Special Issue "Medication Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw: What We Know"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Care Sciences & Services".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Marco Dolci
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Leading Guest Editor
Department of Medical, Oral and Biotechnological Sciences, University G. d’Annunzio, 66100 Chieti, Italy
Interests: MRONJ; oral surgery; maxillofacial surgery; reconstructive surgery; periodontitis; oral microbiome; diabetes and oral health; preventive and community dentistry; dental hygiene
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Dr. Silvia D’Agostino
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Assistant Guest Editor
Department of Medical, Oral and Biotechnological Sciences, University G. d’Annunzio, Chieti 66100, Italy.
Interests: MRONJ; oral surgery; oral microbiome; periodontitis; diabetes; dental hygiene; oral pathology; microbiology
Dr. Luisa Limongelli
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Assistant Guest Editor
Interdisciplinary Department of Medicine, University A. Moro, Bari 70001, Italy
Interests: MRONJ; oral surgery; oral pathology; preventive and community dentistry; implantology; oral cancer
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ) is a side-effect of several drugs, often linked with antiresorptive agents in different therapies such as for cancer, osteopenia, and Paget disease. This condition involves different medical fields, from oncology and general medicine, to dentistry and maxillo-facial surgery. Nowadays, there are attempts to increase the knowledge about new molecules related to MRONJ in order to expand medical operators’ awareness, with the main goal being to prevent the onset of the problem. In light of this, articles addressing these topics are invited to this Special Issue. In addition, an appropriate treatment still remains unclear, and papers about personal own experience in all stages of the disease are recommended.

Prof. Dr. Marco Dolci
Dr. Silvia D’Agostino
Dr. Luisa Limongelli
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • MRONJ
  • prevention
  • oral surgery
  • oral pathology
  • cancer
  • antiresorptive drugs
  • monoclonal antibodies

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Choosing the Right Partner for Medication Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw: What Central European Dentists Know
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(9), 4466; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18094466 - 22 Apr 2021
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Medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ) is a side effect of antiresorptive drugs. In this online survey, the awareness and knowledge of dentists regarding MRONJ was evaluated, and potential implications for oncologists are discussed. Questionnaires were emailed to dentists from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, [...] Read more.
Medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ) is a side effect of antiresorptive drugs. In this online survey, the awareness and knowledge of dentists regarding MRONJ was evaluated, and potential implications for oncologists are discussed. Questionnaires were emailed to dentists from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and South Tyrol to evaluate disease-related knowledge and management. In addition to the overall score, a separate score was calculated for knowledge (maximum score: 15 points) and management (maximum score: 6 points) questions, and 1197 valid replies with completed questionnaires were received. The mean overall score was 10.45 ± 3.97 points, the mean knowledge score was 7.68 ± 3.05 points, and the mean management score was 2.76 ± 1.77 points. Factors influencing the outcome of the overall score were age, specialization, continuous professional education, and the number of dental screening exams in patients before antiresorptive therapy. Due to the considerable lack of knowledge regarding MRONJ among dentists, MRONJ patients and subjects at risk should be guided towards specialists for dental screening, treatment, and follow-up. This is important from an oncologic point of view to avoid any delay for treatment start of antiresorptives, and to reveal a potentially emerging osteonecrosis at an early stage, thus, avoiding the need for interruption or even cancellation of antiresorptive therapy. Full article
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