Expanding the taxonomy of the diagnostic criteria for temporomandibular disorders

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Expanding the taxonomy of the diagnostic criteria for temporomandibular disorders
Author(s) Peck, CC ; Goulet, JP ; Lobbezoo, F ; Schiffman, EL ; Alstergren, Per ; Anders, GC ; de Leuw, R ; Jensen, R ; Michelotti, A ; Orbach, R ; Petersson, A ; List, Thomas
Date 2014
English abstract
There is a need to expand the current temporomandibular disorders' (TMDs) classification to include less common but clinically important disorders. The immediate aim was to develop a consensus-based classification system and associated diagnostic criteria that have clinical and research utility for less common TMDs. The long-term aim was to establish a foundation, vis-à-vis this classification system, that will stimulate data collection, validity testing and further criteria refinement. A working group [members of the International RDC/TMD Consortium Network of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), members of the Orofacial Pain Special Interest Group (SIG) of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), and members from other professional societies] reviewed disorders for inclusion based on clinical significance, the availability of plausible diagnostic criteria and the ability to operationalise and study the criteria. The disorders were derived from the literature when possible and based on expert opinion as necessary. The expanded TMDs taxonomy was presented for feedback at international meetings. Of 56 disorders considered, 37 were included in the expanded taxonomy and were placed into the following four categories: temporomandibular joint disorders, masticatory muscle disorders, headache disorders and disorders affecting associated structures. Those excluded were extremely uncommon, lacking operationalised diagnostic criteria, not clearly related to TMDs, or not sufficiently distinct from disorders already included within the taxonomy. The expanded TMDs taxonomy offers an integrated approach to clinical diagnosis and provides a framework for further research to operationalise and test the proposed taxonomy and diagnostic criteria
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/joor.12132 (link to publisher's fulltext)
Publisher Wiley
Host/Issue Journal of oral rehabilitation;1
Volume 41
ISSN 0305-182X
Pages 2-23
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) Medicine
Research Subject Categories::ODONTOLOGY
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/18007 (link to this page)

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