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dc.contributorRamadan, A.A.EN
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T11:23:25Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T11:23:25Z
dc.date.issued2003EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/0903/emhj_2003_9_3_274_278.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/119275
dc.description274-278EN
dc.description.abstractThe efficacy of removing, rather than destroying, hepatitis C virus [‎HCV]‎ from polytetrafluoroethylene [‎PTFE]‎-coated orthodontic archwires was tested. PTFE-coated archwires, pieces of PTFE and endodontic files [‎20 each]‎ were immersed in HCV-infected blood for 24 hours. Half were washed under running water for 10 seconds while the remainder were thoroughly scrubbed with a toothbrush under running water for 10 seconds. Items were kept in separate dishes of distilled water for 24 hours. Reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction was used for viral replication. Viruses were detected by the gel method using a transilluminator. Only scrubbed PTFE pieces and coated archwires were negative for HCV. This suggests that PTFE coating of dental instruments inhibited HCV adhesion when thoroughly scrubbedEN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 9 (‎3)‎, 274-278, 2003EN
dc.subjectDNA, ViralEN
dc.subjectDental InstrumentsEN
dc.subjectEquipment ContaminationEN
dc.subjectHepacivirusEN
dc.subjectInfection Control, DentalEN
dc.subjectOrthodontic WiresEN
dc.subjectPolytetrafluoroethyleneEN
dc.subjectVirus ReplicationEN
dc.subject.meshCoated Materials, BiocompatibleEN
dc.titleRemoving hepatitis C virus from polytetrafluoroethylene-coated orthodontic archwires and other dental instrumentsEN


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