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Hikmet Gamsiz-Isik, Esen Kiyan, Zuleyha Bingol, Ulku Baser, Evin Ademoglu, Funda Yalcin
BACKGROUND: A possible association between periodontitis and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has been suggested. The aim of this study is to compare periodontitis prevalence between controls and patients with OSA by assessing clinical periodontal parameters and gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) levels of interleukin (IL)-1β, tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, and high-sensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP); serum hs-CRP was also sampled. METHODS: A case-control study was performed that included 163 individuals: 83 individuals (18 females and 65 males) with OSA and 80 non-OSA individuals (23 females and 57 males) as controls...
May 2017: Journal of Periodontology
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