This review of the efficacy of graftless maxillary sinus membrane elevation using the lateral window approach for implantation in the atrophic maxilla included 9 RCTs. While some difference between grafted and graftless sinus lifts were shown at 6 months only a limited number of small short term trials were available.[read the full story...]
Maxillary sinus lifts: with or without grafts?
This reivew of the efficacy of sinus lift without grafts in atrophic maxilla included 5 small RCTs with the findings suggesting no significant difference in the two approaches[read the full story...]
Tooth socket preservation using autologous platelet concentrates
33 studies were included in this review of the effectiveness of autologous platelet concentrates (APCs) in the preservation of fresh extraction sockets. The studies were mainly small and of less than 6 months duration suggesting a positive effect.[read the full story...]
What impact are psychotropic drugs having on our physical health?
John Baker summarises the findings of a recent review of people with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression. The study looks at the adverse effects on physical health of psychotropic drugs (antipsychotics, antidepressants and mood stabilisers).[read the full story...]