Medical risk assessment in patients referred to dental clinics, Mashhad, Iran (2011-2012)

Maryam, A. and Atessa, P. and Pegah, M. M. and Zahra, S. and Hanieh, G. and Davood, A. and Yeganeh, K. (2015) Medical risk assessment in patients referred to dental clinics, Mashhad, Iran (2011-2012). Open Dentistry Journal, 9. pp. 420-425.

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Advances in medical and dental techniques have led to a growing aged population living with complex medical conditions. This study focuses on the detection of medically compromised dental patients by means of a validated patientadministered medical risk-related history questionnaire. Materials and Methods: We used the questionnaire EMRRH (European Risk Related Medical History) in order to study the prevalence as well as the risk assessment of past medical problems in a population who visited dental centers (dental university, dental offices and clinics) for treatment in Mashhad, Iran. Results: A total number of 1,188 patients were registered, 871 of whom had a medical history that was of some interest to us. From the population with medical problems which was 30.6 of the total (N=219), 26.7 of the patients were classified as risk ASA I; 37.3 as ASA II, 16.9 as ASA III; and 19.1 as ASA IV. Among the diverse pathologies, the highest percentage was hypertension (11.6), followed by allergies to different drugs (8.37). Conclusion: It seems absolutely essential for dental practitioners to take a detailed medical history prior to any therapeutic procedure, as certain medical conditions, if unnoticed, will lead to unfavorable consequences and/or repercussions. © Maryam et al.; Licensee Bentham Open.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Cited By :3 Export Date: 16 February 2020 Correspondence Address: Atessa, P.; Dental School, Vakil Abad BLVD, Iran; email:
Uncontrolled Keywords: ASA risk Dentistry EMRRH Medical history
Subjects: WU Dentistry. Oral surgery
Divisions: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: mr lib5 lib5
Date Deposited: 16 May 2020 11:20
Last Modified: 16 May 2020 11:20

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