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Pinar Cagimni, Figen Govsa, Mehmet Asim Ozer, Zuhal Kazak
OBJECTIVE: Different clinical problems may require a surgical approach to the dental arch, such as dentofacial orthopedics, implant-supported dental prothesis, maxillary orthodontics protraction, removable appliances, and posttraumatic dental reconstruction. The aim of this study is to analyze the dental arch size and type for supporting individual dental protheses. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, the reference measurements on the length of the bony palate, maxillary intercanine width, maxillary intermolar width, and the ratio of the maxillary to the palatinal surface were studied in 120 bony palates using a computer software program...
October 25, 2016: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
Guilherme Paulo Scarpel de Mello, Elaine Duarte Artuso de Mello, Pedro Henrique Corazza
PURPOSE: Implant supported full-arch immediate prosthesis (also called the immediate Brånemark protocol) revolutionized dental clinical practice due to the aesthetic/functional benefits it offers to the patient. This work presents a simplified and efficient technique for implant supported full-arch immediate prosthesis fabrication. METHODS: After diagnosing the necessity of the protocol, the implants were installed with a minimum torque of 35Ncm. For implant impression, the use of previously prepared castable cylinders (dispensing with impression posts), and a U-shaped acrylic (Mello technique) generated a cast without distortion...
October 22, 2016: Journal of Prosthodontic Research
Ourania Preventza, Joseph S Coselli, Andrea Garcia, Sarang Kashyap, Shahab Akvan, Katherine H Simpson, Matt D Price, Faisal G Bakaeen, Lorraine D Cornwell, Shuab Omer, Kim I de la Cruz, Scott A LeMaire, Denton A Cooley
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate adverse outcomes after elective aortic arch surgery performed at higher or lower temperatures (24.0°C-28.0°C vs 20.1°C-23.9°C) within the wide range of moderate hypothermia. METHODS: Over a 9-year period, a total of 665 patients underwent elective proximal (n = 479) or total (n = 186) arch replacement with moderate hypothermia and antegrade cerebral perfusion. Circulatory arrest was initiated at an actual temperature of 20.1°C to 23...
September 24, 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Maria Menini, Paolo Pesce, Francesco Pera, Fabrizio Barberis, Alberto Lagazzo, Ludovica Bertola, Paolo Pera
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to investigate the biocompatibility and mechanical characteristics of dental implant frameworks made of carbon fiber composite. METHODS: The biocompatibility of intact samples and fragments was evaluated by cell count and MTT test according to EN-ISO 10993-5:2009 directions. Destructive and non-destructive mechanical tests were performed in order to evaluate: porosity, static and dynamic elastic modulus of carbon fiber samples...
January 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
Nicholas A Campitelli, Scott A Spencer, Kaitlyn Bernhard, Kristen Heard, Alan Kidon
BACKGROUND: This study investigated the effect of Vibram FiveFingers Bikila minimalist shoes on intrinsic foot musculature. We hypothesized that a gradual transition into minimalist shoes will increase the thickness of the abductor hallucis muscle. METHODS: Forty-one individuals were divided into four groups: control (traditional shod) (n = 9), restricted walking in Vibram FiveFingers (n = 11), running in Vibram FiveFingers (n = 10), and unlimited walking in Vibram FiveFingers (n = 11)...
September 2, 2016: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
G F Ferrazzano, S Orlando, T Cantile, G Sangianantoni, B Alcidi, M Coda, S Caruso, A Ingenito
AIM: The elaboration of an experimental system to obtain reproducible and comparable photographs of the occlusal surface to monitor sealants retention. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An intraoral camera connected to a computer was used to obtain photos of the occlusal surfaces. A specific software was utilized to perform measurements on archived pictures. An experimental two-part system, consisting of a dental arch support and a camera support, connected to each other through holes and pins, was made to obtain a standardised and reproducible placement of the camera in the mouth...
September 2016: European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry: Official Journal of European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry
Armando Lopes, Paulo Maló, Miguel de Araújo Nobre, Elena Sánchez-Fernández, Inês Gravito
BACKGROUND: There is a necessity of studies documenting the long-term outcome of full-arch flapless rehabilitations. PURPOSE: To evaluate the 7 years implant and prosthesis survival rate and 5-years marginal bone loss of full-arch fixed prosthetic rehabilitations supported by implants in immediate function with the All-on-4(®) treatment concept using a computer guided surgical protocol (NobelGuide(®) , Nobel Biocare). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective clinical study included 111 edentulous patients (n = 53 bruxers; n = 21 smokers; n = 59 systemically compromised), rehabilitated between February 2005 and November 2010 with 532 implants with the All-on-4(®) treatment concept using NobelGuide(®) ...
October 18, 2016: Clinical Implant Dentistry and related Research
Lorenzo Trevisiol, Pasquale Procacci, Antonio D'Agostino, Francesca Ferrari, Daniele De Santis, Pier Francesco Nocini
PURPOSE: Several authors have described zygoma implants as a reliable surgical option to rehabilitate severe maxillary defects in case of extreme atrophy or oncological resections. The aim of this study is to report a new technical approach to the rehabilitation of a complex oronasal defect by means of a zygoma-implant-supported full-arch dental prosthesis combined with a nasal epithesis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The patient presented with a subtotal bilateral maxillectomy and total rhinectomy defect because of a squamous cell carcinoma of the nose...
December 2016: Int J Implant Dent
Simone Heuberer, Christian Ulm, Konstantin Zauza, Werner Zechner, Georg Watzek, Gabriella Dvorak
PURPOSE: The present prospective pilot study aimed to evaluate the feasibility of Onplants (Onplant Orthodontic System) off label use in the highly atrophic edentulous maxillae of adult patients to avoid bone grafting and conventional dental or zygomatic implants. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Two Onplants were placed subperiosteally in the anterior part of the hard palate in five adult patients presenting a highly atrophic edentulous maxilla, class V or VI, according to Cawood and Howell...
2016: European Journal of Oral Implantology
Marco Esposito, Konstantinos Siormpas, Miltiadis Mitsias, Soheil Bechara, Anna Trullenque-Eriksson, Roberto Pistilli
PURPOSE: To compare the clinical outcome of single, partial and full fixed implant-supported prostheses immediately loaded (within 48 h), early loaded at 6 weeks and conventionally loaded at 3 months (delayed loading). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eighty-one patients (27 requiring single implants, 27 requiring partial fixed prostheses and 27 requiring total fixed cross-arch prostheses) were randomised in equal numbers in three private practices to immediate loading (27 patients), early loading (27 patients) and conventional loading (27 patients) according to a parallel group design with three arms...
2016: European Journal of Oral Implantology
Bhawna Gupta, Ali Dodge-Khatami, Juan Tucker, Mary B Taylor, Douglas Maposa, Miguel Urencio, Jorge D Salazar
BACKGROUND: Antegrade cerebral perfusion (ACP) typically is used with deep hypothermia for cerebral protection during aortic arch reconstructions. The impact of ACP on cerebral oxygenation and serum creatinine at a more tepid 25 °C was studied in newborns and children. METHODS: Between 2010 and 2014, 61 newborns and children (<5 years old) underwent aortic arch reconstruction using moderate hypothermia (25.0±0.9 °C) with ACP and a pH-stat blood gas management strategy...
July 2016: Translational pediatrics
Miguel A Roque, German O Gallucci, Sang J Lee
PURPOSE: To describe the occlusal pressure redistribution in dental arches following placement of single posterior implant-supported restorations in occlusion with natural dentitions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifteen patients who presented for successfully osseointegrated single posterior implant restorations participated in the study. Cement-retained, all-ceramic implant crowns were fabricated and delivered after adjustment for interproximal contacts, fit, and uniform occlusal contacts...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Prosthodontics: Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists
Jeffrey E Keenan, Hanghang Wang, Brian C Gulack, Asvin M Ganapathi, Nicholas D Andersen, Brian R Englum, Yamini Krishnamurthy, Jerrold H Levy, Ian J Welsby, G Chad Hughes
BACKGROUND: Moderate (MHCA) versus deep (DHCA) hypothermia for circulatory arrest in aortic arch surgery has been purported to reduce coagulopathy and bleeding complications, although there are limited data supporting this claim. This study aimed to compare bleeding-related events after aortic hemiarch replacement with MHCA versus DHCA. METHODS: Patients who underwent hemiarch replacement at a single institution from July 2005 to August 2014 were stratified into DHCA and MHCA groups (minimum systemic temperature ≤20°C and >20°C, respectively) and compared...
August 28, 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Daniela Garib, Rita De Cássia Moura Carvalho Lauris, Louise Resti Calil, Arthur César De Medeiros Alves, Guilherme Janson, Araci Malagodi De Almeida, Lúcia Helena Soares Cevidanes, José Roberto Pereira Lauris
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this 2-arm parallel study was to evaluate the dentoskeletal effects of rapid maxillary expansion with differential opening (EDO) compared with the hyrax expander in patients with complete bilateral cleft lip and palate. METHODS: A sample of patients with complete bilateral cleft lip and palate was prospectively and consecutively recruited. Eligibility criteria included participants in the mixed dentition with lip and palate repair performed during early childhood and maxillary arch constriction with a need for maxillary expansion before the alveolar bone graft procedure...
October 2016: American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
Zi Li, Wenqi He, Yungang Lan, Kui Zhao, Xiaoling Lv, Huijun Lu, Ning Ding, Jing Zhang, Junchao Shi, Changjian Shan, Feng Gao
An acute outbreak of porcine hemagglutinating encephalomyelitis virus (PHEV) infection in piglets, characterized with neurological symptoms, vomiting, diarrhea, and wasting, occurred in China. Coronavirus-like particles were observed in the homogenized tissue suspensions of the brain of dead piglets by electron microscopy, and a wild PHEV strain was isolated, characterized, and designated as PHEV-CC14. Histopathologic examinations of the dead piglets showed characteristics of non-suppurative encephalitis, and some neurons in the cerebral cortex were degenerated and necrotic, and neuronophagia...
2016: PeerJ
Marcello Guzman Letelier, Claudia Crisosto Jara, Sonia Peà Arrocha-Oltra, Sonia Gomar-Vercher, Miguel Peà Arrocha
Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is a rare disease affecting the skin and mucus membranes, which is characterized by the formation of blisters in response to minimum trauma. The use of endosseous implants for fixed prosthetic restoration in patients with Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa (RDEB) provides considerably better results than conventional methods using removable dentures. The objective of this clinical case is to describe the restoration of the full arch of an atrophic maxilla using endosseous implants and an implant-supported fixed prosthetic in a patient diagnosed with RDEB and exhibiting severe general and oral symptoms; and to evaluate improvements in the quality of life of the patient...
September 26, 2016: Journal of Oral Implantology
Wayne P Maddison
The lyssomanine jumping spider genus Sumakuru gen. n. is here described for Sumakuru bigal sp. n., from the Bigal River Biological Reserve in Ecuador. Known from a single male, the embolus of the palp takes the form of a smoothly arching curve, and appears fully mobile, being connected to the tegulum by a thin sclerite and a twisted hematodocha. Data from four gene regions (28S, 16SND1, CO1, wingless) indicate that Sumakuru is the sister group to all other sampled lyssomanines, diverging deeply on the stem lineage of the clade of other known lyssomanines...
2016: ZooKeys
Jesús Vaquero, Mercedes Zurita, Cecilia Fernández, Carlos Cotua
BACKGROUND: Cell therapy is configured as a promising strategy for the treatment of spinal cord injury (SCI) but it requires reliable systems to achieve microinjections with different rates and volumes, according to the different characteristics of the injured spinal cord tissue and the targets previously selected. OBJECTIVE: To describe an original and inexpensive device for support of microinjection systems in the course of spinal cord surgery. METHODS: Our attachment device consists in an arch and a system of bars which can be fixed to the operating table and on which a microinjection pump can be displaced and fixed in the course of surgery...
September 22, 2016: World Neurosurgery
Christian Mertens, Jose de San Jose Gonzalez, Christian Freudlsperger, Jens Bodem, Johannes Krisam, Jürgen Hoffmann, Michael Engel
BACKGROUND: Patients with hemimaxillectomy defects after tumor surgery can alternatively be rehabilitated with dental obturators or microvascular flaps. When general medical or oncologic conditions do not permit microvascular surgery, dental obturators are the only solution, yet retention for edentulous patients is often poor. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether CAD/CAM suprastructures supported by implants placed in both residual alveolar ridges and contralateral zygomatic bone could enhance obturator stability and improve functional outcomes...
August 24, 2016: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
Maria Carlos Real Dias, Jorge N R Martins, André Chen, Sérgio André Quaresma, Henrique Luís, João Caramês
PURPOSE: This prospective clinical study evaluated the success rate of indirect composite resin cuspal coverage on endodontically treated molars and premolars and the survival rate of the restored teeth. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred fifty endodontically treated teeth were restored with total resin cuspal coverage and randomly selected for the study. Patients were recalled after 2 to 5 years for clinical evaluation. Data were subjected to standard tests of statistical correlations using Spearman test...
September 23, 2016: Journal of Prosthodontics: Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists
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