Consistent increase in enamel erosion literature but quality has not changed with time

Abstract

Objective: To obtain a census of the methods used to measure enamel erosion, to establish factors likely to affect erosion and compare critically research approaches.Data sources: Medline and Current Contents (1980–1998). No hand searching was undertaken.Study selection: Experimental and research papers in English with blinding and controls described were included. Case reports, editorial and clinically descriptive studies were excluded, as were papers from non-biomedical journals.Data extraction and synthesis Papers were assessed using a standardised scoring sheet and classified using a modified version of the Canadian Task Force on Periodic Health Examination system.Results: Of 735 papers identified, 85 were included in the review. Mean score and evidence levels are shown in Table 1.Conclusions: A consistent increase in the body of knowledge regarding enamel erosion is seen but the quality of research design has not changed with time.

DOI: 10.1038/sj.ebd.6400069

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@article{Nunn2000ConsistentII, title={Consistent increase in enamel erosion literature but quality has not changed with time}, author={June Heather Nunn}, journal={Evidence-Based Dentistry}, year={2000}, volume={2}, pages={100-100} }