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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431261/dietary-patterns-and-depression-risk-a-meta-analysis
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Ye Li, Mei-Rong Lv, Yan-Jin Wei, Ling Sun, Ji-Xiang Zhang, Huai-Guo Zhang, Bin Li
Although some studies have reported potential associations of dietary patterns with depression risk, a consistent perspective hasn't been estimated to date. Therefore, we conducted this meta-analysis to evaluate the relation between dietary patterns and the risk of depression. A literature research was conducted searching MEDLINE and EMBASE databases up to September 2016. In total, 21 studies from ten countries met the inclusion criteria and were included in the present meta-analysis. A dietary pattern characterized by a high intakes of fruit, vegetables, whole grain, fish, olive oil, low-fat dairy and antioxidants and low intakes of animal foods was apparently associated with a decreased risk of depression...
April 11, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424499/tamsulosin-for-treatment-of-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-in-women-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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H L Zhang, Z G Huang, Y Qiu, X Cheng, X Q Zou, T T Liu
Tamsulosin has been used for the off-label treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in women. Over the past few years, several randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have reported the clinical effectiveness and safety of tamsulosin for LUTS in women. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to perform a meta-analysis to evaluate the safety and efficacy of tamsulosin in treating LUTS in women, which may resolve some of the current controversies over use of the drug and provide more reliable evidence for the use of tamsulosin...
April 20, 2017: International Journal of Impotence Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420364/anterior-inferior-plating-versus-superior-plating-for-clavicle-fracture-a-meta-analysis
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Jie Ai, Shun-Li Kan, Hai-Liang Li, Hong Xu, Yang Liu, Guang-Zhi Ning, Shi-Qing Feng
BACKGROUND: The position of plate fixation for clavicle fracture remains controversial. Our objective was to perform a comprehensive review of the literature and quantify the surgical parameters and clinical indexes between the anterior inferior plating and superior plating for clavicle fracture. METHODS: PubMed, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library were searched for randomized and non-randomized studies that compared the anterior inferior plating with the superior plating for clavicle fracture...
April 18, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410184/the-effects-of-physical-activity-on-health-and-quality-of-life-in-adolescent-cancer-survivors-a-systematic-review
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Amanda Wurz, Jennifer Brunet
BACKGROUND: There are numerous published controlled trials assessing the safety and the benefits of physical activity (PA) for child and adult cancer survivors. However, trials exclusively comprised of adolescent cancer survivors aged 13-19 years, who may experience different health and quality of life (QOL) effects as a function of their developmental status, are lacking. Rather, some trials have included both adolescent and child cancer survivors together. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this systematic review was to synthesize the findings from randomized controlled trails (RCTs) and controlled clinical trials (CCTs) investigating the effects of PA on health and QOL outcomes in samples comprised of >50% adolescent cancer survivors to summarize the current state of evidence, identify knowledge gaps, and highlight areas in need of additional research within this population...
May 24, 2016: JMIR Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401595/assessing-a-cognitive-music-training-for-older-participants-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Michele Biasutti, Anthony Mangiacotti
OBJECTIVES: In a randomised controlled trial, we investigated whether a cognitive training based on rhythm-music and music improvisation exercises had positive effects on executive functions in older participants. METHODS: Thirty-five residents in a guest home with mild-moderate cognitive impairment and healthy ageing were randomly assigned to an experimental group (n = 18) featuring cognitive music training composed of 12 bi-weekly 70-min sessions, and a control group (n = 17) attended 12 bi-weekly 45-min sessions of gymnastic activities offered by the institute...
April 12, 2017: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396179/effects-of-cognitive-leisure-activity-on-cognition-in-mild-cognitive-impairment-results-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Takehiko Doi, Joe Verghese, Hyuma Makizako, Kota Tsutsumimoto, Ryo Hotta, Sho Nakakubo, Takao Suzuki, Hiroyuki Shimada
OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that a long-term, structured cognitive leisure activity program is more effective than a health education program at reducing the risk of further cognitive decline in older adults with mild cognitive impairment syndrome (MCI), a high risk for dementia. DESIGN: A 3-arm, single-blind randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Community. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 201 Japanese adults with MCI (mean age: 76...
April 7, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396128/perioperative-analgesic-profile-of-dexmedetomidine-infusions-in-morbidly-obese-undergoing-bariatric-surgery-a-meta-analysis-and-trial-sequential-analysis
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Preet Mohinder Singh, Rajesh Panwar, Anuradha Borle, Jan P Mulier, Ashish Sinha, Basavana Goudra
BACKGROUND: Opioid-sparing analgesia for bariatric surgery in morbidly obese can potentially prevent catastrophic airway complications. Our meta-analysis attempts to consolidate the evidence on dexmedetomidine evaluating its analgesic and safety profile. METHODS: Trails comparing perioperative dexmedetomidine infusion to conventional analgesic regimens for bariatric surgery were searched. Comparisons were made for 24-hour and postanesthesia care unit (PACU) morphine consumed, PACU pain scores, postoperative nausea and vomiting pain scores, and heartrate...
March 10, 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388892/self-administered-physical-exercise-training-as-treatment-of-neck-and-shoulder-pain-among-military-helicopter-pilots-and-crew-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Mike Murray, Britt Lange, Bo Riebeling Nørnberg, Karen Søgaard, Gisela Sjøgaard
BACKGROUND: Neck pain is frequent among military helicopter pilots and crew-members, and pain may influence individual health and work performance. The aim of this study was to examine if an exercise intervention could reduce neck pain among helicopter pilots and crew-members. METHODS: Thirty-one pilots and thirty-eight crew-members were randomized to either an exercise-training-group (n = 35) or a reference-group (n = 34). The exercise-training-group received 20-weeks of specific neck/shoulder training...
April 7, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380705/the-effects-of-integrated-attention-training-for-older-chinese-adults-with-subjective-cognitive-complaints
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Calvin Pak-Wing Cheng, Linda Chiu-Wa Lam, Sheung-Tak Cheng
OBJECTIVE: Early intervention to reduce cognitive decline and preserve functioning is a compelling public health issue. Because impaired attention occurs early in the process of cognitive impairment, focusing training strategies upon attention may be a potential intervention to prevent further cognitive decline. We sought to test the effects on cognitive performance and daily functioning of a new cognitive training program that focuses on attention. METHOD: This single-blind randomized controlled trial lasted 6 months and included two phases...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Applied Gerontology: the Official Journal of the Southern Gerontological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373643/the-role-of-three-dimensional-printed-models-of-skull-in-anatomy-education-a-randomized-controlled-trail
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Shi Chen, Zhouxian Pan, Yanyan Wu, Zhaoqi Gu, Man Li, Ze Liang, Huijuan Zhu, Yong Yao, Wuyang Shui, Zhen Shen, Jun Zhao, Hui Pan
Three-dimensional (3D) printed models represent educational tools of high quality compared with traditional teaching aids. Colored skull models were produced by 3D printing technology. A randomized controlled trial (RCT) was conducted to compare the learning efficiency of 3D printed skulls with that of cadaveric skulls and atlas. Seventy-nine medical students, who never studied anatomy, were randomized into three groups by drawing lots, using 3D printed skulls, cadaveric skulls, and atlas, respectively, to study the anatomical structures in skull through an introductory lecture and small group discussions...
April 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318984/safety-and-efficacy-of-thrombectomy-in-acute-ischaemic-stroke-revascat-1-year-follow-up-of-a-randomised-open-label-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Antoni Dávalos, Erik Cobo, Carlos A Molina, Angel Chamorro, M Angeles de Miquel, Luis San Román, Joaquín Serena, Elena López-Cancio, Marc Ribó, Mónica Millán, Xabier Urra, Pere Cardona, Alejandro Tomasello, Carlos Castaño, Jordi Blasco, Lucía Aja, Marta Rubiera, Meritxell Gomis, Arturo Renú, Blanca Lara, Joan Martí-Fàbregas, Brian Jankowitz, Neus Cerdà, Tudor G Jovin
BACKGROUND: The REVASCAT trial and other studies have shown that the neurovascular thrombectomy improves outcomes at 90 days post stroke. However, whether the observed benefit is sustained in the long term remains unknown. We report the results of the prespecified 12-month analysis of the REVASCAT trial. METHODS: Patients with acute ischaemic stroke who could be treated within 8 h of symptom onset were randomly assigned to medical therapy (including intravenous alteplase when eligible) and neurovascular thrombectomy with Solitaire FR or medical therapy alone...
May 2017: Lancet Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318686/probiotic-supplementation-for-management-of-cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-adults-with-type-ii-diabetes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Fatemeh Hendijani, Vajihe Akbari
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The effectiveness of probiotics in control of hypertension and dyslipidemia in diabetic patients remains unclear. Therefore, we systematically reviewed relevant data to elucidate the effects of probiotics on blood pressure and lipid profile of type 2 diabetic patients. METHODS: We searched PubMed, ISI Web of Knowledge, Scopus, The Cochrane Library, ClinicalTrials.gov, ProQuest Dissertations and Theses databases until May 2016. The primary outcomes were systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP), total cholesterol (TC), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) and triglycerides (TG)...
February 24, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285574/virtual-reality-exercise-on-a-home-based-phase-iii-cardiac-rehabilitation-program-effect-on-executive-function-quality-of-life-and-depression-anxiety-and-stress-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ágata Vieira, Cristina Melo, Jorge Machado, Joaquim Gabriel
PURPOSE: To analyse the effect of a six-month home-based phase III cardiac rehabilitation (CR) specific exercise program, performed in a virtual reality (Kinect) or conventional (booklet) environment, on executive function, quality of life and depression, anxiety and stress of subjects with coronary artery disease. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial was conducted with subjects, who had completed phase II, randomly assigned to intervention group 1 (IG1), whose program encompassed the use of Kinect (n = 11); or intervention group 2 (IG2), a paper booklet (n = 11); or a control group (CG), only subjected to the usual care (n = 11)...
March 13, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275347/cognitive-training-sustainably-improves-executive-functioning-in-middle-aged-industry-workers-assessed-by-task-switching-a-randomized-controlled-erp-study
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Patrick D Gajewski, Gabriele Freude, Michael Falkenstein
Recently, we reported results of a cross-sectional study investigating executive functions in dependence of aging and type of work. That study showed deficits in performance and electrophysiological activity in middle-aged workers with long-term repetitive and unchallenging work. Based on these findings, we conducted a longitudinal study that aimed at ameliorating these cognitive deficits by means of a trainer-guided cognitive training (CT) in 57 further middle-aged workers with repetitive type of work from the same factory...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263366/ageism-in-studies-on-the-management-of-osteoporosis
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Caoimhe McGarvey, Tara Coughlan, Desmond O'Neill
OBJECTIVES: To review the literature to assess whether the fact that osteoporosis is chiefly considered a disease of the older population was reflected in research in the area of the management of osteoporosis and to determine the extent of ageism in studies on the management of osteoporosis. DESIGN: Review. SETTING: All randomized control trials on the management of osteoporosis entered in the Cochrane Library Database that reported mean age were included...
March 6, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248878/surgical-strategies-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-pancreatitis-an-updated-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Xin Zhao, Naiqiang Cui, Ximo Wang, Yunfeng Cui
BACKGROUND: Chronic pancreatitis (CP) is a common and frequently occurring disease. Pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD), pylorus-preserving pancreaticoduodenectomy (PPPD), and duodenum-preserving pancreatic head resection (DPPHR) are important treatment options for patients with chronic pancreatitis. The Beger and Frey procedures are 2 main duodenum-preserving techniques in duodenum-preserving pancreatic head resection (DPPHR) strategies. We conducted this systematic review and meta-analysis to compare the clinical efficacy of DPPHR versus PD, the Beger procedure versus PD, the Frey procedure versus PD, and the Beger procedure versus the Frey procedure in the treatment of pancreatitis...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248418/defeating-urinary-incontinence-with-exercise-training-results-of-a-pilot-study-in-frail-older-women
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Kristine M C Talley, Jean F Wyman, Ulf Bronas, Becky J Olson-Kellogg, Teresa C McCarthy
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether combining behavioral urinary incontinence (UI) treatments with physical activity improves UI in frail older women. DESIGN: Single-blind, two-arm pilot randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Senior apartments. PARTICIPANTS: Frail women (mean age 84.9 ± 6.4) without dementia (n = 42). INTERVENTION: Twelve-week program of customized behavioral UI treatments: 150 minutes of weekly walking and twice weekly strength training classes...
March 1, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244568/the-body-fat-cognition-relationship-in-healthy-older-individuals-does-gynoid-vs-android-distribution-matter
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R Forte, C Pesce, G De Vito, C A G Boreham
OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship between regional and whole body fat accumulation and core cognitive executive functions. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTINGS AND PARTICIPANTS: 78 healthy men and women aged between 65 and 75 years recruited through consumer's database. MEASUREMENTS: DXA measured percentage total body fat, android, gynoid distribution and android/gynoid ratio; inhibition and working memory updating through Random Number Generation test and cognitive flexibility by Trail Making test...
2017: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236811/neuropsychological-performance-changes-following-subthalamic-versus-pallidal-deep-brain-stimulation-in-parkinson-s-disease-a-systematic-review-and-metaanalysis
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Ahmed Elgebaly, Mohamed Elfil, Attia Attia, Mayar Magdy, Ahmed Negida
BACKGROUND: Studies comparing subthalamus (STN) and globus pallidus internus (GPi) deep brain stimulation (DBS) for the management of Parkinson's disease in terms of neuropsychological performance are scarce and heterogeneous. Therefore, we performed a systematic review and metaanalysis to compare neuropsychological outcomes following STN DBS versus GPi DBS. METHODS: A computer literature search of PubMed, the Web of Science, and Cochrane Central was conducted. Records were screened for eligible studies, and data were extracted and synthesized using Review Manager (v...
February 27, 2017: CNS Spectrums
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212978/a-systematic-review-of-the-survival-and-complication-rates-of-inlay-retained-fixed-dental-prostheses
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REVIEW
Junyu Chen, He Cai, Lai Suo, Yiyuan Xue, Jian Wang, Qianbing Wan
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this systematic review was to investigate the survival and complication rates of inlay-retainer fixed dental prostheses (IRFDPs). DATA/SOURCES: A systematic search was conducted in the PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library databases in English and time filters (articles published from 1960) were used. STUDY SELECTION: Randomized controlled trails (RCTs), controlled clinical trials (CCTs) and prospective cohort studies on IRFDPs with a mean follow-up period of at least 2 years were included...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Dentistry
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