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PURPOSE Maxillomandibular advancement (MMA) surgery is a well-established treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Although many studies have assessed the efficacy of MMA in treating OSA, very few studies have quantified the magnitude of its changes to airway morphology. Therefore, the present study investigated the linear and volumetric morphologic(More)
BACKGROUND Bone-targeted agents such as bisphosphonates and the RANKL antibody have revolutionised the care of patients with bone metastases. There has, however been increasing concern about the oral health of these patients and in particular osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ), especially with the increasing use of these agents at higher potencies for greater(More)
OBJECTIVE This study investigated the differences in airway morphology between control patients and those with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) treated with maxillomandibular advancement (MMA) to gain better insight into the beneficial effects of MMA on airway morphology and OSA severity. STUDY DESIGN This retrospective case-control study included(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the effect of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) on autogenous bone graft remodeling during sinus augmentation in a rabbit model. MATERIALS Twelve New Zealand White rabbits were divided randomly into 3 groups based on their time of sacrifice (2, 4, and 8 weeks). All animals underwent a general anesthetic and harvesting of an autogenous bone(More)
Voting over the internet has been the focus of significant research with the potential to solve many problems. Current implementations typically suffer from a lack of transparency, where the connection between vote casting and result tallying is seen as a black box by voters. A new protocol was recently proposed that allows full transparency, never(More)
PURPOSE Although maxillomandibular advancement (MMA) surgery is highly efficacious for the management of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), little information exists regarding the subjective effect of this treatment modality. The present study was undertaken to investigate the effect of MMA on patient-perceived quality of life (QOL) in OSA. PATIENTS AND(More)
Most patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are not diagnosed preoperatively. The STOP-Bang questionnaire may identify patients at risk of OSA, especially those with severe OSA. Patients with mild to moderate OSA, with optimized comorbidities, can usually safely undergo outpatient surgery. Patients with severe OSA, who are not optimized medically,(More)
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