Results: 1062

For: systematic review

Tooth Mousse® for caries prevention – little evidence available

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This review of Tooth Mousse® (casein phosphopeptide-amorphous calcium phosphate) for caries prevention only identified 12 studies (8 RCTs). Many were of short duration and exhibited a great deal of heterogeneity; while there is some suggestion of benefit, the quality of the evidence is very low.

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Depression in patients with alcohol use disorders


Sally Adams summarises a recent meta-analysis of outcomes for independent and substance-induced disorders in people with depression and alcohol use disorders.

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Sedation or general anaesthesia for dental treatment in children


This update of a Cochrane review, first published in 2009, did not identify any RCTs comparing the efficiency of sedation versus general anaesthesia (GA) for the provision of a dental treatment.

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Gingival retraction: cord or cordless systems?

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This review of corded vs. cordless gingival retraction systems included 7 trials. Both may have a role with corded systems being suggested when there is a greater need for gingival displacement.

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People with Down syndrome experience higher incidence of depression than other people with learning disabilities according to findings of systematic review

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People with learning disabilities have an increased risk of experiencing mental health problems but we need to understand more about the prevalence and presentation of these issues to help clinicians offering appropriate and effective treatments.

Here Angela Henderson looks at a systematic review of the literature on uni-polar depression in people with Down syndrome.

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Partial dentures provided partial compensation for masticatory function


This review looked at the ability of partial dentures to improve masticatory performance. 8 studies involving 180 patients were included suggesting that RPDs partially compensated for this reduced performance.

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Root filled teeth: crown or fill? The evidence is limited

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This update of a 2012 Cochrane review of the effectiveness of crowns or conventional fillings for root filled teeth found insufficient evidence to assess the effectiveness of either approach.

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Can psychotherapy reduce suicide and self-harm in young people?

A young woman suffering from depression is consoled by her friend.

Mark Smith presents the findings of a recent systematic review and meta analysis of therapeutic interventions for suicide and self-harm in young people.

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Lingual orthodontics – no high quality evidence of effectiveness


16 studies were included in this review but the majority were retrospective with only 1 RCT at unclear risk of bias. While the available data suggests satisfactory clinical outcomes, no high quality evidence is available.

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Azithromycin as an adjunctive antibiotic in non-surgical periodontal therapy


Another new review of local or systemic azithromycin as an adjunct in non-surgical periodontal therapy includes 14 RCTs and demonstrates small benefits in periodontal parameters. However, the included studies are small and it is unclear if the benefits are clinically important.

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