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How do you manage a patient undergoing an allogeneic bone marrow transplant?
The allogeneic bone marrow transplant (BMT) is a medical procedure that may be employed for the treatment of several hematologic malignancies including, but not limited to, aplastic anemia, myelodysplastic syndrome, acute and chronic leukemias and lymphomas. BMTs typically involve the insertion of a central venous catheter (CVC), high dose chemotherapy and, in some cases, total body irradiation, prior to the infusion of the related/unrelated donor stem cells. This procedure carries a significant risk of morbidity and mortality. Patients generally require a period of hospitalization in isolation for approximately four weeks for recovery during which time they will be pancytopenic.
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Tackling infection control, behind-the-scenes
Dental Assting Divas
Infection Control in the dental office has been a recent hot topic. At East Berlin Smiles, we have always made it a standard to uphold the guidelines for infection control by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Before you enter the examining room, all surfaces, such as the dental chair, dental light, drawer handles and countertops have been cleaned and decontaminated. As often as possible, we will use disposable items that are discarded after each patient. Non-disposable items like the dental tools or handpieces are cleaned and sterilized between patients.
Florida dentist uses denture adhesive to help fix endangered sea turtle's shell
A dentist used denture repair adhesive to help mend an endangered green sea turtle's fractured shell.
Fred Troxel used the acrylic resin to bond two metal orthopedic plates across a 25-centimetre split in the injured animal's shell. He examined Elena, a 18-kilogram adolescent reptile he had treated the day before.
The Dental Assisting Educators of Canada, Annual General Meeting
DAEC will have their 2013 Annual General Meeting in Toronto, Ontario. Toronto was selected as the site for the 2013 meeting and the dates of October 24-26, 2013 as the most appropriate time for educators to get together.
This year's conference will be held at the Sheraton Centre Hotel, 123 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario.
This convenient downtown location allows registrants to take advantage of restaurants, theatres and shopping after an engaging day of education.
For more information and to REGISTER NOW please visit: www.daec.co
Why every dentist should participate in Dentistry from the Heart
It's an unfortunate fact that in the current age of rapidly advancing medical technology, not everyone can afford even the most basic dental care. Medical insurance can often be too expensive for many people, and those without insurance find themselves unable to afford some of the most important procedures needed to ensure dental health. To serve as a solution to this dilemma, Dr. Vincent Monticciolo founded Dentistry from the Heart (DFTH). DFTH originally began as a free day of dental care offered from Dr. Monticciolo's office. Twelve years later, it's burgeoned into an organization that includes hundreds of other dental practitioners with events in a number of other countries, including Ireland, Canada, Puerto Rico, and Australia.
Facts and myths about tooth decay
Tooth decay results from the action of bacteria that live in plaque. Plaque is a sticky, whitish film formed by bacteria and food debris which adheres to the pellicle (a protein layer on the tooth surface). The plaque bacteria sticking to tooth enamel breakdown the sugar and starch from food particles in the mouth to produce acid.
Dental study aims to put a healthy smile on children
Mothers of newborn babies are being urged to join a new study led by the University of Adelaide that hopes to better understand how to prevent tooth decay in very young children. The SMILE study (Study of Mothers' and Infants' Life Events affecting oral health) will help dental experts to identify the critical factors that shape the oral health of toddlers and pre-school children.
Dental cavities associated with lower risk of head and neck cancer
Nature World News
People with dental cavities have a lower risk of being diagnosed with cancers of the head and neck than people without dental worries, a new study has found.
The findings, researchers say, were quite surprising as poor dental health is linked with many health problems.
The mouth: A window to our general health
Times of Malta
About 120 medical conditions, some life-threatening, can be detected in the early stages by a dentist. David Cassar from the Malta Medical Students Association explores some of these.
Serious tongue action
Are you in a state of media overshock after this gratuitous display of tongue-adge on a certain video awards show over the past weekend? No? But it may give you pause to think about all the naughtiness that tongues present to you as a dental clinician on a daily basis.
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