The interface between oral and systemic health: the need for more collaboration.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_61D7F324A3B5
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
The interface between oral and systemic health: the need for more collaboration.
Journal
Clinical Microbiology and Infection
Author(s)
Migliorati C.A., Madrid C.
ISSN
1198-743X[print], 1198-743X[linking]
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2007
Volume
13
Number
Suppl. 4
Pages
11-16
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't ; Review
Abstract
The focus of this review is to highlight the need for improved communication between medical and dental professionals in order to deliver more effective care to patients. The need for communication is increasingly required to capitalise on recent advances in the biological sciences and in medicine for the management of patients with chronic diseases. Improvements in longevity have resulted in populations with increasing special oral-care needs, including those who have cancer of the head and neck, those who are immunocompromised due to HIV/AIDS, advanced age, residence in long-term care facilities or the presence of life-long conditions, and those who are receiving long-term prescription medications for chronic conditions (e.g., anti-hypertensives, anticoagulants, immunosuppressants, antidepressants). These medications can cause adverse reactions in the oral cavity, such as xerostomia and ulceration. Patients with xerostomia are at increased risk of tooth decay, periodontal disease and infection. The ideal management of such individuals should involve the collaborative efforts of physicians, nurses, dentists and dental hygienists, thus optimising treatment and minimising secondary complications deriving from the oral cavity.
Keywords
Humans, Mouth Diseases/etiology, Mouth Diseases/prevention & control, Oral Hygiene/methods, Periodontal Diseases/etiology, Periodontal Diseases/prevention & control
Pubmed
Web of science
Open Access
Yes
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20/08/2019 14:18
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