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The aim of this study was to determine whether the inhalation of formaldehyde has a neurotoxicological impact. Forty Wistar rats (Lew.1/K) were trained to find food in a maze within a particular time. When all animals were at an equal level, 13 rats inhaled 2.6 ppm and 13 others inhaled 4.6 ppm formaldehyde 10 min/d, 7 d/week for 90 d. The control group(More)
OBJECTIVES For various clinical applications, polyhexamethylene biguanide hydrochloride (PHMB) has been used for many years as an antiseptic in medicine. Recently, a 0.04% PHMB mouthwash was shown to inhibit plaque regrowth and to reduce oral bacterial counts. In this study, a 0.12% PHMB mouthrinse (A) was compared with a negative control placebo rinse (10%(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the study was to assess the integrity of non-sterile latex gloves (Biogel Diagnostic (A), Biogel Dental (B), Gentle Skin (C) and Manufix (D)) in clinical dental practice. MATERIALS AND METHODS After use, the gloves were collected and examined for perforations using the water inflation test according to the EN 455-1 Standard. Over a(More)
Besides mites, filamentous fungi and yeasts play an important role as domestic allergens. Among different allergen avoidance strategies the efficacy of synthetic mattress encasings has been demonstrated for the reduction of house dust mites. Whether these synthetic encasings are also able to reduce the growth of fungi on the mattress under domestic(More)
The efficacy of disinfecting medical gloves with isopropanol 60% (v/v) while they are worn was assessed for 4 different brands of latex gloves (Biogel Diagnistic (A), Safeskin Satin Plus (B), Safeskin LPE (C) and Baxter Non-Sterile Latex Exam Gloves (D)) and one latex-free nitrile glove (100% Nitrile N-Dex (E)). Even in the presence of coagulated blood(More)
The efficacy of common antiseptic mouth rinses was evaluated in a study with healthy volunteers. Octenisept and Cetylpyridiniumchlorid had a significant stronger impact on the microbial burden of the oral cavity than Chlorhexidin (Corsodyl) immediately and 10 min after the application. Dobendan (contains Cetylpyridiniumchlorid) showed a better antimicrobial(More)
OBJECTIVES For various clinical applications, polyhexamethylene biguanide (PHMB) has been used for many years as an antiseptic in medicine. Little is known, however, of its antibacterial activity in the oral cavity and its ability to inhibit plaque formation. In this study, a 0.04% PHMB mouthrinse (A) was compared with a negative control placebo rinse (10%(More)
Multiply-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa were first detected in north-eastern Germany at the end of 1996; since then they have been isolated predominantly from patients in intensive care units. Colonization/infection, especially of the respiratory tract, has been demonstrated in 80 patients, with strains resistant to beta-lactams, carbapenems,(More)
Antimicrobial substances are used for many prophylactic and therapeutic reasons in the oral cavity. They are used as mouthrinses, for the irrigation of specific oral locations, in form of gels, or varnishes. Different antimicrobial agents are available and some preparations are complex compositions of these compounds. Although it has been proven that(More)
Due to the risk of sensitization caused by glove powder, the use of unpowdered latex gloves is increasing. These unpowdered gloves need a special inner-surface layer which makes it easier for the applicant to put the glove on the hand and to remove it again. However, many users report difficulties with removing the gloves because of sweat production within(More)