December brings two new protocols to the Cochrane Library from the Cochrane Oral Health Group. The first of these:-
Liu JLY, Walsh T, Kerr AR, Lingen M, Brocklehurst P, Ogden G, Warnakulasuriya S, Scully C. Diagnostic tests for oral cancer and potentially malignant disorders in patients presenting with clinically evident lesions (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 12. Art. No.: CD010276. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010276
- to estimate the accuracy of index tests for the detection of oral cancer and potentially malignant disorders of the lip and oral cavity in patients presenting with clinically evident lesions.
- To estimate the relative accuracy of the different tests.
This review should nicely compliment another Cochrane review that is also being undertaken by the same group (Dental Elf Nov 16th 2012) which is looking at oral examination with or without additional tests to detect oral cancer.
The second protocol is:-
Strydom H, Pandis N, Katsaros C, Curatolo M, Fudalej P. Non-pharmacological interventions for alleviating pain during orthodontic treatment (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 12. Art. No.: CD010263. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010263.
The aim of this review is to assess the effects of non-pharmacological interventions to alleviate pain associated with orthodontic treatment.