Bacteraemia following debanding and gold chain adjustment.

  title={Bacteraemia following debanding and gold chain adjustment.},
  author={Victoria S. Lucas and Anna Kyriazidou and Marilyn J Gelbier and Graham J. Roberts},
  journal={European journal of orthodontics},
  volume={29 2},
The purpose of this research was to estimate the prevalence, intensity, and nature of bacteraemia following deband and gold chain adjustment. Forty-nine children, 25 males and 24 females, mean age 15.4 years, attending the Orthodontic Department at the Eastman Dental Hospital were recruited. A cannula was inserted into either the left or the right antecubital fossa using an aseptic technique. A 6 ml sample of blood was taken before treatment and another 6 ml, 30 seconds after either upper… CONTINUE READING

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