Physicians

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[Family physicians’ knowledge regarding oral disease treatment during pregnancy in Jiading district, Shanghai city]


Purpose:

This study was conducted to evaluate the knowledge of family physicians regarding oral disease treatment during pregnancy in Jiading district, Shanghai city.


Methods:

A questionnaire was designed, involving the knowledge of oral health care and oral disease treatment during pregnancy. Data retrieved was entered into Excel database and analyzed using SPSS20.0 software package.


Results:

203 family physicians were involved in the investigation. 192 valid questionnaires were obtained in the study. 70.3% of respondents knew the safety period of oral treatment during pregnancy; 90.1% were aware of that oral diseases could lead to adverse pregnancy outcomes; 90.6% informed the clients that oral examination and treatment should be performed before pregnancy. 93.8% of the respondents supported that pregnant women need timely oral treatment. The proportions of the respondents who believed that pregnant women could receive dental caries filling and crown repair, supragingival scaling, root canal therapy, tooth extraction and subgingival scaling

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TREATMENT

Oral Gepants Have Disrupted Acute Migraine Management and Look Next to Transform Preventive Treatment, According to Both Primary Care Physicians and Specialists | Surveys Polls And Research

EXTON, Pa., May 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Both AbbVie’s (formerly Allergan, an AbbVie company) Ubrelvy and Biohaven’s Nurtec ODT are viewed by primary care physicians (PCPs) as strong entrants into the acute segment of the migraine market following their early 2020 launches. Interestingly, a new study from Spherix found similar physician-reported shares for both gepants [i.e., oral calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) receptor antagonists], despite Ubrelvy’s earlier launch.  

In the inaugural semiannual report included in Spherix’s RealTime Dynamix™: Migraine – PCP Perspective (US) service, data collected from 96 PCPs found that, of the two gepants, direct comparison gives Nurtec ODT the advantage over Ubrelvy on most clinical metrics. Nurtec ODT best differentiates from Ubrelvy on duration of effect and convenience of patient administration among PCPs, consistent with its prevention label currently under FDA review and its unique orally dissolving tablet formulation, respectively.

Spherix has also been tracking the specialist-treated (i.e.,

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DENTAL

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