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An epidemic within the pandemic- Dr. B.M. Rudagi

COVID-19 is still an ongoing pandemic that has put the world in gridlock since 2020. In the mortifying second wave of COVID-19, India witnessed rattling ...

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Is loss of taste overestimated among COVID-19 patients?

TRIESTE, Italy: The majority of COVID-19 patients self-report olfactory and gustatory disfunction, making these among the most common symptoms of the ...

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COVID-19 advances acceptance of teledentistry among patients

Dubai, UAE: A survey of residents in the UAE and Saudi Arabia has found that 88% of the respondents appreciate the advantages of teledentistry and online...

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New molecule to block COVID-19 infection

With newer variants emerging and challenging our previously acquired immunity and creating worldwide uncertainty, there is an urgent need for antiviral ...

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COVID-19: Study shows benefits of local exhaust ventilation in dental settings

NEWCASTLE, UK: One of the main ways in which SARS-CoV-2 is communicated is through airborne respiratory droplets—droplets that can be dispersed as a ...

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Interview: “Slow Dentistry has resonated around the world and is growing exponentially”

Since 2010, Slow Dentistry has been encouraging dental professionals to manage their time at the clinic better and to practise ethical and quality care. ...

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Delta D - a sublineage of Delta variant dominating the world now

Delta D, a sub-lineage or clade that has evolved from Delta (B.1.617.2) variant of SARS-CoV-2, is now accounting for most cases worldwide.

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Dental procedures present low risk of aerosol transmission of SARS-CoV-2—study

BRISTOL, UK: The largest study to date specifically measuring aerosol generation in dental settings found that many common procedures produced negligible ...

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COVID-19 antibody tests not recommended for measuring immunity after vaccination

Antibody testing among vaccine beneficiaries has increased manifold recently due to the anxiety over post-vaccination immunity, but are these antibody tests...

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Long-COVID: current status and role of vaccines

Although most individuals recover completely from COVID-19 within a few weeks, some continue to experience symptoms after their initial recovery — even ...

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COVID-19 and mental health

Mind your mind because a dilapidated one is worse than having none. Dr. Bhavdeep Singh Ahuja emphasizes the importance of mental health in these challenging...

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Understand ventilation to curb COVID-19 risk

Information on the transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus has constantly been evolving right from droplet spread to the virus being declared airborne. The ...

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Mucormycosis dedicated center at ACPM, Dhule

Jawahar Medical Foundation ACPM Medical College and the OMFS department of ACPM Dental College, Dhule, have set up a center dedicated to treat and manage ...

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Acetic acid to prevent mucormycosis - Dr. Puneet Wadhwani (OMFS)

The Covid-19 pandemic has unleashed a flood of Mucormycosis cases in India. All specialists - the ENT/ ophthalmic/ maxillofacial surgeons, physicians, and ...

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Mucor due to hyperglycemia from new strain?

As the medical fraternity gets busy identifying the risk factors and causative factors behind mucormycosis, a clinical observation of six months suggests it...

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Indian SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.617.2: Part 3

This is a series of updates by Dr. Rohan Bandi (MDS) Prosthodontist, Mumbai on the emerging lines of evidence on B.1.617.2, the Indian variant of ...

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Now a T-cell-based clinical test for COVID-19

Our interest in the significance of T-cell immunity in fighting SARS-CoV-2 infection and in providing resistance to re-infection is only growing more. Now, ...

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Indian SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.617.2: Part 2

This is a series of updates by Dr. Rohan Bandi (MDS) Prosthodontist, Mumbai on the emerging lines of evidence on B.1.617.2, the Indian variant of ...

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Indian SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.617.2—Part 1

This is a series of updates by Dr. Rohan Bandi, a prosthodontist from Mumbai, on the emerging updates on B.1.617.2 the Indian variant of SARS-CoV-2.

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Breakthrough COVID-19 infections among the vaccinated may not be a severe threat

As the COVID-19 vaccination drive continues to expand throughout the world, SARS-CoV-2 variant mutations and breakthrough infections have posed a new public...

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Are new SARS-CoV-2 variants escaping PCR detection?

Several media reports have come up with scary headlines that the new SARS-CoV-2 variants are fooling the RT-PCR test, which is considered the gold standard ...

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WHO statement on airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2

The World Health Organization (WHO) updated its communication on the airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 on 30 April 2021. This article summarizes their ...

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The changing goalposts of vaccine effectiveness - Dr. Ameet Revankar

The measured efficacy/ effectiveness of the vaccine is only a guide for approval and not a benchmark for claiming superiority of one vaccine over another.

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A Seasoned Oral Surgeon's Perspectives: Post-COVID 19 Oral & Maxillofacial Manifestations

Renowned oral and maxillofacial surgeon Dr. Vijay Deshmukh will be presenting an online lecture on the perspectives of an oral surgeon on post-Covid ...

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COVID-19 response by mobile apps in India

The possible benefits by which one can use mobile applications (apps) for contact tracking in managing the COVID-19 pandemic have been discovered. Various ...

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It’s time we used Vitamin D to reduce the risk of COVID-19 severity

People that traditionally exhibit vitamin D deficiency, such as older adults and nursing home residents, are the same groups that have also been excessively...

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Johnson & Johnson vaccine use paused over blood clot concerns

Today, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have issued a statement recommending a ...

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The mouth and SARS-CoV-2: Evidence of infected cells suggests key role in infection, transmission

BETHESDA, Md., U.S.: COVID-19 can cause a number of symptoms in the oral cavity, such as lesions, ulcerations and a loss of taste, and yet the role of the ...

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SaNOtize's Nitric Oxide Nasal Spray (NONS) can minimize COVID-19 transmission and symptom severity

With the rising cases of COVID-19 globally and the constantly evolving variants of the SARS-COV-2 virus, an end to this pandemic seems to be uncertain. ...

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Johnson & Johnson single-shot COVID-19 vaccine receives FDA approval

A key advisory group of the Food and Drug Administration experts, known as the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee, has ...

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