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PURPOSE This article describes a new endoscopic approach for orbital floor fractures, reduction, and fixation and reports the clinical results. PATIENTS AND METHODS Ten patients who sustained either a comminuted or trap door orbital floor fracture were treated in 2 medical centers following the same surgical protocol. The indications for orbital(More)
BACKGROUND To determine the treatment effects of hyposalivation on denture retention, the authors conducted a systematic review of the literature. TYPES OF STUDIES REVIEWED The authors reviewed clinical investigations that assessed the treatment effects of hyposalivation on denture retention. They searched six electronic databases for works from 1950 to(More)
BACKGROUND During the last 13 years, there has been a growing interest in and use of minimally invasive treatment techniques. Salivary gland endoscopes provide an accurate means of diagnosing and providing minimally invasive surgical treatment for salivary gland diseases. METHODS The authors review the relevant literature and provide the history of(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this literature review is to summarize information about the etiology, diagnosis, oral sequelae and treatment of dry mouth in elderly patients. TYPES OF STUDIES REVIEWED The authors conducted a comprehensive review of the English-based scientific literature from the past 10 years. They selected the studies on the basis of(More)
Dapsone is a leprostatic agent commonly prescribed for the management of leprosy, malaria, and the immunosuppression-induced infections of Pneumocystis carinii and Toxoplasma gondii. In susceptible patients, methemoglobinemia, a potentially life-threatening event, can occur. We report a case of dapsone-induced methemoglobinemia which was observed during(More)
Although the cause and molecular pathways of Sjögren's syndrome are still unknown, basic, clinical, and translational science have started to identify linkages to other known processes. With the advent of newer, more sensitive, and more accurate chemokine, cytokine, and genetic analysis, the molecular progression of the disease may be understood. The modern(More)
Obstructive disease and chronic infections often are managed by extirpative gland surgery. With the advent of new technology and better understanding of salivary physiology, minimally invasive surgical techniques provide the opportunity for safer and less invasive surgery in alternative care settings and the prospect for gland sparing and restoration of(More)