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Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office 7e


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PART ONE: PREVENTION 1. Introduction 2. Prevention 3. Preparation 4. Legal Considerations PART TWO: UNCONSCIOUSNESS 5. Unconsciousness: General Considerations 6. Vasodepressor Syncope 7. Postural Hypotension 8. Acute Adrenal Insufficiency 9. Unconsciousness: Differential Diagnosis PART THREE: RESPIRATORY DISTRESS 10. Respiratory Distress: General Considerations 11. Foreign Body Airway Obstruction 12. Hyperventilation 13. Asthma 14. Heart Failure and Acute Pulmonary Edema 15. Respiratory Distress: Differential Diagnosis PART FOUR: ALTERED CONSCIOUSNESS 16. Altered Consciousness: General Considerations 17. Diabetes Mellitus: Hyperglycemia and Hypoglycemia 18. Thyroid Gland Dysfunction 19. Cerebrovascular Accident 20. Altered Consciousness: Differential Diagnosis PART FIVE: SEIZURES 21. Seizures PART SIX: DRUG-RELATED EMERGENCIES 22. Drug-Related Emergencies: General Considerations 23. Drug Overdose Reactions 24. Allergy 25. Drug-Related Emergencies: Differential Diagnosis PART SEVEN: CHEST PAIN 26. Chest Pain: General Considerations 27. Angina Pectoris 28. Acute Myocardial Infarction 29. Chest Pain: Differential Diagnosis PART EIGHT: CARDIAC ARREST 30. Cardiac Arrest 31. Pediatric Considerations Appendix: Quick-Reference Section to Life-Threatening Situations

Reviews is very easy to read and provides a very comprehensive reference for a variety of medical emergencies. Each medical emergency is given a very detailed background of risk factors, pathophysiology, prevention and clinical manifestations before management of the condition is discussed. Reviewed by S.McKernon on behalf of British Dental Journal, July 2015

This book promises to be a key source of information for all members of the dental team in all care settings and of immense value for those involved in developing training and lectures on this topic, especially with the latest online components available. Reviewed by L. Khamashta Ledezma on behalf of European Journal of Orthodontics, February 2015

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