Published in Healthcare Mergers, Acquisitions and Ventures Week, October 15th, 2005
In a study from Italy, the "presence of selected bacteria (Enterococcus faecalis, Porphyromonas gingivalis, Prevotella intermedia, Tannerella forsythensis, Treponema denticola) in infected root canals was studied using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assays, and the association of bacteria with clinical signs of endodontic disease was assessed."
"The null hypothesis, that no difference could be observed between clinical signs of apical periodontitis and a specific bacterial strain, was tested," noted F. Foschi and coauthors...
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