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LPS levels in root canals after the use of ozone gas and high frequency electrical pulses

Overview of attention for article published in Brazilian Oral Research, January 2016
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Title
LPS levels in root canals after the use of ozone gas and high frequency electrical pulses
Published in
Brazilian Oral Research, January 2016
DOI 10.1590/1807-3107bor-2016.vol30.0019
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MELO, Tiago André Fontoura de, GRÜNDLING, Grasiela Sabrina Longhi, MONTAGNER, Francisco, SCUR, Alcione Luiz, STEIER, Liviu, SCARPARO, Roberta Kochenborger, FIGUEIREDO, José Antônio Poli de, VIER-PELISSER, Fabiana Vieira

Abstract

The present study aims to verify the effect of ozone gas (OZY® System) and high frequency electric pulse (Endox® System) systems on human root canals previously contaminated with Escherichia colilipopolysaccharide (LPS). Fifty single-rooted teeth had their dental crowns removed and root lengths standardized to 16 mm. The root canals were prepared up to #60 hand K-files and sterilized using gamma radiation with cobalt 60. The specimens were divided into the following five groups (n = 10) based on the disinfection protocol used: OZY® System, one 120-second-pulse (OZY 1p); OZY® System, four 24-second-pulses (OZY 4p); and Endox® System (ENDOX). Contaminated and non-contaminated canals were exposed only to apyrogenic water and used as positive (C+) and negative (C-) controls, respectively. LPS (O55:B55) was administered in all root canals except those belonging to group C-. After performing disinfection, LPS samples were collected from the canals using apyrogenic paper tips. Limulus Amoebocyte Lysate (LAL) was used to quantify the LPS levels, and the data obtained was analyzed using one-way ANOVA. The disinfection protocols used were unable to reduce the LPS levels significantly (p = 0.019). The use of ozone gas and high frequency electric pulses was not effective in eliminating LPS from the root canals.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 48 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 6 13%
Student > Bachelor 6 13%
Professor 3 6%
Librarian 3 6%
Student > Postgraduate 3 6%
Other 9 19%
Unknown 18 38%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 25 52%
Engineering 2 4%
Social Sciences 2 4%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 2%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 2%
Other 3 6%
Unknown 14 29%

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#16,690,235
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Outputs from Brazilian Oral Research
#169
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#187,448
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Outputs of similar age from Brazilian Oral Research
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