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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819572/a-cad-cam-zirconium-bar-as-a-bonded-mandibular-fixed-retainer-a-novel-approach-with-two-year-follow-up
#1
Maen Zreaqat, Rozita Hassan, Abdul Fatah Hanoun
Stainless steel alloys containing 8% to 12% nickel and 17% to 22% chromium are generally used in orthodontic appliances. A major concern has been the performance of alloys in the environment in which they are intended to function in the oral cavity. Biodegradation and metal release increase the risk of hypersensitivity and cytotoxicity. This case report describes for the first time a CAD/CAM zirconium bar as a bonded mandibular fixed retainer with 2-year follow-up in a patient who is subjected to long-term treatment with fixed orthodontic appliance and suspected to have metal hypersensitivity as shown by the considerable increase of nickel and chromium concentrations in a sample of patient's unstimulated saliva...
2017: Case Reports in Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815257/-effect-of-functional-appliance-on-upper-airway-in-adolescent-patients-with-skeletal-class-ii-malocclusion
#2
Xuan Li, Hui-Ling Zhou, Xin-Tian Lou, Zheng Hu, Gang Shen
PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of functional appliance on upper airway in adolescent patients with skeletal Class II malocclusion based on cone-beam CT (CBCT). METHODS: Thirty adolescent patients (male:female=1:1) with skeletal Class II malocclusion and their 30 counterparts with skeletal Class I malocclusion were selected. Skeletal Class II malocclusion patients were treated with Activator for 12 months on average, meanwhile skeletal Class I malocclusion patients were treated with fixed appliance without extraction...
April 2017: Shanghai Kou Qiang Yi Xue, Shanghai Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797886/24-h-nitrogen-dioxide-concentration-is-associated-with-cooking-behaviors-and-an-increase-in-rescue-medication-use-in-children-with-asthma
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Laura M Paulin, D 'Ann L Williams, Roger Peng, Gregory B Diette, Meredith C McCormack, Patrick Breysse, Nadia N Hansel
Exposure to nitrogen dioxide (NO2), a byproduct of combustion, is associated with poor asthma control in children. We sought to determine whether gas-fueled kitchen appliance use is associated with 24-h indoor NO2 concentrations and whether these concentrations are associated with asthma morbidity in children. Children aged 5-12 years old with asthma were eligible. Mean 24-h NO2 concentration was measured in the kitchen over a four-day sampling period and gas stove use was captured in time activity diaries...
August 7, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793391/living-with-a-parastomal-bulge-patients-experiences-of-symptoms
#4
Marianne Krogsgaard, Thordis Thomsen, Anders Vinther, Ismail Gögenur, Gudrun Kaldan, Anne Kjaergaard Danielsen
AIM AND OBJECTIVES: To investigate experienced symptoms of parastomal bulging in relation to an ileostomy or colostomy. BACKGROUND: Parastomal bulging is a common complication of stoma formation that can affect patients' physical, psychological and social function. Symptom burdens reported by health professionals vary from asymptomatic to high symptom load, however patients' experiences of symptoms are lacking. DESIGN AND METHOD: A qualitative design with focus group interviews was chosen for data collection...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783037/equivalent-magnetic-vector-potential-model-for-low-frequency-magnetic-exposure-assessment
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Yinliang Diao, Weinong Sun, Yaqing He, Saiwing Leung, Yun Ming Siu
In this paper, a novel source model based on magnetic vector potential for assessment of the induced electric field strength in human body exposed to low-frequency (LF) magnetic field of an electrical appliance is presented. The construction of the vector potential model requires only a single-component magnetic field to be measured close to the appliance under test, hence relieving a lot of practical measurement effort - the radial basis functions (RBFs) are adopted for the interpolation of discrete measurements; the magnetic vector potential model can then be directly constructed by summing a set of simple algebraic functions of RBF parameters...
August 7, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771046/improvement-of-masticatory-kinematic-parameters-after-correction-of-unilateral-posterior-crossbite-reasons-for-functional-retention
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Maria Grazia Piancino, Maria Cordero-Ricardo, Rosangela Cannavale, Teresa Vallelonga, Umberto Garagiola, Andrea Merlo
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate reverse-sequencing chewing cycles (RSCC) and their kinematic parameters on both sides before and after correction with the Function Generating Bite (FGB) appliance. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-seven patients, 8.3 ± 1.1 (mean ± SD) years of age, with unilateral posterior crossbite (35 on the right side, 12 on the left side) and 18 age-matched controls (9.1 ± 0.8 years) were selected for the study from the orthodontic division of the University of Turin, Italy...
August 3, 2017: Angle Orthodontist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760289/orthodontic-surgical-retreatment-of-facial-asymmetry-with-occlusal-cant-and-severe-root-resorption-a-3-year-follow-up
#7
Cinthia de Oliveira Lisboa, Marlon Sampaio Borges, Paulo José D'Albuquerque Medeiros, Alexandre Trindade Motta, José Nelson Mucha
Our objective was to report the orthodontic and surgical retreatment of a patient who had undergone a prolonged orthodontic treatment with extractions, but who had unsatisfactory results and persistent side effects. The man, aged 25 years 3 months, sought treatment with major complaints of facial and smile asymmetries. The clinical examination showed a mandibular deviation to the right and a maxillary occlusal cant. A Class II Division 1 subdivision right was observed. Radiographic examination showed extensive root resorptions in the maxillary second premolars and absence of the 4 first premolars...
August 2017: American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746490/is-the-main-goal-of-mastication-achieved-after-orthodontic-treatment-a-prospective-longitudinal-study
#8
Gustavo Hauber Gameiro, Isabela Brandão Magalhães, Mariana Marcon Szymanski, Annicele Silva Andrade
Objective: To investigate the masticatory and swallowing performances in patients with malocclusions before and after orthodontic treatment, comparing them to an age- and gender-matched control group with normal occlusion. Methods: Twenty-three patients with malocclusions requiring orthodontic treatment were included in this prospective study. One month after appliance removal, seventeen patients completed a follow-up examination and the data were compared with those of a control group with thirty subjects with normal occlusion...
May 2017: Dental Press Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738322/pediatric-obstructive-sleep-apnea-where-do-we-stand
#9
Yu-Shu Huang, Christian Guilleminault
Pediatric obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) was initially described in 1976. In 1981, Dr. Guilleminault emphasized that pediatric OSA was different from the clinical presentation reported in adults. It was characterized by more disturbed nocturnal sleep than excessive daytime sleepiness, and presented more behavioral problems, particularly school problems, hyperactivity, nocturnal enuresis, sleep terrors, depression, insomnia, and psychiatric problems. The underlying causes of pediatric OSA are complex. Such factors as adenotonsillar hypertrophy, obesity, anatomical and neuromuscular factors, and hypotonic neuromuscular disease are also involved...
2017: Advances in Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736605/minimally-invasive-orthodontics-elastodontic-therapy-in-a-growing-patient-affected-by-dentinogenesis-imperfecta
#10
Gaetano Ierardo, Valeria Luzzi, Giuliana Nardacci, Iole Vozza, Antonella Polimeni
AIM: The aim of the study was to report the use of an elastodontic therapy in a growing patient affected by Dentinogenesis Imperfecta, second class malocclusion, deep bite and lower arch crowding from the deciduous dentition to permanent one. CASE REPORT: At first, the 5-year-old patient was treated with an elastodontic device known as "Nite-Guide". When the patient was 7 years old, during her first permanent molars and incisors eruption and after optimal house-practices, an Occlus-o-Guide Series G was placed at night and on daylight (two hours a day) performing exercises aimed to activate facial muscles and facilitate the deep bite reopening...
January 2017: Annali di Stomatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734941/sleep-chronic-pain-and-opioid-risk-for-apnea
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Serguei Marshansky, Pierre Mayer, Dorrie Rizzo, Marc Baltzan, Ronald Denis, Gilles J Lavigne
Pain is an unwelcome sleep partner. Pain tends to erode sleep quality and alter the sleep restorative process in vulnerable patients. It can contribute to next-day sleepiness and fatigue, affecting cognitive function. Chronic pain and the use of opioid medications can also complicate the management of sleep disorders such as insomnia (difficulty falling and/or staying asleep) and sleep-disordered breathing (sleep apnea). Sleep problems can be related to various types of pain, including sleep headache (hypnic headache, cluster headache, migraine) and morning headache (transient tension type secondary to sleep apnea or to sleep bruxism or tooth grinding) as well as periodic limb movements (leg and arm dysesthesia with pain)...
July 19, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721528/soft-tissue-profile-changes-after-functional-mandibular-advancer-or-herbst-appliance-treatment-in-class-ii-patients
#12
Jan Hourfar, Jörg Alexander Lisson, Ulrich Gross, Linda Frye, Gero Stefan Michael Kinzinger
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the present study is to compare the effects on soft tissue profile in class II patients after treatment with either "Functional Mandibular Advancer" (FMA) or Herbst appliance. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included n = 42 patients treated with either FMA (n = 21) or Herbst appliance (n = 21) by the same experienced orthodontist. The treatment followed a single-step advancement protocol. Lateral cephalograms were analyzed through a set of customized measurements...
July 18, 2017: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714534/adjustable-thermoplastic-oral-appliance-versus-positive-airway-pressure-for-obstructive-sleep-apnea
#13
Wish Banhiran, Paraya Assanasen, Cherdchai Nopmaneejumrudlers, Nongyoaw Nujchanart, Wimontip Srechareon, Cheerasook Chongkolwatana, Choakchai Metheetrairut
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To compare outcomes of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and the adjustable thermoplastic mandibular advancement splint (AT-MAS) for obstructive sleep apnea treatment. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized crossover, noninferiority, tertiary center setting. METHODS: Fifty patients with a mean age of 49.5 ± 10.6 years were enrolled. Inclusion criteria were age ≥18 years, apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) ≥5 events/hour, and oxygen saturation ≥70%...
July 17, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713747/the-surgical-management-of-skeletal-disproportion-with-lingual-orthodontics-and-three-dimensional-planning
#14
Krutiben Patel, Chung How Kau, Peter D Waite, Ahmet Arif Celebi
This case report describes the successful treatment of a 26-year-old Caucasian male with skeletal and dental Class III malocclusion associated with mild maxillary and mandibular crowding. The patient had anteroposterior and transverse discrepancies with a reverse overjet and bilateral posterior crossbites. The nonextraction treatment plan included aligning and leveling of the teeth in both arches, Le Fort I and bilateral sagittal split osteotomies, and postsurgical correction of the malocclusion. Orthodontic treatment was initiated with custom lingual appliances followed by orthognathic surgery planned with virtual surgical planning...
January 2017: Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658922/lip-and-lower-lid-supporting-prosthetic-appliance-a-unique-approach-of-treating-unilateral-facial-paralysis
#15
Chetan Pathak, Salil Pawah, Arpit Sikri, Pushpanjali Rexwal, Prachi Aggarwal
Along with function, aesthetics plays an important role in treating partially or completely edentulous patients. Ageing, trauma, tooth loss and neuromuscular disorders have a high impact on tonicity of facial musculature, elasticity of skin as well as function of muscles. Patients affected with Bell's palsy face functional, aesthetic as well as psychological impairment. Common problems are the partial closure of upper eyelid, sagging of lower eyelid and drooping of angle of mouth leading to facial asymmetry, along with difficulty in eating, drinking and speaking...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658899/correlation-between-maxillary-canine-calcification-and-skeletal-maturation
#16
Sushil Kumar, Abhishek Singha Roy, Ankit Garg, Saeed Bin Hamid, Sumit Tyagi, Atish Kumar
INTRODUCTION: Skeletal maturation assessment has a great role in many health professions especially in Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics. Functional appliances have proved to be more effective when used at the peak of mandibular growth, rather than before. AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate whether the calcification stages of permanent maxillary canine are useful to assess skeletal maturity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, samples were derived from panoramic radiographs and lateral cephalograms of 300 subjects (137 males and 163 females) with their age ranging from 9 to 18 years...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651771/perceived-facial-changes-of-class-ii-division-1-patients-with-convex-profiles-after-functional-orthopedic-treatment-followed-by-fixed-orthodontic-appliances
#17
Kleopatra Tsiouli, Nikolaos Topouzelis, Moschos A Papadopoulos, Nikolaos Gkantidis
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this research was to investigate the perceived facial changes in Class II Division 1 patients with convex profiles after functional orthopedic treatment followed by fixed orthodontic appliances. METHODS: Pretreatment and posttreatment profile photographs of 12 Class II Division 1 patients treated with activators, 12 Class II Division 1 patients treated with Twin-block appliances, and 12 controls with normal profiles treated without functional appliances were presented in pairs to 10 orthodontists, 10 patients, 10 parents, and 10 laypersons...
July 2017: American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642920/elastic-viscoelastic-and-viscoplastic-contributions-to-compliance-during-deformation-under-stress-in-prosthodontic-temporization-materials
#18
Tritala K Vaidyanathan, Jayalakshmi Vaidyanathan, David Arghavani
Purpose: The goal of this investigation was to characterize the compliance properties in selected polymers used for temporary (provisional crown and bridge) applications. Method: Polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA)- and polyethyl methacrylate (PEMA)-based JET and TRIM II were investigated along with two bisacryl composite resins (LUXATEMP and PROTEMP 3 GARANT). Rectangular samples of the resins were subjected to creep-recovery tests in a dynamic mechanical analyzer at and near the oral temperature (27 °C, 37 °C and 47 °C)...
December 2016: Acta Biomaterialia Odontologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604609/-highchest-an-augmented-freezer-designed-for-smart-food-management-and-promotion-of-eco-efficient-behaviour
#19
Manuele Bonaccorsi, Stefano Betti, Giovanni Rateni, Dario Esposito, Alessia Brischetto, Marco Marseglia, Paolo Dario, Filippo Cavallo
This paper introduces HighChest, an innovative smart freezer designed to promote energy efficient behavior and the responsible use of food. Introducing a novel human-machine interface (HMI) design developed through assessment phases and a user involvement stage, HighChest is state of the art, featuring smart services that exploit embedded sensors and Internet of things functionalities, which enhance the local capabilities of the appliance. The industrial design thinking approach followed for the advanced HMI is intended to maximize the social impact of the food management service, enhancing both the user experience of the product and the user's willingness to adopt eco- and energy-friendly behaviors...
June 11, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591236/predictors-of-success-for-mandibular-repositioning-appliance-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome
#20
Thays Crosara Abrahão Cunha, Thais de Moura Guimarães, Teresa Cristina Barros Schultz, Fernanda Ribeiro de Almeida, Thulio Marquez Cunha, Paulo Cezar Simamoto, Lia Rita Azeredo Bittencourt
The characteristics of non-obese patients with mild to moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS) who will present with a good response to Mandibular Repositioning Appliance (MRA) treatment have not yet been well established in the literature. The aim of this study is to assess whether polysomnographic (PSG), demographic, anthropometric, cephalometric, and otorhinolaryngological parameters predict MRA success in the treatment of OSAS. Forty (40) males with mild and moderate OSAS were assessed pretreatment and 2-months post-treatment after wearing an MRA...
June 5, 2017: Brazilian Oral Research
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