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STUDY OBJECTIVES We hypothesized that continuous, automatic turning utilizing a patient-friendly, low air loss surface would reduce the incidence of early ICU pneumonia in selected groups of critically ill medical patients. DESIGN Prospective, randomized, controlled clinical trial. SETTING Medical ICU of a large community teaching hospital. PATIENTS(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess gingival recession (GR) in manual and power toothbrush users and evaluate the relationship between GR and gingival abrasion scores (GA). METHODS This was an observational (cross-sectional), single-centre, examiner-blind study involving a single-brushing exercise, with 181 young adult participants: 90 manual brush users and 91(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess and compare the plaque removal efficacy of five different Oral-B manual toothbrushes: CrossAction Pro-Health (CAPH), CrossAction (CA), Exceed (EX), Advantage 123 (ADV 123), and Indicator (IND). METHODS This was a single-use, five-treatment, examiner-blind, randomized, five-period (visit) crossover study, with 10 different treatment(More)
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