The Oropharyngeal Airway in Young Adults with Skeletal Class II and Class III Deformities: A 3-D Morphometric Analysis. YSN Jayaratne, RA Zwahlen.
Date: February 2016. Source: PLOS | One. Objective: 1) To determine the accuracy and reliability of an automated anthropometric measurement software for the oropharyngeal airway and 2) To compare the anthropometric dimensions of the oropharyngeal airway in skeletal class II and III deformity patients. Methods: Cone-beam CT (CBCT) scans of 62 patients with skeletal class […]Read More
Facial Scanning With a Digital Camera: A Novel Way of Screening for Primary Angle Closure. HKY Choi, W Lin, SC Loon, C Tan, W Wong, J See, Z Gu, CK Kwoh, P Chew.
Date: September 2015 Source: Journal of Glaucoma, Volume 24 – Issue 7 – p 522–526. Purpose: We hypothesize that patients with primary angle closure (PAC) have common significant facial characteristics that set them apart from an age-matched, sex-matched, and race-matched control population. The primary objective of this study was to test whether a 3-dimensional (3D) […]Read More
Cephalometric analysis and long-term outcomes of orthognathic surgical treatment for obstructive sleep apnoea. ED Ubaldo, GM Greenlee, J Moore, E Sommers, and AM Bollen.
Date: June 2015. Source: The International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 44(6):752-9. Abstract: The aim of this study was to describe skeletal and posterior airway changes after orthodontic treatment and surgical jaw advancement, and to evaluate whether there is a correlation between increasing advancement and a long-term reduction in obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). Lateral […]Read More
Personalized 3D-Printed CPAP Masks Improve CPAP Effectiveness in Children with OSA and Craniofacial Anomalies. RJ Morrison, KK VanKoevering, HB Nasser, KN Kashlan, SK Kline, DR Jensen, SP Edwards, F Hassan, HM Schotland, RD Chervin, SR Buchman, SJ Hollister, SL Garetz, GE Green.
Date: April 2015. Source: COSM, Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings, on April 22-26, 2015 in Boston, MA USA. Abstract: The high prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in children with craniofacial anomalies has been well-described. Failure of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy may require potentially morbid surgery. Yet, achieving a functional mask-face interface using conventional […]Read More
Lower Lateral Cartilage Repositioning Objective Analysis Using 3-Dimensional Imaging. A Bared, A Rashan, B Caughlin, D Toriumi.
Date: Jul-Aug 2014 Source: JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery, 16(4):261-7. Importance. In recent years, with the advent of 3-dimensional (3D) imaging techniques, it has become possible to objectively measure rhinoplasty results. However, few studies have used 3D imaging software to assess postoperative rhinoplasty results of the nasal tip. Objective. To analyze nasal tip volumes of patients […]Read More
Airway Growth and Development: A Computerized 3-Dimensional Analysis. SA Schendel, R Jacobson, S Khalessi.
Date: September 2012. Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Volume 70, Issue 9, Pages 2174–2183. Purpose: The present study was undertaken to investigate the changes in the normal upper airway during growth and development using 3-dimensional computer analysis from cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) data to provide a normative reference. Methods: The airway size and […]Read More
Assessment of rhinoplasty techniques by overlay of before-and-after 3D images. DM Toriumi, T Dixon.
Date: November 2011. Source: 3D Imaging Technologies for Facial Plastic Surgery, Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America, Volume 19, Number 4, Pages 712-723. Abstract: This article describes the equipment and software used to create facial 3D imaging and discusses the validation and reliability of the objective assessments done using this equipment. By overlaying preoperative […]Read More
Maxillary, mandibular, and chin advancement: treatment planning based on airway anatomy in obstructive sleep apnea. SA Schendel, N Powell, R Jacobson.
Date: March 2011 Source: Journal of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, 69(3): 663-76. Abstract: Surgical correction of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) syndrome involves understanding a number of parameters, of which the 3-dimensional airway anatomy is important. Visualization of the upper airway based on cone beam computed tomography scans and automated computer analysis is an aid in understanding […]Read More