Oral care in advanced disease

Hardcover | April 15, 2005

EditorAndrew Davies, Ilora Finlay

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Lesions of the oral cavity have an enormous impact on the quality of life of patients with advanced disease. They cause considerable morbidity and diminish a patient's physical and psychological well-being. Oral complications impair oral nutrition and can cause a variety of problems includingmalnutrition, anorexia, and cachexia. Psychological problems relate to the role that the oral cavity plays in communication and social life. This book provides comprehensive, clinically relevant, evidence-based guidelines on oral problems to ensure first-rate care. The scientific foundations andresearch base for their management underpin the discussion throughout. A multi-disciplinary group of contributors provide authoritative guidelines on clinical features, investigations, and pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment, as well as complementary therapies. Chapters cover oral assessment, hygiene, domiciliary dental care, infections, tastedisturbance, pain, HIV infection and AIDS, neurological diseases, and paediatric problems. Highly illustrated throughout, the book also includes an extensive colour plate section.

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Lesions of the oral cavity have an enormous impact on the quality of life of patients with advanced disease. They cause considerable morbidity and diminish a patient's physical and psychological well-being. Oral complications impair oral nutrition and can cause a variety of problems includingmalnutrition, anorexia, and cachexia. Psych...

Andrew Davies is a Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Royal Marsden Hospital, Sutton, UK. Ilora Finlay is a Baroness Finlay of Llandaff; Vice Dean, School of Medicine, Section of Palliative Medicine, University of Wales College of Medicine..

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:233 pages, 9.45 × 6.61 × 0.76 inPublished:April 15, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192632434

ISBN - 13:9780192632432

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Table of Contents

1. Andrew Davies: Introduction2. Andrew Davies: Oral assessment3. Petrina Sweeney: Oral hygiene4. Angus Walls: Domiciliary dental care5. Susan Brailsford and David Beighton: Oral infections - introduction6. Ilora Finlay and Andrew Davies: Fungal infections7. Jeremy Bagg: Bacterial infections8. Jeremy Bagg: Viral infections9. Andrew Davies: Salivary gland dysfunction10. Carla Ripamonti and Fabio Fulfaro: Taste disturbance11. Kate Shorthose and Andrew Davies: Halitosis12. John Meechan: Oral pain13. Anita Sengupta and John Eveson: Miscellaneous oral problems14. Jan Roodenburg and Andrew Davies: Head and neck cancer15. Mark Chambers, Adam Garden, James Lemon, Merrill Kies and Jack Martin: Oral complications of cancer treatment16. Louis DePaola and Arley Silva: HIV infection/AIDS17. Janice Fiske: Chronic neurological diseases18. Richard Hain, Graham Roberts and Victoria Lucas: Paediatric problems