BACKGROUND Fracture-dislocation of the talus is one of the most severe injuries of the ankle. Opinion varies widely as to the proper treatment of this injury. Since Blair's original description of the tibiotalar fusion in 1943, there is little mention in the literature of his method. The present study reports the results of tibiotalar arthrodesis with… (More)
Introduction Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the tongue is the most frequent intra oral head and neck cancer. European statistics indicate an incidence of around 10–20 per 100 000 of the population. In Western Europe a decrease has been seen in males, contrary to the increase in female subjects that has been evident over the last decade. Many other world… (More)
Introduction Oral health is an important aspect of overall health, for all children, and, is particularly more important for children with special health needs. The oral health of children who are visually impaired tends to be compromised as they are at a disadvantage and are often unable to adequately apply the techniques necessary to control plaque.
For patients, being diagnosed with cancer means being confronted with a life-threatening illness and can thus be considered a traumatic experience. This situation is compounded by the fact that having cancer is usually not an isolated event but is generally a long-term stressor. The aim of the present study was a) the assessment of psychotraumatic and… (More)