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Teva Announces Second Propofol Recall
AAOMS has received confirmation from Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. that on July 29, they issued a second "URGENT DRUG RECALL" for their propofol injectable emulsion 10mg/ml (20ml, 50ml and 100ml vials). More(subscription)
Endoscopic Sinus Surgery for Maxillary Sinus Mucoceles
from Head & Face Medicine
The most common causes of mucoceles are chronic infection, allergic sinonasal disease, trauma and previous surgery. In 64 percent of the patients of our study cause remains uncertain. Endoscopic sinus surgery is an effective treatment for maxillary sinus mucoceles with a favorable long-term outcome. More
Rhinoplasty, Maxillary Augmentation
Maxillary augmentation denotes the genre of reconstructive surgeries that address the correction of maxillary hypoplasia. Maxillary hypoplasia results from the underdevelopment of the maxillary bones and produces midfacial retrusion, creating the illusion of protuberance of the lower jaw. As a result the profile appears prognathic. More
Facial Surgery: Anatomy Demands Constant Attention
from Modern Medicine
To paraphrase English surgeon and anatomist Sir Ashley Paston Cooper, the best surgeon is the one who makes the fewest mistakes. For dermatologic surgeons, minimizing mistakes means always being aware of underlying facial anatomy, says Hugh T. Greenway, M.D., chairman, Division of Procedural Dermatology, Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, Calif. More
What is Trigeminal Neuralgia? What Causes Trigeminal Neuralgia?
from Medical News Today
Trigeminal Neuralgia, also known as Tic Douloureaux, is a nerve disorder that causes abrupt, searing, electric-shock-like facial pains, most commonly the pain involves the lower face and jaw, but symptoms may appear near the nose, ears, eyes or lips. Many experts say trigeminal neuralgia is the most unbearably painful human condition. More
A Man's Mission to Help Kids with Cleft Palate
Camp Courage looks like most summer camps, but the campers all share a special bond. They are all in various stages of treatment for craniofacial defects like cleft palate. Bruce Patterson spends a lot of time at Camp Courage. He used to spend most of his time running businesses, but after selling his Midtown Atlanta restaurant, Spice, last year he started the Save A Smile Foundation to help fund camps, treatment and education about cleft palate and to raise awareness about craniofacial defects. More
Pain Affects Head and Neck Cancer Prognosis
from Med Page Today
High levels of pain in the first year after treatment for head and neck cancer may predict poor outcomes, according to a prospective study. Moderate to severe post-treatment pain was associated with a 65.1 percent five-year survival rate compared with an 81.8 percent rate among those who had low pain scores, Gerry F. Funk, MD, of the University of Iowa in Iowa City, and colleagues found. More
Virus May Affect Survival in Head and Neck Cancer
from U.S. News & World Report
Infection with the human papillomavirus may improve survival in patients with head and neck cancer, U.S. researchers report. They said the finding may explain why black Americans, who have far less HPV infection than whites, have poorer head and neck cancer survival rates. More
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