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The case report in 21st century child dental literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18844444     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
AIM: To review recent dental child case reports to determine: 1 the main focus of the paper; 2 perceived contribution to the dental literature and, 3 involvement of the child.
STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review.
METHODS: Case reports published between 2000 and 2005 were identified using Medline via Ovid and Embase databases. Papers were reviewed to determine: their perceived value; whether they related to a single case or case series; the main dental condition; how the child was referred to, and inclusion of any child-centred input within the report.
RESULTS AND STATISTICS: 663 case reports, from 82 journal titles, were subject to review. The majority presented a single patient (82%) and discussed a type of intervention or treatment (58%). The most common themes related to oral pathology/medicine (28%), and orthodontics (26%). Most children were referred to as 'patients' (74%) with little use of personalised terms (4%). Few reports included any child-centred input or contribution from a proxy (10% and 2% respectively). Inter- and intra-examiner repeatability for categorisation was excellent.
CONCLUSIONS: The majority of child-related reports described a treatment or intervention which is surprising given the low level of case reports in the hierarchy of evidence. The child's perspective in the presenting complaint or outcome needs greater consideration.
Authors:
A G Morgan; J Owens; Z Marshman; H D Rodd
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of paediatric dentistry : official journal of European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1591-996X     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Paediatr Dent     Publication Date:  2008 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-10     Completed Date:  2008-11-18     Revised Date:  2013-11-06    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101121881     Medline TA:  Eur J Paediatr Dent     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  145-8     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Oral Health and Development, School of Clinical Dentistry, University of Sheffield, UK. anniegmorgan@hotmail.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Child
Dental Care for Children*
Dental Records*
Humans
Mouth Diseases / therapy
Orthodontics, Corrective
Patient Participation

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