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Type: Theses
Title: The effect of non-surgical periodontal intervention on pulse wave velocity: a marker of arterial stiffness and function
Author: Kapellas, Kostas
Issue Date: 2014
School/Discipline: School of Dentistry
Abstract: Cardiovascular disease and periodontitis are highly prevalent diseases that are thought to be associated by chronic inflammation. The aims of the present study were: 1) to determine whether a relationship between periodontal disease and arterial stiffness exists in a sample of Indigenous Australians with periodontal disease; and 2) using a randomised-trial design, determine whether treatment of periodontal disease will result in an improvement in arterial stiffness. Findings presented in this thesis indicate that a positive association between periodontal disease and arterial stiffness exists but that a single session of non-surgical periodontal therapy is insufficient to alter arterial stiffness.
Advisor: Jamieson, Lisa M.
Do, Loc Giang
Bartold, Mark
Dissertation Note: Thesis (Ph.D.) (Research by Publication) -- University of Adelaide, School of Dentistry, 2014.
Keywords: periodontal disease
randomized controlled trial
arterial stiffening
non-surgical periodontal therapy
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