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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551823/indirect-comparisons-of-the-efficacy-of-biological-agents-in-patients-with-active-ankylosing-spondylitis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Patompong Ungprasert, Patricia J Erwin, Matthew J Koster
Patients with ankylosing (AS) often do not have a satisfactory response to, or could not tolerate, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Several biologic agents are available for such patients. However, the comparative efficacy of these treatments remains unknown as head-to-head randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are not available. RCTs examining the efficacy of biologic agents in patients with AS who had inadequate response to, or could not tolerate, NSAIDs were identified. If at least two RCTs were available for a given biologic agent, the pooled odds ratio (OR) and 95% confidence interval (CI) of achieving 20% improvement according to the Ankylosing Spondylitis Assessment Study group response criteria 20 (ASAS20) across trials were calculated...
May 28, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551509/bacteriophage-removal-efficiency-as-a-validation-and-operational-monitoring-tool-for-virus-reduction-in-wastewater-reclamation-review
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Mohan Amarasiri, Masaaki Kitajima, Thanh H Nguyen, Satoshi Okabe, Daisuke Sano
The multiple-barrier concept is widely employed in international and domestic guidelines for wastewater reclamation and reuse for microbiological risk management, in which a wastewater reclamation system is designed to achieve guideline values of the performance target of microbe reduction. Enteric viruses are one of the pathogens for which the target reduction values are stipulated in guidelines, but frequent monitoring to validate human virus removal efficacy is challenging in a daily operation due to the cumbersome procedures for virus quantification in wastewater...
May 19, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551329/myeloproliferative-neoplasms-with-t-8-22-p11-2-q11-2-bcr-fgfr1-a-meta-analysis-of-20-cases-shows-cytogenetic-progression-with-b-lymphoid-blast-phase
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Ximena Montenegro-Garreaud, Roberto N Miranda, Alexandra Reynolds, Guilin Tang, Sa A Wang, Mariko Yabe, Wei Wang, Lianghua Fang, Carlos E Bueso-Ramos, Pei Lin, L Jeffrey Medeiros, Xinyan Lu
Rearrangements of FGFR1 result in the 8p11 myeloproliferative syndrome, a group of rare diseases that features a myeloproliferative neoplasm (MPN) that commonly progresses to lymphoblastic leukemia/lymphoma or acute myeloid leukemia. The most common partner of the FGFR1 is ZMYM2 and patients with the ZMYM2-FGFR1 fusion often present with MPN and T-lymphoblastic lymphoma. There are 14 other partners that can fuse with the FGFR1 and of interest is the BCR-FGFR1 fusion that results from t(8;22)(p11.2;q11.2). Patients with t(8;22) often show leukocytosis and present with an MPN resembling chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) or very rarely, with B lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL)...
May 24, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550904/analgesic-effect-of-intraperitoneal-local-anesthetic-in-surgery-an-overview-of-systematic-reviews
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James K Hamill, Jamie-Lee Rahiri, Andrew G Hill
BACKGROUND: Intraperitoneal local anesthetic (IPLA) reduces postoperative pain as shown by previous systematic reviews. The purpose of this review was to compare the efficacy of IPLA between different types of procedure and to formulate GRADE recommendations for the use of IPLA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic search for systematic reviews of the effect of IPLA, versus no IPLA or placebo, on pain after any surgical procedure. Databases included in the study were MEDLINE, EMBASE, CDSR, and DARE...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550770/laparoscopic-versus-open-radical-nephrectomy-for-renal-cell-carcinoma-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Gang Liu, Yulei Ma, Shouhua Wang, Xiancheng Han, Dianjun Gao
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to summarize and quantify the current evidence on the therapeutic efficacy of laparoscopic radical nephrectomy (LRN) compared with open radical nephrectomy (ORN) in patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC) in a meta-analysis. METHODS: Data were collected by searching Pubmed, Embase, Web of Science, and ScienceDirect for reports published up to September 26, 2016. Studies that reported data on comparisons of therapeutic efficacy of LRN and ORN were included...
May 24, 2017: Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550627/association-between-antithrombotic-drug-use-before-chronic-subdural-haematoma-and-outcome-after-drainage-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Michael T C Poon, Rustam Al-Shahi Salman
In view of their age and vascular co-morbidities, people are often taking an antithrombotic drug when diagnosed with chronic subdural haematoma (CSDH). It is unclear whether antithrombotic use at CSDH diagnosis, or resumption afterwards, is associated with recurrent CSDH or vaso-occlusive events. We systematically reviewed the literature for studies reporting CSDH recurrence or vaso-occlusive events after drainage of CSDH associated with antithrombotic drug use. We searched Medline 1946-2016 and Embase 1974-2016 inclusive for cohort studies reporting the risk of CSDH recurrence or vaso-occlusive events after CSDH associated with antithrombotic (anticoagulant or antiplatelet) drug use...
May 26, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550611/-18-f-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-in-the-diagnosis-of-malignancy-in-patients-with-paraneoplastic-neurological-syndrome-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Ana María García Vicente, Roberto C Delgado-Bolton, Mariano Amo-Salas, Jesús López-Fidalgo, Ana Paula Caresia Aróztegui, José Ramón García Garzón, Javier Orcajo Rincón, María José García Velloso, María de Arcocha Torres, Soledad Alvárez Ruíz
PURPOSE: The detection of occult cancer in patients suspected of having a paraneoplastic neurological syndrome (PNS) poses a diagnostic challenge. The aim of our study was to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the diagnostic performance of FDG PET for the detection of occult malignant disease responsible for PNS. METHODS: A systematic review of the literature (MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane, and DARE) was undertaken to identify studies published in any language...
May 27, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550592/certolizumab-pegol-for-treating-rheumatoid-arthritis-following-inadequate-response-to-a-tnf-%C3%AE-inhibitor-an-evidence-review-group-perspective-of-a-nice-single-technology-appraisal
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Iñigo Bermejo, Matt Stevenson, Rachel Archer, John W Stevens, Edward Goka, Mark Clowes, David L Scott, Adam Young
As part of its single technology appraisal (STA) process, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) invited the manufacturer (UCB Pharma) of certolizumab pegol (CZP; Cimzia(®)) to submit evidence of its clinical and cost effectiveness for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) following inadequate response to a tumour necrosis factor-α inhibitor (TNFi). The School of Health and Related Research Technology Appraisal Group at the University of Sheffield was commissioned to act as the independent Evidence Review Group (ERG)...
May 26, 2017: PharmacoEconomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550481/antiplatelet-pretreatment-and-outcomes-in-intravenous-thrombolysis-for-stroke-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Georgios Tsivgoulis, Aristeidis H Katsanos, Ramin Zand, Vijay K Sharma, Martin Köhrmann, Sotirios Giannopoulos, Efthymios Dardiotis, Anne W Alexandrov, Panayiotis D Mitsias, Peter D Schellinger, Andrei V Alexandrov
Since there are contradictory data regarding the association of antiplatelet pretreatment (AP) with safety and efficacy outcomes of intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) for acute ischemic stroke (AIS), we conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of available randomized-controlled clinical trials (RCTs) to investigate the association of AP with outcomes of AIS patients treated with intravenous alteplase. The outcome events of interest included symptomatic intracranial hemorrhage (sICH), fatal ICH, complete recanalization (CR), 3-month favorable functional outcome (FFO, mRS score 0-1), 3-month functional independence (FI, mRS score 0-2), and mortality...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550461/a-systematic-review-of-the-literature-on-cystodistension-in-bladder-pain-syndrome
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Louise E Olson, James E Dyer, Ahsanul Haq, Jeremy Ockrim, Tamsin J Greenwell
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: There is significant variability in technique for cystodistension and an international discrepancy in the role in its treatment of bladder pain syndrome (BPS). The authors evaluate the evidence base for the use of cystodistension for BPS with particular reference to patient-related outcomes. METHODS: In accordance with the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis statement, a prospective search and evaluation protocol was prepared and registered with the PROSPERO database (ID CRD42017053710)...
May 26, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550362/the-role-of-solifenacin-as-monotherapy-or-combination-with-tamsulosin-in-ureteral-stent-related-symptoms-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Jue Wang, Xiaobei Zhang, Tiande Zhang, Jianjun Mu, Bing Bai, Yi Lei
PURPOSE: Ureteral stenting is associated with various morbidity and reduced quality of life. We systematically evaluated the efficacy and safety of solifenacin as monotherapy, or combined therapy with tamsulosin versus control or tamsulosin monotherapy in stent-related symptoms (SRSs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Randomized controlled trials evaluating solifenacin or its combination with tamsulosin for the treatment of SRSs were identified via a comprehensive search of Pubmed, Embase, Ovid, The Cochrane Library and relevant sources up to February 2017...
May 26, 2017: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550252/exploring-potential-electrophysiological-biomarkers-in-mild-cognitive-impairment-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-event-related-potential-studies
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Lihua Gu, Zhijun Zhang
BACKGROUND: Early diagnosis and effective management are pivotal steps in preventing the transition from mild cognitive impairment (MCI) to Alzheimer's disease. Previous investigations indicated that some event-related potential (ERP) components in MCI are sensitive to cognitive decline. However, several comparative analyses of these components in MCI and healthy controls (HC) yielded inconsistent results. OBJECTIVE: The aim was to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of ERP studies on MCI patients...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550093/causal-effect-of-plasminogen-activator-inhibitor-type-1-on-coronary-heart-disease
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Ci Song, Stephen Burgess, John D Eicher, Christopher J O'Donnell, Andrew D Johnson
BACKGROUND: Plasminogen activator inhibitor type 1 (PAI-1) plays an essential role in the fibrinolysis system and thrombosis. Population studies have reported that blood PAI-1 levels are associated with increased risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). However, it is unclear whether the association reflects a causal influence of PAI-1 on CHD risk. METHODS AND RESULTS: To evaluate the association between PAI-1 and CHD, we applied a 3-step strategy. First, we investigated the observational association between PAI-1 and CHD incidence using a systematic review based on a literature search for PAI-1 and CHD studies...
May 26, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550087/transcriptional-networks-in-rodent-models-support-a-role-for-gut-brain-communication-in-neurogenic-hypertension-a-review-of-the-evidence
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Jasenka Zubcevic, Ashley Baker, Christopher J Martyniuk
Hypertension (HTN) is the most prevalent condition observed in primary health care. Hypertension shows complex etiology, and neuroinflammation, overactive sympathetic drive, and the microbiome are associated with the disease. To obtain mechanistic perspective into neurogenic HTN, we first constructed a framework for transcriptional regulators of the disease using the Comparative Toxicogenomics Database. This approach yielded a core group of 178 transcripts that are prevalent in HTN, including leptin and neuropeptide Y...
May 26, 2017: Physiological Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550059/europe-wide-meta-analysis-of-borrelia-burgdorferi-sensu-lato-prevalence-in-questing-ixodes-ricinus-ticks
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Martin Strnad, Václav Hönig, Daniel Růžek, Libor Grubhoffer, Ryan O M Rego
Lyme borreliosis is the most common zoonotic disease transmitted by ticks in Europe and North America. Despite having multiple tick vectors, the causative agent Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato, is vectored mainly by Ixodes ricinus in Europe. In the present study, we aimed to review and summarize the existing data published from 2010 to 2016 concerning the prevalence of B. burgdorferi s.l. spirochetes in questing I. ricinus The primary focus was to evaluate the infection rate of these bacteria in ticks, accounting for tick stage, adult tick gender, region and detection method, as well as to investigate any changes in prevalence over time...
May 26, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550007/associations-between-maternal-depressive-symptoms-and-nonresponsive-feeding-styles-and-practices-in-mothers-of-young-children-a-systematic-review
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Ana Cristina Lindsay, Tatiana Mesa, Mary L Greaney, Sherrie F Wallington, Julie A Wright
BACKGROUND: Childhood obesity is a significant global public health problem due to increasing rates worldwide. Growing evidence suggests that nonresponsive parental feeding styles and practices are important influences on children's eating behaviors and weight status, especially during early childhood. Therefore, understanding parental factors that may influence nonresponsive parental feeding styles and practices is significant for the development of interventions to prevent childhood obesity...
May 26, 2017: JMIR Public Health and Surveillance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549846/physical-activity-and-age-related-macular-degeneration-a-systematic-literature-review-and-meta-analysis
#17
Myra B McGuinness, Jerome Le, Paul Mitchell, Bamini Gopinath, Ester Cerin, Nicole T M Saksens, Tina Schick, Carel B Hoyng, Robyn H Guymer, Robert P Finger
PURPOSE: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the main cause of irreversible severe vision loss in developed countries. It has been suggested that a healthy lifestyle may assist in delaying the onset and progression of AMD, however evidence for an association between physical activity and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) remains inconclusive. DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis METHODS: Medline, EMBASE and Google Scholar were systematically searched for studies up to May 2015...
May 23, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549707/interventions-for-treating-sarcopenia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-studies
#18
Yoshihiro Yoshimura, Hidetaka Wakabayashi, Minoru Yamada, Hunkyung Kim, Atsushi Harada, Hidenori Arai
BACKGROUND: Much interest has been focused on interventions for treating sarcopenia; however, the effects have gained little evidence. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the effectiveness of exercise, nutritional, drug, and combinational interventions for treating sarcopenia in older people. METHOD: We systematically searched MEDLINE via PubMed, the Cochrane Library of Cochrane Reviews and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and Ichushi-Web for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) from January 2000 to December 2016...
June 1, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549654/congenital-heart-defects-and-measures-of-prenatal-brain-growth-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Thommy Hansen, Tine Brink Henriksen, Cathrine Carlsen Bach, Niels Bjerregård Matthiesen
BACKGROUND: We summarize the evidence for an association between congenital heart defects and prenatal brain growth through a systematic literature review. Congenital heart defects are among the most common malformations, affecting approximately six per 1000 live births. The association between congenital heart defects and long-term neurodevelopmental disorders is well established. Increasing evidence suggests an association between impaired prenatal brain growth and neurodevelopmental disorders in children with congenital heart defects...
April 1, 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549527/vitamin-d-supplementation-in-the-critically-ill-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#20
Pascal L Langlois, Celeste Szwec, Frédérick D'Aragon, Daren K Heyland, William Manzanares
INTRODUCTION: Vitamin D insufficiency is reported in up to 50% of the critically ill patients and is associated with increased mortality, length of stay (LOS) in intensive care unit (ICU) and hospital, and respiratory disorders with prolonged ventilation. Benefits of vitamin D supplementation remain unclear. The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the clinical benefits of vitamin D administration in critically ill patients. METHODS: We searched Medline, Embase, CINAHL and Cochrane database for randomized controlled trials (RCT) conducted on heterogeneous ICU patients comparing vitamin D administration to placebo...
May 11, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
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