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Int Poster J Dent Oral Med 7 (2005), No. 2     15. June 2005
Int Poster J Dent Oral Med 7 (2005), No. 2  (15.06.2005)

Poster 274, Language: English

Association between oral self care and ischemic stroke
Jörß, Daniela/Grau, Armin J./Lichy, Christoph/Becher, Heiko/Dörfer, Christof E.
The aim of the study was to evaluate the association between the oral self care behaviour and acute cerebral ischemia.
Methods: 303 consecutive patients with acute ischemic stroke (T) and 300 representative population controls (C) matched for age, gender, ethnicity and area of residence underwent a clinical and radiographic dental examination. A questionnaire was used by trained interviewers in a face-to-face interview to investigate all known and/or suspected risk factors for stroke and periodontitis as well as their oral self care behaviour.
Results: There was no statistically significant difference between the groups in terms of the use of toothbrushes and toothpastes, flosses and interdental brushes or mouthrinses. In a multivariate model with "Preceding Stroke" (OR 10.38; 95%-CI 4.39-24.54; p

Keywords: oral self care, ischemic stroke

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