Marcello Melis

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Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Low level laser therapy for the treatment of temporomandibular disorders: a systematic review of the literature
    Marcello Melis
    Craniomandibular Pain Center at Tufts University, USA
    Cranio 30:304-12. 2012
  2. ncbi request reprint Temporomandibular joint disk fracture: a case report
    Marcello Melis
    Craniomandibular Pain Center, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Cranio 29:227-31. 2011
  3. ncbi request reprint Bruxism elicited by inferior alveolar nerve injury: a case report
    Marcello Melis
    Craniofacial Pain Center, Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 32:e29-33. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint Use of ultrasonography for the diagnosis of temporomandibular joint disorders: a review
    Marcello Melis
    Craniofacial Pain Center, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Dent 20:73-8. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Effect of cigarette smoking on pain intensity of TMD patients: a pilot study
    Marcello Melis
    Craniomandibular Pain Center, Tufts University, USA
    Cranio 28:187-92. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Diagnosis and treatment of atypical odontalgia: a review of the literature and two case reports
    Marcello Melis
    Craniofacial Pain Center, Tufts University, USA
    J Contemp Dent Pract 8:81-9. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Upper body musculoskeletal symptoms in Sardinian dental students
    Marcello Melis
    J Can Dent Assoc 70:306-10. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Use of Theraflex-TMJ topical cream for the treatment of temporomandibular joint and muscle pain
    Silvia Lobo Lobo
    Craniofacial Pain Center, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, One Kneeland Street, Box 1, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Cranio 22:137-44. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Atypical odontalgia: a review of the literature
    Marcello Melis
    Craniofacial Pain Center, Department of General Dentistry, Tufts University, Boston, Mass, USA
    Headache 43:1060-74. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of bruxism awareness in a Sardinian population
    Marcello Melis
    Gelb Orofacial Pain Center at Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Cranio 21:144-51. 2003

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Publications17

  1. ncbi request reprint Low level laser therapy for the treatment of temporomandibular disorders: a systematic review of the literature
    Marcello Melis
    Craniomandibular Pain Center at Tufts University, USA
    Cranio 30:304-12. 2012
    ..The only indication seems to be that LLLT is probably more effective for the treatment of TMJ disorders, and less effective for the treatment of masticatory muscle disorders...
  2. ncbi request reprint Temporomandibular joint disk fracture: a case report
    Marcello Melis
    Craniomandibular Pain Center, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Cranio 29:227-31. 2011
    ..After four months, the posterior open-bite was reduced, probably because of remodeling of the posterior TMJ capsule and extrusion of the molars and premolars. Contact with the patient was lost after that time...
  3. ncbi request reprint Bruxism elicited by inferior alveolar nerve injury: a case report
    Marcello Melis
    Craniofacial Pain Center, Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 32:e29-33. 2012
    ..Paresthesia of the teeth, gingiva, and lower lip persisted but were reduced during appliance use...
  4. ncbi request reprint Use of ultrasonography for the diagnosis of temporomandibular joint disorders: a review
    Marcello Melis
    Craniofacial Pain Center, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Dent 20:73-8. 2007
    ..To evaluate the reliability of ultrasonography in the diagnosis of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders...
  5. ncbi request reprint Effect of cigarette smoking on pain intensity of TMD patients: a pilot study
    Marcello Melis
    Craniomandibular Pain Center, Tufts University, USA
    Cranio 28:187-92. 2010
    ..CS seems to be a relevant factor affecting the intensity of TMD pain, thus, control of smoking habits should be considered when treating TMD patients...
  6. ncbi request reprint Diagnosis and treatment of atypical odontalgia: a review of the literature and two case reports
    Marcello Melis
    Craniofacial Pain Center, Tufts University, USA
    J Contemp Dent Pract 8:81-9. 2007
    ..This report presents two cases diagnosed with atypical odontalgia (AO) and successfully treated with amitriptyline as well as providing a review of the current literature on the subject...
  7. ncbi request reprint Upper body musculoskeletal symptoms in Sardinian dental students
    Marcello Melis
    J Can Dent Assoc 70:306-10. 2004
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  8. ncbi request reprint Use of Theraflex-TMJ topical cream for the treatment of temporomandibular joint and muscle pain
    Silvia Lobo Lobo
    Craniofacial Pain Center, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, One Kneeland Street, Box 1, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Cranio 22:137-44. 2004
    ..The data strongly suggest that Theraflex-TMJ topical cream is safe and effective for reducing pain in the masseter muscle and the temporomandibular joint...
  9. ncbi request reprint Atypical odontalgia: a review of the literature
    Marcello Melis
    Craniofacial Pain Center, Department of General Dentistry, Tufts University, Boston, Mass, USA
    Headache 43:1060-74. 2003
    ..To review previous reports of cases of atypical odontalgia to examine its epidemiological and clinical characteristics and to explore the etiology and pathophysiology of the disease...
  10. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of bruxism awareness in a Sardinian population
    Marcello Melis
    Gelb Orofacial Pain Center at Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Cranio 21:144-51. 2003
    ..Although awareness of bruxism is not a precise measure of parafunction, based on the results we cannot support the role of stress on bruxism etiology...
  11. ncbi request reprint Migraine with aura and dental occlusion: a case report
    Marcello Melis
    Craniofacial Pain Center, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, USA
    J Mass Dent Soc 54:28-30. 2006
    ..A headache related to dental occlusion and dental parafunctions seems to be able to mimic a primary migraine headache. Therefore, dental evaluation is always advised for headache diagnosis...
  12. ncbi request reprint An index for the measurement of normal maximum mouth opening
    Khalid H Zawawi
    Boston University, Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Massachusetts, USA
    J Can Dent Assoc 69:737-41. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between the width of 3 or 4 fingers of one hand and maximum mouth opening (MMO) in healthy subjects...
  13. ncbi request reprint Complex regional pain syndrome in the head and neck: a review of the literature
    Marcello Melis
    Gelb Craniomandibular and Orofacial Pain Center, Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine, 1 Kneeland Street, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Orofac Pain 16:93-104. 2002
    ..Physical signs were reported less frequently. The treatment of choice was seen to be a series of stellate ganglion anesthetic blocks, which resulted in a good outcome in all the cases reviewed...
  14. ncbi request reprint Prevalence, intensity, and correlation of different TMJ symptoms in Lebanese and Italian subpopulations
    Youssef S Abou-Atme
    Université Saint Joseph
    J Contemp Dent Pract 7:71-8. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to compare self reported joint related temporomandibular disorder (TMD) symptoms in Lebanese and Italian dental and non-dental students and to detect any correlation between different symptoms...
  15. ncbi request reprint Dr. Melis comments on Simmons "Guidelines . . ." which appeared in the October 2005 issue of CRANIO
    Marcello Melis
    Cranio 24:80; author reply 80-2. 2006
  16. ncbi request reprint Pressure pain threshold of the lateral pterygoid muscles in TMD patients and controls
    Youssef S Abou-Atme
    Université Saint Joseph, Lebanon
    J Contemp Dent Pract 6:22-9. 2005
    ..The aim of this experiment was to detect pressure pain threshold (PPT) differences on intra-oral palpation of the lateral pterygoid muscle (LPM) between subjects diagnosed with temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and controls...
  17. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of bruxism in children receiving treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: a pilot study
    Ghadah A Malki
    Dental Center, King Fahad Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
    J Clin Pediatr Dent 29:63-7. 2004
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