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  1. In oromandibular dystonia (OMD) abnormal repetitive contractions of masticatory, facial, and lingual muscles as well as the presence of orobuccolingual (OBL) dyskinesias may interfere with the appropriate perf...

    Authors: Spiridon Papapetropoulos and Carlos Singer

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2006 2:47

    Content type: Short report

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  2. 'Dry eye' appears to be the main contributor to the symptoms of computer vision syndrome. Regular breaks and the use of artificial tears or certain eye drops are some of the options to reduce visual discomfort...

    Authors: Shirley Telles, KV Naveen, Manoj Dash, Rajendra Deginal and NK Manjunath

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2006 2:46

    Content type: Research

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  3. Traumatic auricular amputation due to human bite is not a common event. Nonetheless, it constitutes a difficult challenge for the reconstructive surgeon. Microsurgery can be performed in some cases, but most m...

    Authors: Dionysios E Kyrmizakis, Alexander D Karatzanis, Constantinos A Bourolias, John K Hadjiioannou and George A Velegrakis

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2006 2:45

    Content type: Research

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  4. Studies on salivary variables and pregnancy in Latin America are scarce. This study aimed to compare salivary flow rate, pH, and concentrations of calcium, phosphate, and sIgA of unstimulated whole saliva in p...

    Authors: Maria I Rockenbach, Sandra A Marinho, Elaine B Veeck, Laura Lindemann and Rosemary S Shinkai

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2006 2:44

    Content type: Research

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  5. This study was carried out to establish the relative incidence and provide clinico-pathologic information on the various histological types of ameloblastoma seen at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hosp...

    Authors: Kehinde E Adebiyi, Vincent I Ugboko, Ganiat O Omoniyi-Esan, Kizito C Ndukwe and Fadekemi O Oginni

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2006 2:42

    Content type: Research

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  6. We report a successful treatment of bruxism in a patient with anoxic brain injury using botulinum toxin-A (BTX-A). On examination the mouth opening was 0 mm, no feeding was possible through the mouth. Botulinu...

    Authors: Mohammed El Maaytah, Waseem Jerjes, Tahwinder Upile, Brian Swinson, Colin Hopper and Peter Ayliffe

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2006 2:41

    Content type: Case report

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  7. The traumatic bone cyst (TBC) is an uncommon nonepithelial lined cavity of the jaws. The lesion is mainly diagnosed in young patients most frequently during the second decade of life. The majority of TBCs are ...

    Authors: Arsinoi A Xanthinaki, Konstantinos I Choupis, Konstantinos Tosios, Vasilios A Pagkalos and Stavros I Papanikolaou

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2006 2:40

    Content type: Case report

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  8. The aim of this study was to present a temporary anchorage device with intraosseous screw for unilateral molar distalization to make a space for the impacted premolar and to found well balanced occlusion in a ...

    Authors: Ibrahim Erhan Gelgor, Ali Ihya Karaman and Tamer Buyukyilmaz

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2006 2:38

    Content type: Case report

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  9. There have been reports on the migration of teeth or implants into the maxillary sinus. We know of only one report on the migration of a gutta-percha point that had been used to fill a root canal into the ethm...

    Authors: Fabio Costa, Massimo Robiony, Corrado Toro, Salvatore Sembronio and Massimo Politi

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2006 2:37

    Content type: Case report

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  10. To describe a simple and effective facelift technique useful as an adjunct to other oculoplastic procedures

    Authors: Suat H Ugurbas, Robert A Goldberg, John D McCann, Norman Shorr, Rachna Murthy and Guy J Ben Simon

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2006 2:35

    Content type: Case Study

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  11. To evaluate the levels of circulating immune complexes, trace elements (copper, iron and selenium) in serum of patients with oral submucous fibrosis (OSMF), oral leukoplakia (L), and oral squamous cell carcino...

    Authors: Sunali S Khanna and Freny R Karjodkar

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2006 2:33

    Content type: Research

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  12. The most common causes of hemotympanum are therapeutic nasal packing, epistaxis, blood disorders and blunt trauma to the head. Hemotympanum is characterized as idiopathic, when it is detected in the presence o...

    Authors: Dimitrios G Balatsouras, Panayotis Dimitropoulos, Alexandros Fassolis, Georgios Kloutsos, Nicolas C Economou, Stavros Korres and Antonis Kaberos

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2006 2:31

    Content type: Case report

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  13. Beside infections, foreign body incidences are amongst the most frequently encountered pathologies in pediatric otolaryngology. While inhaled foreign bodies represent an acute emergency, symptoms of ingested f...

    Authors: Basile N Landis and Roland Giger

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2006 2:30

    Content type: Case report

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  14. Maxillary sinus mucoceles are relatively rare among all paranasal sinus mucoceles. With the introduction of endoscopic sinus surgical techniques, rhinologic surgeons prefer transnasal endoscopic management of ...

    Authors: Fatma Caylakli, Haluk Yavuz, Alper Can Cagici and Levent Naci Ozluoglu

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2006 2:29

    Content type: Review

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  15. In spite of employing numerous devices improving the safety in motor vehicles, traffic accidents are still among the main reasons of maxillofacial injuries. The maxillofacial injuries remain the serious clinic...

    Authors: Piotr Malara, Beata Malara and Jan Drugacz

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2006 2:27

    Content type: Research

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  16. During the last years, implant dentistry has seen an dramatic increase as a treatment option in oral rehabilitation. This is based to a large extent on scientific advances and clinical improvements in implanto...

    Authors: Ulrich Joos and Ulrich Meyer

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2006 2:19

    Content type: Editorial

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  17. Osseointegrated endosseous implants are widely used for the rehabilitation of completely and partially edentulous patients, being the final prosthodontic treatment more predictable and the failures extremely i...

    Authors: S. Capodiferro, G. Favia, M. Scivetti, G. De Frenza and R. Grassi

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2006 2:18

    Content type: Case report

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  18. In the present study, we examined clinical and laser-evoked potentials (LEP) features in two groups of chronic tension-type headache (CTTH) patients treated with two different approaches: intra-oral appliance ...

    Authors: Marina de Tommaso, Elliott Shevel, Carla Pecoraro, Michele Sardaro, Daniela Divenere, Olimpia Di fruscolo, Paolo Lamberti and Paolo Livrea

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2006 2:15

    Content type: Research

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  19. The records of 1087 patients who underwent surgical removal of third molar teeth were prospectively examined to analyse the possible relationship between postoperative complications and the surgeon's experienc...

    Authors: Waseem Jerjes, Mohammed El-Maaytah, Brian Swinson, Bilquis Banu, Tahwinder Upile, Sapna D'Sa, Mohammed Al-Khawalde, Boussad Chaib and Colin Hopper

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2006 2:14

    Content type: Research

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  20. Drug-induced gingival overgrowth is a frequent adverse effect associated principally with administration of the immunosuppressive drug cyclosporin A and also certain antiepileptic and antihypertensive drugs. I...

    Authors: Şule Bulut, Hilal Uslu, B Handan Özdemir and Ömer Engin Bulut

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2006 2:13

    Content type: Research

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  21. Polyp originating within a concha bullosa is uncommon; we report only the third such case in the English literature. A 45-year-old man presented with nasal obstruction and headache. Examination of the nose rev...

    Authors: Alper Nabi Erkan, Tuba Canbolat, Cem Ozer, Ismail Yilmaz and Levent N Ozluoglu

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2006 2:11

    Content type: Case report

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  22. Tracking of post-registration head motion is one of the major problems in frameless stereotaxy. Various attempts in detecting and compensating for this phenomenon rely on a fixed reference device rigidly attac...

    Authors: Olaf Suess, Silke Suess, Sven Mularski, Björn Kühn, Thomas Picht, Stefanie Hammersen, Rüdiger Stendel, Mario Brock and Theodoros Kombos

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2006 2:10

    Content type: Research

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  23. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) are multipotent cells which can differentiate along osteogenic, chondrogenic, and adipogenic lineages. The present study was designed to investigate the influence of mechanical for...

    Authors: Anne Wiesmann, Hans-Jörg Bühring, Christoph Mentrup and Hans-Peter Wiesmann

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2006 2:8

    Content type: Research

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  24. Oral mucosal melanomas are highly malignant tumors. The 'chameleonic' presentation of a mainly asymptomatic condition, the rarity of these lesions, the poor prognosis and the necessity of a highly specialized ...

    Authors: Emmanouil K Symvoulakis, Dionysios E Kyrmizakis, Emmanouil I Drivas, Anastassios V Koutsopoulos, Stylianos G Malandrakis, Charalambos E Skoulakis and John G Bizakis

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2006 2:7

    Content type: Case Study

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  25. Generally animal and human cells use oxygen during their whole life. Consequently the oxygen use is a simple indicator to test the vitality of cells. When the vitality decreases by the delivery of toxic substa...

    Authors: Ulrich Plate, Tobias Polifke, Dieter Sommer, Jörg Wünnenberg and Hans-Peter Wiesmann

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2006 2:6

    Content type: Methodology

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  26. Initial stability of the implant is, in effect, one of the fundamental criteria for obtaining long-term osseointegration. Achieving implant stability depends on the implant-bone relation, the surgical techniqu...

    Authors: Andre Büchter, Ulrich Joos, Hans-Peter Wiesmann, László Seper and Ulrich Meyer

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2006 2:5

    Content type: Research

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  27. Fanconi Anemia is a rare autosomal recessive disorder characterized by various congenital malformations, progressive bone marrow failure at a very young age and of solid tumors development. The authors present...

    Authors: Giulio Gasparini, Gianluigi Longobardi, Roberto Boniello, Alessandro Di Petrillo and Sandro Pelo

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2006 2:1

    Content type: Case report

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  28. Little is known about the procedures used by German dental and maxillofacial surgeons treating patients suffering from chronic orofacial pain (COP). This study aimed to evaluate the ambulatory management of COP.

    Authors: Stefan Wirz, Hans Christian Wartenberg and Joachim Nadstawek

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2005 1:14

    Content type: Research

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  29. Dental surgery can be carried out on patients under oral anticoagulation therapy by using haemostyptic measures. The aim of the study was a comparative analysis of coagulation by laboratory methods and immedia...

    Authors: Birgit Kruse-Loesler, Matthias Kelker and Johannes Kleinheinz

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2005 1:12

    Content type: Research

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