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R Crippa, M Paglia, F Ferrante, A Ottonello, F Angiero
: BACKGROUND Often breastfeeding problems experienced by mothers and their babies may be attributed to the abnormal attachment of the infant's tongue (ankyloglossia) and/or maxillary lip-tie. Proper breastfeeding depends upon an infant's ability to correctly latch onto its mother's breast. If born with oral soft tissue abnormalities such as tongue-tie or lip-tie, it may be almost impossible for the infant to breastfeed. During the oral evaluation of an infant presenting with breastfeeding problems, one factor that is often overlooked and undiagnosed - and thus untreated - is the attachment of the upper lip to the maxillary gingival tissue...
September 2016: European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry: Official Journal of European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry
Marika Rai, David Spratt, Paola R Gomez-Pereira, Jay Patel, Sean P Nair
Oral malodour is a common condition which affects a large proportion of the population, resulting in social, emotional and psychological stress. Certain oral bacteria form a coating called a biofilm on the tongue dorsum and degrade organic compounds releasing volatile sulfur compounds that are malodourous. Current chemical treatments for oral malodour such as mouthwashes containing chlorhexidine or essential oils, are not sufficiently effective at reducing the bacterial load on the tongue. One potential alternative to current chemical treatments for oral malodour is the use of light activated antimicrobial agents (LAAAs), which display no toxicity or antimicrobial activity in the dark, but when exposed to light of a specific wavelength produce reactive oxygen species which induce damage to target cells in a process known as photodynamic inactivation...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Breath Research
Ravinder Kaur Sachdeva, Aman Sharma, Surjit Singh, Subhash Varma
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: There is scarcity of data on the frequency of malignancies in HIV infected individuals from India. The objective of this study was to determine the type and frequency of malignancies in HIV infected individuals attending a tertiary care hospital in north India. METHODS: The study design included retrospective analysis of data of all HIV infected individuals registered in the Immunodeficiency clinic from December 2009 to December 2011 and a prospective analysis of HIV infected individuals registered from January 2012 to April 2013...
May 2016: Indian Journal of Medical Research
Miriam Maas, Sanne van den End, Annika van Roon, Jaap Mulder, Frits Franssen, Cecile Dam-Deisz, Margriet Montizaan, Joke van der Giessen
The recent invasion of the raccoon dog in the Netherlands may be associated with the risk of introduction and spread of zoonotic pathogens. The aim of this study was to assess whether Echinococcus multilocularis and Trichinella spp. infections are present in Dutch raccoon dogs. Between 2013 and 2014, nine raccoon dogs, mainly road kills, were collected for necropsies. One raccoon dog tested repeatedly positive in the qPCR for E. multilocularis. The positive raccoon dog was collected in the province of Flevoland, which is not a known endemic region for E...
December 2016: International Journal for Parasitology. Parasites and Wildlife
Amrita Saxena, Richa Raghuwanshi, Vijai Kumar Gupta, Harikesh B Singh
Indian cuisine is renowned and celebrated throughout the world for its spicy treat to the tongue. The flavor and aroma of the food generated due to the use of spices creates an indelible experience. Among the commonly utilized spices to stimulate the taste buds in Indian food, whole or powdered chilli constitutes an inevitable position. Besides being a vital ingredient of of Indian food, chilli occupy an important position as an economic commodity, a major share in Indian economy. Chilli also has uncountable benefits to human health...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
Maria K Peltola, Joel S Lehikoinen, Lauri T Sippola, Kauko Saarilahti, Antti A Mäkitie
INTRODUCTION: The patient's role in toxicity reporting is increasingly acknowledged. There is also a need for developing modern communication methods between the patient and the medical personnel. Furthermore, the increasing number of head and neck cancer (HNC) patients is reflected in the volume of treatment follow-up visits, which remains a challenge for the health care. Electronic patient-reported outcome (ePRO) measures may provide a cost-efficient way to organize follow-up for cancer patients...
2016: Clinical Medicine Insights. Ear, Nose and Throat
Surekha R Puranik, Rudrayya S Puranik, Satya Prakash, M Bimba
Epidermoid cysts (ECs) are uncommon, benign cystic lesions derived from the entrapment of surface epithelium or more often from the aberrant healing of infundibular epithelium during an episode of follicular inflammation. ECs occur anywhere on the body, particularly along embryonic fusion lines, most commonly on the face, scalp, neck, chest and upper back. Head and neck ECs constitute only about 7%, whereas only 1.6% of ECs are reported in the oral cavity. They comprise <0.01% of all the oral cysts. Floor of the mouth, tongue, lips, palate, jaws, etc...
September 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology: JOMFP
R Heera, T Ayswarya, S K Padmakumar, P Ismayil
Basaloid squamous cell carcinoma (BSCC) is an aggressive, high-grade, variant of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), which is uncommon in the oral cavity but slightly more common in the oropharynx. We present two cases of BSCC, one arising in the floor of the mouth and the other arising on the lateral border of the tongue. The diagnosis of this subtype of SCC is important owing to its particular behavior, with an aggressive course, a high incidence of local recurrence, regional lymph node metastases and mortality rate...
September 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology: JOMFP
Li-Chuan Chuang, Yun-Chia Lian, Michèle Hervy-Auboiron, Christian Guilleminault, Yu-Shu Huang
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Myofunctional therapy is one of the recommended treatments for obstructive sleep apnea, but the level of compliance has often been low in children. This study aims to investigate the therapeutic effect of passive myofunctional therapy using an oral appliance during sleep in children suffering from obstructive sleep apnea. METHODS: Twenty-nine children who suffered from obstructive sleep apnea were divided into two groups: premature children and full-term children...
October 3, 2016: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
E Metcalfe, L Aspin, R Speight, E Ermiş, S Ramasamy, K Cardale, K E Dyker, M Sen, R J D Prestwich
AIMS: To determine outcomes after adjuvant radiotherapy for squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity and to correlate locoregional recurrence patterns with radiotherapy target volumes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All patients receiving adjuvant radiotherapy±chemotherapy after surgery with curative intent for oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma between 2007 and 2012 were retrospectively analysed. Locoregional recurrences were reconstructed on the planning computed tomography scan by both deformable image co-registration and by visual assessment...
October 3, 2016: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
Pierpaolo Busan, Giovanni Del Ben, Simona Bernardini, Giulia Natarelli, Marco Bencich, Fabrizio Monti, Paolo Manganotti, Piero Paolo Battaglini
Motor balance in developmental stuttering (DS) was investigated with Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), with the aim to define novel neural markers of persistent DS in adulthood. Eleven DS adult males were evaluated with TMS on tongue primary motor cortex, compared to 15 matched fluent speakers, in a "state" condition (i.e. stutterers vs. fluent speakers, no overt stuttering). Motor and silent period thresholds (SPT), recruitment curves, and silent period durations were acquired by recording tongue motor evoked potentials...
2016: PloS One
Hisae Honki, Takashi Iida, Osamu Komiyama, Manabu Masuda, Peter Svensson, Misao Kawara
This study investigated the effect of repeated tongue motor tasks on suprahyoid muscle activity and tongue pressure. Fourteen participants performed three series of a standardized tongue-lift training (TLT) task on each of five consecutive days. Electromyographic (EMG) activity from suprahyoid muscles and tongue pressure were recorded. In the first and third TLT series, participants were instructed only to target different force levels. During the second TLT series, visual feedback of the force level was given...
September 30, 2016: European Journal of Oral Sciences
Mohaddese Mahboubi
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: In Iranian Traditional Medicine, M. communis is a famous plant in treatment of oral ulcers and "Gholaa"- the ancient name of aphthous. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this review is to create a bridge between the traditional claims about the application of M. communis in treatment of "Gholaa" and its prescription for aphthous, the current form of "Gholaa" in modern medicine. METHODS: We extracted the information about the application of M...
September 29, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Parul Sinha, Pipkorn Patrik, Wade L Thorstad, Hiram A Gay, Bruce H Haughey
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of our study is to compare oncologic and functional outcomes of p16-positive oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) patients, in the presence and absence of planned radiation to the primary bed following transoral surgery (TOS), stratified by T-classification. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of 261, T1-T4, consecutively TOS-treated OPSCC patients. RESULTS: At a median follow-up of 61months, local recurrence (LR) occurred in 6 (2...
October 2016: Oral Oncology
Lauren B Bonzelaar, Anna M Salapatas, Michelle S Hwang, Crystal C Andrews, Naftali Y Price, Michael Friedman
OBJECTIVES: It is generally assumed that mouth opening decreases the hypopharyngeal cross-sectional area (HA) and that tongue protrusion (TP) increases the HA. We hypothesize that a substantial number of patients do not exhibit this expected pattern. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort conducted at a tertiary academic center. METHODS: With a flexible fiberoptic scope in position, the hypopharyngeal airway was visualized and assessed in 189 patients with the mouth closed...
September 30, 2016: Laryngoscope
Ji Hyuk Han, Mischelle J Suh, Jin Won Kim, Hyun Sang Cho, In Seok Moon
CONCLUSION: In this series, the split type hypoglossal-facial nerve anastomosis resulted in more favorable outcomes in terms of both facial function and tongue atrophy. OBJECTIVE: This study compared surgical techniques for hypoglossal-facial nerve anastomosis after schwannoma removal and evaluated which technique achieves better facial outcomes and less tongue morbidity. METHOD: This study included 14 patients who underwent hypoglossal-facial nerve anastomosis after schwannoma removal and were followed for more than 1 year...
August 12, 2016: Acta Oto-laryngologica
Mohit Kothari, Xuemei Liu, Lene Baad-Hansen, Abhishek Kumar, Guo Bin, Peter Svensson
The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of visual observational conditions on performance during a standardized tongue-protrusion training (TPT) task and to evaluate subject-based reports of helpfulness, disturbance, pain, and fatigue, due to the observational conditions on 0-10 numerical rating scales. Forty-eight healthy participants performed a 1-h standard TPT task. Participants were randomly assigned to one of the following three groups with different observational conditions: group 1, model observation (participants watched a prerecorded video showing standard TPT before optimal TPT being performed); group 2, self-observation (participants watched live video feedback of their own TPT performance); and group 3, control group (participants performed the TPT with no conditioning)...
September 29, 2016: European Journal of Oral Sciences
Sameep Kadakia, Alexander Ovchinsky
UNLABELLED: Achieving stable and desirable changes in tip rotation (TR) and tip projection (TP) is among the primary goals of modern day rhinoplasty. The tongue-in-groove (TIG) technique is one technique in rhinoplasty used to improve TR and/or TP. Performing TIG endonasally using a permanent suture can be quite cumbersome as the suture needs to be buried under the skin. We describe a variation of TIG technique for endonasal rhinoplasty using a permanent suture buried in small columellar skin incisions...
October 2016: Facial Plastic Surgery: FPS
Dania Bucchi, Fabrizio Stracci, Nicola Buonora, Giuseppe Masanotti
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections worldwide. Exposure to HPV is very common, and an estimated 65%-100% of sexually active adults are exposed to HPV in their lifetime. The majority of HPV infections are asymptomatic, but there is a 10% chance that individuals will develop a persistent infection and have an increased risk of developing a carcinoma. The International Agency for Research on Cancer has found that the following cancer sites have a strong causal relationship with HPV: cervix uteri, penis, vulva, vagina, anus and oropharynx, including the base of the tongue and the tonsils...
September 7, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
Monica Benvenuto, Rosanna Mattera, Laura Masuelli, Gloria Taffera, Orlando Andracchio, Ilaria Tresoldi, Paolo Lido, Maria Gabriella Giganti, Justyna Godos, Andrea Modesti, Roberto Bei
Racemic Gossypol [(±)-GOS], composed of both (-)-GOS and (+)-GOS, is a small BH3-mimetic polyphenol derived from cotton seeds. (±)-GOS has been employed and well tolerated by cancer patients. Head and neck carcinoma (HNC) represents one of the most fatal cancers worldwide, and a significant proportion of HNC expresses high levels of antiapoptotic Bcl-2 proteins. In this study, we demonstrate that (±)-GOS inhibits cell proliferation and induces apoptosis and autophagy of human pharynx, tongue, and salivary gland cancer cell lines and of mouse salivary gland cancer cells (SALTO)...
September 27, 2016: International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition
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