Oct 23rd, 2017 - Action Points Men who smoked and had five or more lifetime oral sex partners had the highest prevalence of oral oncogenic human papilloma virus (HPV) infection (14.9%). The study suggests that even though the prevalence of infection is higher in men, large numbers would need to be screened, and their lifetime risk of developing oropharyngeal cancer (OPC) is still low. Men who smoked and had fiv...
Oct 6th, 2017 - (Reuters Health) - Elementary school children with cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial anomalies may struggle more than older kids with anger, anxiety, depression and stress, according to a recent study. Compared to older kids and teens, those between ages 8 and 10 have the highest risk for psychosocial dysfunction, the study team reports in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. “The ultimat...
Oct 4th, 2017 - Paul Dent, PhD Surgeon Chief of Head and Neck Service Andrew S. Poklepovic, MD Radiation Oncologist Vice Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology, Experimental Therapeutics The incidence of mouth and throat cancer is on the rise due to transmission of the human papilloma virus (HPV), but physicians at Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Center have managed to significantly reduce the inten...
Sep 18th, 2017 - 3. A 26-year-old woman presents with fever and fatigue, as well as arthralgia in her hands.
Sep 17th, 2017 - The Mouth—A Focus of Abuse and Neglect The physical or sexual abuse of a child frequently involves the mouth; more than 50% of abused children suffer injuries to the head or neck. In addition to oral trauma, maltreated children are more likely to show evidence of dental neglect, including gingivitis, caries, and other oral health problems. Examination findings that should raise suspicion of abu...
Sep 11th, 2017 - Oral Cancer Screening Techniques Oral cancer screening techniques have expanded beyond the conventional physical examination over the last several decades. The conventional oral cancer screening, with head and neck examination, encompasses multiple checkpoints extra- and intraorally and is the first step in physically screening patients for oral pathology, including oral cancer. Scalpel biop...
Aug 1st, 2017 - Reuters Health - Older women with gum infections are more likely to get many common cancers than their peers who have perfect oral health, a recent study suggests. Researchers focused on what’s known as periodontal disease, serious infections in the mouth that are caused by bacteria in dental plaque. Daily brushing and flossing can prevent gingivitis, the milder form of periodontal disease, but...
Jul 21st, 2017 - Photo by Bill Branson Vials of drug Zydus Cadila has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market a tranexamic acid product for use in patients with hemophilia. The company’s product—Tranexamic Acid Injection, 1000 mg/10 mL (100 mg/mL) Single Dose Vial—can be used to prevent or reduce bleeding in hemophilia patients undergoing tooth extraction.
Jul 5th, 2017 - Clinicians should take special precautions when placing dental implants in patients with chronic kidney disease, according to proposed guidelines. "Most people don't want to treat these patients because of the risk," Yuan Quan, DDS, PhD, from Sichuan University in Chengdu, China, told Medscape Medical News. "So in this paper we wanted to show practitioners which procedure they should follow." D...
Fátima Tous-Romero, MD, Sara Burillo-Martínez, MD et. al.
Jun 1st, 2017 - A 54-year-old female smoker was admitted to the hospital for fever and respiratory infection. On the day of admission, she reported lesions of the oral mucosa for the past several months.
May 30th, 2017 - Oral Lichen Planus and Oral Lichenoid Lesions Oral lichen planus (OLP) affects 0.22%-5% of the population worldwide and is considered to be a relatively common, chronic, oral mucocutaneous inflammatory disease that is poorly understood.[1,2,3] T lymphocytes are thought to mediate a reaction to an exogenous antigen or an autoantigen expressed by epithelial cells. The various clinical forms of...
May 23rd, 2017 - Vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) appears to be highly effective at preventing oral infection with oncogenic types of the virus, based on the results of a cohort study of a nationally representative sample of more than 2,600 U. S.
Satvinder Singh Bakshi, MS, DNB
May 1st, 2017 - A 38-year-old man presented with a burning sensation in the mouth for the previous 2 months. He was currently a smoker.
Apr 16th, 2017 - The American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) is a non-profit (501(c)(3)) association of interested individuals and health care professionals who treat and/or perform research on oral cleft and craniofacial conditions. ACPA is unique ? it is a multidisciplinary organization of over 2,500 members who represent more than 30 disciplines in 60 countries and support patients and families...
Alan Lucerna, DO, James Espinosa, MD
Mar 7th, 2017 - Case A 21-year-old woman presented to the ED with pain and swelling on the right side of her neck. She stated the pain started earlier that morning and worsened when she ate or swallowed.
Mar 5th, 2017 - I witness many goodbyes. My job as an anesthesiologist is to care for people at their most vulnerable in the journey from goodbye to hello. Working at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, I meet my patient and his family shortly before the time of surgery. We are all strangers. My patient, in a lavender, disposable gown, lies on a wheeled gurney, tucked under a hospital-issue blan...
Oct 24th, 2016 - Key Points and Recommendations: Healthcare providers should be aware that in the last couple of months there have been three, apparently unlinked, cases of mumps on the University of New Hampshire Durham campus. Mumps is an acute viral infection typically characterized by swelling and tenderness of one or more salivary glands, typically the parotid gland (parotitis). Patients can also develop n...
Oct 1st, 2016 - PodMed is a weekly podcast from Johns Hopkins Medicine. In it, Elizabeth Tracey, director of electronic media for Johns Hopkins Medicine, and Rick Lange, MD, president of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in El Paso, look at the top medical stories of the week. This week's topics include roller coasters and kidney stones, colonoscopy in those older than 70, benefits of exercise i...
Sep 27th, 2016 - The prognosis for infants born with oral clefts in the absence of any other congenital anomalies largely depends on the type of cleft, according to a population-based cohort study conducted among nearly 1.5 million individuals in Norway. At approximately 30 years of age, individuals born with a cleft lip, with or without cleft palate, did not have an elevated risk for death and had fairly small...
Ceena Neena Jacob, MD, Teny Mathew John, MD, DNB et. al.
Aug 1st, 2016 - A previously healthy 35-year-old woman presented with reddish discoloration of her tongue for the past 7 days, accompanied by mild soreness over the area when eating spicy foods. The lesion had also changed shape repeatedly.