publication . Article . Other literature type . 2003

Associations Between Periodontal Disease and Risk for Nosocomial Bacterial Pneumonia and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. A Systematic Review

Scannapieco, Frank A.; Bush, Renee B.; Paju, Susanna;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2003 Journal: Annals of Periodontology, volume 8, pages 54-69 (issn: 1553-0841, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
Abstract
Background: Several recent studies provide evidence that the oral cavity may influence the initiation and/or the progression of lung diseases such as pneumonia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Rationale: Studies have shown that poor oral hygiene and periodontal disease may foster colonization of the oropharyngeal region by respiratory pathogens, particularly in hospital or nursing home patients. If aspirated, these pathogens can cause pneumonia, one of the most common respiratory infections, especially in institutionalized subjects. Other cross-sectional epidemiologic studies point to an association between periodontal disease and COPD. This sys...
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Medical Subject Headings: respiratory tract diseases
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2003

Associations Between Periodontal Disease and Risk for Nosocomial Bacterial Pneumonia and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. A Systematic Review

Scannapieco, Frank A.; Bush, Renee B.; Paju, Susanna;