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Risk stratification and dental management of patients with adrenal dysfunction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17432789     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Intrinsic and extrinsic physiological stressors (physical, metabolic, or psychological) are constantly challenging the body's homeostatic mechanisms. Regardless of their nature, the body will initiate a series of autonomic responses in an effort to maintain homeostasis. For example, to cope with a perceived threat, cardiac output and respiration are increased, the availability of glucose is increased, and blood flow to the heart, brain, and muscles is increased. Conversely, once the threat subsides, conter-regulatory mechanisms act to down-regulate these responses. The adaptive stress response is essential for a patient's well-being. An altered adaptive stress response may lead to illness, and, at times, even to death. Oral healthcare providers must develop preventive and therapeutic strategies compatible with the functional capacity of a patient's adaptive stress response.
Authors:
Michaell A Huber; Geza T Terezhalmy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Quintessence international (Berlin, Germany : 1985)     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0033-6572     ISO Abbreviation:  Quintessence Int     Publication Date:  2007 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-04-16     Completed Date:  2007-05-08     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0342677     Medline TA:  Quintessence Int     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  325-38     Citation Subset:  D    
Affiliation:
Division of Oral Medicine, Department of Dental Diagnostic Science, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School, San Antonio, Texas 78229, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Acute Disease
Adrenal Insufficiency* / physiopathology
Adrenocortical Hyperfunction* / physiopathology
Dental Care for Chronically Ill*
Humans
Hypothalamo-Hypophyseal System / physiology
Pituitary-Adrenal System / physiology
Risk Assessment
Stress, Physiological / prevention & control

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