Association Between Gynecological Characteristics and Temporomandibular Disorders: Insights from the OPPERA Study Public Deposited

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  • February 22, 2019
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  • Greenspan, Joel
    • Other Affiliation: Department of Neural and Pain Sciences, University of Maryland-Baltimore
  • Ohrbach, Richard
    • Other Affiliation: Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences, University of Buffalo
  • Nneji, Victoria
    • Affiliation: Gillings School of Global Public Health, Department of Biostatistics
  • Mulkey, Flora
    • Affiliation: Gillings School of Global Public Health, Department of Biostatistics
  • Brownstein, Naomi
    • Affiliation: Gillings School of Global Public Health, Department of Biostatistics
  • Maixner, William
    • Affiliation: School of Dentistry, Department of Endodontics
    • Other Affiliation: Regional Center for Neurosensory Disorders
  • Bair, Eric
    • Affiliation: School of Dentistry, Department of Endodontics, Gillings School of Global Public Health, Department of Biostatistics
    • Other Affiliation: Regional Center for Neurosensory Disorders
  • Carey, Erin T.
    • Affiliation: School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Slade, Gary
    • Affiliation: Gillings School of Global Public Health, Department of Epidemiology
    • Other Affiliation: Regional Center for Neurosensory Disorders
  • Zolnoun, Denniz
    • Affiliation: School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Fillingim, Roger
    • Other Affiliation: Department of Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science, University of Florida
  • Dubner, Ron
    • Other Affiliation: Department of Neural and Pain Sciences, University of Maryland-Baltimore
Abstract
  • • Several chronic pain conditions, such as temporomandibular disorders (TMD), are more common in women than in men although the biological mechanisms responsible for this gender disparity are poorly understood • Observational studies suggest that TMD pain is greatest during the late luteal phase of the menstrual cycle and during menses when estrogen levels quickly decline • Also, women with TMD who use hormonal contraception report greater levels of daily pain compared to women not taking hormonal contraception • The aim of this study is to evaluate gynecological characteristics that are putative risk factors for TMD: parity, use of hormonal contraception, and self-reported pain levels and psychological symptoms over the course of the menstrual cycle
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