TMJ Disorder and Propranolol

For those that do not get the Goodfellow Unit Gems, the following may be of interest in their post today

https://mailchi.mp/goodfellowunit.org/436lkzz159-918413?e=68c7c7e318

200 patients with TMJ pain randomised to 120mg / day propranolol or placebo

NNT for 50% reduction in pain = 6.1

References:

  1. Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders (DC/TMD) for Clinical and Research Applications: Recommendations of the International RDC/TMD Consortium Network and Orofacial Pain Special Interest Group. J Oral Facial Pain Headache (2014)  View here
  2. Efficacy and safety of propranolol for treatment of temporomandibular disorder pain: a randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial Pain (2020)

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