News on the latest issue of the Cochrane Library

Issue 4, 2011 of the Cochrane Library has now been published.

In this issue, the Oral Health Group has published two review updates:

Interventions for preventing oral mucositis for patients with cancer receiving treatment

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/o/cochrane/clsysrev/articles/CD000978/frame.html

131 clinical trials were included,  with a grand total of 10,514 participants. 10 interventions were assessed as beneficial. Follow the link for the authors’ conclusions!

Interventions for the treatment of oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancer: chemotherapy

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/o/cochrane/clsysrev/articles/CD006386/frame.html

This review forms one of a series on oral cancers, and compares induction chemotherapy with locoregional treatment alone.

Other highlights from Issue 4 include an Editorial on smoking cessation, and reviews on vitamin A treatment for measles-associated blindness in children and treatment of sleep apnea for chronic cough in children. Read more here.

Since the last newsletter update in January, the Oral Health Group has also published an update to the review Feeding interventions for growth and development in infants with cleft lip, cleft palate or cleft lip and palate. This was published in Issue 2 of the Cochrane Library for 2011. 5 clinical trials were included, with a total of 292 babies involved in the studies.

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/o/cochrane/clsysrev/articles/CD003315/frame.html