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Assessment of Therapeutic Effect of Intra-Articular Nanofat Injection for Temporomandibular Disorders.

J Craniofac Surg 2018 Nov 30. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Ministry of Health.

Introduction: Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) refer to a group of heterogeneous, pain and dysfunction conditions involving the masticatory system, which influences life quality of the sufferers. Nanofat graft injection in temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a simple and less invasive surgical procedure for treatment of TMJ problems.The aim of this study was to evaluate influence and effectiveness of nanofat injection in TMJ for treatment of TMD. Read More

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November 2018

Satisfaction of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis with an oral appliance for managing oral self-biting injuries and alterations in their masticatory system: A case-series study.

J Prosthet Dent 2018 Nov 30. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Full Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain; and Researcher, Oral Health and Masticatory System Group (Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute) IDIBELL, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain.

Statement Of Problem: About 10% of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) are candidates for oral treatment specifically because of traumatic injuries in the lips, cheeks, or tongue due to self-biting. However, patients with ALS have a prevalence of temporomandibular disorder (TMD) similar to that in the general population.

Purpose: The purpose of this case-series study was to determine the degree of satisfaction of patients with ALS with an oral appliance for managing oral self-biting lesions or symptoms related to TMDs. Read More

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November 2018

Is quality of life affected by temporomandibular disorders?

Einstein (Sao Paulo) 2018 Nov 29;16(4):eAO4339. Epub 2018 Nov 29.

Universidade do Sagrado Coração, Bauru, SP, Brazil.

Objective: To determine the impact of temporomandibular disorders in quality of life.

Methods: A total of 102 volunteer patients (68 female) aged 19 to 86 years, who sought medical care in health clinics of the university and were evaluated in the period from September to December 2013. The subjects were examined according to the Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders, using a mechanical algometer (Palpeter®) with standardized pressure of 0. Read More

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November 2018
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Association of facial massage, dry needling, and laser therapy in Temporomandibular Disorder: case report.

Codas 2018 Nov 29;30(6):e20170265. Epub 2018 Nov 29.

Universidade do Vale do Paraíba - UNIVAP - São José dos Campos (SP), Brasil.

This case report aims to evaluate the treatment of Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) of muscular origin by associating facial massage (FM), dry needling (DN), and low-level laser therapy (LLLT). The pre- and post-treatment evaluations consisted of clinical examinations based on the Research Diagnostic Criteria (RDC) for TMD, pain intensity quantification by means of the Visual Analog Scale (VAS), mandibular movement measurement, and electromyographic (EMG) analysis of the masseter and temporal muscles. Post-therapy assessment indicated a decrease in pain sites of 58%, in pain intensity mean (1. Read More

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November 2018

Considerations for translation of tissue engineered fibrocartilage from bench to bedside.

J Biomech Eng 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

ASME Fellow, Distinguished Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697.

Fibrocartilage is found in the knee meniscus, the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disc, the pubic symphysis, the annulus fibrosus of intervertebral disc, tendons, and ligaments. These tissues are notoriously difficult to repair due to their avascularity, and limited clinical repair and replacement options exist. Tissue engineering has been proposed as a route to repair and replace fibrocartilages. Read More

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December 2018

HDAC10 upregulation contributes to interleukin 1β-mediated inflammatory activation of synovium-derived mesenchymal stem cells in temporomandibular joint.

J Cell Physiol 2018 Dec 4. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Stomatology, Guanghua School of Stomatology, Hospital of Stomatology, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, People's Republic of China.

Histone deacetylases (HDACs) are important in chronic inflammation, and inflammatory responses affect synovium-derived mesenchymal stem cell (SMSC) function in temporomandibular joint repair. However, the effect of HDACs on SMSC inflammatory activation remains unclear. In this study, temporomandibular joint fibroblast-like synoviocytes obtained from osteoarthritis patients met the minimal mesenchymal stem cell criteria. Read More

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December 2018

Oral diseases and socio-demographic factors in adolescents living in Maasai population areas of Tanzania: a cross-sectional study.

BMC Oral Health 2018 Dec 4;18(1):200. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

Department of Clinical Dentistry Cariology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway.

Background: Oral diseases may cause serious health problems, especially in socially disadvantaged populations and in low-income countries. In populations living in the rural areas of Tanzania there is paucity of reports on oral health. The study aim was to estimate the prevalence, severity and socio-demographic distribution of oral diseases/conditions in adolescents living in Maasai population areas of Tanzania and to compare oral diseases/conditions between Maasai and non-Maasai ethnic groups. Read More

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December 2018
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Role of extra oral monofocal distractor device in the correction of the facial asymmetry, sleep apnoea, and quality of life associated with TMJ Ankylosis.

J Stomatol Oral Maxillofac Surg 2018 Dec 1. Epub 2018 Dec 1.

MDS, Professor and Head Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Kothiwal Dental College and Research Center, Moradabad, UP, India. Electronic address:

Objectives: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the role of primary osteo-distraction prior to ankylosis release in patients, diagnosed with sleep apnoea, facial asymmetry, and reduced quality of life secondary to temporomandibular joint (TMJ) ankylosis.

Methods: Ten patients in the age group of 13-40 years with TMJ ankylosis underwent primary osteo-distraction for mandibular advancement. They were evaluated pre- and post-operatively using radiographs, various questionnaires, and subjective evaluation of facial asymmetry, sleep apnoea, and quality of life (QOL). Read More

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December 2018

Dynamic Stability Assessment of the Temporomandibular Joint as a Sequela of Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of Unilateral Condylar Fracture.

J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2018 Dec 15;76(12):2598-2609. Epub 2018 Jun 15.

Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Sri Sai College of Dental Surgery, Vikarabad, India.

Purpose: Dynamic stability of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the characteristic of the joint to achieve normal function by harmonious, balanced, synchronized interactions of the various functional subunits of the stomatognathic system. The aim of this study was to evaluate changes in the mechanics and dynamics of the TMJ during recovery from surgical treatment of an isolated condylar fracture.

Patients And Methods: This is a prospective cohort study involving 30 patients who underwent open reduction and internal fixation for an isolated unilateral condylar fracture and were clinically asymptomatic at 6 months after surgery. Read More

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December 2018

The effect of disc repositioning and post-operative functional splint for the treatment of anterior disc displacement in juvenile patients with Class II malocclusion.

J Craniomaxillofac Surg 2018 Nov 14. Epub 2018 Nov 14.

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, USA.

Purpose: To evaluate the effect of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disc repositioning and post-operative functional splint for the treatment of anterior disc displacement (ADD) in juvenile patients with Class II malocclusion.

Materials And Methods: Juvenile patients (≤20 years) who had bilateral TMJ ADD with and Class II malocclusion treated by disc repositioning and functional splints were included in the study. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and cephalometric radiographs before surgery (T0), immediately after surgery (T1) and more than 3 months after surgery (T3) were obtained in all patients. Read More

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November 2018

Pigmented villonodular synovitis occurring in the temporomandibular joint.

Auris Nasus Larynx 2018 Nov 26. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

Department of Head and Neck Surgry, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan.

Objective: Pigmented villonodular synovitis occurring in the region of the temporomandibular joint is a rare disease, requiring a review of the treatment method, follow-up period.

Method: Refer to the past literature, along with a retrospective search.

Results: An excision, including the skull base bone, was performed in all cases; however, recurrence was found in one case on which fractional excision was performed. Read More

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November 2018
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Surgical management and long-term outcomes of intracranial giant cell tumors: a single-institution experience with a systematic review.

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J Neurosurg 2018 Oct 1:1-11. Epub 2018 Oct 1.

OBJECTIVEIntracranial giant cell tumors (GCTs) are extremely rare neoplasms with dismal survival and recurrence rates. The authors aimed to confirm independent adverse factors for progression-free survival (PFS) and to propose an optimal treatment algorithm.METHODSThe authors reviewed the clinical data of 43 cases of intracranial GCTs in their series. Read More

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October 2018
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Expanding the phenotype of filamin-C-related myofibrillar myopathy.

Clin Neurol Neurosurg 2018 Nov 19;176:30-33. Epub 2018 Nov 19.

Copenhagen Neuromuscular Center, Department of Neurology, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

We report three patients with a rare filamin C myofibrillar myopathy. They present with atypical symptoms that expand the phenotype of filaminopathy. The new findings are progressive contractures of muscles surrounding the temporomandibular joint, detailed single myofiber histology findings and demonstration of severe affection of paraspinal muscles on MRI. Read More

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November 2018
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Prevention of Injury-Induced Osteoarthritis in Rodent Temporomandibular Joint by Targeting Chondrocyte CaSR.

J Bone Miner Res 2018 Nov 29. Epub 2018 Nov 29.

State Key Laboratory of Military Stomatology, Department of Oral Anatomy and Physiology and TMD, School of Stomatology, the Fourth Military Medical University, 145 Changle West Road, Xi'an, China.

Traumatic joint injuries produce osteoarthritic cartilage manifesting accelerated chondrocyte terminal differentiation and matrix degradation via unknown cellular and molecular mechanisms. Here we report the ability of biomechanical stress to increase expression of the calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR), a pivotal driver of chondrocyte terminal differentiation, in cultured chondrogenic cells subjected to fluid flow shear stress (FFSS) and in chondrocytes of rodent temporomandibular joint (TMJ) cartilage subjected to unilateral anterior cross-bite (UAC). In cultured ATDC5 cells or TMJ chondrocytes, FFSS induced Ca -loading and CaSR localization in endoplasmic reticulum (ER), casually accelerating cell differentiation that could be abrogated by emptying ER Ca stores or CaSR knockdown. Read More

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November 2018

Application of fused image in detecting abnormalities of temporomandibular joint.

Dentomaxillofac Radiol 2018 Nov 29:20180129. Epub 2018 Nov 29.

4 Center for Temporomandibular Disorders and Orofacial Pain, Peking University School and Hospital of Stomatology , Beijing , China.

Objectives:: To present a method for image fusion of cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT)/computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and to explore whether the image data sets fused in such a way could aid the detection of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) anatomical structures and lesions.

Methods:: There were five cases included in this study. One case was space occupying lesion giant cell tumor of tendon sheaths (GCTTS), one case was chronic inflammation in the condyle, one case was articular disc calcification of the bilateral TMJs, and the other two cases were temporomandibular joint disorders (anterior disc displacement without reduction). Read More

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November 2018
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MRI features of presumed normal palatine tonsils in dogs.

J Small Anim Pract 2018 Nov 28. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

Animal Health Trust, Newmarket, CB8 7UU, UK.

Objective: To describe the MRI characteristics of normal palatine tonsils in dogs.

Materials And Methods: Retrospective study of 95 dogs with presumed normal tonsils. Tonsillar margination, shape and signal intensity in pre- and postcontrast studies were assessed and the cross-sectional area was measured at the point of maximal size on transverse images. Read More

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November 2018

Swallowing changes related to chronic temporomandibular disorders.

Clin Oral Investig 2018 Nov 28. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

Department of Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery School of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo - USP, Avenida Bandeirantes, 3900, Ribeirão Preto, SP, 14049-900, Brazil.

Objectives: To investigate whether chronic temporomandibular disorder (TMD) patients showed any changes in swallowing compared to a control group. Moreover, it was examined whether swallowing variables and a valid clinic measure of orofacial myofunctional status were associated.

Material And Methods: Twenty-three patients with chronic TMD, diagnosed with disc displacement with reduction (DDR) and pain, according to the Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders (DC/TMD), and 27 healthy volunteers (control group) were compared. Read More

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November 2018
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Oropharyngeal adenoid cystic carcinoma invading the mandibular bone through the mandibular foramen.

Oral Radiol 2018 Nov 15. Epub 2018 Nov 15.

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2-5-1 Shikata-cho, Kita-ku, Okayama, 700-8558, Japan.

Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is a rare epithelial tumor of the head and neck region, and one of the most common malignant tumors of the salivary glands. ACC is a slow-growing tumor characterized by perineural invasion and often has a high-recurrence rate. We describe a case of oropharyngeal ACC invading the mandibular bone through the mandibular foramen that showed a rare pattern of origin and invasion. Read More

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November 2018

Evaluating the mandibular condyles of patients with osteoarthritis for bone marrow abnormalities using magnetic resonance T2 mapping.

Oral Radiol 2018 Oct 30. Epub 2018 Oct 30.

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Tokyo Dental College, 1-2-2 Masago, Mihama-ku, Chiba, 261-8502, Japan.

Objectives: This study investigated whether erosion and osteophyte correlates with condyle bone marrow abnormalities (BMA), as detected with quantitative T2 mapping.

Methods: Fifty-six joints (in 44 patients) that demonstrated evidence of bony erosion (ER) or osteophytes (OS) related to disc displacement without reduction were studied with MR images. A control group of 50 joints (in 50 patients) was included. Read More

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October 2018

Ultrasonographic evaluation of masseter muscle thickness in patients with disk displacement with reduction.

Oral Radiol 2018 Aug 29. Epub 2018 Aug 29.

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty Of Dentistry, Karabuk University, Balıklar Kayası Street, 78050, Karabuk, Turkey.

Objectives: This study was performed to ultrasonographically assess the masseter muscle thicknesses of individuals with disk displacement with reduction.

Methods: The thickness of the masseter muscle in 100 patients (28 male, 72 female; average age 34 years) who presented with one-sided temporomandibular joint pain and a clicking sound and were diagnosed with disk displacement with reduction was measured in relaxation and at maximum contraction using ultrasonography.

Results: In the contracted position, the difference in the masseter muscle thickness between the healthy side and the side with disk displacement with reduction was statistically significant (p < 0. Read More

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Comparison of temporomandibular joint shape and size in patients with facial asymmetry.

Oral Radiol 2018 Aug 25. Epub 2018 Aug 25.

Department of Orthodontics, Dental Research Institute, Pusan National University Dental Hospital, Geumoro20, Mulgeumeup, Yangsan, South Korea.

Objective: To examine the morphologic similarities and differences in mandibular condyle and glenoid fossa between the deviated and non-deviated sides in patients with facial asymmetry using statistical analysis.

Methods: One hundred eighty-four patients (95 men, 89 women; mean age, 22.30 ± 3. Read More

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August 2018
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Radiological features of synovial chondromatosis affecting the temporomandibular joint: report of three cases.

Oral Radiol 2018 Aug 23. Epub 2018 Aug 23.

State Key Laboratory of Oral Diseases, West China Hospital of Stomatology, Sichuan University, No. 14, Section 3, Ren Min Nan Lu, Chengdu, Sichuan, 610041, China.

Synovial chondromatosis is a benign nodular cartilaginous proliferation that mainly occurs in large joints. The temporomandibular joint is considered to be rarely affected. Several cases of synovial chondromatosis of the temporomandibular joint have been reported with clinical and histological features. Read More

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August 2018
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Incidental findings during head and neck MRI screening in 1717 patients with temporomandibular disorders.

Oral Radiol 2018 Apr 3. Epub 2018 Apr 3.

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Tokyo Dental College, 1-2-2 Masago, Mihama-ku, Chiba, 261-8502, Japan.

Objective: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) plays an important role in the evaluation of temporomandibular disorders (TMDs). At our institution, we perform additional head and neck screening using head coils when performing MRI screening of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) to detect lesions in areas other than the TMJ (lesions discovered by chance, or incidental findings; IFs) and to conduct a diagnosis of exclusion. The objective of this study was to determine the number and frequency of IFs detected during head and neck screening, according to sites and diseases. Read More

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April 2018
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Trabecular structural changes in the mandibular condyle caused by degenerative osteoarthritis: a comparative study by cone-beam computed tomography imaging.

Oral Radiol 2018 Mar 26. Epub 2018 Mar 26.

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Karadeniz Technical University, Farabi Street No. 64, Ortahisar/Trabzon, 61080, Turkey.

Objectives: Temporomandibular osteoarthritis causes pain and loss of function. In advanced cases, it may also result in destruction of joint cartilage surfaces and bone structure.

Methods: This study was performed to examine the potential changes in the condylar trabecular bone structure in patients with temporomandibular osteoarthritis. Read More

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Evaluation of condyle position in patients with Angle Class I, II, and III malocclusion using cone-beam computed tomography panoramic reconstructions.

Oral Radiol 2018 Mar 21. Epub 2018 Mar 21.

Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Istanbul Medipol University, Atatürk Blv. No. 27, Unkapanı, Fatih, 34083, Istanbul, Turkey.

Objectives: This study was performed to compare the positions of the right and left condyles between male and female patients with different Angle malocclusions using cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) panoramic reconstructions.

Methods: The CBCT images of 60 patients (age of 18-37 years) were retrospectively evaluated. The patients were divided according to their Angle malocclusion classifications (Angle Classes I, II, and III). Read More

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Correction to: Comparative cone-beam computed tomography evaluation of the osseous morphology of the temporomandibular joint in temporomandibular dysfunction patients and asymptomatic individuals.

Oral Radiol 2018 May;34(2):186

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Faculty of Dentistry, Ataturk University, Yakutiye, 25240, Erzurum, Turkey.

In the original publication of the article in "Abstract", the sentence that reads as "The present analyses suggest that a steeper articular eminence inclination may be risk factor" should read as "As a result of our analysis, we concluded that a low eminence angle may be risk factor". Read More

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Evaluation of lateral pterygoid muscles in painful temporomandibular joints by signal intensity on fluid-attenuated inversion recovery images.

Oral Radiol 2018 Jan 27;34(1):17-23. Epub 2017 Mar 27.

Division of Radiology, Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences, Showa University School of Dentistry, 2-1-1 Kitasenzoku, Oota-ku, Tokyo, 145-8515, Japan.

Objectives: Pathological changes of the lateral pterygoid muscle (LPM) have been investigated using various modalities, including magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and electromyography. Fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) is an MR sequence that we hypothesized can be used to evaluate abnormalities of the LPM. The purpose of this study was to analyze the FLAIR signal intensity of the LPM in painful temporomandibular joints (TMJs) and investigate the pathological changes of the muscle. Read More

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January 2018
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Comparative cone-beam computed tomography evaluation of the osseous morphology of the temporomandibular joint in temporomandibular dysfunction patients and asymptomatic individuals.

Oral Radiol 2018 Jan 16;34(1):31-39. Epub 2017 Mar 16.

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Faculty of Dentistry, Ataturk University, Yakutiye, 25240, Erzurum, Turkey.

Objective: We examined the bone components of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) in asymptomatic individuals and patients with temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD) using cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT).

Methods: Two hundred asymptomatic individuals and 200 patients with TMD were included in this study. Condyle position, eminence height, eminence inclination, condyle shape, and fossa shape were assessed on CBCT images of the 800 temporomandibular joints. Read More

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January 2018
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Differences in signal intensities of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) effusion on fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) images.

Oral Radiol 2018 Sep 20;34(3):245-250. Epub 2018 Jan 20.

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Tokyo Dental College, 2-9-18, Misaki-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-0016, Japan.

Objectives: Joint effusion is demonstrated by high signal intensity in the upper and lower temporomandibular joint (TMJ) spaces on T2-weighted images. The fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) technique can be applied to analyze joint effusion in the TMJ. FLAIR signal intensity can be more sensitively influenced by the contents of joint effusion than T2-weighted signal intensity. Read More

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September 2018

[Influence on the condyle position by decreasing posterior occlusal plane angle in Class II high angle cases].

Shanghai Kou Qiang Yi Xue 2018 Aug;27(4):386-389

Department of Orthodontics, Dalian Stomatology Hospital. Dalian 116021, Liaoning Province, China.

Purpose: To investigate the changes of condyle position by decreasing posterior occlusal plane angle in Class II high angle cases.

Methods: Fifteen Class II high angle patients, aged from 15 to 30, were treated. Before treatment, ANB>5°, FH-MP>32°, molar relationship was Class II bilaterally. Read More

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Is infrared thermography effective in the diagnosis of temporomandibular disorders? A systematic review.

Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol 2018 Sep 26. Epub 2018 Sep 26.

Pediatric Dentistry Professor, School of Dentistry, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil.

Objective: The aim of this study was to systematically review the scientific efficacy of infrared thermography (IT) on the diagnosis of temporomandibular joint disorders (TMDs).

Study Design: An electronic search was performed in 8 databases for publications up to May 2018. Additionally, a hand search of the reference lists was conducted. Read More

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September 2018

Associations between Symptoms of Temporomandibular Disorders, Quality of Life and Psychological States in Asian Military Personnel.

J Oral Rehabil 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Faculty of Dentistry, National University of Singapore, Singapore.

Background: Symptoms of Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) could affect oral-health related quality of life (OHRQoL) and psychological distress.

Objective: This study aims to determine the prevalence of TMD symptoms, and impact of type and number of TMD symptoms on OHRQoL and psychological states among Asian military personnel.

Method: The study was conducted across 12 military dental centres using self-administered questionnaire comprising demographical data, DC/TMD symptom questionnaire, OHIP-14 and DASS-21. Read More

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November 2018
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Anterior open bite due to temporomandibular joint osteoarthrosis with muscle dysfunction treated with temporary anchorage devices.

Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 2018 Dec;154(6):848-859

Department of Orthodontic Science, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan.

Skeletal Class II high-angle open bite is often accompanied by osteoarthrosis of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ-OA). This type of malocclusion is challenging to correct, and it has been reported that patients with TMJ-OA treated with orthognathic surgery often experience skeletal relapse and a poor prognosis. This case report describes the treatment of a 25-year-old woman with retrognathia and TMJ-OA, whose masseter and temporal muscle activities were weak. Read More

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December 2018
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A questionnaire-based study of sleep-wake patterns and sleep quality in a TMJ and orofacial pain clinic.

Cranio 2018 Nov 27:1-8. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

a Department of Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine , Yonsei University College of Dentistry , Seoul , Korea.

Objective: To determine the relationships among sleep quality, perceived pain, and psychological distress among patients with TMJ and orofacial pain.

Methods: The authors examined 3276 patients with temporomandibular disorder (TMD) who visited the Orofacial Pain Clinic at Yonsei University College of Dentistry. The authors conducted a survey using the sleep-quality questionnaire and classified TMD patients into two groups based on Diagnostic Criteria for TMD. Read More

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November 2018
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Inclination of the condylar long axis is not related to temporomandibular disc displacement.

J Investig Clin Dent 2018 Nov 26:e12375. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

Department of Diagnosis and Surgery, São Paulo State University, São José dos Campos, Brazil.

Aim: The aim of the present study was to correlate the angle formed by inclination of the condylar long axis and median sagittal plane to the presence of internal disc derangement, as well as changes in eccentric mandibular positions.

Methods: The sample consisted of magnetic resonance images of 35 temporomandibular joint (TMJ) acquired with a 1.5T magnetic resonance imaging system with surface coils of 8. Read More

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November 2018
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Preoperative parafunctional or dysfunctional oral habits are associated with the temporomandibular disorders after orthognathic surgery An observational cohort study.

J Oral Rehabil 2018 Nov 25. Epub 2018 Nov 25.

Univ. Lille, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, CHU Lille, INSERM U 1008, Controlled Drug Delivery Systems and Biomaterials, F-59000, Lille, France.

Background: Temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) are frequent and disabling, and hence, preventing them is an important health issue. Combining orthodontic and surgical treatments for malocclusions has been shown to affect temporomandibular joint (TMJ) health. However, publications regarding the risk factors that predict negative TMJ outcomes after orthognathic surgery are scarce. Read More

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November 2018
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Alexithymia and Temporomandibular Joint and Facial Pain in the General Population.

J Oral Rehabil 2018 Nov 25. Epub 2018 Nov 25.

Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Medicine Greifswald, Germany.

Background: Associations of alexithymia with temporomandibular pain disorders (TMD), facial pain, head pain and migraine have been described, but the role of the different dimensions of alexithymia in pain development remained incompletely understood.

Objectives: We sought to investigate the associations of alexithymia and its subfactors with signs of TMD and with facial pain, head pain, and migraine in the general population.

Methods: 1,494 subjects from the general population completed the Toronto Alexithymia Scale-20 (TAS-20) and underwent a clinical functional examination with palpation of the temporomandibular joint and masticatory muscles. Read More

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November 2018
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Treatment of end stage temporomandibular joint disorder using a temporomandibular joint total prosthesis: The Slovenian experience.

J Craniomaxillofac Surg 2018 Nov 7. Epub 2018 Nov 7.

Department for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, (Head: Assoc. Prof. Andrej Kansky), University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Purpose: The aim of this study was to analyse treatment results after alloplastic temporomandibular joint replacement surgery.

Materials And Methods: Twelve patients who met the inclusion criteria underwent operation between the years 2012 and 2016 at the Department of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery of the University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Slovenia. Seven patients had posttraumatic sequelae, 4 osteoarthritis and 1 psoriatic arthritis. Read More

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November 2018
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The fitting accuracy of pre-bend reconstruction plates and their impact on the temporomandibular joint.

J Craniomaxillofac Surg 2018 May 18. Epub 2018 May 18.

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (Head of Department Friedrich Wilhelm Neukam, Prof., MD, DMD, PhD, Dr. h. c), Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Glueckstrasse 11, 91054 Erlangen, Germany. Electronic address:

Background: Various causes for bone defects of the lower jaw have been described. As a result, patients often suffer from compromised aesthetics and a loss of, or reduction in, important physiological functions, such as swallowing, breathing, and speaking. A change in the shape of the lower jaw can impair the natural occlusion and leads to an atypical or modified position of the temporomandibular joint. Read More

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May 2018
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Masseter muscle atrophy impairs bone quality of the mandibular condyle but not the alveolar process early after induction.

J Oral Rehabil 2018 Nov 23. Epub 2018 Nov 23.

Institute for Research in Dental Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile.

Background: Masseter muscle function influences mandibular bone homeostasis. As previously reported, bone resorption markers increased in the mouse mandibular condyle two days after masseter paralysis induced with botulinum toxin type A (BoNTA), followed by local bone loss.

Objective: This study aimed to evaluate the bone quality of both the mandibular condyle and alveolar process in the mandible of adult mice during the early stage of a BoNTA-induced masseter muscle atrophy, using a combined 3D histomorphometrics and shape analysis approach. Read More

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November 2018
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Antinuclear antibody and rheumatoid factor positivity in temporomandibular disorders.

Head Face Med 2018 Nov 22;14(1):26. Epub 2018 Nov 22.

Department of Oral Medicine and Oral Diagnosis, School of Dentistry and Dental Research Institute, Seoul National University, 101, Daehak-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, 03080, Republic of Korea.

Background: To investigate the differences in clinical characteristics and long-term treatment outcomes according to antinuclear antibody(ANA) and rheumatoid factor(RF) positivity and the correlation between pain-related and hematological indices in temporomandibular disorders(TMD) patients.

Methods: Clinical examinations were done following the Research Diagnostic Criteria for TMD in 257 patients. Comprehensive screening along with psychological and hematological evaluations (ANA, RF, complete blood cell count, C-reactive protein[CRP] and erythrocyte sedimentation rate[ESR]) were conducted. Read More

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November 2018
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Biochemical changes associated with temporomandibular disorders.

J Int Med Res 2018 Nov 22:300060518811009. Epub 2018 Nov 22.

Faculty of Medicine, Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Yuzuncu Yil University, Van, Turkey.

Objective: To assess vitamin D, parathyroid hormone, calcitonin, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium levels in patients with versus without temporomandibular disorders (TMDs).

Methods: This prospective observational study included patients with TMDs and age-matched healthy controls. TMDs were diagnosed via physical and radiologic examination, and serum levels of 25 (OH) vitamin D, parathyroid hormone, calcitonin, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus were determined. Read More

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November 2018

[Radiological characteristics of the cyst-like lesion of condyle in temporomandibular joint by cone beam computed tomography].

Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue Za Zhi 2018 Oct;36(5):498-502

Center for Temporomandibular Diseases & Orofacial Pain, Peking University School and Hospital of Stomatology & National Clinical Research Center for Oral Diseases & National Laboratory for Digital and Material Technology of Stomatology & Beijing Key Laboratory of Digital Stomatology, Beijing 100081, China.

Objective: To analyze the radiological characteristics and classifications of the cyst-like lesion of condyle in temporomandibular joint (TMJ) by cone beam computed tomography (CBCT).

Methods: The study was conducted retrospectively on TMJ images from 194 patients who underwent CBCT examinations. Location, size, amount, surrounding bone trabecula, cortical bone white line of cyst-like lesion, and the overall condition of the condylar bone were evaluated. Read More

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October 2018
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Temporomandibular joint dislocation: a retrospective study from a Swiss urban emergency department.

Open Access Emerg Med 2018 30;10:171-176. Epub 2018 Oct 30.

Department of Emergency Medicine,

Purpose: Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dislocation is an uncommon and debilitating condition of the facial skeleton. The condition may be traumatic or nontraumatic, in an acute or chronic form, and with bilateral or monolateral expression.

Patients And Methods: In this study, conducted from May 2012 to July 2016, we retrospectively analyzed TMJ dislocations treated in the Department of Emergency Medicine, Inselspital, University Hospital Bern, University of Bern, by focusing on the following parameters: age, gender, reason, localization, frequency, and therapy. Read More

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October 2018
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Evaluation of primary headache associated with temporomandibular dysfunction in adolescents from Santos, SP, Brazil: an observational study.

J Phys Ther Sci 2018 Nov 6;30(11):1372-1376. Epub 2018 Nov 6.

Postgraduate Program in Health and Environment, Universidade Metropolitana de Santos, Brazil.

[Purpose] Evaluate the association of primary headache and Temporomandibular Dysfunction in healthy adolescents from the . [Participants and Methods] A total of 208 adolescents, aged 11 to 16 years old were randomly selected at the dentistry clinic at Universidade Metropolitana de Santos. For that, the Fonseca Anamnestic Index was applied, including information such as: limitation when opening the mouth and moving the jaw, headaches, pain in the temporomandibular joint, noises in the temporomandibular joint, and the habit of tightening or grinding the teeth. Read More

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November 2018
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Temporomandibular Joint Internal Derangement Score (TIDS): novel magnetic resonance imaging assessment score and its relation to invasive treatment in patients with clinical temporomandibular joint pathology.

Heliyon 2018 Nov 11;4(11):e00916. Epub 2018 Nov 11.

Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Rochester General Hospital, 1425 Portland Avenue, Rochester, NY 14621, USA.

Purpose: A new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) based scoring system for temporomandibular joint (TMJ) internal derangement was developed to predict disease severity and the likelihood of invasive treatment.

Patients And Methods: Reports and images from bilateral TMJ MRI studies of 100 consecutive patients with TMJ pain were retrospectively reviewed. A Temporomandibular Joint Internal Derangement Score (TIDS) score was composed of 6 MRI characteristics: joint effusion, disc displacement, disc nonrecapture, disc degenerative changes, abnormal condyle translation, and condyle arthritis. Read More

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November 2018
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Purple Corn Extract as Anti-allodynic Treatment for Trigeminal Pain: Role of Microglia.

Front Cell Neurosci 2018 5;12:378. Epub 2018 Nov 5.

Department of Pharmacological and Biomolecular Sciences, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy.

Natural products have attracted interest in the search for new and effective analgesics and coadjuvant approaches to several types of pain. It is in fact well known that many of their active ingredients, such as anthocyanins (ACNs) and polyphenols, can exert potent anti-inflammatory actions. Nevertheless, their potential beneficial effects in orofacial painful syndromes have not been assessed yet. Read More

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November 2018
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MR-guided navigation for botulinum toxin injection in the lateral pterygoid muscle. First results in the treatment of temporomandibular joint disorders.

J Stomatol Oral Maxillofac Surg 2018 Nov 16. Epub 2018 Nov 16.

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University Hospital of Besançon, boulevard Fleming, 25030 Besançon cedex, France.

Introduction: Hyperactivity of the lateral pterygoid muscle (LPM) is one of the presumed mechanisms of the onset of temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and explains why intramuscular injection of botulinum toxin (BT) may be indicated for treatment. Intramuscular injection without guidance is difficult because of its deep location. The objectives of this study were to determine the feasibility of MR-guided navigation for BT injection in the LPM in TMD and to report about our first results. Read More

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November 2018

Presentation of cysticercosis of the lateral pterygoid muscle as temporomandibular disorder: A diagnostic and therapeutic challenge.

J Indian Prosthodont Soc 2018 Oct-Dec;18(4):377-383

Division of Radiology, Department of Oral Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, PA, USA.

Orofacial pain can often be the chief complaint of many systemic disorders. Cysticercosis involving the lateral pterygoids may cause limitation of mouth opening and may mimic clinical symptoms of a temporomandibular disorder. A 37-year-old female presented with 1-month-old complaint of limited mandibular range of motion. Read More

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April 2018
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Effectiveness of platelet-rich plasma injection in patients with temporomandibular joint osteoarthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol 2018 Sep 26. Epub 2018 Sep 26.

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, National Taiwan University Hospital, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan.

Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection after arthrocentesis or arthroscopy in patients with temporomandibular joint osteoarthritis.

Study Design: Electronic databases (PubMed, EMBASE, Scopus, and Cochrane Library) were searched for reports up to July 30, 2018. We included all published or unpublished randomized controlled trials (RCTs). Read More

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September 2018
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