Introduction: Once with the growth of the population’s life expectancy in the world but also in Romania, the patients in dental offices often suffer from associated diseases for which they are under constant medication.
The objectives of the study were to evaluate the prevalence of the associated diseases and of constant medication for a group of socially assisted patients.
Methods: The study included a total of 1176 socially assisted patients from the SANODENTAPRIM program who were seen during the period from April 15, 2010 to December 1, 2010. The observation files, medical notes and certificates from the general practitioner or from the attending specialist physician were studied.
Results: The patients from the studied group presented a prevalence of comorbidities of 92%. The most frequent associated diseases were cardiovascular (36%). A percentage of 84% of the studied patients were under constant medication.
Conclusion: The risks of the patient with general disease have to be evaluated according to a detailed anamnesis corroborated with paraclinical examinations and, if needed, in collaboration with the attending doctor. The adverse effects of constant medication need a special attention, especially when certain classes of drugs interfere with dental treatments.
Keywords: associate diseases, medication, prevalence, socially assisted
Authors: Aranka Ilea, Dan Buhățel, Minodora Moga, Claudia Feurdean, Anca Ionel, Arin Sava, Ondine Lucaciu, Adina Sârbu, Radu Septimiu Câmpian