Dexmedetomidine is a very safe and useful drug for sedation during third molar extraction, easily reversed with verbal or physical stimuli

Jan 19, 2018 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Dexmedetomidine is a very safe and useful drug for sedation during third molar extraction, easily reversed with verbal or physical stimuli

We read the article by Nooh et al. entitled “Intranasal atomized dexmedetomidine for sedation during third molar extraction” with great interest. We performed a similar experiment with intranasal dexmedetomidine administration,…

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PainDETECT: a suitable screening tool for neuropathic pain in patients with painful post-traumatic trigeminal nerve injuries?

Jan 19, 2018 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on PainDETECT: a suitable screening tool for neuropathic pain in patients with painful post-traumatic trigeminal nerve injuries?

Abstract The PainDETECT questionnaire (PD-Q), originally developed and validated in a multicentre study of neuropathic pain (NeP) patients with back pain, is increasingly being applied to other pain conditions. The…

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Proteomics-based identification of novel proteins in temporal tendons of patients with masticatory muscle tendon–aponeurosis hyperplasia

Jan 19, 2018 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Proteomics-based identification of novel proteins in temporal tendons of patients with masticatory muscle tendon–aponeurosis hyperplasia

Abstract Masticatory muscle tendon–aponeurosis hyperplasia (MMTAH) is a new disease associated with limited mouth opening that is often misdiagnosed as a temporomandibular disorder; subsequently, patients are mistakenly treated with irreversible…

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Assessment of the risk of haemorrhage and its control following minor oral surgical procedures in patients on anti-platelet therapy: a prospective study

Jan 19, 2018 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Assessment of the risk of haemorrhage and its control following minor oral surgical procedures in patients on anti-platelet therapy: a prospective study

Abstract Controversy exists concerning the suspension or maintenance of anti-platelet drugs before elective surgical procedures. We assessed the association of the risk of prolonged postoperative bleeding with anti-platelet therapy by…

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Pre-emptive effect of dexamethasone and methylprednisolone on pain, swelling, and trismus after third molar surgery: a split-mouth randomized triple-blind clinical trial

Jan 19, 2018 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Pre-emptive effect of dexamethasone and methylprednisolone on pain, swelling, and trismus after third molar surgery: a split-mouth randomized triple-blind clinical trial

Abstract The aim of this study was to compare the effect of dexamethasone 8 mg and methylprednisolone 40 mg for the control of pain, swelling, and trismus following the extraction…

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High-density polytetrafluoroethylene membranes in guided bone and tissue regeneration procedures: a literature review

Jan 19, 2018 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on High-density polytetrafluoroethylene membranes in guided bone and tissue regeneration procedures: a literature review

Abstract Expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (e-PTFE) has been used successfully as a membrane barrier for regeneration procedures. However, when exposed to the oral cavity, its high porosity increases the risk of early…

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How does an error in positioning the template affect the accuracy of implants inserted using a single fixed mucosa-supported stereolithographic surgical guide?

Jan 19, 2018 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on How does an error in positioning the template affect the accuracy of implants inserted using a single fixed mucosa-supported stereolithographic surgical guide?

Abstract Computer-aided implantology using a single fixed stereolithographic surgical guide involves a sequence of diagnostic and therapeutic events, and errors can creep in at different stages. Taken together, these can…

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Do antibiotics decrease implant failure and postoperative infections? A systematic review and meta-analysis

Jan 19, 2018 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Do antibiotics decrease implant failure and postoperative infections? A systematic review and meta-analysis

Abstract The purpose of this study was to systematically review and perform a comprehensive meta-analysis of the current literature to answer the following question: among patients receiving dental implants, does…

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Systematic review of changes in maxillary incisor exposure and upper lip position with Le Fort I type osteotomies with or without cinch sutures and/or VY closures

Jan 19, 2018 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Systematic review of changes in maxillary incisor exposure and upper lip position with Le Fort I type osteotomies with or without cinch sutures and/or VY closures

Abstract The aim was to systematically review the maxillary incisor exposure and upper lip position changes with Le Fort I type osteotomies for advancement ± impaction with rigid internal fixation,…

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Aesthetic and functional implications following rotation of the maxillomandibular complex in orthognathic surgery: a systematic review

Jan 19, 2018 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Aesthetic and functional implications following rotation of the maxillomandibular complex in orthognathic surgery: a systematic review

Abstract The manipulation of the maxillomandibular complex (MMC) in orthognathic surgery has been used widely in the treatment of dentofacial deformities so as to optimize aesthetic and functional results, making…

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Comparison and validation of finite element analysis with a servo-hydraulic testing unit for a biodegradable fixation system in a rabbit model

Jan 19, 2018 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Comparison and validation of finite element analysis with a servo-hydraulic testing unit for a biodegradable fixation system in a rabbit model

Abstract The aim of this study was the biomechanical validation of three-dimensional finite element analysis (FEA) with a servo-hydraulic testing unit (STU) for a resorbable fixation system (RFS) in a…

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Non-displaced pediatric orbital fracture with displacement of the inferior rectus muscle into the maxillary sinus: a case report and review of the literature

Jan 19, 2018 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Non-displaced pediatric orbital fracture with displacement of the inferior rectus muscle into the maxillary sinus: a case report and review of the literature

Abstract Orbital fractures occur less frequently in the pediatric population than in the adult population. Due to the elasticity of the bones that comprise the orbital floor it is not…

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A comparative analysis of the efficacy of cortical screws as lag screws and miniplates for internal fixation of mandibular symphyseal region fractures: a randomized prospective study

Jan 19, 2018 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on A comparative analysis of the efficacy of cortical screws as lag screws and miniplates for internal fixation of mandibular symphyseal region fractures: a randomized prospective study

Abstract The management of facial trauma is one of the most rewarding and demanding aspects of oral and maxillofacial surgery. Being the most prominent mobile bone of the facial skeleton,…

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Immunohistochemical distribution and morphometric analysis of aquaporin-3 in oral squamous cell carcinoma

Jan 19, 2018 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Immunohistochemical distribution and morphometric analysis of aquaporin-3 in oral squamous cell carcinoma

Abstract This study aimed to evaluate the relationship of aquaporin-3 (AQP3) expression with clinico-pathological parameters and lymph node metastasis in patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). The immunohistochemical distribution…

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