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Elevation of systemic markers related to cardiovascular diseases in the peripheral blood of periodontitis patients.
BACKGROUND Periodontitis is a common, often undiagnosed, chronic infection of the supporting tissues of the teeth, epidemiologically associated with cardiovascular diseases. Since C-reactive proteinExpand
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Amoxicillin plus metronidazole in the treatment of adult periodontitis patients. A double-blind placebo-controlled study.
BACKGROUND, AIMS The aim of this double-blind, parallel study was to evaluate the adjunctive effects of systemically administered amoxicillin and metronidazole in a group of adult periodontitisExpand
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Porphyromonas gingivalis, Bacteroides forsythus and other putative periodontal pathogens in subjects with and without periodontal destruction.
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Bacteria play an essential role in the pathogenesis of destructive periodontal disease. It has been suggested that not all bacteria associated with periodontitis may be normalExpand
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Micronutritional approaches to periodontal therapy.
AIM Periodontitis results from the loss of a delicate balance between microbial virulence factors and a proportionate host response. Nutritional factors have been implicated in several chronicExpand
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Tongue coating and salivary bacterial counts in healthy/gingivitis subjects and periodontitis patients.
BACKGROUND The papillary structure of the dorsum of the tongue forms a unique ecological site that provides a large surface area favoring the accumulation of oral debris and microorganisms. TheseExpand
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Periodontitis is associated with platelet activation.
There is an epidemiological association between periodontitis and cardiovascular disease (CVD). In periodontitis, low grade systemic inflammation and bacteremia occur regularly. Such events mayExpand
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Java project on periodontal diseases. The natural development of periodontitis: risk factors, risk predictors and risk determinants.
OBJECTIVE To identify risk factors, risk predictors and risk determinants for onset and progression of periodontitis. MATERIAL AND METHODS For this longitudinal, prospective study all subjects inExpand
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Toothbrushing force in relation to plaque removal.
This was a 2-part study. The purpose of the 1st part was to examine the relationship between brushing force and plaque removal efficacy comparing a regular manual toothbrush (M) with an electricExpand
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Comparison of different approaches of interdental oral hygiene: interdental brushes versus dental floss.
The purpose of the present study was to compare in untreated patients suffering from moderate to severe periodontitis the efficacy of dental floss (DF) and interdental brushes (IDB) in the reductionExpand
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Lower numbers of erythrocytes and lower levels of hemoglobin in periodontitis patients compared to control subjects.
BACKGROUND Anemia of chronic disease (ACD) is defined as the anemia occurring in chronic infections and inflammatory conditions, that is not due to marrow deficiencies or other diseases and in theExpand
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