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A retrospective study evaluating the effect of an air abrasive device during surgical treatment of peri-implantitis compared with plastic curettes 6 and cotton pellets impregnated with saline reported that generic fildena 100mg on line, although both groups revealed a signifcant improvement in clinical parameters buy cheap fildena on line, the air abrasive group yielded better results regarding bleeding scores and probing depths at 12 months (Toma et al order online fildena. It has been shown that tricalcium phosphate, when used as an additive to powders, may increase the cleaning effciency of the air abrasive (Tastepe et al. However, all powders that were tested affected the biocompatibility and the extent to which this was infuenced depended on the powder used. This fnding has been attributed to the hard- ness and bigger particle size of sodium bicarbonate, which has also been observed to induce surface changes. It was speculated that a certain amount of surface ablation might improve the biocompatibility of moderate rough surfaces (Schwarz et al. In the study in 2 chapter 5, the aim was therefore to assess the possible effect of fve commercially available air-abrasive powders, on the viability and cell density of three types of cells: epithelial cells, gingival fbroblasts and periodontal ligament fbroblasts. This study showed that powders 3 might indeed have different effects on various cells. It has been speculated that tricalcium phosphate residues on 4 the implant surface could improve biocompatibility and support wound healing (Tastepe et al. Chemotherapeutica 6 Surface decontamination Chemotherapeutic agents, alone or in combination with mechanical instruments, have also 7 been used for cleaning implant surfaces. Chapter 6 reviewed the literature for evidence re- garding the ability of different chemotherapeutic agents to decontaminate titanium sur- faces. Yet, it seems 8 that citric acid has the highest potential to remove bacteria and bacterial products from titanium surfaces. It should however be kept in mind that chemical agents are less capable in 9 removing bioflm than mechanical instruments. In an earlier study different results with respect to the killing potential of citric acid were reported. In this study the antibacte- rial effcacy of several antimicrobials on the oral microfora attached to titanium specimens …& Conclusions 229 1 with a machined surface after overnight contamination in the oral cavity of volunteers was assessed. All agents used were shown to signifcantly reduce the total number of attached bacteria after immersion for 1 minute. However, citric acid showed less bactericidal effect 2 compared to the other agents. It was concluded that the antiseptics sodium hypochlorite, hydrogen peroxide, citric acid, chlorhexidine, and essential oils might have some benefcial 3 effect in reducing the bacteria load on titanium surfaces (Gosau et al. Surface biocompatibility 4 Chemotherapeutic agents may have an effect on the elemental composition of the titanium surface, which subsequently may affect the biocompatibility of the surface and the biologic 5 responses. Elemental contaminants or salts have been found on titanium surfaces after treat- ment with chemical agents (Mouhyi et al. An in vitro study as- 6 sessed the effect of different chemical agents (citric acid, hydrogen peroxide, chlorhexidine, tetracycline, doxycycline, sodium fuoride and peroxyacetic acid) on the oxide layer morphol- ogy of titanium. The treatments consisted of immersion of samples in a solution or rubbing 7 them on with cotton swabs. Rubbing with swabs led to signs of titanium oxide damage in a pH-related manner (Wheelis et al. Treatment 9 with citric acid and hydrogen peroxide resulted in respectively similar or enhanced prolif- eration of epithelial cells compared to an untreated control. Less favourable results were observed with chlorhexidine due to adsorption on the titanium surface (Ugvári et al. It is also reported that chlorhexidine signifcantly impaired the proliferation of osteoblasts on treated titanium surfaces. Based on these fndings the use of chlorhexidine is not recom- mended because it produces cytotoxic effects and may thus compromise the biocompatibil- ity of the surface (Kotsakis et al. A clinical study demonstrated that the application of a 35% phosphoric etching gel at pH 1 adjunctive to the use of carbon curette and rubber cup resulted at 5 months in a higher reduction in gingival index scores and a lower number of colony-forming units compared to control treatment (Strooker et al. In patients with peri-implant mucositis, profession- ally administered chlorhexidine (irrigation, gel application or combination of both) failed to show adjunctive benefcial effects compared with mechanical debridement alone (Porras et al. Similarly, in the surgical treatment of peri-implantitis 230 Summary, Discussion… chlorhexidine resulted to a greater suppression of anaerobic bacteria in short term but failed 1 to show superior clinical results compared to placebo-control (De Waal et al. In the study in chapter 7, the 3 available evidence with respect to the patient-administered measures for mechanical plaque removal around implant-supported restorations was scrutinized. Compared to the studies fo- 4 cussing on placing dental implants the scientifc literature on how to maintain them is very limited. Powered 5 toothbrushes seem to be effective in cleaning both fxed and removable implant-supported restorations. No hard evidence was found that powered toothbruhing is superior to manual toothbrushing, although powered toothbrushing may help to overcome limitations in manu- 6 al dexterity and accessibility. These fndings are in accordance with the recommendations of the Ninth European Workshop on Periodontology regarding patient-administered measures 7 in the management of peri-implant mucositis (Jepsen et al. The evidence on interproximal cleaning around implant- 8 supported restorations is scarce. Interdental brushes, when used by a trained dental care professional, seem to be effective in removing plaque from interproximal areas (Chongcha- 9 roen et al. Often implant-supported restorations present contours and shapes that render plaque removal diffcult, even by the most capable individuals. A clinical retrospective study showed that high proportions of implants diagnosed with peri-implantitis were associated with inadequate plaque control or lack of accessibility for oral hygiene measures whereas peri- implantitis was rarely diagnosed at implants supporting cleansable restorations or when proper plaque control was performed (Serino & Ström 2009). Like Salvi and Ramseier (2015) stated: “Individually tailored oral hygiene instructions should be given to patients rehabili- tated with dental implants. Whenever possible, margins of implant- supported restorations should be placed at or above the mucosal margin to facilitate access for plaque control and implant-supported restorations with poor access for plaque removal should be adjusted or replaced by cleansable restorations”. Anyhow at present, home care recommendations are based mainly on the knowledge that is available with respect to cleaning of natural teeth. It …& Conclusions 231 1 becomes evident that there is an urgent need for academic institutions and industry to initi- ate and support high quality randomized controlled clinical trials on this topic in the near future. Consensus was reached on recommenda- 4 tions for patients with dental implants and dental care professionals with regard to the effcacy of measures to prevent or manage peri-implant mucositis. It was particularly empha- 5 sized that implant placement and prosthetic reconstructions need to allow proper personal cleaning, proper monitoring of the peri-implant tissues and professional plaque removal (Je- 6 psen et al 2015). Chapter 8 is an epitome of a clinical guideline developed in the Netherlands on behalf of the Dutch Society of Periodontology and the Dutch Society of Oral Implantology regarding the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of peri-implant diseases. Practically, guidelines attempt to distil a large body of medical expertise into a convenient readily usable format (Cook et al. The strength of the recommendations is in part dependent on the quality of the available evidence but also on other factors like the balance between desirable and undesirable consequences of specifc treatments and cost-effectiveness. Continuous imple- mentation and evaluation of the guideline is mandatory to remain up to date. Depending on the surface characteristics, the localization of the surface and the goal of the treatment, the best suitable instrument for 2 each surface should be chosen.
Flapping septum: Excessive removal of the instruments used are shown in Figure 33 purchase discount fildena. A unilateral (hemitransfixation) incision is of the septum and may lead to nasal made in the mucoperichondrial flap at the obstruction order 50 mg fildena with amex. Drooping of the tip and recession of the Another incision is made in the mucoperio- columella might occur if the anterior strip steum over the nasal spine on the same of the cartilage is not preserved 25 mg fildena mastercard. Adhesions may develop between the the nasal spine on both sides thus making septum and turbinates because of the two more tunnels called inferior tunnels. Minor deviations of the septal cartilage can contour, like columella recession, drooping be corrected by making criss-cross of the nasal tip, depression of the bridge, incisions through the whole thickness of widening of nostrils and broadening of the the cartilage thus breaking its spring cartilaginous half of the nose are avoided. Flapping of the septum and perforation do septum, a small strip of cartilage may be not usually occur. This makes the septal cartilage This includes correction of the nasal pyramid free on all sides. The various plasty is called Cottle’s maxilla-premaxilla deformities of the nasal pyramid include approach. Assessment of the external nose: The nasal pyramid should be assessed before taking the patient for surgery. Various nasal angles are measured deformity noted and the type of correction decided. Septal correction: This should be done in the first stage as a straight septum is a must on which external nasal pyramid can be reconstructed. An intercartilaginous incision is made between the alar cartilages on the inner aspect. The skin and soft tissues are elevated from the cartilaginous and bony framework of Fig. The nasal bones are separated from the ascending process of maxilla (lateral Collection of blood in the subperichondrial osteotomy) on both sides and from each plane of the septum may occur because of other (median osteotomy). The nasal bones external trauma to the nose or after surgery then become free and can be kept in the for the deviated nasal septum. Disease like tuberculosis, syphilis, midline granuloma, atrophic rhinitis, and lupus Incision drainage is done under aseptic pre- vulgaris. Irritants like tobacco or cocaine snuff and and a gauze wick kept in the incisions line to fumes such as those of chromic acid and prevent reaccumulation of blood. The abscess is drained Dryness and crusting of nose may occur and in the same way as the haematoma and the bleeding may be the presenting feature. The repair is difficult and is suitable The septum being a midline structure divides for smaller perforations only. Its perforation may, therefore, lateral wall of the nose and from the under- alter the physiology of the nose. Aetiology Grafts may be taken from the middle The causes of perforation are enumerated turbinate and skin of the nasal vestibule and below: stitched in position. Haematoma and abscess formation due buttons have also been used to seal the to necrosis of the septal cartilage. Fever, malaise and gene- Acute inflammation of the nasal mucosa is ralised aches and pains may be present. It is an exceedingly Within a day or two, the nasal secretion common infection prevalent in all ages, becomes mucopurulent. Subsequently after 5 to Aetiology 10 days resolution takes place and recovery Acute rhinitis, primarily a viral infection, is sets in. The following complications may occur— (i) nasopharyngitis, (ii) pharyngitis, followed by secondary infection with bacteria. Pathology Treatment In the initial stage, there occurs a transient There is no specific treatment for the disease. Systemic and local few days, secondary invading organisms like decongestants reduce the nasal obstruction. Micrococcus catarrhalis, streptococci, pneumo- Antihistaminic preparations help to reduce cocci, Haemophilus influenzae and staphylococci can be grown on culture. Steam or menthol vapour produce a soothing effect Clinical Features on the nasal mucosa. At the onset of invasion, the patient feels an Antibiotics do not influence the course of irritation in the nose with a burning sensation the disease but help in controlling secondary Acute Rhinitis 191 infection. Nonadherent superficial membrane Corynebacterium diphtheriae may invade the formation may also occur because of staphy- nasal mucosa and produce a picture of acute lococcal and streptococcal infections, candi- or chronic rhinitis. Furunculosis 192 Textbook of Ear, Nose and Throat Diseases 35 Chronic Rhinitis Chronic inflammation of the nasal mucosa Examination reveals hypertrophied and may occur in various nonspecific and specific congested mucosa and enlarged turbinates. The condition may also result from The mucosa shows chronic inflammatory chronic nasal allergy. Anterior rhinoscopy Chronic Rhinitis 193 shows granulation tissue in the nose along- antra have been blamed for the atrophic with whitish debris. As a result of chronic inflammatory changes, There are two forms of the disease, the ciliated columnar epithelium of the nasal primary atrophic rhinitis and secondary cavity and turbinates atrophies and shows atrophic rhinitis. The endarteritis of blood Primary Atrophic Rhinitis vessels causes diminished blood supply to the The condition is common in young adoles- mucosa. The bone of the turbinates Various theories have been put forward to also show atrophic changes. Infective theory: Various organisms like lium, thick viscid secretions of the nose get Coccobacillus foetidus ozaena, Klebsiella ozaena, stagnated and result in secondary infection and diphtheroids have been isolated from and crust formation. The foetor and loss of the nose of such patients but it is thought mucosal sensation attracts flies which lay that these are secondary invaders rather eggs that hatch out into larvae and pupae than the primary aetiological agents. Endocrine theory: The disease is common Clinical Features in females particularly at puberty. The higher incidence in females and improve- The main presenting features include dryness ment with oestrogen therapy has given of nose, nasal obstruction, headache and rise to speculations that endocrine imba- sometimes epistaxis. Sometimes theory deficiency of iron and fat soluble foetor is a very marked feature noted by the vitamins especially A and D, results in examiner of which the patient is unaware atrophic changes. Developmental factors: Factors like wide Such patients present with a broadened breadth of the nasal cavities and small nose and widened nostrils. The nasal cavities 194 Textbook of Ear, Nose and Throat Diseases are filled up with crusts. Sometimes even the wall of the nose, of various materials like nasopharynx may be visible on anterior autogenous bone graft pieces, cartilage rhinoscopy. Investigations Partial or complete closure of the nostrils (Young’s operation) for a period of six months Various radiological, haematological, and to few years has been performed with better serological tests may be needed to rule out results. The closure is done by raising the disease like tuberculosis, syphilis, lupus and skin flaps from inside of the nasal vestibules leprosy.
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Pus obtained from lymph nodes is usually bacteriologically sterile by conventional techniques cheap fildena express. Infectious agent—Bartonella (formerly Rochalimaea) henselae has been implicated epidemiologically best fildena 100 mg, bacteriologically and serologically as the causal agent of most cat-scratch disease purchase generic fildena canada. Aﬁpia felis, a previously described candidate organism, plays a minor role if any. Occurrence—Worldwide, but uncommon; equally affects men and women, cat-scratch disease is more common in children and young adults. Dog scratch or bite, monkey bite or contact with rabbits, chickens or horses has been reported prior to the syndrome, but cat involvement was not excluded in all cases. Incubation period—Variable, usually 3 14 days from inoculation to primary lesion and 5–50 days from inoculation to lymphadenopathy. Control of patient, contacts and the immediate environment: 1) Report to local health authority: Ofﬁcial report not ordinarily justiﬁable, Class 5 (see Reporting). Needle aspiration of suppurative lymph- adenitis may be required for relief of pain, but incisional biopsy of lymph nodes should be avoided. Meyer Director of Publications Terence Mulligan Production Manager Printed and bound in the United States of America Cover Design: Michele Pryor Typesetting: Cadmus Set in: Garamond Printing and Binding: United Book Press, Inc. Identiﬁcation—An acute bacterial infection localized in the genital area and characterized clinically by single or multiple painful, necrotizing ulcers at site of infection, frequently accompanied by painful swelling and suppuration of regional lymph nodes. Minimally symptomatic lesions may occur on the vaginal wall or cervix; asymptomatic infections may occur in women. Diagnosis is by isolation of the organism from lesion exudate on a selective medium incorporating vancomycin into chocolate, rabbit or horse blood agar enriched with fetal calf serum. Gram stains of lesion exudates may suggest the diagnosis if numerous Gram-negative coccoba- cilli are seen “streaming” between leukocytes. Most prevalent in tropical and subtropical regions, where incidence may be higher than that of syphilis and approach that of gonorrhoea in men. The disease is much less common in temperate zones and may occur in small outbreaks. Mode of transmission—Direct sexual contact with discharges from open lesions and pus from buboes. Beyond the neonatal period, sexual abuse must be considered when chancroid is found in children. Period of communicability—Until healed and as long as infec- tious agent persists in the original lesion or discharging regional lymph nodes—up to several weeks or months without antibiotherapy. Susceptibility—Susceptibility is general; the uncircumcised are at higher risk than the circumcised. Control of patient, contacts and the immediate environment: 1) Report to local health authority: Case report obligatory in many countries, Class 2 (see Reporting). Fluctuant inguinal nodes must be aspirated through intact skin to prevent spontaneous rup- ture. Epidemic measures: Persistent occurrence or increased inci- dence is an indication for stricter application of measures outlined in 9A and 9B above. When compliance with treatment is a problem, consideration should be given to a single dose of ceftriaxone or azithromycin. Empirical therapy to high-risk groups with or without lesions, including sex workers, to clinic patients reporting contact with sex workers, and to clinic patients with genital ulcers and negative darkﬁelds may be required to control an outbreak. Interventions providing peri- odic presumptive treatment covering sex workers and their clients have an impact on chancroid and provide valuable information for strategies to eliminate the disease in areas of high prevalence. Identiﬁcation—Chickenpox (varicella) is an acute, generalized viral disease with sudden onset of slight fever, mild constitutional symp- toms and a skin eruption that is maculopapular for a few hours, vesicular for 3 4 days and leaves a granular scab. The vesicles are unilocular and collapse on puncture, in contrast to the multilocular, noncollapsing vesicles of smallpox. Lesions commonly occur in successive crops, with several stages of maturity present at the same time; they tend to be more abundant on covered than on exposed parts of the body. Lesions may appear on the scalp, high in the axilla, on mucous membranes of the mouth and upper respiratory tract and on the conjunctivae; they tend to occur in areas of irritation, such as sunburn or diaper rash. Occasionally, especially in adults, the fever and constitutional manifestations may be severe. Although varicella is usually a benign childhood disease, and rarely rated as an important public health problem, varicella zoster virus may induce pneumonia or encephalitis, sometimes with persistent sequelae or death. Secondary bacterial infections of the vesicles may leave disﬁguring scars or result in necrotizing fasciitis or septicaemia. Serious complications include pneumonia (viral and bacterial), secondary bacterial infections, hemorrhagic complications and encephalitis. Children with acute leukae- mia, including those in remission after chemotherapy, are at increased risk of disseminated disease, fatal in 5%–10% of cases. Neonates who develop varicella between ages 5 and 10 days are at increased risk of developing severe generalized chickenpox, as are those whose mothers develop the disease 5 days prior to or within 2 days after delivery; prior to the availability of effective viral drugs, the case-fatality rate in neonates reached 30%, but is likely to be lower now. Infection early in pregnancy may be associated with congenital varicella syndrome in 0. Clinical chickenpox was a frequent antecedent of Reye syndrome before the association of Reye syndrome with aspirin use for viral infections was identiﬁed. Herpes zoster (shingles) is a local manifestation of reactivation of latent varicella infection in the dorsal root ganglia. Vesicles with an erythematous base are restricted to skin areas supplied by sensory nerves of a single or associated group of dorsal root ganglia. Lesions may appear in irregular crops along nerve pathways; they are histologically identical to those of chickenpox but usually unilateral, deeper seated and more closely aggre- gated. Nearly 15% of zoster patients have pain or parasthaesias in the affected dermatome for at least several weeks and sometimes permanently (postherpetic neuralgia). In the immunosuppressed and those with diagnosed malignancies, but also in otherwise normal individuals with fewer lesions, extensive chick- enpox-like lesions may appear outside the dermatome. Intrauterine infec- tion and varicella before 2 are also associated with zoster at an early age. Occasionally, a varicelliform eruption follows shortly after herpes zoster, and rarely there is a secondary eruption of zoster after chickenpox. Several antibody assays are now commercially available, but they are not sensitive enough to be used for post-immunization testing of immunity. Multinucleated giant cells may be detected in Giemsa-stained scrapings from the base of a lesion; these are not found in vaccinia lesions but do occur in herpes simplex lesions. They are not speciﬁc for varicella infections, and the availability of rapid direct ﬂuorescent antibody testing has limited their value for clinical testing. In temperate climates, at least 90% of the population has had chickenpox by age 15 and at least 95% by young adulthood. The epidemiology of varicella in tropical countries differs from temperate climates, with a higher proportion of cases occurring among adults. Mode of transmission—Person-to-person by direct contact, drop- let or airborne spread of vesicle ﬂuid or secretions of the respiratory tract of cases or of vesicle ﬂuid of patients with herpes zoster; indirectly through articles freshly soiled by discharges from vesicles and mucous membranes of infected people.
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