Ivana Šćepan

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The influence of abnormal sex-chromosome constitution on cranial growth, shape and position of the craniofacial structures was analysed. Reduced cranial growth was found in women with Turner's syndrome (45 XO chromosome constitution) and in men with Klinefelter's syndrome (47 XXY chromosome constitution). Lack of or an extra X chromosome produced opposite(More)
In a group of 15 women with 45,X chromosome constitution, mandibular growth type was investigated by using both linear and angular measurements. The sum of the saddle, articular and gonial angle, lower gonial angle and y-axis was significantly greater. In addition the posterior-anterior facial height ratio in women with Turner's syndrome was significantly(More)
There have been many attempts to further improve and automate cephalometric analysis in order to increase accuracy, reduce errors due to subjectivity, and to provide more efficient use of clinicians' time. The aim of this research was to evaluate an automated system for landmarking of cephalograms based on the use of an active appearance model (AAM) that(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate whether there was an association between presence of a cleft and reduced size of deciduous tooth on the cleft side. In this investigation, 58 study models of patients with unilateral cleft lip and palate with deciduous dentition were analyzed. The largest mesiodistal dimension of deciduous teeth was measured by a(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Occlusal indices are quantitative diagnostic indicators of malocclusion severity, orthodontic treatment need, complexity and outcome. The aim of this study was to determine correlations and agreement among three occlusal indices: the Index of Orthodontic Treatment Need (IOTN), the Peer Assessment Rating Index (PAR) and the Index of(More)
OBJECTIVE Turner syndrome occurs in phenotypic females with complete or partial absence of X chromosome. The leading symptom is short stature, while numerous but mild stigmata manifest in the craniofacial region. These patients are commonly treated with growth hormone to improve their final height. The aim of this study was to assess the influence of(More)
The present study assessed changes of craniofacial complex in Turner syndrome (TS) patients treated with growth hormone (GH) during development. The objective was to examine the growth rate and pattern of craniofacial structures and to establish effects of GH on craniofacial development. The study population consisted of 15 TS patients treated with GH aged(More)
Lateral cephalometric radiographs were used to study sagittal jaw relationships in 22 cases with Klinefelter's syndrome. The following angles were measured: SNA, SNB and ANB. Depending on the size of SNA and SNB angles, all cases investigated were classified in the following groups: bimaxillary prognathism, bimaxillary orthognathism or retrognathism;(More)
The objective of this study was to evaluate and compare bond strength of four adhesives used in orthodontics for bonding brackets to tooth enamel. The adhesives used in this investigation were resin-reinforced glass-ionomer cement (Fuji Ortho LC-GC Corporation, Japan), light cured composite resin adhesives (ConTec LC-Dentaurum, Germany and Enlight Bonding(More)
INTRODUCTION A successful treatment outcome in dentofacial deformity patients commonly requires combined orthodontic-surgical therapy. This enables us to overcome functional, aesthetic and psychological problems. Since most patients state aesthetics as the primary motive for seeking therapy, cephalometric predictions of treatment outcome have become the(More)