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Modern biophysical view of electromagnetic processes of the phenomenon of life of living biological systems as a promising basis for the development of complex medicine: towards the concept of Bioelectronic Medicine
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Modern biophysical view of electromagnetic processes of the phenomenon of life of living biological systems as a promising basis for the development of complex medicine: towards the concept of Bioelectronic Medicine
By Ganna Nevoit, Olena Filiunova, Maksim Potyazhenko, Ozar Minser, Inga Arune Bumblyte, Alfonsas Vainoras
The publication of the results of a theoretical study on the conceptualization of Bioelectronic Medicine continues a series of articles on the role of electromagnetic processes in the implementation of the phenomenon of life. The authors, based on modern biophysical fundamental knowledge about the structure and functioning of the human body at the micro level of its structure (nanolevel and deeper) and the concepts of the Magnetoelectrochemical theory of metabolism, developed the main ideological concepts of the scientific direction “Bioelectronic Medicine” as a component for the further development of complex medicine. General scientific methods and theoretical methods were used in this theoretical study. The result of this theoretical research was the extrapolation of modern biophysical fundamental data on the structure of the microcosm of matter to medical knowledge about humans. It is proposed to call the resulting scientific direction the term “Bioelectronic medicine”. A conceptualization of the obtained fundamental ideas was made, three basic concepts and seven main aspects of “Bioelectronic Medicine” were formulated.
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Treatment of temporomandibular dysfunction with jaw functional orthopedics: a retrospective study
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Treatment of temporomandibular dysfunction with jaw functional orthopedics: a retrospective study
What are my chances of getting better?” And “How long will it take for the discomfort to improve?” are the two basic questions asked by individuals after they know about the influence of the stomatognathic system (SS) on their discomfort. Despite the biological unpredictability and variation, these individuals need some information. When searching in MEDLINE, some parameters may be found, but there are none about Jaw Functional Orthopedics (JFO). This study sample was composed of 146 patients with TMD and/or headache/neck pains, who were treated with JFO and divided into three groups. Group 1 exclusively with TMD; Group 2 with head and/or neck pain without symptoms of TMD (pain on palpation or movement); and Group 3 with TMD and head/neck pain. The symptoms monitored were arthralgia, and myalgia of the temporal, masseter or suprahyoid muscles, neck pain on movement or palpation, headache and cervicalgia reported. Odontogenic pain and headache originating from other sources (sinusitis, flu, pre-menstrual period, photophobia, hangover, etc.) were excluded from the study. The sample was aligned with the literature relative to prevalence of age and sex. Results showed that JFO treatment was effective in patients of the three groups. There was no statistical difference in mean time for remission among the groups. The results and conclusions should be analyzed with caution since there was no control group, and long term follow up is needed to check the behavior of the symptoms. However, the data from this study suggested that JFO was an efficient tool for treatment of patients with occlusal and biomechanical alterations of the SS, with chronic TMD, head and/or neck pain in a short period of time.
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Functional orthopedic appliance for vertical dimension increase and mandibular deprogramming ORLANDO SANTIAGO SYSTEM 1 – OSS1. Indications and laboratorial manufacturing
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Functional orthopedic appliance for vertical dimension increase and mandibular deprogramming ORLANDO SANTIAGO SYSTEM 1 – OSS1. Indications and laboratorial manufacturing
Jaw Functional Orthopedics has efficient tools for treatment of deep bite, but, once they are bioplastic functional appliances, they have a considerable amount of acrylic resulting in volume that interferes with the individual phonetics. Planas had already described a Equiplan attached to a pipe to facilitate the use by the patient. Based on those ideas and in a attempt to improve use conditions of the functional orthopedic appliance, this paper presents the step by step of the manufacturing of an appliance with an Equiplan, used as background activity, or a main appliance, able to increase vertical dimension; used as contention in deep bite treatment; and in individuals with significant occlusal plane alterations, used as a mandibular deprogrammer. The appliance, when properly prescript, has a clinical conduction more efficient than occlusal splints because it does not require adjustment in every session. Its construction do not require articulated casts and can be done in less time in the laboratory.
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Does Planas’ Equiplan really work in deep bite treatment?
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Does Planas’ Equiplan really work in deep bite treatment?
Deep bite malocclusion impacts function of the stomatognathic system, patients’ quality of life and self-stem by compromising oral and facial esthetics. The malocclusion can involve teeth and facial skeleton, for such is one of the most challenging malocclusion treatments. The aim of this investigation is to check the clinical belief that Planas’ Equiplan is efficient to treat deep bite malocclusion. Dental overbite was measured in 21 patients submitting to Jaw Functional Orthopedics treatment at post-graduation course. The inclusion criteria were a vertical trespass of the incisal border of the upper incisors covering the vestibular face of the lower incisors more than 3 mm, treatment cooperation and a consent form signed by the patients, or their legal tutor, allowing the use of the data obtained for research and didactic purposes. The initial measurement (T0) and 15 months treatment (T1) was collected to study overbite behavior during treatment with Planas’ Equiplan. The mean overbite of the sample at T0 was 5,02 ± 1,311 mm, at T1 the mean overbite was 2,38 ± 1,026 mm. The difference T1-T0 is –2,65 ± 1,462 mm (p< 0,01). The data presented here supports the efficacy of the use of Planas’ Equiplan in the treatment of Deep bite Malocclusion.
December 29, 2021
Orthopedics
Planas direct tracks to treat functional crossbites in children: scientific evidence
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Planas direct tracks to treat functional crossbites in children: scientific evidence
Introduction: Posterior functional crossbite is a common malocclusion in children, with a prevalence between 7.5-24 %. It has an important impact on facial functions, and may cause asymmetries in craniofacial development. Different interventions have been used to correct this malocclusion but there is a lack of studies with methodological rigor that support these interventions. Planas Direct Tracks (PDT) constitute one of such interventions. They seek to reestablish the functional occlusal balance of children through selective grinding, complementing this adjustment with composites. Objective: To present the level of scientific evidence available on PDT to correct posterior crossbites. Method: A sensitive search was carried out in the main databases: Pubmed, BVS Odontology, Cochrane, SciElo and Google academic. The articles were selected, duplications removed and critical evaluation of the literature performed classifying the studies according to the evidence pyramid. The aim is to point out ways to improve the quality of the studies. Results: 32 studies were included. 30 studies were narrative reviews, case reports or case series and two were controlled trials. All studies had important biases. No randomized controlled trial was found. Conclusion: So far, there are no studies, sufficiently rigorous methodology, on Planas direct tracks to correct functional crossbites.
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Orthopedics
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