Navigation Links
Rheumatoid Arthritis May Harm Gums
Date:10/28/2008

Periodontal disease rises as the joint ailment worsens, research shows

TUESDAY, Oct. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) may increase the risk of gum disease, a U.S. study finds.

Previous research has suggested a link between RA and periodontal disease, a condition where chronic inflammation results in the separation of the teeth from the gums, loss of bony support, and possible tooth loss.

In this new study, researchers looked for periodontal disease in 153 patients, ages 45 to 84, who'd had RA for an average of 11 years. Eighty-two percent of the patients reported periodontal symptoms, such as a history of the disease, gum recession, swollen gums, and gum bleeding.

After further analysis, the researchers found that periodontal disease was significantly associated with a patient's RA disease activity score and with rheumatoid nodules, leading to the conclusion that periodontal disease is independently associated with RA disease activity.

"These findings, along with prior studies and our additional preliminary data showing a high prevalence of moderate to severe periodontal disease in RA patients based on comprehensive oral examinations, strongly suggest an association between these two inflammatory diseases. We are now conducting a number of additional studies to better understand the pathobiologic mechanisms that may explain these associations," lead investigator Dr. Clifton O. Bingham, a rheumatologist at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, said in an American College of Rheumatology (ACR) news release.

"It is notable that treatment of periodontal disease leads to improvement of other systemic conditions including diabetes, and may even lower cardiovascular risk. Thus it is possible that increased attention to oral health and treatment of periodontal disease may improve outcomes for patients with RA," Bingham said.

The study was expected to be presented Tuesday at the annual scientific meeting of the ACR, in San Francisco.

More information

The American Academy of Periodontology has more about periodontal disease and overall health.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: American College of Rheumatology, news release, Oct. 25, 2008


'/>"/>
Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. New Study Highlights Need for Better Interaction and Education Between Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients and Care Providers
2. Rheumatoid Arthritis a Threat to the Heart
3. Rheumatoid Arthritis Rising Among U.S. Women
4. Enbrel(R) (etanercept) Is the First Biologic With Published Efficacy and Safety Data for up to a Decade of Continuous Use for the Treatment of Moderate to Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis
5. Eighty-Nine Percent of Surveyed Rheumatologists Say They Will Prescribe Roche/Chugais Actemra for Rheumatoid Arthritis
6. New Survey Findings Reveal Emotional and Physical Toll of Rheumatoid Arthritis and the Advancement of Treatment Through Generations
7. FDA Advisory Committee Recommends Approval of ACTEMRA(R) (tocilizumab) for the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis
8. New Survey Findings Reveal Emotional and Physical Toll of Rheumatoid Arthritis and the Advancement of Treatment through "Generations"
9. High Birth Weight Doubles Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis
10. Heavy birthweight increases risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis
11. Heavy birthweight babies twice as likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Rheumatoid Arthritis May Harm Gums 
(Date:2/22/2017)... ... February 22, 2017 , ... Our ... to overwork even the sharpest brain. , Power On, a mental performance enhancer ... over clocking the brain. Each capsule contains Cognizin® Citicoline, a branded form of ...
(Date:2/22/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... February 22, 2017 , ... The ... to the thousands of individuals who have recently fallen victim to America’s opioid epidemic. ... in Orange County, California, where they are free from the shame, stigma, and ...
(Date:2/22/2017)... ... February 22, 2017 , ... South Bend’s Lunkerville, the award-winning TV series that ... On The Water (HOW), a non-profit organization dedicated to helping military veterans relax, rehabilitate, ... ‘Mike D’ traveling to Lake Denmark, New Jersey, to fish with war veteran Justin ...
(Date:2/22/2017)... ... February 22, 2017 , ... ... chronic conditions reported skipping doses or not filling a prescription because they could ... rates of cost-related problems getting medications were 30-60%*. At the same ...
(Date:2/22/2017)... ... ... Sideline Products participated in the World Horse Expo held in Timonium, MD ... production crew. Tom Seay’s program “Best of America by Horseback” is broadcasted on ... be featured on April 6, 2017. After the broadcast, the clip will be posted ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/22/2017)... The Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) today ... of Representatives that will curtail the ability of drug ... extracting retroactive direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fees in ... the Medicare program. S. 413, introduced by ... Jon Tester (D-MT), and House companion bill, H.R. ...
(Date:2/22/2017)... 2017 Henry Schein Medical today announced ... with Rijuven, which develops innovative digital medical devices, ... practitioners. CardioSleeve is a stethoscope ... sound signals, transmits real-time data to any smartphone ... to help physicians provide diagnostic interpretation of a ...
(Date:2/22/2017)... 2017  Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN), a leading ... Gold sponsor of the Alzheimer,s Foundation of America,s ... tour commemorates AFA,s15 years of educating individuals about ... The tour will include AFA,s free Concepts in ... of the AFA Quilt to Remember. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: