Posts from February 2017

A stretch relationship have been established between obesity and oral health in the past. Several studies have determined that adipose tissue can influence the intensity and resolution of inflammatory response in multiple tissues. Including bone and gingival mucosa. The final outcome of this metabolic response, clinically manifest as an increased risk of chronic periodontitis, this have been reported several times in the literature.  
February 2017 Issue of the British Dental journal, Volume 222 No 4 pp223-316 is already online, in this Issue we can find Stephen Hancocks's editorial where he wonders "If general anaesthesia is still the easiest option?". Among the letters sections Norton analyse the potential relationship between dental implants, periimplantitis and cancer. News sections reports Dental students work with inner city kids, new award set to inspire next generation of NHS leaders and more. This month includes 2 interesting articles with Verifiable CPD, one for oral surgery and the other one for endodontics. 
Amateur cricketer player, Alex Tait ends up unrecognizable after being struck by a ball while bowling in nets, suffering multiple fractures on his face and skull, including both cigomatic bones, nasal bones, frontal bone and orbital complex of both sides. The player was taken inmediately to a local hospital after the injury. He was hospitalized during the whole first week, where after evaluation they explained to him that he will need close control by a Neurosurgeon and Oral and Maxillofacial team who will prepare him for a open reduction surgery. 
The new World Health Organization (WHO) Classification of Head and Neck Tumours was finally released this year, and is available for purchase online. This concise reference book provides an international standard and primordial reading for head and neck professionals such as surgeons and pathologists. Like the edition before, this book will be an indispensable guide in the design of studies evaluating response to therapy and clinical outcome. The book, was prepared by 135 authors from 35 countries, contains more than 600 colour images, tables, and more than 2700 references. 
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