PREVENTION OF INFECTIOUS ENDOCARDITIS IN DENTAL INTERVENTIONS -
Tatjana Mićić1, Ivana Ilić1, Dušica Janković1, Goran Živković1, Snežana Mitrović1, Milan Elenkov2
1Institute for EMS,Niš, 2 General Hospital Pirot
INTRODUCTION: We often have the opportunity to assess the patients’ health safety for a particular emergency dental intervention referred from fellow dentist. One of the specifics of the emergency service is that patients usually come during the night, often from a nearby place, do not bring their medical history, thinking they do not need one, and some even not knowing what they are suffering from and what medications they use.
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this paper is to define risk groups for the development of infective endocarditis (IE) and to present the latest protocols for its prevention.
METHOD: The available literature from professional publications is analyzed. RESULTS: IE is an infectious-
CONCLUSION: It is necessary to identify risky patients and risky interventions. In addition to the serious risk to the health and life of the patient, giving consent for a dental or other intervention to a patient whose care history has not been carefully taken and IE prophylaxis has been performed may also have legal consequences. In any intervention, the basic principle in medicine should be kept in mind: "Primum non nocere."
Key words: Infective endocarditis, prophylaxis
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