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Oral Care in Advanced Disease

Edited by Andrew Davies and Ilora Finlay

Published in print February 2005 | ISBN: 9780192632432
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191730375 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632432.001.0001
Oral Care in Advanced Disease

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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 including malnutrition, 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 and research 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, taste disturbance, pain, HIV infection and AIDS, neurological diseases, and paediatric problems.

Keywords: lesions; oral cavity; quality of life; patients; advanced disease; morbidity; oral complications; oral nutrition; malnutrition; anorexia

Book.  250 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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Introduction in Oral Care in Advanced Disease

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Oral assessment in Oral Care in Advanced Disease

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Oral hygiene in Oral Care in Advanced Disease

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Domiciliary dental care in Oral Care in Advanced Disease

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Oral infections - an introduction in Oral Care in Advanced Disease

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Fungal infections in Oral Care in Advanced Disease

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Bacterial infections in Oral Care in Advanced Disease

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Viral infections in Oral Care in Advanced Disease

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Salivary gland dysfunction in Oral Care in Advanced Disease

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