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Searching for solutions: a new brief intervention for comorbid substance misuse in acute psychiatric inpatients

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Ian Hamilton presents the findings of a recent pilot randomised trial of a brief intervention for comorbid substance misuse in psychiatric inpatient settings.

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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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Web-based guided self-help can prevent or delay major depression

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Ioana Cristea is impressed by a large German randomised controlled trial published yesterday in JAMA, which shows web-based guided self-help to be effective in preventing or delaying the onset of major depression.

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Prognosis of brief psychotic episodes

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Samei Huda presents the findings of a new meta-analysis, which explores the prognostic significance of competing ways of defining and measuring brief psychotic episodes.

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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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Nicotine without smoke: new RCP report on e-cigarettes and tobacco harm reduction

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Debutant blogger and vaping activist Lorien Jollye presents a new tobacco harm reduction report from the Tobacco Advisory Group of the Royal College of Physicians.

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Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy can prevent recurrent depression

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Sarah McDonald reports on a meta-analysis published yesterday, which found that when compared with active treatment, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy resulted in a reduced risk of depressive relapse.

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Bringing together physical and mental health: King’s Fund report on integrated care

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Kirsten Lawson takes us through the key messages from the recent King’s Fund report on bringing together physical and mental health.

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