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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
ISBN: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-11-194
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 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/25372
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