Oral candidiasis: Are probiotics effective?

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This review of the the efficacy of probiotics on oral Candida spp. includes 12 RCTs and suggests a possible benefit. However the quality of the evidence is limited so the findings should be intepreted cautiously.

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Oral lichen planus: malignant transformation rate

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This review of the malignant transformation rate of oral lichen planus and associated risk factors included 33 studies. Using a strict definition the authors found a malignant transformation rate of 0.44%.

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Oral Lichen Planus: Is treatment with corticosteroids safe and effective?

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This Cochrane review of the efficacy and safety of corticosteroids for the treatment of people with oral lichen planus(OLP) included 35 RCTs suggesting that they may be more effective than placebo for reducing the pain of symptomatic OLP but the reliability of the finding is low.

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Vitamin D deficiency: Is it a risk factor for recurrent aphthous stomatitis?

Researchers in this study wanted to see if people with learning disabilities had higher levels of vitamin D deficiency than the general population

This review of a possible association between vitamin D deficiency and recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS) included 5 case control studies providing limited evidence that low levels of serum vitamin D might be a risk factor for RAS.

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Actinic cheilitis: What is the best treatment?

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This review of treatments for actinic cheilitis included 29 mainly observational studies providing little evidence to identify the best treatment approaches.

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Geographic tongue and psoriasis

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This review assessing the prevalence of geographic tongue in psoriatic and non-psoriatic patients includded 11 cas-controlled studies. Meta-analysis showed that the odds of having geographic tongue in patients with psoriasis was higher OR = 3.53 (95%CI; 2.56-4.86).

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Curcumin for management of oral submucous fibrosis

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This review evaluating the evidence on the effectiveness of curcumin in the management of oral submucous fibrosis included 6 small RCTs providing inconclusive evidence of a potential benefit.

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Ameloblastoma: Radical or conservative surgery?

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20 retrospective studies were included in this review of surgical approaches for ameloblastoma . The finding suggest fewer recurrences with radical approaches.

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Ameloblastoma: how common is it?

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This review of the global incidence of ameloblastoma included 49 studies with just 7 studies contributing to the pooled incidence rate estimate of 0.92 per million person‐years.

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Aloe vera for treatment of oral submucous fibrosis?

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This review effectiveness of aloe vera on alleviating the symptoms of oral submucous fibrosis included 6 RCTs . The findings suggest a possible benefit but 5 of the trials were at high risk of bias so the findings should be viewed cautiously.

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