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Systematic reviews and meta-analisys

Janislei Gislei Dorociaki Stocco, Hellen Hoers, Franciele Soares Pott, Karla Crozeta, Dulce Aparecida Barbosa, Marineli Joaquim Meier
OBJECTIVE: to evaluate the effectiveness and safety in the use of second-generation central venous catheters impregnated in clorhexidine and silver sulfadiazine when compared with other catheters, being them impregnated or not, in order to prevent the bloodstream infection prevention. METHOD: systematic review with meta-analysis. Databases searched: MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, LILACS/SciELO, Cochrane CENTRAL; search in Congress Proceedings and records from Clinical Trials...
August 8, 2016: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
Hunna J Watson, Tara Joyce, Elizabeth French, Vivienne Willan, Robert T Kane, Emily E Tanner-Smith, Julie McCormack, Hayley Dawkins, Kimberley J Hoiles, Sarah J Egan
OBJECTIVE: This systematic review evaluated the efficacy of universal, selective, and indicated eating disorder prevention. METHOD: A systematic literature search was conducted in Medline, PsycINFO, Embase, Scopus, and the Cochrane Collaboration Library databases to January 2016. Studies were included if they were randomized, controlled trials (RCT) and tested an eating disorder prevention program. We retrieved 13 RCTs of universal prevention (N = 3,989 participants, 55% female, M age = 13...
September 2016: International Journal of Eating Disorders
Josep Porta-Sales, Cristina Garzón-Rodríguez, Silvia Llorens-Torromé, Cinzia Brunelli, Alessandra Pigni, Augusto Caraceni
BACKGROUND: Bisphosphonates and denosumab are well-established therapies to reduce the frequency and severity of skeletal-related events in patients with bone metastasis. However, the analgesic effect of these medications on bone pain is uncertain. AIM: To identify, critically appraise and synthesize existing evidence to answer the following questions: 'In adult patients with metastatic bone pain, what is the evidence that bisphosphonates and denosumab are effective and safe in controlling pain?' and 'What is the most appropriate schedule of bisphosphonate/denosumab administration to control bone pain?'...
March 22, 2016: Palliative Medicine
Francis Puccio, Matthew Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, Deborah Ong, Isabel Krug
OBJECTIVE: Undertake a meta-analysis to provide a quantitative synthesis of longitudinal studies that assessed the direction of effects between eating pathology and depression. A second aim was to use meta-regression to account for heterogeneity in terms of study-level effect modifiers. METHOD: A systematic review was conducted on 42 studies that assessed the longitudinal relationship between eating pathology and depression. Of these 42 studies, multilevel random-effects meta-analyses were conducted on 30 eligible studies...
May 2016: International Journal of Eating Disorders
Renata Nobre Moura, Eduardo Guimares Hourneaux De Moura, Wanderley Marques Bernardo, Jose P Otoch, Fabio Alberto Castillo Bustamante, Débora Vieira Albers, Gustavo Luis Rodela Silva, Dalton Marques Chaves, Everson L A Artifon
BACKGROUND: Abdominal pain is present in the vast majority of patients with chronic pancreatitis, being frequently debilitating. Celiac plexus block (CPB) is an interventional technique that can be considered to provide a temporary pain relief. OBJECTIVE: To estimate the effectiveness and safeness of endoscopic-ultrasound (EUS) comparing with percutaneous-guided CBP in patients with pancreatic pain. METHODS: A systematic review of English and non-English articles using MEDLINE, EMBASE, LILACS and COCHRANE (via BVS)...
October 2015: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
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