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Jessica do Amaral Bastos, Luiz Carlos Ferreira de Andrade, Ana Paula Ferreira, Erica de Almeida Barroso, Patrícia de Castro Daibert, Patrícia Lima de Sá Barreto, Eduardo Machado Vilela, Andrea Marcia Marcaccini, Fernando Antonio Basile Colugnati, Marcus Gomes Bastos
INTRODUCTION: Concomitance of chronic periodontitis (CP) in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have been associated with adverse outcomes. Vitamin D (25(OH)D) deficiency my play a role in CP and inadequate vitamin D status is common among patients with CKD. OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship between vitamin 25(OH)D and CP in patients with CKD not yet on dialysis. METHOD: A case-control study was conducted. Cases and controls were defined as patients with CKD with and without CP, respectively...
January 2013: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
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