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The effect of regimen steps on overall performance of contact lens disinfection processes was evaluated. Hydrophilic lenses were inoculated with Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Serratia marcescens, Candida albicans, or Fusarium solani. Contributions of regimen steps and rinse volumes to disinfection abilities of OPTI-FREE EXPRESS, Solo-care(More)
Products provided in multidose containers must be adequately preserved in order to prevent contamination during repeated use. The aim of this study was to evaluate the ability of a lubricant eye drop formulation without traditional preservatives to control and prevent contamination under extreme microbial conditions. Bottles of a new lubricant eye drop with(More)
Consumers are often non-compliant with instructions for contact lens care products. This study explores the antimicrobial capacity of multipurpose solutions using variable use conditions. Opti-Free Express (Alcon) Multi-Purpose Disinfecting Solution with Polyquad (Alcon) and Aldox (Alcon) antimicrobial system and products containing PHMB (ReNu MultiPlus,(More)
Sixteen diabetics were studied over six-week periods on two diets--a conventional carbohydrate-restricted diet and a diet which excluded all refined (fibre-depleted) carbohydrate but which allowed unrefined (fibre-intact) carbohydrate freely. On the latter, there was a substantial increase in dietary fibre intake. Despite this, there was no change in 24-h(More)
Drug therapy for the major inflammatory skin diseases, which include atopic dermatitis, psoriasis and allergic contact dermatitis, is often inadequate due to poor efficacy, toxicity, or both. Much research has focused on the macrolactam T cell inhibitors as a promising new class of agents for immunotherapy, and medicinal chemistry efforts to design novel(More)
It has been maintained that postnatal bone repair recapitulates under many aspects the sequence of events occurring in bone histogenesis during fetal life. Because of this, we investigated whether static (SO) and dynamic osteogenesis (DO), we recently showed to occur during normal intramembranous ossification (Ferretti et aI., Anat. Embryol. 206: 21, 2002),(More)