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Title: Growing burden of noncommunicable diseases: the contributory role of oral diseases, Eastern Mediterranean Region perspective
Authors: Bokhari, S.A.H.
Khan, A.A.
Issue Date: 2009
Language: English
Abstract: Associations of oral diseases with noncommunicable diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, chronic respiratory diseases, osteoporosis and chronic renal failure are widely reported in the literature from developed countries. Commonality of risk factors, changes in systemic inflammatory mediators and body metabolism play a role in this association. This paper reviews current knowledge on the burden and association of oral and systemic diseases, and highlights the paucity of information and research from the Eastern Mediterranean Region and other developing countries. A call is made for further research to understand the status and significance of oral-systemic disease associations and develop guidelines for their control in this Region
Description: 1011-1020
Keywords: Knowledge
Risk Factors
Developing Countries
Chronic Disease
Mediterranean Region
Diabetes Mellitus
Cardiovascular Diseases
Kidney Failure, Chronic
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Subject: Mouth Diseases
ISSN: 1020-3397
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