Winnie Pradel

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PURPOSE In the Pierre Robin sequence, retrognathia and glossoptosis lead to airway obstruction in infants with or without cleft palate. Mandibular distraction has gained acceptance for the treatment of airway obstruction. However, surgical interventions can result in complications. In our institution, mandibular traction is the standard treatment in cases(More)
The finite element (FE) method was originally developed on a physical basis for the computation of structure-mechanical problems. Meanwhile, it has been widely applied to medical issues. This study sought a suitable method to build a FE model for remodelling processes in osseous defects supplemented with bone substitute material. For this purpose, the(More)
OFD1, now recognized as a ciliopathy, is characterized by malformations of the face, oral cavity and digits, and is transmitted as an X-linked condition with lethality in males. Mutations in OFD1 also cause X-linked Joubert syndrome (JBTS10) and Simpson-Golabi-Behmel syndrome type 2 (SGBS2). We have studied 55 sporadic and six familial cases of suspected(More)
Cells loose their capability to multiply and to differentiate when they are serial subcultivated. However, both, multiplication and differentiation are of utmost importance to obtain sufficient amounts of cells for the translation of tissue regeneration into cell based therapeutic approaches. Thus, for the clinical application more information about ideal(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to compare bone regeneration after grafting enucleated mandibular cyst cavities using either autogenous osteoblasts cultured on a biomaterial or autogenous spongiose iliac bone. STUDY DESIGN Twenty patients with 22 mandibular cysts were assessed. Eleven cysts were filled in with tissue-engineered bone (autogenous(More)
Alveolar bone grafting is an integral part of the treatment concept in cleft palate patients. As an alternative to autogenous bone, tissue-engineered grafts have found some clinical application. The aim of the present study has been to compare ossification in the cleft area using tissue-engineered grafts in a case series of patients with ossification after(More)
PURPOSE Donor morbidity is minimized when tissue engineering is applied to produce osteogenic grafts by growing osteoblasts on biomaterials. However, limiting factors are the origin, proliferation, and differentiation of osteoblasts. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of growing osteoblasts from different types of bone samples and(More)
The aim of this study is to evaluate and compare the biomechanical stability of various osteosynthesis materials for mandible condylar-process fractures. On 160 porcine mandibles, four different monocortical plating techniques (40 per group) were investigated. Condyles were fractured at a defined location from the incisure to the posterior border. After(More)
UNLABELLED The development of sufficient tissue engineered bone grafts for alveolar cleft osteoplasty could reduce the necessity of autogenous bone grafts and its donor site morbidity. The aim of the study was to evaluate tissue engineered bone grafts in an artificially created bone defect. Bone grafts were created in vitro colonizing a synthetic(More)
The expansion of biodegradable osteosynthesis systems in clinical application correlates well to the progress in development of new materials as to the improvement of application methods. One of those new application methods is the ultrasound-aided insertion of Resorb-X pins. The aim of this study was the histological evaluation of possible thermal damage(More)