Results: 586

For: meta-analysis

Panoramic radiography for predicting inferior alveolar nerve injury after third molar surgery

shutterstock_75860806

This review of panoramic radiography for IAN injury prediction after third molar surgery included 8 studies calculating key diagnostic data fro the 7 classical used signs. Values were to low to rule out post-operative damage before surgery but some siigns could rule in risk of injury.

[read the full story...]

Self-guided iCBT for depression: effective but still not sticky enough

apple-1853337_1280

Stefan Rennick-Egglestone highlights a brand new IPD meta-analysis of self-guided Internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy for the treatment of depression.

[read the full story...]

Mandibular overdentures and impact on oral health

shutterstock_229819204

This review assessed patient satisfaction with mandibular implant overdentures using the Oral Health Impact Profile. Only 5 RCTs were included and findings suggest that implant supported overdentures perform better than conventional dentures.

[read the full story...]

Cochrane find insufficient evidence to support the implementation of depression prevention programmes

no-freedom-1886980_640

Ioana Cristea summarises the latest Cochrane review on CBT, third-wave CBT and IPT based interventions for preventing depression in children and adolescents

[read the full story...]

Can network meta-analysis decide the best psychosocial intervention for bipolar disorder?

network-1246209_1280

Guy Goodwin and Andrea Cipriani highlight a number of methodological concerns in a new network meta-analysis of psychosocial therapies for the adjunctive treatment of bipolar disorder.

[read the full story...]

Parotid gland tumours and mobile phone use?

The study used data from a previous telephone survey, which focused on depression, concussion and brain injury, amongst other things

This review of parotid gland tumours and mobile phone use included 3 case-controlled studies and hints at a possible association. However the limited evidence means that the findings should be viewed very cautiously.

[read the full story...]

Tranexamic acid for minor oral surgery in anticoagulated patients

shutterstock_84141019

5 good but small RCTs were identified for this review of topical tranexamic acid (TXA) for minor oral surgery in patients on anticoagulants. The findings suggest that TXA irrigation and mouthwash may reduce the risk of bleeding.

[read the full story...]

Anti-stigma programmes should target personal attitudes towards mental health #TimeToTalk

6840797051_244790e11d_o

Today is #TimeToTalk Day, so we’ve asked Kirsten Lawson to consider a brand new systematic review out today, which explores the association between mental health-related stigma and active help-seeking.

[read the full story...]

Keratocystic odontogenic tumours- which surgical approach?

shutterstock_71153206

This review of surgical approaches for keratocystic odontogenic tumour identified 35 mainly retrospective studies. Radical resection had the lowest recurrence rate but has significant morbidity. Higher quality evidence is to clarify the evidence for the varying surgical approaches.

[read the full story...]