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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777534/is-it-necessary-to-have-a-dentist-within-an-intensive-care-unit-team-report-of-a-randomised-clinical-trial
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Wanessa Teixeira Bellissimo-Rodrigues, Mayra Gonçalves Menegueti, Gilberto Gambero Gaspar, Hayala Cristina Cavenague de Souza, Maria Auxiliadora-Martins, Anibal Basile-Filho, Roberto Martinez, Fernando Bellissimo-Rodrigues
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of dental treatment in improving oral health in critical patients. METHODS: This randomised clinical trial was conducted in a general intensive care unit (ICU) at a tertiary care public facility from 1 January 2011 to 8 August 2013. Data from 254 adult patients staying in the ICU for 48 hours or more were analysed. The experimental group (n = 127) had access to dental treatment provided by a dentist four to five times a week, in addition to routine oral hygiene, whereas the control group (n = 127) had access only to routine oral hygiene, including topical application of chlorhexidine, provided by the ICU nursing staff...
May 18, 2018: International Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777524/mercury-involvement-in-neuronal-damage-and-in-neurodegenerative-diseases
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REVIEW
Veronica Lanza Cariccio, Annalisa Samà, Placido Bramanti, Emanuela Mazzon
Neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and multiple sclerosis are characterized by a chronic and selective process of neuronal cell death. Although the causes of neurodegenerative diseases remain still unknown, it is now a well-established idea that more factors, such as genetic, endogenous, and environmental, are involved. Among environmental causes, the accumulation of mercury, a heavy metal considered a toxic agent, was largely studied as a probable factor involved in neurodegenerative disease course...
May 18, 2018: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772451/a-15-years-survey-for-dental-malpractice-claims-in-rome-italy
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R Manca, V Bruti, S Napoletano, E Marinelli
INTRODUCTION: In recent years, dental malpractice claims seems to have increased dramatically worldwide without a clear explanation. The aim of our work is to shed more light on this phenomenon to better understand its magnitude and trend, and to point out possible critical factors that, if changed, can mitigate it. MATERIAL AND METHOD: 458 cases of dental malpractice sentenced by the civil court of Rome, Italy, from 2001 to 2015, were collected. Useful information was extracted, reported in a grid and statistically analyzed...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769418/application-of-stem-cells-in-denstistry-for-bone-regeneration
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R Brozek, M Kurpisz, R Koczorowski
Stem cells constitute a non-specialised cell pool able for proliferation, self-renewal and differentiation into progeny constantly replacing used up tissue and/or organ fragments. They have been observed to be present in many tissue reservoirs, including stomatognathic system. Oral cavity seems to be a particularly attractive stem cells' source as these cells are richly present and easily accessible in dental and periodontal tissues and they can be used for therapeutic purposes. Their application is also morally and ethically non-controversial...
February 2018: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768336/primary-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-in-the-maxilla-a-case-report
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Haixiao Zou, Haili Yang, Yuan Zou, Lang Lei, Li Song
RATIONALE: Lymphomas are the second most common non-epithelial malignant tumors in the oral and maxillofacial region. Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) develops at extranodal sites, and cases involving the maxilla account for less than 1% of all NHLs. We describe a case of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) in the maxilla, and highlight the clinical signs, symptoms, differential diagnosis, and appropriate treatment of DLBCL in the oral cavity and maxillofacial region. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 67-year-old woman was admitted to our surgical department with pain and swelling in her right upper posterior teeth for about six months...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765815/in-vitro-investigation-of-antimicrobial-activities-of-ethnomedicinal-plants-against-dental-caries-pathogens
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Mamta Besra, Vipin Kumar
The study aimed to evaluate the antimicrobial activity of medicinal plant extracts against the bacterial pathogens prominent in dental caries. A total of 20 plant species (herbs, shrubs and trees) belonging to 18 genera and 15 families were documented for dental caries. Antimicrobial activity of solvent extracts and essential oil from plants were determined by zone of inhibition on the growth of Streptococcus mutans (MTCC 497) and Lactobacillus acidophilus (MTCC 10307) using the agar well diffusion method. The results of in vitro antimicrobial assay prove that methanol is more successful in the extraction of phytochemicals from plant samples than aqueous solvent, as methanol extracts show higher antimicrobial activity than aqueous extracts against both the test pathogens...
May 2018: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763493/clinical-outcomes-of-vertical-distraction-osteogenesis-for-dental-implantation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Kai Zhao, Feng Wang, Wei Huang, Yiqun Wu
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical outcomes of vertical distraction osteogenesis (VDO) for patients with vertically deficient alveolar ridges in terms of (1) the cumulative implant survival rate, (2) bone gain, (3) bone resorption before and after implant insertion, and (4) complications. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An electronic search was conducted via MEDLINE (PubMed), EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library, complemented by manual searches, to identify eligible clinical studies of VDO before dental implantation...
May 2018: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761342/impact-of-oral-hygiene-and-socio-demographic-factors-on-dental-caries-in-a-suburban-population-in-nigeria
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T A Oyedele, A D Fadeju, Y I Adeyemo, C L Nzomiwu, A M Ladeji
AIM: This was to determine dental caries determinants in the study participants. METHODOLOGY: This was a secondary data study extracted from primary data through a school-based study that recruited students from primary and secondary schools in a suburban population in Nigeria. The variables included age, gender, socio-economic status, oral hygiene status, type of parenting, birth rank, family size and presence of dental caries. The diagnosis of dental caries was based on the World Health Oral Health Survey recommendations while oral hygiene was determined using simplified-oral hygiene index (OHI-S)...
May 14, 2018: European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry: Official Journal of the European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760822/influence-of-lateral-cephalometric-radiographs-on-orthodontic-treatment-planning-of-class-ii-patients
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Irina Stupar, Enver Yetkiner, Daniel Wiedemeier, Thomas Attin, Rengin Attin
Background: Lateral Cephalometric Radiographs (LCR) are a common decision-making aid in orthodontic treatment planning and are routinely used in clinical practice. The aim of this present study was to test the null hypothesis that LCR evaluation does not alter specific components of orthodontic treatment planning in Class II patients. Materials and Methods: Records of 75 patients, who had been treated at the Department of Orthodontics, Centre of Dental Medicine, University of Zurich comprised the study material...
2018: Open Dentistry Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760815/long-term-effects-of-acute-myeloid-leukemia-treatment-on-the-oral-system-in-a-pediatric-patient
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Saturnino Marco Lupi, Arianna Rodriguez Y Baena, Gabriele Cervino, Claudia Todaro, Silvana Rizzo
Introduction: Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) in pediatric patients is a serious disease, although, for the subgroup of patients who receive proper treatment, a long-term survival rate above 50% is typical. The cycles of chemo- and radiotherapy used to treat AML can impair dental development. Case Report: Herein, we describe the oral condition of a 25-year-old male patient treated for AML with chemo- and radiotherapy from 5 to 7 years of age; his AML has remained in remission for the past 18 years...
2018: Open Dentistry Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760205/abnormal-plasma-clot-formation-and-fibrinolysis-reveal-bleeding-tendency-in-patients-with-partial-factor-xi-deficiency
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Gillian N Gidley, Lori A Holle, John Burthem, Paula H B Bolton-Maggs, Feng-Chang Lin, Alisa S Wolberg
Individuals with factor XI (FXI) deficiency have a variable bleeding risk that cannot be predicted from plasma FXI antigen or activity. This limitation can result in under- or overtreatment of patients and risk of bleeding or thrombosis. Previously, plasma clot fibrinolysis assays showed sensitivity to bleeding tendency in a small cohort of patients with severe FXI deficiency. Here, we determined the ability of plasma clot formation, structure, and fibrinolysis assays to predict bleeding tendency in a larger, independent cohort of patients with severe and partial FXI deficiency...
May 22, 2018: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759350/poor-oral-health-in-patients-with-schizophrenia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Mi Yang, Peng Chen, Man-Xi He, Min Lu, Hong-Ming Wang, Jair C Soares, Xiang-Yang Zhang
Increased rates of comorbid physical illness have been commonly reported in patients with schizophrenia. However, there are fewer data on dental disease in these patients. We systematically evaluated existing data on the oral health survey of schizophrenia patients through meta-analysis. Using the available databases, we performed a systematic search to identify the studies examining the oral health in schizophrenia patients from January 1997 to June 2017, based on the inclusion and exclusion criteria. Two investigators extracted the related data independently...
May 11, 2018: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758175/do-different-modes-of-delivering-postoperative-instructions-to-patients-help-reduce-the-side-effects-of-tooth-extraction-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Rasoul Gheisari, Fatemeh Resalati, Sattar Mahmoudi, Ali Golkari, Seyed Ali Mosaddad
PURPOSE: Postoperative instructions that are properly delivered can decrease postextraction side effects, such as stress, anxiety, and pain, in patients undergoing dental extraction. This study examined the role of the mode of delivering postoperative instructions in decreasing the side effects of dental extraction and increasing patient satisfaction after the procedure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This randomized clinical trial was conducted on a population of 120 patients presenting to the oral and maxillofacial outpatient clinic affiliated with the Shiraz University of Medical Sciences (Shiraz, Iran) in 2015...
April 26, 2018: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756213/the-influence-of-different-soft-tissue-grafting-procedures-at-single-implant-placement-on-esthetics-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Elise G Zuiderveld, Henny J A Meijer, Arjan Vissink, Gerry M Raghoebar
BACKGROUND: Soft tissue grafting to thicken the soft tissue around dental implants was proposed to ameliorate the esthetic outcome. Traditionally, connective tissue is used as a grafting material, but a xenogeneic collagen matrix was introduced as an alternative to reduce patient morbidity. METHODS: Sixty patients randomly received either no graft (n = 20, NG group), a connective tissue graft (n = 20, CTG group) or a xenogeneic collagen matrix (n = 20, XCM group) when placing an implant in a preserved alveolar ridge...
May 13, 2018: Journal of Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755527/dentigerous-cystic-changes-in-the-follicles-associated-with-radiographically-normal-impacted-mandibular-third-molars
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Ashok Dongol, Alok Sagtani, Mehul Rajesh Jaisani, Arpita Singh, Ashish Shrestha, Anju Pradhan, Pradeep Acharya, Anjani Kumar Yadav, Ram Prasad Yadav, Arun Kumar Mahat, Iccha Kumar Maharjan, Leeza Pradhan
Objective: To assess the incidence of dentigerous cystic changes in the follicles of radiographically normal impacted mandibular third molars. Methods: One hundred and thirteen follicles obtained after surgical removal of impacted mandibular third molars with radiolucency of less than 2.5 mm in the radiograph were sent for histopathologic evaluation to evaluate pathologic changes. Results: The incidence of dentigerous cystic changes observed was 15...
2018: International Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753777/surgically-assisted-rapid-palatal-expansion-in-class-iii-malocclusion-our-experience
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A Barrabé, C Meyer, H Bonomi, Weber Elise, N Sigaux, A Louvrier
INTRODUCTION: Maxillary transverse deficiency (MTD) is a common facial disharmony that may need surgical assisted rapid palatal expansion (SARPE). The aim of this study was to present our SARPE technique and to report about our experience. MATERIEL AND METHOD: Medical records of all class III patients who underwent SARPE in our department from 2010 to 2015 and for whom a follow-up of at least 1 year was available, were included in a retrospective study. The technic consisted, after short orthodontic preparation allowing for divergence of the upper central incisors, in a complete Le Fort I osteotomy without down fracture, and medial sagittal submucosal separation of the hard palate under general anesthesia in an inpatient procedure...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752202/extensive-subcutaneous-emphysema-pneumomediastinum-and-pneumorrhachis-following-third-molar-surgery
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Y B E Tay, W S Loh
Third molar extraction is a common procedure in dental surgery. Common complications that may occur post procedure include pain, trismus, bleeding, dry socket, and nerve injuries. Subcutaneous emphysema is an uncommon complication. A rare case of extensive cervicofacial subcutaneous emphysema, pneumomediastinum, and pneumorrhachis following third molar extraction is reported here. Issues relating to the diagnosis, aetiology, and management of these complications are discussed.
May 8, 2018: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750630/esophageal-atresia-with-tracheoesophageal-fistula-and-gastroesophageal-reflux-in-children-dental-considerations-and-case-report
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J Arturo Garrocho-Rangel, Juana M Arvizu-Rivera, Nadia P Campos-Lara, Miguel A Rosales-Berber, Amaury Pozos-Guillén
BACKGROUND: Esophageal Atresia (EA) is defined as the congenital interruption of the continuity of the esophagus. Pediatric patients also have other congenital conditions, such as Tracheo-Esophageal Fistula (TEF). CASE REPORT: A 7-year-old male with TEF referred by a Pediatric Cardiologist, with the principal complaint of "severe and generalized tooth wearing". Considering that the patient was systemically stable, it was decided to perform the oral procedures under local anesthesia and rubber-dam isolation with an antimicrobial prophylaxis regimen...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747622/postoperative-dental-morbidity-in-children-following-dental-treatment-under-general-anesthesia
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Yu-Hsuan Hu, Aileen Tsai, Li-Wei Ou-Yang, Li-Chuan Chuang, Pei-Ching Chang
BACKGROUND: General anesthesia has been widely used in pediatric dentistry in recent years. However, there remain concerns about potential postoperative dental morbidity. The goal of this study was to identify the frequency of postoperative dental morbidity and factors associated with such morbidity in children. METHODS: From March 2012 to February 2013, physically and mentally healthy children receiving dental treatment under general anesthesia at the Department of Pediatric Dentistry of the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan were recruited...
May 10, 2018: BMC Oral Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747620/using-community-participation-to-assess-demand-and-uptake-of-scaling-and-polishing-in-rural-and-urban-environments
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Ezi A Akaji, Nkolika P Uguru, Sam N Maduakor, Etisiobi M Ndiokwelu
BACKGROUND: One of the control tools for periodontal disease besides individual home care is professional oral prophylaxis that is, Scaling and Polishing (S&P).The aim of this study is to assess the effect of oral health awareness on the demand and uptake of scaling and polishing among dwellers of rural and urban environments. METHODS: This interventional study was conducted in Enugu, Nigeria. A questionnaire was used to obtain data on demographic details, presenting complaints and requests, and prior dental visits from consenting attendees in 4 community outreaches...
May 10, 2018: BMC Oral Health
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