The Association between Periodontal Disease and Preterm Low Birthweight in Kosovo

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    • Publication Information:
      School of Dental Medicine, University of Zagreb, Croatian Dental Society - Croatian Medical Association, 2017.
    • Publication Date:
      2017
    • Collection:
      Hrcak_-_Portal_of_scientific_journals_of_Croatia
    • Abstract:
      Objective: Periodontal diseases have a high prevalence worldwide. Existing evidence support the concept that gingivitis and periodontitis are potentially infectious and they present inflammatory reservoirs that can be threatening to the fetoplacental unit. The objective of this study was to compare the periodontal status between women with normal delivery and those with preterm low-birthweight delivery. Materials and Methods: This study included 200 postpartum women whose periodontal and obstetrical parameters were taken. The periodontal condition was assessed bedside according to the modified criteria established by Machtei, while the birthweight and gestational age were assessed according to the World Health Organization criteria. Results: Women with periodontitis are statistically at 3.2 times higher risk to deliver a child with low weight, and at 3.4 times higher risk to deliver preterm, compared to women without periodontitis. The women with preterm low-birthweight babies had deeper periodontal pockets (2.49mm ± 0.49mm) than women with normal delivery (2.26mm ± 0.49mm). Conclusions: Periodontal disease in pregnant women with a reservoir of organisms and their products can be considered a risk factor for adverse pregnancy outcome.
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      application/pdf
    • ISSN:
      1846-0410
      0001-7019
    • Accession Number:
      edsair.od.......951..f4e07052e9513d9a5c86cf170e6c94ba
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      MEQA, K. et al. The Association between Periodontal Disease and Preterm Low Birthweight in Kosovo. Acta stomatologica Croatica, [s. l.], v. 51, 2017. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsair&AN=edsair.od.......951..f4e07052e9513d9a5c86cf170e6c94ba&custid=s6224580. Acesso em: 6 abr. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Meqa K, Dragidella F, Disha M, Sllamniku-Dalipi Z. The Association between Periodontal Disease and Preterm Low Birthweight in Kosovo. Acta stomatologica Croatica. 2017;51. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsair&AN=edsair.od.......951..f4e07052e9513d9a5c86cf170e6c94ba&custid=s6224580. Accessed April 6, 2020.
    • APA:
      Meqa, K., Dragidella, F., Disha, M., & Sllamniku-Dalipi, Z. (2017). The Association between Periodontal Disease and Preterm Low Birthweight in Kosovo. Acta Stomatologica Croatica, 51.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Meqa, Kastriot, Fatmir Dragidella, Metush Disha, and Zana Sllamniku-Dalipi. 2017. “The Association between Periodontal Disease and Preterm Low Birthweight in Kosovo.” Acta Stomatologica Croatica 51 (March). http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsair&AN=edsair.od.......951..f4e07052e9513d9a5c86cf170e6c94ba&custid=s6224580.
    • Harvard:
      Meqa, K. et al. (2017) ‘The Association between Periodontal Disease and Preterm Low Birthweight in Kosovo’, Acta stomatologica Croatica, 51. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsair&AN=edsair.od.......951..f4e07052e9513d9a5c86cf170e6c94ba&custid=s6224580 (Accessed: 6 April 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Meqa, K, Dragidella, F, Disha, M & Sllamniku-Dalipi, Z 2017, ‘The Association between Periodontal Disease and Preterm Low Birthweight in Kosovo’, Acta stomatologica Croatica, vol. 51, viewed 6 April 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Meqa, Kastriot, et al. “The Association between Periodontal Disease and Preterm Low Birthweight in Kosovo.” Acta Stomatologica Croatica, vol. 51, Mar. 2017. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsair&AN=edsair.od.......951..f4e07052e9513d9a5c86cf170e6c94ba&custid=s6224580.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Meqa, Kastriot, Fatmir Dragidella, Metush Disha, and Zana Sllamniku-Dalipi. “The Association between Periodontal Disease and Preterm Low Birthweight in Kosovo.” Acta Stomatologica Croatica 51 (March 17, 2017). http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsair&AN=edsair.od.......951..f4e07052e9513d9a5c86cf170e6c94ba&custid=s6224580.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Meqa K, Dragidella F, Disha M, Sllamniku-Dalipi Z. The Association between Periodontal Disease and Preterm Low Birthweight in Kosovo. Acta stomatologica Croatica [Internet]. 2017 Mar 17 [cited 2020 Apr 6];51. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsair&AN=edsair.od.......951..f4e07052e9513d9a5c86cf170e6c94ba&custid=s6224580