Periodontal disease as a risk factor in pre-term low birth weight--an assessment of gynecologists' knowledge: a pilot study.

@article{Shenoy2009PeriodontalDA,
  title={Periodontal disease as a risk factor in pre-term low birth weight--an assessment of gynecologists' knowledge: a pilot study.},
  author={Rekha P Shenoy and Dilip Gopinath Nayak and Peter Simon Sequeira},
  journal={Indian journal of dental research : official publication of Indian Society for Dental Research},
  year={2009},
  volume={20 1},
  pages={13-6}
}
BACKGROUND Pre-term low birth weight (PLBW) is a condition having tremendous financial impact on health care systems as well as the affected families. Studies suggest that 18.2% of all PLBW cases may be attributable to periodontal disease. OBJECTIVES To assess gynecologists' knowledge of periodontal disease as a risk factor in PLBW and their knowledge… CONTINUE READING