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Infection control in dentistry during COVID – 19 pandemic: what has changed?

  • Source: In Heliyon October 2020 6(10)

  • Abstract: The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has emerged disrupting many socio-economical and healthcare aspects across the world. This ...

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The Battle Against Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Emergency Management and Infection Control in a Radiology Department

Subjects: CME

  • Source: In Journal of the American College of Radiology June 2020 17(6):710-716

  • Abstract: Objective To describe the strategy and the emergency management and infection control procedure of our radiology department ... Results From January 21, 2020, to March 9, 2020, 3,083 people suspected or confirmed to be infected with COVID-19 underwent fever-CT examinations. Including initial examinations and ... Conclusion Strategic planning and adequate protections can help protect patients and staff against a highly infectious disease while maintaining function at a high-volume capacity.

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COVID-19 Coronavirus

Subjects: Coronavirus Infections -- Coronavirus Infections -- Coronavirus Infections -- Diagnosis; Infection Control -- Infection Control -- Infection Control -- Standards; Nasopharynx

  • Source: CINAHL Nursing Guide EBSCO Publishing, (Ipswich, Massachusetts), 2020 Mar 27.

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Community pharmacy response to infection control during COVID-19. A cross-sectional survey

  • Source: In Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy January 2020

  • Abstract: Pharmacies have been practicing innovative infection control measures during COVID-19. This article seeks ... Results A total of 137 pharmacists took part in the survey. Regular cleaning took place in the pharmacy, but the use of gloves while cleaning was ... Conclusion This study demonstrates that the majority of pharmacists are not fully aware of the proper infection control

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Infection Control against COVID-19 in Departments of Radiology

  • Source: In Academic Radiology May 2020 27(5):614-617

  • Abstract: The COVID-19 epidemic, which is caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, has spread ...

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Compliance with Infection Control Practices among Healthcare Practitioners in Saudi Arabia during Coronavirus Pandemic: Cross-Sectional Study.

Subjects: INFECTION control; COVID-19 pandemic; COVID-19SAUDI Arabia

  • Source: Middle East Journal of Internal Medicine; Nov2020, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p46-54, 9p

  • Abstract: Objective: Coronavirus infection is currently responsible for considerable morbidity and mortality in Saudi Arabia and across the ... Copyright of Middle East Journal of Internal Medicine is the property of Medi+WORLD International Pty. Ltd and its content may not be copied ...

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Influenza vaccination among infection control teams: A EUCIC survey prior to COVID-19 pandemic

  • Source: In Vaccine January 2020

  • Abstract: Highlights •The influenza vaccination rate was lower among infection control nurses.•Vaccination of the head of

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Estimating COVID-19 prevalence and infection control practices among US dentists

  • Source: In The Journal of the American Dental Association November 2020 151(11):815-824

  • Abstract: Background Understanding the risks associated with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) transmission during oral health care ... Results Most of the dentists (82.2%) were asymptomatic for 1 month before administration of the survey; 16.6% reported being tested for SARS-CoV-2; and 3.7%, 2.7%, and 0% ... Conclusions COVID-19 prevalence and testing positivity rates were low among practicing US dentists. This indicates that the current ... Practical Implications Dentists have enhanced their infection control practices in response to COVID-19 ...

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Containing COVID-19 outside the isolation ward: The impact of an infection control bundle on environmental contamination and transmission in a cohorted general ward

  • Source: In AJIC: American Journal of Infection Control September 2020 48(9):1056-1061

  • Abstract: Highlights •Cases of COVID-19 may be housed outside isolation wards prior to detection.•A bundle of infrastructural enhancements, improved PPE, and ... Aim At a Singaporean tertiary hospital, individuals with clinical syndromes compatible with COVID-19 but no epidemiologic risk were placed in cohorted ... Methods Upon detection of a case of COVID-19 in the dedicated general ward, patients and health care workers (HCWs) contacts were ... Findings Over a 3-month period, 28 unsuspected cases of COVID-19 were contained in the dedicated general ward. In 5 of the 28 cases, sampling ... Conclusions Our institution successfully implemented an intervention bundle to mitigate COVID-19 transmission in a multibedded cohorted general ward setting.

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Interventions to reduce contaminated aerosols produced during dental procedures for preventing infectious diseases

  • Authors : Kumbargere Nagraj, Sumanth; Kumbargere Nagraj, Sumanth 1; Eachempati, Prashanti 2

Subjects: Air Microbiology*; Bacterial Infections /Bacterial Infections /Bacterial Infections /*prevention & control; Infection Control, Dental /Infection Control, Dental /Infection Control, Dental /*methods

  • Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. This document is a Cochrane ReviewReview first published in Issue 10, 2020.Protocol first published in Issue 7, 2020.This version first This record should be cited as: Kumbargere Nagraj, Sumanth. Interventions to reduce contaminated aerosols produced during dental procedures for preventing infectious diseases. (Protocol) Cochrane

  • Abstract: Background: Many dental procedures produce aerosols (droplets, droplet nuclei and splatter) that harbour various pathogenic micro‐organisms and may pose a risk for the spread ...

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