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OBJECTIVE Apert syndrome has been extensively studied and described. However, an area that has not been studied is the dental development of these individuals. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the development of the dentition and compare it with that of unaffected children. There appears to be clinical observations indicating delayed eruption of(More)
BACKGROUND Inflammation has been implicated in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease. Since there have been few studies elucidating gender-specific effect of inflammation and metabolic syndrome (MetS) on subclinical atherosclerosis, we evaluated the relative contribution of these factors in healthy subjects. METHODS MetS components, carotid(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this pilot study was to assess craniofacial morphology in young and adult individuals with cleidocranial dysplasia (CCD). DESIGN Craniofacial morphology in young individuals (primary dentition) and in young adults was compared with control data using ratios and angles obtained from lateral head films. SETTING The CCD individuals(More)
BACKGROUND Smoking is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Also, inflammatory activation and metabolic disorder are the mediators of smoking-induced atherosclerotic progression. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether current smoking and smoking cessation alter inflammatory or metabolic status and affect subclinical(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate changes in the nasopharyngeal airway and surrounding structures after Le Fort III advancement in Apert's and Crouzon's syndromes. Sixteen status post Le Fort III osteotomy Apert's and Crouzon's patients with pre- and postoperative lateral cephalograms were evaluated. The cephalograms were traced, and linear and(More)
Forty-four lateral cephalograms from a sample of 15 white males with bilateral cleft lip and palate (BCLP) were evaluated to determine the growth pattern of the nose, identify timing of the nasal growth spurt, assess growth of the underlying bony elements relative to the nasal growth, and ascertain the relationship of the nose to the rest of the facial(More)
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