Changes in pharyngeal aerobic microflora in oral breathers after palatal rapid expansion

@article{Cazzolla2006ChangesIP,
  title={Changes in pharyngeal aerobic microflora in oral breathers after palatal rapid expansion},
  author={Angela Pia Cazzolla and Giuseppina Campisi and Grazia Maria Lacaita and Marco Antonino Cuccia and Antonio Ripa and Nunzio Francesco Testa and Domenico Ciavarella and Lorenzo Lo Muzio},
  journal={BMC Oral Health},
  year={2006},
  volume={6},
  pages={2 - 2}
}
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to investigate in oral breathing children the qualitative and quantitative effects on aerobic and facultatively anaerobic oropharyngeal microflora of respiratory function improved by rapid palatal expansion (RPE). METHODS In an open clinical trial, we studied 50 oral breathers, aged 8 to 14 years and suffering from both maxillary constriction and posterior cross-bite. At baseline, patients were examined by a single otorhinolaryngologist (ENT… CONTINUE READING