Ludwig Pöllmann

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In accordance with clinical experience, the duration of the action of a local anaesthetic agent used in dental surgery changes depending on the time of day. A statistically significant circadian rhythm in the duration of a local anaesthesia produced by mepivacaine, was found in teeth. The longest duration was ascertained at approximately 15.00 (3 p.m.), the(More)
In 136 healthy men, circadian variations in pain threshold have been observed in healthy front teeth, the pain being elicited by a cold stimulus, alterations in threshold then being inferred from changes in the minimum cold application time. The pain threshold is maximal in the early afternoon and at a minimum in the early morning. In previous experiments(More)
The course of swelling after maxillo-facial surgery was investigated by measuring the distance from the tragus to the pogonium. Post-operative distension does not diminish progressively, but decreases in a circaseptan rhythm. Antiphlogistic agents reduce the extent of the post-surgical swelling, but they also disturb the circaseptan reactive periodicity.(More)
The primary fibromyalgia syndrome (Weichteilrheumatismus) shows a circadian rhythm of the symptoms and, moreover, a seasonality of pain severeness. Although the pathophysiologic mechanisms are unknown, the circadian variations are well documented in the literature; the seasonality of pain is sometimes clinically reported. In a study on "healthy" workers,(More)
Painful and painless phantom tooth phenomena can often be understood only by means of extensive inquiry. The presence of the phenomena appears to be influenced by demographic factors such as age. Other factors include an advance of the circadian phase position from an ergotropic state of the central nervous system and personality dispositions such as(More)
More than 2000 young "healthy" men were asked whether they had noticed sounds emanating from the temporo-mandibular joints when being examined in connection with preventive dentistry. They were examined subsequently. About 20% of the patients said they had noticed occasional sounds emanating from the jaw joints; on palpation, crepitation or clicking was(More)
A sample of 6718 healthy persons were asked, during an examination in connection with getting a job, whether they had noticed sounds emanating from their temporomandibular joints. A total of 20.1% of the job applicants reported hearing joint sounds. Crepitation or clicking was found in more than 12.2% of the sample on palpation. Auscultatory examination(More)
The course of swelling after maxillo-facial surgery was investigated by measuring the distance from the tragus to the pogonium. The post-surgical swelling does not diminish continuously, but decreases in a circaseptan periodic mode. The reactive periodicity is preferentially induced not by the injury, but by the surgical treatment. Identical surgical(More)
Geomagnetic activity has a strong half-yearly but no precise yearly component in its spectrum, as Armin Grafe suggested nearly half a century ago. We have postulated elsewhere that non-photic cycles such as those in geomagnetics may have signatures in the biosphere and vice versa that biological rhythms have likely counterparts in the physical environment.(More)