Medical Problems in Dentistry, 7/e

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Author: Scully
Edition: 7th
ISBN: 9788131238882
Language: English
Published: 2014
Publisher: Elsevier, India

Advances in surgical and medical interventions and therapeutics continue apace and raise issues in relation to their appreciation, including their respective advantages and disadvantages, within the context of modern dentistry. The aim of this book is to provide a basis for the understanding of modern medicine and surgery on oral health and oral health care, and to help dental health workers deliver safe care within a framework of informed consent.

Medical Problems in Dentistry, 7/e

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Advances in surgical and medical interventions and therapeutics continue apace and raise issues in relation to their appreciation, including their respective advantages and disadvantages, within the context of modern dentistry. The aim of this book is to provide a basis for the understanding of modern medicine and surgery on oral health and oral health care, and to help dental health workers deliver safe care within a framework of informed consent. In this 7th edition, many new topics have been added, which range from the additional of new medical disorders, relevant developments in pharmacology, including the use of biological therapies, social issues such as elder maltreatment and care of other vulnerable patients, and new national and international guidelines.

Key Features

  • Helps understanding of the relevant illness as identified from the patient’s history, physical examination and investigations;
  • Shows readers how to present a succinct and, when appropriate, unified list of all problems that could influence oral health care and formulate a diagnosis/treatment plan for each problem;
  • Emphasises the need to appreciate issues of access and informed consent, preventive oral health care and the avoidance of harm;
  • Enables the reader to develop strategies to identify patients at risk of medical problems, to assess the severity of those risks and, where necessary, to recognize the need for referral;
  • Places emphasis on good communication between all health-care professionals, and between HCPs and patients;
  • Emphasises the need to take into account people’s cultural needs and preferences as well as deal with patients who may have additional needs such as physical, sensory or learning disabilities;
  • User-friendly format allows ease of access to information whether for exam revision purposes or for a specific issue confronting staff in a busy clinical environment.

Table of Contents

SECTION A: GENERAL

1. Medical emergencies

2. Medical history, examination, investigations and risk assessment

3. Perioperative care

4. Signs and symptoms

 SECTION B: ORGAN SYSTEMS MEDICINE

5. Cardiovascular medicine

6. Endocrinology

7. Gastrointestinal and pancreatic disorders

8. Haematology

9. Hepatology

10. Mental health

11. Mucosal, oral and cutaneous disorders

12. Nephrology

13. Neurology

14. Otorhinolaryngology/Maxillofacial disorders

15. Respiratory medicine

16.Rheumatology and orthopaedics

SECTION C: OTHER SYSTEMS MEDICINE

17. llergies

18. Autoimmune disease

19. Immunity, inflammatory disorders, and immunosuppressive and anti-inflammatory agents

20. Immunodeficiencies

21. Infections and infestations

22. Malignant disease

23. Metabolic disorders

24. Trauma, burns and abuse

SECTION D: OTHER HEALTH ISSUES

25. Age and gender issues

26. Complementary and alternative medicine

27. Dietary factors and health and disease

28. Impairment and disability

29. Materials and drugs

30. Minority groups

31. Occupational hazards

32. Reproductive (sexual) health

33. Sports, travel and leisure, and pets

34. Substance dependence

35. Transplantation and tissue regeneration

SECTION E: APPENDIX

36. Health promotio