Tuesday, January 5, 2016
New Red Flag Discovered for Eye Problems in Infants

The Cleft Palate–Craniofacial Journal – A recent article in CPCJ reported that metopic craniosynostosis, a premature fusion of the frontal suture in the middle of the forehead, can cause vision problems. It is recommended that this condition be evaluated by an ophthalmologist because the earlier treatment can occur, the less risk there is for decreased vision.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015
A Possible New Hope in Treating Leishmaniasis

The Journal of Parasitology – Leishmaniasis, a parasitic disease caused by sand fly bites, is known to be a regular occurrence in 98 countries worldwide, with more than 350 million people at risk. A recent article in The Journal of Parasitology discovered that an organic compound found in plants decreased the viability of the Leishmania infantum parasite.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Study and Recovery of Hawaiian Green Turtle Population Celebrates 40 Years of Data

Chelonian Conservation and Biology – Four decades of research on Hawaiian green turtles (Chelonia mydas) are consolidated in this comprehensive review article, offering new and updated demographic information. The data collected show how the green turtle has rebounded from near extinction in the 1970s to a population of about 4,000 breeding females today.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Implants Help Leg Bone Successfully Replace Jawbone

Journal of Oral Implantology – Your jaw bones affect how you look, breath, eat, and speak, making reconstruction important for any jaw defects. Surgeons have more tools than ever to tackle such cases, but these may not be enough to ensure the jaw is fully restored. In the end, it’s all about form and function.

Thursday, December 10, 2015
More Pain, Less to Gain from Anesthesia

Anesthesia Progress – A current study looked at whether a patient’s level of pain before a root canal changed the effectiveness of local anesthesia. The research showed that the more active pain a patient felt before the procedure, the lower the pain threshold was for that patient during surgery.

Friday, December 4, 2015
Pass the Seaweed—And Reduce Your Risk for Heart Disease

Phycologia – The authors of an article published in the current issue of the journal Phycologia review some of the reasons people have poor diets and, as a result, poor heart health. They then look at how certain seaweeds could be added to manufactured foods to make the foods, and the people who eat them, healthier.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Study Finds Evidence of Placental Hypoxia in Mothers with Sleep Disordered Breathing

Pediatric and Developmental Pathology Sleep disordered breathing (SDB) can indicate reduction in airflow, habitual snoring, and obstructive sleep apnea. During pregnancy, SDB has been linked to complications such as gestational diabetes. Effects on the placenta are at the center of current research, which shows that sleep disordered breathing during pregnancy can be linked to fetal development.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
NAM Treatment Proving Beneficial to Both Newborns and Caregivers

The Cleft Palate–Craniofacial Journal – Providing care to a child with cleft lip and palate can cause anxiety for parents. One therapy described in a recent study in the CPCJ has been found to not only reduce cleft severity in the child but provide psychosocial relief to parents as well.

Thursday, November 5, 2015
Computers help dental implants look natural

Journal of Oral Implantology – Dental problems can make an individual self-conscious about their appearance. A person’s face is nearly always visible, and their teeth are among the first things people notice when they speak or smile. Dental Implant Surgeons work to ensure not only that dental implants are functional, but also that they look natural.

Thursday, September 24, 2015
Home care of children crucial after oral sedation

Anesthesia Progress – Sedation often helps children who need dental treatment by keeping them safe and calm during the procedure. Oral sedatives are commonly used, but their effects can be unpredictable. The level of consciousness while the patient is sedated can vary depending on the drug and the patient, so the dental practitioner must be aware of each patient’s sedation level at all times. The effects can also vary once the patient is discharged, so the caregiver must watch the child closely.