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Use of Lactobacillus reuteri DSM 17938 in the treatment of Stage II-III Periodontitis: Longitudinal Study of 36 Patients

Published on: 11th March, 2024

Periodontal diseases are a consequence of the host’s inflammatory and immune mechanisms against dysbiotic bacterial plaque. Given the role of probiotics in biofilm control and modulation of dysbiosis, this study assessed the efficacy of a specific strain of Lactobacillus Reuteri, DSM 17938, in the treatment of stage II and III periodontitis. 36 patients were randomly allocated into two groups: group A, the treated group; and Group B, the control group. The treated group and the control group both underwent initial periodontal debridement. Patients received medications after undergoing periodontal debridement. Clinical parameters were assessed at baseline and at 21 days. All parameters evaluated, Probing Depth (PD), Full Mouth Bleeding score (FMBS), and Full Mouth Plaque Score (FMPS) showed a reduction over time in both groups. The treated group showed a better reduction (p = 0.05) for PD. As far as the depth of probing is concerned, the decrease observed between the control group and the group treated with probiotics is such as to be considered statistically significant and since the average of the values for the treated group is higher than that of the control group, the use of probiotics has an efficacy of medium statistical importance in the treatment of periodontal disease.
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Reducing CO2 in Passive House Adapted Low-cost Tropical Homes?

Published on: 26th April, 2024

The background of this novel study is how to apply an empirically adjusted Passive House concept in the tropics - beyond its otherwise prevailing global standards. Even though well-insulated houses have been on the planet since people settled down in some of their first dwellings, passive in the 21st century is different. It includes strict rules for airtightness and fitting of windows along with a sophisticated concept for artificial ventilation. Fresh air reachable from outside by filtered ventilation with heat recovery describes the heart of the system - if natural outside air is not preferable, it is convenient just in seasons with thermal comfort.Hence, the purpose and aim of the study presented here is to use a less common and at the same time more cost-saving approach: It might seem that the modern type of passive house entails the same standards that have been developed firmly on its own global market niche. However, this article tries to contribute toward a new development of modern passive homes for low-cost affordable tropical and subtropical houses in their entirety.As a concluding note, the author states that nobody has ever disproven this evolving concept as a combination of airtightness and a new way of forced ventilation without heat- or coolness recovery which is highly applicable for low-cost residential areas in tropical countries. By generating lower temperatures, it can help to surpass the overheating caused by climate change in certain tropical climate zones in higher altitudes and during cooler seasons. The condition is that the occupants are willing to accept a thermal comfort of up to 28 °C and humidity in its 70s and 80s.
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