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Prior studies of a link between periodontal and cardiovascular disease have been limited by being predominantly observational. We used a treatment intervention model to study the relationship between periodontitis and systemic inflammatory and thrombotic cardiovascular indicators of risk. We studied 67 adults with advanced periodontitis requiring full-mouth(More)
In January 2004, the National Collaboration for Youth approved a list of core competencies needed by entry-level youth development workers for effective youth development practice. This chapter provides an overview of these competencies, explaining why and how the list was created, outcomes, and recommendations for next steps.
  • B A Taylor
  • 2000
Gingival enlargement (GE) may be induced by cyclosporin A, phenytoin or calcium channel blockers, used either singly or in combination. The lesion can cause significant disfigurement and functional difficulty as it interferes with eating and speech, impedes effective plaque control, and disturbs occlusal relationships. Orthodontic problems may originate(More)
Observational studies indicate that chronic periodontal disease is associated with adverse cardiovascular outcomes. The aim of this study was to determine whether initial periodontal treatment has a beneficial effect on systemic markers of inflammation and cardiovascular risk. One hundred and thirty-six adults with chronic periodontitis were allocated to(More)
1. Executive Summary 3 Outreach Document The UAF team feels that communication with stakeholders must be an early priority. We made the development of an outreach (legislative) document our first priority. This outreach document will stress the importance of an undergraduate research program by connecting the program purpose to educational outcomes and to(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess whether treatment of advanced periodontal disease affects plasma levels of serum amyloid A (SAA) and phospholipid transfer protein (PLTP) activity. DESIGN We measured the levels of SAA and PLTP activity in plasma of 66 patients with advanced periodontal disease before and after treatment by full-mouth tooth extraction (FME). RESULTS(More)
BACKGROUND We previously reported an increased rate of progression of periodontal disease over an 18-month period in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive subjects compared to controls. The mechanism for disease progression and rapid tissue loss was unknown. Data on the microbiological studies failed to show any significant difference in the microbial(More)
Smoking is a risk factor for periodontitis but there are conflicting reports about the relationship between the severity of periodontitis and smoking behaviour, in part because self-reported smoking status may be inaccurate. Cotinine, a major metabolite of nicotine with a longer half-life (17 h versus 30 min), may be a more useful biochemical marker of(More)