Fundamental principles in periodontal plastic surgery and mucosal augmentation - a narrative review

submitted by: Rino
Aim: To provide a narrative review of the current literature elaborating on fun- damental principles of periodontal plastic surgical procedures. Methods: Based on a presumptive outline of the narrative review, MESH terms have been used to search the relevant literature electronically in the PubMed and Cochrane Collaboration databases. If possible, systematic reviews were included. The review is divided into three phases associated with periodontal plastic sur- gery: a) pre-operative...
Authors: Rino Burkhardt

Extraction sockets: erratic healing impeding factors

submitted by: freetist
Aim: The aim of this exploratory study was to analyse prevalence of extraction sockets showing erratic healing and evaluate factors potentially impeding healing. Methods: Erratic healing was defined as extraction sites showing clinical observations of fibrous scar tissue occupying the extraction site rather than bone following 12 or more weeks of healing. Computerized tomography was used to evaluate characteristics and calculate Hounsfield unit scores for sites showing erratic healing....
Authors: Jung-Hoon Kim, Cristiano Susin, Jeong-Hyun Min, Hee-Yeon Suh, Eun-Jung Sang, Young Ku, Ulf M. E. Wikesjo, Ki-Tae Koo

Horizontal ridge augmentation of the atrophic anterior maxilla using rhBMP-2/ACS or autogenous bone grafts: a proof-of-concept randomized clinical trial.

submitted by: rumoreno
AIM: To compare the effect of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2) in an absorbable collagen sponge carrier (ACS) with autogenous bone graft for augmentation of the edentulous atrophic anterior maxilla. METHODS: Twenty-four subjects were enrolled in a randomized, controlled, parallel-group, open-label clinical trial. Subjects either received rhBMP-2/ACS (1.5 mg/ml) or particulated autogenous bone harvested from the mandibular retromolar region. A titanium-mesh was used...
Authors: Rubens Freitas

Balloon Sinuplasty Surgery overview

submitted by: ChicagoENT

Balloon Sinuplasty is an effective and safe technique and may offer big relief in treating chronic sinusitis. Balloon Sinuplasty does not involve the cutting of nasal bone or tissue. The treatment normally takes less than 2 hours and often provides complete relief from chronic sinusitis.

Diet, microbiota, and microbial metabolites in colon cancer risk in rural Africans and African Americans

submitted by: sjokeefe
Background: Epidemiologic studies have suggested that most cases of sporadic colon cancer can be attributed to diet. The recognition that colonic microbiota have a major influence on colonic health suggests that they might mediate colonic carcinogenesis. Objective: To examine the hypothesis that the influence of diet on colon cancer risk is mediated by the microbiota through their metabolites, we measured differences in colonic microbes and their metabolites in African Americans with a...
Authors: Junhai Ou, Franck Carbonero, Erwin G Zoetendal, James P DeLany, Mei Wang, Keith Newton, H Rex Gaskins, Stephen JD O’Keefe

Disparity in embrasure fill and papilla height between tooth- and implant-borne fixed restorations in the anterior maxilla: a cross-sectional study

submitted by: jacosyn
Purpose: The objective of the present study was to compare interproximal fill and papilla height between different embrasures. Material and methods: One hundred and fifty non-smoking consecutive patients (mean age 54, range 32–73; 63 males and 87 females) without periodontal disease were selected in a multidisciplinary practice during regular supportive care. All had been treated for multiple tooth loss in the anterior maxilla at least one year earlier by means of a fixed restoration on...
Authors: Jan Cosyn, Hugo De Bruyn