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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432824/brief-communication-an-analysis-of-dental-development-in-pleistocene-homo-using-skeletal-growth-and-chronological-age
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Maja Šešelj
OBJECTIVES: This study takes a new approach to interpreting dental development in Pleistocene Homo in comparison with recent modern humans. As rates of dental development and skeletal growth are correlated given age in modern humans, using age and skeletal growth in tandem yields more accurate dental development estimates. Here, I apply these models to fossil Homo to obtain more individualized predictions and interpretations of their dental development relative to recent modern humans...
April 22, 2017: American Journal of Physical Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430896/evidence-of-secular-trend-in-mandibular-pubertal-growth
#2
Raphael Patcas, Daniel B Wiedemeier, Goran Markic, Philipp Beit, Heidi Keller
Background: During puberty, mandibular growth follows a growth curve comparable to somatic growth. This study aimed to review the relationship between mandibular pubertal peak height velocity (PHV) and skeletal age, and to investigate the possibility of a secular trend. Methods: Retrospective analysis was performed of two historical craniofacial growth studies (Denver Growth Study; observational time: 1943-1965, and Zurich Growth Study; observational time: 1982-1984) of healthy untreated subjects...
April 20, 2017: European Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422345/therapeutic-efficacy-of-twin-block-and-fixed-oral-appliances-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome
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George Umemoto, Hideo Toyoshima, Yuji Yamaguchi, Naoko Aoyagi, Chikara Yoshimura, Kouta Funakoshi
PURPOSE: To compare the efficacy of twin-block (i.e., allows mouth opening) and fixed (i.e., maintains mouth closure) mandibular advancement splints (MASs) for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: From 2011 to 2013, 23 patients with OSA in the twin-block group, and from 2013 to 2015, 29 patients in the fixed MAS group were included. All patients underwent polysomnography before and after 3 months of treatment. The two sets of polysomnographic and cephalometric variables were compared...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Prosthodontics: Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416157/dentoskeletal-sequellae-after-wearing-of-a-mandibular-advancement-device-in-an-osahs-setting
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Amélie Laborde, Cyrille Tison, Elodie Drumez, Emilie Garreau, Joël Ferri, Gwenaël Raoul
Mandibular advancement devices (MAD) are recommended in certain cases for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea and hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS). The aim of this study was to make a retrospective investigation into the dental and skeletal effects in patients suffering from OSAHS after wearing an MAD, and according to the type of device, rigid or semi-rigid. Cephalometric criteria on lateral cephalograms before and after at least 6 months of treatment were analyzed. Twenty-two patients were included. We observed average labial tipping of the lower incisors (+4...
April 13, 2017: International Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416096/treatment-outcomes-of-archwise-distraction-osteogenesis-in-mandibular-dentoalveolar-retrognathia-cases
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C Yöndem, Y B Acar, B C Şener, A N Erverdi
The aim of this study was to describe the treatment of class II malocclusion by sagittal advancement of the alveolar bone in the symphyseal area using an intraoral archwise distractor device and to determine the effects of this method on the dentoalveolar complex. Fifteen patients (10 female, five male) aged 16-20 years with a class II division 2 malocclusion, characterized by mandibular dentoalveolar retrusion and a prominent chin, underwent archwise alveolar distraction in the anterior mandible. Lateral cephalometric radiographs were obtained before distraction (T0), after 6 weeks of consolidation (T1), and after debonding (T2)...
April 13, 2017: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407779/histologic-effects-of-mandibular-protrusion-splints-in-antigen-induced-tmj-arthritis-in-rabbits
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Julia von Bremen, Kernt Köhler, Krystyna Siudak, Daniel Zahner, Sabine Ruf
BACKGROUND: Although it is common clinical practice to treat children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) with functional appliances, the scientific evidence for this is limited. The aim of this study was to study the histologic effects of mandibular protrusion splints in temporomandibular joint (TMJ) arthritis in rabbits. METHODS: Twenty-eight ten-week old New Zealand white rabbits were randomly divided into four groups: AO (TMJ arthritis, no splint), AS (TMJ arthritis, mandibular splint advancement), OS (no arthritis, mandibular splint advancement) and OO (no arthritis, no splint)...
April 13, 2017: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391077/modified-technique-used-for-sagittal-splitting-of-the-mandible
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T Loncle, P Bontemps, M Bénaicha
Sagittal osteotomy of the mandible is the most common orthognathic surgery procedure. The drawbacks of this technique are: nerve disturbance, the common formations of a pre-angular notch after mandibular advancement, and the impossibility of lowering the mandibular angle bicortically. The goal of the described technique is to maintain the basal mandibular edge and the internal valve in one single piece. This split prevents unsightly notches appearing after mandibular advancement and it moves down the mandibular angle during counterclockwise rotation and does not increase the intergonial distance...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390826/estimation-of-date-of-death-through-wound-healing-of-an-extraction-socket-a-case-report
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Joan Viciano, Ruggero D'Anastasio, Cristian D'Ovidio, Sara Costantini, Aldo Carnevale, Luigi Capasso
Surgical extraction of teeth due to dental pathologies is a relatively common procedure in modern man. The healing of the wound that results occurs in gradual and sequential stages, such that the analysis of this repair process can be very useful in forensic investigations on human remains. The following study reports on a particular case where the remodeling of a tooth socket allowed an estimation of the time that had elapsed from the day of the surgical extraction of the tooth to the time of death. The corpse was that of a woman of 34 years...
March 27, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388398/transalveolar-osteotomy-of-the-mandibular-canal-wall-for-the-treatment-of-severely-atrophied-posterior-mandible
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Eduardo Anitua, Sabino Padilla, Mohammad H Alkhraisat
PURPOSE: Treatment of severe bone atrophy of the posterior mandible requires an advanced surgical bone augmentation technique. This report describes a minimally invasive approach for a residual alveolar height less than 5 mm. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective case series was conducted in a single private dental clinic. Outcome variables were dental implant survival rate, intraoperative complications, occurrence of neurosensory disturbances, and marginal bone loss...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365810/a-retrospective-cephalometric-investigation-of-two-fixed-functional-orthodontic-appliances-in-class-ii-treatment-functional-mandibular-advancer-vs-herbst-appliance
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Gero Stefan Michael Kinzinger, Jörg Alexander Lisson, Linda Frye, Ulrich Gross, Jan Hourfar
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study is to compare skeletal and dental changes in class II patients treated with fixed functional appliances (FFA) that pursue different biomechanical concepts: (1) FMA (Functional Mandibular Advancer) from first maxillary molar to first mandibular molar through inclined planes and (2) Herbst appliance from first maxillary molar to lower first bicuspid through a rod-and-tube mechanism. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-two equally distributed patients were treated with FMA (21) and Herbst appliance (21), following a single-step advancement protocol...
April 1, 2017: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357105/osteonecrosis-of-the-jaw-associated-with-everolimus-a-case-report
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Daigo Yamamoto, Yu Tsubota, Toshiki Utsunomiya, Noriko Sueoka, Aiko Ueda, Kayoko Endo, Katsuhiro Yoshikawa, Masanori Kon
Everolimus, a mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitor, has recently been approved for the treatment of metastatic estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer, at a daily dose of 10 mg in combination with exemestane. Osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) is a rare but severe condition, characterized by exposed necrotic bone, and is associated with various drugs that are often used to treat advanced malignancies. We herein report the case of a patient with breast cancer who developed ONJ during treatment with everolimus, which improved after discontinuation of the drug...
February 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351658/pharyngeal-airway-space-and-hyoid-bone-positioning-after-different-orthognathic-surgeries-in-skeletal-class-ii-patients
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Chunmiao Jiang, Yating Yi, Chunxiao Jiang, Shanbao Fang, Jun Wang
PURPOSE: To obtain good profiles, patients with severe skeletal Class II malocclusion require orthognathic surgery, which might change their airway space and, hence, influence their quality of sleep. The present study aimed to 1) determine the effect of different orthognathic surgeries on pharyngeal airway space and hyoid bone position in patients with skeletal Class II malocclusion and 2) evaluate the stability of changes in the pharyngeal airway space and hyoid bone position after orthognathic surgeries...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346652/treatment-success-with-titratable-thermoplastic-mandibular-advancement-devices-for-obstructive-sleep-apnea-a-comparison-of-patient-characteristics
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Tang-Chuan Wang, Yung-An Tsou, Yi-Fan Wu, Chia-Chang Huang, Wesley Wen-Yang Lin, Yu-Fen Li, Michael Yuan-Chien Chen, Chih-Jaan Tai, Ming-Hsui Tsai
A titratable thermoplastic mandibular advancement device (MAD) is clearly an effective treatment option in some patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Determining which patients may be more likely to respond to treatment with thermoplastic MADs and to adhere to treatment would be of obvious clinical relevance. This was an experimental descriptive study (N = 60). Patients with OSA were instructed to wear a titratable thermoplastic MAD for 3 months. Treatment success was defined as a ≥50% reduction from baseline in the apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) or AHI <10 when wearing MAD...
March 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343736/three-dimensional-facial-changes-correlated-with-sagittal-jaw-movements-in-patients-with-class-iii-skeletal-deformities
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M Verdenik, N Ihan Hren
The aim of this prospective study was to correlate the postoperative 3-dimensional facial changes in skeletal class III deformity with sagittal jaw movements in 84 patients who had been treated by one piece Le Fort I maxillary advancement only (n=18), mandibular setback only (n=38), or both procedures (n=28). At the times of evaluation before and six months after operation all patients had fixed orthodontic appliances. Soft tissue changes were evaluated on optical 3-dimensional scans, while lateral cephalograms were superimposed to assess sagittal jaw movements...
March 23, 2017: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337986/simultaneous-treatment-of-temporomandibular-joint-ankylosis-with-severe-mandibular-deficiency-by-standard-tmj-prosthesis
#15
YiHui Hu, LuZhu Zhang, DongMei He, Chi Yang, MinJie Chen, ShanYong Zhang, Hui Li, Edward Ellis Iii
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) ankylosis is a refractory disease that is difficult to predictably treat. This study evaluated the prognosis of using standard alloplastic TMJ prostheses for the treatment of TMJ ankylosis in Chinese patients with severe mandibular deficiency. Patients treated from 2013 to 2015 were reviewed. The computer-aided design and manufacture (CAD/CAM) technique was used to guide bony mass removal and locate the TMJ prosthesis (Biomet, USA). Eleven patients were included in this study. All prostheses were successfully installed and stabilized intraoperatively...
March 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330579/vertical-ramus-elongation-and-mandibular-advancement-by-endobuccal-approach-presentation-of-a-new-osteotomy-technique
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F Grimaud, H Bertin, F Fauvel, P Corre, J-P Perrin
INTRODUCTION: Several surgical procedures have been proposed for the treatment of hyperdivergent dentoskeletal deformities. We propose a new osteotomy technique allowing for lengthening and advancement of the mandibular ramus by intra-oral approach. SURGICAL PROCEDURE: This technique differs from the conventional sagittal split osteotomyin that which the anterior osteotomy line is not continued until the basilar edge but stopped 5-6mm above it. Cutting of the pterygomasseteric sling is systematically done allowing for the lowering of the mandibular angle...
February 2017: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318167/-changes-in-ultrastructure-and-bone-morphogenetic-protein-expression-in-reconstructed-mandibular-condylar-cartilage-under-continuous-mandibular-advancement-in-adult-rats
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Yang Shuai, Li Xue, Gao Jie, Cai Yizhi, Li Ronghui, Wang Mingguo
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the reconstructed mandibular condylar cartilage and the ultrastructural variations in mandibular condylar cartilage in adult rats as a result of mandibular advancement. METHODS: Thirty 9-week-old male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into experimental and control groups. Rats in the experimental group were subjected to mandibular advancement. Rats were sacrificed on days 3, 7, 14, 21, 30. Sections were cut from condyles, and bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2) expression in condylar cartilage was examined through immunohistochemical analysis...
December 1, 2016: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299260/controlling-the-vector-of-distraction-osteogenesis-in-the-management-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Dekel Shilo, Omri Emodi, Dror Aizenbud, Adi Rachmiel
BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in individuals with craniofacial anomalies can compromise airway and is a serious life-threatening condition. In many cases, tracheostomy is carried out as the treatment of choice. Distraction osteogenesis of the mandible as a treatment modality for OSA is very useful and may spare the need for tracheostomy or allow decannulation, yet controlling the vector of distraction is still a major challenge. We present a method for controlling the vector of distraction...
July 2016: Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299255/changes-in-posterior-airway-space-and-mandibular-plane-hyoid-distance-following-mandibular-advancement-do
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Pushpa Kumari, S K Roy, Indranil Dev Roy, A K Rajput, M P Prasanna Kumar, Sanjeev Datana, Serat Rahman
AIM: To study the changes in posterior airway space (PAS) and mandibular plane hyoid (MPH) distance following mandibular advancement using distraction osteogenesis (DO). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A prospective study was conducted at a tertiary care dental center from May 2009 to May 2014. Twenty-five consecutively operated patients of mandibular hypoplasia who underwent mandibular advancement using distraction with at least 12 months follow-up were included in the study...
July 2016: Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294380/oral-appliance-therapy-versus-nasal-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial-on-self-reported-symptoms-of-common-sleep-disorders-and-sleep-related-problems
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Maria Nikolopoulou, Anna Byraki, Jari Ahlberg, Martijn W Heymans, H L Hamburger, Jan De Lange, Frank Lobbezoo, Ghizlane Aarab
Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is associated with several sleep disorders and sleep-related problems. Therefore, the aim of this study was to compare the effects of a mandibular advancement device (MAD) with those of nasal continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP) on self-reported symptoms of common sleep disorders and sleep-related problems in mild and moderate OSAS patients. In this randomized placebo-controlled trial sixty-four OSAS patients (52.0± 9.6 years) were randomly assigned to an MAD, nCPAP or an intra-oral placebo appliance in a parallel design...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
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