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n Journal of Minimum Intervention in Dentistry - Microleakage of GIC and resin composite filling materials - a quantitative systematic review
Objectives To appraise and present detailed quantitative evidence in answer to the review question, whether in patients with comparable caries risk, GIC material show less microleakage than resin composite materials.
Search strategy The trials were identified from a search of the PubMed database on 05 January 2008 using the terms: ("Dental Caries"[Mesh] OR "Dental Caries Susceptibility"[Mesh] OR "Root Caries"[Mesh] OR "Tooth Demineralization" [Mesh]) AND ("Glass Ionomer Cements"[Mesh] OR "Cermet Cements"[Mesh]) AND "Dental Leakage"[Mesh] AND ("Composite Resins" [Mesh]). LILACS was systematically searched for articles reporting on clinical trials up to 07 April 2008. The string of text search terms: Microinfilt$ and resin$ and ionomer$ was used.
Inclusion criteria Relevant to review question; Published in English and Portuguese language; In-vivo or In-situ study design; Randomized controlled trials; Included reviews: Qualitative and quantitative systematic reviews
Data collection and analysis The systematic literature search found 61 trials of which none was identified to be in line with the inclusion criteria.
Conclusions The literature search did not identify articles in compliance with the broad inclusion criteria. Therefore no systematic literature review and data analysis was possible. In order to answer the review question more studies are needed. It is recommended that reporting of such studies should follow the CONSORT statement.
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