Status of periodontal health in German patients suffering from chronic kidney disease - data from the GCKD study

  • Aim: To assess the prevalence and severity of periodontitis in patients with moderate chronic kidney disease (CKD) and comparing the results with the self‐reported periodontitis awareness of the study subjects. Material and methods: The periodontal status of 270 patients with moderate CKD randomly selected from a cohort of 5,217 subjects participating in the prospective observational German Chronic Kidney Disease (GCKD) project was analysed by recording bleeding on probing (BOP), probing pocket depth (PPD) and clinical attachment level (CAL). Furthermore, the awareness of the study subjects of their periodontal conditions was evaluated by a self‐reported questionnaire. Results: 24.4% of the CKD study patients showed no or only mild signs of periodontal disease, 47.6% displayed moderate and 27% severe periodontitis. Questionnaire data revealed that 62.3% of the study subjects with severe periodontitis were not aware of the presence of the disease, 44.4% denied having received any systematic periodontal therapy so far, although 50% of them indicated to visit their dentist regularly for professional tooth cleanings. Conclusion: While the clinical study data confirm an increased prevalence of periodontitis in CKD patients, their self‐reported awareness of periodontitis was low.

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Author:Bettina DannewitzORCiDGND, Claudia SommererORCiDGND, Peggy Stölzel, Seema Baid‐Agrawal, Jennifer Nadal, Barbara Bärthlein, Christoph WannerORCiDGND, Kai‐Uwe Eckardt, Martin Zeier, Ulrich Schlagenhauf, Vera Krane, Yvonne Jockel‐SchneiderORCiDGND
Parent Title (English):Journal of clinical periodontology
Place of publication:Oxford [u.a.]
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2019/10/11
Date of first Publication:2019/10/11
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Contributing Corporation:GCKD Study Investigators
Release Date:2020/12/05
Tag:chronic kidney disease; observational cohort study; periodontitis; risk factors
Page Number:11
First Page:19
Last Page:29
Institutes:Medizin / Medizin
Dewey Decimal Classification:6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 61 Medizin und Gesundheit / 610 Medizin und Gesundheit
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Nicht kommerziell - Keine Bearbeitung 4.0