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Treatment guidelines

General patient history

Key points

  • Review general health status of patient, medication and previous surgeries/treatments
  • Evaluate potential interferences with planned or likely treatment
  • In case of doubt seek general medical / internist’s advise

Clinical topics

Systemic factors
Patient assessment

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