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Salivary microbiome with gastroesophageal reflux disease and treatment

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posted on 2022-06-03, 16:57 authored by Nadia KawarNadia Kawar, Seon Gyeong Park, Joel SchwartzJoel Schwartz, Nicholas CallahanNicholas Callahan, Ales ObrezAles Obrez, Bin Yang, Zhengjia Chen, Guy AdamiGuy Adami
The effect of oral microbial composition on periodontal health and on systemic health has been, and is being established. The oral microbiome, in turn, can be altered by local and systemic diseases and conditions. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), has been associated with increased acidity in the oral cavity resulting in dental erosion, and controversially a reduced risk of periodontal disease. We hypothesized that presence of GERD was linked to a modified microbial profile in untreated GERD patients and that the use of proton pump inhibitor (PPI) drugs: potent disruptors of gut microbiome, in GERD patients might result in a salivary microbiome that is further distinct. Untreated GERD patients showed multiple differences in salivary microbiome as compared to healthy controls. Taxa found at lower levels related to the presence of GERD not treated by PPI included: Prevotella melaninogenica, Prevotella pallens, Leptotrichia, and Solobacterium moorei and thirteen others. In contrast, GERD patients chronically using PPI showed minimal differences in salivary taxa compared to healthy controls not using PPI.



Kawar, N., Park, S. G., Schwartz, J. L., Callahan, N., Obrez, A., Yang, B., Chen, Z.Adami, G. R. (2021). Salivary microbiome with gastroesophageal reflux disease and treatment. Scientific Reports, 11(1), 188-.


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