Nonsurgical periodontal treatment: adjunctive antibiotic use in diabetics

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This review of adjunctive use of systemic antibiotics in nonsurgical periodontal treatment of diabetics identified 12 small RCTs. No additional benefit was seen with antibiotic use

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CBT may help reduce anxiety and depression in people with diabetes, but standardised approach needed

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Ben Perry explores the findings of a recent systematic review looking at the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioural therapy on glycaemic control and psychological outcomes in adults with diabetes.

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Periodontitis and type II diabetes

The prevalence of type 2 diabetes in patients with schizophrenia is about one-third higher than in the general population.

This prospective cohort study included 1331 58–72-year old men from Northern Ireland suggests an association between moderate to severe periodontitis and type II diabetes.

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How do young adults with diabetes or mental health problems engage with online health information?

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Sarah Knowles explores a qualitative study of young adults’ perspectives on producing and consuming user-generated content about diabetes and mental health.

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In search of the sweet spot: the links between dysglycaemia and first episode psychosis

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Ben Perry publishes his debut blog on a recent systematic review of impaired glucose homeostasis in first-episode schizophrenia.

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Periodontal disease and glycaemic control in diabetics

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This review of the impact of periodontal treatment in diabetics in this latest in a long list of publications on this topic . This review only includes 7 trials and supports the effectiveness of periodontal therapy in glycemic control in type 2 diabetic patients and periodontitis. Other more detailed reviews are available.

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Periodontal treatment- adjuvant antibiotics for diabetic patients?

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This review of adjuvant antibiotics for diabetics undergoing periodontal treatment included 13 small RCTs. While a statistically significant improvement in probing depth was seen the magnitude of this improvement is unlikely to be clinically significant.

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Periodontal disease and glycaemic control in diabetics

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11 systematic reviews were included in this overview of review of periodontal disease and glycaemic control in diabetics. The primary studies that underlying these systematic reviews have important limitations. Therefore larger higher quality studies are needed.

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Atherosclerosis and periodontal disease is there an association?

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This review looked at the evidence linking carotid atherosclerosis with periodontal disease 15 studies involving 17,330 patients were included. The overall pooled result showed periodontal disease was associated with carotid atherosclerosis, OR=1.27 (95% C; 1.14–1.41; P = 0.001). However, once adjusted for smoking and diabetes mellitus, this reduced to borderline significance OR=1.08 (95% CI; 1.00–1.18; P = 0.05).

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