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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241197/renoprotective-effects-of-metformin
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Marc E De Broe, Farshad Kajbaf, Jean-Daniel Lalau
BACKGROUND/AIMS: It has become clear that metformin exerts pleiotropic actions beyond its glucose-lowering agent effect. In this review, we summarise the state of the art concerning the potential renoprotective effects of metformin in vitro, animal models and clinical nephrology. METHODS: A literature search was performed in PUBMED, ScienceDirect, between January 1957 and March 2017 using the following keywords: "metformin," "nephroprotection," "renoprotection," "survival," "renal failure," "chronic kidney diseases," "fibrosis," "polycystic kidney disease" and "microalbuminuria...
December 14, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241050/cytokine-alterations-in-panic-disorder-a-systematic-review
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Laiana Azevedo Quagliato, Antonio E Nardi
BACKGROUND: Panic disorder (PD) occurs in 3.4-4.7% of the general population. Although accumulating evidence suggests that some inflammatory processes play a role in the pathophysiology of mental disorders, very few studies have evaluated cytokine levels in patients with PD. The aim of the present study was to systematically review the characteristic cytokine profile of PD patients and discuss some possibilities for future trials on this common and disabling disorder. METHODS: A comprehensive literature search was carried out in PubMed and Web of Science databases (search terms: "panic disorder" or "panic attacks" and IL-1, IL-2, IL-4, IL-6, IL-8, IL-10, IL-12, IL-13, TNF-alpha and INF-gamma)...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240835/scientific-research-on-animal-biodiversity-is-systematically-biased-towards-vertebrates-and-temperate-regions
#3
Mark A Titley, Jake L Snaddon, Edgar C Turner
Over the last 25 years, research on biodiversity has expanded dramatically, fuelled by increasing threats to the natural world. However, the number of published studies is heavily weighted towards certain taxa, perhaps influencing conservation awareness of and funding for less-popular groups. Few studies have systematically quantified these biases, although information on this topic is important for informing future research and conservation priorities. We investigated: i) which animal taxa are being studied; ii) if any taxonomic biases are the same in temperate and tropical regions; iii) whether the taxon studied is named in the title of papers on biodiversity, perhaps reflecting a perception of what biodiversity is; iv) the geographical distribution of biodiversity research, compared with the distribution of biodiversity and threatened species; and v) the geographical distribution of authors' countries of origin...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240793/dental-implants-in-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-patients-a-systematic-review
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Daniel Almeida, Katia Vianna, Patrícia Arriaga, Vittorio Moraschini
OBJECTIVES: The Sjögren's syndrome (SS) is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects salivation and consequently the health of oral tissues. The aim of this systematic review was to investigate the implant survival rate, marginal bone loss (MBL) and biological complications of dental implants in SS patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eligibility criteria included prospective and retrospective cohort studies, controlled clinical trials, and randomized clinical trials (RCTs)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240742/paediatric-testicular-tumours-in-a-new-zealand-centre
#5
Timothy Little, Shareena Lala, Vipul Upadhyay
AIM: This is a 12-year, single-centre retrospective review of paediatric testicular tumours and review of the world literature on paediatric testicular tumours. The aim was to identify presenting features, the range of pathology and management of such tumours in comparison with other published series. METHODS: The hospital's pathology database was searched for all testicular and paratesticular tissue submitted for patients younger than 16 years of age during the 12-year study period January 2000 to December 2011, and patients with testicular tumours identified...
December 15, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240739/office-design-and-health-a-systematic-review
#6
Ann Richardson, John Potter, Margaret Paterson, Thomas Harding, Gaye Tyler-Merrick, Ray Kirk, Kate Reid, Jane McChesney
AIM: To carry out a systematic review of recent research into the effects of workplace design, comparing individual with shared workspaces, on the health of employees. METHODS: The research question was "Does workplace design (specifically individual offices compared with shared workspaces) affect the health of workers?" A literature search limited to articles published between 2000 and 2017 was undertaken. A systematic review was carried out, and the findings of the reviewed studies grouped into themes according to the primary outcomes measured in the studies...
December 15, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240707/molecular-mechanisms-of-zinc-oxide-nanoparticle-induced-genotoxicity-short-running-title-genotoxicity-of-zno-nps
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Agmal Scherzad, Till Meyer, Norbert Kleinsasser, Stephan Hackenberg
BACKGROUND: Zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO NPs) are among the most frequently applied nanomaterials in consumer products. Evidence exists regarding the cytotoxic effects of ZnO NPs in mammalian cells; however, knowledge about the potential genotoxicity of ZnO NPs is rare, and results presented in the current literature are inconsistent. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this review is to summarize the existing data regarding the DNA damage that ZnO NPs induce, and focus on the possible molecular mechanisms underlying genotoxic events...
December 14, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240582/the-morphologic-spectrum-of-sertoliform-cystadenoma-of-the-rete-testis-a-series-of-15-cases
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Swetha Paluru, Thomas M Ulbright, Mahul Amin, Rodolfo Montironi, Jonathan I Epstein
Sertoliform cystadenoma of the rete testis (SCRT) is rare with only 9 cases reported to date in the literature, none with follow-up. Four large genitourinary pathology consult services were searched. We identified 15 cases of SCRT. Men were 21 to 84 years old (mean, 46 y) and had testicular discomfort or mass. Other findings were seminoma (n=1), spermatocele (n=2), hydrocele (n=1), varicocele (n=1), and scrotal hematoma (n=1). Eight had preoperative serum tumor markers, which were normal. Tumors ranged from 0...
December 7, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240479/nursing-and-the-barriers-to-sustainable-health-care-a-literature-review
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Chloe Griggs, Ana Fernandez, Margie Callanan
OBJECTIVES: global warming poses a serious threat to human health, yet healthcare organisations and staff have been relatively slow to engage with sustainable healthcare practices. This review of the literature seeks to frame what is already known about nurses and their views on global warming and sustainable health care. DESIGN: 11 primary research articles were sourced from a search of five mainstream databases. These articles were subject to a basic thematic analysis...
December 14, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240075/a-systematic-analysis-of-online-marketing-materials-used-by-providers-of-expanded-carrier-screening
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Davit Chokoshvili, Pascal Borry, Danya F Vears
PurposeExpanded carrier screening (ECS) for a large number of recessive disorders is available to prospective parents through commercial providers. This study aimed to analyze the content of marketing materials on ECS providers' websites.MethodsTo identify providers of ECS tests, we undertook a comprehensive online search, reviewed recent academic literature on commercial carrier screening, and consulted with colleagues familiar with the current ECS landscape. The identified websites were archived in April 2017, and inductive content analysis was performed on website text, brochures and educational materials, and video transcripts...
December 14, 2017: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239994/effects-of-judo-training-on-bones-a-systematic-literature-review
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Simone Ciaccioni, Giancarlo Condello, Flavia Guidotti, Laura Capranica
The aim of this study was to provide a systematic literature review on the osteogenic effects of judo (PROSPERO: CRD42016041803). The online search was conducted according to the inclusion criteria: observational studies and clinical/interventional trials in English from inception to June 2016; bone health, mineral density (BMD), diameters, impact force and turnover markers (BTM) outcomes. Thirty-four studies were included and graded for their methodological quality ("fair" quality: 79.4%). The most used assessment method (44...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239989/a-systematic-review-of-the-association-between-physical-fitness-and-musculoskeletal-injury-risk-part-3-flexibility-power-speed-balance-and-agility
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Sarah J de la Motte, Peter Lisman, Timothy C Gribbin, Kaitlin Murphy, Patricia A Deuster
We performed a systematic review and evaluation of the existing scientific literature on the association between flexibility, power, speed, balance, and agility, and musculoskeletal injury (MSK-I) risk in military and civilian populations. MEDLINE, EBSCO, EMBASE, and the Defense Technical Information Center were searched for original studies published from 1970 through 2015 that examined associations between these physical fitness measures (flexibility, power, speed, balance, and agility) and MSK-I. Methodological quality and strength of the evidence were determined following criteria adapted from previously published systematic reviews...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239942/targeted-temperature-management-after-cardiac-arrest-systematic-review-and-meta-analyses
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Rajat Kalra, Garima Arora, Nirav Patel, Rajkumar Doshi, Lorenzo Berra, Pankaj Arora, Navkaranbir S Bajaj
BACKGROUND: Targeted temperature management (TTM) with therapeutic hypothermia is an integral component of postarrest care for survivors. However, recent randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have failed to demonstrate the benefit of TTM on clinical outcomes. We sought to determine if the pooled data from available RCTs support the use of prehospital and/or inhospital TTM after cardiac arrest. METHODS: A comprehensive search of SCOPUS, Elsevier's abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, from 1966 to November 2016 was performed using predefined criteria...
December 11, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239795/effects-of-very-low-calorie-diets-on-liver-size-and-weight-loss-in-the-preoperative-period-of-bariatric-surgery-a-systematic-review
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Mariana Holderbaum, Daniela Schaan Casagrande, Samanta Sussenbach, Caroline Buss
Restrictive diet implementation in bariatric surgery (BS) preoperative period is common, although its benefits are not well established. This study aimed to assess the effects of very low calorie diets (VLCD) on liver size and weight loss during BS preoperative period. Surgery-related complications were also assessed. A systematic review of the literature was performed. Terms such as "bariatric surgery" and "very low energy diet" were included in the search strategy. Inclusion criteria were adult patients (aged>18 yr); VLCD treatment in BS preoperative period (10 d to 12 wk); and assessment of 1 the following outcomes: weight loss, liver volume reduction, and surgical complications...
October 2, 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239784/new-perspectives-for-natural-triterpene-glycosides-as-potential-adjuvants
#15
Marie-Aleth Lacaille-Dubois, Hildebert Wagner
BACKGROUND: Triterpene glycosides are a vast group of secondary metabolites widely distributed in plants including a high number of biologically active compounds. The pharmacological potential is evaluated by using many bioassays particularly in the field of cancerology, immunology, and microbiology. The adjuvant concept is well known for these molecules in vaccines, but there is little preclinical evidence to support this concept in the management of cancer, infections and inflammation...
November 7, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239753/the-use-of-intranasal-analgesia-for-acute-pain-control-in-the-emergency-department-a-literature-review
#16
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Billy Sin, Jennifer Wiafe, Christine Ciaramella, Luis Valdez, Sergey M Motov
BACKGROUND: Traditional routes for administration of pain medications include oral (PO), intravenous (IV), or intramuscular routes (IM). When these routes are not feasible, the intranasal (IN) route may be considered. The objectives of this evidence-based review were: to review the literature which compared the safety and efficacy of IN analgesia to traditional routes and to determine if IN analgesia should be considered over traditional routes for acute pain control in the ED. METHODS: The MEDLINE and EMBASE databases from July 1970 to July 2017 were searched...
November 20, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239554/cutl-an-alternative-to-kulldorff-s-scan-statistics-for-cluster-detection-with-a-specified-cut-off-level
#17
Barbara Więckowska, Justyna Marcinkowska
When searching for epidemiological clusters, an important tool can be to carry out one's own research with the incidence rate from the literature as the reference level. Values exceeding this level may indicate the presence of a cluster in that location. This paper presents a method of searching for clusters that have significantly higher incidence rates than those specified by the investigator. The proposed method uses the classic binomial exact test for one proportion and an algorithm that joins areas with potential clusters while reducing the number of multiple comparisons needed...
November 6, 2017: Geospatial Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239469/bariatric-surgery-in-the-elderly-a-narrative-review
#18
Everton Cazzo, Martinho Antonio Gestic, Murillo Pimentel Utrini, Felipe David Mendonça Chaim, Francisco Callejas-Neto, José Carlos Pareja, Elinton Adami Chaim
INTRODUCTION: Due to population ageing, the elderly obese population is increasing. Bariatric surgery is the standard treatment option for morbid obesity nowadays, but there is some controversy regarding its routine indication in the elderly population. Objetive: To review the current evidence about bariatric surgery in the elderly. METHOD: On-line search in the electronic databases Medline and Lilacs and compilation of the most significant data. The most relevant studies in the area over the past 16 years have been considered for this review...
September 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239465/vitamin-b12-bone-mineral-density-and-fracture-risk-in-adults-a-systematic-review
#19
Luciana Leal Gomes de Macêdo, Cecilia Maria Resende Gonçalves de Carvalho, Janaína Costa Cavalcanti, Betania de Jesus E Silva de Almendra Freitas
OBJECTIVE: To consolidate information available on the effect of vitamin B12 on bone mineral density and fracture risk, with emphasis on clinical trials, observational and longitudinal data conducted in humans. METHOD: A systematic review of the literature of the past decade on the role of vitamin B12 in bone mineral density and fracture risk in subjects of all ages and both sexes was performed by means of a PubMed, Science Direct, Medline and SciELO database search...
September 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239292/ethnic-density-effects-for-adult-mental-health-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-international-studies
#20
Laia Bécares, Michael E Dewey, Jayati Das-Munshi
BACKGROUND: Despite increased ethnic diversity in more economically developed countries it is unclear whether residential concentration of ethnic minority people (ethnic density) is detrimental or protective for mental health. This is the first systematic review and meta-analysis covering the international literature, assessing ethnic density associations with mental health outcomes. METHODS: We systematically searched Medline, PsychINFO, Sociological Abstracts, Web of Science from inception to 31 March 2016...
December 14, 2017: Psychological Medicine
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