New Cochrane Protocol April 2013

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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.

Links

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.

 

 

 

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Derek Richards is the Director of the Centre for Evidence-based Dentistry, Editor of the Evidence-based Dentistry Journal, Consultant in Dental Public Health with Forth Valley Health Board and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Dundee & Glasgow Dental Schools. He helped to establish both the Centre for Evidence-based Dentistry and the Evidence-based Dentistry Journal. He has been involved with teaching EBD and a wide range of evidence-based initiatives both nationally and internationally since 1994.

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