Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-CA-00002521
Title: Awareness on use of nanoparticles among medical professionals
Category: Compounds ( Natual and Synthetic ) Analysis
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: Nanoparticles are particles which are very small in size measuring around 1–100 nm. The term “nanotechnology” refers to the ability to measure, manipulate, and organize matters at the atomic level. Also known as “zero dimension” materials, nanoparticles have great importance in various fields (most specifically in the medical field). There are some instances where nanoparticles analyses and therapies that simply cannot be performed are easily done. However, nanoparticles bring social and environmental challenges, particularly those regarding to toxicity. Nanotechnology, now considered as the leading field of science, has promoted a whole new dimension on enhancing betterment of human lifestyle and environment. Materials and Methods: A questionnaire is made and distributed among medical professionals, to check their knowledge over the field of nanotechnology and how nanoparticles play a key role in the medical field. Sample size of 70 participants was taken, consisting of medical students, faculties, and practitioners. The survey was administered to the participants through the survey planet link. Results: From the results, we can understand that a majority of the participants felt that this survey was useful and they learned new facts that they were not exposed to before. A minor population said that they were already exposed to all the informations that were given in this survey and it either played minor or no role in knowledge enhancement. Conclusion: Having the edge over knowledge in this field among the medical professionals can really change the way of how one sees the importance and applications of nanoparticles. Thus from this survey, we can conclude that the medical professionals (students, practitioners, and teaching faculties in both medical and dental field) are well aware of nanoparticles, and it’s applications, they still need more awareness over this field. Hence, we conclude that more awareness should be created on nanoparticle usages among the medical professionals.

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    Harippriya Karthikeyan1 , V. Vishnu Priya2 *, R. Gayathri 2

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    1 Department of Biochemistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Biochemistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: V. Vishnu Priya, Department of Biochemistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Harippriya Karthikeyan1 , V. Vishnu Priya2 *, R. Gayathri 2

    Title:Awareness on use of nanoparticles among medical professionals
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (Oct)
    Year:2018
    Page No: (1906-1909)
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    Methodology: The survey
    Research Materials:Nanomedicine, Nanoparticles

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Medical professionals Nanomedicine Nanoparticles Nanotechnology Toxicity

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