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How to read a paper on a randomised clinical trial.

How to read a paper on a randomised clinical trial.

By on May 18, 2017 in Recent posts with 1 Comment

How to read a paper on a randomised clinical trial (revisited). Over the past few weeks, several people have asked me to republish some of my earlier posts on how to interpret papers.   I will start by providing an update on how to read a randomised clinical trial.  I hope that it is useful. .

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What is best for space closure?  NiTi or stainless steel springs…

What is best for space closure? NiTi or stainless steel springs…

By on October 10, 2016 in Clinical Research, Recent posts with 28 Comments

What is best for space closure?  NiTi or stainless steel springs… This week’s post is about orthodontic space closure and I’m going to discuss a recent paper about a  trial of two types of space closing spring. I felt that this was an interesting clinical question

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Does chewing gum reduce orthodontic pain?

Does chewing gum reduce orthodontic pain?

By on August 22, 2016 in Clinical Research, Recent posts with 6 Comments

Does chewing gum reduce orthodontic pain? One of the most common side-effect of orthodontic treatment is pain immediately following the placement or adjustment of appliances. This  affects 70- 95% of children at frequent time periods during their orthodontic treatment. If there was a method of reducing this pain without taking analgesics, I am sure that this […]

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I have decided not to be a Snake Oil salesman!

I have decided not to be a Snake Oil salesman!

By on August 4, 2016 in Personal opinion, Recent posts with 19 Comments

I have decided not to be a Snake oil salesman! My recent post on taking up a career as a Snake oil salesman attracted a lot of attention. I received a mixture of comments. Some were good and some pretty bad!  But this is the world of social media. I have thought again and I […]

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Early Class II treatment is effective! A retrospective study…

Early Class II treatment is effective! A retrospective study…

Early Class II treatment is effective! A retrospective study… The effectiveness of early Class II treatment is one of the areas of orthodontic treatment that has being extensively researched  with randomised trials that have then been included in systematic reviews. This large body of research has concluded that there are limited advantages in undertaking early treatment when […]

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