A systematic review titled ‘Diabetes mellitus and the healing of periapical lesions in root-filled teeth: a systematic review and meta-analysis’ written by authors Dr. Alpa Gupta (Reader), Dr. Dax Abraham (Professor and Head), Dr. Arundeep Singh (Principal and Professor) and Dr. Namrata Mehta (Postgraduate student) from the Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Manav Rachna Dental College, FDS, MRIIRS, in collaboration with Dr. Vivek Aggarwal (Associate Professor) Faculty of Dental Science, Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi, was recently accepted for publication in the highly esteemed INTERNATIONAL ENDODONTIC JOURNAL ranked 6th in the field of Dentistry, Oral surgery and Medicine Category with an overall high impact factor of 3.8!
The systematic review aimed to evaluate the effect of Diabetes mellitus on the healing and survival of endodontically treated teeth with periapical lesions. 10 studies were selected after an extensive search of electronic databases PubMed, Scopus, and EbscoHost.
The study selection was done by following the PRISMA checklist with strict inclusion and exclusion criteria. The research protocol was previously registered in the International Prospective Register of Ongoing Systematic Reviews (CRD420191 30954). The pooled Odds Ratio was calculated for the selected study using a random-effects model which signified a high prevalence of periapical lesions in root-filled teeth in diabetic subjects.