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BACKGROUND At the Clinic for Radiation Oncology at the Zurich University Hospital (UniversitätsSpital Zürich [USZ]), head-and-neck tumor (HNT) patients have been treated with intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) since 01/2002 (n 〉 800). This method causes less damage to normal tissues adjacent to the tumor, and thus it was possible in the head/neck(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate stereolithography as a tool in craniofacial surgery. The indications were classified according to the usefulness of stereolithography for different craniofacial pathologies. Stereolithography models of 21 patients were built; in three cases two models were made. The age of the 7 male and 14 female patients was 17 years(More)
451 arthroscopies of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) have been performed on 373 patients during 10 years of clinical experience. The complication rate was low (1.77%). Most complications were transient, consisting mainly of temporary deficits of the 5th and 7th cranial nerves. No patient required arthrotomy because of complications, but one patient had to(More)
INTRODUCTION This 10-year retrospective study analyzed the incidence of malignant transformation of oral lichen planus (OLP). The study also included dysplasia and oral lichenoid lesion (OLL) in the initial biopsy as a potential differential diagnosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 692 scalpel biopsies were taken from 542 patients (207 [38.2%] men and(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this systematic review was to assess the scientific literature in terms of pre-clinical studies evaluating the influence of material, surface and design on the integration of an implant by hard and soft tissues. The included publications were analysed with regard to the frequency of reporting of criteria being derived from the ARRIVE(More)
Stafne bone cavities are usually found in men 50-70 years old. Typically they appear as lingual, open, ovoid lesions of the molar region of the lower jaw, and most contain parts of the submandibular gland. We have retrospectively examined panoramic radiographs acquired over a 5-year period. All lesions suspected of being Stafne bone cavities were included(More)
In a prospective study with 18 patients, the Cell Saver was used in transoral operations. Blood cultures were taken immediately before retransfusion, 15 min, 2 and 24 h after retransfusion. As a clinical consequence we noticed a higher increase in temperature because of the transient bacteraemia. Other negative clinical consequences were not observed. If(More)
The alpha(2)-plasmin inhibitor (A2PI) is a main physiological regulator of the trypsin-like serine proteinase plasmin. It is composed of an N-terminal 15 amino acid fibrin cross-linking polypeptide, a 382-residue serpin domain, and a flexible C-terminal segment. The latter, peptide Asn(398)-Lys(452), and its Lys452Ala mutant were expressed as recombinant(More)
The human alpha(2)-plasmin inhibitor (A2PI) possesses unique N- and C-terminal extensions that significantly influence its biological activities. The C-terminal segment, A2PIC (Asn(398)-Lys(452)), contains six lysines thought to be involved in the binding to lysine-binding sites in the kringle domains of human plasminogen, of which four (Lys(422), Lys(429),(More)