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Knowledge, attitude and practices of Dentists regarding management of patients on warfarin therapy

Knowledge, attitude and practices of Dentists regarding management of patients on warfarin therapy

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Title: Knowledge, attitude and practices of Dentists regarding management of patients on warfarin therapy
Author: Mohammed, Israa Khatir; Eltohami, Yousif Idris
Abstract: The aim of this study was to assess the knowledge, attitude and practices of dentists about management of patients on warfarin therapy in khartoum, Sudan. A cross sectional study was performed on 113 dentists selected randomly in Khartoum state between November 2017 and February 2018. In this study majority of dentists (90%) were within the age group (25-35y). (71%) were female, (61.1%) were bachelor’s degree holders, (61%) had less than 5 years of experiences. (60%) were coming across patients under warfarin. Regarding the knowledge questions (73.5%) of them knew that the patient taking warfarin should not undergo surgical procedure in primary care clinic even if the INR within the acceptable range. Regarding the practices question (41.6%) of dentists used infiltration or intrafilamentary type of Local anesthesia to patient under warfarin. (50.4%) of them recommended Paracetamol for pain control. The study concluded that most of the dentists (56.6%) had good knowledge and (48.7%) had inadequate practices toward management of patients taking warfarin.
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/123456789/27683


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