Periodontal disease and adverse pregnancy outcomes: is there an association?

  title={Periodontal disease and adverse pregnancy outcomes: is there an association?},
  author={Sindhu K. Srinivas and Mary D. Sammel and David M. Stamilio and Bonnie A. Clothier and Marjorie K. Jeffcoat and Samuel Parry and George A. Macones and Michal A Elovitz and Joshua Metlay},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  volume={200 5},
OBJECTIVE We assessed the risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes (preterm birth [PTB], preeclampsia [PRE], fetal growth restriction [FGR], or perinatal death) in women with periodontal disease (PD) compared to those without. STUDY DESIGN A multicenter prospective cohort study enrolled women from 3 sites between 6 and 20 weeks' gestation. The presence of PD was defined as periodontal attachment loss > or = to 3 mm on 3 or more teeth. The primary binary composite outcome included PRE, PTB, FGR, or… CONTINUE READING
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