A Prospective Longitudinal Study on Implant Prosthetic Rehabilitation in Controlled HIV-Positive Patients with 1-Year Follow-Up: The Role of CD4+ Level, Smoking Habits, and Oral Hygiene.

@article{Gherlone2016APL,
  title={A Prospective Longitudinal Study on Implant Prosthetic Rehabilitation in Controlled HIV-Positive Patients with 1-Year Follow-Up: The Role of CD4+ Level, Smoking Habits, and Oral Hygiene.},
  author={Enrico Felice Gherlone and Paolo Cappar{\'e} and Simona Tecco and Elisabetta Maria Polizzi and Giuseppe Pantaleo and Giorgio Gastaldi and Maria Gabriella Grusovin},
  journal={Clinical implant dentistry and related research},
  year={2016},
  volume={18 5},
  pages={
          955-964
        }
}
BACKGROUND A recent study showed that implant-prosthetic rehabilitation in well-controlled HIV patients gave slightly worse results than in an healthy population, and failures were all linked to infection. PURPOSE The aim of this study was to examine the associations between the success of implant-prosthetic treatment and systemic CD4+ level, smoking habits, and oral hygiene. MATERIALS AND METHODS This mono-centric study included HIV patients with a stable disease and good oral hygiene… CONTINUE READING