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The efficacy of non-narcotic analgesics on postoperative endodontic pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis

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Title
The efficacy of non-narcotic analgesics on postoperative endodontic pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis
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Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
DOI 10.1111/joor.12519
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Armin Shirvani, Sayna Shamszadeh, Mohammad Jafar Eghbal, Saeed Asgary

Abstract

The objective of this review was to evaluate the efficacy of non-narcotic analgesics including non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and/or paracetamol in the treatment of postoperative endodontic pain. Additionally, we aimed to examine the possible association of study covariates on the pain scores using meta-regression analysis. An electronic search was performed in 2016. After data extraction and quality assessment of the included studies (n=27, representing 2188 patients), meta-analysis was performed using a random-effect inverse-variance method. Meta-regression analysis was conducted to examine the associations between effect sizes and study-level covariates (P<0.05). The results showed that administration of non-narcotic analgesic was more effective than placebo in the management of postoperative pain, resulting in a lower pain scores with a standardized mean difference of -0.50 (95% CI= -0.70, -0.30), -0.76 (95%CI= -0.95, -0.56), -1.15 (95% CI= -1.52, -0.78), -0.65 (95% CI= -1.05, -0.26) for immediately after the procedure, 6-, 12-, and 24 h postoperative follow-ups (test for statistical heterogeneity: P=0.000,P=0.000,P=0.000,and P= 0.001), respectively. Our meta-regression analysis provided the evidence for association between some study covariates with treatment effect, each at different follow-ups. We concluded that the clinicians can manage postoperative endodontic pain by administration of NSAIDs and/or paracetamol. However, analgesics regimens should be considered as important determinants when prescribing a pharmacological adjuvant. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

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Student > Master 1 100%
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Medicine and Dentistry 1 100%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 07 June 2017.
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