New edition of the Cochrane Library features one new protocol from the Cochrane Oral Health Group

The latest edition of the Cochrane Library has been published, including a new Oral Health Group protocol:

Systemic antibiotics for symptomatic apical periodontitis and acute apical abscess in adults
Anwen Cope, Nick Francis, Fiona Wood, Mala K Mann, Ivor G Chestnut

This is a protocol for a new Cochrane review. The review will evaluate the effects of systemic antibiotics for apical periodontitis and apical abscess in adults by comparing participant reported measures of pain and swelling, or clinician reported measures of infection.

Other highlights of the Cochrane Library, Issue 10 2012, include:

Also featured is an editorial on General health checks for reducing morbidity and mortality from disease.