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October 7, 2016: British Dental Journal
Carla L Black, Xin Yue, Sarah W Ball, Sara M A Donahue, David Izrael, Marie A de Perio, A Scott Laney, Walter W Williams, Megan C Lindley, Samuel B Graitcer, Peng-Jun Lu, Charles DiSogra, Rebecca Devlin, Deborah K Walker, Stacie M Greby
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends annual influenza vaccination for all health care personnel to reduce influenza-related morbidity and mortality among both health care personnel and their patients (1-4). To estimate influenza vaccination coverage among U.S. health care personnel for the 2015-16 influenza season, CDC conducted an opt-in Internet panel survey of 2,258 health care personnel during March 28-April 14, 2016. Overall, 79.0% of survey participants reported receiving an influenza vaccination during the 2015-16 season, similar to the 77...
2016: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
Manosha Perera, Nezar Noor Al-Hebshi, David J Speicher, Irosha Perera, Newell W Johnson
Oral cancer, primarily oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC), continues to be a major global health problem with high incidence and low survival rates. While the major risk factors for this malignancy, mostly lifestyle related, have been identified, around 15% of oral cancer cases remain unexplained. In light of evidence implicating bacteria in the aetiology of some cancer types, several epidemiological studies have been conducted in the last decade, employing methodologies ranging from traditional culture techniques to 16S rRNA metagenomics, to assess the possible role of bacteria in OSCC...
2016: Journal of Oral Microbiology
Chetan Purushottam Raut, Kunal S Sethi
BACKGROUND: Conventional nonsurgical periodontal therapy has been proven to be an effective treatment for patients with chronic periodontitis. Coenzyme Q10 and tea tree oil (TTO) are known to have potential therapeutic benefits in chronic periodontitis. AIMS: The aim of the study is to compare the efficacy of Coenzyme Q10 (Perio Q(®)) and tea tree oil (Melaleuca alternifolia) gel as an adjunct to scaling and root planing in the treatment of chronic periodontitis...
July 2016: Contemporary Clinical Dentistry
Patrick R Schmidlin, Masako Fujioka-Kobayashi, Heinz-Dieter Mueller, Anton Sculean, Adrian Lussi, Richard J Miron
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to examine morphological changes of dentin surfaces following air polishing or amino acid buffered hypochlorite solution application and to assess their influence on periodontal ligament (PDL) cell survival, attachment, and spreading to dentin discs in vitro. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Bovine dentin discs were treated with either (i) Classic, (ii) Plus, or (iii) Perio powder (EMS). Furthermore, Perisolv® a hypochlorite solution buffered with various amino acids was investigated...
September 5, 2016: Clinical Oral Investigations
Maryam Pourhajibagher, Nasim Chiniforush, Reza Raoofian, Roghayeh Ghorbanzadeh, Sima Shahabi, Abbas Bahador
BACKGROUND: Microorganisms treated by photo-activated disinfection (PAD) in combined periodontal-endodontic (perio-endo) lesions would be exposed to sub-lethal doses of PAD (sPAD). This study evaluated the effect of sPAD using toluidine blue O (TBO) in combination with diode laser irradiation on the growth and biofilm-formation ability of Porphyromonas gingivalis as an endo-periodontal pathogen. METHODS: The antibacterial and antibiofilm potential of sPAD against P...
September 1, 2016: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
Kendra Broadwater, Marie A de Perio, Jennifer Roberts, Nancy C Burton, Angela R Lemons, Brett J Green, Scott E Brueck
An aircraft seat manufacturing company requested a NIOSH health hazard evaluation to help identify a strong odor that had persisted throughout the facility for over a year. Employees reported experiencing health effects thought to be related to the odor. We collected and analyzed area air samples for volatile organic compounds, endotoxin, bacterial and fungal metagenome, and metalworking fluid aerosol. Bulk metalworking fluid samples were analyzed for endotoxin, bacterial and fungal metagenome, and viable bacteria and fungus...
October 2016: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Takao Yasuhara, Tomohito Hishikawa, Takashi Agari, Kazuhiko Kurozumi, Tomotsugu Ichikawa, Masahiro Kameda, Aiko Shinko, Joji Ishida, Masafumi Hiramatsu, Motomu Kobayashi, Yoshikazu Matsuoka, Toshihiro Sasaki, Yoshihiko Soga, Reiko Yamanaka, Takako Ashiwa, Akemi Arioka, Yasuko Hashimoto, Ayasa Misaki, Yuriko Ishihara, Machiko Sato, Hiroshi Morimatsu, Isao Date
Perioperative management is critical for positive neurosurgical outcomes. In order to maintain safe and authentic perioperative management, a perioperative management center (PERIO) was introduced to patients of our Neurosurgery Department beginning in June 2014. PERIO involves a multidisciplinary team consisting of anesthesiologists, dentists/dental hygienists/technicians, nurses, physical therapists, pharmacists, and nutritionists. After neurosurgeons decide on the course of surgery, a preoperative evaluation consisting of blood sampling, electrocardiogram, chest X-ray, and lung function test was performed...
September 15, 2016: Neurologia Medico-chirurgica
Sina Heimer, Patrick R Schmidlin, Bogna Stawarczyk
PURPOSE: To determine the effect of different individual, laboratory and professional cleaning methods on the surface-roughness (SR) and surface free energy (SFE) of polyetheretherketone (PEEK), PMMA-based (PMMA) and composite (COMP) materials. METHODS: 330 specimens of PEEK, PMMA and COMP (N = 990) were prepared and divided into the following cleaning protocols (n = 30/group): (i) individual prophylaxis using (ST) soft, (MT) medium-hard and (SOT) sonic toothbrushes, (ii) in-lab cleaning protocols consisting of (SY) Sympro cleaning system, (SS) SunSparkle, (UB) ultrasonic bath and (AP) Al2O3-powder device and (iii) professional prophylaxis applying (PS) Perio Soft-Scaler, (SO) Sonicsys, (AFC) Air Flow Comfort, and (AFP) Air Flow Plus...
2016: Journal of Applied Biomaterials & Functional Materials
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May 13, 2016: British Dental Journal
Kristin J Cummings, Mary J Choi, Eric J Esswein, Marie A de Perio, Joshua M Harney, Wendy M Chung, David L Lakey, Allison M Liddell, Pierre E Rollin
Health care personnel (HCP) caring for patients with Ebola virus disease (EVD) are at increased risk for infection with the virus. In 2014, a Texas hospital became the first U.S. community hospital to care for a patient with EVD; 2 nurses were infected while providing care. This article describes infection control measures developed to strengthen the hospital's capacity to safely diagnose and treat patients with EVD. After admission of the first patient with EVD, a multidisciplinary team from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) joined the hospital's infection preventionists to implement a system of occupational safety and health controls for direct patient care, handling of clinical specimens, and managing regulated medical waste...
May 10, 2016: Annals of Internal Medicine
Kate Quinlan
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April 22, 2016: British Dental Journal
Elisabeth Santigli, Eva Leitner, Gernot Wimmer, Harald H Kessler, Gebhard Feierl, Martin Grube, Katharina Eberhard, Barbara Klug
OBJECTIVES: Despite the input of microbiome research, a group of 20 bacteria continues to be the focus of periodontal diagnostics and therapy. The aim of this study was to compare three commercial kits and laboratory-developed primer pairs for effectiveness in detecting such periodontopathogens. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fourteen bacterial mock communities, consisting of 16 randomly assembled bacterial strains, were used as reference standard for testing kits and primers...
March 29, 2016: Clinical Oral Investigations
Kristina Emily Schmidt, Thorsten Mathias Auschill, Christian Heumann, Roland Frankenberger, Sigrun Eick, Anton Sculean, Nicole Birgit Arweiler
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate surface characteristics of implants after using different instruments and biofilm formation following instrumentation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Thirty-five commercially available dental implants were embedded into seven plastic models, attached to a phantom head and randomly assigned to seven instrumentation groups: (1) stainless steel (SSC) or (2) titanium curettes (TC); air-polisher using glycine-based (3) perio (PP) or (4) soft (SP) powders or (5) erythritol powder (EP); and an ultrasonic device using (6) stainless steel (PS) or (7) plastic-coated instruments (PI)...
March 22, 2016: Clinical Oral Implants Research
Atsushi Shimoda, Junichi Soh, Takako Ashiba, Naomichi Murata, Tomomi Fukuda, Motomu Kobayashi, Hidejiro Torigoe, Yuho Maki, Seiichiro Sugimoto, Masaomi Yamane, Shinichi Toyooka, Takahiro Oto, Shinichiro Miyoshi
Perioperative assessment and care, such as enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS), is very important for improving the clinical outcomes of patients who have undergone surgery. However, professional assessments and care cannot be achieved through the actions of only 1 surgical department. We established a perioperative management center(PERIO) comprised of surgeons, dedicated nurses, anesthesiologists, dentists, physiotherapists, pharmacists, and nutritionists to perform intensive cross-sectoral perioperative management...
January 2016: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
Aruna Nautiyal, Sheela Gujjari, Vikas Kumar
INTRODUCTION: The principles of biologic width have governed the literature and served as a clinical guideline during the evaluation of perio- restorative interrelationships. An adequate understanding of this concept is paramount to ensure adequate form, function, aesthetics and comfort of the dentition. Biologic width violation has become a common problem as most of the practitioners tend to underestimate the amount of tooth structure that must be exposed during a crown lengthening procedure...
January 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
E Hijona, L Aguirre, P Pérez-Matute, M J Villanueva-Millán, A Mosqueda-Solis, M Hasnaoui, F Nepveu, J M Senard, L Bujanda, L Aldámiz-Echevarría, M Llarena, F Andrade, P Perio, F Leboulanger, L Hijona, J M Arbones-Mainar, M P Portillo, C Carpéné
Resveratrol is beneficial in obese and diabetic rodents. However, its low bioavailability raises questions about its therapeutic relevance for treating or preventing obesity complications. In this context, many related natural polyphenols are being tested for their putative antidiabetic and anti-obesity effects. This prompted us to study the influence of piceatannol, a polyhydroxylated stilbene, on the prevention of obesity complications in Zucker obese rats. A 6-week supplementation was followed by the determination of various markers in plasma, liver, adipose tissue and heart, together with a large-scale analysis of gut microbiota composition...
September 2016: Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry
Patrick R Schmidlin, Marlis Eichberger, Bogna Stawarczyk
OBJECTIVES: To test the tensile bond strength (TBS) between two self-adhesive resin composite cements and PEEK after helium plasma treatment and used glycine as a potential coupling agent incorporated in different adhesives. METHODS: In summary, 896 air-abraded PEEK specimens were fabricated. Half of the specimens were treated with cold active inert helium plasma and the other half were left non-treated. Both groups were then split in two groups: In group 1 (n=256), 64 specimens were pre-treated with: (a) soft-liner liquid, (b) visio...
February 2016: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
K Olczak, H Pawlicka
Mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA), one of the latest materials applied in dentistry, has a variety of potential uses. Numerous studies emphasise its biocompatibility with periodontal and hard tissues, as well as excellent sealing and regeneration abilities. CASE REPORT This article describes the successful therapy of immature mandibular premolars with large open apex, resorption, and endo-perio lesions. In the presented case, the canal was filled with the MTA material. At present, the treated tooth is asymptomatic, and a three-year follow-up radiographic examination demonstrated the dramatic regeneration of periradicular tissues and the new hard tissue formation in the area of the affected teeth...
December 2015: European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry: Official Journal of European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry
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November 27, 2015: British Dental Journal
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