Diagnostic performance of eruption stages for identification of skeletal maturity.

CONCLUSION: In treatment planning for cases that require identifying the growth peak, the use of eruption stages is not recommended as an indicator of skeletal maturity except for the early permanent dentition stage where strong diagnostic performance for identifying post-pubertal skeletal growth stage has been shown. PMID: 31522225 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

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We reported a case of bronchopulmonary lophomoniasis in a Malaysian female with systemic lupus erythromatosus. She presented with productive cough, shortness of breath and high-grade fever for 2 weeks. Physical examination revealed bronchial sound and crackles over the left lung with, reduced expansion and dull percussion in lower left lobe. Chest radiography showed consolidation of the left lung. Routine laboratory tests revealed general low cell count. Blood and sputum culture were negative. Bronchoalveolar lavage stain and culture for bacterial and fungal were negative. Bronchoalveolar lavage for Lophomonas blattarum wa...
Source: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: The American Journal of Surgical Pathology - Category: Pathology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
This study found that The Canary System was more accurate than Bitewing Radiographs and Cone Beam CT in detecting caries on the gingival floor beneath composite restorations.  The sensitivity and specificity data (table on the right) indicates that The Canary System could find 89% of the caries where the other devices found 40% of the lesions.One of the major reasons for replacing restorations is tooth decay that develops around the edges of the filling.  This study found that “Radiographs though valuable in the detection of advanced caries lesions, are less sensitive for early or recurrent lesions under re...
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Publication date: Available online 27 September 2019Source: Journal of Taibah University Medical SciencesAuthor(s): Ammar K. Alomran, Munirah A. Abahussain, Asma A. Aldossary, Isra B. AlshammariAbstractA 19-month-old male infant had presented to a paediatric orthopaedic clinic at the age of 6 months with meningomyelocele and bilateral feet deformity. The patient was admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit because of multiple congenital anomalies. These anomalies included meningomyelocele, right clubfoot, left vertical talus, imperforated anus, and an indirect hernia. Radiographs confirmed the diagnosis of right clubfo...
Source: Journal of Taibah University Medical Sciences - Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: research
Condition:   Patients Requiring Surgery for the Treatment of Lumbar Stenosis or Lumbar Disc Herniation Intervention:   Procedure: Ultrasound guidance in addition to radiographic guidance Sponsor:   Centre Medico-Chirurgicale et Obstetrique Cote d'Opale Not yet recruiting
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Authors: John TS, Fishman F, Sharkey MS, Carter CW Abstract Peripheral neuropathies of the shoulder and upper extremity are uncommon injuries that may affect the young athletic population. When present, they can result in significant pain and functional impairment. The cause of peripheral neuropathy in young athletes may be an acute, traumatic injury such as a shoulder dislocation or a direct blow to the shoulder girdle. Alternatively, repetitive overuse with resultant compression or traction of a nerve over time may also result in neuropathy; overhead athletes and throwers may be particularly susceptible to this m...
Source: The Physician and Sportsmedicine Online - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Phys Sportsmed Source Type: research
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Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
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