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Medical Assessment

  • Joseph A. PerroneEmail author
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Abstract

A thorough medical assessment of each patient who walks through the door is a critical part of being a safe provider. This allows the oral surgeon a chance to evaluate risks and modify the plan in order to mitigate those risks and minimize adverse outcomes. This chapter describes a systematic approach to assessing a new patient and ends with a discussion of common medical comorbidities and strategies for managing them.

Keywords

Medical assessment History and physical Medical history Review of systems Physical examination Medical consultation Antibiotic prophylaxis Heart disease Congestive heart failure Heart attack Arrhythmia COPD Kidney failure Cirrhosis Hepatitis Bleeding disorders Diabetes Stroke Cancer Drug abuse Pregnancy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Yale New Haven HospitalNew HavenUSA

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