Table 4

Vital fluorescence (VF%) results compared to the corresponding bacteriological parameter plating efficiency (PE%) (data taken from[8])
Reference n1 Plaque age (Days) VF (%) ± SD Relation2 PE (%) ± SD
WEIGER et al. 1992 [108] 200 1 69.8 ± 16.0 n.a.3 60.4 ± 30.3
2 78.0 ± 14.7 n.a. 91.9 ± 30.1
3 81.3 ± 10.9 n.a. 82.4 ± 26.8
WEIGER et al. 1994 [115] 132 1 42.9 ± 20.7 < 47.8 ± 21.8
2 76.3 ± 17.5 > 58.8 ± 18.0
3 86.3 ± 7.8 > 73.5 ± 30.6
VON OHLE 1995 CF. [[109]] 211 1 57 ± 18 < 75 ± 35
2 73 ± 20 > 53 ± 20
3 79 ± 18 > 55 ± 20
NETUSCHIL et al. 1995 [110] 160 1 52.1 ± 17.2 > 43.9 ± 27.2
2 83.3 ± 12.9 > 77.3 ± 26.1
3 90.8 ± 6.1 > 83.7 ± 17.0

1Number of independent plaque samples.

2Rough relation between VF(%) and PE(%).

3n.a.: not available – in this first study different plaque samples (however, from one patient each) were taken for assessment of either VF(%) or PE(%).

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