Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003024
Title: Knowledge, attitude, and practice among dental students in performing extraction in hypertensive and diabetic patients
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Aim: The aim of this study was to assess the knowledge, attitude, and practice of dental students toward performing extraction cases on patients with hypertension and diabetes. Materials and Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted at Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Chennai, among 100 students. This study was a structured, self- administrated questionnaire. These questionnaires consist of the major aspects of knowledge about hypertension and diabetes as well as how these students will manage the patients before performing extraction procedure on them. Results: Based on the tabulated results, it is shown that the level of awareness of the students toward handling patients with hypertension and diabetes is high. 87% of the students have proper awareness and knowledge regarding the drugs prescribed to hypertensive and diabetic patient. Over 85% of the students are well of aware of the management that needs to be taken prior and after conducting treatment to immunosuppressant patients. 80% of the students have chosen to give morning appointments for patients with diabetes. Conclusion: We can conclude that the dental students have good knowledge, attitude, and practice toward performing an extraction procedure on hypertensive and diabetic patients.

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    Reshma Thirunavakarasu1, Dinesh Prabu2*

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    1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dr. Dinesh Prabu,Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamalle High Road, Chennai – 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    Reshma Thirunavakarasu1, Dinesh Prabu2*

    Title:Knowledge, attitude, and practice among dental students in performing extraction in hypertensive and diabetic patients
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (December [ Special Issue 5 ])
    Year:2018
    Page No: (3798-3804)
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    Methodology:Knowledge, attitude, and practice
    Research Materials:hypertensive and diabetic patients

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Diabetes Hypertension Knowledge attitude and practice Patients

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