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The evaluation of oral health in stroke patients.
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PMID:  21692834     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Gerodontology 2011; doi: 10.1111/j.1741-2358.2011.00505.x The evaluation of oral health in stroke patients Objective:  As tooth loss has been suggested as a potential risk factor for stroke, oral examinations were carried out on stroke patients to review the oral condition of those patients. Method:  The subjects were patients consecutively discharged from the recovery rehabilitation unit of Hiroshima City General Rehabilitation Center between April 2008 and December 2009. All patients were offered oral examination and 358 of 443 patients accepted. Patients receiving dental examination were divided into two groups: one group comprising stroke patients and the second, patients with other disorders. These two groups were then compared for the number of remaining teeth by age group. Results:  Among the examined patients, the number of remaining teeth in stroke patients in their 50s and 60s was significantly lower than for patients in corresponding age groups (18.4 ± 9.4 vs. 24.5 ± 5.4 and 18.3 ± 9.2 vs. 22.2 ± 7.2, respectively, with p < 0.05 for both age groups) who were hospitalised for other conditions. In addition, the number of remaining teeth in stroke patients in their 50s was also significantly lower than the number reported in the Survey of Dental Diseases (24.1 ± 6.1; p < 0.05). Conclusion:  The results of this study suggest an association between tooth loss and early occurrence of stroke.
Mitsuyoshi Yoshida; Tsuneji Murakami; Osamu Yoshimura; Yasumasa Akagawa
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-6-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Gerodontology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1741-2358     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
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Created Date:  2011-6-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8215850     Medline TA:  Gerodontology     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2011 The Gerodontology Society and John Wiley & Sons A/S.
Hiroshima City General Rehabilitation Center, Hiroshima, Japan Department of Advanced Prosthodontics, Hiroshima University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Hiroshima, Japan.
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