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Interventions for the management of external root resorption

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, November 2015
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Title
Interventions for the management of external root resorption
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, November 2015
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd008003.pub3
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Authors

Zohreh Ahangari, Mona Nasser, Mina Mahdian, Zbys Fedorowicz, Melissa A Marchesan

Abstract

External root resorption is a pathological process, which tends to occur following a wide range of mechanical or chemical stimuli such as infection, pressure, trauma or orthodontic tooth movement. Although it is predominantly detected by radiography, in some cases root resorption may be identified by clinical symptoms such as pain, swelling and mobility of the tooth. Treatment alternatives are case-dependent and aim to address the cause of the resorption and aid the regeneration of the resorptive lesion. To evaluate the effectiveness of any interventions that can be used in the management of external root resorption in permanent teeth. The following electronic databases were searched: the Cochrane Oral Health Group Trials Register (to 14 October 2015), the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) (The Cochrane Library, 2015, Issue 9), MEDLINE via OVID (1946 to 14 October 2015) and EMBASE via OVID (1980 to 14 October 2015). We searched the US National Institutes of Health Trials Register (http://clinicaltrials.gov) and the WHO Clinical Trials Registry Platform for ongoing trials. No restrictions were placed on the language or date of publication when searching the electronic databases. We included randomised controlled trials of permanent teeth with any type of external root resorption, which has been confirmed by clinical and radiological examination, comparing one type of intervention (root canal medications and canal filling, splinting or extraction of teeth or the surgical removal of any relevant pathology) with another, or with placebo or no treatment. Two review authors screened search records independently. Full papers were obtained for potentially relevant trials. If data had been extracted, the statistical guidelines set out in the Cochrane Handbook would have been followed. No randomised controlled trials that met the inclusion criteria were identified. However, we identified one ongoing study that is potentially relevant to this review and will be assessed when it is published. We were unable to identify any reports of randomised controlled trials regarding the efficacy of different interventions for the management of external root resorption. In view of the lack of reliable evidence on this topic, clinicians must decide on the most appropriate means of managing this condition according to their clinical experience with regard to patient-related factors. There is a need for well designed and conducted clinical trials on this topic, which conform to the CONSORT statement (www.consort-statement.org/).

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Egypt 2 2%
Brazil 1 <1%
Nepal 1 <1%
Unknown 121 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 28 22%
Student > Postgraduate 19 15%
Unspecified 15 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 11 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 8%
Other 42 34%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 79 63%
Unspecified 19 15%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 6%
Psychology 4 3%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 2%
Other 12 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 44. 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 27 September 2019.
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#395,755
of 13,600,099 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#1,135
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Outputs of similar age
#13,471
of 357,269 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#40
of 222 outputs
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