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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454474/incidence-trends-in-high-grade-primary-brain-tumors-in-males-and-females
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Jonas Nilsson, Georg Holgersson, Tobias Carlsson, Roger Henriksson, Stefan Bergström, Michael Bergqvist
The focus of the present review is to investigate whether there is a variation in the incidence rates between male and female patients with high-grade primary brain tumors and if there are altered incidence rates associated with the time at which they were diagnosed. Previous studies identified in internationally peer-reviewed journals were identified using a systematic search of the PubMed database. Due to the difficulties in data interpretation, studies that exclusively included patient data classified prior to the 2nd edition of the World Health Organization histological classification system of brain tumors were excluded...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454281/current-status-of-the-prognostic-molecular-biomarkers-in-breast-cancer-a-systematic-review
#2
Goro Kutomi, Toru Mizuguchi, Fukino Satomi, Hideki Maeda, Hiroaki Shima, Yasutoshi Kimura, Koichi Hirata
Biomarkers that facilitate the prediction of breast cancer prognosis can improve the quality of life in patients during the long period of illness and treatment. Particularly in recent years, with the advent of a more exhaustive analysis of genetic information and gene products, the molecular mechanisms at play during breast cancer have gradually become clearer. In the present study, a systematic review of the literature between 2009 and 2014 was conducted by searching for the keywords 'breast cancer', 'biomarkers', 'diagnosis', 'prognosis' and 'drug response' to clarify the present state of knowledge regarding biomarkers...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454242/association-of-elevated-risk-of-pancreatic-cancer-in-diabetic-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#3
Jiaxin Tan, Yu You, Fei Guo, Jianhua Xu, Haisu Dai, Ping Bie
Pancreatic cancer has a five-year overall survival rate <5%, a situation that has not improved since for 40 years. Diabetes mellitus including type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) is a suspected risk factor for the development of pancreatic cancer and nearly 45% of the pancreatic cancer cases are likely to present as new onset diabetes cases; however, the nature of association between T2D and pancreatic cancer is still controversial. In this meta-analysis, we examined the association specifically of T2D with pancreatic cancer and the influence of insulin therapy...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454113/systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-novel-monoclonal-antibodies-for-treatment-of-relapsed-refractory-multiple-myeloma
#4
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Tiantian Zhang, Sen Wang, Tengfei Lin, Jingmei Xie, Lina Zhao, Zhuoru Liang, Yangqiu Li, Jie Jiang
Although two newly launched monoclonal antibodies (mAbs), elotuzumab and daratumumab, performed well in patients with relapsed or relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM), their efficacy and safety remain uncertain. We therefore performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of the most recent clinical trials that evaluated elotuzumab and/or daratumumab for the treatment of patients with RRMM. Our meta-analysis included 13 clinical trials with 2,402 patients participating. The overall response rate (ORR) was 57% (95% confidence interval [CI]: 38-76%), and the at least very good partial response rate (VGPR) was 32% (95% CI: 19-46%)...
April 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454105/tea-consumption-and-the-risk-of-biliary-tract-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-dose-response-meta-analysis-of-observational-studies
#5
Jianping Xiong, Jianzhen Lin, Anqiang Wang, Yaqin Wang, Ying Zheng, Xinting Sang, Yiyao Xu, Xin Lu, Haitao Zhao
Recent studies have shown that tea consumption is associated with the reduced incidence of some types of cancer, possibly including biliary tract cancer. However, the epidemiological evidences for the association with risk of biliary tract cancer are contradictory. Thus, we performed meta-analysis of published observational studies to assess the association between tea consumption and risk of biliary tract cancer. Relevant studies were identified by searching PubMed, EMBASE, and ISI Web of Science published before October 2016...
April 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454089/p-akt-as-a-potential-poor-prognostic-factor-for-gastric-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Fang Cao, Cong Zhang, Wei Han, Xiao-Jiao Gao, Jun Ma, Yong-Wei Hu, Xing Gu, Hou-Zhong Ding, Li-Xia Zhu, Qin Liu
To understand the relationship between p-Akt expression and the prognosis of patients with gastric cancer, we searched six databases, Pubmed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, CNKI, Wanfang and CBM for relevant articles in order to conduct this metaanalysis. The pooled hazard ratios and corresponding 95%CI of overall survival were calculated to evaluate the prognostic value of p-Akt expression in patients with gastric cancer. With 2261 patients combined from 13 available studies, the pooled HR showed a poor prognosis in patients with gastric cancer in the univariate analysis (HR=1...
April 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454010/how-economic-recessions-and-unemployment-affect-illegal-drug-use-a-systematic-realist-literature-review
#7
Gera E Nagelhout, Karin Hummel, Moniek C M de Goeij, Hein de Vries, Eileen Kaner, Paul Lemmens
BACKGROUND: Economic recessions may influence illegal drug use via different mechanisms, for example increased use due to more psychological distress or decreased use due to lower incomes and purchasing power. This paper reviews the literature on how economic recessions and unemployment affect the use of illegal drugs among adults. METHODS: We conducted a systematic realist literature review, which is an explanatory method that aims to understand underlying mechanisms that connect an event to an outcome in a specific context...
April 25, 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453966/psychotherapy-for-depression-among-advanced-incurable-cancer-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Toru Okuyama, Tatsuo Akechi, Lisa Mackenzie, Toshi A Furukawa
BACKGROUND: There is a high prevalence of depressive disorder and depressive symptoms among advanced, incurable cancer patients. Patients commonly report a preference for non-pharmacological treatments such as psychotherapy over pharmacological treatments for depression. The objective of this review was to investigate the effectiveness of psychotherapy for the treatment of depression in people with advanced, incurable cancer via a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs). METHODS: We searched research databases and clinical trial registries for studies published prior to June 2015...
April 11, 2017: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453823/a-flowchart-for-building-evidence-based-care-bundles-in-intensive-care-based-on-a-systematic-review
#9
Marjon Borgert, Jan Binnekade, Frederique Paulus, Astrid Goossens, Dave Dongelmans
Purpose: The Institute for Healthcare Improvement is the founder of the care bundled approach and described the methods used on how to develop care bundles. However, other useful methods are published as well. In this systematic review, we identified what different methods were used to design care bundles in intensive care units. The results were used to build a comprehensive flowchart to guide through the care bundle design process. Data sources: Electronic databases were searched for eligible studies in PubMed, EMBASE and CINAHL from January 2001 to August 2014...
April 1, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453761/the-prevalence-and-incidence-of-axial-and-peripheral-spondyloarthritis-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#10
Maren C Karreman, Jolanda J Luime, Johanna M W Hazes, Angelique E A M Weel
Background and Aims: Inflammatory bowel disease [IBD] is a chronic disease which affects up to 0.5% of the population. Various extraintestinal manifestations occur, among which are rheumatic manifestations, grouped together under the name spondyloarthritis. The objective of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to give a systematic overview of the prevalence and incidence of spondyloarthritis in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Methods: We systematically searched Embase, Pubmed, OvidSP, Scopus, and Web-of-Science databases from inception to August 2016...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453714/evaluating-the-effect-of-integrated-microfinance-and-health-interventions-an-updated-review-of-the-evidence
#11
Lara M J Lorenzetti, Sheila Leatherman, Valerie L Flax
Background: Solutions delivered within firm sectoral boundaries are inadequate in achieving income security and better health for poor populations. Integrated microfinance and health interventions leverage networks of women to promote financial inclusion, build livelihoods, and safeguard against high cost illnesses. Our understanding of the effect of integrated interventions has been limited by variability in intervention, outcome, design, and methodological rigour. This systematic review synthesises the literature through 2015 to understand the effect of integrated microfinance and health programs...
June 1, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453713/does-charging-different-user-fees-for-primary-and-secondary-care-affect-first-contacts-with-primary-healthcare-a-systematic-review
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Thomas Hone, John Tayu Lee, Azeem Majeed, Lesong Conteh, Christopher Millett
Policy-makers are increasingly considering charging users different fees between primary and secondary care (differential user charges) to encourage utilisation of primary health care in health systems with limited gate keeping. A systematic review was conducted to evaluate the impact of introducing differential user charges on service utilisation. We reviewed studies published in MEDLINE, EMBASE, the Cochrane library, EconLIT, HMIC, and WHO library databases from January 1990 until June 2015. We extracted data from the studies meeting defined eligibility criteria and assessed study quality using an established checklist...
June 1, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453689/periodontal-disease-edentulism-and-pancreatic-cancer-a-meta-analysis
#13
P Maisonneuve, S Amar, A B Lowenfels
Background: Periodontal disease (PD), now our commonest infectious disorder leads to tooth loss, and has been linked to various systemic diseases, including various types of cancer. The aim of this study is to provide a systematic review and a meta-analysis of the relationship between PD, edentulism, and pancreatic cancer (PC). Patients and methods: From an initial review of 327 references we selected eight studies concerning periodontitis or edentulism with sufficient quantitative information to allow us to examine the risk of PC...
May 1, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453636/vitamin-d-status-and-all-cause-mortality-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-a-systematic-review-and-dose-response-meta-analysis
#14
Ahmad Jayedi, Sepideh Soltani, Sakineh Shab-Bidar
Context: Prevalence of vitamin D deficiency is high in patients with chronic kidney disease. Less attention has been paid to measurement and correction of serum level of 25(OH)D in these patients. Objective: We examined the association between different levels of serum 25(OH)D and risk of all-cause mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease. Data sources: Systematic search were done using MedLine and EMBASE from inception up to November 2016...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453627/patient-reported-physical-function-measures-in-cancer-clinical-trials
#15
Thomas M Atkinson, Angela M Stover, Daniel F Storfer, Rebecca M Saracino, Thomas A D'Agostino, Denise Pergolizzi, Konstantina Matsoukas, Yuelin Li, Ethan Basch
Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) are increasingly used to monitor treatment-related symptoms and physical function decrements in cancer clinical trials. As more patients enter survivorship, it is important to capture PRO physical function throughout trials to help restore pretreatment levels of function. We completed a systematic review of PRO physical function measures used in cancer clinical trials and evaluated their psychometric properties on the basis of guidelines from the US Food and Drug Administration...
April 27, 2017: Epidemiologic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453622/the-impact-of-exercise-on-cancer-mortality-recurrence-and-treatment-related-adverse-effects
#16
Prue Cormie, Eva M Zopf, Xiaochen Zhang, Kathryn H Schmitz
The combination of an increasing number of new cancer cases and improving survival rates has led to a large and rapidly growing population with unique health-care requirements. Exercise has been proposed as a strategy to help address the issues faced by cancer patients. Supported by a growing body of research, major health organizations commonly identify the importance of incorporating exercise in cancer care and advise patients to be physically active. This systematic review comprehensively summarizes the available epidemiologic and randomized controlled trial evidence investigating the role of exercise in the management of cancer...
April 27, 2017: Epidemiologic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453591/-the-impact-of-tap-water-fluoridation-on-human-health
#17
Verena Romero, Frances J Norris, Juvenal A Ríos, Isel Cortés, Andrea González, Leonardo Gaete, Andrei N Tchernitchin
The purpose of this review is to describe the osteological, neurological, endocrine and dermatological effects of fluoride ingestion. Additional aims are to evaluate whether the Chilean tap water fluoridation program has had any impact on dental health, and analyze the basis for the Chilean elementary school milk fluoridation program, which is targeted at children living in places where tap water has a fluoride concentration less than 0.3 mg/L, without any artificial fluoridation process. We discuss the finding that both public measures have no direct or remarkable effect on dental health, since topical dental hygiene products are the main and most effective contributors to the prevention of dental decay...
February 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453547/a-systematic-review-of-hybrid-brain-computer-interfaces-taxonomy-and-usability-perspectives
#18
Inchul Choi, Ilsun Rhiu, Yushin Lee, Myung Hwan Yun, Chang S Nam
A new Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) technique, which is called a hybrid BCI, has recently been proposed to address the limitations of conventional single BCI system. Although some hybrid BCI studies have shown promising results, the field of hybrid BCI is still in its infancy and there is much to be done. Especially, since the hybrid BCI systems are so complicated and complex, it is difficult to understand the constituent and role of a hybrid BCI system at a glance. Also, the complicated and complex systems make it difficult to evaluate the usability of the systems...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453545/the-impact-of-gender-difference-on-clinical-and-echocardiographic-outcomes-in-patients-with-heart-failure-after-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#19
Fa-Hui Yin, Chun-Lei Fan, Ya-Ya Guo, Hai Zhu, Zhi-Lu Wang
BACKGROUND: Cardiac resynchronization therapy(CRT) has been recommended as a standard treatment for patients with advanced heart failure. However, some studies have reported different clinical and echocardiographic outcomes between male and female patients who received CRT. This Meta-analysis is to determine whether gender difference has any significant impact on clinical and echocardiographic outcomes in patients with heart failure after CRT. METHODS AND RESULTS: PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane library database were searched...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453534/vitamin-and-mineral-status-in-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-and-fibromyalgia-syndrome-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#20
Monica L Joustra, Isidor Minovic, Karin A M Janssens, Stephan J L Bakker, Judith G M Rosmalen
BACKGROUND: Many chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) patients (35-68%) use nutritional supplements, while it is unclear whether deficiencies in vitamins and minerals contribute to symptoms in these patients. Objectives were (1) to determine vitamin and mineral status in CFS and FMS patients as compared to healthy controls; (2) to investigate the association between vitamin and mineral status and clinical parameters, including symptom severity and quality of life; and (3) to determine the effect of supplementation on clinical parameters...
2017: PloS One
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