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  1. Several grafting materials have been used in sinus augmentation procedures including autogenous bone, demineralized freeze-dried bone (DFDBA), hydroxyapatite, β-tricalcium phosphate (β-TCP), anorganic deprotei...

    Authors: Jörg Handschel, Melani Simonowska, Christian Naujoks, Rita A. Depprich, Michelle A. Ommerborn, Ulrich Meyer and Norbert R. Kübler

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2009 5:12

    Content type: Review

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  2. The immunological response to solid tumours is insufficient. Therefore, tumour specific antigens have been explored to facilitate the activation of the immune system. The cancer/testis antigen class of MAGE-A ...

    Authors: Urs DA Müller-Richter, Albert Dowejko, Tobias Reuther, Johannes Kleinheinz, Torsten E Reichert and Oliver Driemel

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2009 5:10

    Content type: Research

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  3. A rare case of aneurysmal bone cyst (ABC) located in the mandibular condyle in a 10-year-old boy is presented. The patient came to our attention for a sudden swelling in the right temporomandibular region, the...

    Authors: Sandro Pelo, Giulio Gasparini, Roberto Boniello, Alessandro Moro and Pier Francesco Amoroso

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2009 5:8

    Content type: Case Study

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  4. Sleep bruxism has been described as a combination of different orofacial motor activities that include grinding, clenching and tapping, although accurate distribution of the activities still remains to be clar...

    Authors: Hidehiro Yoshimi, Kenichi Sasaguri, Katsushi Tamaki and Sadao Sato

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2009 5:7

    Content type: Methodology

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  5. Alterations of the binding epitopes of bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2) lead to a modified interaction with the ectodomains of BMP receptors. In the present study the biological effect of a BMP-2 double mu...

    Authors: Uwe Klammert, Joachim Nickel, Kristian Würzler, Christoph Klingelhöffer, Walter Sebald, Alexander C Kübler and Tobias Reuther

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2009 5:6

    Content type: Research

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  6. Myeloma is characterized by monoclonal bone marrow plasmacytosis, the presence of M-protein in serum and/or in urine and osteolytic bone lesions. HIV-seropositive subjects with myeloma are younger at the time ...

    Authors: Liviu Feller, Jason White, Neil H Wood, Michael Bouckaert, Johan Lemmer and Erich J Raubenheimer

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2009 5:4

    Content type: Case report

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  7. In literature, many different types of foreign objects have been found to have caused eye injuries. These objects can range from organic to inorganic matter such as glass, wood, pencil, nails and fishhooks. On...

    Authors: Ehab Wasfi, B Kendrick, T Yasen, Priya Varma and Alaa A Abd-Elsayed

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2009 5:2

    Content type: Case report

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  8. Active myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) have been found to contribute to chronic tension-type headache and migraine. The purpose of this case series was to examine if active trigger points (TrPs) provoking cl...

    Authors: Elena P Calandre, Javier Hidalgo, Juan M Garcia-Leiva, Fernando Rico-Villademoros and Antonia Delgado-Rodriguez

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2008 4:32

    Content type: Short report

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  9. Titanium and titanium alloys are widely used for fabrication of dental implants. Since the material composition and the surface topography of a biomaterial play a fundamental role in osseointegration, various ...

    Authors: Rita Depprich, Holger Zipprich, Michelle Ommerborn, Christian Naujoks, Hans-Peter Wiesmann, Sirichai Kiattavorncharoen, Hans-Christoph Lauer, Ulrich Meyer, Norbert R Kübler and Jörg Handschel

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2008 4:30

    Content type: Research

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  10. Osseointegration is crucial for the long-term success of dental implants and depends on the tissue reaction at the tissue-implant interface. Mechanical properties and biocompatibility make zirconia a suitable ...

    Authors: Rita Depprich, Michelle Ommerborn, Holger Zipprich, Christian Naujoks, Jörg Handschel, Hans-Peter Wiesmann, Norbert R Kübler and Ulrich Meyer

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2008 4:29

    Content type: Research

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  11. Spindle cell carcinoma (SpCC) is a rare, high malignant variant of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), which shows biphasic proliferation of conventional SCC component and malignant spindle shape cells with sarcoma...

    Authors: Naoki Katase, Ryo Tamamura, Mehmet Gunduz, Jun Murakami, Jun-Ichi Asaumi, Goichi Tsukamoto, Akira Sasaki and Hitoshi Nagatsuka

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2008 4:28

    Content type: Case report

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  12. Reconstruction of the facial hard- and soft tissues is of special concern for the rehabilitation of patients especially after ablative tumor surgery has been performed. Impaired soft and hard tissue conditions...

    Authors: Rita A Depprich, Christian D Naujoks, Ulrich Meyer, Norbert R Kübler and Jörg G Handschel

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2008 4:27

    Content type: Case report

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  13. The successful use of zirconia ceramics in orthopedic surgery led to a demand for dental zirconium-based implant systems. Because of its excellent biomechanical characteristics, biocompatibility, and bright to...

    Authors: Rita Depprich, Holger Zipprich, Michelle Ommerborn, Eduardo Mahn, Lydia Lammers, Jörg Handschel, Christian Naujoks, Hans-Peter Wiesmann, Norbert R Kübler and Ulrich Meyer

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2008 4:25

    Content type: Research

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  14. Ewing sarcoma (ES) of the mandible is rare and can be mistaken for inflammation of dental origin. We present a 24-year old male patient which underwent radical tumour surgery and primary reconstruction with a ...

    Authors: Martin Gosau, Daniel Baumhoer, Stefan Ihrler, Johannes Kleinheinz and Oliver Driemel

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2008 4:24

    Content type: Case report

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  15. Psychological factors are not only important in patients with temporomandibular disorders (TMDs), but also in patients suffering from tooth loss and/or in those awaiting prosthodontic care with fixed or remova...

    Authors: Michelle A Ommerborn, Alfons Hugger, Johannes Kruse, Jörg GK Handschel, Rita A Depprich, Ulrich Stüttgen, Stefan Zimmer and Wolfgang HM Raab

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2008 4:23

    Content type: Research

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  16. Different types of bioabsorbable and nonresorbable membranes have been widely used for guided tissue regeneration (GTR) with its ultimate goal of regenerating lost periodontal structures. The purpose of the pr...

    Authors: Adrian Kasaj, Christoph Reichert, Hermann Götz, Bernd Röhrig, Ralf Smeets and Brita Willershausen

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2008 4:22

    Content type: Research

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  17. A case of low-grade intraosseous fibrosarcoma of the mandible in a 9-year-old girl is described. The patient underwent pre-surgical chemotherapy which was abandoned as unsuccessful after two cycles. Radical tu...

    Authors: Martin Gosau, Florian G Draenert, Wolfgang A Winter, Jörg Mueller-Hoecker and Oliver Driemel

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2008 4:21

    Content type: Case report

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  18. Ectopic internal carotid artery (ICA) is a very rare variation. The major congenital abnormalities of the ICA can be classified as agenesis, aplasia and hypoplasia, and they can be unilateral or bilateral. Ano...

    Authors: Emmanuel P Prokopakis, Constantinos A Bourolias, Argyro J Bizaki, Spyros K Karampekios, George A Velegrakis and John G Bizakis

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2008 4:20

    Content type: Case report

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  19. A cutaneous angiosarcoma is a rare malignant tumour of vascular endothelial cells with aggressive clinical behaviour and poor prognosis. Diagnosis is often delayed due to its variable and often benign clinical...

    Authors: Tobias Ettl, Johannes Kleinheinz, Ravi Mehrotra, Stephan Schwarz, Torsten E Reichert and Oliver Driemel

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2008 4:18

    Content type: Case report

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  20. acantholytic squamous cell carcinomas (ASCC) and intraoral angiosarcoma share similar histopathological features. Aim of this study was to find marker for a clear distinction.

    Authors: Oliver Driemel, Urs DA Müller-Richter, Samer G Hakim, Richard Bauer, Alexander Berndt, Johannes Kleinheinz, Torsten E Reichert and Hartwig Kosmehl

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2008 4:17

    Content type: Research

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  21. With the 2005 WHO classification of salivary gland tumours and its increasingly recognized diagnostic entities, the frequency of adenocarcinoma (NOS) has decreased significantly.

    Authors: Tobias Ettl, Johannes Kleinheinz, Ravi Mehrotra, Stephan Schwarz, Torsten Eugen Reichert and Oliver Driemel

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2008 4:16

    Content type: Case report

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  22. Laryngomalacia (LRM), is the most common laryngeal abnormality of the newborn, caused by a long curled epiglottis, which prolapses posteriorly. Epiglottis prolapse during inspiration (acquired laryngomalacia) ...

    Authors: Constantinos Bourolias, Jiannis Hajiioannou, Emil Sobol, George Velegrakis and Emmanuel Helidonis

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2008 4:15

    Content type: Hypothesis

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  23. Endothelial cells play an important role in the delivery of cells to the inflammation site, chemotaxis, cell adhesion and extravasation. Implantation of a foreign material into the human body determines inflam...

    Authors: Ana Cristina Breithaupt-Faloppa, Wothan Tavares de Lima, Ricardo Martins Oliveira-Filho and Johannes Kleinheinz

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2008 4:14

    Content type: Research

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  24. Apoptosis is involved in fundamental processes of life, like embryonic development, tissue homeostasis, or immune defense. Defects in apoptosis cause or contribute to developmental malformation, cancer, and de...

    Authors: Jens Weingärtner, Kristina Lotz, Andreas Faltermeier, Oliver Driemel, Johannes Kleinheinz, Tomas Gedrange and Peter Proff

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2008 4:13

    Content type: Research

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  25. Various surgical procedures are available to correct paralytic ectropion, which are applied in irreversible facial paresis. Problems occur when facial paresis has an unclear prognosis, since surgery of the low...

    Authors: Thomas Schrom and Anke Habermann

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2008 4:12

    Content type: Case Study

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  26. Numerous medical and surgical therapies have been utilized to treat the symptoms of trigeminal neuralgia (TN). This retrospective study compares patients undergoing either microvascular decompression or balloo...

    Authors: W. Scott Jellish, William Benedict, Kevin Owen, Douglas Anderson, Elaine Fluder and John F. Shea

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2008 4:11

    Content type: Case Study

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  27. Facial trauma or tumor surgery in the head and face area often lead to massive destruction of the facial skeleton. Cell-based bone reconstruction therapies promise to offer new therapeutic opportunities for th...

    Authors: Jörg Handschel, Karin Berr, Rita A Depprich, Norbert R Kübler, Christian Naujoks, Hans-Peter Wiesmann, Michelle A Ommerborn and Ulrich Meyer

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2008 4:10

    Content type: Research

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  28. The metastases to the TMJ from a primary lung tumour is a very rare occurrence.

    Authors: Roberto Boniello, Giulio Gasparini, Giuseppe D'Amato, Alessandro Di Petrillo and Sandro Pelo

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2008 4:8

    Content type: Case report

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  29. A 66-year-old female patient was admitted to our department with a large tumor of the tongue measuring 10 cm in diameter. The tumor occupied nearly the entire oral cavity and showed exophytic and ulcerative ar...

    Authors: Ralf Smeets, Maurice B Grosjean, Max Heiland, Dieter Riediger and Oliver Maciejewski

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2008 4:7

    Content type: Case report

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  30. The aims were to investigate the prevalence of perceived sleep quality and insufficient sleep complaints, and to analyze whether self-reported bruxism was associated with perceptions of sleep, and awake conseq...

    Authors: Kristiina Ahlberg, Antti Jahkola, Aslak Savolainen, Mauno Könönen, Markku Partinen, Christer Hublin, Juha Sinisalo, Harri Lindholm, Seppo Sarna and Jari Ahlberg

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2008 4:4

    Content type: Research

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  31. Diseases and defects of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), compromising the cartilaginous layer of the condyle, impose a significant treatment challenge. Different regeneration approaches, especially surgical ...

    Authors: Christian Naujoks, Ulrich Meyer, Hans-Peter Wiesmann, Janine Jäsche-Meyer, Ariane Hohoff, Rita Depprich and Jörg Handschel

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2008 4:3

    Content type: Review

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  32. Skin diseases on the external aspect of the ear are seen in a variety of medical disciplines. Dermatologists, othorhinolaryngologists, general practitioners, general and plastic surgeons are regularly consulte...

    Authors: Michael Sand, Daniel Sand, Dominik Brors, Peter Altmeyer, Benno Mann and Falk G Bechara

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2008 4:2

    Content type: Review

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  33. The aim of this paper was to determine the most common craniofacial changes in patients suffering Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS) with regards to the degree of obesity. Accordingly, cephalometric data ...

    Authors: Antonino M Cuccia, Giuseppina Campisi, Rosangela Cannavale and Giuseppe Colella

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2007 3:41

    Content type: Review

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  34. In order to study the short-time effects of two bioactive low-molecular amelogenins A+4 and A-4, half-moon cavities were prepared in the mesial aspect of the first maxillary molars, and after pulp exposure, ag...

    Authors: Nadège Jegat, Dominique Septier, Arthur Veis, Anne Poliard and Michel Goldberg

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2007 3:40

    Content type: Research

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  35. Neurothekeomas are tumors of neural differentiation and of unknown origin that occur in females at the 2nd and 3rd decades of life. They usually affect the face with an unspecific clinical aspect. The histologica...

    Authors: Larissa Dorina López-Cepeda, Gisela Navarrete-Franco, Josefa Novales-Santacoloma and Julio Enriquez-Merino

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2007 3:39

    Content type: Case report

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  36. Surgical orthopedic treatment of the mandible depends on the development of techniques resulting in adequate healing processes. In a new technical and conceptual alternative recently introduced by Puricelli, o...

    Authors: Edela Puricelli, Jun Sérgio Ono Fonseca, Marcel Fasolo de Paris and Hervandil Sant'Anna

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2007 3:38

    Content type: Methodology

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  37. The interactions between torus and several factors such as age, gender, and dental status have not been studied comprehensively. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of gender on the mandibula...

    Authors: Serdar Uysal, Berna L Çağırankaya and Müjgan Güngör Hatipoğlu

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2007 3:37

    Content type: Research

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  38. Soft tissue sarcomas in the head and neck region are rare and often present a difficult differential diagnosis. The aim of our presentation is to point out the complexity of the diagnosis, treatment and follow...

    Authors: László Seper, Richárd Schwab, Sirichai Kiattavorncharoen, Andre Büchter, Ágnes Bánkfalvi, Ulrich Joos, József Piffkó and Birgit Kruse-Loesler

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2007 3:36

    Content type: Case report

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