J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2016 Mar 28;74(3):427-8. Epub 2015 Oct 28.
Chief Resident, Section of Otolaryngology, Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT.
BMC Anesthesiol 2021 Apr 14;21(1):115. Epub 2021 Apr 14.
Division of Anesthesia, Intensive Care, and Pain Management, Tel-Aviv Medical Center; Tel-Aviv University, 6 Weizmann Street, 6423906, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
Background: The current coronavirus infectious disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has caused unexpected pressure on medical supplies, interrupting supply chains and increasing prices. The supply of antiviral filters which form an essential part of the ventilator circuit have been affected by these issues. Three-dimensional (3D) printing may provide a solution to some of these issues. Read More
J Occup Environ Med 2021 Apr 12. Epub 2021 Apr 12.
Department of Respiratory and Interventional Pulmonology, Keck Medical Center of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (DS); Caruso Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (MG, EF); Department of Radiology, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (DH); Department of Biomedical Engineering, Viterbi School of Engineering of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (DH); Tetra Bio Distributed, Los Angeles CA (BQ); Tetra Bio Distributed, Los Angeles CA (MR); Section of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (NN).
Objective: Test a device that can improve upon the seal of filtering face mask respirators (FFRs).Methods: A 3-D prototype for a fit improvement frame (FIF) was created and quantitative fit testing was performed for FFRs with and without the FIF.Results: 38 volunteers underwent fit testing. Read More
J Craniofac Surg 2021 Mar 25. Epub 2021 Mar 25.
Department of Stomatology, The Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao University, Qingdao School of Stomatology, Qingdao University, Qingdao Shandong, China.
Abstract: Mandible fracture is a common injury in maxillofacial surgery. It causes not only maxillofacial dysfunction but also facial deformities. Malunited fractures of the mandible have been a vast challenge in clinical treatment due to the misalignment of the broken ends and the occurrence of occlusal disorders. Read More
Ann Transl Med 2021 Mar;9(6):460
Department of Stomatology, Fifth Medical Center of Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing, China.
Background: Due to the special anatomy morphology and physiological function of the mandible, it has always become a challenge to accurately reconstruct the mandibular defect in maxillofacial surgery. Digital three dimensions (3D) printing surgical guide, as the effective method for individual and accurate surgery, is a hotspot of clinical research at present. In this study, 3D printing PLA surgical guide plate was applied to reconstruct the mandibular defect with fibula flap, its clinical effect and accuracy were evaluated, which aimed to improve the accurate reconstruction of mandibular defects. Read More
J Med Case Rep 2021 Apr 12;15(1):197. Epub 2021 Apr 12.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Medicine Institute, Galilee Medical Center, Nahariya, Israel.
Background: Thalassemia is an inherited autosomal recessive blood disorder causing abnormal formation of hemoglobin, known as a syndrome of anemia with microcytic erythrocytes. It is the most common genetic disorder worldwide, with a high prevalence among individuals of Mediterranean descent. The state of homozygosity of the beta-globin mutated gene is known as beta-thalassemia major, and these patients require regular blood transfusions and iron chelation therapy for survival. Read More