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  • Diabète sucré : Stratégies pour fournir des soins de santé complets

    Diabetes mellitus is a chronic metabolic disorder that has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. The disease affects 18.2 million Americans, yet approximately one-third of these individuals remains undiagnosed. An additional 41 million individuals have prediabetes. It is estimated that one in three that were born in the year 2000 will have diabetes, and that diabetes will increase by 225% between 2000 and 2050.
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  • Gingivitis: New Insights Into Inflammation And Periodontal Diseases

    At the forefront of dentistry today is an increasing knowledge of the role of chronic inflammation and the changes it can cause in both the oral cavity and systemically. Now you can gain a new level of understanding with these informative articles to help you more effectively treat your patients with gingival inflammation.
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  • Oral Inflammation And Cardiovascular Diseases

    Atherosclerosis, the thickening and hardening of arteries produced by a build-up of plaque, is the underlying cause of cardiovascular disease (CVD). It is essentially an inflammatory disease, whereby an initial lesion, in response to injury to the endothelium of elastic and muscular arterial tissue, leads to a complex chronic inflammatory process. There is accumulating evidence of a role for infectious agents in atherogenesis; by causing endothelial injury, they may, in part, trigger the inflammatory response. The levels of inflammatory mediators in the systemic circulation, such as C-reactive protein (CRP) and fibrinogen, are indicators of a general inflammatory response and atherosclerosis. This link between inflammation and atherosclerosis suggests that chronic infections, such as oral infections from periodontal disease, may predispose to cardiovascular disease. Significant similarities in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and periodontitis have suggested a common underlying biological mechanism for the two conditions. Based on this paradigm, several studies have investigated the relationship between periodontitis and cardiovascular disease.
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  • Oral Inflammation And Diabetes

    Diabetes mellitus is a chronic metabolic disorder affecting carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism. It is characterized by hyperglycemia (i.e., elevation of blood glucose concentration) caused by the defective secretion of insulin (type I), or impaired insulin action due to tissue resistance (type II). While there is no known cure for diabetes, appropriate measures can be taken to control blood glucose levels and prevent both acute and chronic complications. Poor glycemic control in diabetic patients has several repercussions, including some on oral health. Patients with diabetes are prone to develop oral complications such as gingivitis and periodontal disease, fungal infections (oral candidiasis, lichen planus), dental caries, tooth loss, enlarged parotid glands, xerostomia, taste dysfunction, and burning mouth syndrome.
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  • Overview Of Oral Inflammation

    Over the last 25 years, the field of periodontology has witnessed remarkable changes in the understanding of disease processes and their relationship to the body as a whole. The focus on inflammation of the gingiva and periodontium, as important solely for disease of the oral cavity, has shifted to include significant associations with the health of other body systems.
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