Vicky Ehlers

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Only little is known as to the significance of the cyclic nucleotide-mediated signal transduction in the control of the function of human vaginal smooth musculature. Recently, the presence of the phosphodiesterase (PDE) isoenzymes 4 (cAMP-PDE) and 5 (cGMP-PDE) in the human vagina was reported. Thus, it was the aim of the study to elucidate the effects of(More)
AIM Irrigant usage information in relation to years of professional experience was collected from general dentists in different German federal states by means of a questionnaire. METHODOLOGY A short survey concerning endodontic treatment and use of irrigants was mailed to 4240 dentists or delivered to 3720 dental offices as an extra page in a journal in(More)
PURPOSE To assess midwives' knowledge about oral health and early caries prevention during perinatal care for mothers and babies. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS A survey developed by the investigators was conducted among midwives to assess their knowledge about caries etiology, their attitude toward their role in early caries prevention, and prophylactic(More)
INTRODUCTION Extended exposure to high-speed handpieces and other noise-intensive devices might put dentists at risk for possible hearing impairment. The aim of this study was to determine the hearing ability of dentists and other scientists for comparison. METHODS After approval by the ethics committee, 115 subjects (dentists and other academic(More)
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM Bond stability between zirconia crowns and luting cement and between cement and dentin is a main concern; however, only limited evidence is available as to its longevity. PURPOSE The purpose of this in vitro study was to measure the retentive strengths of 7 self-adhesive cements (RelyX Unicem Aplicap, RelyX Unicem Clicker, RelyX(More)
BACKGROUND During pregnancy hormonal changes may increase the risk for developing gingivitis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the signs of gingival inflammation and the enzyme activity of matrix metalloproteinase-8 (aMMP-8) in the gingival crevicular fluid of pregnant women. METHODS After approval by the ethics commission, a total of 40 volunteers(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to determine the presence of matrix metalloproteinase-8 in the gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) of patients after acute myocardial infarction (AMI). METHODS A total of 48 GCF samples from 20 AMI patients, hospitalized at the Department of Cardiology and Angiology of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, were(More)
AIM In the present study oral health conditions and oral hygiene measures of women with and without occupation were examined and compared. In addition to a dental assessment, oral hygiene measures and socio-demographic data were collected by means of a questionnaire. METHOD A total of 415 subjects (210 women with and 205 women without occupation) with an(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this clinical trial was to compare the degree of short term post-operative irritation after application of a triamcinolone/demeclocycyline based or a calcium hydroxide based provisional cement. METHODS A total of 109 patients (55 female and 54 male; mean age: 51 ± 14 years) with primary or secondary dentinal caries were randomly(More)