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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210859/effectiveness-of-peloid-therapy-in-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-a-randomized-controlled-single-blind-study
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Burcu Metin Ökmen, Meliha Kasapoğlu Aksoy, Aygül Güneş, Riza Eröksüz, Lale Altan
Carpal tunnel syndrome(CTS) is the most common neuromuscular cause of upper extremity disability. We aimed to investigate the effectiveness of peloid therapy in patients with CTS. This randomized, controlled, single-blind study enrolled 70 patients between the ages of 30 to 65 who had a diagnosis of either mild, mild-to-moderate, or moderate CTS. The patients were randomized into two groups using random number table. In the first group, (Group 1)(n = 35), patients were given splint (every night for 6 weeks) + peloid treatment(five consecutive days a week for 2 weeks) and in the second group, (Group 2)(n = 28), patients received splint treatment(every night for 6 weeks) alone...
February 16, 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210431/vertical-root-fracture-resistance-of-simulated-immature-permanent-teeth-filled-with-mta-using-different-vehicles
#2
Hacer Aksel, Sevinc Askerbeyli-Örs, Derya Deniz-Sungur
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study is to evaluate the resistance vertical root fracture (VRF) of mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) filled-immature permanent roots by using three different vehicles. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Forty-extracted human single-rooted mandibular premolars were selected and the root length was standardized to the length of 9 mm. For simulation of immature tooth apices, peeso reamers were introduced into the root canals and the prepared roots were assigned into three experimental groups according the used vehicle (distilled water-DW, prophylene glycol-PG, chlorhexidine-CHX) and control group (n=10)...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209506/efficacy-of-combined-ultrasound-guided-steroid-injection-and-splinting-in-patients-with-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jia-Chi Wang, Kwong-Kum Liao, Kon-Ping Lin, Chen-Liang Chou, Tsui-Fen Yang, Yu-Fang Huang, Kevin A Wang, Jan-Wei Chiu
OBJECTIVES: To compare the effectiveness of local steroid injection plus splinting to that of local steroid injection alone using clinical and electrophysiological parameters in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). Design; Randomized controlled study with 12 weeks of follow-up. SETTING: Tertiary care center. PARTICIPANTS: Volunteer sample of 52 patients diagnosed with CTS Clinical trial registration number: NCT02728693.
February 13, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207605/ultrasound-guided-fenestration-of-the-carpal-ligament-using-a-double-needle-approach
#4
Gloria E Hwang, Sanjay Kumbar, Todd Stitik, John S Georgy, Hoss Hanna
Injection techniques for carpal tunnel syndrome have evolved from landmark palpation injection techniques to more accurate ultrasound-guided approaches. Presented is a case report describing a technique serendipitously discovered during a carpal ligament fenestration. The case involved a 66-year-old man with a diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome. After a failed attempt at treatment using a wrist splint and activity modification, he was treated by median nerve hydrodissection with 100% temporary pain relief...
February 15, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203438/current-concepts-in-severe-adult-tracheobronchomalacia-evaluation-and-treatment
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REVIEW
Daniel H Buitrago, Jennifer L Wilson, Mihir Parikh, Adnan Majid, Sidhu P Gangadharan
There is increasing recognition of tracheobronchomalacia (TBM) in patients with respiratory complaints, though its true incidence in the adult population remains unknown. Most of these patients have an acquired form of severe diffuse TBM of unclear etiology. The mainstays of diagnosis are dynamic (inspiratory and expiratory) airway computed tomography (CT) scan and dynamic flexible bronchoscopy with forced expiratory maneuvers. While the prevailing definition of TBM is 50% reduction in cross-sectional area, a high proportion of healthy volunteers meet this threshold, thus this threshold fails to identify patients that might benefit from intervention...
January 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199848/discoidin-domain-receptor-1-mediates-myosin-dependent-collagen-contraction
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Nuno M Coelho, Pamma D Arora, Sander van Putten, Stellar Boo, Petar Petrovic, Alyna Xue Lin, Boris Hinz, Christopher A McCulloch
Discoidin domain receptor 1 (DDR1) is a tyrosine kinase collagen adhesion receptor that mediates cell migration through association with non-muscle myosin IIA (NMIIA). Because DDR1 is implicated in cancer fibrosis, we hypothesized that DDR1 interacts with NMIIA to enable collagen compaction by traction forces. Mechanical splinting of rat dermal wounds increased DDR1 expression and collagen alignment. In periodontal ligament of DDR1 knockout mice, collagen mechanical reorganization was reduced >30%. Similarly, cultured cells with DDR1 knockdown or expressing kinase-deficient DDR1d showed 50% reduction of aligned collagen...
February 14, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198442/a-novel-augmented-reality-system-for-displaying-inferior-alveolar-nerve-bundles-in-maxillofacial-surgery
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Ming Zhu, Fei Liu, Gang Chai, Jun J Pan, Taoran Jiang, Li Lin, Yu Xin, Yan Zhang, Qingfeng Li
Augmented reality systems can combine virtual images with a real environment to ensure accurate surgery with lower risk. This study aimed to develop a novel registration and tracking technique to establish a navigation system based on augmented reality for maxillofacial surgery. Specifically, a virtual image is reconstructed from CT data using 3D software. The real environment is tracked by the augmented reality (AR) software. The novel registration strategy that we created uses an occlusal splint compounded with a fiducial marker (OSM) to establish a relationship between the virtual image and the real object...
February 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196278/carbon-fiber-vs-metal-framework-in-full-arch-immediate-loading-rehabilitations-of-the-maxilla-a-cohort-clinical-study
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Francesco Pera, Paolo Pesce, Francesco Solimano, Tiziano Tealdo, Paolo Pera, Maria Menini
BACKGROUND: Frameworks made of carbon fiber reinforced composites (CFRC) seem to be a viable alternative to traditional metal frameworks in implant prosthodontics. CFRC provide stiffness, rigidity and optimal biocompatibility. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present prospective study was to compare carbon fiber frameworks versus metal frameworks used to rigidly splint implants in full-arch immediate loading rehabilitations. METHODS: 42 patients (test group) were rehabilitated with full-arch immediate loading rehabilitations of the upper jaw (total: 170 implants) following the Columbus Bridge Protocol with 4 to 6 implants with distal tilted implants...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194343/the-effect-of-a-condylar-repositioning-plate-on-condylar-position-and-relapse-in-two-jaw-surgery
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Gyu Sik Jung, Taek Kyun Kim, Jeong Woo Lee, Jung Dug Yang, Ho Yun Chung, Byung Chae Cho, Kang Young Choi
BACKGROUND: Numerous condylar repositioning methods have been reported. However, most of them are 2-dimensional or are complex procedures that require a longer operation time and a highly trained surgeon. This study aims to introduce a new technique using a condylar repositioning plate and a centric relation splint to achieve a centric relationship. METHODS: We evaluated 387 patients who had undergone surgery for skeletal jaw deformities. During the operation, a centric relation splint, intermediate splint, final centric occlusion splint, and condylar repositioning plate along with an L-type mini-plate for LeFort I osteotomy or a bicortical screw for bilateral sagittal split ramus osteotomy were utilized for rigid fixation...
January 2017: Archives of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191352/hybrid-assistive-neuromuscular-dynamic-stimulation-therapy-a-new-strategy-for-improving-upper-extremity-function-in-patients-with-hemiparesis-following-stroke
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REVIEW
Toshiyuki Fujiwara, Michiyuki Kawakami, Kaoru Honaga, Michi Tochikura, Kaoru Abe
Hybrid Assistive Neuromuscular Dynamic Stimulation (HANDS) therapy is one of the neurorehabilitation therapeutic approaches that facilitates the use of the paretic upper extremity (UE) in daily life by combining closed-loop electromyography- (EMG-) controlled neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) with a wrist-hand splint. This closed-loop EMG-controlled NMES can change its stimulation intensity in direct proportion to the changes in voluntary generated EMG amplitudes recorded with surface electrodes placed on the target muscle...
2017: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186643/a-novel-ultrasonographic-assisted-technique-for-desmotomy-of-the-palmar-plantar-annular-ligament-in-horses
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Pablo Espinosa, Jorge E Nieto, Jack R Snyder, Larry D Galuppo, Scott A Katzman
OBJECTIVES: To describe an ultrasound assisted technique for desmotomy of the palmar/plantar annular ligament (PAL), determine its efficacy and intraoperative complications. STUDY DESIGN: Cadaveric and in vivo study. ANIMALS: Cadaveric limbs (n = 12), adult horses (n = 4), and clinical cases (n = 2). METHODS: Ultrasound assisted desmotomy of the palmar/plantar annular ligament (UAD-PAL) was performed in cadaveric limbs and in standing horses with the operated limb placed in a distal limb splint...
February 10, 2017: Veterinary Surgery: VS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183288/towards-an-optimal-therapy-strategy-for-myogenous-tmd-physiotherapy-compared-with-occlusal-splint-therapy-in-an-rct-with-therapy-and-patient-specific-treatment-durations
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Robert J van Grootel, Rob Buchner, Daniël Wismeijer, Hilbert W van der Glas
BACKGROUND: Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) may be characterized by pain and restricted jaw movements. In the absence of somatic factors in the temporomandibular joint, mainly myogenous, psychobiological, and psychosocial factors may be involved in the aetiology of myogenous TMD. An occlusal appliance (splint) is commonly used as a basic therapy of the dental practice. Alternatively, a type of physiotherapy which includes, apart from massage of sore muscles, aspects of cognitive-behavioural therapy might be a basic therapy for myogenous TMD...
February 10, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181018/biomedical-implications-from-a-morphoelastic-continuum-model-for-the-simulation-of-contracture-formation-in-skin-grafts-that-cover-excised-burns
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Daniël C Koppenol, Fred J Vermolen
A continuum hypothesis-based model is developed for the simulation of the (long term) contraction of skin grafts that cover excised burns in order to obtain suggestions regarding the ideal length of splinting therapy and when to start with this therapy such that the therapy is effective optimally. Tissue is modeled as an isotropic, heterogeneous, morphoelastic solid. With respect to the constituents of the tissue, we selected the following constituents as primary model components: fibroblasts, myofibroblasts, collagen molecules, and a generic signaling molecule...
February 8, 2017: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28175943/-treatment-of-traumatic-lesions-of-the-bursa-olecrani-and-chronic-bursitis-olecrani
#14
D Saul, K Dresing
OBJECTIVE: Complete olecranon bursectomy with debridement, protection of veins and nerves. Risk-adapted antibiotic therapy and early functional aftercare. INDICATIONS: Acute, traumatic laceration of the bursa olecrani, chronic therapy-resistant bursitis olecrani. CONTRAINDICATIONS: For traumatic bursa injuries: general contraindications for anesthesia and surgery; chronic bursitis: initially not closable skin defect (plastic surgery required), hemodynamically instable patient (e...
February 7, 2017: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167015/external-airway-splint-to-treat-tracheomalacia-following-laryngotracheal-reconstruction
#15
Wayne D Hsueh, Lee P Smith
This observation reports the use of an external airway splint to treat tracheomalacia in a pediatric patient. The patient underwent a double stage laryngotracheal reconstruction however was unable to be decannulated due to severe tracheomalacia. Our purpose is to further support the use of external splinting in the treatment of tracheomalacia in a unique case involving isolated nighttime airway obstruction following laryngotracheal reconstruction.
March 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
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/28159582/a-comparative-evaluation-of-cbct-outcomes-of-two-closed-treatment-methods-in-intracapsular-condylar-fractures
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Yanmei Tang, Min Zhu, Xiaoling Wang, Yanfei Zhu, Huijun Sun
PURPOSE: The cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) images of 2 closed treatments are compared for intracapsular condylar fractures (ICFs) to learn whether splint treatment could promote better radiologic outcomes. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Fifty-four patients with 60 sides of ICF were divided into 2 groups. In the control group (C-group), patients had a liquid diet for 1 month. In the trial group (T-group), patients wore splints with anterior elastic traction. Local CBCT images of the temporomandibular joint were obtained at T0 (mean 8...
December 7, 2016: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157490/effect-of-flat-plane-splint-vertical-thickness-on-disc-displacement-without-reduction-a-retrospective-matched-cohort-study
#18
Shang-Lun Lin, Shang-Liang Wu, Shun-Yao Ko, Ching-Yu Yen, Jung-Wu Yang
PURPOSE: The efficacy of occlusal splints for treating temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) remains controversial. This study aimed to evaluate and compare the effectiveness of flat-plane splints (FPSs) with a vertical thickness of 3 mm (VT3) and 5 mm (VT5) in treating disc displacement without reduction (DDWOR). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective matched-cohort study selected the study participants from 400 TMD patients treated in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery of Tainan Sin-Lau Hospital, Tainan, Taiwan, between August 2013 and July 2015...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154344/importance-of-recognizing-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-for-neurosurgeons-a-review
#19
Masatoshi Yunoki, Takahiro Kanda, Kenta Suzuki, Atsuhito Uneda, Koji Hirashita, Kimihiro Yoshino
Idiopathic carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common complaint, reflecting entrapment neuropathy of the upper extremity. CTS produces symptoms similar to those of other conditions, such as cervical spondylosis or ischemic or neoplastic intracranial disease. Because of these overlaps, patients with CTS are often referred to a neurosurgeon. Surgical treatment of CTS was started recently in our department. Through this experience, we realized that neurosurgeons should have an increased awareness of this condition so they can knowledgeably assess patients with a differential diagnosis that includes CTS and cervical spinal and cerebral disease...
February 2, 2017: Neurologia Medico-chirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149454/splint-assisted-disc-plication-surgery
#20
Omar Sheikh, Greg Logan, Deepak Komath, Patrick Grossman, Peter Ayliffe
Chronic disc displacement may lead to long-term pain. Temporomandibular joint surgery is reserved for those patients whose symptoms remain severe despite conservative treatment. We looked at the of effect of modified meniscopexy on patients with chronic disc displacement without reduction who did not respond to non-surgical pain management treatment. In this retrospective study a total of 59 joints was treated and all patients except one underwent splint assisted bilateral meniscopexy: this patient had splint assisted unilateral meniscopexy...
July 2016: Annali di Stomatologia
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