Salivary antioxidants in patients with type 1 or 2 diabetes and inflammatory periodontal disease: a case-control study.

@article{Gm2009SalivaryAI,
  title={Salivary antioxidants in patients with type 1 or 2 diabetes and inflammatory periodontal disease: a case-control study.},
  author={Pinar G{\"u}m{\"u}ş and Nurcan Buduneli and Sevki S Cetinkalp and Samuel I. Hawkins and Diane E. Renaud and Denis F. Kinane and David J. Scott},
  journal={Journal of periodontology},
  year={2009},
  volume={80 9},
  pages={1440-6}
}
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to evaluate and compare salivary concentrations of reduced, oxidized glutathione, uric acid, ascorbic acid, and total antioxidant capacity in subjects with diabetes and systemically healthy subjects with inflammatory periodontal disease. METHODS Sixteen patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM), 25 patients with type 2 DM, and 24 systemically healthy patients, all with inflammatory periodontal disease, were recruited. Whole-saliva samples were… CONTINUE READING
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