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  • Oxford GE, Jonsson R, Olofsson J, et al
    (Univ of Florida, Gainesville; Univ of Bergen, Norway; Haukeland Univ Hosp, Bergen, Norway; et al)

    Elevated Levels of Human Salivary Epidermal Growth Factor After Oral and Juxtaoral Surgery

    J Oral Maxillofac
    Surg, 57: 154-158, 1999

        


    Twenty-five patients for parotid surgery and 12 patients requiring periodontal disease were studied for levels of salivary epidermal growth factor preoperatively and 24 hrs after surgery. Control group matched the sex and age. The levels came to values of control group after 48 hrs.

       


    The data indicates local cells are capable of synthesizing and secreting growth factors at the site of injury. These are activated by surgical trauma possibly to promote wound healing.

       


    If these substances are identified in detail and their role in synthesizing and delivering these factors a the oral site, then it will be of tremendous help to head and neck cancer patients and radiation therapy patients.

         
  • Santler G, Karcher H, et al
    (Univ Clinic for Dentistry, Graz, Austria)

    Fractures of the Condylar Process: Surgical Versus Nonsurgical Treatment

    J Oral Maxillofac Surg 57: 392-397, 1999

       


    This is an excellent large series of 292 fractures treated at different ages. 150 patients were followed up at a mean of 2.5 yrs.

       


    Minimally invasive surgery remains the method of choice. No surgery unless severely dislocated condylar fractures. On the contrary surgical treated patients had more weather sensitivity, a pain on mouth opening.

       


    This confirmed no surgery is the method of choice.

       

 



 

Speciality Spotlight

 

    
  

Oral Surgery
    

  • Oxford GE, Jonsson R, Olofsson J, et al (Univ of Florida, Gainesville; Univ of Bergen, Norway; Haukeland Univ Hosp, Bergen, Norway; et al)
    Elevated Levels of Human Salivary Epidermal Growth Factor After Oral and Juxtaoral Surgery
    J Oral Maxillofac Surg, 57: 154-158, 1999
        

    Twenty-five patients for parotid surgery and 12 patients requiring periodontal disease were studied for levels of salivary epidermal growth factor preoperatively and 24 hrs after surgery. Control group matched the sex and age. The levels came to values of control group after 48 hrs.
       
    The data indicates local cells are capable of synthesizing and secreting growth factors at the site of injury. These are activated by surgical trauma possibly to promote wound healing.
       
    If these substances are identified in detail and their role in synthesizing and delivering these factors a the oral site, then it will be of tremendous help to head and neck cancer patients and radiation therapy patients.
         
  • Santler G, Karcher H, et al (Univ Clinic for Dentistry, Graz, Austria)
    Fractures of the Condylar Process: Surgical Versus Nonsurgical Treatment
    J Oral Maxillofac Surg 57: 392-397, 1999
       

    This is an excellent large series of 292 fractures treated at different ages. 150 patients were followed up at a mean of 2.5 yrs.
       
    Minimally invasive surgery remains the method of choice. No surgery unless severely dislocated condylar fractures. On the contrary surgical treated patients had more weather sensitivity, a pain on mouth opening.
       
    This confirmed no surgery is the method of choice.
       

 

 

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