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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806817/the-effects-of-cannabis-among-adults-with-chronic-pain-and-an-overview-of-general-harms-a-systematic-review
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Shannon M Nugent, Benjamin J Morasco, Maya E O'Neil, Michele Freeman, Allison Low, Karli Kondo, Camille Elven, Bernadette Zakher, Makalapua Motu'apuaka, Robin Paynter, Devan Kansagara
Background: Cannabis is increasingly available for the treatment of chronic pain, yet its efficacy remains uncertain. Purpose: To review the benefits of plant-based cannabis preparations for treating chronic pain in adults and the harms of cannabis use in chronic pain and general adult populations. Data Sources: MEDLINE, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, and several other sources from database inception to March 2017. Study Selection: Intervention trials and observational studies, published in English, involving adults using plant-based cannabis preparations that reported pain, quality of life, or adverse effect outcomes...
August 15, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806794/benefits-and-harms-of-plant-based-cannabis-for-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-a-systematic-review
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Maya E O'Neil, Shannon M Nugent, Benjamin J Morasco, Michele Freeman, Allison Low, Karli Kondo, Bernadette Zakher, Camille Elven, Makalapua Motu'apuaka, Robin Paynter, Devan Kansagara
Background: Cannabis is available from medical dispensaries for treating posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in many states of the union, yet its efficacy in treating PTSD symptoms remains uncertain. Purpose: To identify ongoing studies and review existing evidence regarding the benefits and harms of plant-based cannabis preparations in treating PTSD in adults. Data Sources: MEDLINE, the Cochrane Library, and other sources from database inception to March 2017...
August 15, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806728/costing-evidence-for-health-care-decision-making-in-austria-a-systematic-review
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Susanne Mayer, Noemi Kiss, Agata Łaszewska, Judit Simon
BACKGROUND: With rising healthcare costs comes an increasing demand for evidence-informed resource allocation using economic evaluations worldwide. Furthermore, standardization of costing and reporting methods both at international and national levels are imperative to make economic evaluations a valid tool for decision-making. The aim of this review is to assess the availability and consistency of costing evidence that could be used for decision-making in Austria. It describes systematically the current economic evaluation and costing studies landscape focusing on the applied costing methods and their reporting standards...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806361/health-disparities-in-veterans-a-map-of-the-evidence
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Karli Kondo, Allison Low, Teresa Everson, Christine D Gordon, Stephanie Veazie, Crystal C Lozier, Michele Freeman, Makalapua Motu'apuaka, Aaron Mendelson, Mark Friesen, Robin Paynter, Caroline Friesen, Johanna Anderson, Erin Boundy, Somnath Saha, Ana Quiñones, Devan Kansagara
BACKGROUND: Goals for improving the quality of care for all Veterans and eliminating health disparities are outlined in the Veterans Health Administration Blueprint for Excellence, but the degree to which disparities in utilization, health outcomes, and quality of care affect Veterans is not well understood. OBJECTIVES: To characterize the research on health care disparities in the Veterans Health Administration by means of a map of the evidence. RESEARCH DESIGN: We conducted a systematic search for research studies published from 2006 to February 2016 in MEDLINE and other data sources...
September 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805684/miniaturized-monitors-for-assessment-of-exposure-to-air-pollutants-a-review
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Francesca Borghi, Andrea Spinazzè, Sabrina Rovelli, Davide Campagnolo, Luca Del Buono, Andrea Cattaneo, Domenico M Cavallo
Air quality has a huge impact on different aspects of life quality, and for this reason, air quality monitoring is required by national and international regulations. Technical and procedural limitations of traditional fixed-site stations for monitoring or sampling of air pollutants are also well-known. Recently, a different type of miniaturized monitors has been developed. These monitors, due to their characteristics (e.g., low cost, small size, high portability) are becoming increasingly important for individual exposure assessment, especially since this kind of instrument can provide measurements at high spatial and temporal resolution, which is a notable advantage when approaching assessment of exposure to environmental contaminants...
August 12, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805566/botulinum-toxin-therapy-for-nonmotor-aspects-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Jarosław Sławek, Mariusz Madaliński
The medical treatment of Parkinson's disease (PD) is symptomatic both in terms of motor and nonmotor aspects. The nonmotor symptoms therapy should be taken into account as many of them negatively influence the quality of life and are treatable. Botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT) offers effective treatment for drooling and bladder dysfunctions and alternative treatment for constipation and pain related to parkinsonism. BoNT for drooling is probably the best-documented therapy for nonmotor symptoms by clinical trials...
2017: International Review of Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805305/systematic-review-of-provider-involvement-in-heart-failure-self-care-interventions
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Rebecca Bryant, Amanda Alonzo, Hanna Schmillen
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Heart failure is a global concern impacting patient outcomes. Self-care interventions improve self-care behaviors in heart failure patients. The impact of direct provider involvement on patient self-care outcomes is unknown in research. The purpose is to review self-care interventions for adults with heart failure and describe direct provider involvement versus no direct provider involvement on patient self-care behaviors. METHODS: Review was conducted using the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines...
August 14, 2017: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805304/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-mental-health-service-use-in-people-who-report-psychotic-experiences
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REVIEW
Vishal Bhavsar, Philip McGuire, James MacCabe, Dominic Oliver, Paolo Fusar-Poli
BACKGROUND: Self-reported psychotic experiences (PEs) are associated with psychopathology of all kinds, not just psychoses. However, systematic reviews on the relevance of this for health services are unavailable. Furthermore, whether association with service use is confounded by other psychopathology is unknown, and is relevant to prevention and treatment. OBJECTIVES: Literature examining associations between PEs and service use was systematically reviewed. Study quality and the direction and extent of any associations were assessed, and meta-analysis conducted...
August 14, 2017: Early Intervention in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805298/female-urethral-injuries-associated-with-pelvic-fracture-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Devin N Patel, Cynthia S Fok, George D Webster, Jennifer T Anger
OBJECTIVES: To systematically review the literature of female urethral injuries associated with pelvic fracture and determine optimal management of this rare injury. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using Meta-analysis Of Observational Studies in Epidemiology criteria, we searched Cochrane, Pubmed and OVID databases for all articles available before June 30, 2016 using the terms "female pelvic fracture urethroplasty," "female urethral distraction," "female pelvic fracture urethral injury," "female pelvic fracture urethra girls...
August 14, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805271/efficacy-of-extensive-intervention-models-for-substance-use-disorders-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Hélène Simoneau, Ervane Kamgang, Joël Tremblay, Karine Bertrand, Serge Brochu, Marie-Josée Fleury
ISSUES: Despite a growing trend towards considering addiction as a chronic disease, the development of intervention models addressing the chronicity of substance use disorder is relatively new, and no literature review on this topic is available. The aim of this systematic review is to evaluate the efficacy of intervention models designed within the perspective of addiction as a chronic disease and those tailored to persons with substance use disorder who revolve in and out of treatment...
August 14, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805255/mandibular-complete-denture-versus-single-implant-overdenture-a-systematic-review-of-patient-reported-outcomes
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REVIEW
Túlio Eduardo Nogueira, Danilo Rocha Dias, Cláudio Rodrigues Leles
The single-implant mandibular overdenture (SIMO) has been proposed as an alternative for edentulous patients who are poorly adapted to their dentures due to low retention and stability of the conventional mandibular complete denture (CD). However, there is a lack of evidence regarding the effectiveness of SIMO, which can be measured by examining patient perception of treatment effects. The aim of this systematic review was to assess the comparative results of CD and SIMO treatments by using patient-reported outcome measures...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805075/validity-and-reliability-of-accelerometry-in-identification-of-lying-sitting-standing-or-purposeful-activity-in-adult-hospital-inpatients-recovering-from-acute-or-critical-illness-a-systematic-review
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Jayne L Anderson, Angela J Green, L Samantha Yoward, Howard K Hall
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the validity and reliability of accelerometers to detect lying, sitting and standing postures or purposeful activity in hospitalized adults recovering from acute or critical illness. DATA SOURCES: CINAHL, MEDLINE, EMBASE, AMED, Cochrane Library, PEDro, PsycINFO and SPORTDiscuss were searched from inception to June 2017. Professional networks and reference lists of relevant articles were also searched. The main selection criteria were hospitalized adults with acute or critical illness and studies investigating the validity or reliability of accelerometers to identify body position or purposeful activity...
August 1, 2017: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805071/a-systematic-review-of-quality-of-life-of-adults-on-the-autism-spectrum
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Michael Ayres, Jeremy R Parr, Jacqui Rodgers, David Mason, Leah Avery, Darren Flynn
Autism spectrum disorder is associated with co-existing conditions that may adversely affect an individual's quality of life. No systematic review of quality of life of adults on the autism spectrum has been conducted. Our objectives were as follows: (1) review the evidence about quality of life for adults on the autism spectrum; (2) critically appraise current practice in assessing quality of life of adults on the autism spectrum. We searched bibliographic databases and other literature to identify studies using a direct measure of quality of life of adults on the autism spectrum...
August 1, 2017: Autism: the International Journal of Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804504/efficacy-of-auricular-acupressure-for-chronic-low-back-pain-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Li-Hua Yang, Pei-Bei Duan, Qing-Mei Hou, Shi-Zheng Du, Jin-Fang Sun, Si-Juan Mei, Xiao-Qing Wang
OBJECTIVES: To identify the efficacy of auricular acupressure on pain and disability for chronic LBP by systematic review. METHODS: A search of randomized controlled trials was conducted in four English medical electronic databases and three Chinese databases. Two reviewers independently retrieved related studies, assessed the methodological quality, and extracted data with a standardized data form. Meta-analyses were performed using all time-points meta-analysis...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803906/viscosupplementation-for-hip-osteoarthritis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-the-efficacy-for-pain-disability-and-adverse-events
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REVIEW
Victor Figueiredo Leite, João Eduardo Daud Amadera, Anna Maria Buehler
OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of viscosupplementation (HA) in hip osteoarthritis (OA) pain, disability and adverse events. DATA SOURCES: Pubmed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, ClinicalTrials.gov database and specific journals up to March 2017. STUDY SELECTION: Randomized controlled trials comparing HA with any other intra-articular injection. DATA EXTRACTION: Performed according to Cochrane/GRADE criteria. Two authors extracted data, assessed risk of bias and quality of evidence...
August 10, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803700/association-of-androgen-deprivation-therapy-and-depression-in-the-treatment-of-prostate-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Kevin T Nead, Sumi Sinha, David D Yang, Paul L Nguyen
BACKGROUND: There is increasing evidence that androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) may be associated with depression. Existing studies have shown conflicting results. METHODS: PubMed, Web of Science, Embase, and PsycINFO were queried on April 5, 2017. Eligible studies were in English and reported depression among individuals with prostate cancer exposed to a course of ADT vs. a lesser-exposed group (e.g., any-ADT vs. no ADT and continuous ADT vs. intermittent ADT)...
August 10, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803668/when-does-atopic-dermatitis-warrant-systemic-therapy-recommendations-from-an-expert-panel-of-the-international-eczema-council
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Eric L Simpson, Marjolein Bruin-Weller, Carsten Flohr, Michael R Ardern-Jones, Sebastien Barbarot, Mette Deleuran, Thomas Bieber, Christian Vestergaard, Sara J Brown, Michael J Cork, Aaron M Drucker, Lawrence F Eichenfield, Regina Foelster-Holst, Emma Guttman-Yassky, Audrey Nosbaum, Nick J Reynolds, Jonathan I Silverberg, Jochen Schmitt, Marieke M B Seyger, Phyllis I Spuls, Jean-Francois Stalder, John C Su, Roberto Takaoka, Claudia Traidl-Hoffmann, Jacob P Thyssen, Jorien van der Schaft, Andreas Wollenberg, Alan D Irvine, Amy S Paller
BACKGROUND: Although most patients with atopic dermatitis (AD) are effectively managed with topical medication, a significant minority require systemic therapy. Guidelines for decision making about advancement to systemic therapy are lacking. OBJECTIVE: To guide those considering use of systemic therapy in AD and provide a framework for evaluation before making this therapeutic decision with the patient. METHODS: A subgroup of the International Eczema Council determined aspects to consider before prescribing systemic therapy...
August 10, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803594/does-adherence-to-the-mediterranean-dietary-pattern-reduce-asthma-symptoms-in-children-a-systematic-review-of-observational-studies
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Maria M Papamichael, Catherine Itsiopoulos, Nugroho H Susanto, Bircan Erbas
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the present systematic review was to synthesize evidence from the literature to assess efficacy of the Mediterranean dietary pattern in childhood asthma. Design/Setting A systematic search of six databases, three clinical trial registries and hand-search of peer-reviewed articles was conducted up to 29 October 2016. Inclusion criteria included exposure to a Mediterranean dietary pattern, measurement of asthma symptoms and study population of children aged <18 years...
August 14, 2017: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803564/international-psychogeriatrics-paper-of-the-year-2016
#19
Nicola T Lautenschlager
Since 2014, the year in which International Psychogeriatrics celebrated 25 years of existence, International Psychogeriatrics has featured a "paper of the month" (POM) category. Chosen by the editorial team which ranks available new International Psychogeriatrics manuscripts from the categories "original research articles" and "reviews," a POM is identified representing high scientific quality and clinical relevance. Each POM is accompanied by a short commentary highlighting its findings and relevance. For the year 2016 this resulted in twelve papers of the month of which nine were original research articles and three were systematic reviews or meta-analyses...
August 14, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803494/prognostic-dna-methylation-markers-for-renal-cell-carcinoma-a-systematic-review
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Sophie C Joosten, Ivette Ag Deckers, Maureen J Aarts, Ann Hoeben, Joep G van Roermund, Kim M Smits, Veerle Melotte, Manon van Engeland, Vivianne C Tjan-Heijnen
AIM: Despite numerous published prognostic methylation markers for renal cell carcinoma (RCC), none of these have yet changed patient management. Our aim is to systematically review and evaluate the literature on prognostic DNA methylation markers for RCC. MATERIALS & METHODS: We conducted an exhaustive search of PubMed, EMBASE and MEDLINE up to April 2017 and identified 49 publications. Studies were reviewed according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) statement, assessed for their reporting quality using the Reporting Recommendations for Tumor Marker Prognostic Studies (REMARK) criteria, and were graded to determine the level of evidence (LOE) for each biomarker...
August 14, 2017: Epigenomics
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