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Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders (DC/TMD) for Clinical and Research Applications: recommendations of the International RDC/TMD Consortium Network* and Orofacial Pain Special
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The newly recommended evidence-based new DC/TMD protocol is appropriate for use in both clinical and research settings and includes both a valid screener for detecting any pain-related TMD as well as valid diagnostic criteria for differentiating the most common pain- related TMD. Expand
Early diagnosis of temporomandibular joint involvement in juvenile idiopathic arthritis: a pilot study comparing clinical examination and ultrasound to magnetic resonance imaging
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None of the methods tested was able to reliably predict the presence or absence of MRI-proven inflammation in the TMJ in the authors' cohort of JIA patients, with US the least useful of all methods tested to exclude active TMJ arthritis. Expand
Guidelines and recommendations for assessment of somatosensory function in oro-facial pain conditions--a taskforce report.
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Standardisation of both comprehensive and screening examination techniques is likely to improve the diagnostic accuracy and facilitate the understanding of neural mechanisms and somatosensory changes in different oro-facial pain conditions and may help to guide management. Expand
Classifying orofacial pains: a new proposal of taxonomy based on ontology.
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D diagnostic criteria for persistent dento-alveolar pain disorder (PDAP) were formulated as an example to be used to model the taxonomical structure of all orofacial pain conditions, and consensus for the diagnostic criteria of PDAP was established. Expand
Safety and efficacy of a Nav1.7 selective sodium channel blocker in patients with trigeminal neuralgia: a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomised withdrawal phase 2a trial
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BIIB074 was well tolerated, with similar adverse events in the double-blind phase to placebo, and provided a basis for continued investigation of BIIB 074 in patients with trigeminal neuralgia in future clinical trials. Expand
Cortical Activation Resulting from Painless Vibrotactile Dental Stimulation Measured by Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI)
There have been few investigations on hemodynamic responses in the human cortex resulting from dental stimulation. Identification of cortical areas involved in stimulus perception may offer newExpand
Stereometric assessment of TMJ space variation by occlusal splints
Occlusal splints, worn by asymptomatic subjects, result in increases in temporomandibular joint space.
Differential NMR spectroscopy reactions of anterior/posterior and right/left insular subdivisions due to acute dental pain
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Results confirm that the insular cortex is a metabolically high active region in pain processing within the brain and show that there is a distinct but locally diverse neurometabolic activity under acute pain. Expand
Enhanced negative feedback sensitivity of the hypothalamus–pituitary–adrenal axis in chronic myogenous facial pain ⋆
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Chronic myogenous facial pain patients showed enhanced and prolonged suppression of cortisol after the administration of 0.5mg dexamethasone, in line with a multifactorial etiology of chronic facial pain, shifting the perspective away from a local towards a more central etiology with dysregulations in the stress and pain modulating system. Expand
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