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Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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(ISSN 0278-2391) is published monthly by Elsevier Inc, for the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, 360 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10010-1710. Business Office: 1600 John F. Kennedy Blvd, Ste 1800, Philadelphia, PA 19103-2899. Periodicals postage paid at New York, NY and additional mailing offices.
News and Announcements
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The Clinical Trials Methods Course being held April 29-May 1 in Rosemont, IL, will provide OMSs – including faculty, residents, fellows and private practitioners – with a broad overview of research methodology and clinical trial design. Topics will include protocol design, hypothesis testing, data collection, statistical analysis and regulatory compliance.
Barking Up the Wrong Tree
by Thomas B. Dodson on 01/03/2020 at 12:00 am
The universe is not required to be in unity with human ambition.Carl Sagan
News and announcements
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The 2020 AAOMS Annual Meeting will highlight the theme of The Digital Workforce: Improving Efficiency and Safety for our Patients. Registration is open for all OMS practitioners, faculty, residents and professional allied staff.
A Randomized Double Blind Placebo Controlled Study of the Efficacy of Steroid Supplementation After Temporomandibular Joint Arthrocentesis
by M. Franklin Dolwick, Daili Diaz, Danielle L. Freburg-Hoffmeister, Charles G. Widmer on 26/02/2020 at 12:00 am
In unilateral intra-articular TMJ pain patients, the efficacy of steroid supplementation compared to placebo after TMJ arthrocentesis was examined in a randomized double blind placebo-controlled clinical trial.
Radiological analysis of surgically treated fractures of the condylar process by an endoscopic assisted transoral approach
by Michael Blumer, Maximilian Eberhard Wagner, Martin Rücker, Martin Lanzer, Harald Essig, Thomas Gander on 26/02/2020 at 12:00 am
This study analyzed the radiological outcomes of patients with unilateral mandibular condyle fractures, who were treated with open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) through a transoral approach.
by Victor L. Nannini, Billy Don Tiner, J. David Johnson, Robert S. Clark, A. Thomas Indresano, David M. Shafer, Paul J. Schwartz, Debra M. Sacco, J. David Morrison, Charles A. Crago, Mark A. Egbert on 24/02/2020 at 12:00 am
To the Editor:—We appreciate Dr Charles Coté’s and Dr Raeford Brown, Jr's response to the Indresano et al. publication; however, as in previous reports authored by Indresano, we find that opinion based on minimal factual data falls quite short in evidence-based medicine. The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon (AAOMS)'s and its members' primary focus has always been, and continues to be, patient safety for those requiring anesthesia care in the dental office, especially with the pediatric patient.
In Regard to the AAOMS Response to Recent Challenges to Office-Based Anesthesia for Pediatric Patients
by Charles J. Coté, Raeford E. Brown on 22/02/2020 at 12:00 am
The singular focus of the joint statement supporting the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) sedation guideline is the safety of children requiring deep sedation.1 For a quarter-century, as clinicians have reviewed injuries to children during sedation, the medical community has adopted improvements in monitoring, training, and staffing during sedation for all procedures. Root cause analysis of these injuries has resulted in substantial safety improvements. One such development has been the virtual elimination of the single operator model by the medical community.
Use of Tisseel, a fibrin sealant, for particulate graft stabilization
by Michael S. Block, Michelle Zoccolillo on 21/02/2020 at 12:00 am
One clinical problem when augmenting a narrow or vertically deficient ridge is maintenance of graft position during the immediate healing phase and preservation of the augmentation over time. The use of Tisseel, a fibrin sealant product, to stabilize particulate grafts, has been reported and is reviewed in this paper. Fibrinogen is converted to fibrin and forms a fibular network which binds the particulate graft. A protease inhibitor is included which prevents lysis of the coagulum for at least 2 weeks, which allows for fibrous ingrowth and graft stabilization.
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In “Sialadenitis May Be Associated With an Increased Risk for Osteoradionecrosis: A Nationwide Population-Based Cohort Study” by Huang et al, published in issue 77/7 of the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, the incorrect countries were shown for some of the authors. The correct country for authors Huang, Liu, Muo, Chang, and Tsai is Taiwan.
Is an ultrasonic and bipolar integrated energy device more useful than a conventional electric device in head and neck free flap reconstruction?: A prospective comparison
by Jae Won Chang, Gina Na, Seung Ho Shin, Young Seok Kim, Bon Seok Koo, Soon-Hyun Ahn, Eun Chang Choi, Won Shik Kim on 21/02/2020 at 12:00 am
Thunderbeat™ (TB) is an integrated energy device incorporating ultrasonic and bipolar technology which is provides rapid cut and precision dissection as well as reliable vessel sealing, compared to conventional electrosurgery (ES). The study compared surgical outcomes of TB and ES in harvesting the anterolateral thigh free flap.
SURVIVAL OF AUTOTRANSPLANTED TEETH WITH OPEN APICES, A RETROSPECTIVE COHORT STUDY
by Jessica Juslin, Päivi Jääsaari, Tuija Teerijoki-Oksa, Auli Suominen, Hanna Thorén on 20/02/2020 at 12:00 am
Autotransplantation of teeth is an alternative treatment method in growing patients suffering from hypodontia or impacted teeth. The purpose was to investigate the occurrence of and predictors for the loss of transplanted teeth in children and young adults.
Titanium-Prepared Platelet-Rich Fibrin Versus Connective Tissue Graft on Peri-Implant Soft Tissue Thickening and Keratinized Mucosa Width: A Randomized, Controlled Trial
by Gulbahar Ustaoglu, Tugce Paksoy, Kerem Caglar Gumus on 20/02/2020 at 12:00 am
The health of peri-implant tissues is associated with peri-implant soft tissue thickness (STT) and keratinized tissue width (KTW). Resorptive changes in the crestal bone around implant sites are affected by STT. This randomized prospective study aimed to compare the effectiveness of titanium-prepared platelet-rich fibrin (T-PRF) with connective tissue graft (CTG) on peri-implant soft tissue thickening, keratinized mucosa width, and crestal bone level.
Ectopic parotid main duct on buccal mucosa: A case report and literature review
by Xinran Zhao, Shoubing Yang, Mingshan Liu, Ming Cai on 20/02/2020 at 12:00 am
Ectopic parotid main duct (Stensen’s duct) orifice is a rare anatomic abnormity of the salivary gland. We report a case in which the patient’s left Stensen’s duct opened on the left buccal skin. After the operation of parotid duct transposition, the buccal fistula was closed and saliva secreted by parotid gland could overflow smoothly through the new orifice during a 3 years follow-up. A review of the current relevant literature is given following the case report.
What are the most commonly reported complications with cosmetic botulinum toxin type A treatments?
by Kevin C. Lee, Alexander B. Pascal, Steven Halepas, Alia Koch on 20/02/2020 at 12:00 am
The purpose of this study was to determine the most commonly reported complications with cosmetic botulinum toxin type A (BTX-A) treatments.
The potential of EHR defaults to reduce post-operative dental opioid prescriptions
by Tim T. Wang, Elliot V. Hersh, Steven Wang, Tim Wang, Elliot Hersh, Steven Wang on 19/02/2020 at 12:00 am
The magnitude of the opioid misuse crisis and the essential role dental providers have played in its evolution cannot be understated. The risk of opioid analgesic diversion is particularly high, as evidenced by a 2015 study that determined more than half of the opioid tablets prescribed to patients after dental surgery were unused. In other words, legitimately prescribed opioids can fall into the hands of people for whom they were not intended. Adding to the negative impact of opioid over-prescription, is the fact that even short-term opioid usage risks the development of long-term dependence.
by Michelle Bianchi de Moraes, Winnie Souza Barbier, Fernando Vagner Raldi, Rodrigo Dias Nascimento, Lúcio Murilo dos Santos, Fábio Ricardo Loureiro Sato on 18/02/2020 at 12:00 am
We really appreciate the comments about our article and the opportunity to clarify some points about the research. With respect to the first question, although the sample was randomly divided into groups, there is some difference between age and gender that is merely casual and not purposely made. Therefore, we do not think that it might have influenced the results of the research.
Percutaneus reduction of isolated zygomatic arch fractures: a 5-year experience
by Amerigo Giudice, Maria Giulia Cristofaro, Davide De Cicco, Ida Barca, Giovanni Dell’Aversana Orabona, Luigi Califano on 18/02/2020 at 12:00 am
To evaluate outcomes and differences in surgical time and hospitalization length in patients with isolated zygomatic arch (ZA) fracture treated by percutaneus wire reduction with external fixation.
Clinical Trials of Rare Benign Pathologies in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
by Yisi D. Ji, David A. Keith on 18/02/2020 at 12:00 am
There are numerous rare benign pathologies in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery that currently are managed with resection. Due to the benign nature of these pathologies, the mortality is low; however, patients live with significant morbidity after surgery.1 While numerous advances have been made in maxillary and mandibular reconstruction after surgical resection, insurance reimbursement to fully restore patients to their prior quality of life remains a barrier.1 Targeted therapies may be of benefit in treating these tumors in lieu of surgical resection or as possible neoadjuvant therapies.
Management of Intraoperative Failure of Anterolateral Thigh Flap Transplantation in Head and Neck Reconstruction
by Chang Liu, Panchun Li, Jiang Liu, Yuming Xu, Hanjiang Wu, Zhaojian Gong on 18/02/2020 at 12:00 am
The aim of this study was to explore the remedial methods for the failure of anterolateral thigh (ALT) flap transplantation and to evaluate the efficacy of these methods in head and neck reconstruction.
Effect of Pre-operative Intra-muscular injection of Botulinum Toxin-A on pain and mouth opening following surgical intervention in Temporomandibular joint ankylosis cases : controlled clinical trial
by Saatvik shandilya, Sujata Mohanty, Pankaj Sharma, Zainab Chaudhary, Sanchaita Kohli, Rudra Deo Kumar on 18/02/2020 at 12:00 am
the aim of the study was to study the effect of intra-muscular injection of Botulinum toxin-A into masticatory muscles on physiotherapy pain and mouth opening outcomes following surgical intervention in temporomandibular joint (TMJ) ankylosis cases and verify this effect using electromyographic studies.
Edentulism is Associated with More Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome
by Joseph E. Cillo, Rebecca Schorr, David J. Dattilo on 18/02/2020 at 12:00 am
The relationship between edentulism and severity of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is not well established. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship of edentulism on severity of OSAS compared to equally at-risk dentate subjects.
Use of the iliac crest cortex for premaxilla fixation in bilateral cleft patients
by João Luiz carlini, Cassia Biron on 18/02/2020 at 12:00 am
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of fixation of the premaxilla to the remaining maxillary stumps using the iliac crest cortical bone and screws in 16 patients with bilateral alveolar clefts. The technique was used in patients that required surgical repositioning of the premaxilla due to its severe anterior projection and mispositioning. Postoperative follow-up was performed through periapical and occlusal radiographs and clinical examination at 3 and 6 months after surgery.
Occlusal instability results in an increased rate of complications following treatment of mandibular fractures
by Paulo Domingos Ribeiro-Junior, Ricardo Alexandre Galdioli Senko, Nataira Regina Momesso, João Henrique Torrecilha Izidoro, Luis Eduardo M. Padovan, Archana Viswanath on 18/02/2020 at 12:00 am
It is important to understand the factors that may increase the incidence of complications following mandibular fracture (MF) treatment. The objective of this study was to investigate if occlusal stability influences the occurrence of postoperative complications in MF treated with internal rigid fixation.
Are intraoral stents effective for reducing the severity of oral mucositis during radiotherapy for maxillary and nasal cavity cancer?
by Yutaka Inoue, Kenji Yamagata, Masatoshi Nakamura, Kayoko Ohnishi, Keiji Tabuchi, Hiroki Bukawa on 13/02/2020 at 12:00 am
The intraoral stent (IOS) is an individualized mouth opening device that may be used during radiotherapy (RT) for head and neck cancer, in order to prevent unnecessary irradiation in normal tissues. The purpose of this study was to compare the severity of oral mucositis (OM) between patients using and not using an IOS during RT for maxillary and nasal cavity cancers.
Association between third molar impaction status and angle or condylar fractures of the mandible - A retrospective analysis
by Balázs Soós, Kata Janovics, Ákos Tóth, Mario Domenico Di Nardo, József Szalma on 12/02/2020 at 12:00 am
The aim of our study was to evaluate the correlations between mandibular third molar impaction status and mandibular angle and condylar fractures.
Is There a Correlation Between CBSE and USMLE Step 1 Performance Among OMS Residents?
by Adam P. Fagin, Mark E. Engelstad, Michael R. Markiewicz, Willia M. Feagans, Michael Miloro on 12/02/2020 at 12:00 am
Oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMS) applicant Comprehensive Basic Science Examination (CBSE) scores are scrutinized by residency programs and medical schools because of their perceived predictive value for United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) Step 1 performance. The purpose of this study is to answer the question, “Is there a correlation between OMS applicant CBSE score and their later USMLE Step 1 score?”
A validated model to predict postoperative symptom severity after mandibular 3rd molar removal
by Feng Qiao, Xiaohuan Huang, Bolong Li, Rui Dong, Xin Huang, Jun Sun on 12/02/2020 at 12:00 am
Individualized prediction for postoperative symptom severity is essential for selecting interventions after mandibular third molar (M3M) removal. The purpose of the present study was to develop and validate a nomogram for personal prediction of postoperative symptom severity.
Effect of Radiation on DCE-MRI Pharmacokinetic Parameters in a Rabbit Model of Compromised Maxillofacial Wound Healing: A Pilot Study
by Stacey L. Piotrowski, Lindsay Wilson, Kiersten L. Maldonado, Ramesh Tailor, Lori R. Hill, James A. Bankson, Stephen Lai, F. Kurtis Kasper, Simon Young on 11/02/2020 at 12:00 am
Osteoradionecrosis (ORN), a potentially debilitating complication of maxillofacial radiation, continues to present a challenging clinical scenario, as treatment options are limited and often fail. Translational animal models that accurately mimic the human characteristics of the condition are lacking. This pilot study aimed to characterize the effects of radiation on dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) pharmacokinetic parameters in a rabbit model of compromised maxillofacial wound healing in order to determine its potential as a translational model of ORN.
Spindle Cell Sarcoma of the Maxilla: A Rare Entity, Case Report, and Review of the Literature
by David Schwitzer, Roderick Kim, Fayette Williams, Daniel Hammer on 11/02/2020 at 12:00 am
Spindle cell sarcoma (SCS) is a malignancy with the most recent surveillance, epidemiology, and end results (SEER) data citing a total of 250 reported cases occurring in the head and neck; of these cases, none originated in the maxillofacial hard tissue. Through our literature review, only two cases of primary osseous SCS of the maxillofacial region have been reported. These cases were not accounted for in the SEER data. The diagnosis of SCS requires its differentiation from other sarcomas and spindle cell neoplasms.
Open reduction and internal fixation of unilateral mandibular condylar base and neck fractures using a lambda plate –selection criteria for application
by Wenko Smolka, Paris Liokatis, Carl-Peter Cornelius on 10/02/2020 at 12:00 am
The aim of study was to evaluate the clinical, radiological and functional outcome in a retrospective cohort study of patients with condylar base and neck fractures treated with open reduction and internal fixation using lambda plates in order to define selection criteria when to choose them.
An Electronic Oral Health Clearance Pathway
by Keyur Naik, Luke C. Soletic, Alexander Margolis, Vivian Wasmuht-Perroud on 08/02/2020 at 12:00 am
In the hospital setting, oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMS) serves as a conduit between medical and dental care. However, a disconnect remains when integrated care is required for the hospital’s sickest patients. Obtaining pre-operative dental evaluation and optimization, often referred to as “clearance”, for patients planned for a number of medical and surgical treatments proves to be particularly difficult to coordinate and threatens to delay life-saving treatment. Inconsistent literature regarding the requirements for dental clearance for specific patient populations and lack of a defined pathway for obtaining clearance are the principal barriers to this care [1-4].
EVALUATION OF EFFICACY OF LOW INTENSITY PULSED ULTRASOUND IN FACILITATING MANDIBULAR FRACTURE HEALING – A BLINDED RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED CLINICAL TRIAL
by Gopalan Aswath, Panneerselvam Elavenil, Doss Guruprasad Thulasi, Ponvel Keerthana, Raja VB. Krishnakumar on 08/02/2020 at 12:00 am
The aim of the study was to evaluate the role of Low Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound (LIPUS) in improving fracture healing in ASA II patients with mandibular fractures.
Clinical application of concentrated growth factor fibrin combined with bone repair materials in jaw defects
by Dongdong Fang, Zhangbiao Long, Jun Hou on 08/02/2020 at 12:00 am
To investigate the promoting effect of concentrated growth factor fibrin (CGF) on the repair of jaw bone defects.
Benign Pediatric Jaw Lesions at Massachusetts General Hospital Over 13 Years
by Youbai Chen, Jie Zhang, Yan Han, Maria J. Troulis, Meredith August on 05/02/2020 at 12:00 am
To the best of our knowledge, no study has reported pediatric jaw lesions according to the latest World Health Organization (WHO) classification of head and neck tumors. We reviewed the spectrum of benign pediatric jaw lesions treated at the Massachusetts General Hospital during a 13-year period according to the 2017 WHO classification.
Superficial Temporal Artery Aneurysm: Case Report and Review of Literature
by Ayman Nassib Al-Sibassi, Madan Ethunandan on 05/02/2020 at 12:00 am
Superficial temporal artery (STA) aneurysms are painless, pulsatile masses that infrequently result from blunt trauma to the side of the head. Only a small number of them have been reported in the literature. We describe the diagnosis and management of a 22-year-old man who had fallen from his bicycle, resulting in an STA pseudoaneurysm, and review the pertinent data.
Oral Lichen Planus-Associated Oral Cavity Squamous Cell Carcinoma Is Associated With Improved Survival and Increased Risk of Recurrence
by David L. Best, Curtis Herzog, Corey Powell, Thomas Braun, Brent B. Ward, Justine Moe on 05/02/2020 at 12:00 am
We investigated the overall survival (OS), disease-specific survival (DSS), and disease-free survival among patients with oral lichen planus-associated oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma (OLP-OCSCC). The secondary objective was to assess the annual risk of tumor recurrence or second primary tumor (SPT).
Does Piezosurgery Decrease Patient Morbidity in Surgically Assisted Rapid Palatal Expansion Compared With Saw and Burrs?
by Sercan Küçükkurt, Mehmet Kağan Değerliyurt on 04/02/2020 at 12:00 am
The present study compared the postoperative pain, edema, patient satisfaction, and operating time with the use of piezosurgery, a reciprocal microsaw, and conventional burrs in the surgically assisted rapid palatal expansion (SARPE) technique for the correction of transversal maxillary deficiency. The results of the present study may help clinicians minimize the postoperative complaints of patients after SARPE.
Evaluation of Success of Transport Disc Distraction Osteogenesis and Costochondral Graft for Ramus Condyle Unit Reconstruction in Pediatric Temporomandibular Joint Ankylosis
by Kamalpreet Kaur, Ajoy Roychoudhury, Ongkila Bhutia, Ashu Seith Bhalla, Rahul Yadav, Ravinder M. Pandey on 31/01/2020 at 12:00 am
The costochondral graft (CCG) is considered the reference standard for pediatric temporomandibular joint reconstruction. It has the disadvantages of unpredictable growth, donor site morbidity, and the need for intermaxillary fixation. It has been reported that transport disk distraction osteogenesis (TDDO) can result in the formation of a neocondyle and disc. We performed a randomized trial to measure and compare clinically relevant outcomes of ramus–condyle unit (RCU) reconstruction using CCG and TDDO for pediatric temporomandibular joint ankylosis (TMJA).
Letter to the Editor Regarding: “Assessment of Valeriana officinalis (Valerian) for Conscious Sedation of Patients During the Extraction of Impacted Mandibular Third Molars: A Randomized, Split-Mouth, Double-Blind, Crossover Study”
by Dimitar Vaskov Bakalov, Zafer Ahmed Sabit, Radka Kirilova Tafradjiiska-Hadjiolova on 31/01/2020 at 12:00 am
To the Editor:—The study titled “Assessment of Valeriana officinalis (Valerian) for Conscious Sedation of Patients During the Extraction of Impacted Mandibular Third Molars: A Randomized, Split-Mouth, Double-Blind, Crossover Study,“1 reported in the September issue of the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery demonstrated valerian's anxiolytic effect in patients undergoing third molar extractions. As described in the article, this herbal preparation is much safer, with fewer adverse drug reactions (ADRs) compared with conventional anxiolytics such as benzodiazepines.
Comparison of Three Anxiety Management Protocols: Some Unsettled Questions
by Chenghao Zhang on 30/01/2020 at 12:00 am
To the Editor:—Dental anxiety/phobia is not an uncommon phenomenon in patients who need dental treatment. Recently, sedation techniques have been widely used in these patients, in particular, diazepam, midazolam, and nitrous oxide. However, which will provide the better effect has not yet been systematically investigated. The report by Moares et al1 is very intriguing in that they compared the effects of the 3 sedation techniques for decreasing the dental anxiety with a randomized clinical trial.
Discussion Related to “Maxillomandibular Advancement for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Is Associated with Very Long-Term Overall Sleep-Related Quality-of-Life Improvement.”
by Jennifer M. Dolan, Ashleigh M. Weyh, Juliana Gomez, Salam O. Salman on 29/01/2020 at 12:00 am
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common chronic disease resulting from repetitive collapse of the airway during sleep, causing hypoxemia and sleep fragmentation. Untreated OSA at varying severity levels has been linked to hypertension, cardiac arrhythmias, stroke, diabetes, decreased work performance, decreased quality of life (QOL), and increased all-cause mortality. It is a costly global health concern as the increasing prevalence of OSA parallels the rising rates of obesity. OSA affects approximately 22% of men and 17% of women, while severe OSA is present in 2-4% of the adult population1.
Step-by-step: Zygomatic Implants
by Ashleigh M. Weyh, Rosalie Nocella, Salam O. Salman on 29/01/2020 at 12:00 am
Severe maxillary atrophy poses a difficult challenge when considering implant supported dental rehabilitation. Vertical bone may be limited by the maxillary sinuses and nasal floor, and horizontal bone may be limited by the palatal and posterior resorption pattern of the edentulous maxilla. When determining which type of implants to place (axial, angled, or zygomatic), the three zones of the maxilla need to be evaluated (Figure 1). If there is adequate bone in zones I, II, and III then axially loaded implants are a viable option.
Dentoalveolar Surgery Manuscripts
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Resnick CM, Calabrese CE, Afshar S, Padwa BL
Commentary - “Maxillomandibular Advancement for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Is Associated With Very Long-Term Overall Sleep-Related Quality-of-Life Improvement”
by Joseph E. Cillo, David J. Dattilo on 28/01/2020 at 12:00 am
Maxillomandibular advancement (MMA) surgery in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is well known to have great effects on improvement of overall patient health. Polysomnography remains the reference standard by which the success of MMA for OSA is assessed. Although this objective assessment is an important aspect of determining the success of this surgery, it is not the only criterion by which MMA should be evaluated. Contemporary surgical outcome research has focused on quality-of-life issues and the effect of surgical success on patients' quality of life.
Is Information for Surgically Assisted Rapid Palatal Expansion Available on YouTube Reliable?
by Şirin Hatipoğlu, Selin Gaş on 27/01/2020 at 12:00 am
The purpose of the present study was to assess the quality and accuracy of the information provided by YouTube videos related to surgically assisted rapid palatal expansion (SARPE).
Ankle Brachial Index Predicts for Difficulties in Performing Microvascular Anastomosis
by Alexander K. Bartella, Carolin Luderich, Mohammad Kamal, Till Braunschweig, Julius Steegmann, Ali Modabber, Anita Kloss-Brandstätter, Frank Hölzle, Bernd Lethaus on 27/01/2020 at 12:00 am
In reconstructive microsurgery, severe arteriosclerosis is a known predictor for free flap failure because of problems with the vascular anastomosis. We investigated whether the ankle brachial index (ABI) could be a suitable preoperative measurement for the prediction of compromise regarding vascular anastomosis in patients undergoing microsurgical reconstruction.
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