Periodontal therapy for pregnant women and cases of low birthweight: an intervention study.

@article{Cruz2010PeriodontalTF,
  title={Periodontal therapy for pregnant women and cases of low birthweight: an intervention study.},
  author={Simone Seixas da Cruz and Maria da Conceiç{\~a}o N. Costa and Isaac Suzart Gomes-Filho and Mauricio Lima Barreto and Carlos Ant{\^o}nio S T dos Santos and Angela Guimar{\~a}es Martins and Johelle de Santana Passos and Camila Oliveira Teixeira de Freitas and F{\'a}bio P Sampaio and Eneida de Moraes Marc{\'i}lio Cerqueira},
  journal={Pediatrics international : official journal of the Japan Pediatric Society},
  year={2010},
  volume={52 1},
  pages={57-64}
}
BACKGROUND Over the past decade, strong evidence for an association between maternal periodontitis and low birthweight has started to appear. However, few intervention studies have been proposed for investigating this hypothesis. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether periodontal therapy among pregnant women would reduce the incidence of low birthweight. METHODS A nonrandomized intervention study was performed, with two control groups. The sample comprised 339 pregnant women: 141 in… CONTINUE READING