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Publication Article, review peer-reviewed scientific
Title Knowledge Gaps in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery : a Systematic Mapping
Author Osterberg, Marie ; Holmlund, Anders ; Sunzel, Bo ; Tranaeus, Sofia ; Twetman, Svante ; Lund, Bodil
Date 2017
English abstract
Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate available knowledge and identify knowledge gaps within the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery, by systematically collecting and evaluating systematic reviews. Twelve specific domains were selected: surgical removal of teeth, antibiotic and corticosteroid prophylaxis, orofacial infections, dental and facial trauma, orthognathic surgery, reconstructive surgery, benign tumors, cysts, premalignant lesions, oral complications of treatment of malignant tumors, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, temporomandibular joint surgery, cost effectiveness of different surgical treatments, and ethics. Methods: The literature search, covering four databases, was conducted during September 2014: PubMed, The Cochrane library, Centre for Reviews and Dissemination and EBSCO dentistry and oral science source. Retrieved systematic reviews were quality assessed by AMSTAR. Results: In all, 1,778 abstracts were identified, of which 200 met the inclusion criteria. Forty-five systematic reviews were assessed as of high to moderate quality. The results disclosed some existing evidence in a few domains, such as surgical removal of teeth and implant survival after sinus lifts. However, in all domains, the search revealed a large number of knowledge gaps. Also of concern was the lack of data regarding health economics and ethics. Conclusions: In conclusion, there is a need for well-conducted clinical research in the fields of oral and maxillofacial surgery.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1017/S026646231700023X (link to publisher's fulltext.)
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Host/Issue International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care;1
Volume 33
ISSN 0266-4623
Pages 93-102
Language eng (iso)
Subject Maxillofacial surgery
Oral surgery
Scientific uncertainties
Systematic mapping
Ethics
Medicine
Research Subject Categories::ODONTOLOGY
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/23634 Permalink to this page
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