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Orthognathic surgery has varying effects on respiratory parameters. The authors undertook a prospective study of patients requiring mandibular advancement, mandibular setback and maxillary Le Fort I advancement, and surgically assisted rapid maxillary expansion (SARME). Breathing parameters were monitored in a sleep laboratory the night before the operation(More)
The authors present the case-history of a patient treated in the past on account of depressive syndrome who suffered repeatedly from somnolence or even unconsciousness with dyspnoea which called for hospitalization in an anaesthesiological and resuscitation department. The repeatedly expressed suspicion of attempted suicide by drugs was always ruled out by(More)
The role of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) in imaging of the oral and maxillofacial region is well known and its indications and possibilities are still increasing. More sophisticated technologies are being developed each year, mainly providing higher resolution, bigger field of view, faster scanning and better scatter reduction. One of the major(More)
Periodontitis significantly decreases survival in hemodialysed patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD). Periodontitis-related microorganisms spreading into the bloodstream are thought to impair blood rheological parameters - for example, increasing whole blood viscosity, aggregating blood elements, and decreasing blood flow - and thereby significantly(More)
This retrospective non-randomized 10-year follow-up study compared 147 patients with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the oral cavity requiring hemimandibulectomy, treated by surgical resection, therapeutic neck dissection and radiotherapy. The 5-year survival rates were compared related to localization, size of the tumour, infiltration of locoregional(More)
Bilateral sagittal split osteotomy (BSSO) aims to correct congenital or acquired mandibular abnormities. Temporary or permanent neurosensory disturbance is the most frequent complication of BSSO. To evaluate the influence of IAN handling during osteotomy, the authors undertook a prospective study in 290 patients who underwent BSSO. The occurrence and(More)
Piezosurgery is a promising meticulous system for bone cutting, based on ultrasound microvibrations. It is thought that the impact of piezosurgery on the integrity of soft tissue is generally low, but it has not been examined critically. The authors undertook an experimental study to evaluate the brain tissue response to skull bone removal using(More)
Electroconvulsive therapy was administered, using a Thymatron apparatus DG in a group of 29 female patients with a total number of 150 convulsions. The apparatus makes it possible to take an EEG reading and to evaluate it automatically. Moreover, the paroxysm were evaluated clinically and visually from EEG tracings. The authors proved a significant(More)