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Medical Journal of Bakirkoy ; 18(2):225-229, 2022.
Article in English | EMBASE | ID: covidwho-1939262


Objective: The clinical course of coronavirus infection in liver transplant patients is not known accurately. The aim of this study was to examine the epidemiological incidence and outcomes of liver transplant patients after coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) infection who have been registered in the data system of the Tissue, Organ Transplant and Dialysis Services Department. Methods: In this study, which was designed non-interventional, retrospective, and observational;the demographic information, clinical and radiological parameters, lifetime, hospital service and intensive care requirements and length of stay of the patients who were recorded in the information systems of the Ministry of Health, have were examined. A total of 3,426 liver transplant patients who were admitted to the hospital with suspected COVID-19 in Turkey between April 2020 and April 2021 were included in the study. Results: Between April 2020-April 2021, 3,426 cases of liver transplant who admitted to hospitals with symptoms of COVID-19 infection in Turkey were examined. The ratio of patients diagnosed with COVID-19 infection was 24.69% (846), with a mean age of 52.3%. The 13.48% (462 people) of 3,426 people who had liver transplants were hospitalized. The mean age of the hospitalized patients was 46.6, and the average length of hospital stay was 8.64 days. When the thorax computed tomography scans of 3,426 people with suspected COVID-19 and liver transplant were examined, pneumonia was detected in 344 (10%) people and they were treated as an inpatient. The mean age of the patients with pneumonia was 59 years. The number of liver transplant patients who died was 108 (3.1%), with a mean age of 65 years. The ratio of followup in the intensive care unit for organ transplant recipients was 0.32%, and 0.26% of them were intubated patients. Conclusion: Despite the use of immunosuppressive drugs in patients with liver transplant, the requirement for intensive care and the length of stay in the intensive care unit was found to be low, and the importance of strict follow-up and treatment in such patients was recognized once again.

Cumhuriyet Dental Journal ; 25(2):179-186, 2022.
Article in English | Scopus | ID: covidwho-1934546


Objective: To systematize available data regarding COVID-19 vaccination aspects among dental specialists and highlight relevant occupationally-related features of vaccination challenges. Materials and Methods: Search of pertinent literature sources associated with above-formulated objective was provided via PubMed Central database ( and Google Scholar search engine ( Criteria of publication date included 2020-2022 years period. Publications in English or at least with English /summary were collected within primary sample for further preliminary content-analysis. All articles collected for in-depth content-analysis were evaluated due to the text-mining, text-identification and text-extraction principles with further clusterization and systematization of outcomes at the Microsoft Excel 2019 software (Microsoft Office, Microsoft, 2019). Results: After full reading of articles’ texts 28 of them were categorized as those containing new and/or unique information, interpretations or facts, out of which 12 were cross-sectional online surveys, 4 were editorials, 7 were literature/systematic/clinical reviews, 1 was brief report, 1 was opinion article, 1 was ethical moment, 1 was advice article, and 1 was web-source. New challenges related with COVID-19 vaccination within dental field are represented by personal hesitancy of dental professionals and students, which in turn associated with such factors as provided information support, previous COVID-19 experience, fear of getting infected or transmit disease to the patients or family members, fear of potential post-vaccination side-effects development, changes of occupational status, and interaction within dental team. Conclusions: Further improvements of dental care field possible only after vaccination of dental professionals. Vaccination of dentists is widening window of their possibilities regarding inclusion as members of COVID-19 vaccine’s delivery team and participation within “behaviorally informed strategies” and public motivational programs, which in turn is aimed at amplification of positive willingness for COVID-19 vaccination among general public © This work is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Journal of International Dental and Medical Research ; 14(1):192-202, 2021.
Article in English | Scopus | ID: covidwho-1212228


Objective of this critical literature review was to analyze and systematize the potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of dental specialists. This bibliographic search was carried out in PubMed, Web of Science, and Scopus databases, using the following search keywords "Psychiatry OR anxiety OR fear OR depression OR psychological distress OR mental health" AND "COVID-19 OR SARS-CoV-2" AND "Dentists OR dental practice. Original research publications that included data on dentists’ mental health status during the COVID-19 pandemic were included. Data were grouped, tabulated and rearranged in Microsoft Excel 2016 for Windows and descriptively presented. Eleven publications were eligible for this review. All studies characterized with a cross-sectional design. Most of them used questionnaires created by study researchers (81.8%) and were carried out in Italy (45.5%). The number of participants ranged from 14 to 1,500. Effects on dentists’ mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic were observed regarding fear of contamination, anxiety, concerns, stress, depression, job insecurity, subjective overload, perceived risk and feelings, and emotions. The COVID-19 pandemic had a negative impact on dentists’ mental health, with a high prevalence of fear, anxiety, and concern, among other psychological symptoms. © 2021