Effect of periodontal disease on diabetes: systematic review of epidemiologic observational evidence

submitted by: WSB
Background: Periodontal disease and diabetes mellitus are common, chronic diseases worldwide. Epidemiologic and biologic evidence suggests periodontal disease may affect diabetes. Objective: To systematically review non-experimental, epidemiologic evidence for effects of periodontal disease on diabetes control, complications, and incidence. Data sources: Electronic bibliographic databases, supplemented by hand searches of recent and future issues of relevant journals. Study eligibility...
Authors: Wenche S. Borgnakke, Pekka V. Ylostalo, George W. Taylor, Robert R. Genco

Dr Escobedo discusses January 2010 Mayo Clinic Proceedings article

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Dr. Jorge Escobedo of the Mexican Social Security Institute, Mexico City, discusses January 10 Mayo Clinic Proceedings (http://tinyurl.com/yjemrap) article describing a cohort of patients selected for the presence of coronary artery disease, duration of diabetes mellitus of 20 or more years, and microalbuminuria or macroalbuminuria.