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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203569/comparison-of-activator-headgear-and-twin-block-treatment-approaches-in-class-ii-division-1-malocclusion
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Stjepan Spalj, Kate Mroz Tranesen, Kari Birkeland, Visnja Katic, Andrej Pavlic, Vaska Vandevska-Radunovic
The purpose was to compare the treatment effects of functional appliances activator-headgear (AH) and Twin Block (TB) on skeletal, dental, and soft-tissue structures in class II division 1 malocclusion with normal growth changes in untreated subjects. The sample included 50 subjects (56% females) aged 8-13 years with class II division 1 malocclusion treated with either AH (n = 25) or TB (n = 25) appliances. Pre- and posttreatment lateral cephalograms were evaluated and compared to 50 untreated class II division 1 cases matched by age, gender, ANB angle, and skeletal maturity...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166255/occlusal-stabilization-splint-for-patients-with-temporomandibular-disorders-meta-analysis-of-short-and-long-term-effects
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Jovana Kuzmanovic Pficer, Slobodan Dodic, Vojkan Lazic, Goran Trajkovic, Natasa Milic, Biljana Milicic
BACKGROUND: Psychological discomfort, physical disability and functional limitations of the orofacial system have a major impact on everyday life of patients with temporomandibular disorders (TMDs). In this study we sought to determine short and long term effects of stabilization splint (SS) in treatment of TMDs, and to identify factors influencing its efficacy. METHODS: MEDLINE, Web of Science and EMBASE were searched for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing SS to: non-occluding splint, occlusal oral appliances, physiotherapy, behavioral therapy, counseling and no treatment...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161365/a-randomised-clinical-trial-to-determine-the-abrasive-effect-of-the-tongue-on-human-enamel-loss-with-and-without-a-prior-erosive-challenge
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J Seong, N Claydon, E Macdonald, S Garner, R G Newcombe, N West
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the abrasive effect of the tongue on human enamel loss with and without a prior dietary acid challenge in an in situ model. METHODS: A single centre, single blind, randomly allocated, split mouth, four treatment regimen, in situ study in healthy adult volunteers was undertaken. Twenty four subjects wore two lower intra-oral appliances each fitted with 4 human enamel samples 6h/day for 15 days. The samples were treated with either 50ml orange juice or water for 5min ex vivo 4x/day; prior to being licked or not licked with the subject's tongue for 60s...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149473/a-cephalometric-comparison-of-twin-block-and-bionator-appliances-in-treatment-of-class-ii-malocclusion
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Fatemeh Ahmadian-Babaki, S Mehdi Araghbidi-Kashani, Saeedeh Mokhtari
BACKGROUND: Class II malocclusion is one of the most common orthodontic problems. In cases of class II malocclusion with mandibular deficiency, functional appliances often are used with the intent of stimulating mandibular growth. Bionator and twin block are two of the more popular functional appliances. The aim of this study was to compare the treatment outcomes of these two appliances using cephalometric radiographs. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Cephalometric radiographs of 33 patients who had class II division I malocclusion, before and after treatment were digitalized...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148248/effect-of-removable-functional-appliances-on-mandibular-length-in-patients-with-class-ii-with-retrognathism-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Adriana Santamaría-Villegas, Rubén Manrique-Hernandez, Emery Alvarez-Varela, Claudia Restrepo-Serna
BACKGROUND: Orthopedic functional devices, are used to improve mandibular length in skeletal class II patients. However, the orthopedic functional device with the best effect to increasing the mandibular length, has not been identified before. Thus, the aim of the present investigation was to evaluate Randomized Controlled Trials (RCT), to determine the best functional appliance improving mandibular length in subjects with retrognathism. METHODS: A systematic review and meta-analysis was performed, including studies published and indexed in databases between 1966 and 2016...
February 1, 2017: BMC Oral Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147325/emerging-role-of-exosome-mediated-intercellular-communication-in-vascular-remodeling
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Sheng-An Su, Yao Xie, Zurong Fu, Yaping Wang, Jian-An Wang, Meixiang Xiang
Vascular remodeling refers to the alternations of function and structure in vasculature. A complex autocrine/paracrine set of cellular interaction is involved in vascular remodeling. Exosome, a newly identified natural nanocarrier and intercellular messenger, plays a pivotal role in regulating cell-to-cell communication. Exosome emerges as an important mediator in the process of vascular remodeling, showing the most prognostic and therapeutic potent in vascular diseases. Benefiting from exosomal trafficking, the vasculature can not only maintain its function and structure in physiological condition, but also adapt itself in pathological status...
January 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139489/reverse-twin-block-for-interceptive-management-of-developing-class-iii-malocclusion
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Meenu Mittal, Harpreet Singh, Ashok Kumar, Poonam Sharma
Early correction of developing class III malocclusions remains a complex challenge. Treatment approaches for these young patients have been directed at growth modification. Encouraging outcomes have been reported with the use of Class III functional appliances including reverse twin block (RTB) appliance. The present paper tries to provide an insight into RTB appliance used for successful interceptive management of developing class III malocclusion in two children. RTBs were fabricated with bite registered in the position of maximum possible retrusion of mandible with interincisal clearance of 2 mm and vertical clearance of 5 mm in the buccal segments...
January 2017: Journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126994/unilateral-removable-partial-dentures
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W A Goodall, A C Greer, N Martin
Removable partial dentures (RPDs) are widely used to replace missing teeth in order to restore both function and aesthetics for the partially dentate patient. Conventional RPD design is frequently bilateral and consists of a major connector that bridges both sides of the arch. Some patients cannot and will not tolerate such an extensive appliance. For these patients, bridgework may not be a predictable option and it is not always possible to provide implant-retained restorations. This article presents unilateral RPDs as a potential treatment modality for such patients and explores indications and contraindications for their use, including factors relating to patient history, clinical presentation and patient wishes...
January 27, 2017: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126502/-therapeutic-alternatives-to-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-for-obstructive-sleep-apnea-hypopnea-syndrome
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Frédéric Gagnadoux, Marie Jouvenot, Nicole Meslier, Pascaline Priou, Wocjiech Trzepizur
Oral appliance therapy (OAT) is the main therapeutic alternative to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). OAT has been recommended as an appropriate first-line treatment option for moderate obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) in patients without severe cardiovascular comorbidity. The lower efficacy of OAT in reducing sleep-disordered breathing could be offset by a higher compliance relative to CPAP, resulting in similar health outcomes in terms of sleepiness, neurobehavioral functioning, quality of life and blood pressure...
January 23, 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095973/impact-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-and-its-treatments-on-partners-a-literature-review
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Faith S Luyster
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Many adults sleep with a significant other; thus, sleep disorder symptoms and treatments of one partner are likely to impact the other partner's health. A literature review was conducted to examine the impact of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and OSA treatments on partner-assessed sleep and daytime functioning and partner involvement in OSA treatment. METHODS: MEDLINE, EMBASE, and CINAHL searches yielded 38 pertinent quantitative and qualitative studies that described sleep and/or daytime functioning assessed in partners of patients with untreated OSA, sleep and/or daytime functioning assessed in partners who were referred for OSA treatment, including continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, oral appliance (OA), or surgery, and/or associations between partner involvement and OSA treatment use...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092509/a-bci-based-environmental-control-system-for-patients-with-severe-spinal-cord-injuries
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Rui Zhang, Qihong Wang, Kai Li, Shenghong He, Si Qin, Zhenghui Feng, Yang Chen, Pingxia Song, Tingyan Yang, Yuandong Zhang, Zhuliang Yu, Yaohua Hu, Ming Shao, Yuanqing Li
: This study proposes an event-related potential (ERP) BCI-based environmental control system that integrates household electrical appliances, a nursing bed, and an intelligent wheelchair to provide daily assistance to paralyzed patients with severe spinal cord injuries (SCIs). METHODS: An asynchronous mode is used to switch the environmental control system on or off or to select a device (e.g., a TV) for achieving selfpaced control. In the asynchronous mode, we introduce several pseudo-keys and a verification mechanism to effectively reduce the false operation rate...
January 9, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050989/nonsurgical-management-of-adult-skeletal-class-3-with-deep-bite-utilizing-mini-implants
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Ali G Alhalabi, Salah Mahaini, Ghalia Shebib, Khaldoun Darwich, Luai Mahaini
Malocclusions with anterior crossbite are a major esthetic and functional concern for patients. This case report presents a 27-year-old Syrian female who was diagnosed with a class 3 malocclusion, combined with anterior crossbite, deep bite, concave profile, and inadequate maxillary incisor exposure. There was a centric occlusion (CO)/centric relation (CR) discrepancy and the mandible could be manipulated to near edge-to-edge incisal relation. Correction was done by class 3 intermaxillary elastics on upper and lower mini-implants for the first 6 months, followed by preadjusted edgewise appliance...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043189/discomfort-expectations-and-experiences-during-treatment-of-large-overjet-with-andresen-activator-or-prefabricated-functional-appliance-a-questionnaire-survey
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Emina Čirgić, Heidrun Kjellberg, Ken Hansen
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to investigate the amount of functional and social discomfort experienced after 1 and 6 months of appliance wear, comparing a slightly modified Andresen Activator (AA) and a Prefabricated Functional Appliance (PFA). METHODS: Ninety-seven patients randomly selected by lottery in an AA (40 subjects), and a PFA (57 subjects) group, with an Angle Class II, Division 1 malocclusion, were eligible for the study. One month and 6 months after start of treatment, a questionnaire, addressing discomfort, perception of treatment need and outcome, was used...
January 2, 2017: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040681/asymmetric-molars-mesial-rotation-and-mesialization-in-unilateral-functional-posterior-crossbite-and-implications-for-interceptive-treatment-in-the-mixed-dentition
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Ingrid Tonni, Alessandra Iannazzi, Maria Grazia Piancino, Fulvia Costantinides, Domenico Dalessandri, Corrado Paganelli
INTRODUCTION: Symmetric transverse expansion is the main outcome of the early treatment in subjects with unilateral functional posterior crossbite. The aim of this study was to analyse mesial rotation and mesialization of upper first molars as sagittal parameters to be corrected in the treatment of these patients during the mixed dentition. METHODS: Digital dental cast measurements (rotation and mesialization) were performed in a sample of 48 subjects with unilateral posterior crossbite (UPXB; 19 males and 29 females, mean age 10...
December 31, 2016: European Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029266/pain-and-discomfort-during-the-first-week-of-rapid-maxillary-expansion-rme-using-two-different-rme-appliances-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ingalill Feldmann, Farhan Bazargani
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate and compare perceived pain intensity, discomfort, and jaw function impairment during the first week with tooth-borne or tooth-bone-borne rapid maxillary expansion (RME) appliances. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-four patients (28 girls and 26 boys) with a mean age of 9.8 years (SD 1.28 years) were randomized into two groups. Group A received a conventional hyrax appliance and group B a hybrid hyrax appliance anchored on mini-implants in the anterior palate...
December 28, 2016: Angle Orthodontist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026793/a-wireless-semg-based-body-machine-interface-for-assistive-technology-devices
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Cheikh Latyr Fall, Gabriel Gagnon-Turcotte, J F Dube, Jean Simon Gagne, Yanick Delisle, Alexandre Campeau-Lecours, Clement Gosselin, Benoit Gosselin
Assistive Technology (AT) tools and appliances are being more and more widely used and developed worldwide to improve the autonomy of people living with disabilities and ease the interaction with their environments. This paper describes an intuitive and wireless surface electromyography (sEMG) based body-machine interface for AT tools. Spinal cord injuries (SCIs) at C5-C8 levels affect patients' arms, forearms, hands and fingers control. Thus, using classical AT control interfaces (keypads, joysticks, etc.) is often difficult or impossible...
December 21, 2016: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980338/one-phase-or-two-phase-orthodontic-treatment
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Carlos Flores Mir
Data sourcesMedline, Embase, Cochrane Oral Health Group's Trials Register, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), LILACS, BBO, ClinicalTrials.gov, the National Research Register and Pro-Quest Dissertation Abstracts and Thesis database.Study selectionRandomised controlled trials (RCTs) and controlled trials (CCTs) in children under 11 years at the beginning of treatment for interventions including; interceptive extractions, space maintenance, crossbite correction and habit dissuasion were considered...
December 2016: Evidence-based Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925675/effect-of-increasing-low-intensity-pulsed-ultrasound-and-a-functional-appliance-on-the-mandibular-condyle-in-growing-rats
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Harmanpreet Kaur, Hasan Uludağ, Douglas N Dederich, Tarek El-Bialy
OBJECTIVES: Functional appliances are used for treatment of lower-jaw deficiencies in growing individuals; however, their effectiveness is debatable. Low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (US) is a noninvasive method, which has been shown to stimulate cartilage and bone formation with 20 minutes of application. This study was designed to test the hypothesis that increasing low-intensity pulsed US application from 20 to 40 min/d will enhance mandibular condylar growth in growing rats, especially when combined with a functional appliance...
January 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908491/clinical-outcomes-of-botox-injections-for-chronic-temporomandibular-disorders-do-we-understand-how-botox-works-on-muscle-pain-and-the-brain
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S T Connelly, J Myung, R Gupta, G M Tartaglia, A Gizdulich, J Yang, R Silva
The main objective of this retrospective review was to analyze the clinical outcomes following the use of botulinum toxin (onabotulinumtoxinA, Botox) injections to relieve the symptoms of chronic temporomandibular disorders (TMD). Seventy-one patients with a diagnosis of TMD (according to the RDC/TMD international consortium) associated with or without bruxism and refractory to conventional treatment (e.g. oral appliances, physiotherapy, etc.) received Botox injections into the temporalis and masseter muscles...
March 2017: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896418/effects-of-two-different-removable-functional-appliances-on-depth-of-the-posterior-airway-space-a-retrospective-cephalometric-study
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Jan Hourfar, Gero Stefan Michael Kinzinger, Luisa Katharina Meißner, Jörg Alexander Lisson
OBJECTIVES: Aim of the study was the comparison of treatment effects upon pharyngeal depth in patients treated with either (1) S-II-appliance or (2) Activator. METHODS: Pre- and posttreatment lateral cephalograms of 73 patients were analyzed using a customized set of measurements. According to predefined criteria, patients were either treated with S-II-appliance or Activator. Pharyngeal depth was assessed from cranial to caudal at six levels (P1 to P6). Paired t tests were used for intragroup and t tests for independent samples for intergroup comparisons...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Orofacial Orthopedics, Fortschritte der Kieferorthopädie
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