Periodontitis May Contribute to Poor Control of Hypertension in Older Adults

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Abstract

Article Title and Bibliographic Information

Periodontal disease, hypertension, and blood pressure among older adults in Puerto Rico.

Article Title and Bibliographic Information

Rivas-Tumanyan S, Campos M, Zevallos JC, Joshipura KJ.

Article Title and Bibliographic Information

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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