Andrew MacInnes

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Data sourcesCochrane Oral Health Group's Trials Register, CENTRAL, Medline via PubMed and EMBASE; no restrictions on language, published before February 1st 2013.Study selectionObservational studies reporting outcomes from irradiated and non-irradiated patients were eligible for inclusion as were randomised controlled trials (RCTs) and controlled clinical(More)
Whether studying for your professional examinations or planning the care of your patients, critical appraisal is a vital skill for healthcare professionals. Evidence based healthcare involves the integration of the best available evidence, clinical experience and patient preference when making decisions related to patient care. Research papers provide(More)
Cuspal-coverage restorations are important to preserve the integrity of a weakened tooth against the forces of occlusion. This article discusses the clinical indications for both direct and indirect cuspal-coverage restorations and the evidence supporting their use. Factors that modify a tooth's ability to dissipate normal occlusal forces and the effect(More)
2-5% of patients undergoing hip or knee arthroplasty develop a symptomatic DVT; there is evidence to suggest that without prophylaxis 40-60% of patients have a subclinical DVT. This can be reduced by around half with appropriate thromboprophylaxis; there still remains a significant incidence of subclinical DVT. Therefore, it is important to know, as(More)
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