Association between #periodontitis and severity of #COVID‐19 infection: A case–control study

COVID‐19 is associated with an exacerbated inflammatory response that can result in fatal outcomes. Systemic inflammation is also a main characteristic of periodontitis. Therefore, we investigated the association of periodontitis with COVID‐19 complications. Materials and MethodsA case–control study was performed using the national electronic health records of the State of Qatar between February and July 2020. Cases were defined as patients who suffered COVID‐19 complications … Continue reading Association between #periodontitis and severity of #COVID‐19 infection: A case–control study

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Physical #activity thresholds for predicting longitudinal gait decline in adults with knee #osteoarthritis

To investigate the longitudinal relationship between physical performance (via real-life accelerometry) and physical capacity (laboratory measurement of gait speed) in patients with knee osteoarthritis (KOA), and to derive accelerometry measured thresholds associated with gait speed decline in KOA that may provide targets for disease-specific physical activity guidelines. DesignLongitudinal data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative (OAI) accelerometer sub-study was extracted from 1,229 participants assessed 2 years apart. … Continue reading Physical #activity thresholds for predicting longitudinal gait decline in adults with knee #osteoarthritis

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