Oral condition of patients admitted in Intensive Care Units





Oral Diagnosis; Oral Health; Oral Hygiene; Infection Control; Intensive care units.


Objective: To identify the oral condition of patients admitted to intensive care units. Methodology: This is a retrospective observational study using secondary data from medical records of patients admitted to the intensive care units of a high complexity charitable hospital in the city of Recife, attended by the Hospital Dentistry team from March 2019 to February 2020. Results: The sample involved a total of 1831 patients, with an average age of 67.63 years, 50.8% of whom were male. Neurological (19.9%) and respiratory (18.8%) diseases were responsible for the highest admission rates. The main oral alterations evidenced were: tartar (27.2%), dental fracture (17.1%), injury / infection (14.4%) and dry lip / mouth (10%). Conclusion: It is concluded that tartar was the most frequent oral alteration in the evaluated patients, observed with greater number in patients with neurological and respiratory diseases. The presence of infection / injury in the oral cavity was diagnosed at a higher rate in cancer patients.


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OLIVEIRA, H. A. G. de; ALMEIDA, M. V. da C. .; GOMINHO, L. F.; TEODORO, M. K. R.; SANTOS , L. de F. C. dos; MELO , A. C. M. de A.; CAVALCANTI, U. D. N. T. Oral condition of patients admitted in Intensive Care Units. Research, Society and Development, [S. l.], v. 10, n. 4, p. e58910414444, 2021. DOI: 10.33448/rsd-v10i4.14444. Disponível em: https://rsdjournal.org/index.php/rsd/article/view/14444. Acesso em: 11 may. 2021.



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