Journal of Disability and Oral Health

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March/June 2020
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Antiplatelet medicines reviewed

Aim: Acknowledging the low quality of evidence that has guided recommendations regarding antiplatelet medication and oral surgical procedures, this study aimed to systematically review the literature to assess the likelihood of bleeding during minor oral surgery procedures for patients on either single, dual or no anti-platelet therapy.

Method: The authors undertook a comprehensive search of multiple databases to identify any relevant studies. A PECO (Patients ExposureComparison-Outcome) search strategy was used in which Patients were those undergoing minor oral surgery) Exposure: was dual antiplatelet therapy, Comparison was single or no antiplatelet therapy and Outcome was bleeding complications (peri-operative or post-operative). The Review was registered prospectively on the PROSPERO database.

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  1. Editorial
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  1. Providing a domiciliary general anaesthetic to facilitate dental treatment for a patient with severe agoraphobia and learning disabilities
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  1. An unusual presentation and subsequent management of gingival overgrowth in a patient with a severe learning disability – a case report
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  1. A review of the scholarly output of dedicated English-language Special Care Dentistry journals
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  3. 25

  1. Dementia-Friendly Dentistry: Good Practice Guidelines Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK)
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  3. 30

  1. Research in other journals
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  3. 32

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