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Scaling and root planing is effective in reducing preterm birth only in high-risk groups.
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PMID:  23773462     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
ARTICLE TITLE AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: Scaling and root planing treatment for periodontitis to reduce preterm birth and low birth weight: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Kim AJ, Lo AJ, Pullin DA, Thornton-Johnson DS, Karimbux NY. J Periodontol 2012;83:1508-19.
REVIEWER: Ananda P. Dasanayake, BDS, MPH, PhD, FACE PURPOSE/QUESTION: Authors perform an updated systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to evaluate the efficacy of scaling and root planning (SRP) in reducing preterm birth and low birth weight
SOURCE OF FUNDING: None declared
TYPE OF STUDY/DESIGN: Systematic review with meta-analysis of data
LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Level 2: Limited-quality, patient-oriented evidence
STRENGTH OF RECOMMENDATION GRADE: Grade A: Consistent, good-quality patient-oriented evidence.
Ananda P Dasanayake
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of evidence-based dental practice     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1532-3390     ISO Abbreviation:  J Evid Based Dent Pract     Publication Date:  2013 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-06-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101083101     Medline TA:  J Evid Based Dent Pract     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  42-4     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
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