Results: 104

For: oral medicine and pathology

Curcumin for management of oral submucous fibrosis

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This review evaluating the evidence on the effectiveness of curcumin in the management of oral submucous fibrosis included 6 small RCTs providing inconclusive evidence of a potential benefit.

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Irreversible pulpitis: What is the most effective local anaesthetic for inferior alveolar nerve block?

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This review of the most effective anaesthetic solutions for inferior alveolar nerve blocks for mandibular teeth with irreversible pulpitis included 11 RCTs. The findings suggest that mepivacaine with epinephrine performed better than lidocaine with epinephrine but the number of trials is limited and the quality of evidence was very low to moderate.

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Ameloblastoma: Radical or conservative surgery?

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20 retrospective studies were included in this review of surgical approaches for ameloblastoma . The finding suggest fewer recurrences with radical approaches.

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Ameloblastoma: how common is it?

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This review of the global incidence of ameloblastoma included 49 studies with just 7 studies contributing to the pooled incidence rate estimate of 0.92 per million person‐years.

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Top Dental Elf Blogs: May – Aug 2018

The elves have been mining the archive for research blogs to support CQC's recommendations on high-quality adult social care services and support.

Popular Dental Elf blogs in May-Jun 2018 include; tooth whitening; oral surgery and anticoagulants, anxiety management in children using CBT and oral lichen planus

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Aloe vera for treatment of oral submucous fibrosis?

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This review effectiveness of aloe vera on alleviating the symptoms of oral submucous fibrosis included 6 RCTs . The findings suggest a possible benefit but 5 of the trials were at high risk of bias so the findings should be viewed cautiously.

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Oral lichen planus and diabetes: are they associated?

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This review of the relationship between oral lichen planus and diabetes included 22 studies. While both meta-analysis suggest a relationship the confidence intervals cross the line of no effect so are not statistically significant.

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Sjögren’s syndrome: treatments for dry mouth and hyposalivation

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36 studies were included in this review of treatment options for xerostomia, hyposalivation and quality of life in patients with Sjögren’s syndrome provinding evidence to support pilocarpine use. However the number of studies were limited and adverse effects were common.

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Geographic tongue: little evidence for the management of symptomatic cases

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This review of treatments for the management of symptomatic benign migratory glossitis (BMG) only included 11 small low quality studies providing little evidence for the management of symptomatic BMG.

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Oral lichen planus: Rate of malignant transformation

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This review of the malignant transformation rate (TR) of oral lichen planus included 21 observational studies the majority of which were retrospective. The overall estimate of TR was 1.4%.

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