Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P'Col-00005428
Title: Awareness of serological markers among dental surgeons
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Background: Serological tests can be used for screening and confirmation of disease, exclusion of disease, and evaluation of prognosis. Knowledge of serological markers and their interpretation is important among dental surgeons to come to a more conclusive diagnosis. This survey was carried out to evaluate the awareness of various serological tests and its importance among dental surgeons. Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted among the 110 dental surgeons from October 2019 to January 2020. A self-administered questionnaire containing 12 questions was made and circulated. Frequency analysis and percentage analysis were done with the obtained results. Results: About 83.7% of dentists were aware of the various types of serological markers available for diagnosis. About 47.7% have prescribed serological markers for various diseases. Only 37.2% of the dental surgeons were aware that alkaline phosphatase is used for analyzing both hepatobiliary and bone diseases. Awareness about gamma-glutamyl transferase as a hepatobiliary function test was present only among 48.8% of the participants. Conclusion: Knowledge and awareness of various serological markers is important among the dental professionals. This helps the dentists to diagnose patients with systemic illness and to take necessary precautionary steps during dental treatment.

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    Reshma Poothakulath Krishnan*, Pratibha Ramani, Gheena Sukumaran, Abilasha Ramasubramanian, Monika Karunagaran, R. Hannah

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    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dr. Reshma Poothakulath Krishnan, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    Reshma Poothakulath Krishnan*, Pratibha Ramani, Gheena Sukumaran, Abilasha Ramasubramanian, Monika Karunagaran, R. Hannah

    Title:Awareness of serological markers among dental surgeons
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):14 (March)
    Year:2020
    Page No: (49-53)
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    Methodology: Hepatitis B, Serological markers, Troponin
    Research Materials:Dental professionals

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Alkaline phosphatase Dental professionals Hepatitis B Serological markers Troponin

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