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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140384/two-bilateral-zygomatic-implants-placed-and-immediately-loaded-a-retrospective-chart-review-with-up-to-54-month-follow-up
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Jay Neugarten, Frank J Tuminelli, Leora Walter
PURPOSE: To report on the outcome of placement of two bilateral zygomatic implants with an immediately loaded prosthesis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted of all patients treated with zygomatic implants between August 1, 2011 and June 6, 2016. All patients had at least two zygomatic implants placed bilaterally and immediately loaded with a provisional prosthesis the same day of implant placement. The implants were Nobel Biocare TiUnite or machined surface with lengths of 30 to 52...
November 2017: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140382/implant-mandibular-overdentures-retained-by-immediately-loaded-implants-a-1-year-randomized-trial-comparing-the-clinical-and-radiographic-outcomes-between-mini-dental-implants-and-standard-sized-implants
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Kostas Zygogiannis, Irene Ha Aartman, Azin Parsa, Ali Tahmaseb, Daniel Wismeijer
PURPOSE: The aim of this 1-year randomized trial was to evaluate and compare the clinical and radiographic performance of four immediately loaded mini dental implants (MDIs) and two immediately loaded standard-sized tissue-level (STL) implants, placed in the interforaminal region of the mandible and used to retain mandibular overdentures (IODs) in completely edentulous patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 50 completely edentulous patients wearing conventional maxillary dentures and complaining about insufficient retention of their mandibular dentures were divided into two groups; 25 patients received four MDIs and 25 patients received two STL implants...
November 2017: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138920/concurrent-arthroscopic-osteochondral-lesion-treatment-and-lateral-ankle-ligament-repair-has-no-substantial-effect-on-the-outcome-of-chronic-lateral-ankle-instability
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Dong Jiang, Yin-Fang Ao, Chen Jiao, Xing Xie, Lin-Xin Chen, Qin-Wei Guo, Yue-Lin Hu
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study was to evaluate the effect of concurrent arthroscopic osteochondral lesion (OCL) treatment and lateral ankle ligament repair on the outcome of chronic lateral ankle instability. It was hypothesized that the arthroscopic OCL treatment might have some negative effect on the outcome of chronic lateral ankle instability (CLAI) by compromising the rehabilitation program. METHODS: Ankle arthroscopy and anatomic lateral ankle ligament repair with suture anchors were performed for 70 patients with CLAI between 2010 and 2012...
November 14, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138601/zinc-phosphate-as-a-definitive-cement-for-implant-supported-crowns-and-fixed-dentures
#4
Dennis Flanagan
Implant-supported dental prostheses can be retained by a screw or cement. Implant-supported fixed partial dentures have a passive fit. A passive fit means there is an internal gap between the abutment surface and the intaglio of the retainer to insure that there is no lateral pressure on the supporting implants or friction upon seating of the prosthesis. This gap is filled with cement for retention of the prosthesis. Any lateral pressure may cause marginal bone loss or periimplantitis. Also, there is usually a microscopic gap at the margin of a crown retainer that exposes the cement to oral fluids...
2017: Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137684/use-of-an-intraoperative-navigation-system-and-piezoelectric-surgery-for-styloidectomy-in-a-patient-with-eagle-s-syndrome-a-case-report
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Shintaro Sukegawa, Takahiro Kanno, Akio Yoshimoto, Kenichi Matsumoto, Yuka Sukegawa-Takahashi, Masanori Masui, Yoshihiko Furuki
BACKGROUND: Elongated styloid process syndrome (Eagle's syndrome) is the term given to the symptomatic elongation of the styloid process or the mineralization of the stylohyoid or stylomandibular ligament. The two commonly used approaches for the surgical treatment of this syndrome are the transcervical and transoral approaches. Both have their limitations and specific intraoperative risks. Here, we report the treatment of a patient with Eagle's syndrome using the transoral approach in conjunction with piezoelectric surgery, surgical planning, and intraoperative navigation to reduce the risk of complications...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130047/bending-properties-of-fiber-reinforced-composites-retainers-bonded-with-spot-composite-coverage
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Maria Francesca Sfondrini, Paola Gandini, Paola Tessera, Pekka K Vallittu, Lippo Lassila, Andrea Scribante
Orthodontic and periodontal splints are prepared with round or flat metallic wires. As these devices cannot be used in patients with allergy to metals or with aesthetic demands, fiber-reinforced composite (FRC) retainers have been introduced. Stiffness of FRC materials could reduce physiologic tooth movement. In order to lower rigidity of conventional FRC retainers, a modified construction technique that provided a partial (spot) composite coverage of the fiber has been tested and compared with metallic splints and full-bonded FRCs...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126810/sensory-trick-splint-as-a-multimodal-therapy-for-oromandibular-dystonia
#7
Kazuya Yoshida
PURPOSE: Many patients with oromandibular dystonia, which is characterized by involuntary masticatory, lower facial, and/or tongue muscle contractions, experience relief of symptoms through sensory tricks such as eating chewing gum or candy. The aim of this study was to identify the factors influencing the effects of splints in patients with oromandibular dystonia. METHODS: Occlusal splints were inserted in 128 patients (89 women, 39 men) with oromandibular dystonia (102 with jaw closing dystonia, 20 with lingual dystonia, 5 with jaw deviation dystonia, 4 with jaw opening dystonia, 3 with lip dystonia, and 2 with jaw protrusion dystonia)...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Prosthodontic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120006/manufactured-brace-modalities-for-elbow-stiffness
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Nipun Sodhi, Anton Khlopas, Michael D Vaughn, Jaiben George, George Yakubek, Assem A Sultan, Steven F Harwin, Michael A Mont
Multiple surgical and nonsurgical treatment options exist for patients with elbow stiffness. Many nonsurgical mobilization bracing options have been implemented to increase elbow range of motion. Three of the main bracing options for these patients are turnbuckle, static progressive stretch, and dynamic bracing. The purpose of this study was to review the current literature on turnbuckle, static progressive stretch, and dynamic bracing to provide information for practitioners and patients regarding which brace is more appropriate to use for elbow stiffness...
November 8, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114424/the-effects-of-maxillary-expansion-on-the-soft-tissue-facial-profile
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Isil Aras, Sultan Olmez, Mehmet Cemal Akay, Tayfun Gunbay, Aynur Aras
Purpose: The aims of this retrospective study were to evaluate the possible changes in soft tissue facial profile induced by orthopedic rapid maxillary expansion (RME) and surgically assisted rapid maxillary expansion (SARME), and to correlate them with the underlying hard tissue alterations. Materials and Methods: 16 patients who received bone borne SARME and 25 patients who were subjected to RME using metal cast splint hyrax appliance were analyzed retrospectively...
2017: J Istanb Univ Fac Dent
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105023/mandibular-response-after-rapid-maxillary-expansion-in-class-ii-growing-patients-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial
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Roberta Lione, Valerio Brunelli, Lorenzo Franchi, Chiara Pavoni, Bernardo Quiroga Souki, Paola Cozza
BACKGROUND: The aim of this pilot randomized controlled trial (RCT) was to evaluate the sagittal mandibular response induced by rapid maxillary expansion (RME) therapy in mixed dentition patients with class II malocclusion, comparing the effects of bonded RME and banded RME with a matched untreated class II control group. METHODS: This RCT was designed in parallel with an allocation ratio of 1:1:1. The sample consisted of 30 children with a mean age of 8.1 ± 0...
November 6, 2017: Progress in Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102332/conservative-treatment-of-children-with-chronic-diffuse-sclerosing-osteomyelitis-tendoperiostitis-of-the-mandible
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Marieke M van de Meent, Hamid Meshkini, Marta Fiocco, Miranda J M Wetselaar-Glas, Natasha M Appelman-Dijkstra, J P Richard van Merkesteyn
Chronic diffuse sclerosing osteomyelitis (DSO) of the mandible is a rare disease of unknown aetiology. It has been suggested that overuse of the masticatory muscles, tendoperiostitis (TP), is a contributing factor for DSO. Therefore, we tested this hypothesis by treating consecutive children with conservative therapy. All patients were treated with conservative therapy, comprising occlusal splint therapy, physiotherapy, and/or disease counselling. Pain intensity on a visual analogue scale (VAS) and pain frequency in number of days per 3 months were recorded before the start of treatment, and at 3, 6, and 12 months after treatment initiation...
October 3, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097604/complications-and-outcomes-associated-with-13-cases-of-triceps-tendon-disruption-in-dogs-and-cats-2003-2014
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Naomi Frances Earley, Gemma Ellse, Adrian M Wallace, Kevin J Parsons, Katja Voss, Lauren C Pugliese, Andy P Moores, Richard Whitelock, Christoph Stork, Sorrel J Langley-Hobbs, Heidi Radke
This study reports data from a larger number of cases of triceps tendon disruption. Records from 10 veterinary referral hospitals between 2003 and 2014 were searched for canine and feline cases diagnosed with triceps tendon disruption, based on orthopaedic examination confirmed during surgery. Long-term follow-up and owner satisfaction were assessed using a questionnaire. There were 13 cases of triceps tendon disruption diagnosed across seven hospitals (nine dogs, four cats). Trauma, history or presence of a wound, surgery in the region of tendon attachment or corticosteroid treatment preceded triceps tendon disruption...
November 2, 2017: Veterinary Record
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091484/effects-of-upper-extremity-immobilization-and-use-of-a-spinner-knob-on-vehicle-steering
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Lyle T Jackson, Matthew C Crisler, Stephanie L Tanner, Johnell O Brooks, Kyle J Jeray
BACKGROUND: A person's ability to safely drive while immobilized is not well defined. Steering ability with a spinner knob during immobilization is unknown. The goal of this study is to further clarify the effect of immobilization on steering reaction time and accuracy with and without a steering wheel spinner knob. METHODS: Twenty participants were enrolled in this crossover trial using a driving simulator with an automatic transmission. Five conditions were tested in a counterbalanced order...
November 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080986/use-of-the-t%C3%A3-bingen-splint-for-the-initial-management-of-severely-dysplastic-and-unstable-hips-in-newborns-with-ddh-an-alternative-to-fettweis-plaster-and-pavlik-harness
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Hannes Kubo, Hakan Pilge, Kristina Weimann-Stahlschmidt, Karoline Stefanovska, Bettina Westhoff, Ruediger Krauspe
AIM: Hip dysplasia is one of the most common skeletal disorders. As a late consequence 20-25% of the patients are at risk to develop secondary osteoarthritis and may require total hip replacement early in life. The treatment principles of hip dislocation are (1) concentric reposition, (2) retention, i.e., plaster in human post or Pavlik harness and (3) maturation in abduction flexion orthesis. The Tübingen splint was introduced as a further development of abduction devices for the treatment of (residual) hip dysplasia with stable hips...
October 28, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080255/how-to-stent-the-ureter-after-kidney-transplantation-in-children-a-comparison-of-two-methods-of-urinary-drainage
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Anuradha S Ter Haar, Rulan S Parekh, Ralph W J Leunissen, Joop van den, Armando J Lorenzo, Diane Hebert, Mandy G Keijzer-Veen, Karlien Cransberg
Ureteral stenting after pediatric renal transplantation serves to prevent obstruction and urinary leakage, but can also cause complications. This study compares the complication rates of both methods. Data were retrospectively collected at Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, the Netherlands (splint group, n = 61) and Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada (JJ catheter group, n = 50). Outcome measures included urological interventions and incidence of UTIs during the first 3 months post-transplantation. The splint was removed after a median of 9 (IQR 8-12), the JJ catheter after 42 (IQR 36-50) days...
October 27, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075038/20-s-protopanaxadiol-enhances-angiogenesis-via-hif-1%C3%AE-mediated-vegf-secretion-by-activating-p70s6-kinase-and-benefits-wound-healing-in-genetically-diabetic-mice
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Er-Yun Zhang, Bo Gao, Hai-Lian Shi, Ling-Fang Huang, Li Yang, Xiao-Jun Wu, Zheng-Tao Wang
Impaired angiogenesis is one of the crucial factors that impede the wound healing process in diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs). In this study, we found that 20(S)-protopanaxadiol (PPD), an aglycone of ginsenosides in Panax notoginseng, stimulated angiogenesis and benefited wound healing in genetically diabetic mice. In HUVECs, PPD promoted cell proliferation, tube formation and VEGF secretion accompanied by increased nuclear translocalization of HIF-1α, which led to elevated VEGF mRNA expression. PPD activated both PI3K/Akt/mTOR and Raf/MEK/ERK signaling pathways in HUVECs, which were abrogated by LY294002 and PD98059...
October 27, 2017: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072026/functional-outcomes-of-kinesio-taping-versus-standard-orthotics-in-the-management-of-shin-splint
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Shaji J Kachanathu, Fahad S Algarni, Shibili Nuhmani, Aqeel M Alenazi, Ashraf R Hafez, Abdulrahman D Algarni
BACKGROUND: Exercise-related or lower-limb overuse injury characterized by pain located between the knee and the ankle that occurs during activity is commonly referred to as shin splint. Hyperpronation is considered the ultimate culprit in the development of overuse injuries such as shin splint. This study endeavors to compare the functional outcomes of the most commonly used anti-pronation techniques, kinesio taping and standard orthotics. METHODS: A total of 40 subjects (mean age, 24...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069145/metrical-analysis-of-disc-condyle-relation-with-different-splint-treatment-positions-in-patients-with-tmj-disc-displacement
#18
Mu-Qing Liu, Jie Lei, Jian-Hui Han, Adrian U-Jin Yap, Kai-Yuan Fu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of bite positions characterizing different splint treatments (anterior repositioning and stabilization splints) on the disc-condyle relation in patients with TMJ disc displacement with reduction (DDwR), using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MATERIAL AND METHODS: 37 patients, with a mean age of 18.8±4.3 years (7 male and 30 females) and diagnosed with DDwR based on the RDC/TMD, were recruited. MRI metrical analysis of the spatial changes of the disc/condyle, as well as their relationships, was done in three positions: maximum intercuspation (Position 1), anterior repositioning splint position (Position 2), and stabilization splint position (Position 3)...
September 2017: Journal of Applied Oral Science: Revista FOB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068939/watch-out-for-wild-animals-a-systematic-review-of-upper-extremity-injuries-caused-by-uncommon-species
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Jacqueline S Israel, James E McCarthy, Katherine R Rose, Venkat K Rao
BACKGROUND: Across the world, many species of nondomesticated animals dwell among humans in metropolitan areas. Rare animal bites pose a dilemma for hand surgeons, as they often result in operative injuries and recalcitrant infections. The authors treated an 85-year-old man who experienced severe cellulitis of the index finger following an opossum bite. This case prompted a systematic review of upper extremity injuries caused by species other than dogs, cats, snakes, and insects. METHODS: The authors conducted a systematic review of PubMed and Scopus databases to identify relevant articles published between 1980 and 2016...
November 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066041/accuracy-of-virtual-surgical-planning-of-orthognathic-surgery-with-aid-of-cad-cam-fabricated-surgical-splint-a-novel-3d-analyzing-algorithm
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Shih-Jan Chin, Frank Wilde, Michael Neuhaus, Alexander Schramm, Nils-Claudius Gellrich, Majeed Rana
The benefit of computer-assisted planning in orthognathic surgery has been extensively documented over the last decade. This study aims to evaluate the accuracy of a virtual orthognathic surgical plan by a novel three dimensional (3D) analysis method. Ten patients who required orthognathic surgery were included in this study. A virtual surgical plan was achieved by the combination of a 3D skull model acquired from computed tomography (CT) and surface scanning of the upper and lower dental arch respectively and final occlusal position...
July 29, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
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