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Dry Mouth, The Malevolent Symptom

Dry Mouth, The Malevolent Symptom

A Clinical Guide

  • Author: Leo M. Sreebny,Arjan Vissink
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9780813820972
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 280
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Xerostomia, more commonly called dry mouth, affects an estimated 20 percent of adults worldwide and can severely diminish one’s quality of life. Dry Mouth, the Malevolent Symptom: A Clinical Guide relies on evidence-based research to provide an introductory primer on oral dryness and the modalities available to treat it. The book describes the varied etiology of the disease, but emphasizes clinical protocols and step-by-step procedures for diagnosis and treatment planning. Dry Mouth is a user-friendly manual guiding clinicians through identifying and managing this common condition. Causes including radiotherapy, chemotherapy, systemic diseases, polypharmacy, and the natural progression of aging are discussed in conjunction with the clinical symptoms and signs associated with each one. Multiple avenues for treatment are presented, highlighting salivary stimulation and supplementation techniques, pharmacologic aids, and critically required oral therapy. Although intended primarily for the professionals that treat those affected by xerostomia, Dry Mouth may also be of interest to sufferers of this condition.

Dry Mouth

Dry Mouth

A Clinical Guide on Causes, Effects and Treatments

  • Author: Guy Carpenter
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3642551548
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 218
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This wide-ranging guide to dry mouth, or xerostomia, is intended to meet the needs of dentists by providing information on all clinically relevant aspects. After introductory discussion of salivary secretion and function, the potential causes of dry mouth, including diseases affecting saliva production, drugs and irradiation, are examined. Symptoms and signs such as altered taste, bacterial changes and infection are discussed and impacts on quality of life, described. Diagnostic issues are fully explored, covering the use of clinical scoring scales, difficulties in assessment, detection of early signs and the role of salivary biomarkers. The full range of treatment options and preventive measures is then described, including the use of intensity-modulated radiotherapy to spare salivary function, the value of artificial salivas and the beneficial effects of regular chewing. The book closes by considering future treatment avenues and the potential for salivary gland regeneration.

Gerodontology

Gerodontology

  • Author: Ian E. Barnes
  • Publisher: John Wright
  • ISBN: 9780723621591
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 212
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PDR for Herbal Medicines

PDR for Herbal Medicines

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Physicians Desk Reference Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9781563636783
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 1026
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Provides information on scientific and common names, characteristics, active compounds, clinical effects, indications, usage, clinical research, precautions, interactions, and dosage for over seven hundred herbs.

Dryness of the mouth

Dryness of the mouth

  • Author: Sics Editore
  • Publisher: SICS Editore
  • ISBN: 8869300935
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: N.A
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Dry mouth may be caused by a systemic disease or by medication. The development of dental caries and mucosal infections caused by reduced salivary flow rate is prevented by providing up-to-date treatment and information.

Sport and Oral Health

Sport and Oral Health

A Concise Guide

  • Author: Siobhan C. Budd,Jean-Christophe Egea
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319534238
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 160
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This book aims to explore the intricate interrelationship between oral health and sport, with the focus on highly popular team games, endurance sports, and explosive events. In order to understand the vulnerability of athletes of all levels of ability to oral health problems, relevant aspects of sports physiology and training are outlined, as are the predisposing behavioral, psychological, and physiological elements. Specific sports-related oral risk factors are identified and detailed, and the dental conditions frequently observed in athletes are explained. The dental clinical reality of athletes reveals a wide spectrum of oral consequences, affecting both soft and hard tissues, that can adversely impact on training and competitiveness. Principles of dental management are highlighted, and therapeutic solutions provided for the most common dental lesions. Emphasis is placed on preventative measures and solutions adapted to the athlete’s individual needs, as well as the importance of effective collaboration with a diverse team of professionals. The book will be of interest to dentists, health professionals, sports coaches, athletes, and teachers and students of dentistry and medical disciplines.

Diseases of the Salivary Glands Including Dry Mouth and Sjögren’s Syndrome

Diseases of the Salivary Glands Including Dry Mouth and Sjögren’s Syndrome

Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Author: Isaäc van der Waal
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 3642802745
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 147
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Both the major and minor salivary glands can be the site of a wide variety of diseases and functional disturbances. This monograph covers both the common lesions and conditions of the salivary glands as well as the rare ones. Much attention is given to the problematic complaint of dry mouth and the even more cumbersome diagnostic aspects of Sjögren's syndrome. Emphasis is on the clinical aspects and the management of the various disorders. The vast experience of the authors is reflected in their clear and concise style. The illustrations are well chosen and updated references are provided, where appropriate.

Lacrimal Gland, Tear Film, and Dry Eye Syndromes 2

Lacrimal Gland, Tear Film, and Dry Eye Syndromes 2

Basic Science and Clinical Relevance

  • Author: David A. Sullivan,Darlene A. Dartt,Michele A. Meneray
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1461553598
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 1051
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During the past two decades, a significant international research effort has been di rected toward understanding the composition and regulation of the preocular tear film. This effort has been motivated by the recognition that the tear film plays an essential role in maintaining corneal and conjunctival integrity, protecting against microbial challenge, and preserving visual acuity. In addition, research has been stimulated by the knowledge that alteration or deficiency of the tear film, which occurs in countless individuals throughout the world, may lead to desiccation of the ocular surface, ulceration and perfo ration of the cornea, an increased incidence of infectious disease, and, potentially, pro nounced visual disability and blindness. To promote further progress in this field of vision research, the Second International Conference on the Lacrimal Gland, Tear Film and Dry Eye Syndromes: Basic Science and Clinical Relevance was held at the Southampton Princess Resort in Bermuda November 16-19, 1996. This conference was organized and directed by David A. Sullivan, Ph. D. , codirected by Darlene A. Dartt, Ph. D. , and Michele A. Meneray, Ph. D. , and sponsored by the Schepens Eye Research Institute (Boston, MA), an affiliate of Harvard Medical School. The meeting was designed to assess critically the current knowledge and "state of the art" research on the structure and function of lacrimal tissue, tears, and the ocular sur face in both health and disease.

Work Makes Me Nervous

Work Makes Me Nervous

Overcome Anxiety and Build the Confidence to Succeed

  • Author: Jonathan Berent,Amy Lemley
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9780470882184
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 272
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A proven therapeutic method that channels workplace anxiety into powerful, confident performance Millions of people are afraid of work. The situations they fear may be different-public speaking (e.g., presentations and speeches), meetings, conference calls, new assignments, performance reviews, promotions or praise, client consultations, team projects, and so on. But the feeling is often the same: some combination of obsessive worry, fear of being noticeably nervous, clammy hands, racing thoughts, sweating, blushing, heart palpitations, trouble breathing, and more. That feeling is called "workplace anxiety." And Work Makes Me Nervous is the cure. An effective self-empowerment training program, Work Makes Me Nervous lays out a proven therapeutic method for dismantling the wall between you and your ability to excel at work. The program trains you to: Channel workplace anxiety into powerful performance Identify anxiety symptoms and pinpoint where fears originate Achieve a High Performance Mind through a technique called Mind States Balance Abandon fear and ride the wave of adrenaline through every work situation Filled with real stories of real people and a 21-day developmental program of practical exercises and effective stress-management techniques, Work Makes Me Nervous will enable you to finally say, "I can handle whatever situations come my way."

Saliva and Oral Health

Saliva and Oral Health

  • Author: W. M. Edgar
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780904588873
  • Category: Dental plaque
  • Page: 146
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Dysphagia

Dysphagia

Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Author: Olle Ekberg
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 3642178871
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 615
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This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date description of the diagnosis and management of dysphagia, with particular reference to oral and pharyngeal dysfunction. All aspects of dysphagia are covered, from anatomy and physiology to patient care. Alongside descriptions of a variety of disease entities, signs and symptoms, and treatment approaches, many other relevant topics are addressed, including endoscopic and manometric aspects, malnutrition and dehydration, the psychiatric burden, and features specific to pediatric and geriatric patients. The authors are without exception renowned experts in their field. This book will be of value to all specialists involved in the evaluation and treatment of dysphagia, including ENT surgeons, thoracic surgeons, speech and language pathologists, phoniatricians, gastroenterologists, neurologists, and radiologists.

The Sjogren's Book

The Sjogren's Book

  • Author: Daniel J. Wallace MD
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199876223
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 416
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Afflicting one in seventy Americans, Sjögren's syndrome is an autoimmune disease that commonly causes dryness of the eyes, mouth, and nose, and that can lead to complications including profound fatigue, depression, and lymphoma. While there is no cure for Sjögren's, much can be done to alleviate the suffering of patients. This extensively revised handbook offers everything you need to know to cope with this disease. The Sjögren's Book, Fourth Edition is a comprehensive and authoritative guide, produced by the Sjögren's Syndrome Foundation and its medical advisors and edited by physician Daniel J. Wallace, a leading authority on autoimmune disorders. This expanded edition provides readers with the best medical and practical information on this disorder, bringing together the current thinking about Sjögren's in an easily readable and understandable book, with an entirely new section on lifestyle issues aimed at improving the quality of life for Sjögren's sufferers. With more than thirty chapters written by leading experts, the handbook illuminates the major clinical aspects of the syndrome and is loaded with practical tips and advice. Indeed, it offers a wide-ranging look at the many faces of Sjögren's, covering diagnosis, the various organ systems that can be affected, the possible psychological problems, and the many treatment options, as well as a concluding chapter listing the web, print, and media resources available. It is a valuable aid that patients can use while discussing their illness with their physician and an excellent resource for family members. And because Sjögren's is greatly underdiagnosed, this handbook is a particularly valuable resource for healthcare professionals. Recognized as the bible for Sjögren's suffers, this reliable and informative guide is the first place for patients to look when they have questions about this little known but serious chronic disease.

The Sjogren's Syndrome Survival Guide

The Sjogren's Syndrome Survival Guide

  • Author: Teri P. Rumpf,Katherine Morland Hammitt
  • Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
  • ISBN: 9781572243569
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 234
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A comprehensive guide defining the autoimmune disease known as Sjogren's syndrome, its symptoms, treatment options, and information on living with the disease.

Cancer Doctor

Cancer Doctor

  • Author: Barth Hoogstraten
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 0595360106
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 248
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Students and house staff officers are lucky when one of their professors takes the time to discuss with them how he/she tells a bad diagnosis to a new patient. This is how I advise them to handle it: 'Take a chair or sit on the edge of the bed if need be and touch a hand. That will comfort the patient. And don't think for a minute that men do not appreciate that gesture; they do. Unless the patient decides differently, it is better when the spouse, a close member of the family or a friend is present. Remember that after you leave the room, it will be awfully lonely for the patient. Tell the bad news, but immediately hold out a few rays of hope to grasp. And be prepared to answer the questions that will follow, not once but several times because most patients do not remember what you told them. You will be amazed how the well-informed patients accept the worst diagnosis and how grateful they are that you took the time to sit with them. Answer all questions and remember, the informed patient becomes your best patient. And no question is a dumb question.'

The Tear Film

The Tear Film

Structure, Function, and Clinical Examination

  • Author: Donald R. Korb
  • Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann Medical
  • ISBN: 9780750641968
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 200
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Contemporary and thoroughly up to date, this book advises contact lens practitioners on the examination, function and pathogenesis of the tear film. With comprehensive text and numerous superb full colour illustrations, this text presents the most up to date information on tear film research from leading international authorities in the field.

The Dental Diet

The Dental Diet

The Surprising Link between Your Teeth, Real Food, and Life-Changing Natural Health

  • Author: Steven Lin
  • Publisher: Hay House, Inc
  • ISBN: 1401953182
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 344
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Throughout the years, dental health has often been characterized as a reflection of our overall health, where bad oral health results from issues with other parts of our body. But what if we flipped the paradigm? What if we thought about dental health as the foundation for our physical health as a whole? Dr. Steven Lin, an experienced dentist and the world’s first dental nutritionist, has analyzed our ancestral traditions, epigenetics, gut health, and the microbiome in order to develop food-based principles for a literal top-down holistic health approach. Merging dental and nutritional science, Dr. Lin lays out the dietary program that can help ensure you won’t need dental fillings or cholesterol medications —and give you the resources to raise kids who develop naturally straight teeth. With our mouth as the gatekeeper of our gut, keeping our oral microbiome balanced will create a healthy body through a healthy mouth. Dr. Lin arms you with a 40-day meal plan, complete with the Dental Diet food pyramid, exercises for the mouth, recipes, and cooking techniques to help you easily and successfully implement his techniques into your everyday life. The tools to improve overall wellness levels and reverse disease are closer than we think —in our markets, in our pantries, and, most frequently, in our mouths —if not just a well-chosen bite or two away.

Sjogren's Syndrome

Sjogren's Syndrome

Novel Insights in Pathogenic, Clinical and Therapeutic Aspects

  • Author: Alessia Alunno,Elena Bartoloni,Roberto Gerli
  • Publisher: Academic Press
  • ISBN: 012803632X
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 344
  • View: 5854
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Sjogren's Syndrome: Novel Insights in Pathogenic, Clinical and Therapeutic Aspects provides the reader with an overview of current knowledge about Sjogren's Syndrome. The book summarizes the huge amount of literature concerning related advances in genetic background, pathogenesis, clinical picture, and therapeutic approaches. It integrates basic immunology concepts, clinical aspects, and pharmacological issues. Scientific progress has allowed us to unmask novel pathogenic mechanisms, to perform genome wide studies, and to identify clinical and serological features associated with different disease subsets and, eventually, different disease prognoses. In addition, the increasing knowledge about SS pathogenesis provides the rationale to employ targeted therapies in SS as has already occurred in rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus. Discusses heterogeneity of topics and audience, from basic immunology to clinical aspects and therapeutics Provides novel lines of investigation and supports the management of patients requiring novel therapeutic approaches Presents a deeper knowledge on SS clinical management as well as on immunological aspects possibly leading to new lines of investigation Offers a bridge between the clinician and the scientist, and vice versa Provides the reader with most recent and relevant updates due to the novelty of topics

The Physiology of Thirst and Sodium Appetite

The Physiology of Thirst and Sodium Appetite

  • Author: James Thomas Fitzsimons
  • Publisher: CUP Archive
  • ISBN: 9780521222921
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 572
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Manual of Homoeopathic Medicine

Manual of Homoeopathic Medicine

  • Author: Gottlieb Heinrich Georg Jahr
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Homeopathy
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