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Retrograde intra‐arterial chemotherapy and daily concurrent proton beam therapy for recurrent oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma: Analysis of therapeutic results in 46 cases

Sun, 27 Mar 2016 22:00:00 +0100

ConclusionThese findings suggest that proton beam therapy combined with intra‐arterial infusion chemotherapy could be applied effectively and safely for patients with recurrent oral cavity SCC. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Head Neck, 2016 (Source: Head and Neck)

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Infantile haemangiomas of the head and neck: current concepts in management

Sun, 27 Mar 2016 22:00:00 +0100

Publication date: Available online 27 March 2016 Source:British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Author(s): Christopher Fowell, Andrew Monaghan, Hiroshi Nishikawa Recent developments have improved our understanding of the clinical behaviour of haemangiomas and vascular malformations. In this paper, the second in a series of three educational reviews on vascular anomalies, we review the current trends and evidence-based management of infantile haemangiomas and their associated conditions. (Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)



Microvascular medial femoral condylar flaps in 107 consecutive reconstructions in the head and neck

Sat, 26 Mar 2016 23:00:00 +0100

Publication date: Available online 26 March 2016 Source:British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Author(s): Christian Brandtner, Johannes Hachleitner, Gian Battista Bottini, Heinz Buerger, Alexander Gaggl We have assessed the role of the medial femoral condylar flap in 107 patients who had reconstructions of the head and neck. We retrospectively reviewed their medical records for indications, complications, and outcomes. The flap was primarily used for coverage of alveolar ridge defects (n=67), secondly for defects of the facial bone, calvaria, or skull base (n=35), and thirdly for partial laryngeal defects (n=5). Two flaps were lost. One patient fractured a femur 5 weeks postoperatively. The duration of follow up ranged from 6 months to 12 years. The medial femoral condyla...



Six synchronous bilateral parotid Warthin tumours: an unusual presentation

Sat, 26 Mar 2016 23:00:00 +0100

Publication date: Available online 26 March 2016 Source:British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Author(s): Mostafa Ammar, Peter A. Brennan (Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)



Endoscopically-assisted operations in the treatment of odontogenic peripheral osteomyelitis of the posterior mandible

Sat, 26 Mar 2016 23:00:00 +0100

Publication date: Available online 26 March 2016 Source:British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Author(s): Zixian Huang, Zhiquan Huang, Daming Zhang, Huijun Hu, Qixiang Liang, Weiliang Chen The aim of this study was to evaluate the possibility of using an endoscope in the treatment of five patients with odontogenic peripheral osteomyelitis of the posterior mandible diagnosed between March 2012 and September 2014. After imaging and general preoperative examination, the patients had endoscopically-assisted curettage and sequestrectomy. The data collected included the duration of the operation, complications, and patients’ degree of satisfaction. The mean duration of the operation through an intraoral incision, was 46 (range 40-60) minutes. Patients were followed up at 1 w...



Tooth-bone CAD/CAM surgical guide for genioplasty

Sat, 26 Mar 2016 23:00:00 +0100

Publication date: Available online 26 March 2016 Source:British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Author(s): Kensuke Yamauchi, Yoshihiro Yamaguchi, Hiroaki Katoh, Tetsu Takahashi (Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)

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Minimal-access technique for harvest of the radial forearm flap

Sat, 26 Mar 2016 23:00:00 +0100

Publication date: Available online 26 March 2016 Source:British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Author(s): Abdul Ahmed, Bhavin Visavadia, Atheer Ujam, Michael Gilhooly (Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)



Quality improvement- where do we stand?

Sat, 26 Mar 2016 23:00:00 +0100

Publication date: Available online 26 March 2016 Source:British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Author(s): Ben Green, Ben M. Janaway, Peter A. Brennan Improvements in quality are commonly used to measure outcome in modern medicine. The drive to improve services nationally and to reduce the financial burden, which is at the forefront of NHS policy, attracts political debate and is constantly the focus of media attention. However, before this can be done in surgery, we need to learn from ongoing work and recognised systems for quality review and implementation, and develop national processes for sustained improvement. As a specialty, Oral and maxillofacial surgery is a good example. (Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)



Cellular Senescence and Aging

Sat, 26 Mar 2016 05:43:04 +0100

This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Oral Diseases)



The 5 Best Remedies For Sinus Problems

Sat, 26 Mar 2016 01:42:43 +0100

SPECIAL FROM Here’s an appetizing tidbit: Your sinus produces one to two liters of mucus every day—that’s the size of two large soda bottles. Under normal conditions, most of the mucus dribbles undetected down your throat. Yes, it’s gross but also very important: Mucus filters out bacteria, viruses, and fungi in the air that we breathe, and moistens the nasal passages and sinuses, allowing us to breathe easier and lessen risk of infections.  Sometimes, due to allergens, environmental pollution, nasal obstruction or inflammation, the system goes haywire, filling you with congestion. According to American Family Physician, “sinusitis is one of the most common conditions treated by primary care physicians. Each year in the United States, sinusitis affe...



Perception of speech in cartilage conduction

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 23:00:00 +0100

In this study, CC speech recognition performance was measured and compared with that for air and bone conduction (AC and BC, respectively). (Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx)



Tooth-bone CAD/CAM surgical guide for genioplasty

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 23:00:00 +0100

Guides are often used during reconstructive operations and those that precede the placement of dental implants.1 When an osteotomy or the repositioning of a bony segment is planned, most guides (bone-bone) are positioned by reference to surrounding bony surfaces.2,3 A large surgical field is required to ensure that guidance is accurate. Teeth can also serve as reference points during guided operations (for example, the insertion of implants). Artefacts around metal objects on computed tomography (CT) render CAD-CAM difficult, but augmented digital images of bone and teeth enable fabrication of surgical osteotomy guides, and repositioning templates permit temporal fixation. (Source: The British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)



Six synchronous bilateral parotid Warthin tumours: an unusual presentation

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 23:00:00 +0100

Warthin tumours can occur bilaterally in the salivary glands, but multiple tumours are rare and to our knowledge there have been only a few cases reported.1–3 They can be multifocal but discrete separate tumours are uncommon. (Source: The British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)



Minimal-access technique for harvest of the radial forearm flap

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 23:00:00 +0100

The radial forearm flap has been widely used for reconstructions of the head and neck since it was first described by Yang et al. in 1981.1 It has a long vascular pedicle, predictable anatomy, and is easy to harvest. With the advent of perforator flaps (anterolateral thigh and medial sural), the primacy of the radial forearm flap has been challenged.2 It is likely, however, that it will remain necessary on rare occasions, such as when double paddles of thin pliable skin are required,3 or when small vascularised segments of bone are needed for structural support. (Source: The British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)



Microvascular medial femoral condylar flaps in 107 consecutive reconstructions in the head and neck

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 23:00:00 +0100

We have assessed the role of the medial femoral condylar flap in 107 patients who had reconstructions of the head and neck. We retrospectively reviewed their medical records for indications, complications, and outcomes. The flap was primarily used for coverage of alveolar ridge defects (n=67), secondly for defects of the facial bone, calvaria, or skull base (n=35), and thirdly for partial laryngeal defects (n=5). Two flaps were lost. One patient fractured a femur 5 weeks postoperatively. The duration of follow up ranged from 6 months to 12 years. (Source: The British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)

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Quality improvement- where do we stand?

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 23:00:00 +0100

Improvements in quality are commonly used to measure outcome in modern medicine. The drive to improve services nationally and to reduce the financial burden, which is at the forefront of NHS policy, attracts political debate and is constantly the focus of media attention. However, before this can be done in surgery, we need to learn from ongoing work and recognised systems for quality review and implementation, and develop national processes for sustained improvement. As a specialty, Oral and maxillofacial surgery is a good example. (Source: The British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)



Infantile haemangiomas of the head and neck: current concepts in management

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 23:00:00 +0100

Recent developments have improved our understanding of the clinical behaviour of haemangiomas and vascular malformations. In this paper, the second in a series of three educational reviews on vascular anomalies, we review the current trends and evidence-based management of infantile haemangiomas and their associated conditions. (Source: The British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)



Endoscopically-assisted operations in the treatment of odontogenic peripheral osteomyelitis of the posterior mandible

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 23:00:00 +0100

The aim of this study was to evaluate the possibility of using an endoscope in the treatment of five patients with odontogenic peripheral osteomyelitis of the posterior mandible diagnosed between March 2012 and September 2014. After imaging and general preoperative examination, the patients had endoscopically-assisted curettage and sequestrectomy. The data collected included the duration of the operation, complications, and patients’ degree of satisfaction. The mean duration of the operation through an intraoral incision, was 46 (range 40-60) minutes. (Source: The British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)



Evaluation of surgically assisted rapid maxillary expansion with and without midpalatal split

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 23:00:00 +0100

The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy and the patients’ subjective symptomatology between surgically assisted rapid maxillary expansion (SARME) with midpalatal split and SARME without midpalatal split. The sample consisted of 24 consecutive adult patients requiring treatment with SARME, who were divided into two groups. Group 1 patients (n=14) underwent SARME with midpalatal split, and group 2 patients (n=10) underwent SARME without midpalatal separation. The efficacy of the technique was assessed in relation to the presence of a diastema between the upper incisors and radiographic evidence of separation of the maxillary bones in the midpalatal suture. (Source: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)



Local therapy in non-metastatic primary Ewing sarcoma of the mandible and maxilla in children

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 23:00:00 +0100

Ewing sarcoma (ES) of the jaw bones comprises a small fraction of ES at all sites. Due to their rarity, a specific policy for local treatment is lacking. The aim of this study was to evaluate the local therapy for ES and recommend measures to individualize treatment options. Patients with primary non-metastatic ES of the jaw bones treated between August 2005 and February 2015 were analyzed. All patients received primary induction chemotherapy, following which lesions amenable to resection based on specific radiological criteria were resected; those with unresectable lesions were offered definitive radiotherapy. (Source: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)

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Clinical effects of an avocado–soybean unsaponifiable extract on arthralgia and osteoarthritis of the temporomandibular joint: preliminary study

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 23:00:00 +0100

The aim of the present preliminary study was to investigate the effectiveness of an avocado–soybean unsaponifiable extract (ASU) in patients with arthralgia and osteoarthritis of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was carried out. Fourteen women diagnosed with arthralgia and osteoarthritis of the TMJ using the Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders were included in the statistical analysis. The women were allocated randomly to two groups: ASU group and placebo group. (Source: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)



Maxillary sinus grafting with fresh frozen allograft versus bovine bone mineral: A tomographic and histological study

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 23:00:00 +0100

Publication date: Available online 25 March 2016 Source:Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery Author(s): Samuel Porfirio Xavier, Thiago de Santana Santos, Felipe Perraro Sehn, Erick Ricardo Silva, João de Andrade Garcez-Filho, Paulo Ricardo Saquete Martins-Filho We evaluated histologically and tomographically the effects of fresh frozen bone allograft (FFB) or bovine bone mineral (BBM) in maxillary sinus floor augmentations. In total, 30 maxillary sinuses from 30 patients (mean age = 51.17 ± 10.86 years) underwent sinus augmentation. Patients were divided in two test groups (15 sinuses each). The first group was grafted with allograft bone, and the second group received bovine bone mineral. After 6 months, bone samples from each group were collected for histological examination...



Lyme: Fight Harder For Science and End This War

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 18:09:08 +0100

I just had a flashback. When I was diagnosed with Lyme, I knew little about it. I went to the first infectious disease doctor with my bullseye still present, asking lots of questions. Among them, are you sure this three weeks of doxycycline is enough. He smiled, and with his eyes fixed on his computer, he said, "Yes, it's more than enough. In fact, I could just tell you to take ten days but then you'd come back later if anything went haywire and ask why I didn't give you twenty-one." He looked up, "Call me if anything goes crazy." A month later, I called. I woke up with a very sore throat and fever two days before my brother's wedding and a gland in my neck that felt like a pulsating grape. It was movable but scarily large. He said if it didn't go down in a few weeks, to let him know. It d...



2015 Reviewer Acknowledgement

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 11:07:41 +0100

(Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)



AAOMS Author Disclosure forms

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 11:07:41 +0100

(Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)

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Table of Contents

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 11:07:41 +0100

(Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)



Editorial Board Page

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 11:07:41 +0100

(Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)



Masthead

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 11:07:41 +0100

(ISSN 0278-2391) is published monthly by Elsevier Inc, for the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, 360 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10010-1710. Business Office: 1600 John F. Kennedy Blvd, Ste 1800, Philadelphia, PA 19103-2899. Periodicals postage paid at New York, NY and additional mailing offices. (Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)



Are Graduating Residents Comfortable Performing Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery?

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 11:07:41 +0100

Many members of our specialty, including me, have voiced concerns about the ongoing trend of a large proportion of young oral-maxillofacial surgeons focusing their clinical practices on dentoalveolar surgery including site preparation and placement of dental implants. One reason given for this phenomenon is that this area of practice tends to be more lucrative, particularly when combined with income derived from in-office imaging and surgeon-provided advanced forms of anesthesia. Other drivers pushing surgeons toward an office-based practice include post-training student loan indebtedness, hospital staff membership requirements mandating trauma call participation, and inappropriately low insurance company compensation for the time and complexity of surgeries performed in the hospital setti...



HPV Associated Oral and Oropharyngeal Cancer

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 11:07:41 +0100

(Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)

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Maxillomandibular Advancement for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 11:07:41 +0100

(Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)



Surgical telementoring: A new model for surgical training

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 11:07:23 +0100

ConclusionSurgical telementoring provides the ability to help surgeons develop their surgical skills to a greater level of proficiency for complex surgeries when experienced mentors are not available locally. The technology is reliable and available at most institutions. Perceived benefits of surgical telementoring include improved surgical exposure, increased extent of tumor resection, and decreased duration of surgery. Level of EvidenceN/A. Laryngoscope, 2016 (Source: The Laryngoscope)



Experimental Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Demineralized Bone Matrix and Collagenated Heterologous Bone Grafts Used Alone or in Combination with Platelet-Rich Fibrin on Bone Healing in Sinus Floor Augmentation.

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 00:03:03 +0100

CONCLUSION: There is no beneficial effect of the application of PRF in combination with demineralized bone matrix or collagenated heterologous bone graft on bone formation in sinus floor augmentation. The results of this study showed that both collagenated heterologous bone graft and demineralized bone matrix have osteoconductive properties, but demineralized bone matrix showed more bone formation than collagenated heterologous bone graft. PMID: 27004298 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants)



Ectopic Implantation of Hydroxyapatite Xenograft Scaffold Loaded with Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate or Osteodifferentiated Bone Marrow Mesenchymal Stem Cells: A Pilot Study in Mice.

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 00:03:03 +0100

CONCLUSION: The use of a mineralized scaffold loaded with either concentrated bone marrow aspirate or with osteogenically induced bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells favored the formation of osteoid tissue as opposed to the scaffold alone. PMID: 27004297 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants)



A Technique to Transfer the Emergence Profile Contours of a Provisional Implant Crown to the Definitive Impression.

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 00:03:03 +0100

Authors: Shah K, Yilmaz B Abstract This clinical report describes a method to create a proper emergence profile and accurately transfer it to the definitive impression, using an indirectly fabricated modified impression post. A provisional screwretained crown was indexed with a polyvinyl siloxane material. An autopolymerizing acrylic resin was used to modify an impression post on the polyvinyl siloxane index, which was then screwed onto the implant for the definitive impression after proper soft tissue healing. The indirectly fabricated modified impression post helped to transfer the contours to the definitive impression with minimal soft tissue irritation. PMID: 27004296 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants)

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The Effect of Three Different Crown Heights and Two Different Bone Types on Implants Placed in the Posterior Maxilla: Three-Dimensional Finite Element Analysis.

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 00:03:03 +0100

CONCLUSION: Compressive and tensile stresses formed mostly at the alveolar bone around the implant neck that was cortical bone. Thus, it had to be preserved during the surgical procedures. Deformation due to the stresses had great importance for the type IV spongious bone due to the increase caused by the higher crown height levels. PMID: 27004295 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants)



Evaluation of the Effect of Platelet-Released Growth Factor and Immediate Orthodontic Loading on the Removal Torque of Miniscrews.

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 00:03:03 +0100

CONCLUSION: According to the results of this study, applying PRGF with miniscrews increased their stability, but the delivery of immediate force on miniscrews had no effect on the miniscrews' stability. PMID: 27004294 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants)



Comparison of Initial Implant Stability of Implants Placed Using Bicortical Fixation, Indirect Sinus Elevation, and Unicortical Fixation.

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 00:03:03 +0100

CONCLUSION: Primary and secondary implant stabilities of bicortical fixation did not differ significantly from those of unicortical fixation and indirect sinus elevation. However, use of the bicortical fixation technique is warranted since it is simpler and more economical than indirect sinus elevation; plus, it allows for longer implants than the unicortical fixation while yielding similar secondary implant stability. PMID: 27004293 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants)



Marginal Bone Response Around Immediate- and Delayed-Loading Implants Supporting a Locator-Retained Mandibular Overdenture: A Randomized Controlled Study.

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 00:03:03 +0100

CONCLUSION: Immediate loading of two unsplinted implants supporting a Locator-retained mandibular OVD seems to be a suitable treatment option. Significantly less RBL was observed after 1 year of loading around IL implants than around DL implants. Furthermore, neither implant length nor insertion torque seemed to affect RBL 1 year after surgical placement. PMID: 27004292 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants)



The Use of Photofunctionalized Implants for Low or Extremely Low Primary Stability Cases.

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 00:03:03 +0100

CONCLUSION: Photofunctionalized implants placed with low, extremely low, or absent primary stability showed a high success rate, which was corroborated with a rapid increase in implant stability during the healing. Photofunctionalization was more effective for implants with lower primary stability, indicating that the technology was particularly effective in mitigating the challenging conditions. PMID: 27004291 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants)

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Platelet-Rich Plasma Gel Combined with Bovine-Derived Xenograft for the Treatment of Dehiscence Around Immediately Placed Conventionally Loaded Dental Implants in Humans: Cone Beam Computed Tomography and Three-Dimensional Image Evaluation.

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 00:03:03 +0100

CONCLUSION: Autogenous PRP gel combined with bovine-derived xenograft demonstrated superiority to the bovine-derived xenograft alone, which suggested that it could be successfully applicable for the treatment of dehiscence around an immediate dental implant. Moreover, CBCT can be used to measure dehiscence and to assess bone thickness along the implant. PMID: 27004290 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants)



Peri-implant Outcomes with Laser vs Nanosurface Treatment of Early Loaded Implant-Retaining Mandibular Overdentures.

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 00:03:03 +0100

CONCLUSION: Both the laser collar- and nanosurface-treated dental implants showed the same peri-implant tissue changes with the early loading protocol. This study found that both early loading protocols are reliable, with good implant stability. PMID: 27004289 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants)



A 3-Year Prospective Cohort Study on 132 Calcium Phosphate-Blasted Implants: Flap vs Flapless Technique.

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 00:03:03 +0100

CONCLUSION: The implant system showed a high survival rate and markedly lower MBL considering the limits for acceptable progression. Flapless and flap techniques demonstrated similar results of MBL at the preloading healing period and at the 6 months to 3 years postloading periods. Both surgical procedures induced an early MBL during the preloading stress-free period. Implant diameter, mandibular/maxillary location, preloading stress-free period, and smoking habits affect MBL more than the type of surgery after both short- and long-term follow-up. PMID: 27004288 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants)



Bone Formation Following Sinus Augmentation with an Equine-Derived Bone Graft: A Retrospective Histologic and Histomorphometric Study with 36-Month Follow-up.

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 00:03:03 +0100

CONCLUSION: Based upon this retrospective human study of 77 patients with 4 to 7 mm of residual bone, when enzyme-deantigenic equine bone is used for sinus augmentation, new bone formation occurs at an early time (< 3 months) after the grafting, and implant placement can be safely carried out as soon as 3 to 5 months after the augmentation surgery. PMID: 27004287 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants)



Relationship Between Long-Term Marginal Bone Loss and Bone Quality, Implant Width, and Surface.

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 00:03:03 +0100

CONCLUSION: Within the limits of a retrospective follow-up study, a lower mean peri-implant MBL was associated with type IV bone, a smaller diameter, a smooth surface, and a fixed complete dental prosthesis. PMID: 27004286 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants)

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Width of Keratinized Mucosa at Implant Sites in Patients Treated for Generalized Aggressive Periodontitis: A Cohort Study.

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 00:03:03 +0100

CONCLUSION: During the first 4 years after implant placement, no significant changes in the keratinized mucosa at implants could be shown, either in periodontally healthy patients or in patients treated for generalized aggressive periodontitis. The keratinized gingiva at the teeth was generally significantly wider than the keratinized mucosa at the implants. PMID: 27004285 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants)



Comparison of Clinical and Radiographic Outcomes of Platform-Switched Implants with a Rough Collar and Platform-Matched Implants with a Smooth Collar: A 1-Year Randomized Clinical Trial.

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 00:03:03 +0100

CONCLUSION: In this study, the PSRC method preserved marginal bone by a mean of 0.53 mm more than the standard PMSC protocol. Within the limitations of the present study, it can be concluded that the PSRC protocol may be beneficial in marginal bone preservation. Longitudinal studies are needed to verify the long-term effects of this approach. PMID: 27004284 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants)



Single-Tooth Implant Versus Three-Unit Fixed Partial Denture: A Study of Oral Health-Related Quality of Life.

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 00:03:03 +0100

CONCLUSION: Both single-tooth implants and three-unit FPDs for single missing tooth replacement resulted in significant and similar improvement of OHRQoL. PMID: 27004283 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants)



Bone Adaptation Induced by Non-Passively Fitting Implant Superstructures: A Randomized Clinical Trial.

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 00:03:03 +0100

CONCLUSION: Within the limitations of this randomized clinical trial characterized by an observation period of 6 months and only healthy subjects being enrolled, bone adaptation around statically and dynamically loaded implants occurred, causing a decrease in misfit strain evoked by non-passively fitting prostheses. For maintaining osseointegration of dental implants, passivity of fit of multiunit restorations seems not to be as critical as previously thought. PMID: 27004282 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants)



Reliability of Cone Beam Computed Tomography in Determining Mineralized Tissue in Augmented Sinuses.

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 00:03:03 +0100

CONCLUSION: CBCT and the medical imaging software employed for imaging visualization are reliable tools to study biomaterial behavior after sinus augmentation procedures. In addition, results from this study demonstrate that a complete resorption of human bone allograft is possible. Due to the limited sample size, further clinical and morphometric studies are needed. PMID: 27004281 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants)

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Conventional Versus Digital Impressions for "All-on-Four" Restorations.

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 00:03:03 +0100

CONCLUSION: Results demonstrate that it is possible to develop computer-aided design/computer-assisted manufacturing (CAD/CAM) cobalt-chromium full-arch rehabilitations with satisfactory accuracy using digital impression techniques. PMID: 27004280 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants)



Bone Regeneration with Bilayer Bone Augmentation Technique for the Treatment of Dehiscence-Type Defects Around Implants: A Preliminary Study in Dogs.

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 00:03:03 +0100

CONCLUSION: The results of this study show the osteogenic effect of autogenous bone and the effect of mechanical support for prolonged space maintenance of xenogeneic bone for the treatment of dehiscence-type defects around implants. Further studies with a larger sample size are needed to confirm the efficacy of the bilayer bone augmentation technique. PMID: 27004279 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants)



Survival of Dental Implants Placed in Grafted and Nongrafted Bone: A Retrospective Study in a University Setting.

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 00:03:03 +0100

CONCLUSION: There was no difference in the dental implant survival rate when implants were placed in native bone or bone-grafted sites. Smoking and lack of professional maintenance were significantly related to increased implant loss. PMID: 27004278 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants)



Fracture Strength of Monolithic All-Ceramic Crowns on Titanium Implant Abutments.

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 00:03:03 +0100

CONCLUSION: Within the limitations of this study, fracture strength was not differentially affected by the various luting agents. However, the fracture strength was significantly higher for PSZirLS, PolyFSP, ResNC, and LiDS ceramics than for the FSP, LrGC, and the FcZirLS ceramic with all luting agents tested. PMID: 27004277 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants)



Bone Regeneration Potential of Biphasic Nanocalcium Phosphate with High Hydroxyapatite/Tricalcium Phosphate Ratios in Rabbit Calvarial Defects.

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 00:03:03 +0100

CONCLUSION: BCP with a high ratio of HA presented good osteoconductive properties and space-maintaining capacity and would be beneficial for long-term preservation or when stable graft volume is essential. PMID: 27004276 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants)

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Into the Paradigm of Local Factors as Contributors for Peri-implant Disease: Short Communication.

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 00:03:03 +0100

This study aimed at evaluating, based on clinical photographs obtained from peri-implantitis treatment publications, the possible local contributing factors involved in its development based upon a survey obtained from three experienced clinicians (> 20 years of expertise). Cohen's kappa index was used to test the interexaminer reliability. "Too-buccal implant position" was the only parameter to reach almost perfect interexaminer agreement (κ = 0.81). "Thin-tissue biotype" and "minimal presence of keratinized mucosa" demonstrated moderate agreement (κ = 0.43 and κ = 0.58, respectively). The rest of the parameters studied based on clinical photographs were fair or poor. Therefore, based on this clinicians' survey, implants too buccally placed, minimal or a lack of keratinized mucosa, ...



Development and evaluation of an internet-based blended-learning module in biomedicine for university applicants – Education as a challenge for the future –

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0100

Biomedical science, especially biomaterials, is an expanding field in medicine. Universities are being challenged to gain the best students for a later academic career. Pre-university assessment of pupils has ... (Source: Head and Face Medicine)



Is It A Cold Or Allergy? How You Can Tell

Thu, 24 Mar 2016 23:15:40 +0100

BOSTON (CBS) — Signs of spring are in the air but that’s not something you have to tell allergy sufferers. This season has arrived a bit earlier than usual. WBZ-TV’s Dr. Mallika Marshall has been seeing patients in her clinic for the past couple of weeks who are already complaining about their allergies. Much of that is due to warmer temperatures. In fact, some areas are seeing tree pollen a month earlier than usual. Grass and flower pollen will soon follow. Since it is still cold and flu season, how can you tell what is bothering you? Dr. Marshall says there is some overlap in symptoms like nasal congestion and cough. However with a cold, you will probably feel more run down, have more of a headache, maybe a low grade fever and sore throat. With allergies you’re mo...



Arteriovenous malformations of the head and neck: current concepts in management

Thu, 24 Mar 2016 23:00:00 +0100

Publication date: Available online 24 March 2016 Source:British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Author(s): Christopher Fowell, Robert Jones, Hiroshi Nishikawa, Andrew Monaghan The field of vascular anomalies and their clinical management is expanding and developments in the last few years have improved the understanding of haemangiomas and vascular malformations. In this paper, the first in the series of 3 educational reviews, we review the current trends and evidence-based management of arteriovenous malformations. (Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)



Primary surgery for advanced‐stage laryngeal cancer: A stage and subsite‐specific survival analysis

Thu, 24 Mar 2016 23:00:00 +0100

ConclusionPatients with advanced‐stage laryngeal SCC with T3 and T4a tumors, N0 neck disease, or supraglottic primaries have the greatest chance of survival when treated with primary surgery. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Head Neck, 2016 (Source: Head and Neck)

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Excision margins and sentinel lymph node status as prognostic factors in thick melanoma of the head and neck: A retrospective analysis

Thu, 24 Mar 2016 23:00:00 +0100

ConclusionWider margins do not significantly improve locoregional recurrence or MSS. Sentinel lymph node involvement reflects a poor prognosis. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Head Neck, 2016 (Source: Head and Neck)



Cerebral infarction after intraarterial and intravenous chemoradiotherapy for head and neck cancer: A retrospective analysis using a Japanese inpatient database

Thu, 24 Mar 2016 23:00:00 +0100

ConclusionAbout 10% of patients received intraarterial CRT. Intraarterial CRT was associated with a higher incidence of cerebral infarction than was intravenous CRT. This result is useful when considering the procedure‐related risks and the potential benefits of intraarterial CRT. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Head Neck, 2016 (Source: Head and Neck)



AHNS Series: Do you know your guidelines?Principles of radiation therapy for head and neck cancer: A review of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines

Thu, 24 Mar 2016 23:00:00 +0100

This article is a continuation of the “Do You Know Your Guidelines” series, an initiative of the American Head and Neck Society's Education Committee to increase awareness of current best practices pertaining to head and neck cancer. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines for radiotherapy in the treatment for head and neck cancers are reviewed here in a systematic fashion according to site and stage. These guidelines outline indications for primary and adjuvant treatment, as well as general principles of radiotherapy. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Head Neck, 2016 (Source: Head and Neck)



Maxillary sinus grafting with fresh frozen allograft versus bovine bone mineral: A tomographic and histological study

Thu, 24 Mar 2016 23:00:00 +0100

We evaluated histologically and tomographically the effects of fresh frozen bone allograft (FFB) or bovine bone mineral (BBM) in maxillary sinus floor augmentations. In total, 30 maxillary sinuses from 30 patients (mean age = 51.17 ± 10.86 years) underwent sinus augmentation. Patients were divided in two test groups (15 sinuses each). The first group was grafted with allograft bone, and the second group received bovine bone mineral. After 6 months, bone samples from each group were collected for histological examination. (Source: Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery)



Massive Craniofacial Gorham Disease Treated Successfully by Cisplatin and 5-Fluorouracil with Ten Years of Follow Up: A Case Report and Literature Review

Thu, 24 Mar 2016 23:00:00 +0100

This report describes a case of Gorham diseases with massive craniofacial bones involvement, being treated effectively using a combination of 5-fluorouracil and cisplatin, with ten years of follow-up. (Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)

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Challenges in HIV persistent viral replication regardless of potent antiretroviral therapy

Thu, 24 Mar 2016 16:07:05 +0100

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[Balloon dilatation of the Eustachian tube during middle ear surgery : Study planning and first experiences during recruitment].

Thu, 24 Mar 2016 10:45:02 +0100

CONCLUSION: The rate of recruitment was lower than expected. Depending on the case number calculations for the patient groups identified in the study for whom BET might be particularly beneficial, multicenter studies in specific disease groups may follow. PMID: 27002857 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: HNO)



[Evidence/Transparence: ENT - Quo vadis? : 87th Annual Meeting of the German Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery in Düsseldorf, May 4(th)-7(th), 2016].

Thu, 24 Mar 2016 10:45:02 +0100

Authors: Werner JA PMID: 27002856 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: HNO)



Rinne test: does the tuning fork position affect the sound amplitude at the ear?

Thu, 24 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0100

Guidelines and text-book descriptions of the Rinne test advise orienting the tuning fork tines in parallel with the longitudinal axis of the external auditory canal (EAC), presumably to maximise the amplitude ... (Source: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery)



Xanthogranuloma in the heavily irradiated low neck in a patient with head and neck cancer

Thu, 24 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0100

Head and neck cancer is often managed with a combination of surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy, and skin toxicity is not uncommon. Xanthogranuloma is a pathological finding resulting from an inflamma... (Source: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery)

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Passive immunization with HIV‐1–neutralizing antibodies: Is it effective and safe?

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 23:00:00 +0100

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Complete neurogenic blepharoptosis after minor facial trauma: a case report

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 23:00:00 +0100

We describe our experience of a patient who recovered 7 weeks after treatment with corticosteroids, and review other cases. (Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)



Targeted hypoglossal nerve stimulation for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea: Six‐month results

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 23:00:00 +0100

ConclusionsThis feasibility study suggests that THN therapy is likely to be safe and effective in selected patients. Level of Evidence2 Laryngoscope, 2016 (Source: The Laryngoscope)






Voice rehabilitation for laryngeal cancer patients: Functional outcomes and patient perceptions

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 23:00:00 +0100

ConclusionFor this study group representing Tis to T4‐size laryngeal cancers, patients receiving voice rehabilitation post radiotherapy demonstrated no functional decline in vocal roughness and perceived their voice to improve to a greater extent post‐VR than the control group. Level of Evidence1b. Laryngoscope, 2016 (Source: The Laryngoscope)

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Acupuncture in shoulder pain and functional impairment after neck dissection: A prospective randomized pilot study

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 23:00:00 +0100

ConclusionAcupuncture is safe and effective; it should be introduced and offered to patients suffering from neck pain and dysfunction related to neck dissection. Level of EvidenceProspective randomized pilot study (2b). Laryngoscope, 2016 (Source: The Laryngoscope)



Hearing loss and falls: A systematic review and meta‐analysis

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 23:00:00 +0100

Conclusions and RelevanceIn the published literature, hearing loss is associated with a significantly increased odds of falling in older adults. These findings need to be interpreted in light of the potential for positive publication bias in the literature on this topic. Level of EvidenceNA Laryngoscope, 2015 (Source: The Laryngoscope)



Correlations between videoendoscopy and sonotubometry of eustachian tube opening during a swallow

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 23:00:00 +0100

ConclusionsThere is a direct linear relationship between the degree of ET luminal dilation visualized on videoendoscopy and represented in the sonotubometry signal envelope. Level of EvidenceNA Laryngoscope, 2016 (Source: The Laryngoscope)



Transoral robotic approach to parapharyngeal space tumors: Case series and technical limitations

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 23:00:00 +0100

ConclusionThis is the largest single‐institution case series of transoral robotic approaches to PPS tumors. We demonstrate that this approach is feasible and safe but also note limitations of the robotic approaches for tumors on the far lateral and superior areas of the PPS, which required transcervical assistance. There were no patients who demonstrated recurrent tumor either radiographically or clinically. Level of Evidence4. Laryngoscope, 2016 (Source: The Laryngoscope)



Characteristics of NIH‐ and industry‐sponsored head‐and‐neck cancer clinical trials

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 23:00:00 +0100

ConclusionThere is significant underreporting of results in U.S. head‐and‐neck cancer clinical trials, whether sponsored by NIH or industry. Industry trials have significantly higher rates of positive results, although it is unclear what contributes to this. Both NIH‐ and industry‐sponsored trials underutilize surgery and radiation as treatment modalities, despite the fact that these are standard‐of‐care therapies for head and neck cancer. We recommend that the NIH and industry report all results from clinical trials and use surgery and radiation as treatment arms in order to arrive at more balanced therapeutic recommendations. Level of EvidenceN/A. Laryngoscope, 2016 (Source: The Laryngoscope)

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Quantitative electromyographic characteristics of idiopathic unilateral vocal fold paralysis

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 23:00:00 +0100

ConclusionIdiopathic unilateral vocal fold paralysis has a distinct clinical presentation, with relatively minor denervation changes in the involved laryngeal muscles, and less impact on quality of life compared with iatrogenic vocal fold paralysis. Level of Evidence4. Laryngoscope, 2016 (Source: The Laryngoscope)



Intrapolyp steroid injection for nasal polyposis: Randomized trial of safety and efficacy

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 23:00:00 +0100

ConclusionIntrapolyp steroid injection appears to be an effective and safe method for treatment of nasal polyps, with comparable results to oral short‐term steroid treatment. Level of Evidence1b. Laryngoscope, 2016 (Source: The Laryngoscope)



Isolated perifacial lymph node metastasis in oral squamous cell carcinoma with clinically node‐negative neck

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 23:00:00 +0100

ConclusionsIsolated perifacial node metastasis is high in oral squamous cell carcinoma with a clinically node‐negative neck. The incidence of isolated perifacial involvement is high in cases of buccal mucosal and tongue cancers. A meticulous dissection of the perifacial nodes seems prudent when treating the neck in oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma. Level of Evidence4 Laryngoscope, 2016 (Source: The Laryngoscope)



Comparison of medical versus surgical management of peritonsillar abscess: A retrospective observational study

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 23:00:00 +0100

ConclusionsInitial medical management can be considered in patients with less advanced symptoms or smaller abscess size without compromising outcome. Those with more advanced symptoms may benefit from surgical drainage. Level of Evidence4. Laryngoscope, 2016 (Source: The Laryngoscope)



Histoanatomical characteristics to increase the success in transoral surgery for hypopharyngeal cancer

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 23:00:00 +0100

ConclusionA precise understanding of the histoanatomical characteristics of the hypopharynx increases the success of TLM, decreases complication rates, and improves laryngeal preservation. Level of EvidenceN/A. Laryngoscope, 2016 (Source: The Laryngoscope)

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Does residual wall size or technique matter in the treatment of Zenker's diverticulum?

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 23:00:00 +0100

ConclusionsDespite the predictably larger residual postoperative party wall following ESD, this technique produced statistically comparable swallowing outcomes. Given its low complication rate and comparable results, ESD should be considered first line therapy for medically high‐risk patients with Zenker's diverticulum, while acknowledging a higher risk of symptom recurrence. ELD, with its slightly greater risk profile but low recurrence rate, is well suited for most in revision cases. OA may best be reserved for those patients in whom endoscopic approach is not feasible. Level of Evidence4 Laryngoscope, 2016 (Source: The Laryngoscope)



Risk factors for residual obstructive sleep apnea after adenotonsillectomy in children

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 23:00:00 +0100

ConclusionsThe majority of children had improvement in OSA after AT. The choice of AHI threshold used to define residual OSA influenced the prevalence of residual OSA. Teenagers and children with obesity, comorbidities including neurological/developmental/craniofacial abnormalities alone or in combination with asthma, or severe OSA have a high risk of residual OSA. Level of Evidence4 Laryngoscope, 2016 (Source: The Laryngoscope)



In reference to “what is the optimal perioperative management of antiplatelet therapy?”

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 23:00:00 +0100

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Does resident participation influence otolaryngology–head and neck surgery morbidity and mortality?

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 23:00:00 +0100

ConclusionsThere is an increased incidence of morbidity, mortality, readmission, and reoperation in OHNS surgical cases with resident participation, which appears related to increased comorbidity with AR patients. After controlling for other variables, resident participation was not associated with an increase in 30‐day morbidity, mortality, readmission, or reoperation odds. These data suggest that OHNS resident participation in surgical cases is not associated with poorer short‐term outcomes. Level of Evidence3b Laryngoscope, 2016 (Source: The Laryngoscope)



Arteriovenous malformations of the head and neck: current concepts in management

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 23:00:00 +0100

The field of vascular anomalies and their clinical management is expanding and developments in the last few years have improved the understanding of haemangiomas and vascular malformations. In this paper, the first in the series of 3 educational reviews, we review the current trends and evidence-based management of arteriovenous malformations. (Source: The British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)

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Chronic stridor in a nine-month-old—Consider esophageal foreign body

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 23:00:00 +0100

We present the case of a 9-month-old female with seven weeks of stridor.Initial lateral neck radiograph showed widening of the retropharyngeal space with significant mass effect displacing the cervical and thoracic trachea. She was taken emergently by ENT to the operating room for intubation. In the OR, flexible fiberoptic nasotracheal intubation was achieved. Through multimodality imaging and several procedures, she was found to have ingested part of a Christmas ornament, which lodged in the esophagus, causing a perforation with retropharyngeal phlegmon. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology Extra)



An Unusual Presentation of Bacterial Infection In a Newborn: otitis externa

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 23:00:00 +0100

We report a case of acute otitis externa in a 29-day-old, term, otherwise healthy neonate. Swab cultures revealed growth of Methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus colonies. She was successfully treated with parenteral cloxacillin and had no complication and recurrence. No cases of neonatal acute otitis externa have been previously reported (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology Extra)



Intersect ENT wins expanded FDA approval for Propel Mini

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 21:29:58 +0100

Intersect ENT (NSDQ:XENT) said today it won FDA premarket approval for an expanded indication for its Propel mini steroid releasing sinus implant designed to treat patients undergoing frontal sinus surgery. The expanded indication from the Menlo Park, Calif.-based company will allow the company to market the placement of the Propel mini in the frontal sinuses behind the eyebrows. Previous indication only allowed for placement in the ethmoid sinuses behind the bridge of the nose. “This approval is significant for patients with frontal sinus disease, which has traditionally been difficult to treat and greatly impacts quality of life, with debilitating symptoms including severe headaches. We are grateful to the patients who participated in the PROGRESS trial. The clinical data from the ...



Announcements

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 21:08:15 +0100

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EACMFS Prizes and Awards

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 21:08:15 +0100

The Council of EACMFS wishes to ensure that all members of the Association are aware of the current awards and prizes that are available. These are designed to provide educational support and also to allow the opportunity for trainees and those who have recently achieved specialist status to visit units outside their own departments. (Source: Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery)

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Editorial Board

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 21:08:15 +0100

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Tonsillectomy for adult obstructive sleep apnea: A systematic review and meta‐analysis

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 21:08:01 +0100

ConclusionIsolated tonsillectomy can be successful as treatment for adult OSA, especially among patients with large tonsils and mild to moderate OSA (AHI < 30/hour). Laryngoscope, 2016 (Source: The Laryngoscope)



TDG shows antitumor activity by β‐GBP and Treg inhibition in oral squamous cell carcinoma

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 21:07:40 +0100

ConclusionIt appears that TDG, concurrently prevents many tumor promoting effects of β‐GBP in oral cancer cells possibly by Treg inhibition. This offers a preclinical proof of the concept that therapeutic targeting of β‐GBP can overcome Treg mediated tumor promotion and immunosuppression in oral cancer patients.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Oral Diseases)



How I do it: modified Todd's meatoplasty.

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 12:12:02 +0100

CONCLUSION: The postauricular flap meatoplasty is a valuable tool in the management of chronic otorrhoea after an open cavity approach for cholesteatoma. PMID: 26996631 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)



Amblyopia Associated with Congenital Facial Nerve Paralysis

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 02:07:15 +0100

The association between congenital facial paralysis and visual development has not been thoroughly studied. Of 27 pediatric cases of congenital facial paralysis, we identified 3 patients who developed amblyopia, a visual acuity decrease caused by abnormal visual development, as comorbidity. These 3 patients had facial paralysis in the periocular region and developed amblyopia on the paralyzed side. They started treatment by wearing an eye patch immediately after diagnosis and before the critical visual developmental period; all patients responded to the treatment. Our findings suggest that the incidence of amblyopia in the cases of congenital facial paralysis, particularly the paralysis in the periocular region, is higher than that in the general pediatric population. Interestingly, 2 of t...

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