Alberto Bianchi

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OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to compare bone gain, implant survival, implant success, bone resorption, and complication rate in groups of patients who underwent distraction osteogenesis (DO) and inlay bone grafting (Inlay) for preprosthetic issues in the atrophic posterior mandible. STUDY DESIGN Twelve surgical sites were randomly assigned to(More)
AIM We present a newly designed, localiser-free, head-mounted system featuring augmented reality as an aid to maxillofacial bone surgery, and assess the potential utility of the device by conducting a feasibility study and validation. METHODS Our head-mounted wearable system facilitating augmented surgery was developed as a stand-alone, video-based,(More)
Computer-based surgery simulation is a rapidly emerging and increasingly important area of research that combines a number of disciplines for the common purpose of improving healthcare. The objective of this paper is to provide a virtual surgery (VISU) tool for accurately planning the aesthetic impact of hard and soft tissue movements in dento-skeletal(More)
Because of the recent development of three-dimensional technology, computer software is increasingly being used for diagnosis, analysis, data documentation, and surgical planning for orthognathic surgery. Currently, the typical method to reposition jaws in the correct and planned location is based on the use of surgical splints, which have a quite high(More)
Computer-based surgery simulation is a rapidly emerging and increasingly important area of research that combines a number of disciplines for the common purpose of improving healthcare. The objective of this article is to provide a virtual surgery tool for accurately planning the aesthetic impact of hard and soft tissue movements in dentoskeletal(More)
INTRODUCTION We compared the long-term stability of surgically assisted rapid palatal expansion (SARPE) and segmental Le Fort I osteotomy (bipartition) for expanding the maxillae in adult patients. METHODS The upper jaw plaster models of 10 patients who underwent transverse expansion of the maxillae using the SARPE technique and 10 patients who underwent(More)
Obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome is the periodic reduction or cessation of airflow during sleep together with daytime sleepiness. Its diagnosis requires polysomnographic evidence of 5 or more episodes of apnoea or hypopnoea/hour of sleep (apnoea/hypopnoea index, AHI). Volumetric 3-dimensional computed tomographic (CT) reconstruction enables the accurate(More)
BACKGROUND Juvenile paradental cysts typically occur on the buccal aspect of mandibular first and second molars in children aged 6 to 11 years. The cysts may be treated by enucleation, with or without extraction of the involved teeth, or by marsupialization. This report demonstrates the success of a conservative surgical technique (marsupialization) and(More)
BACKGROUND Reconstruction and rehabilitation of atrophic maxillae with bone grafts is a lengthy and demanding procedure. This study reports the immediate loading of 50 implants placed on six extremely atrophied edentulous maxillae reconstructed with Le Fort I osteotomy and iliac bone grafting. METHODS Six patients, aged 49 to 68 years, with severely(More)
Qualitative/quantitative phytochemical variations were observed in dried flowering tops of cultivated Hypericum perforatum L. cv. Zorzi infected by phytoplasmas of the "ash yellows" class, identified by direct and nested polymerase chain reaction (PCR); this is the first report of ribosomial group 16SrVII phytoplasmas in St. John's Wort. Methanolic extracts(More)