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Featured article: The influence of dexamethasone on postoperative swelling and neurosensory disturbances after orthognathic surgery

New Content ItemOrthognathic surgery is associated with considerable swelling and neurosensory disturbances. Serious swelling can lead to great physical and psychological strain.  In this randomized, prospective, controlled clinical trial involving thirty-eight patients, W. Semper-Hogg et al. evaluate the effect of a preoperative intravenous dexamethasone injection of 40 mg on postoperative swelling and neurosensory disturbances after orthognathic surgery.

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    Authors: Michael Sand, Daniel Sand, Christina Thrandorf, Volker Paech, Peter Altmeyer and Falk G Bechara

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Head & Face Medicine is a multidisciplinary open access journal that publishes basic and clinical research concerning all aspects of cranial, facial and oral conditions.

The journal covers all aspects of cranial, facial and oral diseases and their management. It has been designed as a multidisciplinary journal for clinicians and researchers involved in the diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of diseases which affect the human head and face. The journal is wide-ranging, covering the development, aetiology, epidemiology and therapy of head and face diseases to the basic science that underlies these diseases. Management of head and face diseases includes all aspects of surgical and non-surgical treatments including psychopharmacological therapies.

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