Mark Monaghan writes his debut Mental Elf blog about a systematic review on psychological and psychosocial interventions for cannabis cessation in adults. Part of our #CannabisMatters series, this review suggests that CBT and Motivational Interviewing may improve outcomes in a self-selected population of cannabis users.[read the full story...]
Results: 5For: technology assessment
Mental health crisis care: clinical and cost effectiveness of models of care
Caroline Leah publishes her debut blog on crisis care for people with mental health issues, which concludes that better quality evidence is needed to support the overall effectiveness of crisis care interventions.[read the full story...]
What is the longevity of removable prosthodontics?
This rapid technology review of the longevity of removable dental prostheses focused on complete dentures and partial plastic or metal dentures. It included a small number of systematic reviews, which were of limited quality and based on a small number of small studies. While good 5 year survival rates were found, the quality of the evidence means that the findings should be interpreted cautiously.[read the full story...]
Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns or all-ceramic crowns?
This rapid review from the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) identified 29 studies including 10 systematic reviews. The findings suggest a lower long term survival rate for ceramic crowns (48%) compared with porcelain fused to metal crowns (62%).[read the full story...]
Crowns improved survival of root treated teeth suggests review
This technology review looked at the effectiveness of crowns on root treated teeth. 3 systematic reviews and 4 non-randomised studies were included. They found that the short term survival with crowns or direct fillings is comparable but long term root canal treated teeth may have better survival.[read the full story...]