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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319528/postburn-microstomia-prevention-using-an-appliance-providing-simultaneous-horizontal-and-vertical-adjustable-forces
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Gregory S Antonarakis, Sandra Fastlicht, Taras Masnyi, Bryan Tompson
Microstomia, an abnormally small oral orifice, is a complication of perioral facial burns. In this case, contraction of the circumoral tissues and hypotonia of the musculature is responsible for this microstomia, which can produce aesthetic and functional impairment with eating, swallowing, communication (speech and facial expressions), compromised dental care and maintenance due to limited oral access, social interactions, and psychological well-being. Conservative management involves providing physical resistance to scar contracture, with opposing horizontal and vertical circumoral forces by means of appliances that aim to stretch the commissures and fibrotic muscles...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318159/-meta-analysis-of-the-condylar-position-changes-produced-by-functional-appliances-in-class-%C3%A2-malocclusion
#2
Huang Xinqi, Cen Xiao, Liu Jun
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to analyze the condylar position changes produced by functional appliances in class Ⅱ malocclusion by systematic review. METHODS: Electronic search was conducted using Chinese Biomedical Literature Database, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, VIP Database for Chinese Technical Periodicals, Medline, Embase, Pubmed, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials. Studies on condylar position changes produced by functional appliances in class Ⅱ malocclusion were included...
December 1, 2016: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317354/-comparing-study-on-the-hyoid-bone-position-after-treatment-of-class-%C3%A2-malocclusion-using-improved-appliance-fr-%C3%A2
#3
Zhu Yuanping, Duan Yinzhong
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to compare the changes of hyoid bone position before and after treatment of Angle class Ⅲ malocclusion using improved appliance FR Ⅲ. METHODS: Forty patients with Angle class Ⅲ malocclusion were chosen and divided into two groups, namely, experimental and control. Each group had 20 patients. The young patients in the experi-mental group were treated using improved appliance FR Ⅲ, whereas those in the control group were treated using classic appliance FR Ⅲ...
August 1, 2016: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299266/three-dimensional-evaluation-of-surgical-techniques-in-neonates-with-orofacial-cleft
#4
Cleide Felício Carvalho Carrara, Eloá Cristina Passucci Ambrosio, Bianca Zeponi Fernandes Mello, Paula Karine Jorge, Simone Soares, Maria Aparecida Andrade Moreira Machado, Thais Marchini Oliveira
BACKGROUND: Individuals with cleft lip and palate have many anatomic and functional alterations compromising esthetics, hearing, speech, occlusion, and development/craniofacial growth. The rehabilitative treatment of these patients is very challenging and starts at birth aiming at the best treatment for all functional demands. This study aimed to evaluate the dimensional alterations of the dental arches of neonates with cleft lip and palate after two different primary surgical techniques...
July 2016: Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287448/real-time-digital-signal-processing-based-on-fpgas-for-electronic-skin-implementation-%C3%A2
#5
Ali Ibrahim, Paolo Gastaldo, Hussein Chible, Maurizio Valle
Enabling touch-sensing capability would help appliances understand interaction behaviors with their surroundings. Many recent studies are focusing on the development of electronic skin because of its necessity in various application domains, namely autonomous artificial intelligence (e.g., robots), biomedical instrumentation, and replacement prosthetic devices. An essential task of the electronic skin system is to locally process the tactile data and send structured information either to mimic human skin or to respond to the application demands...
March 10, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275806/-clinical-observation-of-assisted-occlusion-therapy-for-repositioning-temporomandibular-joint-discs
#6
Zhi-Guo Yin, Yin Zou, Zhi-Gang Xie, Liang-Kun Xie, Zi-Liang Li
PURPOSE: To investigate the occurrence of postoperative malocclusion of patients with temporomandibular joint disc repositioning and the necessity of postoperative orthodontic treatment. METHODS: One hundred and eight patients who received temporomandibular joint disc repositioning from 2010.10 to 2015.10 were selected in this study. The patients' occlusion was recorded preoperatively and postoperatively. All patients received functional appliance or orthodontic treatment after surgery...
December 2016: Shanghai Kou Qiang Yi Xue, Shanghai Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275799/-changes-of-hard-tissues-in-patients-with-functional-and-skeletal-angel-class-%C3%A2-malocclusion-after-fr%C3%A2-appliance-treatment
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Nan Zhang, Sun Wang, Wei Zheng, Min Chen, Yu-Feng Shen, Hong-Juan Yan
PURPOSE: To compare changes of hard tissues before and after treatment of functional and skeletal Angle Class Ⅲ malocclusion with FRⅢ appliance. METHODS: Thirty patients with functional and skeletal Angel Class Ⅲ malocclusion were selected and treated with FRⅢ appliance. SPSS 22.0 software package was performed for statistical analysis. RESULTS: After treatment, there was no significant difference in SNA, S-Ptm, ANS-Ptm and Go-Po (P>0...
December 2016: Shanghai Kou Qiang Yi Xue, Shanghai Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253183/anatomy-of-an-occlusal-splint
#8
Danny K Crout
Occlusal splints, also known as bite guards, oral orthotics, and oral appliances, are utilized frequently in dental practices. They are commonly used to relax jaw muscles, prevent temporomandibular jaw trauma, protect dentition, and control headaches. How well occlusal splints work is another matter. Numerous studies, when taken as a whole, suggest only a modest indication that they are useful. This review applies principles of neurophysiology to analyze the usefulness of several types of occlusal splint in relation to their design and function...
March 2017: General Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245436/fixed-functional-therapy-with-an-inclined-biteplane-appliance
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Bahram Ghassemi, Jubin Zaboulian
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Orthodontics: JCO
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
#14
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
#15
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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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