By Christopher Sproat, Lecturer in Human Disease, Department of Oral Surgery, GKT Dental Institute, London, UK; Georgina Burke, Research Fellow in Neurology, Oxford, UK; and Mark McGurk, Professor, Department of Oral Surgery, GKT Dental Institute, London, UK
A concise pocketbook for dental students and general dental practitioners, covering general medicine and the implications of medical conditions for dental practice.
- A pocketbook on human disease, concentrating on the essential core of knowledge needed by the dentist.
- Focuses on the implications of conditions and drug treatment for dental practice, with important practice points emphasized in boxes.
- Standardised headings for each condition and concise text make instant reference easy in clinical situations.
- Comprehensive coverage of relevant conditions from cardiovascular and respiratory disease through to psychiatric disorders, extremes of age and pregnancy.
- Covers an area that has considerable medicolegal relevance for today's dentists - failure to take account of pre-existing conditions or drug treatments may lead to litigation.
- Procedures for dealing with medical emergencies in the dental surgery are described.
- Illustrated in colour.
- 1 Assessment and risk management
- 2 Cardiovascular history and examination
- 3 Respiratory examination
- 4 Gastroenterology
- 5 Neurological disorders
- 6 Endocrine disease
- 7 Musculoskeletal diseases
- 8 Liver and renal disease
- 9 Haematology
- 10 Skin diseases
- 11 Infectious diseases
- 12 ENT disorders
- 13 Immunologically mediated diseases
- 14 Psychiatric disorders
- 15 Extremes of age
- 16 Pregnancy
- 17 Transplant patients
- 18 Malignant disease
- 19 Disability
- 20 Health promotion
- 21 Medical emergencies in dental practice
- 22 Emergency kit
- 23 Intravenous cannulation and IM injection