Title

Relationship between Dental Loss and Health Outcomes among Hospitalized Patients With and Without Diabetes

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-21-2018

Publication Title

Journal of Investigative Medicine

Abstract

There is mixed evidence regarding the impact of poor dental health on cardiovascular disease and other health outcomes. Our objective was to determine the outcomes associated with poor dental health among hospitalized patients with and without diabetes mellitus (DM) at our institution. We enrolled a consecutive sample of adult patients admitted to an academic medical center. We gathered demographic, health and dental information, reviewed their medical records and then examined their teeth. We analyzed data using SPSS V.24. There was a high prevalence of dental loss among all hospitalized patients. (see full text for full abstract)

Keywords

Cardiovascular diseases; Periodontitis

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

Language

English

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