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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934780/efficacy-of-cannabis-based-medicines-for-pain-management-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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J Aviram, G Samuelly-Leichtag
BACKGROUND: The management of chronic pain is a complex challenge worldwide. Cannabis-based medicines (CBMs) have proven to be efficient in reducing chronic pain, although the topic remains highly controversial in this field. OBJECTIVES: This study's aim is to conduct a conclusive review and meta-analysis, which incorporates all randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in order to update clinicians' and researchers' knowledge regarding the efficacy and adverse events (AEs) of CBMs for chronic and postoperative pain treatment...
September 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934779/what-are-the-predictors-of-altered-central-pain-modulation-in-chronic-musculoskeletal-pain-populations-a-systematic-review
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Jacqui Clark, Jo Nijs, Gillian Yeowell, Peter Charles Goodwin
BACKGROUND: Altered central pain modulation is the predominant pain mechanism in a proportion of chronic musculoskeletal pain disorders and is associated with poor outcomes. Although existing studies predict poor outcomes such as persistent pain and disability, to date there is little consensus on what factors specifically predict altered central pain modulation. OBJECTIVES: To review the existing literature on the predictive factors specifically for altered central pain modulation in musculoskeletal pain populations...
September 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934778/the-effect-of-early-use-of-supplemental-therapy-on-preventing-postherpetic-neuralgia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Xiu-Fang Xing, Zhen-Feng Zhou, Feng-Jiang Zhang, Min Yan
BACKGROUND: Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) is the most common and refractory complication of herpes zoster (HZ). Aggressive treatment of acute pain in HZ has the potential to prevent the development of PHN, but the preventive efficacy of supplemental therapy commonly used in clinical practice is controversial. OBJECTIVES: Our aim is to examine the efficacy of supplemental therapy in preventing PHN. STUDY DESIGN: A meta-analysis. SETTING: All of the selected studies are randomized controlled trials (RCTs)...
September 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934777/effectiveness-of-thermal-annular-procedures-in-treating-discogenic-low-back-pain
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Standiford Helm Ii, Thomas T Simopoulos, Milan Stojanovic, Salahadin Abdi, Mohamed Ahamed El Terany
BACKGROUND: Discogenic low back is a distinct clinic entity characterized by pain arising from a damaged disc. The diagnosis is clouded by the controversy surrounding discography. The treatment options are limited, with unsatisfactory results from both conservative treatment and surgery. Multiple interventional therapies have been developed to treat discogenic pain, but most have not yet been validated by high quality studies.The best studied treatment for discogenic pain is the use of heat, which has been labeled as thermal intradiscal procedures (TIPs) by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)...
September 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934265/comparative-effectiveness-of-different-transarterial-embolization-therapies-alone-or-in-combination-with-local-ablative-or-adjuvant-systemic-treatments-for-unresectable-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-network-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Konstantinos Katsanos, Panagiotis Kitrou, Stavros Spiliopoulos, Ioannis Maroulis, Theodore Petsas, Dimitris Karnabatidis
BACKGROUND: The optimal transcatheter embolization strategy for patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remains elusive. We conducted a systematic review and network meta-analysis (NMA) of different embolization options for unresectable HCC. METHODS: Medical databases were searched for randomized controlled trials evaluating bland transarterial embolization (TAE), conventional TACE, drug-eluting bead chemoembolization (DEB-TACE), or transarterial radioembolization (TARE), either alone or combined with adjuvant chemotherapy, or local liver ablation, or external radiotherapy for unresectable HCC up to June 2017...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934235/lipid-based-nutrient-supplements-lns-for-treatment-of-children-6-months-to-59-months-with-moderate-acute-malnutrition-mam-a-systematic-review
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Tarun Gera, Juan Pablo Pena-Rosas, Evelyn Boy-Mena, Harshpal S Sachdev
BACKGROUND: Moderate acute malnutrition is a major public health problem affecting children from low- and middle-income countries. Lipid nutrient supplements have been proposed as a nutritional intervention for its treatment. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of LNS for the treatment of MAM in infants and children 6 to 59 months of age. STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review of randomized-controlled trials and controlled before-after studies...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934215/tracing-the-temporal-stability-of-autism-spectrum-diagnosis-and-severity-as-measured-by-the-autism-diagnostic-observation-schedule-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Łucja Bieleninik, Maj-Britt Posserud, Monika Geretsegger, Grace Thompson, Cochavit Elefant, Christian Gold
BACKGROUND: Exploring ways to improve the trajectory and symptoms of autism spectrum disorder is prevalent in research, but less is known about the natural prognosis of autism spectrum disorder and course of symptoms. The objective of this study was to examine the temporal stability of autism spectrum disorder and autism diagnosis, and the longitudinal trajectories of autism core symptom severity. We furthermore sought to identify possible predictors for change. METHODS: We searched PubMed, PsycInfo, EMBASE, Web of Science, Cochrane Library up to October 2015 for prospective cohort studies addressing the autism spectrum disorder/autism diagnostic stability, and prospective studies of intervention effects...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934214/models-to-predict-relapse-in-psychosis-a-systematic-review
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Sarah Sullivan, Kate Northstone, Caroline Gadd, Julian Walker, Ruta Margelyte, Alison Richards, Penny Whiting
BACKGROUND: There is little evidence on the accuracy of psychosis relapse prediction models. Our objective was to undertake a systematic review of relapse prediction models in psychosis. METHOD: We conducted a literature search including studies that developed and/or validated psychosis relapse prediction models, with or without external model validation. Models had to target people with psychosis and predict relapse. The key databases searched were; Embase, Medline, Medline In-Process Citations & Daily Update, PsychINFO, BIOSIS Citation Index, CINAHL, and Science Citation Index, from inception to September 2016...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934166/is-branched-chain-amino-acids-supplementation-an-efficient-nutritional-strategy-to-alleviate-skeletal-muscle-damage-a-systematic-review
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Alexandre Fouré, David Bendahan
Amino acids and more precisely, branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs), are usually consumed as nutritional supplements by many athletes and people involved in regular and moderate physical activities regardless of their practice level. BCAAs have been initially shown to increase muscle mass and have also been implicated in the limitation of structural and metabolic alterations associated with exercise damage. This systematic review provides a comprehensive analysis of the literature regarding the beneficial effects of BCAAs supplementation within the context of exercise-induced muscle damage or muscle injury...
September 21, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933608/the-psychological-impact-of-prolonged-disorders-of-consciousness-on-caregivers-a-systematic-review-of-quantitative-studies
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Sonja M Soeterik, Sarah Connolly, E Diane Playford, Sophie Duport, Afsane Riazi
OBJECTIVE: Systematic review of the nature, frequency and severity of psychological experiences of people who have a close relationship with a person with a prolonged disorder of consciousness. DATA SOURCES: Cochrane Library, Web of Science, PsycINFO, PubMed, Embase(®), MEDLINE(®), Allied and Complementary Medicine™, were searched from inceptions until December 2016 with additional hand searching of reference lists of included articles. REVIEW METHODS: Studies were included that used quantitative methodologies and psychological measures to investigate experiences...
October 2017: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933523/the-use-of-3d-image-fusion-for-percutaneous-transluminal-angioplasty-and-stenting-of-iliac-artery-obstructions-validation-of-the-technique-and-systematic-review-of-literature
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Seline R Goudeketting, Stefan G Heinen, Daniel A VAN DEN Heuvel, Marco J VAN Strijen, Michiel W DE Haan, Cornelis H Slump, Jean-Paul DE Vries
BACKGROUND: The effect of the insertion of guidewires and catheters on fusion accuracy of the three-dimensional (3D) image fusion technique during iliac percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) procedures has not yet been investigated. METHODS: Technical validation of the 3D fusion technique was evaluated in 11 patients with common and/or external iliac artery lesions. A preprocedural contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance angiogram (CE-MRA) was segmented and manually registered to a cone-beam computed tomography image created at the beginning of the procedure for each patient...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933521/the-use-of-covered-stents-in-aortoiliac-obstructions-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-the-literature
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Joost A Bekken, Hidde Jongsma, Bram Fioole
BACKGROUND: During the past decade, endovascular treatment has become the treatment of choice for all types of aortoiliac occlusive disease, including TASC C and D lesions. Patency rates, however, are still below those of open surgical techniques. One propagated technique to improve patency rates is the use of covered stents. This review assessed the available literature on covered stents for aortoiliac occlusive disease. METHODS: An extensive search was performed of the MEDLINE, Embase, and Cochrane databases...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933513/effect-of-transcutaneous-electrical-nerve-stimulation-for-pain-control-after-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Yongjun Zhu, Yuxing Feng, Lihua Peng
INTRODUCTION: Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation is a possible adjunctive therapy to pharmacological treatment for controlling pain after total knee arthroplasty. However, the results are controversial. A systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted to explore the effect of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation on patients with total knee arthroplasty. METHODS: PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, EBSCO, and Cochrane Library databases were searched systematically...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933280/prevalence-of-hiv-seropositivity-and-associated-impact-on-mortality-among-injured-patients-from-low-and-middle-income-countries-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Adam R Aluisio, Soham Rege, Barclay T Stewart, John Kinuthia, Adam C Levine, Michael J Mello, Carey Farquhar
BACKGROUND: Although HIV and injury contribute substantially to disease burdens in low-and middle-income countries (LMIC), their intersection is poorly characterized. OBJECTIVE: This systematic review assessed the prevalence and associated mortality impact of HIV-seropositivity among injured patients in LMIC. METHODS: A systematic search of PubMed, EMBASE, Global Health, CINAHL, POPLINE and Cochrane databases through August 2016 was performed...
September 19, 2017: Current HIV Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933123/-meta-analysis-of-yinzhihuang-oral-liquid-in-treatment-of-intrahepatic-cholestasis-of-pregnancy
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Jing-Jing Yan, Xiao-Ping Xia, Na Bu
To systematically review the clinical efficacy and safety of Yinzhihuang oral liquid in the treatment of intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy(ICP). Literatures published by June 2016 were searched in databases, such as Medline, Pubmed, Cochrane Library, China National Knowledge Infrastructure(CNKI), Chinese Scientific Journals Full-text Database(VIP), Chinese biomedical literature database(CBM), and Wanfang Database. Randomized controlled trials(RCT) of Yinzhihuang oral liquid were collected according to the inclusion criteria, and the methodological quality of selected literatures was evaluated...
December 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933098/-reevaluation-for-systematic-reviews-for-traditional-chinese-medicine-injections-for-coronary-disease
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Xiu-Ping Yin, Yan-Ming Xie, Xing Liao, Man Luo
To reevaluate the systematic reviews for traditional Chinese medicine(TCM) injections for treating coronary disease, data in four Chinese databases and PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, Wed of Science OVID from inception until May 2016 were searched. We extracted data according to the AMSTAR and PRISMA checklists to evaluate the methodological quality and reporting characteristics of included literatures. A total of 69 systematic reviews were included, involving 24 TCM injections, which showed certain efficacy in treating coronary disease, and whose main outcome indexes included alleviation of symptoms of angina pectoris and electrocardiogram...
November 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933024/effects-of-rest-interval-duration-in-resistance-training-on-measures-of-muscular-strength-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Jozo Grgic, Brad J Schoenfeld, Mislav Skrepnik, Timothy B Davies, Pavle Mikulic
BACKGROUND: Rest interval (RI) duration is an important resistance-training variable underlying gain in muscular strength. Recommendations for optimal RI duration for gains in muscular strength are largely inferred from studies examining the acute resistance training effects, and the generalizability of such findings to chronic adaptations is uncertain. OBJECTIVE: The goals of this systematic literature review are: (i) to aggregate findings and interpret the studies that assessed chronic muscular strength adaptations to resistance training interventions involving different RI durations, and (ii) to provide evidence-based recommendations for exercise practitioners and athletes...
September 20, 2017: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932919/how-does-homelessness-affect-parenting-behaviour-a-systematic-critical-review-and-thematic-synthesis-of-qualitative-research
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REVIEW
Caroline Bradley, John McGowan, Daniel Michelson
The adverse social and physical conditions of homelessness pose significant developmental risks for children, which may be compounded or buffered by the quality of parenting behaviour they are exposed to. There is currently a limited understanding of how parents approach their care-giving role and responsibilities while adjusting to the experience of homelessness. Advancing knowledge in this area is essential for developing acceptable, appropriate and effective interventions to support highly marginalised and vulnerable homeless families...
September 20, 2017: Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932912/behavioral-cognitive-and-emotional-coping-strategies-of-women-with-endometriosis-a-critical-narrative-review
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REVIEW
Cristina Zarbo, Agostino Brugnera, Luigi Frigerio, Chiara Malandrino, Massimo Rabboni, Emi Bondi, Angelo Compare
Endometriosis is a disabling and long-term medical condition affecting quality of life and mental health. Behavioral, cognitive, and emotional coping strategies, emotional intelligence, and metacognition could in part explain the link between the disease and impaired psychological and life functioning. This critical narrative review aimed at examining the state of the art of the relationships between endometriosis and these factors. According to PRISMA principles, we performed a systematic search for quantitative and qualitative studies on multiple electronic databases as regards coping strategies, emotional intelligence, and metacognition in women with endometriosis...
September 21, 2017: Archives of Women's Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932908/the-impact-of-specialized-palliative-care-on-cancer-patients-health-related-quality-of-life-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Angelos P Kassianos, Myria Ioannou, Marianna Koutsantoni, Haris Charalambous
PURPOSE: Specialized palliative care (SPC) is currently underutilized or provided late in cancer care. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis is to critically evaluate the impact of SPC on patients' health-related quality of life (HRQoL). METHODS: Five databases were searched through June 2016. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and prospective studies using a pre- and post- assessment of HRQoL were included. The PRISMA reporting statement was followed...
September 20, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
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