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February 4, 2020 Feature AnaesthesiaDental PharmacologyOral HealthPharmacology

Intraosseous Access to the Circulation: A Valuable Tool in Medical Emergencies

by Bomee Kim

The two most common methods for administering systemic medications to dental patients is by enteral (PO) or intravenous (IV) routes. In an emergency, the PO route has a slow onset of action. The drug, administered PO, needs to be absorbed

February 4, 2020 Feature AnaesthesiaDental PharmacologyOral HealthPharmacology

NPO Guidelines and Current Evidence-Based Considerations

by Cameron Goertzen, BMSc, MSc, DDS, MSc (Candidate Dental Anesthesia); Joonyoung Ji, DMD, MSc, DIP. ADBA

Current nil per os (npo) standards promote pre-operative fasting as an approach to reduce the volume and acidity of a patient’s stomach contents to reduce the risks of regurgitation and subsequent pulmonary aspiration. Pre-anesthesia fasting standards apply to any procedure

February 4, 2020 Feature AnaesthesiaDental PharmacologyOral HealthPharmacology

Peri-Operative Epistaxis During Dentistry: A Case Report

by Sina Moshiri, BSc, DDS, MSc Candidate (Dental Anesthesia); Cameron Goertzen, BMSc, MSc, DDS, MSc Candidate (Dental Anesthesia); Kevin Dann, BSc, DDS, BScD (Dental Anesthesia)

Epistaxis (nasal bleeding) is a relatively common complication that may arise during a dental visit that utilizes sedation/anesthesia. While rarely fatal, appropriate and prompt management of peri-operative epistaxis is critical in order to prevent further harm. This article will discuss

February 4, 2020 Feature AnaesthesiaDental PharmacologyOral HealthPharmacology

Reviewing Contraindications to Nitrous Oxide

by Derek Decloux, BSc, DMD, MSc (Dental Anesthesiology), Dip ADBA

All practitioners who deliver nitrous oxide to their patients should be intimately familiar with the relative and absolute contraindications to its administration. Relative Contraindications Nasal obstruction: Nitrous oxide sedation can proceed if despite some degree of nasal obstruction, the patient

February 4, 2020 Feature AnaesthesiaAnesthesiologyDental PharmacologyOral HealthPharmacology

Mandibular Anesthesia: Troubleshooting and Overcoming Failure to Anesthetize

by Dr. Waters

Abstract When difficulty in obtaining adequate mandibular anesthesia is encountered a systematic approach incorporating the evaluation of patient factors and operator technique will substantially improve outcomes. Even for the most experienced dental practitioners, consistent, profound mandibular anesthesia remains difficult to

February 4, 2020 Feature AnaesthesiaDental PharmacologyOral HealthPharmacology

Assessing BONES May Give You Moans, But it Can Help Manage Oversedation

by Rob Matsui; Paul Azzopardi, HBSc, MSc, DDS

Pre-operative airway assessment and management is essential to successful dental treatment under procedural sedation. In the event of oversedation, defined as the transition from an intended level of sedation to an unintended deeper level of sedation, the patient’s ability to

February 4, 2020 Feature AnaesthesiaDental PharmacologyEditorialOral HealthPharmacology

Evidence-Based Guidelines and Regulations?

by Peter Nkansah

“Sign, sign, everywhere a sign/Blockin’ out the scenery, breakin’ my mind/Do this, don’t do that/Can’t you read the sign?” – Signs by The Five Man Electrical Band A repeated discussion that I have with colleagues is that dentistry, as a

March 28, 2012 News ClinicalPharmacology

SPRIX® – The First and Only Intranasal NSAID

by ken

SPRIX® (ketorolac tromethamine) Nasal Spray is the first and only intranasal NSAID, a novel form of ketorolac tromethamine, a proven pain reliever used in hospitals for more than 20 years.1 SPRIX® combines the strength of non-narcotic ketorolac2 with the advantages of a patient-administered nasal spray. POTENT PAIN

March 7, 2012 News PharmacologyPharmacotherapeutics

Statins and Diabetes: Real Concern or Much Ado About Nothing?

by ken

From Forbes In a New York Times Op-Ed piece on Monday, Eric Topol comments on last week’s announcement by the FDA that it was changing the label for statins. Topol focuses on the new warning that statins raise the risk of diabetes. He

February 25, 2012 News ImplantologyPharmacology

Clog – Dental Implant placement in a patient treated with IV biphosphonates

by ken

From our good friend Chaniotis Antonis – DTStudy Club – Endo Implant Algorithm Email: antch@otenet.gr     Website: http://www.endotreatment.gr/ Uploaded by NikosMattheos on Feb 24, 2012 – The following video presents the case of a male patient under treatment with 
iv Bisphosphonates for osteoporosis. The patient received a dental

January 26, 2012 News APPsPharmacology

Lexicomp Launching New Online Interface

by ken

Dear Valued Customer, I want to take a moment and share some exciting Lexicomp news with you, one of our valued customers. Very soon, we will be launching a new interface for our Online product — The Next Generation of

January 14, 2012 News Pharmacology

Dentists not following antibiotic prescribing guidelines

by ken

By Rabia Mughal, Contributing Editor Dr.Biscuspid January 6, 2012 — The antibiotic prescribing practices of dentists for odontogenic infections in children do not appear to be in line with recommended professional guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) and the ADA,

January 4, 2012 News Clinical trialsPharmacologySocial mediaSocial networking

Quintiles forms digital unit to boost online clinical trials recruitment

by ken

Extrapolate the concept…think this outside the box….talk to a dental company Quintiles is expanding its healthcare social media reach with the launch of a new digital business unit that will help the company recruit patients for clinical trials. The new Digital Patient unit

January 2, 2012 News Pharmacology

Russell Brand files for divorce from Katy Perry!

by ken

I’m devastated; I feel even worse than I did with Kim and Kris split. You’re simply going to have to read the following article on your own…..sorry, I have to take to my bed right now. The worst part, Rihanna

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There is a god; we made the New York Times Sunday Review

by ken

IT’S become commonplace to criticize the “Occupy” movement for failing to offer an alternative vision. But the thousands of activists in the streets of New York and London aren’t the only ones lacking perspective: economists, to whom we might expect

November 3, 2011 News Pediatric dentistryPharmacologyPharmacotherapeutics

Antibiotics: Use and misuse in pediatric dentistry

by ken

From Marty Jablow DMD – Dental News and Technology Peedikayil FC. Antibiotics: Use and misuse in pediatric dentistry. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent 2011;29:282-7  Antibiotics are commonly used in dentistry for prophylactic as well as for therapeutic purposes. Most

November 1, 2011 News PharmacologyPharmacotherapeutics

Over-the-Counter Ibuprofen and Acetaminophen in Combination are Superior to Each Agent Alone in Treating Postoperative Pain

by ken

Sorry about the length but as I’ve indicated in the past…….no archive, no Word Press…..SOB!!!!!  Also can’t paste Dr. Wynn’s image – sharp looking dude, again NO WORD PRESS………..SOBBBB!!!!! Dr. Richard L. Wynn is Professor of Pharmacology at the University of

October 20, 2011 News ImplantologyOrthodonticsPharmacologyPharmacotherapeutics

See me, feel me, touch me, heal me

by ken

Before you read any further, please check out the website http://www.mis-implants.com/ – “some” companies are gittin’ it…….now to the point…… From Dr. Bicuspid October 18, 2011 — What can you do for a patient whose braces are shredding the inside of their

September 30, 2011 News Pharmacology

Extending the Cure Launches Interactive Map Featuring Latest Regional and Global Trends in Antibiotic Resistance

by ken

From Pioneering Ideas – September 29, 2011 The latest iteration of ResistanceMap, an interactive web-based tool that tracks drug resistance in North America and Europe, was launched recently by Extending the Cure, a Pioneer-supported research project that explores policy solutions to the growing

September 9, 2011 News Pharmacology

FDA advisers consider time limit for bone drugs

by ken

From Reuters Health Information September 9, 2011 — ADELPHI, Md. (Reuters) – U.S. health advisers are considering a time limit for taking a class of drugs used by millions of women to prevent bone fractures, due to concerns over unusual fractures