This text offers an authoritative account of general medical and surgical conditions as they apply to the practice of dentistry and oral healthcare. Now established as the standard reference on the subject, Scully’s Medical Problems in Dentistry is essential for students learning for the first time or practitioners needing to keep up-to-date with their knowledge.
Helps understanding of the relevant illness as identified from the patient’s history, physical examination and investigations;
Shows readers how to present a succinct and, when appropriate, unified list of all problems that could influence oral health care and formulate a diagnosis/treatment plan for each problem;
Emphasises the need to appreciate issues of access and informed consent, preventive oral health care and the avoidance of harm;
Enables the reader to develop strategies to identify patients at risk of medical problems, to assess the severity of those risks and, where necessary, to recognize the need for referral;
Places emphasis on good communication between all health-care professionals, and between HCPs and patients;
Emphasises the need to take into account people’s cultural needs and preferences as well as deal with patients who may have additional needs such as physical, sensory or learning disabilities;
User-friendly format allows ease of access to information whether for exam revision purposes or for a specific issue confronting staff in a busy clinical environment.
Includes an array of new disorders ranging from hypersensitivity syndrome to neuropathic pain;
Discusses recent updates in pharmacology and other aspects of medical intervention, including the use of biological therapies;
Explores new areas such as cosmetic and other implants, dental materials hypersensitivity, drugs and dietary interactions and new aspects of alternative medicine;
Other issues include elder maltreatment, care of vulnerable people, treatment of sexual minorities, new substance abuse and self-harm;
Explores the link between periodontal infection and various systemic diseases;
New national and international guidelines, selected recent references and up-to-date websites.
SECTION A: GENERAL 1.Medical emergencies 2.Medical history, examination, investigations and risk assessment 3.Perioperative care 4.Signs and symptoms
SECTION B: ORGAN SYSTEMS MEDICINE
6.Cardiovascular medicine 7.Endocrinology 8.Gastrointestinal and pancreatic disorders 9.Haematology 10.Hepatology 11.Mental health 12.Mucosal, oral and cutaneous disorders 13.Nephrology 14.Neurology 15.Otorhinolaryngology/Maxillofacial disorders 16.Respiratory medicine 17.Rheumatology and orthopaedics
SECTION C: OTHER SYSTEMS MEDICINE
19.Allergies 20.Autoimmune disease 21.Immunity, inflammatory disorders, and immunosuppressive and anti-inflammatory agents 22.Immunodeficiencies 23.Infections and infestations 24.Malignant disease 25.Metabolic disorders 26.Trauma, burns and abuse
SECTION D: OTHER HEALTH ISSUES
28.Age and gender issues 29.Complementary and alternative medicine 30.Dietary factors and health and disease 31.Impairment and disability 32.Materials and drugs 33.Minority groups 34.Occupational hazards 35.Reproductive (sexual) health 36.Sports, travel and leisure, and pets 37.Substance dependence 38.Transplantation and tissue regeneration
SECTION E: APPENDIX
40.Health promotion 41.Eponymous and acronymous diseases and signs