Rosita M Kantola

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PURPOSE Maxillofacial silicone elastomer is usually colored intrinsically with color pigments to match skin colors. The purpose of this study was to investigate the color stability of a maxillofacial silicone elastomer, colored with a thermochromic, color changing pigment. MATERIALS AND METHODS Disc-shaped maxillofacial silicone specimens were prepared(More)
We describe a patient with limited systemic sclerosis who presented with a large pericardial effusion with tamponade on echocardiogram, requiring pericardiocentesis to drain 1.2 l of fluid. She had a rapid re-accumulation of pericardial fluid and subsequently required a pericardial window. Although small pericardial effusions are common in patients with(More)
This clinical report describes the use of a glass fiber-reinforced composite (FRC) substructure to reinforce the silicone elastomer of a large facial prosthesis. The FRC substructure was shaped into a framework and embedded into the silicone elastomer to form a reinforced facial prosthesis. The prosthesis is designed to overcome the disadvantages associated(More)
PURPOSE Recently, fiber-reinforced composite resin (FRC) has been introduced as a framework material for maxillofacial silicone prostheses. The purpose of this research was to study the tensile bond strength between a room temperature-polymerized maxillofacial silicone elastomer and a unidirectional FRC. MATERIALS AND METHODS Three different bonding(More)
BACKGROUND Mitomycin C has been found clinically useful in the treatment of colorectal cancer when administered via the hepatic artery. In a prospective therapeutic trial, we studied the effect of superselective intra-arterial chemotherapy with mitomycin C in patients with hepatic metastases from colorectal cancer. METHODS Forty-six patients with hepatic(More)
AIMS To characterize pain related to primary burning mouth syndrome (BMS) in terms of intensity, interference, and distress caused by the pain, as well as factors influencing the pain across a period of 2 weeks, and to study the use of coping and management strategies on a daily basis. METHODS Fifty-two female patients with primary BMS completed a 2-week(More)
Thirty-six patients with primary hepatocellular carcinoma were treated by superselective intra-arterial chemotherapy with mitomycin C (SIAC) between 1981 and 1990, either as primary chemotherapy without operation (28) or as additional therapy after resective surgery (8). During the same period 10 patients were resected radically and 26 patients treated(More)
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM Silicone elastomers are used to fabricate external maxillofacial prostheses and are colored to match the adjacent facial skin. In cold winter weather, in certain individuals, the color of the skin changes toward red, which leads to a color difference between the prostheses and the surrounding tissue. PURPOSE The purpose of this study(More)
OBJECTIVE Glass-fiber reinforced composite has been suggested to be used as framework material in silicone elastomer facial prostheses. The glass-fiber reinforced framework makes it possible to make the margin of the prosthesis very tight, so that it will lean tightly against the skin even during facial expressions and jaw movements. The purpose of this(More)
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