Navigation Links
Treating Gum Disease May Thwart Preterm Births
Date:3/5/2010

Fewer women who had successful periodontal treatment gave birth early, study finds

FRIDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) -- In another sign of a link between gum disease and premature birth, a new study finds that pregnant women with periodontal disease who undergo successful treatment are less likely to give birth early.

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and Washington University in St. Louis studied 872 women with and without gum disease who were pregnant for between six and 20 weeks. Of that group, 160 with gum disease were treated and later evaluated to see whether the treatment had been successful.

About 7 percent of the women without gum disease gave birth before 35 weeks' gestation; the rate was 23.4 percent among those who had gum disease, the researchers found.

The study authors also found that women whose periodontal treatment failed were more likely to have premature infants.

The findings are scheduled to be presented Friday at the annual meeting of the American Association for Dental Research in Washington D.C.

More information

The American Academy of Periodontology has more on gum disease and pregnancy.



-- Randy Dotinga



SOURCE: International & American Association for Dental Research, news release, March 5, 2010


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Europes top football venues are not prepared for treating spectators who suffer heart attacks
2. Free Webinar/Audio Conference on New American Academy of Neurology Guidelines for Treating ALS Scheduled for this Thursday, February 11
3. Treating Low Growth Hormone in Childhood May Thwart Later Ills
4. Lexi-Comp Focused on Improving Patient Communication in Healthcare Institutions Treating Diverse Patient Populations
5. Clinical trials launched for treating most aggressive brain tumor with personalized cell vaccines
6. Novel Technology in Treating Chronic Sinus Infections Available at Baptist
7. Penn study finds that antioxidant found in vegetables has implications for treating cystic fibrosis
8. NeoVista, Inc. Announces the Launch of VIDION ANV Therapy System in UK for Treating Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
9. Viagra for women? Drug developed as antidepressant effective in treating low libido
10. Reed Group to Offer MDGuidelines Free to Medical Students - Return-to-Work Durations and Treatment Guidelines Will Help Future Doctors Consider Work Issues When Treating
11. Immunotherapy Demonstrates Long-Term Success in Treating Lymphoma
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/12/2017)... , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... services for healthcare compliance program management, will showcase a range of technology and ... for Assisted Living (NCAL) Convention and Expo to be held October 14–18, 2017 ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... IsoComforter, Inc. ( https://isocomforter.com ), ... of an innovative new design of the shoulder pad. The shoulder pad provides ... while controlling your pain while using cold therapy. By utilizing ice and water that ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... Restoration, has recently contributed a medical article to the newly revamped Cosmetic ... Mohebi’s article spotlights the hair transplant procedure known as Follicular Unit Extraction ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Women-owned and Grand Rapids-based workplace ... Brightest in Wellness® by Best and Brightest. OnSite Wellness will be honored at ... from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Henry Autograph Collection Hotel, located ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... the University of California Berkeley, and other leading institutions in announcing the launch ... of institutions to change the way animals are raised for food. , Founding ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/22/2017)... Sept. 22, 2017 AVACEN Medical (AVACEN) announced ... now successfully helping those with the widespread pain associated ... diagnosed Amanda in Essex, England ... my hair, experiencing no sleep at all, tremendous pain, ... I cannot recommend [the AVACEN 100] enough, how this ...
(Date:9/18/2017)... , Pa. and KALAMAZOO, Mich. , ... Allentown, Penn. , and OptiMed Specialty Pharmacy of ... business partnership to offer a strategic hub service that ... Healthcare,s highly sought-after personal spirometer, Spiro PD 2.0, and ... A spirometer is a medical device used to ...
(Date:9/12/2017)... Sept. 12, 2017   EcoVadis , the leading platform for environmental, ... first annual edition of its Global CSR Risk and Performance Index. The ... EcoVadis, based on Scorecard Ratings that analyzed nearly 800,000 data points across ... ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: