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Common Medical Conditions: A Guide for the Dental Team is an invaluable reference in the Dental Update series of clinical resources outlining the clinical features, clinical signs, diagnosis, management and dental relevance of the most commonly encountered chronic medical problems in the developed world.

Written by an internationally renowned and experienced team of authors, the book is a quick and ready illustrated reference giving essential information in an oral health care context to common medical conditions. Designed for easy reference, the book is organised by systems with sections on: Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Metabolic and Endocrine, Gastrointestinal, Haematological, Mental Health, Neurological, Osteoarticular, Mucocutaneous and infectious Diseases.

Covers most commonly encountered chronic medical problems in a dental context

Systematic and organised to provide easy cross-referencing

Includes useful features such as summaries of key information and comparisons of similar conditions

Fully illustrated throughout with colour clinical photography

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"The book should be of value to undergraduate and postgraduate dental professionals, and junior hospital dental staff and additionally as a succinct and accessible reference text for the general dental practitioner and team." (BDA News, 1 March 2011)

"The book is published in hardback which should make it very durable. It will be of great value to all members of the dental team as well as students revising for examinations and busy practitioners requiring rapid access to the topics in an easy-to-read form. The authors' knowledge of both the subject material and their experience in practice and instructing students means that the book is full of essential information laid out clearly and in an understandable way." (Dental Update, 1 December 2010)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405185936
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/26/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Crispian Scully - Dean and Director of Studies and Research, Eastman Dental Institute; Professor of Oral Medicine, Pathology and Microbiology, University of London; Professor of Special Needs Dentistry, UCL. Professor Scully has published over 770 MEDLINE papers; about 300 original research papers in these fields, about 200 review articles, 100 chapters in books, 50 clinical papers and over 40 books. In 2000 he was honoured with the title of Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE).

Steve Bain - Professor of Medicine (Diabetes), University of Wales, Swansea & Honorary Consultant Physician, Swansea NHS Trust, Singleton Hospital, Swansea.

John Hamburger - Senior Lecturer/Consultant in Oral Medicine, University of Birmingham School of Dentistry

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Table of Contents

Preface v

Chapter 1 Cardiovascular conditions 1

Atheroma 1

Coronary artery disease 1

Angina pectoris 5

Myocardial infarction 7

Hypertension 11

Congenital heart disease 14

Infective endocarditis 16

Chapter 2 Respiratory conditions 19

Lung cancer 19

Asthma 21

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 24

Chapter 3 Metabolic and endocrine conditions 27

Pregnancy 27

Breast cancer 30

Diabetes mellitus 31

Alcoholism 40

Chronic liver disease 44

Chronic kidney disease 48

Thyrotoxicosis 53

Cushing disease and Cushing syndrome 54

Addison disease 56

Chapter 4 Gastrointestinal conditions 61

Peptic ulcer disease 61

Stomach (gastric) cancer 63

Inflammatory bowel disease 65

Coeliac disease (gluten-sensitive enteropathy) 71

Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) 73

Chapter 5 Haematological conditions 75

Anaemia 75

Von Willebrand disease 79

Haemophilias 80

Leukaemias 83

Thrombocytopaenias 86

Chapter 6 Mental health conditions 89

Anxiety and stress 89

Depression 90

Eating disorders 93

Schizophrenia 95

Chapter 7 Neurological conditions 99

Bell palsy 99

Cerebrovascular accident 101

Epilepsy 104

Multiple sclerosis 108

Dementia 110

Chapter 8 Osteoarticular conditions 113

Osteoarthritis 113

Rheumatoid arthritis 115

Gout 119

Sjögren syndrome 121

Chapter 9 Mucocutaneous conditions 125

Allergy 125

Lichen planus 129

Behçet disease 131

Erythema multiforme 133

Pemphigoid 136

Pemphigus 138

Scleroderma 140

Systemic lupus erythematosus 143

Chapter 10 Infectious diseases 145

HTV infection and AIDS 145

Herpesviruses: Herpes simplex virus (HSV: human herpesviruses type 1 and 2) infections 149

Herpesviruses: Varicella-zoster virus (VZV: human herpesvirus type 3) infections 152

Herpesviruses: Epstein-Barr virus (EBV: human herpesvirus type 4) infections 154

Tuberculosis 155

Syphilis 158

Index 161

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