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The clinical characteristics of 132 diabetic patients referred for treatment of foot lesions were surveyed. One hundred and sixty three lesions (n=163) concerned 88 men and 44 women during a five-year period (from January 1989 to December 1993). Hospitalisation rate equalled 9.16%, i.e. 11.17% for men and 6.82% for women (p <0.001); the men/women ratio was(More)
OBJECTIVE This paper presents the results of one of two eight-week dentin hypersensitivity clinical studies in which the efficacy of a novel toothpaste containing 8.0% arginine, calcium carbonate, and 1450 ppm fluoride as sodium monofluorophosphate (MFP) was compared to that of a benchmark commercial toothpaste containing 2% potassium ion, dosed as 3.75%(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the direct and indirect costs associated with diabetic-related foot lesions in patients hospitalized in a department of Endocrinology and Diabetology (36 beds). MATERIAL AND METHODS Direct costs included costs associated with hospital stay, laboratory testing, medical and surgical treatment. Lesions were(More)
OBJECTIVES In two clinical trials of 8 weeks duration, the ability of a new dentifrice, containing potassium nitrate, stannous fluoride and sodium fluoride to reduce dentine hypersensitivity was compared with either a non-desensitising fluoride dentifrice or a commercially available desensitising dentifrice (Sensodyne F) to reduce dentine hypersensitivity.(More)
A six-month, double-blind clinical study was entered into by three hundred twenty-five (325) male and female adult subjects to assess the efficacy of a dentifrice containing 0.3% triclosan (Irgacare MP, Ciba-Geigy Corp.) and 2.0% of a copolymer of methoxyethylene and maleic acid (Gantrez, ISP Corp.) on supragingival plaque formation and gingivitis, compared(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy on plaque and established gingivitis of a new specially engineered sonic powered toothbrush with unique sensing and control technologies as compared to two commercially available power toothbrushes. METHODS This examiner-blind, three-treatment, parallel clinical study assessed plaque reduction via the comparison of pre-(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy ofa dentifrice containing 0.3% triclosan, 2.0% PVM/MA copolymer, and 0.243% sodium fluoride in controlling established gingivitis and supragingival plaque to that of a commercially available dentifrice containing 0.454% stannous fluoride, sodium hexametaphosphate, and zinc lactate, and a commercially available dentifrice(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was designed to evaluate the clinical efficacy of an antiplaque alcohol-free mouthwash containing 0.075% cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC) and 0.05% sodium fluoride (NaF), as compared to a control mouthwash containing only 0.05% NaF, in controlling established dental plaque and gingivitis after three and six months of product use. (More)
The objective of this double-blind clinical study was to investigate the tooth whitening efficacy of a variation in formula of a commercially available dentifrice (Colgate Total Toothpaste). The variation (Colgate Total Plus Whitening Toothpaste) was the addition of high cleaning silica to the existing formulation. Following a baseline examination for(More)
An 8-week randomized, double-blind, parallel group clinical study was conducted to assess the extrinsic stain prevention efficacy of three commercially available dentifrices: 1) a dentifrice containing 0.243% sodium fluoride with copolymer, tetrasodium pyrophosphate, and sodium tripolyphosphate in a silica base (Product 1); 2) a dentifrice containing 0.243%(More)