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Has the primary care oral surgery service reduced the activity in secondary care oral and maxillofacial units?

To find out if the devolution of some dentoalveolar services into primary care in 2007 was having an effect on the workload of oral and maxillofacial units, I reviewed the workload of two units in 2011-13.

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By Alexandros G. Sfakianakis

Sagittal plane joint kinetics during stair ascent in patients with peripheral arterial disease and intermittent claudication

Publication date: Available online 28 March 2017
Source:Gait & Posture
Author(s): Stephanie L. King, Natalie Vanicek, Thomas D. O’Brien
Stair negotiation poses a substantial physical demand on the musculoskeletal system and this challenging task can place individuals at risk of falls. 241 more words

By Alexandros G. Sfakianakis

Too Many Voices in His Brain

He brought a veggie offering

Whose praises God refused to sing.

The batch was deemed an unfit thing

To set before the Most High King. 435 more words

Medicine

The Ryancare Route — Winning by Losing? by Patrick J. Buchanan

It’s easier to pull a ten-foot tall weed by hand than it is to get rid of a government program. Obamacare must be gotten rid of and replaced by (hint: it’s not another government program) the free market! 300 more words

Government

'Paralyzed man moves hand'

A man in Ohio has become the first patient ever to move his paralyzed hand using his own thoughts. Doctors at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have teamed up with… 21 more words

News

Effect of Occlusal Plane correction on Lip Cant in two-jaw orthognathic surgery – A Three-dimensional analysis

The aim of the present study was to evaluate the impact of canting correction in occlusal plane (OP) on the change of lip cant (LC) using three-dimensional (3D) photogrammetry in combination with cone-beam computed tomographic (CBCT) scans in class III asymmetric patients.

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By Alexandros G. Sfakianakis

Three-dimensional surface scanners compared with standard anthropometric measurements for head shape

Three-dimensional (3D) surface imaging devices designed to capture and quantify craniofacial surface morphology are becoming more common in clinical environments. Such scanners overcome the limitations of two-dimensional photographs while avoiding the ionizing radiation of computed tomography. 49 more words

By Alexandros G. Sfakianakis