Periodontitis deteriorates peripheral arterial disease in Japanese population via enhanced systemic inflammation

@article{Aoyama2017PeriodontitisDP,
  title={Periodontitis deteriorates peripheral arterial disease in Japanese population via enhanced systemic inflammation},
  author={Norio Aoyama and Jun-Ichi Suzuki and Naho Kobayashi and Tomoya Hanatani and Norihiko Ashigaki and Asuka Yoshida and Yuka Shiheido and Hiroki Sato and Hidetoshi Kumagai and Yuichi Ikeda and Hiroshi Akazawa and Issei Komuro and Yuichi Izumi and Mitsuaki Isobe},
  journal={Heart and Vessels},
  year={2017},
  volume={32},
  pages={1314-1319}
}
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a common manifestation of arterial stenosis of the extremity that reduces arterial flow. While patients with periodontitis are at a high risk of PAD, little causal information has been provided to date. To clarify the relationship, we conducted this cross-sectional study. The oral condition of patients with or without PAD, who attended Tokyo Medical and Dental University Hospital, was evaluated. Blood examinations and dental clinical measurements, including… CONTINUE READING
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