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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: In vitro evaluation of the antimicrobial activity of chlorhexidine and sodium hypochlorite
Author: Vianna, ME
Gomes, BPFA
Berber, VB
Zaia, AA
Ferraz, CCR
de Souza, FJ
Abstract: The aim of this study was to investigate in vitro the antimicrobial activity of 0.2%, 1%, and 2% chlorhexidine gluconate (CHX gel and CHX liquid), against endodontic pathogens and compare the results with the ones achieved by 0.5%, 1%, 2.5%, 4%, and 5.25% sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl). A broth dilution test was performed, and the timing for irrigants to kill microbial cells was recorded and statistically analyzed. Both 2.0% gel and liquid formulations eliminated Staphylococcus aureus and Candida albicans in 15 seconds, whereas the gel formulation killed Enterococcus faecalis in 1 minute. All tested irrigants eliminated Porphyromonas endodontalis, Porphyromonas gingivalis, and Prevotella intermedia in 15 seconds. The timing required for 1.0% and 2.0% CHX liquid to eliminate all microorganisms was the same required for 5.25% NaOCl. The antimicrobial action is related to type, concentration, and presentation form of the irrigants as well as the microbial susceptibility.
Country: EUA
Editor: Mosby, Inc
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/S1079-2104(03)00360-3
Date Issue: 2004
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