Oral Care in Advanced Disease

Author: Andrew Davies,Ilora G. Finlay

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192632432

Category: Medical

Page: 221

View: 3972

Lesions of the oral cavity have an enormous impact on the quality of life of patients with advanced disease. They cause considerable morbidity and diminish a patient's physical and psychological well-being. Oral complications impair oral nutrition and can cause a variety of problems including malnutrition, anorexia, and cachexia. Psychological problems relate to the role that the oral cavity plays in communication and social life. This book provides comprehensive, clinically relevant, evidence-based guidelines on oral problems to ensure first rate care. The scientific foundations and research base for their management underpin the discussion throughout. A multi-disciplinary group of contributors provide authoritative guidelines on clinical features, investigations, and pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment, as well as complementary therapies. Chapters cover oral assessment, hygiene, domiciliary dental care, infections, taste disturbance, pain, HIV infection and AIDS, neurological diseases, and paediatric problems. Highly illustrated throughout, the book also includes an extensive colour plate section. This book should appeal to all members of the multi-disciplinary team working in palliative care, care of the dying and care of the elderly including hospice dentists and speech therapists working with chronically ill patients.

Basiswissen Palliativmedizin

Author: Martin W. Schnell,Christian Schulz

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642386903

Category: Medical

Page: 381

View: 6052

Wenn die kurativen Möglichkeiten ausgeschöpft sind, bleiben dem Arzt nur noch palliative Maßnahmen und die psychosoziale Begleitung seines Patienten. Für viele Ärzte ist dies eine große Herausforderung. Um schon im Studium auf die Begleitung und Versorgung Sterbender vorzubereiten, wurde die Palliativmedizin als neues Pflichtfach in die Ärztliche Approbationsordnung aufgenommen. Das Lehrbuch geht dabei sowohl auf medizinische als auch auf ethische, rechtliche und soziale Aspekte ein. Der Leser erhält Anleitung zur Kommunikation mit Patienten und Angehörigen, zur Teamarbeit mit Kollegen aus anderen Bereichen wie z. B. Pflege, Psycho- oder Musiktherapie ebenso wie zu speziellen Themen wie Kinder- und Jugendliche am Lebensende und integrativer Palliativversorgung. In allen Bereichen kommt der Interprofessionalität eine besondere Bedeutung zu. Die Autoren geben mit Fragenkatalogen, Ausschnitten aus Patienteninterviews und Leitfäden wertvolle Anregungen und Hilfen.

Palliative Medicine

A case-based manual

Author: Doreen Oneschuk,Neil Hagen,Neil MacDonald

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191628735

Category: Medical

Page: 430

View: 6077

Palliative care is now an integral part of the undergraduate medical curriculum. Medical education across the board is adopting a case-based approach. This book uses a series of cases to illustrate critical points in palliative medicine. The case-studies have been carefully chosen to reflect real life clinical practice. The contributors illustrate, through the case studies, the desired skills, attitudes, and knowledge required in this field of medicine. Since publication of the second edition, many approaches to palliative care have been further refined and developed. Ongoing research has led to the improved use of existing medications, and the development of several new treatments. More is known about the psychosocial existential distress experienced by patients and their families resulting in an improved understanding by health care providers of how best to approach and assist those affected by advanced illness, and more is known about methadone and other medications with emerging uses. The third edition of this highly popular book continues to offer a panoramic view of palliative care. It introduces a number of new topics including Neurological Disorders, The Last Days, and Palliative Sedation.

Advancing Oral Health in America

Author: Committee on an Oral Health Initiative,Board on Health Care Services,Institute of Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309186315

Category: Medical

Page: 235

View: 7812

Though it is highly preventable, tooth decay is a common chronic disease both in the United States and worldwide. Evidence shows that decay and other oral diseases may be associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes, respiratory disease, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. However, individuals and many health care professionals remain unaware of the risk factors and preventive approaches for many oral diseases. They do not fully appreciate how oral health affects overall health and well-being. In Advancing Oral Health in America, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) highlights the vital role that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) can play in improving oral health and oral health care in the United States. The IOM recommends that HHS design an oral health initiative which has clearly articulated goals, is coordinated effectively, adequately funded and has high-level accountability. In addition, the IOM stresses three key areas needed for successfully maintaining oral health as a priority issue: strong leadership, sustained interest, and the involvement of multiple stakeholders from both the public and private sectors. Advancing Oral Health in America provides practical recommendations that the Department of Health and Human Services can use to improve oral health care in America. The report will serve as a vital resource for federal health agencies, health care professionals, policy makers, researchers, and public and private health organizations.

A Guide to Symptom Relief in Advanced Disease

Author: Claud F. B. Regnard,Sue Tempest

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann


Category: Medical

Page: 143

View: 4070

This reference guide has become an indispensable companion for doctors and nurses, helping them to solve the urgent problems they encounter on the ward or in the consulting room. The second and third editions sold over 60,000 copies each.

Special Care in Dentistry

Handbook of Oral Healthcare

Author: Crispian Scully,Pedro Diz Dios,Navdeep Kumar

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702040290

Category: Medical

Page: 512

View: 825

This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It is comprehensive and concise information source on special care dentistry by the foremost authority on the subject in the UK.

Color Atlas of Oral Diseases in Children and Adolescents

Author: George Laskaris

Publisher: Thieme

ISBN: 9780865777897

Category: Medical

Page: 338

View: 7691

Children and adolescents are affected by a large range of diseases with oral manifestations that may not be seen in adults. Such diseases include viral and bacterial infections, but many other conditions as well, for example, after swallowing caustic liquids. As with the author's immensely successful Color Atlas of Oral Diseases, this new work is lavishly illustrated with high-quality color photographs, providing the reader with an at-a-glance diagnostic guide. Succinct texts in tabular form complement the images to help the reader formulate a differential diagnosis and a treatment plan.

Venous Thromboembolism in Advanced Disease

A Clinical Guide

Author: Simon I R Noble,Miriam J Johnson,Agnes Y Y Lee

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199232040

Category: Medical

Page: 181

View: 822

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) or blood clots are a common feature of advanced disease, occurring in approximately 50% of palliative care inpatients. Whilst the presentation, diagnosis and management of VTE within general medicine is well established, its management within the palliative care setting is less so. This is made more difficult by the clinical presentation often being masked by other palliative care symptoms, and the symptoms being consistent with otherconditions; diagnosis is therefore underappreciated, and the condition difficult to manage. This is a practical guide to those challenges increasingly faced by healthcare professionals managing VTE in advanced disease. It covers epidemiology and pathogenesis, and appraises the current evidenceinforming the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of VTE, in both malignant and non-malignant disease.

Oral Complications of Cancer and Its Management

Author: Andrew Davies,Joel Epstein

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199543585

Category: Medical

Page: 312

View: 6993

Oral complications are hugely important for those treating cancer patients, either as an indication of disease or as a symptom of the disease. This is the first book to focus on this unique area of cancer care, providing international, evidence-based, clinical guidance for the whole team involved in treating the cancer patient with oral problems.

Pain and Anxiety Control for the Conscious Dental Patient

Author: John G. Meechan,Nigel D. Robb,R. A. Seymour

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Category: Medical

Page: 373

View: 7566

This book cotains comprehensive coverage of both anaesthesia and sedation. It takes a look at acute pain both operatively and post-operatively. It also provides a rational approach to the prescription of drugs. Includes over 200 illustrations.

The Prevention of Oral Disease

Author: John J. Murray,June H Nunn,James G Steele

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192632795

Category: Medical

Page: 272

View: 5021

The new edition of Prevention of Oral Disease remains the only comprehensive textbook covering all aspects of dental prevention. Chapters covering conventional preventive issues such as diet and fluorides are complemented by innovative new or revised material in a wide range of areas, including mucosal disease, the pulp odontal disease. Generic subjects such as the social dimension of oral health and health promotion underpin the clinically based chapters. The book is relevant to anyone who has to provide or understand prevention, irrespective of their clinical discipline or interest.The new edition has been brought in line with undergraduate teaching methods and the way in which dentistry students learn/revise The only textbook to cover all aspects of preventive dental care in a focused, evidence-based way New two-colour text design and numerous summary boxes and key points throughout the book ensure a format that is learner friendly Cross-disciplinary, with editors from different fields

Treatment Planning in Dentistry - E-Book

Author: Stephen J. Stefanac,Samuel P. Nesbit

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323078230

Category: Medical

Page: 512

View: 714

This book provides essential knowledge for creating treatment plans for adult dental patients. Treatment planning strategies are presented to help with balancing the ideal with the practical, with emphasis placed on the central role of the patient — whose needs should drive the treatment planning process. The focus is on planning of treatment, not on the comprehensive details of every treatment modality in dentistry. CD-ROM bound into book presents five cases of varying difficulty with interactive exercises that allow users to plan treatment. What's the Evidence? boxes link clinical decision-making and treatment planning strategies to current research. In Clinical Practice boxes highlight specific clinical situations faced by the general dentist. Review Questions and Suggested Projects, located at the end of each chapter, summarize and reinforce important concepts presented in the book. Key Terms and Glossary highlights the terms that are most important to the reader. Suggested Readings lists included at the end of most chapters provide supplemental resources. Chapter on Treatment Planning for Smokers and Patients with Oral Cancer addresses the dentist's role in managing patients with oral cancer, recognizing oral cancer and differential diagnosis of oral lesions, planning treatment for patients undergoing cancer therapy, and smoking cessation strategies. Chapter on Treatment Planning for the Special Care/Special Needs Patient examines the role of the general dentist in the management of patients with a variety of conditions including physical handicaps, mental handicaps, head trauma, hemophilia, and patients' needs before, during, or after major surgery. Chapter on Treatment Planning for the Alcohol and Substance Abuser discusses the challenges of treating this patient population, as well as how to recognize the problem, delivery of care, scope of treatment, and behavioral/compliance issues. Expanded content on Ethical and Legal Issues in Treatment Planning reflects new accreditation guidelines. Dental Team Focus boxes highlight the relevance of chapter content to the dental team. Ethics Topics boxes emphasize the ethical topics found within each chapter. International Tooth Numbering is listed alongside the U.S. tooth numbers in examples and illustrations.

Essentials of microbiology for dental students

Author: Jeremy Bagg,T. Wallace MacFarlane,Ian R. Poxton

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 317

View: 6468

Essentials of Microbiology for Dental Students covers the core knowledge and information on microbiology and infectious diseases required by those practising in clinical dentistry. Aimed at dental students, the book will also prove to be a valuable revision aid for those studying for postgraduate clinical qualifications, and as a reference text for practising dentists.

Primary Health Care in the Dental Office, An Issue of Dental Clinics - E-Book

Author: Ira B. Lamster

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455747548

Category: Medical

Page: 240

View: 7063

This issue of Dental Clinics of North America points the dental profession in the direction of greater coordination with the health care system for chronic diseases like hypertension, diabetes mellitus, osteoporosis, obesity, and by promoting smoking cessation and a healthy lifestyle.

Prevention in Clinical Oral Health Care - E-Book

Author: David P. Cappelli,Connie Chenevert Mobley

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323058361

Category: Medical

Page: 312

View: 6589

This book focuses on oral health promotion and the impact of systemic disease in the development of oral disease, as well as how to introduce, apply, and communicate prevention to a patient with a defined risk profile. Prevention in Clinical Oral Health Care integrates preventive approaches into clinical practice, and is a valuable tool for all health care professionals to integrate oral health prevention as a component of their overall preventive message to the patient. Discusses risk-based approaches to prevent problems such as caries, periodontal disease, and oral cancer. Topics are written at a level that can be understood by both practicing dental health team members and by dental hygiene and dental students so strategies can be applied to better understand the patient's risk for oral disease and how to prevent future disease. Identifies the barriers, oral health care needs, and preventive strategies for special populations such as children, the elderly, and the physically or mentally disabled. Explores the development of a culturally sensitive dental practice and strategies to make the dental environment more welcoming to individuals with different cultural backgrounds. Discusses how to gather patient information, the synthesis of the patient's data, and the application of the information collected in order to evaluate the patient's risk for disease.

Special Care in Dentistry

Handbook of Oral Health Care

Author: Crispian Scully,Pedro Diz Dios,Navdeep Kumar

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0443071519

Category: Medical

Page: 504

View: 4681

"The aim of this book is to give practical guidance on the safe dental management of patients with special needs and to highlight which patients should be referred for specialist care. Patient conditions are listed alphabetically, with dental management being discussed under standardised headings. Summary tables for each condition provide a source of quick reference, and the final section of the book discusses orofacial problems such as caries, tooth erosion, dry mouth and bruxism."--BOOK JACKET.

Manual of Clinical Procedures in Dentistry

Author: Nairn Wilson,Stephen Dunne

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470670525

Category: Medical

Page: 576

View: 9579

A definitive manual covering everything you need to know about the core procedures in dentistry The Manual of Clinical Procedures in Dentistry comprehensively explains the core procedures in dentistry, how to do them, and the rationale that underpins them. Full of useful and easy-to-access information, it acts as a compendium of practical procedures in primary dental care, supporting students and dental practitioners in their daily professional and academic lives. This manual is a complete, practical guide to the delivery of effective, state of the art oral healthcare—the ‘what, when, and how’ of clinical practice. It includes chapters written by expert clinicians on topics such as dental imaging, the management of dental pain, conscious sedation, operative dentistry, implant dentistry, oral medicine and surgery, paediatric dentistry, periodontics, prosthodontics, special care dentistry, dental trauma, aesthetic dentistry, and much more. Provides step-by-step guidance on procedures in primary dental care Comprehensive coverage of all dental disciplines, from endodontics to orthodontics Compiled by two highly experienced editors with contributions from expert authors Covers essential non-clinical areas, such as communicating with patients, obtaining valid consent, audit procedures, and handling of complaints The Manual of Clinical Procedures in Dentistry is an invaluable text for dental students and new graduates, as well as a definitive guide for the whole dental team.