Little and Falace's Dental Management of the Medically Compromised Patient, 8th Edition
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Dental Management of the Medically Compromised Patient is an essential guide to common medical conditions that may alter the dental management of patients. This updated, concise reference provides the information you need to care for these patients.
- 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.
- Bacterial Endocarditis Prophylaxis chapter incorporates the latest American Heart Association guidelines to help prevent endocarditis.
- Smoking and Tobacco Use Cessation chapter discusses the systemic and oral effects of smoking and includes suggestions for encouraging smoker cessation.
- Tuberculosis chapter 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 details obstructive sleep apnea and treatment options including oral appliances and surgical procedures.
- Rheumatologic and Connective Tissue Disorders chapter discusses treatment options for patients with rheumatoid arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Lyme Disease, and Sjögren's Syndrome.
- Two new chapters highlight the oral complications of both red and white blood cell disorders.
- Behavioral and Psychiatric Disorders chapters 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.
By James W. Little, DMD, MS, Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry-Minneapolis, MN; Donald Falace, DMD, University of Kentucky, College of Dentistry, Department of Oral Health Science, Lexington, KY; Craig Miller, DMD, MS, University of Kentucky, Department of Oral Health Science, College of Dentistry, Lexington, KY, USA and 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