Blood clots. Good when you're bleeding; bad when you're not bleeding hypercoagulability and thrombophilia--overview and case report.

Harold V. Cohen, Sita Gurung, Samuel Y.P. Quek, Gayathri Subramanian, Ali Abbas

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Abstract

A critical and recurrent situation faced by the dental clinician (DC) is that of providing care to patients who may be at risk for excessive bleeding during care or post-operatively. Bleeding disorders may be due to congenital and/or acquired conditions affecting platelets and/or the coagulation process. Less often, the DC may be providing care to a patient who has an excessive clotting disorder. This paper will provide a brief overview the pathophysiology of these disorders and treatment considerations for these patients. The focus is to provide some background information for the DC so as to be better informed if a patient does present with a particular thrombotic problem. Specific details of each disorder can vessel be assessed on an individual basis pending the diagnostic category and the patient's therapy. A clinical case report will be presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17-20
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the New Jersey Dental Association
Volume85
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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