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Repairing Cranio-Facial Deformities From The Inside Out

... have had to wear a metal device implanted intothe jaw from the outside of the face in order to correct t...to regrowdestroyed bone, essentially growing a new jaw for the patient. Dr. Brian Smith, chairman of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at TempleUniver...

Relaxation And Music Significantly Reduce Patients' Postoperative Pain

...tion to the usual pain medication, onegroup used a jaw relaxation technique, another group listened to music, and athird group received a combination of relaxation and music. Findings revealedthat, after surgery, the three treatment groups had significantly less pain thanthe control group, which receive...

Music, relaxation can complement pain medicine

... distress ofpain changed. One group used a jaw relaxation technique, another group listened tomusic, and a third group received a combination of relaxation and music. Thecontrol group received none of these. All study participants received morphineor Demerol by pressing a button connected to thei...

Narcolepsy network issues national 'wake up' call

... or paralysis, resulting in kneesbuckling, head or jaw jerking, weakness in the arms and hands, and even completecollapse; these episodes are induced by strong emotion, such as laughter, angeror surprise sleep paralysis - an inability to move that occurs at sleep onset or uponawakening hypnagogic halluci...

Pain, itself, elicits pain relief, and does so through 'reward' pathway

...w-opening reflex, in which the degree to which the jaw opensreflexively in response to painful stimuli to the tooth indicates the level ofpain experienced. The jaw-opening reflex decreased, a sign of analgesia, as thepainful stimulus increased. The fact that the analgesic effect was demonstrated in the ...

Yale researchers find potential target for treatment and prevention of osteoporosis

... symptoms. They do have a strikingly deep and wide jaw and bony growth on the palate. They also report trouble staying afloat when swimming. Twenty members of the extended family helped in the genetic hunt by providing blood samples for DNA testing and most had their bone density measured. Seven of the f...

Blood test could detect heart attack early

...pain in other parts of the body, such as the neck, jaw or arm. "I think this test will dramatically improve the ability of physicians to rapidly and unambiguously diagnose heart attacks," says John Marshall, Ph.D., chief investigator for the study and a consultant with Syn.X Pharma Inc., in Toronto, Onta...

Surgically placed 'sling' reduces signs of aging in the neck

...ed beginning behind one earlobe, extends below the jaw and chin and ends behind the other earlobe. The researchers implanted the sling in 100 patients when they underwent various other plastic surgery procedures to rejuventate the neck (including liposuction and skin tightening) between October 1996 an...

Award-winning research affirms use of hypnosis in eliminating pain

...dibular joint (TMJ) disorder, a dysfunction of the jaw joint that can cause such problems as headaches, facial pain, and neck aches. They found that people with the disorder are often moderately to highly hypnotizable and able to control experimental pain with training. "Thus hypnosis is an excellent beh...

Myosin mutant points to human origins

...ated how humans evolved from ancestors with larger jaw muscles and smaller brains. This newly discovered ...n seems responsible for the development of smaller jaw muscles in humans as compared to non-human primates. These converging lines of evidence suggest the ...

USC human speech study

...ough to capture the rapid changes in lips, tongue, jaw and the airway that together produce specific vowels, consonants and intonations of speech. Real-time MRI allows Byrd to see and confirm the degree of sound overlap in spoken language, a characteristic of human speech she helped reveal in earlier wor...

Apraxia of speech in children is focus of new OHSU grant

...vements they need to make with their tongue, lips, jaw and velum, or soft palate, to form words. Children with apraxia of speech tend to speak less rhythmically than other children, including more even stress on syllables. It is estimated that about one-tenth of 1 percent of children in the United States...

Bone implants could aid healing after tooth removal

...r healing critical-size defects in the bone of the jaw would benefit not only those who have teeth pulled...er patients who have had large bony lesions in the jaw surgically removed," Mikos said....

Gender and sex hormones affect the brain's pain response and more, according to new studies

...sing but harmless injection of salt water in their jaw muscle. (The pain dissipates within minutes of com...e of the mu-opioid system in women. Using the same jaw pain model, the scientists studied a group of women during the follicular phase of their menstrual c...

Dental x-rays could be first step in osteoporosis screening

...al x-rays, and the cortical shape and width of the jaw were estimated on the x-rays. "Women with eroded cortical shape need to be referred for further BMD testing," said Akira Taguchi, DDS, PhD, department of oral and maxillofacial radiology at Hiroshima University Hospital in Japan. Currently, question...

Rice cartilage experts win $1.5M NIH grant to bioengineer TMJ discs

...rom minor and occasional pain due to clenching the jaw or grinding the teeth to severe, debilitating pain that requires hospitalization or surgery. Because the TMJ is essential for basic functions like speaking, chewing and swallowing, TMJ disorders can seriously degrade people's quality of life and lead...

Strokes: Dental x-rays reveal more than cavities

...observe the condition of a patient's teeth, roots, jaw placement and overall placement of facial bones. X-rays can pinpoint the location of cavities and other signs of disease impossible to detect through a visual examination. A panoramic x-ray allows a dentist to see the entire structure of the mouth i...

2005 Craniofacial Biology Research Award

...as the first to demonstrate in vivo loading of the jaw joint. He clarified the function of the mandibular symphysis and brow ridges and determined correlations between muscle activity and bone deformation. The techniques and approaches he developed have been widely applied in craniofacial biology, and hi...

Routine dental panoramic X-rays not necessary, study shows

... three lesions located in the upper portion of the jaw bone close to the temporomandibular jaw joints. "Based on our study, the panoramic X-ray has limited value," said Radfar. "Eliminating i...

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