Associations Between Periodontitis and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease; the 2010-2012 Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES) Jae Ho Chung,* Hee-Jin Hwang,† Sun-Hyun Kim,† Tae Ho Kim‡ *Department of Internal Medicine, International St. Mary`s Hospital, Catholic Kwandong University College of Medicine, Incheon, Republic of Korea. †
Department of Family Medicine, International St. Mary`s Hospital, Catholic Kwandong University College of Medicine, Incheon, Republic of Korea. ‡
Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul Medical Center, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
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