International Journal of Dentistry

Current Controversies in Classification, Management, and Prevention of Bisphosphonate-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaws


Publishing date
29 Aug 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
11 Apr 2014

Lead Editor

1Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, Spirito Santo Hospital, Pescara, Italy

2Department of Surgical, Oncological and Oral Sciences, University of Palermo, 90128 Palermo, Italy

3Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Central University Hospital of Asturias, University of Oviedo, 33006 Oviedo, Spain


Current Controversies in Classification, Management, and Prevention of Bisphosphonate-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaws

Description

Bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaws (BRONJ) is an adverse effect of bisphosphonate therapy and is most often seen in patients who have received bisphosphonates through IV therapy, but cases have been reported in patients who are taking oral bisphosphonates.

BRONJ adversely affects quality of life and produces significant morbidity in afflicted patients. Clinical guidance and staging are essential for a correct differential diagnosis of this pathology, and treatment strategies vary depending on stage of BRONJ, although the literature regarding the treatment of an established disease is not conclusive.

On the other hand, it is understood that clinical and treatment algorithms outlined are starting points, and modifications and refinements are necessary as the knowledge of BRONJ improves.

It is very important for oral surgeons and dentists to recognize this important pathology and even more to know how to prevent its occurrence.

We invite investigators to contribute with original research articles as well as review articles that will spread more light on this pathology. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Basic clinicopathologic features of BRONJ
  • Current criteria for classification
  • Diagnosis and management of BRONJ
  • Review of treatment strategies
  • Review of the risk factors for the disease
  • Protocols and guidelines for prevention of BRONJ

Before submission we encourage the authors to carefully read over the journal´s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijd/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/ijd/bronjs/ according the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 565743
  • - Editorial

Current Controversies in Classification, Management, and Prevention of Bisphosphonate-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw

Giuliano Ascani | Giuseppina Campisi | Luis Manuel Junquera Gutierrez
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 719478
  • - Research Article

The “CROMa” Project: A Care Pathway for Clinical Management of Patients with Bisphosphonate Exposure

Mauro Capocci | Umberto Romeo | ... | Livia Ottolenghi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 475859
  • - Clinical Study

Risk Assessment of BRONJ in Oncologic Patients Treated with Bisphosphonates: Follow-Up to 18 Months

Scilla Sparabombe | Lucia Vitali | ... | Angelo Putignano
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 471035
  • - Review Article

Bisphosphonate Associated Osteonecrosis of the Jaw: An Update on Pathophysiology, Risk Factors, and Treatment

Lars Rasmusson | Jahan Abtahi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 452737
  • - Review Article

Is Bisphosphonate-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw an Infection? A Histological and Microbiological Ten-Year Summary

A. M. Hinson | C. W. Smith | ... | B. C. Stack
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 427273
  • - Clinical Study

Conservative Treatment of Bisphosphonate-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw in Multiple Myeloma Patients

Pelagia I. Melea | Ioannis Melakopoulos | ... | Evangelos Terpos
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 784348
  • - Review Article

Imaging Findings of Bisphosphonate-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaws: A Critical Review of the Quantitative Studies

André Ferreira Leite | Fernanda dos Santos Ogata | ... | Paulo Tadeu de Souza Figueiredo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 298945
  • - Clinical Study

Platelet Rich Plasma in the Treatment of Bisphosphonate-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw: Personal Experience and Review of the Literature

F. Longo | A. Guida | ... | F. Ionna
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 935657
  • - Clinical Study

New Dimensional Staging of Bisphosphonate-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw Allowing a Guided Surgical Treatment Protocol: Long-Term Follow-Up of 266 Lesions in Neoplastic and Osteoporotic Patients from the University of Bari

Simonetta Franco | Simona Miccoli | ... | Gianfranco Favia
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 192320
  • - Review Article

Bisphosphonate-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw: A Review of the Literature

Eder Alberto Sigua-Rodriguez | Renato da Costa Ribeiro | ... | José Ricardo de Albergaria-Barbosa
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