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Gamma radiation increases the risk of radiation-related root dental caries

The association between radiation exposure and dental caries has been widely discussed. Several factors contribute to dentition breakdown and radiation-related caries (RRC) development but this condition has previously been associated to be an indirect effect due to radiation-induced salivary gland damage . 33 more words

By Alexandros G. Sfakianakis

Formation of an international intergroup to coordinate clinical trials in head and neck cancers: HNCIG

Clinical trials in head and neck cancer (HNC) face multiple challenges including low global incidence, excessive patient comorbidity rate, high treatment-related toxicity and more recently a changing tumor biology landscape. 79 more words

By Alexandros G. Sfakianakis

Health-related quality of life, fear of recurrence, and emotional distress in patients treated for thyroid cancer

Diagnosis of differentiated thyroid carcinoma (papillary or follicular) and its treatment may be associated with a poor health-related quality of life (HRQoL), and with fear of recurrence (FoR), and distress. 63 more words

By Alexandros G. Sfakianakis

Use of a three-dimensional custom-made porous titanium prosthesis for mandibular body reconstruction

The progress made in recent years in the field of head and neck bone reconstruction is directly related to technological advancements made in computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) and three-dimensional printing in particular. 63 more words

By Alexandros G. Sfakianakis

Positional and ultrastructural changes in peripheral pulp capillaries correlate with the active phase of dentin deposition and mineralization in rat molars

Publication date: Available online 23 June 2017
Source:Journal of Oral Biosciences
Author(s): Yuta Seino, Yoshiro Takano, Hayato Ohshima
ObjectivesThe mechanisms regulating positional and ultrastructural changes in peripheral pulp capillaries during dentinogenesis have yet to be fully elucidated. 220 more words

By Alexandros G. Sfakianakis

Why music can be good medicine

My patient is intubated and under general anesthesia. It is 7:15 a.m. “Should we do the time-out?” I ask my OR team, which includes the anesthesiologist, the circulating nurse, my fellow and the scrub tech. 811 more words


Facial soft tissue response to maxillo-mandibular advancement in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome patients

Facial profile soft tissue changes after orthognathic surgery are crucial for surgery success. This retrospective study evaluated soft tissue changes after maxillo-mandibular Advancement and counter clockwise …


By Alexandros G. Sfakianakis