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Epidemiology and demographics of aggressive periodontitis.
Epidemiologic studies of aggressive periodontitis have used different study designs and a range of examination methods and case definitions, and this greatly complicates the study of diseaseExpand
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Overweight and obesity as risk indicators for periodontitis in adults.
BACKGROUND Developed and developing countries are facing an obesity epidemic with various health consequences. Few studies have addressed the relationship between obesity and periodontal health. TheExpand
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Gingival recession: epidemiology and risk indicators in a representative urban Brazilian population.
BACKGROUND Gingival recession is a common manifestation of periodontal disease, but it is also associated with other risk factors. A few studies have investigated the epidemiology and risk factors ofExpand
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Aggressive periodontitis in an urban population in southern Brazil.
BACKGROUND There are limited data about the epidemiology and risk factors for aggressive periodontitis (AgP) in Latin American and Brazilian populations. The aim of this study was to assess theExpand
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Azithromycin as an adjunctive treatment of aggressive periodontitis: 12-months randomized clinical trial.
AIM To assess the effect of systemic azithromycin as a supplement to scaling and root planing (SRP) in the treatment of aggressive periodontitis (AgP). MATERIAL AND METHODS Twenty-four individualsExpand
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Quantitative detection of Clostridium difficile in hospital environmental samples by real-time polymerase chain reaction.
C. difficile-associated diarrhoea occurs commonly in hospitals and is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. Hospital surfaces are often contaminated with nosocomial pathogens and may beExpand
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Traumatic dental injury among 12-year-old South Brazilian schoolchildren: prevalence, severity, and risk indicators.
An increasing prevalence of traumatic dental injury (TDI) has been reported in the last few decades. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence and severity of TDI and its association withExpand
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Periodontal attachment loss in an urban population of Brazilian adults: effect of demographic, behavioral, and environmental risk indicators.
BACKGROUND There is little information about the occurrence and risk factors of periodontal diseases in developing countries. This study describes the clinical attachment loss (CAL) in an adultExpand
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Tooth loss and associated risk indicators in an adult urban population from south Brazil
The aim of the present study was to assess the prevalence, extent, and risk indicators of tooth loss in a representative adult, urban population in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul. A sampleExpand
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Effect of partial recording protocols on estimates of prevalence of periodontal disease.
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to assess the degree of underreporting in the estimates of prevalence of periodontal attachment loss due to different partial recording protocols (PRP) inExpand
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