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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 101-107

Critical appraisal regarding the publication “Implant survival between endo-osseous dental implants in immediate loading, delayed loading, and basal immediate loading dental implants: A 3-Year follow-up” as published in ann maxillofac surg 2017;7; 237-44, by the Authors R. Gharg (Corresponding Author), Neha Mishra, Mohan Alexander, Sunil K. Gupta

Evidence and Research Department, International Implant Foundation, Munich, Germany

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Stefan Ihde
Evidence and Research Department, International Implant Foundation, Leopoldstr. 116, DE-80802 Munich
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DOI: 10.4103/ams.ams_122_18

PMID: 29963433

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This article analyses published prior article regarding the questions: is the study setup correct (true) and if comparable cases are evaluated for the compared methods. Futhermore the content, the pictures, the tables, the graphs and the pictures legends of the article and statistics are analysed for truth, relevance and applicability. We investigate furthermore if this article addresses all relevant questions regarding bias, the study groups, the evaluation of the outcomes and the evaluation of patient parameters such as burden of the treatment. As a result of the analysis, we state that the analysed article is misleading and it does not provide valuable information regarding decision making for other healthcare professionals in the dental implant field.

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