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Dental management of the medically compromised patient [electronic resource] /
James W. Little ... [et al.].
edition
8th ed.
imprint
St. Louis, Mo. : Elsevier/Mosby, c2013.
description
xii, DM-59, 659 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 28 cm.
ISBN
9780323080286 (pbk. : alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
St. Louis, Mo. : Elsevier/Mosby, c2013.
isbn
9780323080286 (pbk. : alk. paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
10512050
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
This is an essential guide to common medical conditions that may alter the dental management of patients. The updated, concise reference provides the information you need to care for these patients.
Main Description
Ensure your patients' health and safety! Practical guidance helps you determine the severity and stability of common medical disorders in the dental office, so you'll always know how to proceed to provide the best possible care and avoid complications. Concise, clinically focused coverage details the basic disease process for each condition, along with the incidence and prevalence, pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, laboratory findings, currently accepted medical therapies, and recommendations for specific dental management. For the first time, the table of contents will be divided into parts by the category of medical condition, making it faster and easier for the dental professional to search by condition. Bacterial Endocarditis Prophylaxis, Chapter 2, incorporates the latest American Heart Association guidelines to help prevent endocarditis. Smoking and Tobacco Use Cessation, Chapter 8, discusses the systemic and oral effects of smoking and includes suggestions for encouraging smoker cessation. Tuberculosis, Chapter 9, clearly defines related oral complications and adverse drug effects of the disease and identifies methods for management in dental patients. Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders, Chapter 10, details obstructive sleep apnea and treatment options including oral appliances and surgical procedures. Rheumatologic and Connective Tissue Disorders, Chapter 21, discusses treatment options for patients with rheumatoid arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Lyme Disease, and Sjögren's Syndrome. Chapters 23 and 24 highlight the oral complications of both red and white blood cell disorders. Behavioral and Psychiatric Disorders, Chapters 28 and 29, provide guidelines for managing conditions like depression, eating disorders, anxiety, and schizophrenia, and indicate proper drugs for treatment. Alternative Drugs Appendix provides treatment options from the growing areas of alternative and complementary medicine.
Main Description
Learn how common medical conditions can affect the course of the dental treatment a patient receives. This updated, concise reference provides the information you need to provide appropriate dental care to any patient, regardless of existing medical conditions. Featuring vivid illustrations and well-organized tables in each chapter, this text gives you the in-depth details and the overall summaries you need to get to the root of your patients needs.
Main Description
Learn how common medical conditions can affect the course of the dental treatment a patient receives. This updated, concise reference provides the information you need to provide appropriate dental care to any patient, regardless of existing medical conditions. Featuring vivid illustrations and well-organized tables in each chapter, this text gives you the in-depth details and the overall summaries you need to get to the root of your patients' needs. Organization of medical conditions provides a brief overview of the basic disease process, epidemiology, pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, laboratory findings, and currently accepted medical therapy of each disorder. This is followed by a detailed explanation and recommendations for specific dental management. Coverage of dosages, side effects, and drug interactions with medications used in dentistry, including those used during pregnancy. Chapters focusing on major health problems in the US and other nations include, ischemic hearth disease, smoking and tobacco use cessation, sleep-related breathing disorders, sexually transmitted diseases, diabetes mellitus, and psychiatric disorders. Dental management summary table summarizes important factors for consideration in the dental management of medically compromised patients. Appendix on the therapeutic management of common oral lesions provides a quick reference to the causative factors, clinical description, currently accepted therapeutic management, and patient education regarding common oral conditions. Appendix on alternative and complementary drugs looks at herbal remedies, specifically efficacy, adverse effects/reactions, medical problems, drug interactions, and dental implications. NEW! Chapter on drug and alcohol abuse discusses the effects of marijuana, cocaine, amphetamines/methamphetamine, and alcohol, along with considerations for both medical and dental management. NEW! 2009 AAOS statement on Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Bacteremia in Patients with Joint Replacements provides recommendations to supplement practitioners in their clinical judgment regarding antibiotic prophylaxis for patients with a joint prosthesis.

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