Gastroenterology

Periodontal therapy improves gut dysbiosis, life quality in patients with cirrhosis




SAN FRANCISCO — Periodontal therapy in patients with cirrhosis correlated with improved oral and gut dysbiosis, systemic inflammation, MELD score, cognition and 90-day hospitalizations, according to data presented at The Liver Meeting 2018.
“Prior studies have shown that patients with cirrhosis have very poor dentition, either because of local issues with immunity and low salivary production, and many patients with cirrhosis do unfortunately continue to drink and smoke, which causes a lot of issues with their dental and gum disease,” Jasmohan S. Bajaj, from the Virginia

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