Mamoun M. Nazif

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Supernumerary teeth are considered one of the most significant dental anomalies during the primary and early mixed dentition stages. A total of 50 patients, ranging in age from 16 months to 17 years, were studied before, during, and after the surgical removal of their supernumerary teeth. Early removal of such teeth is recommended if they impede the(More)
Fifty-four extracted primary maxillary central incisors with some incisal edge intact as a reference point and no more than 25% of root resorption, signs of canal obstructions, or root anomalies were included. 3 The sample was equally and randomly distributed to pressure syringe, lentulo spiral, or incremental groups. Immediately following extraction, each(More)
The emergency room records of 1,456 children who were treated at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh with any oral complaint, during a single calendar year, were reviewed with the data entered into a computer. The data were tabulated and statistically analyzed. Trauma (676 visits) was responsible for 46 percent of the total visits, with boys representing a(More)
Using double-blind conditions, 60 uncooperative and fearful preschool children (24-66 months) received intramuscular injections of meperidine 0.25, 0.50, 1.00 mg/lb or placebo prior to restorative dental treatment. Behavior was assessed by the dentist and an independent observer during five specific treatment procedures. Behavioral ratings found meperidine(More)
Cyclosporin A, since its introduction, has drastically reduced the morbidity and mortality rates associated with organ transplants. One side-effect of CSA is gingival hyperplasia. This study investigated the effects of CSA given in conjunction with a low dose of steroids on the gingival status of pediatric patients following liver transplantation. A total(More)
Facial cellulitis in the pediatric hospital population can be classified as odontogenic and nonodontogenic. Emergency departments welcome timely diagnosis from consultants as cellulitis is associated with significant morbidity in children. The purpose of this retrospective study is to assist pediatric dentists in recognizing differences between odontogenic(More)
Because the term 'dermoid' is frequently used in the literature, some authors believe that this term should be used for all congenital cysts of the floor of the mouth. Three subclasses of congenital floor of the mouth cysts are described in the literature: (1) epidermoid (simple) cysts, (2) dermoid (complex) cysts and (3) teratoid (complex) cysts. The(More)
Discoloration is the most common sequela to trauma in the primary dentition (Hargreaves, et al, 1981). The significance of this phenomenon has not been properly investigated. The purpose of this study is to investigate histologically pulpal changes in discolored primary anterior teeth following trauma. Twenty-three healthy children ranging in age from one(More)
The objective of this study was to determine the time course of the plasma levels of meperidine administered by various routes. Ten healthy adults received 0.8 mg/kg of meperidine given intravenous, submucosal, intramuscular, and 1.4 mg/kg orally in a randomized sequence at a minimum of one-week intervals. Blood samples were collected at 0, 10, 20, 30, 45,(More)