Just one new protocol in the April issue of the Cochrane Library from the Oral Health Group. The aim of this review will be to assess the effects of interventions for the management of patients with taste disturbances.
The review is planning to look at pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions. The primary outcomes being looked at are improvements in: –
- the taste acuity to at least one quality of taste by subjective/objective assessment scales will be considered as the most important outcome.
- taste discrimination.
Adverse effects relating to drugs and changes in health –related quality of life will be considered as secondary outcomes.
Sumanth Kumbargere N, Naresh YS, Srinivas K, Renjith George P, Shrestha A, Levenson D, Ferraiolo DM. Interventions for the management of taste disturbances (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD010470. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010470.