Prolonged matrix metalloproteinase-3 high expression after cyclic compressive load on human synovial cells in three-dimensional cultured tissue

Jan 26, 2018 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Prolonged matrix metalloproteinase-3 high expression after cyclic compressive load on human synovial cells in three-dimensional cultured tissue

Abstract Excessive mechanical stress is thought to be a factor in the development of joint disorders through the expression of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and related cytokines. Although studies revealed that…

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BMP4 localization and PCNA expression during distraction osteogenesis of the porcine mandible

Jan 26, 2018 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on BMP4 localization and PCNA expression during distraction osteogenesis of the porcine mandible

Abstract This study characterized sequential molecular and cellular events in the porcine mandibular distraction osteogenesis (DO) wound. Nineteen Yucatan minipigs were divided into three treatment groups: Group A, unilateral mandibular…

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Presentation of a cone-beam CT scanning protocol for preprosthetic cranial bone grafting of the atrophic maxilla

Jan 26, 2018 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Presentation of a cone-beam CT scanning protocol for preprosthetic cranial bone grafting of the atrophic maxilla

Abstract The use of autologous calvarian split thickness bone grafts is a well accepted preprosthetic surgical procedure for reconstruction of the severely atrophied maxilla. Although generally accepted as being a…

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Assessing the influence of chin prominence on perceived attractiveness in the orthognathic patient, clinician and layperson

Jan 26, 2018 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Assessing the influence of chin prominence on perceived attractiveness in the orthognathic patient, clinician and layperson

Abstract The purpose of this investigation was to undertake an objective and quantitative evaluation of how the degree of chin prominence influences perceived attractiveness. The chin prominence of an idealized…

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Success rate of dental implants inserted in horizontal and vertical guided bone regenerated areas: a systematic review

Jan 26, 2018 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Success rate of dental implants inserted in horizontal and vertical guided bone regenerated areas: a systematic review

Abstract This study assessed the success rate of implants placed in horizontal and vertical guided bone regenerated areas. A systematic review was carried out of all prospective and retrospective studies,…

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Changes in posterior airway space, pulmonary function and sleep quality, following bimaxillary orthognathic surgery

Jan 26, 2018 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Changes in posterior airway space, pulmonary function and sleep quality, following bimaxillary orthognathic surgery

Abstract Bimaxillary orthognathic surgery (BOS) is commonly used in the correction of severe Class III deformities (mandibular prognathism with maxillary retrognathism). The postural response of the pharyngeal airway after mandibular…

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Value of high-resolution ultrasound in the differential diagnosis of scaphocephaly and occipital plagiocephaly

Jan 26, 2018 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Value of high-resolution ultrasound in the differential diagnosis of scaphocephaly and occipital plagiocephaly

Abstract Secondary to the increase in deformational plagiocephaly a growing number of infants with cranial deformity present to craniofacial teams. Computed tomography (CT) is diagnostic, but uses ionizing radiation. The…

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