- 作者列表："Nardi C","Calistri L","Pietragalla M","Vignoli C","Lorini C","Berti V","Mungai F","Colagrande S
INTRODUCTION:This study aimed to evaluate the accuracy of both digital complete and small portion of panoramic radiography (PAN) in the detection of clinically/surgically confirmed asymptomatic apical periodontitis (AP) lesions with and without endodontic treatment. METHODS:A total of 480 patients/teeth including 120 AP with and without endodontic treatment, and 120 healthy periapex with and without endodontic treatment were detected via CBCT using the periapical index system. Each diseased and healthy patient underwent PAN first and a CBCT scan within 40 days. All 480 cases were assessed by four different methods, as follows: complete PAN with clinical examination of each tooth available and not available, respectively, and small portion of PAN in which a root with crown and root without crown were displayed, respectively. Periapical index system was also used to assess AP by PAN. Accuracy for both complete and small portion of PAN with respect to CBCT was analyzed. RESULTS:The overall accuracy of the four methods for teeth with endodontic treatment (73.4) was higher than teeth without endodontic treatment (66.6). Accuracy of complete PAN and portion of PAN was 71.3 and 68.7, respectively. As regards teeth without endodontic treatment, accuracy was higher for complete PAN in the upper/lower incisive area and for small portion of PAN in the upper molar area. No difference was found in teeth with endodontic treatment. CONCLUSION:Complete and small portion of PAN showed greater accuracy in the upper/lower incisive area and upper molar area of untreated teeth, respectively, whereas no difference was found in treated teeth.
简介: 本研究旨在评估数字化全景摄影 (PAN) 和小部分全景摄影 (PAN) 检测临床/手术证实的无症状根尖周炎 (AP) 的准确性病变伴和不伴牙髓治疗。 方法: 采用CBCT对 480 例患者/患牙，包括 120 例接受牙髓治疗和未接受牙髓治疗的AP，以及 120 例接受牙髓治疗和未接受牙髓治疗的健康根尖周进行根尖周指数检测。每例患病和健康患者均在 40 天内先行PAN和CBCT扫描。所有 480 例均采用四种不同的方法进行评估，分别为: 完整的PAN，每颗牙齿的临床检查可用和不可用，和小部分PAN的root皇冠和root没有全冠分别显示.还采用根尖周指数系统通过PAN评估AP。分析了完整和小部分PAN相对于CBCT的准确性。 结果: 四种方法对有牙髓治疗的牙齿的总体准确性 (73.4) 高于无牙髓治疗的牙齿 (66.6)。完全PAN和部分PAN的准确度分别为 71.3 和 68.7。对于未进行牙髓治疗的牙齿，上/下切牙区的完全PAN和上磨牙区的小部分PAN的准确性较高。牙体牙髓治疗未见差异。 结论: 完全和小部分PAN分别在未治疗牙的上/下切牙区和上磨牙区显示出更高的准确性，而在治疗牙中没有发现差异。
METHODS:BACKGROUND:The anterior oronasal fistulae neighboring the alveolar cleft could persist or reappear after the alveolar reconstruction with cancellous bone grafting. The persistent symptomatic anterior oronasal fistulae need to be repaired, but surgery remains a challenge in cleft care. Surprisingly, this issue has rarely been reported in the literature. The purpose of this long-term study was to report a single surgeon experience with a therapeutic protocol for persistent symptomatic anterior oronasal fistula repair. METHODS:This is a retrospective study of consecutive patients with Veau type III and IV clefts and persistent symptomatic anterior oronasal fistulae managed according to a therapeutic protocol from 1997 to 2018. Depending on fistula size, patients were treated with local flaps associated with an interpositional graft or two-stage tongue flaps (small/medium or large fistulae, respectively). The surgical outcomes were classified as "good" (complete fistula closure with no symptoms), "fair" (asymptomatic narrow fistula remained), or "poor" (failure with persistent symptoms). RESULTS:Forty-four patients with persistent symptomatic anterior oronasal fistulae were reconstructed with local flaps associated with interpositional fascia or dermal fat grafting (52.3%) or two-stage tongue flaps (47.7%). Most of patients (93.2%) presented "good" outcomes, ranging from 87% to 100% (local and tongue flaps, respectively). Three (6.8%) patients presented symptomatic residual fistula ("poor" outcomes). CONCLUSIONS:For the repair of persistent symptomatic anterior oronasal fistulae, this therapeutic protocol provided satisfactory outcome with low fistula recurrence rate.
METHODS:OBJECTIVE:Methadone is a vital treatment for women with opioid use disorder in pregnancy. Previous reports suggested an association between methadone exposure and Pierre Robin sequence (PRS), a rare craniofacial anomaly. We assessed the association between gestational methadone exposure and PRS. DESIGN/SETTING:This case-malformed control study used European Surveillance of Congenital Anomalies population-based registries in Ireland, the Netherlands, Italy, Switzerland, Croatia, Malta, Portugal, Germany, Wales, Norway and Spain, 1995-2011. PATIENTS:Cases included PRS based on International Classification of Disease (ICD), Ninth Edition-British Paediatric Association (BPA) code 75 603 or ICD, Tenth Edition-BPA code Q8708. Malformed controls were all non-PRS anomalies, excluding genetic conditions, among live births, fetal deaths from 20 weeks' gestation and terminations of pregnancy for fetal anomalies. An exploratory analysis assessed the association between methadone exposure and other congenital anomalies (CAs) excluding PRS. Methadone exposure was ascertained from medical records and maternal interview. RESULTS:Among 87 979 CA registrations, there were 127 methadone-exposed pregnancies and 336 PRS cases. There was an association between methadone exposure and PRS (OR adjusted for registry 12.3, 95% CI 5.7 to 26.8). In absolute terms, this association reflects a risk increase from approximately 1-12 cases per 10 000 births. A raised OR was found for cleft palate (adjusted OR 5.0, 95% CI 2.7 to 9.2). CONCLUSIONS:These findings suggest that gestational methadone exposure is associated with PRS. The association may be explained by unmeasured confounding factors. The small increased risk of PRS in itself does not alter the risk-benefit balance for gestational methadone use. The association with cleft palate, a more common CA, should be assessed with independent data.
METHODS::Orthopedic treatment to improve deficient maxillary growth of cleft lip and palate patients is an important part of treatment. The success of this treatment is strongly dependent on the time of initiation of therapy. There has been a large controversy in the available literature regarding the skeletal age of these patients. The aim of the present study was to compare the skeletal age of cleft lip and palate patients with normal individuals.37 unilateral and 14 bilateral cleft lip and palate patients and 47 healthy individuals participated in this cross-sectional study. The patients were classified into 8 to 10 and 11 to 14-year-old individuals. Cervical vertebral maturational stage of participants was evaluated in the lateral cephalometry. The skeletal age of cleft lip and palate patients was compared with normal controls. Chi-square was used for statistical analysis. There was not a significant difference in the skeletal developmental stage of unilateral and bilateral cleft compared to their normal peers according to their age and sex. Also, significant difference in skeletal maturational stage of cleft lip and palate patients was not found between boys and girls (P = 0.8). Similarly, no significant difference was found in the skeletal age of the 3 studied groups without considering the age and sex of participants (P = 0.5). Regarding the similar skeletal maturational stage of cleft lip and palate patients with normal controls in our study, their maxillofacial orthopedic treatment can be initiated at similar time to normal peers.