Publications (2)1.59 Total impact
Article: [Serum levels of vitamin D and chronic periodontitis in patients with chronic kidney disease.][show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: INTRODUCTION: Concomitance of chronic periodontitis (CP) in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have been associated with adverse outcomes. Vitamin D (25(OH)D) deficiency my play a role in CP and inadequate vitamin D status is common among patients with CKD. OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship between vitamin 25(OH)D and CP in patients with CKD not yet on dialysis. METHOD: A case-control study was conducted. Cases and controls were defined as patients with CKD with and without CP, respectively. The demographic, clinical and laboratory data were obtained when the patient was attended in the outpatient clinic. CKD was defined and staged according to the NKF QDOKI TM. Serum 25(OH) D levels were measured by chemiluminescence when assessing the CP, which was definined according to the American Academy of Periodontoly (1999). Serum 25(OH)D levels were stratified into deficient (< 14 ηg/mL), insufficient (15-29 ηg/mL) and sufficiency (> 30 ηg/ mL). RESULTS: A total of 15 cases were compared with 14 controls. Cases had lower median 25(OH)D levels than controls (22.6 versus 28.6 ηg/mL, p < 0.01) and were more likely to be categorized as vitamin D insufficiency/deficiency (93,3% versus 57,1%, p < 0,004). On the other hand, the percentage of controls with vitamin D sufficiency was higher then cases (42,9% versus 6,7%, p < 0,004). CONCLUSION: In patients with CKD not yet on dialysis, vitamin D deficiency is associated with CP.Orgão oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia 03/2013; 35(1):20-26.
Article: Treatment of chronic periodontitis decreases serum prohepcidin levels in patients with chronic kidney disease.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: To determine the impact of periodontal treatment on serum levels of prohepcidin (the prohormone of hepcidin) and systemic inflammation markers, as well as correlations among these markers, in patients with chronic periodontitis and chronic kidney disease who were not undergoing dialysis. We included 56 chronic periodontitis patients, 36 with chronic kidney disease and 20 without systemic diseases and with normal renal function (control group). Chronic kidney disease was defined as suggested by the clinical practice guidelines in the National Kidney Foundation. Chronic periodontitis was defined through clinical attachment level and by probing pocket depth, according to the American Association of Periodontology. The inflammatory markers ultrasensitive C-reactive protein, interleukin-6, and prohepcidin were evaluated before and 3 months after periodontal treatment. The efficacy of periodontal treatment was confirmed by the improvement in clinical parameters of chronic periodontitis in the control and chronic kidney disease groups. Periodontal treatment resulted in significant reductions in ultrasensitive C-reactive protein, interleukin-6 and serum prohepcidin levels in both groups. Moreover, in multivariate linear regression, the reduction in prohepcidin after periodontal treatment was significantly and independently associated with interleukin-6 levels in the control group. By inducing a decline in the systemic inflammatory response and a decrease in serum prohepcidin, successful periodontal treatment may represent an important means of ameliorating the inflammatory burden seen in patients with chronic kidney disease. Trial registration: ISRCTN59866656.Clinics (São Paulo, Brazil) 01/2011; 66(4):657-62. · 1.59 Impact Factor