Prosthodontic Management of Hypohidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia With Anodontia: A Case Report in Pediatric Patient and Review of Literature.

Prosthodontic management of hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia with anodontia: a case report in pediatric patient and review of literature.

Ann Med Health Sci Res. 2013 Apr; 3(2): 277-81
Ladda R, Gangadhar S, Kasat V, Bhandari A

Ectodermal dysplasias are rare hereditary disorders characterized by abnormal development of certain tissues and structures of ectodermal origin. The condition is important for dentists as it affects teeth resulting in hypodontia or anodontia and dentist plays an important role in rehabilitation of the patient. Affected young children with anodontia not only have difficulties in eating and speaking but can also feel that they look different from their contemporaries. Well-fitting and functioning prosthesis could be a great help during their schooling years as it will improve appearance and thus boost their self confidence. We report a case of hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia in an 8-year-old boy who exhibited anodontia and was successfully rehabilitated with conventional complete dentures in both maxillary and mandibular arches. The aim of the treatment was to improve psychological development apart from promoting better functioning of the stomatognathic system. HubMed – rehab

Intra-articular hyaluronic Acid as treatment in elderly and middle-aged patients with knee osteoarthritis.

Open Rheumatol J. 2013; 7: 38-41
Uçar D, D?raço?lu D, Süleyman T, Capan N

Osteoarthritis is the most common age-related degenerative joint disease. It affects all the joints containing hyaline cartilage. Knee osteoarthritis is the most cumbersome in terms of prevalence and disability. The aim of this study to evaluate the efficacy of intra-articular hyaluronic acid in patients with knee osteoarthritis with regard to joint pain and function, as well as patient satisfaction, assessed at one month and at one year, and by age group.In this prospective randomised study, 172 patients who were diagnosed knee OA and who received three consecutive intra-articular injections of HA weekly were included. Patients 65 years of age or older were accepted as the “elderly group”, and those under 65 were accepted as the “middle-aged group”. Clinical evaluations of efficacy and safety were conducted at the beginning of the study, one month after the third injection, and one year after the third injection.In the two groups, the intragroup analysis revealed significant improvements following injection when compared with preinjection values. According to the last followup controls (after 12 months) in the middle-aged group, VAS activity pain, VAS rest pain, WOMAC physical function, and WOMAC pain values were found to be statistically lower when compared with pre-injection values. In the elderly group, no statistically significant differences were found between pre-injection and after 12 months.We can conclude that intra-articular joint HA injections are effective in both young and old patients with OA with regard to pain and functional status over a short-term period. Further, HA injections in patients younger than 65 years can be planned for a one-year period. HubMed – rehab

Assessment of oral health status and Treatment needs of HIV/AIDS patients visiting Government Hospitals and Rehabilitation centers in Banglore city.

Indian J Sex Transm Dis. 2013 Jan; 34(1): 59-60
Rath H, Raj SC

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Pearls & Oy-sters: Transient Horner syndrome associated with autonomic dysreflexia.

Neurology. 2013 Aug 6; 81(6): e35-7
Cragg JJ, Krassioukov AV

Autonomic dysreflexia is a potentially life-threatening condition that occurs in individuals with high thoracic and cervical spinal cord injuries (SCIs) and is characterized by severe episodic hypertension. HubMed – rehab