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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734259/polishability-and-wear-resistance-of-splint-material-for-oral-appliances-produced-with-conventional-subtractive-and-additive-manufacturing
#1
Fabian Huettig, Achim Kustermann, Ebru Kuscu, Jürgen Geis-Gerstorfer, Sebastian Spintzyk
Occlusal splints to treat bruxism are commonly made from polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) in a manual workflow (powder-liquid technique). Today digitalization allows a machine-based manufacturing in subtractive (milling) and additive (printing) means using industrial-made PMMA or comparable resins. An in-vitro study should assess the surface finish and screen the wear resistance of conventional and industrial materials. Therefore, a total of 30 specimens made from conventionally PMMA (group C; powder-liquid, Palapress), polycarbonate ingots (group S; innoBlanc splint plus), and light-curing resin (group A; VarseoWax splint) were polished to examine the surface roughness (Ra) by profilometry and further analyzed by SEM...
July 14, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714534/adjustable-thermoplastic-oral-appliance-versus-positive-airway-pressure-for-obstructive-sleep-apnea
#2
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/28705122/the-effect-of-using-mobile-applications-for-improving-oral-hygiene-in-patients-with-orthodontic-fixed-appliances-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#3
Omar H Alkadhi, Mohammed N Zahid, Read S Almanea, Husam K Althaqeb, Turki H Alharbi, Nancy M Ajwa
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of using mobile applications active reminders to improve oral hygiene in comparison to verbal oral hygiene instructions. DESIGN: Two-arm parallel randomised controlled trial. SETTING: orthodontic clinics at two branches of a university hospitals of the college of dentistry of Riyadh Colleges of Dentistry and Pharmacy, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. PARTICIPANTS: Forty-four 12-year-old and older subjects...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702829/severe-obstructive-sleep-apnea-treatment-with-oral-appliance-the-impact-on-obstructive-central-and-mixed-events
#4
Maria de Lourdes Rabelo Guimarães, Ana Paula Hermont, Pedro Guimarães de Azevedo, Poliana Lima Bastos, Millena Teles Portela de Oliveira, Iracema Matos de Melo, Guilherme Salles Ottoboni, Gabriela Vedolin, Jorge Machado Caram
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of two types of oral appliance (OA) in the treatment of severe obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) and their impact on the reduction of obstructive, central and mixed apneas. METHODS: Forty-eight patients suffering from severe OSAS with a history of non-adherence to positive airway pressure therapy were treated with OA (lingual orthosis and combined orthosis). Polysomnography exams were performed before and after treatment...
July 12, 2017: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701992/verifying-the-relative-efficacy-between-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-therapy-and-its-alternatives-for-obstructive-sleep-apnea-a-network-meta-analysis
#5
Tingwei Liu, Wenyang Li, Hui Zhou, Zanfeng Wang
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common breathing disorder, and continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy together with its alternatives has been developed to treat this disease. This network meta-analysis (NMA) was aimed to compare the efficacy of treatments for OSA. Cochrane Library, MEDLINE, and Embase were searched for eligible studies. A conventional and NMA was carried out to compare all therapies. Sleeping characteristics, including Apnea-Hypopnea Index (AHI), Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS), arterial oxygen saturation, and arousal index (AI), and changes of blood pressure were selected as outcomes...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697968/update-on-pathophysiology-and-treatment-of-childhood-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome
#6
REVIEW
Justin C Brockbank
Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is common in childhood and is characterized by recurrent upper airway obstructive events during sleep that produce significant neurocognitive and cardiovascular sequelae. The pathophysiology of childhood OSAS is complex and involves mechanical airway obstruction often secondary to adenotonsillar hypertrophy. However, neuromotor abnormalities and instability of central ventilatory control are also implicated. Several surgical and non-surgical treatment options for childhood OSAS are available, and will be discussed...
June 12, 2017: Paediatric Respiratory Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697676/a-comparison-trial-between-three-treatment-modalities-for-the-management-of-myofascial-pain-of-jaw-muscles-a-preliminary-study
#7
Daniele Manfredini, Lorenzo Favero, Francesco Cocilovo, Monica Monici, Luca Guarda-Nardini
OBJECTIVES: To compare three treatment modalities for the management of myofascial pain of jaw muscles. METHODS: Thirty (N = 30) patients with low pain-related impairment were randomly assigned to receive laser therapy (LST), oral appliance therapy (OA), or counseling (CSL). Visual Analog Scale (VAS) pain levels and the Muscular Index (MI) of the Craniomandibular Index were the outcome variables, which were assessed at baseline, at three weeks, three months, and six months...
July 11, 2017: Cranio: the Journal of Craniomandibular Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695399/the-long-term-effects-of-mandibular-advancement-splint-on-cardiovascular-fitness-and-psychomotor-performance-in-patients-with-mild-to-moderate-obstructive-sleep-apnea-a-prospective-study
#8
Ashutosh Gupta, Arvind Tripathi, Piyush Sharma
BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) manifests as a reduction or complete cessation of airflow despite an ongoing inspiratory effort, leading to hypoxemia and hypercapnia. The inability to maintain normal breathing reduces the oxygen saturation in blood leading to a cycle of various systemic implications. Hence, a prospective single arm study was planned to evaluate the long-term (2 years) effect of oral appliance on cardiovascular fitness and psychomotor performance in patients with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea...
July 10, 2017: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685145/oral-candida-in-patients-with-fixed-orthodontic-appliance-in-vitro-combination-therapy
#9
Wisam Alhamadi, Rafal J Al-Saigh, Nebras N Al-Dabagh, Hussam W Al-Humadi
BACKGROUND: Fixed orthodontic appliance (FOA) increases the cariogenic microorganisms of mouth including candida. The aim was to evaluate the pharmacodynamic effects of some antibacterial drugs in combination with most applicable antifungal agents on candida isolated from patients with FOA. METHODS: Three antifungal agents (amphotericin B (AMB), ketoconazole (KET), and itraconazole (ITZ)) and three antibacterial drugs (ciprofloxacin (CIP), doxycycline (DOX), and metronidazole (MET)) with serial concentrations have been used and microdilution broth method has been done for single and combination therapy, then fungal growth was assessed spectrophotometrically, and the combinations were evaluated by bliss independent analysis...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682279/temporomandibular-pain-caused-by-sleep-disorders-a-review-and-case-report
#10
Daniel F Babiec
Patients who present to the general dentist's office with complaints of temporomandibular joint pain may exhibit signs and symptoms such as muscle soreness, bruxism, joint soreness, limited range of movement, altered movement, and facial pain as well as tooth chipping or tooth movement. After examinations, radiographic evaluations, and a review of medical history, dentists may have a bias toward regarding these symptoms as oral or dental in origin. After a diagnosis of a temporomandibular disorder (TMD), bruxism, or muscular spasms due to occlusal instabilities is established, the treatment protocol often includes an oral appliance (such as a nightguard), exercises, and pharmacologic agents...
July 2017: General Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670568/maxillary-molar-derotation-and-distalization-by-using-a-nickel-titanium-wire-fabricated-on-a-setup-model
#11
Jong Moon Jung, Young Joo Wi, Hyun Mo Koo, Min Ji Kim, Youn Sic Chun
The purpose of this article is to introduce a simple appliance that uses a setup model and a nickel-titanium (Ni-Ti) wire for correcting the mesial rotation and drift of the permanent maxillary first molar. The technique involves bonding a Ni-Ti wire to the proper position of the target tooth on a setup model, followed by the fabrication of the transfer cap for indirect bonding and its transfer to the patient's teeth. This appliance causes less discomfort and provides better oral hygiene for the patients than do conventional appliances such as the bracket, pendulum, and distal jet...
July 2017: Korean Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657133/assessment-of-efficacy-of-two-chlorhexidine-mouthrinses-on-oral-hygiene-and-gingival-health-in-adolescents-wearing-two-types-of-orthodontic-brackets
#12
S Jurišić, Ž Verzak, G Jurišić, H Jurić
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the efficacy of two formulations of chlorhexidine 0.2% (CHX) mouthrinses in terms of oral hygiene and gingival health status in adolescents with fixed orthodontic appliances wearing two different types of brackets during 18 weeks. STUDY POPULATION AND METHODOLOGY: Eighty subjects were randomly divided into two equal groups according to brackets type: (i) metal-stainless steel, (ii) ceramic. Four weeks after the placement of the fixed orthodontic appliances the subjects from each group were randomly allocated into two equal subgroups and were provided with two different mouthrinses for 14 days: (i) alcohol-free CHX, (ii) CHX with antidiscoloration system (CHX-ADS)...
June 28, 2017: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649379/is-transoral-robotic-surgery-a-safe-and-effective-multilevel-treatment-for-obstructive-sleep-apnoea-in-obese-patients-following-failure-of-conventional-treatment-s
#13
George Garas, Anthousa Kythreotou, Christos Georgalas, Asit Arora, Bhik Kotecha, Floyd C Holsinger, David G Grant, Neil Tolley
A best evidence topic was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was whether TransOral Robotic Surgery (TORS) is a safe and effective multilevel treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) in obese patients following failure of conventional treatment(s). A total of 39 papers were identified using the reported searches of which 5 represented the best evidence to answer the clinical question. The authors, date, journal, study type, population, main outcome measures and results are tabulated...
July 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646811/alternative-therapy-for-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-hypopnea-syndrome-a-1-year-single-blind-randomized-trial-of-tui-na
#14
Cheng-Nan Lu, Michael Friedman, Hsin-Ching Lin, Kuo-Wei Bi, Tun-Pin Hsueh, Hsueh-Wen Chang, Mao-Chang Su, Meng-Chih Lin
Context • Obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) is among the most prevalent of sleep-related breathing disorders. No long-term follow-up studies have documented the continued success of lifestyle changes in treatment; oral appliances have an approximate 50% success rate; compliance with continuous positive airway pressure is poor, ranging from 50% to 89%; and the success rate of upper-airway surgery is only 66.4%. Therefore, some OSAHS patients seek alternative treatments. Objectives • The study intended to examine the efficacy of traditional Chinese therapeutic massage (tui na) for patients with OSAHS...
July 2017: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645668/titration-technique-using-endoscopy-for-an-oral-appliance-treatment-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea
#15
Kentaro Okuno, Kazuki Ikai, Erika Matsumura-Ai, Takafumi Araie
The degree of mandibular protrusion for an oral appliance (OA) should be customized for each patient with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This article describes the mandibular titration technique for OAs to effectively treat OSA by using endoscopy to evaluate the change in the airway at the velopharynx. This technique may minimize the degree of mandible protrusion and contribute to both the efficacy of and compliance with OA therapy.
June 20, 2017: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642920/elastic-viscoelastic-and-viscoplastic-contributions-to-compliance-during-deformation-under-stress-in-prosthodontic-temporization-materials
#16
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/28629917/personalized-management-approach-for-osa
#17
REVIEW
Jayne C Carberry, Jason Amatoury, Danny J Eckert
OSA is a heterogeneous disorder. If left untreated, it has major health, safety, and economic consequences. In addition to varying levels of impairment in pharyngeal anatomy (narrow/collapsible airway), nonanatomical "phenotypic traits" are also important contributors to OSA for most patients. However, the majority of existing therapies (eg, CPAP, oral appliances, weight loss, positional therapy, upper airway surgery) target only the anatomical cause. These are typically administered as monotherapy according to a trial and error management approach in which the majority of patients are first prescribed CPAP...
June 16, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624182/oral-appliances-for-the-management-of-osa-an-updated-review-of-the-literature
#18
REVIEW
Mona M Hamoda, Yuuya Kohzuka, Fernanda R Almeida
Oral appliances (OAs) are becoming increasingly recognized not only as an alternative, but also possibly as an adjunct treatment modality for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Compared to Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), the gold standard therapy, OAs are less efficacious but are more accepted and tolerated by the patients which may in turn lead to a comparable therapeutic effectiveness. Different oral appliance designs currently exist and even more are constantly emerging. Additionally, state of the art technologies are being utilized in the fabrication of many however, all the currently available OAs employ the same mechanism of action by targeting the anatomical component involved in the pathogenesis of the disease...
June 14, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602154/tissue-necrosis-under-a-nance-palatal-arch-a-case-report
#19
Zak C Sullivan, Jayne E Harrison
A Nance palatal arch is a method of reinforcing anchorage to help prevent mesial movement of maxillary first permanent molars. It is recognised that it is difficult to maintain oral hygiene around the appliance and that iatrogenic damage can occur. We present a case of a 22-year-old male patient in whom the palatal mucosa became necrotic, palatal bone became exposed and long-term periodontal damage occurred. We describe the case, his treatment and the resolution of the inflammation as well as exploring the causes for the damage and alternate treatment options...
June 10, 2017: Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597834/-magnetic-resonance-imaging-artefacts-and-fixed-orthodontic-attachments
#20
Aurélien Beau, Denis Bossard, Sarah Gebeile-Chauty
OBJECTIVES: Orthodontic appliances are often removed before magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans because they are known to produce artefacts. The purpose of this study was to find the exact indications for removal of various fixed attachments when imaging four specific areas of the head and neck. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty patients requiring an MRI scan of the head for medical reasons volunteered for this investigation. One of four different types of fixed attachments (stainless steel brackets, titanium brackets, ceramic brackets with metal slots, and stainless steel retainers) were assigned to a patient...
June 2017: L' Orthodontie Française
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