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STUDY OBJECTIVES To examine dose-dependent effects of mandibular advancement on collapsibility of the passive pharynx and sleep-disordered breathing (SDB). DESIGN Prospective, randomized study. SETTING University hospital. PATIENTS Thirty-seven adult patients with SDB. INTERVENTIONS Oral appliances with 2-, 4-, and 6-mm advancement of the mandible.(More)
Renal replacement lipomatosis (RRL) is a rare condition that occurs at the end of the spectrum of renal tissue replacement by fat. Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis (XGP) is a granulomatous inflammation characterized by destruction of renal parenchyma and replacement by lipid-laden macrophages. We present the case of a 75-year-old man who complained of(More)
Experimental loss of occlusal support caused by the extraction or grinding of molar teeth has been reported to foment the impairment of learning and memory in laboratory animals. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of occlusal reconstruction after long-term loss of molars on spatial memory by using 8-arm radial maze and by assessing(More)
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