Valeria Luzzi

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OBJECTIVE This study investigated the non-nutritive sucking habits in a sample of patients with malocclusions at the Unit of Pediatric Dentistry of the "Sapienza", University of Rome. MATERIALS AND METHODS 81 children (average age 5.9 years) were examined from January to December 2008. All children showed typical malocclusions that could be associated(More)
AIM Noonan syndrome is a rare genetic alteration; the responsible gene is located on the long arm of chromosome 12. CASE REPORT The authors examined a caucasic girl of eight years with Noonan syndrome. The patient had systemic problems, such as: otitis, heart trouble, language disturbances and asymmetry of the lower limbs. Light mental delay was also(More)
INTRODUCTION Sleep disordered breathing (SDB) might affect craniofacial growth and children with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome present an increase in total and lower anterior heights of the face and a more anterior and inferior position of the hyoid bone when compared to nasal breathers. OBJECTIVE To investigate the correlation between rhinomanometric(More)
AIM Healthcare facility management requires the optimisation of the quality of services offered. METHODS The Authors adopted a questionnaire as a means to assess customer satisfaction and needs. The Questionnaire has been designed to address adults, i.e., parents or guardians of children attending the Paediatric unit as patients. To estimate their degree(More)
BACKGROUND Prolonged oral respiration is known to cause postural alterations, which can lead to dental malocclusions. Allergic rhinitis, a common cause of upper airway obstruction in children, must therefore be seen as a possible risk factor in the development of malocclusions. AIM Aim of this study was to investigate the association between allergic(More)
The purpose of this study was to assess by surface electromyography (sEMG) the changes in upper and lower orbicular oris (OO) muscles produced by a preformed functional device in subjects with Class II, division 1 malocclusion, deep bite, and labial incompetence. Twenty-eight subjects were selected: 13 subjects (mean age 9 ± 1.5 years) with Class II(More)
AIM Controversy over the relationship between occlusion and the progression of periodontal destruction has been ongoing since the beginning of scientific studies of dental diseases. This paper reviews the literature and explores the relationship between trauma from occlusion with periodontal disease in children, presenting recommendations for clinical(More)
AIM Malignant Infantile Osteopetrosis is a hereditary pathology caused due to osteoclastic cells which are incapable of carrying out their functions and hence do not resorb osseous tissue where required. Thus the consequence is that during growth phase, the medullary cavities and nervous tissue cavities do not undergo sufficient growth and the corresponding(More)
BACKGROUND The fundamental therapeutic problems related to amelogenesis imperfecta treatment are governed by the need to effect primary prevention interventions, reducing the risk of calculus accumulation and caries. There are also aesthetic and functional rehabilitative needs. Clinical management rehabilitation techniques vary depending on the AI type, but(More)
The problem of identifying potential determinants and predictors of dental caries is of key importance in caries research and it has received considerable attention in the scientific literature. From the methodological side, a broad range of statistical models is currently available to analyze dental caries indices (DMFT, dmfs, etc.). These models have been(More)