Cochrane Library Issue 11, 2011 has been published!

The 11th issue of the Cochrane Library for 2011 has been published and features one new review and one new protocol from the Cochrane Oral Health Group:

New Review:

Psychosocial interventions for the management of chronic orofacial pain

by Vishal Aggarwal, Karina Lovell, Sarah Peters, Hanieh Javidi, Amy Joughin, Joanna Goldthorpe

This review examines the role of psychosocial factors in the onset of chronic orofacial pain, and considers the evidence for psychosocial treatments as opposed to the invasive treatments often used. 17 randomized controlled trials were included. Interventions examined include cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), biofeedback and posture regulation. The review found that the quality of the evidence in these trials was poor and that there was a need for more high quality research into this topic.

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New Protocol:

Laser therapy for dentinal hypersensitivity

by Yanhan Deng, Mina Mahdian, Aneesh Thomas George, Bowman Blake, Dingming Huang, Zongdao Shi

A review team from China, Iran, India and the US have collaborated on this protocol for a review which will examine the effectiveness of laser therapy for patients with hypersensitive teeth.

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Other highlights of the Cochrane Library, Issue 11, 2011: