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What does PLBW stand for?

PLBW stands for Preterm Low Birth Weight

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Topics include diagnosis of periodontal disease using blood and saliva testing; periodontal tissue, salivary gland, and tooth regeneration; tissue-engineered bone; correlation of periodontal disease with cardiovascular disease, preterm low birth weight, and diabetes; genetic diagnosis of drug-induced gingival overgrowth; dentinal remineralization and hypersensitivity; the effect of whitening procedures on tooth structure; discriminate removal of carious dentin using a caries detector; nerve injury due to tooth extraction or implant placement; morphologic changes to the mandibular canal and maxillary sinus following tooth loss; and identification of vessels and nerves in the maxillary tuberosity for implant placement.
Women whose third trimester fell during the fall/winter months and who were in the highest DWTD quintile had an estimated 39% greater risk of giving birth to a term low birth weight infant and a 24% greater risk of having a preterm low birth weight infant, compared to women in the lowest DWTD quintile.