Alessandra Blaizot

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OBJECTIVE Many studies have investigated the relationship between periodontal and cardiovascular diseases but their results are heterogeneous. Meta-analyses were conducted to examine the association between exposure to periodontitis and cardiovascular diseases. MATERIAL AND METHODS Studies published between 1989 and 2007 were retrieved from seven(More)
OBJECTIVES The aims of the Oral Status And Rheumatoid Arthritis (OSARA) cross-sectional study were to study the oral health-related quality of life and to assess the associated factors in a population of outpatients with rheumatoid arthritis in France. METHODS The data were collected by five trained and standardised dentists who asked each subject the(More)
AIM The primary aim of the study was to systematically map registration records on periodontal medicine in clinical trial registers. The secondary aim was to assess the evolution of periodontal medicine in clinical periodontal research as a whole. MATERIAL AND METHODS We searched all registration records related to periodontology in the World Health(More)
BACKGROUND Observational studies and clinical trials are increasingly highlighting significant associations between periodontitis (chronic, infectious, inflammatory disease affecting tooth supporting tissues) and rheumatoid arthritis (chronic systemic autoimmune disease). OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to describe the dental, periodontal and oral(More)
Person-centered or patient-centered care (PCC) focuses on the individual's needs and concerns. Although PCC is widely acknowledged as a core value of modern medicine, there has been a lack of research on how dental curricula could engage future dentists in PCC approaches. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of a PCC course on empathy in dental(More)
BACKGROUND Given that advances in research continuously raise new ethical issues, a multidisciplinary working group of investigators involved in biomedical research has gathered to discuss and compare ethical viewpoints in their daily practice. METHODS The working group has drafted a Charter for Ethics in Biomedical Research that encompasses all the steps(More)
BACKGROUND Cognitively impaired patients often present poor oral health status that may be explained by ethical tensions in oral healthcare management. This participatory study explored such tensions among adults with intellectual disabilities and with caregivers. The second objective was to specify, with caregivers, the points that should be developed in a(More)
BACKGROUND Few data are available concerning the dental health of adults in France. This study was designed to describe dental status, oral health behaviour and factors associated with caries among workers followed by an occupational health service in Northern France. METHODS A representative sample of workers was selected between May and July 2006. Data(More)
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