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Oral health, oral microbiota and incidence of stroke-associated pneumonia – a prospective observational study

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Cieplik, Fabian ; Wiedenhofer, Alma M. ; Pietsch, Verena ; Hiller, Karl-Anton ; Hiergeist, Andreas ; Wagner, Andrea ; Baldaranov, Dobri ; Linker, Ralf ; Jantsch, Jonathan ; Buchalla, Wolfgang ; Schlachetzki, Felix ; Gessner, Andre
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Date of publication of this fulltext: 13 Jan 2021 14:36


Stroke-associated pneumonia is a major cause for poor outcomes in the post-acute phase after stroke. Several studies have suggested potential links between neglected oral health and pneumonia. Therefore, the aim of this prospective observational study was to investigate oral health and microbiota and incidence of pneumonia in patients consecutively admitted to a stroke unit with stroke-like ...


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