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The diagnostic potential of static body-sway recording in orthodontics: a systematic review.
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PMID:  23148113     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Conflicting data have been reported in dentistry regarding the diagnostic potential of monitoring body sway while in a static standing bipedalic position. This systematic review reappraises previously reported effects of mandibular position, asymmetric occlusion, and temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) on body sway to determine whether there is sufficient evidence for such correlations and to define the potential diagnostic applications in orthodontics.A literature survey was performed using the Medline, LILACS, and SciELO databases, and the Cochrane Library, covering the period from January 1980 to December 2011.Twelve articles qualified for the final analysis. All of these studies investigated the effects of mandibular position, two focussed also on asymmetrical occlusion, and three on TMDs. Only two studies were judged to be of medium or medium/high quality, with all of the rest classified as low-quality design; no study included follow-up. According to the conclusions of these reports, four studies saw significant correlations between body sway and mandibular position or TMDs. After a reappraisal of the full data set, generally no clinically relevant correlations were uncovered in the comparisons.While more investigations with improved levels of scientific evidence are needed, according to current evidence, the static monitoring of body sway as a diagnostic aid in orthodontics may not be indicated.
Giuseppe Perinetti; Jasmina Primozic; Daniele Manfredini; Roberto Di Lenarda; Luca Contardo
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of orthodontics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1460-2210     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Orthod     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7909010     Medline TA:  Eur J Orthod     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Medical, Surgical and Health Sciences, School of Dentistry, University of Trieste, Italy.
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