Adherence frequency of CANDIDA ALBICANS on nasoalveolar molding (NAM) appliances


YILMAZ H. N. , Hatipoglu S., Erdem B., CAN B. , KADİR T.

JOURNAL OF STOMATOLOGY ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.121, no.5, pp.473-477, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 121 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jormas.2020.08.005
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF STOMATOLOGY ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.473-477

Abstract

Background and Method: The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the adherence frequency of Candida albicans and non-albicans Candida species in newborn babies with Cleft Lip and Palate (CLP) who receive presurgical orthopedic therapy with Nasoalveolar Molding (NAM) appliances. This study comprised of 25 CLP newborns including 8-right unilateral, 8-left unilateral and 7-bilateral CLP. First swab samples were taken from the hard palate when the baby was referred and renewed after 3 days. Following the 7th day of delivery of NAM appliance, the swab samples were retaken from both the hard palate and the NAM appliance. Samples were renewed with 2-month intervals. The last swab samples were taken one month after the surgery. Oral swabs were cultured on CHROMagar Candida medium for the growth of yeasts.