Title Use of Joint Vibration Analysis (JVA) for the Diagnosis of TMJ Dysfunction
Clinical Question Does Joint Vibration Analysis provide a more accurate diagnosis for TMJ dysfunction compared to traditional diagnostic tests?
Clinical Bottom Line The use of JVA for diagnosis of these conditions is still questionable as the literature is unable to provide the evidence to support reliability and diagnostic validity of the JVA.
Best Evidence  
PubMed ID Author / Year Patient Group Study type
(level of evidence)
23424720Sharma/201315 publications were includedSystematic review
Key resultsMore research is needed to determine the reliability and diagnostic validity of JVA.
Evidence Search Joint Vibration Analysis, TMD, Diagnosis
Comments on
The Evidence
Validity: The study is a systematic review, which is of highest level of evidence. Perspective: The study is of high level of evidence; also, the study excluded all the articles that didn’t include a comparative test.
Applicability According to the paper, JVA does not have superior reliability or diagnostic validity over other traditional tests including clinical examination and MRI so, it needs more research to evaluate applicability.
Specialty (Oral Medicine/Pathology/Radiology) (General Dentistry) (Oral Surgery) (Prosthodontics)
Keywords Joint Vibration Analysis, Tempromandibular disorders, Tempromandibular Joint
ID# 2553
Date of submission 08/06/2013
E-mail elnazer@livemail.uthscsa.edu
Author Mohamed Elnazer
Co-author(s) Meredith Key
Co-author(s) e-mail keym@uthscsa
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Basic Science Rationale
(Mechanisms that may account for and/or explain the clinical question, i.e. is the answer to the clinical question consistent with basic biological, physical and/or behavioral science principles, laws and research?)
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Comments and Evidence-Based Updates on the CAT
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