Susan H. Visscher

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c D 2 w o t A i C a o e r O s t a a n oroantral communication (OAC) is an open conection between the oral cavity and maxillary sinus. he maxillary sinus takes up a large part of the body f the maxilla, generally extending into the alveolar rocess bordering the apices of the posterior teeth. OACs are usually caused by extraction of maxillary osterior teeth.(More)
The energetics of 2 field tests that reflect physical performance in intermittent sports (i.e., the Interval Shuttle Sprint Test [ISST] and the Interval Shuttle Run Test [ISRT]) were examined in 21 women field hockey players. The ISST required the players to perform 10 shuttle sprints starting every 20 seconds. During the ISRT, players alternately ran 20-m(More)
Topical hemostatic agents can be used to treat problematic bleedings in patients who undergo surgery. Widely used are the collagen- and gelatin-based hemostats. This study aimed to develop a fully synthetic, biodegradable hemostatic agent to avoid exposure to animal antigens. In this in vitro study the suitability of different newly developed(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility of biodegradable polyurethane (PU) foam for closure of oroantral communications (OACs). PATIENTS AND METHODS Ten consecutive patients with OACs (existing <24 hours) were treated with PU foam. Standardized evaluations were performed at 2 weeks and 8 weeks after closure of the OAC. RESULTS In 5(More)
PURPOSE To assess the feasibility of a conically shaped biodegradable polyurethane (PU) foam for closure of oroantral communications (OACs). PATIENTS AND METHODS In 10 consecutive patients, fresh OACs (present for <24 hours) were closed with PU foam. Standardized evaluations were performed at 2 and 8 weeks after closure of the OAC. Success was considered(More)
An oroantral communication (OAC) is an open connection between the oral cavity and maxillary sinus. Closure of OACs is commonly performed with a surgical procedure using a mucoperiosteal flap. An alternative technique using synthetic biodegradable polyurethane (PU) foam for closure of OACs is presented. This PU foam is composed of hard urethane segments,(More)
PURPOSE A retrospective cohort study concerning the surgical closure of oroantral communications (OACs) was carried out to facilitate a comparison between treatment outcomes of conventional surgical treatment and new strategies for closure of OACs. Data were statistically analyzed to gather insight into possible predictor variables of recurrent OAC. (More)
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