Oral health and inflammation in patients with end-stage renal failure.

@article{Bayraktar2009OralHA,
  title={Oral health and inflammation in patients with end-stage renal failure.},
  author={Gulsen Bayraktar and Idil Kurtulus and Rumeyza Kazancioğlu and Isil Bayramgurler and Serdar Cintan and C Bural and Semra Bozfakioğlu and Halim Issever and Alaattin Yildiz},
  journal={Peritoneal dialysis international : journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis},
  year={2009},
  volume={29 4},
  pages={472-9}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS End-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients have an increased risk of atherosclerotic complications. In both hemodialysis (HD) patients and the general population, it has become evident that inflammation plays an important role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerotic complications. Oral and dental problems in ESRD patients could be an important source of inflammation, thus treatment of these problems is important to protect these patients from potential infections. The decayed… CONTINUE READING

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