Periodontal Disease and Risks of Kidney Function Decline and Mortality in Older People: A Community-Based Cohort Study.

@article{Chen2015PeriodontalDA,
  title={Periodontal Disease and Risks of Kidney Function Decline and Mortality in Older People: A Community-Based Cohort Study.},
  author={Yung-Tai Chen and Chia-Jen Shih and S R Ou and S Hung and Chi-Hung Lin and Der-Cherng Tarng},
  journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation},
  year={2015},
  volume={66 2},
  pages={223-30}
}
BACKGROUND The association between periodontal disease and chronic kidney disease in older people is controversial, and evidence for a causal link between kidney function decline and subsequent mortality risk is limited. STUDY DESIGN Longitudinal, observational, community-based cohort study. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS Participants were citizens 65 years or older who received the Taipei City Government-sponsored Annual Elderly Health Examination Program during 2005 to 2010, including dental… CONTINUE READING
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