Surgical Retrieval of Parotid Stones.
PMID: 30077318 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America)
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - August 6, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Guastaldi FPS, da Silva JSP, Troulis MJ, Lahey E Tags: Atlas Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Surgical Retrieval of Submandibular Stones.
PMID: 30077319 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America)
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - August 6, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: McCain JP, Montero J Tags: Atlas Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Ultrasound-Guided Salivary Gland Techniques and Interpretations.
PMID: 30077320 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America)
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - August 6, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Hoffman HT, Pagedar NA Tags: Atlas Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Combined Parotid Techniques.
PMID: 30077321 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America)
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - August 6, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Gillespie MB Tags: Atlas Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Combined Surgical Approaches for the Removal of Submandibular Gland Sialoliths.
PMID: 30077322 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America)
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - August 6, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Turner MD Tags: Atlas Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Robot-Assisted Glandular Surgery.
PMID: 30077323 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America)
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - August 6, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Marzouk MF Tags: Atlas Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Extracorporeal Lithotripsy.
PMID: 30077324 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America)
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - August 6, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Nahlieli O Tags: Atlas Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Intracorporeal Lithotripsy.
PMID: 30077325 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America)
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - August 6, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Kolenda J Tags: Atlas Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Surgical Armamentarium for Sialendoscopy.
PMID: 30077326 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America)
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - August 6, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Turner MD Tags: Atlas Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Surgical Techniques for the Management of Parotid Salivary Duct Strictures.
PMID: 30077327 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America)
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - August 6, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Jackson EM, Walvekar RR Tags: Atlas Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Surgical Techniques for the Management of Submandibular Salivary Duct Strictures.
PMID: 30077328 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America)
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - August 6, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Moe J, Helman JI Tags: Atlas Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Introduction.
PMID: 30077329 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America)
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - August 6, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Fernandes RP Tags: Atlas Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Preface.
PMID: 30077330 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America)
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - August 6, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Turner MD, Troulis MJ Tags: Atlas Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

The Efficacy of Pharmacologic Treatment of Temporomandibular Disorders.
This article discusses these issues and evaluates the various drugs involved. It also describes potential reasons for therapeutic failure. PMID: 30008340 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America)
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - July 17, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Heir GM Tags: Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

The Use of Botulinum Toxin for the Treatment of Myofascial Pain in the Masticatory Muscles.
Abstract Although the use of botulinum toxin has been recommended for the management of myofascial pain and dysfunction, the precise mechanism of its action remains undetermined and studies on its effectiveness are equivocal. Moreover, even if such treatment may temporarily relieve the symptoms, it does not address the cause of the problem. Also, its use is not free of potential complications. On this basis, botulinum toxin does not seem to be a logical treatment of myofascial pain and dysfunction. PMID: 30008341 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America)
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - July 17, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Laskin DM Tags: Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Surgical Versus Nonsurgical Management of Degenerative Joint Disease.
This article examines the current literature regarding the effectiveness of nonsurgical and surgical treatments for the management of degenerative joint disease. PMID: 30008342 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America)
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - July 17, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Renapurkar SK Tags: Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Costochondral Graft Versus Total Alloplastic Joint for Temporomandibular Joint Reconstruction.
This article presents evidence-based advantages and disadvantages for each of these management options to assist both surgeons and their patients in making that choice. PMID: 30008343 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America)
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - July 17, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Mercuri LG Tags: Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Surgical Management of Idiopathic Condylar Resorption: Orthognathic Surgery Versus Temporomandibular Total Joint Replacement.
Abstract Young females with retruded and hyperdivergent mandibles, class II openbite malocclusions, and steep occlusal planes with or without TMJ symptoms are at higher risk for Idiopathic Condylar Resorption (ICR). Such patients undergoing orthodontic and /or surgical treatment should be informed of possible relapse due to ICR. Orthognathic Surgery with Total joint replacement or Orthognathic surgery alone may both be acceptable options for management of the facial deformity and the malocclusion that ensues from ICR. Proper patient selection is key to achieving a successful outcome. Current trends and the evidenc...
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - July 17, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Chigurupati R, Mehra P Tags: Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Introduction.
PMID: 30008345 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America)
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - July 17, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Fernandes RP Tags: Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Current Controversies in  the Management of Temporomandibular Disorders.
Current Controversies in the Management of Temporomandibular Disorders. Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am. 2018 Aug;30(3):xiii Authors: Laskin DM, Renapurkar SK PMID: 30008346 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America)
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - July 17, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Laskin DM, Renapurkar SK Tags: Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Screening Mammography: Recommendations and Controversies.
Abstract Over the past several years, there have been numerous changes in the guidelines for screening mammography. Additionally, different societies have released guidelines with variance in the recommendations of age to initiate and frequency of imaging. The current recommendations as well as the importance of screening mammography for early detection and survival are discussed. PMID: 30005766 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America)
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - July 16, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Witten M, Parker CC Tags: Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Breast Reconstruction.
Abstract Breast reconstruction is offered to women undergoing mastectomy or breast conservation, given its safe nature and highly aesthetic reconstructive outcomes. Breast implants are safe, offer flexibility of sizes and projections, and shorter recovery. Autologous flaps allow women to avoid prosthetic devices, using skin and fat to replace breast tissue. The increasing frequency of nipple-sparing mastectomy, autologous fat grafting, use of acellular dermal matrices, and prepectoral prosthetic reconstruction have enhanced aesthetic outcomes. Breast conservation outcomes have been enhanced by immediate oncoplasti...
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - July 16, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Sbitany H Tags: Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Sarcomas of the Breast.
Abstract Sarcoma of the breast is extremely rare and differs from epithelial breast carcinomas in staging and treatment. Diagnostic workup includes breast imaging and core biopsy as in breast epithelial carcinoma. Surgical management is often wide local excision in the form of breast conservation if possible for primary breast sarcoma or total mastectomy. Radiation-associated breast angiosarcomas often require total mastectomy with radical excision of skin. Breast sarcomas have a hematogenous spread so lymph node evaluation is not a part of treatment or staging. Local recurrence rates are high; prognosis remains p...
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - July 16, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Duncan MA, Lautner MA Tags: Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Foreword.
PMID: 30005781 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America)
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - July 16, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Martin RF Tags: Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Surgical Anatomy of the Asian Nose.
Abstract Rhinoplasty for Asian noses is markedly different from that for white noses. As rhinoplasty becomes increasingly popular among Asian people, it is important that the rhinoplasty surgeons master relevant anatomy and become skilled in required techniques to serve this segment of population. In this article, distinct characteristics of Asian noses are briefly described. Noses in the Asia population exhibit broad phenotypic variations. There is no typical Asian nose. Therefore, the terms of Asian noses in this article are confined to noses of people from East Asian (eg, Korea, Japan, and China). PMID: 30...
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - July 16, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Moon KC, Han SK Tags: Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Hybrid Approach for Asian Rhinoplasty: Open Approach Without Transcolumellar Incision.
Abstract The hybrid approach delivers unlimited exposure and technical access, enabling all the procedures of the open approach. In addition, the hybrid approach is flexible in its extent of "dissection/ exposure" It can be more of a classic endonasal or limited access approach in some cases or open structural rhinoplasty and reconstruction in others. The benefits of the nonopen approach deserve equal attention among Asian rhinoplasty surgeons and residents-in-training courses. The difference is not merely that it spares an incision, it is an opportunity to fine-tune minor millimeters of changes in every...
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - July 16, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Kang JG, Kwon KW, Chang J Tags: Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Augmentation Rhinoplasty Using Silicone Implants.
Abstract Augmentation rhinoplasty is one of the most common aesthetic procedures in Asian countries with silicone implant being the most widely used material for augmentation rhinoplasty. Despite potential advantages, use of alloplastic materials in rhinoplasty is often discouraged in Western countries because of concern for possible risk of infection and extrusion of the implant. The collective experience of long-term favorable outcomes in Asia makes the silicone augmentation rhinoplasty a common procedure. Complication rates for silicone implants vary significantly, depending on surgeon experience, surgical tech...
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - July 16, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Kim IS Tags: Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Dorsal Augmentation Using Autogenous Tissues.
Abstract Autogenous materials used for Asian dorsal augmentation are temporal fascia, dermofat, solid block type of costal cartilage, and diced cartilage. The temporal fascia is used for radix augmentation or correction of minor focal depression. Dermofat, solid block costal cartilage, and diced cartilage are recommended for major dorsal augmentation. The vertically oriented folded dermal graft curtails use of the fat component. Diced cartilage wrapped in temporal fascia exhibits a lower resorption rate, and may easily fit into the contour of the dorsum. This graft is thought to have low predictability of final he...
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - July 16, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Suh MK Tags: Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Homologous Tissue for Dorsal Augmentation.
Abstract Homologous graft materials for dorsal augmentation are safe and biocompatible with a low risk of complications. Acellular dermal matrix (ADM) provides natural appearance of the nose and long-term structural integrity without extrusion, showing favorable augmentation results. Tutoplast-processed fascia lata (TPFL) is soft and easy to manipulate, providing a smooth postoperative contour of the nasal dorsum with low risk of infection or extrusion. ADM and TPFL carry low risk of major complications, such as infection, foreign body reaction, and graft extrusion. ADM and TPFL are suitable graft materials that d...
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - July 16, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Kim CH, Park SC Tags: Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Injection Rhinoplasty Using Filler.
Abstract Rhinoplasty is a commonly performed cosmetic surgery in Asia. Rhinoplasty using filler is preferred because has fewer side effects and shorter down time. The part of external nose between the skin and bone or cartilages consists of 4 layers. To prevent vascular compromise, the injection should be into deep fatty layer, preventing embolization. Filler is usually injected in the order of radix, rhinion, tip, and the supratip area. To minimize asymmetry, the surgeon should always mark the midline on the nasal bridge and perform the procedure without deviating from it. PMID: 30005788 [PubMed - in process...
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - July 16, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Moon HJ Tags: Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Septal Extension Graft in Asian Rhinoplasty.
Abstract A septal extension graft (SEG) can control nasal tip projection, shape, and rotation. SEG and dorsal alloplastic implants have predominated in Asian rhinoplasty, leading to iatrogenic complications such as a foreshortened nose and destruction of remaining septum. The lower nasal two-thirds can be enhanced anteriorly and caudally using the septal L-strut extension graft in Asians with relatively small noses. The septal L-strut extension graft is indicated in primary cases in which the bony dorsum is acceptable but the cartilaginous dorsum is relatively hypoplastic, and in secondary cases with an iatrogenic...
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - July 16, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Hwang NH, Dhong ES Tags: Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Tip Grafting for the Asian Nose.
Abstract Tip surgery during rhinoplasty is particularly difficult in Asians. Tip grafting is the best approach. Conchal cartilage with perichondrium and costal cartilage are powerful grafting materials. The most important grafting techniques are tip-onlay grafting, shield grafting, and multilayer tip grafting. Tip-onlay grafts are useful for dorsal convexity. Shield grafts require sufficient support to prevent bending. Multilayer tip grafts (usually 2 layers) are versatile. Asians vary in cartilage configuration, skin thickness, and aesthetic desires: tip-grafting strategies must be tailored to meet the aesthetic ...
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - July 16, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Jang YJ, Kim SH Tags: Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Hump Nose Correction in Asians.
Abstract Nasal hump surgery is frequently regarded as a reduction surgery in most Western rhinoplasty textbooks and referred to as reduction rhinoplasty. Most Asian hump noses have a small hump frequently associated with a low nasal dorsum and underprojection of the nasal tip. Correcting a hump nose in Asians has distinct differences in concept and technique. A small hump and additional need for augmentation of the dorsum and the tip often minimizes the amount of hump removal or obviates resection itself. Characteristics of the Asian hump nose with emphasis on surgical techniques commonly used to obtain reliable r...
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - July 16, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Won TB Tags: Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Alar Base Reduction and Alar-Columellar Relationship.
Abstract Nasal base modification can improve nostril shape and orientation, reduce alar flaring, improve nasal base width, correct nasal hooding, improve symmetry, and create overall facial harmony. For the correction of alar rim deformities, careful examination, consultation, and analysis and consideration of the condition of the skin are essential. Understanding the ala and surrounding tissue, supporting the lower lateral cartilage, and selecting the proper technique produce functionally and aesthetically good results. PMID: 30005792 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America)
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - July 16, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Choi JY Tags: Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Correction of Short Nose.
This article introduces the current practice of surgical correction of the short nose in Asians. PMID: 30005793 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America)
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - July 16, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Jung DH, Jin SG, Hyun SM Tags: Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Rhinoplasty for South East Asian Nose.
Abstract The South East Asian nose is usually small with voluminous thick skin, low dorsum, wide and hanging ala, bulbous tip, and retracted premaxilla. The surgical approach of rhinoplasty for these types of noses includes the following: dorsal augmentation, counterrotation and projection of the tip, and correction of hanging ala and alar flare/base. A usual ideal rhinoplasty outcome of a South East Asian nose should be a nose that fits the face with good function and has all the aesthetic landmarks achieved: natural looking dorsum, supratip break, tip, subtip break, columellar show, good alar-columellar relation...
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - July 16, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Yap EC Tags: Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Truly Asian Rhinoplasty.
PMID: 30005795 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America)
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - July 16, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Jang YJ Tags: Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Genomics of Peritoneal Malignancies.
We describe genetic and genomic variances that are predictive markers for metastasis and burgeoning indicators for peritoneal malignancies. PMID: 29935683 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America)
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - June 27, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Karunasena E, Sham J, McMahon KW, Ahuja N Tags: Surg Oncol Clin N Am Source Type: research

Discectomy Versus Disc Preservation for Internal Derangement of the Temporomandibular Joint.
This article evaluates the current evidence supporting both treatment options and highlights the indications, contraindications, and consequences of each. PMID: 29885876 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America)
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - June 6, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Renapurkar SK Tags: Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

The Use of Synovial Fluid Analysis for Diagnosis of Temporomandibular Joint Disorders.
Abstract There has been considerable progress in the identification of the various synovial fluid cytokines and growth factors associated with various disorders of the temporomandibular joint. However, the presence of the same inflammatory mediators and proteins in these conditions, despite differing causes, makes it very difficult to identify the specific disease using synovial fluid analysis alone. PMID: 29861340 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America)
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - June 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Bouloux GF Tags: Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Injectable Agents Versus Surgery for Recurrent Temporomandibular Joint Dislocation.
This article reviews the current literature on common injectable agents used and the open surgical techniques. Based on the findings, an injectable agent is the initial treatment of choice for recurrent TMJD, with capsulorraphy and eminectomy being used in nonresponding patients. PMID: 29866448 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America)
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - June 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Renapurkar SK, Laskin DM Tags: Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

The Use of Oral Appliances in the Management of Temporomandibular Disorders.
This article discusses 6 of the current controversies, with a focus on the evidence available to support reasonable practice guidelines for the clinical use of OAs in treating certain TMDs. PMID: 29866449 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America)
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - June 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Greene CS, Menchel HF Tags: Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

The Role of Imaging in the Diagnosis of Temporomandibular Joint Pathology.
This article focuses on these issues and gives guidance on the appropriate use of diagnostic imaging in patients with suspected TMD. PMID: 29866450 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America)
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - June 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Larheim TA, Hol C, Ottersen MK, Mork-Knutsen BB, Arvidsson LZ Tags: Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Orthognathic Surgery as a Treatment for Temporomandibular Disorders.
Abstract Well-controlled clinical trials supporting orthognathic surgery as the primary management for temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) are lacking. Most published studies lack an adequate experimental design to minimize biases. Studies that did minimize some biases do support an overall reduction in the frequency of TMD signs and symptoms in some Class III and Class II patients who had orthognathic surgery. However, Class II correction with counter-clockwise rotation of the mandible increased TMD. Individual variability precludes the ability to predict TMD outcome after surgery. Irreversible therapies such as o...
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - June 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Dolwick MF, Widmer CG Tags: Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Arthroscopy Versus Arthrocentesis for Treating Internal Derangements of the Temporomandibular Joint.
Abstract The introduction of arthroscopy of the temporomandibular joint represented a major change in the management of internal derangements and to the realization that re-establishing joint mobility by arthroscopic lysis and lavage was as effective as surgically restoring disc position. It was subsequently shown that such treatment could be done without joint visualization. This raised the question of whether the inability to visualize the joint and perform other surgical manipulations limited its usefulness. A comparison of the literature shows that although their effectiveness is essentially the same, arthroce...
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - June 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Laskin DM Tags: Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Malocclusion as a Cause for Temporomandibular Disorders and Orthodontics as a Treatment.
This article explores the long-standing controversy between orthodontics and temporomandibular disorders (TMDs). It reviews the history of this controversy and presents a discussion of the current literature concerning the potential role of malocclusion in the onset of TMDs. It also explores the potential role of orthodontic treatment as a possible cure for TMDs and concludes, based on the most current evidence-based literature, that there is no relationship. PMID: 29866453 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America)
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - June 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Shroff B Tags: Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

The Role of Stress in the Etiology of Oral Parafunction and Myofascial Pain.
Abstract Oral parafunction during waking comprises possible behaviors that can be measured with a comprehensive checklist or behavioral monitoring. Multiple studies lead to largely consistent findings: stressful states can trigger parafunctional episodes that contribute to myofascial pain. However, this simple causal pathway coexists with at least 3 other pathways: anxiety and stress are potent direct contributors to pain, pain results in maladaptive behaviors such as parafunction, and parafunction may be a coping response to potential threat coupled with hypervigilance and somatosensory amplification. Awake paraf...
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - June 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Ohrbach R, Michelotti A Tags: Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Combined or Staged Temporomandibular Joint and Orthognathic Surgery for Patients with Internal Derangement and Dentofacial Deformities.
Abstract Patients with internal derangement of the temporomandibular joint and dentofacial deformities need appropriate evaluation for both conditions. Correct diagnosis of internal derangement is vital in determining the correct orthognathic surgery plan, and it is particularly important to differentiate between myofascial dysfunction and intra-articular joint problems. Depending on the stage of internal derangement, patients may need treatment for temporomandibular dysfunction symptomatically, staged, or concurrently with orthognathic surgery. PMID: 29866455 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The ...
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - June 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Kim S, Keith DA Tags: Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Epidemiology and Disparities in Care: The Impact of Socioeconomic Status, Gender, and Race on the Presentation, Management, and Outcomes of Patients Undergoing Ventral Hernia Repair.
Abstract More research is needed with regards to gender, race, and socioeconomic status on ventral hernia presentation, management, and outcomes. The role of culture and geography in hernia-related health care remains unknown. Currently existing nationwide registries have thus far yielded at best a modest overview of disparities in hernia care. The significant variation in care relative to gender, race, and socioeconomic status suggests that there is room for improvement in providing consistent care for patients with hernias. PMID: 29754613 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America)
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - May 16, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Cherla DV, Poulose B, Prabhu AS Tags: Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research

Quality Measures in Hernia Surgery.
This article defines what quality means in hernia surgery, how it is measured, who measures it, and how it is reported. Key governmental organizations responsible are highlighted. Although striving for high quality seems relatively straightforward, it is a challenge to account for all variables. Most definitions of quality are based on products and derived from minimum standards. This transition to basing it on health care delivery is ongoing, challenging, and incredibly important for the future of patients. PMID: 29754614 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America)
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - May 16, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Rosen MJ Tags: Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research