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Ligneous conjunctivitis mimicking preseptal cellulitis in a 3-month-old infant.

Ophthalmic Genet 2022 Jun 29:1-4. Epub 2022 Jun 29.

Department of Ophthalmology, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium.

Background: Ligneous conjunctivitis is a very rare form of pseudomembranous conjunctivitis with few published cases in literature. We aim to describe the ocular findings and treatment in an infant with ligneous conjunctivitis resembling preseptal cellulitis on presentation.

Materials And Methods: Case report of a 3-month-old girl who was referred to a tertiary centre for ophthalmic assessment due to progressive eyelid oedema with no response to initiated topical and systemic antibiotics. Read More

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Preparation and Characterization of Lidocaine-Loaded, Microemulsion-Based Topical Gels.

Iran J Pharm Res 2022 Dec 12;21(1):e123787. Epub 2022 Jan 12.

Department of Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmacy, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Microemulsion-based gels (MBGs) were prepared for transdermal delivery of lidocaine and evaluated for their potential for local anesthesia. Lidocaine solubility was measured in various oils, and phase diagrams were constructed to map the concentration range of oil, surfactant, cosurfactant, and water for oil-in-water (o/w) microemulsion (ME) domains, employing the water titration method at different surfactant/cosurfactant weight ratios. Refractive index, electrical conductivity, droplet size, zeta potential, pH, viscosity, and stability of fluid o/w MEs were evaluated. Read More

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Effect of cryotherapy on pain scores and satisfaction levels of patients in cataract surgery under topical anesthesia: a prospective randomized double-blind trial.

BMC Res Notes 2022 Jun 28;15(1):234. Epub 2022 Jun 28.

Children Growth Research Center, Research Institute for Prevention of Non-Communicable Diseases, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran.

Objective: To evaluate the effects of cryotherapy on pain scores and satisfaction levels of patients during cataract surgery under topical anesthesia. Eighty patients aged between 55 and 75 years scheduled for cataract surgery were randomly allocated to two study groups to receive topical anesthesia with cryotherapy (TC) or topical anesthesia alone (T) groups. Visual analog pain scores, patient satisfaction level, hemodynamic parameters, and quality of operating conditions were recorded. Read More

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Predictive Value of Laryngeal Mucosa Pepsin in Therapeutic Response of Laryngopharyngeal Reflux.

J Voice 2022 Jun 24. Epub 2022 Jun 24.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Jinan University, Guangzhou, China; Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital of Sun Yatsen University, Guangzhou, China. Electronic address:

Objectives/hypothesis: To investigate the predictive capability of pepsin level in the laryngeal mucosa to the therapeutic effect of proton-pump inhibitors in patients with suspected laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR), so as to verify whether it can be referred to as a biomarker of LPR.

Study Design: Prospective case study.

Methods: Sixty patients with clinical empiric LPR were enrolled, with an reflux symptom index (RSI) ≥ 13 and an reflux finding score (RFS) > 7 as screening criteria. Read More

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Asymptomatic benzocaine spray-induced methaemoglobinaemia in preoperative sedation for oesophagogastroduodenoscopy.

BMJ Case Rep 2022 Jun 27;15(6). Epub 2022 Jun 27.

Emergency/Internal Medicine, Luzmila Hospital, Amman, Jordan.

Methaemoglobinaemia is defined as elevated methaemoglobin in the blood which is characterised by conversion of some of the reduced ferrous iron elements [Fe2+] to the oxidised ferric [Fe3+] form which does not have capacity to bind and transport oxygen resulting in functional anaemia. Causes can be genetic mutations or acquired by medications such as dapsone, nitrates or benzocaine. Benzocaine is currently being used as a topical anaesthetic agent before certain procedures. Read More

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Effects of lidocaine administration via the perforated outer cuff of a dual-cuff endotracheal tube and remifentanil administration on recovery from general anaesthesia for female patients undergoing thyroidectomy: a single centre, double-blind, randomised study.

BMC Anesthesiol 2022 Jun 22;22(1):194. Epub 2022 Jun 22.

Department of Anesthesiology, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine: Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province, 510120, People's Republic of China.

Background: Cough caused by endotracheal tube (ETT) placement is ubiquitous and correlates with adverse outcomes. Remifentanil administration via target-controlled infusion (TCI) is one of the cough prevention measures used during recovery. In a pilot study, lidocaine administered via the perforated outer cuff of a dual-cuff endotracheal tube was also found to prevent cough due to ETT placement. Read More

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Application of a modified nictitating membrane flap in a fledgling feral pigeon (Columba livia domestica) with bullous keratopathy.

Vet Ophthalmol 2022 Jun 21. Epub 2022 Jun 21.

College of Veterinary Medicine, Jeonbuk National University, Iksan, Korea.

A fledgling feral pigeon with systemic protozoal infection was referred with corneal protrusion in the right eye after being treated for a corneal ulcer for 12 days. Ophthalmic examination revealed a corneal bulla covering almost the entire central cornea and preventing the eyelids from closing. Gelatinous corneal stroma with numerous heterophils surrounding the corneal bulla was also detected on cytologic examination. Read More

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Acupuncture to Improve Patient Discomfort During Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Front Med (Lausanne) 2022 3;9:865035. Epub 2022 Jun 3.

Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Guang'anmen Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing, China.

Background And Aims: Severe discomfort during an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy (UGE) is often a stressful experience for patients undergoing the procedure. An increasing number of studies have shown that acupuncture may reduce discomfort during UGE. A systematic review in 2004 investigated the effect of acupuncture for gastrointestinal endoscopy, but these data have not been recently reviewed. Read More

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COVID-19 Countermeasures: An Algorithm to Stay Unlocked.

Int J Prev Med 2022 27;13:73. Epub 2022 Apr 27.

Department of Plastic Surgery, Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital, Exeter, UK.

We describe a visual algorithm to help prevent severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) contagion as well as manage COVID-19 disease according to categories of clinical severity. The algorithm is timely, with multiple countries worldwide declaring repeat surges in SARS-CoV-2 infections following the easing of lockdown measures. Its flowchart assimilates key effective interventions in a visual manner that will assist healthcare workers to manage COVID-19 disease algorithmically, and policymakers to suppress further SARS-CoV-2 waves. Read More

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Treatment of Anal High-Grade Squamous Intraepithelial Lesions to Prevent Anal Cancer.

N Engl J Med 2022 06;386(24):2273-2282

From the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco (J.M.P., N.J., T.M.D., A.A., C.B., J.M.B.-L.); University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock (J.Y.L., S.Y.L.); Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (S.E.G., J.A.S.), Weill Cornell Medicine (T.J.W., G.B.E.), Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein School of Medicine (R.L.), and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (T.M.A.) - all in New York; University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora (H.A.D.); University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami (I.R.-C.); the Emmes Company, Rockland, MD (J.C.P., D.V.); Anal Dysplasia Clinic Midwest, Chicago (G.B.); Boston University School of Medicine, Boston (E.A.S.); University of Puerto Rico Comprehensive Cancer Center, San Juan (M.T.G.); Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta (L.F.); Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Winston-Salem, NC (L.F.B.); University of California, Los Angeles Schools of Medicine (R.T.M.) and Nursing (D.W.), Los Angeles; Denver Public Health, Denver (J.L.); University of Washington School of Medicine (D.M.A., J.T.S.) and the Polyclinic, Virginia Mason Medical Center (J.O.) - both in Seattle; Capital Digestive Care, Washington, DC (J.D.K.); Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans (M.H.); and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark (M.H.E., B.M.C.).

Background: The incidence of anal cancer is substantially higher among persons living with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) than in the general population. Similar to cervical cancer, anal cancer is preceded by high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HSILs). Treatment for cervical HSIL reduces progression to cervical cancer; however, data from prospective studies of treatment for anal HSIL to prevent anal cancer are lacking. Read More

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Analgesia for retinopathy of prematurity screening: A systematic review.

Pain Pract 2022 Jun 15. Epub 2022 Jun 15.

James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, UK.

Background And Aims: Premature neonates require regular ophthalmological examination, generally indirect ophthalmoscopy, to screen for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). Conventional analgesia is provided with topical anesthetic eyedrops and oral sugar solution, but neonates still experience significant pain. Here, the literature base was examined to evaluate the usefulness of other pharmacological analgesics. Read More

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Five Versus 10 Pharyngeal Sprays of 10% Lignocaine for Topical Anesthesia During Flexible Bronchoscopy: A Multicenter, Randomized Controlled Trial.

J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol 2022 May 27. Epub 2022 May 27.

Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, Delhi.

Background: Ensuring adequate patient comfort is crucial during bronchoscopy. Although lidocaine spray is recommended for topical pharyngeal anesthesia, the optimum dose of sprays is unclear. We compared 5 versus 10 sprays of 10% lidocaine for topical anesthesia during bronchoscopy. Read More

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Topical applications of allogeneic adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells ameliorate the canine keratoconjunctivitis sicca.

BMC Vet Res 2022 Jun 10;18(1):217. Epub 2022 Jun 10.

Department of Animal Science and Technology, National Taiwan University, Taipei, 106, Taiwan.

Background: Canine keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS) is predominantly an immune-mediated disease. Current therapy of canine KCS is mainly by immunosuppressant, but the effectiveness was limited in some patients. In the past few years, some studies showed the results of the use of mesenchymal stem cells in treating canine KCS via periocular injections. Read More

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An Observational Survey Study on the Use of Locoregional Anaesthesia in Non-Conventional Species: Current Practice and Potential Future Developments.

Animals (Basel) 2022 Jun 3;12(11). Epub 2022 Jun 3.

Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0ES, UK.

The objectives of this study were to investigate the current attitudes of veterinarians towards the use of locoregional anaesthesia in non-conventional animal species and to identify areas for future useful research on this topic. A questionnaire was circulated online. A total of 417 veterinarians, including American and European specialists/specialists-in-training in both zoological medicine and anaesthesia/analgesia (ACZM/ECZM and ACVAA/ECVAA), participated in the study. Read More

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Innovative Diagnostic and Therapeutic Interventions in Cervical Dysplasia: A Systematic Review of Controlled Trials.

Cancers (Basel) 2022 May 27;14(11). Epub 2022 May 27.

Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Marien Hospital Herne, 44625 Herne, Germany.

Cervical dysplasia is a common precancerous lesion affecting 1% to 2% of women worldwide. Significant progress in the diagnosis and treatment of cervical dysplasia have been made in the last decade. We performed a systematic literature search of the databases PubMed and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials to identify controlled clinical trials reporting on the efficacy and safety of diagnostic and therapeutic interventions for cervical dysplasia. Read More

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Localized CO2 Laser Treatment of a Recalcitrant Oral Ulceration in Pemphigus Vulgaris.

Clin Adv Periodontics 2022 Jun 1. Epub 2022 Jun 1.

Associate Professor of Dermatology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA.

Introduction: Recalcitrant oral lesions of pemphigus vulgaris (PV), an autoimmune blistering disease, can result in significant discomfort, difficulty eating and maintaining oral hygiene. Increasing the dosage of systemic medications to control such localized lesions result in increased risk of adverse-effects.

Case Presentation: We describe a male patient diagnosed at age 51 with PV by oral biopsy that included a direct immunofluorescence examination. Read More

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[Effects of topical anesthesia with 1% tetracaine on hemodynamic responses in microlaryngosurgery].

Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi 2022 Jun;102(21):1590-1595

Department of Anesthesiology, Beijing Tongren Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing 100730, China.

To observe the effects of topical anesthesia with 1% tetracaine on hemodynamic responses in general anesthesia patients undergoing microlaryngosurgery. From October 2021 to December 2021, 92 patients (46 males and 46 females) in Beijing Tongren Hospital, with a median age [ (, )] of 51 (42, 57) years who scheduled for microlaryngosurgery under general anesthesia, were divided into two groups (=46 in each group) using the random number table method. Group T received topical anesthesia with 1% tetracaine at the root of the tongue and epiglottis and glottis on the basis of general intravenous anesthesia induction, with 0. Read More

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Roller microneedles transdermal delivery of compound lidocaine cream for enhancing the analgesic effect: A randomized self-controlled trial.

J Cosmet Dermatol 2022 May 27. Epub 2022 May 27.

Department of Plastic and Burn Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, China.

Objective: The purpose of this article is to investigate whether the percutaneous delivery of compound lidocaine cream by roller microneedles can shorten the minimal effective onset time of anesthesia, enhance the intensity of anesthesia and prolong the analgesic time, so as to provide a theoretical basis for exploring a comfortable, safe and effective anesthesia method for photoelectric cosmetic surgery.

Methods: A total of 90 healthy volunteers, including 18 male and 72 female, met the criteria and were enrolled in the study from December 2020 to September 2021 in Department of Plastic and Burn Surgery of the First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University. This study adopted a two-factor randomized block design of 3 (anesthesia time on the test side: 30, 45, 60 min) × 2 (the test side: the left and right side), and the subjects were divided into group A (n = 30), group B (n = 30), and group C (n = 30). Read More

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Accelerated wound healing and its promoting effects of topical codeine on the healing of full-thickness cutaneous wound, evidences for modulating cytokines involved in pain, inflammation and collagen biosynthesis.

Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg 2022 May 25. Epub 2022 May 25.

Department of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Urmia Branch, Islamic Azad University, Urmia, Iran.

Introduction: The inflammation and pain occur in all the wounds. Opioids drugs decrease pain and may act as an anti-inflammation. The current study was conducted to investigate the efficiency of the topical uses of Codeine on full-thickness excision wound models by focusing on relationship between pain mediators, inflammation and wound healing rate. Read More

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Analgesic comparison between topical irrigation (splash block) versus injection of lidocaine on the ovarian pedicle in canine ovariectomy.

Vet Med Sci 2022 May 25. Epub 2022 May 25.

Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari "Aldo Moro", Bari, Italy.

Objectives: The aim of this study was to compare the analgesic efficacy of topical irrigation versus injection of lidocaine on the ovarian pedicle to provide analgesia in bitches ovariectomy. In the current study were monitored: increased blood pressure, heart rate and respiratory rate to identify an acute intraoperative nociceptive response. These parameters were registered at six times during the surgical procedure: grasping of the ovary (time 1), dissection of the mesosalpinx (time 2), tightening of the first loop ligature (time 3), tightening of the second loop ligature (time 4), transection of the ovarian pedicle (time 5) and release of the ovary (time 6). Read More

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A Pilot Study Testing Intranasal Ketamine for the Treatment of Procedural Anxiety in Children Undergoing Laceration Repair.

J Child Adolesc Trauma 2022 Jun 13;15(2):479-486. Epub 2021 Sep 13.

Pediatric Emergency Department, Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, Orlando Health, 92 W. Miller Street, Orlando, FL USA.

Identifying non-invasive methods for anxiolysis is becoming increasingly important in the pediatric emergency department (ED). Few studies have examined the use of intranasal (IN) ketamine for procedural anxiolysis. We aim to evaluate if IN ketamine provides satisfactory anxiolysis for patients undergoing laceration repair based on anxiety and sedation scoring. Read More

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Dressings and topical agents for the management of open wounds after surgical treatment for sacrococcygeal pilonidal sinus.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2022 05 20;5:CD013439. Epub 2022 May 20.

Division of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Nottingham, Derby, UK.

Background: Sacrococcygeal pilonidal sinus disease is a common debilitating condition that predominantly affects young adults, with a profound impact on their activities of daily living. The condition is treated surgically, and in some cases the wound in the natal cleft is left open to heal by itself. Many dressings and topical agents are available to aid healing of these wounds. Read More

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Management and Treatment of External Hemorrhoidal Thrombosis.

Front Surg 2022 3;9:898850. Epub 2022 May 3.

Department of Medicine, Surgery and Neurosciences, Unit of General Surgery and Surgical Oncology, University of Siena, Siena, Italy.

Background: External hemorrhoidal thrombosis (EHT) is a common complication of hemorrhoidal disease. This condition causes extreme pain, likely resulting from internal anal sphincter hypertonicity, which traps the hemorrhoids below the dentate line thus leading to congestion and swelling. The choice of treatment remains controversial and both conservative and surgical options have been proposed in the last decades. Read More

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A novel, minimally invasive implant to assist in repeated intraocular drug delivery.

Biomed Microdevices 2022 05 19;24(2):17. Epub 2022 May 19.

Center for Biomedical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, 110016, New Delhi, India.

The standard of care for posterior segment disorders such as wet age-related macular degeneration, diabetic macular oedema and retinal vascular occlusions is pharmacotherapy by intravitreal drug delivery. Since the therapeutic effect of these drugs lasts only around 4 to 8 weeks, repeated intravitreal injections are required. Pain is experienced by the patients during injection as the needle courses through the sclera and choroid. Read More

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Refill-Exchange Procedure of the Port Delivery System With Ranibizumab: Overview and Clinical Trial Experience.

Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina 2022 05 1;53(5):257-265. Epub 2022 May 1.

Purpose: To describe the Port Delivery System with ranibizumab refill-exchange procedure.

Methods: Procedure based on the clinical trial program in patients with retinal diseases.

Results: The refill-exchange procedure is performed under topical anesthesia and strict aseptic conditions. Read More

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iSTAT (Intraluminal Suture Transfixed and Titratable) technique for ligature-free Reversal of long-term drainage implant hypotony.

Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2022 Jun 4;26:101569. Epub 2022 May 4.

Glaucoma Associates of Texas, 10740 N. Central Expressway, Suite 300, Dallas, TX, 75231, USA.

Purpose: To describe the iSTAT (Intraluminal Suture Transfixed and Titratable) technique, an improvement on prior tube occlusion methods, allowing for variable flow.

Observations: A 76-year-old woman who underwent an uncomplicated glaucoma drainage device (GDD) placement for uncontrolled mixed mechanism glaucoma presented with hypotony 4 years post-operatively. The iSTAT technique was performed to adjust the flow in the GDD tube: a 4-0 polypropylene suture tip was blunted with a low-temperature cautery, creating a bulbed end that would occlude the tube. Read More

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Ultrasound biomicroscopy of the equine iridocorneal angle.

Equine Vet J 2022 May 14. Epub 2022 May 14.

Department of Surgical and Radiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California-Davis, Davis, California, USA.

Background: The iridocorneal angle (ICA) is the major pathway of aqueous humour outflow from the anterior chamber of the eye. Ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM) has been utilised to characterise the morphology of this drainage pathway in numerous species. UBM may allow for early recognition of aqueous humour outflow obstructions in horses, allowing for earlier recognition of risk for glaucoma, a vision-threatening and painful disease. Read More

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Emergency Airway Management in a Patient with a T-Tube Tracheal Stent.

J Emerg Med 2022 May 9. Epub 2022 May 9.

Department of Emergency Medicine, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Background: Abnormal anatomy complicates emergency airway management. In this case, we describe definitive airway management in a critically injured emergency department (ED) patient with a history of partial tracheal resection who had a Montgomery T-tube, a type of T-shaped tracheal stent, in place at the time of the motor vehicle collision. The Montgomery T-tube is not a useful artificial airway during resuscitation, as it lacks a cuff or the necessary adapter for positive pressure ventilation. Read More

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B-Hex, an ace up the sleeve for small pupil phacoemulsification.

Rom J Ophthalmol 2022 Jan-Mar;66(1):61-68

Perfect Vision Superspeciality Eye Hospital, Gulshan Nagar, Nowgam, Srinagar, India.

To analyze the utility and the nuances of implanting the B-HEX® Pupil Expander (Med Invent Devices, India) at various stages in small pupil phacoemulsification. This prospective interventional case series was undertaken to assess the utility of B-Hex in small pupil phacoemulsification under topical anesthesia. Our series comprised of 50 cataract cases with small pupils of various etiologies, operated by a single surgeon at our private practice, beginning February 2018. Read More

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Assessment of Knowledge, Attitude, and Practices Regarding Advanced Local Anesthetic Techniques among Students Attending a Private Dental College in Navi Mumbai, India: A Cross-sectional Study.

Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2022 Jan-Feb;15(1):94-98

TPCT's Terna Dental College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Aim And Objective: Local anesthesia (LA) administration is an anxiety-provoking phenomenon in patients. Several alternative and advanced techniques make LA administration patient-friendly. This study assesses the knowledge, attitude, and practices of these advances, creating awareness and encouraging further studies and innovations to make these techniques more accessible, available, and economical to be utilized in the Indian population for controlling pain by targeting the budding dentists who actively imbibe and are abreast with the current state of affairs. Read More

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