Characterization of the patients who attended the admission, diagnosis and emergency clinic (CIDU) of the dentistry service of a higher education institution in southwestern Colombia - 2015

  • Jorge-Andrés Meneses
  • Jhon-Jairo Ordoñez
  • Óscar Chávez
  • Omar Galvis
  • Natalia Aragón
  • Dora Ordoñez

Abstract

Aim: To characterize the patients who came to the Insitute, Diagnosis and Emergency Clinic (ICID) of the  dentistry service of an institution of higher education in southwestern Colombia during the year 2015.


Materials and methods: We reviewed 772 patient admission formats, consolidated the data in a database and selected sociodemographic variables of clinical interest.


Results: It was found that 63% were female patients, the main reason for consultation is oral rehabilitation with 30%, the most frequent medical precedent was surgery with 57%, 33% of men at the clinical examination presented values of arterial hypertension, but only 13% reported it; while 25% of women presented HTA, but 15% reported it and the treatment of choice was oral rehabilitation with 42%.


Conclusions: We found important aspects related to the reason for consultation, medical history and the  relevant specialty for its treatment, as well as the importance of education and awareness of systemic compromised diseases such as arterial hypertension.

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Abstract

Aim: To characterize the patients who came to the Insitute, Diagnosis and Emergency Clinic (ICID) of the  dentistry service of an institution of higher education in southwestern Colombia during the year 2015.


Materials and methods: We reviewed 772 patient admission formats, consolidated the data in a database and selected sociodemographic variables of clinical interest.


Results: It was found that 63% were female patients, the main reason for consultation is oral rehabilitation with 30%, the most frequent medical precedent was surgery with 57%, 33% of men at the clinical examination presented values of arterial hypertension, but only 13% reported it; while 25% of women presented HTA, but 15% reported it and the treatment of choice was oral rehabilitation with 42%.


Conclusions: We found important aspects related to the reason for consultation, medical history and the  relevant specialty for its treatment, as well as the importance of education and awareness of systemic compromised diseases such as arterial hypertension.

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Published
2018-10-01
How to Cite
MENESES, Jorge-Andrés et al. Characterization of the patients who attended the admission, diagnosis and emergency clinic (CIDU) of the dentistry service of a higher education institution in southwestern Colombia - 2015. Revista Estomatología, [S.l.], v. 26, n. 1, p. 10-14, oct. 2018. ISSN 2248-7220. Available at: <http://revistas.univalle.edu.co/index.php/revista_estomatologia/article/view/7071>. Date accessed: 12 dec. 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.25100/re.v26i1.7071.
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Original Articles

Keywords

characterization, consultation, dentistry, background, medical records, arterial hypertension