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Clinical studies on core-carrier obturation: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Oral Health, December 2017
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Title
Clinical studies on core-carrier obturation: a systematic review and meta-analysis
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BMC Oral Health, December 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12903-017-0459-1
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Amy Wai-Yee Wong, Shinan Zhang, Samantha Kar-Yan Li, Chengfei Zhang, Chun-Hung Chu

Abstract

This systematic review aimed to evaluate the clinical performance of core-carrier obturation in endodontic treatment. Keywords of "(core carrier OR Thermafil) OR (cold lateral condensation OR lateral condensation) OR (warm vertical condensation OR vertical condensation) AND (obturation OR root canal filling) AND clinical study" were searched for all obtainable publications up to year 2017 in the databases of PubMed, ScienceDirect, EMBASE, Scopus and Web of Science. The success rate, short-term postoperative pain, overfilling and adaptation of core-carrier obturation from clinical studies were selected. Reviews, laboratory studies, animal studies and irrelevant reports were excluded. 1349 relevant articles were identified with 149 duplicated articles removed and 1173 irrelevant articles were excluded after screening. The titles and abstracts of the 19 identified articles were screened in the systematic review. The full texts of remaining articles were retrieved with data extracted for meta-analysis on the success rate, postoperative pain, overfilling and adaptation of obturation. The pooled success rate of core-carrier obturation was 83% (95% CI: 69%-91%). The pooled incidence of 1-day and 7-day short-term postoperative pain were 35% (95% CI: 15%-62%) and 6% (95% CI: 1-35%). The pooled proportion of teeth with overfilling and adequate adaptation of the obturation material were 31% (95% CI: 18%-50%) and 85% (95% CI: 75%-91%), respectively. The success rate of endodontic treatment using core-carrier obturation was 83%. Short-term postoperative pain was not uncommon (24%). Most teeth (85%) had adequate adaptation using core-carrier obturation material, but a considerable amount of teeth (31%) had overfilling.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 55 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Postgraduate 11 20%
Student > Master 9 16%
Researcher 5 9%
Student > Bachelor 4 7%
Professor 2 4%
Other 10 18%
Unknown 14 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 35 64%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 4%
Unspecified 1 2%
Sports and Recreations 1 2%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 2%
Other 1 2%
Unknown 14 25%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 28 August 2018.
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#2,138,938
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