Investigation of bacteremia induced by removal of orthodontic mini-implants.

Livas, Christos; Delli, Konstantina; Karapsias, Stergios; Pandis, Nikolaos; Ren, Yijin (2014). Investigation of bacteremia induced by removal of orthodontic mini-implants. European journal of orthodontics, 36(1), pp. 16-21. Oxford University Press 10.1093/ejo/cjs099

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The aim of this study was to investigate potential occurrence of bacteremia in orthodontic patients after removal of miniscrews.The study group comprised 30 healthy subjects (17 males, 13 females) with a mean age of 24.1 years treated with self-ligating fixed appliances and mini-implant anchorage. Two 20 ml venous blood samples were obtained prior to and 30-60 seconds after miniscrew explantation following an aseptic technique. Blood culturing in aerobic and anaerobic conditions was carried out by means of the BACTEC blood culture analyzer. Microbiological analysis showed that none of the pre- and post-operative samples exhibited detectable bacteremia. Future research should be focused on determining the collective bacteremic effect of a sequence of orthodontic procedures including miniscrew placement or removal, typically performed during a single treatment session.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > School of Dental Medicine > Department of Orthodontics

UniBE Contributor:

Livas, Christos and Pandis, Nikolaos

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0141-5387

Publisher:

Oxford University Press

Language:

English

Submitter:

Eveline Carmen Schuler

Date Deposited:

25 Nov 2014 14:31

Last Modified:

27 Apr 2018 10:28

Publisher DOI:

10.1093/ejo/cjs099

PubMed ID:

23321850

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.60588

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/60588

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