Apical root displacement is a critical risk factor for apical root resorption after orthodontic treatment.
CONCLUSIONS: ARD is a critical factor for ARR after orthodontic treatment. Careful monitoring of ARR is recommended for patients requiring significant ARD of incisors. PMID: 30124322 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusions: Alignment in the sagittal plane is a unique challenge facing surgeons for patients with AIS. Further research with an assessment of functional outcomes and longer follow-up is needed to more precisely guide treatment principles. Level of Evidence: Level IV.
Conclusion: Interbody fusion and percutaneous reduction with MMED provides a minimally invasive procedure for lumbar spondylolisthesis, with sufficient decompression, reduction, fusion, and satisfactory clinical results.
Conclusions: Paraspinal muscles evaluated with MRI were more significantly associated with the pathology of ASD compared with appendicular skeletal muscle evaluations with dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry. The present study indicates that multifidus and erector muscles significantly influenced the maintenance of the pelvic alignment. Level of Evidence: Level III.
ConclusionIndividuals did not report an increase in knee pain, stiffness or disability in their ACL ‐deficient knee. Only disability was associated with worsening severity of radiographic OA in ACL‐deficient knees.
Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are the first ‐line pharmacotherapy for patients with axial spondyloarthritis (SpA). In recent years, treatment options have expanded with the availability of biologic agents, including tumor necrosis factor inhibitors and interleukin‐17 inhibitors. However, a treatment strategy that clearly prevents syndesmo phyte formation has not been established. Observational studies of patients with ankylosing spondylitis indicated potential disease‐modifying effects of NSAIDs, but two randomized trials came to different conclusions. More broadly, whether any of the currently availab...
ConclusionsIn contrast to the well ‐established association between black race and knee or hip OA, odds of hand OA are lower in black versus nonblack subjects, which is not mediated by known hand OA risk factors. Future mechanistic works are warranted to determine the mediating protective factors for hand OA among the black subject s.
Authors: Ajwa N, Alkhars FA, AlMubarak FH, Aldajani H, AlAli NM, Alhanabbi AH, Alsulaiman SA, Divakar DD Abstract BACKGROUND There is a debate over the influence of sex on facial soft tissue physiognomies. Therefore, the present study used teleradiographs to assess and compare the soft tissue physiognomies between males and females in a sample from Saudi Arabia who have various orthodontic malocclusions. MATERIAL AND METHODS We obtained 221 lateral cephalometric radiographs taken from orthodontic clinics of patients ages 16-26 years (114 males and 107 females) living in the central and eastern regions of Saudi Arab...
Conclusions: The authors combined a novel surface implant classification system and gene profiling analysis to show that implant surface topography is a bioactive cue that can trigger gene expression changes in surrounding tissue, even in Baker grade I capsules. The authors’ new classification system avoids confusion regarding the word “texture,” and could be transposed to implant ranges of every manufacturer. This new classification could prove useful in studies on potential links between specific texturizations and the incidence of certain breast-implant associated complications.
CONCLUSION: Clinical and radiographic results of subacromial balloon spacer insertion in the treatment of irreparable rotator cuff tears could not be evaluated as satisfactory. PMID: 32100716 [PubMed - in process]
AbstractIntroductionThe aim of this study was to compare banded versus modified appliances for anchorage during maxillary protraction in Class III malocclusions.Patients and methodsThe sample size consisted of 40 growing patients with Class III maxillary deficiency: 20 patients received maxillary protraction with a modified appliance and 20 patients with a banded appliance. Pre- and posttreatment cephalometric radiographs of all subjects were obtained and analyzed. The paired t‑test and Wilcoxon ranks test were used for statist ical analysis.ResultsThe patients in the modified appliance gr...