Adhesives for bonded molar tubes during fixed brace treatment by Declan T Millett, Nicky A Mandall, Rye CR Mattick, Joy Hickman, Anne-Marie Glenny
This review evaluates the effectiveness of different adhesives which are used to attach tubes to molar teeth for brackets and braces during orthodontic treatment. Adhesives were evaluated by looking at how often the tubes came loose from the teeth during treatment, and how well they protected the bonded tooth from decay. Two trials were identified from the literature, covering 190 patients. Read the results, here!
Secondary bone grafting for alveolar cleft in children with cleft lip or cleft lip and palate by Jing Guo, Chunjie Li, Qifeng Zhang, Gang Wu, Scott A Deacon, Jianwei Chen, Haikun Hu, Shujuan Zou, Qingsong Ye
This review considers the effectiveness of secondary bone grafting for children with alveolar cleft, and considered the safety of grafting materials. Two trials, covering 48 patients, were included. Read the conclusions.
Other highlights of the Cochrane Library, Issue 6, 2011 include:
An editoral on invasive placebo controls
Selenium for preventing cancer (includes podcast!)
Antifibrinolytic drugs for acute traumatic injury (podcast and journal club material available)
Topical anaesthetics for repair of dermal laceration
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