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  • Fear associated with going to the dentist is common and, among children especially it can make it difficult to deliver the treatment they need. Therefore, among their many reviews of the effects of dental treatments, the Cochrane Oral Health Group maintains a review of the effects of sedation on children undergoing such treatment. The review’s...
    March 6 2019
  • The Cochrane Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care Group is producing a series of reviews on drugs for the treatment of people with neuropathic pain. One of these, published in March 2018, examines the effects of cannabis-based medicines and we asked one of the authors, Martin Mücke from the University Hospital of Bonn in Germany, to outline the...
    February 6 2019
  • The findings of this Cochrane Review may challenge the prescribing of H1 antihistamines for patients with eczema.This Cochrane Review assessed the effects of oral H1 antihistamines as 'add-on' therapy to topical treatment in adults and children with eczema. Are H1 antihistamines taken as tablets or liquid, effective and safe in people of any age...
    February 5 2019
  • Cochrane Oral Heath's Joint Co-ordinating Editor, Professor Helen Worthington, has been awarded a John Tomes Medal by the British Dental Association's 2019 Honours and Awards round, for her extensive contributions and influence in promoting evidence-based oral healthcare.In her role as Director of Evidence for Practice at The University of...
    January 28 2019
  • Examining evidence for routine scale and polish treatment – an updated reviewThe Cochrane Review 'Routine scale and polish for periodontal health in adults' was carried out by authors working with Cochrane Oral Health to assess the effects of routine scale and polish treatments for healthy adults and to establish whether different time...
    January 16 2019
  • Cochrane Oral Health is looking for feedback on what people think are the most important questions to answer in taking care of the mouth, teeth and gums. Access our feedback form here. What is Cochrane?Cochrane is an international group, who look for the best evidence on healthcare treatments. The evidence is then summarised in one document (...
    January 10 2019
  • Authors from Cochrane Oral Health asked the question, “What evidence is available regarding the different home-based chemically-induced bleaching agents in whitening teeth?” The recently published Cochrane Review is an update on a previous version, published in 2006.There has been an increasing demand for whiter teeth. Home-based whitening...
    December 19 2018
  • Following consultations with all Cochrane Reviews Groups (CRGs) within the network, the ‘Long-Term Conditions and Aging 2’ Network are pleased to announce that they have changed their name to the ‘Musculoskeletal, Oral Skin and Sensory’ (MOSS) Network. This consultation process started with a face-to-face network meeting in September 2019 at...
    December 18 2018
  • In this Evidently Cochrane blog, Sarah Chapman looks at the Cochrane evidence for aspects of routine dental care. Something to smile about? Or are there big gaps…?“Are you afraid to laugh?” Goodall’s Dental Institute, 1912. Wellcome Collection.My grandmother used to tell the tale of when she was a schoolgirl, back in about 1920, and a school event...
    December 6 2018
  • Venous leg ulcers are the most common type of lower leg wound, affecting up to three people in every 1000 in some studies. Gill Norman from the University of Manchester in the UK, and colleagues, looked at the trials of dressings and topical agents in a new Cochrane Review in June 2018, and we asked Gill to outline their findings in this podcast....
    August 24 2018

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