Organ Transplantation

Sep 3, 2018 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Organ Transplantation

Defintion Organ transplantation is an integral component of modern medicine that has transformed the management of a wide variety of pediatric and adult medical conditions, in many cases providing long-term…

read more

Allergy

Sep 3, 2018 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Allergy

Allergic diseases are a spectrum of clinical disorders that result from immunologic reactions to a noninfectious foreign substance (antigen) in a sensitized host. Allergic reactions affect multiple organ systems by…

read more

Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis

Sep 3, 2018 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis

Kidney disease can be caused by acute (i.e., bacterial infection, obstruction in the urinary tract, or damage to the renal parenchyma) or chronic conditions. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is emphasized…

read more

Diabetes Mellitus

Sep 3, 2018 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Diabetes Mellitus

Definition Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic diseases characterized by high blood glucose levels (hyperglycemia) and the inability to produce and/or use insulin. The disease is defined by abnormal…

read more

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Sep 3, 2018 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Definition Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are a major global health problem. The worldwide burden is difficult to estimate across the more than 30 infectious diseases known to be transmitted through…

read more

Smoking and Tobacco Use Cessation

Sep 3, 2018 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Smoking and Tobacco Use Cessation

Tobacco use by smoking (cigarettes, cigars, pipes) or by smokeless products (chewing tobacco, snuff) is an addictive disease that continues to be a major public health problem. Smoking is the…

read more

Liver Disease

Sep 3, 2018 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Liver Disease

The liver has a number of key functions, including metabolism of the byproducts of food, detoxification of drugs, conversion of nitrogenous substances to be excreted by the kidneys, formation of…

read more

Cardiac Arrhythmias

Sep 3, 2018 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Cardiac Arrhythmias

Cardiac arrhythmia refers to any variation in the normal heartbeat and includes disturbances in rhythm, rate, or the conduction pattern of the heart. Cardiac arrhythmias are present in a significant…

read more

Ischemic Heart Disease

Sep 3, 2018 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Ischemic Heart Disease

Coronary atherosclerotic heart disease is the leading health problem in the United States and the world. Atherosclerosis is the thickening of the intimal layer of the arterial wall caused by…

read more

Infective Endocarditis

Sep 3, 2018 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Infective Endocarditis

Definition Infective endocarditis (IE) is a microbial infection of the endothelial surface of the heart or heart valves that most often occurs in proximity to congenital or acquired cardiac defects….

read more

Hypertension

Sep 3, 2018 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Hypertension

Hypertension is an abnormal elevation in arterial pressure that can be fatal if sustained and untreated. People with hypertension may not display clinical signs or symptoms for many years but…

read more
Premium Wordpress Themes by UFO Themes