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Series: Monographs in Oral Science
Volume: 29
Published: 12 January 2021
10.1159/000510186
EISBN: 978-3-318-06852-8
... Abstract The present narrative review provides a summary of the temporal and spatial reactions of the oral microbiome to the placement of a dental implant into the oral cavity, depicting the most important interactions between the oral microbiota and the host response involved...
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Series: Monographs in Oral Science
Volume: 29
Published: 12 January 2021
10.1159/000510189
EISBN: 978-3-318-06852-8
... Abstract During the last decade, photodynamic therapy (PDT) has been extensively investigated for the treatment of periodontal and peri-implant infections. Nonetheless, contradicting clinical and microbiological outcomes and only results on a short-term basis have been reported so far, thus...
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Series: Advances in Oto-Rhino-Laryngology
Volume: 81
Published: 07 May 2018
10.1159/000485586
EISBN: 978-3-318-06315-8
... Abstract The functional changes that occur in the brain due to deafness may affect the way the auditory system processes sound after cochlear implantation. Brain plasticity plays a crucial role in the success of cochlear implantation to facilitate or develop spoken language in profoundly deaf...
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Series: Advances in Oto-Rhino-Laryngology
Volume: 81
Published: 07 May 2018
10.1159/000485544
EISBN: 978-3-318-06315-8
... Abstract Cochlear implantation (CI), with attempted preservation of residual natural low-frequency hearing, is an increasingly accepted application of this technology, with potential benefits to the patient when listening in noise and in music appreciation. The full extent of the benefits...
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Series: Advances in Oto-Rhino-Laryngology
Volume: 81
Published: 07 May 2018
10.1159/000485540
EISBN: 978-3-318-06315-8
... Abstract This chapter discusses the multifaceted future of cochlear implant design. Current research is focused on novel strategies relating to the electrode array, aiming to improve the neuronal health and spatial selectivity, and reduce the power consumption. Future design iterations...
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Series: Developments in Ophthalmology
Volume: 59
Published: 28 April 2017
10.1159/000458485
EISBN: 978-3-318-06040-9
... Abstract Glaucoma drainage implant (GDI) surgery represents a significant advance in the treatment of refractory glaucomas. Recent randomized clinical trials have compared the efficacy and safety of this technique to standard trabeculectomy. Several types of implant are currently available...
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Series: Endocrine Development
Volume: 30
Published: 10 December 2015
10.1159/000439330
EISBN: 978-3-318-05637-2
... Abstract The histrelin implant has emerged as a therapeutic option for the treatment of central precocious puberty that has been favorably received by patients and providers. Inserted subcutaneously, the 50-mg implant provides continuous release of the potent gonadotropin-releasing hormone...
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Series: Frontiers of Oral Biology
Volume: 17
Published: 30 July 2015
10.1159/000381694
EISBN: 978-3-318-02461-6
... Abstract The use of titanium dental implants has consistently changed the way of rehabilitating patients in modern dentistry and can count on high long-term survival and success rates. With respect to its introduction in the late 1960s, clinical indications for implant therapy have been...
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Series: Developments in Ophthalmology
Volume: 50
Published: 20 April 2012
10.1159/000334777
EISBN: 978-3-8055-9938-2
... Abstract Glaucoma drainage implant (GDI) surgery represents a significant advance in the treatment of refractory glaucomas. Recent randomized clinical trials have compared the efficacy and safety of this technique to standard trabeculectomy. Several types of implants are currently available...
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Series: Advances in Oto-Rhino-Laryngology
Volume: 69
Published: 07 July 2010
10.1159/000318519
EISBN: 978-3-8055-9471-4
... Abstract Background: Some patients with chronic middle ear disease and multiple failed revisions, who also need a hearing aid, may benefit from an active middle ear implant. An advantage of an active middle ear implant is that the ear canal is unoccluded. Methods: Following extensive...
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Series: Advances in Oto-Rhino-Laryngology
Volume: 69
Published: 07 July 2010
10.1159/000318520
EISBN: 978-3-8055-9471-4
... Abstract Background: Although the function of active middle ear implants in cases of intact ossicular chains and ventilated middle ears is well known, information about sound transfer function to the inner ear in cases of chronic middle ear effusion and defective middle ear structures...
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Series: Advances in Oto-Rhino-Laryngology
Volume: 69
Published: 07 July 2010
10.1159/000318522
EISBN: 978-3-8055-9471-4
... Abstract Background/Aims: To evaluate gain at threshold level and speech recognition performance of 54 subjects with mild-to-severe symmetrical sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) that received the active middle ear implant system Vibrant Soundbridge (VSB). Methods: Pre- and postoperative...
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Series: Advances in Oto-Rhino-Laryngology
Volume: 67
Published: 25 November 2009
10.1159/000262604
EISBN: 978-3-8055-9287-1
... Abstract The Hybrid S or ‘short-electrode’ cochlear implant was developed to treat patients with a severe to profound hearing loss limited to the high frequencies. The short electrode is implanted into just the base or high-frequency region of the cochlea, with the goal of preserving residual...
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Series: Advances in Oto-Rhino-Laryngology
Volume: 65
Published: 22 January 2007
10.1159/000098852
EISBN: 978-3-318-01343-6
... Abstract With our growing experience with the Vibrant Soundbridge (VSB) middle ear implant,the question emerged of its indication in mixed hearing loss due to advanced otosclerosis.We describe the VSB implantation technique in primary otosclerosis performed togetherwith a stapedotomy piston...
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Series: Advances in Oto-Rhino-Laryngology
Volume: 64
Published: 11 July 2006
10.1159/000094647
EISBN: 978-3-318-01380-1
... Abstract The benefit of cochlear implantation crucially depends on the ability of the brain tolearn to classify neural activity evoked by the cochlear implant. Brain plasticity is a complexproperty with massive developmental changes after birth. The present paper reviews theexperimental work...
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