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The objective of this paper is the reconstruction of upper airway geometric models as hybrid meshes from clinically used Computed Tomography (CT) data sets in order to understand the dynamics and behaviors of the pre- and postoperative upper airway systems of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS) patients by viscous Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)… (More)
An in vitro study using bovine ribs was performed to compare the strength of monocortical plates with bicortical position screws. An osteotomy was created to simulate a sagittal split and a 5-mm bone gap was produced. Four study groups were created: screw nongap, screw with gap, plate nongap, and plate with gap. Parameters of strength were analyzed by… (More)
Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome is one of the most common sleep disorders. To treat patients with this health problem, it is important to detect the severity of this syndrome and occlusion sites in each patient. The goal of this study is to test the hypothesis that the cure of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome by maxillomandibular advancement surgery can be… (More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this article was to present a new method of analysis using a three dimensional (3D) model of an actual patient with facial asymmetry, for the assessment of her facial changes and the quantification of the deformity. This patient underwent orthodontic and surgical treatment to correct a severe facial asymmetry. MATERIALS AND METHODS… (More)
OBJECTIVE TM joint (TMJ) arthritis occurs in up to 80% of children with JIA and can result in substantial deformity. TMJ arthritis can be refractory to systemic immunosuppressive therapy and IA CS injections (IACIs). Multiple studies have shown the benefit of IA infliximab injections (IAIIs) in several different joints, so we used intra-articular infliximab… (More)
Repair of cranial defects for brain protection and aesthetics is currently a surgical problem for which there is no completely satisfactory solution. Material used for repair of cranial defects should ideally be incorporated by the body and provided a blood supply. No substance to date, including autologous bone, consistently achieves this. Hydroxylapatite… (More)
There are numerous medical and surgical treatment modalities for the management of the sleep apnea patient. Among the medical treatments, weight loss and positive pressure therapy are considered to be the most important. Surgical treatment is directed at increasing the posterior airway space. Among the surgical procedures, tracheostomy,… (More)