Oral care of the patient with liver failure, pretransplant - A retrospective study

Jeffery L. Hicks

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Abstract

Liver failure patients seeking liver transplant in our teaching hospital undergo dental clearance by our Hospital Dentistry Department. A retrospective analysis of 500 patient dental charts was performed. All patients were evaluated previously by physicians and the medical diagnosis of liver failure for each patient was determined. Patients were examined and a treatment plan was formed consisting of the oral care required prior to dental clearance for liver transplant. An oral care treatment algorithm was constructed that, along with clinical parameters, guided the oral care in the pretransplant period. The oral care necessary to clear the patient for transplant was completed for each patient. Besides computing the average cost of oral care necessary to clear patients, analyses were performed to look for correlations among laboratory tests required before oral surgical procedures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8-14
Number of pages7
JournalSpecial Care in Dentistry
Volume35
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

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Liver Failure
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Retrospective Studies
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Oral Surgical Procedures
Liver
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Dentistry
Teaching Hospitals
Physicians
Costs and Cost Analysis
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • liver failure
  • needs assessment
  • oral health
  • organ transplant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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Oral care of the patient with liver failure, pretransplant - A retrospective study. / Hicks, Jeffery L.

In: Special Care in Dentistry, Vol. 35, No. 1, 01.01.2015, p. 8-14.

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