Rüdiger F Müller

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In the present study, the antibiotic susceptibility of most prevalent micro-organisms in advanced periodontitis patients was evaluated. In 56 patients, pooled subgingival plaque samples were taken from the deepest site of each quadrant and were cultivated anaerobically. From each patient, the 4 most frequently encountered types of bacterial colonies were(More)
The microbial consortia from produced water at two different oil fields in Alaska (Kuparuk) and the North Sea (Ninian) were investigated for sulfate-reducing and methanogenic activity over a range of temperatures and for a variety of substrates. The consortia were sampled on site, and samples were either incubated on site at 60(deg)C with various substrates(More)
BACKGROUND Periodontitis patients harboring Actinobacillus actinmycetemcomitans (Aa) are prime candidates for systemic antibiotic therapy. Besides tetracycline and the combination of metronidazole and amoxicillin the fluoroquinolones are also believed to have antibacterial activity against Aa. The aim of the present study was to evaluate systemic ofloxacin(More)
Multiple periodontal abscesses were reported in medically compromised patients. We examined patients with a non-contributory medical history referred for the treatment of numerous periodontal abscesses. All patients had taken oral broad spectrum antibiotics 1 to 3 weeks prior to the outburst of the abscesses (8 patients: penicillin, 2 patients:(More)
BACKGROUND Convincing data exist that A. actinomycetemcomitans is an etiologic agent of periodontal disease. The purpose of this longitudinal study was to evaluate A. actinomycetemcomitans as a diagnostic indicator for periodontal disease in treated and periodontally maintained patients. METHODS Following comprehensive mechanical/surgical and supportive(More)
In the present study, a total of 619 subgingival and extracrevicular samples from 66 early-onset periodontitis, 42 adult periodontitis/gingivitis and 36 treated Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans-associated periodontitis patients were selectively cultivated for presence of A. actinomycetemcomitans. The organism was recovered from 68% cases with(More)
Microbial souring (H2S production) in porous media was investigated in an anaerobic upflow porous media reactor at 60 degrees C using microbial consortia obtained from oil reservoirs. Multiple carbon sources (formate, acetate, propionate, iso- and n-butyrates) found in reservoir waters as well as sulfate as the electron acceptor was used. Kinetics and rates(More)
The processes leading to bacterial colonization on solid-water interfaces are adsorption, desorption, growth, and erosion. These processes have been measured individually in situ in a flowing system in real time using image analysis. Four different substrata (copper, silicon, 316 stainless-steel and glass) and 2 different bacterial species (Pseudomonas(More)
Considerable problems have been reported in the eradication of Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans from periodontal sites. The present communication describes the 2-year results of a comprehensive combined mechanical/surgical and adjunctive minocycline (200 mg/day for 3 and another 2 weeks) treatment regimen in 28 patients with A.(More)
Associations between recovery of Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans from samples of subgingival plaque, and samples of buccal mucosa, tongue and unstimulated saliva were studied in 107 subjects. Ten subjects had gingivitis, 18 localized juvenile periodontitis, 45 rapidly progressive periodontitis and 32 adult periodontitis. Two children suffered from(More)