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  1. Manejo quirúrgico urgente de heridas faciales por mordedura humana Urgent surgical management of facial human bite wounds

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    A. Fernández García

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Las heridas por mordedura pueden generar algunas dificultades quirúrgicas en su manejo inicial debido a su especial predisposición a las complicaciones sépticas y la importante destrucción tisular frecuentemente asociada. Sin embargo, es importante su reparación inmediata, especialmente en el caso de amputaciones y colgajos por avulsión. Las mordeduras humanas se hallan envueltas además en consideraciones psicológicas que incrementan la dificultad del tratamiento debido a las espectativas estéticas de los pacientes que las sufren. Este trabajo analiza 7 casos de mordedura facial humana desde los puntos de vista epidemiológico y clínico. Presentamos y discutimos el uso de los tejidos amputados como fuente de injertos de piel, injertos condrales y el papel de los colgajos locales en dos tiempos en la cirugía de urgencia de estas lesiones.Bite wounds can create several surgical difficulties in their initial management due to the special facility for infectious complications and the frequent association with extensive tissue damage. However, the immediate repair its desirable, mainly in amputations and flap avulsions. The human bite wounds are also involved by psychological considerations that increase the difficulty of the treatment due to patient´s aesthetic expectations. This article analyzes 7 cases of facial human bites under the epidemiological and clinical points of view. The use of the amputated tissues to obtain skin grafts, condral grafts, and the role of local two stage flaps in the emergency surgery of these wounds are exposed and discussed.

  2. Herida facial por arma de fuego: presentación de un caso Facial wound caused by firearm: A case psresentation

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    Juan Carlos Quintana Díaz

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta un caso de un niño yemenita de 6 años de edad del poblado de Maabar que fue atendido por el equipo interdisciplinario de profesores cubanos del Hospital Al Waheda perteneciente a la Universidad de Thamar, el cual recibió una herida maxilofacial por proyectil de arma de fuego, que le ocasionó gran destrucción de los tejidos de la región nasal, zona por donde salió el proyectil. Se expone en el trabajo cómo se le salvó la vida a este niño y se reconstruyó el defecto facial gracias a la ardua labor de los profesores cubanos, que devolvieron a este niño a la sociedad con vida, con una excelente rehabilitación estética y funcional, demostrando una vez mas la humana labor de la medicina cubana en países hermanos.The case of a Yemenite child aged 6 with a maxillofacial wound caused by firearm involving destruction of nasal area tissues, oulet point of projectile, he is resident of Maabar built-up area is presented, who was cared by interdisciplinary staff of Cuban professors of Al Waheda Hospital of Thamar University. In present paper is showed the way how his life was saved, and facial defect was reconstructed thanks to arduous work of Cuban professors, who returned this child alive to society with an excellent cosmetic and functional rehabilitation, showing once again the human work of Cuban medicine in brother countries.

  3. Neumopericardio debido a herida por arma blanca

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    Samuel I. Merino Barrera

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Hombre de 24 años de edad que ingresó en el hospital debido a una herida por arma blanca penetrante en el hemitórax derecho. La herida, de 3 cm a nivel de la piel, se localizaba a nivel del segundo espacio intercostal derecho y la radiografía de tórax demostró un neumotórax del mismo lado y una colección radiotransparente, por debajo del pericardio parietal, desde el origen de los grandes vasos hasta la porción apical del ventrículo izquierdo.

  4. Herida por arma de fuego Gunshot wounds

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    A. Sibón Olano; P. Martínez-García; E. Santiago Romero

    2003-01-01

    En el examen de las heridas por arma de fuego, hay que prestar especial interés al orifico de entrada. Un examen minucioso del mismo, nos permitirá conocer la distancia a la que se ha efectuado el disparo; así mismo, nos orientará sobe la trayectoria y etiología médico-legal. El tipo de arma puede modificar en alguna medida el orificio de entrada en los disparos a cañón tocante; como ocurre en las armas de dos cañones, en las que tiene situada su mira en la boca del cañón, o en las que están ...

  5. Manejo de heridas por trauma en el servicio de urgencias

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    María Mercedes Ramírez-Ordoñez

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Todas las heridas, con independencia de su gravedad, pueden ser la consecuencia de un trastorno subyacente serio o la manifestación de una lesión con amenaza vital o para una extremidad. En dos publicaciones de la organización mundial de la salud se destaca que, a nivel mundial cada año mueren por traumatismos más de cinco millones de personas, lo cual representa una de cada 10 defunciones. El presente estudio es de tipo cuantitativo, descriptivo y de corte longitudinal – prospectivo, que nace de la necesidad de conocer el manejo, cuidado específico y tratamiento que se está llevando en la herida, para protocolizar el manejo de las heridas en urgencias de adultos de la Empresa Social del Estado Hospital Universitario Erasmo Meoz (ESE HUEM, y que sirva como base para crear la clínica de la herida en este servicio. La muestra se obtuvo por un muestreo no probabilístico por conveniencia y la recolección de información fue por observación y registro en lista de chequeo; se analizaron 49 pacientes que ingresaron al servicio de urgencias durante el mes de noviembre de 2007, con heridas por trauma; de esta muestra el 65% eran de sexo masculino; la mayor proporción de pacientes se encontraba en edades de los 15 – 25 años con un 37%. Sus profesiones en su mayoría eran comerciantes y albañiles con un 20% cada una; 25 pacientes consumen alcohol y/o tabaco. En cuanto a la técnica de limpieza de la herida la realiza la auxiliar de enfermería con un 42% y la técnica como tal es inadecuada en el 47% de los casos; en general se realiza una adecuada exploración de la herida y una buena elección de la sutura y la aguja a utilizar.

  6. Vivencia de la persona en el proceso de tener una herida crónica por abdomen abierto

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    Fuentes Ramírez, Alejandra

    2014-01-01

    Las personas sometidas a la técnica quirúrgica de abdomen abierto debido a la severidad de la infección, pueden permanecer con la herida abierta por más de seis semanas, necesitando de un cierre por segunda intención. Ello condiciona una lenta recuperación y cambios en la vida que aún no han sido descritos. Los objetivos fueron la descripción de los significados y la comprensión de la experiencia de tener una herida crónica por abdomen abierto, luego se planteó una propuesta teórica que de...

  7. Herida cardiaca por arma de fuego. Presentación clínica y conducta terapéutica

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    Uceda-Galiano, Ángela; Rey-Lois, Juvenal; Balbacid-Domingo, Enrique José; Campos-García, Gema; Aroca-Peinado, Ángel; Gutiérrez-Larraya-Aguado, Federico

    2016-01-01

    Las heridas cardiacas por armas de fuego son poco frecuentes, pero constituyen una afección potencialmente grave por la gran morbimortalidad que acarrean. Se describe el caso de un paciente de 14 años que ingresa en nuestro centro en situación crítica, intubado y con compromiso hemodinámico tras haber recibido un disparo por arma de fuego en el hemitórax izquierdo. El ECG realizado mostraba elevación difusa del segmento ST. La radiografía de tórax informó de la presencia de cuerpo extraño de ...

  8. Colgajo libre osteocutáneo escapular en el tratamiento diferido de herida por arma de fuego Scapular osteocutaneous free flap in the deferred treatment of firearm wounds

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    D. Durán Moreno

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Las heridas por arma de fuego de velocidad alta o intermedia, provocan importantes pérdidas de tejido óseo y blando. El tratamiento diferido de estos casos (tratamiento reconstructivo requiere el aporte de tejido sano de regiones distantes mediante técnicas microquirúrgicas en la mayoría de las ocasiones. Exponemos la utilidad del colgajo osteocutáneo escapular (COE para la reconstrucción de defectos óseos mandibulares laterales con amplio defecto cutáneomucoso. Citamos detalles técnicos de la realización del colgajo ilustrados con la presentación de un caso clínico de un varón de 19 años con herida por arma de fuego en tercio inferior de la región lateral izquierda. Pérdida ósea del cuerpo mandibular y cutánea de la mejilla y región yugal ipsilateral. El tratamiento inicial consistió en traqueotomía, desbridamiento de tejidos desvitalizados, ferulización dentaria, bloqueo intermaxilar, colocación de placa de reconstrucción mandibular y colgajo de avance cervico-facial para cierre del defecto cutáneo. La necrosis del colgajo de avance cervicofacial produjo comunicación orofacial. La retracción cicatricial limitó la apertura oral a 0,8 cm. De forma diferida se procedió a colgajo osteomiocutáneo escapular-paraescapular del brazo izquierdo para reconstrución mandibular y de partes blandas intra y extraorales. Resultados satisfactorios estética y funcionalmente. Complicaciones producidas: fístula salival, desinserción del brazo largo del tríceps, y dehiscencia de herida de zona donante escapular que necesitó intervención para cierre mediante colgajo local.Firearm wounds caused by high-velocity projectiles cause enormous losses of bone and soft tissue. The deferred treatment of these cases (delayed reconstruction in most cases requires the transfer of free tissue from other areas of the body. The use of scapular and parascapular free flaps with scapular bone for the reconstruction of large lateral mandibular

  9. Herida por asta de toro en el área maxilofacial: revisión de la literatura y presentación de un caso Maxillofacial injury by bull goring: literature review and case report

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    J.L. Crespo Escudero

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available Introducción. Las heridas por asta de toro son relativamente frecuentes en España y países iberoamericanos, donde los espectáculos con estos animales son habituales. Dichas heridas presentan unas características específicas que las diferencian de cualquier otro tipo de heridas. Material y método. Se presenta el caso de un paciente varón de 18 años, remitido al Hospital 12 de Octubre por el SAMUR tras sufrir una cornada en la región cérvicofacial durante los encierros de San Sebastián de los Reyes en el verano de 2005. El paciente presenta una herida inciso-contusa y anfractuosa desde la región supraclavicular izquierda hasta la comisura labial ipsilateral, con fractura mandibular conminuta a nivel de ángulo izquierdo y cuerpo derecho, fractura dentoalveolar de piezas 1.3 a 2.3, y laceración severa de la musculatura lingual y suelo de boca. Discusión. La mayor parte de los politraumatizados por asta de toro son varones, con una edad media de 30. Las victimas suelen ser participantes espontáneos, aficionados a los eventos taurinos y no toreros profesionales. Si bien las heridas por asta de toro pueden producirse en cualquier parte del cuerpo, la localización más frecuente en todas las series revisadas es el miembro inferior. La región cérvicofacial es una de las menos afectadas en todas las series. Todos los autores coinciden en la baja incidencia de heridas pese a la gran cantidad de aficionados y curiosos atraídos y por esta modalidad de festejos taurinos. Por todas las características particulares del mecanismo de lesión, el tratamiento debe ser urgente y debe realizarse un traslado lo más rápidamente posible a un hospital. Todos los autores están de acuerdo en que inicialmente el paciente con una lesión por asta de toro debe ser considerado un paciente politraumatizado y tratado como tal. Conclusión. Las heridas faciales por asta de toro son una entidad propia que no tienen equivalente con las distintas etiolog

  10. Herida cardiaca por arma de fuego. Presentación clínica y conducta terapéutica

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    Ángela Uceda-Galiano

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Las heridas cardiacas por armas de fuego son poco frecuentes, pero constituyen una afección potencialmente grave por la gran morbimortalidad que acarrean. Se describe el caso de un paciente de 14 años que ingresa en nuestro centro en situación crítica, intubado y con compromiso hemodinámico tras haber recibido un disparo por arma de fuego en el hemitórax izquierdo. El ECG realizado mostraba elevación difusa del segmento ST. La radiografía de tórax informó de la presencia de cuerpo extraño de densidad metálica en el hemitórax izquierdo. El ecocardiograma transtorácico confirmó la presencia de taponamiento cardiaco, y una imagen redondeada hiperrefringente a nivel de la pared postero-lateral del ventrículo izquierdo (VI. Signos de repercusión hemodinámica como colapso diastólico de aurícula derecha y de ventrículo derecho, y variaciones respiratorias significativas en los flujos de llenado mitral y tricuspídeo. Una vez confirmado el taponamiento cardiaco y la presencia del proyectil alojado en el VI, y ante la situación de extrema gravedad, se trasladó de manera urgente a quirófano, evacuando el taponamiento y extrayendo el proyectil. El paciente evolucionó favorablemente. Como conclusión, el reconocimiento temprano de la lesión penetrante cardiaca, y la rápida intervención es crucial, sobre todo en sujetos sintomáticos y con compromiso hemodinámico.

  11. Azúcar y Yodopovidona en la disminución del riesgo de infección de herida operatoria en peritonitis generalizada por apendicitis aguda

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    Gilmar Hurtado Guerrero

    2003-04-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Se realizó un estudio clínico, de asignación aleatoria, abierto (no ciego para comparar la eficacia, en la disminución del Riesgo de Infección, de la aplicación de Azúcar de caña granulado (ACG vs solución de yodopovidona al 10% (YP, de Herida operatoria en pacientes con Peritonitis Generalizada por Apendicitis Aguda (PGAA. Métodos: Entre 1991 y 1996 se incluyeron a estudio 135 sujetos con diagnóstico de PGAA, intervenidos quirúrgicamente en el Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia. Los pacientes fueron asignados aleatoriamente a recibir (ACG o (YP en la Herida Operatoria. Resultados: Ambos grupos fueron estadísticamente comparables en sus características basales como género, edad, promedio de volumen de exudado purulento libre en cavidad peritoneal aspirado, volumen de solución salina al 0.9% usado para el lavado de cavidad peritoneal y en el tiempo operatorio. La frecuencia de infección de herida al 5to día del Post-operatorio para el grupo YP fue de 39.39 % (26 / 66 y el grupo ACG de 28.99% (20/69 (p = 0.20. Se realizó Cierre primario retardo luego del 5to día de Post-operatorio en 89 pacientes, en estos se observó infección de herida en 40% (16/40 para el Grupo YP vs 20.41 % (10/49 para el Grupo ACG (p =0.04, OR: 2.6 IC95%= 0.92 a 7.42. El total de infección de Herida al final del seguimiento fue de 63.64% (42/66 para el grupo YP vs 43.48 % (30 / 69 pacientes para el Grupo ACG. (p= 0.02, OR: 2.28 , IC95% = 1.08 - 4.83. ( Rev Med Hered 2003; 14:74-80 .

  12. Brote por pseudomonas aeruginosa, en el área de atención ambulatoria de heridas quirúrgicas, en pacientes posmastectomizadas

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    Vilar-Compte Diana

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Describir un brote por Pseudomonas aeruginosa, en el área de atención ambulatoria de herida quirúrgica, en pacientes posmastectomizadas. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Entre el 13 de marzo y el 18 de mayo de 2000 se definió como caso a las pacientes del Instituto Nacional de Cancerología de la Ciudad de México, mastectomizadas con infección quirúrgica por P aeruginosa resistente a ciprofloxacina y gentamicina. Se tomaron cultivos de los antisépticos, del material de curaciones, del agua y del personal de salud. Se efectuó un análisis de casos y controles. RESULTADOS: Se identificaron 13 infecciones tardías del sitio quirúrgico por P aeruginosa. La Pseudomona se aisló de las narinas de la enfermera y de las gasas que ella misma colocaba sobre la mesa de mayo, pero no de los paquetes de gasas cerrados del área de curaciones ambulatoria de tumores mamarios. El 14 de abril de 2000 se transfirió a la enfermera a otra área y se instauraron medidas estrictas para el control de infecciones. Después de esta fecha se diagnosticaron cuatro casos más. La radioterapia fue el único factor de riesgo asociado con la infección (RM=5.1, IC 95%=1.1-28.4. CONCLUSIONES: El brote probablemente estuvo causado en un inicio por una fuente común y se extendió por infección cruzada entre las pacientes. Las prácticas deficientes detectadas en el manejo de heridas y drenajes condujo a instaurar medidas preventivas específicas.

  13. Prevalencia de infección por Staphylococcus aureus resistente a meticilina en heridas crónicas en atención primaria de Lleida: estudio retrospectivo

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    Carme Marquilles Bonet

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: averiguar la prevalencia de infecciones por Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus y S. aureus resistente a meticilina (MRSA en los cultivos de heridas crónicas en atención primaria de la región sanitaria de Lleida y valorar la prescripción de antibioterapia oral según resultado del antibiograma. Diseño: estudio transversal retrospectivo. Muestra: cultivos realizados en heridas crónicas de enero de 2010 a diciembre 2012. Resultados: se estimó una prevalencia de cultivos positivos a Staphylococcus aureus resistente a meticilina de 3,77% (intervalo de confianza IC al 95%: 2,1-5,5 y de S. aureus no resistente a meticilina de 8,79% (IC 95%: 1,1-6,1 calculado sobre el número total de cultivos registrados en este periodo. Conclusiones: la prescripción de antibióticos respecto al antibiograma es más precisa al tener como respuesta un MRSA que un cultivo de S. aureus.

  14. ¿Es efectiva la aplicación de apósitos en las heridas quirúrgicas que cierran por primera intención para prevenir la infección?

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    Miriam Paula Marcos

    Full Text Available Pregunta clínica: En los pacientes con riesgo de infección en la herida quirúrgica, ¿es efectiva la aplicación de apósitos en las heridas quirúrgicas que cierran por primera intención para prevenir la infección? Artículo seleccionado: Walter CJ, Dumville JC, Sharp CA, Page T. Systematic review and meta-analysis of wound dressings in the prevention of surgical-site infections in surgical wounds healing by primary intention. Br J Surg. 2012;99(9:1185-94. doi: 10.1002/bjs.8812. Resumen del estudio: se trata de una revisión sistemática y metaanálisis, que pretende comparar los apósitos alternativos o los apósitos en la herida con dejarlas expuestas para el tratamiento posoperatorio de las heridas quirúrgicas que cicatrizan por primera intención. Comentario: El estudio se adecua a los criterios propuestos en la lista de comprobación PRISMA para revisiones sistemáticas, siendo en términos generales de buena calidad. No hubo evidencia de que algún apósito redujese significativamente las tasas de infección de la herida quirúrgica en comparación con cualquier otro o con la exposición al aire de la herida. Tampoco hubo diferencias en relación con el dolor, cicatrización o aceptación del apósito. La calidad de la evidencia es alta según la clasificación GRADE. Conclusiones: no se identificaron diferencias en las tasas de infección entre las heridas quirúrgicas cubiertas con algún apósito y las que quedaban al descubierto. Sin embargo, las decisiones sobre aplicar un apósito en la herida se deben basar tanto en los costos del apósito y en las propiedades para el control de los síntomas ofrecidas por cada tipo de apósito como en el control de los exudados.

  15. Tratamiento inicial de heridas por proyectil de arma de fuego: A propósito de un caso clínico Initial treatment of gunshot wounds: A clinical case report

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    L. Ramos Xavier

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Los profesionales de salud en Rio de Janeiro tienen que perfeccionarse en un tema que cada vez más viene ganando espacio en los hospitales públicos de Río de Janeiro: la medicina de guerra. En el área de la cirugía bucomaxilofacial la preocupación de estos profesionales está dirigida a la devolución de la estética y función facial, teniendo en vistas que, estas heridas causan daños de grandes proporciones. En este sentido, el servicio inicial al paciente herido por arma de fuego en la cara será determinante para el éxito del tratamiento de este tipo de trauma. Este trabajo pretende, desde el relato de un caso clínico, promover discusiones con otros profesionales actuantes en el área de atención al paciente víctima de PAF (proyectil de arma de fuego. El paciente objeto de este estudio fue víctima de un asalto, siendo herido por un proyectil que penetró por la región geniana y quedó alojado en la región cervical, presentando fractura fragmentada de rama ascendiente y proceso coronoide de la mandíbula. Debido a las controversias que hay en la literatura mundial sobre las conductas en esta atención precoz , proponemos este trabajo.Health care professionals in Rio de Janeiro have to gain expertise in a specialty that is becoming increasingly important in the public hospitals of Rio de Janeiro: military medicine. In the field of oromaxillofacial surgery, the concern of health care professionals is to restore facial aesthetics and function because these wounds cause major damage. In this sense, the initial care of patients with facial gunshot wounds determines the success of treatment this type of trauma. The authors’ intention in this report of a clinical case is to stimulate discussion among other professionals involved in the care of patients who suffer gunshot wounds (GW. The patient studied here was an assault victim who was wounded by a bullet that entered the genial region and lodged in the cervical region. He had a

  16. Atención a pacientes con heridas maxilofaciales producidas por armas de fuego Care of patients presenting with maxillofacial wounds by firearms

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    Juan Carlos Quintana Díaz

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCCIÓN. Los traumatismos y fracturas maxilofaciales ocasionan deformidades difíciles de ocultar por ser la cara la porción más visible del cuerpo. Este trabajo tuvo como objetivo documentar la atención a un grupo de pacientes con heridas maxilofaciales producidas por arma de fuego, que fueron atendidos por la brigada médica cubana del Hospital Al-Waheda de Maabar (República de Yemen. MÉTODOS. Se analizó un grupo de 9 pacientes con heridas maxilofaciales, atendidos en el Hospital Al-Waheda de Maabar, perteneciente a la Universidad de Thamar (Yemen, entre los años 2006 y 2008. Se recogieron los datos siguientes: nombre y apellidos edad, sexo, lesión principal, lesiones asociadas y tipo de tratamiento, así como la evolución de los pacientes. El método estadístico empleado fue el cálculo porcentual. RESULTADOS. Entre las principales lesiones tratadas se encontraron las fracturas mandibulares, nasales y dentoalveolares, para cuyo tratamiento se siguieron las normas de los protocolos establecidos para la atención de este tipo de afección. Los resultados fueron excelentes en todos los pacientes y hubo una rápida recuperación en todos los casos. Se obtuvieron muy buenos resultados estéticos y funcionales. CONCLUSIONES. Al comparar el estado preoperatorio y posoperatorio de los pacientes, se demostró la importancia de la atención integral del equipo de profesores cubanos.INTRODUCTION. Traumatisms and maxillofacial fractures cause deformities difficult to hide because of the face of the more visible portion of the body. The aim of present paper is to document the care to group of patients presenting with maxillofacial wounds caused by firearms, treated by the Cuban medical brigade of Thamar University Al-Waheda Hospital of Maabar (Republic of Yemen. METHODS. A group of 9 patients presenting with maxillofacial wounds caused by firearms treated in above mentioned hospital between 2006 and 2008. Following data were collected

  17. ¿Por qué la cura en ambiente húmedo debe limitarse sólo al tratamiento de las heridas crónicas?: La evidencia clínica al servicio de la cura de los tatuajes

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    Joan Blanco Blanco

    Full Text Available Desde hace años, aparece una nueva forma de entender el proceso de cicatrización basado en materiales de cura en ambiente húmedo (CAH. Su principal finalidad es la de mantener la herida en una situación idónea para su correcta cicatrización, especialmente en las heridas crónicas, aunque con él y gracias a su gran eficacia, se han ido haciendo un hueco en el mundo de las heridas agudas. En base a estos hechos, nos planteamos la aplicabilidad de la CAH no sólo en el ámbito de las heridas crónicas, donde a día de hoy es el tratamiento de elección, si no también en las heridas agudas, donde aún queda mucho camino por recorrer. El objetivo de este trabajo es aplicar las mejores evidencias para establecer el tratamiento de elección de las heridas hechas con la técnica del tatuaje. El caso expuesto parece indicar que la CAH es beneficiosa en el campo de los tatuajes en cuanto al aumento en la velocidad de curación, a la calidad de la coloración y dibujo del tatuaje y a la disminución del dolor. Por último, nos gustaría destacar que, entre toda la gama de apósitos, los hidrocoloides pueden ser una buena solución y, entre ellos, los que son finos son los que nos permitirán el control visual de la cicatrización y los bordes de la herida y resultan idóneos para heridas superficiales con exudado leve, como son los tatuajes.

  18. Complicaciones tardías de las fracturas de la diáfisis tibial por herida traumática con arma de fuego en pacientes del Complejo Penitenciario Batán

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    Monzón, José María

    2011-01-01

    Los pacientes con diagnóstico de fractura de la diáfisis tibial por herida traumática con arma de fuego, en su gran mayoría, como resultado de actos delictivos, suelen ser sometidos a distintos tipos de tratamiento. Muchas veces, suelen presentar diversas complicaciones luego de la utilización de las distintas terapéuticas adoptadas, que resultan de interés para todos los Profesionales de la salud. El objetivo general del presente trabajo fue: “Determinar las complicaciones ...

  19. Heridas por Mordedura / Bites Injuries

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    Coturel A

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Injuries for animal bites are a common cause of consultation to emergency services. However there are still controversies about some aspects of their treatment. It is not recommended to brush the wound area but to flush the surface with isoosmolar saline. The primary wound closure is justified when improves the cosmetic outcome and has no increase risk of infection. Antibiotic prophylaxis is allways indicated in cats or humans bites. The drug of choice is amoxicillin clavulanate.The tetanus vaccine should be indicated when the patient has not full vaccination scheme and rabies vaccine in cases of suspected or confirmed infected animals.

  20. Comportamiento de la resistencia antimicrobiana de gérmenes aislados en heridas por quemaduras Behavior of antimicrobial resistance germs isolated from burn wounds

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    Frank Pérez Hera

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCCIÓN. Son objetivos de este trabajo determinar el comportamiento de la resistencia de diferentes microorganismos aislados frente a antimicrobianos probados en las heridas por quemadura, en pacientes ingresados en el servicio de quemados del Hospital General Provincial «Dr. Antonio Luaces Iraola», durante los años 2001, 2003 y 2005. MÉTODOS. Se realizó un estudio observacional, descriptivo y retrospectivo, cuyo universo estuvo constituido por 96 pacientes, a los cuales se les realizó cultivo con antibiograma según la técnica descrita para el método de Kirby Bauer, y en algunos pacientes se empleó el sistema DIRAMIC. Se procesaron los datos en el programa computarizado Microsoft Excel, y los resultados se representaron en tablas y gráficos, con números absolutos y porcentajes. RESULTADOS. Durante el 2001, la resistencia antimicrobiana alcanzada por el germen que con mayor frecuencia se aisló (Pseudomonas aeruginosa abarca a la kanamicina (65,5 % y la ceftriazona (55,1 %, en orden decreciente. Durante el 2003 el resultado fue muy similar y se aisló, también en orden de frecuencia, Pseudomonas aeruginosa y Proteus mirabilis, este último con una resistencia sobre el 33,3 % a todos los antimicrobianos probados. En el 2005 se observó predominio de Pseudomonas aeruginosa y Escherichia coli, con una resistencia marcada a los aminoglucósidos y betalactámicos superior al 50 %. CONCLUSIONES. Se diagnosticaron 8 especies bacterianas con una elevada resistencia antimicrobiana. Los gérmenes aislados con mayor frecuencia fueron Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli y Klebsiella sp. Pseudomonas aeruginosa mostró una tendencia al aumento de la resistencia frente a antimicrobianos como el cloranfenicol, los aminoglucósidos y las cefalosporinas.INTRODUCTION: The aims of present paper is to determine the resistance behavior of different isolated microorganisms towards antimicrobials detected in burn wounds in patients admitted in

  1. La herida masculina

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    Nina Alejandra Cabra Ayala

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo presenta una relexión sobre la importancia ética de impulsar una crítica de las masculinidades, principalmente en Colombia, pues las transformaciones de género dadas en la vida contemporánea han generado una crisis de lo masculino que puede llevar a un cambio airmativo, y que también amenaza con recrudecer violencias de género en distintos ámbitos. En un segundo momento, rastrea elementos clave que permiten elaborar la herida masculina, y, inalmente, propone una serie de interrogantes y posibilidades que pueden ayudar a sanar y superar esta herida y los dolores que ha provocado.

  2. ¿Puede un bolso provocar una úlcera por presión?: Caso clínico: importancia de la atención integral a las personas que sufren heridas

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    Ángel Romero-Collado

    Full Text Available Las úlceras por presión se pueden presentar en las situaciones más inesperadas, como el caso de esta paciente de 60 años, completamente autónoma, que a raíz de una luxación inveterada de la articulación acromioclavicular y la interacción de factores internos (desnutrición, anemia y hepatopatía y externos, padeció una úlcera por presión de estadio II en el hombro. La valoración integral de la persona y su herida permitió a la paciente recuperar la integridad cutánea de la zona y ser intervenida para rectificar así la luxación y mejorar su calidad de vida.

  3. Brote por Pseudomonas aeruginosa, en el área de atención ambulatoria de heridas quirúrgicas, en pacientes posmastectomizadas Outbreak of postmastectomy wound infections caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa in an ambulatory surgical care setting

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    Diana Vilar-Compte

    2003-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Describir un brote por Pseudomonas aeruginosa, en el área de atención ambulatoria de herida quirúrgica, en pacientes posmastectomizadas. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Entre el 13 de marzo y el 18 de mayo de 2000 se definió como caso a las pacientes del Instituto Nacional de Cancerología de la Ciudad de México, mastectomizadas con infección quirúrgica por P aeruginosa resistente a ciprofloxacina y gentamicina. Se tomaron cultivos de los antisépticos, del material de curaciones, del agua y del personal de salud. Se efectuó un análisis de casos y controles. RESULTADOS: Se identificaron 13 infecciones tardías del sitio quirúrgico por P aeruginosa. La Pseudomona se aisló de las narinas de la enfermera y de las gasas que ella misma colocaba sobre la mesa de mayo, pero no de los paquetes de gasas cerrados del área de curaciones ambulatoria de tumores mamarios. El 14 de abril de 2000 se transfirió a la enfermera a otra área y se instauraron medidas estrictas para el control de infecciones. Después de esta fecha se diagnosticaron cuatro casos más. La radioterapia fue el único factor de riesgo asociado con la infección (RM=5.1, IC 95%=1.1-28.4. CONCLUSIONES: El brote probablemente estuvo causado en un inicio por una fuente común y se extendió por infección cruzada entre las pacientes. Las prácticas deficientes detectadas en el manejo de heridas y drenajes condujo a instaurar medidas preventivas específicas.OBJECTIVE: To describe an outbreak due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa in postmastectomy wounds. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Cases were patients with a surgical infection caused by P. aeruginosa resistant to ciprofloxacin and gentamycin seen between March 13, 2000 and May 18, 2000, at Instituto Nacional de Cancerologia in Mexico City. Specimens for culturing were taken from faucets, antiseptics, and tap water, as well as from healthcare workers. A case-control analysis was conducted. RESULTS: Thirteen late surgical infections were caused

  4. Abordaje de enfermería en heridas de urgencias

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    R. Fernando García González

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Las heridas ocupan un porcentaje elevado en las demandas de los servicios de urgencias, tanto hospitalario como extrahospitalario. Son lesiones producidas por el efecto de un agente externo que actúa de manera brusca sobre una parte de nuestro organismo, provocando una rotura de la superficie cutánea o mucosa, una discontinuidad en el epitelio que lo reviste. En este artículo queremos abordar la importancia que tiene una valoración inicial de la herida de forma integral, el mecanismo causal que la provocó, así como el tiempo que ha transcurrido desde que se ha producido, factores todos ellos de gran importancia; así como poderla clasificar de forma adecuada para, posteriormente, iniciar los cuidados correctos en función de las características de cada paciente y de la propia herida. Muchos son los elementos que cobran importancia en el proceso de cicatrización de la propia herida, además de una serie de factores que van a hacer que este proceso de reparación se vea mermado por múltiples razones.

  5. Tratamientos innovadores utilizados en el manejo de las heridas crónicas

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    Natalia Rodríguez-Gil

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: Del tipo de tratamiento y la eficacia del mismo depende la evolución y la mejora en la calidad de vida del paciente con heridas crónicas; existen diversos tratamientos para las heridas crónicas de acuerdo con el tipo de lesión, la duración del tratamiento y los factores individuales del paciente. Los diversos tratamientos innovadores demuestran resultados favorables en cuanto a la reducción del tiempo y el tamaño de las heridas crónicas. Este artículo tiene como objetivo describir los tratamientos innovadores utilizados en el manejo de las heridas crónicas, de uso poco frecuente en las clínicas de heridas. Metodología: revisión de la literatura estructurada en tres fases: recolección de artículos en bases de datos como Scopus, Pubmed, Dialnet, Ebscohots, y Elsevier; uso de palabras clave como pie diabético, herida crónica y úlcera por presión; revisión y clasificación de 50 artículos en idioma español, inglés y portugués. Resultados: se registraron 12 tratamientos innovadores para el manejo de las heridas cónicas, cada uno con evidencia científica de su utilidad en los distintos tipos de heridas crónicas. Conclusión: conocer nuevos tratamientos ayuda al enfermero a ampliar las opciones de intervención, presentar alternativas de tratamiento de menor costo, o más rápida dependiendo del tipo de herida y la condición del paciente.

  6. Angioedema por rellenos faciales: Descripción de cinco casos

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    Micaela A. Cosatti

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available En los últimos años se ha incrementado la utilización de sustancias de relleno facial con fines estéticos. Estos productos, originalmente considerados inertes, se asocian con diversos efectos adversos localizados alrededor del sitio de la aplicación. Describimos a 5 mujeres con antecedentes de inyecciones de sustancia de relleno facial que presentaron como síntoma inicial angioedema facial duro y persistente seguido por la aparición de nódulos subcutáneos. Todas las pacientes fueron derivadas al servicio de alergia por sospecha de angioedema de causa alérgica sin respuesta al tratamiento con antihistamínicos. El angioedema inició 27.6 meses (1 a 48 luego de la inyección del producto, y las pacientes evolucionaron con brotes y remisiones que fueron tratados con corticoides orales y en 2 oportunidades con inyecciones locales. El tiempo medio desde el inicio de los síntomas hasta la remisión del angioedema fue 8.75 meses (1 a 24. A octubre de 2009 cuatro pacientes se mantuvieron en remisión persistente, luego de un seguimiento clínico de 24.5 meses (7 a 36. Una paciente continúa con exacerbaciones luego de 11 meses de iniciados los síntomas. Las sustancias de relleno facial pueden producir angioedema como evento adverso y deben ser consideradas en el diagnóstico diferencial del angioedema persistente. Sólo responden al tratamiento con esteroides y en algunos casos esteroides dependientes, con ciclosporina. La frecuencia de angioedema por rellenos faciales entre pacientes con angioedema asistidos en la Unidad de Asma, Alergia e Inmunología Clínica fue del 0.5%.

  7. Angioedema por rellenos faciales: Descripción de cinco casos Facial angioedema after filler injections: Description of five cases

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    Micaela A. Cosatti

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available En los últimos años se ha incrementado la utilización de sustancias de relleno facial con fines estéticos. Estos productos, originalmente considerados inertes, se asocian con diversos efectos adversos localizados alrededor del sitio de la aplicación. Describimos a 5 mujeres con antecedentes de inyecciones de sustancia de relleno facial que presentaron como síntoma inicial angioedema facial duro y persistente seguido por la aparición de nódulos subcutáneos. Todas las pacientes fueron derivadas al servicio de alergia por sospecha de angioedema de causa alérgica sin respuesta al tratamiento con antihistamínicos. El angioedema inició 27.6 meses (1 a 48 luego de la inyección del producto, y las pacientes evolucionaron con brotes y remisiones que fueron tratados con corticoides orales y en 2 oportunidades con inyecciones locales. El tiempo medio desde el inicio de los síntomas hasta la remisión del angioedema fue 8.75 meses (1 a 24. A octubre de 2009 cuatro pacientes se mantuvieron en remisión persistente, luego de un seguimiento clínico de 24.5 meses (7 a 36. Una paciente continúa con exacerbaciones luego de 11 meses de iniciados los síntomas. Las sustancias de relleno facial pueden producir angioedema como evento adverso y deben ser consideradas en el diagnóstico diferencial del angioedema persistente. Sólo responden al tratamiento con esteroides y en algunos casos esteroides dependientes, con ciclosporina. La frecuencia de angioedema por rellenos faciales entre pacientes con angioedema asistidos en la Unidad de Asma, Alergia e Inmunología Clínica fue del 0.5%.The use of fillers for cosmetic purposes is becoming increasingly frequent. Although initially considered inert, these products produce adverse reactions around the injection site. We present 5 cases of women with a history of filler injections who presented a hard and persistent angioedema followed by local subcutaneous nodules . They were referred to the allergist for

  8. Cura de heridas quirúrgicas: protocolo de actuación

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    El siguiente trabajo intenta ser una aproximación al análisis de las mejores pruebas científicas relacionadas con el desarrollo de la cura de heridas quirúrgicas. La cura de este tipo de heridas se trata de un procedimiento que los profesionales de enfermería realizan con asiduidad, en el cual, se puede encontrar una variabilidad introducida por el profesional sanitario muchas veces no basada en la mejor evidencia científica de la práctica clínica, entorpeciendo la calidad de los cuidados pre...

  9. ¿Por qué la cura en ambiente húmedo debe limitarse sólo al tratamiento de las heridas crónicas?: La evidencia clínica al servicio de la cura de los tatuajes Why the healing in humid environment must be only limited to the treatment of the chronic wounds?: The clinical evidence to the service of the healing of tattoos

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    Joan Blanco Blanco

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Desde hace años, aparece una nueva forma de entender el proceso de cicatrización basado en materiales de cura en ambiente húmedo (CAH. Su principal finalidad es la de mantener la herida en una situación idónea para su correcta cicatrización, especialmente en las heridas crónicas, aunque con él y gracias a su gran eficacia, se han ido haciendo un hueco en el mundo de las heridas agudas. En base a estos hechos, nos planteamos la aplicabilidad de la CAH no sólo en el ámbito de las heridas crónicas, donde a día de hoy es el tratamiento de elección, si no también en las heridas agudas, donde aún queda mucho camino por recorrer. El objetivo de este trabajo es aplicar las mejores evidencias para establecer el tratamiento de elección de las heridas hechas con la técnica del tatuaje. El caso expuesto parece indicar que la CAH es beneficiosa en el campo de los tatuajes en cuanto al aumento en la velocidad de curación, a la calidad de la coloración y dibujo del tatuaje y a la disminución del dolor. Por último, nos gustaría destacar que, entre toda la gama de apósitos, los hidrocoloides pueden ser una buena solución y, entre ellos, los que son finos son los que nos permitirán el control visual de la cicatrización y los bordes de la herida y resultan idóneos para heridas superficiales con exudado leve, como son los tatuajes.For years there was a new way of understanding the healing process based materials cure in humid environment (CAH. Its main purpose is to maintain the wound in a suitable situation for proper healing especially chronic wounds, but with thanks to its high efficiency, have been making a hole in the world of acute wounds. Based on these facts, we consider the applicability of the CAH not only in the field of chronic wounds, where today is the treatment of choice, but also in acute wounds where there is still a long way to go. The aim of this paper is to apply the best evidence to establish the treatment of choice

  10. Infecciones de las heridas quirúrgicas relacionadas a la atención perioperatoria

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    Yolanda Medina-Arévalo

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available El presente estudio tuvo como objetivo conocer los factoes de riesgo perioperatorios relacionados con las infecciones de heridas quirúrgicas en el quirófano. El instrumento a utilizar para valorar el proceso de atención perioperatoria fue diseñado por el grupo de investigación, fue aplicado a 30 pacientes que fueron sometidos a cualquier tipo de procedimiento quirúrgico. Los resultados obtenidos muestran que de los 30 pacientes estudiados se presentaron 6 casos de infección de la herida quirúrgica. El 33.33% de los pacientes presentaron inestabilidad en la temperatura corporal durante las fases del transoperatorio y el postoperatorio registrando valores inferiores a 36ºc; de igual manera la administración de profilaxis antibiótica se realizó al 66.67% de los pacientes. Al 66.7% de la muestra con infección en la herida quirúrgica no se les retiró el vello corporal, ya que no era necesario para la intervención, y el 33.33 % de la muestra restante fue depilada aunque no se realizó en un tiempo menor de dos horas por lo tanto es un factor de riesgo que incide en la infección de la herida quirúrgica.

  11. PSA (:30) Infecciones de heridas (Wound Infections)

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    Este anuncio de servicio público de 30 segundos habla sobre cómo evitar que las heridas se infecten después de una emergencia.  Created: 10/25/2017 by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).   Date Released: 10/25/2017.

  12. ¿Puede un bolso provocar una úlcera por presión?: Caso clínico: importancia de la atención integral a las personas que sufren heridas Can a bag cause a pressure ulcer?: Case report: importance of patient comprehensive health care planning for the people who suffer wounds

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    Ángel Romero-Collado

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Las úlceras por presión se pueden presentar en las situaciones más inesperadas, como el caso de esta paciente de 60 años, completamente autónoma, que a raíz de una luxación inveterada de la articulación acromioclavicular y la interacción de factores internos (desnutrición, anemia y hepatopatía y externos, padeció una úlcera por presión de estadio II en el hombro. La valoración integral de la persona y su herida permitió a la paciente recuperar la integridad cutánea de la zona y ser intervenida para rectificar así la luxación y mejorar su calidad de vida.Pressure ulcers can occur in unexpected situations, such as a woman of 60 years old, completely autonomous, for whom an inveterate acromioclavicular dislocation to interaction with external and internal factors (such as poor nutrition, anaemia or chronic liver disease developed a pressure ulcer stage II in her shoulder. Proper wound healing was possible if it takes an individualized care plan, booth the patient and the wound, and this let the patient to have a surgical intervention and a good quality of live.

  13. Prevalencia y evolución clínica de pacientes con heridas por arma de fuego en la columna vertebral Prevalência e evolução clínica de pacientes com ferimentos por arma de fogo na coluna vertebral Prevalence and clinical course of patients with gunshot wounds to the spine

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    José María Jiménez Avila

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCCIÓN: Objetivos: Determinar la prevalencia, mortalidad y evolución clínica de los pacientes con heridas por arma de fuego en columna vertebral y determinar si la extracción del proyectil mejora el estado neurológico de los pacientes. MÉTODO: Se realizó un estudio de serie de casos, donde se analizaron los registros de todos los pacientes con heridas por arma de fuego en la columna vertebral ingresados en la UMAE, Hospital de Especialidades del CMNO del IMSS, de septiembre del 2010 a septiembre del 2011, que eran compatibles con los criterios de inclusión, exclusión y de no inclusión. Se midió el grado de discapacidad de los pacientes mediante la escala de Oswestry. RESULTADOS: El grupo se formo por 13 (86,7%, pacientes del sexo masculino y 2 (13,3% del sexo femenino, con edad media de 42 años y desviación estándar de 14 años. Las regiones más afectadas fueron torácica 7 (46,7%, cervical 5 (33,3% y por último, lumbar con 3 (20% pacientes; la estancia intrahospitalaria observada con mayor frecuencia fue 7 (13,3% y 10 (13.3% días, con 2 casos cada una; la estancia hospitalaria mínima fue de 3 días, con tan solo un (6,7% caso y la mayor fue de 94 días, en 1 (6,7% paciente. La estancia superior a 10 días ocurrió en 11 (73,3% pacientes y la inferior a 10 días, en 4 (26,7% pacientes. El tratamiento quirúrgico se realizó en 4 (26,7% pacientes y 11 (73,3% pacientes solo recibieron tratamiento clínico; la extracción del proyectil se efectúo en 3 (20% pacientes, de los cuales 2 tuvieron infección. Se observaron complicaciones en 14 (93,3% pacientes y tan solo en 1 (6,7% no hubo complicaciones. En 6 (40% pacientes ocurrió infección en comparación con 9 (60% en quienes no la presentaron. El estatus neurológico mediante la escala de ASIA inicial predominante fue "A" en 7 (46,7% y el ASIA final predominante fue "B" en 6 (40% casos. Fallecieron 3 (20% pacientes y 12 (80% pacientes sobrevivían durante el periodo del

  14. Traumatismo raquimedular por ferimento de projétil de arma de fogo: avaliação epidemiológica Traumatismo raquimedular por herida de un proyectil de arma de fuego: la evaluación epidemiológica Spinal cord trauma by a firearm projectile: epidemiological assessment

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    Francisco Alves de Araújo Júnior

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar a incidência de trauma raquimedular causado por projétil de arma de fogo nos pacientes atendidos no pronto socorro de um hospital de Curitiba (PR. MÉTODOS: Estudo retrospectivo, realizado no período de fevereiro de 2005 a julho de 2008, incluindo todos os pacientes, vitimas de lesão na coluna vertebral causada por projétil de arma de fogo (n = 54. RESULTADOS: A grande maioria dos pacientes acometidos é do sexo masculino e em idade produtiva, com média de 27,18 anos. O segmento mais afetado foi a coluna torácica, com ferimentos transfixantes e lesão ASIA A (lesão completa. A maioria dos casos foi tratada de forma conservadora. O período da semana em que houve maior incidência foi o fim e semana, com predomínio do sábado e da sexta-feira. O motivo mais comum foi assalto. CONCLUSÃO: São lesões com alto impacto no custo de saúde pública e de previdência, uma vez que são lesões de alta taxa de morbidade e acometimento predominante de pessoas em faixa etária produtiva.OBJETIVO: Evaluar la incidencia del traumatismo raquimedular causado por proyectil de arma de fuego en pacientes atendidos en la sala de emergencias de un hospital en Curitiba (Paraná. MÉTODOS: Estudio retrospectivo, realizado en el período de febrero 2005 a julio de 2008, incluyendo a todos los pacientes víctimas de lesión medular en la columna vertebral causada por un proyectil de arma de fuego (n = 54 pacientes. RESULTADOS: La gran mayoría de los pacientes son varones y en edad de trabajar, con un promedio de 27,18 años. El sector más afectado ha sido la columna torácica, con heridas transfixiantes y ASIA A (lesión medular completa. La mayoría de los casos fue tratada de forma conservadora. El período de la semana, donde había una mayor incidencia fue el fin de semana, con predominio del sábado y el viernes. La razón más frecuente fue por asalto. CONCLUSIÓN: Se trata de lesiones con un alto impacto en el costo de la salud p

  15. Síntesis de heridas bucofaciales con aplicación de tisuacryl

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    2003-04-01

    Full Text Available El empleo de adhesivo tisular tisuacryl para la síntesis de heridas bucomaxilofaciales favorece la hemostasia, nutrición, cicatrización de los bordes de la herida, rápida recuperación del tejido, disminución del edema y evita complicaciones como infección y reacción del tejido a cuerpo extraño. Se realizó la síntesis de heridas quirúrgicas o traumáticas sin necesidad de aplicar sutura a 171 pacientes que acudieron al Servicio de Cirugía Maxilofacial del Hospital General Clinicoquirúrgico Docente "Aleida Fernández Chardiet" de Güines, mediante un ensayo clínico fase III, de extensión terapéutica, multicéntrico, no controlado. Las técnicas quirúrgicas bucales fueron predominantes, la longitud de la herida fue de 6 cm en el 39 % de los casos. Los pacientes recibieron el tratamiento de forma ambulatoria y estuvieron conformes con los resultados obtenidos. Se evitó la acumulación en las heridas de suciedades, sudor, saliva y restos de alimentos, como ocurre cuando se emplean hilos de sutura y se logró la oclusión hermética de la herida. Se recomienda el uso del tisuacryl en heridas de los atletas. Se logran excelentes resultados cosméticos. El paciente no refiere las molestias ocasionadas por el material de sutura.The use of tisuacryl tissue adhesive for the synthesis of buccomaxillofacial wounds favors hemostasis, nutrition and cicatrization of the wound edges, fast recovery of the tissue, reduction of the edema and prevents complications such as infection and histic reaction to foreign body. The synthesis of surgical or traumatic wounds was performed without applying suture among 171 patients that attended the Maxillofacial Surgery Service of "Aleida Fernández Chardiet" General Clinical and Surgical Hospital, in Güines, by an uncontrolled multicenter stage III clinical trial of therapeutic extension. The buccal surgical techniques predominated and the length of the wound was of 6 cm (39 %. The patients received

  16. Primer censo de unidades de heridas crónicas en España

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    Héctor González de la Torre

    Full Text Available RESUMEN Introducción: A pesar del interés creciente por las unidades de heridas como modelo organizativo para la prestación de servicios a las personas con heridas crónicas, no tenemos información acerca del número, distribución, funcionamiento y características de estas estructuras en España. Objetivos: Identificar las unidades de atención especializada de heridas crónicas en nuestro país y realizar el primer censo de estas. Metodología: Estudio observacional de tipo descriptivo de corte transversal. Se realizó un sistema de muestreo no probabilístico compuesto por tres escalones de muestreo. Se utilizó un cuestionario específicamente diseñado para ello (CVI-Total para Pertinencia = 0,96 y CVI-Total para Relevancia = 0,94 para la obtención de datos, que incluyó la recogida de información sobre: nombre, localización, año de creación, organismo responsable y ámbito de localización de las unidades. Resultados: Un total de 75 posibles unidades candidatas a estudio fueron detectadas en los tres escalones de muestreo realizados. Se reclutaron 44 unidades para el estudio, si bien dos debieron ser retiradas. Finalmente, se incluyó un total de 42 unidades en el primer censo de unidades de heridas en el territorio español. Conclusiones: El número de unidades de heridas en nuestro país es bajo, y existe gran disparidad con respecto a su distribución geográfica por comunidades. Además, estas estructuras están sujetas a muchos cambios. Esto conlleva la desaparición y aparición de unidades de heridas con relativa rapidez, aunque parece que es un sistema organizativo cada vez más aceptado en España, existiendo un número creciente de estas estructuras organizativas en nuestro país.

  17. Surgical site infection incidence after a clean-contaminated surgery in Yasuj Shahid Beheshti hospital, Iran Incidencia de infección de herida por cirugía limpia contaminada en el hospital Yasuj Shahid Beheshti, Irán Incidência de infecção de ferida depois de cirurgia limpa-contaminada em hospital Yasuj Shahid Beheshti, Irã

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    Mohebbi Nobandegani Zinat

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available Objective. To determine the incidence rate of infection after a clean-contaminated surgery and its relationship with some risk factors. Methodology. Cross sectional study, in a convenience sample of 300 patients who underwent surgery classified as clean-contaminated in a hospital of Yasuj, Iran. Samples were taken directly from the wound at the first dressing change to all the patients. They were studied to determine bacteria growth. Results. The rate of infection after a clean-contaminated surgery was 53%. The most common gram positive microorganism was Staphylococcus aureus (22%, and among gram negative: Escherichia coli (26%, Klebsiella sp (26% and Pseudomonas sp (25%. Significant correlation between the type of surgery and surgical site infection was found, it was not seen with the variables sex and surgical procedure. Conclusion. This study shows important problems regarding patient’s safety. Protocols should be reviewed to control infections.Objetivo. Determinar la tasa de incidencia por infección de herida por cirugía limpia-contaminada y su relación con algunos factores de riesgo. Metodología. Estudio de corte transversal en una muestra por conveniencia de 300 pacientes sometidos a cirugía clasificada como limpia-contaminada. A todos los pacientes les tomaron una muestra para cultivo directamente de la herida en el primer cambio del apósito, la cual se estudió para determinar el crecimiento de bacterias. Resultados. La tasa de infección en heridas quirúrgicas limpias-contaminadas fue del 53%. El microorganismo gram positivo más frecuente fue Staphylococcus aureus (22%, y dentro de los gram negatives fueron: Escherichia coli (26%, Klebsiella sp (26% y Pseudomonas sp (25%. Se encontró asociación significativa entre el tipo de cirugía y la infección de la herida quirúrgica, lo que no se observó con las variables sexo y el procedimiento quirúrgico. Conclusión. Este estudio muestra problemas importantes en el aseguramiento

  18. Uso de terapia VAC® para tratamiento de heridas por mordedura de araña reclusa café Vacuum-Assisted Closure therapy® for treatment of brown recluse spider bite

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    R. Menéndez Arzac

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Las mordeduras producidas por la araña reclusa café pueden causar una ulcera necrótica de crecimiento progresivo, tradicionalmente tratada en forma expectante, con antinflamatorios y con cirugía reconstructiva tardía. En este trabajo presentamos 2 casos clínicos tratados de forma exitosa por medio del dispositivo para el cierre asistido por presión negativa (VAC®. Creemos que este dispositivo es un elemento importante para el manejo de esta patología, ya que la terapia por presión negativa ayuda a limitar la necrosis cutánea y a disminuir el tamaño de la ulcera y por lo tanto, acelera el proceso de recuperación del paciente.The brown recluse spider bite can cause an enlarging necrotic skin wound, traditionally treated with expectant management, anti-inflammatory drugs and late reconstructive surgery. In this paper we report 2 cases where we used Vacuum-Assisted Closure therapy (VAC® for the successful management of these wounds. We believe that VAC® therapy is very effective in reducing wound size and skin necrosis, and also in accelerating patient recovery time.

  19. Parálisis facial bilateral secundaria a infección por virus de Epstein-Barr Bilateral facial palsy due to Epstein-Barr virus infection

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    M.E. Erro; J. Urriza; L. Gila; E. Orbara; Gurtubay, I. G.

    2010-01-01

    Nuestro objetivo es describir dos pacientes jóvenes con parálisis facial periférica bilateral. Ambos presentaron inicialmente afectación en un lado de la cara, seguida pocos días después de afectación contralateral junto con sintomatología compatible con infección aguda por el virus de Epstein-Barr, que se confirmó con la serología. Uno de los pacientes experimentó mejoría completa mientras que en el otro la recuperación fue lenta y quedaron secuelas permanentes. La lesión bilateral del nervi...

  20. Sistema reproducible de presión negativa controlada de bajo costo, para curación de heridas problema

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    A.J. Serrano González-Rubio

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Como cirujanos plásticos nos enfrentamos con el manejo de heridas problema. Está descrito como opción de tratamiento la terapia con presión negativa. Como instrumento técnico se reconoce en la literatura al sistema Vacuum Assisted Closure-KCI® (San Antonio, Texas, EE.UU. como sistema comercialmente disponible. Su costo hace que no sea accesible para los pacientes de nuestra institución. Por esta razón diseñamos un sistema de presión negativa controlada para tratar estas lesiones. El sistema consiste en un manómetro de presión negativa instalado a una válvula bidireccional conectada en un extremo al sistema de presión negativa de pared del hospital y en el otro extremo a un tubo estéril de 1/4 de pulgada, conectado a su vez a un drenaje que se coloca sobre compresas estériles ubicadas sobre el área de la herida a tratar, que se sella con un adhesivo estéril. Tratamos con este sistema 14 pacientes con diversos tipos de heridas problemáticas logrando mejoría clínica de las mismas. Se utilizó también para mejorar la integración de los injertos de piel colocados sobre heridas problema.

  1. Rejuvenecimiento facial

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    L. Daniel Jacubovsky, Dr.

    2010-01-01

    El envejecimiento facial es un proceso único y particular a cada individuo y está regido en especial por su carga genética. El lifting facial es una compleja técnica desarrollada en nuestra especialidad desde principios de siglo, para revertir los principales signos de este proceso. Los factores secundarios que gravitan en el envejecimiento facial son múltiples y por ello las ritidectomías o lifting cérvico faciales descritas han buscado corregir los cambios fisonómicos del envejecimiento exc...

  2. Heridas en consultas de enfermería: ¿qué lesión genera más carga de trabajo? Estudio observacional urbano

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    Jordi Guinot Bachero

    Full Text Available RESUMEN Introducción: El deterioro de la integridad cutánea representa una parte importante de la carga de trabajo en las consultas de enfermería de atención primaria. Objetivo: Cuantificar el tipo de heridas que se tratan en la consulta a demanda. Determinar qué grupo genera mayor demanda asistencial. Cuantificar el tiempo empleado por enfermería en el cuidado de las heridas, en las consultas a demanda. Metodología: estudio observacional multicéntrico urbano y transversal, realizado en el ámbito de la atención primaria en la ciudad de Castellón de la Plana durante enero/febrero de 2015. Resultados: La población incluida en los cinco centros de salud participantes fue de 95 040 habitantes mayores de15 años. La participación de los profesionales de enfermería en la recogida de datos fue del 80,40%. Las heridas quirúrgicas representaron el 40,33%. Las heridas en extremidades inferiores, el 29%; las úlceras por presión, el 14,38%, y otras lesiones el 16,28%, siendo el número total de curas de 2420. La carga de trabajo representa el 39,22% de la consulta de enfermería. Discusión: La ausencia de bibliografía sobre el tema nos impide realizar comparaciones entre estudios. Lo publicado se centra en consultas de nueva creación o atención a heridas agudas en urgencias. Conclusiones: Las heridas quirúrgicas generan mayor demanda de atención, seguidas de las lesiones de las extremidades inferiores y de las heridas no englobadas en otras franjas de estudio. Las úlceras por presión generan menor demanda. Pero el tiempo real de atención es superior en las heridas de las extremidades inferiores, lo que genera una carga de trabajo efectiva superior a las heridas quirúrgicas.

  3. Herida penetrante del cráneo Skull penetrating wound

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    Yvei González Orlandi

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available El traumatismo craneoencefálico es común en los servicios de urgencia de instituciones que atienden a pacientes politraumatizados y se ha convertido en un problema de salud para muchos países. El traumatismo penetrante del cráneo ocupa un lugar especial por su baja frecuencia. En este trabajo se presenta el caso de un paciente varón, de 52 años de edad, que sufrió una herida penetrante del cráneo producida por un arma blanca que quedó retenida en la región frontotemporal izquierda. Tras un estudio imaginológico se procedió al tratamiento quirúrgico de urgencia, y el paciente evoluciona satisfactoriamente después de 25 días de hospitalización. En la actualidad se encuentra en tratamiento de rehabilitación por una hemiparesia derecha residual.The cranioencephalic trauma is common in the emergence centers to care for patients with multiple traumata and it becames in a health problem in many countries. Skull penetrating trauma is located in a special place due to its low frequency. In present paper a case of male patient aged 52 severely skull-injured with penetrating wound caused by a cold steel that remained introduced into the left frontotemporal region. After an imaging study the emergence surgical treatment was applied and patient evolves adequately after 25 days of hospitalization. Nowadays, she is under rehabilitation treatment due to a residual right hemiparesis.

  4. Manejo de las miasis en heridas agudas y crónicas: Presentación de casos y revisión de la bibliografía Acute and chronic wound in myasis management: Cases report and bibliography review

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    RH Mengarelli

    Full Text Available Se presentan casos de heridas tratadas localmente, producidas por diferentes tipos de miasis cutáneas.Fifteen cases of wound due to cutaneous myiasis are reported. Local treatment and the subtypes of myasis are reviewed.

  5. Visión y experiencia de enfermeras coordinadoras de unidades de heridas crónicas

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    Gonzalo Esparza Imas

    Full Text Available Introducción: Las heridas crónicas son un problema de salud pública que ha afectado y afecta tanto a pacientes como a cuidadores a lo largo de la historia, y su cuidado es valorado principalmente por enfermeras. La creación de unidades especializadas en el cuidado de este tipo de lesiones debe ir acompañada del concepto de liderazgo por parte de la enfermera formada, junto con un equipo multidisciplinar al que hacer partícipe de todo el proceso. Objetivos: Describir la experiencia e inquietudes de las enfermeras coordinadoras de unidades de heridas nacionales e internacionales y comprender el liderazgo de una enfermera en el equipo multidisciplinar. Metodología: Estudio cualitativo fenomenológico descriptivo con entrevistas semiestructuradas y análisis de datos mediante codificación, categorización y saturación de datos utilizando el software Atlas-ti 7.0. Resultados: Se obtuvieron 25 códigos y 6 categorías agrupados en tres temas principales: individual, grupal/colectiva, paciente/cliente. Conclusiones: La enfermería está capacitada para liderar unidades de heridas dada su competencia, siempre trabajando dentro de un equipo multidisciplinar y proporcionando una visión holística del paciente para conseguir un abordaje adecuado en prevención y/o tratamiento de este tipo de lesiones.

  6. Informe preliminar sobre sutura primaria en heridas de colon izquierdo Primary suture in left colon wounds:

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    Rafael Pinilla González

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCCIÓN. Es importante evaluar críticamente el tratamiento de las heridas del colon izquierdo tratadas por laparotomía urgente. El presente artículo buscó presentar un informe preliminar del resultado y la evolución de los pacientes tratados con sutura o resección y anastomosis primaria de heridas de colon izquierdo, atendidos en el Hospital Universitario de Maabar (Yemen. Se ofrece también una somera revisión de la literatura. MÉTODOS. Entre mayo de 2006 y enero de 2008 fueron operados 5 pacientes con herida penetrante de abdomen, producidas por arma de fuego y arma blanca, las cuales afectaron al colon izquierdo (hubo 3 pacientes con más de una lesión. Se realizó un estudio retrospectivo descriptivo de estos 5 pacientes. RESULTADOS. La edad promedio fue de 25 años. Hubo 3 lesionados por arma blanca y 2 por arma de fuego. A todos se les realizó sutura o resección y anastomosis primaria. Se encontraron 8 lesiones asociadas, mayormente en el intestino delgado. Tres pacientes fueron clasificados en el grupo II y 2 en el grupo III de la escala CIS-Flint. En la escala AAST, hubo 3 pacientes en el grado III y 2 en el grado V. Estos últimos recibieron heridas por arma de fuego y presentaron mayor número de lesiones asociadas. CONCLUSIONES. Las heridas del colon izquierdo, independientemente del número de estas y de los factores de riesgo y otras lesiones asociadas, pueden ser tratadas de manera segura con reparación primaria.INTRODUCTION: It is important to critically assess the treatment of left colon wounds treated by urgent laparotomy. In present paper we tried to present a preliminary report of results and course of patients treated with suture o resection and primary anastomosis of left colon wounds, seen in University Hospital of Maabar (Yemen. A brief revision of literature is presented. METHODS: Between May, 2006 and January, 2008 5, patients were operated on from an abdomen penetrating wound caused by firearm and by

  7. Traumatismo penetrante facial por arpón. A propósito de un caso

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    Pablo Veiga San Román

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Los traumatismos penetrantes causados por el disparo de un fusil de pesca submarina son extremadamente raros. El tratamiento quirúrgico está condicionado por el «mecanismo de barba», que impide una retirada segura de la flecha en sentido contrario al de su entrada, ya que la aleta del fusil provocaría graves daños. Presentamos un caso clínico y un sistema sencillo de bloqueo del retroceso de la aleta que permitió una retirada segura en sentido retrógrado.

  8. Calidad de vida relacionada con heridas crónicas

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    Renata Virginia González-Consuegra

    Full Text Available El presente artículo hace una revisión bibliográfica que se inicia con un recorrido de la evolución del concepto de calidad de vida (CV y su aplicación en salud, el cual debe su importancia a la forma más amplia en que es concebido el estado de salud personal, al contener implícito el bienestar social, lo que ha generado el desarrollo de medidas que permiten captar la salud en sus dimensiones múltiples y también positivas, como las de salud percibida o de calidad de vida relacionada con la salud (CVRS. La medición de la CVRS ha mostrado su utilidad en la investigación, en la práctica clínica, en la evaluación de los servicios sanitarios y en salud pública, lo que permite -en gran medida- contribuir a mejorar la gestión del cuidado. Con el paso del tiempo y la evolución tecnológica, la esperanza de vida ha ido en aumento, con el consiguiente envejecimiento de la población, siendo frecuente la presencia de enfermedades crónicas y metabólicas que, en muchos casos, traen consigo la presencia de heridas crónicas (HC de difícil manejo, que afectan negativa y considerablemente la CVRS de la población mayor de 65 años, especialmente femenina. La literatura reciente, es profusa respecto a los diferentes instrumentos para la medición de CVRS, por lo que se hace necesario conocer de qué disponemos para poder hacer uso de las herramientas adecuadas, según la condición de salud de la persona, a fin de aproximarse a las necesidades reales de las personas a nuestro cuidado. La mayoría de las herramientas de medición de CVRS se han desarrollado en Europa y Estados Unidos, lo que exige que para ser utilizadas en poblaciones distintas a las de su origen se cumpla con la adaptación y validación respectiva, a fin de que sus resultados reflejen la percepción real de la población.

  9. Efectividad de la simvastatina tópica e inyectable contra hidrocoloide en la epitelización de heridas de espesor parcial en un modelo animal

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    Pablo D. Murakami-Morishige

    Full Text Available Introducción y Objetivos. En la actualidad existen una gran cantidad de apósitos y coberturas para el tratamiento de las heridas de espesor parcial; la elección depende de la experiencia del cirujano y sobre todo de la disponibilidad y recursos existentes. Las estatinas (inhibidores de la Hidroxi-Metil-CoA reductasa se usan en el tratamiento de la hipercolesterolemia, aunque recientemente se han encontrado propiedades antinflamatorias, estimulantes de la angiogénesis y linfangiogénesis, antifibróticas, y especialmente estimuladoras de los queratinocitos. Nos proponemos comparar la epitelización e inflamación de las heridas en un modelo animal con la aplicación de simvastatina tópica, inyectable y apósito de hidrocoloide. Material y método. Empleamos 20 ratas Wistar en 4 grupos, cada uno con 5 ratas, a las que practicamos heridas de espesor parcial por dermoabrasión en el dorso. A cada grupo se le aplicó gasa de organza, apósito de hidrocoloide, simvastatina tópica y simvastatina inyectada, respectivamente. Descubrimos las heridas a los 7 días y sacrificamos a los animales. Tomamos biopsias de las heridas y comparamos el grado de epitelización de cada grupo. Resultados. Al comparar la simvastatina en preparación tópica con el grupo de gasa de organza y el grupo de apósito de hidrocoloide, encontramos un mayor porcentaje de epitelización en el grupo tratado con simvastatina tópica, con una diferencia estadísticamente significativa (p < 0.05. Las heridas tratadas con simvastatina tópica demostraron menor inflamación, menor fibrosis, mayor epitelización (queratinocitos, mayor cantidad de fibroblastos y no presentaron costra, de forma estadísticamente significativa. Conclusiones. La cobertura de heridas de espesor parcial con simvastatina tópica es más efectiva en epitelización y efecto antinflamatorio, en comparación con la simvastatina inyectable, los apósitos de hidrocoloide y las gasas de organza.

  10. Miasis facial asociada con carcinoma espinocelular en estado terminal Facial myiasis associated with end-stage spinocellular carcinoma

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    Marconi Eduardo Sousa Maciel-Santos

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    Full Text Available La miasis son infestaciones de vertebrados vivos por larvas de moscas que se nutren como parásitos. Frecuentemente, la miasis está relacionada con la pobreza extrema y la falta de higiene en países en desarrollo con climas calientes y húmedos. En esas circunstancias especificas, heridas abiertas y no tratadas, úlceras, tejidos necróticos y todos los orificios anatómicos son susceptibles a esta infección. El tratamiento incluye la remoción quirúrgica de todas las larvas y el soporte general del paciente. El objetivo de este trabajo es relatar un caso de miasis facial asociada con un carcinoma espinocelular en un paciente en estado terminal.Myiasis is the infestation of the living vertebrates by fly larvae that nourish themselves as parasites. Frequently, myiasis is related to extreme poverty and lack of hygiene in developing countries with hot and humid climates. Under those specific circumstances, open and nontreated wounds, ulcers, necrotic tissues and all the anatomical orifices are susceptible to this infection. The treatment includes the surgical removal of all the larvae and the general support of the patient. The objective of this paper is to report a case of facial myiasis associated with a spinocellular carcinoma in an end-stage patient.

  11. Deformidad facial postraumática asociada a complicación por silastic orbitario 35 años después de implantado

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    Denia Morales Navarro

    Full Text Available Las alteraciones esqueléticas del macizo facial sin tratamiento quirúrgico o con un manejo inadecuado, pueden resultar en deformidad secundaria importante con implicaciones estéticas y funcionales que deben ser consideradas para su tratamiento. El objetivo de esta presentación fue caracterizar el caso de deformidad facial postraumática asociada a complicación por silastic orbitario, 35 años después de implantado este. Se trata de un paciente masculino de 67 años que refirió haber sido tratado al presentar enrojecimiento de un ojo y secreciones. Refiere que hace 35 años fue intervenido quirúrgicamente por fractura “en la zona del ojo izquierdo”, que le colocaron silastic, y que no había tenido problemas hasta el momento en esa área. En el examen físico facial se detectó asimetría facial: ligero enoftalmo del ojo izquierdo, con desnivel pupilar, disminución de la apertura palpebral, rasgo antimongoloide, con eritema de la conjuntiva, quémosis, y abundantes secreciones. Se comprobó limitación del movimiento súpero-externo. Se corrobora la presencia de una fístula en el fondo de saco del párpado inferior. Se diagnostica como deformidad facial postraumática complicada por reacción a cuerpo extraño (al silastic. Fue intervenido quirúrgicamente y se realizó la exéresis del material, y la reconstrucción de la antomía ausente en la zona con malla de titanio. Se obtuvo excelentes resultados. Las lesiones postraumáticas de la cara se asocian generalmente con grandes secuelas funcionales y estéticas. Si se añaden las complicaciones por el empleo de implantes de biomateriales, la determinación de la conducta terapéutica puede ser un reto.

  12. Vejez homosexual: las heridas del lenguaje

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    Giribuela, Walter

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    En este trabajo abordamos algunos aspectos de la relación existente entre discurso, homosexualidad masculina y vejez, a partir de testimonios obtenidos en entrevistas realizadas a varones homosexuales en situación de vejez. Tomamos como anclaje teórico para ello principalmente dos propuestas: la de Judith Butler, quien sostiene en Lenguaje, poder e identidad (1997), que es posible ser herido por el lenguaje, y la de Didier Eribon, quien postula en Reflexiones sobre la cuestión gay (2001) la c...

  13. Coste-eficiencia de la elección de apósitos en heridas crónicas con biofilm basado en un modelo teórico

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    Andoni Carrión Jiménez

    Full Text Available Resumen: La elección del apósito correcto es una de las principales preocupaciones en la cura avanzada de heridas. Por un lado, se encuentra el continuo desarrollo de productos y, por otro, la reciente preocupación por el impacto en los costes de una indicación correcta. Uno de los factores que favorecen el de los costes es la evolución tórpida de las heridas, siendo la presencia de biofilm uno de los motivos de esta mala evolución. El cuidado de la herida con biofilm es uno de los mayores retos para los clínicos. Objetivo: Evaluar la costo-eficiencia de un apósito de hidrofibra con plata, EDTA y cloruro de benzetonio como apósito de primera elección en las heridas con presencia de biofilm. Metodología: Mediante un modelo teórico de heridas crónicas divididas en dos grupos y considerando que el 60% de las heridas de ambos grupos presentan biofilm, se han comparado los costes de utilizar un apósito de alginato con plata como primera elección en un primer grupo y un apósito de hidrofibra con plata, EDTA y cloruro de benzetonio como primera elección en el segundo grupo. Para el cálculo de costes se ha considerado la oferta de precios del concurso público de apósitos de la Plataforma Logística Provincial de Sevilla. Resultados: El coste medio herida/día para las heridas del primer grupo es de 0,59 €, mientras para el segundo grupo de 0,55 €. Conclusiones: El apósito de hidrofibra con plata, EDTA y cloruro de benzetonio es el apósito de elección y resulta costoefectivo frente al apósito comparado.

  14. Trigeminal sensory neuropathy and facial contact dermatitis due to Anthurium sp Neuropatia trigeminal sensitiva e dermatite de contato facial por Anthurium sp

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    Carlos A. Twardowschy

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Trigeminal sensory neuropathy (TSN describes a heterogeneous group of disorders manifesting as facial numbness. OBJECTIVE: We report the case of a patient who had TSN associated with contact dermatitis due to Anthurium sp. METHOD/RESULTS: A 21-year-old female patient developed left hemifacial contact dermatitis after exposure to the anthurium plant. The patient had paresthesias and pain in the V2 and V3 divisions of the left trigeminal nerve. Eight days after its onset the dermatitis resolved, but numbness developed in the V2 and V3 divisions of the left trigeminal nerve. Cranial CT scan and MRI, as well as CSF and extensive work-up exams, were normal. After one month the symptoms disappeared completely. CONCLUSION: Anthurium sp, an indoor ornamental plant that contains calcium oxalate crystals, and can causes contact dermatitis. To our knowledge, this is the first report associating TSN with contact dermatitis due to Anthurium sp.INTRODUÇÃO: A neuropatia trigeminal sensitiva (NTS representa um grupo heterogêneo de doenças, cuja manifestação clínica é a presença de dormência na região facial. OBJETIVO: Relatamos o caso de paciente que apresenta NTS associada com dermatite de contato (DC devido à planta Anthurium sp. MÉTODO/RESULTADOS: Uma paciente com 21 anos desenvolveu DC na região hemi-facial esquerda, após exposição à planta Anthurium sp. Após a resolução do quadro de dermatite, a referida paciente apresentou dormência e parestesias no território do segundo e terceiro ramos do nervo trigêmeo esquerdo. Um mês após o início do quadro houve resolução completa dos sintomas. CONCLUSÃO: O Anthurium é uma planta ornamental que contém cristas de oxalato de cálcio, que podem causar DC. Para o nosso conhecimento este é o primeiro relato associando NTS e dermatite de contato devido à exposição ao Anthurium sp.

  15. El licenciado Daza Chacón y su relación de la herida del príncipe Carlos

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    Rojo Vega, Anastasio

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    Producción Científica De la historia médico-quirúrgica de la herida del príncipe Carlos nos han quedado dos Relaciones, firmada la una por el doctor Olivares y la otra por el Licenciado Daza, que, en honor a la verdad, son una sola, por cuanto coinciden con puntos y comas en la narración del suceso, y solamente se diferencian en lo que cuenta de la actuación de Olivares la del doctor Olivares, y del licenciado Daza la de Daza. Uno la escribió y otro la copió y parece c...

  16. El sexo es bueno, pero no puedo: representaciones de mujeres y hombres con heridas crónicas

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    Evanilda Souza de Santana Carvalho

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo principal: Aprehender y analizar las representaciones sociales sobre el sexo, elaboradas por mujeres y hombres crónicamente heridos. Metodología: Estudio cualitativo. Análisis de contenido temático a partir de la aplicación del Test de Asociación Libre de Palabras y de Entrevistas en semi-estructuradas. Resultados principales: Surgieron tres categorías de análisis: el sexo es bueno y hace bien a la salud, el sexo puede empeorar la herida y el sexo es algo prohibido. Se concluye que las personas con heridas crónicas tienden a abstenerse de mantener relaciones sexuales por creer que podría conllevar implicaciones negativas para su salud y vitalidad. Conclusión principal: El personal de enfermería puede intervenir a través de la escucha terapéutica en la reelaboración de estas representaciones, desmitificando tabúes que comprometan la satisfacción de las necesidades sexuales de estas personas y su calidad de vida.

  17. Cambios en el Esqueleto Facial, en las Relaciones Oclusales y Maxilomandibulares. Inducidos por la Distracción Osteogénica, en Microsomia Hemifacial.

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    Manuela E. Berrocal Revueltas

    2007-06-01

    Este estudio demuestra que los cambios adaptativos en el esqueleto facial y en las relaciones oclusales inducidos por la DO, pueden ser identificados y medidos objetivamente, a través de técnicas radiológicas para mayor precisión en la evaluación y optimización de los resultados, cuyos efectos tienen claras repercusiones en el comportamiento y adaptación de los tejidos blandos, lo cual es el reto a seguir en futuras investigaciones...

  18. Rejuvenecimiento facial

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    L. Daniel Jacubovsky, Dr.

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available El envejecimiento facial es un proceso único y particular a cada individuo y está regido en especial por su carga genética. El lifting facial es una compleja técnica desarrollada en nuestra especialidad desde principios de siglo, para revertir los principales signos de este proceso. Los factores secundarios que gravitan en el envejecimiento facial son múltiples y por ello las ritidectomías o lifting cérvico faciales descritas han buscado corregir los cambios fisonómicos del envejecimiento excursionando, como se describe, en todos los planos tisulares involucrados. Esta cirugía por lo tanto, exige conocimiento cabal de la anatomía quirúrgica, pericia y experiencia para reducir las complicaciones, estigmas quirúrgicos y revisiones secundarias. La ridectomía facial ha evolucionado hacia un procedimiento más simple, de incisiones más cortas y disecciones menos extensas. Las suspensiones musculares han variado en su ejecución y los vectores de montaje y resección cutánea son cruciales en los resultados estéticos de la cirugía cérvico facial. Hoy estos vectores son de tracción más vertical. La corrección de la flaccidez va acompañada de un interés en reponer el volumen de la superficie del rostro, en especial el tercio medio. Las técnicas quirúrgicas de rejuvenecimiento, en especial el lifting facial, exigen una planificación para cada paciente. Las técnicas adjuntas al lifting, como blefaroplastias, mentoplastía, lipoaspiración de cuello, implantes faciales y otras, también han tenido una positiva evolución hacia la reducción de riesgos y mejor éxito estético.

  19. Contexto social, biológico, psicológico, económico y cultural en personas con heridas en miembros inferiores

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    RENATA VIRGINIA GONZÁLEZ CONSUEGRA

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available La presente investigación caracteriza los contextos cultural, económico, social, biológico y psicológico de las personas usuarias del programa Clínica de Heridas dirigido por un grupo de profesoras del área de Fundamentación en enfermería de la Facultad de Enfermería de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Se sabe que el cuidado de personas con heridas exige el conocimiento de la severidad de las mismas, especialmente las heridas vasculares que son crónicas y de lenta cicatrización. Las condiciones que retardan su recuperación conllevan alto riesgo de complicaciones, así como el estado nutricional, la accesibilidad a asistencia médica y la motivación para la recuperación. La pobre cicatrización y las lesiones derivadas de los procesos lentos de recuperación de la integridad de la piel en las heridas de origen vascular son un grave problema de salud porque exponen al individuo a infecciones que pueden volverse graves o incluso llevar a la muerte, además porque originan una importante alteración de la autoestima, que puede causar en algunas personas aislamiento y sentimientos de minusvalía. En el proceso de recuperación hay que tener en cuenta aspectos como la nutrición, edad, enfermedades asociadas, estadio de la herida, aspectos psicológicos y apoyo social con que cuenta la persona. Una vez definida la multicausalidad en las personas con heridas de origen vascular, se realiza esta investigación que pretende aportar, desde los diferentes contextos de estudio, las bases teóricas y prácticas que orienten en forma asertiva al profesional de enfermería y al resto del grupo interdisciplinario para elaborar planes de cuidado más integrales que trasciendan lo biológico, a fin de mejorar el estado de salud en la población vulnerable.

  20. Estudio de la cicatrización por segunda intención en la piel de quelonios. Efecto de la insulina tópica como promotor de la cicatrización

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    Las heridas de la piel son un motivo frecuente de consulta en los reptiles mantenidos en cautividad. Como en el resto de reptiles, las tortugas están predispuestas a sufrir heridas por causas muy diversas como traumatismos, mordeduras, condiciones inadecuadas en los terrarios, etc. Especialmente en tortugas acuáticas o semi-acuáticas estas heridas a menudo curan de manera lenta, insidiosa y se hacen crónicas. Sorprendentemente, la cicatrización de las heridas cutáneas en reptiles ha sido muy ...

  1. Experimento sobre Diversas Fórmulas para Tratar las Heridas en los Árboles.

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    Obregón Botero Rafael

    1940-03-01

    Full Text Available Sin duda una de las prácticas más delicadas y difíciles con que tropieza el agricultor consciente, es la adecuada y perfecta poda de sus árboles, abundando los diversos sistemas preconizados tanto para árboles frutales como para el café y el cacao. Todos o casi todos los sistemas tienden a abarcar dos puntos principales; la mayor producción en cantidad y calidad aceptable sin debilitamiento de la planta y la búsqueda de economía en su ejecución. Sus principios, normas, implementos, épocas y demás factores varían con la planta y los puntos de vista del preconizador de los diferentes sistemas, pero todos están acordes en cuanto a la necesidad de proteger los cortes hechos durante las prácticas. De la misma manera como los animales están sujetos a adquirir infecciones por las heridas o desgarramientos de su piel, las plantas también lo están por la infección al practicar cortes en sus ramas o simplemente al través de los desperfectos y desgarraduras en sus tejidos protectores, la corteza de las ramas, tallos y raíces.

  2. Diente más afectado por la celulitis facial de origen odontogénico en niños venezolanos

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    Gabriel Zambrano

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Determinar la prevalencia de celulitis facial de origen odontogénica e identifi el diente más afectado en niños con diagnóstico de celulitis facial hospitalizados en el Servicio de Infectología Pediátrica del Hospital Universitario de Caracas en el periodo 20062014. Materiales y métodos: se realizó un estudio documental, descriptivo y retrospectivo en niños entre 1-6 años de edad hospitalizados con diagnóstico de celulitis facial odontogénica en el Servicio de Infectología Pediátrica del Hospital Universitario de Caracas en el periodo 2006-2014. Se tomó una muestra no probabilística a conveniencia, la cual quedó conformada por 310 niños quienes cumplieron los criterios de inclusión de la investigación. Los datos se obtuvieron a partir de las historias clínicas de dicho servicio. Se realizó un análisis descriptivo, epidemiológico y comparativo/ analítico para cumplir con los objetivos de la investigación. Resultados: la prevalencia de celulitis facial de origen odontogénico fue de 5,27% con respecto a la muestra total. El segundo molar primario fue el diente más afectado con una frecuencia del 49,5%. CONCLUSIÓN: la prevalencia de celulitis facial de origen odontogénico en comparación con otras infecciones que requieren hospitalización fue baja, el género masculino fue el más afectado, el rango de edad más involucrado con la entidad se ubicó entre los 4 y 6 años. Los dientes primarios fueron los más afectados y el diente más asociado con esta afección fue el segundo molar primario.

  3. Alternativa al cierre de heridas crónicas mediante injertos de Reverdin y factores de crecimiento en cirugía menor ambulatoria

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    Francisco Javier Pérez Vega

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available El cierre de heridas crónicas supone una alta tasa en cuidados de enfermería, sobre todo en heridas de difícil cicatrización, debido a la falta de respuesta a los tratamientos aplicados y a la elevada prevalencia del proceso. Es necesario encontrar un método que reduzca el tiempo de curación, evite las complicaciones inherentes al cierre por cura húmeda convencional y pueda realizarse con los recursos disponibles en cualquier medio sanitario. El plasma rico en plaquetas (PRP autólogo se utiliza actualmente como alternativa a la infiltración tradicional con corticoesteroides o en estado gel, en la cobertura o relleno de una determinada zona con pérdida de tejido. El presente estudio combina el uso de PRP e injertos insulares descritos por Reverdin (1869, en 15 individuos que presentan traumatismos con pérdida de sustancia que no responden a la cura húmeda convencional. Los resultados muestran que, tras la primera aplicación de PRP, se aprecia la aparición de tejido de granulación, que es susceptible de recibir el injerto. La combinación de ambas técnicas acorta el período de cicatrización de las heridas tratadas, con equipos de fácil accesibilidad en cualquier centro sanitario, minimizando costes con una expectativa de curación elevada, sumado al procedimiento fácilmente asumible por el personal de enfermería dedicado a cirugía menor ambulatoria.

  4. ¿En qué consiste la presión tópica negativa? ¿Es eficaz/eficiente en el cierre de heridas complejas?: revisión del tema

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    Carmen María Sarabia Cobo

    Full Text Available El objetivo del presente artículo es realizar una revisión sobre la terapia con presión tópica negativa en el tratamiento de úlceras y heridas complejas y crónicas. La necesidad de dar respuestas eficaces por un lado y ser costo-efectivos por otro está dando lugar en la actualidad a un debate sobre lo que supone curar integralmente una herida crónica. En muchos países cobra relevancia la búsqueda de tratamientos que aunque de entrada sean más caros que la cura tradicional, a la larga reducen los costes y las complicaciones derivadas. Asimismo, se presentan los tratamientos más conocidos, su eficacia en la reducción del gasto, así como las marcas comercializadas en España.

  5. Ventajas de la cicatrización cutánea asistida por láser (LASH

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    S. Mordon

    Full Text Available La fase final de toda cirugía es la sutura y su cicatriz correspondiente y, frecuentemente, ésta es la única secuela visible de una intervención. La técnica LASH (cicatrización cutánea asistida por láser, estimula los mecanismos de reparación de la piel por efecto térmico, condicionando la calidad de la cicatrización. Estudios experimentales en ratones comparando los resultados obtenidos en heridas quirúrgicas radiadas con laser diodo 810 nm tras ser suturadas, con los obtenidos en igual tipo de heridas suturadas de manera convencional, han demostrado que se consiguen cicatrices mucho menos visibles cuando se practica el tratamiento con láser. La histología confirma, comparativamente, una notable aceleración del proceso cicatricial con modificación del TGFβ (Transforming Growth Factor-Beta directamente implicado en la reparación tisular, en los animales en los que la sutura fue asistida por láser. Igualmente, el análisis tensiométrico demostró mayor resistencia a la acción de estiramiento mecánico en estas heridas. Estudios clínicos en pacientes sometidos a dermolipectomia, reducción mamaria y estiramiento facial, demuestran que al tratar con LASH una parte o una de las líneas de sutura, los análisis realizados tanto por los pacientes como por cirujanos independientes a los 8 días, 3 meses y un año, evidencian resultados más favorables para la técnica láser, Las dosis eficaces determinadas para las fluencias láser están entre 80 y 120 J/cm². La técnica LASH es simple de efectuar, reproducible, rápida y ofrece una clara evidencia de que es posible reducir considerablemente la cicatriz, logrando que ésta sea de mejor calidad y más estética.

  6. Paralisia Facial Periférica por comprometimento do tronco cerebral: A propósito de um caso clínico Peripheral Facial Paralisys of brainstem origin: A clinical case description

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    Paulo R. Lazarini

    Full Text Available É apresentado um caso clínico de paciente portador de paralisia facial periférica com comprometimento de toda a hemiface direita. Durante a investigação clínica, esperava-se que o comprometimento topográfico do nervo facial se desse a partir de sua emergência na ponte. Após exames de imagem, evidenciou-se lesão expansiva no tronco cerebral. Deste modo, a classificação de paralisia facial como periférica ou central não atende a este caso. O uso de uma classificação utilizando os núcleos do nervo facial como referência pode ser mais adequado na investigação clínica da paralisia facial.It is presented a clinical case of a patient with a peripheral facial paralysis with hemifacial compromise. During the clinical investigation it was expected that the topographic compromise of the facial nerve would arise out of the emergence of the nerve from the pons. After some image examinations, an expansive brain trunk lesion was evidenced. Thus, the classification of facial paralysis - either peripheral or central - is not applicable to this case. The use of a classification having the facial nerve nucleus as reference could be more adequate in the clinical investigation of the paralysis.

  7. Paralisia facial bilateral

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    J. Fortes-Rego

    1976-03-01

    Full Text Available É apresentado um caso de diplegia facial surgida após meningite meningocócica e infecção por herpes simples. Depois de discutir as diversas condições que o fenômeno pode apresentar-se, o autor inclina-se por uma etiologia herpética.

  8. El uso del colágeno en la cicatrización de las heridas.

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    Torra i Bou, Joan Enric; Casaroli Marano, Ricardo Pedro; Martínez Cuervo, Fernando; Reina del Pozo, Manuel; Soldevilla Agreda, J.Javier; Vilaró, Senén, 1956-2005

    2000-01-01

    La progesiva importancia de la atención de las heridas crónicas y los continuos avances en el conocimiento del proceso de cicatrización han facilitado el desarrollo de nuevos productos con capacidad de incrementar la velocidad de la cicatrización de las heridas. La investigación de nuevos materiales biocompatibles, las técnicas de cura en ambiente húmedo, o el desarrollo de productos basados en la ingeniería de tejidos, son los ejemplos más recientes [...].

  9. Las heridas de la memoria Disputas patrimoniales en el Palacio de la Moneda, Chile

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    Francisca Marquéz

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available El Palacio de la Moneda, en tanto Monumento Histórico Nacional, constituye una de las piezas centrales en la construcción siempre inacabada de la República de Chile. Esta investigación, se pregunta por la disputa y actualización de esa verdad del pasado fundacional, del presente y el futuro posible de este Palacio de gobierno. ¿Cuáles son los significados históricos y políticos que el Estado y los ciudadanos otorgan a este monumento? ¿Cuáles son las disputas y acuerdos que se plasma en su forma material y simbólica? A partir de un enfoque metodológico de la antropología y la historia, las evidencias empíricas permiten señalar que aun cuando el significado histórico de su forma, ha sido una y otra vez reinventado, persisten en su materialidad y su significado, las heridas de la memoria. Tras el bombardeo sufrido el 11 de septiembre de 1973, el Palacio de la Moneda –una y otra vez remodelado y blanqueado– permanece sumido en la ruina de esa verdad histórica. La investigación concluye que, a pesar de los actos reparatorios, de las conmemoraciones simbólicas, de las marchas y movilizaciones en su frontis, el futuro sigue abierto a su reinvención.

  10. Proceso de cicatrización de heridas de piel, campos endógenos y su relación con las heridas crónicas

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    Guarín Corredor, Claribeth; Quiroga Santamaría, Paola; Landinez Parra, Nancy Stella

    2014-01-01

    Antecedentes. La cicatrización de heridas en piel es un proceso de alta complejidad orientado a recuperar la integridad del tejido, permitiendo su regeneración y restaurando sus funciones. Objetivo. Revisar los procesos de cicatrización normal y de heridas crónicas en la piel y su relación con las corrientes endógenas. Materiales y métodos. Se realizó una búsqueda de artículos en diferentes bases de datos, la cual se hizo con base en los títulos de términos médicos (Medical Subjects Headings)...

  11. Herida traumática de difícil cicatrización

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    Juan Ángel Hernández Ortiz

    Full Text Available Objetivo: recalcar lo importante que es no cesar de generar conocimiento y formación sobre el manejo de las heridas. Metodología: la situación presentada es la de una paciente que padece un accidente vial que causa una herida aguda, que pasa a convertirse en herida crónica, con 3 meses de evolución, sin haber llegado a la curación. Se aplican diversas terapias que no llegan a ser exitosas, ante lo que la paciente y su familia consultan con nuestra unidad. Resultados: procedemos a reajustar el tratamiento, instaurando cura en ambiente húmedo, según el momento "TIME" en que nos encontramos. Conseguimos cierre completo en menos de 4 semanas. Conclusiones: debemos seguir trabajando en la línea de instaurar las técnicas adecuadas para el abordaje de cualquier herida, y debemos insistir en el empeño de divulgarlas de manera continua para, de esta manera, prestar unos cuidados de calidad a nuestros pacientes.

  12. Diente más afectado por la celulitis facial de origen odontogénico en niños venezolanos

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    Gabriel Zambrano; Rosa Rondón; María Elena Guerra

    2016-01-01

    Objetivo: Determinar la prevalencia de celulitis facial de origen odontogénica e identifi el diente más afectado en niños con diagnóstico de celulitis facial hospitalizados en el Servicio de Infectología Pediátrica del Hospital Universitario de Caracas en el periodo 20062014. Materiales y métodos: se realizó un estudio documental, descriptivo y retrospectivo en niños entre 1-6 años de edad hospitalizados con diagnóstico de celulitis facial odontogénica en el Servicio de Infectología Pediátric...

  13. Management of contaminated and dirty surgical wounds with different local treatment modalities Manejo de heridas quirúrgicas contaminadas y sucias con cuatro modalidades de tratamiento local

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    Luis E. Rolong

    1990-01-01

    . Aleatoriamente se los distribuyó en cuatro grupos para propósitos del tratamiento local, así: Grupo 1: solución salina a presión (59 pacientes; Grupo 2: lodo-povidona (51 pacientes; Grupo 3: panela (57 pacientes y Grupo 4: sin tratamiento local (49 pacientes. El índice de infección fue 18% en los 106 pacientes con heridas contaminadas y 25% en los 110 que tenían heridas sucias; en ninguno de los dos grupos hubo diferencias atribuíbles a la modalidad de tratamiento local. Se encontró que en las siguientes circunstancias el índice de infección era significativamente menor: a cuando el paciente recibía antibióticos tanto en al preoperatorio como en el postoperatorio; b cuando el cultivo de la herida era negativo o el recuento de bacterias resultaba Inferior a 105 bacterias por gramo de tejido. La frecuencia de cultivos positivos fue significativamente menor en los pacientes |tratados con solución salina a presión que en los tratados con panela o dejados sin tratamiento; sin embargo, la frecuencia de evidencias de Infección fue similar en los pacientes de los 4 grupos. En 95% de los pacientes con cultivos negativos se logró el cierre primario tardío de la herida; en comparación, ello sólo ocurrió en 56% de quienes tenían cultivo positivo con recuentos Inferiores a 105 bacterias por gramo de tejido.

  14. Facial paralysis

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    ... this page: //medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003028.htm Facial paralysis To use the sharing features on this page, please enable JavaScript. Facial paralysis occurs when a person is no longer able ...

  15. Retracción a largo plazo del árbol dendrítico de neuronas piramidales córtico-faciales por lesiones periféricas del nervio facial

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    Diana Urrego

    2011-06-01

    Esta reorganización morfológica cortical persistente podría ser el sustrato fisiopatológico de algunas de las secuelas funcionales que se observan en los pacientes con parálisis facial periférica.

  16. TRATAMIENTO QUIRÚRGICO DE LA PARALISIS FACIAL

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    Jorge García Gómez

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    Una revisión de la experiencia del autor con 203 casos de parálisis facial. La etiología, evaluación clínica, indicaciones quirúrgica y diferentes técnicas son discutidas en este articulo.
    Resumimos en este trabajo nuestra experiencia en el tratamiento quirúrgico de la parálisis facial y que comprende una serie de 203 intervenciones que hemos tenido oportunidad de practicar hasta Mayo de 1980. Esta casuística ha sido seleccionada en pacientes de nuestra clientela privada y en aquellos pacientes atendidos en los servicios sociales del Hospital San José, Dpto de Otorrinolaringología, algunos de ellos operados por el personal de nuestro departamento. El número total de intervenciones quirúrgicas de hueso temporal practicadas en estos 26 años en el Instituto de Cirugía del Oído y en el Hospital San José asciende
    a 5.345 de las cuales 203 corresponden a Cirugía del Nervio Facial, no solo en su trayecto timpánico y mastoideo sino en su trayecto laberintico. Durante los primeros 10 años de nuestra práctica audioquirúrgica fueron muy escasas las intervenciones practicadas, bien por el temor de los pacientes a aceptar esta cirugía o bien por la falta de referencia o confianza de otros especialistas. Con los progresos de la moderna cirugía y la mejoria en
    nuestros resultados la confianza ha renacido y es así como en los últimos 3 años hemos tenido oportunidad de operar cerca de 30 pacientes.

    La mayor parte de nuestra casuística corresponde a lesiones idiopáticas de Bell, en un 80% de los casos, un 10% de lesiones post-traumáticas y el resto a otro tipo de patología. La vida moderna y los riesgos a los cuales estamos sometidos hace que las lesiones del nervio facial sean cada día más frecuentes, por accidentes de trabajo, deportes (equitación, boxeo, natación, esquí, etc', heridas con armas de fuego, accidentes de tráfico y también
    lesiones iatrogénicas por la práctica de intervenciones

  17. Terapia combinada con electroestimulacion y apositos convencionales, como tratamiento de ulceras y heridas en pacientes en hemodialisis

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    Melero Rubio, Esperanza; Parraga Diaz, Mateo

    2011-01-01

    ... de la herida y a elegir un determinado producto mas adecuado. Es la evolucion del estado de la piel y la evaluacion de la herida lo que debe determinar la efectividad del protocolo de cura elegido. En el caso que se presenta el protocolo de actuacion fue la aplicacion de un aposito de carbon activado y, como novedad, se introdujo el uso combinado de un ...

  18. Proceso de Cicatrización de heridas de piel, campos endógenos y su relación con las heridas crónicas

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    Claribeth Guarín-Corredor

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Antecedentes. La cicatrización de heridas en piel es un proceso de alta complejidad orientado a recuperar la integridad del tejido, permitiendo su regeneración y restaurando sus funciones. Objetivo. Revisar los procesos de cicatrización normal y de heridas crónicas en la piel y su relación con las corrientes endógenas. Materiales y métodos. Se realizó una búsqueda de artículos en diferentes bases de datos, la cual se hizo con base en los títulos de términos médicos (Medical Subjects Headings MESH, con la utilización de los vocablos "Wound Healing", "Pressure Ulcer" y el subencabezado "Electrophysiology", "Electric Stimulation" and "Skin". Resultados. La alteración de factores intrínsecos o extrínsecos puede conducir a heridas crónicas, lo que se evidencia en cambios en el comportamiento bioeléctrico de la piel y sus características dieléctricas. La activación de la migración celular y, con esta, el proceso de cicatrización, mediante la generación de un estimulo eléctrico exógeno es posible en presencia de alteraciones de los campos endógenos. Conclusión. El proceso de cicatrización depende de múltiples factores tanto intrínsecos como extrínsecos, los cuales son fácilmente alterables. Para esto, es fundamental comprender a cabalidad el comportamiento de la piel ante una lesión y cuáles son los mecanismos que se alteran cuando se instaura una lesión crónica.

  19. Paralisia facial bilateral Bilateral facial paralysis: a case report

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    J. Fortes-Rego

    1976-03-01

    Full Text Available É apresentado um caso de diplegia facial surgida após meningite meningocócica e infecção por herpes simples. Depois de discutir as diversas condições que o fenômeno pode apresentar-se, o autor inclina-se por uma etiologia herpética.A case of bilateral facial paralysis following meningococcal meningitis and herpes simplex infection is reported. The author discusses the differential diagnosis of bilateral facial nerve paralysis which includes several diseases and syndromes and concludes by herpetic aetiology.

  20. Central nervous system abnormalities on midline facial defects with hypertelorism detected by magnetic resonance image and computed tomography; Anomalias de sistema nervoso central em defeitos de linha media facial com hipertelorismo detectados por ressonancia magnetica e tomografia computadorizada

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    Lopes, Vera Lucia Gil da Silva; Giffoni, Silvio David Araujo [Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), SP (Brazil). Faculdade de Ciencias Medicas. Dep. de Genetica Medica]. E-mail: vlopes@fcm.unicamp.br

    2006-10-15

    The aim of this study were to describe and to compare structural central nervous system (CNS) anomalies detected by magnetic resonance image (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) in individuals affected by midline facial defects with hypertelorism (MFDH) isolated or associated with multiple congenital anomalies (MCA). The investigation protocol included dysmorphological examination, skull and facial X-rays, brain CT and/or MRI. We studied 24 individuals, 12 of them had an isolated form (Group I) and the others, MCA with unknown etiology (Group II). There was no significant difference between Group I and II and the results are presented in set. In addition to the several CNS anomalies previously described, MRI (n=18) was useful for detection of neuronal migration errors. These data suggested that structural CNS anomalies and MFDH seem to have an intrinsic embryological relationship, which should be taken in account during the clinical follow-up. (author)

  1. Repercusión de las heridas crónicas en las unidades de rehabilitación funcional

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    José Manuel Corrales Pérez

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Introducción y objetivos: el cuidado de heridas crónicas viene siendo objeto de especial discusión por parte de enfermería, donde se buscan nuevos conocimientos para fundamentar su práctica. Los objetivos principales de este estudio son determinar la incidencia y la prevalencia de las HC y su repercusión en la rehabilitación de los pacientes ingresados en las unidades de rehabilitación funcional (URF. Metodología: se ha diseñado un estudio cuantitativo observacional analítico longitudinal de cohortes, utilizando como población accesible los pacientes que ingresaron en las URF de un centro sociosanitario de media/larga estancia de Madrid durante el año 2011. Resultados: durante el año 2011 ingresaron en las URF 261 pacientes con una media de edad de 77,41 ± 12,5 años; el 69% de la muestra, mujeres. El 33,7% de los pacientes ingresaron con HC y la incidencia acumulada fue del 4,6% de pacientes por año. Respecto a la estancia en las URF, existe una diferencia de 22 días entre la media de estancia de pacientes con HC y sin dichas lesiones. Según los datos obtenidos, observamos que un paciente con HC tiene menor tendencia a conseguir la independencia y mayor riesgo de desarrollar úlceras por presión. Conclusión: con este estudio remarcamos la alta prevalencia de HC que existe en las URF y su repercusión en la rehabilitación del paciente debido al aumento de estancia en días, lo que puede conllevar un incremento de la carga económica y asistencial.

  2. [Facial palsy].

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    Cavoy, R

    2013-09-01

    Facial palsy is a daily challenge for the clinicians. Determining whether facial nerve palsy is peripheral or central is a key step in the diagnosis. Central nervous lesions can give facial palsy which may be easily differentiated from peripheral palsy. The next question is the peripheral facial paralysis idiopathic or symptomatic. A good knowledge of anatomy of facial nerve is helpful. A structure approach is given to identify additional features that distinguish symptomatic facial palsy from idiopathic one. The main cause of peripheral facial palsies is idiopathic one, or Bell's palsy, which remains a diagnosis of exclusion. The most common cause of symptomatic peripheral facial palsy is Ramsay-Hunt syndrome. Early identification of symptomatic facial palsy is important because of often worst outcome and different management. The prognosis of Bell's palsy is on the whole favorable and is improved with a prompt tapering course of prednisone. In Ramsay-Hunt syndrome, an antiviral therapy is added along with prednisone. We also discussed of current treatment recommendations. We will review short and long term complications of peripheral facial palsy.

  3. Retracción a largo plazo del árbol dendrítico de neuronas piramidales córtico-faciales por lesiones periféricas del nervio facial

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    Diana Urrego; Alejandro Múnera; Julieta Troncoso

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    Introducción. Poco se sabe sobre las modificaciones morfológicas de las neuronas de la corteza motora tras lesiones en nervios periféricos, y de la implicancia de dichos cambios en la recuperación funcional tras la lesión. Objetivo. Caracterizar en ratas el efecto de la lesión del nervio facial sobre la morfología de las neuronas piramidales de la capa V de la corteza motora primaria contralateral. Materiales y métodos. Se reconstruyeron neuronas piramidales teñidas con la técnica de...

  4. Facial Schwannoma

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    Mohammadtaghi Khorsandi Ashtiani

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Background: Facial schwannoma is a rare tumor arising from any part of the nerve. Probable symptoms are partial or facial weakness, hearing loss, visible mass in the ear, otorrhea, loss of taste, rarely pain, and sometimes without any symptoms. Patients should undergo a complete neurotologic history, examination with documentation of facial and auditory function, specially C.T. scan or M.R.I. Surgery is the only treatment option although the decision of when to remove facial schwannoma in the presence of normal facial function is difficult. Case: A 19-year-old girl with all above symptoms in the right side except loss of taste is diagnosed having facial schwannoma with full examination, audiometric, and radiological tests. She underwent surgery. In follow-up facial function were mostly restored. Conclusion: The need for careful assessment of patients with Bell's palsy cannot be overemphasized. In spite of the negative results if still there is any suspicoin, total facial nerve exploration is necessary.

  5. Granuloma Faciale

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    Sarkar Rashmi

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Granuloma faciale is an uncommon dermatosis of unknown aetiology, usually characterized by a solitary reddish-brown plaque or a nodule on the face. We report an unusual case of granuloma facial where the lesions were multiple and they responded to intralesional triamcinolone injections.

  6. La lucidez es la herida mas cercana al sol

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    Juan E. Manuel Roca

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available La comunicación interpersonal, muchas veces es dejada de lado por los comunicólogos, sin embargo tiene suma gravitación en las relaciones cotidianas entre las personas y en los procesos comunicacionales, toca el lenguaje de los gestos, la (in comunicación política, ceremonial y protocolo, intermediación en la comunicación, los jóvenes se incomunican. Respecto al Periodismo Investigativo señala que a pesar de los riesgos que implica el periodismo investigativo, muchos profesionales de América Latina no dudan en practicarlo, escudriñando muchas veces en temas que de no ser por ellos permanecerían ocultos. En otro artículo se habla de la importante repercusión que tuvo en América Latina el concurso CHASQUI, el que contó con la participación de profesionales de todo el continente. Incluye la entrega de entrevistas a destacados comunicadores de América Latina. Una sección está dedicada a las nuevas tecnologías: red de noticias y transmisiones vía satélite.

  7. Efectos del bloqueo del sistema EGF/EGFR sobre la cicatrización de las heridas en pacientes oncológicos

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    Ángel R Casacó Parada

    Full Text Available La administración de drogas que bloquean el sistema del factor de crecimiento epidérmico y su receptor ha demostrado efectos beneficiosos en pacientes con tumores sólidos de origen epitelial. Cada día resulta más frecuente el uso de múltiples modalidades terapéuticas para combatir estos tumores, las cuales incluyen la asociación de agentes blanco y cirugía. Los agentes que actúan sobre dicho sistema pudieran causar trastornos de la cicatrización al bloquear vías del sistema que también intervienen en la cicatrización de las heridas. El objetivo de este artículo es revisar y comentar acerca del conocimiento de la relación entre el uso de las drogas anti-EGF/EGFR y los trastornos en la cicatrización de las heridas. La búsqueda bibliográfica se realizó en PubMed y Google (solo en español e inglés y se tuvo en cuenta cualquier publicación encontrada hasta enero del 2014. Se incluyeron los anticuerpos monoclonales cetuximab, panitumumab y nimotuzumab; las pequeñas moléculas erlotinib y gefitinib y las vacunas terapéuticas contra el cáncer CIMAvax EGF y HER-1. Se hace especial énfasis en los biofarmacéuticos nimotuzumab, CIMAvax EGF y HER-1; producidos en el Centro de Inmunología Molecular, La Habana, Cuba, debido a su amplio uso en Cuba y otros países de América Latina. No se encontraron evidencias de relación entre el uso de estos productos y la aparición de trastornos en la cicatrización de las heridas. Dado que los tratamientos anti-EGF/EGFR también inhiben la proliferación celular que induce el drenaje de las heridas y la migración celular inducida por las radiaciones, se sugiere que el tratamiento anti-EGF/EGFR no debe suspenderse, ni antes ni después de la cirugía y sus posibles efectos deben ser vigilados. Obviamente, se necesitan ulteriores investigaciones por parte de los farmacólogos no clínicos y clínicos, oncólogos clínicos y cirujanos oncológicos para entender mejor los procesos fisiopatol

  8. Rejuvenecimiento facial en "doble sigma" "Double ogee" facial rejuvenation

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    Las técnicas subperiósticas descritas por Tessier revolucionaron el tratamiento del envejecimiento facial, recomendando esta vía para tratar los signos tempranos del envejecimiento en pacientes jóvenes y de mediana edad. Psillakis refinó la técnica y Ramírez describió un método más seguro y eficaz de lifting subperióstico, demostrando que la técnica subperióstica de rejuveneciento facial se puede aplicar en el amplio espectro del envejecimiento facial. La introducción del endoscopio en el tra...

  9. DETECÇÃO DE INTRUSÃO COM RECONHECIMENTO FACIAL EM IMAGENS GERADAS POR CÂMERAS DE SEGURANÇA

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    Bruno Tsutsumi Kuroiwa

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Commercial security systems with surveillance cameras emerged in the 70s, and their use is becoming more and more common since then. They evolved a lot since their creation, with functions as image recording, mobile and rotating cameras, movement sensors and, in recent years, with the help of computers. The present paper proposes a framework that provides high-level functionalities, using available resources of IP security cameras and some computer vision techniques, such as delimiting critical areas, facial detection and recognition and intrusion log generation.

  10. Facial Recognition

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    Mihalache Sergiu; Stoica Mihaela-Zoica

    2014-01-01

    .... From birth, faces are important in the individual's social interaction. Face perceptions are very complex as the recognition of facial expressions involves extensive and diverse areas in the brain...

  11. Facial swelling

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    Causes of facial swelling may include: Allergic reaction ( allergic rhinitis , hay fever, or a bee sting ) Angioedema Blood ... come into contact with something you might be allergic to? What ... difficulty breathing , hives or rash , eye redness , fever .

  12. Facial anatomy.

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    Marur, Tania; Tuna, Yakup; Demirci, Selman

    2014-01-01

    Dermatologic problems of the face affect both function and aesthetics, which are based on complex anatomical features. Treating dermatologic problems while preserving the aesthetics and functions of the face requires knowledge of normal anatomy. When performing successfully invasive procedures of the face, it is essential to understand its underlying topographic anatomy. This chapter presents the anatomy of the facial musculature and neurovascular structures in a systematic way with some clinically important aspects. We describe the attachments of the mimetic and masticatory muscles and emphasize their functions and nerve supply. We highlight clinically relevant facial topographic anatomy by explaining the course and location of the sensory and motor nerves of the face and facial vasculature with their relations. Additionally, this chapter reviews the recent nomenclature of the branching pattern of the facial artery. © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  13. Pyoderma faciale.

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    Fender, Anne B; Ignatovich, Yana; Mercurio, Mary Gail

    2008-06-01

    Pyoderma faciale is a rare cutaneous disorder that predominantly affects women in their 20s and 30s and is characterized by the rapid appearance of coalescing nodules and draining sinuses, combined with livid erythema on the face. We describe a 40-year-old woman who presented with localized pyoderma faciale that worsened during treatment with oral and topical antibiotics and corticosteroids. Subsequent treatment with isotretinoin for 5 months resulted in dramatic and sustained improvement.

  14. Colesteatoma causando paralisia facial Cholesteatoma causing facial paralysis

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    José Ricardo Gurgel Testa

    2003-10-01

    Full Text Available A paralisia facial causada pelo colesteatoma é pouco freqüente. As porções do nervo mais acometidas são a timpânica e a região do 2º joelho. Nos casos de disseminação da lesão colesteatomatosa para o epitímpano anterior, o gânglio geniculado é o segmento do nervo facial mais sujeito à injúria. A etiopatogenia pode estar ligada à compressão do nervo pelo colesteatoma seguida de diminuição do seu suprimento vascular como também pela possível ação de substâncias neurotóxicas produzidas pela matriz do tumor ou pelas bactérias nele contidas. OBJETIVO: Avaliar a incidência, as características clínicas e o tratamento da paralisia facial decorrente da lesão colesteatomatosa. FORMA DE ESTUDO: Clínico retrospectivo. MATERIAL E MÉTODO: Estudo retrospectivo envolvendo dez casos de paralisia facial por colesteatoma selecionados através de levantamento de 206 descompressões do nervo facial com diferentes etiologias, realizadas na UNIFESP-EPM nos últimos dez anos. RESULTADOS: A incidência de paralisia facial por colesteatoma neste estudo foi de 4,85%,com predominância do sexo feminino (60%. A idade média dos pacientes foi de 39 anos. A duração e o grau da paralisia (inicial juntamente com a extensão da lesão foram importantes em relação à recuperação funcional do nervo facial. CONCLUSÃO: O tratamento cirúrgico precoce é fundamental para que ocorra um resultado funcional mais adequado. Nos casos de ruptura ou intensa fibrose do tecido nervoso, o enxerto de nervo (auricular magno/sural e/ou a anastomose hipoglosso-facial podem ser sugeridas.Facial paralysis caused by cholesteatoma is uncommon. The portions most frequently involved are horizontal (tympanic and second genu segments. When cholesteatomas extend over the anterior epitympanic space, the facial nerve is placed in jeopardy in the region of the geniculate ganglion. The aetiology can be related to compression of the nerve followed by impairment of its

  15. Facial Scar Revision: Understanding Facial Scar Treatment

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    ... facial plastic surgeon Facial Scar Revision Understanding Facial Scar Treatment When the skin is injured from a cut ... A facial plastic surgeon has many options for treating and improving facial scars. “After the accident, I thought I would never ...

  16. Ventajas de la cicatrización cutánea asistida por láser (LASH Advantages of laser assisted scar healing (LASH

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    S. Mordon

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available La fase final de toda cirugía es la sutura y su cicatriz correspondiente y, frecuentemente, ésta es la única secuela visible de una intervención. La técnica LASH (cicatrización cutánea asistida por láser, estimula los mecanismos de reparación de la piel por efecto térmico, condicionando la calidad de la cicatrización. Estudios experimentales en ratones comparando los resultados obtenidos en heridas quirúrgicas radiadas con laser diodo 810 nm tras ser suturadas, con los obtenidos en igual tipo de heridas suturadas de manera convencional, han demostrado que se consiguen cicatrices mucho menos visibles cuando se practica el tratamiento con láser. La histología confirma, comparativamente, una notable aceleración del proceso cicatricial con modificación del TGFβ (Transforming Growth Factor-Beta directamente implicado en la reparación tisular, en los animales en los que la sutura fue asistida por láser. Igualmente, el análisis tensiométrico demostró mayor resistencia a la acción de estiramiento mecánico en estas heridas. Estudios clínicos en pacientes sometidos a dermolipectomia, reducción mamaria y estiramiento facial, demuestran que al tratar con LASH una parte o una de las líneas de sutura, los análisis realizados tanto por los pacientes como por cirujanos independientes a los 8 días, 3 meses y un año, evidencian resultados más favorables para la técnica láser, Las dosis eficaces determinadas para las fluencias láser están entre 80 y 120 J/cm². La técnica LASH es simple de efectuar, reproducible, rápida y ofrece una clara evidencia de que es posible reducir considerablemente la cicatriz, logrando que ésta sea de mejor calidad y más estética.Suture is the final stage of surgery and as a consequence, a scar is frequently the only visible effect after an operation. LASH technique (Laser Assisted Scar Healing produces thermal effects to stimulate mechanisms for tissue repair that will determine the quality of

  17. Social, biological, psychological, economic and cultural contexts of people with wounded legs Contexto social, biológico, psicológico, económico y cultural en personas con heridas en miembros inferiores

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    GÓMEZ OCHOA ANA MARITZA

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available This research characterizes the cultural, economic, social, biological and psychological context of users of the Injury Treatment Center program led by a group of lecturers of the area of Groundwork in Nursing of the Nursery Faculty of Colombia's National University. It is well known that the care of injured people demands the knowledge of the severity thereof, especially vascular injuries that are chronic and heal slowly. The conditions delaying the recovery from these injuries imply a high level of complication, as well as the individual's nutritional state, access to medical assistance and motivation to recover. The poor healing and injuries derived from slow recovery processes of the skin integrity in injuries of vascular origin are a serious health problem because they expose the individual to infections that may become severe and even fatal, also because they cause an important alteration of the self-esteem, which in turn can cause, in some people, isolation and disability feelings. In the process of recovery, one should take into account aspects such as nutrition, age, associated diseases, and the condition of the injury, physiological aspects and the social support provided to the person. Once the multiple causality is defined in the individuals with injuries of vascular origin, this research will be carried out, whose intention is to provide, from the different contexts of the study, the theoretical and practical bases that may orientate, in an assertive manner, the nursing professional and the rest of the interdisciplinary group for them to be able to prepare more integral care plans that go beyond the biological aspect in order to improve the health conditions among vulnerable population.La presente investigación caracteriza los contextos cultural, económico, social, biológico y psicológico de las personas usuarias del programa Clínica de Heridas dirigido por un grupo de profesoras del área de Fundamentación en

  18. Contexto social, biológico, psicológico, económico y cultural en personas con heridas en miembros inferiores Social, biological, psychological, economic and cultural contexts of people with wounded legs

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    RENATA VIRGINIA GONZÁLEZ CONSUEGRA

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available La presente investigación caracteriza los contextos cultural, económico, social, biológico y psicológico de las personas usuarias del programa Clínica de Heridas dirigido por un grupo de profesoras del área de Fundamentación en enfermería de la Facultad de Enfermería de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Se sabe que el cuidado de personas con heridas exige el conocimiento de la severidad de las mismas, especialmente las heridas vasculares que son crónicas y de lenta cicatrización. Las condiciones que retardan su recuperación conllevan alto riesgo de complicaciones, así como el estado nutricional, la accesibilidad a asistencia médica y la motivación para la recuperación. La pobre cicatrización y las lesiones derivadas de los procesos lentos de recuperación de la integridad de la piel en las heridas de origen vascular son un grave problema de salud porque exponen al individuo a infecciones que pueden volverse graves o incluso llevar a la muerte, además porque originan una importante alteración de la autoestima, que puede causar en algunas personas aislamiento y sentimientos de minusvalía. En el proceso de recuperación hay que tener en cuenta aspectos como la nutrición, edad, enfermedades asociadas, estadio de la herida, aspectos psicológicos y apoyo social con que cuenta la persona. Una vez definida la multicausalidad en las personas con heridas de origen vascular, se realiza esta investigación que pretende aportar, desde los diferentes contextos de estudio, las bases teóricas y prácticas que orienten en forma asertiva al profesional de enfermería y al resto del grupo interdisciplinario para elaborar planes de cuidado más integrales que trasciendan lo biológico, a fin de mejorar el estado de salud en la población vulnerable.This research characterizes the cultural, economic, social, biological and psychological context of users of the Injury Treatment Center program led by a group of lecturers of the area of

  19. Facial attractiveness.

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    Little, Anthony C

    2014-11-01

    Facial attractiveness has important social consequences. Despite a widespread belief that beauty cannot be defined, in fact, there is considerable agreement across individuals and cultures on what is found attractive. By considering that attraction and mate choice are critical components of evolutionary selection, we can better understand the importance of beauty. There are many traits that are linked to facial attractiveness in humans and each may in some way impart benefits to individuals who act on their preferences. If a trait is reliably associated with some benefit to the perceiver, then we would expect individuals in a population to find that trait attractive. Such an approach has highlighted face traits such as age, health, symmetry, and averageness, which are proposed to be associated with benefits and so associated with facial attractiveness. This view may postulate that some traits will be universally attractive; however, this does not preclude variation. Indeed, it would be surprising if there existed a template of a perfect face that was not affected by experience, environment, context, or the specific needs of an individual. Research on facial attractiveness has documented how various face traits are associated with attractiveness and various factors that impact on an individual's judgments of facial attractiveness. Overall, facial attractiveness is complex, both in the number of traits that determine attraction and in the large number of factors that can alter attraction to particular faces. A fuller understanding of facial beauty will come with an understanding of how these various factors interact with each other. WIREs Cogn Sci 2014, 5:621-634. doi: 10.1002/wcs.1316 CONFLICT OF INTEREST: The author has declared no conflicts of interest for this article. For further resources related to this article, please visit the WIREs website. © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  20. Curación de heridas sépticas con miel de abejas Use of honey to cure of septic wounds

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    Iván lavandera Rodríguez

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    Full Text Available INTRODUCCIÓN. Variadas investigaciones reconocen a la miel ventajas sobre fármacos de origen químico. Este trabajo persiguió como objetivo fundamental determinar la acción de la miel en el tratamiento de heridas sépticas. MÉTODOS. Se realizó un estudio descriptivo, observacional y comparativo sobre los efectos cicatrizantes de la miel, con un universo de 200 pacientes con heridas sépticas, que fueron atendidos en el Hospital «Freyre Andrade» y la Clínica Central «Cira García» entre los años 2000 y 2010. Se dividió aleatoriamente a los pacientes en dos grupos de 100 pacientes cada uno: un grupo control, a cuyos integrantes se les hizo una cura local diaria con solución salina al 0,9 %, antisépticos y antibióticos locales; y un grupo de estudio, curado también localmente con solución salina al 0,9 % pero con posterior aplicación de miel de abejas, en una capa que ocupó la herida en toda su profundidad y superficie. RESULTADOS. La mayoría de los cultivos realizados el primer día antes de curar la herida en el grupo control (98 continuaron siendo positivos (82 en el segundo cultivo (cuarto día, mientras que en el grupo de estudio solo fueron positivos 35 de los 95 cultivos realizados. En este grupo la fetidez y el tejido desvitalizado desaparecieron en las primeras 24 h de tratamiento, mientras que en el grupo control la situación se prolongó hasta el quinto y sexto días de tratamiento. El tejido de granulación útil apareció al segundo día en el grupo de estudio y en el octavo en el grupo control. En este último se documentaron 19 complicaciones asociadas al método de curación; no ocurrió así en el grupo de estudio, donde no hubo complicaciones ni reacciones adversas a la miel. CONCLUSIONES. La miel se puede utilizar para curar cualquier herida séptica, independientemente de su localización. Tiene fuertes propiedades desodorizantes, de limpieza y favorece la cicatrización de las heridas. En este estudio no

  1. Children and Facial Trauma

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    ... an ENT Doctor Near You Children and Facial Trauma Children and Facial Trauma Patient Health Information News ... staff at newsroom@entnet.org . What is facial trauma? The term facial trauma means any injury to ...

  2. Facial Sports Injuries

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    ... Marketplace Find an ENT Doctor Near You Facial Sports Injuries Facial Sports Injuries Patient Health Information News ... should receive immediate medical attention. Prevention Of Facial Sports Injuries The best way to treat facial sports ...

  3. Cambios en el Esqueleto Facial, en las Relaciones Oclusales y Maxilomandibulares. Inducidos por la Distracción Osteogénica, en Microsomia Hemifacial.

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    2007-01-01

    La Distracción Osteogénica (DO) es el método más innovador, simple y racional, para el tratamiento de la microsomía hemifacial, descrito y analizado por Codivilla (1905), e Ilizarov (1954), y popularizado por Mc Carthy (1992); con importantes contribuciones de Ortiz Monasterio, Molina, Guerrero y Margaride, entre otros. La microsomía hemifacial, la segunda en frecuencia de todas las malformaciones craneofaciales, compromete diversas estructuras y órganos que afectan la calida...

  4. Facial blindsight

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    Marco eSolcà

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Blindsight denotes unconscious residual visual capacities in the context of an inability to consciously recollect or identify visual information. It has been described for color and shape discrimination, movement or facial emotion recognition. The present study investigates a patient suffering from cortical blindness whilst maintaining select residual abilities in face detection. Our patient presented the capacity to distinguish between jumbled/normal faces, known/unknown faces or famous people’s categories although he failed to explicitly recognize or describe them. Conversely, performance was at chance level when asked to categorize non-facial stimuli. Our results provide clinical evidence for the notion that some aspects of facial processing can occur without perceptual awareness, possibly using direct tracts from the thalamus to associative visual cortex, bypassing the primary visual cortex.

  5. Granuloma faciale

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    Joshi Ketuman

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    Full Text Available A 40-year old woman presented with asymptomatic erythematous well-demarcated, infiltrated plaque of 8 cm x 7 cm in size on the right cheek for past four years. Histopathological study of skin biopsy revealed features of granuloma faciale. Oral dapsone and intralesional corticosteroid caused marked improvement.

  6. Tratamento de feridas colonizadas/infetadas com utilização de polihexanida Tratamiento de heridas colonizadas/infetadas mediante el uso de polihexanida Treatment of colonized/infected wounds using polyhexanide

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    Eduardo José Ferreira dos Santos

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Contexto: Na prática clínica o tratamento de feridas constitui, inevitavelmente, um importante foco de atenção da Enfermagem enquanto disciplina e ciência, bem como, do enfermeiro interessado em cuidar a pessoa com ferida. Com o aparecimento das novas abordagens e novos materiais cresce a necessidade/obrigatoriedade do enfermeiro acompanhar esta evolução. Assim, este artigo surge na sequência da utilização de um produto inovador - a polihexanida. Objetivo: Descrever a evidência científica disponível acerca da eficácia da polihexanida no tratamento de feridas colonizadas/infetadas. Métodos: Foram seguidos os princípios propostos pelo Cochrane Handbook, tendo sido realizada pesquisa manual e eletrónica em várias bases de dados que conduziram a sete artigos que cumpriam critérios previamente definidos. Resultados: Os estudos indicam que a polihexanida é eficaz no tratamento de feridas colonizadas/infetadas, verificando-se redução significativa do tempo de cicatrização, sinais inflamatórios, infeção/colonização e dor, quando esta é utilizada. Conclusão: Estas evidências permitem-nos concluir que a utilização da poliexamida é uma prática segura no tratamento de feridas colonizadas/infetadas.Contexto: En la práctica clínica el tratamiento de heridas constituye inevitablemente un importante foco de atención de Enfermería en cuanto disciplina y ciencia, así como del enfermero interesado en cuidar a la persona herida. Con el aparecimiento de nuevos enfoques y nuevos materiales ha aumentado la necesidad/ obligatoriedad por parte del enfermero en acompañar esta evolución. Así, este artículo surge en la secuencia de la utilización de un producto innovador - la polihexanida. Objectivo: Describir la evidencia científica disponible acerca de la eficacia de la polihexanida en el tratamiento de heridas colonizadas/infetadas. Métodos: Se siguieron los principios propuestos por el Cochrane Handbook, no sin haber

  7. Rejuvenescimento da pele por peeling químico: enfoque no peeling de fenol Facial skin rejuvenation by chemical peeling: focus on phenol peeling

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    Maria Valéria Robles Velasco

    2004-02-01

    Full Text Available O envelhecimento da pele é um processo que preocupa muitos indivíduos, que buscam a ajuda especializada do médico para minimizar seus sinais. Um dos recursos para melhorar a qualidade da pele são os peelings químicos, utilizando várias substâncias ativas, como ácido glicólico, retinóico, tricloroacético e o fenol, entre outros, que proporcionam a esfoliação cutânea e posterior renovação celular. Dependendo da concentração e do valor de pH em que são empregados nas formulações, desencadeiam o peeling superficial, médio e profundo. O fenol tem sido utilizado como peeling profundo tanto isoladamente como em associação com outros componentes da fórmula que atuam como promotores de penetração e permeação. A utilização desses produtos resulta no processo de renovação celular intenso, normalizando a pigmentação da pele, atenuando marcas e minimizando as rugas. Devido a sua toxicidade e contra-indicações, o fenol deve ser aplicado cuidadosamente segundo a técnica recomendada, e o paciente deve ser monitorado para se obter a máxima eficácia do peeling e também minimizar os efeitos sistêmicos.The natural aging of facial skin is a source of preoccupation for many, who seek out the aid of a specialized physician to minimize its signs. The skin's youthfulness can be obtained using chemical peeling made from various active substances such as glycolic, retinoic, and trichloroacetic acids and phenol. These substances proportion cutaneous exfoliation with subsequent cellular renovation. Depending on the formula concentration and pH value, peelings may be superficial, medium or deep. Phenol has been used in deep peeling. It is the main component of the Baker/Gordon formula, as well as other formula substances acting as penetration and permeation promoters. The use of these active substances results in an intensive process of cellular renovation. It decreases wrinkles, softens the presence of dark spots and gives the skin

  8. Pressão expiratória positiva na via aérea por máscara facial na hemodinâmica de pós-operatórios cardíacos

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    Ana Claudia Borges dos Santos Sena

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTOS: A pressão expiratória positiva na via aérea por máscara facial (EPAP é utilizada no pós-operatório de cirurgias cardíacas, entretanto, seus efeitos hemodinâmicos não foram claramente estudados. OBJETIVO: Avaliar as alterações hemodinâmicas causadas pela EPAP em pacientes pós-cirurgia cardíaca monitorados por cateter de Swan-Ganz. MÉTODOS: Foram incluídos no estudo, pacientes no primeiro ou segundo pós-operatório de cirurgia cardíaca, estáveis hemodinamicamente e com cateter de Swan-Ganz. Eles foram avaliados em repouso e após o uso de 10 cmH2O de EPAP, de forma randomizada. As variáveis estudadas foram: saturação de oxigênio, frequências cardíaca e respiratória, pressões arteriais médias sistêmica e pulmonar (PAM e PAMP, pressões venosa central (PVC e de oclusão da atéria pulmonar (POAP, débito e índice cardíacos, e resistências vasculares sistêmica e pulmonar. Os pacientes foram divididos em subgrupos (com fração de ejeção 50% e os dados foram comparados por teste t e ANOVA. RESULTADOS: Vinte e oito pacientes foram estudados (22 homens, idade média 68 ± 11 anos. Comparando o período de repouso versus EPAP, as alterações observadas foram: POAP (11,9 ± 3,8 para 17,1 ± 4,9 mmHg, p < 0,001; PVC (8,7 ± 4,1 para 10,9 ± 4,3 mmHg, p = 0,014; PAMP (21,5 ± 4,2 para 26,5 ± 5,8 mmHg, p < 0,001; PAM (76 ± 10 para 80 ± 10 mmHg, p = 0,035. As demais variáveis não mostraram diferenças significativas. CONCLUSÃO: A EPAP foi bem tolerada nos pacientes e as alterações hemodinâmicas encontradas mostraram aumento nas medidas de pressão de enchimento ventricular direito e esquerdo, assim como, na pressão arterial média.

  9. Efectividad de una intervención educativa sobre tratamiento de úlceras por presión para enfermeras de Atención Primaria.

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    Arnaldos Esteban, Marta

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    El objetivo de este trabajo es evaluar la efectividad de una intervención educativa sobre tratamiento de úlceras por presión para profesionales de enfermería de Atención Primaria. Máster en Gestión Integral e Investigación de las Heridas Crónicas

  10. Facial attractiveness: General patterns of facial preferences

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    Kościński, Krzysztof

    2007-01-01

    This review covers universal patterns in facial preferences. Facial attractiveness has fascinated thinkers since antiquity, but has been the subject of intense scientific study for only the last quarter of a century...

  11. Facial porokeratosis.

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    Carranza, Dafnis C; Haley, Jennifer C; Chiu, Melvin

    2008-01-01

    A 34-year-old man from El Salvador was referred to our clinic with a 10-year history of a pruritic erythematous facial eruption. He reported increased pruritus and scaling of lesions when exposed to the sun. He worked as a construction worker and admitted to frequent sun exposure. Physical examination revealed well-circumscribed erythematous to violaceous papules with raised borders and atrophic centers localized to the nose (Figure 1). He did not have lesions on the arms or legs. He did not report a family history of similar lesions. A biopsy specimen was obtained from the edge of a lesion on the right ala. Histologic examination of the biopsy specimen showed acanthosis of the epidermis with focal invagination of the corneal layer and a homogeneous column of parakeratosis in the center of that layer consistent with a cornoid lamella (Figure 2). Furthermore, the granular layer was absent at the cornoid lamella base. The superficial dermis contained a sparse, perivascular lymphocytic infiltrate. No evidence of dysplasia or malignancy was seen. These findings supported a diagnosis of porokeratosis. The patient underwent a trial of cryotherapy with moderate improvement of the facial lesions.

  12. Experiencia en el cuidado de enfermería: herida de abdomen abierto en el adulto Experiência no cuidado de enfermagem: ferida de abdômen aberto em adultos Nursing care experience: open abdomen wound in adults

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    Ricardo Alfonso Castro Becerra

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: estructurar un protocolo de cuidados de enfermería para la persona adulta con herida de abdomen abierto, en una empresa social del Estado de la ciudad de Bogotá. Método: estudio descriptivo transversal, cuya muestra se constituye por cuatro personas con herida de abdomen abierto y el aporte de la experiencia del enfermero profesional de la institución. La información se recolecta a partir de una guía de observación, del registro fotográfico de la evolución de cuatro personas adultas con herida de abdomen abierto y de una entrevista semiestructurada realizada al profesional de enfermería de la Clínica de Heridas tomada como referencia, la cual sirve como guía y en la que se recomienda profundizar en investigaciones posteriores. Resultados: se estructura un protocolo de cuidados de enfermería, integrado por doce flujogramas agrupados y distribuidos en cuatro lineamientos básicos. Conclusiones: el protocolo es el resultado de la descripción y análisis de los procedimientos realizados por personal de enfermería que cuenta con una amplia experiencia en el manejo de personas con herida de abdomen abierto, confrontados a la luz de la literatura. Sin embargo, se requiere continuar la estructuración del mismo, teniendo en cuenta no solo la parte fisiológica del proceso de cicatrización, sino también las dimensiones psicosociales que intervienen en el cuidado de las personas adultas con herida abierta de abdomen.Objetivo: criar um protocolo de cuidados de enfermagem para adultos com feridas de abdômen abertas numa empresa social do Estado, na cidade de Bogotá. Método: estudo descritivo transversal, cuja amostra foi constituída por quatro (4 pessoas com feridas de abdômen abertas, e o aporte da experiência do enfermeiro profissional da instituição. A informação é arrecadada de um guia de observação, do registro fotográfico da evolução de quatro adultos com feridas de abdômen abertas e de uma entrevista semies

  13. Crecimiento mandibular inducido por distracción

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    Ustrell i Torrent, Josep Maria, 1953-; Rompante, P.; Sánchez Molins, Meritxell

    1999-01-01

    La osteogénesis por distracción es utilizada en el tratamiento de diferentes deformidades óseas máxilofaciales. Existen dos tipos de distracciones: la extraoral y la intraoral. La técnica intraoral presenta grandes beneficios como son: la eliminación de las heridas cutáneas causadas por Jos tomillos y fijaciones extraorales, una mayor colaboración del paciente durante la fase de fijación o consolidación porque no existe el componente extraoral y una mejor estabilidad debido a la aparatología ...

  14. Vigilancia de las infecciones de herida quirúrgica. Experiencia de 18 meses en el Instituto Nacional de Cancerología

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    Vilar-Compte Diana

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO. Conocer la frecuencia de infecciones quirúrgicas con un programa prospectivo de vigilancia de cirugías y seguimiento postegreso, en el Instituto Nacional de Cancerología, que es un hospital de tercer nivel de la Ciudad de México. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS. Durante 18 meses se captaron y se vigilaron todas las cirugías efectuadas en el hospital. Se calcularon las razones (por 100 cirugías de infecciones de herida quirúrgica (IHQX por servicio y por el grado de contaminación bacteriana. Se utilizaron las definiciones de IHQX del Centro para la Prevención y el Control de las Enfermedades de Estados Unidos de América (1992. RESULTADOS. Se vigilaron 3 372 cirugías. Trescientos trece casos se infectaron: 140 (44.7% fueron incisionales superficiales; 137 (43.7%, incisionales profundas, y 36 (11.5%, de órganos y espacios. La frecuencia de IHQX fue de 9.28%; para las cirugías limpias, limpias-contaminadas, contaminadas y sucias fue de 7.35, 10.5, 17.3 y 21.5%, respectivamente. La frecuencia de infecciones por servicio fue: gastroenterología, 14.13%; tumores de mama, 11.08%; piel y partes blandas, 10.98%; ginecología, 9.06%; urología, 7.38%; cabeza y cuello, 7.13%, y neumología, 1.81%. La IHQX ocurrió en promedio a los 11.6±6.23 días; 85 casos (27.16% se diagnosticaron mientras el paciente estaba hospitalizado, y 228 (72.84%, después del egreso del paciente. Se obtuvo algún cultivo en 134 (42.8% casos. Los gérmenes más comunes fueron: E. coli, 38 (22.5%; estafilococo coagulasa negativo, 23 (13.6%; Pseudomonas sp., 22 (13%; S. aureus, 16 (9.4%, y enterococos,13 (7.7%. CONCLUSIONES. La vigilancia prospectiva de las cirugías con un seguimiento por 30 días aumentó hasta en 400% la posibilidad de detectar una IHQX. La frecuencia de IHQX en las cirugías limpias y limpias-contaminadas se encuentra por arriba de lo informado.

  15. Actualización bibliográfica sobre el uso de preparaciones ricas en plaquetas en la cicatrización de heridas Updated review of the use of platelet rich preparations in wound healing

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    D.A. Mateo de Acosta Andino

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Las plaquetas poseen más de 20 factores de crecimiento en sus gránulos. Su secreción promueve la reparación de heridas. La cicatrización es un intrincado proceso en el cual intervienen no solo los factores plaquetarios proangiogénicos sino también factores antiangiogénicos. La preservación por congelación de las plaquetas empleada para su preservación, desestabiliza y activa la membrana plaquetaria alterando sus propiedades. En el campo del tratamiento de heridas recalcitrantes en pacientes debilitados o con enfermedades crónicas, el uso de preparaciones plaquetarias en forma de plasma fresco congelado, las preparaciones plaquetarias sonicadas, las preparaciones congeladas y deshidratadas y el uso de fragmentos de dermis alogénica, confiere efectos beneficiosos, logrando mejores tiempos de cierre en las heridas y menor alteración de la morfología de la cicatriz final. En el presente artículo, describiremos los estudios que han demostrado estos efectos, así como las encrucijadas actuales y los estudios que debemos esperar en un futuro no lejano.Platelets store more than 20 growth factors in their granules. Their secretion promotes wound healing and repair. The intricate wound healing process involves not only the angiogenic platelet factors but also de anti-angiogenic ones. The process of platelet preservation, such as freezing, disrupt the platelet membrane structure and their angiogenic properties causing platelet activation. In the field of wound healing and the management of recalcitrant wounds in debilitated and chronically ill patients, there have been several studies. These studies have focused on the use of the different platelet preparations such as fresh frozen plasma, frozen-dried platelet rich plasma, sonicated platelet rich plasma and the use of alogenic acelular dermis. Platelet preparations posses positive effects on wound healing with little alterations of the final scar tissue. In this article we will describe

  16. Measuring Facial Movement

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    Ekman, Paul; Friesen, Wallace V.

    1976-01-01

    The Facial Action Code (FAC) was derived from an analysis of the anatomical basis of facial movement. The development of the method is explained, contrasting it to other methods of measuring facial behavior. An example of how facial behavior is measured is provided, and ideas about research applications are discussed. (Author)

  17. Facial Recognition

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    Mihalache Sergiu

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available During their lifetime, people learn to recognize thousands of faces that they interact with. Face perception refers to an individual's understanding and interpretation of the face, particularly the human face, especially in relation to the associated information processing in the brain. The proportions and expressions of the human face are important to identify origin, emotional tendencies, health qualities, and some social information. From birth, faces are important in the individual's social interaction. Face perceptions are very complex as the recognition of facial expressions involves extensive and diverse areas in the brain. Our main goal is to put emphasis on presenting human faces specialized studies, and also to highlight the importance of attractiviness in their retention. We will see that there are many factors that influence face recognition.

  18. Percutaneous radiofrequency rhizotomy and neurovascular decompression of the trigeminal nerve for the treatment of facial pain Rizotomia percutânea por radiofreqüência e a descompressão neurovascular do nervo trigêmeo no tratamento das algias faciais

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    Manoel J. Teixeira

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To determine the outcomes of 354 radiofrequency rhizotomies and 21 neurovascular decompressions performed as treatment for 367 facial pain patients (290 idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia, 52 symptomatic trigeminal neuralgia, 16 atypical facial pain, 9 post-herpetic neuralgia. METHOD: Clinical findings and surgery success rate were considered for evaluation. A scale of success rate was determined to classify patients, which considered pain relief and functional/sensorial deficits. RESULTS: Radiofrequency rhizotomy was performed in 273 patients with idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia and in all other patients, except for trigeminal neuropathy; neurovascular decompression was performed in 18 idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia patients; 100% idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia, 96.2% symptomatic trigeminal neuralgia, 37.5% atypical facial pain and 88.9% post-herpetic neuralgia had pain relief. CONCLUSION: Both techniques for idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia are usefull. Radiofrequency rhizotomy was also efficient to treat symptomatic facial pain, and post-herpetic facial pain, but is not a good technique for atypical facial pain.OBJETIVO: Determinar eficácia e achados pós-operatórios após 354 rizotomias por radiofreqüência e 21 descompressões neurovasculares como tratamento de 367 pacientes com dor facial (290 neuralgia idiopática do trigêmeo, 52 neuralgia sintomática do trigêmeo, 16 dor facial atípica, 9 neuralgia pós-herpética. MÉTODO: Achados clínicos e taxa de sucesso das cirurgias foram considerados para a avaliação. Uma escala avaliando alívio da dor e complicações sensoriais e funcionais foi utilizada para classificar os pacientes. RESULTADOS: A rizotomia por radiofreqüência foi realizada em 273 pacientes com neuralgia idiopática do trigêmeo e em todos os outros pacientes, exceto neuropatia trigeminal; descompressão neurovascular foi realizada em 18 pacientes com neuralgia idiopática do trigêmeo; 100% dos pacientes

  19. [Facial ageing and cosmetic facial surgery].

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    Jansma, J; Schepers, R H; Jaspers, G W C; Vissink, A

    2014-03-01

    The aim of cosmetic facial surgery is to enhance facial beauty by reducing the effects of ageing or by beautifying certain aspects of the face. The face can be subdivided anatomically into the skin, the fat compartments, the ligaments (the links between the skin and the underlying facial skeleton), the superficial musculoaponeurotic system and the masticatory and mimic musculature. As a result of the influence of gravity and ageing, changes which progress according to a fixed pattern take place at all levels of the soft tissue of the face. The supporting facial skeleton also reduces in volume in a characteristic manner. A thorough knowledge of the facial anatomy and the ageing process is essential for safe, effective and predicable facial rejuvenating surgery. The dentist generally has a long-lasting relationship with his patients and therefore may play an important role in advising patients with respect to the (im)possibilities of cosmetic facial surgery.

  20. Desarrollo de un índice de medida de la evolución hacia la cicatrización de las heridas crónicas Development of a wound healing index for chronic wounds

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    Juan Carlos Restrepo-Medrano

    2011-12-01

    Sussman, uno de WHS, uno de CODED y, finalmente, una revisión literaria que recoge cuatro de los anteriores. Independientemente del número de artículos por escala, la escala PSST tiene la mejor investigación sobre validez y fiabilidad. No obstante, la mayoría son instrumentos de medida exclusivos de úlceras por presión. Sólo presentan estudios de validez y fiabilidad cuatro escalas (PUSH, PSST, DESIGN y CODED. La única escala que se ha validado también para úlceras venosas ha sido el PUSH, al idioma inglés y portugués. La única escala encontrada en español es CODED, desarrollada en el País Vasco en el año 2000, pero solo presenta un estudio parcial. Es por ello que se decide desarrollar una escala de novo para todo tipo de heridas crónicas. La escala desarrollada, que recibe el nombre provisional de "RESVECH V1.0. Resultados esperados de la valoración y evolución de la cicatrización de las heridas crónicas", obtiene puntuaciones del CVI, por parte de los expertos superiores al 80% en todos los ítems que la componen. Queda definida, a espera del estudio de validez y fiabilidad, en nueve ítems: dimensiones de la lesión, profundidad/tejidos afectados, bordes, maceración perilesional, tunelizaciones, tipo de tejido en el lecho de la herida, exudado, infección/inflamación (signos de biofilm, frecuencia del dolor (en últimos 10 días. La escala se puntúa numéricamente y se puede obtener una puntuación que oscila entre 0 y 40 puntos, herida cicatrizada o la peor herida posible respectivamente. Además, se acompaña de las definiciones operacionales de cada ítem y su forma de valorarlos. Conclusiones: se obtiene una escala con validez de contenido, a priori, mediante la valoración de un grupo de expertos.Objectives: to systematically review the literature on healing measurement tools. To develop a scale for measuring progress towards healing for chronic wounds. Material and methods: the study was conducted in two phases: Phase 1: Systematic

  1. Estudio ATHAC 04-05: Estudio observacional sobre el uso de apósitos neutros o impregnados en agente antibacteriano de una innovadora tecnologia patentada: la tecnología lípido coloidal (TLC para el tratamiento de heridas agudas y/o crónicas The ATHAC Survey 04-05: Observational study regarding the use of neuter dressings or dressings impregnated in an antibacterian agent using an innovative patented technology: the lipid colloid technology for the treatment of acute and/or chronic wounds

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    José Verdú Soriano

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    Full Text Available Introducción: El estudio ATHAC recoge datos sobre heridas agudas y crónicas que son candidatas a un tratamiento a base de apósitos grasos neutros como la gama URGOTUL. Objetivos: Describir las características de las heridas, describir los tratamiento aplicados a estas heridas y explorar las opiniones de los profesionales de enfermería y los pacientes sobre los tratamientos en términos de aplicabilidad, adaptabilidad y confort para el paciente. Material y métodos: 1.500 pacientes fueron incluidos en el estudio de acuerdo al tipo de herida y a los tratamientos en uso. Se recogieron datos a partir de dos cuestionarios: uno para el paciente y otro para la enfermera responsable de sus cuidados. Las enfermeras recogieron los datos en el primer día de inclusión y los pacientes respondían al cuestionario 1 mes más tarde o antes si la herida había cicatrizado. Las variables recogidas por la enfermera fueron: datos sociodemográficos, etiología de las lesiones, características y localización de las heridas, aspectos y opiniones sobre el tratamiento. A los pacientes se les preguntó por la duración del tratamiento, el estado de la lesión en el momento de contestar y desde su punto de vista, así como su opinión sobre el dolor, satisfacción general y aceptabilidad. Se llevaron a cabo análisis descriptivos uni y bivariados. Para cada paciente, si tenía más de una lesión, se recogieron datos de la lesión de mayor tamaño. Resultados: Finalmente, se estudiaron 1.432 pacientes con una o más lesiones (420 tenían más de una lesión. El 60,4% eran mujeres y la edad media fue de 66 ± 19 años. En el caso de las heridas crónicas (657 lesiones predominaron las úlceras venosas (47% y las úlceras por presión (23%. En las heridas agudas (775 lesiones, la mayoría fueron traumáticas (41% y quemaduras (32,5%. La principal localización en todas las lesiones fueron los miembros inferiores (57,4% en heridas crónicas y 39% en agudas. El 84

  2. Calidad de vida relacionada con heridas crónicas Quality of life related with chronic wounds

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    Renata Virginia González-Consuegra

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    Full Text Available El presente artículo hace una revisión bibliográfica que se inicia con un recorrido de la evolución del concepto de calidad de vida (CV y su aplicación en salud, el cual debe su importancia a la forma más amplia en que es concebido el estado de salud personal, al contener implícito el bienestar social, lo que ha generado el desarrollo de medidas que permiten captar la salud en sus dimensiones múltiples y también positivas, como las de salud percibida o de calidad de vida relacionada con la salud (CVRS. La medición de la CVRS ha mostrado su utilidad en la investigación, en la práctica clínica, en la evaluación de los servicios sanitarios y en salud pública, lo que permite -en gran medida- contribuir a mejorar la gestión del cuidado. Con el paso del tiempo y la evolución tecnológica, la esperanza de vida ha ido en aumento, con el consiguiente envejecimiento de la población, siendo frecuente la presencia de enfermedades crónicas y metabólicas que, en muchos casos, traen consigo la presencia de heridas crónicas (HC de difícil manejo, que afectan negativa y considerablemente la CVRS de la población mayor de 65 años, especialmente femenina. La literatura reciente, es profusa respecto a los diferentes instrumentos para la medición de CVRS, por lo que se hace necesario conocer de qué disponemos para poder hacer uso de las herramientas adecuadas, según la condición de salud de la persona, a fin de aproximarse a las necesidades reales de las personas a nuestro cuidado. La mayoría de las herramientas de medición de CVRS se han desarrollado en Europa y Estados Unidos, lo que exige que para ser utilizadas en poblaciones distintas a las de su origen se cumpla con la adaptación y validación respectiva, a fin de que sus resultados reflejen la percepción real de la población.This review begins with a background on the evolution of quality of life (QOL concept and its application in health care, which owes its importance, as

  3. Comparación entre diferentes métodos de cierre de las heridas en la mucosa

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    Alexis de la Tejera Chillón; Oscar Primitivo Zayas Simón; Rubén Álvarez Brito; Niurka Esteriz Mesidor

    2006-01-01

    A través de todos los tiempos una preocupación de los investigadores en Medicina ha sido el poder de autoreparación que tienen los tejidos en el organismo humano. Se han buscado los medios o factores que aceleren este proceso. Desde la antigüedad, se han venido usando diversos tipos de medios para el cierre de las heridas, desde el lino hasta el intestino de animales en nuestros días en el siglo veintiuno, testigo de la evolución de múltiples materiales de origen natural y sintético incorpora...

  4. Hipergranulación en heridas crónicas: un problema ocasional pero no infrecuente Hypergranulation of chronic wounds: an occasional but not infrequent problem

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    Daniel Chaverri Fierro

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available La hipergranulación es un problema ocasional, pero a la vez no infrecuente, con el que se enfrentan muchos clínicos responsables del tratamiento de heridas en su práctica diaria. Este fenómeno ocurre en un amplio abanico de heridas que incluyen las incisiones y heridas posquirúrgicas, los estomas (gastrostomías, traqueostomías, etc. y las heridas crónicas. El objetivo del presente artículo es cuantificar y analizar la evidencia generada en torno al tema de la hipergranulación en las heridas crónicas, mediante la búsqueda bibliográfica en diversas bases de datos. Tras el análisis y revisión de los diferentes documentos recuperados se evidencia, tanto cuantitativa como cualitativamente hablando, una escasez importante de investigación en torno a la hipergranulación en heridas crónicas. Esto hace que el problema no se halle lo suficientemente explicado y que no existan evidencias sólidas que justifiquen el uso de un tratamiento sobre otro.Hypergranulation is an occasional but no infrequent problem, which many clinicians face in their daily practice. This phenomenon occurs in a variety of wounds that includes post-surgical incisions and wounds, stomas (gastrostomies, tracheotomies… and chronic wounds. The objective of the present article is to quantify and to analyze the evidence generated around the topic of the hypergranulation in chronic wounds, through the bibliographical search in diverse data bases. After the analysis and revision of the different recovered documents it is demonstrated, both in terms of quantity and quality, an important shortage of investigation around the hypergranulation in chronic wounds. Therefore, the problem is not sufficiently explained and solid evidences do not exist to justify the use of a treatment over another one.

  5. Medida de la cicatrización en úlceras por presión: ¿Con qué contamos?

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    Juan Carlos Restrepo-Medrano

    Full Text Available El presente artículo corresponde a una puesta al día de los métodos e instrumentos de medida de las heridas hacia la cicatrización. La forma en que las heridas son medidas a menudo es subjetiva, lo que hace que evaluar la eficacia de los tratamientos se haga de manera errónea y se llegue a la parcialidad. En el mismo escrito, se exponen los métodos de medida más usados en el ámbito clínico y de investigación, para valorar el progreso o retroceso de las heridas crónicas hacia la cicatrización. Aunque, en su mayoría, los instrumentos y herramientas que se mencionan hacen referencia sólo a las úlceras por presión y sólo algunos han sido utilizados en otro tipo de heridas, lo que genera un vacío al tratar de valorar los demás tipos de heridas que se encuentran en este mismo proceso. El aumento de la demanda en la práctica basada en la evidencia hace que lograr resultados óptimos en la valoración, el tratamiento y coste-efectividad se haya vuelto una prioridad. Esto, sumado a la poca validez de los instrumentos existentes, hace necesaria la adopción de un enfoque común en el que se estandarice un método fiable, que posea sensibilidad al cambio y que sea válido, de manera que permita a los clínicos tomar decisiones rápidas y concretas en la herida que están tratando.

  6. Biocirugía: utilización de larvas de insectos necrófagos en la curación de heridas. La terapia larval

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    Sanchez-Corredor, Magda-Carolina; Chuaire-Noack, Lilian; Narváez, Raúl; Segura, Nidya Alexandra

    2010-01-01

    La terapia larval es una técnica que permite aplicarlas larvas de algunas especies de dípteros sobre heridas crónicas o sobre focos de infección localizados, con la finalidad de restaurar el tejido afectado. La velocidad y la eficacia del tratamiento, sumadas a la casi nula pérdida de tejido sano durante el proceso de reparación tisular, han hecho de la terapia larval o biocirugía una alternativa viable para la curación de heridas asociadas con entidades como pie diabético, úlceras venosas, ú...

  7. El uso de apósitos hidrocelulares de la gama Allevyn® en heridas agudas: Resultados a partir del estudio AURIGA-04 en Atención Primaria The use of Allevyn® hydrocellular dressings range in acute wounds-AURIGA-04 study in primary care

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    José Verdú Soriano

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available Aunque los apósitos de cura en ambiente (CAH húmedo se han utilizado predominantemente en heridas crónicas, ello no es óbice para que su uso en heridas agudas permita solucionar algunos problemas, como el conseguir un ambiente óptimo que facilite la migración epitelial, así como una adecuada protección de las heridas y una correcta gestión del exudado. Es por ello que, dentro del marco del estudio AURIGA-04, nos planteamos la realización de un estudio prospectivo observacional,abierto y multicéntrico, de medidas repetidas en una cohorte de pacientes que presentan heridas agudas de diversa etiología en el que se incluyeron pacientes con heridas traumáticas, quirúrgicas o quemaduras tratados por profesionales de Atención Primaria, con el objetivo de generar evidencias acerca de la utilización de apósitos de CAH, en concreto, de la gama de apósitos hidrocelulares Allevyn®, en el tratamiento de heridas agudas. Se consideraron como criterios de exclusión heridas con signos clínicos de infección. Solo se incluyó una lesión por paciente. En el caso de los pacientes con heridas agudas, la muestra a estudio quedó compuesta por 61 pacientes con una edad media de 71,1 años; 36 casos corresponden a mujeres (60%. El estado general de salud de la muestra era bueno en un 49,1% de los casos y prácticamente la totalidad de los pacientes presentaba pluripatología. Un 10% de los pacientes consumía fármacos que podían interferir en la cicatrización y un 6% presentaba malnutrición. El 67,2% de las lesiones eran heridas traumáticas, el 24,6% quirúrgicas y un 8,2% quemaduras. Un 37% de las lesiones fueron clasificadas como superficiales y el 63% restante como profundas. Presentaban 64 días de evolución previa a su inclusión en el estudio y una superficie media de 23,34 cm². Los pacientes permanecieron en el estudio un promedio de 43,6 días, con una cadencia de cambios de apósito cada 2,7 días. Durante el estudio cicatrizaron

  8. Facial Injuries and Disorders

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    Face injuries and disorders can cause pain and affect how you look. In severe cases, they can affect sight, ... your nose, cheekbone and jaw, are common facial injuries. Certain diseases also lead to facial disorders. For ...

  9. Persistent facial pain conditions

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    Forssell, Heli; Alstergren, Per; Bakke, Merete

    2016-01-01

    TMD, and different neuropathic or putative neuropathic facial pains such as persistent idiopathic facial pain and atypical odontalgia, trigeminal neuralgia and painful posttraumatic trigeminal neuropathy. The article presents an overview of TMD pain as a biopsychosocial condition, its prevalence...

  10. Facial Expression Recognition

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    Pantic, Maja; Li, S.; Jain, A.

    2009-01-01

    Facial expression recognition is a process performed by humans or computers, which consists of: 1. Locating faces in the scene (e.g., in an image; this step is also referred to as face detection), 2. Extracting facial features from the detected face region (e.g., detecting the shape of facial

  11. neurinome du nerf facial.

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    deterioration of auditory function and good result on the facial function. Comments and conclusion: The symptoms of facial nerve neuroma depends primarily on its location, it is very variable ranging from isolated mild hearing loss to cochleovestibular syndrom with facial paralysis. Through this observation and a literature ...

  12. Surgical-allogeneic facial reconstruction: facial transplants.

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    Marcelo Coelho Goiato

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Several factors including cancer, malformations and traumas may cause large facial mutilation. These functional and aesthetic deformities negatively affect the psychological perspectives and quality of life of the mutilated patient. Conventional treatments are prone to fail aesthetically and functionally. The recent introduction of the composite tissue allotransplantation (CTA, which uses transplanted facial tissues of healthy donors to recover the damaged or non-existent facial tissue of mutilated patients, resulted in greater clinical results. Therefore, the present study aims to conduct a literature review on the relevance and effectiveness of facial transplants in mutilated subjects. It was observed that the facial transplants recovered both the aesthetics and function of these patients and consequently improved their quality of life.

  13. Mime functional evaluation in facial paralysis following a stroke

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    Calais, Lucila Leal [UNIFESP; Gomez, Maria Valeria Schmidt Goffi [UNIFESP; Bento, Ricardo Ferreira; Comerlatti, Luiz Roberto

    2005-01-01

    TEMA:avaliação funcional da mímica facial de pacientes com paralisia facial central por acidente cerebrovascular. OBJETIVO: avaliar os aspectos funcionais da musculatura facial em pacientes com paralisia facial central após acidente cerebrovascular. MÉTODO: foram avaliados nove pacientes do Serviço de Neurologia. A avaliação enfocou movimentos espontâneos, reflexos e voluntários. RESULTADOS: todos os pacientes apresentaram movimentação voluntária e involuntária das pálpebras e testa, mas a mo...

  14. Epidemiologia do trauma facial Epidemiology of facial trauma

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    Marcelo Wulkan

    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: O objetivo deste estudo é determinar a incidência, etiologia e gravidade do trauma facial e lesões associadas, possibilitando entender melhor o seu alcance e magnitude. MÉTODOS: Foram selecionados 164 pacientes com trauma facial de qualquer intensidade, sem controle de sexo, idade e cor. Os dados encontrados foram avaliados por meio da estatística Qui quadrado de Pearson. RESULTADOS: O sexo mais acometido foi o masculino (78% e sua incidência foi maior na faixa etária dos 20 aos 39 anos. A etiologia principal foi a violência interpessoal (48,1%, seguida de queda (26,2%, atropelamento (6,4%, esporte (5,4%, acidente de carro (4,2%, acidente de motocicleta (3,1%, impacto não relacionado à queda (2,4%, acidente de trabalho (1,8%, ferimento por arma de fogo (1,2%, inespecífica (1,2%. As contusões foram as lesões mais observadas (23,8%, seguidas das fraturas de mandíbula (21,9%, Le Fort/pan facial/complexas (17,8%, nasal (11,6%, zigoma (10,3%, dental (9,1%, órbita (4,9% e maxila (0,6%. Os traumas associados ocorreram em sua maioria em virtude de atropelamento, mas também em acidentes de carro, queda e violência pessoal. CONCLUSÃO: As causas de trauma facial são diretamente relacionadas com idade e tipo de lesão. Não foram encontradas evidências de que as causas estejam relacionadas com sexo e gravidade da lesão.OBJECTIVES: This study aims to determine the incidence, etiology, severity of facial trauma and associated injuries enabling a greater understanding of its range and magnitude METHODS: A hundred and sixty four patients were selected with some degree of facial trauma regardless of gender, age and skin color. Data were analyzed by the Pearson x² statistical method. RESULTS: A male predominance was observed (78% and its peak age was between 20 and 39 years. The major cause was interpersonal violence (48.1%, followed by fall (26.2%, run overs 6.4%, sports (5.4%, car accidents (4.2%, motorcycle accidents (3.1%, non

  15. Pediatric bilateral facial paralysis.

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    Smith, V; Traquina, D N

    1998-04-01

    Bilateral facial paralysis is an unusual clinical entity that occurs in less than 1% of patients with facial paralysis. In children bilateral facial paralysis is even more rare, and establishing its etiology can be challenging. Four pediatric patients ranging in age from 3 to 17 years are presented who developed bilateral facial paralysis as a result of acute otitis media, Lyme disease, recurrent central nervous system leukemia, and acute disseminated encephalomyelitis. The diagnosis and treatment of pediatric bilateral facial paralysis are reviewed, as well as the pertinent literature.

  16. Surgical Treatment of Facial Paralysis

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    2009-01-01

    The management of facial paralysis is one of the most complex areas of reconstructive surgery. Given the wide variety of functional and cosmetic deficits in the facial paralysis patient, the reconstructive surgeon requires a thorough understanding of the surgical techniques available to treat this condition. This review article will focus on surgical management of facial paralysis and the treatment options available for acute facial paralysis (facial paralysis (3 weeks to 2 yr) and chronic facial paralysis (>2 yr). For acute facial paralysis, the main surgical therapies are facial nerve decompression and facial nerve repair. For facial paralysis of intermediate duration, nerve transfer procedures are appropriate. For chronic facial paralysis, treatment typically requires regional or free muscle transfer. Static techniques of facial reanimation can be used for acute, intermediate, or chronic facial paralysis as these techniques are often important adjuncts to the overall management strategy. PMID:19434284

  17. Efectividad del adhesivo tisular Tisuacryl® para el cierre de heridas cutáneas en cirugía laparoscópica Effectiveness of the Tisuacryl® as tissue adhesive for closure of cutaneous wounds in laparoscopy surgery

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    Rosalba Roque González

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCCIÓN. Uno de los beneficios de la utilización de procedimientos laparoscópicos en cirugía es reducir la morbilidad relacionada con el traumatismo quirúrgico. Es conocido que el empleo del adhesivo tisular Tisuacryl® en el cierre de heridas cutáneas favorece la hemostasia, la recuperación rápida del tejido y la disminución del edema posquirúrgico, y evita complicaciones como infección y reacción del tejido a un cuerpo extraño. Fue objetivo de esta investigación evaluar la efectividad y seguridad de la utilización del Tisuacryl® para la síntesis de los puertos de entrada en pacientes intervenidos por cirugías mínimamente invasivas, sin necesidad de aplicar sutura. MÉTODOS. Se aplicó el adhesivo tisular a 100 pacientes que acudieron al Centro Nacional de Cirugía de Mínimo Acceso para realizarse diferentes procedimientos quirúrgicos. Como variables para evaluar la efectividad y seguridad del tratamiento se tomaron la dehiscencia de la herida, aparición de infección, tiempo de síntesis de la herida y estética de la cicatriz. Los pacientes se evaluaron en el posoperatorio inmediato y en consulta externa a los 7 y 21 días de la cirugía. RESULTADOS. Se lograron excelentes resultados en cuanto al afrontamiento y la estética de las heridas. Además, los pacientes no refirieron molestias ocasionadas por el material, ni se produjeron casos de infección. CONCLUSIONES. Los resultados de la investigación realizada demuestran que el Tisuacryl® puede utilizarse con alta efectividad para el cierre de las heridas de 5 mm y 10 mm en la cirugía laparoscópica, sustituyendo a las suturas.INTRODUCTION. One of the more beneficial uses of laparoscopy procedures in surgery is to decrease the morbidity related to surgical trauma. It is known that the use of the Tisuacryl® tissue adhesive for closure of cutaneous wounds favors the hemostasis, a fast tissue recovery and decrease of postsurgical edema avoiding complications

  18. Paralisia facial periférica congênita familiar Familial congenital peripheral facial palsy

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    Ehrenfried O. Wittig

    1968-03-01

    Full Text Available Os autores referem 6 casos de paralisia facial periférica congênita que se sucederam em três gerações. O estudo genético sugere a atuação de um gen autosômico dominante. Na mesma família foram assinalados outras alterações congênitas (estrabismo, nistagmo. Um dos pacientes com paralisia facial (caso II-7 também apresentava micrognatia. Os pacientes com outras alterações congênitas não foram examinados adequadamente, não sendo possível, por isso, estbelecer relação etiológica entre esses achados e a paralisia facial.Six cases of congenital peripheral facial diplegia occurring in three generations are reported. The action of an autosomal dominant gene is suggested. In the same family were observed other congenital anomalies (strabismus, nistagmus. One of the patients with facial palsy had also micrognathy. Patients with other congenital anomalies but without facial palsy were examined not adequately; therefore it was impossible to correlate these findings with those concerning the facial palsy.

  19. Update on facial aging.

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    Fitzgerald, Rebecca; Graivier, Miles H; Kane, Michael; Lorenc, Z Paul; Vleggaar, Danny; Werschler, Wm Philip; Kenkel, Jeffrey M

    2010-01-01

    Facial aging was once thought to be the result of the relentless downward pull of gravity on skin and underlying fat. In turn, facial fat was believed to be a contiguous sheet of tissue. However, over the past four decades, a number of investigators have examined more closely the causes of facial aging, leading to a better understanding of age-related changes, and have confirmed and further explored the proposal by Gonzalez-Ulloa and Flores in 1965 that facial aging involves changes in muscle and bone, as well as skin and fat. Further, the recent work of Rohrich and Pessa (and other authors) has demonstrated that facial fat is not a sheet of tissue, but rather is compartmentalized throughout the face. This discovery has allowed the evolution of improved techniques for facial rejuvenation.

  20. Ideals of facial beauty.

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    Hashim, Peter W; Nia, John K; Taliercio, Mark; Goldenberg, Gary

    2017-10-01

    Facial aesthetic procedures are central to cosmetic dermatology. Success depends not only on improving individual structures but also on establishing facial harmony. Several canons of aesthetic dimensions have been described, and these concepts can provide a useful basis for procedural planning. Here, we review aesthetic facial measurements and proportions as well as the variations that may occur in different ethnic groups and the changes that develop with age.

  1. Rejuvenecimiento facial en "doble sigma" "Double ogee" facial rejuvenation

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    O. M. Ramírez

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available Las técnicas subperiósticas descritas por Tessier revolucionaron el tratamiento del envejecimiento facial, recomendando esta vía para tratar los signos tempranos del envejecimiento en pacientes jóvenes y de mediana edad. Psillakis refinó la técnica y Ramírez describió un método más seguro y eficaz de lifting subperióstico, demostrando que la técnica subperióstica de rejuveneciento facial se puede aplicar en el amplio espectro del envejecimiento facial. La introducción del endoscopio en el tratamiento del envejecimiento facial ha abierto una nueva era en la Cirugía Estética. Hoy la disección subperióstica asistida endocópicamente del tercio superior, medio e inferior de la cara, proporciona un medio eficaz para la reposición de los tejidos blandos, con posibilidad de aumento del esqueleto óseo craneofacial, menor edema facial postoperatorio, mínima lesión de las ramas del nervio facial y mejor tratamiento de las mejillas. Este abordaje, desarrollado y refinado durante la última década, se conoce como "Ritidectomía en Doble Sigma". El Arco Veneciano en doble sigma, bien conocido en Arquitectura desde la antigüedad, se caracteriza por ser un trazo armónico de curva convexa y a continuación curva cóncava. Cuando se observa una cara joven, desde un ángulo oblicuo, presenta una distribución característica de los tejidos, previamente descrita para el tercio medio como un arco ojival arquitectónico o una curva en forma de "S". Sin embargo, en un examen más detallado de la cara joven, en la vista de tres cuartos, el perfil completo revela una "arco ojival doble" o una sigma "S" doble. Para ver este recíproco y multicurvilíneo trazo de la belleza, debemos ver la cara en posición oblicua y así poder ver ambos cantos mediales. En esta posición, la cara joven presenta una convexidad característica de la cola de la ceja que confluye en la concavidad de la pared orbitaria lateral formando así el primer arco (superior

  2. Combinación de colgajos locales y libre microvascularizado para reconstrucción del tercio facial inferior tras traumatismo por arma de fuego Combination of local and free microvascularized flaps for reconstruction of the lower third of the face after gunshot injury

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    Laura Villanueva-Alcojol

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available El traumatismo por arma de fuego en el territorio maxilofacial constituye uno de los mayores retos a los que se enfrenta el cirujano a la hora de la reconstrucción. La diferencia esencial con otro tipo de traumatismos es la severidad de la lesión y la pérdida de tejidos óseos y blandos. Podemos encontrar en la literatura numerosos artículos sobre reconstrucción facial tras extirpación oncológica; sin embargo, hay pocos documentos que discutan la utilización de colgajos locales y libres microvascularizados para reconstrucción de defectos tras traumatismos de alta energía, y los algoritmos terapéuticos para reconstrucción postraumática. En este trabajo se presenta un caso de reconstrucción del tercio inferior facial tras intento de autolisis y se hace una revisión de los principios de tratamiento de este tipo de pacientes.Gunshot wounds to the maxillofacial region are a challenging problem for the surgeon responsible for reconstruction. The essential difference with respect to other injuries is the severity of the lesion and soft and hard tissue loss. Extensive literature exists on facial reconstruction following tumor extirpation, but there are few reports on the use of local flaps and free tissue transfer for the post-traumatic reconstruction of high-energy defects and therapeutic algorithms for post-traumatic reconstruction. The authors report the case of a patient with reconstruction of the lower third of the face after a suicide attempt and review the principles of treatment of these patients.

  3. Facial talon cusps.

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    McNamara, T

    1997-12-01

    This is a report of two patients with isolated facial talon cusps. One occurred on a permanent mandibular central incisor; the other on a permanent maxillary canine. The locations of these talon cusps suggests that the definition of a talon cusp include teeth in addition to the incisor group and be extended to include the facial aspect of teeth.

  4. Facial expression and sarcasm.

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    Rockwell, P

    2001-08-01

    This study examined facial expression in the presentation of sarcasm. 60 responses (sarcastic responses = 30, nonsarcastic responses = 30) from 40 different speakers were coded by two trained coders. Expressions in three facial areas--eyebrow, eyes, and mouth--were evaluated. Only movement in the mouth area significantly differentiated ratings of sarcasm from nonsarcasm.

  5. Uso del agente antimicrobiano PHMB para prevenir la infección de heridas The use of the antimicrobial agent PHMB to prevent wounds infection

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    Keith Moore

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available La infección de heridas postoperatorias puede provocar una cicatrización tardía, una estancia prolongada en el hospital y mayores costes. El aumento de bacterias resistentes a los antibióticos es un factor en contra del uso profiláctico de los antibióticos. Una alternativa eficaz es el uso de antisépticos, que presentan menos probabilidades de generar resistencia. Los apósitos AMD TM usan polihexametileno biguanida (PHMB, que tiene una baja toxicidad para las células de las heridas y es eficaz para acabar con las bacterias resistentes a los antibióticos. En este artículo, se revisan las pruebas de la eficacia y rentabilidad de los apósitos AMD en la prevención de las infecciones en la herida quirúrgica si se usan de forma rutinaria en los protocolos estándar para el cuidado de heridas.Post-operative wound infections may result in delayed healing, extended hospital stay and increased costs. The increase in antibiotic-resistant bacteria mitigates against the prophylactic use of antibiotics. An effective alternative is the use of antiseptics that are less likely to generate resistance. AMD TM wound dressings use polyhexamethylene biguanide (PHMB which has a low toxicity for wound cells and is effective in killing antibiotic-resistant bacteria. This paper reviews the evidence for the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of AMD dressings in the prevention of surgical site infections when routinely used in standard wound care protocols.

  6. Spontaneous Facial Mimicry in Response to Dynamic Facial Expressions

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    Sato, Wataru; Yoshikawa, Sakiko

    2007-01-01

    Based on previous neuroscientific evidence indicating activation of the mirror neuron system in response to dynamic facial actions, we hypothesized that facial mimicry would occur while subjects viewed dynamic facial expressions. To test this hypothesis, dynamic/static facial expressions of anger/happiness were presented using computer-morphing…

  7. Sound-induced facial synkinesis following facial nerve paralysis

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    Ma, Ming-San; van der Hoeven, Johannes H.; Nicolai, Jean-Philippe A.; Meek, Marcel F.

    Facial synkinesis (or synkinesia) (FS) occurs frequently after paresis or paralysis of the facial nerve and is in most cases due to aberrant regeneration of (branches of) the facial nerve. Patients suffer from inappropriate and involuntary synchronous facial muscle contractions. Here we describe two

  8. Parotidectomía y vena facial Parotidectomy and facial vein

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    F. Hernández Altemir

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available La cirugía de los tumores benignos de la parótida, es una cirugía de relaciones con estructuras fundamentalmente nerviosas cuyo daño, representa un gravísimo problema psicosomático por definirlo de una manera genérica. Para ayudar al manejo quirúrgico del nervio facial periférico, es por lo que en el presente artículo tratamos de enfatizar la importancia de la vena facial en la disección y conservación del nervio, precisamente donde su disección suele ser más comprometida, esto es en las ramas más caudales. El trabajo que vamos a desarrollar hay que verlo pues, como un ensalzamiento de las estructuras venosas en el seguimiento y control del nervio facial periférico y de porqué no, el nervio auricular mayor no siempre suficientemente valorado en la cirugía de la parótida al perder protagonismo con el facial.Benign parotid tumor surgery is related to fundamental nervous structures, defined simply: that when damaged cause great psychosomatic problems. In order to make peripheral facial nerve surgery easy to handle for the surgeon this article emphasizes the importance of the facial vein in the dissection and conservation of the nerve. Its dissection can be compromised if the caudal branches are damaged. The study that we develop should be seen as praise for the vein structures in the follow up and control of the peripheral facial nerve, and the main auricular nerve that is often undervalued when it is no longer the protagonist in the face.

  9. Extracranial glomus faciale tumour.

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    Connor, S E J; Gleeson, M J; Odell, E

    2008-09-01

    To describe a unique presentation of a predominantly extracranial glomus faciale tumour. To discuss the role of imaging in the differential diagnosis and evaluation of a hypervascular parotid mass. To review the previous literature concerning the glomus faciale tumour. A 54-year-old woman presented with a six-month history of facial weakness, pain and a parotid mass. Ultrasound revealed a hypervascular parotid mass and pre-operative core biopsy suggested a paraganglioma. Computed tomography defined its deep extent and demonstrated involvement of the petrous temporal bone along the descending portion of the facial nerve canal with a pattern of permeative lucency. A tumour was surgically removed which arose from the facial nerve from the second genu to the proximal divisions within the parotid gland and histology confirmed a paraganglioma. A facial nerve glomus faciale tumour should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a hypervascular parotid mass and may present in a predominantly extracranial location. Computed tomography will prove helpful in such a case in order to limit the differential diagnosis and to define the extent of skull base involvement.

  10. The facial phenotype of the velo-cardio-facial syndrome.

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    Butts, Sydney C

    2009-03-01

    Velo-cardio-facial syndrome (VCFS) is a genetic disorder that is common but often variable in its expression. Several key organ systems are most often affected, including the craniofacial skeleton and soft tissues. Identification of the associated facial features will aid in the improved detection of patients. This review aims to highlight the approaches to facial analysis that are essential to the detection of the facial dysmorphisms in velo-cardio-facial syndrome, many of which may be subtle.

  11. Avaliação comparativa entre agradabilidade facial e análise subjetiva do Padrão Facial Comparative evaluation among facial attractiveness and subjective analysis of Facial Pattern

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    Olívia Morihisa

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: estudar duas análises subjetivas faciais utilizadas para o diagnóstico ortodôntico, avaliação da agradabilidade facial e definição de Padrão Facial, e verificar a associação existente entre elas. MÉTODOS: utilizou-se 208 fotografias faciais padronizadas (104 laterais e 104 frontais de 104 indivíduos escolhidos aleatoriamente, as quais foram submetidas à avaliação da agradabilidade por dois grupos distintos (Grupo " Ortodontia" e Grupo " Leigos" , que classificaram os indivíduos em " agradável" , " aceitável" ou " desagradável" . Os indivíduos também foram classificados quanto ao Padrão Facial por três examinadores calibrados, utilizando-se apenas a vista lateral. RESULTADOS E CONCLUSÃO: após a análise estatística, verificou-se que houve associação fortemente positiva entre a agradabilidade facial e o Padrão Facial para a norma lateral, porém não para a frontal, em que os indivíduos tenderam a ser bem classificados mesmo no Padrão II.AIM: To study two subjective facial analysis commonly used on orthodontic diagnosis and to verify the association between the evaluation of facial attractiveness and Facial Pattern definition. METHODS: Two hundred and eight standardized face photographs (104 in lateral view and 104 in frontal view of 104 randomly chosen individuals were used in the present study. They were classified as " pleasant" , " acceptable" and " not pleasant" by two distinct groups: " Lay people" and " Orthodontists" . The individuals were either classified according to their Facial Pattern using lateral view images. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: After statistical analysis, it was noted a strong positive concordance between facial attractiveness in lateral view and Facial Pattern, however, frontal view attractiveness classification did not have good concordance with Facial Pattern, tending to have good attractiveness classification even in Facial Pattern II.

  12. Features of Facial Asymmetry Following Incomplete Recovery from Facial Paralysis

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    Kim, Jin; Lee, Hyung Rok; Jeong, Jun Hui

    2010-01-01

    Purpose The purpose of this study is to investigate peculiar patterns of facial asymmetry following incomplete recovery from facial paralysis that require optimal physical therapy for effective facial rehabilitation, and to decrease the incidence of avoidable facial sequelae. Materials and Methods This study involved 41 patients who had facial sequelae following the treatment of various facial nerve diseases from March 2000 to March 2007. All patients with a follow-up of at least 1 year after the onset of facial paralysis or hyperactive function of the facial nerve were evaluated with the global and regional House-Brackmann (HB) grading systems. The mean global HB scores and regional HB scores with standard deviations were calculated. Other factors were also analyzed. Results Four patterns of facial asymmetry can be observed in patients with incomplete facial recovery. The most frequently deteriorated facial movement is frontal wrinkling, followed by an open mouth, smile, or lip pucker in patients with sequelae following facial nerve injury. The most common type of synkinesis was unintended eye closure with an effort to smile. Conclusion We described common configurations of facial asymmetry seen in incomplete recovery following facial nerve injury in an attempt to develop an optimal strategy for physical therapy for complete and effective facial recovery, and to decrease the incidence of avoidable sequelae. PMID:20879064

  13. Surgical Treatment of Facial Paralysis

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    Mehta, Ritvik P.

    2009-01-01

    The management of facial paralysis is one of the most complex areas of reconstructive surgery. Given the wide variety of functional and cosmetic deficits in the facial paralysis patient, the reconstructive surgeon requires a thorough understanding of the surgical techniques available to treat this condition. This review article will focus on surgical management of facial paralysis and the treatment options available for acute facial paralysis (2 yr). For acute facial paralysis, the main surgi...

  14. Pediatric facial injuries: It's management

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    Singh, Geeta; Mohammad, Shadab; Pal, U.S.; Hariram,; Malkunje, Laxman R.; Singh, Nimisha

    2011-01-01

    Background: Facial injuries in children always present a challenge in respect of their diagnosis and management. Since these children are of a growing age every care should be taken so that later the overall growth pattern of the facial skeleton in these children is not jeopardized. Purpose: To access the most feasible method for the management of facial injuries in children without hampering the facial growth. Materials and Methods: Sixty child patients with facial trauma were selected rando...

  15. Facial colliculus syndrome

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    Rupinderjeet Kaur

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available A male patient presented with horizontal diplopia and conjugate gaze palsy. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI revealed acute infarct in right facial colliculus which is an anatomical elevation on the dorsal aspect of Pons. This elevation is due the 6th cranial nerve nucleus and the motor fibres of facial nerve which loop dorsal to this nucleus. Anatomical correlation of the clinical symptoms is also depicted in this report.

  16. Pediatric facial burns.

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    Kung, Theodore A; Gosain, Arun K

    2008-07-01

    Despite major advances in the area of burn management, burn injury continues to be a leading cause of pediatric mortality and morbidity. Facial burns in particular are devastating to the affected child and result in numerous physical and psychosocial sequelae. Although many of the principles of adult burn management can be applied to a pediatric patient with facial burns, the surgeon must be cognizant of several important differences. Facial burns and subsequent scar formation can drastically affect the growth potential of a child's face. Structures such as the nose and teeth may become deformed due to abnormal external forces caused by contractures. Serious complications such as occlusion amblyopia and microstomia must be anticipated and urgently addressed to avert permanent consequences, whereas other reconstructive procedures can be delayed until scar maturation occurs. Furthermore, because young children are actively developing the concept of self, severe facial burns can alter a child's sense of identity and place the child at high risk for future emotional and psychologic disturbances. Surgical reconstruction of burn wounds should proceed only after thorough planning and may involve a variety of skin graft, flap, and tissue expansion techniques. The most favorable outcome is achieved when facial resurfacing is performed with respect to the aesthetic units of the face. Children with facial burns remain a considerable challenge to their caregivers, and these patients require long-term care by a multidisciplinary team of physicians and therapists to optimize functional, cosmetic, and psychosocial outcomes.

  17. Facial infiltrative lipomatosis

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    Haloi, A.K.; Ditchfield, M. [Royal Children' s Hospital, Melbourne (Australia). Dept. of Medical Imaging; Pennington, A. [Royal Children' s Hospital, Melbourne (Australia). Dept. of Plastic Surgey; Philips, R. [Royal Children' s Hospital, Melbourne (Australia). Dept. of General Pediatrics

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    Although there are multiple case reports and small series concerning facial infiltrative lipomatosis, there is no composite radiological description of the condition. Radiological evaluation of facial infiltrative lipomatosis using plain film, sonography, CT and MRI. We radiologically evaluated four patients with facial infiltrative lipomatosis. Initial plain radiographs of the face were acquired in all patients. Three children had an initial sonographic examination to evaluate the condition, followed by MRI. One child had a CT and then MRI. One child had abnormalities on plain radiographs. Sonographically, the lesions were seen as ill-defined heterogeneously hypoechoic areas with indistinct margins. On CT images, the lesions did not have a homogeneous fat density but showed some relatively more dense areas in deeper parts of the lesions. MRI provided better delineation of the exact extent of the process and characterization of facial infiltrative lipomatosis. Facial infiltrative lipomatosis should be considered as a differential diagnosis of vascular or lymphatic malformation when a child presents with unilateral facial swelling. MRI is the most useful single imaging modality to evaluate the condition, as it provides the best delineation of the exact extent of the process. (orig.)

  18. Classifying Facial Actions

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    Donato, Gianluca; Bartlett, Marian Stewart; Hager, Joseph C.; Ekman, Paul; Sejnowski, Terrence J.

    2010-01-01

    The Facial Action Coding System (FACS) [23] is an objective method for quantifying facial movement in terms of component actions. This system is widely used in behavioral investigations of emotion, cognitive processes, and social interaction. The coding is presently performed by highly trained human experts. This paper explores and compares techniques for automatically recognizing facial actions in sequences of images. These techniques include analysis of facial motion through estimation of optical flow; holistic spatial analysis, such as principal component analysis, independent component analysis, local feature analysis, and linear discriminant analysis; and methods based on the outputs of local filters, such as Gabor wavelet representations and local principal components. Performance of these systems is compared to naive and expert human subjects. Best performances were obtained using the Gabor wavelet representation and the independent component representation, both of which achieved 96 percent accuracy for classifying 12 facial actions of the upper and lower face. The results provide converging evidence for the importance of using local filters, high spatial frequencies, and statistical independence for classifying facial actions. PMID:21188284

  19. Construção e validação do Índice de Qualidade de Vida de Ferrans & Powers: versão feridas Desarrollo y validación del Índice de Calidad de Vida de Ferrans & Powers: versión heridas Development and validation of Ferrans & Powers Quality of Life Index: wound version

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    Full Text Available O artigo visa a apresentar o processo de construção e validação do Índice de Qualidade de Vida de Ferrans & Powers - Versão Feridas (IQVFP-VF para emprego em pessoas com feridas agudas e crônicas de diferentes etiologias. O estudo metodológico desenvolveu-se por meio de procedimentos teóricos, empíricos e analíticos. Os resultados indicaram que o instrumento possui consistência interna e estabilidade satisfatórias; confirmaram a validade de conteúdo, concorrente (com o item sua satisfação e convergente (com o WHOQOL-breve, bem como sua capacidade de discriminar os indivíduos conforme o número e duração das feridas, intensidade de dor e idade. A análise fatorial confirmatória mostrou que o instrumento manteve-se razoavelmente ajustado ao modelo original. Em conclusão, pode-se considerar que o IQVFP-VF é válido e tem confiabilidade atestada nos aspectos mais importantes da Qualidade de Vida para a população com feridas - geral, saúde e aspectos psicológicos e espirituais.El articulo presenta el proceso de desarrollo y validación del Índice de Calidad de Vida de Ferrans & Powers-Versión Heridas (ICVFP-VH para utilización en pacientes con distintos tipos de heridas agudas y crónicas. El estudio metodológico se ha desarrollado por medio de los procedimientos teóricos, empíricos y analíticos. Los resultados indicaron que el instrumento tiene consistencia interna y estabilidad; han confirmado la validad de contenido, concurrente (con el ítem su satisfacción, convergente (con el WHOQOL-breve y discriminante de acuerdo con el numero y tiempo con la herida, intensidad del dolor y edad. La análisis factorial confirmatoria ha apuntado que el instrumento se ajusta de manera razonable al modelo original. Es posible concluir que el ICVFP-VH es fiable y valido en los aspectos más importantes para la calidad de vida de las personas con heridas - salud y dimensiones psicológica y espiritual.The article shows the

  20. Varón inmunocompetente con gonartritis séptica por streptococcus grupo A.

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    Llorens Eizaguerri, M.; Seral García, Belén; Seral García, Cristina; Albareda Albareda, Jorge Cruz

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    La artritis séptica es una urgencia médica que precisa un diagnóstico y tratamiento precoz. Las mani - festaciones clínicas y agentes causales varían según edad y estado clínico del paciente. Su localización más frecuente es la rodilla. Presentamos un caso de gonartritis séptica por Streptococcus pyogenes que se manifestó con fascitis necrotizante y fracaso multiorgánico. Se prescribieron tratamientos médicos agresivos, curas-desbridamientos de la herida y fisioterapia ha...

  1. Rehabilitation of central facial paralysis with hypoglossal-facial anastomosis.

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    Corrales, C Eduardo; Gurgel, Richard K; Jackler, Robert K

    2012-10-01

    To evaluate the ability of hypoglossal-facial nerve anastomosis to reanimate the face in patients with complete nuclear (central) facial nerve palsy. Retrospective case series. Tertiary academic medical center. Four patients with complete facial nerve paralysis due to lesions of the facial nucleus in the pons caused by hemorrhage due to arteriovenous or cavernous venous malformations, stroke, or injury after tumor resection. All patients underwent end-to-end hypoglossal-facial nerve anastomosis. Facial nerve function using the House-Brackmann (HB) scale and physical and social/well-being function using the facial disability index. The mean age of the patients was 53.3 years (range, 32-73). There were 3 female and 1 male patients. All patients had preoperative facial function HB VI/VI. With a minimum of 12 months' follow-up after end-to-end hypoglossal-facial anastomosis, 75% of patients regained function to HB grade III/VI, and 25% had HB grade IV/VI. Average facial disability index scores were 61.25 for physical function and 78 for social/well-being, comparable to results from complete hypoglossal-facial anastomosis after peripheral facial nerve palsy after acoustic neuroma resection. Patients with nuclear facial paralysis who undergo end-to-end hypoglossal-facial nerve anastomosis achieve similar degrees of reanimation compared with those with peripheral facial nerve palsies. This raises the intriguing possibility that reinnervation may also be of benefit in patients with the vastly more common facial dysfunction because of cortical stroke or injury.

  2. Assessing Pain by Facial Expression: Facial Expression as Nexus

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    2009-01-01

    The experience of pain is often represented by changes in facial expression. Evidence of pain that is available from facial expression has been the subject of considerable scientific investigation. The present paper reviews the history of pain assessment via facial expression in the context of a model of pain expression as a nexus connecting internal experience with social influence. Evidence about the structure of facial expressions of pain across the lifespan is reviewed. Applications of fa...

  3. Colgajos en isla tunelizados como alternativa en la reparación de heridas

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    J.L. Ramón-Vera

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Los colgajos en isla tunelizados son una variante cuyos resultados estéticos y funcionales pueden ser altamente efectivos y eficientes. Son efectivos, porque permiten lograr la corrección de defectos derivados de la extirpación de lesiones tumorales, de traumas, etc; y son eficientes porque permiten aprovechar de modo racional el área donadora, disminuyendo el efecto iatrogénico sobre ésta y conservando la viabilidad de reserva de tejidos ante posibles recidivas en tumores, úlceras en extremidades, etc. Presentamos una serie de casos en la que exponemos la experiencia con colgajos en isla tunelizados en el Hospital Universitario "Hernando Moncaleano Perdomo", un hospital de referencia de tercer nivel en un área geográfica del sur de Colombia con escasos recursos, graves conflictos y dificultad para el seguimiento postoperatorio de los pacientes. Iniciamos esta experiencia en el 2009 con un caso presentado en esta misma revista y hasta el 2011 hemos recogido 35 casos de pacientes intervenidos por defectos en cara, cuello, axila y extremidades. Hacemos énfasis en la posibilidad de usar este tipo de colgajos como la mejor alternativa para defectos en cara y cuello cuando los recursos asistenciales son limitados, a la vez que hacemos una concisa descripción de las técnicas empleadas y los resultados obtenidos.

  4. Cervico-facial necrotising fasciitis occurring with facial paralysis ...

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    It frequently involves the groin, abdomen and extremities, but rarely involves the cemco-facial region. A case is presented of a 70-year old man who, following a futile attempt to extract a lower left first molar, developed a cervico-facial necrotising fasciitis with facial nerve paralysis. Bacteriological investigations revealed the ...

  5. Granuloma faciale with disseminated extra facial lesions.

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    Nasiri, Soheila; Rahimi, Hoda; Farnaghi, Ali; Asadi-Kani, Zahra

    2010-06-15

    Granuloma faciale (GF) is a rare cutaneous disorder categorized as a localized form of small vessel vasculitis. Clinically, it manifests as single or multiple, well-demarcated, red-brown plaques, papules and nodules, nearly always confined to the face. Herein, we report a 39-year-old man with multiple red-brown, infiltrated plaques on his face and extrafacial lesions on the back, shoulders, and both arms. Skin biopsy revealed typical histopathological findings of GF. The patient failed to respond to pulsed dye laser, but intralesional triamcinolone combined with cryotherapy led to an acceptable response.

  6. Avaliação dos fatores determinantes da estética do perfil facial Evaluation of the determinants of facial profile aesthetics

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    Sílvia Augusta Braga Reis

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: avaliar a influência da idade, do sexo, da relação oclusal sagital, do Padrão Facial e de 8 medidas do perfil facial sobre a estética do perfil. MÉTODOS: foram utilizadas tabelas de contingência, o Teste Qui-quadrado e o coeficiente de Cramér para avaliar a possível associação entre a nota dada por 32 avaliadores (14 ortodontistas, 12 leigos e 6 artistas para a estética do perfil de 100 brasileiros - adultos, leucodermas, portadores de selamento labial passivo - e a idade, o sexo, a relação oclusal sagital, o Padrão Facial e as variáveis da análise facial numérica do perfil. RESULTADOS: não foi observada associação entre a idade, o sexo e a relação oclusal sagital e a estética do perfil facial. A associação foi observada entre a nota recebida para a estética do perfil e o Padrão Facial, o ângulo de convexidade facial e o ângulo do terço inferior da face. CONCLUSÃO: o Padrão Facial, definido na avaliação do perfil pela convexidade do perfil facial, e a projeção anterior do mento foram, entre os fatores avaliados, os determinantes para a estética do perfil facial.OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the influence of age, gender, sagittal occlusal relationship, facial pattern and 8 facial profile measures on profile aesthetics. METHODS: Contingency tables, chi-square test and Cramer's coefficient were used to evaluate the possible association between the scores assigned by 32 examiners (14 orthodontists, 12 laypeople and 6 artists to the aesthetics of the profile of 100 Brazilian Caucasian adults, all patients with lip seal competence, and age, gender, sagittal occlusal relationship, facial pattern and the variables of the numerical analysis of the facial profile. RESULTS: No association was found between age, gender and sagittal occlusal relationship and the aesthetics of facial profile. An association was observed between profile scores and facial pattern, facial convexity angle and lower face angle. CONCLUSIONS

  7. Elaboración de un protocolo para el manejo de la herida quirúrgica en cirugía de cabeza y cuello: una cura eficaz, efectiva y eficiente en pacientes laringectomizados

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    Antonio Rodríguez Valiente; Teresa Segovia Gómez; Amaya Roldán Fidalgo; Mariano Bermejo Martínez; José Ramón García Berrocal

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    Introducción: la curación de las heridas quirúrgicas en los pacientes sometidos a cirugía de cabeza y cuello es un factor esencial en el periodo postoperatorio. Una curación rápida y sin complicaciones mejora el estado general del paciente, limita la estancia hospitalaria y disminuye los costes médicos. En 2005 se introdujo en nuestro centro un protocolo para pacientes sometidos a cirugía de cabeza y cuello, consistente en la preparación de la herida quirúrgica mediante técnica de cura en amb...

  8. Métodos de diagnóstico para la identificación de Biofilm en heridas crónicas. Revisión sistemática

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    Las heridas crónicas suponen un relevante problema de salud en todo el mundo. Para garantizar su curación debemos tener en cuenta y controlar los diferentes factores que pueden influir en el retraso de la cicatrización. Entre ellos, la infección es la causa más probable de la ralentización de la curación en las heridas crónicas y, en los últimos años, diferentes estudios muestran la relevancia del Biofilm y su papel en ella. Los profesionales sanitarios debemos tener un conocimiento profundo ...

  9. Antecedentes de las curas en ambiente húmedo (CAH: El "método español" de tratamiento de heridas de guerra y el Hospital Sueco-Noruego de Alcoy History of cures in moist enviroment (CME: The "Spanish Method" of wound war treatment and the Swedish-Norwegian hospital in Alcoy

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    Francisco Enrique Moltó Abad

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    Full Text Available Durante la Guerra Civil española se instaló en Alcoy un hospital de sangre. Esto fue posible gracias a la solidaridad de los pueblos sueco y noruego. Los escandinavos desplazaron hasta Alcoy personal médico y de enfermería especializado, junto con todo el material necesario para instalar un hospital destinado para atender heridos de guerra. Tras su marcha, se hizo cargo de los servicios quirúrgicos del hospital el Dr. D. Manuel Bastos Ansart, cirujano, traumatólogo, ortopeda militar y toda una autoridad en el tratamiento de heridas de guerra. El Dr. Bastos junto con el Dr. D. Josep Trueta i Raspall fueron los padres del método oclusivo de curas, base y fundamento de las actuales curas en ambiente húmedo. Gracias al "método español" se consiguió evitar infinidad de amputaciones y muertes debidas a las septicemias producidas por heridas de guerra. Este sistema de curas nació como la suma de diferentes técnicas y tratamientos de diversos cirujanos que se fueron acumulando y depurando a lo largo del tiempo. El "método español" consistía en una limpieza exahustiva de la herida y posterior exéresis de todo el tejido desvitalizado, aplicando después un apósito de escayola que se debía mantener sin cambiar el máximo tiempo posible (siempre y cuando el paciente no presentara complicaciones. Acabada la Guerra Civil española, y ya durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial, fue el Dr. Trueta quien depuró, sistematizó y divulgó el método entre el bando aliado, siendo aún hoy en día el método de elección de tratamiento de las heridas y fracturas abiertas de guerra.During the Spanish Civil War, a hospital of blood is installed in Alcoy. This was posible thanks to the solidarity of Swedish and Norwegian people. Medical and specialized nursing staff were sent by the Scandinavians, with all the necesary material, to install a hospital to see war wounded. Dr. D. Manuel Bastos Ansart was the surgical chief when the scandinavians left Alcoy. He

  10. Estabilidad en anaquel de un gel de Rhizophora mangle L. (mangle rojo para heridas y quemaduras

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    Dulce María Soler Roger

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: evaluar la estabilidad en anaquel de un gel elaborado a partir del extracto acuoso de la corteza de Rhizophora mangle L. (mangle rojo. Métodos: los tres lotes pilotos del gel (GM01, GM02 y GM03 se almacenaron a temperatura de refrigeración (5 ± 3 °C durante 12 meses. Se realizó una evaluación físico-química y microbiológica a tiempo inicial y a los 3, 6, 9 y 12 meses. Resultados: todos los lotes mantuvieron una apariencia de geles homogéneos, viscosos, libres de grumo, brillantes y de un color pardo-rojizo oscuro y mostraron amplias áreas de extensibilidad. El pH estuvo entre 6 y 7 y la reología fue característica de un fluido no newtoniano del tipo Herschel Bulkley con potencial modificado en todos los tiempos evaluados. Los tres lotes cumplieron el límite microbiano establecido, así como la concentración mínima inhibitoria que estuvo entre 8 y 10 mg/mL y la concentración de taninos entre 13 a 30 mg/g. Conclusiones: se demostró que todos los lotes del gel fueron estables durante el período de estabilidad en anaquel, por lo que se propone que se almacene de 2-8 ºC durante 1 año.

  11. Computer facial animation

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    Parke, Frederic I

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    This comprehensive work provides the fundamentals of computer facial animation and brings into sharper focus techniques that are becoming mainstream in the industry. Over the past decade, since the publication of the first edition, there have been significant developments by academic research groups and in the film and games industries leading to the development of morphable face models, performance driven animation, as well as increasingly detailed lip-synchronization and hair modeling techniques. These topics are described in the context of existing facial animation principles. The second ed

  12. Assessment for facial nerve paralysis based on facial asymmetry.

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    Anping, Song; Guoliang, Xu; Xuehai, Ding; Jiaxin, Song; Gang, Xu; Wu, Zhang

    2017-12-01

    Facial nerve paralysis (FNP) is a loss of facial movement due to facial nerve damage, which will lead to significant physical pain and abnormal function in patients. Traditional FNP grading methods are solely based on clinician's judgment and are time-consuming and subjective. Hence, an accurate, quantitative and objective method of evaluating FNP is proposed for constructing a standard system, which will be an invaluable tool for clinicians who treat the patient with FNP. In this paper, we introduce a novel method for quantitative assessment of FNP which combines an effective facial landmark estimation (FLE) algorithm and facial asymmetrical feature (FAF) by processing facial movement image. The facial landmarks can be detected automatically and accurately using FLE. The FAF is based on the angle of key facial landmark connection and mirror degree of multiple regions on human face. Our method provides significant contribution as it describes the displacement of facial organ and the changes of facial organ exposure during performing facial movements. Experiments show that our method is effective, accurate and convenient in practice, which is beneficial to FNP diagnosis and personalized rehabilitation therapy for each patient.

  13. Persistent facial pain conditions

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    Forssell, Heli; Alstergren, Per; Bakke, Merete

    2016-01-01

    Persistent facial pains, especially temporomandibular disorders (TMD), are common conditions. As dentists are responsible for the treatment of most of these disorders, up-to date knowledge on the latest advances in the field is essential for successful diagnosis and management. The review covers...

  14. Diplegia facial traumatica

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    Full Text Available É relatado um caso de paralisia facial bilateral, incompleta, associada a hipoacusia esquerda, após traumatismo cranioencefálico, com fraturas evidenciadas radiológicamente. Algumas considerações são formuladas tentando relacionar ditas manifestações com fraturas do osso temporal.

  15. Facial Paralysis Reconstruction.

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    Razfar, Ali; Lee, Matthew K; Massry, Guy G; Azizzadeh, Babak

    2016-04-01

    Facial nerve paralysis is a devastating condition arising from several causes with severe functional and psychological consequences. Given the complexity of the disease process, management involves a multispecialty, team-oriented approach. This article provides a systematic approach in addressing each specific sequela of this complex problem. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  16. Management of facial blushing

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    Licht, Peter B; Pilegaard, Hans K

    2008-01-01

    an indication for treatment, facial blushing may be treated effectively by thoracoscopic sympathectomy. The type of blushing likely to benefit from sympathectomy is mediated by the sympathetic nerves and is the uncontrollable, rapidly developing blush typically elicited when one receives attention from other...

  17. Persistent idiopathic facial pain.

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    Benoliel, Rafael; Gaul, Charly

    2017-06-01

    Background Persistent idiopathic facial pain (PIFP) is a chronic disorder recurring daily for more than two hours per day over more than three months, in the absence of clinical neurological deficit. PIFP is the current terminology for Atypical Facial Pain and is characterized by daily or near daily pain that is initially confined but may subsequently spread. Pain cannot be attributed to any pathological process, although traumatic neuropathic mechanisms are suspected. When present intraorally, PIFP has been termed 'Atypical Odontalgia', and this entity is discussed in a separate article in this special issue. PIFP is often a difficult but important differential diagnosis among chronic facial pain syndromes. Aim To summarize current knowledge on diagnostic criteria, differential diagnosis, pathophysiology and management of PIFP. Methods We present a narrative review reporting current literature and personal experience. Additionally, we discuss and differentiate the common differential diagnoses associated with PIFP including traumatic trigeminal neuropathies, regional myofascial pain, atypical neurovascular pains and atypical trigeminal neuropathic pains. Results and conclusion The underlying pathophysiology in PIFP is still enigmatic, however neuropathic mechanisms may be relevant. PIFP needs interdisciplinary collaboration to rule out and manage secondary causes, psychiatric comorbidities and other facial pain syndromes, particularly trigeminal neuralgia. Burden of disease and psychiatric comorbidity screening is recommended at an early stage of disease, and should be addressed in the management plan. Future research is needed to establish clear diagnostic criteria and treatment strategies based on clinical findings and individual pathophysiology.

  18. Facial diplegia: a clinical dilemma.

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    Chakrabarti, Debaprasad; Roy, Mukut; Bhattacharyya, Amrit K

    2013-06-01

    Bilateral facial paralysis is a rare clinical entity and presents as a diagnostic challenge. Unlike its unilateral counterpart facial diplegia is seldom secondary to Bell's palsy. Occurring at a frequency of 0.3% to 2% of all facial palsies it often indicates ominous medical conditions. Guillian-Barre syndrome needs to be considered as a differential in all given cases of facial diplegia where timely treatment would be rewarding. Here a case of bilateral facial palsy due to Guillian-Barre syndrome with atypical presentation is reported.

  19. Posterior fossa gangliocytoma with facial nerve invasion: case report Gangliocitoma de fossa posterior com invasão de nervo facial: relato de caso

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    Andrei Koerbel

    2003-06-01

    Full Text Available A 5 year-old boy with a cerebellar gangliocytoma with a peripheral right facial paresis and ataxia is presented. His MRI showed a heterogenous, diffuse lesion, isointense on T1 and hyperintense on T2-weigthed sequences, involving the right cerebellar hemisphere with direct extension into the right facial nerve. The present case is the first description of a gangliocytoma with direct facial nerve invasion, as demonstrated for the facial nerve paresis and supported by MRI and surgical inspection.Um menino de 5 anos de idade com gangliocitoma cerebelar manifestando paralisia facial periférica e ataxia é apresentado. O estudo de ressonância magnética (RM mostrou lesão difusa e heterogênea isointensa em T1 e hiperintensa em sequências ponderadas em T2, envolvendo o hemisfério cerebelar direito com extensão direta ao nervo facial direito. O presente caso é a primeira descrição de gangliocitoma com invasão direta do nervo facial, tal como demonstrado por paralisia facial periférica a direita e sustentado por RM e inspeção cirúrgica.

  20. Conhecimento e prática de acadêmicos de enfermagem sobre cuidados com portadores de feridas Conocimiento y práctica de estudiantes de enfermería sobre el cuidado de los pacientes con heridas Knowledge and practice of nursing students about caring for patients with wounds

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    Adriano Menis Ferreira

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo teve como objetivo identificar o conhecimento, a prática e fontes de informações de graduandos de enfermagem sobre o cuidado a portadores de feridas. Trata-se de estudo quantitativo com delineamento descritivo-exploratório realizado com 68 graduandos de enfermagem do 9º período de uma Universidade Pública do estado de Mato Grosso do Sul. A coleta foi realizada com duas turmas nos anos de 2008 e 2009. Os dados foram coletados por um questionário adaptado e validado. Somente 6 (54,5% itens alcançaram acertos acima de 50%. Desses, 4 (36,3% não chegaram a 70% de acertos. Apenas 2 (11,1% itens foram respondidos corretamente por todos os acadêmicos. Constatou-se que a maioria dos acadêmicos não utiliza fontes de informações para atualização sobre o assunto. Os resultados demonstraram que o nível de conhecimento sobre o cuidado a portadores de feridas é baixo e, portanto, investimentos no ensino de graduação do referido curso são necessários.Este estudio transversal objetivó identificar el conocimiento, la práctica y las fuentes de informaciones de estudiantes graduandos de enfermería sobre el cuidado con heridas. Participaron 68 estudiantes del noveno período de una Universidad Pública en el Estado de Mato Grosso do Sul, Brasil. Los datos fueron recolectados de dos clases en los años de 2008 y 2009. Un instrumento con ítems acerca del manejo de heridas fue adaptado y validado para la recolecta de las informaciones. Solo 6 (54,5% ítems tuvieron aciertos de más del 50%. De ellos, cuatro (36,3% no alcanzan el 70% de respuestas correctas. Sólo 2 (11,1% ítems fueron respondidos correctamente por todos los estudiantes. La mayoría de Estudiantes no utiliza fuentes de información para actualización sobre el tema. Los resultados demostraron que el nivel de conocimiento acerca del cuidado con heridas es bajo y, por lo tanto, inversiones en la enseñanza de la graduación del referido curso son necesarias

  1. Evaluación de la tecnología sanitaria: Apósitos basados en la cura en ambiente húmedo para heridas crónicas Evaluation of Sanitary Technology: Dressings based on humid environment cure for chronic wounds

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    M. Gago Fornells

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available El bombardeo constante en producción, diferenciación e idoneidad de tipos de apósitos al que se ha sometido en las dos últimas décadas el mundo de las heridas por parte de la industria hace necesario y obligatorio por parte del personal de la salud un conocimiento exhaustivo de la tecnología que tiene en sus manos. Los informes de Tecnología Sanitaria se han convertido en una buena herramienta para cubrir tanto la evaluación de los apósitos basados en cura en ambiente húmedo, como la precisión de sus indicaciones. En el presente trabajo analizamos la estructura de un Informe de Evaluación de Tecnología Sanitaria desde su marco general hasta su particularidad en el campo de los apósitos para el cuidado de heridas, las características básicas y estándar solicitadas por el profesional y el enfermo, manteniendo en todo momento unas visión integral desde el cuidado enfermero. Proponemos, al final, un informe ideal para hospital o centro de salud imaginario, que se ajuste a todas las premisas de calidad, las realidades de cada ámbito de salud y las posibilidades de cada sistema sanitario.In the last two decades the wounds sector has been subjected by the industry to a constant shelling in production, differentiation and suitability of types of dressings that requires necessarily and by imperative from the health staff an exhaustive knowledge of the technology that they have in their hands. The Sanitary Technology reports have become a good tool for covering both the evaluation of the dressings based on humid environment cure and their indications precision. In the present work we analyze the structure of a Sanitary Technology Evaluation report, from its general context to its special features in the field of dressings for wounds care, and the basic and standard characteristics requested by professionals and patients, always keeping an integral vision from the nurse care perspective. Finally, we propose an ideal report for a

  2. Ventajas de la cicatrización cutánea asistida por láser (LASH) Advantages of laser assisted scar healing (LASH)

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    Mordon, S.; M.A. Trelles

    2011-01-01

    La fase final de toda cirugía es la sutura y su cicatriz correspondiente y, frecuentemente, ésta es la única secuela visible de una intervención. La técnica LASH (cicatrización cutánea asistida por láser), estimula los mecanismos de reparación de la piel por efecto térmico, condicionando la calidad de la cicatrización. Estudios experimentales en ratones comparando los resultados obtenidos en heridas quirúrgicas radiadas con laser diodo 810 nm tras ser suturadas, con los obtenidos en igual tip...

  3. Entre rostros y huellas. Una aproximación a los procedimientos aplicados a la investigación judicial por homicidio en Medellin - Colombia (1900 - 1930)

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    Alzate Alzate , Juan David

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    Este artículo pretende mostrar las características de varios de los componentes fundamentales de las investigaciones judiciales por homicidio en Medellín al iniciar el siglo XX. En un primer momento se expondrá la manera como peritos y médicos legistas aplicaban algunos procedimientos, técnicos y científicos, para realizar la descripción de las heridas mortales sufridas por una víctima. Posteriormente, se presentarán las particularidades de dos métodos que se incorporaron a las pr...

  4. Interaction between facial expression and color

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    Kae Nakajima; Tetsuto Minami; Shigeki Nakauchi

    2017-01-01

    Facial color varies depending on emotional state, and emotions are often described in relation to facial color. In this study, we investigated whether the recognition of facial expressions was affected by facial color and vice versa. In the facial expression task, expression morph continua were employed: fear-anger and sadness-happiness. The morphed faces were presented in three different facial colors (bluish, neutral, and reddish color). Participants identified a facial expression between t...

  5. Facial Symmetry: An Illusion?

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    Naveen Reddy Admala

    2013-01-01

    Materials and methods: A sample of 120 patients (60 males and 60 females; mean age, 15 years; range, 16-22 years who had received orthodontic clinical examination at AME′s Dental College and Hospital were selected. Selection was made in such a way that following malocclusions with equal sexual distribution was possible from the patient database. Patients selected were classified into skeletal Class I (25 males and 25 females, Class II (25 males and 25 females and Class III (10 males and 10 females based on ANB angle. The number was predecided to be the same and also was based on the number of patients with following malocclusions reported to the department. Differences in length between distances from the points at which ear rods were inserted to the facial midline and the perpendicular distance from the softtissue menton to the facial midline were measured on a frontofacial photograph. Subjects with a discrepancy of more than three standard deviations of the measurement error were categorized as having left- or right-sided laterality. Results: Of subjects with facial asymmetry, 74.1% had a wider right hemiface, and 51.6% of those with chin deviation had left-sided laterality. These tendencies were independent of sex or skeletal jaw relationships. Conclusion: These results suggest that laterality in the normal asymmetry of the face, which is consistently found in humans, is likely to be a hereditary rather than an acquired trait.

  6. Multiracial Facial Golden Ratio and Evaluation of Facial Appearance.

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    Mohammad Khursheed Alam

    Full Text Available This study aimed to investigate the association of facial proportion and its relation to the golden ratio with the evaluation of facial appearance among Malaysian population. This was a cross-sectional study with 286 randomly selected from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM Health Campus students (150 females and 136 males; 100 Malaysian Chinese, 100 Malaysian Malay and 86 Malaysian Indian, with the mean age of 21.54 ± 1.56 (Age range, 18-25. Facial indices obtained from direct facial measurements were used for the classification of facial shape into short, ideal and long. A validated structured questionnaire was used to assess subjects' evaluation of their own facial appearance. The mean facial indices of Malaysian Indian (MI, Malaysian Chinese (MC and Malaysian Malay (MM were 1.59 ± 0.19, 1.57 ± 0.25 and 1.54 ± 0.23 respectively. Only MC showed significant sexual dimorphism in facial index (P = 0.047; P<0.05 but no significant difference was found between races. Out of the 286 subjects, 49 (17.1% were of ideal facial shape, 156 (54.5% short and 81 (28.3% long. The facial evaluation questionnaire showed that MC had the lowest satisfaction with mean score of 2.18 ± 0.97 for overall impression and 2.15 ± 1.04 for facial parts, compared to MM and MI, with mean score of 1.80 ± 0.97 and 1.64 ± 0.74 respectively for overall impression; 1.75 ± 0.95 and 1.70 ± 0.83 respectively for facial parts.1 Only 17.1% of Malaysian facial proportion conformed to the golden ratio, with majority of the population having short face (54.5%; 2 Facial index did not depend significantly on races; 3 Significant sexual dimorphism was shown among Malaysian Chinese; 4 All three races are generally satisfied with their own facial appearance; 5 No significant association was found between golden ratio and facial evaluation score among Malaysian population.

  7. Facial Asymmetry and Emotional Expression

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    Pickin, Andrew

    2011-01-01

    This report is about facial asymmetry, its connection to emotional expression, and methods of measuring facial asymmetry in videos of faces. The research was motivated by two factors: firstly, there was a real opportunity to develop a novel measure of asymmetry that required minimal human involvement and that improved on earlier measures in the literature; and secondly, the study of the relationship between facial asymmetry and emotional expression is both interesting in its own right, and im...

  8. Virtual 3-D Facial Reconstruction

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    Martin Paul Evison

    2000-06-01

    Full Text Available Facial reconstructions in archaeology allow empathy with people who lived in the past and enjoy considerable popularity with the public. It is a common misconception that facial reconstruction will produce an exact likeness; a resemblance is the best that can be hoped for. Research at Sheffield University is aimed at the development of a computer system for facial reconstruction that will be accurate, rapid, repeatable, accessible and flexible. This research is described and prototypical 3-D facial reconstructions are presented. Interpolation models simulating obesity, ageing and ethnic affiliation are also described. Some strengths and weaknesses in the models, and their potential for application in archaeology are discussed.

  9. Facial paralysis surgery. Current concepts

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    Robla-Costales, David; Robla-Costales, Javier; Socolovsky, Mariano; di Masi, Gilda; Fernández, Javier; Campero, Álvaro

    2015-01-01

    .... However, each year, there are 127,000 new cases of irreversible facial paralysis. This condition causes aesthetic, functional and psychologically devastating effects in the patients who suffer...

  10. [Prosopagnosia and facial expression recognition].

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    Koyama, Shinichi

    2014-04-01

    This paper reviews clinical neuropsychological studies that have indicated that the recognition of a person's identity and the recognition of facial expressions are processed by different cortical and subcortical areas of the brain. The fusiform gyrus, especially the right fusiform gyrus, plays an important role in the recognition of identity. The superior temporal sulcus, amygdala, and medial frontal cortex play important roles in facial-expression recognition. Both facial recognition and facial-expression recognition are highly intellectual processes that involve several regions of the brain.

  11. Fracturas del tercio medio facial: experiencia en el Hospital Nacional Dos de Mayo, 1999 - 2009

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    Francisco Avello Canisto

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: Correspondiendo a una patología frecuente en la especialidad de cabeza, cuello y máxilo-facial, consecuencia de traumatismos severos, es importante determinar las características de las fracturas del tercio medio facial, para su manejo. Objetivo: Determinar la presentación de las fracturas del tercio medio facial por edad, sexo, agente causal. Diseño: Estudio observacional descriptivo. Lugar: Servicio de Cirugía de Cabeza, Cuello y Máxilo-Facial del Hospital Nacional Dos de Mayo, Lima, Perú. Participantes: Pacientes con fractura del tercio medio facial. Intervenciones: Recolección de datos registrados en las historias clínicas, entre junio 1999 y mayo 2009. Principales medidas de resultados: Edad, sexo, agente causal y clasificación. Resultados: De 471 pacientes, 83% fue de sexo masculino, 72,5% tenía entre 21 y 40 años de edad, 48% fue por accidentes de tránsito y 25% por robos; 83% correspondió solamente a fracturas del tercio medio y 88% a trazo unilateral. Conclusiones: Las fracturas del tercio medio facial son las más frecuentes de la región facial; el diagnóstico clínico depende de la estructura afectada. Se debe actuar oportunamente para evitar secuelas y complicaciones.

  12. Facial nerve palsy due to birth trauma

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    Seventh cranial nerve palsy due to birth trauma; Facial palsy - birth trauma; Facial palsy - neonate; Facial palsy - infant ... this condition. Some factors that can cause birth trauma (injury) include: Large baby size (may be seen ...

  13. Efecto de la plata coloidal en la evolución de la cicatrización de heridas quirúrgicas

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    Delgado, Gisele; Diaz, Diana; Zavala, Claudia

    2015-01-01

    Se determinó el efecto de la plata coloidal en la evolución de la cicatrización de heridas quirúrgicas abdominales en ratas Se realizaron incisiones abdominales a 40 ratas, las que se dividieron en dos grupos de 20 ratas cada una, al grupo control se le aplico suero fisiológico y en el grupo experimental se utilizó plata coloidal a una concentración de 15 ppm. Después de cuatro días de realizada la incisión, se sacrificaron a los animales, a los que se les realizo cortes histológicos de la zo...

  14. Medidas faciais antropométricas de adultos segundo tipo facial e sexo Adult facial anthropometric measurements according to facial type and gender

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    Rossana Ribeiro Ramires

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: descrever medidas antropométricas faciais de adultos, segundo tipo facial e sexo. MÉTODOS: participaram 105 adultos leucodermas, 34 (32,4% homens e 71 (67,6% mulheres, com idades entre 20 e 40 anos, de uma clínica particular de ortodontia de Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais. Foram comparados os achados da análise cefalométrica para determinação do tipo de face com sete medidas antropométricas faciais diretas: altura facial anterior- násio ao mentoniano; distância bizigomática- zigomático esquerdo ao direito; altura do terço facial inferior- subnasal ao mentoniano; altura da face média- násio ao estômio; altura do queixo- supramentoniano ao mentoniano; altura da face inferior- estômio ao mentoniano; e altura facial posterior- condílio ao gônio. RESULTADOS: para o sexo masculino, os tipos faciais classificados por meio da cefalometria apresentaram diferenças estatisticamente significantes para os valores médios das medidas antropométricas: altura facial anterior, altura do terço facial inferior, altura da face média e altura da face inferior. Para o sexo feminino, diferenças estatisticamente significantes foram encontradas nas medidas: altura facial anterior, altura do terço facial inferior, altura da face média, altura da face inferior e altura facial posterior. CONCLUSÃO: houve dimorfismo sexual para todas as medidas antropométricas obtidas, as quais tiveram valores médios maiores para o sexo masculino quando comparados ao feminino. Os tipos faciais classificados por meio da cefalometria apresentaram diferenças estatisticamente significantes para quatro medidas antropométricas do sexo masculino e cinco do feminino.PURPOSE: to describe anthropometric measurements in adults according to facial type and gender. METHODS: 105 Caucasian adults took part, 34 male (32.4% and 71 female (67.6% with ages between 20 and 40-year old, in a private orthodontic clinic in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. The findings

  15. Facial approximation: Evaluation of dental and facial proportions ...

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    Objective: To explore if any relationship exists between dental and facial proportions as well as the height of the individuals. Methods: Two hundred and four dental students of the Obafemi Awolowo University volunteered to participated in the study. The lower facial height, inter incisal, inter canine, and intercommisure ...

  16. Celulitis facial odontógena

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    ORLANDO L RODRÍGUEZ CALZADILLA

    1997-06-01

    Full Text Available Se muestra un grupo de pacientes afectados por celulitis facial odontógena y los resultados obtenidos durante el tratamiento, pues en ocasiones se produce demora en su remisión al Servicio de Cirugía Maxilofacial. Dichos resultados deben tomarse en cuenta por parte de los estomatólogos generales integrales e incorporarlos a los programas docentes. Un total de 40 pacientes constituye el universo de trabajo; predominó la edad de 15 años y más (60 %, y el sexo femenino (57,5 % como el de mayor incidencia. Los pacientes que fueron remitidos tempranamente evolucionaron de forma satisfactoria al tratamiento.A group of patients affected with odontogen facial cellulitis is presented. The results obtained during the treatment are shown, since sometime their referral to the Maxillofacial Surgery Service is delayed. The comprehensive general stomatologists should take such results into consideration and include them in the curricula. Most of the 40 patients studies were 15 years and over. The greastest incidence was observed among the females (57.5 %. Those who were referred early had a satisfactory evolution.

  17. iFace: Facial Expression Training System

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    Ito, Kyoko; Kurose, Hiroyuki; Takami, Ai; Nishida, Shogo

    2008-01-01

    In this study, a target facial expression selection interface for a facial expression training system and a facial expression training system were both proposed and developed. Twelve female dentists used the facial expression training system, and evaluations and opinions about the facial expression training system were obtained from these participants. In the future, we will attempt to improve both the target facial expression selection interface and the comparison of a current and a target f...

  18. Paralisia facial periférica congênita familiar

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    Ehrenfried O. Wittig

    1968-03-01

    Full Text Available Os autores referem 6 casos de paralisia facial periférica congênita que se sucederam em três gerações. O estudo genético sugere a atuação de um gen autosômico dominante. Na mesma família foram assinalados outras alterações congênitas (estrabismo, nistagmo. Um dos pacientes com paralisia facial (caso II-7 também apresentava micrognatia. Os pacientes com outras alterações congênitas não foram examinados adequadamente, não sendo possível, por isso, estbelecer relação etiológica entre esses achados e a paralisia facial.

  19. Estudo experimental da influência da atividade muscular da face sobre o esqueleto da mesoestrutura facial em coelhos Experimental study on the influence of facial muscle activity on the facial mesostructure bones in rabbits

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    Andre Ricardo Mateus

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available A partir do conceito da matriz funcional, surgiu a hipótese de que são os tecidos moles atuando sobre determinada peça óssea que determinam o processo de crescimento facial. A possibilidade de modificar a influência muscular, seja na fase de desenvolvimento facial, seja em pós-operatórios de cirurgia corretiva é de grande importância preventiva e deveria ser mais bem investigada, uma vez que poderia subtrair o número e magnitude destes procedimentos. DESENHO DO ESTUDO: Experimental em coelhos. OBJETIVO: Estimar a relevância da atividade muscular sobre o esqueleto facial, em coelhos de experimentação, durante sua fase de desenvolvimento facial. MATERIAL E MÉTODO: Foram estudados 37 coelhos de 2 meses de idade, divididos em grupo de estudo e grupo controle e seguidos por um período de 4 meses. Os animais do grupo de estudo tiveram seus nervos faciais seccionados no seu ramo cervical unilateralmente. O esqueleto da mesoestrutura facial era retirado para estudo morfométrico por programa de computação gráfica em fotografias digitalizadas realizadas nas peças. Os resultados obtidos sofreram análise estatística comparativa. CONCLUSÃO: Ausência de atividade muscular em uma metade da face produz desvio lateral da mesoestrutura facial para o mesmo lado em coelhos em desenvolvimento.Based on the functional matrix concept, scientists developed the hypothesis that soft tissue acting on certain bone pieces determines the process of facial growth. The possibility to modify muscle influence in the phase of facial development, or in postoperative of corrective surgery is of great preventive importance and it should be better investigated, since it could reduce the number and impact of these procedures. STUDY DESIGN: experimental in rabbits. AIM: to estimate the relevance of facial muscle activity on facial bones in lab rabbits. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 37 rabbits of two months of age were studied, divided in a study group and a control

  20. The Facial Interpersonal Perception Inventory.

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    Luciani, Joseph J.

    1979-01-01

    Develops an interpersonal perception inventory which demonstrates that various ratings of facial caricature drawings when made by a husband and wife can be used as a predictor of marital adjustment. Analysis of data establishes validity for the Facial Interpersonal Perception Inventory as well as reliability and consistency. Implications are…

  1. Granuloma faciale treatment with tacrolimus.

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    Santos-Alarcon, Sergio; Sanchis-Sánchez, Celia; Ferrando-Roca, Francisco; Mateu-Puchades, Almudena

    2016-07-15

    We present a 40-year-old woman with a one-year history of a solitary and asymptomatic facial lesion. On physical examination a slightly infiltrated, smooth red to brown nodule was seen at the left malar region. A biopsy established the diagnosis of granuloma faciale. After two-months therapy with topical tacrolimus 0,1%, nodule was resolved.

  2. [Emotional impact of facial palsy].

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    Dobel, C; Miltner, W H R; Witte, O W; Volk, G F; Guntinas-Lichius, O

    2013-01-01

    Facial palsy is not only a movement disorder but leads also to an emotional and communicative disorder in chronic stage but also in some patients already during the acute phase of the disease. The present review describes the current knowledge of the neurobiological and psychological fundamentals on the relation of facial movement and its emotional context. So far there is not much knowledge on the impact of a facial palsy on the interaction between facial movement, emotional processing and communicative skills of the patient. The emotional contagion seems to be reduced in patients with facial palsy. The ability to express emotions seems also to be reduced. Moreover, the patients feel to be perceived negatively. In fact, most of the expressions of patients with facial palsy are allocated with a negative affect even when the patients are smiling. Patients with facial palsy react with negative stress, anxiety and depression. The patients avoid social contacts. In turn, this reinforces the communicative disorder. The otorhinolaryngologist can use the Facial Disability Index as a simple questionnaire to detect such dysfunctions. Diagnostics that are necessary to develop a therapy program are presented in this review. Standardized therapy concepts that are not only treat the movement disorder but also the emotional context is missing so far. Finally, the review will give an outlook on potential therapy strategies. © Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York.

  3. Disseminated granuloma faciale.

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    Zargari, Omid

    2004-03-01

    A 40-year-old man presented in January 2001 with multiple purple plaques and nodules, which had been present on the back for approximately 3 years. The lesions had gradually extended over the face, trunk and proximal extremities. He had no symptoms except occasional mild pruritus. The patient was in good health and was on no medications. Physical examination revealed multiple violaceous to brown, indurated, 5-50-mm, round to oval plaques on the face, arms, shoulders, and back (Fig. 1), as well as a solitary lesion on the right thigh. Surface telangiectases were noted, especially on the shoulder lesions. There was no scaling or ulceration. Routine laboratory tests were unremarkable. In April 1999, another medical center performed a biopsy of what they thought was sarcoidosis. The results were reported as "possible angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia." With the possibility of granuoma faciale (GF) in mind, another skin biopsy was obtained from a facial lesion. This revealed a diffuse, relatively dense infiltrate of neutrophils, eosinophils and mononuclear inflammatory cells in dermis with an obvious Grenz zone (Fig. 2). Pilar units were intact, and endothelial cell swelling was present (Fig. 3). Retrospective evaluation of the initial biopsy, taken from the back, revealed the same changes, and helped confirm the diagnosis of GF. The patient was treated with liquid nitrogen for 20 s followed immediately by intralesional triamcinolone acetonide (5 mg/ml). This treatment was repeated every 4 weeks for three courses, resulting in partial resolution of the lesions.

  4. The Facial Profile in the Context of Facial Aesthetics.

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    Heppt, Werner J; Vent, Julia

    2015-10-01

    Beauty has been an intriguing issue since the evolving of a culture in mankind. Even the Neanderthals are believed to have applied makeover to enhance facial structures and thus underline beauty. The determinants of beauty and aesthetics have been defined by artists and scientists alike. This article will give an overview of the evolvement of a beauty concept and the significance of the facial profile. It aims at sharpening the senses of the facial plastic surgeon for analyzing the patient's face, consulting the patient on feasible options, planning, and conducting surgery in the most individualized way. Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.

  5. Diplegia facial traumatica Traumatic facial diplegia: a case report

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    J. Fortes-Rego

    1975-12-01

    Full Text Available É relatado um caso de paralisia facial bilateral, incompleta, associada a hipoacusia esquerda, após traumatismo cranioencefálico, com fraturas evidenciadas radiológicamente. Algumas considerações são formuladas tentando relacionar ditas manifestações com fraturas do osso temporal.A case of traumatic facial diplegia with left partial loss of hearing following head injury is reported. X-rays showed fractures on the occipital and left temporal bones. A review of traumatic facial paralysis is made.

  6. Topical iodophor use in chronic wounds: a literature review Uso de yodo tópico y/o compuestos en heridas crónicas: revisión de la literatura Uso de iodóforo tópico em feridas crônicas: revisão da literatura

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    Alcicléa dos Santos Oliveira

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available This study aimed to do a review of the literature regarding the use of topic iodine and/or compounds in the treatment of chronic wounds. The clinical trials were searched in the Cochrane database. Fourteen (58.3% among 24 studies fulfilled the inclusion criteria. The articles were analyzed regarding journal and study characteristics and classified into three groups: Iodine versus other topic agents (7/ 50%; Iodine versus different dressings (6/ 42.9%; Iodine versus without Iodine (1/ 7.1%. Favorable results for the use of Iodine or similar product occurred in 50% of the analyzed studies. Six out of 8 trials showed favorable results for healing and infection prevention/ treatment; 4 out of 5 were not favorable when the healing objective was investigated and 1 study for infection treatment showed no favorable result.La investigación trata de una revisión de la literatura a cerca de la utilización del yodo tópico y/o compuestos en el tratamiento de las heridas crónicas. Se buscaran los ensayos clínicos en el Cochrane. Catorce (n=24 publicaciones estaban de acuerdo con los criterios de inclusión, y fueran analizadas según las características de las revistas y ensayos y clasificadas como: yodo versus otros agentes tópicos (7/ 50%; yodo versus curativos (6/ 42,9% y yodo versus sin yodo (1/ 7,1%. Fueran obtenidos resultados favorables a la utilización del yodo y/o compuestos en 50% de los artículos analizados. Cuanto a las tendencias de los resultados, 6 de 8 publicaciones, a cerca de la de cicatrización de las heridas y prevención de infección, fueran favorables; 4 de 5 fueran no favorables solamente para la cicatrización, y el resultado del único trabajo con indicación del uso para tratamiento de infección de herida fue no favorable.Trata-se de revisão de literatura relacionada ao uso de iodóforos tópicos no tratamento de feridas crônicas. Os ensaios clínicos foram localizados por meio da Base de Dados Cochrane de Revis

  7. Pressão expiratória positiva na via aérea por máscara facial na hemodinâmica de pós-operatórios cardíacos Expiratory positive airway pressure in postoperative cardiac hemodynamics

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    Ana Claudia Borges dos Santos Sena

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTOS: A pressão expiratória positiva na via aérea por máscara facial (EPAP é utilizada no pós-operatório de cirurgias cardíacas, entretanto, seus efeitos hemodinâmicos não foram claramente estudados. OBJETIVO: Avaliar as alterações hemodinâmicas causadas pela EPAP em pacientes pós-cirurgia cardíaca monitorados por cateter de Swan-Ganz. MÉTODOS: Foram incluídos no estudo, pacientes no primeiro ou segundo pós-operatório de cirurgia cardíaca, estáveis hemodinamicamente e com cateter de Swan-Ganz. Eles foram avaliados em repouso e após o uso de 10 cmH2O de EPAP, de forma randomizada. As variáveis estudadas foram: saturação de oxigênio, frequências cardíaca e respiratória, pressões arteriais médias sistêmica e pulmonar (PAM e PAMP, pressões venosa central (PVC e de oclusão da atéria pulmonar (POAP, débito e índice cardíacos, e resistências vasculares sistêmica e pulmonar. Os pacientes foram divididos em subgrupos (com fração de ejeção 50% e os dados foram comparados por teste t e ANOVA. RESULTADOS: Vinte e oito pacientes foram estudados (22 homens, idade média 68 ± 11 anos. Comparando o período de repouso versus EPAP, as alterações observadas foram: POAP (11,9 ± 3,8 para 17,1 ± 4,9 mmHg, p BACKGROND: Expiratory positive airway pressure (EPAP is used in after cardiac surgeries. However, its hemodynamic effects have not been clearly studied. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the hemodynamic changes caused by EPAP in patients after cardiac surgery monitored by Swan-Ganz. METHODS: Patients at the first or second cardiac surgery postoperative period hemodynamically stable with a Swan-Ganz catheter were included in the study. They were assessed at rest and after using 10 cmH2O EPAP at random. The variables studied were: oxygen saturation, heart rate and respiratory rate, mean artery pressures and pulmonary artery mean pressures (MAP and PAMP, central venous pressure (CVP and pulmonary capillary wedge pressure

  8. Does facial resemblance enhance cooperation?

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    Trang Giang

    Full Text Available Facial self-resemblance has been proposed to serve as a kinship cue that facilitates cooperation between kin. In the present study, facial resemblance was manipulated by morphing stimulus faces with the participants' own faces or control faces (resulting in self-resemblant or other-resemblant composite faces. A norming study showed that the perceived degree of kinship was higher for the participants and the self-resemblant composite faces than for actual first-degree relatives. Effects of facial self-resemblance on trust and cooperation were tested in a paradigm that has proven to be sensitive to facial trustworthiness, facial likability, and facial expression. First, participants played a cooperation game in which the composite faces were shown. Then, likability ratings were assessed. In a source memory test, participants were required to identify old and new faces, and were asked to remember whether the faces belonged to cooperators or cheaters in the cooperation game. Old-new recognition was enhanced for self-resemblant faces in comparison to other-resemblant faces. However, facial self-resemblance had no effects on the degree of cooperation in the cooperation game, on the emotional evaluation of the faces as reflected in the likability judgments, and on the expectation that a face belonged to a cooperator rather than to a cheater. Therefore, the present results are clearly inconsistent with the assumption of an evolved kin recognition module built into the human face recognition system.

  9. Asociación entre el biotipo facial y la sobremordida. Estudio piloto

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    Sánchez-Tito, Marco Antonio; Yañez-Chávez, Emerson Elecsi

    2015-01-01

    Objetivo: Determinar la asociación entre el biotipo facial y el nivel de sobremordida. Material y métodos: La muestra estuvo constituida por 152 estudiantes entre 12 y 17 años con dentición permanente. Se tomaron registros fotográficos en norma frontal con los estudiantes en posición natural de la cabeza. Sobre las fotografías impresas se determinó el ángulo de apertura facial para establecer el biotipo facial. El registro de la sobremordida vertical se realizó de forma clínica con la ayuda d...

  10. Facial Action Units Recognition: A Comparative Study

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    Popa, M.C.; Rothkrantz, L.J.M.; Wiggers, P.; Braspenning, R.A.C.; Shan, C.

    2011-01-01

    Many approaches to facial expression recognition focus on assessing the six basic emotions (anger, disgust, happiness, fear, sadness, and surprise). Real-life situations proved to produce many more subtle facial expressions. A reliable way of analyzing the facial behavior is the Facial Action Coding

  11. Psychobiology of facial attractiveness.

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    Cellerino, A

    2003-01-01

    The last decade has witnessed an upsurge of interest in the research on facial attractiveness. The development of computer graphics has allowed to objectively investigate the conserved features of attractive faces. Averageness, symmetry and sex-specific traits have been associated with attractiveness. The effect of averageness is exemplified by blending a set of real faces into a chimeric face. This composite is more attractive than most of the faces used to create it. Beautiful faces are not simply average faces, however. If the female-specific features of a female composite face are enhanced, the resulting face is perceived as more attractive than the composite. In particular, smaller than average chin, smaller than average nose and higher than average forehead, all are traits associated with female's attractiveness. These traits have been interpreted as signs of high estrogen/testosterone ratio and therefore cues of high fertility. However, these same traits are also a species-specific characteristic of Homo sapiens that differentiates it from other hominid species. Preference for caricature of human features could represent a relic of species recognition mechanisms. Female preferences for male faces proved to be more variable than male preferences for female faces. Different facial traits are preferred in the choice of short-term and long-term partners. Preference for short term depend on the hormonal status and changes across the menstrual cycle and is influenced by contraceptive hormonal treatment. Psychological factors are also important sources of variance: female preferences correlate with self-perceived attractiveness, status in a relationship and degree of gender-conformity.

  12. Facial recognition in education system

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    Krithika, L. B.; Venkatesh, K.; Rathore, S.; Kumar, M. Harish

    2017-11-01

    Human beings exploit emotions comprehensively for conveying messages and their resolution. Emotion detection and face recognition can provide an interface between the individuals and technologies. The most successful applications of recognition analysis are recognition of faces. Many different techniques have been used to recognize the facial expressions and emotion detection handle varying poses. In this paper, we approach an efficient method to recognize the facial expressions to track face points and distances. This can automatically identify observer face movements and face expression in image. This can capture different aspects of emotion and facial expressions.

  13. Eagle's syndrome with facial palsy

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    Al-Hashim, Mohammed; Al-Jazan, Nasser; Abdulqader, Abdulrahman; Al-Ghamdi, Mohammed

    2017-01-01

    Eagle's syndrome (ES) is a rare disease in which the styloid process is elongated and compressing adjacent structures. We describe a rare presentation of ES in which the patient presented with facial palsy. Facial palsy as a presentation of ES is very rare. A review of the English literature revealed only one previously reported case. Our case is a 39-year-old male who presented with left facial palsy. He also reported a 9-year history of the classical symptoms of ES. A computed tomography sc...

  14. Sleep Wrinkles: Facial Aging and Facial Distortion During Sleep.

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    Anson, Goesel; Kane, Michael A C; Lambros, Val

    2016-09-01

    Wrinkles are just one indicator of facial aging, but an indicator that is of prime importance in our world of facial aesthetics. Wrinkles occur where fault lines develop in aging skin. Those fault lines may be due to skin distortion resulting from facial expression or may be due to skin distortion from mechanical compression during sleep. Expression wrinkles and sleep wrinkles differ in etiology, location, and anatomical pattern. Compression, shear, and stress forces act on the face in lateral or prone sleep positions. We review the literature relating to the development of wrinkles and the biomechanical changes that occur in response to intrinsic and extrinsic influences. We explore the possibility that compression during sleep not only results in wrinkles but may also contribute to facial skin expansion. © 2016 The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Inc. Reprints and permission: journals.permissions@oup.com.

  15. Dynamic Facial Prosthetics for Sufferers of Facial Paralysis

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    Fergal Coulter

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available BackgroundThis paper discusses the various methods and the materialsfor the fabrication of active artificial facial muscles. Theprimary use for these will be the reanimation of paralysedor atrophied muscles in sufferers of non-recoverableunilateral facial paralysis.MethodThe prosthetic solution described in this paper is based onsensing muscle motion of the contralateral healthy musclesand replicating that motion across a patient’s paralysed sideof the face, via solid state and thin film actuators. Thedevelopment of this facial prosthetic device focused onrecreating a varying intensity smile, with emphasis ontiming, displacement and the appearance of the wrinklesand folds that commonly appear around the nose and eyesduring the expression.An animatronic face was constructed with actuations beingmade to a silicone representation musculature, usingmultiple shape-memory alloy cascades. Alongside theartificial muscle physical prototype, a facial expressionrecognition software system was constructed. This formsthe basis of an automated calibration and reconfigurationsystem for the artificial muscles following implantation, soas to suit the implantee’s unique physiognomy.ResultsAn animatronic model face with silicone musculature wasdesigned and built to evaluate the performance of ShapeMemory Alloy artificial muscles, their power controlcircuitry and software control systems. A dual facial motionsensing system was designed to allow real time control overmodel – a piezoresistive flex sensor to measure physicalmotion, and a computer vision system to evaluate real toartificial muscle performance.Analysis of various facial expressions in real subjects wasmade, which give useful data upon which to base thesystems parameter limits.ConclusionThe system performed well, and the various strengths andshortcomings of the materials and methods are reviewedand considered for the next research phase, when newpolymer based artificial muscles are constructed

  16. Uso de iodóforo tópico em feridas agudas Uso del yodo tópico y/o compuestos en heridas agudas Use of topic iodine in acute wounds

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    Alcicléa dos Santos Oliveira

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available Esta pesquisa objetivou realizar revisão sistemática da literatura relacionada ao uso de iodóforos tópicos no tratamento de feridas agudas. Os ensaios clínicos foram localizados por meio da Base de Dados Cochrane, utilizando-se os seguintes descritores: iodine, acute wound, treatment, healing, infection, surgery, surgical. Vinte (52,6%, dentre 38 artigos, enquadraramse nos critérios de inclusão, sendo analisados quanto às características dos periódicos e dos estudos e classificados em: iodóforo versus outros agentes tópicos (4/ 20%; iodóforo versus coberturas (1/ 5%; iodóforo versus soro fisiológico (5/ 25%; iodóforo versus sem iodóforo (8/ 40% e iodóforos em diferentes concentrações (2/ 10%. Resultados favoráveis para os iodóforos ocorreram em 45% dos artigos. Quanto às tendências dos resultados, três dentre cinco artigos mostraram-se favoráveis para a cicatrização de feridas e prevenção de infecção e nove dentre 15 artigos foram desfavoráveis ao uso de iodóforos tópicos quando somente a prevenção de infecção foi investigada.En esta investigación se tuvo como objetivo realizar una revisión sistemática de la literatura respecto a la utilización del yodo tópico y/o compuestos en el tratamiento de las heridas agudas. Los ensayos clínicos fueron localizados por medio de la Base de Datos Cochrane, utilizándose los siguientes descriptores: iodine, acute wound, treatment, healing, infection, surgery, surgical. Veinte (52,6%, de 38 artículos, se encuadraron en los criterios de inclusión, siendo analizados en cuanto a las características de los periódicos y de los estudios y clasificados en: yodo versus otros agentes tópicos (4/ 20%; yodo versus apósitos (1/ 5%; yodo versus solución fisiológica (5/ 25%; yodo versus sin yodo (8/ 40% y yodo en diferentes concentraciones (2/ 10%. Resultados favorables para el yodo se obtuvieron en el 45% de los artículos. En cuanto a las tendencias de los resultados

  17. Facial nerve paralysis in children

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    Ciorba, Andrea; Corazzi, Virginia; Conz, Veronica; Bianchini, Chiara; Aimoni, Claudia

    2015-01-01

    Facial nerve palsy is a condition with several implications, particularly when occurring in childhood. It represents a serious clinical problem as it causes significant concerns in doctors because of its etiology, its treatment options and its outcome, as well as in little patients and their parents, because of functional and aesthetic outcomes. There are several described causes of facial nerve paralysis in children, as it can be congenital (due to delivery traumas and genetic or malformative diseases) or acquired (due to infective, inflammatory, neoplastic, traumatic or iatrogenic causes). Nonetheless, in approximately 40%-75% of the cases, the cause of unilateral facial paralysis still remains idiopathic. A careful diagnostic workout and differential diagnosis are particularly recommended in case of pediatric facial nerve palsy, in order to establish the most appropriate treatment, as the therapeutic approach differs in relation to the etiology. PMID:26677445

  18. Measuring facial expression of emotion.

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    Wolf, Karsten

    2015-12-01

    Research into emotions has increased in recent decades, especially on the subject of recognition of emotions. However, studies of the facial expressions of emotion were compromised by technical problems with visible video analysis and electromyography in experimental settings. These have only recently been overcome. There have been new developments in the field of automated computerized facial recognition; allowing real-time identification of facial expression in social environments. This review addresses three approaches to measuring facial expression of emotion and describes their specific contributions to understanding emotion in the healthy population and in persons with mental illness. Despite recent progress, studies on human emotions have been hindered by the lack of consensus on an emotion theory suited to examining the dynamic aspects of emotion and its expression. Studying expression of emotion in patients with mental health conditions for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes will profit from theoretical and methodological progress.

  19. Compound facial expressions of emotion

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    Shichuan Du; Yong Tao; Aleix M. Martinez

    2014-01-01

    Understanding the different categories of facial expressions of emotion regularly used by us is essential to gain insights into human cognition and affect as well as for the design of computational...

  20. Sympathicotomy for isolated facial blushing

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    Licht, Peter Bjørn; Pilegaard, Hans K; Ladegaard, Lars

    2012-01-01

    Background. Facial blushing is one of the most peculiar of human expressions. The pathophysiology is unclear, and the prevalence is unknown. Thoracoscopic sympathectomy may cure the symptom and is increasingly used in patients with isolated facial blushing. The evidence base for the optimal level...... of targeting the sympathetic chain is limited to retrospective case studies. We present a randomized clinical trial. Methods. 100 patients were randomized (web-based, single-blinded) to rib-oriented (R2 or R2-R3) sympathicotomy for isolated facial blushing at two university hospitals during a 6-year period...... in all social and mental domains in both groups. Overall, 85% of the patients had an excellent or satisfactory result, with no significant difference between the R2 procedure and the R2-R3 procedure. Mild recurrence of facial blushing occurred in 30% of patients within the first year. One patient...

  1. Guide to Understanding Facial Palsy

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    ... slings and dynamic muscle transfers. Static slings involve proce- dures in which a patient’s own tissue is ... guide you to the appropriate physician. Facial reanimation proce- dures are extremely complex. It is important to ...

  2. Facial Areas and Emotional Information

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    Boucher, Jerry D.; Ekman, Paul

    1975-01-01

    Provides strong support for the view that there is no one area of the face which best reveals emotion, but that the value of the different facial areas in distinguishing emotions depends upon the emotion being judged. (Author)

  3. Capacitación estratégica e inductiva en cuidados de heridas para enfermeros domiciliarios

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    Alejandra Jaqueline Leites

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: Asegurar el uso de la Guía Institucional para los cuidados de úlceras por presión y la adecuada inducción de los profesionales de reciente ingreso. Metodología: Estudio descriptivo retrospectivo aleatorio aplicado a la dotación de enfermería humano en sistemas tegumentarios y piel, implementando las innovaciones tecnológicas disponibles. Resultados: n: 43 prestaciones (cuidados de úlceras por presión. Alumnado: 52 enfermeros asistenciales como recurso humano eje de capacitación. En la cohorte auditada se evaluó la instrumentación de la Guía Institucional por parte de los profesionales de medicina domiciliaria del Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, Argentina, en el que se utilizó una esfera pragmática, mediante la cual se capacitó al recurso. Conclusiones: Se concluye el programa educativo, con el que se obtiene un alto porcentaje de instrumentación adecuada de la guía hospitalaria por parte de los educandos (promedio porcentual 98,8% y se expone una efectiva inducción para los profesionales de reciente ingreso.

  4. Facial imagery and personality development.

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    Solhkhah, N; Heller, R M; Aderman, M

    1979-02-01

    The empirical relationship between judgments obtained with a motorized facial-distortion mirror and relevant personality and rating measures was examined. Subjects were 88 school children. The findings indicated general trend differences between males and females in perceiving facial distortion shown in a mirror. Although not statistically significant, a relationship between teachers' ratings on hygiene, self-concept, sociability, and two scales of the High School Personality Questionnaire were noted.

  5. Pediatric facial injuries: It's management.

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    Singh, Geeta; Mohammad, Shadab; Pal, U S; Hariram; Malkunje, Laxman R; Singh, Nimisha

    2011-07-01

    Facial injuries in children always present a challenge in respect of their diagnosis and management. Since these children are of a growing age every care should be taken so that later the overall growth pattern of the facial skeleton in these children is not jeopardized. To access the most feasible method for the management of facial injuries in children without hampering the facial growth. Sixty child patients with facial trauma were selected randomly for this study. On the basis of examination and investigations a suitable management approach involving rest and observation, open or closed reduction and immobilization, trans-osseous (TO) wiring, mini bone plate fixation, splinting and replantation, elevation and fixation of zygoma, etc. were carried out. In our study fall was the predominant cause for most of the facial injuries in children. There was a 1.09% incidence of facial injuries in children up to 16 years of age amongst the total patients. The age-wise distribution of the fracture amongst groups (I, II and III) was found to be 26.67%, 51.67% and 21.67% respectively. Male to female patient ratio was 3:1. The majority of the cases of facial injuries were seen in Group II patients (6-11 years) i.e. 51.67%. The mandibular fracture was found to be the most common fracture (0.60%) followed by dentoalveolar (0.27%), mandibular + midface (0.07) and midface (0.02%) fractures. Most of the mandibular fractures were found in the parasymphysis region. Simple fracture seems to be commonest in the mandible. Most of the mandibular and midface fractures in children were amenable to conservative therapies except a few which required surgical intervention.

  6. Reliability of surface facial electromyography.

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    Hess, Ursula; Arslan, Ruben; Mauersberger, Heidi; Blaison, Christophe; Dufner, Michael; Denissen, Jaap J A; Ziegler, Matthias

    2017-01-01

    Data from two studies were used to estimate the reliability of facial EMG when used to index facial mimicry (Study 1) or affective reactions to pictorial stimuli (Study 2). Results for individual muscle sites varied between muscles and depending on data treatment. For difference scores, acceptable internal consistencies were found only for corrugator supercilii, and test-retest reliabilities were low. For contrast measures describing patterns of reactions to stimuli, such as high zygomaticus major combined with low corrugator supercilii, acceptable internal consistencies were found for facial reactions to smiling faces and positive affective reactions to affiliative images (Study 2). Facial reactions to negative emotions (Study 1) and facial reactions to power and somewhat less to achievement imagery (Study 2) showed unsatisfactory internal consistencies. For contrast measures, good temporal stability over 24 months (Study 1) and 15 months (Study 2), respectively, was obtained. In Study 1, the effect of method factors such as mode of presentation was more reliable than the emotion effect. Overall, people's facial reactions to affective stimuli seem to be influenced by a variety of factors other than the emotion-eliciting element per se, which resulted in biased internal consistency estimates. However, the influence of these factors in turn seemed to be stable over time. © 2016 Society for Psychophysiological Research.

  7. The facial expression of schizophrenic patients applied with infrared thermal facial image sequence

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    Bo-Lin Jian; Chieh-Li Chen; Wen-Lin Chu; Min-Wei Huang

    2017-01-01

    .... Thus, this study used non-contact infrared thermal facial images (ITFIs) to analyze facial temperature changes evoked by different emotions in moderately and markedly ill schizophrenia patients...

  8. Medical facial surface scanner

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    Vannier, Michael W.; Bhatia, Gulab H.; Commean, Paul K.; Pilgram, Thomas K.; Brunsden, Barry S.

    1992-05-01

    Optical, non-contact three-dimensional range surface digitizers are employed in the 360-degree examination of object surfaces, especially the heads and faces of individuals. The resultant 3- D surface data is suitable for computer graphics display and manipulation, for numerically controlled object replications, or for further processing such as surface measurement extraction. We employed a scanner with a basic active sensor element consisting of a synchronized pattern projector employing flashtubes that illuminate a surface, with a CID camera to detect, digitize, and transmit the sequence of 24 images (per camera) to a digital image processor for surface triangulation, calibration, and fusion into a single surface description of the headform. A major feature of this unit is its use of multiple (typically 6) stationary active sensor elements, with efficient calibration algorithms that achieve nearly seamless superposition of overlapping surface segments seen by individual cameras. The result is accurate and complete coverage of complex contoured surfaces. Application of this system to digitization of the human head in the planning and evaluation of facial plastic surgery is presented.

  9. Uso de cobertura com colágeno e aloe vera no tratamento de ferida isquêmica: estudo de caso El uso de colágeno y aloe vera en el tratamiento de la herida isquémica: estudio de caso Use of collagen and aloe vera in ischemic wound treatment: study case

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    Simone Helena dos Santos Oliveira

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo relata o caso clínico de um paciente diabético e hipertenso, portador de ferida isquêmica, tratado com cobertura não convencional, à base de Aloe vera e colágeno. Faz parte de um projeto de pesquisa experimental, coordenado por professores e enfermeiros que atuam em projetos para o desenvolvimento de novas tecnologias para o tratamento de feridas. O caso em tela foi selecionado dentre os dos demais pacientes acompanhados. A coleta de dados foi efetuada através da anamnese e exame físico do paciente, utilizando-se um instrumento com dados relativos às condições do paciente e da lesão, bem como através do registro fotográfico da lesão. Os curativos foram realizados diariamente e, ao final de aproximadamente dez semanas, observou-se a total cicatrização da lesão. Não foram observados desconfortos ou complicações decorrentes do uso do produto, concluindo-se que o mesmo apresentou boa tolerabilidade e eficácia terapêutica para este caso em particular.Este estudio reporta el caso clínico de un paciente hipertenso, diabético, con una herida isquémica tratada con apósitos no convencionales de Aloe vera y colágeno, y forma parte de un proyecto de investigación experimental coordinado por profesores y enfermeros que trabajan en proyectos de desarrollo de nuevas tecnologías para el tratamiento de heridas. El caso de referencia fue elegido entre muchos pacientes en seguimiento. Los datos fueron obtenidos por la anamnesis y el examen físico del paciente, utilizándose un instrumento con datos relativos a las condiciones del paciente y de la lesión, así como un registro fotográfico de la lesión. Las curaciones se realizaron diariamente, al cabo de aproximadamente diez semanas se obtuvo la curación total. No se observó incomodidad o cualquier otra complicación derivada de la utilización del producto, por lo que se concluye en que el tratamiento demostró una buena tolerabilidad y eficacia terap

  10. Cranio-Facial Fibrous Dysplasis - Two Case Report

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    Sousa, H; Ferreira, R.; Baptista, S; Ribeiro, C.; Sousa, V. (Vera); Pinto,M.; Barros, E.

    2005-01-01

    Dependendo da localização e do número de ossos envolvidos, a Displasia Fibrosa (D.F.) crânio-facial pode ser responsável por síndromes dismórficos e por sintomatologia otológica, oftalmológica ou rinológica. Este artigo tem por objectivo i1ustrar dois casos clínicos de D. F. Poliostótica com envolvimento predominante dos ossos temporal a etmóide. No primeiro caso clínico o envolvimento do osso temporal é responsável por síndrome vertiginoso resultante de hipofunção vestibular esquerda e...

  11. La ciudad herida: Siete ejemplos paradigmáticos de rehabilitación urbana en la segunda mitad del siglo XX

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    Francisco Segado-Vázquez

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    Full Text Available En la historia del urbanismo, la segunda mitad del siglo XX marca un punto de inflexión. Los métodos de desarrollo urbano aplicados hasta la fecha ya no consiguen dar respuesta a los problemas surgidos en el corazón de las ciudades: guetos, inseguridad o delincuencia. Resulta necesario buscar nuevos métodos para la recuperación del pulso vital de nuestros barrios. Kreuzberg en Berlín, el centro histórico de Bolonia, Le Marais en París, Fener y Balat en Estambul, Molenbeek en Bruselas, Mouraria en Lisboa y Lavapiés en Madrid se han convertido en ejemplos paradigmáticos de la nueva idea de rehabilitación urbana. La diversidad social, que evita la creación de guetos; la calidad de los espacios públicos, que favorece las relaciones interpersonales; y la salvaguarda, que mantiene y fortalece la imagen que tenemos de nuestro entorno urbano, se convierten en conceptos necesarios para recuperar nuestra "ciudad herida".

  12. Pregnancy and facial diplegia: A rare case

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    Hasan Hüseyin Özdemir

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Facial paralysis is seen more commonly in the womenduring pregnancy compared to their peers. Facial diplegiais a more common condition than facial paralysis.In etiology, many reasons such as Moebius syndrome,Guillain-Barre syndrome, sarcoidosis, infectious mononucleosis,bilateral temporal bone fractures, Lyme diseaseand multiple sclerosis might be responsible. While facialparalysises are generally observed as idiopathically, asmall part of facial diplegias is idiopathic. Diagnosis of idiopathicfacial diplegia is possible only after an extensiveinvestigation. In this case, clinical follow-up and treatmentof pregnant women diagnosed as idiopathic facial diplegiawas evaluated.Key words: Pregnancy, facial diplegia, prednisolone

  13. Computer Aided Facial Prosthetics Manufacturing System

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    Peng H.K.

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Facial deformities can impose burden to the patient. There are many solutions for facial deformities such as plastic surgery and facial prosthetics. However, current fabrication method of facial prosthetics is high-cost and time consuming. This study aimed to identify a new method to construct a customized facial prosthetic. A 3D scanner, computer software and 3D printer were used in this study. Results showed that the new developed method can be used to produce a customized facial prosthetics. The advantages of the developed method over the conventional process are low cost, reduce waste of material and pollution in order to meet the green concept.

  14. Dynamic facial prosthetics for sufferers of facial paralysis.

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    Coulter, Fergal; Breedon, Philip; Vloeberghs, Michael

    2011-01-01

    This paper discusses the various methods and the materials for the fabrication of active artificial facial muscles. The primary use for these will be the reanimation of paralysed or atrophied muscles in sufferers of non-recoverable unilateral facial paralysis. The prosthetic solution described in this paper is based on sensing muscle motion of the contralateral healthy muscles and replicating that motion across a patient's paralysed side of the face, via solid state and thin film actuators. The development of this facial prosthetic device focused on recreating a varying intensity smile, with emphasis on timing, displacement and the appearance of the wrinkles and folds that commonly appear around the nose and eyes during the expression. An animatronic face was constructed with actuations being made to a silicone representation musculature, using multiple shape-memory alloy cascades. Alongside the artificial muscle physical prototype, a facial expression recognition software system was constructed. This forms the basis of an automated calibration and reconfiguration system for the artificial muscles following implantation, so as to suit the implantee's unique physiognomy. An animatronic model face with silicone musculature was designed and built to evaluate the performance of Shape Memory Alloy artificial muscles, their power control circuitry and software control systems. A dual facial motion sensing system was designed to allow real time control over model - a piezoresistive flex sensor to measure physical motion, and a computer vision system to evaluate real to artificial muscle performance. Analysis of various facial expressions in real subjects was made, which give useful data upon which to base the systems parameter limits. The system performed well, and the various strengths and shortcomings of the materials and methods are reviewed and considered for the next research phase, when new polymer based artificial muscles are constructed and evaluated.

  15. Female facial appearance and health.

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    Gray, Alan W; Boothroyd, Lynda G

    2012-02-01

    The current study addressed whether rated femininity, attractiveness, and health in female faces are associated with numerous indices of self-reported health history (number of colds/stomach bugs/frequency of antibiotic use) in a sample of 105 females. It was predicted that all three rating variables would correlate negatively with bouts of illness (with the exception of rates of stomach infections), on the assumption that aspects of facial appearance signal mate quality. The results showed partial support for this prediction, in that there was a general trend for both facial femininity and attractiveness to correlate negatively with the reported number of colds in the preceding twelve months and with the frequency of antibiotic use in the last three years and the last twelve months. Rated facial femininity (as documented in September) was also associated with days of flu experienced in the period spanning the November-December months. However, rated health did not correlate with any of the health indices (albeit one marginal result with antibiotic use in the last twelve months). The results lend support to previous findings linking facial femininity to health and suggest that facial femininity may be linked to some aspects of disease resistance but not others.

  16. [The history of facial paralysis].

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    Glicenstein, J

    2015-10-01

    Facial paralysis has been a recognized condition since Antiquity, and was mentionned by Hippocratus. In the 17th century, in 1687, the Dutch physician Stalpart Van der Wiel rendered a detailed observation. It was, however, Charles Bell who, in 1821, provided the description that specified the role of the facial nerve. Facial nerve surgery began at the end of the 19th century. Three different techniques were used successively: nerve anastomosis, (XI-VII Balance 1895, XII-VII, Korte 1903), myoplasties (Lexer 1908), and suspensions (Stein 1913). Bunnell successfully accomplished the first direct facial nerve repair in the temporal bone, in 1927, and in 1932 Balance and Duel experimented with nerve grafts. Thanks to progress in microsurgical techniques, the first faciofacial anastomosis was realized in 1970 (Smith, Scaramella), and an account of the first microneurovascular muscle transfer published in 1976 by Harii. Treatment of the eyelid paralysis was at the origin of numerous operations beginning in the 1960s; including palpebral spring (Morel Fatio 1962) silicone sling (Arion 1972), upperlid loading with gold plate (Illig 1968), magnets (Muhlbauer 1973) and transfacial nerve grafts (Anderl 1973). By the end of the 20th century, surgeons had at their disposal a wide range of valid techniques for facial nerve surgery, including modernized versions of older techniques. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

  17. Cortical control of facial expression.

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    Müri, René M

    2016-06-01

    The present Review deals with the motor control of facial expressions in humans. Facial expressions are a central part of human communication. Emotional face expressions have a crucial role in human nonverbal behavior, allowing a rapid transfer of information between individuals. Facial expressions can be either voluntarily or emotionally controlled. Recent studies in nonhuman primates and humans have revealed that the motor control of facial expressions has a distributed neural representation. At least five cortical regions on the medial and lateral aspects of each hemisphere are involved: the primary motor cortex, the ventral lateral premotor cortex, the supplementary motor area on the medial wall, and the rostral and caudal cingulate cortex. The results of studies in humans and nonhuman primates suggest that the innervation of the face is bilaterally controlled for the upper part and mainly contralaterally controlled for the lower part. Furthermore, the primary motor cortex, the ventral lateral premotor cortex, and the supplementary motor area are essential for the voluntary control of facial expressions. In contrast, the cingulate cortical areas are important for emotional expression, because they receive input from different structures of the limbic system. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  18. Efectividad de la tecnología Safetac® en la disminución del dolor asociado a las heridas: un factor significativo en la demora de la cicatrización y en el incremento en los costes

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    Richard White

    Full Text Available El dolor es una experiencia común en las personas con heridas tanto agudas como crónicas. El dolor relacionado con las heridas puede ser intenso, afectar adversamente al funcionamiento físico, prolongar el tiempo de cicatrización, causar aflicción psicológica y reducir la calidad de vida del paciente. Los procedimientos de cambio de apósitos son, a menudo, el aspecto más doloroso del cuidado de las heridas. Se sabe que el cambio de algunos apósitos adhesivos y secos causa traumatismo y dolor. La prevención/minimización de estos efectos debería ser un objetivo clave en la provisión del cuidado de las heridas, si bien no lo es siempre. Muchos clínicos parecen ignorar todavía el dolor relacionado con las heridas, el efecto perjudicial que puede tener en la cicatrización y los remedios disponibles. Además, existen también serias implicaciones en relación con el coste que deben considerarse.

  19. Botulinum Toxin (Botox) for Facial Wrinkles

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    ... Eye Health / Eye Health A-Z Botulinum Toxin (Botox) for Facial Wrinkles Sections Botulinum Toxin (Botox) for ... How Does Botulinum Toxin (Botox) Work? Botulinum Toxin (Botox) for Facial Wrinkles Leer en Español: La toxina ...

  20. Modeling 3D facial shape from DNA

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    Claes, Peter; Liberton, Denise K; Daniels, Katleen; Rosana, Kerri Matthes; Quillen, Ellen E; Pearson, Laurel N; McEvoy, Brian; Bauchet, Marc; Zaidi, Arslan A; Yao, Wei; Tang, Hua; Barsh, Gregory S; Absher, Devin M; Puts, David A; Rocha, Jorge; Beleza, Sandra; Pereira, Rinaldo W; Baynam, Gareth; Suetens, Paul; Vandermeulen, Dirk; Wagner, Jennifer K; Boster, James S; Shriver, Mark D

    2014-01-01

    .... The facial effects of these variables are summarized as response-based imputed predictor (RIP) variables, which are validated using self-reported sex, genomic ancestry, and observer-based facial ratings...

  1. Facial skin care products and cosmetics.

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    Draelos, Zoe Diana

    2014-01-01

    Facial skin care products and cosmetics can both aid or incite facial dermatoses. Properly selected skin care can create an environment for barrier repair aiding in the re-establishment of a healing biofilm and diminution of facial redness; however, skin care products that aggressively remove intercellular lipids or cause irritation must be eliminated before the red face will resolve. Cosmetics are an additive variable either aiding or challenging facial skin health. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  2. Facial aging: A clinical classification

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    Shiffman Melvin

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this classification of facial aging is to have a simple clinical method to determine the severity of the aging process in the face. This allows a quick estimate as to the types of procedures that the patient would need to have the best results. Procedures that are presently used for facial rejuvenation include laser, chemical peels, suture lifts, fillers, modified facelift and full facelift. The physician is already using his best judgment to determine which procedure would be best for any particular patient. This classification may help to refine these decisions.

  3. Facial mimicry is not necessary to recognize emotion: Facial expression recognition by people with Moebius syndrome.

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    Rives Bogart, Kathleen; Matsumoto, David

    2010-01-01

    According to the reverse simulation model of embodied simulation theory, we recognize others' emotions by subtly mimicking their expressions, which allows us to feel the corresponding emotion through facial feedback. Previous studies examining whether facial mimicry is necessary for facial expression recognition were limited by potentially distracting manipulations intended to artificially restrict facial mimicry or very small samples of people with facial paralysis. We addressed these limitations by collecting the largest sample to date of people with Moebius syndrome, a condition characterized by congenital bilateral facial paralysis. In this Internet-based study, 37 adults with Moebius syndrome and 37 matched control participants completed a facial expression recognition task. People with Moebius syndrome did not differ from the control group or normative data in emotion recognition accuracy, and accuracy was not related to extent of ability to produce facial expressions. Our results do not support the hypothesis that reverse simulation with facial mimicry is necessary for facial expression recognition.

  4. Connections between the facial and trigeminal nerves: Anatomical basis for facial muscle proprioception

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    J.L. Cobo

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available Proprioception is a quality of sensibility that originates in specialized sensory organs (proprioceptors that inform the central nervous system about static and dynamic conditions of muscles and joints. The facial muscles are innervated by efferent motor nerve fibers and typically lack proprioceptors. However, facial proprioception plays a key role in the regulation and coordination of the facial musculature and diverse reflexes. Thus, facial muscles must be necessarily supplied also for afferent sensory nerve fibers provided by other cranial nerves, especially the trigeminal nerve. Importantly, neuroanatomical studies have demonstrated that facial proprioceptive impulses are conveyed through branches of the trigeminal nerve to the central nervous system. The multiple communications between the facial and the trigeminal nerves are at the basis of these functional characteristics. Here we review the literature regarding the facial (superficial communications between the facial and the trigeminal nerves, update the current knowledge about proprioception in the facial muscles, and hypothesize future research in facial proprioception.

  5. From Bi-facial Truth to Bi-facial Proofs

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    Wintein, S.; Muskens, R.A.

    2014-01-01

    In their recent paper Bi-facial truth: a case for generalized truth values Zaitsev and Shramko [7] distinguish between an ontological and an epistemic interpretation of classical truth values. By taking the Cartesian product of the two disjoint sets of values thus obtained, they arrive at four

  6. Facial Baroparesis Caused by Scuba Diving

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    Daisuke Kamide

    2012-01-01

    tympanic membrane and right facial palsy without other neurological findings. But facial palsy was disappeared immediately after myringotomy. We considered that the etiology of this case was neuropraxia of facial nerve in middle ear caused by over pressure of middle ear.

  7. Facial Specialty. Teacher Edition. Cosmetology Series.

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    Oklahoma State Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education, Stillwater. Curriculum and Instructional Materials Center.

    This publication is one of a series of curriculum guides designed to direct and support instruction in vocational cosmetology programs in the State of Oklahoma. It contains seven units for the facial specialty: identifying enemies of the skin, using aromatherapy on the skin, giving facials without the aid of machines, giving facials with the aid…

  8. Utilización de polialcamida en cirugía reconstructiva y estética facial Use of polyalkylimide in facial reconstructive and cosmetic surgery

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    M. Cuesta Gil

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos. Presentar nuestra experiencia en el manejo y aplicación de biomateriales no reabsorbibles (poliaquilamida en pacientes con defectos faciales de diversa etiología. Material y métodos. Empleamos poliaquilamida (Bio-Alcamid® en un total de catorce pacientes. Cuatro pacientes presentaban distintos grados de lipodistrofia facial secundaria a tratamientos antiretrovirales. Otros cuatro, consultaron porque deseaban mejorar el aspecto de su perfil labial. Tres pacientes habían sido sometidos con anterioridad a exéresis oncológicas, y otros dos mostraban defectos faciales derivados de traumatismos. Finalmente, un paciente presentaba un defecto nasal, secuela de una rinoplastia previa. Resultados. Todos los pacientes mostraron un índice muy elevado de satisfacción. No se registraron complicaciones graves. Queremos señalar la estabilidad y durabilidad del implante. Conclusiones. La seguridad y sencillez de esta técnica asociada al alto grado de satisfacción manifestado por los pacientes, animan al empleo de estas sustancias en la corrección de defectos faciales de diversa etiología.Objectives. To report our experience with the management and application of nonresorbible biomaterials (polyalkylimide in patients with facial defects of diverse origin. Material and methods. Polyalkylimide (Bio-Alcamid® was used in fourteen patients. Four patients had different grades of facial lipodystrophy secondary to antiretroviral treatment. Four patients sought to improve their labial profile. Three patients had previously undergone oncological excision and two had traumatic facial defects. Finally, one patient had a nasal defect due to rhinoplasty. Results. All patients were very satisfied. No serious complications occurred. Implants were stable and durable. Conclusions. The safety and simplicity of this technique, and the high degree of patient satisfaction, encourage the use of these substances to correct facial defects of diverse etiology.

  9. Vigilancia de las infecciones de herida quirúrgica. Experiencia de 18 meses en el Instituto Nacional de Cancerología Surgical site infection surveillance at the National Cancer Institute in Mexico. An 18 months experience

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    Diana Vilar-Compte

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO. Conocer la frecuencia de infecciones quirúrgicas con un programa prospectivo de vigilancia de cirugías y seguimiento postegreso, en el Instituto Nacional de Cancerología, que es un hospital de tercer nivel de la Ciudad de México. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS. Durante 18 meses se captaron y se vigilaron todas las cirugías efectuadas en el hospital. Se calcularon las razones (por 100 cirugías de infecciones de herida quirúrgica (IHQX por servicio y por el grado de contaminación bacteriana. Se utilizaron las definiciones de IHQX del Centro para la Prevención y el Control de las Enfermedades de Estados Unidos de América (1992. RESULTADOS. Se vigilaron 3 372 cirugías. Trescientos trece casos se infectaron: 140 (44.7% fueron incisionales superficiales; 137 (43.7%, incisionales profundas, y 36 (11.5%, de órganos y espacios. La frecuencia de IHQX fue de 9.28%; para las cirugías limpias, limpias-contaminadas, contaminadas y sucias fue de 7.35, 10.5, 17.3 y 21.5%, respectivamente. La frecuencia de infecciones por servicio fue: gastroenterología, 14.13%; tumores de mama, 11.08%; piel y partes blandas, 10.98%; ginecología, 9.06%; urología, 7.38%; cabeza y cuello, 7.13%, y neumología, 1.81%. La IHQX ocurrió en promedio a los 11.6±6.23 días; 85 casos (27.16% se diagnosticaron mientras el paciente estaba hospitalizado, y 228 (72.84%, después del egreso del paciente. Se obtuvo algún cultivo en 134 (42.8% casos. Los gérmenes más comunes fueron: E. coli, 38 (22.5%; estafilococo coagulasa negativo, 23 (13.6%; Pseudomonas sp., 22 (13%; S. aureus, 16 (9.4%, y enterococos,13 (7.7%. CONCLUSIONES. La vigilancia prospectiva de las cirugías con un seguimiento por 30 días aumentó hasta en 400% la posibilidad de detectar una IHQX. La frecuencia de IHQX en las cirugías limpias y limpias-contaminadas se encuentra por arriba de lo informado.OBJECTIVES. To calculate the surgical site infection (SSI rates with a surgical prospective surveillance

  10. Avaliação da eficácia da pomada de própolis em portadores de feridas crônicas Evaluación de la eficacia de la pomada de própolis en portadores de heridas crónicas The effect of propolis cream in healing chronic ulcers

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    Marinaldo José dos Santos

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar a evolução de úlceras crônicas utilizando a terapêutica tópica com a própolis. MÉTODOS: Trata-se de um estudo descritivo onde foram identificadas vinte pessoas com feridas crônicas encaminhadas pelas Unidades Básicas de Saúde do Município de Maringá, Paraná. A análise baseou-se na avaliação e no tempo de cicatrização das feridas, realizada por meio do cálculo do Coeficiente de Correlação de Pearson para verificar a relação entre as medidas médias horizontais, verticais e de profundidades, a evolução do processo cicatricial. RESULTADOS: O acompanhamento de 22 úlceras crônicas permitiu observar por meio da análise estatística que a chance de cicatrização de todas as lesões foi de 13,1 semanas. Considerando um seguimento de 20 semanas 74,1% das úlceras lograram cicatrização antes desse período. Quanto à etiologia, as úlceras venosas cicatrizaram em 35% (7 dos pacientes, contrapondo-se às úlceras de pressão cuja cicatrização ocorreu em apenas 10,0% (2 dos pacientes. CONCLUSÃO: Concluiu-se, que a utilização da forma farmacêutica pomada de própolis, de fácil acesso e de baixo custo, foi eficiente na cicatrização de feridas.OBJETIVO: Evaluar la evolución de úlceras cronicas utilizando terapéutica tópica con pomada de própolis. MÉTODOS: Se trata de un estudio descriptivo en el cual fueron identificadas veinte personas con heridas crónicas encaminhadas por las Unidades Básicas de Salud del Municipio de Maringá, Paraná- Brasil. El análisis se basó en la evaluación y en el tiempo de cicatrización de las heridas, realizada por medio del cálculo del Coeficiente de Correlación de Pearson para verificar la relación entre las medias horizontales, verticales y de profundidad, o sea, la evolución del proceso de cicatrización. RESULTADOS: El acompañamiento de 22 úlceras crónicas permitió observar, a través del análisis estadístico, que la probabilidad de cicatrizaci

  11. MRI in Congenital Facial Palsy

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    J Gordon Millichap

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available Magnetic resonance (MR findings in a 12-month-old boy with congenital unilateral facial palsy and a 9-month-old girl with atypical Moebius syndrome are reported from the National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry, Kodaira, Japan.

  12. Magnetically retained silicone facial prosthesis

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    straps, spectacle frames, extension from the denture, magnets, adhesives and implants material.[4] In this case report using maxillofacial silicone material and magnets, the prosthesis was constructed to camouflage the facial defect more esthetically. Case Report. A 67‑year‑old male patient was referred to the department.

  13. Velo-cardio-facial syndrome.

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    Shprintzen, Robert J; Higgins, Anne Marie; Antshel, Kevin; Fremont, Wanda; Roizen, Nancy; Kates, Wendy

    2005-12-01

    Velo-cardio-facial syndrome has emerged from obscurity to become one of the most researched disorders this past decade. It is one of the most common genetic syndromes in humans, the most common contiguous gene syndrome in humans, the most common syndrome of cleft palate, and the most common syndrome of conotruncal heart malformations. Velo-cardio-facial syndrome has an expansive phenotype, a factor reflected in the wide range of studies that cover both clinical features and molecular genetics. In this review, we cover multiple areas of research during the past year, including psychiatric disorders, neuroimaging, and the delineation of clinical features. The identification of candidate genes for heart anomalies, mental illness, and other clinical phenotypes has been reported in the past year with a focus on TBX1 for cardiac and craniofacial phenotypes and COMT and PRODH for psychiatric disorders. The expansive phenotype of velo-cardio-facial syndrome continues to grow with new behavioral and structural anomalies reported. Treatment issues are beginning to draw attention, although most authors continue to focus on diagnostic issues. Its high population prevalence, estimated to be as common as 1:2000 has sparked a large amount of research, as has the model the syndrome serves for identifying the causes of mental illness and learning disabilities, but it is obvious that more information is needed. Intensive scrutiny of velo-cardio-facial syndrome will undoubtedly continue for many years to come with the hope that researchers will turn more of their attention to treatment and treatment outcomes.

  14. Granuloma faciale of the scalp.

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    Leite, Inês; Moreira, Ana; Guedes, Rita; Furtado, Antónia; Ferreira, Eduarda Osório; Baptista, Armando

    2011-04-15

    Granuloma faciale (GF) is an uncommon dermatosis with characteristic clinicopathological features. Extrafacial isolated GF is extremely rare. Pulsed dye laser (PDL) is a treatment option for GF to minimize the risk of scarring. We report a case of a 78-year-old male with an extensive GF of the scalp successfully treated with pulsed dye laser (PDL).

  15. Het streven naar faciale harmonie

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    van Hooft, E.; Becking, A.G.; van Spronsen, P.H.; Tuinzing, D.B.

    2010-01-01

    Bij de behandeling van patiënten met een orofaciale afwijking spelen functie van het kauwstelsel en esthetische aspecten een rol. Onlangs verscheen het softwareprogramma ‘Facial aesthetics’ dat de weke delen van het aangezicht kan analyseren. Met behulp daarvan is onderzocht in hoeverre 40 patiënten

  16. Complex Odontome Causing Facial Asymmetry

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    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Odontomas are the most common non-cystic odontogenic lesions representing 70% of all odontogenic tumors. Often small and asymptomatic, they are detected on routine radiographs. Occasionally they become large and produce expansion of bone with consequent facial asymmetry. We report a case of such a lesion causing expansion of the mandible in an otherwise asymptomatic patient.

  17. Koinophilia and Human Facial Attractiveness

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    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education; Volume 20; Issue 4. Koinophilia and Human Facial Attractiveness. Aishwawriya Iyengar Rutvij Kulkarni T N C Vidya. General Article Volume 20 Issue 4 April 2015 pp 311-319 ... Keywords. Koinophilia; attractiveness; averaged faces; recognition; mate choice.

  18. Microbial biofilms on facial prostheses

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    Ariani, Nina; Vissink, Arjan; van Oort, Robert P.; Kusdhany, Lindawati; Djais, Ariadna; Rahardjo, Tri Budi W.; van der Mei, Henny C.; Krom, Bastiaan P.

    2012-01-01

    The composition of microbial biofilms on silicone rubber facial prostheses was investigated and compared with the microbial flora on healthy and prosthesis-covered skin. Scanning electron microscopy showed the presence of mixed bacterial and yeast biofilms on and deterioration of the surface of the

  19. Asyndromic Bilateral Transverse Facial Cleft

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    alcohol, drugs of abuse like cocaine and heroin, anticonvulsant drugs e.g., phenytoin and phenobarbitone, nitrate compounds, organic solvents, and exposure to lead and pesticide. Folic acid deficiency causes facial cleft in laboratory animals and research has shown that folic acid supplementation of 400 micrograms.

  20. [Facial erythema and pancreatic glucagonoma].

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    Erce, C; Morales, D J; Diego, L; Mazorra, F; García de Polavieja, M

    1997-02-01

    Glucagonoma is a rare pancreatic tumor, that gives a characteristic clinical syndrome. In this report we describe the case of a 27 year old woman whose only clinical manifestations were a facial erythema and a palpable abdominal mass. Surgical removal of the tumor resulted in elimination of the clinical symptoms. Immunohistochemical findings were consistent with pancreatic glucagonoma.

  1. Genetic determinants of facial clefting

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    Jugessur, Astanand; Shi, Min; Gjessing, Håkon Kristian

    2009-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Facial clefts are common birth defects with a strong genetic component. To identify fetal genetic risk factors for clefting, 1536 SNPs in 357 candidate genes were genotyped in two population-based samples from Scandinavia (Norway: 562 case-parent and 592 control-parent triads; Denmark...

  2. Deformaciones faciales y sus influencias sobre el psiquismo

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    Guillermo Nieto Cano

    1957-04-01

    Full Text Available Creemos haber dejado establecido, en síntesis, que todas las minusvalías físicas repercuten sobre el psiquismo, y que entre éstas las deformaciones faciales, por su ostentosa evidencia, son las que afectan más seriamente al individuo y modifican por eso más radicalmente su conducta, incidiendo así, en forma trascendental, sobre la colectividad. Tales defectos constituyen, por consiguiente, un serio problema humano, cuyo estudio y remedio incumbe no solamente al esteta cirujano, sino que interesa a todos aquellos que puedan influir sobre la estabilidad armónica y la buena marcha de la sociedad en que viven.

  3. Comparativa entre Povidona Iodada y Clorhexidina Acuosa al 2% en el manejo de heridas quirúrgicas con suturas metálicas. Proyecto de Investigación

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    Trabajo de fin de Grado. Grado en Enfermería (Zamora). Curso académico 2016-2017 [ES]Debido a la variabilidad clínica observada en las practicas realizadas en los cuidados de las heridas quirúrgicas con suturas se realiza una búsqueda bibliográfica .Dado que existe diversidad en los protocolos de diferentes hospitales de España y en la información recabada en las bases de datos científicas es el origen del desarrollo de este proyecto para realizar un ensayo clínico. El objetivo es diseñ...

  4. Role of adipose tissue in facial aging

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    Wollina, Uwe; Wetzker, Reinhard; Abdel-Naser, Mohamed Badawy; Kruglikov, Ilja L

    2017-01-01

    Age-dependent modification of the facial subcutaneous white adipose tissue (sWAT) connected with reduction of its volume, modification of collagen content and adhesion between dermal and adipose layers can significantly influence mechanical stability of the skin and cause the development of aging symptoms such as wrinkles. Typical aging appearance in facial skin is at least partly connected with special phenotypical features of facial preadipocytes and mature adipocytes. In this paper, we have discussed the possible roles of local inflammation, compartmental structure of facial sWAT and trans-differentiation processes such as beiging of white adipocytes and adipocyte-myofibroblast transition in facial skin aging.

  5. Delayed facial palsy in Miller Fisher syndrome.

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    Tan, Cheng-Yin; Yuki, Nobuhiro; Shahrizaila, Nortina

    2015-11-15

    Miller Fisher syndrome is characterised by the triad of ophthalmoplegia, ataxia and areflexia. However, facial palsy can occur during the course of the illness although development of facial palsy when other cardinal signs of Miller Fisher syndrome have reached nadir or improving, is unusual. This delayed appearance of facial palsy can be easily overlooked by the treating clinician. Here, we report four patients with Miller Fisher syndrome and delayed-onset facial palsy. We discuss the possible underlying reasons behind the delay in facial palsy. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  6. Vestibular schwannoma presenting with sudden facial paralysis.

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    Wexler, D B; Fetter, T W; Gantz, B J

    1990-04-01

    Facial paralysis is an unusual manifestation of vestibular schwannoma, and generally signifies an advanced stage of tumor growth. We describe a case of eighth-nerve schwannoma that presented initially with rapid-onset complete unilateral facial paralysis. At the time of operation the nerve was found to be electrically intact despite marked compression by tumor. The facial nerve was preserved and facial motion has partially recovered postoperatively. All unexplained persistent facial paralysis should be evaluated by magnetic resonance imaging with paramagnetic contrast enhancement.

  7. Mini-mastoidectomía para anastomosis hipogloso-facial con sección parcial del nervio hipogloso

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    Campero, Álvaro; Ajler, Pablo; Socolovsky, Mariano; Martins, Carolina; Rhoton, Albert

    2012-01-01

    Introducción: La anastomosis hipogloso-facial es la técnica de elección para la reparación de la parálisis facial cuando no se dispone de un cabo proximal sano del nervio facial. La técnica de anastomosis mediante fresado mastoideo y sección parcial del hipogloso minimiza la atrofia lingual sin sacrificar resultados a nivel facial. Método: La porción mastoidea del nervio facial transcurre por la pared anterior de la AM, a un promedio de 18+/-3 mm de profundidad respecto de la pared lateral. Se debe reconocer la cresta supramastoidea, desde la cual se marca una línea vertical paralela al eje mayor de la AM, 1 cm por detrás de la pared posterior del CAE El fresado se comienza desde la línea medio mastoidea hasta la pared posterior del CAE. Una vez encontrado el nervio facial en el tercio medio del canal mastoideo, el mismo es seguido hacia proximal y distal. Resultados: El abordaje descripto permite acceder al nervio facial intratemporal en su porción mastoidea, y efectuar un fresado óseo sin poner en riesgo al nervio o a estructuras vasculares cercanas. Se trata de un procedimiento técnicamente más sencillo que los abordajes amplios habitualmente utilizados al hueso temporal; no obstante su uso debe ser restringido mayormente a la anastomosis hipogloso-facial. Conclusión: Esta es una técnica relativamente sencilla, que puede ser reproducida por cirujanos sin mayor experiencia en el tema, luego de su paso por el laboratorio de anatomía. PMID:23596555

  8. [Neurological disease and facial recognition].

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    Kawamura, Mitsuru; Sugimoto, Azusa; Kobayakawa, Mutsutaka; Tsuruya, Natsuko

    2012-07-01

    To discuss the neurological basis of facial recognition, we present our case reports of impaired recognition and a review of previous literature. First, we present a case of infarction and discuss prosopagnosia, which has had a large impact on face recognition research. From a study of patient symptoms, we assume that prosopagnosia may be caused by unilateral right occipitotemporal lesion and right cerebral dominance of facial recognition. Further, circumscribed lesion and degenerative disease may also cause progressive prosopagnosia. Apperceptive prosopagnosia is observed in patients with posterior cortical atrophy (PCA), pathologically considered as Alzheimer's disease, and associative prosopagnosia in frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD). Second, we discuss face recognition as part of communication. Patients with Parkinson disease show social cognitive impairments, such as difficulty in facial expression recognition and deficits in theory of mind as detected by the reading the mind in the eyes test. Pathological and functional imaging studies indicate that social cognitive impairment in Parkinson disease is possibly related to damages in the amygdalae and surrounding limbic system. The social cognitive deficits can be observed in the early stages of Parkinson disease, and even in the prodromal stage, for example, patients with rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder (RBD) show impairment in facial expression recognition. Further, patients with myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM 1), which is a multisystem disease that mainly affects the muscles, show social cognitive impairment similar to that of Parkinson disease. Our previous study showed that facial expression recognition impairment of DM 1 patients is associated with lesion in the amygdalae and insulae. Our study results indicate that behaviors and personality traits in DM 1 patients, which are revealed by social cognitive impairment, are attributable to dysfunction of the limbic system.

  9. Magnetoencephalographic study on facial movements

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    Kensaku eMiki

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available In this review, we introduced our three studies that focused on facial movements. In the first study, we examined the temporal characteristics of neural responses elicited by viewing mouth movements, and assessed differences between the responses to mouth opening and closing movements and an averting eyes condition. Our results showed that the occipitotemporal area, the human MT/V5 homologue, was active in the perception of both mouth and eye motions. Viewing mouth and eye movements did not elicit significantly different activity in the occipitotemporal area, which indicated that perception of the movement of facial parts may be processed in the same manner, and this is different from motion in general. In the second study, we investigated whether early activity in the occipitotemporal region evoked by eye movements was influenced by a face contour and/or features such as the mouth. Our results revealed specific information processing for eye movements in the occipitotemporal region, and this activity was significantly influenced by whether movements appeared with the facial contour and/or features, in other words, whether the eyes moved, even if the movement itself was the same. In the third study, we examined the effects of inverting the facial contour (hair and chin and features (eyes, nose, and mouth on processing for static and dynamic face perception. Our results showed the following: (1 In static face perception, activity in the right fusiform area was affected more by the inversion of features while that in the left fusiform area was affected more by a disruption in the spatial relationship between the contour and features, and (2 In dynamic face perception, activity in the right occipitotemporal area was affected by the inversion of the facial contour.

  10. La retroalimentación facial y su efecto en la evaluación de publicidad de humor

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    Rojas Restrepo, Sylvana

    2016-01-01

    La hipótesis de retroalimentación facial planteada por Tomkins en 1962 sustenta que la activación de algunos músculos faciales envía información sensorial al cerebro y se induce entonces una experiencia emocional en el sujeto. Partiendo de dicha teoría y de investigaciones que la sustentan, el presente estudio se propuso confirmar el efecto de la emoción inducida a través de la retroalimentación facial sobre la evaluación de cinco tipos de humor en publicidad. Para ello se realizó un exp...

  11. Facial paralysis for the plastic surgeon

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    Kosins, Aaron M; Hurvitz, Keith A; Evans, Gregory RD; Wirth, Garrett A

    2007-01-01

    Facial paralysis presents a significant and challenging reconstructive problem for plastic surgeons. An aesthetically pleasing and acceptable outcome requires not only good surgical skills and techniques, but also knowledge of facial nerve anatomy and an understanding of the causes of facial paralysis. The loss of the ability to move the face has both social and functional consequences for the patient. At the Facial Palsy Clinic in Edinburgh, Scotland, 22,954 patients were surveyed, and over 50% were found to have a considerable degree of psychological distress and social withdrawal as a consequence of their facial paralysis. Functionally, patients present with unilateral or bilateral loss of voluntary and nonvoluntary facial muscle movements. Signs and symptoms can include an asymmetric smile, synkinesis, epiphora or dry eye, abnormal blink, problems with speech articulation, drooling, hyperacusis, change in taste and facial pain. With respect to facial paralysis, surgeons tend to focus on the surgical, or ‘hands-on’, aspect. However, it is believed that an understanding of the disease process is equally (if not more) important to a successful surgical outcome. The purpose of the present review is to describe the anatomy and diagnostic patterns of the facial nerve, and the epidemiology and common causes of facial paralysis, including clinical features and diagnosis. Treatment options for paralysis are vast, and may include nerve decompression, facial reanimation surgery and botulinum toxin injection, but these are beyond the scope of the present paper. PMID:19554190

  12. Predicting facial characteristics from complex polygenic variations

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    Fagertun, Jens; Wolffhechel, Karin Marie Brandt; Pers, Tune

    2015-01-01

    Research into the importance of the human genome in the context of facial appearance is receiving increasing attention and has led to the detection of several Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) of importance. In this work we attempt a holistic approach predicting facial characteristics from...... genetic principal components across a population of 1,266 individuals. For this we perform a genome-wide association analysis to select a large number of SNPs linked to specific facial traits, recode these to genetic principal components and then use these principal components as predictors for facial...... traits in a linear regression. We show in this proof-of-concept study for facial trait prediction from genome-wide SNP data that some facial characteristics can be modeled by genetic information: facial width, eyebrow width, distance between eyes, and features involving mouth shape are predicted...

  13. Parotid lymphangioma associated with facial nerve paralysis.

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    Imaizumi, Mitsuyoshi; Tani, Akiko; Ogawa, Hiroshi; Omori, Koichi

    2014-10-01

    Parotid lymphangioma is a relatively rare disease that is usually detected in infancy or early childhood, and which has typical features. Clinical reports of facial nerve paralysis caused by lymphangioma, however, are very rare. Usually, facial nerve paralysis in a child suggests malignancy. Here we report a very rare case of parotid lymphangioma associated with facial nerve paralysis. A 7-year-old boy was admitted to hospital with a rapidly enlarging mass in the left parotid region. Left peripheral-type facial nerve paralysis was also noted. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging also revealed multiple cystic lesions. Open biopsy was undertaken in order to investigate the cause of the facial nerve paralysis. The histopathological findings of the excised tumor were consistent with lymphangioma. Prednisone (40 mg/day) was given in a tapering dose schedule. Facial nerve paralysis was completely cured 1 month after treatment. There has been no recurrent facial nerve paralysis for eight years. © 2014 Japan Pediatric Society.

  14. Misrecognition of facial expressions in delinquents

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    Matsuura Naomi

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Previous reports have suggested impairment in facial expression recognition in delinquents, but controversy remains with respect to how such recognition is impaired. To address this issue, we investigated facial expression recognition in delinquents in detail. Methods We tested 24 male adolescent/young adult delinquents incarcerated in correctional facilities. We compared their performances with those of 24 age- and gender-matched control participants. Using standard photographs of facial expressions illustrating six basic emotions, participants matched each emotional facial expression with an appropriate verbal label. Results Delinquents were less accurate in the recognition of facial expressions that conveyed disgust than were control participants. The delinquents misrecognized the facial expressions of disgust as anger more frequently than did controls. Conclusion These results suggest that one of the underpinnings of delinquency might be impaired recognition of emotional facial expressions, with a specific bias toward interpreting disgusted expressions as hostile angry expressions.

  15. Recognizing Facial Expressions Automatically from Video

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    Shan, Caifeng; Braspenning, Ralph

    Facial expressions, resulting from movements of the facial muscles, are the face changes in response to a person's internal emotional states, intentions, or social communications. There is a considerable history associated with the study on facial expressions. Darwin [22] was the first to describe in details the specific facial expressions associated with emotions in animals and humans, who argued that all mammals show emotions reliably in their faces. Since that, facial expression analysis has been a area of great research interest for behavioral scientists [27]. Psychological studies [48, 3] suggest that facial expressions, as the main mode for nonverbal communication, play a vital role in human face-to-face communication. For illustration, we show some examples of facial expressions in Fig. 1.

  16. Emotional Empathy and Facial Mimicry for Static and Dynamic Facial Expressions of Fear and Disgust

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    Krystyna Rymarczyk

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    Full Text Available Facial mimicry is the tendency to imitate the emotional facial expressions of others. Increasing evidence suggests that the perception of dynamic displays leads to enhanced facial mimicry, especially for happiness and anger. However, little is known about the impact of dynamic stimuli on facial mimicry for fear and disgust. To investigate this issue, facial EMG responses were recorded in the corrugator supercilii, levator labii and lateral frontalis muscles, while participants viewed static (photos and dynamic (videos facial emotional expressions. Moreover, we tested whether emotional empathy modulated facial mimicry for emotional facial expressions.In accordance with our predictions, the highly empathic group responded with larger activity in the corrugator supercilii and levator labii muscles. Moreover, dynamic compared to static facial expressions of fear revealed enhanced mimicry in the high-empathic group in the frontalis and corrugator supercilii muscles. In the low-empathic group the facial reactions were not differentiated between fear and disgust for both dynamic and static facial expressions.We conclude that highly empathic subjects are more sensitive in their facial reactions to the facial expressions of fear and disgust compared to low empathetic counterparts. Our data confirms that personal characteristics, i.e. empathy traits as well as modality of the presented stimuli, modulate the strength of facial mimicry. In addition, measures of EMG activity of the levator labii and frontalis muscles may be a useful index of empathic responses of fear and disgust.

  17. Redefinición del concepto y del abordaje de las lesiones por humedad: Una propuesta conceptual y metodológica para mejorar el cuidado de las lesiones cutáneas asociadas a la humedad (LESCAH

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    Joan-Enric Torra i Bou

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    Full Text Available Actualmente se percibe una indefinición manifiesta acerca de la conceptualización y abordaje de las llamadas lesiones por humedad en los entornos clínicos, docentes e investigadores de nuestro país, que muy frecuentemente relacionan este término solo con las lesiones producidas por la orina y las heces. Dadas las diversas repercusiones que se intuye pueden tener este tipo de lesiones, se hace necesario consensuar y unificar los distintos aspectos relacionados con el cuidado de estas heridas. En el presente artículo, y siguiendo la tendencia internacional, se propone la adopción del término lesiones cutáneas asociadas a la humedad (LESCAH para referirnos a la inflamación y erosión de la piel causada por la exposición prolongada a diversas fuentes de humedad, incluyendo la orina o las heces, el sudor, el exudado de la herida, el moco o la saliva. Desde esta premisa, se presentan y describen los diferentes tipos de LESCAH identificados en la clínica. Y finalmente, para facilitar la integración de la valoración, prevención y tratamiento de los pacientes con algún tipo de LESCAH, se propone un plan básico de actuación -denominado con el acrónimo CASPROT- con los distintos objetivos e intervenciones a realizar en cada fase.

  18. Caracterização funcional da mímica facial na paralisia facial em trauma de face: relato de caso clínico Functional characterization of facial mimicry in facial paralysis of face trauma: a clinical case report

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    Leila Bonfim de Jesus

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    Full Text Available TEMA: mímica facial na paralisia facial ocasionada por trauma de face. PROCEDIMENTOS: estudo de caso da mímica facial de um paciente com paralisia facial periférica no lado direito com sequelas decorrente de trauma por projétil de arma de fogo, adulto jovem do sexo masculino, comerciante autônomo. Foi realizada análise documental e fotográfica por meio de anamnese, avaliação e escala de graduação de da paralisia facial House e Brackmann. RESULTADOS: na avaliação da paralisia facial em repouso encontrou-se no lado direito (lesado: desvio de comissura labial, desvio de filtro, narina mais elevada e olho mais aberto. Em movimento, ainda no lado da lesão, observou-se: abolição de rugas frontais, incompetência no fechamento ocular natural e fechamento completo ao forçar, ausência de elevação de narina, rima naso-labial mais pronunciada, protrusão labial desviada para este lado, pouca retração labial, eversão de lábio inferior, comissura labial elevada, desvio de filtro, reduzida capacidade de inflar bochechas. O paciente apresentou sincinesia de olho/lábios e contratura com hipertonia de frontal, prócero, levantador da asa do nariz, risório, zigomático maior, zigomático menor, levantador do lábio superior, depressor do lábio inferior, mentual no lado da lesão e a fratura ocorreu em côndilo direito e o paciente referiu dor orofacial ao dormir e ao mastigar no lado comprometido. CONCLUSÃO: a lesão do nervo facial associada ao trauma de face provocou a alteração da mímica facial no lado direito o que gerou desfiguramento e distúrbios da mastigação.BACKGROUND: facial mimicry in the paralysis of the face that occurs because of a trauma in the face. PROCEDURES: case study of facial mimicry of a patient with peripheral facial paralysis, on the right side of the face, with sequels that happened because of a trauma because of a fire gun projectile; a young man, a self-employed trader. A documental and photographical

  19. Facial approximation: evaluation of dental and facial proportions with height.

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    Esan, T A; Oziegbe, O E; Onapokya, H O

    2012-03-01

    Fabrication of complete dentures requires the use of certain guidelines which are placed on the bite blocks to assist the clinician to have the maxillary anterior teeth restored to optimal dento-labial relations, in harmony with the overall facial appearance. To explore if any relationship exists between dental and facial proportions as well as the height of the individuals. Two hundred and four dental students of the Obafemi Awolowo University volunteered to participated in the study. The lower facial height, inter incisal, inter canine, and intercommisure distances, as well as the height of the participants were measured. The data were imputed, analyzed, and reported as simple frequency, means and standard deviations using the SPSS vs 11. Statistical significance was inferred at pfacial height, and the height of the participants with the intercommissural distance. Hence, intercommissural distance may not be used in marking canine line during bite registration procedure. At best, 1.75-2.45 cm should be subtracted from the intercommissural distance to determine the intercanine distance.

  20. Facial Expression at Retrieval Affects Recognition of Facial Identity

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    Wenfeng eChen

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available It is well known that memory can be modulated by emotional stimuli at the time of encoding and consolidation. For example, happy faces create better identity recognition than faces with certain other expressions. However, the influence of facial expression at the time of retrieval remains unknown in the literature. To separate the potential influence of expression at retrieval from its effects at earlier stages, we had participants learn neutral faces but manipulated facial expression at the time of memory retrieval in a standard old/new recognition task. The results showed a clear effect of facial expression, where happy test faces were identified more successfully than angry test faces. This effect is unlikely due to greater image similarity between the neutral learning face and the happy test face, because image analysis showed that the happy test faces are in fact less similar to the neutral learning faces relative to the angry test faces. In the second experiment, we investigated whether this emotional effect is influenced by the expression at the time of learning. We employed angry or happy faces as learning stimuli, and angry, happy, and neutral faces as test stimuli. The results showed that the emotional effect at retrieval is robust across different encoding conditions with happy or angry expressions. These findings indicate that emotional expressions affect the retrieval process in identity recognition, and identity recognition does not rely on emotional association between learning and test faces.

  1. Quemaduras faciales: “manejo inicial y tratamiento”

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    Dr. C. Álvaro Cuadra; Dr. B. José Luis Piñeros

    2010-01-01

    Las quemaduras faciales constituyen un grupo dentro de las quemaduras consideradas como en zona especial dada las potenciales secuelas estéticas y funcionales que pueden resultar de su tratamiento, por este motivo, un adecuado manejo reducirá estos riesgos. La cara posee una rica irrigación de tal forma que el manejo deberá ser más conservador que en otras zonas del cuerpo. Las quemaduras superficiales requieren de un tratamiento basado en ungüentos antibióticos y cobertura con apósitos sinté...

  2. Nasal tip projection and facial attractiveness.

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    Devcic, Zlatko; Rayikanti, Benjamin A; Hevia, Jesse P; Popenko, Natalie A; Karimi, Koohyar; Wong, Brian J F

    2011-07-01

    Six nasal tip projection (NTP) ratios from Goode, Simons, Baum, Powell, and Crumley guide clinical and academic practice on quantifying NTP, but none have been empirically correlated with facial attractiveness. This study's objectives were to determine: 1) if there is a correlation between these ratios and facial attractiveness; and 2) which of the six ratios has the greatest linkage to overall facial attractiveness. Basic research study. There were 300 digital portraits of women (ages 18-25 years) randomly paired and morphed to create 300 synthetic lateral facial images rated by 78 raters in the community. NTP ratios were measured in each portrait. None of the ratios correlated with facial attractiveness. For the Baum, Powell, and Simons ratio, facial attractiveness increased as NTP deviated 1 and 2 standard deviations from the ideal, whereas facial attractiveness decreased as NTP deviated from the Goode and Crumley ideal ratios. The most attractive faces had NTP ratios consistent with previous expert opinion findings. To our knowledge, this is the first study to empirically correlate these six landmark NTP ratios with facial attractiveness. Although there was no correlation with any of the six ratios, the ideal ratios proposed by Goode and Crumley impacted facial aesthetics the most. Although the ideal ratios are useful in establishing rhinoplasty guidelines, they should only be used as a part of the management in achieving an aesthetic face on the whole, as they may not be robust enough to correlate with overall facial attractiveness. Copyright © 2011 The American Laryngological, Rhinological, and Otological Society, Inc.

  3. Do Facial Expressions Develop before Birth?

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    Reissland, Nadja; Francis, Brian; Mason, James; Lincoln, Karen

    2011-01-01

    Background Fetal facial development is essential not only for postnatal bonding between parents and child, but also theoretically for the study of the origins of affect. However, how such movements become coordinated is poorly understood. 4-D ultrasound visualisation allows an objective coding of fetal facial movements. Methodology/Findings Based on research using facial muscle movements to code recognisable facial expressions in adults and adapted for infants, we defined two distinct fetal facial movements, namely “cry-face-gestalt” and “laughter- gestalt,” both made up of up to 7 distinct facial movements. In this conceptual study, two healthy fetuses were then scanned at different gestational ages in the second and third trimester. We observed that the number and complexity of simultaneous movements increased with gestational age. Thus, between 24 and 35 weeks the mean number of co-occurrences of 3 or more facial movements increased from 7% to 69%. Recognisable facial expressions were also observed to develop. Between 24 and 35 weeks the number of co-occurrences of 3 or more movements making up a “cry-face gestalt” facial movement increased from 0% to 42%. Similarly the number of co-occurrences of 3 or more facial movements combining to a “laughter-face gestalt” increased from 0% to 35%. These changes over age were all highly significant. Significance This research provides the first evidence of developmental progression from individual unrelated facial movements toward fetal facial gestalts. We propose that there is considerable potential of this method for assessing fetal development: Subsequent discrimination of normal and abnormal fetal facial development might identify health problems in utero. PMID:21904607

  4. [Craniofacial prostheses for facial defects].

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    Federspil, P A

    2010-06-01

    Craniofacial prostheses (or epitheses) are artificial substitutes for facial defects. Today, prostheses made of silicone are state-of-the-art. They may be fixed anatomically (to already existing structures), mechanically (to spectacle frames), chemically (using adhesives), or surgically (to osseointegrated titanium implants). With the existing extraoral implant systems, prostheses may be securely anchored to the bone regardless of size and location of the defect. The classic atraumatic surgical technique has remained an unchanged prerequisite for successful implantation by avoidance of any heat trauma to the bone. This review outlines the indications and contra-indications as well as advantages and disadvantages of craniofacial prostheses and their retention methods in various facial regions. It summarizes the basic principles of extraoral implantology in respect to implant positioning and the management of children and radiated patients.

  5. [Facial paralysis surgery. Current concepts].

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    Robla-Costales, David; Robla-Costales, Javier; Socolovsky, Mariano; di Masi, Gilda; Fernández, Javier; Campero, Álvaro

    2015-01-01

    Facial palsy is a relatively common condition, from which most cases recover spontaneously. However, each year, there are 127,000 new cases of irreversible facial paralysis. This condition causes aesthetic, functional and psychologically devastating effects in the patients who suffer it. Various reconstructive techniques have been described, but there is no consensus regarding their indication. While these techniques provide results that are not perfect, many of them give a very good aesthetic and functional result, promoting the psychological, social and labour reintegration of these patients. The aim of this article is to describe the indications for which each technique is used, their results and the ideal time when each one should be applied. Copyright © 2014 Sociedad Española de Neurocirugía. Published by Elsevier España. All rights reserved.

  6. Mapping and Manipulating Facial Expression

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    Theobald, Barry-John; Matthews, Iain; Mangini, Michael; Spies, Jeffrey R.; Brick, Timothy R.; Cohn, Jeffrey F.; Boker, Steven M.

    2009-01-01

    Non-verbal visual cues accompany speech to supplement the meaning of spoken words, signify emotional state, indicate position in discourse, and provide back-channel feedback. This visual information includes head movements, facial expressions and body gestures. In this paper we describe techniques for manipulating both verbal and non-verbal facial gestures in video sequences of people engaged in conversation. We are developing a system for use in psychological experiments, where the effects of manipulating individual components of non-verbal visual behaviour during live face-to-face conversation can be studied. In particular, the techniques we describe operate in real-time at video frame-rate and the manipulation can be applied so both participants in a conversation are kept blind to the experimental conditions. PMID:19624037

  7. Treatments for unwanted facial hair.

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    Shapiro, J; Lui, H

    Twenty-two percent of women in North America have unwanted facial hair, which can cause embarrassment and result in a significant emotional burden. Treatment options include plucking, waxing (including the sugar forms), depilatories, bleaching, shaving, electrolysis, laser, intense pulsed light (IPL), and eflornithine 13.9% cream (Vaniqa, Barrier Therapeutics in Canada and Shire Pharmaceuticals elsewhere). Eflornithine 13.9% cream is a topical treatment that does not remove the hairs, but acts to reduce the rate of growth and appears to be effective for unwanted facial hair on the mustache and chin area. Eflornithine 13.9% cream can be used in combination with other treatments such as lasers and IPL to give the patient the best chance for successful hair removal.

  8. Asymmetry of Facial Mimicry and Emotion Perception in Patients With Unilateral Facial Paralysis.

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    Korb, Sebastian; Wood, Adrienne; Banks, Caroline A; Agoulnik, Dasha; Hadlock, Tessa A; Niedenthal, Paula M

    2016-05-01

    The ability of patients with unilateral facial paralysis to recognize and appropriately judge facial expressions remains underexplored. To test the effects of unilateral facial paralysis on the recognition of and judgments about facial expressions of emotion and to evaluate the asymmetry of facial mimicry. Patients with left or right unilateral facial paralysis at a university facial plastic surgery unit completed 2 computer tasks involving video facial expression recognition. Side of facial paralysis was used as a between-participant factor. Facial function and symmetry were verified electronically with the eFACE facial function scale. Across 2 tasks, short videos were shown on which facial expressions of happiness and anger unfolded earlier on one side of the face or morphed into each other. Patients indicated the moment or side of change between facial expressions and judged their authenticity. Type, time, and accuracy of responses on a keyboard were analyzed. A total of 57 participants (36 women and 21 men) aged 20 to 76 years (mean age, 50.2 years) and with mild left or right unilateral facial paralysis were included in the study. Patients with right facial paralysis were faster (by about 150 milliseconds) and more accurate (mean number of errors, 1.9 vs 2.5) to detect expression onsets on the left side of the stimulus face, suggesting anatomical asymmetry of facial mimicry. Patients with left paralysis, however, showed more anomalous responses, which partly differed by emotion. The findings favor the hypothesis of an anatomical asymmetry of facial mimicry and suggest that patients with a left hemiparalysis could be more at risk of developing a cluster of disabilities and psychological conditions including emotion-recognition impairments. 3.

  9. Familial congenital peripheral facial paralysis

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    Portillo Vallenas, Roberto; Hospital Guillermo Almenara Irigoyen, EsSalud, Lima, Perú; Aldave, Raquel; Hospital Guillermo Almenara Irigoyen, EsSalud, Lima, Perú; Reyes, Juan; Hospital Guillermo Almenara Irigoyen, EsSalud, Lima, Perú; Castañeda, César; Hospital Guillermo Almenara Irigoyen, EsSalud, Lima, Perú; VERA, JOSÉ; Hospital Guillermo Almenara Irigoyen, Servicio de Neurología. Lima, Perú

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    Objective: To study 29 individuals belonging to four familiar generations in whom 9 cases of facial paralysis was found in 2 generations. Setting: Neurophysiology Service, Guillermo Almenara Irigoyen National Hospital. Material and Methods: Neurological exam and electrophysiologic (EMG and VCN), otorrhinolaryngologic, radiologic, electroencephalographic, dermatoglyphic and laboratory studies were performed in 7 of the 9 patients (5 men and 2 women). Results: One case of right peripheral facia...

  10. Patients' satisfaction with facial prostheses.

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    Wondergem, Marloes; Lieben, George; Bouman, Shirley; van den Brekel, Michiel W M; Lohuis, Peter J F M

    2016-05-01

    We assessed the "impact on wellbeing" and "satisfaction" of patients who had a facial prosthesis (of the ear, nose, or orbit) fitted in The Netherlands Cancer Institute. Patients had either an adhesive-retained or an implant-retained facial prosthesis between 1951 and 2011. We did a cross-sectional survey of 104 patients, then gave a questionnaire to the final study group of 71 (68%), a year or more later. All were satisfied with their prostheses (visual analogue scale (VAS): mean (SD) 8.1(1.5). The implant-retained group were the most satisfied (p=0.022), and the adhesive-retained group felt more self-conscious (p=0.013). Three-quarters of all patients said that the prosthesis was not painful and there were no problems with the way it functioned. A well-designed facial prosthesis has obvious benefits, but there were no appreciable differences between the two groups. Each patient must make a careful decision about which type of prosthesis to choose, taking into account the quality of their remaining tissue, the site of the defect, and their general health. Copyright © 2015 The British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  11. Facial Fracture-Associated Blindness.

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    Béogo, Rasmané; Coulibaly, Toua Antoine; Dolo, Mariam Traoré; Traoré, Ibraima; Ouattara, Balla; Diallo, Jean Wenceslas

    2018-02-12

    Yet uncommon, blindness is a potential associated injury of facial fractures. Epidemiology, mechanisms, fracture types, and outcome of facial fractures-associated blindness in a 10-year period are retrospectively reviewed. Out of 907 facial fractures patients, 10 had blindness, giving a frequency of 1.1%. There were 9 men and 1 woman whom age range was 6 to 59 years (mean: 31.2 years). Intentional injury patients were significantly the most at risk of blindness (P = 0.02). In all the patients, the fracture involved at least 1 of the orbit walls. Risk of blindness was significantly higher in naso-fronto-orbito-ethmoidal complex fractures (P = 0.03). The vision loss was recorded in 13 eyes (unilateral in 7 patients and bilateral in 3). Its predominant mechanism was a globe rupture or perforation, recorded in 8 eyes. A treatment with intention to improve the vision was attempted in 1 patient only. None of the patients had vision recovery. The findings of this study commend comprehensive ophthalmologic evaluation in any patient with an orbit wall fracture.

  12. Numerical modeling of facial aging.

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    Pitanguy, I; Pamplona, D; Weber, H I; Leta, F; Salgado, F; Radwanski, H N

    1998-07-01

    Facial aging is a biological phenomenon. Skin properties change with time, and gravity and facial expressions exert mechanical deformation. Knowledge of these alterations may suggest ways to reverse them by identifying the corresponding distortional forces. The aim of this study was to determine a pattern of change for parameters of the face during the aging process, based on the numerical fitting of measures from a sample of patients. The first aspect of this study was to define adequate facial parameters and means of measuring them. Subsequently, each parameter was defined individually, and these data were analyzed as a set. The sample for the research was restricted to a group of 40 white female patients with a history of limited exposure to the sun, with ages ranging from 25 to 65. The reason for choosing this sample was the availability of frontal pattern photographs at different ages. The parameters for each patient were measured at two different ages. A strong correlation was found between age and behavior of the parameters. This aging model can be verified qualitatively by comparing photographs of a patient with manipulated photographs simulating aging. The quantitative verification of the model was done through the comparison of the measured and the predicted parameters.

  13. Cultural Perspectives in Facial Allotransplantation

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    Tan, Pearlie W.W.; Patel, Ashish S.; Taub, Peter J.; Lampert, Joshua A.; Xipoleas, George; Santiago, Gabriel F.; Silver, Lester; Sheriff, Hemin O.; Lin, Tsan-Shiun; Cooter, Rodney; Diogo, Franco; Salazaard, Bruno; Kim, Byung Jun; Lee, Yoon Ho; Ogawa, Rei

    2012-01-01

    Facial allotransplantation is a clinical reality, proposed to provide improved functional and aesthetic outcomes to conventional methods of facial reconstruction. Multidisciplinary efforts are needed in addressing not just the surgical and immunological issues but the psychological and sociological aspects as well. In view of this, an international survey was designed and conducted to demonstrate that attitudes toward facial allotransplantation are highly influenced by cultural background. Of all countries surveyed, France had the highest percentage of respondents willing to donate their faces (59%) and Iraq had the lowest (19%). A higher percentage of respondents were willing to accepting a face transplant (68%) than donate their face after death (41%). Countries with a dominant Western population show greater percentages of willingness to accept a face transplant, as they exhibit more positive variables, that is, (1) acceptance of plastic surgery for disfigurement and for cosmetic reasons and (2) awareness to the world's first face transplant. Countries with a dominant Western population also show greater percentages of willingness to donate their faces after death, as they exhibit more positive variables, that is, (1) positive attitude to organ donation by being an organ donor themselves, (2) acceptance of plastic surgery if disfigured, and (3) awareness to the world's first face transplant. Although religion was sometimes cited as a reason for not donating their faces, data analysis has shown religion not to be a strong associating factor to willingness to donate a face after death. PMID:22977674

  14. Three-Dimensional Accuracy of Facial Scan for Facial Deformities in Clinics: A New Evaluation Method for Facial Scanner Accuracy

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    Zhao, Yi-jiao; Xiong, Yu-xue; Wang, Yong

    2017-01-01

    In this study, the practical accuracy (PA) of optical facial scanners for facial deformity patients in oral clinic was evaluated. Ten patients with a variety of facial deformities from oral clinical were included in the study. For each patient, a three-dimensional (3D) face model was acquired, via a high-accuracy industrial ?line-laser? scanner (Faro), as the reference model and two test models were obtained, via a ?stereophotography? (3dMD) and a ?structured light? facial scanner (FaceScan) ...

  15. Three-Dimensional Accuracy of Facial Scan for Facial Deformities in Clinics: A New Evaluation Method for Facial Scanner Accuracy.

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    Zhao, Yi-Jiao; Xiong, Yu-Xue; Wang, Yong

    2017-01-01

    In this study, the practical accuracy (PA) of optical facial scanners for facial deformity patients in oral clinic was evaluated. Ten patients with a variety of facial deformities from oral clinical were included in the study. For each patient, a three-dimensional (3D) face model was acquired, via a high-accuracy industrial "line-laser" scanner (Faro), as the reference model and two test models were obtained, via a "stereophotography" (3dMD) and a "structured light" facial scanner (FaceScan) separately. Registration based on the iterative closest point (ICP) algorithm was executed to overlap the test models to reference models, and "3D error" as a new measurement indicator calculated by reverse engineering software (Geomagic Studio) was used to evaluate the 3D global and partial (upper, middle, and lower parts of face) PA of each facial scanner. The respective 3D accuracy of stereophotography and structured light facial scanners obtained for facial deformities was 0.58±0.11 mm and 0.57±0.07 mm. The 3D accuracy of different facial partitions was inconsistent; the middle face had the best performance. Although the PA of two facial scanners was lower than their nominal accuracy (NA), they all met the requirement for oral clinic use.

  16. Utilização de ácidos graxos essenciais no tratamento de feridas La utilización de ácidos grasos esenciales en el tratamiento de heridas The use of essential fatty acids in the treatments of wounds

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    Andreza Cano Manhezi

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available O uso de ácidos graxos essenciais (AGE no tratamento de feridas, embora largamente difundido no Brasil, é controverso. Esta pesquisa objetivou identificar e analisar as evidências científicas disponíveis para a utilização do AGE no tratamento de feridas. Trata-se de estudo descritivo, realizado por meio de revisão sistemática da literatura, nas bases de dados da Biblioteca Virtual de Saúde e da PubMed, de 1970 a 2006. Foram inicialmente identificadas 503 referências. Após os testes de relevância I e II foram incluídos na análise 11 artigos, que mostram evidências de recomendação nível II e III para o uso de AGE em queimaduras e mediastinite, entre outros. A maioria dos estudos ainda se refere a uso em animais. Publicações relevantes ainda são escassas.La utilización de ácidos grasos, esenciales (AGE en el tratamiento de heridas, a pesar de ser extensamente difundido en el Brasil, todavía causa controversias. Esta investigación tuvo como objetivo identificar y analizar las evidencias científicas disponibles para la utilización de los AGE en el tratamiento de heridas. Se trata de un estudio descriptivo, realizado a través de una revisión sistemática de la literatura, en las bases de datos de la Biblioteca Virtual de Salud y de la PubMed, de 1970 a 2006. Inicialmente fueron identificadas 503 referencias. Después de las pruebas de relevancia I y II fueron incluidos en el análisis 11 artículos, que muestran evidencias de recomendación nivel II y III para el uso de los AGE en quemaduras, mediastinitis, entre otras. La mayoría de los estudios todavía se refieren, al uso en animales. Publicaciones relevantes aún son escasas.In spite of being widely spread throughout Brazil, the use of essential fatty acids (EFA for wound healing is controversial. This study aimed at identifying and analyzing the available scientific evidence for EFA to be used in the treatment of wounds. This is a descriptive study, carried out

  17. Magnetic resonance imaging of facial muscles

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    Farrugia, M.E. [Department of Clinical Neurology, University of Oxford, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford (United Kingdom)], E-mail: m.e.farrugia@doctors.org.uk; Bydder, G.M. [Department of Radiology, University of California, San Diego, CA 92103-8226 (United States); Francis, J.M.; Robson, M.D. [OCMR, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Oxford, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford (United Kingdom)

    2007-11-15

    Facial and tongue muscles are commonly involved in patients with neuromuscular disorders. However, these muscles are not as easily accessible for biopsy and pathological examination as limb muscles. We have previously investigated myasthenia gravis patients with MuSK antibodies for facial and tongue muscle atrophy using different magnetic resonance imaging sequences, including ultrashort echo time techniques and image analysis tools that allowed us to obtain quantitative assessments of facial muscles. This imaging study had shown that facial muscle measurement is possible and that useful information can be obtained using a quantitative approach. In this paper we aim to review in detail the methods that we applied to our study, to enable clinicians to study these muscles within the domain of neuromuscular disease, oncological or head and neck specialties. Quantitative assessment of the facial musculature may be of value in improving the understanding of pathological processes occurring within facial muscles in certain neuromuscular disorders.

  18. Objective facial photograph analysis using imaging software.

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    Pham, Annette M; Tollefson, Travis T

    2010-05-01

    Facial analysis is an integral part of the surgical planning process. Clinical photography has long been an invaluable tool in the surgeon's practice not only for accurate facial analysis but also for enhancing communication between the patient and surgeon, for evaluating postoperative results, for medicolegal documentation, and for educational and teaching opportunities. From 35-mm slide film to the digital technology of today, clinical photography has benefited greatly from technological advances. With the development of computer imaging software, objective facial analysis becomes easier to perform and less time consuming. Thus, while the original purpose of facial analysis remains the same, the process becomes much more efficient and allows for some objectivity. Although clinical judgment and artistry of technique is never compromised, the ability to perform objective facial photograph analysis using imaging software may become the standard in facial plastic surgery practices in the future. Copyright 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  19. Gamer's Facial Cloning for Online Interactive Games

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    Abdul Sattar

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Virtual illustration of a human face is essential to enhance the mutual interaction in a cyber community. In this paper we propose a solution to solve two bottlenecks in facial analysis and synthesis for an interactive system of human face cloning for non-expert users of computer games. Tactical maneuvers of the gamer make single camera acquisition system unsuitable to analyze and track the face due to its large lateral movements. For an improved facial analysis system, we propose to acquire the facial images from multiple cameras and analyze them by multiobjective 2.5D Active Appearance Model (MOAAM. Facial morphological dissimilarities between a human face and an avatar make the facial synthesis quite complex. To successfully clone or retarget the gamer facial expressions and gestures on to an avatar, we introduce a simple mathematical link between their appearances. Results obtained validate the efficiency, accuracy and robustness achieved.

  20. Síndrome de dolor facial

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    DR. F. Eugenio Tenhamm

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available El dolor o algia facial constituye un síndrome doloroso de las estructuras cráneo faciales bajo el cual se agrupan un gran número de enfermedades. La mejor manera de abordar el diagnóstico diferencial de las entidades que causan el dolor facial es usando un algoritmo que identifica cuatro síndromes dolorosos principales que son: las neuralgias faciales, los dolores faciales con síntomas y signos neurológicos, las cefaleas autonómicas trigeminales y los dolores faciales sin síntomas ni signos neurológicos. Una evaluación clínica detallada de los pacientes, permite una aproximación etiológica lo que orienta el estudio diagnóstico y permite ofrecer una terapia específica a la mayoría de los casos

  1. Current Applications of Facial Volumization with Fillers.

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    Wilson, Anthony J; Taglienti, Anthony J; Chang, Catherine S; Low, David W; Percec, Ivona

    2016-05-01

    After reading this article and watching the accompanying videos, the participant should be able to: 1. Assess patients seeking facial volumization and correlate volume deficiencies anatomically. 2. Identify appropriate fillers based on rheologic properties and anatomical needs. 3. Recognize poor candidates for facial volumization. 4. Recognize and treat filler-related side effects and complications. Facial volumization is widely applied for minimally invasive facial rejuvenation both as a solitary means and in conjunction with surgical correction. Appropriate facial volumization is dependent on patient characteristics, consistent longitudinal anatomical changes, and qualities of fillers available. In this article, anatomical changes seen with aging are illustrated, appropriate techniques for facial volumization are described in the setting of correct filler selection, and potential complications are addressed.

  2. Facial Baroparesis Caused by Scuba Diving

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    Kamide, Daisuke; Matsunobu, Takeshi; Shiotani, Akihiro

    2012-01-01

    Middle ear barotrauma is one of the common complications of SCUBA diving representing acute otalgia, hearing loss, and bleeding. But occurrence of facial palsy is rare. Here we report a case of a 30-year-old navy diver suffered middle ear barotrauma with transient facial palsy after SCUBA diving. He felt difficulty in equalizing the pressure in middle ear with Valsalva maneuver during diving, and suffered right facial palsy and aural fullness after diving. Clinical examination showed remarkable bulging of the right tympanic membrane and right facial palsy without other neurological findings. But facial palsy was disappeared immediately after myringotomy. We considered that the etiology of this case was neuropraxia of facial nerve in middle ear caused by over pressure of middle ear. PMID:22953110

  3. Sustitutos cutáneos desarrollados por ingeniería de tejidos = Skin substitutes developed by tissue engineering

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    Arenas Gómez, Claudia Marcela

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available La piel es un tejido complejo vulnerable a procesos que alteran su estructura, integridad y funcionalidad como, por ejemplo, quemaduras, heridas crónicas y diversas enfermedades congénitas. Los avances tecnológicos en la fabricación de biomateriales y en el cultivo de células han permitido la producción de sustitutos cutáneos que han sido una alternativa terapéutica para algunas de estas complicaciones. Esta revisión pretende actualizar los aspectos generales, composición, perspectivas futuras y de aplicación de los principales sustitutos cutáneos que se ofrecen actualmente en el mercado internacional. Igualmente, presentará algunas experiencias del Grupo de Ingeniería de Tejidos y Terapias Celulares (GITTC de la Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad de Antioquia.

  4. Avaliação dos fatores determinantes da estética do perfil facial

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    Sílvia Augusta Braga Reis; Jorge Abrão; Cristiane Aparecida de Assis Claro; Leopoldino Capelozza Filho

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    OBJETIVO: avaliar a influência da idade, do sexo, da relação oclusal sagital, do Padrão Facial e de 8 medidas do perfil facial sobre a estética do perfil. MÉTODOS: foram utilizadas tabelas de contingência, o Teste Qui-quadrado e o coeficiente de Cramér para avaliar a possível associação entre a nota dada por 32 avaliadores (14 ortodontistas, 12 leigos e 6 artistas) para a estética do perfil de 100 brasileiros - adultos, leucodermas, portadores de selamento labial passivo - e a idade, o sexo, ...

  5. Tratamiento de la fascitis necrosante por E. Coli mediante desbridamiento quirúrgico y terapia Vac®, a propósito de un caso

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    Full Text Available La fascitis necrosante es una rara infección de tejidos blandos con una alta tasa de morbi-mortalidad. Presentamos el caso de una paciente de 44 años diagnosticada de fascitis necrosante por E. coli en el contexto clínico de inmunosupresión por trasplante renal. Logramos un tratamiento exitoso mediante la asociación de desbridamiento quirúrgico, antibioticoterapia intravenosa y curas con terapia de presión negativa (VAC®, seguido de injertos autólogos de piel parcial. Remarcamos las ventajas clínicas de la terapia de presión negativa en el manejo y curación de heridas complejas.

  6. Prevalencia de úlceras por presión en Colombia: informe preliminar

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    Renata Virginia González-Consuegra

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    Full Text Available Antecedentes. Las úlceras por presión representan una complicación del cuidado de la salud que no debe ser atribuible exclusivamente al cuidado de enfermería. Deterioran la calidad de vida de los pacientes y su familia, aumentando los costos sociales y en salud. En Colombia los indicadores epidemiológicos son escasos. El estudio expone una visión preliminar de la situación de las úlceras por presión por regiones en el país. Objetivo. Establecer la prevalencia de las úlceras por presión a nivel nacional. Materiales y métodos. Estudio descriptivo, transversal, de prevalencia cruda de periodo que utiliza, como instrumento, una encuesta elaborada a partir de las directrices del Grupo Nacional para el Estudio y Asesoramiento de Úlceras por Presión y Heridas Crónicas. La encuesta fue diligenciada online por enfermeros entre septiembre y noviembre de 2013. Resultados. Se respondieron 111 encuestas, de 800 correos electrónicos enviados a enfermeros de todas las regiones de Colombia. Se encontró: el 68% de úlceras por presión en hombres, 64% en instituciones públicas, el 44% en el primer nivel, el 65% de la información proviene de personas afiliadas al régimen subsidiado de Salud. La causa principal en el 98% de los casos es la presión, seguido por cizalla, humedad e incontinencia. Se destaca el desconocimiento de los ácidos grasos hiperoxigenados y el escaso uso de superficies especiales para el manejo de la presión; el 43% no utiliza escalas para medir el riesgo. Conclusiones. Estos resultados son el preámbulo de una investigación nacional que permita establecer indicadores propios, encaminados a estrategias de prevención reales.

  7. Influence of gravity upon some facial signs.

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    Flament, F; Bazin, R; Piot, B

    2015-06-01

    Facial clinical signs and their integration are the basis of perception than others could have from ourselves, noticeably the age they imagine we are. Facial modifications in motion and their objective measurements before and after application of skin regimen are essential to go further in evaluation capacities to describe efficacy in facial dynamics. Quantification of facial modifications vis à vis gravity will allow us to answer about 'control' of facial shape in daily activities. Standardized photographs of the faces of 30 Caucasian female subjects of various ages (24-73 year) were successively taken at upright and supine positions within a short time interval. All these pictures were therefore reframed - any bias due to facial features was avoided when evaluating one single sign - for clinical quotation by trained experts of several facial signs regarding published standardized photographic scales. For all subjects, the supine position increased facial width but not height, giving a more fuller appearance to the face. More importantly, the supine position changed the severity of facial ageing features (e.g. wrinkles) compared to an upright position and whether these features were attenuated or exacerbated depended on their facial location. Supine station mostly modifies signs of the lower half of the face whereas those of the upper half appear unchanged or slightly accentuated. These changes appear much more marked in the older groups, where some deep labial folds almost vanish. These alterations decreased the perceived ages of the subjects by an average of 3.8 years. Although preliminary, this study suggests that a 90° rotation of the facial skin vis à vis gravity induces rapid rearrangements among which changes in tensional forces within and across the face, motility of interstitial free water among underlying skin tissue and/or alterations of facial Langer lines, likely play a significant role. © 2015 Society of Cosmetic Scientists and the Société Fran

  8. Forensic procedures for facial-composite construction

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    Fodarella, Cristina; Kuivaniemi-Smith, Heidi; Gawrylowicz, Julie; Frowd, Charlie

    2015-01-01

    Purpose – The paper provides a detailed description of standard procedures for constructing facial composites. These procedures are relevant to forensic practice and are contained in the technical papers of this special issue; the purpose of this paper is also to provide an expanding reference of procedures for future research on facial composites and facial-composite systems. \\ud Design/methodology/approach – A detailed account is given of the interaction between practitioner and witness for...

  9. Analysis of Facial Expression by Taste Stimulation

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    Tobitani, Kensuke; Kato, Kunihito; Yamamoto, Kazuhiko

    In this study, we focused on the basic taste stimulation for the analysis of real facial expressions. We considered that the expressions caused by taste stimulation were unaffected by individuality or emotion, that is, such expressions were involuntary. We analyzed the movement of facial muscles by taste stimulation and compared real expressions with artificial expressions. From the result, we identified an obvious difference between real and artificial expressions. Thus, our method would be a new approach for facial expression recognition.

  10. The Science and Theory behind Facial Aging

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    Jordan P. Farkas, MD; Joel E. Pessa, MD; Bradley Hubbard, MD; Rod J. Rohrich, MD, FACS

    2013-01-01

    Summary: The etiology of age-related facial changes has many layers. Multiple theories have been presented over the past 50–100 years with an evolution of understanding regarding facial changes related to skin, soft tissue, muscle, and bone. This special topic will provide an overview of the current literature and evidence and theories of facial changes of the skeleton, soft tissues, and skin over time.

  11. Postirradiation periocular granuloma faciale associated with uveitis.

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    Nayak, Natasha V; Frohman, Larry P; Lambert, William C; Langer, Paul D

    2014-01-01

    Granuloma faciale is a rare dermatopathologic condition that presents as brown-red plaques, nodules, or papules primarily on the face, with the potential for extrafacial and mucous membrane involvement. A case of an 83-year-old woman with periocular granuloma faciale accompanied by a marked anterior uveitis is presented; an association of periocular granuloma faciale with anterior uveitis has not been previously reported.

  12. What do facial expressions of emotion express in young children? The relationship between facial display and EMG measures

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    Michela Balconi; Giovanni Lecci; Verdiana Trapletti

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    The present paper explored the relationship between emotional facial response and electromyographic modulation in children when they observe facial expression of emotions. Facial responsiveness (evaluated by arousal and valence ratings) and psychophysiological correlates (facial electromyography, EMG) were analyzed when children looked at six facial expressions of emotions (happiness, anger, fear, sadness, surprise and disgust). About EMG measure, corrugator and zygomatic muscle activity was ...

  13. Facial expression (mood) recognition from facial images using committee neural networks

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    Kulkarni, Saket S; Reddy, Narender P; Hariharan, SI

    2009-01-01

    Abstract Background Facial expressions are important in facilitating human communication and interactions. Also, they are used as an important tool in behavioural studies and in medical rehabilitation. Facial image based mood detection techniques may provide a fast and practical approach for non-invasive mood detection. The purpose of the present study was to develop an intelligent system for facial image based expression classification using committee neural networks. Methods Several facial ...

  14. Management of combat-related facial injuries.

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    Mardassi, Ali; Turki, Senda; Mbarek, Hajer; Hachicha, Amani; Chebbi, Ghassen; Benzarti, Sonia; Abouda, Maher

    2016-12-01

    Combat-related facial injuries involve various lesions of the mouth, the eye sockets and the facial bones. The goal of this study is to precise the particularities of these affections and their therapeutic management. A retrospective study was performed about 56 cases of combat-related facial injuries over a period of 5 years (2010 - 2014). Our study included 56 male patients with an average age of 29 years (20-37). The trauma occurred during a real security intervention in all the cases. It was isolated in 18 cases and associated to other lesions in 38 cases. Clinical examination revealed facial edema (57%), facial cuts and lacerations (74%), broken teeth (14%), nasal deformation (26%), skin defect (16%) and periorbital ecchymosis (32%). The diagnosis retained after clinical examination and imaging exams were:  fractures of the mandible (34 cases), of the eye sockets (18 cases), of the nasal bones (15 cases), parotid gland injury (5 cases) and facial arterial injuries in (24 cases). The treatment was surgical in all the cases: stabilization of fractured segments (43 cases), suture of facial and vascular lacerations (51 cases), reduction of nasal fractures (15 cases), and reposition of teeth dislocations (35 cases). The evolution was good in 34 cases. The functional sequelae noted were ophthalmic (7 cases), dental abnormal occlusions (11 cases), residual trismus (4 cases) and facial palsy in 2 cases. Combat related facial injuries must be diagnosed and treated early to prevent the functional and, sometimes, life-threatening damages dues to those lesions.

  15. Periocular Reconstruction in Patients with Facial Paralysis.

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    Joseph, Shannon S; Joseph, Andrew W; Douglas, Raymond S; Massry, Guy G

    2016-04-01

    Facial paralysis can result in serious ocular consequences. All patients with orbicularis oculi weakness in the setting of facial nerve injury should undergo a thorough ophthalmologic evaluation. The main goal of management in these patients is to protect the ocular surface and preserve visual function. Patients with expected recovery of facial nerve function may only require temporary and conservative measures to protect the ocular surface. Patients with prolonged or unlikely recovery of facial nerve function benefit from surgical rehabilitation of the periorbital complex. Current reconstructive procedures are most commonly intended to improve coverage of the eye but cannot restore blink. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  16. The aesthetic unit principle of facial aging.

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    Tan, Susan L; Brandt, Michael G; Yeung, Jeffrey C; Doyle, Philip C; Moore, Corey C

    2015-01-01

    In youth, facial aesthetic units flow together without perceptible division. The face appears as a single dynamic structure with a smooth contour and very little if any shadowing between different anatomical regions. As one ages, facial aesthetic units slowly become distinct. This process may be a consequence of differences in skin thickness, composition of subcutaneous tissue, contour of the facial skeleton, and location of facial ligaments. Although the impact of aesthetic unit separation is clinically apparent, its fundamental role in perceived facial aging has not yet been defined empirically. To evaluate and define the effect of aesthetic unit separation on facial aging and to empirically validate the rationale for the blending of aesthetic units as a principle for facial rejuvenation. We prepared the photographs of 7 women for experimental evaluation of the presence or absence of facial aesthetic unit separation. Photographic stimuli were then presented to 24 naive observers in a blinded paired comparison. For each stimulus pair, observers were asked to select the facial photograph that they considered to be more youthful in appearance. Each stimulus was compared with all others. We calculated a preference score for the total number of times any photograph was chosen to be more youthful compared with all others. Paired t tests were used to compare the preference scores between the facial stimuli with and without aesthetic unit separation. We generated 4032 responses for analysis. Photographs without facial aesthetic unit separation were consistently judged to be more youthful than their aged original or modified counterparts, with mean preference scores of 0.66 and 0.33, respectively (P ≤ .047). When we selected the paired stimulus that directly compared one photograph with aesthetic unit separation with another with blended aesthetic units (2015 pairs), observers indicated that the photograph with the blended aesthetic unit was younger 95% of the time

  17. Characterization of facial paresis in hemifacial microsomia.

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    Cline, Jay M; Hicks, Katherine E; Patel, Krishna G

    2014-02-01

    To provide an overview of the incidence, characteristics, and proposed etiologic mechanisms of facial paresis in patients with manifestations of hemifacial microsomia. PubMed database for English-language studies with no date restrictions. A comprehensive literature review was performed identifying all studies that discussed incidence, characterization, or etiologic mechanisms for facial paresis in hemifacial microsomia/oculo-auriculo-vertebral spectrum. This review supports that the prevalence of facial weakness in the spectrum of hemifacial microsomia/oculo-auriculo-vertebral spectrum ranges from 10% to 45%. Most of these patients have involvement of all facial nerve branches or lower branches only. The most commonly involved single nerve branch has yet to be described. The 2 most common associated anomalies involve the mandible and auricle. Dysmorphogeneisis of the temporal bone and its effects on the facial nerve are most likely implicated in the cause of facial weakness. There is a wide variety of facial nerve presentations seen within oculo-auriculo-vertebral spectrum for which the exact etiologic mechanism is unclear. Through a better understanding of the presentation and etiology surrounding facial paresis in hemifacial microsomia, improved treatment options may be offered in the management of the facial weakness.

  18. The Relationships between Processing Facial Identity, Emotional Expression, Facial Speech, and Gaze Direction during Development

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    Spangler, Sibylle M.; Schwarzer, Gudrun; Korell, Monika; Maier-Karius, Johanna

    2010-01-01

    Four experiments were conducted with 5- to 11-year-olds and adults to investigate whether facial identity, facial speech, emotional expression, and gaze direction are processed independently of or in interaction with one another. In a computer-based, speeded sorting task, participants sorted faces according to facial identity while disregarding…

  19. Vascularization of the facial bones by the facial artery: implications for full face allotransplantation.

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    Gharb, Bahar Bassiri; Rampazzo, Antonio; Kutz, Joseph E; Bright, Linda; Doumit, Gaby; Harter, Thomas B

    2014-05-01

    The maxillary artery is recognized as the main vascular supply of the facial bones; nonetheless, clinical evidence supports a codominant role for the facial artery. This study explores the extent of the facial skeleton within a facial allograft that can be harvested based on the facial artery. Twenty-three cadaver heads were used in this study. In 12 heads, the facial, superficial temporal, and maxillary arteries were injected. In one head, facial artery angiography was performed. Ten facial allografts were raised. The soft tissues were dissected to show the arterial anastomotic connections. Radiographs and computed tomographic scans were obtained. Constant anastomosis between the facial, inferior alveolar, and infraorbital arteries at the mental and infraorbital foramina were found. The facial artery vascularized the homolateral mandibular symphysis, body, and ramus. The condylar and coronoid processes were vascularized in 67 percent of the allografts. The homolateral maxilla was contrasted in all allografts. The alveolar and palatine processes contained the contrast in 83 percent of specimens. The maxillary process of the zygomatic bone was perfused in all allografts, followed by the body, frontal (83 percent), and temporal processes (67 percent). The nasal lateral wall and septum were vascularized in 83 percent of the allografts. The medial and lateral orbital walls and the orbital floor were stained in all specimens. The zygomatic process of the temporal bone was the least perfused bone. A composite allograft containing 90 to 95 percent of the facial bones can be based on bilateral facial arteries.

  20. Effects of Objective 3-Dimensional Measures of Facial Shape and Symmetry on Perceptions of Facial Attractiveness.

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    Hatch, Cory D; Wehby, George L; Nidey, Nichole L; Moreno Uribe, Lina M

    2017-09-01

    Meeting patient desires for enhanced facial esthetics requires that providers have standardized and objective methods to measure esthetics. The authors evaluated the effects of objective 3-dimensional (3D) facial shape and asymmetry measurements derived from 3D facial images on perceptions of facial attractiveness. The 3D facial images of 313 adults in Iowa were digitized with 32 landmarks, and objective 3D facial measurements capturing symmetric and asymmetric components of shape variation, centroid size, and fluctuating asymmetry were obtained from the 3D coordinate data using geo-morphometric analyses. Frontal and profile images of study participants were rated for facial attractiveness by 10 volunteers (5 women and 5 men) on a 5-point Likert scale and a visual analog scale. Multivariate regression was used to identify the effects of the objective 3D facial measurements on attractiveness ratings. Several objective 3D facial measurements had marked effects on attractiveness ratings. Shorter facial heights with protrusive chins, midface retrusion, faces with protrusive noses and thin lips, flat mandibular planes with deep labiomental folds, any cants of the lip commissures and floor of the nose, larger faces overall, and increased fluctuating asymmetry were rated as significantly (P attractive. Perceptions of facial attractiveness can be explained by specific 3D measurements of facial shapes and fluctuating asymmetry, which have important implications for clinical practice and research. Copyright © 2017 American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  1. Bupivacaína com excesso enantiomérico (S75-R25 a 0,5%, bupivacaína racêmica a 0,5% e lidocaína a 2% no bloqueio do nervo facial pela técnica de O'Brien: estudo comparativo Bupivacaína con exceso enantiomérico (S75-R25 a 0,5%, bupivacaína racémica a 0,5% y lidocaína a 2% en el bloqueo del nervio facial por la técnica de O'Brien: estudio comparativo 0.5% enantiomeric excess bupivacaine (S75-R25, 0.5% racemic bupivacaine, and 2%lidocaine for facial nerve block by the O'Brien technique: a comparative study

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    Luis Henrique Cangiani

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    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: Mistura de enantiômeros da bupivacaína em diferentes formulações, S75-R25 ou S90-R10, foi proposta objetivando menor cardiotoxicidade e bloqueio motor satisfatório. O objetivo deste estudo foi comparar o tempo de instalação e o grau de bloqueio motor utilizando a bupivacaína com excesso enantiomérico de 50% (S75-R25 a 0,5%, a bupivacaína racêmica a 0,5% e a lidocaína a 2% no bloqueio do nervo facial pela técnica de O'Brien. MÉTODO: Participaram do estudo 45 pacientes, com idade acima de 60 anos, programados para tratamento cirúrgico de catarata sob bloqueio retrobulbar, precedido pela acinesia de O'Brien. Os pacientes foram divididos de forma aleatória em três grupos de 15, de acordo com a solução anestésica empregada para o bloqueio do nervo facial: Grupo L (Lidocaína, Grupo B (Bupivacaína e Grupo M (S75-R25. Foram injetados 3 mL da solução. Foram verificados o tempo de instalação e o grau do bloqueio motor (Graus 1, 2 e 3 aos 15 segundos após a injeção e, sucessivamente, a cada 15 segundos até completar 180 segundos. RESULTADOS: As manifestações iniciais do bloqueio foram mais rápidas (15s no Grupo L do que nos Grupos B e M. Não houve diferença entre os Grupos B e M. Todos os pacientes do Grupo L apresentaram bloqueio motor Grau 3 em até 60 segundos, tempo menor do que aqueles observados nos Grupos B e M (120 e 135, respectivamente. Os grupos B e M tiveram comportamento semelhante ao longo do estudo, não havendo diferença estatística entre eles. Aos 180 segundos o bloqueio motor Grau 3 foi semelhante nos três grupos. CONCLUSÕES: A instalação do bloqueio motor e o grau máximo de bloqueio foram obtidos com mais rapidez com a lidocaína a 2%. O mesmo grau foi atingido pela bupivacaína racêmica e pela S75-R25, porém em tempo maior. Esses dois anestésicos apresentaram o mesmo comportamento com relação à latência e ao grau máximo do bloqueio motor, e ao término de 180

  2. American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

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    ... is the world's largest specialty association for facial plastic surgery. It represents more than 2,700 facial plastic ... the American Board of Otolaryngology , which includes facial plastic surgery. Others are certified in plastic surgery, ophthalmology, and ...

  3. Efectividad de la tecnología Safetac® en la disminución del dolor asociado a las heridas: un factor significativo en la demora de la cicatrización y en el incremento en los costes Effectiveness of Safetac® technology for reducing wound-related pain: a significant factor in delayed healing and increased treatment costs

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    Richard White

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    Full Text Available El dolor es una experiencia común en las personas con heridas tanto agudas como crónicas. El dolor relacionado con las heridas puede ser intenso, afectar adversamente al funcionamiento físico, prolongar el tiempo de cicatrización, causar aflicción psicológica y reducir la calidad de vida del paciente. Los procedimientos de cambio de apósitos son, a menudo, el aspecto más doloroso del cuidado de las heridas. Se sabe que el cambio de algunos apósitos adhesivos y secos causa traumatismo y dolor. La prevención/minimización de estos efectos debería ser un objetivo clave en la provisión del cuidado de las heridas, si bien no lo es siempre. Muchos clínicos parecen ignorar todavía el dolor relacionado con las heridas, el efecto perjudicial que puede tener en la cicatrización y los remedios disponibles. Además, existen también serias implicaciones en relación con el coste que deben considerarse.Pain is a common experience for people with both acute and chronic wounds. Wound-related pain can be intense, adversely affect physical functioning, prolong the time to healing, cause psychological distress and reduce patient quality of life. Dressing change procedures are often the most painful aspect of wound care. The removal of some adhesive dressings and dry dressings are known to cause trauma and pain. The prevention / minimisation of these unwanted effects should be a key objective in the provision of wound care, but this is not always so. Many clinicians remain unaware of wound-related pain, the detrimental effect that it can have on healing, and the available remedies. There are also significant cost implications to consider.

  4. Slowing down Presentation of Facial Movements and Vocal Sounds Enhances Facial Expression Recognition and Induces Facial-Vocal Imitation in Children with Autism

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    Tardif, Carole; Laine, France; Rodriguez, Melissa; Gepner, Bruno

    2007-01-01

    This study examined the effects of slowing down presentation of facial expressions and their corresponding vocal sounds on facial expression recognition and facial and/or vocal imitation in children with autism. Twelve autistic children and twenty-four normal control children were presented with emotional and non-emotional facial expressions on…

  5. Uso de concentrados autólogos de plaquetas como tratamiento de una fractura escapular y una lesión del plexo braquial producidas por un disparo en un caballo Use of autologous platelet concentrates as treatment for a scapular fracture and brachial plexus nerve injury produced by a gunshot in a horse

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    C López; JU Carmona; I Samudio

    2010-01-01

    Las heridas de bala han sido escasamente descritas en caballos. Los disparos a corta distancia suelen producir daños en tejidos blandos y fracturas conminutas. Un caso de una fractura conminuta del cuello de la escápula con lesión aguda del plexo braquial producida por una bala de 9 mm en un semental de seis años de edad es descrito. El paciente fue tratado con éxito mediante la combinación de desbridamiento quirúrgico de la región afectada e inyección local de varias dosis de concentrados au...

  6. Association Among Facial Paralysis, Depression, and Quality of Life in Facial Plastic Surgery Patients.

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    Nellis, Jason C; Ishii, Masaru; Byrne, Patrick J; Boahene, Kofi D O; Dey, Jacob K; Ishii, Lisa E

    2017-05-01

    Though anecdotally linked, few studies have investigated the impact of facial paralysis on depression and quality of life (QOL). To measure the association between depression, QOL, and facial paralysis in patients seeking treatment at a facial plastic surgery clinic. Data were prospectively collected for patients with all-cause facial paralysis and control patients initially presenting to a facial plastic surgery clinic from 2013 to 2015. The control group included a heterogeneous patient population presenting to facial plastic surgery clinic for evaluation. Patients who had prior facial reanimation surgery or missing demographic and psychometric data were excluded from analysis. Demographics, facial paralysis etiology, facial paralysis severity (graded on the House-Brackmann scale), Beck depression inventory, and QOL scores in both groups were examined. Potential confounders, including self-reported attractiveness and mood, were collected and analyzed. Self-reported scores were measured using a 0 to 100 visual analog scale. There was a total of 263 patients (mean age, 48.8 years; 66.9% were female) were analyzed. There were 175 control patients and 88 patients with facial paralysis. Sex distributions were not significantly different between the facial paralysis and control groups. Patients with facial paralysis had significantly higher depression, lower self-reported attractiveness, lower mood, and lower QOL scores. Overall, 37 patients with facial paralysis (42.1%) screened positive for depression, with the greatest likelihood in patients with House-Brackmann grade 3 or greater (odds ratio, 10.8; 95% CI, 5.13-22.75) compared with 13 control patients (8.1%) (P facial paralysis and female sex were significantly associated with higher depression scores (constant, 2.08 [95% CI, 0.77-3.39]; facial paralysis effect, 5.98 [95% CI, 4.38-7.58]; female effect, 1.95 [95% CI, 0.65-3.25]). Facial paralysis was associated with lower QOL scores (constant, 81.62 [95% CI, 78

  7. Black peel in facial dermatoses.

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    Elghblawi, Ebtisam

    2017-08-22

    Melasma (facial dermatoses) is an acquired chronic disorder of hyperpigmentation over sun exposed parts and continues to be a therapeutic challenge due to the presence of melanin at varying depths in the epidermis and dermis, and many researchers are working hard to find a solution. The main culprit to remain is direct sun exposure, with other factors like drugs, genetic predisposition, thyroid abnormalities, pregnancy, phototoxic and photoallergic cosmetics. Melasma continues to have a remarkable impact on the well-being of affected patients causing deep psychological and social anguish, and with the expansion of cosmetic dermatology globally, treatments that are successful against skin diseases and boost beauty without prolonged recovery periods, or exposing patients to the risks of surgery, are increasingly recognised and acknowledged. Many clinicians have used various peeling in facial acne, scarring, and hyperpigmentations, and there have been no well-controlled studies comparing them with other conventional agents. a unique case of facial hyperpigmentation in a black female who presented seeking help which can be attributed to increased aesthetic awareness among people nowadays. A single session of black peel several passes was performed and the lady noted a lightening effect in the following weeks. The aim of this paper is to improve, advance and expand our understanding and the knowledge beyond what is already known to wider colleagues, to impact society at large and to disseminate the findings to wider audiences. Also, the objective of the present paper is to examine the different effect of black peel in the treatment of facial dermatoses, and it gives realistic tips on performing black peeling safely and effectively in ethnic skin groups. This is meant to shed light on some ways for clinical handling and improving our understanding scientifically and educationally. It is the first original case report of interest in the existing literature for the best of

  8. Granuloma faciale with extrafacial lesions.

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    Rossiello, Luigi; Palla, Marco; Aiello, Francesco Saviero; Baroni, Adone; Satriano, Rocco Alfredo

    2007-01-01

    A 35-year-old man presented with a 7-year history of gradually enlarging plaques on his face and trunk. The first lesions had developed on both sides of the forehead and the left cheekbone (Figure 1). Four years later similar lesions appeared on his neck and back. He presented a histologic report of a biopsy specimen from a facial plaque performed 5 years earlier that was diagnostic for granuloma faciale. He had different treatments such as topical steroids and cryotherapy without improvement. The appearance of new lesions on his trunk and the gradual enlarging of the old lesions convinced the patient to seek further treatment. Physical examination revealed dusky, violaceous plaques and papules, 0.5 to 2 cm, well-circumscribed, slightly elevated, and located on the face and trunk, with mild pruritus (Figure 1 and Figure 2). Laboratory investigations, including complete blood cell count, VDRL test, antinuclear antibody test, biochemical parameters, and chest x-ray, did not reveal any abnormalities. A skin biopsy taken from the upper part of the back showed similar features to the facial lesion, detected 5 years before, revealing a dense, polymorphous infiltrate involving mid and deep dermis and displaying a diffuse and perivascular pattern (Figure 3A). A narrow grenz zone of normal collagen was consistently observed between dermal infiltrate and epidermis as well as around the pilosebaceous follicles (Figure 3A). The infiltrate mainly consisted of eosinophils and lymphocytes, but neutrophils (often displaying leukocytoclasis), macrophages, and plasma cells were also present (Figures 3B, 3C). Some mast cells were also identified by staining with toluidine blue (Figure 3D). Perivascular infiltrates were often seen, sometimes penetrating vessel walls and in association with leukocytoclasis. Hyalinization of vessel walls, extravasation of red blood cells around capillaries, and nuclear dust were also noted. The epidermis did not show any remarkable change except for

  9. Granuloma faciale -- an unusual presentation.

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    Mashood, Asher Ahmed

    2006-04-01

    Granuloma faciale is a rare skin disorder, characterized by asymptomatic cutaneous nodules on the face without any systemic manifestations. The disorder mainly affects middle-aged Caucasian males. One such case occurring in a young unmarried lady of "Pathan" descent is presented here. The presentation was unusual due to the history of frequent swelling, redness and heat in her nodules without any known stimuli and spontaneous regression of the nodules to the original size in a few hours. The patient was treated with a combination of cryotherapy and intralesional corticosteroids with excellent results.

  10. Facial image identification using Photomodeler

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    Lynnerup, Niels; Andersen, Marie; Lauritsen, Helle Petri

    2003-01-01

    consist of many images of the same person taken from different angles. We wanted to see if it was possible to combine such a suite of images in useful 3-D renderings of facial proportions.Fifteen male adults were photographed from four different angles. Based on these photographs, a 3-D wireframe model...... was produced by Photomodeler. The wireframe models were then rotated to full lateral and frontal views, and compared to like sets of photographs of the subjects. In blind trials, 9/15 of the wireframe models were assigned to the correct sets of photographs. In five/15 cases, the wireframe models were assigned...

  11. Aspectos indicativos de envelhecimento facial precoce em respiradores orais adultos

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    Oliveira, Aline Cabral de; Anjos, César Antônio Lira dos; Silva, Érika Henriques de Araújo Alves da; Menezes, Pedro de Lemos

    2007-01-01

    TEMA: envelhecimento facial precoce em respiradores orais adultos. OBJETIVO: verificar a presença de aspectos indicativos de envelhecimento facial precoce e caracterizar morfometricamente as medidas...

  12. Situación actual sobre el manejo de heridas agudas y crónicas en España: Estudio ATENEA Actual situation about acute and chronic wounds in Spain: ATENEA study

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    Paz Beaskoetxea Gómez

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Las heridas son un problema de salud que afecta a una amplia población de todas las edades y que requieren diferentes intervenciones para asegurar un cuidado óptimo de los pacientes que las presentan. Esta es una encuesta transversal de ámbito nacional dirigida a profesionales de enfermería realizada durante el periodo septiembre 2011-enero 2012. Los profesionales que respondieron a la encuesta son enfermeros/as que trabajan en hospitales, centros de atención primaria u otros centros asistenciales. La encuesta, con un total de 26 ítems, presenta tres grandes secciones: 1. Datos socio demográficos y filiación; 2. Formación recibida en el cuidado y tratamiento de heridas; 3. Preguntas relacionadas con el manejo en el cuidado de las heridas. En el presente artículo se presentan los resultados para los apartados 1 y 2. Un total de 405 profesionales participaron en la encuesta, de los cuales 340 cumplimentaron el cuestionario de forma completa para su evaluación. En el artículo se citan los diferentes resultados obtenidos para cada uno de los parámetros. En futuros estudios sería interesante desarrollar programas que permitan evaluar la efectividad de los diferentes modos formativos en el medio asistencial.Wounds are a health problem that affects a wide population of all ages and that require different interventions to ensure optimal care of patients who have them. Cross-sectional survey of national scope done by professional nurses, and carried out during the period September 2011-January 2012. Professionals who answered to the survey are nurses who work in hospitals, primary care centers or other centers. The survey, that includes a total of 26 items, presents three main sections: 1. Social demographic data and personal details; 2. Training received regarding wound treatment; 3. Questions related to management in wound care. This article presents the results for paragraphs 1 and 2. A total of 405 professionals participated in the

  13. The Facial Adipose System: Its Role in Facial Aging and Approaches to Volume Restoration.

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    Sadick, Neil S; Dorizas, Andrew S; Krueger, Nils; Nassar, Amer H

    2015-12-01

    Volume loss in facial adipose tissue plays a critical role in the aesthetics of facial aging. Furthermore, the facial adipose system is a complex network of distinct compartments, and a detailed understanding of these compartments is essential for optimal facial volume restoration. To review the facial adipose system, age-related changes, and the role of volume restoration products for facial rejuvenation. Publications including deceased donors' dissection studies and more recent studies using computed tomography were reviewed to provide an up-to-date understanding of the facial adipose system anatomy and age-related changes. Current volume restoration treatment options including hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxylapatite, and poly-L-lactic acid are discussed. Facial aging is associated with volume loss in superficial and deep adipose compartments, including those of the forehead, cheek, lip, chin, and jowl areas. Volume restoration products can be used to address the age-related changes of the facial adipose compartments. Understanding the complex network of facial adipose compartments and their age-related changes allows for the optimal use of injectable volume restoration products for facial rejuvenation that can be customized to the anatomical needs of each patient.

  14. Does Facial Amimia Impact the Recognition of Facial Emotions? An EMG Study in Parkinson's Disease.

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    Full Text Available According to embodied simulation theory, understanding other people's emotions is fostered by facial mimicry. However, studies assessing the effect of facial mimicry on the recognition of emotion are still controversial. In Parkinson's disease (PD, one of the most distinctive clinical features is facial amimia, a reduction in facial expressiveness, but patients also show emotional disturbances. The present study used the pathological model of PD to examine the role of facial mimicry on emotion recognition by investigating EMG responses in PD patients during a facial emotion recognition task (anger, joy, neutral. Our results evidenced a significant decrease in facial mimicry for joy in PD, essentially linked to the absence of reaction of the zygomaticus major and the orbicularis oculi muscles in response to happy avatars, whereas facial mimicry for expressions of anger was relatively preserved. We also confirmed that PD patients were less accurate in recognizing positive and neutral facial expressions and highlighted a beneficial effect of facial mimicry on the recognition of emotion. We thus provide additional arguments for embodied simulation theory suggesting that facial mimicry is a potential lever for therapeutic actions in PD even if it seems not to be necessarily required in recognizing emotion as such.

  15. Human Facial Expressions as Adaptations:Evolutionary Questions in Facial Expression Research

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    SCHMIDT, KAREN L.; COHN, JEFFREY F.

    2007-01-01

    The importance of the face in social interaction and social intelligence is widely recognized in anthropology. Yet the adaptive functions of human facial expression remain largely unknown. An evolutionary model of human facial expression as behavioral adaptation can be constructed, given the current knowledge of the phenotypic variation, ecological contexts, and fitness consequences of facial behavior. Studies of facial expression are available, but results are not typically framed in an evolutionary perspective. This review identifies the relevant physical phenomena of facial expression and integrates the study of this behavior with the anthropological study of communication and sociality in general. Anthropological issues with relevance to the evolutionary study of facial expression include: facial expressions as coordinated, stereotyped behavioral phenotypes, the unique contexts and functions of different facial expressions, the relationship of facial expression to speech, the value of facial expressions as signals, and the relationship of facial expression to social intelligence in humans and in nonhuman primates. Human smiling is used as an example of adaptation, and testable hypotheses concerning the human smile, as well as other expressions, are proposed. PMID:11786989

  16. Facial nerve palsy and hemifacial spasm.

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    Valls-Solé, Josep

    2013-01-01

    Facial nerve lesions are usually benign conditions even though patients may present with emotional distress. Facial palsy usually resolves in 3-6 weeks, but if axonal degeneration takes place, it is likely that the patient will end up with a postparalytic facial syndrome featuring synkinesis, myokymic discharges, and hemifacial mass contractions after abnormal reinnervation. Essential hemifacial spasm is one form of facial hyperactivity that must be distinguished from synkinesis after facial palsy and also from other forms of facial dyskinesias. In this condition, there can be ectopic discharges, ephaptic transmission, and lateral spread of excitation among nerve fibers, giving rise to involuntary muscle twitching and spasms. Electrodiagnostic assessment is of relevance for the diagnosis and prognosis of peripheral facial palsy and hemifacial spasm. In this chapter the most relevant clinical and electrodiagnostic aspects of the two disorders are reviewed, with emphasis on the various stages of facial palsy after axonal degeneration, the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying the various features of hemifacial spasm, and the cues for differential diagnosis between the two entities. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  17. Case Report: Magnetically retained silicone facial prosthesis ...

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    Prosthetic camouflaging of facial defects and use of silicone maxillofacial material are the alternatives to the surgical retreatment. Silicone elastomers provide more options to clinician for customization of the facial prosthesis which is simple, esthetically good when coupled with bio magnets for retention. Key words: Magnet ...

  18. Facial Mimicry in its Social Setting

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    Beate eSeibt

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available In interpersonal encounters, individuals often exhibit changes in their own facial expressions in response to emotional expressions of another person. Such changes are often called facial mimicry. While this tendency first appeared to be an automatic tendency of the perceiver to show the same emotional expression as the sender, evidence is now accumulating that situation, person, and relationship jointly determine whether and for which emotions such congruent facial behavior is shown. We review the evidence regarding the moderating influence of such factors on facial mimicry with a focus on understanding the meaning of facial responses to emotional expressions in a particular constellation. From this, we derive recommendations for a research agenda with a stronger focus on the most common forms of encounters, actual interactions with known others, and on assessing potential mediators of facial mimicry. We conclude that facial mimicry is modulated by many factors: attention deployment and sensitivity, detection of valence, emotional feelings, and social motivations. We posit that these are the more proximal causes of changes in facial mimicry due to changes in its social setting.

  19. Training Individuals to Label Nonverbal Facial Cues.

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    Stickle, Fred E.; Pellegreno, Dominick

    1982-01-01

    Examined the effects of training high school students (N=56) to accurately label facial affects of happiness, sadness, fear, anger, surprise, disgust, and neutrality. The treatment period extended over three, one-hour group presentations. Found the experimental group significantly improved its ability to accurately label facial affect following…

  20. Facial Component Detection in Thermal Imagery

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    Martinez, Brais; Binefa, Xavier; Pantic, Maja

    2010-01-01

    This paper studies the problem of detecting facial components in thermal imagery (specifically eyes, nostrils and mouth). One of the immediate goals is to enable the automatic registration of facial thermal images. The detection of eyes and nostrils is performed using Haar features and the

  1. Recognition of 3D facial expression dynamics

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    Sandbach, G.; Zafeiriou, S.; Pantic, Maja; Rueckert, D.

    2012-01-01

    In this paper we propose a method that exploits 3D motion-based features between frames of 3D facial geometry sequences for dynamic facial expression recognition. An expressive sequence is modelled to contain an onset followed by an apex and an offset. Feature selection methods are applied in order

  2. The Facial Adipose Tissue: A Revision.

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    Kruglikov, Ilja; Trujillo, Oscar; Kristen, Quick; Isac, Kerelos; Zorko, Julia; Fam, Maria; Okonkwo, Kasie; Mian, Asima; Thanh, Hyunh; Koban, Konstantin; Sclafani, Anthony P; Steinke, Hanno; Cotofana, Sebastian

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    Recent advantages in the anatomical understanding of the face have turned the focus toward the subcutaneous and deep facial fat compartments. During facial aging, these fat-filled compartments undergo substantial changes along with other structures in the face. Soft tissue filler and fat grafting are valid methods to fight the signs of facial aging, but little is known about their precise effect on the facial fat. This narrative review summarizes the current knowledge about the facial fat compartments in terms of anatomical location, histologic appearance, immune-histochemical characteristics, cellular interactions, and therapeutic options. Three different types of facial adipose tissue can be identified, which are located either superficially (dermal white adipose tissue) or deep (subcutaneous white adipose tissue): fibrous (perioral locations), structural (major parts of the midface), and deposit (buccal fat pad and deep temporal fat pad). These various fat types differ in the size of the adipocytes and the collagenous composition of their extracellular matrix and thus in their mechanical properties. Minimal invasive (e.g., soft tissue fillers or fat grafting) and surgical interventions aiming to restore the youthful face have to account for the different fat properties in various facial areas. However, little is known about the macro- and microscopic characteristics of the facial fat tissue in different compartments and future studies are needed to reveal new insights to better understand the process of aging and how to fight its signs best. Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.

  3. [Intracranial facial nerve schwannomas. Seven cases reviewed].

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    Fichten, A; Bourgeois, P; Desaulty, A; Louis, E; Lejeune, J-P

    2006-02-01

    Intracranial facial nerve schwannomas are rare neoplasms. Preoperative diagnosis is difficult because of non-specific clinical presentations (deafness, facial paralysis sudden or progressive) and radiological differential diagnosis (petrous bone tumor, vestibular schwannoma). Treatment depends on localization and has to be discussed for each case. Seven cases (four men and three women) of intracranial facial nerve schwannomas were retrospectively studied. Before treatment, we found deafness in six cases (two sudden and four progressive), a facial palsy in five cases (three sudden and two progressive). Five patients had deafness and facial palsy. One patient had only headache. Three schwannomas were supra and intra-petrous, two in the cerebello-pontine angle, and two were plurifocal (petrous bone, internal auditive canal and cerebellopontine angle). Six patients were operated on with an oto-neurosurgical procedure. After treatment, facial palsy always worsened (requesting secondary hypoglosso-facial anastomosis in cinq cases). Only one case of transmission deafness improved after ossiculoplasty. One patient is still under clinical and radiological observation. Diagnosis is difficult and made operatively in half of patients. A large tumor requires surgery, but surveillance can be a good option for a small one, considering the risk of postoperative facial palsy.

  4. Some Aspects of Facial Nerve Paralysis

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    1973-01-20

    Jan 20, 1973 ... of connective tissue which has replaced the nerve, should be replaced by a nerve graft. Kettel,' in 100 consecutive cases operated upon after immediate postoperative facial paralysis, found that 65 patients had completely severed nerves. He examined. 105 patients with facial palsy of immediate onset after.

  5. Some Aspects of Facial Nerve Paralysis

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    1973-01-06

    Jan 6, 1973 ... agenesis of facial muscles. Trauma: fractures of the base of the skull; facial in- juries; penetrating injury of middle ear; and altitude paralysis. Neurologic ... A single vesicle on the eardrum lasting only 24 hours, may easily be mis ed); encephalitis; polio- myelitis; mumps; infectiou mononucleosis; leprosy; in-.

  6. Facial expression recognition as a creative interface

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    Valenti, R.; Jaimes, A.; Sebe, N.; Bradshaw, J.; Lieberman, H.; Staab, S.

    2008-01-01

    We present an audiovisual creativity tool that automatically recognizes facial expressions in real time, producing sounds in combination with images. The facial expression recognition component detects and tracks a face and outputs a feature vector of motions of specific locations in the face. The

  7. Large destructive facial hemangioma in PHACE syndrome

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    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available We report an infant who presented with large facial hemangioma associated with Dandy-Walker cyst and atrial septal defect. This case is peculiar in that the large facial hemangioma in posterior fossa malformations, hemangiomas, arterial anomalies, coarctation of aorta and other cardiac defects (PHACE syndrome resulted in massive tissue destruction.

  8. Some Aspects of Facial Nerve Paralysis*

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    The submaxillary salivary flow test gives reliable in- formation as to whether neurapraxia, axono:mesis, or neurotmesis of the facial nerve is present. This can be corroborated by electrical studies. This test can make an important contribution to the topognosis and prognosis of facial paralysis, especially when elaborate.

  9. Facial nerve palsy associated with underwater barotrauma.

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    Whelan, T. R.

    1990-01-01

    This report describes a case of facial nerve palsy following barotitis media sustained at shallow depth. The neuropraxia is likely to have been due to the direct effect of pressure, facilitated by a congenital hiatus in the bony canal protecting the facial nerve in the middle ear. PMID:2216996

  10. Facial coloration tracks changes in women's estradiol.

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    Jones, Benedict C; Hahn, Amanda C; Fisher, Claire I; Wincenciak, Joanna; Kandrik, Michal; Roberts, S Craig; Little, Anthony C; DeBruine, Lisa M

    2015-06-01

    Red facial coloration is an important social cue in many primate species, including humans. In such species, the vasodilatory effects of estradiol may cause red facial coloration to change systematically during females' ovarian cycle. Although increased red facial coloration during estrus has been observed in female mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx) and rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta), evidence linking primate facial color changes directly to changes in measured estradiol is lacking. Addressing this issue, we used a longitudinal design to demonstrate that red facial coloration tracks within-subject changes in women's estradiol, but not within-subject changes in women's progesterone or estradiol-to-progesterone ratio. Moreover, the relationship between estradiol and facial redness was observed in two independent samples of women (N = 50 and N = 65). Our results suggest that changes in facial coloration may provide cues of women's fertility and present the first evidence for a direct link between estradiol and female facial redness in a primate species. Copyright © 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.. All rights reserved.

  11. Reproducibility of the dynamics of facial expressions in unilateral facial palsy.

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    Alagha, M A; Ju, X; Morley, S; Ayoub, A

    2018-02-01

    The aim of this study was to assess the reproducibility of non-verbal facial expressions in unilateral facial paralysis using dynamic four-dimensional (4D) imaging. The Di4D system was used to record five facial expressions of 20 adult patients. The system captured 60 three-dimensional (3D) images per second; each facial expression took 3-4seconds which was recorded in real time. Thus a set of 180 3D facial images was generated for each expression. The procedure was repeated after 30min to assess the reproducibility of the expressions. A mathematical facial mesh consisting of thousands of quasi-point 'vertices' was conformed to the face in order to determine the morphological characteristics in a comprehensive manner. The vertices were tracked throughout the sequence of the 180 images. Five key 3D facial frames from each sequence of images were analyzed. Comparisons were made between the first and second capture of each facial expression to assess the reproducibility of facial movements. Corresponding images were aligned using partial Procrustes analysis, and the root mean square distance between them was calculated and analyzed statistically (paired Student t-test, P<0.05). Facial expressions of lip purse, cheek puff, and raising of eyebrows were reproducible. Facial expressions of maximum smile and forceful eye closure were not reproducible. The limited coordination of various groups of facial muscles contributed to the lack of reproducibility of these facial expressions. 4D imaging is a useful clinical tool for the assessment of facial expressions. Copyright © 2017 International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  12. Development of the Korean Facial Emotion Stimuli: Korea University Facial Expression Collection 2nd Edition.

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    Kim, Sun-Min; Kwon, Ye-Jin; Jung, Soo-Yun; Kim, Min-Ji; Cho, Yang Seok; Kim, Hyun Taek; Nam, Ki-Chun; Kim, Hackjin; Choi, Kee-Hong; Choi, June-Seek

    2017-01-01

    Background: Developing valid emotional facial stimuli for specific ethnicities creates ample opportunities to investigate both the nature of emotional facial information processing in general and clinical populations as well as the underlying mechanisms of facial emotion processing within and across cultures. Given that most entries in emotional facial stimuli databases were developed with western samples, and given that very few of the eastern emotional facial stimuli sets were based strictly on the Ekman's Facial Action Coding System, developing valid emotional facial stimuli of eastern samples remains a high priority. Aims: To develop and examine the psychometric properties of six basic emotional facial stimuli recruiting professional Korean actors and actresses based on the Ekman's Facial Action Coding System for the Korea University Facial Expression Collection-Second Edition (KUFEC-II). Materials And Methods: Stimulus selection was done in two phases. First, researchers evaluated the clarity and intensity of each stimulus developed based on the Facial Action Coding System. Second, researchers selected a total of 399 stimuli from a total of 57 actors and actresses, which were then rated on accuracy, intensity, valence, and arousal by 75 independent raters. Conclusion: The hit rates between the targeted and rated expressions of the KUFEC-II were all above 80%, except for fear (50%) and disgust (63%). The KUFEC-II appears to be a valid emotional facial stimuli database, providing the largest set of emotional facial stimuli. The mean intensity score was 5.63 (out of 7), suggesting that the stimuli delivered the targeted emotions with great intensity. All positive expressions were rated as having a high positive valence, whereas all negative expressions were rated as having a high negative valence. The KUFEC II is expected to be widely used in various psychological studies on emotional facial expression. KUFEC-II stimuli can be obtained through contacting the

  13. Development of the Korean Facial Emotion Stimuli: Korea University Facial Expression Collection 2nd Edition

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    Kim, Sun-Min; Kwon, Ye-Jin; Jung, Soo-Yun; Kim, Min-Ji; Cho, Yang Seok; Kim, Hyun Taek; Nam, Ki-Chun; Kim, Hackjin; Choi, Kee-Hong; Choi, June-Seek

    2017-01-01

    Background: Developing valid emotional facial stimuli for specific ethnicities creates ample opportunities to investigate both the nature of emotional facial information processing in general and clinical populations as well as the underlying mechanisms of facial emotion processing within and across cultures. Given that most entries in emotional facial stimuli databases were developed with western samples, and given that very few of the eastern emotional facial stimuli sets were based strictly on the Ekman’s Facial Action Coding System, developing valid emotional facial stimuli of eastern samples remains a high priority. Aims: To develop and examine the psychometric properties of six basic emotional facial stimuli recruiting professional Korean actors and actresses based on the Ekman’s Facial Action Coding System for the Korea University Facial Expression Collection-Second Edition (KUFEC-II). Materials And Methods: Stimulus selection was done in two phases. First, researchers evaluated the clarity and intensity of each stimulus developed based on the Facial Action Coding System. Second, researchers selected a total of 399 stimuli from a total of 57 actors and actresses, which were then rated on accuracy, intensity, valence, and arousal by 75 independent raters. Conclusion: The hit rates between the targeted and rated expressions of the KUFEC-II were all above 80%, except for fear (50%) and disgust (63%). The KUFEC-II appears to be a valid emotional facial stimuli database, providing the largest set of emotional facial stimuli. The mean intensity score was 5.63 (out of 7), suggesting that the stimuli delivered the targeted emotions with great intensity. All positive expressions were rated as having a high positive valence, whereas all negative expressions were rated as having a high negative valence. The KUFEC II is expected to be widely used in various psychological studies on emotional facial expression. KUFEC-II stimuli can be obtained through contacting the

  14. Development of the Korean Facial Emotion Stimuli: Korea University Facial Expression Collection 2nd Edition

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    Sun-Min Kim

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available Background: Developing valid emotional facial stimuli for specific ethnicities creates ample opportunities to investigate both the nature of emotional facial information processing in general and clinical populations as well as the underlying mechanisms of facial emotion processing within and across cultures. Given that most entries in emotional facial stimuli databases were developed with western samples, and given that very few of the eastern emotional facial stimuli sets were based strictly on the Ekman’s Facial Action Coding System, developing valid emotional facial stimuli of eastern samples remains a high priority.Aims: To develop and examine the psychometric properties of six basic emotional facial stimuli recruiting professional Korean actors and actresses based on the Ekman’s Facial Action Coding System for the Korea University Facial Expression Collection-Second Edition (KUFEC-II.Materials And Methods: Stimulus selection was done in two phases. First, researchers evaluated the clarity and intensity of each stimulus developed based on the Facial Action Coding System. Second, researchers selected a total of 399 stimuli from a total of 57 actors and actresses, which were then rated on accuracy, intensity, valence, and arousal by 75 independent raters.Conclusion: The hit rates between the targeted and rated expressions of the KUFEC-II were all above 80%, except for fear (50% and disgust (63%. The KUFEC-II appears to be a valid emotional facial stimuli database, providing the largest set of emotional facial stimuli. The mean intensity score was 5.63 (out of 7, suggesting that the stimuli delivered the targeted emotions with great intensity. All positive expressions were rated as having a high positive valence, whereas all negative expressions were rated as having a high negative valence. The KUFEC II is expected to be widely used in various psychological studies on emotional facial expression. KUFEC-II stimuli can be obtained through

  15. Early Nerve Grafting for Facial Paralysis After Cerebellopontine Angle Tumor Resection With Preserved Facial Nerve Continuity.

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    Albathi, Monirah; Oyer, Sam; Ishii, Lisa E; Byrne, Patrick; Ishii, Masaru; Boahene, Kofi O

    2016-01-01

    Preserving facial nerve function is a primary goal and a key decision factor in the comprehensive management of vestibular schwannoma and other cerebellopontine angle (CPA) tumors. To evaluate the use of the pattern of facial paralysis recovery in the early postoperative months as a sole predictor in selecting patients for facial nerve grafting after CPA tumor resection when cranial nerve VII is uninterrupted. Sixty-two patients with facial paralysis and uninterrupted cranial nerve VII who developed facial paralysis after CPA tumor resection at The Johns Hopkins Hospital were followed up prospectively to assess for spontaneous recovery and to determine candidacy for facial reanimation surgery. The study dates and dates of analysis were January 1, 2009, to March 31, 2015. After a minimum of 6 months of clinical follow-up and no signs of clinical recovery, patients underwent facial nerve exploration and a masseteric or hypoglossal nerve transfer. Intraoperative direct nerve stimulation was performed to assess for the presence of subclinical reinnervation. Patients were followed up for a minimum of 18 months after surgery to evaluate outcomes. Facial function and recovery were studied objectively with a Smile Recovery Scale, Facial Asymmetry Index, and House-Brackmann (HB) grading system. Other outcome measures included the duration of paralysis, time to recovery, and evidence of synkinesis. Sixty-two patients (33 men, 29 women; mean age 51.8 years) with uninterrupted facial nerves after CPA tumor resection developed HB grade IV, V, or VI facial paralysis. Ten patients underwent nerve grafting by 12 months, 9 patients received grafting after 12 months, and 8 patients had no intervention. Thirty-five patients spontaneously recovered. In all patients who underwent nerve grafting, there were no detectable facial muscle movements or electromyographic response to direct facial nerve stimulation suggestive of occult reinnervation. Overall, early facial reanimation surgery

  16. Facial transplantation: historical developments and future directions.

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    Garrett, G L; Beegun, I; D'souza, A

    2015-03-01

    To present the clinical outcomes obtained by the first facial transplant teams worldwide, reviewing current practice and addressing controversies. A bibliographic search of Medline and Embase databases was performed, and a comparative analysis of all articles published from 1980 to the present was conducted. Two independent investigators screened the manuscripts in accordance with pre-defined criteria. A total of 12 partial and 5 full facial transplants were recorded in the literature. Procedures included partial and near-total facial myocutaneous flaps, and complex osteomyocutaneous grafts. Fifteen patients had fully vascularised grafts, and two patients died of transplant-related and infectious complications. Facial transplantation can restore quality of life and enable the social re-integration of recipients. Results published by the first facial transplant teams are promising. However, long-term reports of aesthetic and functional outcomes are needed to more precisely define outcomes. In addition, significant technical, medical and ethical issues remain to be solved.

  17. Facial Animations: Future Research Directions & Challenges

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    Alkawaz, Mohammed Hazim; Mohamad, Dzulkifli; Rehman, Amjad; Basori, Ahmad Hoirul

    2014-06-01

    Nowadays, computer facial animation is used in a significant multitude fields that brought human and social to study the computer games, films and interactive multimedia reality growth. Authoring the computer facial animation, complex and subtle expressions are challenging and fraught with problems. As a result, the current most authored using universal computer animation techniques often limit the production quality and quantity of facial animation. With the supplement of computer power, facial appreciative, software sophistication and new face-centric methods emerging are immature in nature. Therefore, this paper concentrates to define and managerially categorize current and emerged surveyed facial animation experts to define the recent state of the field, observed bottlenecks and developing techniques. This paper further presents a real-time simulation model of human worry and howling with detail discussion about their astonish, sorrow, annoyance and panic perception.

  18. Mutual information-based facial expression recognition

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    Hazar, Mliki; Hammami, Mohamed; Hanêne, Ben-Abdallah

    2013-12-01

    This paper introduces a novel low-computation discriminative regions representation for expression analysis task. The proposed approach relies on interesting studies in psychology which show that most of the descriptive and responsible regions for facial expression are located around some face parts. The contributions of this work lie in the proposition of new approach which supports automatic facial expression recognition based on automatic regions selection. The regions selection step aims to select the descriptive regions responsible or facial expression and was performed using Mutual Information (MI) technique. For facial feature extraction, we have applied Local Binary Patterns Pattern (LBP) on Gradient image to encode salient micro-patterns of facial expressions. Experimental studies have shown that using discriminative regions provide better results than using the whole face regions whilst reducing features vector dimension.

  19. Facial beauty--establishing a universal standard.

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    Jefferson, Yosh

    2004-01-01

    There is a universal standard for facial beauty regardless of race, age, sex and other variables. Beautiful faces have ideal facial proportion. Ideal proportion is directly related to divine proportion, and that proportion is 1 to 1.618. All living organisms, including humans, are genetically encoded to develop to this proportion because there are extreme esthetic and physiologic benefits. The vast majority of us are not perfectly proportioned because of environmental factors. Establishment of a universal standard for facial beauty will significantly simplify the diagnosis and treatment of facial disharmonies and abnormalities. More important, treating to this standard will maximize facial esthetics, TMJ health, psychologic and physiologic health, fertility, and quality of life.

  20. Facial Diplegia in Plasmodium vivax Malaria.

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    Sim, Jae Eun; Choi, Young-Chul; Kim, Won-Joo

    2010-06-01

    Facial diplegia has diverse etiologies, including viral and bacterial infections such as diphtheria, syphilis and Lyme disease, and also protozoal infection in very rarely cases. A 20-year-old male patient was admitted to our hospital due to bilateral weakness of the upper and lower facial muscles. Examination revealed that the patient had a facial diplegia of the peripheral type. A peripheral blood smear demonstrated the presence of the asexual trophozoite stage of Plasmodium vivax with ring-form trophozoites, which led to a diagnosis of malaria. A serum work-up revealed increased IgG titers of antibodies to myelin-associated glycoprotein and ganglioside GD1b. The patient was administered antimalarial treatment, 1 week after which he showed signs of recovery. To our knowledge, this is the first case of facial diplegia after malaria infection, providing evidence that the mechanism underlying the condition is related to immune-mediated disease. Facial diplegia can manifest after P. vivax infection.

  1. How Does Facial Feedback Modulate Emotional Experience?

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    Davis, Joshua Ian; Senghas, Ann; Ochsner, Kevin N

    2009-10-01

    Contracting muscles involved in facial expressions (e.g. smiling or frowning) can make emotions more intense, even when unaware one is modifying expression (e.g. Strack, Martin, & Stepper, 1988). However, it is unresolved whether and how inhibiting facial expressions might weaken emotional experience. In the present study, 142 participants watched positive and negative video clips while either inhibiting their facial expressions or not. When hypothesis awareness and effects of distraction were experimentally controlled, inhibiting facial expressions weakened some emotional experiences. These findings provide new insight into ways that inhibition of facial expression can affect emotional experience: the link is not dependent on experimental demand, lay theories about connections between expression and experience, or the distraction involved in inhibiting one's expressions.

  2. Approaches to grading facial nerve function.

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    Brenner, Michael J; Neely, J Gail

    2004-02-01

    Systematic evaluation of facial nerve paralysis allows the clinician to determine objectively the severity of disability, record and communicate this information to colleagues, and evaluate response to therapy. An ideal grading system would be precisely calibrated-at once accurate, reliable, and conducive to use in both the clinic and the research laboratory. Developing such a system has proved difficult, however. The complexity of facial nerve anatomy allows tremendous variation in clinical presentation, and assessments of facial expression are inherently subjective in nature. Carefully defined parameters are therefore crucial in performing objective and quantitative analyses. This article reviews the clinical considerations involved in grading facial function and traces the evolution of current approaches. Emphasis is placed upon advances in computer-based facial nerve grading.

  3. Acro-cardio-facial syndrome

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    Dallapiccola Bruno

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Acro-cardio-facial syndrome (ACFS is a rare genetic disorder characterized by split-hand/split-foot malformation (SHFM, facial anomalies, cleft lip/palate, congenital heart defect (CHD, genital anomalies, and mental retardation. Up to now, 9 patients have been described, and most of the reported cases were not surviving the first days or months of age. The spectrum of defects occurring in ACFS is wide, and both interindividual variability and clinical differences among sibs have been reported. The diagnosis is based on clinical criteria, since the genetic mechanism underlying ACFS is still unknown. The differential diagnosis includes other disorders with ectrodactyly, and clefting conditions associated with genital anomalies and heart defects. An autosomal recessive pattern of inheritance has been suggested, based on parental consanguinity and disease's recurrence in sibs in some families. The more appropriate recurrence risk of transmitting the disease for the parents of an affected child seems to be up to one in four. Management of affected patients includes treatment of cardiac, respiratory, and feeding problems by neonatal pediatricians and other specialists. Prognosis of ACFS is poor.

  4. Interpersonal violence and facial fractures.

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    Lee, Kai H

    2009-09-01

    Interpersonal violence is a major health hazard that contributes to the high volume of trauma seen in the emergency department. It is also one of the principal causes of maxillofacial fractures. The present study was a retrospective analysis of patients referred to, and treated at, the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Unit at Christchurch Hospital during an 11-year period (1996 to 2006). The variables examined included patient demographics, fracture types, mode of injury, and treatment delivered. An increase was found in the number of fractures due to interpersonal violence in the second half of the study, although the proportion remained the same. The age of the patients ranged from 9 to 89 years (mean 28). The male-to-female ratio was 9:1. Of the patients, 87% had alcohol involvement. The mandible was the most common site of fracture, followed by the zygoma. Other midface fractures, including Le Fort fractures, were less frequently observed. Of the patients, 59% were hospitalized and 56% required surgery, with internal fixation necessary in 41% of patients. An increase occurred in the number of facial fractures associated with interpersonal violence during the study period. Young male adults were the most affected demographic group, with alcohol a main contributing factor. Violence-related facial fracture is a health hazard that deserves more public awareness and implementation of preventive programs.

  5. Study of face pleasantness using facial analysis in standardized frontal photographs

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    Imara de Almeida Castro Morosini

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this research was to check if the numeric facial analysis can determine facial attractiveness. METHOD: The sample consisted of frontal and lateral standard facial photographs, in natural head position, of 85 Brazilian Caucasian women, without facial plastic surgery report. The sample mean age was 23 years and 9 months. A group of 5 orthodontists, 5 layman and 5 plastic artists classified the photographs according to their own attractiveness graduation in: pleasant, acceptable and not pleasant. The numeric facial analysis was then performed using a computerized method. Linear, proportional and angular measurements were compared among groups. RESULTS: According subjective analysis the sample was consisted of 18.8% of pleasant, 70.6% of acceptable and 10.6% of not pleasant. In most measurements there were no differences among groups. Just in three of them significant statistical difference was observed and in two of them the comparison value was within decision limit. All the differences found were related to the lower third of the face and to facial pattern. CONCLUSION: On the present research, the numeric facial analysis, by itself, was not capable of detecting facial attractiveness, considering that beauty judgment seems to be very personal.OBJETIVO: esse estudo foi desenvolvido com o propósito de verificar se a análise facial numérica realizada em fotografias frontais é sensível em detectar a atratividade da face. MÉTODOS: a amostra foi composta por fotografias faciais padronizadas, frontais e laterais, em posição natural da cabeça, de 85 mulheres brasileiras, leucodermas, com idades entre 18 e 30 anos, sem histórico de cirurgia plástica facial. A idade média da amostra foi de 23 anos e 9 meses. As fotografias foram classificadas de acordo com o grau de atratividade da face por uma banca composta de cinco especialistas em Ortodontia, cinco leigos e cinco artistas plásticos. A partir dessa classifica

  6. The effectiveness of neuromuscular facial retraining combined with electromyography in facial paralysis rehabilitation.

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    Cronin, Gaye W; Steenerson, Ronald Leif

    2003-04-01

    The study goal was to present the effectiveness of neuromuscular facial retraining techniques used in combination with electromyography for improving facial function even in cases of longstanding paralysis. We conducted a retrospective case review in a tertiary neurotology clinic. Twenty-four patients with facial paralysis received neuromuscular facial retraining between April 1999 and April 2001. The patient sample included 6 males and 18 females, with an average age of 44 years. A control group consisted of 6 patients (4 females and 2 males). All patient groups made significant improvements in function with improved symmetry in dual-channel electromyographic readings and increased facial movement percentages. Some of the percentages of posttreatment facial function were as follows: acoustic neuromas, 93%; Bell's palsy/Ramsay Hunt syndrome, 80%; and facial nerve anastomosis, 71%. Synkinesis was reduced by at least 2 levels in patients who initially demonstrated synkinesis. Neuromuscular facial retraining exercises and electromyography are effective for improving facial movements. Facial retraining is an excellent example of the plasticity of the central nervous system to reorganize, even in cases of longstanding paralysis.

  7. Puckering and Blowing Facial Expressions in People With Facial Movement Disorders

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    Denlinger, Rachel L; VanSwearingen, Jessie M; Cohn, Jeffrey F; Schmidt, Karen L

    2008-01-01

    Background and Purpose: People with facial movement disorders are instructed to perform various facial movements as part of their physical therapy rehabilitation. A difference in the movement of the orbicularis oris muscle has been demonstrated among people without facial nerve impairments when instructed to “pucker your lips” and to “blow, as if blowing out a candle.” The objective of this study was to determine whether the within-subject difference between “pucker your lips” and “blow, as if blowing out a candle” found in people without facial nerve impairments is present in people with facial movement disorders. Subjects and Methods: People (N=68) with unilateral facial movement disorders were observed as they produced puckering and blowing movements. Automated facial image analysis of both puckering and blowing was used to determine the difference between facial actions for the following movement variables: maximum speed, amplitude, duration, and corresponding asymmetry. Results: There was a difference between the amplitudes of movement for puckering and blowing. “Blow, as if blowing out a candle” produced a larger amplitude of movement. Discussion and Conclusion: The findings demonstrate that puckering and blowing movements in people with facial movement disorders differ in a manner that is consistent with differences found in people who are healthy. This information may be useful in the assessment of and intervention for facial movement disorders affecting the lower face. PMID:18617578

  8. Facial orientation and facial shape in extant great apes: a geometric morphometric analysis of covariation.

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    Dimitri Neaux

    Full Text Available The organization of the bony face is complex, its morphology being influenced in part by the rest of the cranium. Characterizing the facial morphological variation and craniofacial covariation patterns in extant hominids is fundamental to the understanding of their evolutionary history. Numerous studies on hominid facial shape have proposed hypotheses concerning the relationship between the anterior facial shape, facial block orientation and basicranial flexion. In this study we test these hypotheses in a sample of adult specimens belonging to three extant hominid genera (Homo, Pan and Gorilla. Intraspecific variation and covariation patterns are analyzed using geometric morphometric methods and multivariate statistics, such as partial least squared on three-dimensional landmarks coordinates. Our results indicate significant intraspecific covariation between facial shape, facial block orientation and basicranial flexion. Hominids share similar characteristics in the relationship between anterior facial shape and facial block orientation. Modern humans exhibit a specific pattern in the covariation between anterior facial shape and basicranial flexion. This peculiar feature underscores the role of modern humans' highly-flexed basicranium in the overall integration of the cranium. Furthermore, our results are consistent with the hypothesis of a relationship between the reduction of the value of the cranial base angle and a downward rotation of the facial block in modern humans, and to a lesser extent in chimpanzees.

  9. Medida de la cicatrización en úlceras por presión: ¿Con qué contamos? Measure healing in pressure ulcers: What do we have?

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    Juan Carlos Restrepo-Medrano

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo corresponde a una puesta al día de los métodos e instrumentos de medida de las heridas hacia la cicatrización. La forma en que las heridas son medidas a menudo es subjetiva, lo que hace que evaluar la eficacia de los tratamientos se haga de manera errónea y se llegue a la parcialidad. En el mismo escrito, se exponen los métodos de medida más usados en el ámbito clínico y de investigación, para valorar el progreso o retroceso de las heridas crónicas hacia la cicatrización. Aunque, en su mayoría, los instrumentos y herramientas que se mencionan hacen referencia sólo a las úlceras por presión y sólo algunos han sido utilizados en otro tipo de heridas, lo que genera un vacío al tratar de valorar los demás tipos de heridas que se encuentran en este mismo proceso. El aumento de la demanda en la práctica basada en la evidencia hace que lograr resultados óptimos en la valoración, el tratamiento y coste-efectividad se haya vuelto una prioridad. Esto, sumado a la poca validez de los instrumentos existentes, hace necesaria la adopción de un enfoque común en el que se estandarice un método fiable, que posea sensibilidad al cambio y que sea válido, de manera que permita a los clínicos tomar decisiones rápidas y concretas en la herida que están tratando.This paper is an update of the methods and instruments to measure wound healing. The way in which wounds are measured, often seems subjective, which makes assessing the effectiveness of treatments biased. In that article, we present the most widely used measurement methods in clinical and research fields to assess progress or regression of chronic wounds healing. While most of the instruments and tools listed refer only to pressure ulcers and only some have been used in other types of wounds, creating a void when trying to evaluate other wound types. Increased demand in the evidence-based practice makes optimal results in the assessment, treatment and cost

  10. ORIGIN OF THE FACIAL ARTERY FROM THE LINGUAL-FACIAL TRUNK AND ITS COURSE THROUGH THE SUBMANDIBULAR SALIVARY GLAND: A CASE REPORT. Origen de la arteria facial desde el tronco lingual-facial y su curso a través de la glándula salival submandibular: informe

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    Srinivasa Rao Sirasanagandla

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    Full Text Available La disección cuidadosa del tercio posterior de la parte superficial de la glándula salival submandibular es uno de los pasos quirúrgicos esenciales en la extirpación endoscópica glandular, evitando daños en la arteria facial. Un buen conocimiento de la poco común relación entre la arteria facial y la glándula salival submandibular es de vital importancia para llevar a cabo de forma eficiente y segura la extirpación de la glándula submandibular. Las variaciones del patrón de ramificación de la arteria facial son bien conocidas y han sido expuestas en el pasado. Sin embargo, las variaciones en su origen y trayectoria son poco frecuentes. Durante una rutinaria disección de cabeza y cuello para los estudiantes universitarios de Medicina, observamos la inusual trayectoria de la arteria facial en el triángulo digástrico derecho en un cadáver de un varón de origen indio de aproximadamente 60 años. La arteria facial derecha se originó de la común lingual-facial del tronco por encima del nivel del asta mayor del hueso hioides, y luego atravesar a través de la sustancia de la parte superficial de la glándula submandibular, sin la formación de un bucle. Después la arteria entraba en la cara por el ángulo anteroinferior del masetero. A continuación, en su trayectoria intraglandular, esta arteria mostraba pequeñas ramificaciones glandulares.  Careful dissection of the posterior one third of the superficial part of the submandibular salivary gland is one of the essential surgical steps in endoscopic glandular excision, to avoid injury to the facial artery. A sound knowledge of unusual relationship of the facial artery with the submandibular salivary gland is essentially important to perform the safe and efficient submandibular gland excision. Different types of variations in the branching pattern of the facial artery have been reported in the past. However, variations in the origin and course of the facial artery are very rare

  11. Mandibular range of motion in patients with idiopathic peripheral facial palsy Amplitude mandibular em pacientes com paralisia facial periférica idiopática

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    Fernanda Chiarion Sassi

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Regarding orofacial motor assessment in facial paralysis, quantitative measurements of the face are being used to establish diagnosis, prognosis and treatment planning. AIM: To assess the prevalence of changes in mandibular range of motion in individuals with peripheral facial paralysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Prospective study. We had 56 volunteers, divided in two groups: G1 made up of 28 individuals with idiopathic facial paralysis (6 males and 22 females; 14 with manifestations on the right side of the face and 14 on the left side; time of onset varied between 6-12 months; G2 with 28 healthy individuals paired by age and gender to G1. In order to assess mandibular range of motion, a digital caliper was used. The following measurements were made: 1 middle line; 2 maximum oral opening; 3 lateralization to the right; 4 lateralization to the left; 5 protrusion; 6 horizontal overlap. RESULTS: Statistically significant differences between the groups were observed for maximum oral opening, lateralization to the left and protrusion. G1 presented smaller measurement values than G2. CONCLUSION: Patients with facial paralysis present significant reduction of mandibular range of motion. The results support the suggestion of incorporating functional evaluation of the temporomandibular joint to the existing facial paralysis clinical assessment protocols.Na atuação fonoaudiológica na paralisia facial, medidas quantitativas da face têm sido cada vez mais utilizadas para avaliação, diagnóstico, prognóstico e planejamento terapêutico. OBJETIVO: Avaliar a prevalência de alterações de amplitude mandibular na paralisia facial periférica de origem. MATERIAL E MÉTODO: Estudo prospectivo. Cinquenta e seis indivíduos foram divididos em dois grupos: G1 com 28 pacientes com paralisia facial idiopática (6 homens e 22 mulheres, 14 com comprometimento à direita e 14 à esquerda e tempo de duração da paralisia entre 6 e 12 meses; G2 composto por 28 indiv

  12. Hereditary family signature of facial expression.

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    Peleg, Gili; Katzir, Gadi; Peleg, Ofer; Kamara, Michal; Brodsky, Leonid; Hel-Or, Hagit; Keren, Daniel; Nevo, Eviatar

    2006-10-24

    Although facial expressions of emotion are universal, individual differences create a facial expression "signature" for each person; but, is there a unique family facial expression signature? Only a few family studies on the heredity of facial expressions have been performed, none of which compared the gestalt of movements in various emotional states; they compared only a few movements in one or two emotional states. No studies, to our knowledge, have compared movements of congenitally blind subjects with their relatives to our knowledge. Using two types of analyses, we show a correlation between movements of congenitally blind subjects with those of their relatives in think-concentrate, sadness, anger, disgust, joy, and surprise and provide evidence for a unique family facial expression signature. In the analysis "in-out family test," a particular movement was compared each time across subjects. Results show that the frequency of occurrence of a movement of a congenitally blind subject in his family is significantly higher than that outside of his family in think-concentrate, sadness, and anger. In the analysis "the classification test," in which congenitally blind subjects were classified to their families according to the gestalt of movements, results show 80% correct classification over the entire interview and 75% in anger. Analysis of the movements' frequencies in anger revealed a correlation between the movements' frequencies of congenitally blind individuals and those of their relatives. This study anticipates discovering genes that influence facial expressions, understanding their evolutionary significance, and elucidating repair mechanisms for syndromes lacking facial expression, such as autism.

  13. Facial appearance reveals immunity in African men.

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    Phalane, Khutso G; Tribe, Catherine; Steel, Helen C; Cholo, Moloko C; Coetzee, Vinet

    2017-08-07

    Facial appearance is thought to indicate immunity in humans, but very few studies have tested this relationship directly. The aim of this study was to test the relationship between direct measures of immunity, perceived facial health and attractiveness, and facial cues in African men. We show that men with a stronger cytokine response are considered significantly more attractive and healthy. Men with more masculine, heavier facial features (i.e. muscular appearance) have a significantly higher cytokine response and appear significantly healthier and more attractive, while men with a yellower, lighter, "carotenoid" skin colour, have a marginally higher immune response and are also considered significantly more healthy and attractive. In contrast, more symmetrical, skinnier looking men appeared more attractive and healthier, but did not have a stronger cytokine response. These findings also shed new light on the "androgen-mediated" traits proposed by the immunocompetence handicap hypothesis (ICHH) and we propose that facial muscularity serves as a better estimate of an "androgen-mediated" trait than facial masculinity. Finally, we build on previous evidence to show that men's facial features do indeed reveal aspects of immunity, even better than more traditional measures of health, such as body mass index (BMI).

  14. Facial Anthropometric Norms among Kosovo - Albanian Adults.

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    Staka, Gloria; Asllani-Hoxha, Flurije; Bimbashi, Venera

    2017-09-01

    The development of an anthropometric craniofacial database is a necessary multidisciplinary proposal. The aim of this study was to establish facial anthropometric norms and to investigate into sexual dimorphism in facial variables among Kosovo Albanian adults. The sample included 204 students of Dental School, Faculty of Medicine, University of Pristina. Using direct anthropometry, a series of 8 standard facial measurements was taken on each subject with digital caliper with an accuracy of 0.01 mm (Boss, Hamburg-Germany). The normative data and percentile rankings were calculated. Gender differences in facial variables were analyzed using t- test for independent samples (p0.05).The highest index of sexual dimorphism (ISD) was found for the lower facial height 1.120, for which the highest percentage of sexual dimorphism, 12.01%., was also found. The lowest ISD was found for intercanthal width, 1.022, accompanied with the lowest percentage of sexual dimorphism, 2.23%. The obtained results have established the facial anthropometric norms among Kosovo Albanian adults. Sexual dimorphism has been confirmed for each facial measurement.

  15. Amblyopia Associated with Congenital Facial Nerve Paralysis.

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    Iwamura, Hitoshi; Kondo, Kenji; Sawamura, Hiromasa; Baba, Shintaro; Yasuhara, Kazuo; Yamasoba, Tatsuya

    2016-01-01

    The association between congenital facial paralysis and visual development has not been thoroughly studied. Of 27 pediatric cases of congenital facial paralysis, we identified 3 patients who developed amblyopia, a visual acuity decrease caused by abnormal visual development, as comorbidity. These 3 patients had facial paralysis in the periocular region and developed amblyopia on the paralyzed side. They started treatment by wearing an eye patch immediately after diagnosis and before the critical visual developmental period; all patients responded to the treatment. Our findings suggest that the incidence of amblyopia in the cases of congenital facial paralysis, particularly the paralysis in the periocular region, is higher than that in the general pediatric population. Interestingly, 2 of the 3 patients developed anisometropic amblyopia due to the hyperopia of the affected eye, implying that the periocular facial paralysis may have affected the refraction of the eye through yet unspecified mechanisms. Therefore, the physicians who manage facial paralysis should keep this pathology in mind, and when they see pediatric patients with congenital facial paralysis involving the periocular region, they should consult an ophthalmologist as soon as possible. © 2016 S. Karger AG, Basel.

  16. Deep plane facelifting for facial rejuvenation.

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    Gordon, Neil; Adam, Stewart

    2014-08-01

    The purpose of this article is to provide the facial plastic surgeon with anatomical and embryologic evidence to support the use of the deep plane technique for optimal treatment of facial aging. A detailed description of the procedure is provided to allow safe and consistent performance. Insights into anatomical landmarks, technical nuances, and alternative approaches for facial variations are presented. The following points will be further elucidated in the article. The platysma muscle/submuscular aponeurotic system/galea are the continuous superficial cervical fascia encompassing the majority of facial fat, and this superficial soft tissue envelope is poorly anchored to the face. The deep cervical fascia binds the structural aspects of the face and covers the facial nerve and buccal fat pad. Facial aging is mainly due to gravity's long-term effects on the superficial soft tissue envelope, with more subtle effects on the deeper structural compartments. The deep plane is the embryologic cleavage plane between these fascial layers, and is the logical place for facial dissection. The deep plane allows access to the buccal fat pad for treatment of jowling. Soft tissue mobilization is maximized in deep plane dissections and requires careful hairline planning. Flap advancement creates tension only at the fascia level allowing natural, tension-free skin closure, and long-lasting outcomes. The deep plane advancement flap is well vascularized and resistant to complications. Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.

  17. Case report of a patient with peripheral facial nerve palsy

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    Rysová, Jana

    2013-01-01

    Title of bachelor's thesis: Case report of a patient with peripheral facial nerve palsy Summary: Teoretical part of bachelor's thesis contains theoretical foundation of peripheral facial nerve palsy. Practical part of bachelor's thesis contains physiotherapeutic case report of patient with peripheral facial nerve palsy. Key words: peripheral facial nerve palsy, casuistry, rehabilitation

  18. A comparison of facial expression properties in five hylobatid species

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    Scheider, Linda; Liebal, Katja; Oña, Leonardo; Burrows, Anne; Waller, Bridget

    2014-01-01

    Little is known about facial communication of lesser apes (family Hylobatidae) and how their facial expressions (and use of) relate to social organization. We investigated facial expressions (defined as combinations of facial movements) in social interactions of mated pairs in five different

  19. Three-dimensional analysis of facial morphology.

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    Liu, Yun; Kau, Chung How; Talbert, Leslie; Pan, Feng

    2014-09-01

    The objectives of this study were to evaluate sexual dimorphism for facial features within Chinese and African American populations and to compare the facial morphology by sex between these 2 populations. Three-dimensional facial images were acquired by using the portable 3dMDface System, which captured 189 subjects from 2 population groups of Chinese (n = 72) and African American (n = 117). Each population was categorized into male and female groups for evaluation. All subjects in the groups were aged between 18 and 30 years and had no apparent facial anomalies. A total of 23 anthropometric landmarks were identified on the three-dimensional faces of each subject. Twenty-one measurements in 4 regions, including 19 distances and 2 angles, were not only calculated but also compared within and between the Chinese and African American populations. The Student's t-test was used to analyze each data set obtained within each subgroup. Distinct facial differences were presented between the examined subgroups. When comparing the sex differences of facial morphology in the Chinese population, significant differences were noted in 71.43% of the parameters calculated, and the same proportion was found in the African American group. The facial morphologic differences between the Chinese and African American populations were evaluated by sex. The proportion of significant differences in the parameters calculated was 90.48% for females and 95.24% for males between the 2 populations. The African American population had a more convex profile and greater face width than those of the Chinese population. Sexual dimorphism for facial features was presented in both the Chinese and African American populations. In addition, there were significant differences in facial morphology between these 2 populations.

  20. Facial Rejuvenation Enhancing Cheek Lift

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    Philippe Bellity

    2017-11-01

    Full Text Available Supported by recent literature on the signs of aging of the middle and lower face, our clinical research has documented a loss of volume of the deep structural components of the central face and a progressive descent of the nasolabial fat and the jowl fat, leading to facial fragmentation. The signs that appear around the age of 45 to 50 years are well targeted by the mini-invasive technique described here. We focused on refitting the jowl fat and the nasolabial fat associated with cutaneous tightening. The use of absorbable barbed sutures (Quill led to significant improvements, enabling the fitting of fat on fat. In the past 4 years, 167 operations were performed using this technique. The clinical results were very satisfactory, yielding a natural effect caused by the mobilization and strong fixation of the nasolabial fat and the jowl fat in the direction opposite to their displacement.

  1. Facial attractiveness: evolutionary based research

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    Little, Anthony C.; Jones, Benedict C.; DeBruine, Lisa M.

    2011-01-01

    Face preferences affect a diverse range of critical social outcomes, from mate choices and decisions about platonic relationships to hiring decisions and decisions about social exchange. Firstly, we review the facial characteristics that influence attractiveness judgements of faces (e.g. symmetry, sexually dimorphic shape cues, averageness, skin colour/texture and cues to personality) and then review several important sources of individual differences in face preferences (e.g. hormone levels and fertility, own attractiveness and personality, visual experience, familiarity and imprinting, social learning). The research relating to these issues highlights flexible, sophisticated systems that support and promote adaptive responses to faces that appear to function to maximize the benefits of both our mate choices and more general decisions about other types of social partners. PMID:21536551

  2. La expresión facial de las emociones: Historia y aplicaciones

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    Fernando Gordillo

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available La expresión facial permite la comunicación, adecuación y regulación de las emociones dentro del contexto social. Este artículo se inicia con un breve recorrido por los orígenes de este tema de investigación, como hilo conductor que nos permita comprender su relevancia social. El rostro, por ser en muchas ocasiones el reflejo de nuestras emociones, también lo es en cierto grado de nuestra conducta y cognición. En este sentido, la capacidad de discriminar las emociones a través de la expresión facial favorece la seguridad y eficacia de diferentes profesionales, como las fuerzas de seguridad y el personal sanitario.

  3. Management of windshield facial injuries.

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    Chou, C K; Lin, S D; Yang, C C; Lai, C S; Tsai, C W; Chang, C W

    1993-03-01

    Between Jan. 1986 and Dec. 1990, 99 patients with automobile windshield facial injuries were hospitalized in Kaohsiung Medical College hospital. All patients were injured by old type windshields in car accidents. Seventy-three patients (74%) were male and twenty-six (26%) were female. Ages ranged from 6 to 62 years (mean age 31 years). Fifty-seven patients (58%) were car drivers and forty-two (42%) were front seat passengers. All patients had typical multiple U-shaped lacerations on the face. The major injury sites were localized to the upper one third of the face. The wounds were repaired immediately after careful debridement. A total of 21 facial bone fractures were noted. All were open fractures with large, deep avulsion wounds. Displaced and comminuted fractures received reduction and fixation before wound closure. Three patients had cranial bone fracture with no displacement. Brain edema and subarachnoid hemorrhage were found by brain CT scan in two and one patients respectively. They were treated conservatively. In one patient with frontal sinus fracture the glass pieces penetrated into the brain. The foreign bodies were removed from the brain and frontal sinus. Eyeball rupture was found in 16 patients, including two patients in whom both eyes were involved. Eight eyeballs needed immediate evisceration and ten eyeballs received reparation. Blindness occurred in all these patients. Of the 99 patients in this study, 15% sustained additional injury. Most were wounds on the extremities. Because serious injuries can be caused by the old type of windshields, it should be abandoned. Driving with the seat belt fastened is the best way to insure safety.

  4. Facial paralysis and vestibular syndrome in feedlot cattle in Argentina Paralisia facial e síndrome vestibular de bovinos em confinamento

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    Ernesto Odriozola

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available This paper reports 6 outbreaks of neurological disease associated with paralysis of the facial and vestibulocochlear nerves caused by intracranial space occupying lesions in feedlot cattle. The clinical signs observed were characterized by head tilt, uni or bilateral drooping and paralysis of the ears, eyelid ptosis, keratoconjunctivitis, and different degrees of ataxia. Morbidity and mortality rates ranged from 1.1 to 50% and 0 to 1%, respectively. Gross lesions observed included yellow, thickened leptomeninges, and marked enlargement of the roots of cranial nerves VII (facial and VIII (vestibulocochlear. Histopathologically, there was severe, chronic, granulomatous meningitis and, in one case, chronic, granulomatous neuritis of the VII and VIII cranial nerves. Attempts to identify bacterial, viral, or parasitic agents were unsuccessful. Based on the morphologic lesions, the clinical condition was diagnosed as facial paralysis and vestibular syndrome associated with space occupying lesions in the meninges and the cranial nerves VII and VIII. Feedlot is a practice of growing diffusion in our country and this is a first report of outbreaks of facial paralysis and vestibular disease associated with space occupying lesions in Argentina.Descrevem-se 6 surtos de uma doença neurológica com paralisia dos nervos facial e vestibulo-coclear causada por lesões intracraniais que ocupam espaço em bovinos em confinamento. Os sinais clínicos foram desvio da cabeça, queda e paralisia das orelhas, ptose palpebral, ceratoconjuntivite e diferentes graus de ataxia. As taxas de morbidade e mortalidade foram de 1.1%-50% e de 0-1%, respectivamente. As lesões macroscópicas incluíram engrossamento das meninges, que se apresentavam amareladas, e marcado engrossamento das raízes dos nervos cranianos VII (facial e VIII (vestíbulo-coclear. Histologicamente observaram-se meningite crônica granulomatosa e, em um caso, neurite granulomatosa crônica do VII e VIII

  5. Bullous leukemia cutis mimicking facial cellulitis*

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    Caldato, Luciana de Sales; Britto, Juliana de Sousa; Niero-Melo, Ligia; Miot, Hélio Amante

    2016-01-01

    Bullous leukemia cutis is an uncommon clinical manifestation of cutaneous infiltration by leukemic cells, from B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia. We present the case of a 67-year-old, female, chronic lymphocytic leukemia patient. She was taking chlorambucil and developed facial edema with erythema and warmth, misjudged as facial cellulitis. Two days later, she developed bullous lesions in the arms, legs, neck and face. The histopathology of facial and bullous lesions confirmed leukemia cutis. All lesions disappeared following the administration of rituximab combined with cycles of fludarabine and cyclophosphamide. Although soft tissue infections are common complications in patients undergoing chemotherapy, leukemia cutis can also resemble cellulitis. PMID:27192532

  6. Facial nerve problems and Bell's palsy

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    Sala, DV; Venter, C; Valenas, O

    2015-01-01

    Bell's palsy is paralysis or weakness of muscle at the hemifacial level, a form of temporary facial paralysis, probable a virus infection or trauma, to one or two facial nerves. Damage to the facial nerve innervating the muscles on one side of the face result in a flabby appearance, fell the respective hemiface. Nerve damage can also affect the sense of taste and salivary and lacrimal secretion. This condition begins suddenly, often overnight, and usually gets better on its own within a few w...

  7. Psychological issues in acquired facial trauma

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    De Sousa Avinash

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available The face is a vital component of one′s personality and body image. There are a vast number of variables that influence recovery and rehabilitation from acquired facial trauma many of which are psychological in nature. The present paper presents the various psychological issues one comes across in facial trauma patients. These may range from body image issues to post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms accompanied by anxiety and depression. Issues related to facial and body image affecting social life and general quality of life are vital and the plastic surgeon should be aware of such issues and competent to deal with them in patients and families.

  8. Análisis facial en ortodoncia

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    Mendoza Corbetto, Marco

    2004-01-01

    Las consideraciones sobre estética facial han sido conceptos inseparables de los principios y de la práctica de la ortodoncia y hoy en día se hace necesario enfatizar la importancia del análisis facial como examen complementario indispensable para el diagnóstico y planeamiento ortodóntico, resaltando que la mejora de la morfología facial debe ser el objetivo del tratamiento de las maloclusion es. Según Baldwin 5 el paciente busca en un tratamiento ortodóntico la ...

  9. Infecciones genitales por VPH tratadas por microinmunoterapia

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    Jacques Grauwet, Diego

    2011-01-01

    ... genitales por VPH tratadas por microinmunoterapia Diego Jacques Grauwet Médico ginecólogo y homeópata, Madrid, España Recibido el 30 de mayo de 2010; aceptado el 10 de septiembre de 2011 Correo...

  10. Reconstruction Techniques of Choice for the Facial Cosmetic Units.

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    Russo, F; Linares, M; Iglesias, M E; Martínez-Amo, J L; Cabo, F; Tercedor, J; Costa-Vieira, R; Toledo-Pastrana, T; Ródenas, J M; Leis, V

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    A broad range of skin flaps can be used to repair facial surgical defects after the excision of a tumor. The aim of our study was to develop a practical guideline covering the most useful skin grafts for each of the distinct facial cosmetic units. This was a multicenter study in which 10 dermatologists with extensive experience in reconstructive surgery chose their preferred technique for each cosmetic unit. The choice of flaps was based on personal experience, taking into account factors such as suitability of the reconstruction technique for the specific defect, the final cosmetic result, surgical difficulty, and risk of complications. Each dermatologist proposed 2 flaps in order of preference for each cosmetic subunit. A score of 10 was given to the first flap and a score of 5 to the second. The total score obtained for each of the options proposed by the participating dermatologists was used to draw up a list of the 3 best grafts for each site. There was notable unanimity of criteria among most of the dermatologists for reconstructive techniques such as the glabellar flap for defects of the medial canthus of the eye, the bilateral advancement flag flap or H flap for the forehead, the rotary door flap for the auricle of the ear, the Mustarde flap for the infraorbital cheek, the O-Z rotation flap for the scalp, the Tenzel flap for the lower eyelid, and the island flap for the upper lip. The results of this study will be useful as a practical guide to choosing the best reconstruction technique for each of the facial cosmetic units. Copyright © 2017 AEDV. Publicado por Elsevier España, S.L.U. All rights reserved.

  11. Vertical facial height and its correlation with facial width and depth

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    Wang, Ming Feng; Otsuka, Takero; Akimoto, Susumu; Sato, Sadao

    2013-01-01

    Introduction The aim of the present study was to evaluate how vertical facial height correlates with mandibular plane angle, facial width and depth from a three dimensional (3D) viewing angle. Methods In this study 3D cephalometric landmarks were identified and measurements from 43 randomly selected cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) images of dry skulls from the Weisbach collection of Vienna Natural History Museum were analyzed. Pearson correlation coefficients of facial height measurement...

  12. Impaired Overt Facial Mimicry in Response to Dynamic Facial Expressions in High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders

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    Yoshimura, Sayaka; Sato, Wataru; Uono, Shota; Toichi, Motomi

    2015-01-01

    Previous electromyographic studies have reported that individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) exhibited atypical patterns of facial muscle activity in response to facial expression stimuli. However, whether such activity is expressed in visible facial mimicry remains unknown. To investigate this issue, we videotaped facial responses in…

  13. Desenvolvimento, aplicação e avaliação de um curso à distância sobre tratamento de feridas Desarrollo, aplicación y evaluación de un curso a distancia sobre tratamiento de heridas Development, implementation and evaluation of a distance course about wound treatment

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    Maria Andréia Silva Ribeiro

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    Full Text Available Esta pesquisa teve como objetivos desenvolver, aplicar e avaliar um curso de educação à distância (EAD, através da internet, utilizando um ambiente denominado TelEduc. Foram convidados 38 enfermeiros para participarem do curso, 28 se inscreveram, 17 o concluíram. Os especialistas e alunos avaliaram o curso e foram realizadas as avaliações diagnóstica (pré-teste, processual e somativa (pós-teste. Os especialistas em EAD e em feridas consideram o curso adequado, mas que, de forma geral, precisava de pequenas reformulações. A grande maioria dos alunos apresentou opinião positiva com relação ao curso. Comparando-se o pré- e o pós-teste, os alunos obtiveram melhores resultados no pós-teste (pEsta investigación tuvo como objetivo desarrollar, aplicar y evaluar un curso de educación a distancia (EAD, a través de la internet, utilizando un ambiente denominado TelEduc. Se invitaron a 38 enfermeros para que participaran del curso, 28 de los cuales se inscribieron y 17 lo terminaron. El curso fue evaluado por especialistas y alumnos y fue realizada evaluación diagnostica (pretest, procesual y sumativa (postest. Los especialistas en EAD y en heridas consideran el curso adecuado, pero que, de forma general, necesitaba de algunas pequeñas reformulaciones. La gran mayoría de los alumnos presentó una opinión positiva con relación al curso. Comparándose los resultados del pre y postest, los alumnos obtuvieron mejores resultados en el postest (pThis research aimed to design, implement and evaluate a distance learning course (DLC, using the Internet, in a virtual environment named TelEduc. Thirty-eight nurses were invited, 28 of whom registered and 17 concluded the course. The specialists and the students evaluated the course and diagnostic (pre-test, process and final (post-test evaluations were made. Specialists in distance learning and wounds considered the course as adequate but recommended minor adjustments. Most of the students

  14. Facial Nerve Anomaly in a Patient With a Parotid Tumor

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    Lee, Dong Hoon; Yoon, Tae Mi; Lee, Joon Kyoo; Lim, Sang Chul

    2016-01-01

    Abstract The branching pattern of the facial nerve varies among individuals. These variations increase the risk of facial nerve injury during parotid surgery. We report a new variation of the facial nerve and an unusual relationship with the retromandibular vein during parotid surgery. Clinicians should recognize this facial anomaly and the unusual relationship with the retromandibular vein to avoid injuring the facial nerve during parotid surgery. PMID:27149495

  15. Facial Nerve Anomaly in a Patient With a Parotid Tumor

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    Lee, Dong Hoon; Yoon, Tae Mi; Lee, Joon Kyoo; Lim, Sang Chul

    2016-01-01

    Abstract The branching pattern of the facial nerve varies among individuals. These variations increase the risk of facial nerve injury during parotid surgery. We report a new variation of the facial nerve and an unusual relationship with the retromandibular vein during parotid surgery. Clinicians should recognize this facial anomaly and the unusual relationship with the retromandibular vein to avoid injuring the facial nerve during parotid surgery.

  16. [Hemi-hypoglossal-facial intratemporal side to side anastomosis].

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    Lassaletta, Luis; González, Teresa; Casas, Pablo; Roda, José María; Moraleda, Susana; Gavilán, Javier

    2008-03-01

    Conventional hypoglossal-facial anastomosis and the interposition jump graft variation are the most popular techniques for facial nerve reconstruction resulting from proximal facial nerve injury. We present a modification of this technique, the hemi-hypoglossal facial intratemporal side to side anastomosis, which overcomes many of the failings of previous techniques. The method involves mobilization of the intratemporal facial nerve, which is anastomosed to a partially incised hypoglossal nerve. It is especially indicated in patients with multiple cranial nerve palsies.

  17. Facial Index of Bini Tribe on Plain Skull Radiograph | Ogbeide ...

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    The facial width (FW) was taken as the distance between the most lateral parts of the zygomatic bones and the facial index was calculated based on the equation shown below: Facial index= (FL/FW) x 100. The shapes of the faces were classified based on the facial index. The mean facial length measured 11.8cm ± 1.8 and ...

  18. Facial clefts and facial dysplasia: revisiting the classification.

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    Mazzola, Riccardo F; Mazzola, Isabella C

    2014-01-01

    Most craniofacial malformations are identified by their appearance. The majority of the classification systems are mainly clinical or anatomical, not related to the different levels of development of the malformation, and underlying pathology is usually not taken into consideration. In 1976, Tessier first emphasized the relationship between soft tissues and the underlying bone stating that "a fissure of the soft tissue corresponds, as a general rule, with a cleft of the bony structure". He introduced a cleft numbering system around the orbit from 0 to 14 depending on its relationship to the zero line (ie, the vertical midline cleft of the face). The classification, easy to understand, became widely accepted because the recording of the malformations was simple and communication between observers facilitated. It represented a great breakthrough in identifying craniofacial malformations, named clefts by him. In the present paper, the embryological-based classification of craniofacial malformations, proposed in 1983 and in 1990 by us, has been revisited. Its aim was to clarify some unanswered questions regarding apparently atypical or bizarre anomalies and to establish as much as possible the moment when this event occurred. In our opinion, this classification system may well integrate the one proposed by Tessier and tries at the same time to find a correlation between clinical observation and morphogenesis.Terminology is important. The overused term cleft should be reserved to true clefts only, developed from disturbances in the union of the embryonic facial processes, between the lateronasal and maxillary process (or oro-naso-ocular cleft); between the medionasal and maxillary process (or cleft of the lip); between the maxillary processes (or cleft of the palate); and between the maxillary and mandibular process (or macrostomia).For the other types of defects, derived from alteration of bone production centers, the word dysplasia should be used instead. Facial

  19. Freestyle facial perforator flaps-a safe reconstructive option for moderate-sized facial defects

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    Gunnarsson, Gudjon Leifur; Jackson, Ian Thomas; Thomsen, Jorn Bo

    2014-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Perforators are a constant anatomical finding in the facial area and any known flap can in theory be based on the first perforator located at the flap rotation axis. METHODS: A case series of single stage reconstruction of moderate sized facial defects using 21 perforator based local...... and corrective procedures were performed in four patients. CONCLUSIONS: The random facial perforator flap seems to be a good and reliable option for the reconstruction of facial subunits, especially the periorbital, nasal and periocular area with a minimal morbidity and a pleasing result in a one stage...

  20. Influence of facial expression on memory for facial identity: effects of visual features or emotional meaning?

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    D'Argembeau, Arnaud; Van der Linden, Martial

    2011-02-01

    Research has shown that neutral faces are better recognized when they had been presented with happy rather than angry expressions at study, suggesting that emotional signals conveyed by facial expressions influenced the encoding of novel facial identities in memory. An alternative explanation, however, would be that the influence of facial expression resulted from differences in the visual features of the expressions employed. In this study, this possibility was tested by manipulating facial expression at study versus test. In line with earlier studies, we found that neutral faces were better recognized when they had been previously encountered with happy rather than angry expressions. On the other hand, when neutral faces were presented at study and participants were later asked to recognize happy or angry faces of the same individuals, no influence of facial expression was detected. As the two experimental conditions involved exactly the same amount of changes in the visual features of the stimuli between study and test, the results cannot be simply explained by differences in the visual properties of different facial expressions and may instead reside in their specific emotional meaning. The findings further suggest that the influence of facial expression is due to disruptive effects of angry expressions rather than facilitative effects of happy expressions. This study thus provides additional evidence that facial identity and facial expression are not processed completely independently. PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2011 APA, all rights reserved.

  1. Quantitative facial asymmetry: using three-dimensional photogrammetry to measure baseline facial surface symmetry.

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    Taylor, Helena O; Morrison, Clinton S; Linden, Olivia; Phillips, Benjamin; Chang, Johnny; Byrne, Margaret E; Sullivan, Stephen R; Forrest, Christopher R

    2014-01-01

    Although symmetry is hailed as a fundamental goal of aesthetic and reconstructive surgery, our tools for measuring this outcome have been limited and subjective. With the advent of three-dimensional photogrammetry, surface geometry can be captured, manipulated, and measured quantitatively. Until now, few normative data existed with regard to facial surface symmetry. Here, we present a method for reproducibly calculating overall facial symmetry and present normative data on 100 subjects. We enrolled 100 volunteers who underwent three-dimensional photogrammetry of their faces in repose. We collected demographic data on age, sex, and race and subjectively scored facial symmetry. We calculated the root mean square deviation (RMSD) between the native and reflected faces, reflecting about a plane of maximum symmetry. We analyzed the interobserver reliability of the subjective assessment of facial asymmetry and the quantitative measurements and compared the subjective and objective values. We also classified areas of greatest asymmetry as localized to the upper, middle, or lower facial thirds. This cluster of normative data was compared with a group of patients with subtle but increasing amounts of facial asymmetry. We imaged 100 subjects by three-dimensional photogrammetry. There was a poor interobserver correlation between subjective assessments of asymmetry (r = 0.56). There was a high interobserver reliability for quantitative measurements of facial symmetry RMSD calculations (r = 0.91-0.95). The mean RMSD for this normative population was found to be 0.80 ± 0.24 mm. Areas of greatest asymmetry were distributed as follows: 10% upper facial third, 49% central facial third, and 41% lower facial third. Precise measurement permitted discrimination of subtle facial asymmetry within this normative group and distinguished norms from patients with subtle facial asymmetry, with placement of RMSDs along an asymmetry ruler. Facial surface symmetry, which is poorly assessed

  2. Physical Aggression and Facial Expression Identification

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    Alisdair James Gordon Taylor

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Social information processing theories suggest that aggressive individuals may exhibit hostile perceptual biases when interpreting other’s behaviour. This hypothesis was tested in the present study which investigated the effects of physical aggression on facial expression identification in a sample of healthy participants. Participants were asked to judge the expressions of faces presented to them and to complete a self-report measure of aggression. Relative to low physically aggressive participants, high physically aggressive participants were more likely to mistake non-angry facial expressions as being angry facial expressions (misattribution errors, supporting the idea of a hostile predisposition. These differences were not explained by gender, or response times. There were no differences in identifying angry expressions in general between aggression groups (misperceived errors. These findings add support to the idea that aggressive individuals exhibit hostile perceptual biases when interpreting facial expressions.

  3. Bilateral traumatic facial paralysis. Case report.

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    Undabeitia, Jose; Liu, Brian; Pendleton, Courtney; Nogues, Pere; Noboa, Roberto; Undabeitia, Jose Ignacio

    2013-01-01

    Although traumatic injury of the facial nerve is a relatively common condition in neurosurgical practice, bilateral lesions related to fracture of temporal bones are seldom seen. We report the case of a 38-year-old patient admitted to Intensive Care Unit after severe head trauma requiring ventilatory support (Glasgow Coma Scale of 7 on admission). A computed tomography (CT) scan confirmed a longitudinal fracture of the right temporal bone and a transversal fracture of the left. After successful weaning from respirator, bilateral facial paralysis was observed. The possible aetiologies for facial diplegia differ from those of unilateral injury. Due to the lack of facial asymmetry, it can be easily missed in critically ill patients, and both the high resolution CT scan and electromyographic studies can be helpful for correct diagnosis. Copyright © 2012 Sociedad Española de Neurocirugía. Published by Elsevier España. All rights reserved.

  4. A study on facial expressions recognition

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    Xu, Jingjing

    2017-09-01

    In terms of communication, postures and facial expressions of such feelings like happiness, anger and sadness play important roles in conveying information. With the development of the technology, recently a number of algorithms dealing with face alignment, face landmark detection, classification, facial landmark localization and pose estimation have been put forward. However, there are a lot of challenges and problems need to be fixed. In this paper, a few technologies have been concluded and analyzed, and they all relate to handling facial expressions recognition and poses like pose-indexed based multi-view method for face alignment, robust facial landmark detection under significant head pose and occlusion, partitioning the input domain for classification, robust statistics face formalization.

  5. Wavelet based approach for facial expression recognition

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    Zaenal Abidin

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Facial expression recognition is one of the most active fields of research. Many facial expression recognition methods have been developed and implemented. Neural networks (NNs have capability to undertake such pattern recognition tasks. The key factor of the use of NN is based on its characteristics. It is capable in conducting learning and generalizing, non-linear mapping, and parallel computation. Backpropagation neural networks (BPNNs are the approach methods that mostly used. In this study, BPNNs were used as classifier to categorize facial expression images into seven-class of expressions which are anger, disgust, fear, happiness, sadness, neutral and surprise. For the purpose of feature extraction tasks, three discrete wavelet transforms were used to decompose images, namely Haar wavelet, Daubechies (4 wavelet and Coiflet (1 wavelet. To analyze the proposed method, a facial expression recognition system was built. The proposed method was tested on static images from JAFFE database.

  6. Quemaduras faciales: “manejo inicial y tratamiento”

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    Dr. C. Álvaro Cuadra

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Las quemaduras faciales constituyen un grupo dentro de las quemaduras consideradas como en zona especial dada las potenciales secuelas estéticas y funcionales que pueden resultar de su tratamiento, por este motivo, un adecuado manejo reducirá estos riesgos. La cara posee una rica irrigación de tal forma que el manejo deberá ser más conservador que en otras zonas del cuerpo. Las quemaduras superficiales requieren de un tratamiento basado en ungüentos antibióticos y cobertura con apósitos sintéticos transitorios en espera de epidermización. En quemaduras faciales profundas el tratamiento consistirá en escarectomía química y quirúrgica una vez definida la quemadura y su posterior cobertura con tejido autólogo o sustitutos dérmicos definitivos respetando las unidades estético-funcionales de la cara. Este grupo de quemadura luego de la primera atención deberá ser derivada a un centro de quemados para su manejo integral.

  7. Peripheral Facial Nerve Palsy after Therapeutic Endoscopy

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    Kim, Eun Jeong; Lee, Jun; Lee, Ji Woon; Lee, Jun Hyung; Park, Chol Jin; Kim, Young Dae; Lee, Hyun Jin

    2015-01-01

    Peripheral facial nerve palsy (FNP) is a mononeuropathy that affects the peripheral part of the facial nerve. Primary causes of peripheral FNP remain largely unknown, but detectable causes include systemic infections (viral and others), trauma, ischemia, tumor, and extrinsic compression. Peripheral FNP in relation to extrinsic compression has rarely been described in case reports. Here, we report a case of a 71-year-old man who was diagnosed with peripheral FNP following endoscopic submucosal...

  8. Approaches to Grading Facial Nerve Function

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    Brenner, Michael J.; Neely, J. Gail

    2004-01-01

    Systematic evaluation of facial nerve paralysis allows the clinician to determine objectively the severity of disability, record and communicate this information to colleagues, and evaluate response to therapy. An ideal grading system would be precisely calibrated—at once accurate, reliable, and conducive to use in both the clinic and the research laboratory. Developing such a system has proved difficult, however. The complexity of facial nerve anatomy allows tremendous variation in clinical ...

  9. Oro-facial-digital syndrome type II.

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    Kalyan, Meenakshi; Kanitkar, S; John, Robby; Gireesh, G; Bhate, Amit; Mithun, M

    2012-10-01

    Oro-facial-digital syndrome type II (OFD-II) is characterized by frenulated tongue, midline cleft lip, high arched or cleft palate, micrognathia, syndactyly and polydactyly, bilateral reduplicated hallux, conductive hearing loss, choroidal coloboma and normal intelligence. There are nine forms of oro-facial-digital syndromes with different modes of inheritance. A young female with features of oro-facio-digital syndrome type-II is being reported.

  10. Avaliação do envelhecimento facial relacionado ao tabagismo

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    Suehara,Letícia Yumi; Simone,Karine; Maia,Marcus

    2006-01-01

    FUNDAMENTOS: O tabagismo é responsável por diversas doenças crônicas e pelo envelhecimento da pele. OBJETIVO: Comparar a pele facial de fumantes e não fumantes. MÉTODOS: Foram avaliados 77 pacientes, 43 não tabagistas e 34 tabagistas, entre 40 e 60 anos, excluídos aqueles com exposição solar excessiva, etilistas e submetidos a tratamento estético da face. As alterações faciais foram avaliadas com base em escore de características da pele da face descrita por Model (fácies de tabagismo). Os in...

  11. Searching for proprioceptors in human facial muscles.

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    Cobo, Juan L; Abbate, Francesco; de Vicente, Juan C; Cobo, Juan; Vega, José A

    2017-02-15

    The human craniofacial muscles innervated by the facial nerve typically lack muscle spindles. However these muscles have proprioception that participates in the coordination of facial movements. A functional substitution of facial proprioceptors by cutaneous mechanoreceptors has been proposed but at present this alternative has not been demonstrated. Here we have investigated whether other kinds of sensory structures are present in two human facial muscles (zygomatic major and buccal). Human checks were removed from Spanish cadavers, and processed for immunohistochemical detection of nerve fibers (neurofilament proteins and S100 protein) and two putative mechanoproteins (acid-sensing ion channel 2 and transient receptor potential vanilloid 4) associated with mechanosensing. Nerves of different calibers were found in the connective septa and within the muscle itself. In all the muscles analysed, capsular corpuscle-like structures resembling elongated or round Ruffini-like corpuscles were observed. Moreover the axon profiles within these structures displayed immunoreactivity for both putative mechanoproteins. The present results demonstrate the presence of sensory structures in facial muscles that can substitute for typical muscle spindles as the source of facial proprioception. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  12. Facial Morphogenesis of the Earliest Europeans

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    Lacruz, Rodrigo S.; de Castro, José María Bermúdez; Martinón-Torres, María; O’Higgins, Paul; Paine, Michael L.; Carbonell, Eudald; Arsuaga, Juan Luis; Bromage, Timothy G.

    2013-01-01

    The modern human face differs from that of our early ancestors in that the facial profile is relatively retracted (orthognathic). This change in facial profile is associated with a characteristic spatial distribution of bone deposition and resorption: growth remodeling. For humans, surface resorption commonly dominates on anteriorly-facing areas of the subnasal region of the maxilla and mandible during development. We mapped the distribution of facial growth remodeling activities on the 900–800 ky maxilla ATD6-69 assigned to H. antecessor, and on the 1.5 My cranium KNM-WT 15000, part of an associated skeleton assigned to African H. erectus. We show that, as in H. sapiens, H. antecessor shows bone resorption over most of the subnasal region. This pattern contrasts with that seen in KNM-WT 15000 where evidence of bone deposition, not resorption, was identified. KNM-WT 15000 is similar to Australopithecus and the extant African apes in this localized area of bone deposition. These new data point to diversity of patterns of facial growth in fossil Homo. The similarities in facial growth in H. antecessor and H. sapiens suggest that one key developmental change responsible for the characteristic facial morphology of modern humans can be traced back at least to H. antecessor. PMID:23762314

  13. Facial morphogenesis of the earliest europeans.

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    Rodrigo S Lacruz

    Full Text Available The modern human face differs from that of our early ancestors in that the facial profile is relatively retracted (orthognathic. This change in facial profile is associated with a characteristic spatial distribution of bone deposition and resorption: growth remodeling. For humans, surface resorption commonly dominates on anteriorly-facing areas of the subnasal region of the maxilla and mandible during development. We mapped the distribution of facial growth remodeling activities on the 900-800 ky maxilla ATD6-69 assigned to H. antecessor, and on the 1.5 My cranium KNM-WT 15000, part of an associated skeleton assigned to African H. erectus. We show that, as in H. sapiens, H. antecessor shows bone resorption over most of the subnasal region. This pattern contrasts with that seen in KNM-WT 15000 where evidence of bone deposition, not resorption, was identified. KNM-WT 15000 is similar to Australopithecus and the extant African apes in this localized area of bone deposition. These new data point to diversity of patterns of facial growth in fossil Homo. The similarities in facial growth in H. antecessor and H. sapiens suggest that one key developmental change responsible for the characteristic facial morphology of modern humans can be traced back at least to H. antecessor.

  14. Role of adipose tissue in facial aging

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    Wollina U

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available Uwe Wollina,1 Reinhard Wetzker,2 Mohamed Badawy Abdel-Naser,3 Ilja L Kruglikov4 1Department of Dermatology and Allergology, Academic Teaching Hospital Dresden-Friedrichstadt, Dresden, 2Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, and Center for Sepsis Control and Care, Jena University Hospital, Jena, Germany; 3Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Ain Shams University Hospital, Cairo, Egypt; 4Wellcomet GmbH, Karlsruhe, Germany Abstract: Age-dependent modification of the facial subcutaneous white adipose tissue (sWAT connected with reduction of its volume, modification of collagen content and adhesion between dermal and adipose layers can significantly influence mechanical stability of the skin and cause the development of aging symptoms such as wrinkles. Typical aging appearance in facial skin is at least partly connected with special phenotypical features of facial preadipocytes and mature adipocytes. In this paper, we have discussed the possible roles of local inflammation, compartmental structure of facial sWAT and trans-differentiation processes such as beiging of white adipocytes and adipocyte-myofibroblast transition in facial skin aging. Keywords: facial aging, adipose tissue, preadipocytes, adipocytes, inflammation, beiging, adipocyte-myofibroblast transition 

  15. Facial nerve paralysis after cervical traction.

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    So, Edmund Cheung

    2010-10-01

    Cervical traction is a frequently used treatment in rehabilitation clinics for cervical spine problems. This modality works, in principle, by decompressing the spinal cord or its nerve roots by applying traction on the cervical spine through a harness placed over the mandible (Olivero et al., Neurosurg Focus 2002;12:ECP1). Previous reports on treatment complications include lumbar radicular discomfort, muscle injury, neck soreness, and posttraction pain (LaBan et al., Arch Phys Med Rehabil 1992;73:295-6; Lee et al., J Biomech Eng 1996;118:597-600). Here, we report the first case of unilateral facial nerve paralysis developed after 4 wks of intermittent cervical traction therapy. Nerve conduction velocity examination revealed a peripheral-type facial nerve paralysis. Symptoms of facial nerve paralysis subsided after prednisolone treatment and suspension of traction therapy. It is suspected that a misplaced or an overstrained harness may have been the cause of facial nerve paralysis in this patient. Possible causes were (1) direct compression by the harness on the right facial nerve near its exit through the stylomastoid foramen; (2) compression of the right external carotid artery by the harness, causing transient ischemic injury at the geniculate ganglion; or (3) coincidental herpes zoster virus infection or idiopathic Bell's palsy involving the facial nerve.

  16. Facial affect recognition in myasthenia gravis.

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    Lázaro, Esther; Amayra, Imanol; López-Paz, Juan Francisco; Jometón, Amaia; Martín, Natalia; Caballero, Patricia; De Nicolás, Luís; Hoffmann, Holger; Kessler, Henrik; Ruiz, Begoña; Martínez, Oscar

    2013-01-01

    The assessment of facial expression is an important aspect of a clinical neurological examination, both as an indicator of a mood disorder and as a sign of neurological damage. To date, although studies have been conducted on certain psychosocial aspects of myasthenia, such as quality of life and anxiety, and on neuropsychological aspects such as memory, no studies have directly assessed facial emotion recognition accuracy. The aim of this study was to assess the facial emotion recognition accuracy (fear, surprise, sadness, happiness, anger, and disgust), empathy, and reaction time of patients with myasthenia. Thirty-five patients with myasthenia and 36 healthy controls were tested for their ability to differentiate emotional facial expressions. Participants were matched with respect to age, gender, and education level. Their ability to differentiate emotional facial expressions was evaluated using the computer-based program Feel Test. The data showed that myasthenic patients scored significantly lower (p < 0.05) than healthy controls in the total Feel score, fear, surprise, and higher reaction time. The findings suggest that the ability to recognize facial affect may be reduced in individuals with myasthenia.

  17. Contralateral botulinum toxin injection to improve facial asymmetry after acute facial paralysis.

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    Kim, Jin

    2013-02-01

    The application of botulinum toxin to the healthy side of the face in patients with long-standing facial paralysis has been shown to be a minimally invasive technique that improves facial symmetry at rest and during facial motion, but our experience using botulinum toxin therapy for facial sequelae prompted the idea that botulinum toxin might be useful in acute cases of facial paralysis, leading to improve facial asymmetry. In cases in which medical or surgical treatment options are limited because of existing medical problems or advanced age, most patients with acute facial palsy are advised to await spontaneous recovery or are informed that no effective intervention exists. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of botulinum toxin treatment for facial asymmetry in 18 patients after acute facial palsy who could not be optimally treated by medical or surgical management because of severe medical or other problems. From 2009 to 2011, nine patients with Bell's palsy, 5 with herpes zoster oticus and 4 with traumatic facial palsy (10 men and 8 women; age range, 22-82 yr; mean, 50.8 yr) participated in this study. Botulinum toxin A (Botox; Allergan Incorporated, Irvine, CA, USA) was injected using a tuberculin syringe with a 27-gauge needle. The amount injected per site varied from 2.5 to 3 U, and the total dose used per patient was 32 to 68 U (mean, 47.5 +/- 8.4 U). After administration of a single dose of botulinum toxin A on the nonparalyzed side of 18 patients with acute facial paralysis, marked relief of facial asymmetry was observed in 8 patients within 1 month of injection. Decreased facial asymmetry and strengthened facial function on the paralyzed side led to an increased HB and SB grade within 6 months after injection. Use of botulinum toxin after acute facial palsy cases is of great value. Such therapy decreases the relative hyperkinesis contralateral to the paralysis, leading to greater symmetric function. Especially in patients with medical

  18. Asians' Facial Responsiveness to Basic Tastes by Automated Facial Expression Analysis System.

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    Zhi, Ruicong; Cao, Lianyu; Cao, Gang

    2017-03-01

    Growing evidence shows that consumer choices in real life are mostly driven by unconscious mechanisms rather than conscious. The unconscious process could be measured by behavioral measurements. This study aims to apply automatic facial expression analysis technique for consumers' emotion representation, and explore the relationships between sensory perception and facial responses. Basic taste solutions (sourness, sweetness, bitterness, umami, and saltiness) with 6 levels plus water were used, which could cover most of the tastes found in food and drink. The other contribution of this study is to analyze the characteristics of facial expressions and correlation between facial expressions and perceptive hedonic liking for Asian consumers. Up until now, the facial expression application researches only reported for western consumers, while few related researches investigated the facial responses during food consuming for Asian consumers. Experimental results indicated that facial expressions could identify different stimuli with various concentrations and different hedonic levels. The perceived liking increased at lower concentrations and decreased at higher concentrations, while samples with medium concentrations were perceived as the most pleasant except sweetness and bitterness. High correlations were founded between perceived intensities of bitterness, umami, saltiness, and facial reactions of disgust and fear. Facial expression disgust and anger could characterize emotion "dislike," and happiness could characterize emotion "like," while neutral could represent "neither like nor dislike." The identified facial expressions agree with the perceived sensory emotions elicited by basic taste solutions. The correlation analysis between hedonic levels and facial expression intensities obtained in this study are in accordance with that discussed for western consumers. © 2017 Institute of Food Technologists®.

  19. Prevalencia de fracturas faciales vinculadas con el deporte Prevalence of facial fractures linked to sports practice

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    José Manuel Díaz Fernández

    2004-08-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó una investigación descriptiva y transversal en 57 pacientes con fracturas faciales adquiridas durante la actividad deportiva, los cuales fueron atendidos en el Servicio de Cirugía Maxilofacial del Hospital Provincial "Saturnino Lora" de Santiago de Cuba, en el quinquenio 1992-1996. Este tipo de lesión representó el 6,2 % del total de tratadas en dicho período. En los atletas que jugaban con pelota y practicaban técnicas de combate hubo la mayor prevalencia de estas lesiones, fundamentalmente en los deportes de pelota, boxeo, baloncesto, karate y softbol. El impacto contra otro atleta fue el mecanismo de lesión más frecuente, sobre todo en los grupos de combate y juegos con pelota. Las fracturas de mandíbula dentoalveolares y cigomáticas resultaron ser los patrones de fracturas preponderantes. La conducta terapéutica en estos pacientes no difirió sustancialmente de la aplicada en aquellos con lesiones producidas por otras causas. La restricción de la actividad atlética osciló entre 9 y 15 semanas después del tratamiento inicial. En los atletas de alto rendimiento lesionados se impone establecer las estandarizaciones en su proceso rehabilitador para la toma de decisiones con respecto a su incorporación, tanto a la práctica como a la competencia, lo cual es fundamental en este sentido.A descriptive cross-sectional research study was made on 57 patients with facial fractures suffered during sporting activities. These patients had been seen by the Maxillofacial Surgery Service of "Saturnino Lara" provincial hospital in Santiago de Cuba from 1992 to 1996 and this type of lesions represented 6.2% of the fractures treated in this period of time. These lesions were more prevailing in athletes who mainly played ball sports, boxing, basketball, karate and softball. The collision with another sportsman was the most frequent injure mechanism fundamentally fight and ball sports. Dentoalveolar and zygomatic mandibular fractures

  20. O padrão facial é fator predisponente para otite média com efusão em crianças? Is facial pattern a predisposing factor for otitis media with effusion in children?

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    Cláudio de Góis Nery

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Anormalidades na morfologia craniofacial são associadas à disfunção da tuba auditiva e a otite média com efusão (OME. OBJETIVO: Avaliar a relação entre o padrão facial, direção do crescimento craniofacial e OME em crianças com tonsilas faríngea e palatinas aumentadas (TFPA. CASUÍSTICA E MÉTODOS: Estudo clínico prospectivo em 79 crianças (41 meninos e 38 meninas, com idades de 4 a 10 anos, com TFPA (níveis III e IV de Brodsky. O grupo de estudo foi composto por 40 crianças com OME, enquanto que o grupo controle foi composto por 39 crianças sem OME. Foi realizada análise cefalométrica. RESULTADOS: Não houve correlação entre o padrão facial e a OMS (c 2 = 0,25 p = 0,88. O grupo com OME apresentou Eixo Facial maior (F(1,75 = 3,68 p = 0,05, e uma Altura Facial Inferior menor (F(1, 75 = 3,99 p = 0,05 quando comparados ao grupo controle. CONCLUSÕES: Não houve correlação entre o padrão facial e a OME em crianças com TFPA, ainda que um padrão facial mais horizontal associado à altura facial inferior diminuída foi consistentemente observada. Isto sugere que um posicionamento anormal do tuba auditiva influencia o desenvolvimento da OME em crianças com TFPA.Abnormalities in craniofacial morphology are associated with Eustachian tube dysfunction and otitis media with effusion (OME. AIM: to evaluate the relationship between facial pattern and craniofacial growth direction, and OME in children with enlarged tonsils and adenoids (ETA. METHODS: Clinical prospective survey in 79 children (41 male and 38 female, ranging from 4 to 10 years of age, with tonsil and adenoid enlargement (Brodsky's grades III and IV. Forty children presented with OME (study group and 39 did not (control group. Cephalometric analysis was used to determine the facial pattern. RESULTS: There was no correlation observed between facial pattern and OME (c 2 = 0.25 p = 0.88. Facial Axis was larger in the OME group (F(1.75 = 3.68 p = 0.05 and the Lower

  1. Facial appearance affects science communication

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    Gheorghiu, Ana I.; Callan, Mitchell J.; Skylark, William J.

    2017-01-01

    First impressions based on facial appearance predict many important social outcomes. We investigated whether such impressions also influence the communication of scientific findings to lay audiences, a process that shapes public beliefs, opinion, and policy. First, we investigated the traits that engender interest in a scientist’s work, and those that create the impression of a “good scientist” who does high-quality research. Apparent competence and morality were positively related to both interest and quality judgments, whereas attractiveness boosted interest but decreased perceived quality. Next, we had members of the public choose real science news stories to read or watch and found that people were more likely to choose items that were paired with “interesting-looking” scientists, especially when selecting video-based communications. Finally, we had people read real science news items and found that the research was judged to be of higher quality when paired with researchers who look like “good scientists.” Our findings offer insights into the social psychology of science, and indicate a source of bias in the dissemination of scientific findings to broader society. PMID:28533389

  2. Oxytocin and Facial Emotion Recognition.

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    Ellenbogen, Mark A

    2017-08-16

    The expression of emotion in faces serves numerous meaningful functions, such as conveying messages of danger or approach, facilitating communication, and promoting the formation of social bonds and relationships. The study of facial expressions of emotion has become integral to research in social psychology and social neuroscience, particularly with respect to the neuropeptide oxytocin. This chapter examines how oxytocin influences the processing of emotion in faces by reviewing intranasal administration studies of automatic processing, selective attention, and emotion recognition. Two important trends in the literature have been identified: exogenous oxytocin attenuates early attentional biases towards negative stimuli and increases selective attention and recognition of emotional cues in faces, particularly around the eyes. Both of these effects can be traced to well-delineated neural circuits involving amygdala, early visual processing areas, and reward circuits, and both purportedly facilitate approach-related behavior when affiliative opportunities are available. These data are integrated into a conceptual model incorporating contextual factors and moderating influences, as oxytocinergic effects on cognition and social behavior appear to vary in persons along indices of social competence, interpersonal sensitivity, and early adversity. Limitations of this literature and future directions for research are briefly discussed.

  3. Context modulation of facial emotion perception differed by individual difference.

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    Lee, Tae-Ho; Choi, June-Seek; Cho, Yang Seok

    2012-01-01

    Certain facial configurations are believed to be associated with distinct affective meanings (i.e. basic facial expressions), and such associations are common across cultures (i.e. universality of facial expressions). However, recently, many studies suggest that various types of contextual information, rather than facial configuration itself, are important factor for facial emotion perception. To examine systematically how contextual information influences individuals' facial emotion perception, the present study estimated direct observers' perceptual thresholds for detecting negative facial expressions via a forced-choice psychophysical procedure using faces embedded in various emotional contexts. We additionally measured the individual differences in affective information-processing tendency (BIS/BAS) as a possible factor that may determine the extent to which contextual information on facial emotion perception is used. It was found that contextual information influenced observers' perceptual thresholds for facial emotion. Importantly, individuals' affective-information tendencies modulated the extent to which they incorporated context information into their facial emotion perceptions. The findings of this study suggest that facial emotion perception not only depends on facial configuration, but the context in which the face appears as well. This contextual influence appeared differently with individual's characteristics of information processing. In summary, we conclude that individual character traits, as well as facial configuration and the context in which a face appears, need to be taken into consideration regarding facial emotional perception.

  4. Estudio bibliométrico de publicaciones científicas que utilizan pruebas de reconocimiento de emociones faciales

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    Graciela Jeanneret; Astrid Oña; Pamela Rego; Marcelo Vaiman; Germán Pereno

    2015-01-01

    El trabajo se enmarca dentro de la perspectiva evolucionista, la cual sostiene la existencia de emociones universales, enfatizando el estudio de su expresión facial y su reconocimiento. Si bien la creación del sistema FACS en 1978 por Ekman impulsó la construcción de instrumentos de evaluación del reconocimiento de emociones faciales, actualmente no existen pruebas locales que midan dicha habilidad. El objetivo de este estudio fue la realización de un análisis bibliométrico de investigaciones...

  5. Quantitative Magnetic Resonance Imaging Volumetry of Facial Muscles in Healthy Patients with Facial Palsy

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    Volk, Gerd F.; Karamyan, Inna; Klingner, Carsten M.; Reichenbach, Jürgen R.

    2014-01-01

    Background: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has not yet been established systematically to detect structural muscular changes after facial nerve lesion. The purpose of this pilot study was to investigate quantitative assessment of MRI muscle volume data for facial muscles. Methods: Ten healthy subjects and 5 patients with facial palsy were recruited. Using manual or semiautomatic segmentation of 3T MRI, volume measurements were performed for the frontal, procerus, risorius, corrugator supercilii, orbicularis oculi, nasalis, zygomaticus major, zygomaticus minor, levator labii superioris, orbicularis oris, depressor anguli oris, depressor labii inferioris, and mentalis, as well as for the masseter and temporalis as masticatory muscles for control. Results: All muscles except the frontal (identification in 4/10 volunteers), procerus (4/10), risorius (6/10), and zygomaticus minor (8/10) were identified in all volunteers. Sex or age effects were not seen (all P > 0.05). There was no facial asymmetry with exception of the zygomaticus major (larger on the left side; P = 0.012). The exploratory examination of 5 patients revealed considerably smaller muscle volumes on the palsy side 2 months after facial injury. One patient with chronic palsy showed substantial muscle volume decrease, which also occurred in another patient with incomplete chronic palsy restricted to the involved facial area. Facial nerve reconstruction led to mixed results of decreased but also increased muscle volumes on the palsy side compared with the healthy side. Conclusions: First systematic quantitative MRI volume measures of 5 different clinical presentations of facial paralysis are provided. PMID:25289366

  6. Ultrasound echomyography of facial muscles in diagnosis and follow-up of facial palsy in children.

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    Sauer, Maik; Guntinas-Lichius, Orlando; Volk, Gerd Fabian

    2016-07-01

    Ultrasonography is a reliable, non-invasive and painless tool for quantitative assessment of the static and dynamic changes of the facial muscles in adult patients with facial palsy. Therefore it would also be worthwhile to establish the method for quantitative analysis of facial muscles in children with facial palsy to improve and expand the diagnostics for paediatric facial palsy. Eight children, aged 1-18 years, with facial palsy of different aetiology were scanned and their ultrasound-images analysed. Bilateral scans of the frontal, orbicularis oculi, zygomaticus major, orbicularis oris, depressor anguli oris, depressor labii inferioris, and mentalis muscle were performed at rest and if possible during contraction. Muscle cross-section area, muscle thickness and echo intensity were measured. All muscles of our investigation protocol for adults could also be reliably identified in children. On the paralyzed side of the face a reduction of muscle size in rest and contraction and higher echo intensity could be convincingly detected. Based on these observations, we were able to make well-founded treatment decisions and avoid painful electrophysiological examinations. Ultrasonography of facial muscles is also feasible in children and facilitates diagnostics in children with facial palsy. Copyright © 2016 European Paediatric Neurology Society. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  7. Facial Behaviometrics: the Case of Facial Deformation in Spontenaous Smile/Laughter

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    Zafeiriou, Stefanos; Pantic, Maja

    In this paper we explore the use of dense facial deformation in spontaneous smile/laughter as a biometric signature. The facial deformation is calculated between a neutral image (as neutral we define the least expressive image of the smile/laughter episode) and the apex of spontaneous smile/laughter

  8. Facial pattern of patients with post-foramen incisor cleft

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    Leopoldino Capelozza Filho

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: The assessment and establishment of the facial growth pattern for patients with a cleft palate. MATERIAL: This cross-sectional retrospective study was based on front and profile photos of a sample of 71 patients at the HRAC-USP, 22 males and 49 females, Brazilians, young adults, with a mean age of 17 years 8 months, without previous orthodontic treatment and no associated syndromes. The method was the subjective facial diagnosis based on technical concepts, that is, the qualitative morphologic analysis of the face through clinical examination. Individuals were classified as Pattern I, II, III, Long Face or Short Face. RESULTS: The distribution found with the frontal morphologic analysis was: Pattern I (69%, II (6%, III (7%, Long (18% and Short (0%. As for the profile morphologic analysis, the distribution was: Pattern I (35%, II (38%, III (10%, Long (17% and Short (0%.The distribution observed in the frontal analysis was very positive, since individuals Pattern I prevailed. For the profile evaluation, the anterior-posterior dysplasias were essentially shown, significantly increasing their participation. Long Face Pattern maintained a balance in both ratings and Short Face Pattern was not found in the sample used, probably related to the low prevalence in the general population. CONCLUSION: The prevalence of different Facial Patterns for patients with cleft palate was similar to that found in individuals without cleft.OBJETIVO: avaliar e determinar o padrão de crescimento facial de indivíduos com fissura pós-forame incisivo. MÉTODOS: esse estudo transversal retrospectivo usou fotografias frontais e de perfil de uma amostra de 71 pacientes matriculados no HRAC-USP (Bauru/SP, sendo 22 indivíduos do sexo masculino e 49 do feminino, jovens adultos brasileiros, com idade média de 17 anos e 8 meses, sem tratamento ortodôntico prévio ou síndromes associadas. O método utilizado foi o diagnóstico facial subjetivo, baseado em

  9. Facial paralysis associated to hypothyroidism in a dogParalisia facial associada a hipotireoidismo em um cão

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    Luiz Henrique de Araújo Machado

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available The hypothyroidism is the most commonly endocrinopathy in dogs, that occurs preferentially in middle-aged pure breed. The clinical signs associated with hypothyroidism are variable, many times non-specific, including metabolical, dermatological or cardiovascular. The main laboratorial findings are non-regenerative anemia and hypercholesterolemia. Hyponatremia, increase on alanine transferase and alkaline phosphatase activity also can be observed in a lower frequency. There are some reports of peripheral neuropathies caused by hypothyroidism, but the pathophysiology of this process is still unknown. There are specific diagnostic tests that can be used to help diagnose hypothyroidism, and those should be aligned together with the animal´s clinical symptoms. The thyroxine stimulating hormone, and free and total thyroxine concentrations are the most used tests. A Pit Bull dog, female, over weighted, was treated presenting left facial paralysis. Thyroid function tests confirmed hypothyroidism. The animal was treated with hormonal replacement and there was improvement in clinical signs in 40 days, confirming that hypothyroidism was facial paralysis’ cause.O hipotireoidismo é a endocrinopatia mais comum em cães, que acomete preferencialmente animais de meia-idade de raça pura. Os sintomas clínicos são bastante variados, e muitas vezes inespecíficos, incluindo alterações metabólicas, dermatológicas ou cardiovasculares. Os principais achados laboratoriais são anemia arregenerativa e hipercolesterolemia. Hiponatremia, aumento da atividade da fosfatase alcalina e da alanina aminotransferase também podem ser observadas com menor frequência. Existem alguns relatos de neuropatias periféricas causadas por hipotireoidismo, mas a fisiopatologia deste processo é ainda desconhecida. Existem testes específicos, utilizados no auxílio ao diagnóstico do hipotireoidismo, que devem ser interpretados em conjunto com os sinais clínicos do animal. As

  10. Facial Motor Neuron Excitability in Hemifacial Spasm: A Facial MEP Study.

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    Wilkinson, Marshall F; Kaufmann, Anthony M

    2014-03-01

    Hemifacial spasm (HFS) may be due to peripheral axon ephapsis or central motor neuron hyperexcitability. Low facial motor evoked potential (MEP) thresholds or MEP responses to single pulse stimulation (normally multipulse stimulation is needed) may support the central hypothesis. We retrospectively compared response thresholds for facial MEPs in 65 patients undergoing surgical microvascular decompression (MVD) for HFS and 29 patients undergoing surgery for skull base tumors. Single pulse stimulation elicited facial Mep in up to 87% of HFS patients whereas only 10% of tumor patients responded to single pulse stimulation. When comparing facial MEP thresholds using multi-pulse stimulus trains the voltage required in the HFS group were significantly lower then in skull base tumor patients (p MEP latencies and amplitudes at threshold stimulation were similar between the two groups. these results suggest the facial corticobulbar pathway demonstrates enhanced excitability in HFS.

  11. Blink detection robust to various facial poses.

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    Lee, Won Oh; Lee, Eui Chul; Park, Kang Ryoung

    2010-11-30

    Applications based on eye-blink detection have increased, as a result of which it is essential for eye-blink detection to be robust and non-intrusive irrespective of the changes in the user's facial pose. However, most previous studies on camera-based blink detection have the disadvantage that their performances were affected by the facial pose. They also focused on blink detection using only frontal facial images. To overcome these disadvantages, we developed a new method for blink detection, which maintains its accuracy despite changes in the facial pose of the subject. This research is novel in the following four ways. First, the face and eye regions are detected by using both the AdaBoost face detector and a Lucas-Kanade-Tomasi (LKT)-based method, in order to achieve robustness to facial pose. Secondly, the determination of the state of the eye (being open or closed), needed for blink detection, is based on two features: the ratio of height to width of the eye region in a still image, and the cumulative difference of the number of black pixels of the eye region using an adaptive threshold in successive images. These two features are robustly extracted irrespective of the lighting variations by using illumination normalization. Thirdly, the accuracy of determining the eye state - open or closed - is increased by combining the above two features on the basis of the support vector machine (SVM). Finally, the SVM classifier for determining the eye state is adaptively selected according to the facial rotation. Experimental results using various databases showed that the blink detection by the proposed method is robust to various facial poses. Copyright © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  12. Quantitative evaluation of three-dimensional facial scanners measurement accuracy for facial deformity

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    Zhao, Yi-jiao; Xiong, Yu-xue; Sun, Yu-chun; Yang, Hui-fang; Lyu, Pei-jun; Wang, Yong

    2015-07-01

    Objective: To evaluate the measurement accuracy of three-dimensional (3D) facial scanners for facial deformity patients from oral clinic. Methods: 10 patients in different types of facial deformity from oral clinical were included. Three 3D digital face models for each patient were obtained by three facial scanners separately (line laser scanner from Faro for reference, stereophotography scanner from 3dMD and structured light scanner from FaceScan for test). For each patient, registration based on Iterative Closest Point (ICP) algorithm was executed to align two test models (3dMD data & Facescan data) to the reference models (Faro data in high accuracy) respectively. The same boundaries on each pair models (one test and one reference models) were obtained by projection function in Geomagic Stuido 2012 software for trimming overlapping region, then 3D average measurement errors (3D errors) were calculated for each pair models also by the software. Paired t-test analysis was adopted to compare the 3D errors of two test facial scanners (10 data for each group). 3D profile measurement accuracy (3D accuracy) that is integrated embodied by average value and standard deviation of 10 patients' 3D errors were obtained by surveying analysis for each test scanner finally. Results: 3D accuracies of 2 test facial scanners in this study for facial deformity were 0.44+/-0.08 mm and 0.43+/-0.05 mm. The result of structured light scanner was slightly better than stereophotography scanner. No statistical difference between them. Conclusions: Both test facial scanners could meet the accuracy requirement (0.5mm) of 3D facial data acquisition for oral clinic facial deformity patients in this study. Their practical measurement accuracies were all slightly lower than their nominal accuracies.

  13. The MPI Facial Expression Database — A Validated Database of Emotional and Conversational Facial Expressions

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    Kaulard, Kathrin; Cunningham, Douglas W.; Bülthoff, Heinrich H.; Wallraven, Christian

    2012-01-01

    The ability to communicate is one of the core aspects of human life. For this, we use not only verbal but also nonverbal signals of remarkable complexity. Among the latter, facial expressions belong to the most important information channels. Despite the large variety of facial expressions we use in daily life, research on facial expressions has so far mostly focused on the emotional aspect. Consequently, most databases of facial expressions available to the research community also include only emotional expressions, neglecting the largely unexplored aspect of conversational expressions. To fill this gap, we present the MPI facial expression database, which contains a large variety of natural emotional and conversational expressions. The database contains 55 different facial expressions performed by 19 German participants. Expressions were elicited with the help of a method-acting protocol, which guarantees both well-defined and natural facial expressions. The method-acting protocol was based on every-day scenarios, which are used to define the necessary context information for each expression. All facial expressions are available in three repetitions, in two intensities, as well as from three different camera angles. A detailed frame annotation is provided, from which a dynamic and a static version of the database have been created. In addition to describing the database in detail, we also present the results of an experiment with two conditions that serve to validate the context scenarios as well as the naturalness and recognizability of the video sequences. Our results provide clear evidence that conversational expressions can be recognized surprisingly well from visual information alone. The MPI facial expression database will enable researchers from different research fields (including the perceptual and cognitive sciences, but also affective computing, as well as computer vision) to investigate the processing of a wider range of natural facial expressions

  14. The MPI facial expression database--a validated database of emotional and conversational facial expressions.

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    Kathrin Kaulard

    Full Text Available The ability to communicate is one of the core aspects of human life. For this, we use not only verbal but also nonverbal signals of remarkable complexity. Among the latter, facial expressions belong to the most important information channels. Despite the large variety of facial expressions we use in daily life, research on facial expressions has so far mostly focused on the emotional aspect. Consequently, most databases of facial expressions available to the research community also include only emotional expressions, neglecting the largely unexplored aspect of conversational expressions. To fill this gap, we present the MPI facial expression database, which contains a large variety of natural emotional and conversational expressions. The database contains 55 different facial expressions performed by 19 German participants. Expressions were elicited with the help of a method-acting protocol, which guarantees both well-defined and natural facial expressions. The method-acting protocol was based on every-day scenarios, which are used to define the necessary context information for each expression. All facial expressions are available in three repetitions, in two intensities, as well as from three different camera angles. A detailed frame annotation is provided, from which a dynamic and a static version of the database have been created. In addition to describing the database in detail, we also present the results of an experiment with two conditions that serve to validate the context scenarios as well as the naturalness and recognizability of the video sequences. Our results provide clear evidence that conversational expressions can be recognized surprisingly well from visual information alone. The MPI facial expression database will enable researchers from different research fields (including the perceptual and cognitive sciences, but also affective computing, as well as computer vision to investigate the processing of a wider range of natural

  15. Association between facial growth pattern and facial muscle activity: A prospective cross-sectional study.

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    Alabdullah, Mohannad; Saltaji, Humam; Abou-Hamed, Hussein; Youssef, Mohamed

    2015-06-01

    To evaluate the relationship between facial growth pattern and electromyography (EMG) of facial muscles: anterior temporalis, masseter, buccinators, orbicularis oris, mentalis and anterior digastric. The sample consisted of 77 subjects aged between 18-28 years (mean age 21.10±2.03), with dental Class I relationship, normal overjet and overbite, balanced facial profile, no signs of temporomandibular disorders, and no previous orthodontic treatment. Facial growth pattern was determined on the lateral cephalograms according to the Björk sum (sum of the N-S-Ar, S-Ar-Go, and Ar-Go-Me angles) dividing the sample into three groups: horizontal facial pattern group (24 subjects), normal facial pattern group (41 subjects), and vertical facial pattern group (12 subjects). The EMG of anterior temporalis, masseter, buccinator, orbicularis oris, mentalis and anterior digastric muscles were examined for each patient in the rest position and in functional positions (central maximum intercuspation, chewing on right side, chewing on left side and swallowing). Mean values and standard deviation of EMG were obtained and compared between the three groups. At rest, the EMG of the masseter, orbicularis oris and anterior digastric were higher in the vertical facial pattern group compared with the other two groups, with a moderate positive correlation between the EMG of these muscles and the Björk sum (Pmuscles (Pmuscle activity and facial growth pattern. The findings suggest that the activity of masticatory and perioral muscles could play a role in the direction of the facial growth. Copyright © 2015 CEO. Published by Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

  16. Side-to-end hypoglossal to facial anastomosis with transposition of the intratemporal facial nerve.

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    Slattery, William H; Cassis, Adam M; Wilkinson, Eric P; Santos, Felipe; Berliner, Karen

    2014-03-01

    To describe results in a large series of patients using a recent variation of hypoglossal-facial nerve anastomosis (HFA) in which the intratemporal facial nerve segment is used, obviating the need for a sensory nerve "jump graft." Retrospective chart review. Tertiary neurotologic referral center. Nineteen patients (12 female/7 male subjects) with facial paralysis because of posterior fossa surgery for tumor (n = 15), Bell's palsy (n = 1), facial neuroma (n = 1), hemangioma (n = 1), and trauma (n = 1) who underwent HFA from 1997 to 2011, with at least 1-year follow-up. Mean age at surgery is 47.4 years (range, 11.2-83 yr). Mean follow-up is 4.0 years. Side-to-end hypoglossal to facial anastomosis with transposition of the intratemporal facial nerve (swingdown HFA). House-Brackmann (H-B) facial nerve grade. Seven patients (36.8%) achieved an H-B Grade III, 9 patients (47.4%) a grade IV, and 3 patients (15.8%) a grade V at last follow-up. No patients complained of dysphagia, dysarthria, or had evidence of oral incompetence. One patient complained of mild tongue weakness. Age at time of HFA (p ≤ 0.049, III younger than V) and time from facial nerve injury to HFA (p ≤ 0.02, IIIfacial nerve outcome. All patients with an H-B III result had HFA within 6 months of injury. Other factors were not significant. The HFA swingdown technique is a safe and effective method to restore facial nerve function in patients with facial paralysis and obviates the need for an interposition jump graft.

  17. Elaboración de un protocolo para el manejo de la herida quirúrgica en cirugía de cabeza y cuello: una cura eficaz, efectiva y eficiente en pacientes laringectomizados

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    Antonio Rodríguez Valiente

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: la curación de las heridas quirúrgicas en los pacientes sometidos a cirugía de cabeza y cuello es un factor esencial en el periodo postoperatorio. Una curación rápida y sin complicaciones mejora el estado general del paciente, limita la estancia hospitalaria y disminuye los costes médicos. En 2005 se introdujo en nuestro centro un protocolo para pacientes sometidos a cirugía de cabeza y cuello, consistente en la preparación de la herida quirúrgica mediante técnica de cura en ambiente húmedo (CAH. Material y métodos: se analizaron los datos de los pacientes sometidos a laringectomía total y laringectomía horizontal supraglótica entre 1995 y 2005 (grupo 1 y de 2005 a 2011 (grupo 2, con el fin de evaluar la estancia media hospitalaria y la formación de fístulas faringocutáneas antes y después de la introducción del protocolo de cura húmeda. Resultados: se analizaron 169 pacientes: 131 en el grupo 1 y 38 en el grupo 2. Más del 94% de los pacientes eran varones, con una media de edad de 60 años en el grupo 1 y de 68 años en el grupo 2. La formación de faringostoma fue significativamente mayor en el grupo 1 (42,9% frente a 26,1%, especialmente en pacientes que habían recibido radioterapia previa. La estancia hospitalaria media fue ligeramente superior en los pacientes del grupo 1. Conclusiones: la reducción de la estancia hospitalaria media y la disminución de la formación de faringostomas es fácilmente atribuible a la utilización del protocolo de CAH, lo que ahorra los costes sanitarios y mejora la calidad de vida del paciente.

  18. Photometric analysis applied in determining facial type

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    Luciana Flaquer Martins

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: In orthodontics, determining the facial type is a key element in the prescription of a correct diagnosis. In the early days of our specialty, observation and measurement of craniofacial structures were done directly on the face, in photographs or plaster casts. With the development of radiographic methods, cephalometric analysis replaced the direct facial analysis. Seeking to validate the analysis of facial soft tissues, this work compares two different methods used to determining the facial types, the anthropometric and the cephalometric methods. METHODS: The sample consisted of sixty-four Brazilian individuals, adults, Caucasian, of both genders, who agreed to participate in this research. All individuals had lateral cephalograms and facial frontal photographs. The facial types were determined by the Vert Index (cephalometric and the Facial Index (photographs. RESULTS: The agreement analysis (Kappa, made for both types of analysis, found an agreement of 76.5%. CONCLUSIONS: We concluded that the Facial Index can be used as an adjunct to orthodontic diagnosis, or as an alternative method for pre-selection of a sample, avoiding that research subjects have to undergo unnecessary tests.INTRODUÇÃO: em Ortodontia, a determinação do tipo facial é um elemento-chave na prescrição de um diagnóstico correto. Nos primórdios de nossa especialidade, a observação e a medição das estruturas craniofaciais eram feitas diretamente na face, em fotografias ou em modelos de gesso. Com o desenvolvimento dos métodos radiográficos, a análise cefalométrica foi substituindo a análise facial direta. Visando legitimar o estudo dos tecidos moles faciais, esse trabalho comparou a determinação do tipo facial pelos métodos antropométrico e cefalométrico. MÉTODOS: a amostra constou de sessenta e quatro indivíduos brasileiros, adultos, leucodermas, de ambos os sexos, que aceitaram participar da pesquisa. De todos os indivíduos da amostra

  19. Tipologia facial aplicada à Fonoaudiologia: revisão de literatura Facial types applied to Speech-Language Pathology: literature review

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    Rossana Ribeiro Ramires

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available A face humana, com suas estruturas ósseas e musculares, apresenta características próprias e peculiares. Pode ser classificada em três tipos básicos, os quais têm relação com a variação do formato e da configuração craniofacial, tanto no sentido vertical como no horizontal e influenciam diretamente a oclusão dentária, harmonia facial, musculatura orofacial e funções estomatognáticas. Por essa razão, diagnosticar o tipo facial é importante para a clínica fonoaudiólogica. O objetivo deste estudo foi realizar uma revisão de literatura relacionada às características dos tipos faciais e apresentar as pesquisas e os estudos mais recentes sobre o tema. Para atingir tal meta, fez-se um levantamento bibliográfico nas bases de dados LILACS, SciELO, Web of Science e Google Acadêmico, além de livros, dissertações e teses sobre o assunto dos últimos dez anos. Várias pesquisas em campo comprovaram algumas características dos tipos faciais encontradas, principalmente, em referências mais antigas. Alguns aspectos, porém, foram controversos ao se comparar os tipos faciais como a atividade eletromiográfica do músculo masseter, modo respiratório e o comprimento do lábio superior e do filtro. Pôde-se constatar que conhecer o tipo facial e correlacioná-lo às funções estomatognáticas, musculatura e oclusão é um fator importante para a prática clínica, mas o profissional deve ser flexível ao comparar as características do paciente com a literatura. Dessa forma, pode-se evitar determinar uma anormalidade ou atipia quando não for o caso, e ocorrer apenas uma variabilidade ou adaptação.The human face, with its bone and muscular structures, present singular and peculiar characteristics. It may be classified in three basic types, which are related with shape variation and craniofacial configuration, both vertically and horizontally, influencing directly the dental occlusion, facial harmony, orofacial muscles and

  20. Disección anatómica de la musculatura mímica facial: revisión iconográfica de apoyo a los tratamientos complementarios en rejuvenecimiento facial

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    C. Casado Sánchez

    Full Text Available A la hora de valorar las múltiples técnicas empleadas en el rejuvenecimiento facial y centrándonos de manera particular en aquellos procedimientos mínimamente invasivos complementarios a las intervenciones habituales en Cirugía Plástica-Estética, cobra especial relevancia el conocimiento exhaustivo de las estructuras musculares implicadas en la mímica facial. A tal efecto, se ha realizado un estudio anatómico en cadáveres frescos, en los que se han disecado las principales estructuras referidas. Se presenta un resumen iconográfico de los músculos faciales implicados, haciendo hincapié en su anatomía descriptiva y funcional, así como un recuerdo de las principales áreas problemáticas por alguna circunstancia especial (presencia de un nervio sensitivo o motor.

  1. Facial Edema Evaluation Using Digital Image Processing

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    A. E. Villafuerte-Nuñez

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The main objective of the facial edema evaluation is providing the needed information to determine the effectiveness of the anti-inflammatory drugs in development. This paper presents a system that measures the four main variables present in facial edemas: trismus, blush (coloration, temperature, and inflammation. Measurements are obtained by using image processing and the combination of different devices such as a projector, a PC, a digital camera, a thermographic camera, and a cephalostat. Data analysis and processing are performed using MATLAB. Facial inflammation is measured by comparing three-dimensional reconstructions of inflammatory variations using the fringe projection technique. Trismus is measured by converting pixels to centimeters in a digitally obtained image of an open mouth. Blushing changes are measured by obtaining and comparing the RGB histograms from facial edema images at different times. Finally, temperature changes are measured using a thermographic camera. Some tests using controlled measurements of every variable are presented in this paper. The results allow evaluating the measurement system before its use in a real test, using the pain model approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA, which consists in extracting the third molar to generate the facial edema.

  2. Stability of Facial Affective Expressions in Schizophrenia

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    H. Fatouros-Bergman

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Thirty-two videorecorded interviews were conducted by two interviewers with eight patients diagnosed with schizophrenia. Each patient was interviewed four times: three weekly interviews by the first interviewer and one additional interview by the second interviewer. 64 selected sequences where the patients were speaking about psychotic experiences were scored for facial affective behaviour with Emotion Facial Action Coding System (EMFACS. In accordance with previous research, the results show that patients diagnosed with schizophrenia express negative facial affectivity. Facial affective behaviour seems not to be dependent on temporality, since within-subjects ANOVA revealed no substantial changes in the amount of affects displayed across the weekly interview occasions. Whereas previous findings found contempt to be the most frequent affect in patients, in the present material disgust was as common, but depended on the interviewer. The results suggest that facial affectivity in these patients is primarily dominated by the negative emotions of disgust and, to a lesser extent, contempt and implies that this seems to be a fairly stable feature.

  3. Facial pillars in dogs: an anatomical study.

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    Kyllar, Michal; Paral, Vaclav; Pyszko, Martin; Doskarova, Barbora

    2017-06-01

    This study describes the facial pillar system in dolichocephalic and brachycephalic breeds of dogs, and highlights its differences. Knowledge of facial pillar system anatomy is imperative to carry out successful fracture repair. The aim of our study was to describe the pillar system of the facial skeleton in dogs, and compare different shapes of dog skulls using native skulls, radiographs and computed tomography (CT). The heads of brachycephalic and dolichocephalic dogs were investigated following a maceration process using trans-illumination, radiography and CT. Ground sections were created from bones of the facial skeleton for investigation of osteon directions. This study has revealed that the facial skeleton of the dog has numerous sinuses supported by vertically and horizontally oriented bone pillars. These pillars can be divided into five principal regions in dolichocephalic skulls and six principal regions in brachycephalic skulls. Radiographic imaging of both the brachiocephalic and dolichocephalic skulls was not capable of discerning bone pillars. Computed tomography transverse and horizontal section images discerned all pillars observed in the illuminated skulls.

  4. Sad Facial Expressions Increase Choice Blindness

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    Yajie Wang

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available Previous studies have discovered a fascinating phenomenon known as choice blindness—individuals fail to detect mismatches between the face they choose and the face replaced by the experimenter. Although previous studies have reported a couple of factors that can modulate the magnitude of choice blindness, the potential effect of facial expression on choice blindness has not yet been explored. Using faces with sad and neutral expressions (Experiment 1 and faces with happy and neutral expressions (Experiment 2 in the classic choice blindness paradigm, the present study investigated the effects of facial expressions on choice blindness. The results showed that the detection rate was significantly lower on sad faces than neutral faces, whereas no significant difference was observed between happy faces and neutral faces. The exploratory analysis of verbal reports found that participants who reported less facial features for sad (as compared to neutral expressions also tended to show a lower detection rate of sad (as compared to neutral faces. These findings indicated that sad facial expressions increased choice blindness, which might have resulted from inhibition of further processing of the detailed facial features by the less attractive sad expressions (as compared to neutral expressions.

  5. Facial emotion recognition and borderline personality pathology.

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    Meehan, Kevin B; Panfilis, Chiara De; Cain, Nicole M; Antonucci, Camilla; Soliani, Antonio; Clarkin, John F; Sambataro, Fabio

    2017-09-01

    The impact of borderline personality pathology on facial emotion recognition has been in dispute; with impaired, comparable, and enhanced accuracy found in high borderline personality groups. Discrepancies are likely driven by variations in facial emotion recognition tasks across studies (stimuli type/intensity) and heterogeneity in borderline personality pathology. This study evaluates facial emotion recognition for neutral and negative emotions (fear/sadness/disgust/anger) presented at varying intensities. Effortful control was evaluated as a moderator of facial emotion recognition in borderline personality. Non-clinical multicultural undergraduates (n = 132) completed a morphed facial emotion recognition task of neutral and negative emotional expressions across different intensities (100% Neutral; 25%/50%/75% Emotion) and self-reported borderline personality features and effortful control. Greater borderline personality features related to decreased accuracy in detecting neutral faces, but increased accuracy in detecting negative emotion faces, particularly at low-intensity thresholds. This pattern was moderated by effortful control; for individuals with low but not high effortful control, greater borderline personality features related to misattributions of emotion to neutral expressions, and enhanced detection of low-intensity emotional expressions. Individuals with high borderline personality features may therefore exhibit a bias toward detecting negative emotions that are not or barely present; however, good self-regulatory skills may protect against this potential social-cognitive vulnerability. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  6. Contemporary solutions for the treatment of facial nerve paralysis.

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    Garcia, Ryan M; Hadlock, Tessa A; Klebuc, Michael J; Simpson, Roger L; Zenn, Michael R; Marcus, Jeffrey R

    2015-06-01

    After reviewing this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Understand the most modern indications and technique for neurotization, including masseter-to-facial nerve transfer (fifth-to-seventh cranial nerve transfer). 2. Contrast the advantages and limitations associated with contiguous muscle transfers and free-muscle transfers for facial reanimation. 3. Understand the indications for a two-stage and one-stage free gracilis muscle transfer for facial reanimation. 4. Apply nonsurgical adjuvant treatments for acute facial nerve paralysis. Facial expression is a complex neuromotor and psychomotor process that is disrupted in patients with facial paralysis breaking the link between emotion and physical expression. Contemporary reconstructive options are being implemented in patients with facial paralysis. While static procedures provide facial symmetry at rest, true 'facial reanimation' requires restoration of facial movement. Contemporary treatment options include neurotization procedures (a new motor nerve is used to restore innervation to a viable muscle), contiguous regional muscle transfer (most commonly temporalis muscle transfer), microsurgical free muscle transfer, and nonsurgical adjuvants used to balance facial symmetry. Each approach has advantages and disadvantages along with ongoing controversies and should be individualized for each patient. Treatments for patients with facial paralysis continue to evolve in order to restore the complex psychomotor process of facial expression.

  7. Slowing down presentation of facial movements and vocal sounds enhances facial expression recognition and induces facial-vocal imitation in children with autism.

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    Tardif, Carole; Lainé, France; Rodriguez, Mélissa; Gepner, Bruno

    2007-09-01

    This study examined the effects of slowing down presentation of facial expressions and their corresponding vocal sounds on facial expression recognition and facial and/or vocal imitation in children with autism. Twelve autistic children and twenty-four normal control children were presented with emotional and non-emotional facial expressions on CD-Rom, under audio or silent conditions, and under dynamic visual conditions (slowly, very slowly, at normal speed) plus a static control. Overall, children with autism showed lower performance in expression recognition and more induced facial-vocal imitation than controls. In the autistic group, facial expression recognition and induced facial-vocal imitation were significantly enhanced in slow conditions. Findings may give new perspectives for understanding and intervention for verbal and emotional perceptive and communicative impairments in autistic populations.

  8. Outcome of facial physiotherapy in patients with prolonged idiopathic facial palsy.

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    Watson, G J; Glover, S; Allen, S; Irving, R M

    2015-04-01

    This study investigated whether patients who remain symptomatic more than a year following idiopathic facial paralysis gain benefit from tailored facial physiotherapy. A two-year retrospective review was conducted of all symptomatic patients. Data collected included: age, gender, duration of symptoms, Sunnybrook facial grading system scores pre-treatment and at last visit, and duration of treatment. The study comprised 22 patients (with a mean age of 50.5 years (range, 22-75 years)) who had been symptomatic for more than a year following idiopathic facial paralysis. The mean duration of symptoms was 45 months (range, 12-240 months). The mean duration of follow up was 10.4 months (range, 2-36 months). Prior to treatment, the mean Sunnybrook facial grading system score was 59 (standard deviation = 3.5); this had increased to 83 (standard deviation = 2.7) at the last visit, with an average improvement in score of 23 (standard deviation = 2.9). This increase was significant (p facial therapy can improve facial grading scores in patients who remain symptomatic for prolonged periods.

  9. Spontaneity of smile after facial paralysis rehabilitation when using a non-facial donor nerve.

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    Hontanilla, Bernardo; Cabello, Alvaro

    2016-09-01

    The current focus in dynamic reanimation of facial paralysis lies not only in restoring movement but also regaining smile spontaneity. It has been argued that a spontaneous smile can only be achieved using the contralateral facial nerve as donor via cross-face nerve grafting. Techniques based on the motor nerve to the masseter, however, have shown good rates of spontaneity as well. Patients with complete facial paralysis reanimated using free gracilis to masseteric nerve or masseteric-to-facial nerve transfer were included. Patients were grouped according to gender comparing the rates of spontaneous smile. Thirty-six patients (17 women and 19 men) underwent gracilis innervated by the masseteric nerve whereas masseteric-to-facial nerve transfer was performed in 30 cases (14 women and 16 men). For both techniques, women showed significantly higher rates of spontaneity. Additionally, women recovered spontaneity earlier than men. Along with providing a strong and reliable commissural pull, the motor nerve to the masseter is able to restore spontaneity as well. Women seem more prone to achieving it. Brain plasticity and the close relationship between the cortical areas of the masseteric and facial nerves are most likely the mechanisms underlying smile spontaneity. Copyright © 2016 European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  10. Facial reanimation by muscle-nerve neurotization after facial nerve sacrifice. Case report.

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    Taupin, A; Labbé, D; Babin, E; Fromager, G

    2016-12-01

    Recovering a certain degree of mimicry after sacrifice of the facial nerve is a clinically recognized finding. The authors report a case of hemifacial reanimation suggesting a phenomenon of neurotization from muscle-to-nerve. A woman benefited from a parotidectomy with sacrifice of the left facial nerve indicated for recurrent tumor in the gland. The distal branches of the facial nerve, isolated at the time of resection, were buried in the masseter muscle underneath. The patient recovered a voluntary hémifacial motricity. The electromyographic analysis of the motor activity of the zygomaticus major before and after block of the masseter nerve showed a dependence between mimic muscles and the masseter muscle. Several hypotheses have been advanced to explain the spontaneous reanimation of facial paralysis. The clinical case makes it possible to argue in favor of muscle-to-nerve neurotization from masseter muscle to distal branches of the facial nerve. It illustrates the quality of motricity that can be obtained thanks to this procedure. The authors describe a simple implantation technique of distal branches of the facial nerve in the masseter muscle during a radical parotidectomy with facial nerve sacrifice and recovery of resting tone but also a quality voluntary mimicry. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

  11. The history of facial palsy and spasm

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    Sajadi, Mohamad-Reza M.; Tabatabaie, Seyed Mahmoud

    2011-01-01

    Although Sir Charles Bell was the first to provide the anatomic basis for the condition that bears his name, in recent years researchers have shown that other European physicians provided earlier clinical descriptions of peripheral cranial nerve 7 palsy. In this article, we describe the history of facial distortion by Greek, Roman, and Persian physicians, culminating in Razi's detailed description in al-Hawi. Razi distinguished facial muscle spasm from paralysis, distinguished central from peripheral lesions, gave the earliest description of loss of forehead wrinkling, and gave the earliest known description of bilateral facial palsy. In doing so, he accurately described the clinical hallmarks of a condition that we recognize as Bell palsy. PMID:21747074

  12. Beyond cell proliferation in avian facial morphogenesis.

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    Linde-Medina, Marta; Hallgrímsson, Benedikt; Marcucio, Ralph

    2016-03-01

    The upper jaw in vertebrates forms from several prominences that arise around the stomodeum or primitive mouth. These prominences undergo coordinated growth and morphogenesis to fuse and form the face. Undirected, regionalized cell proliferation is thought to be the driving force behind the morphogenesis of the facial prominences. However, recent findings suggest that directed cell behaviors in the mesenchyme (e.g., directed cell division, directed cell movement, convergent extension) might be required for successful face formation. Here we discuss the evidence for this view and how directed behaviors may interact with the basement membrane to regulate morphogenesis of the facial region. We believe that future research in these largely unexplored areas could significantly impact our understanding of facial morphogenesis. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  13. Granuloma Faciale Treatment: A Systematic Review

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    Claudia Lindhaus

    2017-10-01

    Full Text Available Granuloma faciale is an uncommon benign chronic dermatosis characterized by reddish-brown to violaceous asymptomatic plaques appearing predominantly on the face. The pathogenesis of granuloma faciale remains unclear, and it is frequently unresponsive to therapy. This systematic review aims to summarize all recent publications on the management of granuloma faciale. The publications are mainly individual case reports, small case series and a few retrospective studies. Treatment options included topical, intralesional and systemic corticosteroids, topical pimecrolimus and tacrolimus, topical and systemic dapsone, systemic hydroxychloroquine, clofazimine, and tumour necrosis factor-alpha inhibitors. More invasive therapies using lasers as well as cryosurgery and surgery were also reported. Topical glucocorticosteroids and tacrolimus remain treatments of first choice, possibly supplemented by topical dapsone.

  14. Granuloma Faciale Treatment: A Systematic Review.

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    Lindhaus, Claudia; Elsner, Peter

    2018-01-12

    Granuloma faciale is an uncommon benign chronic dermatosis characterized by reddish-brown to violaceous asymptomatic plaques appearing predominantly on the face. The pathogenesis of granuloma faciale remains unclear, and it is frequently unresponsive to therapy. This systematic review aims to summarize all recent publications on the management of granuloma faciale. The publications are mainly individual case reports, small case series and a few retrospective studies. Treatment options included topical, intralesional and systemic corticosteroids, topical pimecrolimus and tacrolimus, topical and systemic dapsone, systemic hydroxychloroquine, clofazimine, and tumour necrosis factor-alpha inhibitors. More invasive therapies using lasers as well as cryosurgery and surgery were also reported. Topical glucocorticosteroids and tacrolimus remain treatments of first choice, possibly supplemented by topical dapsone.

  15. Unilateral facial pain and lung cancer

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    Shakespeare, T.P.; Stevens, M.J. [Royal North Shore Hospital, Crows Nest, NSW (Australia)

    1996-02-01

    Facial pain in lung cancer patients may be secondary to metastatic disease to the brain or skull base. Since 1983 there have been 19 published reports of hemi-facial pain as a non-metastatic complication of lung carcinoma. This report describes an additional case in whom unilateral face pain preceded the diagnosis of lung cancer by 9 months. A clinical diagnosis of trigeminal neuralgia was made after a normal brain CT scan. Later on the patient complained of global lethargy, weight loss and haemoptysis. A chest X-ray disclosed a 6 cm right hilar mass that was further defined with a whole body CT scan. The neural mechanism of the unilateral facial pain is discussed and the literature reviewed. 14 refs., 1 tab.

  16. Environmental exogenous factors and facial dermatitis: A case control study

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    Wen-Hui Wang

    2017-03-01

    Conclusions: Contact factors play an important role in facial dermatitis. Aggravation by sunlight exposure, ingestion of spicy food, or alcohol are more reported in facial dermatitis compared with nonfacial dermatitis.

  17. Modeling 3D Facial Shape from DNA: e1004224

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    Peter Claes; Denise K Liberton; Katleen Daniels; Kerri Matthes Rosana; Ellen E Quillen; Laurel N Pearson; Brian McEvoy; Marc Bauchet; Arslan A Zaidi; Wei Yao; Hua Tang; Gregory S Barsh; Devin M Absher; David A Puts; Jorge Rocha; Sandra Beleza; Rinaldo W Pereira; Gareth Baynam; Paul Suetens; Dirk Vandermeulen; Jennifer K Wagner; James S Boster; Mark D Shriver

    2014-01-01

    .... The facial effects of these variables are summarized as response-based imputed predictor (RIP) variables, which are validated using self-reported sex, genomic ancestry, and observer-based facial ratings...

  18. Facial wrinkling: A possible mirror of COPD severity.....

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    M.H. Zidan

    2014-10-01

    Conclusion: Facial wrinkling is strongly associated with the risk of airflow obstruction. Extensive facial wrinkling may be a marker of susceptibility to the effects of cigarette smoking and should promote the screening of affected individuals for airflow obstruction.

  19. Current status and future directions of research on facial attractiveness

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    Kościński, Krzysztof

    2009-01-01

    The aim of the present paper was to evaluate the current state of knowledge on the perception of facial attractiveness and to assess the opportunity for research on poorly explored issues regarding facial preferences...

  20. Exacerbation of Facial Motoneuron Loss after Facial Nerve Axotomy in CCR3-Deficient Mice

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    Derek A Wainwright

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available We have previously demonstrated a neuroprotective mechanism of FMN (facial motoneuron survival after facial nerve axotomy that is dependent on CD4+ Th2 cell interaction with peripheral antigen-presenting cells, as well as CNS (central nervous system-resident microglia. PACAP (pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide is expressed by injured FMN and increases Th2-associated chemokine expression in cultured murine microglia. Collectively, these results suggest a model involving CD4+ Th2 cell migration to the facial motor nucleus after injury via microglial expression of Th2-associated chemokines. However, to respond to Th2-associated chemokines, Th2 cells must express the appropriate Th2-associated chemokine receptors. In the present study, we tested the hypothesis that Th2-associated chemokine receptors increase in the facial motor nucleus after facial nerve axotomy at timepoints consistent with significant T-cell infiltration. Microarray analysis of Th2-associated chemokine receptors was followed up with real-time PCR for CCR3, which indicated that facial nerve injury increases CCR3 mRNA levels in mouse facial motor nucleus. Unexpectedly, quantitative- and co-immunofluorescence revealed increased CCR3 expression localizing to FMN in the facial motor nucleus after facial nerve axotomy. Compared with WT (wild-type, a significant decrease in FMN survival 4 weeks after axotomy was observed in CCR3–/– mice. Additionally, compared with WT, a significant decrease in FMN survival 4 weeks after axotomy was observed in Rag2 –/– (recombination activating gene-2-deficient mice adoptively transferred CD4+ T-cells isolated from CCR3–/– mice, but not in CCR3–/– mice adoptively transferred CD4+ T-cells derived from WT mice. These results provide a basis for further investigation into the co-operation between CD4+ T-cell- and CCR3-mediated neuroprotection after FMN injury.

  1. Bilateral Facial Paralysis: A 13-Year Experience.

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    Gaudin, Robert A; Jowett, Nathan; Banks, Caroline A; Knox, Christopher J; Hadlock, Tessa A

    2016-10-01

    Bilateral facial palsy is a rare clinical entity caused by myriad disparate conditions requiring different treatment paradigms. Lyme disease, Guillain-Barré syndrome, and leukemia are several examples. In this article, the authors describe the cause, the initial diagnostic approach, and the management of long-term sequelae of bilateral paralysis that has evolved in the authors' center over the past 13 years. A chart review was performed to identify all patients diagnosed with bilateral paralysis at the authors' center between January of 2002 and January of 2015. Demographics, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, initial medical treatment, interventions for facial reanimation, and outcomes were reviewed. Of the 2471 patients seen at the authors' center, 68 patients (3 percent) with bilateral facial paralysis were identified. Ten patients (15 percent) presented with bilateral facial paralysis caused by Lyme disease, nine (13 percent) with Möbius syndrome, nine (13 percent) with neurofibromatosis type 2, five (7 percent) with bilateral facial palsy caused by brain tumor, four (6 percent) with Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome, three (4 percent) with bilateral temporal bone fractures, two (3 percent) with Guillain-Barré syndrome, one (2 percent) with central nervous system lymphoma, one (2 percent) with human immunodeficiency virus infection, and 24 (35 percent) with presumed Bell palsy. Treatment included pharmacologic therapy, physical therapy, chemodenervation, and surgical interventions. Bilateral facial palsy is a rare medical condition, and treatment often requires a multidisciplinary approach. The authors outline diagnostic and therapeutic algorithms of a tertiary care center to provide clinicians with a systematic approach to managing these complicated patients.

  2. Characteristics of Alcohol-Related Facial Fractures.

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    Lee, Kai H; Qiu, Michael

    2017-04-01

    Excessive indulgence in alcohol is a key causative factor in facial fractures especially in settings of interpersonal violence (IPV) and motor vehicle accidents. This study aims to explore characteristics of alcohol-involved facial fractures in the state of Victoria, Australia, over a 10-year period. This retrospective study analyzed data from the Victorian Admitted Episodes Dataset between 2004 and 2014; the Victorian Admitted Episodes Dataset is a standardized database reported by all Victorian hospitals for every admission. Admission details included patient age group and gender, fracture site (or sites), injury cause, and surgical management. During the study period, 4,293 patients were treated for alcohol-related facial fractures, 27% of whom were in the 20- to 29-year-old age group. The male-to-female ratio was 7:1. There was a rising trend over most of the study period. Of the patients, 36% had multiple facial bone fractures, followed by nasal and midface fractures (22% and 6%, respectively). IPV was the most frequent cause (38%), followed by falls and transport-related injuries (30% and 18%, respectively). Surgery was required in 16% of patients, and 62% were inpatients for 1 to 3 days. Concomitant fractures were frequently reported; 20% of patients had fractures of another site, 12% had skull fractures, and 4% had cervical spine fractures. There were statistically significant relationships between age group and gender, between gender and fracture site, and between fracture site and need for surgery (P < .05). This study reports a high incidence of alcohol-involved facial fractures in young men with IPV being a predominant cause. Such injuries often involve multiple facial bone fractures and severe concomitant trauma necessitating brief hospitalizations, but a high proportion of patients were treated nonsurgically. Copyright © 2016 American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  3. Oro-facial impairment in stroke patients.

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    Schimmel, M; Ono, T; Lam, O L T; Müller, F

    2017-04-01

    Stroke is considered one of the leading causes of death and acquired disability with a peak prevalence over the age of 80 years. Stroke may cause debilitating neurological deficiencies that frequently result in sensory deficits, motor impairment, muscular atrophy, cognitive deficits and psychosocial impairment. Oro-facial impairment may occur due to the frequent involvement of the cranial nerves' cortical representation areas, central nervous system pathways or motoneuron pools. The aim of this narrative, non-systematic review was to discuss the implications of stroke on oro-facial functions and oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL). Stroke patients demonstrate an impaired masticatory performance, possibly due to reduced tongue forces and disturbed oral sensitivity. Furthermore, facial asymmetry is common, but mostly discrete and lip restraining forces are reduced. Bite force is not different between the ipsi- and contra-lesional side. In contrast, the contra-lesional handgrip strength and tongue-palate contact during swallowing are significantly impaired. OHRQoL is significantly reduced mainly because of the functional impairment. It can be concluded that impaired chewing efficiency, dysphagia, facial asymmetry, reduced lip force and OHRQoL are quantifiable symptoms of oro-facial impairment following a stroke. In the absence of functional rehabilitation, these symptoms seem not to improve. Furthermore, stroke affects the upper limb and the masseter muscle differently, both, at a functional and a morphological level. The rehabilitation of stroke survivors should, therefore, also seek to improve the strength and co-ordination of the oro-facial musculature. This would in turn help improve OHRQoL and the masticatory function, subsequently preventing weight loss and malnutrition. © 2017 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  4. Advances in face detection and facial image analysis

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    Celebi, M; Smolka, Bogdan

    2016-01-01

    This book presents the state-of-the-art in face detection and analysis. It outlines new research directions, including in particular psychology-based facial dynamics recognition, aimed at various applications such as behavior analysis, deception detection, and diagnosis of various psychological disorders. Topics of interest include face and facial landmark detection, face recognition, facial expression and emotion analysis, facial dynamics analysis, face classification, identification, and clustering, and gaze direction and head pose estimation, as well as applications of face analysis.

  5. Automatic facial expression tracking for 4D range scans

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    Xiang, G.; Ju, X.; Holt, P

    2010-01-01

    This paper presents a fully automatic approach of spatio-temporal facial expression tracking for 4D range scans without any manual interventions (such as specifying landmarks). The approach consists of three steps: rigid registration, facial model reconstruction, and facial expression tracking. A Scaling Iterative Closest Points (SICP) algorithm is introduced to compute the optimal rigid registration between a template facial model and a range scan with consideration of the scale problem. A d...

  6. Unusual and benign course of idiopathic facial diplegia.

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    Khlebtovsky, Alexander; Saban, Tal; Steiner, Israel

    2013-06-01

    Bilateral facial nerve palsy or facial diplegia is a rare condition that occurs mainly in the context of Guillain-Barré syndrome. Its natural history has never been studied. We report four patients with isolated idiopathic bilateral facial nerve palsy with meningitis, no evidence of Guillain-Barré syndrome and rapid and complete recovery. Our report aims to draw attention to an unusual variant of bilateral facial palsy. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  7. Deficits in the Mimicry of Facial Expressions in Parkinson's Disease

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    Livingstone, Steven R.; Vezer, Esztella; Lucy M. McGarry; Lang, Anthony E.; Frank A. Russo

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    Background: Humans spontaneously mimic the facial expressions of others, facilitating social interaction. This mimicking behavior may be impaired in individuals with Parkinson's disease, for whom the loss of facial movements is a clinical feature. Objective: To assess the presence of facial mimicry in patients with Parkinson's disease. Method: Twenty-seven non-depressed patients with idiopathic Parkinson's disease and 28 age-matched controls had their facial muscles recorded with electr...

  8. Facial nerve anatomy, dissection and preservation in lymphatic malformation management.

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    Lee, Gi Soo; Perkins, Jonathan A; Oliaei, Sepehr; Manning, Scott C

    2008-06-01

    To describe facial nerve anatomy and surgical techniques used for safe lymphatic malformation resection of malformation involving the facial nerve. retrospective case series. tertiary pediatric hospital. record review of lymphatic malformation patients after facial nerve dissection, from 1996 to 2005. Data collected included: facial nerve function, relationship of lymphatic malformation to facial nerve, facial nerve anatomy, dissection extent and clinical outcome. Sixteen patients who met inclusion criteria underwent a total of 21 facial nerve dissections. Mean age at dissection was 48 months (range 1-72 months). Mean follow-up was 38 months (range 8-144 months). Pre-operative lymphatic malformation stage by patient: II=7/16, III=4/16, IV=2/16 and V=3/16. Higher stage lymphatic malformations required more extensive dissections (p=0.026). Pre-operative facial nerve function was House-Brackmann grade (HBG)-1 in 20, and HBG-6 in 1. Eight months postoperatively, facial nerve function was HBG-1 in 18, HBG-2 in 1, and HBG-6 in 2. The facial nerve was surrounded by lymphatic malformation in 10/21, deep to the lymphatic malformation in 5/21, superficial to the lymphatic malformation in 4/21, and not identified in 2/21. Imaging studies predicted facial nerve position in 15/21 procedures. Antegrade nerve dissection was performed in 10/21, retrograde in 7/21 and not done in 2/21. Abnormally elongated facial nerve was identified in 11/21 cases and required more extensive dissection (p=0.040). Facial nerve monitoring was used in 15/21 dissections. Clinical outcomes were felt to be good in 19/21 dissections. In lymphatic malformation surgery, the facial nerve is often abnormally elongated and encompassed by malformation. Pre-operative imaging, facial nerve identification and dissection allow excellent postoperative facial nerve function.

  9. Variant position of the facial nerve in parotid gland

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    Astik RB; Dave UH; Gajendra KS

    2011-01-01

    The division of the parotid gland into superficial and deep lobes by facial nerve has an important implication in parotid gland neoplasm. This plane is used in superficial or total parotidectomy to avoid damage to the facial nerve.During routine dissection in the Department of Anatomy, we found variably located facial nerve in the parotid gland of the left side. The main trunk of the facial nerve was located between maxillary vein and superficial temporal vein. It was divided into temporofaci...

  10. Idiopathic facial pain related with dental implantation

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    Tae-Geon Kwon

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Chronic pain after dental implantation is rare but difficult issue for the implant practitioner. Patients with chronic pain who had been performed previous implant surgery or related surgical intervention sometimes accompany with psychological problem and difficult to adequately manage. According to the International Classification of Headache Disorders (ICHD 3rd eds, Cepalagia 2013, painful neuropathies and other facial pains are subdivided into the 12 subcategories; 13.1. Trigeminal neuralgia; 13.2 Glossopharyngeal neuralgia; 13.3 Nervus intermedius (facial nerve neuralgia; 13.4 Occipital neuralgia; 13.5 Optic neuritis; 13.6 Headache attributed to ischaemic ocular motor nerve palsy; 13.7 Tolosa-Hunt syndrome; 13.8 Paratrigeminal oculo-sympathetic (Raeder’s syndrome; 13.9 Recurrent painful ophthalmoplegic neuropathy; 13.10 Burning Mouth Syndrome (BMS; 13.11 Persistent Idiopathic Facial Pain (PIFP; 13.12 Central neuropathic pain. Chronic orofacial pain after dental implant surgery can be largely into the two main categories that can be frequently encountered in clinical basis ; 1 Neuropathic pain, 2 Idiopathic pain. If there is no direct evidence of the nerve injury related with the implant surgery, the clinician need to consider the central cause of pain instead of the peripheral cause of the pain. There might be several possibilities; 1 Anaesthesia dolorosa, 2 Central post-stroke pain, 3 Facial pain attributed to multiple sclerosis, 4 Persistent idiopathic facial pain (PIFP, 5 Burning mouth syndrome. In this presentation, Persistent idiopathic facial pain (PIFP, the disease entity that can be frequently encountered in the clinic would be discussed. Persistent idiopathic facial pain (PIFP can be defined as “persistent facial and/or oral pain, with varying presentations but recurring daily for more than 2 hours per day over more than 3 months, in the absence of clinical neurological deficit”. ‘Atypical’ pain is a diagnosis of

  11. Use of respiratory and facial protection.

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    Coia, John E; Ritchie, Lisa; Fry, Carole

    Infectious microorganisms can be transmitted by various routes. Respiratory and facial protection is needed to prevent infection with organisms that are usually transmitted through the droplet/airborne route, or when airborne particles have been artificially created, for example during aerosol-generating procedures. Recent experiences with severe acute respiratory syndrome and pandemic (H1N1) influenza in 2009 highlighted that health professionals may have difficulty in choosing the correct facial and respiratory protection. The Scientific Development Committee of the Healthcare Infection HealtSociety established a working group to develop guidance addressing this issue.

  12. Extraction of Facial Features from Color Images

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    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, a method for localization and extraction of faces and characteristic facial features such as eyes, mouth and face boundaries from color image data is proposed. This approach exploits color properties of human skin to localize image regions – face candidates. The facial features extraction is performed only on preselected face-candidate regions. Likewise, for eyes and mouth localization color information and local contrast around eyes are used. The ellipse of face boundary is determined using gradient image and Hough transform. Algorithm was tested on image database Feret.

  13. Peripheral facial nerve palsy after therapeutic endoscopy.

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    Kim, Eun Jeong; Lee, Jun; Lee, Ji Woon; Lee, Jun Hyung; Park, Chol Jin; Kim, Young Dae; Lee, Hyun Jin

    2015-03-01

    Peripheral facial nerve palsy (FNP) is a mononeuropathy that affects the peripheral part of the facial nerve. Primary causes of peripheral FNP remain largely unknown, but detectable causes include systemic infections (viral and others), trauma, ischemia, tumor, and extrinsic compression. Peripheral FNP in relation to extrinsic compression has rarely been described in case reports. Here, we report a case of a 71-year-old man who was diagnosed with peripheral FNP following endoscopic submucosal dissection. This case is the first report of the development of peripheral FNP in a patient undergoing therapeutic endoscopy. We emphasize the fact that physicians should be attentive to the development of peripheral FNP following therapeutic endoscopy.

  14. Evidence-Based Medicine in Facial Trauma.

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    Dougherty, William M; Christophel, John Jared; Park, Stephen S

    2017-11-01

    This article provides the reader with a comprehensive review of high-level evidence-based medicine in facial trauma and highlights areas devoid of high-level evidence. The article is organized in the order one might approach a clinical problem: starting with the workup, followed by treatment considerations, operative decisions, and postoperative treatments. Individual injuries are discussed within each section, with an overview of the available high-level clinical evidence. This article not only provides a quick reference for the facial traumatologist, but also allows the reader to identify areas that lack high-level evidence, perhaps motivating future endeavors. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  15. Management of the Eye in Facial Paralysis.

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    Chi, John J

    2016-02-01

    The preoperative assessment of the eye in facial paralysis is a critical component of surgical management. The degree of facial nerve paralysis, lacrimal secretion, corneal sensation, and lower eyelid position must be assessed accurately. Upper eyelid loading procedures are standard management of lagophthalmos. Lower eyelid tightening repositions the lower eyelid and helps maintain the aqueous tear film. Eyelid reanimation allows an aesthetic symmetry with blinking and restores protective functions vital to ocular preservation. Patients often have multiple nervous deficits, including corneal anesthesia. Other procedures include tarsorrhaphy, spring implantation, and temporalis muscle transposition; associated complications have rendered them nearly obsolete. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  16. Traditional facial tattoos disrupt face recognition processes.

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    Buttle, Heather; East, Julie

    2010-01-01

    Factors that are important to successful face recognition, such as features, configuration, and pigmentation/reflectance, are all subject to change when a face has been engraved with ink markings. Here we show that the application of facial tattoos, in the form of spiral patterns (typically associated with the Maori tradition of a Moko), disrupts face recognition to a similar extent as face inversion, with recognition accuracy little better than chance performance (2AFC). These results indicate that facial tattoos can severely disrupt our ability to recognise a face that previously did not have the pattern.

  17. [Persistent idiopathic facial pain and atypical odontalgia].

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    Gaul, Charly; Ettlin, Dominik; Pfau, Doreen B

    2013-01-01

    The terms 'persistent idiopathic facial pain' (PIFP) and 'atypical odontalgia' (AO) are currently used as exclusion diagnoses for chronic toothache and chronic facial pain. Knowledge about these pain conditions in medical and dental practices is of crucial importance for the prevention of iatrogenic tissue damage by not-indicated invasive interventions, such as endodontic treatment and tooth extraction. In the present paper, etiology and pathogenesis, differential diagnostic criteria, and diagnostic approaches will be explained and relevant therapeutic principles will be outlined. Copyright © 2013. Published by Elsevier GmbH.

  18. Mujeres por la utilidad de la virtud

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    Nancy Rodríguez Pupo

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available La mujer cubana ostenta una vasta tradición combativa y es ejemplo de entereza, abnegación, sacrificio y compromiso social. Quien se acerque a la historia de nuestro proceso nacional-liberador a todo lo largo de su devenir, constatará su presencia como forjadoras de la nación. Integrante fundamental de la sociedad, la mujer hizo suyas las ansias libertadoras y desempeñó un rol importante en aras de crear una patria común. Se trata de entender que en lo más mínimo su papel fue de “retaguardia”, sino todo lo contrario, su trabajo fue necesario y en no pocas ocasiones empuñó las armas y con valentía gritó ¡viva Cuba libre!, incluso a cambio de su vida, como lo protagonizó la tunera Mercedes Varona. El ejemplo de la mujer cubana y particularmente tunera, es imperecedero en su doble función de ser social y generadora de nuevas vidas, con amplias posibilidades de realización personal y profesional luego de 1959. Su actuación se manifiesta en cada actividad del sector de la salud pública como médica, enfermera, técnica, profesora y estomatóloga, así como también en otros puestos de trabajo no menos necesarios. Ellas con altruismo, solidaridad, responsabilidad y humanismo, son continuadoras de las mejores tradiciones científicas, patrióticas y revolucionarias de nuestro pueblo. Esta edición se dedica al 8 de marzo, día internacional de la mujer, las homenajeamos y recordamos la obra de Laura Martínez Carvajal, primera médica cubana, quien desafió los prejuicios de su época o Isabel Rubio que puso sus conocimientos de medicina farmacéutica al servicio del Ejército Libertador, en el que alcanzó los grados de capitana de sanidad; por citar dos entre las grandes. Otras féminas de la localidad ejercieron en la manigua sus dotes de parteras o enfermeras, tal el caso de Anita Cruz, magnífica artillera, quien estuvo al frente de un hospital de campaña durante la guerra. Allí curó heridas, infecciones, disenter

  19. Facial Nerve Paralysis due to a Pleomorphic Adenoma with the Imaging Characteristics of a Facial Nerve Schwannoma

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    Nader, Marc-Elie; Bell, Diana; Sturgis, Erich M.; Ginsberg, Lawrence E.; Gidley, Paul W.

    2014-01-01

    Background Facial nerve paralysis in a patient with a salivary gland mass usually denotes malignancy. However, facial paralysis can also be caused by benign salivary gland tumors. Methods We present a case of facial nerve paralysis due to a benign salivary gland tumor that had the imaging characteristics of an intraparotid facial nerve schwannoma. Results The patient presented to our clinic 4 years after the onset of facial nerve paralysis initially diagnosed as Bell palsy. Computed tomography demonstrated filling and erosion of the stylomastoid foramen with a mass on the facial nerve. Postoperative histopathology showed the presence of a pleomorphic adenoma. Facial paralysis was thought to be caused by extrinsic nerve compression. Conclusions This case illustrates the difficulty of accurate preoperative diagnosis of a parotid gland mass and reinforces the concept that facial nerve paralysis in the context of salivary gland tumors may not always indicate malignancy. PMID:25083397

  20. Quantitative analysis of facial motion components: anatomic and nonanatomic motion in normal persons and in patients with complete facial paralysis.

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    Bajaj-Luthra, A; Mueller, T; Johnson, P C

    1997-06-01

    The maximal static response assay of facial motion, described in 1994, enables the simultaneous measurement of multiple facial motions by tracking the positions of specific facial points. While the maximal static response assay provides accurate measurement of facial motion, the analysis of these data lacks the simplicity of a single-number scale such as the House-Brackmann system, a subjective scale traditionally used to classify facial function. The purpose of this study was to develop a simplified numerical index capable of summarizing the data generated by the maximal static response assay in a clinically meaningful way. We also wanted to develop a method whereby only anatomic motion or nonanatomic motion in the paralyzed face could be quantitated. Anatomic motion is the motion of the specific facial points studied by the maximal static response assay that can be attributed solely to the pull of the regional facial muscles that govern the movement of those points. Nonanatomic motion is motion that is secondary to the pull of the unaffected contralateral muscles that is transmitted to the paralyzed hemiface. Thirty-four patients with complete facial paralysis were studied. The maximal static response assay was performed on all patients on presentation to the Facial Nerve Center at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center or after development of complete facial palsy postoperatively. The data from these patients were compared with maximal static response assay data from 26 unaffected controls. The anatomic index of facial motion and the nonanatomic index of facial motion were calculated for all study participants. The anatomic index of facial motion measures anatomic facial motion, and the nonanatomic index of facial motion measures nonanatomic facial motion. To calculate the anatomic index of facial motion, the vector magnitudes of the supraorbital, infraorbital, and modiolar motions during brow lift, eye closure, and smile are summed. The anatomic index of

  1. 21 CFR 874.3695 - Mandibular implant facial prosthesis.

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    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Mandibular implant facial prosthesis. 874.3695... (CONTINUED) MEDICAL DEVICES EAR, NOSE, AND THROAT DEVICES Prosthetic Devices § 874.3695 Mandibular implant facial prosthesis. (a) Identification. A mandibular implant facial prosthesis is a device that is...

  2. Photometric facial analysis of the Igbo Nigerian adult male | Ukoha ...

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    Background: A carefully performed facial analysis can serve as a strong foundation for successful facial reconstructive and plastic surgeries, rhinoplasty or orthodontics. Aim: The purpose of this study is to determine the facial features and qualities of the Igbo Nigerian adult male using photometry. Materials and Methods: ...

  3. Pattern of facial palsy in a typical Nigerian specialist hospital ...

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    Pattern of facial palsy in a typical Nigerian specialist hospital. S Lamina, S Hanif. Abstract. Background: Data on incidence of facial palsy is generally lacking in Nigeria. Objective: To assess six years' incidence of facial palsy in Murtala Muhammed Specialist Hospital (MMSH), Kano, Nigeria. Method: The records of patients ...

  4. Fully Automatic Recognition of the Temporal Phases of Facial Actions

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    Valstar, M.F.; Pantic, Maja

    Past work on automatic analysis of facial expressions has focused mostly on detecting prototypic expressions of basic emotions like happiness and anger. The method proposed here enables the detection of a much larger range of facial behavior by recognizing facial muscle actions [action units (AUs)

  5. Facial Image Analysis Based on Local Binary Patterns: A Survey

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    Huang, D.; Shan, C.; Ardebilian, M.; Chen, L.

    2011-01-01

    Facial image analysis, including face detection, face recognition,facial expression analysis, facial demographic classification, and so on, is an important and interesting research topic in the computervision and image processing area, which has many important applications such as human-computer

  6. Facial recognition and laser surface scan: a pilot study

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    Lynnerup, Niels; Clausen, Maja-Lisa; Kristoffersen, Agnethe May

    2009-01-01

    Surface scanning of the face of a suspect is presented as a way to better match the facial features with those of a perpetrator from CCTV footage. We performed a simple pilot study where we obtained facial surface scans of volunteers and then in blind trials tried to match these scans with 2D...... in forensic facial identification....

  7. Meta-Analysis of the First Facial Expression Recognition Challenge

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    Valstar, M.F.; Mehu, M.; Jiang, Bihan; Pantic, Maja; Scherer, K.

    Automatic facial expression recognition has been an active topic in computer science for over two decades, in particular facial action coding system action unit (AU) detection and classification of a number of discrete emotion states from facial expressive imagery. Standardization and comparability

  8. Categorical Perception of Affective and Linguistic Facial Expressions

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    McCullough, Stephen; Emmorey, Karen

    2009-01-01

    Two experiments investigated categorical perception (CP) effects for affective facial expressions and linguistic facial expressions from American Sign Language (ASL) for Deaf native signers and hearing non-signers. Facial expressions were presented in isolation (Experiment 1) or in an ASL verb context (Experiment 2). Participants performed ABX…

  9. A small-world network model of facial emotion recognition.

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    Takehara, Takuma; Ochiai, Fumio; Suzuki, Naoto

    2016-01-01

    Various models have been proposed to increase understanding of the cognitive basis of facial emotions. Despite those efforts, interactions between facial emotions have received minimal attention. If collective behaviours relating to each facial emotion in the comprehensive cognitive system could be assumed, specific facial emotion relationship patterns might emerge. In this study, we demonstrate that the frameworks of complex networks can effectively capture those patterns. We generate 81 facial emotion images (6 prototypes and 75 morphs) and then ask participants to rate degrees of similarity in 3240 facial emotion pairs in a paired comparison task. A facial emotion network constructed on the basis of similarity clearly forms a small-world network, which features an extremely short average network distance and close connectivity. Further, even if two facial emotions have opposing valences, they are connected within only two steps. In addition, we show that intermediary morphs are crucial for maintaining full network integration, whereas prototypes are not at all important. These results suggest the existence of collective behaviours in the cognitive systems of facial emotions and also describe why people can efficiently recognize facial emotions in terms of information transmission and propagation. For comparison, we construct three simulated networks--one based on the categorical model, one based on the dimensional model, and one random network. The results reveal that small-world connectivity in facial emotion networks is apparently different from those networks, suggesting that a small-world network is the most suitable model for capturing the cognitive basis of facial emotions.

  10. 21 CFR 878.3250 - External facial fracture fixation appliance.

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    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false External facial fracture fixation appliance. 878.3250 Section 878.3250 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN... External facial fracture fixation appliance. (a) Identification. An external facial fracture fixation...

  11. Intraparotid facial nerve schwannoma: Report of two cases

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    Full Text Available Introduction: Intra parotid facial nerve schowannoma is a rare tumor. Case report: In this article we presented two cases of intra parotid facial nerve schowannoma. In two cases tumor presented with asymptomatic parotid mass that mimic pleomorphic adenoma. No preoperative facial nerve dysfunction in cases is detected. Diagnostic result and surgical management are discussed in this paper.  

  12. Facial soft tissue changes after orthodontic treatment | Aksakalli ...

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    Objectives: To successfully meet expectations on facial esthetics, it is important to understand normal craniofacial growth and the impact of orthodontic treatment thereon. To date, there have been few studies documenting changes in facial esthetics through photography. The objective of this study was to compare facial soft ...

  13. Doubly Sparse Relevance Vector Machine for Continuous Facial Behavior Estimation

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    Kaltwang, Sebastian; Todorovic, Sinisa; Pantic, Maja

    Certain inner feelings and physiological states like pain are subjective states that cannot be directly measured, but can be estimated from spontaneous facial expressions. Since they are typically characterized by subtle movements of facial parts, analysis of the facial details is required. To this

  14. Violent Media Consumption and the Recognition of Dynamic Facial Expressions

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    Kirsh, Steven J.; Mounts, Jeffrey R. W.; Olczak, Paul V.

    2006-01-01

    This study assessed the speed of recognition of facial emotional expressions (happy and angry) as a function of violent media consumption. Color photos of calm facial expressions morphed to either an angry or a happy facial expression. Participants were asked to make a speeded identification of the emotion (happiness or anger) during the morph.…

  15. Regeneração pós-traumática do nervo facial em coelhos Posttraumatic facial nerve regeneration in rabbits

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    Heloisa Juliana Zabeu Rossi Costa

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available A paralisia facial periférica traumática constitui-se em afecção freqüente. OBJETIVO: estudo da regeneração pós-traumática do nervo facial em coelhos, por avaliação funcional histológica dos nervos traumatizados comparados aos normais contralaterais. METODOLOGIA: Vinte coelhos foram submetidos à compressão do tronco do nervo facial esquerdo e sacrificados após duas (grupo AL, quatro (BL e seis (CL semanas da lesão. A comparação entre os grupos foi feita pelas densidades total e parcial de axônios mielinizados. ESTUDO ESTATÍSTICO: método de Tukey (p Posttraumatic facial paralysis is a frequent disease. This work studies posttraumatic regeneration of the facial nerve in rabbits. Functional and histological analysis compared injured and normal nerves on opposite sides. The left facial nerve trunk of twenty rabbits were subjectedto compression lesion, and sacrificed after two (subgroup AL, four (BL and six (CL weeks. Comparison between groups was made by analysing total and partial densities of myelinated axons. STATISTICAL ANALYSIS: Tukey Method (p<0.05. RESULTS:There was partial functional recovery after two weeks, and complete recovery after five weeks. Qualitative analysis demonstrated a degenerative pattern in the AL group, with an increased tissue inflammatory process. Evident regeneration signs were observed in the BL group, and almost complete regeneration was seen in the CL group. Normal nerves (N had an average TD of 15705.59 and average PD of 21800.75. The BL group had an average TD of 10818.55 and an average PD of 15340.56. The CL group had an average TD of 13920.36 and an average PD of 16589.15. The BL group had an average TD of N equal to 68.88%, and the CL group had an average TD of N equal to 88,63% (statistically significant. N showed a significant higher PD than injured nerves. However, this was not statistically different between BL and CL subgroups. Nerve DT was a more reliable method than PD in this study.

  16. Facial, upper facial, and orbital index in Batak, Klaten, and Flores students of Jember University

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    Full Text Available Forensic anthropology is a neglected branch of physical anthropology in Indonesia. The role of anthropology in forensics including medical and dental forensic is identification. Anthropology could be used in identify skeleton including sex, age, height and race. The aim of this study was to know the facial index, the upper facial index and the orbital index among three different students race population of Jember University used Posteroanterior radiography. The subjects of this study were Batak, Klaten and Flores students of Jember University. The craniometric indices in this study according to the El-Najjar classification. The result showed that all the subjects facial index classified as hypereuryprosopic with the mean between 78.05–79.184. Batak population upper facial index classified as hyperueryene, while Flores and Klaten population were euryene. All the population orbital index classified as hypsiconch.

  17. Face Processing in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Independent or Interactive Processing of Facial Identity and Facial Expression?

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    Krebs, Julia F.; Biswas, Ajanta; Pascalis, Olivier; Kamp-Becker, Inge; Remschmidt, Helmuth; Schwarzer, Gudrun

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    The current study investigated if deficits in processing emotional expression affect facial identity processing and vice versa in children with autism spectrum disorder. Children with autism and IQ and age matched typically developing children classified faces either by emotional expression, thereby ignoring facial identity or by facial identity…

  18. Rapid Facial Reactions to Emotional Facial Expressions in Typically Developing Children and Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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    Beall, Paula M.; Moody, Eric J.; McIntosh, Daniel N.; Hepburn, Susan L.; Reed, Catherine L.

    2008-01-01

    Typical adults mimic facial expressions within 1000ms, but adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) do not. These rapid facial reactions (RFRs) are associated with the development of social-emotional abilities. Such interpersonal matching may be caused by motor mirroring or emotional responses. Using facial electromyography (EMG), this study…

  19. Mime therapy improves facial symmetry in people with long-term facial nerve paresis: a randomised controlled trial.

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    Beurskens, C.H.G.; Heymans, P.G.

    2006-01-01

    QUESTION: What is the effect of mime therapy on facial symmetry and severity of paresis in people with facial nerve paresis? DESIGN: Randomised controlled trial. PARTICIPANTS: 50 people recruited from the Outpatient department of two metropolitan hospitals with facial nerve paresis for more than

  20. Validation of the Clinician-Graded Electronic Facial Paralysis Assessment.

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    Chong, Lauren S H; Eviston, Timothy J; Low, Tsu-Hui Hubert; Hasmat, Shaheen; Coulson, Susan E; Clark, Jonathan R

    2017-07-01

    Facial paralysis remains a debilitating condition despite advances in medical, surgical, and adjunctive interventions. Established grading systems used to assess facial paralysis and interventional outcomes have well-described limitations. The Electronic Facial Paralysis Assessment, a clinician-graded zone-based facial function scale, has recently emerged as a grading tool that may provide greater sensitivity when assessing incomplete paralysis and postsurgical improvement. The authors perform the first comprehensive validation of this tool. Video recordings of 83 facial paralysis patients were assessed. Grading was performed in two sittings by three individuals with varying degrees of experience in assessing facial paralysis. Interobserver reliability; intraobserver reliability; administration time; and agreement with the Facial Disability Index, House-Brackmann, Sunnybrook, and Sydney facial grading systems were assessed. The Electronic Facial Paralysis Assessment demonstrated high intra observer and interobserver reliability (intraclass correlation coefficient, 0.84 to 0.91 and 0.81 to 0.83, respectively). It correlated well with the House-Brackmann, Sunnybrook, and Sydney facial grading systems (Spearman rho, 0.73, 0.77 and 0.77, respectively). In subdomain analysis, it correlated well with the Sunnybrook and Sydney systems in dynamic movement (Spearman rho, 0.90 and 0.89, respectively) and synkinesis (Spearman rho, range 0.74 and 0.72, respectively). It had poor agreement with the Facial Disability Index (Spearman rho, 0.25). The mean time to complete the tool was 116 ± 61 seconds. The Electronic Facial Paralysis Assessment is a valid facial assessment tool with high reliability and correlation with the established facial paralysis grading systems. It also provides an efficient and detailed analysis of paralysis according to each facial zone. Diagnostic, II.