Mohammed Kazimuddin

Department of Cardiology, The Medical Center–Bowling Green Western Kentucky Heart, Lung, and Gastroenterology, United States


  • Research   
    Increasing Collaboration between Dentistry and Medicine
    Author(s): Timothy G Donley, Kristopher S Pfirman*, Mohammed Kazimuddin and Aniruddha Singh

    The most common form of periodontal disease is chronic inflammatory periodontal disease (CIPD). CIPD, a multifactorial disease, begins with a microbial infection on tooth surfaces, followed by a host mediated destruction of adjacent tissues. It is well accepted in medicine that inflammation plays a contributory role in cardiovascular disease (CVD). Interventional therapy to reduce CVD risk includes reducing sources that are contributing to the burden of systemic inflammation. Medical health care providers who care for patients with the systemic diseases potentially affected by oral inflammation, including those with known risk factors, must alter existing examination protocols to include realistic, time-efficient screening for oral inflammation and then appropriate referral to dental providers for definitive diagnosis and therapy. A system to screen patients for the .. Read More»

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