Scaling and root planing treatment for periodontitis to reduce preterm birth and low birth weight: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

@article{Kim2012ScalingAR,
  title={Scaling and root planing treatment for periodontitis to reduce preterm birth and low birth weight: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.},
  author={Arthur Joon Kim and Alexander J Lo and Deborah A Pullin and Darneesh S Thornton-Johnson and Nadeem Yakub Karimbux},
  journal={Journal of periodontology},
  year={2012},
  volume={83 12},
  pages={1508-19}
}
BACKGROUND The aim of this study is to perform an updated systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) evaluating the efficacy of scaling and root planing (SRP) in reducing the preterm-birth and low-birth-weight risks to analyze important subgroups and to further explore heterogeneity and bias risks in the pooled studies. METHODS The entire Cochrane Library was searched (from 1990 to September 2011), MEDLINE (from 1950 to September 2011), CINAHL (from 1980 to… CONTINUE READING
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Scaling and root planing treatment for periodontitis to reduce preterm birth and low birth weight: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

  • AJ Kim, AJ Lo, DA Pullin, DS Thornton-Johnson, NY. Karimbux
  • J Periodontol 2012;83:1508-19
  • 2012

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