James Beck

Summary

Affiliation: University of North Carolina
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Third molar periodontal pathology and caries in senior adults
    Kevin L Moss
    Department of Dental Ecology, School of Dentistry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    J Oral Maxillofac Surg 65:103-8. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint The association between periodontal diseases and cardiovascular diseases: a state-of-the-science review
    J D Beck
    Comprehensive Center for Inflammatory Disorders, Center for Oral and Systemic Diseases, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Ann Periodontol 6:9-15. 2001
  3. ncbi request reprint The Periodontitis and Vascular Events (PAVE) pilot study: adverse events
    James D Beck
    Department of Dental Ecology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    J Periodontol 79:90-6. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Periodontal disease and coronary heart disease: a reappraisal of the exposure
    James D Beck
    Department of Dental Ecology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Circulation 112:19-24. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Relationships among clinical measures of periodontal disease and their associations with systemic markers
    James D Beck
    Department of Dental Ecology University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Ann Periodontol 7:79-89. 2002
  6. ncbi request reprint Associations between IgG antibody to oral organisms and carotid intima-medial thickness in community-dwelling adults
    James D Beck
    Department of Dental Ecology, CB 7450, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Atherosclerosis 183:342-8. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Reducing the bias of probing depth and attachment level estimates using random partial-mouth recording
    James D Beck
    Department of Dental Ecology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 27516, USA
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 34:1-10. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Systemic effects of periodontitis: epidemiology of periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease
    James D Beck
    Department of Dental Ecology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    J Periodontol 76:2089-100. 2005
  9. doi request reprint Fetal exposure to oral pathogens and subsequent risk for neonatal intensive care admission
    Heather Jared
    Department of Dental Ecology, School of Dentistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    J Periodontol 80:878-83. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Association of leukocyte count with progression of aortic atheroma in stroke/transient ischemic attack patients
    Souvik Sen
    Department of Neurology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Stroke 38:2900-5. 2007

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Publications67

  1. ncbi request reprint Third molar periodontal pathology and caries in senior adults
    Kevin L Moss
    Department of Dental Ecology, School of Dentistry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    J Oral Maxillofac Surg 65:103-8. 2007
    ..This study was designed to assess the prevalence at enrollment and incidence over 36 months of periodontal pathology and caries affecting third molars in a community-based study of people over the age of 65 years in North Carolina...
  2. ncbi request reprint The association between periodontal diseases and cardiovascular diseases: a state-of-the-science review
    J D Beck
    Comprehensive Center for Inflammatory Disorders, Center for Oral and Systemic Diseases, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Ann Periodontol 6:9-15. 2001
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint The Periodontitis and Vascular Events (PAVE) pilot study: adverse events
    James D Beck
    Department of Dental Ecology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    J Periodontol 79:90-6. 2008
    ..This article describes the occurrence of adverse events during the pilot study...
  4. ncbi request reprint Periodontal disease and coronary heart disease: a reappraisal of the exposure
    James D Beck
    Department of Dental Ecology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Circulation 112:19-24. 2005
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Relationships among clinical measures of periodontal disease and their associations with systemic markers
    James D Beck
    Department of Dental Ecology University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Ann Periodontol 7:79-89. 2002
    ..Another important consideration is the temporal relationship between the exposure and the outcome of interest...
  6. ncbi request reprint Associations between IgG antibody to oral organisms and carotid intima-medial thickness in community-dwelling adults
    James D Beck
    Department of Dental Ecology, CB 7450, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Atherosclerosis 183:342-8. 2005
    ..The aims of this study are to describe the relationships between IgG antibodies to 17 oral organisms and atherosclerosis as indexed by carotid intima-medial wall thickness (IMT) and to evaluate the role of smoking...
  7. ncbi request reprint Reducing the bias of probing depth and attachment level estimates using random partial-mouth recording
    James D Beck
    Department of Dental Ecology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 27516, USA
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 34:1-10. 2006
    ..To evaluate the bias and precision of probing depth (PD) and clinical attachment level (CAL) estimates of random and fixed partial examination methods compared with full-mouth examinations...
  8. ncbi request reprint Systemic effects of periodontitis: epidemiology of periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease
    James D Beck
    Department of Dental Ecology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    J Periodontol 76:2089-100. 2005
    ..Principal component analyses illustrate the complexity of the interactions among risk factors, exposures, and outcomes. These analyses provide an initial clustering that describes and suggests the presence of specific syndromes...
  9. doi request reprint Fetal exposure to oral pathogens and subsequent risk for neonatal intensive care admission
    Heather Jared
    Department of Dental Ecology, School of Dentistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    J Periodontol 80:878-83. 2009
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the relationship between fetal exposure to oral pathogens and neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) admission...
  10. ncbi request reprint Association of leukocyte count with progression of aortic atheroma in stroke/transient ischemic attack patients
    Souvik Sen
    Department of Neurology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Stroke 38:2900-5. 2007
    ..Leukocyte count is an independent predictor of stroke. We investigated the association between leukocyte count and progression of aortic atheroma over 12 months in stroke/transient ischemic attack (TIA) patients...
  11. ncbi request reprint Maternal serum C-reactive protein concentration early in pregnancy and subsequent pregnancy loss
    Kim A Boggess
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA
    Am J Perinatol 22:299-304. 2005
    ..Future study should be directed at determining the role of maternal inflammation during early pregnancy development and placentation...
  12. doi request reprint Maternal periodontal disease and soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase-1 expression
    Amanda L Horton
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    J Periodontol 80:1506-10. 2009
    ..This study was conducted to examine the relationship between maternal periodontal disease and plasma angiogenic factor expression of soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase (sFlt)-1...
  13. ncbi request reprint Periodontal disease early in pregnancy is associated with maternal systemic inflammation among African American women
    Amanda L Horton
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7516, USA
    J Periodontol 79:1127-32. 2008
    ....
  14. doi request reprint Periodontal disease, oxidative stress, and risk for preeclampsia
    Amanda L Horton
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7516, USA
    J Periodontol 81:199-204. 2010
    ..Periodontal infection is also associated with increased oxidative stress. Our objective was to determine the relationship among maternal periodontal disease, maternal oxidative stress, and the development of preeclampsia...
  15. pmc Porphyromonas gingivalis infection in pregnant mice is associated with placental dissemination, an increase in the placental Th1/Th2 cytokine ratio, and fetal growth restriction
    Dongming Lin
    Center for Oral and Systemic Diseases, School of Dentistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA
    Infect Immun 71:5163-8. 2003
    ..gingivalis that results in growth restriction of the targeted fetus, which is associated with a shift in the placental Th1/Th2 cytokine balance...
  16. ncbi request reprint Porphyromonas gingivalis bacteremia induces coronary and aortic atherosclerosis in normocholesterolemic and hypercholesterolemic pigs
    Nadine Brodala
    School of Dentistry and Department of Periodontology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Center of Oral and Systemic Diseases, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 3114, USA
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 25:1446-51. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to determine whether recurrent intravenous injections with Porphyromonas gingivalis (P gingivalis), mimicking periodontitis-associated bacteremia, promotes coronary artery and aortic atherosclerosis in pigs...
  17. ncbi request reprint Persistently high levels of periodontal pathogens associated with preterm pregnancy outcome
    Dongming Lin
    Center for Oral and Systemic Diseases, School of Dentistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7455, USA
    J Periodontol 78:833-41. 2007
    ..Few studies examining the association between periodontal diseases and preterm birth have explored the underlying microbial and antibody responses associated with oral infection...
  18. ncbi request reprint The oral conditions and pregnancy study: periodontal status of a cohort of pregnant women
    Susan Lieff
    University of North Carolina, Department of Dental Ecology and Center for Oral and Systemic Diseases, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    J Periodontol 75:116-26. 2004
    ..Our objective was to describe the oral health of pregnant women, to determine oral health changes during pregnancy, and to determine factors associated with maternal periodontal health or disease...
  19. ncbi request reprint The Periodontitis and Vascular Events (PAVE) pilot study: recruitment, retention, and community care controls
    David J Couper
    Department of Biostatistics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    J Periodontol 79:80-9. 2008
    ....
  20. pmc Results from the Periodontitis and Vascular Events (PAVE) Study: a pilot multicentered, randomized, controlled trial to study effects of periodontal therapy in a secondary prevention model of cardiovascular disease
    Steven Offenbacher
    Department of Periodontology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    J Periodontol 80:190-201. 2009
    ..In the Periodontitis and Vascular Events (PAVE) pilot study, periodontal therapy was provided as an intervention in a secondary cardiac event prevention model through five coordinated cardiac-dental centers...
  21. doi request reprint Maternal periodontal disease, systemic inflammation, and risk for preeclampsia
    Michael Ruma
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7516, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 198:389.e1-5. 2008
    ..Our objective was to determine the relationship between maternal periodontal disease, maternal systemic inflammation, and the development of preeclampsia...
  22. doi request reprint Association of asymptomatic peripheral arterial disease with vascular events in patients with stroke or transient ischemic attack
    Souvik Sen
    Department of Neurology, UNC Stroke Program University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7025, USA
    Stroke 40:3472-7. 2009
    ..We investigated if asymptomatic PAD detected by ankle brachial index <0.9 is independently associated with recurrent vascular events in patients with stroke or TIA...
  23. doi request reprint Third molars and the efficacy of mechanical debridement in reducing pathogen levels in pregnant subjects: a pilot study
    Kevin L Moss
    Department of Dental Ecology, School of Dentistry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    J Oral Maxillofac Surg 66:1565-9. 2008
    ..To assess the impact of mechanical debridement (scaling and root planing), without adjunctive therapy, on reducing the numbers of periodontal pathogens detected in pregnant subjects with and without visible third molars...
  24. ncbi request reprint Third molars associated with periodontal pathology in older Americans
    John R Elter
    School of Dentistry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    J Oral Maxillofac Surg 63:179-84. 2005
    ..The study goal was to assess the association between the presence of visible third molars and periodontal pathology in a community-dwelling sample of middle-aged and older adults...
  25. ncbi request reprint Antibodies to periodontal organisms are associated with decreased kidney function. The Dental Atherosclerosis Risk In Communities study
    Abhijit V Kshirsagar
    Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, UNC Kidney Center, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Blood Purif 25:125-32. 2007
    ..Increasing evidence suggests that clinical signs of periodontal disease are independently associated with renal impairment. However, no studies have examined the possible linkage of kidney disease with serum antibody to oral pathogens...
  26. ncbi request reprint Third molars and progression of periodontal pathology during pregnancy
    Kevin L Moss
    School of Dentistry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7450, USA
    J Oral Maxillofac Surg 65:1065-9. 2007
    ..This study was conducted to evaluate the association between third molar periodontal pathology at enrollment and periodontal disease progression during pregnancy...
  27. ncbi request reprint Clinical risk factors associated with incidence and progression of periodontal conditions in pregnant women
    Kevin L Moss
    Department of Dental Ecology, School of Dentistry, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    J Clin Periodontol 32:492-8. 2005
    ..This study aimed to identify clinical factors that were predictive of incidence/progression of periodontal measures in pregnant women adjusting for relevant predictors...
  28. pmc Porphyromonas gingivalis infection during pregnancy increases maternal tumor necrosis factor alpha, suppresses maternal interleukin-10, and enhances fetal growth restriction and resorption in mice
    Dongming Lin
    Center for Oral and Systemic Diseases, School of Dentistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA
    Infect Immun 71:5156-62. 2003
    ..These data demonstrate that P. gingivalis-induced murine FGR is associated with systemic dissemination of the organism and activated maternal immune and inflammatory responses...
  29. ncbi request reprint Relationship between periodontal disease and C-reactive protein among adults in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study
    Gary D Slade
    Center for Oral and Systemic Disease, Department of Dental Ecology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7450, USA
    Arch Intern Med 163:1172-9. 2003
    ..We evaluated the association between periodontal disease and CRP levels in adults in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study...
  30. ncbi request reprint Maternal periodontal disease is associated with an increased risk for preeclampsia
    Kim A Boggess
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 101:227-31. 2003
    ..To determine if maternal periodontal disease is associated with the development of preeclampsia...
  31. ncbi request reprint Use of DNA hybridization to detect vaginal pathogens associated with bacterial vaginosis among asymptomatic pregnant women
    Kim A Boggess
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Center for Oral and Systemic Diseases University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 193:752-6. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether microbial DNA hybridization is a useful method to study bacterial vaginosis in asymptomatic pregnant women...
  32. ncbi request reprint Fetal immune response to oral pathogens and risk of preterm birth
    Kim A Boggess
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill 27599 7516, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 193:1121-6. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between fetal inflammatory and immune responses to oral pathogens and risk for preterm birth...
  33. ncbi request reprint Evidence for periodontitis as a tertiary vascular infection
    Steven Offenbacher
    Center for Oral and Systemic Diseases UNC School of Dentistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7455, USA
    J Int Acad Periodontol 7:39-48. 2005
    ..This review discusses the evidence for systemic inflammatory responses to oral organisms and the potential role of chronic vessel pathology as a manifestation of tertiary periodontal infections...
  34. ncbi request reprint Risk indicators for third molar caries and periodontal disease in senior adults
    Kevin L Moss
    Department of Dental Ecology, School of Dentistry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    J Oral Maxillofac Surg 65:958-63. 2007
    ....
  35. ncbi request reprint Relationship of periodontal disease and tooth loss to prevalence of coronary heart disease
    John R Elter
    Center for Oral and Systemic Diseases, School of Dentistry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7450, USA
    J Periodontol 75:782-90. 2004
    ..Studies relating periodontal disease to coronary heart disease (CHD) have provided equivocal results using tooth loss and/or clinical signs of periodontal disease as measures of periodontal exposure...
  36. ncbi request reprint Effects of periodontal therapy during pregnancy on periodontal status, biologic parameters, and pregnancy outcomes: a pilot study
    Steven Offenbacher
    Department of Periodontology, Center for Oral and Systemic Diseases, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7455, USA
    J Periodontol 77:2011-24. 2006
    ..Few studies have examined the potential effects of periodontal treatment during pregnancy on pregnancy outcomes, periodontal status, and inflammatory biomarkers...
  37. doi request reprint Periodontal disease adversely affects the survival of patients with end-stage renal disease
    Abhijit V Kshirsagar
    Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, UNC Kidney Center, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7155, USA
    Kidney Int 75:746-51. 2009
    ..Our findings suggest a need for larger studies to confirm this connection, along with intervention trials to determine if treating periodontitis reduces cardiovascular disease mortality in dialysis patients...
  38. ncbi request reprint Progressive periodontal disease and risk of very preterm delivery
    Steven Offenbacher
    Department of Periodontology, Center for Oral and Systemic Diseases, University of North Carolina School of Dentistry, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7455, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 107:29-36. 2006
    ..The goal was to estimate whether maternal periodontal disease was predictive of preterm (less than 37 weeks) or very preterm (less than 32 weeks) births...
  39. pmc Effects of periodontal therapy on rate of preterm delivery: a randomized controlled trial
    Steven Offenbacher
    Department of Dental Ecology and the Data and Statistical Coordinating Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 114:551-9. 2009
    ..To test the effects of maternal periodontal disease treatment on the incidence of preterm birth (delivery before 37 weeks of gestation)...
  40. ncbi request reprint Severe periodontitis is associated with low serum albumin among patients on maintenance hemodialysis therapy
    Abhijit V Kshirsagar
    Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, UNC Kidney Center, School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7155, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 2:239-44. 2007
    ..Investigation of the potential contribution of periodontitis to serum albumin and possibly to morbidity and mortality among patients with end-stage kidney disease seems warranted...
  41. ncbi request reprint The oral and systemic impact of third molar periodontal pathology
    Kevin L Moss
    Department of Dental Ecology, School of Dentistry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7450, USA
    J Oral Maxillofac Surg 65:1739-45. 2007
    ..Assess also, the associations between postpartum periodontal status by jaw and a systemic impact, preterm birth, or elevated serum C-reactive protein (CRP)...
  42. ncbi request reprint Reliability of third molar probing measures and the systemic impact of third molar periodontal pathology
    Kevin L Moss
    Department of Dental Ecology, School of Dentistry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7450, USA
    J Oral Maxillofac Surg 64:652-8. 2006
    ....
  43. ncbi request reprint Periodontal disease is associated with renal insufficiency in the Atherosclerosis Risk In Communities (ARIC) study
    Abhijit V Kshirsagar
    Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 45:650-7. 2005
    ..Given the numerous shared risk factors for CVD and chronic kidney disease (CKD), we hypothesized that periodontitis also is associated with renal insufficiency in the Dental Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study...
  44. doi request reprint Rethinking periodontal inflammation
    Steven Offenbacher
    Center for Oral and Systemic Disease, Department of Periodontology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Manning Drive and Columbia Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    J Periodontol 79:1577-84. 2008
    ..We propose that we are now able to rethink periodontal disease in terms of a biologic systems model that may help to establish more homogeneous diagnostic categories and can provide insight into the expected response to treatment...
  45. ncbi request reprint Has periodontal treatment failed to reduce adverse pregnancy outcomes? The answer may be premature
    Steven Offenbacher
    Department of Periodontology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7455, USA
    J Periodontol 78:195-7. 2007
  46. ncbi request reprint Maternal periodontal disease in early pregnancy and risk for a small-for-gestational-age infant
    Kim A Boggess
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 194:1316-22. 2006
    ..The objective of the study was to determine whether periodontal disease is associated with delivery of a small-for-gestational-age infant...
  47. ncbi request reprint Antepartum vaginal bleeding, fetal exposure to oral pathogens, and risk for preterm birth at <35 weeks of gestation
    Kim A Boggess
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 194:954-60. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the risks for fetal exposure to oral pathogens and the relationship between vaginal bleeding and fetal exposure in preterm birth risk...
  48. ncbi request reprint Commonality in chronic inflammatory diseases: periodontitis, diabetes, and coronary artery disease
    Janet H Southerland
    Department of Dental Ecology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Periodontol 2000 40:130-43. 2006
  49. doi request reprint Third molar caries experience in middle-aged and older Americans: a prevalence study
    Elda L Fisher
    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    J Oral Maxillofac Surg 68:634-40. 2010
    ..To assess the prevalence of third molar caries experience in a middle-aged and older population and the relationship of these findings to caries experience in teeth more anterior in the mouth...
  50. ncbi request reprint Aortic arch atheroma progression and recurrent vascular events in patients with stroke or transient ischemic attack
    Souvik Sen
    Department of Neurology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
    Circulation 116:928-35. 2007
    ..It is not known whether progression of aortic arch (AA) atheroma is associated with vascular events in patients with stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA)...
  51. ncbi request reprint Periodontal disease increases the risk of preterm delivery among preeclamptic women
    Estelle L Riché
    Center for Oral and Systemic Diseases and Comprehensive Center for Inflammatory Disorders, School of Dentistry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Ann Periodontol 7:95-101. 2002
    ..Our current objective was to determine whether maternal periodontal disease increases the risk for preterm delivery among preeclamptic women...
  52. doi request reprint Third molars and periodontal pathologic findings in middle-age and older Americans
    Kevin L Moss
    Department of Dental Ecology, University of North Carolina School of Dentistry, Chapel Hill, NC 27559 7450, USA
    J Oral Maxillofac Surg 67:2592-8. 2009
    ..To assess the association between the visible presence of third molars and the severity of periodontal pathologic findings on teeth more anterior in the mouth...
  53. ncbi request reprint A perspective on the potential cardioprotective benefits of periodontal therapy
    Steven Offenbacher
    Am Heart J 149:950-4. 2005
    ..These studies raise the possibility that periodontal disease may represent a modifiable risk factor that merits further study...
  54. ncbi request reprint Periodontal health and systemic disorders
    Yen Tung A Teng
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, School of Dentistry, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario
    J Can Dent Assoc 68:188-92. 2002
    ..The coming era of periodontal medicine based upon molecular criteria will affect the future of periodontal diagnosis, treatment and professional practice...
  55. ncbi request reprint Potential for gingival crevice fluid measures as predictors of risk for periodontal diseases
    Catherine M E Champagne
    Periodontol 2000 31:167-80. 2003
  56. ncbi request reprint Incidence of periodontal attachment loss over 5 years among older South Australians
    W Murray Thomson
    Department of Oral Sciences, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    J Clin Periodontol 31:119-25. 2004
    ..This study described the 5-year incidence of periodontal attachment loss (ALOSS) among older Australians...
  57. pmc Changes in periodontal disease experience from 26 to 32 years of age in a birth cohort
    W Murray Thomson
    Department of Oral Sciences, School of Dentistry, The University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    J Periodontol 77:947-54. 2006
    ..Information is lacking on the natural history of periodontitis through the third and fourth decades of life...
  58. ncbi request reprint Periodontitis and coronary artery calcification: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study
    Sarah A Nakib
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    J Periodontol 75:505-10. 2004
    ..Coronary artery calcification (CAC) is an emerging marker for atherosclerosis, and past studies suggest that it predicts incident CHD in asymptomatic populations...
  59. ncbi request reprint Periodontal disease in patients with acute myocardial infarction: prevalence and contribution to elevated C-reactive protein levels
    Efthymios N Deliargyris
    Cardiology Section, Athens Medical Center, Athens, Greece
    Am Heart J 147:1005-9. 2004
    ..We hypothesized that PD is common in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and, when present, may result in an enhanced systemic inflammatory response with higher C-reactive protein (CRP) levels...
  60. pmc Socioeconomic disadvantage and periodontal disease: the Dental Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study
    Luisa N Borrell
    Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, School of Dental and Oral Surgeons, Columbia University, 722 West 168th St, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Am J Public Health 96:332-9. 2006
    ..We used data from the Dental Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study to examine whether individual- and neighborhood-level socioeconomic characteristics were associated with periodontal disease...
  61. ncbi request reprint The effects of periodontal therapy on vascular endothelial function: a pilot trial
    John R Elter
    SciMetrika, LLC, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA
    Am Heart J 151:47. 2006
    ....
  62. pmc Cigarette smoking and periodontal disease among 32-year-olds: a prospective study of a representative birth cohort
    W Murray Thomson
    Department of Oral Sciences, School of Dentistry, The University of Otago, Otago, New Zealand
    J Clin Periodontol 34:828-34. 2007
    ..Smoking is recognized as the primary behavioural risk factor for periodontal attachment loss (AL), but confirmatory data from prospective cohort studies are scarce...
  63. pmc Addressing oral health disparities in settings without a research-intensive dental school: collaborative strategies
    David Easa
    University of Hawaii, Manoa, Hawaii, USA
    Ethn Dis 15:187-90. 2005
    ..We hope that this collaborative, culturally competent approach may serve as a model for use in other settings without a research-intensive dental school...
  64. pmc Cannabis smoking and periodontal disease among young adults
    W Murray Thomson
    Department of Oral Sciences, Sir John Walsh Research Institute, School of Dentistry, Dunedin, New Zealand
    JAMA 299:525-31. 2008
    ..Tobacco smoking is a recognized behavioral risk factor for periodontal disease (through its systemic effects), and cannabis smoking may contribute in a similar way...
  65. pmc Oral health disparities and periodontal disease in Asian and Pacific Island populations
    Rosanne C Harrigan
    University of Hawaii John A Burns School of Medicine, Manoa, USA
    Ethn Dis 15:S5-39-46. 2005
    ..While oral health disparities exist in many ethnic groups in Hawaii, the challenge of developing research and intervention programs is hampered by the lack of a dental school and adequate state resources...
  66. doi request reprint IL1B gene promoter haplotype pairs predict clinical levels of interleukin-1beta and C-reactive protein
    John Rogus
    Interleukin Genetics Inc, 135 Beaver Street, Waltham, MA, 02452, USA
    Hum Genet 123:387-98. 2008
    ..These findings may apply to other inducible genes and could provide a logical framework for exploring disease risk related to genetic variability in pathogenic mediators...
  67. ncbi request reprint Single nucleotide polymorphisms in the human interleukin-1B gene affect transcription according to haplotype context
    Hongmin Chen
    Interleukin Genetics Inc, 135 Beaver Street, Waltham, MA 02452, USA
    Hum Mol Genet 15:519-29. 2006
    ..This finding underlines the importance of understanding the haplotype structure of populations used for genetic studies and may be especially important in the functional analysis of genetic variation across gene regulatory regions...

Research Grants14

  1. Clinical Research Training in Oral Diseases for Future *
    James Beck; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  2. SYSTEMIC EFFECTS OF PERIODONTITIS
    James Beck; Fiscal Year: 2002
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  3. DENTAL ATHEROSCLEROSIS RISK IN COMMUNITIES
    James Beck; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ....