Re: critical review on dry socket.
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I refer to the article ‘Contemporary view on dry socket (alveolar osteitis): a clinical appraisal of standardization, aetiopathogenesis and management: a critical review by Dr I. R. Blum’. I have personally observed through reading of published articles on the subject that there are a lot of inconsistency not only in diagnostic criteria but also in the study designs. So, I was expecting a systematic review (considered the highest level in the evidence hierachy), NOT a critical review. But, separating the ‘Wheat’ from the ‘chaff ’ was not possible according to Dr I. R. Blum, hence a quantitative systematic review (metaanalysis) was not possible.
Dry socket , Critical review
Adeyemo WL. Re: critical review on dry socket. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2003 Feb;32(1):111; author reply 112.