Issue 7 of the Cochrane Library for 2011 is out today!

It’s publication day for Issue 7 of The Cochrane Library for 2011.

The Cochrane Oral Health Group has published one new protocol and one review update.

Periodontal therapy for the management of cardiovascular disease in patients with chronic periodontitis – a new protocol by Chunjie Li, Zongkai Lv, Zongdao Shi, Ye Zhu, Yafei Wu and Longjiang Li.

This Protocol sets out the background and methodology for a new systematic review which will investigate whether the treatment of periodontal disease can prevent coronary heart disease and stroke. The lead author, Dr. Chunjie Li, is the winner of the 2011 Aubrey Sheiham Award, and will visit the Cochrane Oral Health Group editorial base next week.

Interventions for treating oral lichen planus – Kobkan Thongprasom, Marco Carrozzo, Susan Furness, Giovanni Lodi

This is an update of a previous review looking at ways to treat oral lichen planus, a condition which produces painful areas in the mouth. 28 trials were included in the review, which found that there is insufficient evidence to support the effectiveness of any specific treatment as being superior. Follow the link to read more!