Oral Care in Advanced Disease

Author: Andrew Davies,Ilora G. Finlay

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192632432

Category: Medical

Page: 221

View: 7599

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: 9121

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: 8582

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.

A Guide to Symptom Relief in Palliative Care

Author: Claud F. B. Regnard,Mervyn Dean

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 1846193567

Category: Medical

Page: 366

View: 6695

This established and well-regarded Guide describes the management of patients with advanced disease. Its foundation is a clinical decision-making approach in which the patient's information guides the professional's approach to appropriate management

Helping the Patient with Advanced Disease

A Workbook

Author: Claud F. B. Regnard

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 9781857759648

Category: Medical

Page: 241

View: 2097

Helping others to learn about caring for people with advanced disease has always been a fundamental part of effective palliative care. This flexible learning material, formally evaluated by the Open University, is based on the Current Learning in Palliative Care (CLIP) worksheets to cover all aspects of palliative care. Easy to use, with activities throughout, they can be reproduced as handouts when presenting to a group, or used individually alongside a tutor, or within a group setting. Each worksheet is carefully structured and assigned a learning level from introductory to advanced, to give the reader an indication of how much experience or knowledge is needed to carry out the exercise. This book provides an essential resource to arm health professionals, carers and teams with the knowledge and skills needed in their daily work.

A Guide to Symptom Relief in Advanced Disease

Author: Claud F. B. Regnard,Sue Tempest

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 143

View: 8499

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: 5803

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.

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: 1160

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.

Color Atlas of Oral Diseases in Children and Adolescents

Author: George Laskaris

Publisher: Thieme

ISBN: 9780865777897

Category: Medical

Page: 338

View: 1765

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.

Treatment Planning in Dentistry - E-Book

Author: Stephen J. Stefanac,Samuel P. Nesbit

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323078230

Category: Medical

Page: 512

View: 365

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.

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: 6594

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.

Improving Oral Health for the Elderly

An Interdisciplinary Approach

Author: Ira B. Lamster,Mary E. Northridge

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387743370

Category: Medical

Page: 510

View: 8251

This excellent new work confronts two important oral health policy concerns in the United States: the disparities in the oral disease burden and the inability of certain segments of the population to access oral health care. The book examines in depth this crucial yet frequently overlooked indicator of seniors’ quality of life. It provides an invaluable set of recommendations to the clinical, research, and administrative communities that will serve the elderly population.

Issues in Dentistry, Oral Health, Odontology, and Craniofacial Research: 2011 Edition

Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1464963800

Category: Medical

Page: 2698

View: 6789

Issues in Dentistry, Oral Health, Odontology, and Craniofacial Research: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Dentistry, Oral Health, Odontology, and Craniofacial Research. The editors have built Issues in Dentistry, Oral Health, Odontology, and Craniofacial Research: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Dentistry, Oral Health, Odontology, and Craniofacial Research in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Dentistry, Oral Health, Odontology, and Craniofacial Research: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Dental Management of the Medically Compromised Patient - E-Book

Author: James W. Little,Donald Falace,Craig Miller,Nelson L. Rhodus

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323088015

Category: Medical

Page: 736

View: 8235

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.

Robinson's Current Therapy in Equine Medicine - E-Book

Author: Kim A. Sprayberry,N. Edward Robinson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323242162

Category: Medical

Page: 1024

View: 6224

With coverage of current issues and the latest therapeutic advances, Robinson’s Current Therapy in Equine Medicine, Volume 7 provides a concise, all-new reference for the management of equine disorders and conditions. Chapters emphasize the practical aspects of diagnosis and treatment and provide details for therapeutic regimens. This new volume brings you thorough coverage and authoritative advice on selected topics in areas that have seen significant advances in the last five years. Cutting-edge topics include emerging and exotic infectious diseases that may endanger horses in North America; biosecurity strategies; imaging updates; medical genetics; multimodal pain management; and regenerative, geriatric, and oncologic medicine. A logical body-system organization will save you time in finding the information you need. From well-known editors Kim Sprayberry and N. Edward Robinson, with chapters written by nearly 200 equine experts, this invaluable reference provides unparalleled guidance on the latest issues in equine medicine. Key topics include all-new coverage of the latest developments in imaging, biosecurity strategies for individual horse owners and owners of commercial farms and stables, diseases affecting horses at various ages, and a review of colic and other GI tract conditions. A recognized panel of nearly 200 expert contributors represents thriving private equine practices, referral hospitals, and academia, and provides insight on challenges, developments, and differing perspectives from around the world. A succinct approach is used to discuss pathophysiology and diagnosis, but therapeutics are covered in detail. The Current Therapy format focuses on emerging trends, treatment protocols, and diagnostic updates new to the field, providing timely information on the latest advances in equine medicine. A body systems organization makes it easy to find solutions for specific disorders. Suggested readings at the end of each chapter cite peer-reviewed articles and other sources for further research and study. ALL-NEW topics provide updates on infectious diseases, including herpesvirus, equine granulocytic anaplasmosis, and lawsonia infection and proliferative enteropathy; pain diagnosis and multimodal management; management of thoracic and airway trauma, imaging, endoscopy, and other diagnostic procedures for the acute abdomen; and neurologic injury. 212 concise, NEW chapters include both a succinct guide to diagnosis of disorders and a detailed discussion of therapy. NEW images demonstrate advances in various imaging techniques. Thoroughly updated drug appendices, including all-new coverage of drug dosages for donkeys and mules, provide a handy, quick reference for the clinical setting.

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: 3345

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

Palliative Care

A Case-based Guide

Author: Jane E. Loitman,Christian T. Sinclair,Michael J. Fisch

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1607615908

Category: Medical

Page: 83

View: 9775

A clinical case-based handbook has a role in general clinicians’ practice of caring for patients with serious or life-limiting illness. The explosion of the field of Hospice and Palliative Medicine impacts all physicians and healthcare providers. Fellowship trained s- cialists graduate in greater numbers annually. These and more seasoned specialists are now certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties as subspecialists. Research in this field is expanding in scope and quantity, and peer reviewed journals devoted to this work are multiplying. Moreover, peer reviewed journals in primary care and other subspecialties of medicine regularly include papers that focus on end-of-life care, quality of life issues, and symptom management. Overall then, access to clinical information necessary to care for patients with life-limiting illness is not only essential, but also increasingly available. This case-based clinical book aims to help with the actual practice of caring for patients with life-limiting illness. Numerous texts and journals exist to provide the data to inform care, yet there remains a need to find practical points and information about the practical application of the principles of palliative care. Thus, we hope that the cases, key points, and practical tips will help health care providers who are not experts already in palliative care in the care of patients with serious illness and challenging problems. Some chapters follow one patient through the course of an illness to highlight the applicability of palliative care throughout the disease process.

Treating the Dental Patient with a Developmental Disorder

Author: Karen A. Raposa,Steven P. Perlman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111829324X

Category: Medical

Page: 296

View: 8177

Treating the Dental Patient with a Developmental Disorder provides a basic understanding of patients with developmental and intellectual disorders and offers help in communicating with and treating with developmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders, Down Syndrome, attention deficit, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, learning disabilities, and others. Presents descriptions of most common forms of developmental and intellectual disorders Provides practical methods of caring for patients with these disabilities, including how to guide and model behavior Offers practice management tips to accommodate patients with special needs, particularly those with autism Includes instructions to give caregivers for home oral therapy