Interventions to reduce contaminated aerosols produced during dental procedures for preventing infectious diseases
Do measures that aim to reduce aerosol production during dental procedures prevent the transmission of infectious diseases?Kumbargere Nagraj S, Eachempati P, Paisi M, Nasser M, Sivaramakrishnan G, Verbeek JHWhy is this question important?
Antimicrobial mouthrinses and nasal sprays to protect healthcare workers and patients at risk of COVID-19
Cochrane Oral Health and Cochrane ENT have co-published three new reviews looking at antimicrobial mouthrinses and nasal sprays to protect healthcare workers and patients from COVID-19 infection.COVID‐19 is an infectious disease caused by the SARS‐CoV‐2 virus. Most people infected with COVID‐19 develop a mild to moderate respiratory illness, and some may have no symptoms (asymptomatic infection). Others experience severe symptoms and need specialist treatment and intensive care.
New impact factors for Cochrane and Cochrane Oral Health
The 2019 Journal Citation Report (JCR) has been released by Clarivate Analytics, and we can announce that the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) Journal Impact Factor is now 7.890. This is an increase on the 2018 Journal Impact Factor, which was 7.755.
Aerosol generating procedures and their mitigation in international guidance documents
The aim of this rapid review was to assess how dental aerosol-generating procedures (AGPs) were defined in international dental guidelines and what mitigation procedures were recommended. The review is the work of a collaborative group of researchers and clinicians from a range of UK institutions, including the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme, NHS Education for Scotland, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, the Universities of Aberdeen, Dundee, and Manchester, and Cochrane Oral Health.
Recommendations for the re-opening of dental services: a rapid review of international sources
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the closure or reduction of dental services across the world. Now, attention is focussed on planning the re-opening and restructuring of dental services.To support decision making, a group led by Professors Jan Clarkson and Craig Ramsay has conducted a rapid review of internationally produced guidance for re-opening dental services.
Surgical removal versus retention for the management of asymptomatic disease‐free impacted wisdom teeth
Hossein Ghaeminia, Marloes EL Nienhuijs, Verena Toedtling, John Perry, Marcia Tummers, Theo JM Hoppenreijs, Wil JM Van der Sanden, Theodorus G MettesReview questionWe carried out this review, through Cochrane Oral Health, to find out whether impacted wisdom teeth in teenagers or adults should be removed if they are not causing any problems or they should be left alone and checked at regular intervals. This is an update of a review first published in 2012 and first updated in 2016.
Personal protective equipment: a commentary for the dental and oral health care team
Personal protective equipment for preventing highly infectious diseases due to exposure to contaminated body fluids in healthcare staff (Review)During epidemics/pandemics of highly infectious diseases, such as COVID-19, healthcare workers (HCW) are at greater risk of infection than the general population. Personal protective equipment (PPE) offers a way of reducing the risk of infection, when treating patients, by minimising exposure to contaminated body fluids.
COVID-19 (coronavirus): resources for the oral and dental care team
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is caused by a new strain of Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) discovered in 2019, and not previously identified in humans. Common symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the current COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic.
Congratulations to the inaugural WCODS-Cochrane Oral Health Innovative Poster Award winners!
The 4th Annual Wikipedia Collaboration of Dental Schools took place on the 7th of March 2020 at the University of Dundee with over 90 student delegates and staff attending from the Universities of Dundee, Glasgow, Queen’s Belfast and Aberdeen, and the International Medical University in Malaysia. The Wikipedia Collaboration of Dental Schools has been established to bring student teams together to update and expand dental Wikipedia with current, up-to-date, evidence-based information