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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231979/otitis-media-with-effusion-in-the-boxer-a-report-of-seven-cases
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S Paterson
The aim of this study was to describe otitis media with effusion in seven boxers. All dogs presented with a range of clinical signs, which included head shaking, neurological dysfunction, pain on opening of the mouth and reduction in hearing ability. Otitis media was confirmed under general anaesthesia in each case by video-otoscopic identification of a bulging pars tensa and subsequent myringotomy, which revealed a tenacious mucus plug within the middle ear. Brainstem auditory evoked response thresholds were elevated in all affected ears...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203260/the-helsinki-face-transplantation-surgical-aspects-and-1-year-outcome
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Patrik Lassus, Andrew Lindford, Jyrki Vuola, Leif Bäck, Sinikka Suominen, Karri Mesimäki, Tommy Wilkman, Tuija Ylä-Kotola, Erkki Tukiainen, Hannu Kuokkanen, Jyrki Törnwall
BACKGROUND: Since 2005, at least 38 facial transplantations have been performed worldwide. We herein describe the surgical technique and 1-year clinical outcome in Finland's first face transplant case. METHODS: A 34-year-old male who had a severe facial deformity following ballistic trauma in 1999 underwent facial transplantation at the Helsinki University Hospital on 8th February 2016. Three-dimensional (3D) technology was used to manufacture donor and recipient patient-specific osteotomy guides and a donor face mask...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197441/no-evidence-suggests-that-the-clinical-effectiveness-of-conventional-occlusal-splints-is-superior-to-that-of-psychosocial-interventions-for-myofascial-tempromandibular-disorders-pain
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Redhwan Saleh Algabri, Ahmed Yaseen Alqutaibi
ARTICLE TITLE AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: A systematic review and meta-analysis of usual treatment versus psychosocial interventions in the treatment of myofascial temporomandibular disorder pain. Fan Roldán-Barraza C, Janko S, Villanueva J, Araya I, Lauer HC. J Oral Facial Pain Headache 2014;28(3):205-22. SOURCE OF FUNDING: Self-funding TYPE OF STUDY/DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis.
December 2017: Journal of Evidence-based Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182055/amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-presenting-as-the-temporomandibular-disorder-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Wen-Juh Hwang, Kevin Huang, Jehn-Shyun Huang
BACKGROUND: Spasticity and pain in the masticatory muscles or mouth opening limitation have been reported as early signs and symptoms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). These signs and symptoms are also frequently seen in, and thus mistaken for, temporomandibular disorders (TMD). CLINICAL PRESENTATION: The authors report a case of ALS initially presenting with signs and symptoms of TMD. The TMD was followed by dysarthria of insidious onset, leading to the diagnosis of ALS...
November 28, 2017: Cranio: the Journal of Craniomandibular Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151795/the-influence-of-occlusal-stabilization-appliances-on-cervical-dystonia-symptoms
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Camelia Navrotchi, Mîndra Eugenia Badea
Objectives: The aim of this study was to assess the therapeutic efficiency of the occlusal stabilization appliance (OSA) in patients with cervical dystonia (CD). Methods: The study included 11 patients aged between 29 and 80 years, 7 women and 4 men, diagnosed with primary CD. The patients underwent an extra- and intra-oral clinical examination, followed by para-clinical examinations, necessary for the specifications of the OSA. The following data were recorded: demographic parameters, CD duration, management of the disease, dental impression, recording of the centric relationship, recording of the position of the upper jaw with the facial bow...
2017: Clujul Medical (1957)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144240/trial-of-music-sucrose-and-combination-therapy-for-pain-relief-during-heel-prick-procedures-in-neonates
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Swapnil R Shah, Shahajahan Kadage, John Sinn
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effectiveness of music, oral sucrose, and combination therapy for pain relief in neonates undergoing a heel prick procedure. STUDY DESIGN: This randomized, controlled, blinded crossover clinical trial included stable neonates >32 weeks of postmenstrual age. Each neonate crossed over to all 3 interventions in random order during consecutive heel pricks. A video camera on mute mode recorded facial expressions, starting 2 minutes before until 7 minutes after the heel prick...
November 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121137/sweet-syndrome-induced-by-oral-acetaminophen-codeine-following-repair-of-a-facial-fracture
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Laurence M Bradley, Shauna P Higgins, Monee M Thomas, Ife J Rodney, Rebat M Halder
Sweet syndrome (SS), also known as acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis, is an uncommon condition that is clinically characterized by painful, well-demarcated, indurated, erythematous plaques or nodules that typically favor the head, neck, and arms, and are accompanied by fever. The disease is divided into several categories based on the underlying etiology, with the drug-induced variant comprising a rising number of the total cases and being reported in association with an increasing number of medications...
September 2017: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065902/treatment-of-orofacial-granulomatosis-a-case-report
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Maaz B Badshah, Saqib Walayat, Umair Ahmed, Sonu Dhillon, Sherri Yong, Sunanda Kane, Shoba Thievanayagam
BACKGROUND: Orofacial granulomatosis is a relatively recent term coined by Wiesenfield et al. in 1985 to define granulomatous lesions of oral mucosa without intestinal involvement. When it presents in a triad encompassing facial nerve palsy, lip swelling, and fissured or furrowed tongue it is called Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome while monosymptomatic or oligosymptomatic forms are referred to as granulomatous cheilitis. It is an uncommon clinicopathologic entity which is distinct from classic Crohn's disease...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023221/evaluation-of-the-effect-of-phototherapy-in-patients-with-mandibular-fracture-on-mandibular-dynamics-pain-edema-and-bite-force-a-pilot-study
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Leandro Lauriti, João Gualberto de Cerqueira Luz, Raquel Agnelli Mesquita-Ferrari, Kristianne Porta Santos Fernandes, Alessandro Melo Deana, Anna Carolina Ratto Tempestini Horliana, Larissa Costa-Santos, Aldo Brugnera Junior, Sandra Kalil Bussadori
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of phototherapy on bite force, facial swelling, mandibular movements, and pain in patients having undergone surgical treatment for mandibular fractures. BACKGROUND: These are among the predominant types of facial fractures, and treatment involving surgical fixation with titanium plates is one of the most common procedures in oral-maxillofacial surgery. Phototherapy has been used to accelerate the muscle healing process and significantly improves muscle regeneration by inducing the formation of new muscle fibers...
October 12, 2017: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990841/utilization-patterns-of-systemic-corticosteroid-use-for-chronic-rhinosinusitis
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Stacey T Gray, Katie M Phillips, Lloyd P Hoehle, Allen L Feng, Alisa Yamasaki, David S Caradonna, Ahmad R Sedaghat
OBJECTIVE: We sought to characterize the utilization pattern and factors associated with use of systemic corticosteroids for CRS. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study of 236 participants with CRS who were prospectively recruited. Participants reported the number of CRS-related oral corticosteroid courses taken in the last year. Baseline CRS symptomatology was measured using the 22-item Sinonasal Outcome Test (SNOT-22) and SNOT-22 sleep, nasal, otologic/facial pain and emotional subdomain scores...
October 9, 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987229/controversies-in-oral-and-maxillofacial-oncology
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REVIEW
Kyle S Ettinger, Jacob G Yetzer
Imaging studies are essential components of tumor diagnosis, staging, assessing tumor response to neoadjuvant and adjuvant therapies, and postoperative surveillance on completion of definitive treatment. Treatment of early stage clinically node negative oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma is controversial. Approximately 3% of all head and neck tumors arise within the parotid gland and most often within the superficial lobe, lateral to the facial nerve; about 80% are benign and most are pleomorphic adenoma. In patients with dry eyes failing multiple other treatment modalities and facing ongoing pain and loss of vision, microvascular transplant of the submandibular gland is a viable option...
November 2017: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955004/successful-treatment-of-mixed-mainly-cancer-pain-by-tramadol-preparations
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Shinji Kawahito, Tomohiro Soga, Naoji Mita, Shiho Satomi, Hiroyuki Kinoshita, Tomoko Arase, Akira Kondo, Hitoshi Miki, Kazumi Takaishi, Hiroshi Kitahata
The patient, a 70-year-old Japanese woman diagnosed with parotid gland cancer, underwent wide excision and reconstruction (facial nerve ablation, nerve transposition). At 1 month after the surgery, she was brought to our hospital's pain medicine department because her postoperative pain and cancer-related pain were poorly controlled. She had already been prescribed a tramadol (37.5 mg)/acetaminophen (325 mg) combination tablet (5 tablets/day). However, in addition to the continuous pain in her face and lower limbs, she was troubled by a trigeminal neuralgia-like prominence ache...
2017: Journal of Medical Investigation: JMI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953020/spontaneous-carotid-artery-dissection
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Daniel J Perez
Symptomatic spontaneous internal carotid artery dissection is responsible for up to 20% of strokes in patients under age 45 years. A carotid artery dissection occurs when arterial walls separate and create a false lumen. Risk factors include neck trauma, recent infection, family history, smoking, hypertension, oral contraceptives, migraine headaches, and connective tissue disease. Dissections can produce local pain, facial paralysis, and pupillary defects. Treatment includes anticoagulation and, in the event of pharmaceutical failure or recurrence, surgery...
October 2017: JAAPA: Official Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944220/determinants-for-further-wishes-for-cosmetic-and-reconstructive-interventions-in-1652-patients-with-surgical-treated-carcinomas-of-the-oral-cavity
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Henrik Holtmann, Simon Spalthoff, Nils-Claudius Gellrich, Jörg Handschel, Julian Lommen, Norbert R Kübler, Gertrud Krüskemper, Majeed Rana, Karoline Sander
BACKGROUND: The impairment of the appearance is a major problem for patients with carcinomas of the oral cavity. These patients want to recover their preoperative facial appearance. Some do not realize that this is not always possible and hence develop a desire for further cosmetic and reconstructive surgery (CRS) which often causes psychological problems. METHOD: The desire of patients for CRS (N = 410; 26%) has been acquired in this DÖSAK rehab study including multiple reasons such as medical, functional, aesthetic and psychosocial aspects...
December 2017: Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944126/oral-hygiene-practices-and-teeth-cleaning-techniques-among-medical-students
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Sajida Naseem, Syeda H Fatima, Haider Ghazanfar, Sana Haq, Najeeb A Khan, Moeez Mehmood, Ali Ghazanfar
Objectives Oral health is essential for general health and quality of life. It is a state of being free from mouth and facial pain, oral and throat cancer, oral infections and sores, periodontal disease, tooth decay, tooth loss, and other diseases and disorders that limit an individual's capacity to bite, chew, smile, and speak; it affects psychosocial well-being too. The objective of our study was to assess teeth cleaning techniques and oral hygiene practices among medical students. Methods The data of the study were collected in two stages...
July 18, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889233/adenoid-cystic-carcinoma-of-the-cavernous-sinus-otolaryngological-sequelae-of-therapy-case-report
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Edyta Dzięciołowska-Baran, Aleksandra Gawlikowska-Sroka
A 60-year-old woman, otherwise in a good health condition, was first admitted to the hospital with a year-long tingling sensations of the right half of the face, which gradually turned into severe neuralgia corresponding to maxillary (V2) and mandibular (V3) branches of the right trigeminal nerve. MRI scans of the head revealed an unusual hyperplastic or inflammatory changes along the brain base, cavernous sinus extending toward the pterygopalatine fossa, and lateral pterygoid on the right side. Meningioma was suspected and neuralgia was treated conservatively...
September 10, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833371/nurses-perceptions-of-pain-assessment-and-management-practices-in-neonates-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Tarja Pölkki, Anne Korhonen, Helena Laukkala
AIMS: This study aimed to describe pain assessment and management practices for neonates based on nurses' perceptions in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). DESIGN: A descriptive cross-sectional survey was conducted in Finland. METHODS: Of all nurses (N = 422) working in the NICUs in the country's five university hospitals, 294 responded to a questionnaire. The data were analysed by statistical methods. RESULTS: Nurses agreed that pain assessment is important, but over half of them reported being able to assess pain in a reliable way without using pain assessment scales...
August 22, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827979/trigeminal-neuralgia-glossopharyngeal-neuralgia-and-myofascial-pain-dysfunction-syndrome-an-update
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REVIEW
Mohammad Khan, Shamima Easmin Nishi, Siti Nazihahasma Hassan, Md Asiful Islam, Siew Hua Gan
Neuropathic pain is a common phenomenon that affects millions of people worldwide. Maxillofacial structures consist of various tissues that receive frequent stimulation during food digestion. The unique functions (masticatory process and facial expression) of the maxillofacial structure require the exquisite organization of both the peripheral and central nervous systems. Neuralgia is painful paroxysmal disorder of the head-neck region characterized by some commonly shared features such as the unilateral pain, transience and recurrence of attacks, and superficial and shock-like pain at a trigger point...
2017: Pain Research & Management: the Journal of the Canadian Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735259/observational-study-on-the-palatability-and-tolerability-of-oral-prednisolone-and-oral-dexamethasone-in-children-in-saudi-arabia-and-the-uk
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Fahad Aljebab, Mofadhi Alanazi, Imti Choonara, Sharon Conroy
BACKGROUND: Short-course oral corticosteroids are routinely used to treat acute asthma and croup. We evaluated their tolerability and palatability in Saudi Arabian (SA) and UK children. METHODS: Prospective observational/interview study (3 months in each country). Palatability was evaluated using a 5-point facial Hedonicscale and tolerability by direct questioning of patient/parents. RESULTS: In SA, of 122 patients (2-10 years) recruited, 52 received prednisolone base tablets, 37 prednisolone sodium phosphate syrup and 33 received dexamethasone elixir...
July 22, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728082/oral-infections-comorbidities-and-sensory-evidences-in-elderly-cross-sectional-study
#20
Nathalia Santos Viana Silva, Luciana Alvarenga da Silva, Omar Jaluul, Wilson Jacob-Filho, Silvia Regina Dowgan Tesseroli de Siqueira
BACKGROUND: Oral infections affect the general health and overlap with chronic diseases due to infectious-immune mechanisms. On the other side, sensory abnormalities may be symptoms of this association. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the prevalence of oral infections, comorbidities, health parameters and sensory abnormalities in elderly patients. METHODS: Thirty (30) elderly with mean age 70.4 yo, distributed according to ages were evaluated with a protocol that included demographics, comorbidities, medications, laboratory tests, blood pressure, heart rate, mini-mental state examination, clinical oral evaluation and systematized sensory testing (gustative, olfactory, thermal, mechanical and pain thresholds)...
July 1, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
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