Periodontal treatment- adjuvant antibiotics for diabetic patients?

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This review of adjuvant antibiotics for diabetics undergoing periodontal treatment included 13 small RCTs. While a statistically significant improvement in probing depth was seen the magnitude of this improvement is unlikely to be clinically significant.

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Pulp capping in primary and permanent teeth-limited high quality studies

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This review of pulp capping in primary and permanent teeth included 11 studies involving a total of 1196 teeth in 922 patients . Most materials did not show superiority compared with calcium hydroxide.

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Salivary biomarkers for diagnosing periodontal disease

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This review of salivary biomarkers for diagnosing periodontal disease only identified 4 studies at high risk of bias but suggests a small number of potential biomarkers. However the findings should be interpreted with caution.

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Prognosis of nerve injuries caused by over-extruded endodontic materials

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27 case reports and 1 case series were identified for this review of nerve damage due to over-extruded endodontic materials providing very low quality evidence for management of the problem.

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Molar incisor hypomineralisation associated with caries

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17 low quality studies were included in this review of the association between molar incisor hypomineralisation and caries. A significant association was suggested but none of the studies was considered to be of high quality so the findings should be interpreted with caution.

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Molar incisor hypomineralisation- review suggests link with childhood illnesses

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For this review of molar incisor hypomineralisation (MIH) 28 low quality studies were identified. The available evidence suggest that prenatal and perinatal factors are infrequently associated with MIH but that early childhood illness (in particular fever) may be associated.

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Temporomandibular disorders – insufficient evidence for or against impact of conservative therapies on otologic signs and symptoms

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Eight studies were included in this review of the effect of conservative temporomandibular therapies on otologic symptoms . While most suggested an improvement the quality of the available evidence is limited.

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Ferrule effect improved outcomes in endodontically treated teeth?

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The majority of the included studies in this review of the ferrule effect in-vitro studies ( 32 out of 37) and while they indicate greater longevity in teeth with ferrules further information is needed from clinical studies.

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Periodontal disease and quality of life

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Eight different assessment tools were used to assess quality of life for this review of the impact of periodontal disease on quality of life. 28 out of 37 studies reported a significant effect with 8 studies reporting an increasing impact with greater disease severity or extent.

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Infraorbital nerve block for postoperative pain following cleft lip repair in children

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This Cochrane review of Infraorbital nerve block for postoperative pain after cleft lip repair includes 8 trials providing low to very low quality evidence that infraorbital nerve block with lignocaine or bupivacaine may reduce postoperative pain more than placebo

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