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The presence of HCV-RNA in saliva of patients with chronic hepatitis C provides a biological basis for the potential transmission of this virus. HCV viremia is particularly high in HCV-HIV-coinfected patients, which could favor the presence of HCV in their saliva. This study was designed to evaluate the prevalence of HCV in saliva of HCV-HIV-coinfected(More)
We evaluated the efficacies of oral prophylactic treatment with amoxicillin (AMX), clindamycin (CLI), and moxifloxacin (MXF) in the prevention of bacteremia following dental extractions (BDE). Two hundred twentyone adults who required dental extractions under general anesthesia were randomly assigned to a control group, an AMX group, a CLI group, and an MXF(More)
The literature contains numerous observations on the significance of systemic disorders as contraindications to dental endosseous implant treatment, but the justification for these statements is often apparently allegorical. Although implants are increasingly used in healthy patients, their appropriateness in medically compromised patients is less(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the in vivo antimicrobial activity of different forms of application of chlorhexidine digluconate (CHX). METHOD AND MATERIALS A group of 10 volunteers performed mouth rinsings with a 0.2% and 0.12% solution of CHX and applied CHX in the form of a 0.2% gel, a 0.2% and a 0.12% spray and a swab impregnated with a 0.2% solution. Samples(More)
BACKGROUND Salivary gland disorders have been included among the extra-hepatic manifestations related to HCV infection. METHODS The whole stimulated salivary flow rate (spitting technique) was studied in 74 HCV infected patients to evaluate salivary gland dysfunction. RESULTS The salivary flow of the patients with chronic HCV infection was similar to(More)
Saliva can contain a range of infectious agents and, despite several antimicrobial mechanisms, transmission of these can occur. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is of increasing importance, and HCV is transmitted by unknown routes as well as by the percutaneous route and sexual contact. Contact with blood or other body fluids may be responsible, as may be receipt of(More)
BACKGROUND Opinions, knowledge, behaviours and attitudes of general dental practitioners on oral cancer prevention and detection have been reported from many countries. However, experiences and skills of oral cancer detection have not been evaluated systematically. OBJECTIVE To obtain information on behaviours of screening and ability to correctly detect(More)
1. Alvar I, Canavate C, Gutierrez-Solar B, Jimenez M, Laguna F, Lopez-Velez R, Molina R, Moreno J: Leishmania and human immunodeficiency virus coinfection: the first ten years. Clinical Microbiology Reviews (1997) 10 :298–319 2. Gradoni L, Scalone A, Gramiccia M, Troiani M: Epidemiological surveillance of leishmaniasis in HIV-1 infected individuals in(More)