Kimberly D Batterson

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The control of pain during orthodontic treatment is of vital interest to both clinicians and patients. Surprisingly, there has been limited research into the control of orthodontic pain, and there is no standard of care for controlling this discomfort. The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of preemptive ibuprofen therapy, postoperative(More)
The pathophysiology of slow transit constipation is poorly understood. Both decreased and increased distal colonic motility have been reported. In healthy humans, a 3 cycles per minute (cpm), periodic rectal motor activity (PRMA) has been described. Our aim was to investigate the characteristics of PRMA and to assess its role in the pathogenesis of(More)
The multidisciplinary treatment of a patient with a Class II malocclusion and an impacted maxillary central incisor is presented. Nonextraction correction of the distoclusion was achieved through mandibular growth and protraction of the mandibular first molars. Closed-eruption surgical exposure of the incisor, combined with soft-tissue revision(More)
PURPOSE Over the past 3 decades, methylphenidate hydrochloride (MH; brand names are Concerta, Metadate, Ritalin) has been increasingly prescribed for children and adolescents diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Previous studies have demonstrated growth suppression with chronic MH administration in children and adolescents and an(More)
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