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“Objective. Streptococcal bacteremia occurs during hematopoietic cell transplantation Mizoribine mouse (HCT), and treatment of active oral disease may reduce this risk. The objective of this study was to determine the type, number, and costs of pre-transplantation dental procedures in this population.
Design. Data were collected retrospectively from the records of patients who were to undergo HCT. The type, number, and costs of dental procedures were determined based on median charges of MassHealth (the Medicaid program in Massachusetts) and also on the median “”usual and customary”" fees charged by dentists in Massachusetts.
Results. A total of 405 patients were evaluated. find protocol There were 243 men (60%) and 162 women, with a median age of 53 years. The median and average costs (in US dollars) of dental treatment before HCT were $275 and $384, respectively, for patients covered by MassHealth and $368 and $522, respectively, for those with private insurance, adjusted to 2012 levels.
Conclusions. Dental evaluation before HCT is an economical
way for patients to minimize the risk of localized infection and possibly reduce the risk of bacteremia that may prolong the length of hospitalization.”
“Objectives: Despite the increasing demand for implant-based CA-4948 in vivo treatments, removable partial dentures (RPDs) are frequently
used in the oral rehabilitation of partially dentate patients. Furthermore, the Bologna Declaration Agreement (1999) promotes the freedom of movement both of students among dental schools and of graduates across the European Union (EU). Given that inconsistency in teaching among dental schools may lead to confusion, this study aimed to evaluate the status of teaching and clinical experience reached by undergraduate dental students in Spanish dental schools in relation to RPDs.
Study design: A questionnaire seeking information on the preclinical and clinical teaching of RPDs was emailed to all Spanish dental schools (11 public, 4 private) with complete undergraduate degree dental programmes in November 2009. Descriptive statistical data analysis was performed.
Results: A 100% response rate was obtained. The average duration of the preclinical course in Spain was 44 hours (38 hours in the public schools and 60.5 hours in the private schools). However, public schools reported a greater number of RPDs made per student prior to graduation, with an average of 3.4 acrylic (range: 1-20) and 3.4 cobalt-chromium (range: 1-20) RPDs. The corresponding means for private schools were 1 acrylic (range: 0-2) and 2.3 cobalt-chromium (range: 1-4). One public school (9%) stated that they were teaching RPDs using Problem-Based-Learning.