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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853144/prosthodontic-management-of-maxillofacial-cases-a-case-series
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James Dudley, Fiza Mughal, Elena Hotinski, Melati Mahmud
Maxillo-facial prosthetics is an important and recognised sub-discipline of prosthodontics that forms a key component of postgraduate training programs. General dentists have a role to play in the management of maxillo-facial defect patients even though treatment usually requires a multidisciplinary approach in an institutional environment. Maxillo-facial prosthetic cases frequently present with complex histories but simple patient goals. The conservatively managed implant-retained auricular prosthesis, speech aid prosthesis and orbital prosthesis cases described in this report were completed in a postgraduate clinical residency program and highlight the intrinsic complexities, challenges and ultimately satisfaction related to cases of this nature...
August 29, 2017: Australian Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843407/the-feasibility-of-cold-atmospheric-plasma-in-the-treatment-of-complicated-wounds-in-cranio-maxillo-facial-surgery
#2
Stefan Hartwig, Saskia Preissner, Jan Oliver Voss, Moritz Hertel, Christian Doll, Richard Waluga, Jan Dirk Raguse
BACKGROUND: Compromised wound healing in cranio-maxillo-facial surgery is a threat to the patient's rehabilitation. Therapy of chronic and/or infected wounds is time- and cost-consuming, burdensome and occasionally futile. Cold atmospheric plasma is a new approach that promises to overcome these limitations. The aim of this proof-of-concept study was to evaluate the clinical outcome of cold plasma irradiation in patients with impaired wound healing who are refractory to conservative wound therapy and/or revision surgery...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732777/how-useful-is-3d-printing-in-maxillofacial-surgery
#3
A Louvrier, P Marty, A Barrabé, E Euvrard, B Chatelain, E Weber, C Meyer
INTRODUCTION: 3D printing seems to have more and more applications in maxillofacial surgery (MFS), particularly since the release on the market of general use 3D printers several years ago. The aim of our study was to answer 4 questions: 1. Who uses 3D printing in MFS and is it routine or not? 2. What are the main clinical indications for 3D printing in MFS and what are the kinds of objects that are used? 3. Are these objects printed by an official medical device (MD) manufacturer or made directly within the department or the lab? 4...
September 2017: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706792/simultaneous-maxillomandibular-distraction-osteogenesis-in-hemifacial-microsomia-report-of-7-cases
#4
Divya Mehrotra, Debraj Howladar, Dichen P Bhutia
INTRODUCTION: The goal in treating Hemifacial microsomia (HFM) is to improve facial symmetry, allow functional jaw movement, obtain stable occlusion, and achieve patient satisfaction. This study was planned with an aim to assess the outcome of simultaneous maxillomandibular distraction osteogenesis in hemifacial microsomia. MATERIAL & METHODS: Seven patients with hemifacial microsomia were included in this study and demographic data was obtained. Simultaneous maxillo-mandibular distraction was planned for correction of maxillary cant, vertical ramal lengthening and midline, by performing unilateral mandibular osteotomy in ramus and distractor fixation, a Le Fort I osteotomy, with fixation at contralateral zygomatic buttress and intermaxillary elastics...
May 2017: Journal of Oral Biology and Craniofacial Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645317/facial-soft-tissue-response-to-maxillo-mandibular-advancement-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome-patients
#5
Julio Cifuentes, Christian Teuber, Alfredo Gantz, Ariel Barrera, Gholamreza Danesh, Nicolas Yanine, Carsten Lippold
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 23, 2017: Head & Face Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511419/nasal-nk-t-cell-lymphoma-presenting-with-perforation-of-palate-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#6
Shreyas N Shah, Priyank R Mistry, Girish R Chauhan, Vishal Chauhan, Jayshankar Pillai
Nasal Natural Killer (NK)/T cell lymphoma, commonly mentioned in the literature as Lethal Midline Granuloma (LMG) is an unusual pathology of the oro-maxillo-facial region characterized by aggressive and progressive destruction of the face, nose, palate and pharynx. This disease is now classified as a T-cell lymphoma based on modern cytogenetics, immunologic and molecular studies. However, it is mentioned in various literatures by various names. Here, we present one such clinically diagnosed, histopathologically and immunologically confirmed case of LMG, designated as NK/T cell lymphoma in a 56-year-old male...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486090/self-citation-rate-and-impact-factor-in-the-field-of-plastic-and-reconstructive-surgery
#7
Shimpei Miyamoto
BACKGROUND: Journal ranking based on the impact factor (IF) can be distorted by self-citation. The aim of this study is to investigate the present status of self-citation in the plastic surgery journals and its effect on the journals' IFs. METHODS: IF, IF without self-citations (corrected IF), self-cited rate, and self-citing rate for 11 plastic surgery journals were investigated from 2009-2015, by reviewing the Journal Citation Report(®). The correlations of the IF with the self-cited rate and the self-citing rate were statistically assessed...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434964/reconstruction-of-cranial-vault-defect-with-polyetheretherketone-implants
#8
Pierre Brandicourt, Franck Delanoé, Franck-Emmanuel Roux, Florian Jalbert, David Brauge, Frédéric Lauwers
OBJECT: Reconstruction of a cranial vault defect is a frequent challenge in neurosurgery. Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) is used in many types of prostheses and has been employed for 10 years in our institution (University Hospital of Toulouse, France). The objectives of this study are to describe the benefits and drawbacks of reconstructing the cranial vault defect with a PEEK prosthesis. METHODS: Clinical data of the 37 patients who received a reconstruction with a custom-made PEEK prosthesis from 2007-2015 were retrospectively analysed...
September 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434895/the-use-of-endoprotheses-for-patients-with-complex-asymmetry-a-clinical-case-study
#9
Mónica Umana, Thierry Piral
Facial asymmetry requires multidisciplinary management. In some cases, predictable problems due to congenital abnormalities can be corrected by early orthodontic treatment. Orthodontics is nevertheless often part of an orthosurgical treatment plan. The solutions are conventional and familiar: maxillomandibular rotation osteotomy and genioplasty. Many cases can be treated in this way, but there is often persistent residual asymmetry due to loss of volume that is not corrected by these techniques. The use of maxillo-acial endoprostheses designed on the basis of three-dimensional craniofacial analyses can rebalance volumes simply and with due regard to the patient's anatomy...
April 20, 2017: International Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142354/the-use-of-three-dimensional-printing-technology-in-orthopaedic-surgery
#10
Tak Man Wong, Jimmy Jin, Tak Wing Lau, Christian Fang, Chun Hoi Yan, Kelvin Yeung, Michael To, Frankie Leung
Three-dimensional (3-D) printing or additive manufacturing, an advanced technology that 3-D physical models are created, has been wildly applied in medical industries, including cardiothoracic surgery, cranio-maxillo-facial surgery and orthopaedic surgery. The physical models made by 3-D printing technology give surgeons a realistic impression of complex structures, allowing surgical planning and simulation before operations. In orthopaedic surgery, this technique is mainly applied in surgical planning especially revision and reconstructive surgeries, making patient-specific instruments or implants, and bone tissue engineering...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126503/-pathophysiology-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome-and-its-cardiometabolic-consequences
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REVIEW
Marie Destors, Renaud Tamisier, Louis-Marie Galerneau, Patrick Lévy, Jean-Louis Pepin
Obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) is characterized by recurrent partial or complete pharyngeal collapses during sleep. The pathophysiology of OSAS is complex and multifactorial. Factors influencing upper airway patency include a reduction in upper airway dimensions that can result from both anatomical and functional alterations (obesity, fluid shift or maxillo-facial structural changes), and increased pharyngeal collapsibility owing to reduced neuromuscular compensation and lack of the pharyngeal protective reflex during sleep...
April 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122135/programmed-cell-death-1-expression-correlates-with-disease-severity-and-il-5-in-chronic-rhinosinusitis-with-nasal-polyps
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I Kortekaas Krohn, S Bobic, J Dooley, F Lan, N Zhang, C Bachert, B Steelant, D M Bullens, A Liston, J L Ceuppens, S F Seys, P W Hellings
BACKGROUND: Programmed cell death-1 (PD-1) is a negative regulator of T-cell responses. Expression of PD-1 and its ligands PD-L1 and PD-L2 in chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) is poorly studied. METHODS: Expression of PD-1, PD-L1, PD-L2, TGF-β, IL-5, and IL-10 mRNA was measured by real-time quantitative PCR on tissue homogenates of patients with CRSwNP (n = 21) and healthy controls (n = 21) and on primary epithelial cells. Disease severity was scored using the Lund-Mackay scores of maxillofacial computed tomography (CT) scans...
June 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116943/dental-trauma-and-bicycle-safety-a-report-in-italian-children-and-adolescents
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Francesca Amadori, Elena Bardellini, Alessandro Copeta, Giulio Conti, Valerio Villa, Alessandra Majorana
OBJECTIVES: This retrospective study aims to analyze the pattern of oro-facial trauma from bicycle accidents in Italian children and adolescents, focusing on the safety devices used. METHODS: The medical records of 1405 patients of the Dental Clinic of the University of Brescia, between the age of 0 to 18, who experienced a dento-facial trauma from the use of a bicycle, were analyzed. Data regarding age, gender, weight, height, dominant hand, type of bicycle, use of safety devices, location and type of dental trauma, teeth involved, bone fractures and soft tissue lesions were recorded...
April 2017: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049604/evaluating-tumour-after-care-in-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-insights-into-patients-health-related-quality-of-life
#14
Oliver Bissinger, Andrea Rau, Steffen Koerdt, Klaus-Dietrich Wolff, Marco Rainer Kesting, Carolin Götz
INTRODUCTION: Tumour aftercare (tac) is an essential tool in oncology. The main aim of these follow ups is to diagnose recurrence and second tumours from the beginning. Tac appointments can create a special environment for patients' further concerns. The purpose of the current study was to evaluate tac of patients diagnosed with OSCC and to investigate their health related quality of life (hrql). MATERIAL AND METHODS: A German questionnaire was created by two maxillo-facial surgeons with several years of tac experience...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27958596/lipofilling-as-refinement-procedure-in-maxillo-mandibular-malformations
#15
D Cervelli, G Gasparini, A Moro, S Pelo, E Foresta, F Grussu, G D'Amato, P De Angelis, G Saponaro
Maxillo-mandibular asymmetry has numerous aetiologies: congenital, traumatic, iatrogenic and post-oncologic. Patients with congenital dentofacial malformations are generally submitted to orthognathic surgery and/or additional procedures (genioplasty, alloplastic implants) with satisfactory results. However, despite achieving skeletal symmetry, noticeable facial asymmetry may persist.This study was performed in 45 patients (29 women and 16 men) operated between December 2012 and June 2014. All patients were affected by maxilla-mandibular asymmetry and underwent orthognatic surgery for hard tissue correction of the deformity...
October 2016: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27726836/-normal-and-pathologic-mandible-development-practical-deductions-in-maxillo-dento-facial-orthopedics
#16
Jean-Michel Salagnac
INTRODUCTION: The mandible consists of different segments, each of which possess its own specific characteristics regarding emergence, ossification during growth and pathologies. Orthodontists need to be very familiar with these developmental anomalies if they are to avoid failure in their orthopedic or orthodontic treatments and in order to understand the reasons for the lack of success of "conventional" treatments. Each segment must develop correctly if the mandible is to achieve optimal development and occupy a normal position within the cranio-facial complex...
September 2016: L' Orthodontie Française
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27665949/morphometric-analysis-of-the-mandible-in-the-durban-metropolitan-population-of-south-africa
#17
Sundika Ishwarkumar, Pathmavathie Pillay, Mohammed Rashid Haffajee, Kapil Sewsaran Satyapal
The identification of an individual from skeletal remains plays a vital role in forensic investigation as it is essential for the identification of the individual's age, sex, and/or race and further analysis. Skeletal characteristics differ from one population group to another since population-specific osteometric standards exist for sex determination. Since the mandible is the largest, strongest and most durable compact facial bone, it is the best preserved after death. While sexual dimorphism of the mandible is indicated by its shape and size, morphometric analysis is more accurate in the determination of sex from the skull...
September 26, 2016: Folia Morphologica (Warsz)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27566879/-traumatic-optic-neuropathy-report-of-8-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
#18
REVIEW
A Le Guern, C Marks-Delesalle, L Borry, J Chekroun, C Ciocanea, C Gruchala, L Gogneaux, A Lossouarn, J M Mery, L Nielloud, V Vasseur, S Defoort-Dhelemmes
Although underestimated, visual involvement is among the most frequent neurological complications of head trauma. There is no consensus in the management of these patients and visual recovery is uncertain. The goal of our study is to describe the clinical presentation and the clinical course of traumatic optic neuropathy in patients with head or maxillo-facial trauma. The clinical records of 8 patients, treated from November 2007 to March 2012, were reviewed in the department of ophthalmology (visual testing) of the university regional medical center in Lille...
September 2016: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27547064/assessing-the-prevalence-of-paranasal-sinuses-anatomical-variants-in-patients-with-sinusitis-using-cone-beam-computer-tomography
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Raluca Ancuta Roman, Mihaela Hedeşiu, Mirela Gersak, Floarea Fidan, Grigore Băciuţ, Mihaela Băciuţ
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: To asses, by using the Cone Beam CT (CBCT) reformatted images, the presence of anatomical variants of the sinonasal cavities and to determine the correlation of these variations with the onset of maxillary sinus inflammations. METHOD: The study is a retrospective one and consists of the investigation of 130 patients with CBCT imaging, patients that were referred to the Maxillo-Facial Clinic, Radiology Department of the Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Cluj-Napoca, for clinical symptoms of sinusitis within a period of 24 months...
2016: Clujul Medical (1957)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27533711/c-mac-videolaryngoscope-compared-with-direct-laryngoscopy-for-rapid-sequence-intubation-in-an-emergency-department-a-randomised-clinical-trial
#20
Simon Sulser, Dirk Ubmann, Martin Schlaepfer, Martin Brueesch, Georg Goliasch, Burkhardt Seifert, Donat R Spahn, Kurt Ruetzler
BACKGROUND: Airway management in the emergency room can be challenging when patients suffer from life-threatening conditions. Mental stress, ignorance of the patient's medical history, potential cervical injury or immobilisation and the presence of vomit and/or blood may also contribute to a difficult airway. Videolaryngoscopes have been introduced into clinical practice to visualise the airway and ultimately increase the success rate of airway management. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that the C-MAC videolaryngoscope improves first-attempt intubation success rate compared with direct laryngoscopy in patients undergoing emergency rapid sequence intubation in the emergency room setting...
December 2016: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
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