Preterm low birth weight and maternal periodontal status: a meta-analysis.

@article{Vergnes2007PretermLB,
  title={Preterm low birth weight and maternal periodontal status: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Jean-Noel Vergnes and Michel Sixou},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2007},
  volume={196 2},
  pages={
          135.e1-7
        }
}
OBJECTIVE This study was undertaken to assess the effect of maternal periodontal disease on preterm delivery and/or birth of low-weight infants. STUDY DESIGN We conducted a meta-analytic review of 5 medical databases (MEDLINE, EMBASE, LILACS, BIOSIS and PASCAL) for human observational studies linking preterm delivery and/or birth of low-weight infants to maternal periodontal disease. The MOOSE guidelines for meta-analysis of observational studies were followed. RESULTS The literature search… CONTINUE READING
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