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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335806/effectiveness-of-early-interventions-for-parental-sensitivity-following-preterm-birth-a-systematic-review-protocol
#1
Andréane Lavallée, Marilyn Aita, Anne Bourbonnais, Gwenaëlle De Clifford-Faugère
BACKGROUND: Parental sensitivity is the interaction process by which parents (a) recognize cues from their infant, (b) interpret these cues adequately, (c) identify an appropriate response and (d) apply this response in an appropriate time frame. In the neonatal intensive care unit, parents of preterm infants often encounter factors hampering the establishment of their parental sensitivity. Parents report the need to be in proximity to and to participate in their preterm infant's care in order to develop their sensitivity to their newborn infant...
March 23, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335799/convergent-and-sequential-synthesis-designs-implications-for-conducting-and-reporting-systematic-reviews-of-qualitative-and-quantitative-evidence
#2
Quan Nha Hong, Pierre Pluye, Mathieu Bujold, Maggy Wassef
BACKGROUND: Systematic reviews of qualitative and quantitative evidence can provide a rich understanding of complex phenomena. This type of review is increasingly popular, has been used to provide a landscape of existing knowledge, and addresses the types of questions not usually covered in reviews relying solely on either quantitative or qualitative evidence. Although several typologies of synthesis designs have been developed, none have been tested on a large sample of reviews. The aim of this review of reviews was to identify and develop a typology of synthesis designs and methods that have been used and to propose strategies for synthesizing qualitative and quantitative evidence...
March 23, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327186/clinical-behavioural-and-pharmacogenomic-factors-influencing-the-response-to-levothyroxine-therapy-in-patients-with-primary-hypothyroidism-protocol-for-a-systematic-review
#3
Rosie Dew, Onyebuchi Okosieme, Colin Dayan, Vinay Eligar, Ishrat Khan, Salman Razvi, Simon Pearce, Scott Wilkes
BACKGROUND: Suboptimal thyroid hormone therapy including under-replacement and over-replacement is common amongst patients with hypothyroidism. This is a significant health concern as affected patients are at risk of adverse cardiovascular or metabolic consequences. Despite a growing body of evidence on the effects of various factors on thyroid hormone replacement, a systematic appraisal of the evidence is lacking. This review aims to appraise and quantify the extent to which clinical, behavioural and pharmacogenomic factors affect levothyroxine therapy in patients with primary hypothyroidism...
March 21, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327185/economic-evaluation-of-interventions-delivered-by-primary-care-providers-to-improve-neurodevelopment-in-children-aged-under-5%C3%A2-years-protocol-for-a-scoping-review
#4
Karen M Edmond, Natalie A Strobel, Kimberley McAuley, Elizabeth Geelhoed, Lisa Hurt
BACKGROUND: Frequently cited benefit-cost ratios suggest that interventions to improve neurodevelopment have high economic returns when implemented during pregnancy and early childhood. However, there are many challenges when primary care providers implement these interventions at scale, and it is unclear how many research studies or programmes have examined cost-effectiveness and which methods were used. There are no current scoping or systematic reviews which have assessed economic evaluations of interventions delivered by primary care providers to improve child neurodevelopment...
March 21, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320464/impact-of-different-dietary-approaches-on-glycemic-control-and-cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-a-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis
#5
Lukas Schwingshackl, Anna Chaimani, Georg Hoffmann, Carolina Schwedhelm, Heiner Boeing
BACKGROUND: Dietary advice is one of the cornerstones in the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus. The American Diabetes Association recommended a hypocaloric diet for overweight or obese adults with type 2 diabetes in order to induce weight loss. However, there is limited evidence on the optimal approaches to control hyperglycemia in type 2 diabetes patients. The aim of the present study is to assess the comparative efficacy of different dietary approaches on glycemic control and blood lipids in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in a systematic review including a standard pairwise and network meta-analysis of randomized trials...
March 20, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320459/risk-factors-for-pressure-injury-development-in-critically-ill-patients-in-the-intensive-care-unit-a-systematic-review-protocol
#6
Fiona Coyer, Nahla Tayyib
BACKGROUND: Pressure injuries (PIs) create a significant burden in the health care system. Up to 49% of critically ill patients develop PIs. Identifying and understanding potential risk factors is essential to the provision of effective targeted prevention strategies to mitigate risk. The objectives of this review are to identify patient-centred clinical factors that may be associated with PI development in the adult intensive care environment and to determine the effect size of the relationship between identified factors and PI development in this unique population...
March 20, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298241/five-shared-decision-making-tools-in-5%C3%A2-months-use-of-rapid-reviews-to-develop-decision-boxes-for-seniors-living-with-dementia-and-their-caregivers
#7
Moulikatou Adouni Lawani, Béatriz Valéra, Émilie Fortier-Brochu, France Légaré, Pierre-Hugues Carmichael, Luc Côté, Philippe Voyer, Edeltraut Kröger, Holly Witteman, Charo Rodriguez, Anik M C Giguere
BACKGROUND: Decision support tools build upon comprehensive and timely syntheses of literature. Rapid reviews may allow supporting their development by omitting certain components of traditional systematic reviews. We thus aimed to describe a rapid review approach underlying the development of decision support tools, i.e., five decision boxes (DB) for shared decision-making between seniors living with dementia, their caregivers, and healthcare providers. METHOD: We included studies based on PICO questions (Participant, Intervention, Comparison, Outcome) describing each of the five specific decision...
March 15, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292313/relationship-between-family-caregiver-burden-and-physical-frailty-in-older-adults-without-dementia-a-systematic-review
#8
Thom Ringer, Afeez Abiola Hazzan, Arnav Agarwal, Adam Mutsaers, Alexandra Papaioannou
BACKGROUND: Physical frailty is a prevalent syndrome in older adults that increases vulnerability for a range of adverse outcomes including increased dependency and death. Caregivers of older adults experience significant physical, emotional, and financial burden, which is associated with poor physical and mental health. While it is known that care recipients' dementia is associated with burden, the literature regarding the impact of physical frailty on burden has yet to be synthesized...
March 14, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288686/outcomes-of-dysvascular-partial-foot-amputation-and-how-these-compare-to-transtibial-amputation-a-systematic-review-for-the-development-of-shared-decision-making-resources
#9
Michael P Dillon, Matthew Quigley, Stefania Fatone
BACKGROUND: Dysvascular partial foot amputation (PFA) is a common sequel to advanced peripheral vascular disease. Helping inform difficult discussions between patients and practitioners about the level of PFA, or the decision to have a transtibial amputation (TTA) as an alternative, requires an understanding of the current research evidence on a wide range of topics including wound healing, reamputation, quality of life, mobility, functional ability, participation, pain and psychosocial outcomes, and mortality...
March 14, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284227/the-association-between-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes-and-maternal-human-papillomavirus-infection-a-systematic-review-protocol
#10
Joseph Niyibizi, Nadège Zanré, Marie-Hélène Mayrand, Helen Trottier
BACKGROUND: Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most prevalent genital infection, especially in young women of reproductive age. In vitro and animal model experiments provide compelling evidence of the harmful effect of HPV on pregnancy outcomes, but results from epidemiologic studies are inconclusive. We aim to determine the strength of the relationship between adverse pregnancy outcomes (APO) and HPV infection and assess its consistency across studies, by systematically reviewing the literature...
March 11, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279195/post-operative-outcomes-after-cleft-palate-repair-in-syndromic-and-non-syndromic-children-a-systematic-review-protocol
#11
Zach Zhang, Michael Stein, Nigel Mercer, Claudia Malic
BACKGROUND: There is a lack of high-level evidence on the surgical management of cleft palate. An appreciation of the differences in the complication rates between different surgical techniques and timing of repair is essential in optimizing cleft palate management. METHOD: A comprehensive electronic database search will be conducted on the complication rates associated with cleft palate repair using MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials...
March 9, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274270/the-effects-of-dietary-and-lifestyle-interventions-among-pregnant-women-who-are-overweight-or-obese-on-longer-term-maternal-and-early-childhood-outcomes-protocol-for-an-individual-participant-data-ipd-meta-analysis
#12
Jodie M Dodd, Rosalie M Grivell, Jennie Louise, Andrea R Deussen, Lynne Giles, Ben W Mol, Christina Vinter, Mette Tanvig, Dorte Moller Jensen, Annick Bogaerts, Roland Devlieger, Riitta Luoto, Fionnuala McAuliffe, Kristina Renault, Emma Carlsen, Nina Geiker, Lucilla Poston, Annette Briley, Shakila Thangaratinam, Ewelina Rogozinska, Julie A Owens
BACKGROUND: The aim of this individual participant data meta-analysis (IPDMA) is to evaluate the effects of dietary and lifestyle interventions among pregnant women who are overweight or obese on later maternal and early childhood outcomes at ages 3-5 years. METHODS/DESIGN: We will build on the established International Weight Management in Pregnancy (i-WIP) IPD Collaborative Network, having identified researchers who have conducted randomised dietary and lifestyle interventions among pregnant women who are overweight or obese, and where ongoing childhood follow-up of participants has been or is being undertaken...
March 9, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270230/risk-factors-for-the-development-of-autism-spectrum-disorder-in-children-with-tuberous-sclerosis-complex-protocol-for-a-systematic-review
#13
Rebecca Mitchell, Sarah Barton, A Simon Harvey, Katrina Williams
BACKGROUND: Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is an autosomal dominant condition, caused by mutations in either the TSC1 or TSC2 gene. It has widespread systemic manifestations and is associated with significant neurological morbidity. In addition to seizures and cerebral pathology including cortical tubers, subependymal nodules, subependymal giant cell astrocytoma and abnormal white matter, there are recognised neuropsychiatric difficulties including intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and a range of learning and behaviour problems, recently conceptualised as "tuberous sclerosis-associated neuropsychiatric disorders", or "TAND"...
March 8, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270199/linking-families-with-pre-school-children-from-healthcare-services-to-community-resources-a-systematic-review-protocol
#14
Jacky Burns, David I Conway, Wendy Gnich, Lorna M D Macpherson
BACKGROUND: Poor health and health inequalities persist despite increasing investment in health improvement programmes across high-income countries. Evidence suggests that to reduce health inequalities, a range of activities targeted at different levels within society and throughout the life course should be employed. There is a particular focus on addressing inequalities in early years as this may influence the experience of health in adulthood. To address the wider determinants of health at a community level, a key intervention which can be considered is supporting patients to access wider community resources...
March 8, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264715/the-effects-of-rhythm-control-strategies-versus-rate-control-strategies-for-atrial-fibrillation-and-atrial-flutter-a-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis-and-trial-sequential-analysis
#15
Naqash J Sethi, Sanam Safi, Emil E Nielsen, Joshua Feinberg, Christian Gluud, Janus C Jakobsen
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation is the most common arrhythmia of the heart with a prevalence of approximately 2% in the western world. Atrial flutter, another arrhythmia, occurs less often with an incidence of approximately 200,000 new patients per year in the USA. Patients with atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter have an increased risk of death and morbidities. The management of atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter is often based on interventions aiming at either a rhythm control strategy or a rate control strategy...
March 6, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264713/the-number-of-stimuli-required-to-reliably-assess-corticomotor-excitability-and-primary-motor-cortical-representations-using-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-tms-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#16
Rocco Cavaleri, Siobhan M Schabrun, Lucy S Chipchase
BACKGROUND: Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a non-invasive means by which to assess the structure and function of the central nervous system. Current practices involve the administration of multiple stimuli over target areas of a participant's scalp. Decreasing the number of stimuli delivered during TMS assessments would improve time efficiency and decrease participant demand. However, doing so may also compromise the within- or between-session reliability of the technique...
March 6, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264711/findings-phenotypes-and-outcomes-in-freeman-sheldon-and-sheldon-hall-syndromes-and-distal-arthrogryposis-types-1-and-3-protocol-for-systematic-review-and-patient-level-data-meta-analysis
#17
Mikaela I Poling, José Andrés Morales Corado, Robert L Chamberlain
BACKGROUND: Freeman-Sheldon and Sheldon-Hall syndromes (FSS and SHS) and distal arthrogryposis types 1 and 3 (DA1 and DA3) are rare, often confused, congenital syndromes. Few studies exist. With reported diagnosis unreliable, it would be scientifically inappropriate to consider articles describing FSS, SHS, DA1, or DA3, unless diagnoses were independently verified, rendering conventional systematic review and meta-analysis methodology inappropriate and necessitating patient-level data analysis (PROSPERO: CRD42015024740)...
March 6, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260528/are-child-centric-aspects-in-newborn-and-child-health-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-protocols-and-reports-adequately-reported-two-systematic-reviews
#18
Mufiza Farid-Kapadia, Kariym C Joachim, Chrinna Balasingham, April Clyburne-Sherin, Martin Offringa
BACKGROUND: Evidence suggests that newborn and child health systematic reviews and meta-analyses exhibit poor quality in reporting. The "Preferred Reporting Items in Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis" (PRISMA) and PRISMA-Protocols (PRISMA-P) checklists have been developed to improve the reporting of systematic review results and protocols, respectively. We aimed to evaluate the clarity and transparency in reporting of child-centric items in child health systematic reviews (SRs) and SR protocols and to identify areas where reporting could be strengthened...
March 6, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253938/effect-of-standardized-training-on-the-reliability-of-the-cochrane-risk-of-bias-assessment-tool-a-prospective-study
#19
Bruno R da Costa, Brooke Beckett, Alison Diaz, Nina M Resta, Bradley C Johnston, Matthias Egger, Peter Jüni, Susan Armijo-Olivo
BACKGROUND: The Cochrane risk of bias tool is commonly criticized for having a low reliability. We aimed to investigate whether training of raters, with objective and standardized instructions on how to assess risk of bias, can improve the reliability of the Cochrane risk of bias tool. METHODS: In this pilot study, four raters inexperienced in risk of bias assessment were randomly allocated to minimal or intensive standardized training for risk of bias assessment of randomized trials of physical therapy treatments for patients with knee osteoarthritis pain...
March 3, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253914/non-pharmacological-interventions-designed-to-reduce-health-risks-due-to-unhealthy-eating-behaviour-and-linked-risky-or-excessive-drinking-in-adults-aged-18-25%C3%A2-years-a-systematic-review-protocol
#20
Stephanie Scott, Kathryn Parkinson, Eileen Kaner, Shannon Robalino, Martine Stead, Christine Power, Niamh Fitzgerald, Wendy Wrieden, Ashley Adamson
BACKGROUND: Excess body weight and heavy alcohol consumption are two of the greatest contributors to global disease. Alcohol use peaks in early adulthood. Alcohol consumption can also exacerbate weight gain. A high body mass index and heavy drinking are independently associated with liver disease but, in combination, they produce an intensified risk of damage, with individuals from lower socio-economic status groups disproportionately affected. METHODS: We will conduct searches in MEDLINE, Embase, PubMed, PsycINFO, ERIC, ASSIA, Web of Knowledge (WoK), Scopus, CINAHL via EBSCO, LILACS, CENTRAL and ProQuest Dissertations and Theses for studies that assess targeted preventative interventions of any length of time or duration of follow-up that are focused on reducing unhealthy eating behaviour and linked risky alcohol use in 18-25-year-olds...
March 3, 2017: Systematic Reviews
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