Tooth loss predictors in periodontal patients

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This review of predictors of tooth loss in patients with periodontitis undergoing treatment and receiving supportive care included 20 studies. Findings suggest older, non‐compliant patients, smokers, diabetics, those with IL‐1‐polymorphism, and teeth with bone loss, high probing pocket depths, mobility, as well as molars, especially with furcation involvement, are at higher risk of tooth loss.

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Lifestyle training for schizophrenia: STEPWISE fails to make a difference

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Ben Janaway writes his debut elf blog on the STEPWISE RCT which is out today in the British Journal of Psychiatry: Structured lifestyle education for people with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder and first-episode psychosis.

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Periodontitis: How good are current prediction models?

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12 prediction models for periodontitis incidence and progression were identified in 7 studies. There were several methodological and reporting shortcomings of published prediction models and indicated further research is required.

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Oral lichen planus and diabetes: are they associated?

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This review of the relationship between oral lichen planus and diabetes included 22 studies. While both meta-analysis suggest a relationship the confidence intervals cross the line of no effect so are not statistically significant.

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Diabetic patients: does periodontal treatment improve glycaemic control?

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91 diabetic patients were randomised to non-surgical scaling and root planing and amoxicillin or control. While periodontal status significantly improved at 3 months there was no no significant effects on
glycaemic control.

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Physical health inequalities in primary care

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Andy Bell from Centre for Mental Health and the Equally Well UK collaborative, calls for action in response to the Public Health England briefing on severe mental illness and physical health inequalities.

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Eating disorders and autoimmune diseases: a bidirectional relationship?

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Helen Bould appraises a new Swedish study published today in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, which evaluates the strength of associations for the bidirectional relationships between eating disorders and autoimmune diseases.

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Collaborative care for depression and physical multimorbidity: clinically and cost-effective over the long term

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Gemma Shields summarises the findings of a cluster RCT looking at the long-term clinical and cost-effectiveness of collaborative care (versus usual care) for people with mental-physical multimorbidity.

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Autoimmune and autoinflammatory diseases associated with higher risk of eating disorders

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Francesca Solmi appraises and summaries a recent population-based cohort study that explores the links between eating disorders and autoimmune and autoinflammatory diseases.

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Nonsurgical periodontal treatment: adjunctive antibiotic use in diabetics

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This review of adjunctive use of systemic antibiotics in nonsurgical periodontal treatment of diabetics identified 12 small RCTs. No additional benefit was seen with antibiotic use

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