The results of this study strongly correlate periodontal bacterial co-occurrence and periodontal bacterial adhesion factor to atherosclerosis. Periodontal disease is an important source of inflammation in diabetic CAPD patients and treatment of periodontal disease can be monitored by inflammatory markers including TNF-alpha, PTX-3, IL-6, and Hs-CRP. TNF-alpha may be useful and more sensitive monitoring inflammation in healthy patients and diabetic patients after periodontal treatment.
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