Special Issue "Medically Compromised Patients in Dentistry"
A special issue of Dentistry Journal (ISSN 2304-6767).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2015).
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Special Issue in Dentistry Journal: Feature Papers
For the near future, particularly in Western communities, we will be confronted with significant demographic changes . Higher life expectancies will constantly increase the percentage of people reaching ages exceeding eighty or ninety years. As a consequence, incidences of cardiovascular disorders, tumors, and endocrine diseases will increase as well. These patients require specific treatments, which may interfere with many dental therapies; oral surgery interventions will be particularly affected. This Special Issue focuses on a couple of issues, which are increasingly important for oral surgeons and dentists. First, new anticoagulants, such as Factor Xa inhibitors, will be progressively used in patients after orthopedic surgery . These agents require different managements, as compared to patients under warfarin treatment. Second, pain control in elderly, medically compromised patients with multiple diagnoses will be increasingly demanding for the dentist, excluding the easy and effective use of NSAR . Third, medically compromised patients tend to be at risk during dental treatment, thus provoking physical and mental stress, which could end in emergency situations, thus necessitating close communication between medical specialists and dentists, so as to anticipate and prevent emergencies during dental treatment. However, dentists should be capable of providing basic life support in their dental practice .
Dr. Claude Jaquiéry
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- factor Xa inhibitors
- pain management
- basic life support