2 de diciembre del 2013

Efecto del cese del tabaco en la enfermedad periodontal

Aim: To conduct an individual patient data (IPD) meta-analysis to assess the effect of smoking cessation (SC) on clinical outcomes following the non-surgical periodontal treatment in patients with chronic periodontitis. Methods: MEDLINE, EMBASE and CENTRAL were searched up to, and including, August 2012. Prospective cohort studies of at least 6 months’ duration were included if the participants met the following criteria: (1) smokers who ha expressed an interest in quitting the habit; and (2) a diagnosis of periodontitis.Search was conducted by two independent reviewers. IPD meta-analyses were undertaken using multiple linear or Poisson regression to evaluate the impact of
SC on five different dependent variables.