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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333767/-clinical-applications-of-periodontal-gingival-surgery-%C3%A2-autogenous-grafts
#1
Erjia Mao
The field of periodontics has become increasingly discussed and advanced in recent decades. The techniques of periodontal soft tissue grafts are among these advancements. The techniques have been used more and more clinically not only in periodontics, but also in the areas of dental implantology, aesthetics, and orthodontics. In this article, we discuss the clinical indications and the advantages and disadvantages of several autogenous tissue grafts (e.g. pedical grafts, free gingival graft, and subepithelial connective tissue graft)...
December 1, 2017: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333394/evaluation-of-anti-wrinkle-effects-of-duoligo-composed-of-lactulose-and-galactooligosaccharides
#2
Eun Young Jung, Jung Il Kwon, Yang Hee Hong, Hyung Joo Suh
Currently, alternatives to prebiotics for skin treatment are receiving much interest. However, little is known about the efficacy of topically applied prebiotics in skin anti-aging. This study was conducted to observe the anti-aging effects of DuOligo, which is composed of lactulose and galactooligosaccharides (GOS). We investigated wrinkle-related parameters by quantitative and qualitative skin evaluation in healthy women who consumed DuOligo for 8 weeks. The double-blind, randomized, and placebo-controlled study included subjects who were divided into two groups (Placebo: dextrin 4...
December 2017: Preventive Nutrition and Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332500/microstructure-and-mechanical-properties-of-porous-titanium-structures-fabricated-by-electron-beam-melting-for-cranial-implants
#3
Khaja Moiduddin
The traditional methods of metallic bone implants are often dense and suffer from adverse reactions, biomechanical mismatch and lack of adequate space for new bone tissue to grow into the implant. The objective of this study is to evaluate the customized porous cranial implant with mechanical properties closer to that of bone and to improve the aesthetic outcome in cranial surgery with precision fitting for a better quality of life. Two custom cranial implants (bulk and porous) are digitally designed based on the Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine files and fabricated using additive manufacturing...
January 1, 2018: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329370/defining-normal-parameters-for-the-male-nipple-areola-complex-a-prospective-observational-study-and-recommendations-for-placement-on-the-chest-wall
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Dominic Yue, Lilli R L Cooper, Ryan Kerstein, Susan C Charman, Norbert V Kang
Background: The nipple-areola complex (NAC) is important aesthetically and functionally for both sexes. Methods for positioning the NAC in males are less well established in the literature compared to females but are just as important. Objectives: This study aims to determine the normal parameters for the male NAC, to review literature, and to present a reliable method for preoperative placement. Methods: Normal male patients, with no prior chest wall conditions, were prospectively recruited to participate...
January 10, 2018: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328534/split-thickness-skin-grafting-for-reconstruction-of-auricular-skin-defects-a-statistical-analysis
#5
Tobias Thuile, Lorenz Larcher, Barbara Gatscher, Karl Schwaiger, Jenny Deluca, Amgiad Fallaha, Lukas Tappeiner, Mario Puviani, Klaus Eisendle
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Surgical reconstruction following the removal of large malignant auricular lesions is challenging. While many options for defect closure have been described, in the elderly population usually affected flap surgery, long anesthesia times, patient compliance, and anticoagulant therapy pose additional risks. An alternative quick, simple, and effective method of defect closure is therefore highly desirable. The objective of the present study was to assess the aesthetic outcome, healing process, complications, and recurrence rates associated with unmeshed split-thickness skin grafts (STSGs) used for covering large auricular skin defects following cartilage-sparing skin cancer removal...
January 12, 2018: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328519/surface-modification-using-the-biomimetic-method-in-alumina-zirconia-porous-ceramics-obtained-by-the-replica-method
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André D R Silva, Willian R Rigoli, Denise Osiro, Daphne C R Mello, Luana M R Vasconcellos, Anderson O Lobo, Eliria M J A Pallone
The modification of biomaterials approved by the Food and Drug Administration could be an alternative to reduce the period of use in humans. Porous bioceramics are widely used as support structures for bone formation and repair. This composite has essential characteristics for an implant, including good mechanical properties, high chemical stability, biocompatibility and adequate aesthetic appearance. Here, three-dimensional porous scaffolds of Al2 O3 containing 5% by volume of ZrO2 were produced by the replica method...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327648/the-goniometer-device-special-equipment-designed-for-symmetric-mammoplasty-planning-and-photo-symmetry-analysis-technique
#7
Tahsin Görgülü
INTRODUCTION: Preoperative planning is an essential prerequisite for the success of plastic surgery. In procedures such as breast reduction, freehand drawings may be associated with a number of challenges during the determination of axes vertical and parallel to the surgical site. Furthermore, many procedures involve subjective maneuvers, such as attempts aimed at positioning both nipples on the same line and transferring nipple-areola complexes in a well-matched manner. Our newly designed instrument, that is, the goniometer (TG), aims to ensure metric measurements appropriate for the axes, and it may also be used in circumstances that require angle measurements...
January 1, 2018: Surgical Innovation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327617/presence-mourning-and-beauty-elements-of-analytic-process
#8
Henry C Markman
Analyst and patient occasionally arrive at moments of heightened meaning and aliveness. These moments can be transformative and lead to psychic change in the patient. They give life and arouse hope, and feel "real" in a new way, though often entailing emotional turbulence. Specific internal work must be done by the analyst to allow for and foster these experiences. This involves a kind of mourning process in the analyst that allows for "presence" and "availability" as described by Gabriel Marcel, and for the "at-one-ment" described by Bion...
December 2017: Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327355/non-occupational-allergic-contact-dermatitis-caused-by-long-lasting-nail-polish-kits-for-home-use-the-tip-of-the-iceberg
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María-Elena Gatica-Ortega, María-Antonia Pastor-Nieto, Rocío Gil-Redondo, Elena-Remedios Martínez-Lorenzo, Cristina Schöendorff-Ortega
BACKGROUND: Allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) from (meth)acrylates caused by long lasting nail polish (also known as "permanent", "semi-permanent" or "gel nail polish") has been described both in occupational and non-occupational settings. Inexpensive kits for home use have been available for purchase in many stores or through the Internet. OBJECTIVE: To report on several further cases of consumers sensitised to these nail products. METHODS: Patch test results and evaluation of ingredient labelling of products brought in by the patients...
January 12, 2018: Contact Dermatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326502/comparative-evaluation-of-platelet-rich-fibrin-with-connective-tissue-grafts-in-the-treatment-of-miller-s-class-i-gingival-recessions
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Sonam Mufti, Sarvagna Mayank Dadawala, Phoram Patel, Monali Shah, Deepak Harish Dave
Background: One of the most common aesthetic problem encountered in the field of periodontology is gingival recession, which is, perceived by the patients as increase in length of teeth. The treatment of buccal gingival recession is a common requirement due to aesthetic concern or root sensitivity. This study was planned to evaluate the efficacy of PRF membrane compared to that of CTG in Miller's class I gingival recessions. Materials and Methods: 32 sites with Miller's Class I gingival recessions, out of which 16 sites received PRF (test) and 16 sites received CTG (control)...
October 2017: Contemporary Clinical Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326460/aesthetic-dentistry-advancing-the-maxilla
#11
J Mew
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 12, 2018: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326443/aesthetic-possibilities-in-removable-prosthodontics-part-1-the-aesthetic-spectrum-from-perfect-to-personal
#12
J N Besford, A F Sutton
Patients requiring dentures are getting older and as a result can be difficult to treat owing to various co-morbidities. This series of papers presents an overview of the processes involved in making removable dentures which the patient considers to be functionally and aesthetically successful. We hope not only to provide technical suggestions but also to address the issue of the clinician's, technician's and dental nurse's relationships with the dentally depleted patient. It is increasingly clear from defence organisation reports that this has a decisive effect on the success of this fundamentally difficult enterprise ('The only branch of dentistry in which you are trying to attach something to nothing' [Hubert Aïche])...
January 12, 2018: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323407/behind-the-lines-toward-an-aesthetic-framework-for-psychoanalytic-psychotherapy
#13
Billie A Pivnick
This article describes the author's development of an aesthetic approach to psychoanalytic psychotherapy of patients suffering from traumatic levels of grief by describing her experiences as a patient, a therapist, and a consultant to the design firm that partnered with the National September 11 Memorial and Museum. Using Aristotle's On Poetics as an inspiration, this article explores the ways dialogical storytelling creates a therapeutic "action-plot" that transforms reversals of fortune. Attending to patients' first-person phenomenological experience (without attributing cause), therapists help them transform their losses by listening to their stories...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Clinical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322812/adjustment-to-finger-amputation-and-silicone-finger-prosthesis-use
#14
Zala Kuret, Helena Burger, Gaj Vidmar, Tomaz Maver
PURPOSE: Finger amputations are the most common amputations of upper limbs. They influence hand function, general functioning and quality of life. One of the possibilities for rehabilitation after finger amputation is fitting a silicone finger prosthesis. We wanted to evaluate the adjustment to amputation and prosthesis use in patients after finger amputation. METHODS: We included 42 patients with partial or complete single or multiple finger amputation of one hand who visited the outpatient clinic for prosthetics and orthotics at our institute and received a silicone prosthesis...
January 11, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322529/therapeutic-action-and-aesthetic-experience-resonance-and-reorganization
#15
Joan Wexler
Is there an aesthetic dimension to therapeutic action? The author proposes that while the arts, in this example, dance, can serve as a bridge to give form and expression to the ineffable for both the artist and the observer, language, especially metaphorical language, in the context of a resonating therapeutic relationship, similarly gives form and enhanced meaning to what has been felt but not yet understood. Even if the content is painful, the process of mutually creating a common language that reorganizes the mind is aesthetically pleasing...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Clinical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322251/rhinoplasty-lessons-from-errors-from-anatomy-and-experience-to-the-concept-of-sequential-primary-rhinoplasty
#16
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Y Saban
BACKGROUND: Reshaping the nose can be achieved following 3 main concepts: preservation and reshaping of normal anatomy, resection of nasal deformities, reconstruction of nasal framework. Time, experience and nasal anatomic knowledge are keys to understand nasal biomechanics. OBJECTIVES: To describe how experience and morphodynamic anatomy lead to a new concept of sequential primary rhinoplasty, resulting in reducing revision rhinoplasties. METHODS: Through 36 years' experience in different rhinoplasty procedures, 25 years in personal anatomic studies of the nose and reviewing the last 15 years including 600 patients who underwent new concepts in primary rhinoplasty out of 1200 patients operated during this period, the author analyzes how nasal anatomic layers, surgical approaches, and morphological effect of the time interact to modify the aesthetic results according to current rhinoplasty concepts...
January 10, 2018: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322191/the-himba-and-red-ochre-aesthetics-symbolism-and-adaptation
#17
Jinal Gandhi, Apoorva Trivedi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 1, 2018: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322117/oncoplastic-breast-conserving-surgery-aesthetic-satisfaction-and-oncological-outcomes
#18
Sevgi Kurt Yazar, Dinçer Altınel, Merdan Serin, Şefika Aksoy, Memet Yazar
Objective: Oncoplastic breast conserving surgery (BCS) involves radical excision of tumors while maintaining the natural breast contours. In this study, we present the results of the oncoplastic BCS surgeries performed in our clinic. Material and Methods: 13 breast cancer patients who had undergone oncoplastic BCS were included in this retrospective study. Postoperative photographs and retrospective chart reviews were used to evaluate the results. Aesthetic satisfaction level was verbally obtained from the patients...
January 2018: European Journal of Breast Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320921/benefits-and-risks-with-acellular-dermal-matrix-adm-and-mesh-support-in-immediate-breast-reconstruction-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#19
Håkan Hallberg, Svanheidur Rafnsdottir, Gennaro Selvaggi, Annika Strandell, Ola Samuelsson, Ida Stadig, Therese Svanberg, Emma Hansson, Richard Lewin
In modern implant-based immediate breast reconstruction, it has become common to use biological acellular dermal and synthetic matrices in combination with a tissue expander or an implant. The aim of this systematic review was to examine differences in recurrence of cancer, impact on oncological treatment, health related quality of life, complications and aesthetic outcome between matrix and no matrix in immediate breast reconstruction. Systematic searches, data extraction and assessment of methodological quality were performed according to predetermined criteria...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320592/injectable-non-animal-stabilized-hyaluronic-acid-as-a-skin-quality-booster-an-expert-panel-consensus
#20
Magda Belmontesi, Francesca De Angelis, Carlo Di Gregorio, Ivano Iozzo, Marina Romagnoli, Giovanni Salti, Matteo Tretti Clementoni
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is used extensively in aesthetic medicine thanks to its documented role in skin rejuvenation. The specific applications of HA-based products are not always fully acknowledged due to a lack of consistent recommendations. In this paper, the authors have summarized available published data on the range of applications of non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid (NASHA®) gel skin boosters (NSBs) in several anatomical areas and types of patient, as well as their own recommendations. Overall, the panel agreed that a standard initial protocol treatment of up to 3 sessions, followed by a maintenance schedule, would allow patients to improve and then preserve skin quality over time...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
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