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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226340/oral-oxycodone-for-acute-postoperative-pain-a-review-of-clinical-trials
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Chi Wai Cheung, Stanley Sau Ching Wong, Qiu Qiu, Xianyu Wang
BACKGROUND: Opioids are the mainstay of pain management for acute postsurgical pain. Oral oxycodone is an opioid that can provide effective acute postoperative pain relief. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the use of oral oxycodone for acute postoperative pain management. STUDY DESIGN: This is a narrative review based on published articles searched in PubMed and Medline from 2003 to 2015 on oral oxycodone for acute postoperative pain management. METHODS: Clinical trials related to the use of oral oxycodone for acute postoperative pain management were searched via PubMed and Medline from 2003 to 2015...
February 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206886/guideline-for-monitoring-and-management-of-pediatric-patients-before-during-and-after-sedation-for-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-procedures-update-2016
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(no author information available yet)
The safe sedation of children for procedures requires a systematic approach that includes the following: no administration of sedating medication without the safety net of medical/dental supervision, careful presedation evaluation for underlying medical or surgical conditions that would place the child at increased risk from sedating medications, appropriate fasting for elective procedures and a balance between the depth of sedation and risk for those who are unable to fast because of the urgent nature of the procedure, a focused airway examination for large (kissing) tonsils or anatomic airway abnormalities that might increase thepotential for airway obstruction, a clear understanding of the medication's pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic effects and drug interactions, appropriate training and skills in airway management to allow rescue of the patient, age- and size-appropriate equipment for airway management and venous access, appropriate medications and reversal agents, sufficient numbers of staff to both carry out the procedure and monitor the patient, appropriate physiologic monitoring during and after the procedure, a properly equipped and staffed recovery area, recovery to the presedation level of consciousness before discharge from medical/dental supervision, and appropriate discharge instructions...
October 15, 2016: Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126226/effectiveness-and-safety-of-phentolamine-mesylate-in-routine%C3%A2-dental-care
#3
Monika Daubländer, Frank Liebaug, Gabriele Niedeggen, Karlheinz Theobald, Marie-Laure Kürzinger
BACKGROUND: Phentolamine mesylate (PM) is widely used to reverse local anesthesia after dental procedures. Limited knowledge is available regarding effectiveness and safety in routine dental practice. METHODS: The authors conducted 2 national, prospective, noninterventional, postauthorization effectiveness studies (OraVerse Post-Authorization Efficacy Study [ORAPAES] controlled, OraVerse Non-Interventional Study [ORANIS] uncontrolled) in patients receiving a local anesthetic as part of their dental treatment...
March 2017: Journal of the American Dental Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125518/a-survey-of-the-opinion-and-experience-of-uk-dentists-part-2-risk-assessment-strategies-and-the-management-of-iatrogenic-trigeminal-nerve-injuries-related-to-dental-implant-surgery
#4
Zehra Yilmaz, Cemal Ucer, Edwin Scher, Jon Suzuki, Tara Renton
BACKGROUND: Dental implant-related iatrogenic injuries are proportionally increasing with dental implant surgery. This study assessed the experience of implant-related trigeminal nerve (TG) injuries among UK dentists. Risk management strategies and management of implant-related inferior alveolar nerve (IAN), mental nerve (MN), and lingual nerve injuries were investigated. METHODS: A survey was distributed among 405 dentists attending an Association of Dental Implantology (ADI) congress, of which 187 completed the survey...
January 25, 2017: Implant Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116943/dental-trauma-and-bicycle-safety-a-report-in-italian-children-and-adolescents
#5
Francesca Amadori, Elena Bardellini, Alessandro Copeta, Giulio Conti, Valerio Villa, Alessandra Majorana
OBJECTIVES: This retrospective study aims to analyze the pattern of oro-facial trauma from bicycle accidents in Italian children and adolescents, focusing on the safety devices used. METHODS: The medical records of 1405 patients of the Dental Clinic of the University of Brescia, between the age of 0 to 18, who experienced a dento-facial trauma from the use of a bicycle, were analyzed. Data regarding age, gender, weight, height, dominant hand, type of bicycle, use of safety devices, location and type of dental trauma, teeth involved, bone fractures and soft tissue lesions were recorded...
January 24, 2017: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106160/evaluation-of-three-block-anesthesia-methods-for-pain-management-during-mandibular-third-molar-extraction-a-meta-analysis
#6
Fanyuan Yu, Yao Xiao, Hanghang Liu, Fanzi Wu, Feng Lou, Dian Chen, Mingru Bai, Dingming Huang, Chenglin Wang, Ling Ye
A patient's pain during mandibular third molar extraction often creates problems for a dental surgeon and can also cause immense patient discomfort, such as decreased quality of life, serious complications, or even danger to the patients' lives. Effective pain management is therefore of great importance. Conventional block anesthesia method often fails to control such pain completely during an operation. Therefore, two available alternatives, Gow-Gates (G-G) and Vazirani-Akinosi (V-A) methods, have been developed...
January 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054437/assessment-of-interfering-factors-in-non-adherence-to-oral-appliance-therapy-in-severe-sleep-apnea
#7
Yaron Haviv, Avraham Zini, Galit Almoznino, Na'ama Keshet, Yair Sharav, Doron J Aframian
OBJECTIVE: Oral appliances (OA) are recommended for patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea who fail to comply with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy. This mixed methods study aimed to quantify adherence to OA therapy and evaluate subjective reasons associated with non-adherence. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The medical records of 52 patients with an apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) ≥ 40, treated with OA after discontinuation of CPAP treatment, were examined for OA adherence...
January 5, 2017: Oral Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045859/data-collection-for-adverse-events-reporting-by-us-dental-schools
#8
Deborah Rooney, Kimberly Barrett, Blake Bufford, Alexandra Hylen, Matthew Loomis, Joshua Smith, Angela Svaan, Harold M Pinsky, Domenica Sweier
OBJECTIVES: Accreditation of US dental schools requires a formal system of quality assessment of clinical adverse events (AE). There is no universal system to collect, record, interpret, or release findings or trends pertaining to AEs. The objective of this study was to compare similarities and differences among the AE reporting forms used at US dental schools. METHODS: Sixteen (24%) dental schools responded to a query to provide copies of their AE forms. The forms were analyzed to identify unique AE items...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025830/the-hispanic-and-latino-dentist-workforce-in-the-united-states
#9
Elizabeth Mertz, Cynthia Wides, Jean Calvo, Paul Gates
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this paper is to describe the Hispanic/Latino (H/L) dentist workforce, their general practice patterns, and their contributions to oral health care for H/L and underserved patients. METHODS: A national sample survey of underrepresented minority dentists was conducted in 2012 and received a 35.4 percent response rate for self-reported H/L dentists. Data were weighted for selection and response bias to be nationally representative. A workforce profile of H/L dentists was created using descriptive and multivariable statistics and published data...
December 26, 2016: Journal of Public Health Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28019015/factors-associated-with-oral-health-related-quality-of-life-among-safety-net-clinic-patients
#10
Akiko Kamimura, Bethany Gull, Shannon Weaver, Lindsey Wright, Alysa Edwards, Kimiya Nourian, Jeanie Ashby, Lea E Erickson
OBJECTIVES: Oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) is an important health indicator not only for individuals but also for oral health care providers to treat a person holistically. Previous studies focused on OHRQoL do not provide comprehensive knowledge regarding low-income patients in the United States, many of whom have chronic health conditions that can affect their oral health. The purpose of this study is to examine factors associated with OHRQoL among low-income, uninsured patients of safety-net providers, which provide free or reduced fee medical and/or dental care to underserved populations...
December 26, 2016: Journal of Public Health Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012843/validation-of-a-novel-cognitive-simulator-for-orbital-floor-reconstruction
#11
Renata Khelemsky, Brianna Hill, Daniel Buchbinder
PURPOSE: The increasing focus on patient safety in current medical practice has promoted the development of surgical simulation technology in the form of virtual reality (VR) training designed largely to improve technical skills and less so for nontechnical aspects of surgery such as decision making and material knowledge. The present study investigated the validity of a novel cognitive VR simulator called Touch Surgery for a core maxillofacial surgical procedure: orbital floor reconstruction (OFR)...
December 11, 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990505/clinical-evaluation-of-a-novel-dental-implant-system-as-single-implants-under-immediate-loading-conditions-4-month-post-loading-results-from-a-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial
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Marco Esposito, Anna Trullenque-Eriksson, Rodolfo Blasone, Giuliano Malaguti, Cristiano Gaffuri, Marco Caneva, Armando Minciarelli, Giuseppe Luongo
PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety and clinical effectiveness of a novel dental implant system (GENESIS Implant System, Keystone Dental, Massachusetts, USA) using another dental implant system by the same manufacturer as a control (PRIMA Implant System, Keystone Dental). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 53 patients requiring at least two single crowns had their sites randomised according to a split-mouth design to receive both implant systems at six centres. If implants could be placed with a torque superior to 40 Ncm they were to be loaded immediately with provisional crowns, otherwise after 3 months of submerged healing...
2016: European Journal of Oral Implantology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987510/-comparison-of-two-shaping-methods-for-double-lumen-endotracheal-tube-intubation-by-shikani-optical-stylet-laryngoscope
#13
T Xu, M Li, M Xu, X Y Guo
OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy and safety of two different shaping methods for double-lumen endotracheal tube (DLT).DLT was shaped with the rod of a Shikani optical stylet (SOS) with the tracheal orifice aligned with the convex aspect of the distal curvature or the concave aspect of the distal curvature. METHODS: Patients scheduled for elective thoracic surgery and required intubation with a left-sided DLT were enrolled in this study. They were randomized into two groups...
December 18, 2016: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27937086/exposure-control-practices-for-administering-nitrous-oxide-a-survey-of-dentists-dental-hygienists-and-dental-assistants
#14
James M Boiano, Andrea L Steege, Marie H Sweeney
Engineering, administrative, and work practice controls have been recommended for many years to minimize exposure to nitrous oxide during dental procedures. To better understand the extent to which these exposure controls are used, the NIOSH Health and Safety Practices Survey of Healthcare Workers was conducted among members of professional practice organizations representing dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants. The anonymous, modular, web-based survey was completed by 284 dental professionals in private practice who administered nitrous oxide to adult and/or pediatric patients in the seven days prior to the survey...
December 12, 2016: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931463/guideline-for-monitoring-and-management-of-pediatric-patients-before-during-and-after-sedation-for-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-procedures-update-2016
#15
(no author information available yet)
The safe sedation of children for procedures requires a systematic approach that includes the following: no administration of sedating medication without the safety net of medical/dental supervision, careful presedation evaluation for underlying medical or surgical conditions that would place the child at increased risk from sedating medications, appropriate fasting for elective procedures and a balance between the depth of sedation and risk for those who are unable to fast because of the urgent nature of the procedure, a focused airway examination for large (kissing) tonsils or anatomic airway abnormalities that might increase thepotential for airway obstruction, a clear understanding of the medication's pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic effects and drug interactions, appropriate training and skills in airway management to allow rescue of the patient, age- and size-appropriate equipment for airway management and venous access, appropriate medications and reversal agents, sufficient numbers of staff to both carry out the procedure and monitor the patient, appropriate physiologic monitoring during and after the procedure, a properly equipped and staffed recovery area, recovery to the presedation level of consciousness before discharge from medical/dental supervision, and appropriate discharge instructions...
October 2016: Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928768/-reverse-torque-of-30%C3%A2-ncm-applied-to-dental-implants-as-test-for-osseointegration-a-human-observational-study
#16
Sabrina G Simeone, María Rios, Jeannette Simonpietri
BACKGROUND: On bone implantology, stability of a dental implant is an essential clinical tool during osseointegration evaluation, as it is a reflection of the structural and functional connection between the bone and the implant. METHODS: The sample was comprised by 17 patients with 40 NanoTec™ and Vellox® implants, placed on the lower jaw, under optimum conditions, after a minimum healing period of 3 months, during stage 2 surgery. RESULTS: All 40 implants showed ideal clinical stability after the 30 Ncm reverse torque...
December 2016: International Journal of Implant Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922723/the-american-indian-and-alaska-native-dentist-workforce-in-the-united-states
#17
Elizabeth Mertz, Cynthia Wides, Paul Gates
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this article is to describe the American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) dentist workforce, the general practice patterns of these providers, and their contributions to oral health care for AI/AN and underserved patients. METHODS: A national sample survey of underrepresented minority dentists was conducted in 2012 and received a 34 percent response rate for self-reported AI/AN dentists. Data were weighted for selection and response bias to be nationally representative...
December 6, 2016: Journal of Public Health Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912815/regenerative-endodontics-by-cell-homing
#18
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Ling He, Juan Zhong, Qimei Gong, Bin Cheng, Sahng G Kim, Junqi Ling, Jeremy J Mao
Apical revascularization (AR) and platelet-rich plasma have been used to restore dental pulp vitality in infected immature permanent teeth. Two regenerative therapies are cell transplantation and cell homing. This article updates and benchmarks these therapies with cell homing. A case report concluded that AR increased root length; however, quantitative and statistical assessments disproved this. Regenerative endodontic therapies require prospective clinical trials demonstrating safety and efficacy. These therapies are intrinsically susceptible to procedural and patient variations...
January 2017: Dental Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911406/ultrasound-guided-botulinum-toxin-a-injections-a-method-of-treating-sialorrhea
#19
Pierangelo Barbero, Marco Busso, Carlo Alberto Artusi, Stefania De Mercanti, Marco Tinivella, Andrea Veltri, Luca Durelli, Marinella Clerico
Neurological diseases can be complicated by sialorrhea, an excessive flow of saliva. Patients suffering from moderate to severe sialorrhea have an impaired quality of life, often worsened by correlated complications such as aspiration pneumonia, oral infections, dental caries, and maceration of the skin. Diverse therapeutic approaches have been proposed for the treatment of sialorrhea, including surgery and the use of anticholinergic agents, with limited results and the possible occurrence of serious adverse events...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903790/association-between-health-related-beliefs-and-oral-health-behaviors-among-uninsured-primary-care-patients
#20
Akiko Kamimura, Bethany Gull, Shannon Weaver, Lindsey Wright, Jeanie Ashby, Lea E Erickson
INTRODUCTION: The collaborations between dental care providers and other health care providers are especially needed for underserved populations. There is a deficit of research focused on underserved populations who utilize a safety net facility such as a free clinic in the United States. The purpose of this study is to examine the association between health-related beliefs and oral health behaviors among uninsured adults utilizing a primary care free clinic providing oral health care...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Primary Care & Community Health
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