Schmitz, R Houston Thompson, Bradley C Leibovich, Grant D Schmit
PURPOSE: To assess feasibility, safety, and oncologic outcomes of cryoablation in treatment of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) with extension into adjacent renal sinus vein. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Review of an internally maintained renal ablation registry identified 7 patients (4 men and 3 women; median age 62 y; age range, 45-91 y) who underwent percutaneous cryoablation of RCC with imaging consistent with extension of tumor into an immediately adjacent renal sinus vein...
October 14, 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042151/which-treatment-modality-for-pediatric-pilonidal-sinus-primary-repair-or-secondary%C3%A2-healing
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Rahsan Ozcan, Mirzaman Hüseynov, Ayten Ceren Bakır, Senol Emre, Cigdem Tütüncü, Sinan Celayir, Gonca Topuzlu Tekant
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the outcome and characteristics of patients who were operated for sacrococcygeal pilonidal sinus (SPS) treatment using primary repair or secondary healing technique. METHODS: Forty-seven patients (female: 25, male: 22) diagnosed with pilonidal sinus operated between 2009 and 2015 were retrospectively analyzed. The cases were evaluated for age, gender, body mass index (BMI), surgical technique, hospital stay, recovery time and recurrence. Mainly two types of surgical techniques were applied: primary repair and secondary healing...
October 14, 2017: Asian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040148/long-term-effects-of-bone-morphogenetic-protein-2-loaded-calcium-phosphate-on-maxillary-sinus-lift-surgery-for-delayed-and-simultaneous-dental-implantation
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Yuefeng Ding, Xuejuan Wang
Maxillary sinus lift surgery (MSLS) is considered to be a useful treatment method for patients with atrophic alveolar bone. Choosing a suitable surgical procedure to simultaneously decrease graft absorption and obtain long-term survival of dental implants is still a challenge. In this study, 20 patients received MSLS with graft of bone morphogenetic protein 2 (BMP2)-loaded calcium phosphate. Dental implants were placed simultaneously in 10 patients receiving MSLS (1-stage group), and in 10 patients receiving dental implants with a 3 to 6 months delay (2-stage group)...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040036/septic-thrombosis-of-cavernous-sinus-extended-to-the-ipsilateral-internal-jugular-vein-and-transversal-sinus-with-favorable-outcome-clinical-and-radiological-features-of-a-lemierre-syndrome
#9
Arnaud Martel
An 86-year-old patient was hospitalized for fever and left acute orbital syndrome (red eye with moderate visual impairment, chemosis, ophthalmoplegia without proptosis, or any fundus involvement). CT scan showed superior ophthalmic vein and cavernous sinus enlargement complicating ipsilateral sphenoidal sinusitis. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) demonstrated the left cavernous sinus thrombosis extended to the ipsilateral jugular vein and transversal sinus (Lemierre syndrome). Intravenous broad-spectrum antibiotics and curative anticoagulation were prescribed...
October 17, 2017: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038727/left-ventricular-torsional-parameters-before-and-after-atrial-fibrillation-ablation-a-velocity-vector-imaging-study
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Zahra Ojaghi-Haghighi, Bahram Mohebbi, Hasan Moladoust, Majid Haghjoo, Azin Alizadehasl, Maryam Esmaeilzadeh, Sevil Aghapour, Hooman Bakhshandeh, Maryam Ardeshiri, Masoumeh Hamidian
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Effects of atrial fibrillation (AF) and its ablative treatment on LV torsion have not yet been fully investigated. This study aimed to examine whether AF patterns of LV contraction and its ablative correction can exert a significant impact on LV torsion by velocity vector imaging (VVI). METHODS: This case-control study conducted in Rajaie Cardiovascular, Medical and Research Center between October 2012 and June 2013. Study participants were 30 consecutive patients with symptomatic paroxysmal AF who met the inclusion criteria...
September 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037018/role-of-fractionated-radiotherapy-in-patients-with-hemangioma-of-the-cavernous-sinus
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Sunmin Park, Sang Min Yoon, Sumin Lee, Jin-Hong Park, Si Yeol Song, Sang-Wook Lee, Seung Do Ahn, Jong Hoon Kim, Eun Kyung Choi
PURPOSE: We performed this retrospective study to investigate the outcomes of patients with hemangioma of the cavernous sinus after fractionated radiotherapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed 10 patients with hemangioma of the cavernous sinus who were treated with conventional radiotherapy between January 2000 and December 2016. The median patient age was 54 years (range, 31-65 years), and 8 patients (80.0%) were female. The mean hemangioma volume was 34.1 cm(3) (range, 6...
September 2017: Radiation Oncology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035825/effect-of-a-combination-of-mometasone-furoate-levofloxacin-and-retinyl-palmitate-with-an-in-situ-gel-forming-nasal-delivery-system-on-nasal-mucosa-damage-repair-in-an-experimental-rabbit-model
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Fadlullah Aksoy, Remzi Dogan, Orhan Ozturan, Ebru Altuntas, Fatma Gülgün Yener, Gulactı Topcu, Beril Guler
BACKGROUND: In this study a combination of Mometasone Furoate (MF)+Levofloxacin hemihydrate (LH)+Retinyl palmitate (RP) with an in situ gel-forming delivery system was evaluated at different stages of nasal mucosal damage repair in a rabbit maxillary sinus model. METHODS: In this study, 28 rabbits were included and assigned randomly to four groups. In all rabbits, a standard ostium was opened in the medial wall of the maxillary sinus by using a drill. Two different subsequently prepared gels with an in situ gel-forming delivery system were used...
October 13, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033638/tolosa-hunt-syndrome-cranial-neuroimaging-findings
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Çetin Kürşad Akpinar, Taner Özbenli, Hakan Doğru, Lütfi Incesu
INTRODUCTION: The etiology of Tolosa-Hunt Syndrome (THS) is still unknown. The initial standard magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may not be sufficient for diagnosis, so dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI may be necessary to demonstrate the presence of lesions. METHODS: Seven patients diagnosed with THS according to the International Headache Society criteria (beta version) were included into the study. Patients were assessed in terms of type, age, symptoms and findings, accompanying disease, localization of the determined lesion, response to treatment, and clinical progress...
September 2017: Noro Psikiyatri Arsivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033573/ten-year-outcome-of-intraoperative-treatment-of-atrial-fibrillation-using-radiofrequency-ablation
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Nour Boulad, Nicolas W Shammas, Gerald Early, Shauna Roberts, Gail A Shammas, Yuhning Linda Hu, Holly Park, Michael Jerin
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative radiofrequency ablation (RFA) has been advocated to treat atrial fibrillation (AF). This report examines the long-term effects of intraoperative RFA in the prevention of recurrence of AF when used as an adjunctive treatment in patients undergoing cardiac procedures for primary indications unrelated to their arrhythmia. METHODS: The study reviewed the records of patients from a tertiary medical center which had 2 cardiac surgeons performing an intraoperative adjunctive RFA procedure...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033526/complexity-of-comprehensive-care-treatments-in-undergraduate-dental-programs-the-benefits-of-observing-and-assisting-experienced-faculty-members
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Moataz Elgezawi, Khalid Hassan, Adel Alagl, Ahmad M Al-Thobity, Basel Al-Mutairi, Thamir Al-Houtan, Shazia Sadaf
OBJECTIVE: To improve the confidence of the final year dental students in completing occlusal and oral rehabilitation of patients, with complexities beyond their scope, based on full analysis of the biomechanical and esthetic considerations of each case. MATERIAL & METHODS: Two comprehensive patient situations presenting with special difficulties including extensive, reduced vertical dimension of occlusion, limited interocclusal space and maxillary alveolar bone for implant insertion necessitating bone augmentation and a sinus lift surgery was managed by two students at our institute...
October 2017: Saudi Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033085/correlation-between-endodontic-infection-and-periodontal-disease-and-their-association-with-chronic-sinusitis-a-clinical-tomographic-study
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Carolina Oliveira de Lima, Karina Lopes Devito, Letícia Raquel Baraky Vasconcelos, Maíra do Prado, Celso Neiva Campos
INTRODUCTION: The proximity of the roots of maxillary posterior teeth to the maxillary sinus floor can be associated with the development of chronic maxillary sinusitis (CMS). Therefore, this study evaluated the correlation between the presence of endodontic infection and periodontal disease in maxillary posterior teeth and the presence of CMS. METHODS: A total of 83 patients (159 maxillary sinuses) were selected and underwent clinical dental examination to assess tooth mobility and pulp condition...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030731/burden-of-migraine-in-a-kuwaiti-population-a-door-to-door-survey
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Jasem Yousef Al-Hashel, Samar Farouk Ahmed, Raed Alroughani
BACKGROUND: Migraine prevalence and disability imprints on Kuwaiti population are underreported. We aimed to measure the prevalence of migraine and to assess its burden in Kuwait. METHODS: A cross-sectional community-based study was conducted which included biologically unrelated Kuwaiti adult population aged 18-65 years. They were randomly recruited from all six governments of Kuwait using stratified multistage cluster sampling. Trained interviewers visited the samples in door-to-door approach...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Headache and Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027329/duration-of-chronic-heart-failure-affects-outcomes-with-preserved-effects-of-heart-rate-reduction-with-ivabradine-findings-from-shift
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Michael Böhm, Michel Komajda, Jeffrey S Borer, Ian Ford, Christoph Maack, Luigi Tavazzi, Aurélie Moyne, Karl Swedberg
AIMS: In heart failure (HF) with reduced ejection fraction and sinus rhythm, heart rate reduction with ivabradine reduces the composite incidence of cardiovascular death and HF hospitalization. METHODS AND RESULTS: It is unclear whether the duration of HF prior to therapy independently affects outcomes and whether it modifies the effect of heart rate reduction. In SHIFT, 6505 patients with chronic HF (left ventricular ejection fraction of ≤35%), in sinus rhythm, heart rate of ≥70 b...
October 12, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026829/aggressive-combined-medical-and-surgical-management-of-mucormycosis-results-in-disease-eradication-in-2-pediatric-patients
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Haley F M Augustine, Colin White, James Bain
Rhinocerebral mucormycosis is an acute, rapidly fatal, fungal infection, classically involving the nasal mucosa and paranasal sinuses. It is an aggressive, opportunistic infection that frequently progresses to involve the orbit and cerebrum. Cerebral extension in immunocompromised patients is almost universally fatal. There are limited data on mucormycosis in pediatric immunocompromised patients in the literature, with only few reports on rhinocerebral involvement. The immunocompromised patients described in this report presented with suspected periorbital and nasal cellulitis, progressing rapidly to necrotic changes in nasal tissue and oral palatal mucosa...
August 2017: Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025197/adenosine-versus-intravenous-calcium-channel-antagonists-for-supraventricular-tachycardia
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Samer Alabed, Ammar Sabouni, Rui Providencia, Edmond Atallah, Mohammed Qintar, Timothy Ja Chico
BACKGROUND: People with supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) frequently are symptomatic and present to the emergency department for treatment. Although vagal manoeuvres may terminate SVT, they often fail, and subsequently adenosine or calcium channel antagonists (CCAs) are administered. Both are known to be effective, but both have a significant side effect profile. This is an update of a Cochrane review previously published in 2006. OBJECTIVES: To review all randomised controlled trials (RCTs) that compare effects of adenosine versus CCAs in terminating SVT...
October 12, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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