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Efficacy of screening for high blood pressure in dental health care

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Title: Efficacy of screening for high blood pressure in dental health care
Authors: Engström, Sevek
Berne, Christian
Gahnberg, Lars
Svärdsudd, Kurt
Issue Date: 30-Mar-2011
Publication type: article, peer reviewed scientific
Organization: University of Gothenburg, Department of Odontology, Gothenburg, Sweden
Citation: BMC Public Health. 2011 Mar 30;11(1):194
Abstract: Abstract Background There is consensus on the importance of early detection and treatment of high blood pressure. Dental care is one of few medical services to which a considerable proportion of the general population comes for regular check-ups. We tested the effects of blood pressure screening in dental care centres with subsequent work-up of subjects screening positive in primary health care (PHCC). Methods Altogether 1,149 subjects 40-65 years old or 20-39 years old with body mass index >25,... more
Description: © 2011 Engström et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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