Kevin S. Swanson

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The nasopalatine duct cyst (NPDC) is the most common cyst of nonodontogenic origin in the maxilla. However, the information reported about this lesion consists primarily of small surveys and isolated case reports. The purpose of this retrospective investigation was to gather demographic, clinical, and histologic data on a large series of NPDCs, and to(More)
BACKGROUND Removal of leukocytes (LR) has been shown to eliminate or attenuate many of the adverse effects of transfusion in experimental animals and humans. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES Transfusion of stored packed red blood cells (pRBCs) is associated with an inflammatory response in dogs and prestorage LR attenuates the inflammatory response. ANIMALS(More)
This paper describes the development of a Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) driving simulator designed with ROS and Gazebo. An analysis of current driving simulator software is conducted focusing on the requirements for HIL simulators versus traditional simulator implementations. Finally, the process for implementing an open-source HIL-centric driving simulator is(More)
A case of a very large solitary osteoma of the right posterior mandible in a 22-year-old man is presented. The tumor was asymptomatic despite its location and large size. It was removed via an extraoral Risdon approach without complication. The importance of differentiating a large solitary osteoma from a parosteal osteogenic sarcoma is emphasized. Any(More)
This thesis seeks to develop an improved program interface for teaching Mechatronics to Mechanical Engineers at Penn State. Mechanical Engineers typically have a weak background in both circuitry and programming, giving Electrical Engineers and Computer Scientists an advantage in Mechatronics that is heavily reliant on either approach. However, hardware and(More)
Forty-seven joints in 28 patients were examined 4 months to 10 years after temporomandibular joint (TMJ) surgery via a modified preauricular approach. Many patients had undergone multiple procedures. None of the patients had any subjective or objective evidence of auriculotemporal syndrome (ATS), although patients in previous studies with more extensive(More)
Twenty-five temporomandibular joints (TMJs) were studied in 20 patients who had undergone meniscoplasty. In all patients, preoperative magnetic resonance (MR) images showed anteriorly dislocated disks; all patients underwent a similar postoperative MR examination an average of 6 months after surgery. The results of these studies were correlated with(More)
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