Treatment of periodontal diseases reduces chronic systemic inflammation in maintenance hemodialysis patients.

@article{Siribamrungwong2012TreatmentOP,
  title={Treatment of periodontal diseases reduces chronic systemic inflammation in maintenance hemodialysis patients.},
  author={Monchai Siribamrungwong and Kutchaporn Puangpanngam},
  journal={Renal failure},
  year={2012},
  volume={34 2},
  pages={171-5}
}
BACKGROUND Evidences suggest that chronic systemic inflammation is associated with increasing mortality in maintenance hemodialysis patients due to atherosclerosis and malnutrition. Periodontal diseases are treatable sources of systemic inflammation in hemodialysis patients. We therefore evaluated the effect of periodontal treatment in maintenance hemodialysis patients. METHOD Periodontal diseases were evaluated in 30 stable maintenance hemodialysis patients by using clinical periodontal… CONTINUE READING
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