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  1. 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.

  2. DISTRACCIÓN ÓSEA DEL TERCIO MEDIO FACIAL EN MALFORMACIONES CRÁNEO-MAXILOFACIALES

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    Dr. CristiÁn Erazo C.

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo pretende describir los principios fisiológicos, biomecánicos y clínicos en los que se basa la distracción del esqueleto facial, centrándonos en el tercio medio. Se mostrarán sus principales indicaciones y aplicaciones, además de las diferentes alternativas quirúrgicas y dispositivos de distracción y mencionando sus principales complicaciones.

  3. Comportamiento endocrino-metabólico de las fracturas de tercio medio facial

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    Berta Beauballet Fernández

    1997-12-01

    Full Text Available Se valoran los resultados del comportamiento endocrino-metabólico en 40 pacientes con fracturas del tercio medio facial: 10 nasales, 20 maxilomalares, 2 Lefort I, 4 Lefort II y 4 Lefort III. Según el sexo, 34 pacientes correspondieron al sexo masculino y 6 al femenino. Cuantificamos en orina (muestras de 24 horas: cloruro, sodio, potasio, urea y creatinina; en el ionograma en sangre: cloro, sodio, y potasio; en la química sanguínea: glucosa, clacio, fósforo, urea y creatinina y hemograma con diferencial. Estas muestras se cuantificaron al llegar el paciente, a las 72 horas y a las 24 horas del posoperatorio inmediato. En todos los pacientes estudiados se mantuvo la estabilidad endocrino-metabólica, con excepción de aquéllos portadores de Lefort I, II y III, los cuales en la última muestra tomada presentaron alteraciones del sodio y potasio en el ionograma de orina y sangre.The results of the endocrine and metabolic behaviour in 40 patient with fractures of the medial facial third: 10 nasal, 20 maxillomalar, 2 Lefort I, 4 Lefort II, and 4 Lefort III, are evaluated. 34 patients were males and 6 females. Chloride, sodium, potassium, urea, and creatinine were cuantified in urine (24-hour samples; chlorine, sodium, and potassium in blood ionogram; glucose, calcium, phosphorus, urea, creatinine, and differential blood count in blood chemistry. These samples were taken 72 hours and 24 hours after the immediate postoperative. All the patients studied mantained the endocrine and metabolic stability except those with Leford I, II and III, who in the last sample taken presented alterations of sodium and potassium in the urine and blood ionogram.

  4. Alteraciones del tercio medio facial en la infancia como patogénesis del síndrome de apnea obstructiva del sueño

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    José de Jesús Rangel Chávez

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available El inicio de la respiración nasal marca un impulso genéticamente determinado para airear las cavidades de la cara o senos paranasales, que a su vez inician su crecimiento y forman el espacio útil transitable desde el punto de vista respiratorio durante el desarrollo del tercio medio facial. Considerando la evidencia de que la obstrucción de la vía aérea superior tiene un rol primordial en la patogénesis de los trastornos respiratorios del sueño, cualquier patología que cause dificultad permanente al flujo aéreo nasal durante la respiración llevará a un hipodesarrollo de la amplitud requerida en esta vía, disminuyendo la estimulación del crecimiento de las cavidades sinusales y alterando el desarrollo del tercio medio facial en su conjunto.

  5. EXPRESIÓN DE LOS GENES Serrate1 Y Notch1 DURANTE EL DESARROLLO DEL TERCIO MEDIO FACIAL DEL EMBRIÓN DE POLLO

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    Daniel Mauricio Meza Lasso

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available RESUMENLa vía de señalización Notch se caracteriza por mediar la comunicación célula-célula, regulando diferentes procesos celulares como proliferación, apoptosis y definición del destino celular. Esta vía ha sido implicada en el desarrollo de estructuras craneofaciales como paladar, diente y bóveda craneal. El objetivo de esta investigación fue identificar los patrones de expresión de los genes componentes de la vía Notch, Serrate1 y Notch1, durante el desarrollo del tercio medio facial. Se utilizaron embriones de pollo (Gallus gallus seleccionados de acuerdo a los criterios de Hamilton y Hamburger y sobre los cuales se realizó hibridación in situ con ribosondas marcadas con Digoxigenina (DIG, para luego ser detectadas con anticuerpos Anti-Dig. Los resultados mostraron expresión de los genes evaluados, en las prominencias maxilares (pmx y frontonasal (pfn durante el desarrollo del tercio medio facial. Estos resultados sugieren una probable participación de la vía Notch a través de estos genes, en los diferentes procesos celulares que determinan la morfogénesis y el desarrollo del tercio medio facial.ABSTRACTThe Notch signaling pathway is characterized by mediate cell-cell communication, regulating different cellular processes as proliferation, apoptosis and cell fate definition. This pathway has been implicated in craniofacial structures development as palate, teeth and cranial vault. The objective of this research was to identify the genes expression patterns of some Notch signaling pathway components, Serrate1 and Notch1, during the midface development. It was used chicken embryos (Gallus gallus selected according to Hamilton and Hamburger criteria. We performed in situ hybridization with Digoxigenin (DIG-labeled riboprobes and detected with the antibody Anti-Dig. The results showed the expression of the evaluated genes in the maxillary (pmx and frontonasal (pfn prominences during the midface development. These results

  6. Tratamiento de fractura del tercio medio facial mediante la técnica de ‘midfacial deglobing’: Reporte de un caso Treatment of midfacial fracture by midfacial degloving: Case report

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    A.R. Méndez Tenorio

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available Tradicionalmente, el abordaje quirúrgico hacia las estructuras del tercio medio de la cara en trauma maxilofacial ha sido a través de incisiones intraorales sublabiales y de incisiones cutáneas10. La técnica de disección del tercio medio facial ha sido desarrollada con el uso combinado de incisiones sublabiales y de rinoplastia por Casson, quien en 1974 describe la técnica para tener acceso a esta zona en el tratamiento de lesiones neoplásicas sinonasales superficiales. Existen pocos reportes en la literatura referente a su uso en trauma facial. En este artículo se reporta la aplicación de esta técnica como abordaje estético para fracturas del tercio medio facial. Los resultados obtenidos en este caso coinciden con los reportados en la literatura y demuestran que la técnica presenta diversas ventajas ante los abordajes convencionales, ya que proporciona un amplio campo visual a la zona quirúrgica, evita el uso de incisiones cutáneas con sus secuelas estéticas cursando con un postoperatorio satisfactorio. Como conclusión, de acuerdo con los resultados obtenidos en el caso, la técnica de disección de tercio medio facial fue aplicable y segura como abordaje quirúrgico en trauma facial, y presenta diversas ventajas que la favorecen al planear el abordaje quirúrgico a utilizar.Surgical access to midface structures in maxillofacial trauma traditionally has been obtained by sublabial incisions and cutaneous incisions for orbital trauma (subciliary, infraorbital, Lynch, "H" or "open-sky" and gull-wing incisions. The midfacial degloving procedure was developed by associating sublabial incisions with rhinoplasty incisions and used to gain access to and treat superficial sinonasal neoplasms, according to a report by Casson in 1974. There have been a few reports of the use of this procedure in facial trauma. We used this technique as a internal approach for a patient with panfacial fractures. The technique demonstrated several advantages

  7. Modelo de identificación de patrones del tercio medio facial en clase I, II y III esquelética: un análisis morfogeométrico

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    Castro Guevara, Nancy Esperanza

    2013-01-01

    El análisis de los componentes craneofaciales es útil para la planeación de cirugía reconstructiva de Tercio Medio Facial (TMF), en secuelas por trauma o malformaciones, en la clasificación y tratamiento de maloclusiones y en la identificación forense. Para ello se han utilizado métodos univariados, multivariados y redes neuronales a partir de ángulos, así como distancias y planos de referencia, que no permiten un análisis discriminado de estructuras y sus asociaciones. En este trabajo se bus...

  8. Reconstrucción microquirúrgica de defectos del tercio medio facial tras resección oncológica: experiencia de 4 años

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    Diego Robalino-Torres

    Full Text Available Introducción y Objetivos: Las enfermedades oncológicas de la región facial pueden producir defectos funcionales y estéticos que afectan significativamente a la calidad de vida de los pacientes que las padecen. La Microcirugía permite la reconstrucción adecuada de dichos defectos, devolviendo la función y estética con el objeto de mejorar dicha situación. El presente estudio plantea nuestra experiencia de 4 años con colgajos libres microvasculares para la reconstrucción de defectos ablativos del tercio medio facial tras resección oncológica. Pacientes y Método: En el periodo de 4 años comprendido entre los años 2011 y 2015 llevamos a cabo reconstrucción microquirúrgica en 17 pacientes con defectos del tercio medio facial provocados por enfermedades oncológicas utilizando colgajos libres microvasculares. Realizamos una revisión retrospectiva de las historias clínicas de estos pacientes para la recolección de datos, procedimientos ablativos y de reconstrucción, y analizamos también las complicaciones y los resultados de cada paciente. Resultados: Llevamos a cabo el seguimiento de los pacientes a través de controles frecuentes durante un periodo de 2 meses como mínimo hasta un máximo de 44 meses. De los 17 pacientes, 3 presentaron recidiva tumoral, 2 fallecieron, y 15 permanecen vivos mantienen función adecuada, con buena calidad de vida y bajo controles periódicos. Conclusiones: Consideramos que los colgajos libres son el método más fiable y exitoso para la reconstrucción de defectos del tercio medio facial en términos de resultados estéticos y de rehabilitación funcional, con pocas complicaciones que pueden ser tratadas, y mejorando la expectativa de vida de los pacientes.

  9. Translocación del tercio medio facial en un paciente en edad infantil: Fijación con un nuevo sistema de placas y pines reabsorbibles Mid-facial translocation in children using a new system of absorbable plates and pins: A case report

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    Manel Coll-Anglada

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available La translocación del tercio medio facial, técnica consistente en la movilización del esqueleto centrofacial pediculado a los tejidos blandos, ha demostrado permitir un amplio acceso para el abordaje de lesiones situadas en las regiones faciales profundas y la región central de la base del cráneo. Uno de los principales inconvenientes que presentaba este abordaje en niños era la fijación del esqueleto con placas y tornillos de titanio, ya que podía interferir en el crecimiento del hueso en desarrollo. Todo ello planteaba el problema de una segunda intervención para la retirada del material, aumentando, de forma significativa, la morbilidad del procedimiento. Como solución al problema se comercializa, a partir de la década de 1980, el material de osteosíntesis reabsorbible. Presentamos a una paciente de 13 años de edad diagnosticada de un cordoma localizado en el clivus. Como abordaje, se realiza una translocación bilateral del tercio medio facial y se utiliza, para la fijación del esqueleto facial, un nuevo sistema de placas y tornillos reabsorbibles basado en ultrasonidos (Sonic Weld®. KLS Martin, LP, Jacksonville, Florida, USA. Se describen los principales abordajes a las regiones faciales profundas y centromediales de la base del cráneo, las principales variantes de la translocación del tercio medio facial, la técnica de aplicación del nuevo sistema Sonic Weld® y sus diferencias principales respecto a los sistemas reabsorbibles tradicionales.Mid-facial translocation, which involves mobilization of the central facial skeletal structures together with soft tissue pedicles, provides generous access to the anterior and central regions of the skull base. One of the drawbacks of this approach in children is skeletal fixation with titanium osteosynthesis plates and screws, which may affect the growth of developing bone. Consequently, a second intervention is required to remove titanium osteosynthesis material, which increases the

  10. Organización en el tratamiento del traumatismo panfacial y de las fracturas complejas del tercio medio Organization of treatment in panfacial trauma and complex midfacial fractures

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    J. Muñoz i Vidal

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available El manejo del traumatismo panfacial y del tercio medio facial requiere, no sólo del conocimiento de los principios y técnicas básicas de osteosíntesis, sino de un protocolo de actuación reglado antes del acto quirúrgico y adaptado a cada paciente. En este artículo ilustramos la reducción y osteosíntesis de las fracturas, la secuencia quirúrgica y el manejo postoperatorio del traumatismo panfacial y de las fracturas complejas de tercio medio facial en nuestro hospital. Analizamos un total de 102 pacientes tratados durante los años 2005 y 2006; de ellos, 14 pacientes mostraban fracturas complejas de tercio medio facial, 4 asociadas a otras fracturas de mandíbula o tercio superior facial producidas por fuerzas de alta energía. El grado de éxito lo determinamos por la ausencia de limitación de la motilidad ocular, vía aérea permeable, la correcta mordida-oclusión con mínima secuela estética y la no alteración final de las dimensiones craneofaciales. La prioridad absoluta será enfocar estos pacientes de manera multidisciplinar. La complejidad de estos casos da poco margen a la improvisación por lo que realizar una correcta anamnesis, exploración y planificación prequirúrgica es absolutamente necesario. Todo esto nos permitirá lograr una reconstrucción anatómica ósea tridimensional, la estabilidad de los focos de fractura y la preservación de los órganos en ellos contenidos o implicados, de acuerdo con las medidas antropométricas previas del paciente, con una mínima consecuencia estética y en un único tiempo quirúrgico.Managing of Panfacial and midface trauma requires not only basic knowledge of osteosintesis principles; an order of treatment should be developed by surgeon before surgery and it must be made for each patient. In this article we report the methodology of reduction, fixation and treatment planning of panfacial and midface trauma in our hospital. We analyse 102 facial trauma treated by our department

  11. Rejuvenecimiento mini-invasivo subgaleal del tercio superior facial: informe preliminar The minimally invasive subgaleal upper facelift: preliminary report

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    W.E. Bukret

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available El propósito del presente trabajo es presentar nuestro método para rejuvenecimiento del tercio facial superior y comunicar nuestra experiencia inicial. Describimos el abordaje subgaleal a través de mínimas incisiones y el método de fijación. En el período comprendido entre febrero del 2008 y abril del 2010 fueron intervenidos un total de 21 pacientes, 17 mujeres y 4 varones de entre 39 y 62 años de edad. Llevamos a cabo la técnica conjuntamente con cirugía de rejuvenecimiento del tercio medio facial a través de las mismas incisiones temporales en 17 casos, con blefaroplastia superior en 15 casos, con rinoplastia en 6 casos, con liposucción de cuello en 1 caso y con ritidectomía completa de cara y cuello en 9 casos. La técnica de rejuvenecimiento facial incluyó 4 ó 5 incisiones mínimas en el cuero cabelludo, despegamiento subgaleal amplio, miotomías selectivas de los músculos depresores, anclaje del músculo frontal con suturas percutáneas a una malla de polipropileno cubierta con periostio frontal y sutura de la fascia temporal superficial a la fascia temporal profunda. La media de seguimiento de los pacientes fue de 14 meses (intervalo de 3 a 26 meses. Los signos de envejecimiento se redujeron significativamente y los pacientes expresaron un alto grado de satisfacción en la mayoría de los casos. Las complicaciones fueron menores y transitorias. En conclusión, el abordaje subgaleal mini-invasivo del tercio superior facial es un procedimiento de rejuvenecimiento que da excelentes resultados, con complicaciones menores y transitorias. Creemos necesarios más estudios para determinar su eficacia a largo plazo.The aims of this article are to describe our method for rejuvenation of the upper third of the face, and communicate our initial experience; we describe the subgaleal approach through minimal incisions and our fixation method. A total of 21 patients, 17 women and 4 men between 39 and 62 years old, underwent surgery

  12. Trombosis venosa profunda masiva de miembro superior secundaria a fractura de tercio medio de clavícula. Caso clínico

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    Í. Úbeda-Pérez de Heredia; G.Á. Sobrá-Hidalgo

    2016-01-01

    Objetivo: La trombosis venosa profunda del miembro superior es una entidad rara que se asocia con el uso de catéteres, estados de hipercoagulabilidad, anticonceptivos orales, neoplasias, síndrome de costilla cervical o de los escalenos, fracturas de clavícula y trombosis inducida por el esfuerzo. Método: Varón de 53 años que desarrolló una trombosis venosa de las venas axilar, cefálica y basílica tres días después de sufrir una fractura de tercio medio de clavícula que se inmovilizó inicia...

  13. Tratamiento con placa precontorneada bloqueada de fracturas desplazadas del tercio medio de la clavícula. [Precontoured locking plate treatment for displaced midshaft clavicle fractures].

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    Ruben Edilio Paoletta

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Introducción El objetivo de este trabajo es analizar los resultados de un grupo de pacientes con fracturas medio diafisarias desplazadas de clavícula tratadas con placa premoldeada bloqueada. La tasa de consolidación ósea, los resultados funcionales y las complicaciones de la serie fueron analizados. Material y métodos Cuarenta y seis fracturas de clavícula desplazadas tipo 2-B de Edimburgo fueron tratadas con placa bloqueada premoldeada. Treinta y seis fueron varones (uno con fractura bilateral y 9 mujeres. La edad promedio  fue de 33 años (rango 17-56 años. Los pacientes fueron evaluados con  radiología y  el  escore de Constant, el test rápido de dishabilidades del brazo, hombro y mano (Quick- Dash y la escala visual análoga (EVA para dolor.  Resultados El seguimiento promedio fue de 30 meses (rango 12 a 46. Cuarenta y cinco fracturas consolidaron y una no. El Constant promedio fue de 96 puntos (rango 56 a 100 y el Quick-Dash promedio de 2 puntos (rango 0 a 32. El dolor en el seguimiento fue de 0.3 puntos (rango 0 a 6. Se registraron 10 complicaciones en 9 pacientes (21%, aunque solo tres (6.5%  fueron consideradas mayores. En 7 pacientes (15% se retiró la placa por intolerancia (uno de ellos fue el paciente con mala consolidación, registrándose como segunda complicación en el mismo paciente. Conclusiones La reducción y estabilización de las fracturas desplazadas del tercio medio de la clavícula con placas premoldeadas y bloqueadas es un tratamiento efectivo con un bajo índice de complicaciones mayores relacionadas a veces con errores técnicos.

  14. Colgajos de perforante en hélice para reconstrucción de defectos de tercio medio y distal de pierna

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    Mauricio Mendieta-Espinosa

    Full Text Available Antecedentes y Objetivo: Los colgajos de perforantes en hélice preservan los ejes vasculares principales y la funcionalidad de los músculos de la extremidad inferior evitando la necesidad de una anastomosis microquirúrgica y con el beneficio de brindar una cubierta similar a los tejidos vecinos. El presente estudio tiene como intención justificar el uso de los colgajos de perforantes en hélice como alternativa quirúrgica en defectos de cobertura cutánea de pequeño a mediano tamaño en los tercios medio y distal de la pierna, con mínima morbilidad del sitio donante y bajas complicaciones. Material y método. Presentamos una serie de 28 pacientes en los que realizamos colgajos de perforantes en hélice para la cubierta de defectos cutáneos de pequeño a mediano tamaño de la pierna. Estos colgajos tuvieron dimensiones de entre 12 a 156 cm², con una mediana de 48 cm². La rotación de los colgajos fue de 180 grados en el 85% de los casos, 140 grados en el 11% y 160 grados en el 4%. Los colgajos se basaron en un solo vaso perforante de la arteria tibial posterior en el 50% de los casos, de los que en el 39.3% empleamos perforantes de la tibial anterior y en el 10.7% un vaso perforante de la arteria peronea. Resultados. Tuvimos complicaciones en un 14% de los casos: 3 necrosis parciales menores a un 15% de la totalidad del colgajo en colgajos basados en la arteria tibial posterior, y 1 caso de epidermólisis en un colgajo basado en la arteria tibial anterior. Las complicaciones se dieron en pacientes de ambos sexos, si bien la incidencia fue mayor en el grupo femenino, para una p 0.038, estadísticamente significativa. En relación al tratamiento de la zona donante, en el 85.7% de los casos realizamos cierre primario. Conclusiones. En nuestra opinión, la disponibilidad y seguridad de los colgajos locales en hélice justifica su uso como una alternativa más en aquellos casos en los que no se pueda realizar una reconstrucción microquir

  15. Fracturas de tercio medio clavícula tratamiento quirúrgico versus tratamiento ortopédico en pacientes jóvenes Hospital Kennedy 2006-2009

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    Navia Giraldo, Andrés Felipe

    2010-01-01

    Introducción: el tratamiento usual para fracturas del tercio medio de la clavícula es el ortopédico, sin embargo recientemente se ha propuesto que el tratamiento quirúrgico podría ser una mejor opción para los pacientes jóvenes laboralmente activos afectados por este tipo de fractura. Métodos: este es un estudio retrospectivo analítico de corte transversal comprendido en un periodo de cuatro años (2006-2009) en el servicio de Ortopedia del Hospital Kennedy E.S.E. Los desenlaces que se evaluar...

  16. Tratamiento con placa precontorneada bloqueada de fracturas desplazadas del tercio medio de la clavícula. [Precontoured locking plate treatment for displaced midshaft clavicle fractures].

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    Ruben Edilio Paoletta; Gabriel Esteban Mecozzi; Santiago Luis Bongiovanni; Maximiliano Ranalletta; Gastón Daniel Maignón

    2016-01-01

    Introducción El objetivo de este trabajo es analizar los resultados de un grupo de pacientes con fracturas medio diafisarias desplazadas de clavícula tratadas con placa premoldeada bloqueada. La tasa de consolidación ósea, los resultados funcionales y las complicaciones de la serie fueron analizados. Material y métodos Cuarenta y seis fracturas de clavícula desplazadas tipo 2-B de Edimburgo fueron tratadas con placa bloqueada premoldeada. Treinta y seis fueron varones (uno con fra...

  17. Fracturas del tercio medio facial operadas en el Instituto Traumatológico de Santiago (Chile): 10 años de revisión.

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    Cristóbal Pacheco; Sebastián Zapata; Cristián Núñez

    2012-01-01

    Maxillofacial fractures are associated with high morbidity, loss of function, aesthetics and psychological sequelae and substancial economical costs for surgical treatment. The incidence and the prevalence of maxillofacial trauma have been reported in many countries, with differences being found between studies due to sociocultural factors. Our aim is to describe the frequency of surgically treated midface fractures in Instituto Traumatologico of Santiago, Chile.Materials and Methods. We perf...

  18. Colgajo de avance en V-Y de gastrocnemio medial basado en perforante para cierre de defectos del tercio medio de la pierna V-Y advancement gastrocnemius perforant based flap for closure of defects of the medial third of the leg

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    V. Spröhnle

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Los colgajos de avance en V-Y han sido una alternativa popular para el cierre de heridas profundas, pero su movilidad es limitada. Los colgajos basados en perforantes son especialmente útiles cuando se necesita un mayor avance y cobertura. Diseñamos un colgajo de gastrocnemio que utiliza ambas técnicas para cubrir los defectos del tercio medio y superior de la pierna en sus caras lateral y posterolateral. Evaluamos en forma retrospectiva 5 pacientes con heridas en el tercio medio y superior de la pierna, tratados entre enero de 2005 y septiembre de 2007 en un solo centro y por un mismo cirujano. Todos fueron varones, con un promedio de edad de 48 años y la etiología fue traumática en todos los casos. El vaso perforante se evaluó preoperatoriamente por medio de doppler color en todos los casos. Valoramos telefónicamente la satisfacción del paciente en el postoperatorio tardío. En todos los casos, encontramos los vasos perforantes identificados en el preoperatorio; el tiempo operatorio promedio fue de 1.8 horas. No hubo complicaciones; la cobertura fue exitosa en todos los casos y los pacientes se mostraron satisfechos en la encuesta realizada. El tiempo medio de seguimiento postoperatorio fue de 19 meses. En conclusión, creemos que el colgajo de avance en V-Y de gastrocnemio basado en perforante se presenta como una alternativa segura para el cierre de defectos del tercio medial y superior de la pierna, en un sólo tiempo quirúrgico y con buenos resultados estéticos y funcionales a largo plazo.Advancement V-Y flaps have been a popular choice for closure of deep wounds but their mobility is limited. Perforant based flaps are specially useful when greater advancement and bigger coverage are needed. We designed a gastrocnemius based flap that uses both techniques for covering the defects of the medial third of the leg. We follow a retrospective evaluation of 5 patients that had their wounds in the medial and superior third of the leg

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  1. Incidencia de las lesiones cutáneas malignas faciales

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    Jorge Luis Zequeira Peña

    2003-04-01

    Full Text Available Se realiza un estudio de las lesiones malignas de la piel facial en el Servicio de Cirugía Maxilofacial del Hospital "Manuel Ascunce Domenech" de Camagüey en los años 2000 y 2001. La información se obtuvo de 148 historias clínicas con el diagnóstico de lesiones malignas de la piel, de las cuales 42 correspondieron a lesiones de localización facial. La entidad que nos ocupa fue mayor en pacientes mayores de 50 años de edad, blancos, masculinos, con predominio en el tercio medio facial. Los principales tipos histológicos fueron: el carcinoma basocelular y el espinocelular, pero con mayor predominio en el primero. Se revisa el tema y se comparan nuestros resultados con los de otros autores.

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

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    O. M. Ramírez

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    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

  3. Nuevos medios, viejos medios

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    Los medios de comunicación textuales, sonoros, visuales y audiovisuales están inmersos en un profundo cambio producto de la convergencia tecnológica. Mientras estos sistemas fueron manuales, mecánicos y electromecánicos, cada uno tuvo una identidad que le permitía generar sistemas de producción de sentido, de estudio y análisis independientes. Desde comienzos del siglo XXI, esta situación varía en la medida en que los medios comienzan a entrecruzarse en los niveles tecnológicos y ex...

  4. 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

  5. Los medios en el medio

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    José Ignacio López Vigil

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Los medios de comunicación siempre estuvieron en el medio de la vida. La gente se congregaba en torno a un libro de cuentos o una pantalla de cine o una radiola. ¿Qué es lo nuevo ahora? ¿Cuál es el protagonismo que han ganado los medios, especialmente los masivos? El autor reflexiona en torno a tres nuevos roles de los medios de comunicación social: legitimar lo que transmiten, establecer la realidad y representar a los ciudadanos.

  6. Medios masivos

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    Miguel Trespidi

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo brinda a partir de un análisis de información secundaria el Inventario sen Medios de comunicación de América Latina, imagen de los medios de difusión masiva de áreas selectas de la República Argentina. En general, en los medios argentinos, existen muy pocos comunicadores universitarios, de los cuales el 25 por ciento son mujeres. En las radios se prefiere el tango y el folclore.

  7. Medios masivos

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    Miguel Trespidi; Edgardo Carniglia

    2015-01-01

    El artículo brinda a partir de un análisis de información secundaria el Inventario sen Medios de comunicación de América Latina, imagen de los medios de difusión masiva de áreas selectas de la República Argentina. En general, en los medios argentinos, existen muy pocos comunicadores universitarios, de los cuales el 25 por ciento son mujeres. En las radios se prefiere el tango y el folclore.

  8. Los medios por dentro

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    Javier Simancas

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Presenta el análisis de 16 colaboradores que constituye un diagnóstico regional de los medios y las comunicaciones. Se ve evidente la crisis de los medios. Otro artículo trata del cine la política y la integración cultural.

  9. 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 ...

  10. Antonio Roalas. Un pintor del primer tercio del siglo XVII en Madrid

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    Rodríguez Rebollo, Ángel

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    Full Text Available El conocimiento que actualmente se tiene sobre los pintores del barroco madrileño ha avanzado mucho desde que Ángulo y Pérez Sánchez publicaran los dos volúmenes dedicados al primer y segundo tercio del siglo XVII. Posteriormente han ido viendo la luz estudios más pormenorizados, a veces en forma de exposiciones, que han clarificado aún más la importancia de los artistas que trabajaron en torno a la Corte de los llamados «los Austrias menores»; sin embargo, existen aún hoy un buen número de pintores sólo conocidos a través de contratos o inventarios de la época. La absoluta desinformación que tenemos de ellos, acrecentada por la inexistencia de obras firmadas, no permite a los historiadores dedicarles al menos un estudio parcial de su arte…

  11. [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.

  12. Técnica de cierre vertical en labio hendido: Reporte de 837 casos y revisión de la literatura Vertical closing in lip cleft: Report of 837 cases and review of the literature

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    J.A. León Pérez; A.L. Sesman Bernal; G. Fernández Sobrino

    2008-01-01

    Ninguna otra deformidad congénita tiene el potencial de alterar la forma facial tan perceptiblemente como lo hace un labio y paladar hendido, en donde el tercio medio de la cara se modifica y supone un gran...

  13. Rejuvenecimiento facial

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    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...

  14. Cultura, medios y sociedad

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    Sarlo, Beatriz; Rowe, William; Ochoa, Ana María; Lalinde, Ana María; Jaramillo Zuluaga, Jaime Eduardo; Melo, Jorge Orlando; Chaparro Valderrama, Jairo; Muñoz, Germán; Serrano, José Fernando; Sinning, Luz Guillermina

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    El presente volumen recoge trabajos referentes a dos tópicos centrales del Seminario Internacional sobrCleorías culturales)' Estudios de Comunicación en América Latina: uno, los cambios en la relación entre cultura y medios de comunicación; dos, temas y problemas de la cultura urbana y las culturas juveniles. / Contenido. Preliminares; Capítulo 1 - Culturas y medios de comunicación; Capítulo 2. Cultura urbana y cultura de jóvenes; Anexos

  15. Medios, estrategias y cambios

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    Paul Little

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    Full Text Available Para ayudar a resolver los problemas de la deuda externa, droga y ecología, los medios necesitan cambiar sus funciones y estrategias: Tomar en cuenta los movimientos sociales, que son parte de la sociedad civil ; relatar los procesos, los medios deben dejar de ser meros informadores de eventos, deben contextualizar los hechos y precisar su función crítica social para cumplir su responsabilidad de formar y guiar al público, así como deshacerse de dos viejas doctrinas ideológicas OBJETIVIDAD y NEUTRALIDAD.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. El español internacional en la prensa hispana de los Estados Unidos: hacia una nivelación interdialectal del español en los medios estadounidenses

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    Desde el último tercio del siglo XX hemos asistido a un impulso espectacular de los medios de comunicación, tanto en número y variedad como en alcance geográfico y repercusión. Es indudable que los medios repercuten en los modelos lingüísticos, sancionan decisiones e introducen novedades en el modo de hablar, sin que el hablante pueda resistirse al amplio espectro de la influencia mediática. En más de una ocasión, se ha puesto de manifiesto que la influencia mediática del periodista es super...

  19. Facial Recognition

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    Mihalache Sergiu; Stoica Mihaela-Zoica

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    .... 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...

  20. 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 .

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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.

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Violencia en medios

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    Lic. Javier H. Contreras Orozco

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    Full Text Available Desde que en 1898, se realizó una avorazada competencia entre dos periódicos en la ciudad de Nueva York, Estados Unidos, lo que dio nacimiento a lo que posteriormente se conocería como prensa amarilla, hasta la fecha se ha ido desarrollando más esa desfiguración en la prensa.La catalogación de amarillismo como sinónimo de sensacionalismo, exageración o sobreexposición de un hecho noticioso -o no noticioso-, se ha ido ampliando a medida que crecen las demandas de la propia sociedad usuaria de los medios y a las reglas del mercado. La primera, por la escasez de valores donde la máxima aspiración de un conjunto social es la permisividad y el relativismo que son características de la actual sociedad.La segunda, indudablemente una de las principales causas del amarillismo en la prensa: el afán desmedido de ganar en el mercado, sin tener principios que normen la esencia misma del periodismo que es la de informar.De esta manera, parece ser que las nuevas reglas de muchos medios de comunicación es estar elaborando todos los días una propia realidad, como si se tratara de un menú. Así, la construcción de la realidad social que se ha asignado a los medios es una realidad que, lejos de ser una agenda para los gobernantes, se convierte en un mercado de noticias, donde la ley de la oferta y la demanda son los únicos ingredientes de la información. En ese afán se da actualmente la prensa amarilla.

  8. Medio ambiente y salud.

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    Tomás Franco Aliaga

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    La salud es el resultado de un equilibrio dinámico entre los organismos y el medio del que forma parte. Esta armonía puede romperse de forma natural, pero cada vez es mayor la injerencia humana tanto en el ritmo de los fenómenos (efecto invernadero, capa de ozono o lluvia acida) como en el reparto de los recursos. El desequilibrio económico es la epidemia más letal entre los grupos humanos, cuyo antídoto está sólo en nuestras manos.Health is the result of a dynamic equilibrium between organis...

  9. Arquitectura y medio ambiente

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    Saura Carulla, Magdalena

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    La arquitectura y la planificación son el resultado de una integración ponderada de conocimientos técnicos y una multiplicidad de aspectos relacionados con el conocimiento natural y social. En este trabajo el autor propone, desde el ámbito de las ciencias del medio ambiente, diversos planteamientos teóricos y prácticos relacionados con la arquitectura y el urbanismo. El conocimiento de la naturaleza de los sistemas naturales y de los sistemas ecosociales permite al diseñador aplicar un marco ...

  10. Trombosis venosa profunda masiva de miembro superior secundaria a fractura de tercio medio de clavícula. Caso clínico

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    Í. Úbeda-Pérez de Heredia

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    Discusión: Se han reportado algunos casos de trombosis de las venas axilar o subclavia ocasionadas por fracturas claviculares, siendo muy infrecuente la aparición de trombosis extensa afectando a varias venas, en este caso, secundarias al traumatismo o a la presión ejercida por el vendaje.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. Dioxinas y medio ambiente

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    María Teresa Frejo Moya

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Con el término genérico dioxinas se designa al grupo de las dibenzo-p-dioxinas policloradas (PCDD y de los dibenzofuranos policlorados (PCDF, representantes típicos de los compuestos orgánicos persistentes (COPs. Se obtienen como productos secundarios no deseados de diversos procesos industriales en los que se emplea cloro en alguna de sus etapas. Las dioxinas han centrado en la última década una parte importante de la investigación médica en salud ambiental debido a su notable toxicidad, ya que son las sustancias químicas peligrosas más potentes creadas por el hombre, afectando al sistema nervioso e inmunitario, estando implicadas en la aparición de distintos tipos de cáncer y provocando la aparición de alteraciones hormonales, clasificándose actualmente como disruptores endocrinos. Por otra parte, su persistencia en el medio ambiente, resistencia a la degradación, bioacumulación y capacidad de transporte atmosférico entre las diversas fases medioambientales hace que sean considerados actualmente como compuestos peligrosos para el ser humano.

  14. Medio ambiente y salud.

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    Tomás Franco Aliaga

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    Full Text Available La salud es el resultado de un equilibrio dinámico entre los organismos y el medio del que forma parte. Esta armonía puede romperse de forma natural, pero cada vez es mayor la injerencia humana tanto en el ritmo de los fenómenos (efecto invernadero, capa de ozono o lluvia acida como en el reparto de los recursos. El desequilibrio económico es la epidemia más letal entre los grupos humanos, cuyo antídoto está sólo en nuestras manos.Health is the result of a dynamic equilibrium between organisms and the environment of which they are part. This harmony can be broken in a natural way but human interference is growing in the rhythm of phenomena (greenhouse effect, the ozone layer or the acid rain as well as in the distribution of resources. The economic imbalance is the most lethal epidemic among human beings, the antidote of which is only in our hands.

  15. Describing Facial Expressions : much more than meets the eye

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    Vercauteren, Gert; Orero, Pilar

    2013-01-01

    El artículo analiza las emociones y su representación como expresiones faciales, y las diferentes formas en que pueden ser audiodescritas. Las expresiones faciales en el cine y otros medios visuales constituyen un problema muy complejo, como se explica en la primera parte del artículo. Dado el carácter implícito de la comunicación visual, puede que no siempre sea posible para el audiodescriptor determinar sin ambigüedades las emociones que se deben describir. Las expresiones faciales que se o...

  16. Terrorismo y medios de comunicacion

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    Henry Torres Vásquez

    2013-01-01

      Los medios masivos de comunicación estatal han sido útiles al terrorismo de Estado para convertir a los inconformes o discrepantes de las acciones del gobierno en enemigo de la democracia, llegando a tildarlos de 'terroristas...

  17. Medios, deterioro social y golpismo

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    José Antonio Mayobre M.

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available El control de los medios de comunicación siempre fue un elemento clave del éxito o fracaso de los golpes militares. El autor explora la relación entre los medios, el poder político y la crisis social en la deteriorada democracia venezolana. El análisis del levantamiento militar destaca las insuficiencias y distorsiones de la cobertura internacional.

  18. 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...

  19. 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.

  20. 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)

  1. 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.

  2. [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.

  3. Evo Morales y los medios

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    Ronald Grebe

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available La relación entre gobernantes y medios de comunicación no siempre es fácil. El gobierno boliviano dice que hay una conjura contra su revolución democrática. La presencia de sectores de poder económico y los partidos políticos son los que hacen la oposición mediante ataques sistemáticos. Por ello el gobierno quiere fortalecer los medios estatales para la difusión de sus reformas.

  4. RESEÑA de : Larrinaga, Carlos: Diputaciones provinciales e infraestructuras en el País Vasco durante el primer tercio del siglo XX (1900–1936. Bilbao: Universidad del País Vasco, 2013.

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    Rafael Barquín Gil

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    Full Text Available RESEÑA de : Larrinaga, Carlos: Diputaciones provinciales e infraestructuras en el País Vasco durante el primer tercio del siglo XX (1900–1936. Bilbao: Universidad del País Vasco, 2013.

  5. Los medios frente al SIDA

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    Reynaldo Pareja

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Está confirmado, que la fuerza de los medios de comunicación colectiva para insertarse en el curso de la historia y convertirse en actores-gestores de primer orden dan para todo. Nixon perdió. También Pinochet ¿Perderá el SIDA?

  6. El olvido de un sistema de cálculo de costes andalusí (primer tercio del siglo XIII

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    Jesús D. López Manjón

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo da a conocer una parte del patrimonio histórico contable de Al-Andalus analizando los procedimientos de cálculo de costes incluidos en el Kitab fi Adab Al-Hisba (Libro de Buen Gobierno del Zoco, sus antecedentes y su posible transferencia a otros reinos. Dicho libro fue escrito en el primer tercio del siglo XIII por Al-Saqati. Estos cálculos se utilizaron para fijar precios al por menor. El estudio proporciona evidencia sobre el olvido de estos cálculos de costes en la Edad Media y analiza las causas de la no transmisión de este conocimiento a los reinos cristianos de la Península Ibérica. El trabajo pretende aportar tanto al conocimiento de la Historia de la Contabilidad en un contexto espacial y temporal poco estudiado como es Al-Andalus en el siglo XIII, como al de los mecanismos de transferencia de tecnologías contables. Se presenta un caso en el que los factores señalados en la literatura como inhibidores de dichos mecanismos inciden en la mayor dificultad para la transmisión de los conceptos contables.

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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...

  9. 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

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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.

  12. Experiencia con el colgajo de Kirschbaum en secuelas de quemaduras cérvico-faciales

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    P. Rossell-Perry

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Presentamos nuestra experiencia con el colgajo de Kirschbaum (colgajo en charretera en la corrección de retracciones cicatriciales de la región cervical anterior y del tercio inferior de la cara. Llevamos a cabo un estudio retrospectivo sobre una serie de 63 pacientes con retracciones cicatriciales de la región cervical anterior y del tercio inferior facial, operados por el primer autor entre los años 1996 y 2012 dentro del marco de las campañas quirúrgicas desarrolladas a lo largo del país (Perú en las áreas geográficas con mayor necesidad de atención especializada. En todos los casos empleamos el colgajo en charretera tomado de la región lateral del cuello y de la región deltoidea. Evaluamos a los pacientes mediante el examen físico y la documentación fotográfica obtenida en los periodos pre y postoperatorio. Obtuvimos mejoría en diferentes grados de la limitación funcional de la región cervical y facial en todos los casos operados, con viabilidad total del colgajo en 59 casos (93,65 % y parcial en 4 casos (6,34 % . No hubo ningún caso de pérdida total. Las complicaciones recogidas fueron pocas, principalmente hematomas, 6 casos (9,52 % e infección, 2 casos (3,17 % . Las zonas donantes evolucionaron con cicatriz hipertrófica en 22 de los casos (34,92 % . En conclusión, nuestra experiencia con el uso de esta técnica quirúrgica ha demostrado ser de utilidad en el tratamiento de las secuelas de quemadura con retracción cicatricial cervical y facial, por lo que consideramos que el colgajo de Kirschbaum es seguro y tiene pocas complicaciones.

  13. La crisis del medio ambiente

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    Juan Carlos Quintero Vélez

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo, introducción al tema del medio ambiente, pretende proporcionar conceptos básicos para analizar y dimensionar el impacto que genera el hombre sobre los sistemas que soportan la vida. Para entender estos problemas, es indispensable partir de un análisis básico de la relación entre el hombre actual, su medio ambiente, sus necesidades y sus actividades. El autor revisa los antecedentes, las causas y las consecuencias de la crisis ambiental internacional, e intenta dar explicación a la problemática nacionalen este campo, y establecer los puntos más críticos en Colombia. Finalmente, con base en los parámetros establecidos por el gobierno, se presenta el concepto de“desarrollo sostenible" como modelo que interrelaciona los procesos económicos, sociales y tecnológicos con el medio ambiente.

  14. Experiencia en reconstrucción de tercio distal de pierna con colgajo libre de músculo gracilis

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    A. Conejero

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available En los defectos de cobertura distales de la pierna con exposición ósea o articular, la transferencia de tejidos libres es frecuentemente la única opción viable. Se utilizan en el rescate de extremidades inferiores en riesgo por trauma, infección, ulceración, quemaduras y tumores. El colgajo libre de músculo gracilis está descrito en la literatura como una excelente alternativa. El objetivo de este estudio es describir las características de los pacientes y resultados de la utilización del colgajo libre de músculo gracilis en la reconstrucción del tercio distal de la pierna. Se trata de un estudio retrospectivo, observacional, de revisión de archivo clínico y fotográfico de 7 pacientes operados por los autores entre los años 2007-2010, 4 hombres y 3 mujeres con un promedio de edad de 38,5 años. El defecto de cobertura que motivó la cirugía (de hasta de 20 x 6 cm fue secundario a fractura expuesta (tipo III de Gustilo y a osteomielitis crónica. La cobertura del colgajo se hizo en todos los casos con injerto dermo-epidérmico. No hubo complicaciones menores ni mayores del sitio donante ni del receptor, con resultados funcionales y estéticos satisfactorios. El colgajo libre de músculo gracilis es una muy buena alternativa para la reconstrucción distal de pierna con defectos de cobertura en fracturas expuestas y osteomielitis o en úlceras crónicas. Tras el seguimiento, todos nuestros pacientes lograron una cobertura completa y estable en el tiempo.

  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. Los medios deportivos en Europa

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    Daniel E. Jones

    2015-01-01

    La información y el espectáculo deportivo han adquirido, en los últimos años, gran protagonismo en el sistema comunicativo europeo, lo que ha llevado a la consolidación de soportes especializados como diarios o canales de televisión vía satélite. Este artículo presenta una panorámica general de estos dos tipos de medios, pero no así de la radio, en la medida en que no han prosperado hasta ahora emisoras especializadas, aunque es cierto que la programación deportiva en emisoras generalistas ex...

  17. 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

  18. 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.

  19. Medios de comunicacion, educacion informal y violencia

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    Liceras Ruiz, Angel

    2006-01-01

    .... Indagar sobre la influencia educativa que ejercen los medios de comunicacion en la configuracion de representaciones sociales sobre la violencia y las practicas sociales que tales representaciones...

  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. Los medios deportivos en Europa

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    Daniel E. Jones

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available La información y el espectáculo deportivo han adquirido, en los últimos años, gran protagonismo en el sistema comunicativo europeo, lo que ha llevado a la consolidación de soportes especializados como diarios o canales de televisión vía satélite. Este artículo presenta una panorámica general de estos dos tipos de medios, pero no así de la radio, en la medida en que no han prosperado hasta ahora emisoras especializadas, aunque es cierto que la programación deportiva en emisoras generalistas existe desde el mismo nacimiento de aquella, en los años veinte.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. La literatura de viajes y el transporte en Galicia desde el último tercio del siglo XVIII hasta mediados del XIX

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    Lindoso-Tato, Elvira

    2015-12-01

    puntos de futuro interés turístico. Por último, se realizaron una serie de avances en el transporte terrestre que mejoraron sólo de manera parcial la accesibilidad turística en el último tercio del siglo XVIII. [gl] España, en xeral, e Galicia, en particular, permaneceron afastadas das rutas do Grand Tour, expoñente principal do turismo moderno iniciado en Gran Bretaña. O descoñecemento do territorio e o deficiente estado dos transportes terrestres contribuíron a este afastamento, entre outros factores. Así, o traballo céntrase na análise de ambos os dous obstáculos ao primeiro desenvolvemento do turismo en Galicia entre finais do século XVIII e mediados do século XIX, antes da construción do ferrocarril. Por un lado, analízase a imaxe que ofreceron algúns viaxeiros estranxeiros nas súas crónicas de viaxe por terras galaicas e, por outro lado, estúdase o estado do transporte terrestre da época. Obsérvase que os testemuños forasteiros sobre a rexión galega resultaron escasos en comparación con outros puntos peninsulares aínda que aliviaron en certo grao o descoñecemento que pesaba sobre a comunidade, marcando unha serie de puntos de futuro interese turístico. Por último, realizáronse unha serie de avances no transporte terrestre que melloraron só de xeito parcial a accesibilidade turística no último terzo do século XVIII.

  5. 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…

  6. 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

  7. Situación de la educación en medios y la competencia crítica en el mundo actual: opinión de expertos internacionales

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    Alexander Fedorov

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available El artículo analiza los resultados de la encuesta internacional sobre la «Situación de la educación en medios y la competencia crítica en medios en el mundo actual», llevado a cabo por los autores en mayo-julio de 2014. Fueron entrevistados responsables de 64 medios de comunicación, educadores críticos e investigadores en el campo de la educación mediática y la cultura de los medios de comunicación de 18 países: USA, Reino Unido, Canadá, Australia, Nueva Zelanda, Alemania, Irlanda, España, Portugal, Suecia, Finlandia, Grecia, Chipre, Hungría, Ucrania, Serbia, Turquía y Rusia. El análisis global de los datos muestra que la comunidad internacional de expertos comparte la convicción de que la situación de la educación en medios y la competencia crítica no es únicamente posible sino también necesaria, sobre todo en términos del desarrollo del pensamiento crítico de la audiencia. Sin embargo, solamente el 9,4% de los expertos en general cree que se utilizan los textos críticos de los medios en las clases de alfabetización mediática en sus respectivos países. Aproximadamente un tercio (34,4% de los expertos encuestados creen que esto está sucediendo en un nivel aceptable y un porcentaje similar (32,8% de las respuestas considera que ocurre en una mínima parte. En consecuencia, habrá mucho trabajo que hacer para que la educación en medios y su análisis crítico consiga su implementación eficaz en el mundo actual.

  8. 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.

  9. Plan de medios y mensajes

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    Fernando Reyes Matta

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Se abordan varios temas uno de ellos muy difícil de ser investigado "Deuda externa y Comunicación", pues esta es más devastadora que cien hiroshimas, por lo que se incita a los periodistas a tomar partido y defender a los pueblos tercermundistas. Sobre la estabilidad democrática y el periodismo, se hace un llamado a periodistas y dueños de los medios de comunicación a defender "sus" frágiles democracias, debilitadas por la deuda externa. En relación al área de comunicación crisis y desastres naturales esta es inexplorada por los periodistas, a pesar de que cada año son diezmados centenares de pueblos. La información preventiva y la movilización, son campos de la comunicación social. Por último la era de los satélites toma a la sociedad de sorpresa, sin políticas adecuadas para aprovechar esta nueva avalancha tecnológica.

  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. 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

  12. Dolores Medio ahuyenta las mariposas negras

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    Anne Marie Poelen

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available The article shows why Dolores Medio in her days would have been considered “una chica rara”, analysing three novels of hers which are an excellent reflection of the social, cultural and historical context in which they were written. With these novels Medio tried to make people aware of the injustices that were taking place in the patriarcal in which she lived and wrote. The protest is subtle but tangible, both on a thematic and stylistic level. Dolores Medio proves to have been a strong, independent individual, unlike all but one of the main characters in her literary work.

  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. Medios, noticias y otras cuestiones

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    Lic. Alberto Enrique Ferreyra

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available Según las historias elegidas, un medio de comunicación de masas construye realidades sociales diferentes, algunas de las cuales contribuyen a pensar acerca de cuestiones relevantes mientras otras refieren a materias de orden menor.El comunicador puede elegir al menos tres caminos: a Dedicarse a temáticas que conciten interés masivo por más que se agoten en poco tiempo, tal la situación contractual del hábil futbolista de Boca Juan Román Riquelme. b Aludir a asuntos como la insuficiente asignación de fondos para investigación científica, que no obstante ser un tema de conversación menos extendido impactará más en el porvenir del país que el contrato de un jugador.c Asumir que la vida no es únicamente ciencia ni fútbol, lo cual no da derecho a igualar la trascendencia de la una a la del otro.En cada una de las opciones es menester considerar que el modo en que una historia se relata condiciona su percepción. Y recordar que, al tiempo que un cantante expresa "cómo dueles en los labios" y genera pesar evocativo o imaginativo, otro, que emite sonidos que permiten escuchar "Tú, que vienes y pasas como un huracán", apenas si deja la impresión de que el huracán es un vientito.

  16. Medios de comunicacion, educacion informal y violencia

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    Liceras Ruiz, Angel

    2006-01-01

    Los medios de comunicacion de masas, a traves de sus programas e informaciones y de la educacion informal que difunden, contribuyen a conformar representaciones sociales sobre la realidad que muestran...

  17. 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.

  18. Estrategia de intangibles en el medio televisivo

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    López Lita, Rafael; González Oñate, Cristina

    2008-01-01

    La elevada competencia en el medio televisivo ha propiciado que las cadenas comiencen a establecer estrategias de comunicación donde los valores intangibles se han convertido en claros protagonistas. Ante una homogeneidad en la oferta de contenidos, se hace necesario agregar valor a las marcas televisivas por medio de la gestión de intangibles con el fin de desmarcarse y diferenciarse de su competencia. Las empresas audiovisuales, como cualquier otra empresa, han apostado por gestionar su com...

  19. Distracción ósea y cirugía ortognática en paciente previamente radiado

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    Fátima Martínez-Pérez; Ignacio Arribas-García; Modesto Álvarez-Flórez; Guillermo Gómez-Oliveira; Adriana Serrano Álvarez-Buylla; Carlos Martínez-Gimeno

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    ... estético y funcional excelente y estable hasta el momento actual. Caso clínico: Varón de 15 años con hipoplasia témporo-parieto-frontal, orbitaria izquierda y del tercio medio facial con un plano oclusal inclinado, resalte...

  20. 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.

  1. 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

    2006-11-15

    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.)

  2. 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

  3. La protección internacional del medio ambiente

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    Bou Franch, Valentín

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    PowerPoint del Tema 14 de la asignatura "Derecho Internacional Público". Curso 2017-18. Tema 14. La protección internacional del medio ambiente: 1.- El Derecho Internacional del Medio Ambiente: caracteres específicos. 2.- Principios fundamentales del Derecho Internacional del Medio Ambiente. 3.- Medio ambiente y Desarrollo: el Desarrollo Sostenible.

  4. Actualización sobre aplicaciones de la toxina botulínica en estética facial

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    J.M. Alcolea López

    Full Text Available En la actualidad, la toxina botulínica (TB es parte importante en los tratamientos médico-estéticos de la cara. Este trabajo hace una aproximación didáctica, con fines prácticos formativos, sobre el manejo de la TB para el rejuvenecimiento facial en el ejercicio de la Cirugía Plástica y Estética. Entender la anatomía del envejecimiento es clave para manejar de forma integral la TB junto con otras técnicas de la especialidad destinadas a combatir el envejecimiento, considerándolo en su conjunto. Resumimos los conocimientos actuales sobre el empleo de las inyecciones de TB en el tercio superior de la cara.

  5. Medios digitales en Ecuador: perspectivas de futuro

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    María Isabel Punín Larrea

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    Full Text Available El avance de la tecnología, en especial, en el ámbito de la comunicación, obliga a los medios a evolucionar constantemente para no morir en un escenario marcado por una serie de transformaciones y cambios mediáticos que han afectado al periodismo como profesión y a los medios de comunicación, proceso que ha generado estudios de todo orden. Este trabajo analiza el panorama mediático digital en Ecuador, las características de cultura periodística y el consumo de contenidos en la Red. Describe las tendencias de los principales medios digitales en el país, seleccionados para realizar un estudio de caso. El artículo toma como referencia central el estudio de las diez tendencias digitales en medios de comunicación de Cerezo-Gilarranz, especialista en estrategias digitales. Posteriormente se identifican las deficiencias que tienen los medios en Ecuador; principalmente por la falta de domino de los entornos tecnológicos y la escasa vinculación del proyecto empresarial y periodístico con soportes tecnológicos e innovadores, como el uso de redes sociales... El resultado final es una guía detallada de las debilidades y las fortalezas de cada medio digital en estudio. Asimismo, este trabajo propone tendencias fiables para que los medios estudiados puedan encaminarse firmes en entornos digitales, asumiendo a las herramientas tecnológicas como oportunidad de negocio y de servicio.

  6. 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.

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

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    Kenneth M Prkachin

    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...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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.

  10. Computer facial animation

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    Parke, Frederic I

    2008-01-01

    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

  11. Medios digitales en Ecuador: perspectivas de futuro

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    María Isabel Punín Larrea; Alison Catherine Martínez Haro; Nathalie Angélica Rencoret Quezada

    2014-01-01

    El avance de la tecnología, en especial, en el ámbito de la comunicación, obliga a los medios a evolucionar constantemente para no morir en un escenario marcado por una serie de transformaciones y cambios mediáticos que han afectado al periodismo como profesión y a los medios de comunicación, proceso que ha generado estudios de todo orden. Este trabajo analiza el panorama mediático digital en Ecuador, las características de cultura periodística y el consumo de contenidos en la Red. Describe l...

  12. Influencia de los medios en el voto.

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    Francisco Javier Paniagua Rojano

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available En América Latina y Europa gran parte de la acción política se juega en los medios de comunicación, escenario en el que se debate un consenso político. La premisa es: si los medios de comunicación contribuyen a la construcción de la realidad política enumerando los factores que intervienen en esa construcción. Trata la implicación de los ciudadanos en los asuntos públicos, de la credibilidad de los periódicos, radios, televisión nacionales.

  13. Los medios como blancos de guerra

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    Carlos Gutiérrez Aparicio

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    Full Text Available Trata sobe el golpe militar de Fujimori (1992 cuando los medios de comunicación fueron intervenidos, se clausuraron dos radios y se censuró la información periodística, aparecieron y desaparecieron empresas periodísticas, se saturan los diales de emisoras radiales y agudizó la competencia por una frecuencia de teledifusión. En un país desarticulado por la crisis, es muy difícil reconocer en qué medida los medios masivos son actores estelares del proceso.

  14. Comunicación y medio ambiente

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    Maudie Kunst

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    Full Text Available Esta nota es el resumen y reseña de Communication Research Trends (edición especial, obra dedicada a la comunicación social y la protección del medio ambiente y de autoría de dos catedráticos de la Universidad de Ámsterdam. Trata sobre los medios y la ecocrisis como problema social; La producción de la noticia ambiental; Las fuentes; El sensacionalismo ambiental; La comunicación del riesgo ambiental y Concienciación pública.

  15. 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.

  16. 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

  17. 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...

  18. Paralisia facial bilateral

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    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.

  19. Diplegia facial traumatica

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    J. Fortes-Rego

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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.

  20. 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.

  1. 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...

  2. 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.

  3. La extracción dentaria en la celulitis facial odontogénica Dental extraction in odontogenic facial cellulitis

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    Pedro A Ducasse Olivera

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    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio retrospectivo de los pacientes ingresados en el Hospital "Héroes del Baire" con el diagnóstico de celulitis facial odontogénica, con el objetivo de caracterizar la celulitis facial en nuestro medio, así como el nivel de conocimiento de los estomatólogos y la población tiene de esta. Se obtuvieron los siguientes resultados: el sexo masculino y la región mandibular en pacientes de 15 a 29 años fueron los mas afectados. El antibiótico más utilizado fue la penicilina, y predominaron los casos moderados y leves. El nivel de información sobre el tema de los estomatólogos es adecuado, no así el de la población, que es deficiente.A retrospective study of patients admitted to "Heroes del Baire" hospital and diagnosed with odontogenic facial cellulitis was undertaken to characterize facial cellulitis behavior under our conditions as well as the level of knowledge by dentists and the population about this entity. The results were as follows: males and the mandibular region in 15-29 years-old patients were the most affected, penicillin was the most used antibiotic and moderate and mild cases predominated. The level of knowledge by dentists was adequate; however that of the population was poor.

  4. 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.

  5. Actividades deportivas en el medio ambiente

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    Guillén Guillén, Eva I.

    2008-01-01

    El entorno como soporte de las actividades físicas, conocimiento del medio y aplicación de actividades deportivas. Senderismo. Orientación. Escalada. La excursión. Ocio y tiempo libre en el curriculum educativo.

  6. Notas sobre la enseñanza de la economía política en el primer tercio del siglo XIX

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    Agustín ESCOLANO BENITO

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: El primer tercio de nuestro siglo XIX no ha sido objeto de atención suficiente por parte de los historiadores de la educación. Si exceptuamos algunos trabajos monográficos, meritorios sin duda, aunque centrados en ámbitos institucionales restringidos1, la producción histórico-pedagógica sobre este período es a todas luces insuficiente. Situado el ciclo histórico del nuevo siglo entre dos etapas brillantes y significativas de nuestro pasado cultural y pedagógico —las que corresponden a la Ilustración y a la era isabelina—, y valorado —salvo en sus efímeros períodos constitucionalistas— como una fase caracterizada por la regresión y el absolutismo, la historiografía ha sancionado a esta etapa con la subestimación o el olvido, reduciendo a datos apendiculares, inexcusables más por convencionalismo que por afecto, los capítulos referidos a las realidades educativas.

  7. Interaction between facial expression and color

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    Kae Nakajima; Tetsuto Minami; Shigeki Nakauchi

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    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...

  8. Facial Symmetry: An Illusion?

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    Naveen Reddy Admala

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    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.

  9. 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.

  10. Nuevo lenguaje para un nuevo medio

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    Inma Martín Herrera

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available El concepto tradicional de comunicación unidereccional se ha roto para convertirse en comunicación pluridireccional que permitirá la retroalimentación informativa. Las nuevas formas de redactar, contar diseñar y presentar la información en Internet exige nuevos hábitos de lectura por parte de la audiencia. El lector deberá tomar conciencia de que está frente a un medio diferente con el que debe familiarizarse para hacer uso correcto del soporte digital, se informará adecuadamente para disfrutar de las ventajas del innovador medio, conocido como Periodismo de servicios o Nuevo Periodismo.

  11. Cúmulos abiertos y su medio interestelar

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    Rizzo, J. R.; Arnal, E. M.; Morras, R.; Cappa, C.

    Se analiza la distribución del hidrógeno neutro en la vecindad de cuatro cúmulos abiertos ubicados en el cuarto cuadrante galáctico, con el fin de investigar su posible interacción con el medio interestelar circundante. El estudio se lleva a cabo en base a observaciones de la línea de 21 cm del HI obtenidos con la antena de 30 m del IAR.

  12. El gran imperio de los medios.

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    Juan Manuel Rodríguez

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Muestra su disconformidad con los significados asignados a información y conocimiento. Información no es conocimiento, afirma. Igual con los conceptos de conocimiento y entendimiento. La reducción del todo por la parte o viceversa es uno de los engaños que más difunden los medios y sus alcahuetes, añade.

  13. 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...

  14. LOS MEDIOS INFORMÁTICOS: TRATAMIENTO PROCESAL

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    Rodrigo Rivera-Morales

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available La tecnificación en los últimos tiempos le ha prestado grandes servicios a la administración de justicia agilizando sus procedimientos y posibilitando un acceso más expedito a las leyes, a la doctrina y a la jurisprudencia. La administración de la justicia no puede dar la espalda a la realidad tecnológica y a las ventajas que de ella se desprenden. Es una realidad que la vida cotidiana social está impregnada del uso de las nuevas tecnologías de la comunicación. La gestión de los tribunales se apoya cada vez más en la informática. Se argumenta sobre el uso, la eficacia y la valoración de las pruebas soportadas en medios informáticos. En el presente trabajo se diferencian los medios en soporte electrónico y lo que pueden contener como fuente de prueba, además se indica cuáles son los requisitos de promoción, aportación y valoración que deben cumplir para que, como medio probatorio, sean utilizados en juicio y se garantice el debido proceso. Es un estudio documental de tipo conceptual y morfológico, empleando el derecho comparado.

  15. Obligaciones de medios y de resultado

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    Carlos López Fernández

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Puede decirse que esta clasificación de las obligaciones se establece sobre la base del contenido de la prestación. Es decir, que la clasificación responde al distinto comportamiento que se exigiría al deudor de la obligación (...Contenido: Concepto y ubicación. Diferencias entre ambos tipos de obligación. El origen de la distinción. Objeto de unas y otras obligaciones. Valoración respecto a la procedencia e importancia de la clasificación. Cuando una obligación puede catalogarse como de medios o de resultado. Análisis de diferentes contratos y de las obligaciones que ellos generan. Obligaciones que pueden catalogarse como, obligaciones de medios. Consecuencias que aparejan que la obligación sea de medios o de resultado. La carga de la prueba en uno y otro tipo de obligación. La culpa debe o no probarse en todo incumplimiento. Críticas a la clasificación. Su refutación. Sustento legal de la clasificación de las obligaciones. Conclusión

  16. 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.

  17. 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...

  18. [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.

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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 ...

  1. 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...

  2. El impacto emocional de los medios tradicionales y los nuevos medios en acontecimientos sociales

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    Full Text Available En el pasado, al referirse a tragedias, los medios de comunicación representaban el único vector que reflejaba el acontecimiento en toda su complejidad. Hoy en día, los medios sociales constituyen un componente esencial del proceso mediático, y son los medios clásicos de prensa los que están conectados al flujo de las redes sociales, de las que, no solo recopilan información, sino también el pulso emocional de la sociedad. El 30 de octubre de 2015, en un club de Bucarest, se produjo un incendio que ocasionó 64 muertes, la mayoría jóvenes. Este estudio se centra en cómo el flujo mediático y las redes sociales en Rumanía se fusionaron y se apoyaron mutuamente, generando efectos secundarios tras la tragedia. El período de seguimiento fue de un mes, desde el 30 de octubre, cuando se produjo la tragedia, hasta el 30 de noviembre. El método de investigación combina el análisis de contenido y la interpretación cualitativa de los datos, con referencia a parámetros como el contexto, el tema del artículo, el estilo, el género periodístico o la relación información/opinión. Las conclusiones de este estudio nos muestran que la conexión entre los medios tradicionales y los medios sociales ha ocasionado un cambio en el paradigma de los medios de comunicación, cuyo resultado es que el papel de los periodistas profesionales como filtro de garantía sigue siendo prioritario.

  3. Actualización sobre aplicaciones de la toxina botulínica en estética facial Update on the use of botulinium toxin in facial aesthetics

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    J.M. Alcolea López

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available En la actualidad, la toxina botulínica (TB es parte importante en los tratamientos médico-estéticos de la cara. Este trabajo hace una aproximación didáctica, con fines prácticos formativos, sobre el manejo de la TB para el rejuvenecimiento facial en el ejercicio de la Cirugía Plástica y Estética. Entender la anatomía del envejecimiento es clave para manejar de forma integral la TB junto con otras técnicas de la especialidad destinadas a combatir el envejecimiento, considerándolo en su conjunto. Resumimos los conocimientos actuales sobre el empleo de las inyecciones de TB en el tercio superior de la cara.Currently, botulinum toxin (BT plays an important role in aesthetic-medical treatments of the face. This paper provides a didactical approach for practical training purposes, concerning the use of BT for facial rejuvenation when practising Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery. It is essential to understand the anatomy of ageing in order to integrate TB in combination with other techniques of the speciality employed to combat ageing by considering it as a whole. This paper resumes the current knowledge about the use of TB injections in the upper third of the face.

  4. 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…

  5. 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.

  6. [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.

  7. 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.

  8. Sobre el arte de los nuevos medios

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    Celia Rivoulet

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Las tecnologías de información y comunicación han transformado completamente las prácticas artísticas contemporáneas, modificando las nociones tradicionales de tiempo, autor, medio, soporte, obra, realidad y espectador, y dando lugar a un nuevo género artístico: el arte digital. El presente póster analiza sus principales características con base en el estudio de los textos de Edmond Couchot y Jean-Pierre Balpe.

  9. Perspectivas del medio ambiente urbano: GEO Chiclayo

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    El Centro de Documentación Ambiental (CDAM) posee la versión impresa, con código: 363.7085-P87CH Incluye tríptico informativo Se ha elaborado a partir de un proceso participativo que han incorporado puntos de vista y percepciones acerca de la gestión ambiental en la ciudad de Chiclayo, el estado del medio ambiente, los niveles de impacto ambiental, las políticas, planes y proyectos ambientales y las perspectivas futuras. [204 p]. Biblioteca Ambiental

  10. Salud: buen negocio para los medios

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    Jennie Vásquez Solís

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Hablar o escribir de salud es un buen negocio para los medios. Sin embargo los periodistas solo han puesto énfasis en informar de muertos, enfermos y temas que escandalizan y usando lenguaje de salubristas y no generando interés en los lectores; por eso, la pregunta es: ¿Cómo convertir estas noticias en útiles? simplemente poniéndolas al alcance del público, enseñando como prevenir las enfermedades, promoviendo comportamientos adecuados, en suma partiendo de las enfermedades pero direccionando la información hacia la salud.

  11. 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

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

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

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    O. M. Ramírez; A. Novo Torres; Ch. R. Volpe

    2007-01-01

    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...

  16. Conflictos, medios y cultura de la paz

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    Frank Priess

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Enfatiza en que la primera víctima en la guerra es la verdad, especialmente ahora, en sociedades mediatizadas. La lógica de la producción de noticias y los "intereses nacionales" que han primado en la información sobre conflictos bélicos de las últimas décadas -además del rol que en éstos juegan las empresas de relaciones públicas, contratadas ad hoc, han generado imágenes de países y fuerzas en guerra acordes a determinados intereses. Los medios son responsables por omisión o comisión, pero la imagen sobre los "enemigos" se la construye no solo durante un conflicto, a base de estereotipos, se lo hace también antes y después. Esta situación puede ser revertida hacia la generación de una cultura de paz en la que los medios tienen la palabra.

  17. Environment. Chapter 5; Medio ambiente. Capitulo 5

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    2009-07-01

    In this chapter it is mentioned the concern for the care of the environment in Mexico by prominent foreign and Mexican scientists who impelled the creation of a Forest Law. The ecological policies for the conservation of natural resources that cause a sustainable development in Mexico are commented; it is described what the environmental infrastructure consists of; the case of trash handling is analyzed and the Chapter concludes with the relationship of the environment, the climatic change, the infrastructure and the planning. [Spanish] En este capitulo se menciona la preocupacion por el cuidado del medio ambiente en Mexico, por prominentes cientificos extranjeros y mexicanos que impulsaron la creacion de una Ley Forestal. Se comentan las politicas ecologicas para la conservacion de recursos naturales que propicien un desarrollo sustentable en Mexico; se describe en que consiste la infraestructura ambiental; se analiza el caso del manejo de la basura y; se concluye con la relacion del medio ambiente, el cambio climatico, la infraestructura y la planeacion.

  18. Un tercio de los latinoamericanos

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    Alexander Cifuentes

    2001-05-01

    Full Text Available Sobre los 150 años de la abolición de la esclavitud en Colombia (1851-2001 Las condiciones de las comunidades negras en América Latina. Comunidades de ancestría africana en Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua, Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Perú, Uruguay y Venezuela. Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (Bid / Cowater International Inc., Washington, 1998, 236 págs.

  19. Colombia: crece el control de grupos financieros en los medios

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    Humberto López López

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Señala que parece inevitable el que en las economías de libre mercado, los medios tiendan a pertenecer a los grandes grupos financieros. La polémica sobre si los grandes grupos financieros deben controlar los medios o si es tan riesgoso un monopolio controlado por periodistas como un medio controlado por monopolios es un estadio más en la búsqueda de un periodismo objetivo, independiente y confiable

  20. Does facial resemblance enhance cooperation?

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    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.

  1. 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

  2. Los medios, arena político-electoral.

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    Felipe Gaytán Alcalá

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Trata sobre las elecciones presidenciales en México, una de las más reñidas en la historia del país. Los medios quisieron erigirse como catalizadores de la democracia mexicana, una especie de fiel de la balanza para validar la institucionalidad de la elección. La guerra sucia electoral inundó el espectro de los medios. Los encuestadores pasaron de ser observadores de la contienda a ser actores del debate público en los medios. Los conteos rápidos y las encuestas de salida fueron filtradas a distintos medios y generaron confusiones.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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...

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. Medios regionales y agencias de publicidad: El planificador y su decisión al elegir un medio para pautar

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    Luna Salas, Vicky

    2013-01-01

    El presente trabajo está dividido en cinco capítulos. En el primero, se define la importancia de los medios regionales en la sociedad, la necesidad de contar con publicidad como fuente de financiamiento, el problema, los objetivos y delimitaciones y los alcances de esta investigación. El segundo capítulo ubica a los medios regionales en el contexto publicitario y se definen términos como publicidad, agencia publicitaria, centrales de medios, pauta, medios de comunicación y, ent...

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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)

  15. MEDIOS, PROTESTA Y EXPERIENCIA EN ARGENTINA

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    María Graciela Rodríguez

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este artículo es dar a conocer algunas hipótesis acerca de los modos como se construyen los relatos sobre las protestas populares en Argentina. Para ello expongo los resultados de una etapa de la investigación en la cual se han confrontado el análisis discursivo de textos de medios de comunicación dedicados a la protesta con un corpus de entrevistas a los protagonistas de estas acciones. Los resultados de dicha confrontación muestran la existencia de dos formas distintas de operar sobre el devenir histórico relacionadas no sólo con la distintiva puntuación temporal de la secuencia de los hechos, sino también con los procesos de enmarcado valorativo y su colocación en una serie histórica.

  16. El Medio Ambiente en la Literatura Infantil

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    Cremades Cerdán, Lidia

    2015-01-01

    A lo largo del trabajo, aparecerán las principales características de Literatura Infantil, definición del concepto, las funciones más importantes y sus tipos. En la misma línea, se tratará el Medio Ambiente, su estado actual, cómo se trabaja en el aula y cómo se podría plantear en clase. Se ha realizado una selección de títulos, principalmente álbumes ilustrados infantiles, relacionados con el tema. El anexo incluye una ficha descriptiva de cada título. A través de esta selección, se elabora...

  17. Estratigrafía y paleogeografía del límite Eoceno Inferior-Eoceno Medio en el terreno Cuba oriental y en la Cuenca Cauto-Nipe

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    Quintas Caballero, Félix; Crespo Cabrera, Elizabeth

    2011-01-01

    El Terreno Cuba Oriental y la cuenca Cauto-Nipe presentan características geológicas diferenciadas de las del resto de Cuba, a partir del Paleoceno Superior. Hasta el Eoceno Medio Temprano, Cuba Oriental formó parte de la protomicroplaca Gonave y estaba limitada al noroeste por la cuenca Cauto-Nipe,formada a causa de la extensión de la cuenca de Yucatán. El límite Eoceno Inferior-Eoceno Medio se caracteri-za por la presencia de dos grandes conjuntos faciales: el inferior compuesto por facies ...

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  1. Presiones empresariales a los medios: El caso de un medio deportivo chileno

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    Claudia P. Lagos Lira

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available El propósito de este artículo es analizar cómo los intereses corporativos modelan el sistema de medios en Chile y el ejercicio periodístico. Las implicancias para la democracia también son consideradas en consideración. Este artículo usa un caso de estudio para mostrar cómo los intereses empresariales operan concretamente en los medios para fortalecer los intereses privados en vez de los públicos. El artículo sugiere que el periodismo chileno está constreñido principalmente por un marco neoliberal, jugando un rol colaborativo para no entorpecer el medioambiente empresarial debido a que éste genera empleos y crecimiento económico para el país. En segundo lugar, el texto explora el caso, analizando en el marco de la perspectiva del periodismo del desarrollo, siguiendo un discurso público más amplio sobre los requerimientos de desarrollo para Chile. De hecho, las corporaciones periodísticas y la esfera económica chilenas están fuertemente relacionadas a pesar de las tensiones de los años recientes en el sistema de medios chileno.

  2. 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...

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. [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.

  9. 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.

  10. Hacia la necesaria integración de la canción de autor en el sistema poético español del último tercio del siglo XX: propuestas teóricas y metodológicas

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    Javier García Rodríguez

    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available El principal objetivo de este trabajo es realizar algunas propuestas teóricas y metodológicas en torno a la necesidad de integrar la canción de autor en el sistema poético español del último tercio del siglo XX.

  11. Propuestas para el Plan Nacional de Salud y Medio Ambiente

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    José María Ordóñez Iriarte; Estrella López Martín; Emiliano Aránguez Ruiz

    2008-01-01

    De acuerdo con las estrategias internacionales en materia de salud y medio ambiente, los Ministerios de Sanidad y de Medio Ambiente pusieron en marcha en 2007 los mecanismos necesarios para la elaboración del Plan Nacional de Salud y Medio Ambiente. El primer paso ha sido la firma de un acuerdo de encomienda de gestión con el Instituto de Salud Carlos III para que éste diseñara las bases sobre las que sustentar el plan. El comité científico creado al efecto ha redactado un informe de bases pa...

  12. Las elecciones venezolanas y la influencia de los medios

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    Eleazar Díaz Rangel

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available En dos ocasiones en Uruguay 1984 y en Brasil 1989 los candidatos que recibieron el apoyo de los medios y de los políticos tradicionales y se enfrentaron a candidatos populares, resultaron triunfadores. Hace poco en Venezuela, la victoria de Chávez hace suponer que los medios han empezado a perder su enorme capacidad de influir en el electorado. El autor llega a esta conclusión luego de hacer un análisis del rol de los medios en las elecciones presidenciales venezolanas del pasado diciembre

  13. Política, derecho y medio ambiente

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    González Ballar, Rafael

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    Una introducción breve al tema. Una primera parte referente a la situación de la política, del derecho y del medio ambiente en Costa Rica, analizando esencialmente lo que consideramos son errores cometidos en los aspectos relacionados con la política, su relación con el derecho y el medio ambiente. Una segunda parte donde hacemos una propuesta sobre lo que realmente sería el punto prioritario por el cual debe comenzar cualquier intento por mejorar y realizar la protección del medio ambiente e...

  14. Medios digitales: lectoescritura en clave de hipervínculo

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    Giorgis, Fausto

    2015-01-01

    El artículo aborda las nuevas prácticas de lectura y escritura en los medios digitales, a partir de considerar al hipervínculo como la herramienta transformadora de los procesos de comunicación. Es en los enlaces desde y hacia las redes sociales, donde se verifica el tránsito de los usuarios de los medios digitales, que rompen con la linealidad de la lectoescritura propia de los medios tradicionales y recrean nuevas formas de leer y escribir. Centro de Investigación en Lectura y Escritura ...

  15. El valor económico del medio ambiente

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    D. Uclés

    2006-01-01

    La economía ambiental y su némesis, la economía ecológica, comenzaron a preocuparse por el medio ambiente en la década de los 70, aunque desde ópticas distintas. Sin embargo, ambas visiones están de acuerdo en el valor del medio ambiente para la economía. La economía ambiental ha desarrollado numerosas metodologías de valoración, que se exponen aquí como una aproximación al concepto de desarrollo sostenible y al de valoración económica del medio.

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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...

  18. Repercusiones de la revolución ideológica y científica del último tercio del siglo XIX en las innovaciones educativas de la Institución Libre de Enseñanza

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    Herminio BARREIRO RODRÍGUEZ

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: Los acontecimientos históricos de la segunda mitad del siglo XIX en Europa, que se agudizan en el tercio final del siglo y se precipitan en la última década, marcan el nacimiento de una nueva época, la época contemporánea. En el origen de esos acontecimientos tendrá especial incidencia la revolución ideológica y científica que se opera entonces y el incremento de la lucha de clases que arranca de los sucesos del 48. Confluyen entonces toda una serie de poderosas contradicciones económicas, sociales, políticas, ideológicas y culturales, que se desarrollan de una manera compleja y variada a lo largo de nuestro siglo.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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…

  6. A Psicologia Latinoamericana: El Primer Medio Siglo

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    Rubén Ardila

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Se presentan los principales desarrollos de la psicología en América Latina, desde el contexto de la psicología interamericana. La Sociedad Interamericana de Psicología (SIP fue fundada el 17 de diciembre de 1951 en Ciudad de México. El primer Congreso Interamericano de Psicología se llevó a cabo en Santo Domingo (República Dominicana entre el 10 y el 20 de diciembre de 1953. Este medio siglo ha marcado un acelerado proceso de desarrollo en la psicología en América Latina, en todo el continente americano, y en el mundo en general. Se han creado programas de formación profesional a lo largo y ancho del continente, y podemos afirmar que hoy existen psicólogos profesionales en todos los países de las Américas El papel del psicólogo en la sociedad ha logrado tener importancia y relevancia habiendo partido de comienzos muy modestos. Se está llevando a cabo investigación científica de alto nivel, especialmente en algunos países líderes, como son México y Brasil, pero también en Perú, Venezuela, Argentina, Cuba, Chile, Colombia, y en general en América Latina. La falta de originalidad que señalaba Alarcón en su libro Orientaciones Teóricas de la Psicología en América Latina, en 1997, ha comenzado a dar paso a trabajos originales y a investigaciones pioneras. Los siguientes 50 años de la psicología en este contexto cultural probablemente van a continuar con estos desarrollos, y seguramente llevarán a integrar la psicología latinoamericana al contexto internacional

  7. intergeneracionales en el medio rural mexicano

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    André Quesnel

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Las reformas económicas aplicadas en el medio rural, que acompañaron la ratificación del TLCAN en 1994 y más concretamente la reforma de la ropiedad social de la tierra en los ejidos en 1992, han alterado radicalmente las condiciones de reproducción social de las familias rurales del sur del estado de Veracruz, México. Estos cambios han provocado que migren por largos periodos las jóvenes generaciones hacia la frontera norte y Estados Unidos, a diferencia de lo que ocurría antes de la década de los noventa, cuando la migración se circunscribía al Golfo de México. Tomando como base una encuesta sociodemográfica y sobre tenencia de la tierra realizada en 1999, los autores de este texto sostienen que las familias rurales, al no poder mantenerse con los recursos domésticos y locales en su entorno, se ven forzadas a poner en marcha una nueva organización, que se asemeja a una economía de archipiélago, entre los lugares donde se instalan las jóvenes generaciones. En este contexto, el artículo revela cómo se ponen en juego y se redefinen las relaciones intergeneracionales de solidaridad, así como los modos de transmisión y de circulación del patrimonio agrario, tanto en el seno de la comunidad agraria (ejido como en las mismas familias.

  8. Medios online y publicidad. Perfiles profesionales en educacion superior

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    Papi-Galvez, Natalia; Lopez-Berna, Sonia

    2012-01-01

    .... Esta situacion es especialmente significativa en aquellas carreras con perfiles profesionales definidos y que utilizan los medios para llegar a sus publicos, como es el caso de la Publicidad y las Relaciones Publicas...

  9. Venezuela: factores claves en el conflicto gobierno-medios

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    Lic. Sebastián de la Nuez Aránega

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available El siguiente trabajo tiene por finalidad analizar las características del conflicto que desde el principio de su mandato ha mantenido el actual gobierno venezolano con los medios de comunicación en general, conflicto que se ha visto potenciado por la creciente beligerancia de muchos medios, una política comunicacional gubernamental centrada en la personalidad agresiva del presidente y una sentencia del Tribunal Supremo de Justicia sobre el derecho a réplica.

  10. El medio-portal y los canales de actualidad

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    Dra. Elvira García de Torres

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo analiza el reto que Internet ha supuesto para los medios de comunicación tradicionales. La autora estudia cómo los medios informativos enlínea se han convertido en "un híbrido entre medios tradicionales con características propias de la digitalidad y servicios y contenidos propios de los portales". Así surge el medio-portal, mientras que los portales crean canales de actualidad para evitar la pérdida de usuario. El artículo recoge las principales diferencias en el tratamiento de la información por parte de ambos medios.ABSTRACTThis article analyses the challenge that Internet has involved to traditional mass media. The author thinks about how enlínea media have evolved to a hybrid between traditional media with digital characteristics and contents of main doors. The "medio-portal" begins, whereas main doors create channels of news to prevent the loss of users. This article collects the main informative differences between both media.

  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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    Karthikeya Patil

    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. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. [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.

  7. 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.

  8. Dioxins and environment Dioxinas y medio ambiente

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    Jimena García Lobo

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available With the generic term of dioxin is named the groups of the polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDD and the polychlorinated dibenzofuran (PCDF, typical representans of the persistent organic compounds (POPs. They are obtained as not desired secondary products from several industrial process in which chlorine is used in some of its phases. The dioxins have centrated in the last decade an important part if the medical investigations in environmental health do to its notable toxicity, since they are one of the more powerful toxic chemical substances created by mankind, characterized for affecting the nervous and inmunitary system, being implicated into appearance of difference types of cancer and causing the appearance of several endocrine disorders, because of what they have been nowadays classified as endocrine disruptors. On degradation, bioaccumulation and on a large scale atmospheric transport capacity between the several environmental phases, make them to be considerate nowadays as dangerous compounds for human beings.Con el término genérico dioxinas se designa al grupo de las dibenzo-p-dioxinas policloradas (PCDD y de los dibenzofuranos policlorados (PCDF, representantes típicos de los compuestos orgánicos persistentes (COPs. Se obtienen como productos secundarios no deseados de diversos procesos industriales en los que se emplea cloro en alguna de sus etapas. Las dioxinas han centrado en la última década una parte importante de la investigación médica en salud ambiental debido a su notable toxicidad, ya que son las sustancias químicas peligrosas más potentes creadas por el hombre, afectando al sistema nervioso e inmunitario, estando implicadas en la aparición de distintos tipos de cáncer y provocando la aparición de alteraciones hormonales, clasificándose actualmente como disruptores endocrinos. Por otra parte, su persistencia en el medio ambiente, resistencia a la degradación, bioacumulación y capacidad de transporte atmosf

  9. Periodismo, nuevos medios y poder comunicacional

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    Corbiére, Federico

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available [es] El fenómeno de las redes sociales y su acelerado uso por audiencias y políticos, abre no pocas incógnitas en la ya compleja actividad periodística. La cada vez más acentuada interdependencia en red -de agendas globales- encuentra en el microblogging una fuente informativa de novedades locales que emergen de las redes sociales. Su atractivo: el suspenso de un “continuará…” que pone a sus protagonistas en un momento triunfal del relato, asociado a la espectacularidad de la polémica y a la continua sorpresa, que privilegia el melodrama en 140 caracteres al chequeo de fuentes. Los protagonistas de las noticias (sujetos del enunciado encarnados en los llamados políticos 2.0 pasan a ser actores principales en la producción y circulación de la información (sujeto de la enunciación. Esta novedad subvierte el orden interpelante–interpelado entre medios y audiencias, escapa al simple análisis de contenidos y obliga a revisar cómo se establecen los “contratos de lectura” (Veron, 1985 que, a diferencia de aquellos estudios centrados sobre el soporte papel, hoy deben anexar los cláusulas preexistentes surgidas de las redes sociales, que no negocian e ingresan de manera indirecta y naturalizada en el newsmaking la agenda noticiosa. [en] The social networking phenomenon and its widespread use audiences and political, opens a few unknowns in the complex journalistic activity. The ever increasing interdependence network -global issues- located in the microblogging a source of local news information emerging from social networks. Its appeal: the suspense of a “continued ...” that puts its players in a triumphant moment in the story, coupled with the spectacular of the controversy and the continuing surprise, which favors the melodrama in 140 characters to check sources.The protagonists of news (subject of the statement embodied in the so-called political 2.0 become major players in the production and circulation of information

  10. 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

  11. 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...

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

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

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    Krystyna Rymarczyk

    2016-11-01

    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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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

  20. [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.

  1. [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.

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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...

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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) ...

  11. 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.

  12. Violencia y medios de comunicación

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    Luis Fernando Vélez

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo propone algunos temas para ampliar el debate sobre la violencia en los medios; se atreve a plantear algunas acciones, no con el fin de establecer verdades, sino para aportar a la discusión en aras de encontrar salidas al problema. Reitera que acusar a los medios por presentar violencia es "buscar la calentura en las sábanas". El problema radica en los monopolios que quieren el máximo de ganancias con la mínima inversión, la carencia de incentivos para la producción local y nacional, la falta de acceso democrático a dichos medios, la existencia de patrones culturales que favorecen la violencia y la promoción que de estos hacen los mismos Estados.

  13. Rendición de cuentas de medios y periodistas.

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    Felipe Gaytán Alcalá

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available La rendición de cuentas en los medios es un tema complejo. Aceptar decisiones externas de sanción sobre el ejercicio periodístico coloca a los medios en una posición de debilidad frente al poder político. Dejarlo solo a la conciencia de los comunicadores deja un espacio abierto para que la filtración de información sea utilizada como estrategia de ajuste de cuentas. Refiere a la Ética y responsabilidad de informar, los códigos de ética sirven para establecer el marco de valores y una incipiente rendición de cuentas a sí mismos y a los medios en los que trabajan

  14. Medios de comunicación y publicidad en Internet

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    Lic. María Teresa Sandoval Martín

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available El periódico, la radio y la televisión en Internet necesitan de la publicidad, pero también las agencias ven en los nuevos medios una forma de dirigirse a su potencial audiencia; la probabilidad de que un determinado anuncio llegue a un posible consumidor es mayor que si el mismo anuncio se insertara en otro sitioweb. En este artículo, la autora recoge algunos estudios y opiniones de expertos sobre los nuevos medios de comunicación y la publicidad en Internet. Primeramente se exponen las principales características de la publicidad en los periódicos digitales, incluidas algunas cuestiones sobre su diseño, para luego comentar cuáles son las tendencias de este nuevo medio, de la televisión interactiva y de la radio digital a través de las nuevas plataformas de radiodifusión.

  15. El valor económico del medio ambiente

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    Uclés Aguilera, David

    2006-01-01

    La economía ambiental y su némesis, la economía ecológica, comenzaron a preocuparse por el medio ambiente en la década de los 70, aunque desde ópticas distintas. Sin embargo, ambas visiones están de acuerdo en el valor del medio ambiente para la economía. La economía ambiental ha desarrollado numerosas metodologías de valoración, que se exponen aquí como una aproximación al concepto de desarrollo sostenible y al de valoración económica del medio. Environmental economy and its Neme...

  16. Angioedema por rellenos faciales: Descripción de cinco casos

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    Micaela A. Cosatti

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    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%.

  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

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    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. 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

  4. Forensic procedures for facial-composite construction

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

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    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...

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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 ...

  9. ¿la responsabilidad es solo de los medios?

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    Blasco Fernando Checa Montúfar

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available La información ambiental y, la generación de una opinión pública favorable a la causa, es ¿responsabilidad exclusiva de los medios y periodistas?, ¿Son éstos los únicos que deben obtener información, procesarla y presentarle adecuadamente al público?, ¿De ellos depende la optimización de flujos informativos sobre el medio ambiente, en todas las instancias del proceso que ese flujo implica? Estas interrogantes son analizadas en base a un breve diagnóstico realizado por los organismos ambientalistas del Ecuador.

  10. Terapia intensiva: El problema de los medios y los fines

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    Carlos Gherardi

    2011-01-01

    La tecnología médica aplicada a la medicina del paciente agudo y grave permitió la creación de un área asistencial diferenciada y el desarrollo del cuidado intensivo como una nueva especialidad. Los nuevos medios disponibles para reemplazar o asistir funciones de órganos vitales fueron los determinantes de este avance tan importante en el desarrollo de toda la alta complejidad médica en los últimos cuarenta años. Sin embargo la aplicabilidad de estos medios, que en este caso son los soportes ...

  11. Audiencias, intertextualidad y nueva alfabetización en medios

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    Tyner, Kathleen

    2008-01-01

    El artículo retoma el antiguo debate acerca de la influencia de los medios, enfocándolo en la pregunta acerca del aprendizaje del niño a partir de la televisión. Plantea que si no ocurren procesos de comunicación interpersonal, como las mediaciones de los adultos y pares del grupo familiar o las de los maestros en el sistema escolar, este medio «per se» no garantiza que el niño construya conocimiento. El problema de la influencia se analiza entonces relacionándolo con los factores de capital ...

  12. Propaganda terrorista y medios de comunicación.

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    Sánchez Rodríguez, Gabriel

    2010-01-01

    Los grupos terroristas aprovechan el impacto que sus acciones tienen en los medios de comunicación para lanzar mensajes propagandísticos. La propaganda es elemento imprescindible para la supervivencia del terrorismo, que carece de canales legales propios de expresión. Por eso utilizan los medios informativos. Y los profesionales no distinguen entre información y propaganda. El mensaje terrorista llega a la opinión pública con toda impunidad. La propaganda sirve para difundir las i...

  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. Embellecimiento facial con el "sistema matriz de implante mandibular": abordaje endoscópico Facial beauty "mandibular matrix implant system": endoscopic access

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    O. M. Ramírez

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available Uno de los problemas estéticos mas frecuentes y de difícil corrección que afectan el tercio inferior facial, es la disarmonía entre los tejidos blandos y las estructuras óseas subyacentes. Las limitaciones de las técnicas convencionales y los escasos resultados estéticos motivaron al autor a desarrollar un sistema de implantes y una técnica de remodelación tridimensional del maxilar inferior, denominada Sistema Matriz de Implante Mandibular. El sistema Matriz de Implante Mandibular se compone de dos unidades bien definidas: un implante genio-mandibular articulado formado por dos segmentos y un implante de ángulo gonial para cada lado. Esta constituido por material biocompatible poroso de alta densidad que permite su remodelación y adaptación a las necesidades estéticas de cada paciente, además de un ensamblaje perfecto a la superficie ósea. Está indicado especialmente para el embellecimiento del contorno facial y puede realizarse conjuntamente con un lifting o como procedimiento único. También se utiliza en pacientes edéntulos o con micrognatia. El abordaje se realiza a través de una pequeña incisión submentoniana que permite introducir los implantes previa disección subperióstica, bajo visión endoscópica del lecho receptor. La elección final del tamaño, proyección y contorno de los implantes se determina después de colocar implantes de prueba y de tallar los implantes definitivos. Una vez implantado el Sistema Matriz Mandibular, se estabiliza con tornillos de fijación en el tercio anterior de los componentes del implante geniomandibular y además por la superposición del borde posterior de éstos con el borde anterior del implante de ángulo gonial. Este último no necesita fijación, ya que queda contenido entre la cincha ptérigo-masetérica y el maxilar inferior (ángulo gonial. En publicaciones previas se estudiaron las complicaciones en 50 casos, incluyendo: un desplazamiento (corregido con reposicionamiento

  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. Medios de comunicación y medios visuales en los conflictos armados en la posguerra fría

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    Martha Cabrera

    2007-11-01

    Full Text Available A partir de la guerra de Vietnam se evidenció la importancia de los medios en la guerra al punto que, pasado el conflicto, se sostuvieron reuniones centradas en cómo lograr una opinión pública positiva en futuros conflictos. Había, desde luego, un entendimiento de que las guerras se pelean tanto en el campo de batalla como en el de la propaganda. Este concepto ayuda a ver a los medios de comunicación no como

  4. Convección térmica en fluidos, medios porosos y medios porosos con fracturas inclinadas

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    Erick Luna

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    Full Text Available Se presenta una revisión sobre el problema de la convección térmica en fluidos, medios porosos homogéneos saturados y en fracturas inclinadas llenas de fluido inmersas en matrices porosas de muy baja permeabilidad. En este último caso presentamos algunos resultados nuevos entre los cuales destacan la curvatura de las isotermas en el medio poroso, alrededor de la fractura, y la existencia de movimiento convectivo para todo número de Rayleigh.

  5. Comportamiento de flagelados de la familia Trypanosomatidae en dos medios de cultivo modificados

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    Sofía Duque Beltrán; Elvia Cáceres Vega; Augusto Corredor Arjona

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    Se reporta un medio de cultivo monofásico sólido (NNN modificado) y un medio monofásico líquido (RE I modificado) de gran utilidad para cultivos in vitro de flagelados de la Familia Trypanosomatidae. El medio NNN modificado mostró sostener la población de flagelados por un tiempo más prolongado y en mayor número que el medio clásico. Las cepas de Leishmania braziliensis panamensis y Leishmania mexicana amazonensis se adaptaron mejor en el medio modificado. En el medio RE I modificado la espec...

  6. The outcomes of midline versus medio-lateral episiotomy

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    Chongsomchai Chompilas

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Episiotomy is the surgical enlargement of the vaginal orifice by an incision of the perineum during the second stage of labor or just before delivery of the baby. During the 1970s, it was common to perform an episiotomy for almost all women having their first delivery, ostensibly for prevention of severe perineum tears and easier subsequent repair. However, there are no data available to indicate if an episiotomy should be midline or medio-lateral. We compared midline versus medio-lateral episiotomy for complication such as extended perineal tears, pain scores, wound infection rates and other complications. Methods We conducted a prospective cohort including 1,302 women, who gave birth vaginally between April 2005 and February 2006 at Srinagarind Hospital – a tertiary care center in Northeast Thailand. All women included had low risk pregnancies and delivered at term. The outcome measures included deep perineal tears (including perineal tears with anal sphincter and/or rectum tears, other complications, and women's satisfaction at 48 hours and 6-weeks postpartum. Results In women with midline episiotomy, deep perineal tears occurred in 14.8%, which is statistically significantly higher compared to 7% in women who underwent a medio-lateral episiotomy (p-value 3,500 g and forceps extraction. Conclusion Midline compared to medio-lateral episiotomy resulted in more deep perineal tears. It is more likely deep perineal tears would occur in cases with additional risk factors.

  7. Colombia - Development and Peace in the Magdalena Medio Region

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    Arboleda, Jairo; Garfield, Elsie

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    The Program for Development and Peace in Magdalena Medio, supported by a Bank Learning and Innovation Loan, promotes a community-based participatory approach to development and peace in one of the most conflictive regions of Colombia. With a heavy emphasis on the strengthening of social capital and productive sub-projects, the Project offers important lessons on development interventions in ...

  8. Medios y prevención de la violencia

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    Devi Ramírez Díaz

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    Full Text Available Se presenta una breve reflexión sobre el papel de los medios de comunicación en la construcción social y su participación en la prevención de la violencia que azota a nuestros países.

  9. Tratamiento a los medios audiovisuales en la asignatura

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    Full Text Available Se presentan algunas fases que contienen recomendaciones y orientaciones concretas para dar tratamiento a los medios audiovisuales en la asignatura Administración de Redes Informáticas a fin de contribuir a la formación profesional del estudiante de la carrera Educación Laboral Informática.

  10. Grabado. Retrato de Miguel de Unamuno de medio cuerpo.

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    Anónimo

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    1 fot.; papel. - Grabado. Retrato de Miguel de Unamuno de medio cuerpo. (Grabado original. Daños por insectos con péridas de soporte en mitad derecha de margen superior. En margen inferior, a lapicero: "1" y firma "Delapuente?"). - Falta grabado, es reproducción fotográfica reciente. - Procedencia: fondo Miguel de Unamuno. - Buena Conservación.

  11. Desastre urbano y renovación en los medios

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    .... En cuanto al comportamiento de los medios de comunicación éstos desempeñaron un buen papel, sobresale la cobertura de dos emisoras de radio que movilizaron los recursos para atender las demandas sociales de información de la comunidad...

  12. De los actos virtuosos en medio de la guerra

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    Aleyda Muñoz López

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    Full Text Available La guerra no solo aniquila la vida,también asfixia las reservas moralesde los combatientes y de quienesauspician la confrontación. EnColombia, en medio del desastreético, algunas personas o comunidadesnos han recordado lavigencia de las acciones virtuosas.

  13. MEDIOS ELECTRÓNICOS Y COMPORTAMIENTO ANTISOCIAL EN ADOLESCENTES

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    Carolina Bringas; Anastasio Ovejero; Francisco Javier Herrero; Francisco Javier Rodríguez

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    ..., y a través del modelo de redes neuronales, comprobar el poder predictivo de las variables de personalidad, motivacionales y de consumo de medios electrónicos en la conformación de conductas antisociales y, por otro lado, identificar el rol que cada variable tiene en la construcción del modelo que permita predecir los actos antisociales.

  14. 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…

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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.

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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.

  7. 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…

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

    2016-12-01

    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.

  11. [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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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-.

  14. 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

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Factores que influyen en la confianza en los medios: explorando la asociación entre el consumo de medios y las noticias sobre el Movimiento 15M

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    Ariadna Fernández-Planells

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available La aparición de los movimientos sociales en red ha intensificado el debate sobre la confianza del consumidor en los medios tradicionales. Especialmente, debido a la cobertura mediática de las protestas, la aparición de los medios de comunicación alternativos y a la emergencia de las redes sociales como fuentes de información. A través de los resultados de una encuesta realizada en la #acampadabcn, la plaza ocupada por el Movimiento 15M en Barcelona, se estudia la asociación entre la exposición a los medios de comunicación, la confianza en ellos y la participación política en los movimientos sociales en red, específicamente, entre los activistas del Movimiento 15M. Los resultados indican que los usuarios de medios digitales políticamente involucrados conceden más confianza a la información difundida por los medios alternativos que por los medios convencionales. Por otra parte, la exposición a los medios sociales se asocia con la confianza en los medios, mientras que la edad y el sexo no. Eso significa que, a mayor uso de los medios alternativos y sociales, menor es la confianza en la información proporcionada por los medios tradicionales. En cambio, entre aquellos que no utilizan los medios sociales y son consumidores de medios tradicionales, encontramos mayores porcentajes de confianza en los medios convencionales.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. Los medios sociales en situaciones de crisis: del 11-M al 13-M

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    Doval-Avendano, Maria Montserrat

    2012-01-01

    .... La convocatoria paso de las redes sociales a los medios de comunicacion y de los medios a la opinion publica, que contemplo como las movilizaciones se multiplicaban en varias ciudades de Espana...

  15. 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

  16. Medios comerciales y ciudadanos de segunda Medios comerciales y ciudadanos de segunda

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    Víctor Sampedro

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    Full Text Available El trabajo presenta los resultados de un análisis empírico basado en la comparación de historias de vida de dos muestras representativas de jóvenes adultos (de 18 a 25 años en investiga desfavorecida en invest y España, como un momento investiga a otro en que se comparaba a investi universitarios de España y los EEUU. Los autores someten a investigación la investiga de que los medios se han erigido en agentes de socialización política de las nuevas generaciones de votantes y que su estatus socioeconómico será relevante para la asunción del estatus de ciudadanía en unos sistemas mediático-políticos cada vez más mercantilizados. El material empírico de este artículo apoya la tesis de que a más comercialización mediática y a menor estatus socioeconómico del público, el discurso de la ciudadanía distancia la esfera pública de la esfera social y privada de las audiencias.This paper presents the outcome of an empirical analysis through the comration of life stories of two representative samples of young adults (between 18 and 25 of low socio-economic status in Brazil and Spain as an aftermath of another work in which young College students from Spain and USA were compared. The authors test their hypothesis that the media have become agents of political socialization of the new generations of voters y that their socio-economic status will be determinant when the time comes in which they have to assume their role as citizens within political and media systems more and more constrained by market considerations. The empirical date of the study backs the thesis that the greater the market character of media and the lower the socio-economic status of the public, the citizen’s discourse tends to keep the public sphere apart from the social and private ones of the audiencies.

  17. 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.

  18. 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

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

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    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.

  20. La traducción de las escritoras inglesas y la novela española del primer tercio del siglo XIX: lo histórico, lo sentimental y lo gótico

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    Establier Pérez, Helena

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    Full Text Available Though women writing was presenting in the England of the first third of century XIX a considerable development and a maturity, the certain thing is that the list of British novelists whose works arrive at that same time at our country is limited enough. All these texts —translated into Spanish in the same dates, the second and the third decades of the century— are framed inside popular genres, with great presence of didactism and sentimentalism, elements derived from the adventures of the heroic narrative and ingredients of Gothic romances. This paper focuses in the scarce translations from English women’s novels presenting elements and narrative techniques characteristic of Gothic tales, a genre very inusual in Spain at the beginning os XIXth century, specifically the works of Sophia Lee, Regina Maria Roche and Ann Radcliffe. Its presence in the Spanish literary panorama of the first third of XIXth. Century reveals the publishing demands of a new public, more and more bourgeois and feminine, eager to consume the readings that entertained the European middle-class of his time and to have access to women writing, as much in the didactic and sentimental field like in the Gothic novel.Aunque la escritura de las mujeres presentaba en la Inglaterra del primer tercio del siglo XIX un desarrollo y una madurez considerables, lo cierto es que la lista de novelistas británicas cuyas obras llegan en esa misma época a nuestro país es bastante reducida. Todos estos textos —que en conjunto no superan la veintena y que se traducen al español en las mismas fechas, la segunda y la tercera décadas del siglo— se enmarcan dentro de géneros populares, con gran presencia del didactismo y de lo sentimental, elementos derivados de las aventuras de la narrativa heroica e ingredientes del relato gótico que destacan sobre el fondo social costumbrista de la novela inglesa dieciochesca. Este trabajo se centra fundamentalmente en las escasas traducciones de

  1. 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.

  2. 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).

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Estudio multifrecuencia del medio interestelar cercano a HD 192281

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    Arnal, E. M.; Cappa, C.; Cichowolski, S.; Pineault, S.; St-Louis, N.

    Una de las causas que modifica la estructura y dinámica del medio interestelar es la acción que los vientos de las estrellas de gran masa ejercen sobre el mismo. En este trabajo, mediante el uso de datos interferométricos obtenidos en la banda de radio en la transición de 21-cm del Hidrógeno neutro y de imágenes de la emisión de continuo en las bandas de 408 y 1420 MHz, de imágenes HIRES del satélite IRAS en 60 y 100 micrones, y de observaciones de continuo obtenidas con radiotelescopios de disco simple en 2695, 4850 y 8350 MHz se ha realizado un estudio multifrecuencia de los efectos que los vientos estelares de HD 192281, una estrella de tipo espectral O5 Vn((f))p, han tenido sobre el medio interestelar que rodea a la misma.

  7. La responsabilidad de los medios frente a los usuarios

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    Germán Suárez Castillo

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    Full Text Available El autor analiza la reciente experiencia dejada por las sentencias judiciales dictadas en las acciones populares interpuestas contra cuatro programas radiales en Colombia, que demostró que el consumidor y el usuario anónimo están en capacidad de exigir un mínimo de condiciones frente a la programación que diariamente reciben del medio de comunicación. Las decisiones adoptadas por las corporaciones judiciales contra el sistema radial plantean a los demás medios de comunicación la necesidad de revisar, por cuenta propia, las políticas aplicadas a sus relaciones con los consumidores y usuarios, especialmente sobre la calidad de sus productos.

  8. Estado de diarios, revistas y medios digitales de Ecuador

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    Gabriela Coronel Salas

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    Full Text Available La presente investigación radica en la necesidad de situar, conocer y analizar la situación de los medios impresos (diarios, revistas y páginas webs dedicadas a la información y  comunicación en Ecuador. Con una muestra de más de 100 medios se accede a conocer su forma y fondo, en sí, su morfología distribuida en organización legal y societaria, situación geográfica, contenidos, alcance, y servicios prestados. La misma, es una aproximación a la realidad informativa que vive el país y que forma parte de la macro investigación denominada “Mapa de la comunicación de Ecuador” realizada  en la Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja.

  9. Grupos minoritarios y medios de comunicación

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    María Elena Hernández

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    Full Text Available La lógica comercial de la producción de noticias ha obligado a los medios a organizar el trabajo reporteril mediante un sistema "rentable" y eficiente, que garantice la constante alimentación de los productos periodísticos al menor costo posible y con información "AUTORIZADA". Este sistema da preferencia a la cobertura de personajes y eventos oficiales previsibles, pero deja fuera del ámbito noticioso a los actores sociales "no prominentes" y a las llamadas "fuentes no autorizadas". Este artículo presenta un análisis del problema y plantea ideas para una estrategia de acercamiento de éstos a los medios.

  10. Medios migrantes y el diálogo intercultural

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    Liliana Patricia Castañeda López

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    Full Text Available El presente artículo analiza la dinámica de los medios de la diáspora y su potencial intercultural en la Columbia Británica (Canadá, centrándose en los periódicos latinoamericanos. Se parte del marco general de las políticas multiculturales en Canadá para demostrar que los principios normativos que deben regular y promover el diálogo intercultural a través de los medios de comunicación no se cumplen en la práctica debido a los imperativos sociales, políticos y económicos.

  11. Medio oriente después del 11 de septiembre

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    Yozía, Silvia; Jallés Andrade, Juan

    2004-01-01

    Desde el conflicto árabe-israelí hasta la expansión del fundamentalismo islámico la complejidad de la política en el Medio Oriente muchas veces va más allá de toda compresión. Al comenzar un nuevo siglo y a raíz de los eventos del 11 de septiembre se ha puesto de manifiesto la importancia del Medio Oriente y los profundos cambios que están experimentando los estados de la región. Los determinantes históricos, ideológicos, sociales, económicos y políticos que han caracterizado la región a t...

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

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    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

  13. 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

  14. Actualización sobre aplicaciones en estética de la toxina botulínica en el tercio inferior de la cara Update on aesthetic applications of botulinum toxin in the low third of the face

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    J.M. Alcolea López

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    Full Text Available La aplicación de la toxina botulínica (TB en el tercio inferior de la cara requiere conocimiento anatómico preciso y entrenamiento riguroso debido a la compleja interacción muscular con las manifestaciones de la expresión y de la mímica, principalmente de la nariz y de la boca. Conocer sus indicaciones en esta parte de la cara puede ser un buen complemento terapéutico, tanto para la Cirugía Estética, como en la aplicación, por ejemplo, de láseres para el resurfacing en rejuvenecimiento cutáneo o bien conjuntamente con materiales de relleno. En otras ocasiones, el tratamiento con TB puede ser una buena opción por sí mismo, como alternativa de técnicas quirúrgicas más agresivas.The application of the Botulinum toxin (BT in the low third of the face needs anatomical precise knowledge and rigorous training due to the complex muscular interaction with the manifestations of the expression and of the mime, principally of the nose and of the mouth. To know his indications in this part of the face can be a good therapeutic complement for Aesthetic Surgery and for example, with the use of laser resurfacing in cutaneous rejuvenation or together with dermal fillers. Other times, treatment with BT can be a good option itself, as alternative to more aggressive surgical technologies.

  15. 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.

  16. Pensar la ciudad como espacio educativo para los medios

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    Lic. Julio Eduardo Benavides Campos

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    Full Text Available Dibujar un mapa que permita ubicar una relación entre comunicación y educación, de tal manera que se pueda abandonar una visión estrictamente instrumental para tocar nuevos ámbitos, requiere de una re-creación, de miradas que trasciendan los esquemas tradicionales de comprensión. Pensar la ciudad como espacio educativo de los medios es el reto que se plantea el presente texto.

  17. Medio ambiente en Europa: retos para un desarrollo sostenible

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    Santa María Beneyto, María Jesús

    2000-01-01

    Ofrece una completa visión sobre el grave deterioro ambiental que sufre nuestro planeta, reconociendo la necesidad política medioambiental eficaz que permita conseguir una mejor protección de los ecosistemas y una base para el desarrollo sostenible, mostrando una especial atención a la situación del medio ambiente en la Unión Europea.

  18. La familia y los medios en la Ley

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    Gregorio Iriarte

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Se advierte que hay una preocupación en los padres respecto a la influencia de los medios de comunicación en la formación de sus hijos. Consideran que éstos los desorientan y arrastran a conductas nocivas e indeseables. El principio básico que ha de guiar es: "El televisor es para la familia y no la familia para el televisor".

  19. Imágenes juveniles, medios y nuevos escenarios

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    Oscar Aguilera Ruiz

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo nace del análisis de los discursos radiales producidos exclusivamente para jóvenes en Santiago de Chile. Aborda además las categorías comprensivas de la vida juvenil, la vida juvenil de los años 90, el imaginario juvenil des-simbolizado, hacia una comprensión de lo juvenil, dinámica social propuesta por los medios y estrategias comunicacionales.

  20. Propuestas para el Plan Nacional de Salud y Medio Ambiente

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    José María Ordóñez Iriarte

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    Full Text Available De acuerdo con las estrategias internacionales en materia de salud y medio ambiente, los Ministerios de Sanidad y de Medio Ambiente pusieron en marcha en 2007 los mecanismos necesarios para la elaboración del Plan Nacional de Salud y Medio Ambiente. El primer paso ha sido la firma de un acuerdo de encomienda de gestión con el Instituto de Salud Carlos III para que éste diseñara las bases sobre las que sustentar el plan. El comité científico creado al efecto ha redactado un informe de bases para lo que ha contado con el concurso de un nutrido grupo de expertos. Las propuestas que se recogen en el informe constituyen el contenido del presente trabajo. Las propuestas hacen referencia a los ítems considerados prioritarios en la Estrategia Europea de Medio Ambiente y Salud, es decir, cáncer, alteraciones endocrinas, trastornos del desarrollo neurológico y enfermedades respiratorias, y se organizan en torno a los principales factores de riesgo ambiental para la salud: agua, compuestos químicos tóxicos persistentes, campos electromagnéticos, radicaciones ionizantes, ruido y cambio climático y temperaturas extremas. Para dar consistencia al plan se señalan algunas medidas imprescindibles que aseguren su viabilidad administrativa, política, técnica y financiera. Para darle coherencia, se arbitran unas líneas prioritarias comunes y unas estrategias metodológicas compatibles. Para darle forma, se señalan los programas nacionales que deberán implementarse y que deberán basarse en esa consistencia y coherencia. Más que entrar a concretar lo que se debe hacer —materia propia del futuro plan—, el informe señala cómo se debe hacer para lograr resultados exitosos.

  1. Facial Rejuvenation Enhancing Cheek Lift

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    Philippe Bellity

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    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.

  2. 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

  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. Los medios y la Constitución de 1991

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    María Teresa Herrán

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    Full Text Available En la Asamblea Constituyente de Colombia (1991se discutieron extensamente los derechos y obligaciones de los ciudadanos, los medios y el Estado, alrededor del tema general de las comunicaciones, esto favorece el desarrollo del derecho de la comunicación y la democratización de los medios así como el evitar que el gobierno manipule a la televisión o haya excesiva concentración oligopólica. Hay un mandato constitucional para preservar "el pluralismo informativo y la competencia "que obliga al Estado a intervenir cuando haya prácticas monopólicas en el uso del espectro electromagnético. La cláusula de conciencia es el derecho que tiene todo periodista a no ejercer actividad periodística alguna en contra de sus principios y por último la autora advierte los riesgos que implica la penetración de los grandes grupos económicos en los medios de comunicación.

  5. Medios de la memoria y legibilidad de la historia

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    Juan Antonio Ennis

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available Through the examination of certain areas in the work of Walter Benjamin and Georges Didi-Huberman, this paper aims to contribute to the discussión on the contemporary ways of working-through the traumatic memory of the twentieth century in literature, specially focusing the state of the art in this field in Spain. Given this framework, the discussión shall be centered on the concepts of 'medium' (the role of media in the twenty-first century, so as memory as medium and means and montageA partir de un examen detenido de ciertas zonas de la obra de Walter Benjamin y Georges Didi-Huberman, se propone aquí un aporte a la discusión en torno a la elaboración (sobre todo en la literatura de la memoria traumática del siglo XX en el presente, con especial atención al estado de la cuestión en este ámbito en España. En este marco, los ejes del debate se plantean en torno a la noción de 'medio' (del rol de los medios de comunicación en el siglo XXI y de la memoria como medio y a la de montaje

  6. FERTILIZACION DE OVOCITOS CAPRINOS MADURADOS EN DOS MEDIOS DE CULTIVO

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    Alejandra Soberano Martinez

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del estudio fue evaluar el efecto de dos medios de cultivo en la tasa de maduración y fertilización de ovocitos de cabra. Los complejos cumulus ovocito (CCO´s fueron obtenidos de ovarios de cabras post-mortem. En el experimento I (EXP I, 361 CCO´s fueron divididos al azar para su maduración en TCM-199 (n=171 y HECM-9 (n=190. Ambos medios fueron suplementados con LH y FSH (10µg/ml y 50µg/ml de gentamicina. Los CCO´s fueron cultivados a 38.5 °C, 5% CO2 y a las 27 h post-maduración, fueron lavados en PBS y teñidos con Hoescht 33342 para evaluar la tasa de maduración. En el experimento II (EXP II 667 CCO´s fueron distribuidos en TCM-199 (n=323 y HECM-9 (n=344, y 30 ovocitos de cada tratamiento fueron evaluados como en el EXP I, el resto fueron co-incubados con 2x104 espermatozoides caprinos en medio TBM + 0.03% de BSA para evaluar la tasa de fertilización a las 36 h después. En el EXP I, la tasa de maduración nuclear fue superior (p

  7. 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

  8. Facial nerve problems and Bell's palsy

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    Sala, DV; Venter, C; Valenas, O

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    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...

  9. 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.

  10. Análisis facial en ortodoncia

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    Mendoza Corbetto, Marco

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    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 ...

  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

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    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

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    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. Medios y Salud Pública: La voz de los adolescentes

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    Luz Neira Parra

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    Full Text Available El presente trabajo es una parte del Informe Regional Venezolano de la investigación "Medios y Salud Pública: La Voz de los Adolescentes", Proyecto COMSALUD, auspiciado por la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS, la Federación Latinoamericana de Facultades de Comunicación Social (FELAFACS y la Organización de las Naciones Unidas. Fue realizado entre septiembre del 2001 y abril del 2002 en base al protocolo acordado por las 12 instituciones universitarias participantes de acuerdo a la planificación pautada en la ciudad de Ibarra, Ecuador en junio del 2001. La Universidad del Zulia, de Maracaibo, Venezuela, viene participando en el proyecto COMSALUD desde 19977con el "Estudio comparativo de mensajes relacionados con la salud en los medios masivos Latinoamericanos". En base al proyecto presentado por la OPS, esta etapa de la investigación se realizó por medio de la técnica de los grupos focales (investigación cualitativa a poblaciones de adolescentes de las áreas urbanas y y rurales del estado Zulia. Se realizaron 16 grupos focales en los cuales se convocaron adolescentes distribuidos por sexo, en dos grupos de edades y procedentes de los estratos socioeconómicos medio y bajo. Partiendo de la concepción de que los medios de comunicación social son una poderosa herrramienta de intervención social y como tal vehículos estratégicos para la difusión de mensajes sobre salud tendientes a incidir en el nivel de información y las actitudes de las audiencias a quienes van dirigidos. El propósito de la investigación es utilizar los resultados como insumos para el desarrollo de políticas públicas que propicien el diseño de programas de comunicación y salud dirigidos a adolescentes.

  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

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    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

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    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. RESIDUOS DE ALMIDONES Y EL USO DE PLANTAS DURANTE EL HOLOCENO MEDIO EN EL CAUCA MEDIO (COLOMBIA

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    Aceituno Francisco

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se presentan datos de almidones que sugieren el uso de plantas porgrupos forrajeros que ocuparon el río San Eugenio (Cauca medio durante la primeramitad del Holoceno medio. Se logró recuperar una gran cantidad de granos dealmidón (325 de instrumentos de molienda (manos y placas procedentes de nivelesprecerámicos del sitio arqueológico La Pochola. Los datos indican el aprovechamientode plantas ricas en carbohidratos, entre las que se encuentra una variedad de Phaseolus(silvestre o domesticada, convirtiendo al Cauca medio en una región promisoria paraestudiar la domesticación y la expansión de este género. Por último, se propone unmodelo de manejo del bosque basado en el uso selectivo de plantas y en el incrementode la diversidad local, que antecedió a la llegada y el uso de plantas domesticadasde origen alóctono.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  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. 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.

  11. 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

  12. 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.

  13. 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 

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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

  17. 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®.

  18. Simulación del Transporte deTrazadores en Medios Porosos: Aplicación al Caso de Arcillas

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    Bru Espino, Antonio; Casero Díaz-Cano, David

    2001-01-01

    Presentamos un marco para describir el transporte de trazadores en medios heterogéneos, tales como los medios porosos tales como las bentonitas. En estos medios, la aproximación de campo medio no es válida ya que exiten ciertas restricciones geométricas y el transporte es anómalo.

  19. 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

  20. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. Desplazamiento de aceite por agua en medios porosos fracturados vugulares

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    Juana Cruz

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Se presentan experimentos llevados a cabo con una celda bidimensional de acrílico, que presenta un medio poroso fracturado vugular. Esta celda tiene seis vúgulos conectados con fracturas, un pozo de inyección y uno de producción. Los primeros resultados indican que el modelo explica de manera confiable los mecanismos que están presentes en los procesos de inyección de agua en yacimientos naturalmente fracturados, en presencia de vúgulos.

  6. Mercadeo neopopulista en los medios de comunicación

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    Alejandra Valdés C

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available Los neo-populistas utilizan un estilo comunicacional estratégico que apunta a satisfacer las esperanzas y ganar confianza de una clientela. El artículo da una rápida mirada al neopopulismo, demuestra la influencia del neopopulismo en los medios de comunicación. Analiza los efectos de la mercadotécnica cuyo eje central son las emociones y que es el arte de dominar y conquistar los mercados a través del estudio y manejo de los sentimientos y emociones de los consumidores, enuncia sus principios básicos.

  7. Ingeniería civil y medio ambiente

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    Bastidas, Julieth Viviana; Caldas, Diego Fernando

    2010-01-01

    Desde la antigüedad, el ser humano ha interactuado con el medioambiente, logrando afectar la naturaleza; es por eso que durante décadas se ha iniciado una labor de recuperación y mantenimiento del medio en donde vivimos. Utilizando varias herramientas en la preservación ambiental, el ingeniero civil se ha convertido en una persona competente en lo referente al cuidado y mejoramiento de los recursos naturales, tales como: la reforestación y cuidado de la flora, el resguardo de especies endémic...

  8. CONTRATOS POR MEDIOS ELECTRÓNICOS. Aspectos sustanciales y procesales

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    Juan Carlos Villalba Cuellar

    2008-01-01

    para algunos el replanteamiento de los postulados clásicos del derecho contractual privado. Sin embargo el tiempo ha demostrado que las principales vicisitudes de esta nueva forma de contratación son superables a traves de mecanismos que le han dado seguridad y certeza a los contratos celebrados por medios electrónicos en el ámbito sustancial y procesal, así como la regulación de los mecanismos a través de los cuales se ha pretendido resolver tales inconvenientes.

  9. Medios y Salud Pública: La voz de los adolescentes

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    Luz Neira Parra

    2002-01-01

    El presente trabajo es una parte del Informe Regional Venezolano de la investigación "Medios y Salud Pública: La Voz de los Adolescentes", Proyecto COMSALUD, auspiciado por la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS), la Federación Latinoamericana de Facultades de Comunicación Social (FELAFACS) y la Organización de las Naciones Unidas. Fue realizado entre septiembre del 2001 y abril del 2002 en base al protocolo acordado por las 12 instituciones universitarias participantes de acuerdo a la...

  10. Higiene, seguridad y medio ambiente en una planta de lubricantes

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    Zeballos, Joyce

    2009-01-01

    La presente tesis de grado tiene como objetivo establecer las condiciones actuales de operación y funcionamiento de las instalaciones de una Fábrica para producir Lubricantes, enfocándose en la Higiene, Seguridad y Medio Ambiente, para poder determinar las modificaciones e inversiones necesarias para mejorar estos aspectos y hacerla más efectiva y eficiente. Mostrando que la implementación de dichas recomendaciones no solo nos ayuda en los aspectos antes mencionados, sino que también se obt...

  11. Accesos alternativos a los medios para personas con deficiencias sensoriales

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    Rodríguez Fuentes, Antonio

    2006-01-01

    El trabajo pretende poner de manifiesto las dificultades que manifiestan las personas con discapacidades sensoriales para el acceso a la información mediática. Ahora bien, más que enfatizar y lamentar tales dificultades procura evidenciar las necesidades que demandan los usuarios de los medios para conseguir un acceso integral a ellos y consecuentemente resaltar, en su caso, el potencial de los mismos para la integración social del deficiente. El propósito es concienciar a los distintos profe...

  12. Aprendizaje ubicuo: un estudio de caso en el nivel medio

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    Delicia, Darío; Díaz, Gavier; Gómez, Felisa; Gómez, Marcelo; Guerra, Aldo; Helale, Gabriela

    2015-01-01

    De acuerdo con Schunk (1991), “el aprendizaje implica adquisición y modificación duradera de conocimientos, estrategias, habilidades, creencias y actitudes”. Desde esta perspectiva, es posible formular un interrogante esencial referido a las tecnologías como contexto de formación: ¿cuáles son las características que debería reunir el aprendizaje cuando lo referimos como ubicuo? Al hablar de aprendizaje ubicuo (u-learning), aludimos a un proceso por medio del cual se propicia una estrecha cone...

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. Comportamiento de flagelados de la familia Trypanosomatidae en dos medios de cultivo modificados

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    Sofía Duque Beltrán

    1988-06-01

    Full Text Available Se reporta un medio de cultivo monofásico sólido (NNN modificado y un medio monofásico líquido (RE I modificado de gran utilidad para cultivos in vitro de flagelados de la Familia Trypanosomatidae. El medio NNN modificado mostró sostener la población de flagelados por un tiempo más prolongado y en mayor número que el medio clásico. Las cepas de Leishmania braziliensis panamensis y Leishmania mexicana amazonensis se adaptaron mejor en el medio modificado. En el medio RE I modificado la especie Trypanosoma rangeli se adaptó mejor que las cepas Trypanosoma cruzi y Crithidia luciliae.

  1. Ciberprens@. El medio de los ‘diez mil nombres’

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    Dr. José Álvarez Marcos

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available Los chinos han traducido el significado de World Wide Web como "la red de diez mil dimensiones en el cielo y la tierra". La telaraña cibernética no sólo se ha convertido en un gigantesco hipermercado de la información, donde confluyen medios tradicionales e innovadoras propuestas comunicativas, sino que aparece como el fenómeno de mayor impacto social de los últimos años. En un mundo donde la evolución tecnológica acorta cada vez más los ciclos de la innovación, como bien señala Díaz Nosty, Internet tiene visos de consolidarse como el embrión de la primera gran solución sostenible desde que apareció la televisión, al menos en una interpretación hecha desde el campo de análisis de los medios

  2. Terapia intensiva: El problema de los medios y los fines

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    Carlos Gherardi

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available La tecnología médica aplicada a la medicina del paciente agudo y grave permitió la creación de un área asistencial diferenciada y el desarrollo del cuidado intensivo como una nueva especialidad. Los nuevos medios disponibles para reemplazar o asistir funciones de órganos vitales fueron los determinantes de este avance tan importante en el desarrollo de toda la alta complejidad médica en los últimos cuarenta años. Sin embargo la aplicabilidad de estos medios, que en este caso son los soportes vitales, no se han podido sustraer de la filosofía del imperativo tecnológico que ha impregnado a toda la cultura de la sociedad contemporánea. Se observa en este tiempo una influencia perniciosa que perturba el recuerdo permanente de los fines de la medicina, que no son los de evitar la muerte o a la consideración del valor vida como un absoluto ajeno a las preferencias del paciente. Las decisiones finales en circunstancias irreversibles, en que sólo es posible mantener una vida biológica, deben ser tomadas por los médicos y los familiares.

  3. ACCIONES AGRESIVAS EN EL MEDIO ESCOLAR: SENTIDO SUBJETIVO

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    Ana Claudia Delgado

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Se buscó comprender el universo subjetivo que sustenta las acciones agresivas entre pares en el medio escolar. Para ello se realizó un estudio cualitativo con dos niños de cinco años en un colegio de estrato socio-económico medio de la ciudad de Cali. Las observaciones se realizaron durante seis sesiones individuales en las cuales se les propusieron distintos instrumentos clínicos: juego, dibujo y entrevista. Se encontró que los niños presentan graves dificultades en la construcción de los fundamentos identitarios y, por lo tanto, una insuficiente definición de las fronteras con el otro, todo lo cual está acompañado de un profundo sentimiento de amenaza a la permanencia de sí. En consecuencia, los niños constituyen las acciones agresivas como un recurso de protección y su modo primordial de relación con el otro.

  4. Breve estudio comparativo de los modernos medios de transporte terrestre

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    de Andrés Conde, M. Carmen

    1974-04-01

    Full Text Available Interurban Planning Section General Division of Highways and Subsidiary Roads In this study a series of data regarding the modern means of transport, available at present, are being compiled and compared in order to facilitate the choice of the most suitable one for each case. In order to understand better the various using conditions we have listed the most prominent known characteristics of each of them in alphabetical order in the definitions. With some of these characteristics as a point of departure, such as speed and capacity we have obtained criteria as to the application field of every means of transport.En este estudio se recopilan y comparan una serie de datos actualmente disponibles sobre modernos medios de transporte terrestre, con objeto de facilitar la elección del más adecuado en cada caso. Para ayudar a la comprensión de sus condiciones de explotación, se han resumido en las definiciones las características conocidas más destacadas de cada uno de ellos, ordenándolos por orden alfabético. A partir de algunas de estas características de explotación, como velocidad y capacidad, se han obtenido criterios sobre el campo de aplicación de cada medio de transporte.

  5. REMOCIÓN DE COLORANTES POR MEDIO DE CURCUBITACEAS

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    Juanita Barajas

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se presenta una alternativa para la remoción de los colorantes rojo congo, índigo carmín y verde de bromocresol, por medio de Sechium edule en sus dos variedades con y sin espinas y Cucurbita ficifolia . Se trabajaron tres concentraciones de 10, 20 y 30 g/L para las dos variedades y para C. ficifolia en forma deshidratada en estufa a 45 °C. Se realizaron las cinéticas correspondientes para cada colorante. Con este f in se monitoreo a 0.25, 0.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 3, y 24 h, la decoloración se determinó por medio de un espectrofotómetro UV - Vis, a la longitud de onda donde se obtuvo su máxima absorbancia. Los resultados muestran una total remoción de color a las 24 h para las v ariedades con y sin espinas del Sechium edule. Esto sugiere que el Schium edule puede ser empleado para la remoción y oxidación de colorantes de tipo textil.

  6. Medios electrónicos y comportamiento antisocial en adolescentes

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    Carolina Bringas

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available El comportamiento antisocial o inadaptado viene determinado por diversas variables, tanto individuales como contextuales, que pueden actuar como factores de riesgo. Uno de estos factores es el uso de los medios de comunicación electrónicos, especialmente de las más nuevas tecnologías, aunque diversos estudios aseveran que este consumo no ejerce una responsabilidad exclusiva en la adquisición de conductas antisociales por parte de los adolescentes. Utilizando una muestra de 331 jóvenes de ambos sexos, y con edades que oscilan entre los 14 a 20 años, este estudio pretende, por un lado, y a través del modelo de redes neuronales, comprobar el poder predictivo de las variables de personalidad, motivacionales y de consumo de medios electrónicos en la conformación de conductas antisociales y, por otro lado, identificar el rol que cada variable tiene en la construcción del modelo que permita predecir los actos antisociales.

  7. MEDIOS ELECTRÓNICOS Y COMPORTAMIENTO ANTISOCIAL EN ADOLESCENTES

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    Francisco Javier Rodríguez

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available El comportamiento antisocial o inadaptado viene determinado por diversas variables, tanto individuales como contextuales, que pueden actuar como factores de riesgo. Uno de estos factores es el uso de los medios de comunicación electrónicos, especialmente de las más nuevas tecnologías, aunque diversos estudios aseveran que este consumono ejerce una responsabilidad exclusiva en la adquisición de conductas antisociales por parte de los adolescentes. Utilizando una muestra de 331 jóvenes de ambos sexos, y con edades que oscilan entre los 14 a 20 años, este estudio pretende, por un lado, y a través del modelo de redes neuronales, comprobar el poder predictivo de las variables de personalidad, motivacionales y de consumo de medios electrónicos en la conformación de conductas antisociales y, por otro lado, identificar el rol que cada variable tiene en la construcción del modelo que permita predecir los actos antisociales.

  8. Medio ambiente urbano en Huixquilucan, México

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    Yolanda Marín Origel

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo expone la hegemonía del desarrollo inmobiliario asociado al deterioro medio ambiental en el municipio de Huixquilucan. La perspectiva se construyó a partir de la revisión documental, trabajo de campo y la información obtenida de un foro en línea. Los resultados confirman que el desarrollo inmobiliario en zonas de reserva natural es el resultado de la inoperancia de la política de regulación del uso del suelo urbano, las inversiones pública y privada, la oferta de un grupo especializado de inmobiliarias y la demanda potencial de población con poder adquisitivo, y las condiciones biofísicas, la inestabilidad del terreno y la degradación medio ambiental se colocan como externalidades del modelo urbano privado de alta rentabilidad. Esta situación requiere de medidas de contención fundadas en principios de ordenamiento territorial y la participación de los distintos sectores sociales, que garanticen la transparencia y la aplicación de sanciones en materia de protección ecológica y ambiental, con el objeto de mantener en el largo plazo las condiciones de habitabilidad.

  9. 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

  10. De la ecología de medios a la ecología profunda de medios: esclarecer la metáfora y visibilizar su impacto medioambiental

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    Jesús Antonio Arroyave-Cabrera

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available La ecología de medios ha generado una reflexión importante de la díada tecnología-sociedad. Sin embargo, a pesar de acuñar un concepto relacio-nado con el medio ambiente, diferentes autores han cuestionado que dicho campo multidisciplinario no haya derivado en ningún aporte importante relacionado con el contexto ambiental. Respecto de la ecología de medios, las tecnologías han causado un impacto definitivo sobre el planeta. No obs-tante, recientes tendencias en la investigación en comunicación conceptúan que este cambio trasciende lo simbólico y se instala en lo material con con-secuencias serias en los ecosistemas, en los seres vivos y en la sostenibilidad del planeta. Utilizando como base los planteamientos del filósofo norue-go Arne Naess, el presente artículo intenta contribuir a subsanar la deuda pendiente que tiene la ecología de medios con el contexto ambiental. Para propiciar esta reflexión, extendemos la metáfora de la ecología de medios a la ecología profunda de medios para a partir de este marco analizar la re-lación entre tecnologías y los aparatos/artefactos asociados a los medios y su relación con la sociedad.

  11. Facial Edema Evaluation Using Digital Image Processing

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    A. E. Villafuerte-Nuñez

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    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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. Educación popular: ¿Medios masivos o comunicación interpersonal?

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    Pierre de Zutter

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Se puede afirmar que, hasta ahora, la comunicación interpersonal es la base de toda la estructura educativa. Los medios de comunicación son indispensables como ayuda a la comunicación interpersonal, para favorecerla y desarrollarla. No puede existir un método y un procedimiento ideal para trabajar en educación interpersonal con medios artesanales de la misma manera que no hay un medio ideal.

  18. Educación popular: ¿Medios masivos o comunicación interpersonal?

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    2015-01-01

    Se puede afirmar que, hasta ahora, la comunicación interpersonal es la base de toda la estructura educativa. Los medios de comunicación son indispensables como ayuda a la comunicación interpersonal, para favorecerla y desarrollarla. No puede existir un método y un procedimiento ideal para trabajar en educación interpersonal con medios artesanales de la misma manera que no hay un medio ideal.

  19. Cambios en el mapa mediático del ecuador: los medios públicos que tenemos y los medios que queremos

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    Ma. Isabel Punín

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    Full Text Available El sistema de medios públicos en Ecuador está compuesto por 22 medios de diferente origen y estructura, constituyéndose un poder nuevo y sin límites claros, que intenta competir con medios privados y tradicionales del país, cuya administración es de carácter familiar y monopólico. Los medios públicos en Ecuador distan de las características universales planteadas para este tipo de medios, básicamente por la cercanía con los organismos del Estado, en general. La competencia entre medios públicos y privados es desigual, situación que modifica la agenda mediática nacional, dejando a la luz algunas debilidades y limitaciones del ejercicio periodístico y del manejo de la empresa periodística, en particular. El presente artículo se fundamenta en un análisis descriptivo de los medios de comunicación en Ecuador y el juego de poderes que ha desatado la presencia de medios públicos en esta última década. Analizan también el rol del periodismo y su posición frente a los temas vitales para el país, evidenciando la ausencia de una política integral a favor del ciudadano y debilidades en la profesión periodística. Concluye con recomendaciones para mejorar el papel de los medios en Ecuador.

  20. 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.

  1. Medios de comunicación: Efectos, Teorías, Intermediación

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    Marcia De la Flor

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    Revisando las distintas teorías que se han dado para comprender los efectos de los medios masivos, el articulo se centra en explicar éstos como una interacción entre los medios, la cognición y el aprendizaje. La síntesis de los aspectos de intermediación son descritos, así como el rol parental y de los maestros en dicho proceso. La situación en nuestro medio de los medios masivos es también brevemente expuesta.

  2. Medios de comunicacion en Afganistan: la fragilidad de la explosion mediatica en la ultima decada

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    Val Cubero, Alejandra

    2013-01-01

    .... Los organismos internacionales a traves de ingentes donaciones trataron de crear medios independientes que fortalecieran el sistema democratico y contrarrestaran las comunicaciones de los insurgentes...

  3. Informe anual sobre el medio ambiente y los recursos naturales 2003

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    Este informe anual sobre el medio ambiente y los recursos naturales examina la acción del Banco durante 2003. En dicho año, el suceso más significativo en el campo del medio ambiente en el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) fue la adopción en junio de su nueva Estrategia de Medio Ambiente. Por ello parte de reconocer que la calidad del medio ambiente y de la base de recursos naturales constituye el capital natural que sostiene el crecimiento económico y la competitividad en el largo pla...

  4. Medios digitales en Ecuador, cuántos son y qué hacen

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    Jose Rivera Costales

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    El mapa de medios digitales es un estudio realizado por CIESPAL para conocer los medios que publican, investigan y difunden información noticiosa en Internet. Los formatos digitales de radio, prensa y televisión así como los nativos en Internet fueron parte de este estudio que integra 254 medios ecuatorianos. En el estudio se logró determinar: distribución geográfica, origen del medio, inmediatez, tipo de información, formatos, niveles de actualización, secciones, hipertextualidad, multimedia...

  5. Flora etnoodontologica de las comunidades indigenas embera del atrato medio antioqueno

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    Arango Arroyave, Jose Ubeimar; Isagama, Maria Evalina

    2012-01-01

    ...: este trabajo muestra a manera de inventario la composicion floristica y algunos apuntes etnobotanicos acerca de las especies identificadas y reconocidas por las comunidades indigenas del Atrato Medio...

  6. Medios de comunicación: Efectos, Teorías, Intermediación

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    Marcia De la Flor

    1994-12-01

    Full Text Available Revisando las distintas teorías que se han dado para comprender los efectos de los medios masivos, el articulo se centra en explicar éstos como una interacción entre los medios, la cognición y el aprendizaje. La síntesis de los aspectos de intermediación son descritos, así como el rol parental y de los maestros en dicho proceso. La situación en nuestro medio de los medios masivos es también brevemente expuesta.

  7. 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.

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

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    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.

  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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    J. Pavlovicova

    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. 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

  19. 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

  20. 21 CFR 874.3695 - Mandibular implant facial prosthesis.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 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...

  1. 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: ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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)

  4. 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

  5. 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....

  6. 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

  7. 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…

  8. 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.

  9. 21 CFR 878.3250 - External facial fracture fixation appliance.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 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...

  10. Intraparotid facial nerve schwannoma: Report of two cases

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    Seyyed Basir Hashemi

    2008-07-01

    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.  

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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

  13. 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.…

  14. EVALUATION OF VARIOUS FACIAL ANTHROPOMETRIC PROPORTIONS IN INDIAN AMERICAN WOMEN. Evaluación de varias proporciones antropométricas en mujeres indio-americanas

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    Chakravarthy Marx Sadacharan

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available El equililbrio y la armonía de los diferentes rasgos de la cara son esenciales para el cirujano quien debe analizar la cara para poder planificar su tratamiento. La evaluación de la cara femenina se puede hacer por medio de medidas lineales, angulares y proporciones. El propósito de esta investigación es examinar  varias proporciones faciales en las mujeres aborígenes americanas y compararlas con las normas de las personas indias (de India y las personas caucásicas. Tambien queriamos saber si estas normas satisfacen las proporciones de oro y de plata. Las medidas faciales antropometricas se tomaron utillizando un calibre digital en cien estudiantes aborigenes americanas (18-30 años en la Universidad Americana de Antigua (AUA. Un conjunto de proporciones faciales fue calculado y comparado con las normas de las mujeres de la India y de las mujeres caucásicas. Los coeficientes de variación de las proporciones también se calcularon. Todas las proporciones faciales fueron similares con los informes anteriores sobre las mujeres de la India. La mayoría de las proporciones tenian pequeñas coeficientes de variación haciéndolas así muy confiables, debido a la reducción en la variabilidad de las muestras. El indice de altura de la parte superior de la cara,  la altura facial mandíbulo-inferior y la altura biocular de la parte superior de la cara se acercaban todos a las proporciones de oro mientras el indice nasal era casi una proporción de plata. Habian diferencias significativas en la mayoría de los resultados cuando se comparaban las estadísticas de los indios y las personas caucásicas utilizando evaluaciones desapareadas. Las estadís-ticas actuales de las proporciones faciales pueden ser utilizadas como valores de referencia para las mujeres aborígenes de América. The balance and harmony of various facial features are essential to surgeon who requires facial analysis in the diagnosis and treatment planning. The evaluation of

  15. MEDIOS DE COMUNICACIÓN, VIOLENCIA Y ESCUELA

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    Rafael Mesa Sánchez

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Los medios de comunicación se han convertido en la sociedad actual en uno de los principales agentes de socialización. Su influencia es preocupante debido a la agresividad y violencia que muestran sus contenidos y a la repercusión que, mediante los modelos de comportamiento que ofrecen, tienen en el desarrollo de la personalidad de los niños y jóvenes actuales y, en consecuencia en sus actuaciones en el ámbito social y escolar. Desde esta perspectiva, sociedad y escuela deben acometer la formación de una conciencia crítica que les permita hacer frente a dichos contenidos.

  16. ¿Los medios provocan o reflejan la violencia?

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    Cecilia Peñaherrera

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available “Eso es lo que el público quiere” suelen responder los responsables de los medios cuando se les exige razones para los contenidos. Cabe, entonces, preguntarse si es esto verdad y ¿por qué las diversas audiencias demandan estos temas? ¿por qué la gente “necesita y “disfruta” de imágenes sangrientas y estremecedoras? ¿Qué predispone a la gente para recibir y gozar de estos espectáculos? El texto resume dos formas de comprensión desarrolladas en los últimos tiempos en el campo de la sicología social, sobre la "destructividad o la agresión humana" .

  17. Violencia contra sindicalistas en medio del conflicto armado colombiano

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    Camilo Echandía Castilla

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available El estudio de la violencia contra sindicalistas en medio del conflicto armado colombiano pone al descubierto el carácter selectivo y sistemático de una violencia deliberada que busca debilitar, neutralizar, desarticular o cooptar a las organizaciones sociales, reducir su capacidad de presión y acallar sus reivindicaciones. Los homicidios de sindicalistas se han reducido en los últimos años debido a la desmovilización de parte del componente de las autodefensas y al repliegue de las guerrillas, y a su salida de zonas que disputaban con los paramilitares. Las bandas criminales también asesinan sindicalistas, pero en menor número.

  18. Desastre urbano y renovación en los medios

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    Carlos Luna Cortés

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Una catástrofe urbana causada por la incompetencia de políticos y técnicos provocó el surgimiento de un nuevo estilo informativo en Guadalajara. Movilización de nuevos actores sociales, apertura a la participación popular, autonomía informativa frente al ocultamiento oficial, y un compromiso incondicional con la población afectada caracterizan esta experiencia superadora. En cuanto al comportamiento de los medios de comunicación éstos desempeñaron un buen papel, sobresale la cobertura de dos emisoras de radio que movilizaron los recursos para atender las demandas sociales de información de la comunidad . La televisión en cambio estuvo por debajo de sus posibilidades.

  19. Medios audiovisuales y divulgación de la ciencia

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    Alberto Miguel Arruti

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available El autor reflexiona en torno a la divulgación de la ciencia, particularmente en la televisión, por ser éste el medio de mayor influencia en la sociedad. Se destacan los problemas que conlleva la divulgación de la ciencia, al tiempo que la necesidad de la misma en una sociedad plural y democrática con la actual, ya en los finales del siglo XX. Aunque se hace una especial referencia a España, la problemática es casi la misma en los demás países de la Unión Europea y del resto del mundo industrializado.

  20. Spacefighter: el medio como inspiración

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    Camilo Pinilla

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta la experiencia al desarrollar Spacefighter, un proyecto de investigación para diseñar un programa de cómputo que contribuye a la simulación de entornos urbanos dentro un panorama global. Se pretende identificar el rol de la teoría y de las herramientas de computación como medios dentro del proceso de diseño. Se concluye que el proceso estuvo enmarcado en un contexto de relaciones de actores y factores, donde los productos o los resultados emergieron de estas relaciones. Se identifica el carácter inspirativo de la teoría y el carácter operativo del uso de los computadores.