Potassium Compounds

Publication Title: 
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

BACKGROUND: Molluscum contagiosum is a common skin infection that is caused by a pox virus and occurs mainly in children. The infection usually resolves within months in people without immune deficiency, but treatment may be preferred for social and cosmetic reasons or to avoid spreading the infection. A clear evidence base supporting the various treatments is lacking.This is an update of a Cochrane Review first published in 2006, and updated previously in 2009.

Author(s): 
van der Wouden, Johannes C.
van der Sande, Renske
Kruithof, Emma J.
Sollie, Annet
van Suijlekom-Smit, Lisette Wa
Koning, Sander
Publication Title: 
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

BACKGROUND: Molluscum contagiosum is a common skin infection, caused by a virus, which will usually resolve within months in people with a normal immune system. Many treatments have been promoted for molluscum contagiosum but a clear evidence base supporting them is lacking. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of management strategies (including waiting for natural resolution) for cutaneous, non-genital molluscum contagiosum in healthy people.

Author(s): 
van der Wouden, J. C.
Menke, J.
Gajadin, S.
Koning, S.
Tasche, M. J. A.
van Suijlekom-Smit, L. W. A.
Berger, M. Y.
Butler, C. C.
Publication Title: 
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

BACKGROUND: Molluscum contagiosum is a common skin infection, caused by a pox virus. The infection will usually resolve within months in people with a normal immune system. Many treatments have been used for molluscum contagiosum but a clear evidence base supporting them is lacking.This is an updated version of the original Cochrane Review published in Issue 2, 2006. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of management strategies (including waiting for natural resolution) for cutaneous, non-genital molluscum contagiosum in otherwise healthy people.

Author(s): 
van der Wouden, Johannes C.
van der Sande, Renske
van Suijlekom-Smit, Lisette Wa
Berger, Marjolein
Butler, Christopher C.
Koning, Sander
Publication Title: 
Indian Journal of Dental Research: Official Publication of Indian Society for Dental Research

AIMS: A randomized clinical trail was designed to compare the efficacy of two commercially available desensitizing agents (fluoride varnish containing 6% sodium fluoride and 6% calcium fluoride and a gel containing 6% potassium nitrate and 0.11% fluoride ions) in the treatment of dentinal hypersensitivity. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: Randomized clinical trial. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-one patients were selected. Subjects were evaluated using three different stimuli, i.e., tactile test, air blast test and cold water test. They were then randomly divided into two groups.

Author(s): 
Pandit, Nymphea
Gupta, Rajan
Bansal, Aarti
Publication Title: 
American Journal of Dentistry

PURPOSE: To compare the Jay Sensitivity Sensor Probe (Jay Probe), a new microprocessor-based, pre-calibrated instrument, with well accepted methods used to evaluate sensitivity, i.e. tactile response to the Yeaple Probe, air blast (Schiff scale), and patient responses by Visual Analog Score (VAS). METHODS: Jay Probe assessments were accomplished using several approaches. With a cohort of 12 subjects, two clinical examiners compared the repeatability of the Jay and Yeaple Probes.

Author(s): 
Sowinski, Joseph A.
Kakar, Ashish
Kakar, Kanupriya
Publication Title: 
American Journal of Dentistry

PURPOSE: To compare relief from dentin hypersensitivity (DH) after use of dentifrices formulated with potassium nitrate or fluoride. For the study, DH evaluations were conducted with the Jay Sensitivity Sensor Probe (Jay Probe), a novel tactile hypersensitivity instrument, in conjunction with three other DH methods, i.e. Yeaple probe (tactile), air blast, and the Visual Analog Scale (VAS). METHODS: Adults (n = 100) who presented two teeth with DH and met study criteria were enrolled for this double-blind, randomized, parallel, controlled clinical trial conducted in an outpatient setting.

Author(s): 
Kakar, Ashish
Kakar, Kanupriya
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