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Rumination and postnatal depression: a systematic review and cognitive model


Jill Domoney publishes her debut Mental Ef blog on a recent systematic review focusing on the perinatal period, which includes a new cognitive model of rumination and postnatal depression.

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Oral health-related quality of life improved in children following dental treatment under general anaesthesia.

The authors suggest a number of factors that may lead to increased prevalence, including depression, childhood trauma, low self-esteem and genetic risk.

20 studies were identified for this review of oral health related quality of life in children following general anaesthetic (GA). While a majority demonstrated an improvement following GA most are based on convenience samples and are of limited quality so more high quality research is needed.

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Childhood traumatic brain injuries predict risk of poor long-term outcomes


Eleanor Kennedy reports on a nationwide Swedish cohort study, which finds that traumatic brain injury consistently predicted later risk of premature mortality, psychiatric inpatient admission, psychiatric outpatient visits, disability pension, welfare recipiency and low educational attainment.

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Temporomandibular disorders: high prevalence of otologic signs and symptoms


This review of otologic signs & symptoms in patients with temporomandibular disorders included just 8 studies and highlights a high frequency but the findings should be interpreted with caution because of the limited quality of available studies.

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Reminiscence groups for people with dementia and their family carers: REMCARE trial


Elizabeth Collier writes her debut blog on the REMCARE randomised controlled trial of reminiscence groups for people with dementia and their family carers.

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Endodontic retreatment: Surgical or non-surgical approach?

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20 RCTs are included in this Cochrane review update of endodontic retreatment. The available evidence is of low quality so further research is needed to understand the effects of surgical versus non-surgical approaches, and to determine which surgical procedures provide the best results.

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Oral Mucositis: can honey reduce its severity?


This review of the use of honey to educe the severity of radio/chemotherapy-induced oral mucositis identified 7 low quality RCTs that suggest that use of honey may reduce the severity of oral mucositis.

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Migrant mental health may improve with children’s educational success


John Moriarty’s debut blog investigates a recent cross-sectional study looking at whether the mental health of migrant parents is supported by the educational achievements of their children.

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How do people with psychosis use online health information, and do they tell their clinicians?


Sarah Knowles reviews a recent qualitative study of online mental health information seeking behaviour by people with psychosis.

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