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Shanghai Kou Qiang Yi Xue. 2012 Dec;21(6):709-613.

[Meta analysis of the comparison between cast metal posts' and fiber posts' clinical results].

[Article in Chinese]

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Department of Endodontics, School of Stomatology, Shandong University, Shandong Provincial Key Laboratory of Oral Biomedicine, Jinan 250012, Shanghai Province, China. woaihuayali@163.com

Abstract

PURPOSE:

This study was designed to use meta analysis to compare the success rate between cast metal posts and fiber posts after root canal therapy.

METHODS:

The Chinese literatures published between 2001 and 2011 about the differences between the success rate of cast metal posts and fiber posts were collected. The criteria for inclusion and exclusion was established according to evidence-based medicine method. Meta-analysis was performed with Review Manager 4.2 (RevMan 4.2).

RESULTS:

Eight literatures were eligible for inclusion in this meta analysis, 929 patients were involved. The RR(relative risk) and 95% CI(confidence interval) were 0.92, 0.89-0.95, respectively. CONCLUION: Fiber post has a higher success rate when used in the restoration of endodontically treated teeth.

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23364562
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