Influence of oral health on febrile status in long-term hospitalized elderly patients

Yoshihiro Shimazaki, Mikiko Tomioka, Toshiyuki Saito, Fumikazu Nabeshima, Hideyuki Ikematsu, Kiyoshi Koyano, Yoshihisa Yamashita

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Abstract

Many elderly patients have various health problems and are susceptible to recurrent fever. We examined the influence of oral health on the febrile status of 271 long-term hospitalized elderly patients over 1 year. In dentate patients, those with ≥20 teeth had a significantly higher risk for fever than those with 1-9 teeth; multivariate logistic regression analysis: odds ratio (OR) = 5.44, 95% confidence interval (CI) = 1.37-21.66. In edentate patients, those with moderate or much tongue plaque had a significantly higher risk for fever than those with no or slight tongue plaque; multivariate analysis: OR = 5.14, 95% CI = 1.77-14.88. These results suggest that oral health status related to febrile status differs between dentate and edentate patients in the elderly population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)411-414
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
Volume48
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2009

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Fever
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multivariate analysis
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Odds Ratio
Confidence Intervals
regression analysis
logistics
Health Status
Multivariate Analysis
Logistic Models
Regression Analysis
Health
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health(social science)
  • Ageing
  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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Influence of oral health on febrile status in long-term hospitalized elderly patients. / Shimazaki, Yoshihiro; Tomioka, Mikiko; Saito, Toshiyuki; Nabeshima, Fumikazu; Ikematsu, Hideyuki; Koyano, Kiyoshi; Yamashita, Yoshihisa.

In: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Vol. 48, No. 3, 01.05.2009, p. 411-414.

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Shimazaki, Yoshihiro ; Tomioka, Mikiko ; Saito, Toshiyuki ; Nabeshima, Fumikazu ; Ikematsu, Hideyuki ; Koyano, Kiyoshi ; Yamashita, Yoshihisa. / Influence of oral health on febrile status in long-term hospitalized elderly patients. In: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics. 2009 ; Vol. 48, No. 3. pp. 411-414.
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