Disorders of White Blood Cells

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Definition Disorders of white blood cells (WBCs) in dental patients can substantially influence clinical decision making as well as the delivery of care because WBCs constitute the primary defense against…

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Disorders of Red Blood Cells

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Definition Disorders of the red blood cells (RBCs) are of clinical importance in dental practice for several reasons. First, the dentist serves an important role in detecting patients with previously…

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Rheumatologic Disorders

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Definition Rheumatologic (or rheumatoid) disorders include much more than “arthritis” and encompass a large group (nearly 100) of disorders that affect bones, joints, and muscles. Arthritis is a nonspecific term…

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Women’s Health Issues

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Definition Women’s health is altered by pregnancy and by diseases unique to female anatomy and physiology. This chapter focuses on common conditions of women that require recognition and management by…

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Adrenal Insufficiency

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The adrenal glands are small (6–8 g) endocrine glands located bilaterally at the superior pole of each kidney. Each gland contains an outer cortex and an inner medulla. The adrenal medulla…

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Gastrointestinal Disease

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Gastrointestinal (GI) diseases such as peptic ulcer disease (PUD), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and pseudomembranous colitis are common and may affect the delivery of dental care. These patients can have…

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Pulmonary Disease

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes bronchitis and emphysema, and chronic lower respiratory disease (COPD and asthma), are common pulmonary diseases that cause obstruction in airflow. They are discussed…

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Neurologic Disorders

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Neurologic diseases are common in the general population, and they will become even more common as the population ages. Therefore, dental patients will regularly present with neurologic conditions. Several diseases…

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Drug and Alcohol Abuse

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The abusive use of drugs and alcohol is a huge and growing public health problem in the United States, as well as in many other countries worldwide. Drug and alcohol…

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Psychiatric Disorders

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Definition The American Psychiatric Association published the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) in 2013. It includes detailed descriptions of neurodevelopmental disorders, schizophrenia spectrum…

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Anxiety and Eating Disorders

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Definition This chapter discusses anxiety disorders (panic, phobias, posttraumatic stress disorder [PTSD], and generalized anxiety disorder) and eating disorders ( Box 28.1 ). Adverse reactions and drug interactions associated with…

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Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders

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Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea Definition Sleep-related breathing disorders constitute a spectrum of clinical entities with variations in sleep structure, respiration, and blood oxygen saturation. The spectrum ranges from mild…

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Disorders of White Blood Cells

Sep 3, 2018 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Disorders of White Blood Cells

Definition Disorders of white blood cells (WBCs) in dental patients can substantially influence clinical decision making as well as the delivery of care because WBCs constitute the primary defense against…

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Women’s Health Issues

Sep 3, 2018 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Women’s Health Issues

Definition Women’s health is altered by pregnancy and by diseases unique to female anatomy and physiology. This chapter focuses on common conditions of women that require recognition and management by…

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