Table of Contents
International Scholarly Research Notices
Volume 2014, Article ID 389274, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/389274
Research Article

Hepatitis B Infection Awareness among Dental Graduate Students: A Cross Sectional Study

1Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Saveetha Dental College & Hospitals, No. 162, Velapanchavadi Main Road, Poonamalle, Chennai 600077, India
2Department of Periodontics, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College & Hospitals, No. 162, Velapanchavadi Main Road, Poonamalle, Chennai 600077, India

Received 29 August 2014; Accepted 8 October 2014; Published 29 October 2014

Academic Editor: Partha K. Chandra

Copyright © 2014 Ramakrishnan Mahesh et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. T. J. Liang, “Hepatitis B: the virus and disease,” Hepatology, vol. 49, supplement 5, pp. S13–S21, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  2. O. M. Kolawole, A. A. Wahab, D. A. Adekanle, T. Sibanda, and A. I. Okoh, “Seroprevalence of hepatitis B surface antigenemia and its effects on hematological parameters in pregnant women in Osogbo, Nigeria,” Virology Journal, vol. 9, article 317, 2012. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  3. I. B. Lamster and J. K. Ahlo, “Analysis of gingival crevicular fluid as applied to the diagnosis of oral and systemic diseases,” Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, vol. 1098, pp. 216–229, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  4. A. A. van der Eijk, H. G. M. Niesters, H. M. Götz et al., “Paired measurements of quantitative hepatitis B virus DNA in saliva and serum of chronic hepatitis B patients: implications for saliva as infectious agent,” Journal of Clinical Virology, vol. 29, no. 2, pp. 92–94, 2004. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  5. World Health Organization, Fighting Disease. Fostering Development. Executive Summary, The World Health Report 1996, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland, 1996.
  6. H. S. Te and D. M. Jensen, “Epidemiology of hepatitis B and C viruses: a global overview,” Clinics in Liver Disease, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 1–21, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  7. A. J. Zuckerman, “More than third of world's population has been infected with hepatitis B virus,” British Medical Journal, vol. 318, no. 7192, p. 1213, 1999. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  8. World Health Organization, “Hepatitis B Fact Sheets,” 2000, http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs204/en/.
  9. A. Singh and S. Jain, “Prevention of hepatitis B; knowledge and practices among medical students,” Healthline, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 8–11, 2011. View at Google Scholar
  10. S. Polakoff and H. E. Tillett, “Acute viral hepatitis B: laboratory reports 1975–9,” British Dental Journal, vol. 284, no. 6332, pp. 1881–1882, 1982. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  11. P. A. Leggat, U. Kedjarune, and D. R. Smith, “Occupational health problems in modern dentistry: a review,” Industrial Health, vol. 45, no. 5, pp. 611–621, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  12. S. M. Alavian, N. Mahboobi, M. M. Savadrudbari, P. S. Azar, and S. Daneshvar, “Iranian dental students' knowledge of hepatitis B virus infection and its control practices,” Journal of Dental Education, vol. 75, no. 12, pp. 1627–1634, 2011. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  13. A. Singh, B. M. Purohit, A. Bhambal, S. Saxena, and A. Gupta, “Knowledge, attitudes, and practice regarding infection control measures among dental students in Central India,” Journal of Dental Education, vol. 75, no. 3, pp. 421–427, 2011. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  14. J. S. Garner and The Hospital Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee, “Guideline for isolation precautions in hospitals,” Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 53–80, 1996. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  15. L. P. Chobe, M. S. Chadha, V. A. Arankalle, S. S. Gogate, and K. Banerjee, “Hepatitis B infection among dental personnel in Pune and Bombay (India),” Indian Journal of Medical Research, vol. 93, pp. 143–146, 1991. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus