Hussein S Zaki

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To assess the differential efficacy of two commonly used treatments for temporomandibular disorders (TMD), intraoral appliances (IAs) and biofeedback (BF), separately and in combination, two studies were conducted. The first study directly compared IA treatment, a combination of biofeedback and stress management (BF/SM), and a waiting list control group in(More)
A number of studies have reported that psychological factors play a significant role in TMD. Several studies have identified subgroups of patients based on their responses to psychological assessments; however, none of these studies have reported on the clinical utility of classifications of TMD patients on these various measures. In this study, the(More)
To analyze the indication, complications and outcome of vagus nerve stimulation in intractable childhood epilepsy. We retrospectively reviewed the data of 69 children who had insertion of vagal nerve stimulator (VNS) between June 1995 and August 2006 for medically intractable epilepsy. Outcome was based on the Engel's classification. Statistical analysis of(More)
A number of investigators have suggested that the generic classification temporomandibular disorders (TMD) may consist of several subsets of patients. Two primary factors are to be significant in discriminating subgroups, namely, presence or absence of TM joint abnormalities and psychological characteristics such as traits, maladaptive behavioral patterns,(More)
This study presents a quantitative description of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) sounds provided by a rule-based classification system based on sound classification by three dentists, who listened to and classified the sound recordings as no sound, click, coarse crepitus and fine crepitus. The sounds were recorded with microphones in the ear canal from 126(More)
Clear cell meningiomas are rare meningioma variants and are recognized as World Health Organization grade II tumours. They may be difficult to manage given their propensity to recur early especially if present in surgically challenging locations. We describe a rare case of a fourth ventricular clear cell meningioma without dural attachment in a 14-year-old(More)
Malignant gliomas of the brain typically exhibit on CT or MRI a strong peripheral contrast enhancement area with a variable central zone of necrosis. These tumours are not known to change their radiological appearance and contrast enhancement pattern under systemic steroid treatment – a feature usually associated with primary CNS lymphoma. We report two(More)
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM It is unclear whether patients with temporomandibular disorders (TMD) who report high levels of bruxism have more severe signs and symptoms of TMD and more advanced tooth wear than patients with TMD who report lower levels of bruxism. PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to determine whether there was a significant association(More)
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM Posterior tooth form selection for implant overdentures is made according to personal preference and experience using the concepts of conventional complete denture prosthodontics. PURPOSE This study (1) compared the masticatory efficiency of three occlusal forms, 0 degrees, 30 degrees, and lingual contact (lingualized occlusion), in(More)
Forty-eight dysfunctional patients (i.e., high levels of pain, interference, and affective distress and low levels of perceived control) with temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) were randomly assigned either to a treatment consisting of an intraoral appliance (IA) and stress management with biofeedback (SM) plus nondirective, supportive counseling (SC) -- IA(More)