Michella E Mallat

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This trial tested the adjunctive effects of a 0.12% chlorhexidine rinse (Peridex) upon gingival healing following scaling and root planing. Assessments were made on reduction in plaque (Pl), gingivitis (GI), pocket depth and gingival bleeding as measures of treatment benefit. All subjects had Class II, III or IV periodontal conditions. Following baseline(More)
AIM To evaluate the effect of posterior lingual lidocaine swab on patient tolerance to esophagogastroduodenoscopy, the ease of performance of the procedure, and to determine if such use will reduce the need for intravenous sedation. METHODS Eighty patients undergoing diagnostic esophagogastroduodenoscopy in a tertiary care medical center were randomized(More)
Patients with thalassemia have disturbances in hemoglobin chain production which leads to anemia requiring long-term and multiple transfusions, increasing the risk for transfusion-related viruses, including hepatitis B and C viruses. Although this transfusion-related risk has been virtually eliminated with optimal blood screening practices, a significant(More)
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