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  • Q Nie, J Lin
  • 1999
The purpose of this study was to determine whether there is a prevalent tendency for intermaxillary tooth size discrepancies among different malocclusion groups. This study consisted of 60 subjects who served as the normal occlusion group and 300 patients divided into 5 malocclusion groups (ie, Class I with bimaxillary protrusion, Class II Division 1, Class(More)
Objective : To measure the tooth lengths of fully developed permanent upper incisors and to qualitatively evaluate the root shapes of the incisors in patients with cleft lip and palate (CLP). Design : Cross-sectional, noninterventional, case-control imaging study. Setting : Hospital and Stomatology Unit of Peking University,(More)
OBJECTIVES To test the hypothesis that the sagittal position of the anterior teeth has no effect on pharyngeal airway dimension or hyoid bone position and to investigate the influence of orthodontic retraction of the anterior teeth on each section of pharynx and hyoid position. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty-four Class I bimaxillary protrusion adults,(More)
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an intestinal immune-dysfunctional disease worldwide whose prevalence increasing in Asia including China. It is a chronic disease of the gastrointestinal tract with unknown cause. Exosomes are small vesicles in various body fluids. They have diameters of 40–120 nm, and one of their functions is long-distance transfer of(More)
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this study was to clarify the frontal chewing patterns of various crossbite malocclusions. METHODS A mandibular kinesiograph was used to record the masticatory movements of 106 subjects (ages, 12-35 years) with crossbite malocclusion and 22 subjects (ages, 16-30 years) with normal occlusion. The chewing patterns were classified(More)
all-trans retinoic acid (atRA), the oxidative metabolite of vitamin A, is essential for normal embryonic development. Also, high levels of atRA are teratogenic in many species and can effectively induce cleft palate in the mouse. Most cleft palate resulted from the failed fusion of secondary palate shelves, and maintenance of the normal cell proliferation(More)
The purpose of the study was to analyze the effects of nonsurgical treatment on subjects with a severe skeletal Class III deformity and to directly evaluate dental and facial profile changes. Eighteen patients with severe skeletal Class III malocclusions (5 males, 13 females), diagnosed as indication for orthognathic surgery, were included in the study. The(More)
BACKGROUND Platelet-derived growth factor C (PDGF-C) was recently identified as a member of the PDGF ligand family. Some observation suggests that PDGF-C could play an important role in palatogenesis highlighted by the Pdgfc(-/-) mouse with cleft palate, which led us to examine the mechanism of PDGF-C signaling in palatogenesis. It is well known that(More)
INTRODUCTION The purpose of the study was to use euclidean distance matrix analysis to compare dental arch forms between subjects with Class II Division 1 malocclusions and normal occlusions. METHODS The sample consisted of 60 subjects with Class II Division 1 malocclusions and 60 subjects with normal occlusions, all between 13 and 17 years of age.(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the validity and reliability of the cervical vertebral maturation (CVM) method with a longitudinal sample. MATERIALS AND METHODS Eighty-six cephalograms from 18 subjects (5 males and 13 females) were selected from the longitudinal database. Total mandibular length was measured on each film; an increased rate served as the gold(More)