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Little and Falace's Dental Management of the Medically Compromised Patient, 8th Edition

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Little and Falace's Dental Management of the Medically Compromised Patient, 8th Edition

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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.

    PART ONE PATIENT EVALUATION AND RISK ASSESSMENT

    1. Patient Evaluation and Risk Assessment

    PART TWO CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

    2. Infective Endocarditis

    3. Hypertension

    4. Ischemic Heart Disease

    5. Cardiac Arrhythmias

    6. Heart Failure (or Congestive Heart Failure)

    PART THREE PULMONARY DISEASES

    7. Pulmonary Disease

    8. Smoking and Tobacco Use Cessation

    9. Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders

    PART FOUR GASTROINTESTINAL DISEASES

    10. Liver Disease

    11. Gastrointestinal Disease

    PART FIVE GENITOURINARY DISEASE

    12. Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis

    13. Sexually Transmitted Diseases

    PART SIX ENDOCRINE AND METABOLIC DISEASE

    14. Diabetes Mellitus

    15. Adrenal Insufficiency

    16. Thyroid Diseases (Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism, Thyroiditis, and Neoplastic Disease)

    17. Pregnancy and Breast Feeding

    PART SEVEN IMMUNOLOGIC DISEASE

    18. AIDS, HIV Infection, and Related Conditions

    19. Allergy

    20. Rheumatologic and Connective Tissue Disorders

    21. Organ and Bone Marrow Transplantation

    PART EIGHT HEMATOLOGIC AND ONCOLOGIC DISEASE

    22. Disorders of Red Blood Cells

    23. Disorders of White Blood Cells

    24. Acquired Bleeding and Hypercoagulable Disorders

    25. Congenital Bleeding and Hypercoagulable Disorders

    26. Cancer and Oral Care of the Patient

    PART NINE NEUROLOGIC, BEHAVIORAL, AND PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS

    27. Neurologic Disorders

    28. Anxiety, Eating Disorders and Behavioral Reactions to Illness

    29. Psychiatric Disorders

    30. Drug and Alcohol Abuse

    Appendix A: A Guide to Management of Common Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office

    Appendix B: Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health Care Settings

    Appendix C: Therapeutic Management of Common Oral Lesions

    Appendix D: Drug Interactions of Significance to Dentistry

    Appendix E: Alternative and Complementary Drugs

    James W. Little, DMD, MS, Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry-Minneapolis, MN, Craig Miller, DMD, MS, University of Kentucky, Department of Oral Health Science, College of Dentistry, Lexington, KY, USA, Nelson L. Rhodus, DMD, MPH, Morse Distinguished Professor and Director, Division of Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis and Oral Radiology, University of Minnesota, School of Dentistry and College of Medicine, Minneapolis, MN and Donald Falace, DMD, University of Kentucky, College of Dentistry, Department of Oral Health Science, Lexington, KY

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