Prevalence and Overlaps of Headaches and Pain-Related Temporomandibular Disorders Among the Polish Urban Population.
CONCLUSION: Headaches and pain-related TMD are major problems among the Polish urban population. Headache was a much more frequent problem for participants with painful TMD. This issue requires further research and identification of cause-and-effect relationships. Considering the entire studied population, the relationship between identified TMJ disorders and headache is negligible. PMID: 31465030 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain)
Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain - August 31, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Oral Facial Pain Headache Source Type: research

Orofacial Pain and Toothache as the Sole Symptom of an Acute Myocardial Infarction Entails a Major Risk of Misdiagnosis and Death.
CONCLUSION: The clinician's awareness of the full spectrum of clinical characteristics of a myocardial infarction constitutes a key factor in accurate diagnosis. Health care professionals and the general public should be aware of the possibility of myocardial infarction presenting with orofacial pain, toothache, or ear/temporomandibular joint pain as the only symptom. PMID: 31465031 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain)
Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain - August 31, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Oral Facial Pain Headache Source Type: research

Reorganization of Masseter and Temporalis Muscle Single Motor Unit Activity During Experimental Masseter Muscle Pain.
Authors: Ferreira PM, Sandoval I, Whittle T, Mojaver YN, Murray GM Abstract AIMS: To test the hypothesis that experimental noxious stimulation of the right masseter muscle results in a reorganization of motor unit activity within the right temporalis and right masseter muscles during jaw closing tasks. METHODS: A total of 20 healthy participants received hypertonic saline (5% sodium chloride) infusion into the right masseter muscle, and pain intensity was maintained at 40-60/100 mm on a visual analog scale. Standardized isometric biting tasks were performed with an intraoral force transducer while single motor ...
Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain - August 31, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Oral Facial Pain Headache Source Type: research

Primary Headaches and Sleep Disturbances: A Cause or a Consequence?
Authors: Andrijauskis D, Ciauskaite J, Vaitkus A, Pajediene E Abstract AIMS: To evaluate the possible relationship between sleep disturbances and primary headaches. METHODS: This prospective study was carried out in a random group of patients with active primary headaches (case group) and a control group. Patients with active primary headaches were further stratified into two groups: patients with migraine and patients with tension-type headache (TTH). Participants were questioned using the following standardized tests: Insomnia Severity Index (ISI), Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), Epworth Sleepiness Sca...
Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain - August 31, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Oral Facial Pain Headache Source Type: research

Simultaneous Noxious Stimulation of the Human Anterior Temporalis and Masseter Muscles. Part II: Effects on Jaw Muscle Electromyographic Activity.
Authors: Amhamed M, Whittle T, Gal JA, Murray GM Abstract AIMS: To test the hypotheses that, in comparison to control, the effects of simultaneous noxious stimulation of the right masseter and anterior temporalis muscles on jaw muscle activity (1) vary with the task; (2) are different between different agonist or antagonist muscles involved in a task; and (3) are correlated with mood or pain-related cognition scores. METHODS: In 15 asymptomatic participants, recordings were made of jaw movement and electromyographic (EMG) activity of the right digastric and bilateral masseter and anterior temporalis muscles dur...
Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain - August 31, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Oral Facial Pain Headache Source Type: research

Cervical Muscle Tenderness in Temporomandibular Disorders and Its Associations with Diagnosis, Disease-Related Outcomes, and Comorbid Pain Conditions.
Authors: Almoznino G, Zini A, Zakuto A, Zlutzky H, Bekker S, Shay B, Haviv Y, Sharav Y, Benoliel R Abstract AIMS: To analyze cervical tenderness scores (CTS) in patients with various temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and in controls and to examine associations of CTS with demographic and clinical parameters. METHODS: This case-control study included 192 TMD patients and 99 controls diagnosed based on a questionnaire and a clinical examination following the Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders (RDC/TMD) guidelines. CTS, adapted from the widely used total tenderness score, was the mean sum...
Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain - August 31, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Oral Facial Pain Headache Source Type: research

Availability of Effective Evidence-Based Symptomatic Treatments for Cluster Headache in the EU Countries-A Survey of the European Headache Alliance and European Headache Federation.
CONCLUSION: Only 47% of the EU population had unrestricted access to effective CH treatments, with unacceptable inequalities between eastern countries and the rest of Europe. Headache societies and patient associations should pressure European and national health authorities to improve the availability of effective symptomatic treatments for CH. PMID: 31339965 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain)
Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain - July 25, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Oral Facial Pain Headache Source Type: research

Structure-Function Relationships of the Temporomandibular Joint in Response to Altered Loading.
CONCLUSIONS: DOL in skeletally mature mice induces mandibular condylar fibrocartilage atrophy at the hypertrophic cell layer with a corresponding decrease in bite force. PMID: 31339966 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain)
Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain - July 25, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Oral Facial Pain Headache Source Type: research

Efficacy of Low-Level Laser Therapy for the Therapeutic Management of Neuropathic Orofacial Pain: A Systematic Review.
CONCLUSION: LLLT seems to be effective as a treatment option for different neuropathic orofacial pain entities such as trigeminal neuralgia, occipital neuralgia, and burning mouth syndrome as a single or combined treatment. However, more quality studies assessing all outcome measures of chronic pain are needed in the medium and long terms. Furthermore, due to the lack of standardization of the application technique, more well-designed studies are required to confirm the results of this systematic review. PMID: 31339967 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain)
Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain - July 25, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Oral Facial Pain Headache Source Type: research

Malocclusion and Temporomandibular Disorders: Verification of the Controversy.
Authors: Aboalnaga AA, Amer NM, Elnahas MO, Salah Fayed MM, Soliman SA, ElDakroury AE, Labib AH, Fahim FH Abstract AIMS: To investigate the dental and skeletal aspects of malocclusion in the anteroposterior and vertical dimensions in a sample of temporomandibular disorders (TMD) patients and to correlate these aspects with the signs and symptoms of TMD. METHODS: A total of 150 TMD patients were divided into five groups according to the Diagnostic Criteria for TMD: Group 1 = myalgia (M); Group 2 = disc displacement with reduction (DDWR); Group 3 = disc displacement without reduction (DDWOR); Group 4 = degenerati...
Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain - June 28, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Oral Facial Pain Headache Source Type: research

Simultaneous Noxious Stimulation of the Human Anterior Temporalis and Masseter Muscles. Part I: Effects on Jaw Movements.
Authors: Amhamed M, Whittle T, Gal JA, Murray GM Abstract AIMS: To test the hypotheses that, in comparison to control (isotonic saline), simultaneous noxious stimulation (hypertonic saline) of the masseter and anterior temporalis muscles would result in (1) reductions in amplitude and velocity of jaw movements during standardized open/close jaw movements and during free and standardized chewing and (2) changes in amplitude and velocity of jaw movements that relate to higher levels of negative mood or pain-related thoughts. METHODS: Standardized open/close and free and standardized chewing were recorded in 15 as...
Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain - June 28, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Oral Facial Pain Headache Source Type: research

Association Between Temporomandibular Disorders Pain and Migraine: Results of the Health 2000 Survey.
Authors: Ashraf J, Zaproudina N, Suominen AL, Sipilä K, Närhi M, Saxlin T Abstract AIMS: To study the possible associations of various clinically assessed painful signs of temporomandibular disorders (TMD) with the presence of migraine using a large population-based dataset. METHODS: The data were taken from the nationally representative Health 2000 Survey (BRIF8901). The sample consisted of 5,876 adults (age range 30 to 97 years, mean ± standard deviation 52.5 ± 14.8), 5,378 nonmigraineurs and 498 migraineurs. The study participants answered questions concerning migraine presence, migra...
Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain - June 28, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Oral Facial Pain Headache Source Type: research

Acute Rhinosinusitis as an Infrequent Cause of Symptomatic Cluster Headache: Report of Seven Cases.
In this report, seven patients are presented who were admitted with signs of CH and diagnosed with acute rhinosinusitis depending on extensive clinical and radiologic examinations. Symptomatic CH, though rarely reported in the literature compared to CH, should be kept in mind in patients presenting with the first attack of CH. Moreover, in such patients, whether the pain becomes worse when bending forward and becomes sensitive on palpation should be questioned, and a radiologic work-up should be performed to rule out secondary causes such as rhinosinusitis. In the present cases, the resolution of CH attacks with acute sinu...
Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain - June 28, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Oral Facial Pain Headache Source Type: research

Widespread Pain and Central Sensitization in Adolescents with Signs of Painful Temporomandibular Disorders.
Authors: Campi LB, Visscher CM, Ongaro PCJ, do Vale Braido GV, Fernandes G, Gonçalves DAG Abstract AIMS: To investigate the associations between signs of painful temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and number of tender points (TPs) and fibromyalgia in adolescents, as well as the relationship between TPs and pressure-pain threshold (PPT) in individuals presenting with local, regional, or widespread pain as a way to investigate the presence of central sensitization (CS). METHODS: The sample consisted of 690 Brazilian adolescents with and without signs of painful TMD, aged 12 to 14 years old. Painful TMD was ...
Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain - June 28, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Oral Facial Pain Headache Source Type: research

The Effect of Applied Force on Two-Point Discrimination Threshold in the Trigeminal Region.
CONCLUSION: These findings suggest that increased intensity of mechanical stimuli could increase tactile acuity as measured by the TPD test. PMID: 31247059 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain)
Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain - June 28, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Oral Facial Pain Headache Source Type: research

Autonomic and Psychologic Risk Factors for Development of Tinnitus in Patients with Chronic Temporomandibular Disorders.
CONCLUSION: Dysregulated psychophysiologic interactions may affect the development of tinnitus in patients with chronic TMD. PMID: 31247060 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain)
Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain - June 28, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Oral Facial Pain Headache Source Type: research

Jaw Exercises in the Treatment of Temporomandibular Disorders-An International Modified Delphi Study.
CONCLUSION: This Delphi study showed that there is an international consensus among TMD experts that jaw exercises are an effective treatment and can be recommended to patients with TMD pain and disturbed jaw function. PMID: 31247061 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain)
Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain - June 28, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Oral Facial Pain Headache Source Type: research

A Phenomenologic Study About the Dietary Habits and Digestive Complications for People Living with Temporomandibular Joint Disorder.
CONCLUSION: These findings highlight the need for health care providers to establish nutritional guidelines for TMD individuals at risk of physiologic and psychologic comorbidities. Health care intervention programs to treat people living with chronic TMD pain and that provide nutritional guidance will help decrease medical crises and the need for expensive interventions and will better assist these patients. PMID: 31247062 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain)
Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain - June 28, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Oral Facial Pain Headache Source Type: research

Corneal Confocal Microscopy Detects Small-Fiber Neuropathy in Burning Mouth Syndrome: A Cross-Sectional Study.
CONCLUSION: Using a rapid noninvasive ophthalmic imaging technique, this study provides further evidence for small fiber damage in BMS and has potential utility for monitoring disease progression and/or response. Furthermore, this technique shows a hitherto undocumented increased density of immune cells in this group of patients. PMID: 31017984 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain)
Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain - April 26, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Oral Facial Pain Headache Source Type: research

Erythermalgia Involving the Face Alone: Two Case Reports.
Conclusion: Erythermalgia may involve the face alone, and combinative approaches may be of choice for its treatment. Topical lidocaine compounds are considered to be a good option for palliative treatment. PMID: 31017985 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain)
Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain - April 26, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Oral Facial Pain Headache Source Type: research

Underuse of Prophylactic Treatment Among Portuguese Patients with Primary Headache: A Retrospective Observational Study.
CONCLUSION: Women and medication overuse headache patients were more likely to need therapeutic intervention. However, only a minority of patients with treatment indication were treated before their first visit to the headache clinic. Prophylaxis prescription was associated with clinical improvement at follow-up. PMID: 31017986 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain)
Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain - April 26, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Oral Facial Pain Headache Source Type: research

Minimally Invasive Trigeminal Ablation: Long Buccal Nerve.
CONCLUSION: Minimally invasive trigeminal nerve ablation of the long buccal nerve may be effective surgical intervention in treating refractory neuropathic pain in cases of no structural nerve defects. However, long-term well-designed studies are required to fully define its role. PMID: 31017987 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain)
Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain - April 26, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Oral Facial Pain Headache Source Type: research

Transverse Malocclusion and Temporomandibular Disorders: Verification of the Controversy.
Authors: Amer NM, Aboalnaga AA, Salah Fayed MM, Labib AH Abstract AIMS: To investigate the transverse dental and skeletal aspects of malocclusion in a sample of temporomandibular disorders (TMD) patients and to assess the correlations of these aspects with the signs and symptoms of TMD. METHODS: A total of 150 TMD patients diagnosed according to the Diagnostic Criteria for TMD were divided into five groups: Group 1 (myalgia), Group 2 (disc displacement with reduction [DDWR]), Group 3 (disc displacement without reduction [DDWOR]), Group 4 (degenerative disorders), and Group 5 (subluxation). The transverse occlus...
Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain - April 26, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Oral Facial Pain Headache Source Type: research

Correlation Between Sleep-Time Masseter Muscle Activity and Tooth Wear: An Electromyographic Study.
CONCLUSION: The null hypothesis of an absence of correlation between tooth wear and sMMA could not be rejected, implying that tooth wear cannot be used as an indicator of ongoing SB or sMMA. Future studies taking into account the multifaceted nature of tooth wear and the complex natural course of sleep phenomena are encouraged to investigate the issue further, at the individual level. PMID: 31013339 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain)
Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain - April 25, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Oral Facial Pain Headache Source Type: research

Efficacy of Chewing Gum to Reduce Orthodontic Pain Compared to Placebo: A Blinded, Parallel-Group, Preliminary Clinical Trial.
CONCLUSION: Chewing gum three times per day does not seem to significantly reduce orthodontic pain compared to placebo. Orthodontists should manage their patients' pain expectations. PMID: 30978268 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain)
Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain - April 13, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Oral Facial Pain Headache Source Type: research

Does Conservative Temporomandibular Therapy Affect Tinnitus Complaints? A Systematic Review.
CONCLUSION: There is low-quality evidence for a positive effect of conservative temporomandibular disorders treatment on tinnitus complaints. The combination of splint therapy and exercise treatment is currently the best investigated treatment approach, showing a decrease in tinnitus severity and intensity. Despite the low level of evidence and the methodologic issues in the included studies, it is noteworthy that all included studies show positive treatment effects. PMID: 30978269 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain)
Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain - April 13, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Oral Facial Pain Headache Source Type: research

Effectiveness of Counseling on Chronic Pain Management in Patients with Temporomandibular Disorders.
Authors: de Barros Pascoal AL, de Freitas RFCP, da Silva LFG, Oliveira AGRC, Dos Santos Calderon P Abstract AIMS: To evaluate the effectiveness of counseling on pain intensity and oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) in temporomandibular disorders (TMD) patients. METHODS: Fifty female patients diagnosed with TMD were divided into two groups: a group of waiting list patients (control group) and a group of patients who received counseling therapy (experimental group) involving education about etiologic factors, avoidance of parafunctional habits, and sleep, as well as dietary advice. All patients were eva...
Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain - April 13, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Oral Facial Pain Headache Source Type: research

Region-Specific Effects of Trigeminal Capsaicin Stimulation.
Authors: Poulsen CE, Bendixen KH, Terkelsen AJ, May A, Hansen J, Svensson P Abstract AIMS: To investigate the region-specific effects of painful trigeminal capsaicin stimulation in healthy participants. METHODS: Twenty healthy participants (10 men and 10 women) participated in four sessions in which they received application of 0.05 mL Vaseline (placebo) or capsaicin cream (0.1%) to a different area innervated by the three branches of the trigeminal nerve: the supraorbital area (V1), the nasal mucosa (V1/V2), and the maxillary (V2) and mandibular (V3) oral mucosa. The participants rated their perceived sensatio...
Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain - April 13, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Oral Facial Pain Headache Source Type: research

Headache in Patients with Celiac Disease and Its Response to the Gluten-Free Diet.
CONCLUSION: These results suggest that strict compliance to the GFD could improve headache in celiac patients with headache, even in those without gastrointestinal symptoms. This observation could provide an additional factor when convincing patients to follow a GFD, thus reducing the morbidity related to CD. PMID: 30893404 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain)
Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain - March 22, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Oral Facial Pain Headache Source Type: research

Local Anesthetic Injections for the Short-Term Treatment of Head and Neck Myofascial Pain Syndrome: A Systematic Review with Meta-Analysis.
CONCLUSION: Though local anesthetics provided a significant improvement in pain compared to dry needling, evidence was of low quality, and sensitivity analyses including only double-blinded studies provided no statistically significant difference. Additional studies are needed to confirm these results. PMID: 30893405 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain)
Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain - March 22, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Oral Facial Pain Headache Source Type: research

Comparative Study of Dental Pain Between Children With and Without a History of Maltreatment.
Authors: da Silva-Júnior IF, Hartwig AD, Goettems ML, Azevedo MS Abstract AIMS: To assess the presence of dental pain in child abuse victims and to compare the findings to children in the same age group with no history of abuse in a Southern Brazilian city. METHODS: This cross-sectional comparative study was carried out in a convenience sample of 68 child abuse victims from a center for psychologic support and in a comparative group of 204 students from public and private schools, all aged between 8 and 12 years. Data for socioeconomic and demographic variables were collected, and information regarding d...
Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain - March 22, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Oral Facial Pain Headache Source Type: research

Somatosensory Profiling of Patients with Burning Mouth Syndrome and Correlations with Psychologic Factors.
CONCLUSION: The present findings documented distinct differences in somatosensory function in patients with primary BMS compared to controls, indicating a complex pathophysiology and interaction between impairments in nociceptive processing and psychologic functioning. PMID: 30893407 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain)
Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain - March 22, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Oral Facial Pain Headache Source Type: research

A Qualitative Study to Assess the Impact of Iatrogenic Trigeminal Nerve Injury.
CONCLUSION: Recommendations are made for clinical practice and future research. PMID: 30726859 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain)
Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain - February 7, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Oral Facial Pain Headache Source Type: research

Intraoral Administration of Botulinum Toxin for Continuous Dentoalveolar Neuropathic Pain: A Case Series.
CONCLUSION: These results suggest the potential therapeutic benefit of BoNT/A in the management of continuous dentoalveolar neuropathic pain. Further investigations conducted via well-controlled studies in the area of orofacial pain are warranted. PMID: 30726860 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain)
Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain - February 7, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Oral Facial Pain Headache Source Type: research

The Effect of Nonstrenuous Aerobic Exercise in Patients with Chronic Masticatory Myalgia.
CONCLUSION: These findings suggest that, compared to HC, CMM patients' pain modulation is both suppressed and has a different effect duration and timing pattern. Further research should explore the mechanisms and clinical relevance of the delayed hypoalgesia and the inhibitory effect on TS induced by nonstrenuous aerobic exercise in CMM patients. PMID: 30726861 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain)
Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain - February 7, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Oral Facial Pain Headache Source Type: research

Long-term Low-Dose Sucrose May Prevent Migraine: Two Double-Blinded Randomized Controlled Pilot Trials.
Authors: Yan R, Wang X, Zhou H, Li X, Diao Y, Xing Y, Zhu Y, Jiang X, Sun J, Zhang Z, Zhao Y Abstract AIMS: To evaluate the efficacy of sucrose in the prevention of migraine attacks. METHODS: Two randomized double-blinded pilot trials were conducted, one in college students and one in adults. Migraineurs were randomized into two groups that each received an oral liquid: for students, sucrose 5 g/day (s-group; n = 12) or glucose 2.5 g/day (g-group; n = 10) for 3 months; and for adults, sucrose 5 g/day (s-group; n = 10) or fructose 2.5 g/day (f-group; n = 9) for 6 months. The primary endpoint was the frequency of...
Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain - February 7, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Oral Facial Pain Headache Source Type: research

Temporal Summation of Painful Heat Stimulation Is Facilitated in Trigeminal and Extratrigeminal Regions in Painful Myofascial Temporomandibular Disorders: Evidence from a Case-Control Study.
Authors: Zhou P, Lic Y, Zhang J, Chen Y, Wang K, Svensson P Abstract AIMS: To determine whether patients with painful myofascial temporomandibular disorders (TMD) demonstrate facilitated temporal summation (TS) responses to painful heat stimuli applied to the painful trigeminal and extratrigeminal regions and whether there is a side difference in the trigeminal region for myofascial TMD pain patients compared to healthy controls. METHODS: Twenty female Chinese myofascial TMD pain patients and 20 age-matched female volunteers participated in this case-control study. Thermal detection thresholds, thermal pain thr...
Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain - February 7, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Oral Facial Pain Headache Source Type: research

Comparison of the Neuropathic Pain Symptoms and Psychosocial Impacts of Trigeminal Neuralgia and Painful Posttraumatic Trigeminal Neuropathy.
CONCLUSIONS: Both TN and PPTTN are associated with significant psychosocial burden and reduced HRQoL, indicating a need to develop effective treatments for neuropathic orofacial pain that target functional restoration. PMID: 30703173 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain)
Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain - February 1, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Oral Facial Pain Headache Source Type: research

The Treatment of Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalalgias: An Overview.
Authors: Ramusino MC, Perini G, Antonaci F, Costa A Abstract Trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias (TACs) are primary headaches that include cluster headache (CH), paroxysmal hemicrania (PH), and short-lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache attacks (SUNHAs) with conjunctival injection and tearing (SUNCT) or cranial autonomic features (SUNA). Hemicrania continua (HC) is another form that has been ascribed to TACs for clinical and pathophysiologic reasons. Cluster headache is the most common of these syndromes, even if comparatively rare, with a lifetime prevalence of around 1 in 1,000. TACs share many aspects from a p...
Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain - February 1, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Oral Facial Pain Headache Source Type: research

Sleep Quality, Psychologic Profiles, Cardiac Activity, and Salivary Biomarkers in Young Subjects with Different Degrees of Rhythmic Masticatory Muscle Activity: A Polysomnography Study.
CONCLUSION: In otherwise healthy subjects presenting normal physiologic variables, neither significant nor consistent differences in sleep architecture, psychologic states, heart rate variability, or salivary biomarkers in relation to the frequency of RMMA were found. PMID: 30703175 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain)
Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain - February 1, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Oral Facial Pain Headache Source Type: research

Role of Link N in Modulating Inflammatory Conditions.
CONCLUSION: These findings indicate that Link N could modulate inflammation and EMT in vitro and repair arthritis-mediated TMJ disruption in vivo. Link N could be a potential therapeutic agent for TMJ disorder patients. PMID: 30703176 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain)
Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain - February 1, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Oral Facial Pain Headache Source Type: research

Paracetamol Misuse and Dental Pain: Results from the French Observational DAntaLor Study.
CONCLUSION: Patients with dental pain are at risk of paracetamol overdose and hepatotoxicity. PMID: 30703177 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain)
Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain - February 1, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Oral Facial Pain Headache Source Type: research

Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalalgia and Facial Pain: A Review and Case Presentation.
This article reports a case history and discusses the differences between clinical characteristics of TAC and other painful orofacial conditions. Refractory pain conditions and the occurrence of episodic pain attacks with accompanying autonomic symptoms necessitate a thorough evaluation to rule out rare causes of head and face pain. PMID: 30703178 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain)
Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain - February 1, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Oral Facial Pain Headache Source Type: research

Visual Imagery: A Tool to Explore the Impact of Burning Mouth Syndrome.
CONCLUSION: The Pain Cards chosen and the main themes support those found in the literature on BMS. The Pain Cards may help pain sufferers gain more empathy and support due to improved understanding by their health care providers. PMID: 30703179 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain)
Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain - February 1, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Oral Facial Pain Headache Source Type: research

Occurrence, Associations, and Impacts of Nocturnal Parafunction, Daytime Parafunction, and Temporomandibular Symptoms in 38-Year-Old Individuals.
CONCLUSION: People with parafunction or TMJ symptoms have poorer oral health-related quality of life than those without these symptoms. PMID: 30371683 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain)
Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain - October 30, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Oral Facial Pain Headache Source Type: research

Relationship Between Psychosocial Factors and Pain in the Jaw and Neck Regions Shortly After Whiplash Trauma.
Authors: Lampa E, Wänman A, List T, Häggman-Henrikson B Abstract AIMS: To assess jaw pain shortly after whiplash trauma in relation to neck pain, physical symptoms, depression, and jaw pain-related disability. METHODS: A total of 181 cases (106 women and 75 men, mean ages 33.7 and 36.8 years, respectively) were examined within 1 month after a whiplash trauma and compared to 117 controls (68 women and 49 men, 34.2 and 30.9 years, respectively). Participants rated current jaw and neck pain intensity on a numeric rating scale and rated nonspecific physical symptoms and depression symptoms on subscales of...
Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain - October 30, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Oral Facial Pain Headache Source Type: research

Single-Item, Self-Rated Health is a Useful Indicator of Health in Myofascial Temporomandibular Disorders.
CONCLUSION: SRH is a simple and useful tool to consider in mTMD research, as it discriminates between cases and controls based on pain and physical function and is associated with mTMD disability. PMID: 30371685 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain)
Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain - October 30, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Oral Facial Pain Headache Source Type: research

Importance of Standardized Palpation of the Human Temporomandibular Joint.
Authors: Serrano-Hernanz G, Futarmal Kothari S, Castrillón E, Álvarez-Méndez AM, Ardizone-García I, Svensson P Abstract AIMS: To test whether standardized palpation around the lateral pole of the condyle can influence mechanical sensitivity and unpleasantness and evoke referred sensations/pain in healthy individuals. METHODS: Palpometers (0.5, 1.0, and 2.0 kg) with spherical extensions were applied around the lateral pole of the condyle in relaxed and protruded positions of the mandible for 2, 5, and 10 seconds in 30 healthy participants. Mechanical sensitivity, unpleasantness, and r...
Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain - October 30, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Oral Facial Pain Headache Source Type: research

Prevalence of Sleep Bruxism and Its Association with Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adult Patients: A Retrospective Polysomnographic Investigation.
CONCLUSION: About one-third of adult OSA patients had SB, and these patients demonstrated significantly more respiratory-related arousals and oxygen desaturations. These findings suggest that a phenotypic subtype of OSA patients with predominantly phasic SB exists and allude to a possible protective role of RMMA in respiratory-related arousals. PMID: 30371687 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain)
Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain - October 30, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Oral Facial Pain Headache Source Type: research

Prevalence of the Signs and Symptoms of Temporomandibular Disorders Among Spanish Adults and Seniors According to Five National Surveys Performed Between 1993 and 2015.
Authors: Montero J, Llodra JC, Bravo M Abstract AIMS: To determine the prevalence of the signs and symptoms of temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and associated variables over the past two decades in samples of Spanish adults and seniors. METHODS: Data from Spanish national oral health surveys from the last two decades (1993, 2000, 2005, 2010, and 2015) were analyzed from a total of 2,602 adults (35-44 years of age) and 2,529 seniors (65-74 years of age). All surveys were carried out using similar methods (according to World Health Organization standards) for determining prosthetic, dental, and periodontal statu...
Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain - October 28, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Oral Facial Pain Headache Source Type: research