Cranio : the journal of craniomandibular practice
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Headache and insomnia: their relation reviewed.
Headache and insomnia are both very common and burdensome complaints worldwide. Numerous articles have been written on the relation between them, but the number of scientific articles is limited. The purpose of this review is to summarize the current scientific literature and analyze it in light of...
Application of a cephalometric method to the temporomandibular joint in patients with or without alteration in the orientation of the mandib...
In a prior study, the spatial relationship of the mandibular condyle was studied through a cephalogram based on laminographies of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). The present method was developed with the aim of analyzing TMJ morphology and the spatial relationship of the mandibula...
Osteochondroma of the right coronoid process (Jacob disease): a case report.
Oscar Jacob was the first to describe osteochondroma of the coronoid process, naming it "Jacob disease." Jacob disease rarely occurs in the oral and maxillofacial regions. The tumor usually grows progressively, leading to a mushroom-shaped enlargement of the process, and a joint-like...
The muscle engram: the reflex that limits conventional occlusal treatment.
The engram (the masticatory "muscle memory") is shown to be a conditionable reflex whose muscle conditioning lasts less than two minutes, far shorter than previously thought. This reflex, reinforced and stored in the masticatory muscles at every swallow, adjusts masticatory muscle ac...
A case of refractory perforation at the floor of the mouth with ectopic bone formation.
Although most fistulae are not problematic, surgeons occasionally encounter recurrent and/or refractory fistulae in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery. In this case report, the authors describe a case in which a patient experienced a recurrent and refractory fistula or perfo...
Comparison of patients with orofacial pain of different diagnostic categories.
The authors compared the pain intensity and difficulty experienced in performing activities of daily living (ADL) among 237 patients with orofacial pain. The patients underwent comprehensive examinations and recorded their subjective symptoms on a form (five items for pain intensity and six for ADL-...
On the etiology and significance of palatal and mandibular tori.
Treatment outcome in patients with TMD--a survey of 123 patients referred to specialist care.
Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are a group of functional disorders of the masticatory system. Signs and symptoms of TMD are very common in different age groups in both genders. Treatment need varies greatly, ranging from 5 to 27% of the population. The treatment of TMD patients is...
Orofacial myofunctional disorder in subjects with temporomandibular disorder.
To determine the frequency and degree of orofacial myofunctional disorder (OMD) in a sample of patients with temporomandibular disorder (TMD), the dental records of 240 patients with a diagnosis of TMD were reviewed. Mean patient age and mean TMD duration, gender frequency, complaint...
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