Research on TMJ: What treatments work for you?
This just arrived in my inbox, and I thought some of you might be interested:
TMJ Patient RoundTable Project: Status Update
The TMJ Patient RoundTable is also the first patient-led project to be conducted under the auspices of the Medical Device Epidemiology Network (MDEpiNet), a public-private partnership developed to bring real–world data-patient experiences together with a broad array of experts to conduct studies aimed at improving outcomes for implant patients worldwide. The unique aspect of the RoundTable initiative is its patient-centeredness and in that regard, we expect to involve you, the TMJ patients, in aspects of the project as it enfolds.
The TMJ Patient RoundTable was initiated by a need to find out why some TMJ patients have successful outcomes from implant surgery, while others do not. It has evolved into a comprehensive study of all aspects of temporomandibular disorders and how these various aspects interact to affect patient outcomes. The goal is to establish a scientifically valid road map that can reliably predict treatment outcomes for individual patients. The long-term goal seeks to incorporate different study topics into the project as it evolves over time.