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Development of a National TMJ Implant Registry and Repository-- NIDCR's TIRR.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18240532     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To provide a national systematic program to collect removed TMJ implants and biological tissues, make them available to researchers, and study them in conjunction with long-term clinical follow-up, with the ultimate goal of stimulating research toward understanding the safety and outcomes of TMJ implants.
PROCESS: Two synchronized divisions: The Registry, recruiting clinicians and/or surgeons and patients, and collecting comprehensive clinical patient data over time; the Repository, procuring and archiving high quality, well characterized biological specimens and retrieved implants for dissemination.
PARTICIPATION: Clinicians, surgeons, patients, researchers, pilot studies.
PROGRESS: October 2002-present: Recruited 34 TMJ surgeons, 34 TMJ clinicians; registered 723 surgical/non-surgical TMJD patients and control subjects; collected 542 specimens, blood, saliva; initiated 19 projects using TIRR resources; produced 60 publications and presentations nationally and internationally; sent ten grants into review, with more being developed.
PROSPECTS/PROJECTIONS: Continuing collection of long-term data for the development of new and improved implant designs and materials and investigation into understanding pathological mechanisms of TMJD.
Sandra Myers; Shanti Kaimal; Jennifer Springsteen; Joao Ferreira; Ching-Chang Ko; James Fricton
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Northwest dentistry     Volume:  86     ISSN:  0029-2915     ISO Abbreviation:  Northwest Dent     Publication Date:    2007 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-02-04     Completed Date:  2008-02-25     Revised Date:  2013-11-06    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401073     Medline TA:  Northwest Dent     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  13-8     Citation Subset:  D    
NIDCR's TIRR Laboratory, Department of Diagnostic & Biological Sciences, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Databases as Topic
Dental Research
Device Removal
Equipment Safety
Follow-Up Studies
Joint Prosthesis*
Longitudinal Studies
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (U.S.)*
Pilot Projects
Prosthesis Failure
Schools, Dental
Temporomandibular Joint* / surgery
Temporomandibular Joint Disorders / surgery
Treatment Outcome
United States

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