3D models could help reduce radiotherapy's side effects

3D models could help decrease radiotherapy side effects, according to a study...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3D printing transitions from laboratory to bedside New 3D printer materializes entire 3D model at once 3D printing enhances training for cleft lip repair 3D-printed head phantom helps calibrate 7T MRI 3D-printed aortas could work well for TAVR
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CONCLUSION:: This silicone appliance provides enhanced compliance and improved retention compared to acrylic appliance since it is a more gentle, flexible, and less traumatic alternative to a rigid acrylic appliance. Further, the RTV silicone appliance can be 3-dimensionally printed for better accuracy following intraoral scanning and thus eliminating the need for impression making in cleft newborns. PMID: 30866673 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Cleft Palate Craniofac J Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS:: This is to our knowledge the first report that illustrates the use of a digital impression system to scan the oral structures of a neonate with BCLP. Digital scanning was found to be fast, accurate, and safe, when compared to a conventional alginate impression technique. PMID: 30857398 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Cleft Palate Craniofac J Source Type: research
Conclusion: Tongue flap remains the flap of choice for managing very difficult and challenging anterior palatal fistulas compared to local flaps.
Source: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 5 March 2019Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryAuthor(s): Uchenna Kelvin Omeje, Thomas Owobu, Rowland AgbaraAbstractAn orofacial cleft may have an appreciable psychosocial impact on patients that could affect their social lives, including the choice of who they marry. We retrospectively reviewed the impact of repair of cleft lip on marriage in adult patients in our institution by questioning a group of patients treated from July 2009-June 2017. There were 120 adult patients who had cleft lips repaired, of whom 17 (14%) patients changed their marital status. The mean ...
Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVE:: To analyze and identify changes in the maxillary dental arch before and after cheiloplasty in a group of unilateral complete cleft lip and palate (UCLP) infants. DESIGN:: This is a cohort study. MATERIAL AND METHOD:: Study models from 16 infants with nonsyndromic UCLP, who were treated at Khon Kaen University, were taken before (T1) and after cheiloplasty (T2). The dental models underwent a process of scanning through a 3D scanner, from which 9 linear and 2 angular landmarks were evaluated. Paired t test was used to compare the measurement statistically between T1 and T2. RESULT...
Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Cleft Palate Craniofac J Source Type: research
Authors: Alhazmi B, Aldekhayel S PMID: 30812070 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research
Conclusion: Differences in perception exist between healthcare professionals and laypeople. The discrepancies between the professional groups could be attributed to different treatment modalities and protocols. PMID: 30815431 [PubMed]
Source: Hand Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Maxillofac Plast Reconstr Surg Source Type: research
Conclusions: Pharyngeal flap/sphincter pharyngoplasty surgery in young adults resulted in improved speech scores and comprehensibility after speech surgery on Medical Readiness Training Exercise military humanitarian missions. Speech surgery in older patients in relatively austere environments is safe and effective. After comprehensive multidisciplinary team evaluation, 43% of the patients who were screened to have velopharyngeal incompetence were identified as surgical candidates. Fifty-seven percent of patients evaluated by speech pathologist were recommend nonsurgical solution toward improving speech scores sparing th...
Source: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: Brief Clinical Studies Source Type: research
This study represents the largest cohort of patients undergoing combined cleft lip and palate repair. Methods: The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program-Pediatric database was used to identify patients undergoing single-stage PCLP, PCL, or PCP repairs. Preoperative factors and postoperative outcomes were compared between the 3 groups, as well as within the PCLP group between patients with and without complications. Univariate and multivariate analyses were performed. Results: A total of: 181 patients were included in the single-stage PCLP group, 1007 in the PCP group and 783 in th...
Source: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Importance: To identify ways to improve care to underserved international populations. Objective: To analyze the authors’ data in hopes of meeting further needs. Design: This is a retrospective review of medical missions using data from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) Face to Face) Database. Setting: International sites of AAFPRS approved surgical mission trips. Participants: One thousand six hundred forty-six patients who were seen by an AAFPRS mission trip between January 12, 2010 and April 27, 2017. Outcomes/Measures: Patient and mission data, procedure d...
Source: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
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