Does periodontal disease reflect atherosclerosis in continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis patients?


Cengiz M. I. , Bal S., Goekcay S. , Cengiz K.

JOURNAL OF PERIODONTOLOGY, vol.78, no.10, pp.1926-1934, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 78 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1902/jop.2007.060499
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PERIODONTOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1926-1934

Abstract

Background: Chronic infection and inflammation, including periodontitis, are linked to an increased risk for atherosclerosis. To investigate the possible adverse effects of periodontitis in continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) patients, we compared periodontal severity with inflammation and malnutrition, which are associated with poor atherosclerotic outcome in CAPD patients.