Re-opening of dental services: A rapid review of international sources

Systematic reviews of antidepressants have found beneficial effects overall on depressive symptoms and suicidality in adults and in children.

Mark-Steven Howe looks at this rapid review of recommendations for re-opening dental services following changes to dental services as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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What is the most appropriate gown/apron for preventing Covid-19 contaminated fluids transfer in dental practice?

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Mark-Steven Howe reanalyses a recent Cochrane review on personal protective equipment focusing on the evidence from a primary care rather than secondary care perspective.

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Surgical masks versus N95 respirators

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This review of the effectiveness of N95 respirators versus surgical masks for prevention of influenza included 6 RCTs involving 9171 participants. THe findings suggest that use of N95 respirators compared with surgical masks was not associated with a lower risk of laboratory-confirmed influenza.

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