In reply to commentary on “Does the piezoelectric surgical technique produce fewer postoperative sequelae after lower third molar surgery than conventional rotary instruments? A systematic review and meta-analysis”

Dec 14, 2017 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on In reply to commentary on “Does the piezoelectric surgical technique produce fewer postoperative sequelae after lower third molar surgery than conventional rotary instruments? A systematic review and meta-analysis”

Thank you for giving us the chance to reply to the Letter to the Editor critiquing certain aspects of our article “Does the piezoelectric surgical technique produce fewer postoperative sequelae…

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Inferior subapical osteotomy for dentoalveolar decompensation of class III malocclusion in ‘surgery-first’ and ‘surgery-early’ orthognathic treatment

Dec 14, 2017 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Inferior subapical osteotomy for dentoalveolar decompensation of class III malocclusion in ‘surgery-first’ and ‘surgery-early’ orthognathic treatment

Abstract Increasing experience with alternative timing protocols in orthognathic surgery has given way to new surgical and orthodontic techniques to shorten treatment times, reduce biological costs, and improve the final…

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Re: “Does the piezoelectric surgical technique produce fewer postoperative sequelae after lower third molar surgery than conventional rotary instruments? A systematic review and meta-analysis”

Dec 14, 2017 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Re: “Does the piezoelectric surgical technique produce fewer postoperative sequelae after lower third molar surgery than conventional rotary instruments? A systematic review and meta-analysis”

The recently published article by Al-Moraissi et al. has a number of technical errors, which we wish to draw to the attention of readers. The authors clearly stated the intervention…

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Painful temporomandibular disorders and central sensitization: implications for management—a pilot study

Dec 14, 2017 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Painful temporomandibular disorders and central sensitization: implications for management—a pilot study

Abstract The objective was to investigate the presence of cutaneous allodynia and hyperalgesia in the trigeminal and extra-trigeminal areas, as a surrogate for central sensitization (CS), in women with a…

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Reduction in maximum pain after surgery in temporomandibular joint patients is associated with decreased beta-endorphin levels – a pilot study

Dec 14, 2017 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Reduction in maximum pain after surgery in temporomandibular joint patients is associated with decreased beta-endorphin levels – a pilot study

Abstract The mechanisms of relief from persistent pain after temporomandibular joint (TMJ) surgery are not well studied. It was hypothesized that if persistent pain is relieved by TMJ surgery, up-regulated…

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Status of alloplastic total temporomandibular joint replacement procedures performed by members of the American Society of Temporomandibular Joint Surgeons

Dec 14, 2017 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Status of alloplastic total temporomandibular joint replacement procedures performed by members of the American Society of Temporomandibular Joint Surgeons

Abstract The purpose of this study was to assess the number of alloplastic total temporomandibular joint replacement (TMJ TJR) devices implanted and the complications encountered by members of the American…

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Total temporomandibular joint replacement prostheses: a systematic review and bias-adjusted meta-analysis

Dec 14, 2017 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Total temporomandibular joint replacement prostheses: a systematic review and bias-adjusted meta-analysis

Abstract The aim of the present study was to determine which prosthesis has resulted in the best outcomes after total temporomandibular joint replacement (TMJR). A comprehensive electronic search was undertaken…

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Three-dimensional printed final occlusal splint for orthognathic surgery: design and validation

Dec 14, 2017 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Three-dimensional printed final occlusal splint for orthognathic surgery: design and validation

Abstract Orthognathic surgery is indicated for the treatment of significant skeletal malocclusion and is normally prepared using conventional face bows combined with two-dimensional cephalometric analysis and manually made splints. With…

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Prevalence of infection with the use of β-tricalcium phosphate as a bone graft substitute during Le Fort I osteotomy

Dec 14, 2017 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Prevalence of infection with the use of β-tricalcium phosphate as a bone graft substitute during Le Fort I osteotomy

Abstract While grafting with bone substitutes has been shown to provide greater stability in maxillary advancements, infection remains a concern with any material that is placed in close proximity to…

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Prospective study of treatment outcomes with lag screw versus Herbert screw fixation in mandibular fractures

Dec 14, 2017 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Prospective study of treatment outcomes with lag screw versus Herbert screw fixation in mandibular fractures

Abstract The principle of axial compression for better adaptation of fracture segments, with the advantage of increased stability and early function, is a promising means of avoiding the bulky rigid…

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Late mandibular fracture occurring in the postoperative period after third molar removal: systematic review and analysis of 124 cases

Dec 14, 2017 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Late mandibular fracture occurring in the postoperative period after third molar removal: systematic review and analysis of 124 cases

Abstract Factors associated with the diagnosis, aetiology, and treatment of mandibular fractures occurring during the postoperative period following the removal of a lower third molar are discussed. The following databases…

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Three-layer reconstruction of lower third nasal defects using forehead flap, reversed nasolabial flap, and auricular cartilage

Dec 14, 2017 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Three-layer reconstruction of lower third nasal defects using forehead flap, reversed nasolabial flap, and auricular cartilage

Abstract The reconstruction of a full-thickness defect of the distal third of the nose requires the restoration of all three anatomical layers. A practical method for three-layer reconstruction of the…

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Immunoexpression of VEGFR-3, but not the immunoexpression of VEGF-C or lymphatic density, is correlated with metastasis in lower lip squamous cell carcinoma

Dec 14, 2017 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Immunoexpression of VEGFR-3, but not the immunoexpression of VEGF-C or lymphatic density, is correlated with metastasis in lower lip squamous cell carcinoma

Abstract The purpose of this study was to evaluate the immunoexpression of vascular endothelial growth factor C (VEGF-C) and VEGF receptor 3 (VEGFR-3) and their correlation with intratumoural lymphatic density…

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