OBJECTIVES The aim of this systematic review was to describe the quality of life and oral health-related quality of life of patients affected by medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw. STUDY DESIGN The review was conducted according to PRISMA guidelines. A combination of keywords and MeSH terms was used in PubMed, Scopus, Cochrane Library, Web of Science and EBSCO up to 13 December 2020. RESULTS A total of 1066 results were obtained after duplicate exclusion and 11 articles were included in the final qualitative analysis. Most of the articles described the quality of life in patients with osteonecrosis of the jaw secondary to cancer treatment. The main drugs associated with the disease were bisphosphonates. Surgical treatment of the osteonecrosis improves the quality of life of these patients. CONCLUSION The present systematic review suggested the negative influence of osteonecrosis of the jaw on the quality of life and oral health-related quality of life among oncologic and osteoporotic patients. The use of quality of life questionnaires in the daily practice could be an important tool to better diagnose and manage patients affected by osteonecrosis of the jaws who have received or are receiving drugs associated with this complication.

Quality of life in patients affected by medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaws: a systematic review

BENSI Caterina
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LOMURNO Giuseppe;ERAMO Stefano;BARRACO Giancarlo;TULLIO Antonio
2021-01-01

Abstract

OBJECTIVES The aim of this systematic review was to describe the quality of life and oral health-related quality of life of patients affected by medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw. STUDY DESIGN The review was conducted according to PRISMA guidelines. A combination of keywords and MeSH terms was used in PubMed, Scopus, Cochrane Library, Web of Science and EBSCO up to 13 December 2020. RESULTS A total of 1066 results were obtained after duplicate exclusion and 11 articles were included in the final qualitative analysis. Most of the articles described the quality of life in patients with osteonecrosis of the jaw secondary to cancer treatment. The main drugs associated with the disease were bisphosphonates. Surgical treatment of the osteonecrosis improves the quality of life of these patients. CONCLUSION The present systematic review suggested the negative influence of osteonecrosis of the jaw on the quality of life and oral health-related quality of life among oncologic and osteoporotic patients. The use of quality of life questionnaires in the daily practice could be an important tool to better diagnose and manage patients affected by osteonecrosis of the jaws who have received or are receiving drugs associated with this complication.
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