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Diseases causing trismus or pain of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) include temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJD), trauma, tumors and an inflammation. This report describes two cases of masticator space abscesses causing trismus and TMJ pain, which were initially diagnosed as TMJD. The first case was a 62-year-old female suffering from trismus and(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this retrospective study was to determine the success of Brånemark System TiUnite implants (Nobel Biocare/Sweden) placed in partially or completely edentulous jaws restored with fixed or removable prostheses. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 131 jaws from 110 patients (64 maxillae and 67 mandibles) received 472 implants from July(More)
The purpose of this retrospective study was to determine the outcome of Brånemark System TiUnite® implants (Nobel Biocare/Sweden), and to identify the risk factors associated with implant failure. A total of 151 patients (83 maxillae and 91 mandibles) received 619 implants from July 2003 until May 2010. The patients included 86 males and 65 females, with(More)
Alveolar ridge augmentation with beta-tricalcium phosphate (beta-TCP) granules, calcium phosphate cement (CPC) powder and web form of titanium fibers (TW) added to Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) was histologically observed for 5 months by the experiments using the maxilla of rabbits. As a result, TW was thus found to promote the rapid bone development within a(More)
In this study, the expressions of Ror2 in the normal mucosa, the epithelium dysplasia, and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the oral cavity were investigated, and possible differences in the expression patterns of Ror2 and of p53, Ki67, or PCNA were examined. In Western blotting analyses, Ror2 expression in oral cancer was significantly higher than that in(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of covering open wounds with a polyglycolic acid (PGA) sheet and a fibrin glue spray after partial glossectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS We clinically evaluated postoperative pain and scar contracture in 44 patients who underwent partial glossectomy followed by covering with a PGA sheet and a(More)
A cell-based distributed watershed model is developed which enables us to simulate the hydrological and hydraulic aspects of the watershed in a refined fashion. With three-zoned cell profiling, the model is composed of three sub-models; tank model for a surface water zone, soil moisture model for a surface soil zone, and unconfined shallow groundwater flow(More)
This article is reporting a case of myofibroma involving the mandible of a 12-year-old boy. The patient did not have any swelling nor any redness but of partial mental nerve hypoesthesia. A panoramic radiograph demonstrated a globe like radiolucent lesion in the left angle of the mandible that was an increased uptake spot by FDG-PET. Incisional biopsies(More)
A distributed hydro-environmental model is developed that achieves detailed analysis of the movement of water at a field-plot-scale resolution in a mesoscale watershed including lowland areas where, especially for agricultures, it is an essential need to get rid of redundant groundwater by drainage facilities such as rivers, canals and/or underdrains. For(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study is to make a clinical evaluation of vascular malformations in the oral region treated by photocoagulation with an Nd:YAG laser, to determine its effectiveness. BACKGROUND DATA The Nd:YAG laser, with a wavelength of 1064 nm in the near-infrared part of the electromagnetic spectrum, has unique characteristics, such as(More)