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Periodontitis May Contribute to Poor Control of Hypertension in Older Adults

Authors
Journal
Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
1532-3382
Publisher
Elsevier - Mosby
Volume
13
Issue
3
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2013.07.016
Keywords
  • Diagnosis/Treatment/Prognosis
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Article Title and Bibliographic Information Periodontal disease, hypertension, and blood pressure among older adults in Puerto Rico. Rivas-Tumanyan S, Campos M, Zevallos JC, Joshipura KJ. J Periodontol 2013;84:203-11. Reviewer Janet H. Southerland, DDS, MPH, PhD Purpose/Question To determine the association between clinically measured periodontal disease and clinically assess hypertension in a representative sample of elderly Puerto Ricans Source of funding National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) - G12RR03051, and National Institutes of Health (NIH) - K24DE16884 Type of Study/Design Cross-sectional Level of Evidence Level 2: limited-quality patient-oriented evidence Strength of Recommendation Grade Not applicable

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