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Vertical skeletal changes after extraction and non-extraction treatment in matched class I patients identified by a discriminant analysis: cephalometric appraisal and Procrustes superimposition

Background In the long-lasting debate of extraction versus non-extraction treatment, the impact of extractions on the skeletal vertical dimension remains rather unclear. The aim of this retrospective research study was to obtain a bias-free sample of morphologically similar borderline patients treated with or without extraction of the four first premolars and to retrospectively...

A cross-sectional analysis of the prevalence of tooth agenesis and structural dental anomalies in association with cleft type in non-syndromic oral cleft patients

Background The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of tooth agenesis, microdontia, and tooth malformation among non-syndromic oral cleft patients and their potential association with cleft type and gender. Methods Intraoral records and radiographs of 154 patients (97 males and 57 females) were examined. The variables assessed were tooth agenesis, microdontia...

Angiopoietin-2 Levels as Predictors of Outcome in Mechanically Ventilated Patients with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Aimilia Pelekanou,3 Katerina Zerva,4 George Antonakos,4 Dimitrios Konstantonis,1 Irini Mavrou,1 Georgios Tsaknis,1 Evdoxia Kyriazopoulou,3 Maria Mouktaroudi,3 Styliani Kokori,2 Stylianos E. Orfanos,1 ... -Bourboulis, and Apostolos Armaganidis conceived and designed the study; Eleni Vrigkou, Dimitrios Konstantonis, Irini Mavrou, Georgios Tsaknis, Evdoxia Kyriazopoulou, and Maria Mouktaroudi performed the

Extraction decision and identification of treatment predictors in Class I malocclusions

Dimitrios Konstantonis 0 Chrysi Anthopoulou 0 Margarita Makou 0 0 Department of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, University of Athens , Athens 11527, Greece Background: The extraction rate in

A step-by-step diagnosis of exclusion in a twin pregnancy with acute respiratory failure due to non-fatal amniotic fluid embolism: a case report

Introduction Respiratory failure may develop during the later stages of pregnancy and is usually associated with tocolysis or other co-existing conditions such as pneumonia, sepsis, pre-eclampsia or amniotic fluid embolism syndrome. Case presentation We present the case of a 34-year-old healthy woman with a twin pregnancy at 31 weeks and 6 days who experienced acute respiratory...

A fatal case of recurrent amiodarone-induced thyrotoxicosis after percutaneous tracheotomy: a case report

Background Amiodarone is a widely used antiarrythmic drug, which may produce secondary effects on the thyroid. In 14–18% of amiodarone-treated patients, there is overt thyroid dysfunction, usually in the form of amiodarone-induced thyrotoxicosis, which can be difficult to manage with standard medical treatment. Case presentation Presented is the case of a 65-year-old man, under...