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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350536/diagnostic-accuracy-of-functional-imaging-and-biochemical-tests-for-patients-presenting-with-chest-pain-to-the-emergency-department-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Mario Iannaccone, Sebastiano Gili, Ovidio De Filippo, Salvatore D'Amico, Marco Gagliardi, Maurizio Bertaina, Silvia Mazzilli, Sara Rettegno, Federica Bongiovanni, Paolo Gatti, Fabrizio Ugo, Giacomo G Boccuzzi, Salvatore Colangelo, Silvia Prato, Claudio Moretti, Maurizio D'Amico, Patrizia Noussan, Roberto Garbo, David Hildick-Smith, Fiorenzo Gaita, Fabrizio D'Ascenzo
BACKGROUND: Non-invasive ischaemia tests and biomarkers are widely adopted to rule out acute coronary syndrome in the emergency department. Their diagnostic accuracy has yet to be precisely defined. METHODS: Medline, Cochrane Library CENTRAL, EMBASE and Biomed Central were systematically screened (start date 1 September 2016, end date 1 December 2016). Prospective studies (observational or randomised controlled trial) comparing functional/imaging or biochemical tests for patients presenting with chest pain to the emergency department were included...
January 1, 2018: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350330/role-of-dual-energy-ct-in-the-diagnosis-and-follow-up-of-gout-systematic-analysis-of-the-literature
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André Ramon, Amélie Bohm-Sigrand, Pierre Pottecher, Pascal Richette, Jean-Francis Maillefert, Herve Devilliers, Paul Ornetti
The aim of this systematic review was to determine the potential role of dual-energy CT in the diagnosis and follow-up of gout with regard to the Outcome Measures in Rheumatology (OMERACT) filter. A systematic analysis of the literature was conducted using the MEDLINE and Cochrane databases and published abstracts of international congresses, according to the criteria of the OMERACT filter: feasibility, reproducibility, validity versus laboratory (serum urate, MSU synovial fluid aspirate) and other imaging modalities for gout, and its sensitivity to change in patients on urate lowering therapy (ULT)...
January 19, 2018: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350250/-abdominal-injuries-in-polytraumatized-adults-systematic-review
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C E M Pothmann, K Sprengel, H Alkadhi, G Osterhoff, F Allemann, T Jentzsch, G Jukema, H C Pape, H-P Simmen, V Neuhaus
Abdominal injuries are potentially life-threatening and occur in 20-25% of all polytraumatized patients. Blunt trauma is the main mechanism. The liver and spleen are most commonly injured and much less often the intestines. The clinical evaluation proves equivocal in many cases; therefore, the gold standard is computed tomography (CT), which has been increasingly used even in hemodynamically weakly stable or sometimes even unstable patients because it promptly provides precise diagnostic findings, which present the basis for successful therapy...
January 19, 2018: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349893/is-overweight-obesity-a-risk-factor-for-periodontitis-in-young-adults-and-adolescents-a-systematic-review
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S Khan, G Barrington, S Bettiol, T Barnett, L Crocombe
BACKGROUND: Obesity in young adults and adolescents is associated with chronic co-morbidities. This project investigated whether being overweight or obese is a risk factor for periodontitis in adolescents (13-17 years) and young adults (18-34 years). METHODS: A search of 12 databases was conducted using Medical Subject Headings/Index and Emtree terms. Based on the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses, articles published between 2003 and 2016 were screened that reported periodontal and anthropometric measures...
January 19, 2018: Obesity Reviews: An Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349481/systematic-review-and-comparison-of-national-and-international-guidelines-on-diverticular-disease
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REVIEW
T Galetin, A Galetin, K-H Vestweber, A D Rink
PURPOSE: Diverticular disease is common and of increasing medical and economical importance. Various practice guidelines on diagnostic and treatment on this disease exist. We compared current guidelines on the disease in order to identify concordant and discordant recommendations. METHOD: Eleven national and international guidelines on diverticular disease published over the last 10 years have been identified by a systematic literature review on PubMed and compared in detail for 20 main and 51 subtopics...
January 18, 2018: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348320/-18f-fdg-pet-ct-in-local-ablative-therapies-a-systematic-review
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Erik H J G Aarntzen, Linda Heijmen, Wim J G Oyen
Driven by the continuous improvement of the accuracy of cross-sectional imaging, image-guided minimally invasive local ablative therapies have received incremental interest over the past years. This study systematically reviews the currently available literature on [18F]FDG PET/CT to monitor the efficacy of these local ablative therapies. By including all local ablative treatment modalities, tumor types and organ sites, we provide a comprehensive overview of current status, identify general patterns across studies and provide recommendations for future studies and clinical practice...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346446/osteopontin-opn-as-a-csf-and-blood-biomarker-for-multiple-sclerosis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Elmira Agah, Arshia Zardoui, Amene Saghazadeh, Mona Ahmadi, Abbas Tafakhori, Nima Rezaei
Identifying a reliable biomarker may accelerate diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) and lead to early management of the disease. Accumulating evidence suggest that cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and peripheral blood concentration of osteopontin (OPN) may have diagnostic and prognostic value in MS. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies that measured peripheral blood and CSF levels of OPN in MS patients and controls to evaluate the diagnostic potential of this biomarker better. We searched PubMed, Web of Science and Scopus databases to find articles that measured OPN concentration in peripheral blood and CSF samples from MS patients up to October 19, 2016...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345427/review-article-best-practice-management-of-common-shoulder-injuries-and-conditions-in-the-emergency-department-part-4-of-the-musculoskeletal-injuries-rapid-review-series
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REVIEW
Kirsten Strudwick, Megan McPhee, Anthony Bell, Melinda Martin-Khan, Trevor Russell
Shoulder injuries are a commonly presenting complaint to the ED. In the absence of an obvious deformity, they can be difficult to assess and definitively diagnose because of the multiple structures that cause shoulder pain, the acuity and severity of pain and the lack of range of motion in the ED setting. The quality of ED care provided to patients with musculoskeletal shoulder pain is crucial to ensure the best possible outcomes for the patient. This rapid review investigated best practice for the assessment and management of common shoulder injuries and conditions in the ED...
January 18, 2018: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345225/indications-for-the-surgical-management-of-benign-goiter-in-adults
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Detlef K Bartsch, Markus Luster, Heinz J Buhr, Dietmar Lorenz, Christoph-Thomas Germer, Peter E Goretzki
BACKGROUND: Thyroidectomy is still three to six times more common in Germany than in the USA, Great Britain, and the Scandinavian countries. Thus, the question is often asked whether thyroidectomy in Germany is being performed for the correct indications. METHODS: This review is based on studies and guidelines containing information on the indications for surgery in benign goiter and Graves' disease; these publications were retrieved by a systematic literature search in the Medline and Cochrane Library databases (1990-2016)...
January 8, 2018: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345117/candida-auris-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-current-updates-on-an-emerging-multidrug-resistant-pathogen
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John Osei Sekyere
From 2009, Candida auris has emerged as a multidrug-resistant ascomycete yeast pathogen with the capacity for easy transmission between patients and hospitals, as well as persistence on environmental surfaces. Its association with high mortalities, breakthrough and persistent candidaemia, inconsistencies in susceptibility testing results, misidentification by available commercial identification systems and treatment failure, complicates its management and detection. Within the last nine years, C. auris has been increasingly reported from far-Eastern Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, South and North America with substantial fatalities and misidentification...
January 18, 2018: MicrobiologyOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344805/salivary-biomarkers-for-oral-cancer-and-pre-cancer-screening-a-review
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REVIEW
J Kaur, R Jacobs, Y Huang, N Salvo, C Politis
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to conduct a systematic review of the literature assessing potential salivary biomarkers of oral cancer and pre-cancer and discuss emerging issues and challenges in relation to oral cancer and pre-cancer diagnostics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Search for articles involved the Medline, PubMed, and EMBASE. Specific terms were used from January 1995 to March 2017 by three experts. RESULTS: This search collected 270 articles, of which 105 articles such as reviews, case reports, news, letter to editor, etc...
January 17, 2018: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344682/68ga-prostate-specific-membrane-antigen-psma-positron-emission-tomography-pet-for-primary-staging-of-high-risk-prostate-cancer-a-systematic-review
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Julia Corfield, Marlon Perera, Damien Bolton, Nathan Lawrentschuk
PURPOSE: To systematically review currently available data on 68Ga-prostate specific membrane antigen (PSMA) positron emission tomography (PET) used for the primary staging of high-risk prostate cancer. METHODS: We performed critical reviews of EMBASE, Web of Science (including MEDLINE) and Cochrane databases in October 2016 according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta-analysis statement. We included studies that utilized 68Ga-PSMA PET for primary staging of prostate cancer...
January 17, 2018: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343170/accuracy-of-ultrasonographic-measurements-of-inferior-vena-cava-to-determine-fluid-responsiveness-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Daniele Orso, Irene Paoli, Tommaso Piani, Francesco L Cilenti, Lorenzo Cristiani, Nicola Guglielmo
OBJECTIVE: Fluid responsiveness is the ability to increase the cardiac output in response to a fluid challenge. Only about 50% of patients receiving fluid resuscitation for acute circulatory failure increase their stroke volume, but the other 50% may worsen their outcome. Therefore, predicting fluid responsiveness is needed. In this purpose, in recent years, the assessment of the inferior vena cava (IVC) through ultrasound (US) has become very popular. The aim of our work was to systematically review all the previously published studies assessing the accuracy of the diameter of IVC or its respiratory variations measured through US in predicting fluid responsiveness...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342292/clinical-utility-of-the-global-anti-phospholipid-syndrome-score-for-risk-stratification-a-pooled-analysis
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Savino Sciascia, Massimo Radin, Giovanni Sanna, Irene Cecchi, Dario Roccatello, Maria Laura Bertolaccini
Objective: Recently, our group conceived a risk score for clinical manifestations of APS (the global APS score, or GAPSS) that takes into account the combination of independent cardiovascular risk factors and the aPL positivity profile. These include hyperlipidaemia, arterial hypertension, aCL, anti-β2 glycoprotein-I, aPS-PT and the LA. A complementary version, the adjusted GAPSS (aGAPSS), which excludes aPS-PT, was also designed. The aim of our study was to systematically review the literature to assess the clinical utility of the GAPSS and aGAPSS for risk stratification of any APS clinical manifestation...
January 12, 2018: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340823/endoscopic-perforations-what-are-the-indications-for-surgery
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Diane Mege, Laura Beyer-Berjot, Walid Ezzedine, Anderson Loundou, Jean-Charles Grimaud, Marc Barthet, Stéphane Berdah
BACKGROUND: Despite their low occurrence, endoscopic perforations (EPs) are concerning. Some predictive factors have been identified, and EP management is debated, whether non-surgical (medical and/or endoscopic) or surgical. The objective was to elaborate a predictive score for surgical management of EP. METHODS: All the patients addressed for upper and lower EP, except oesophageal EP, were retrospectively included (2004-2015). Demographic data, endoscopic features (indication, location, type), clinical, biological and radiological presentations of EP were reviewed...
January 16, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338786/a-systematic-review-of-transfusion-transmitted-malaria-in-non-endemic-areas
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Federica Verra, Andrea Angheben, Elisa Martello, Giovanni Giorli, Francesca Perandin, Zeno Bisoffi
BACKGROUND: Transfusion-transmitted malaria (TTM) is an accidental Plasmodium infection caused by whole blood or a blood component transfusion from a malaria infected donor to a recipient. Infected blood transfusions directly release malaria parasites in the recipient's bloodstream triggering the development of high risk complications, and potentially leading to a fatal outcome especially in individuals with no previous exposure to malaria or in immuno-compromised patients. A systematic review was conducted on TTM case reports in non-endemic areas to describe the epidemiological characteristics of blood donors and recipients...
January 16, 2018: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338746/cost-of-diabetes-mellitus-in-africa-a-systematic-review-of-existing-literature
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REVIEW
Chipo Mutyambizi, Milena Pavlova, Lumbwe Chola, Charles Hongoro, Wim Groot
BACKGROUND: There is an increasing recognition that non communicable diseases impose large economic costs on households, societies and nations. However, not much is known about the magnitude of diabetes expenditure in African countries and to the best of our knowledge no systematic assessment of the literature on diabetes costs in Africa has been conducted. The aim of this paper is to capture the evidence on the cost of diabetes in Africa, review the methods used to calculate costs and identify areas for future research...
January 16, 2018: Globalization and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338695/novel-sensing-technology-in-fall-risk-assessment-in-older-adults-a-systematic-review
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Ruopeng Sun, Jacob J Sosnoff
BACKGROUND: Falls are a major health problem for older adults with significant physical and psychological consequences. A first step of successful fall prevention is to identify those at risk of falling. Recent advancement in sensing technology offers the possibility of objective, low-cost and easy-to-implement fall risk assessment. The objective of this systematic review is to assess the current state of sensing technology on providing objective fall risk assessment in older adults. METHODS: A systematic review was conducted in accordance to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis statement (PRISMA)...
January 16, 2018: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338453/proteomic-serum-biomarkers-for-neuromuscular-diseases
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Sandra Murphy, Margit Zweyer, Rustam R Mundegar, Dieter Swandulla, Kay Ohlendieck
The clinical evaluation of neuromuscular symptoms often includes the assessment of altered blood proteins or changed enzyme activities. However, the blood concentration of many muscle-derived serum markers is not specific for different neuromuscular disorders and also shows alterations in the course of these diseases. Thus, the establishment of more reliable biomarker signatures for improved muscle diagnostics is required. Areas covered: To address the lack of muscle disease-specific marker molecules, mass spectrometry-based proteomics was applied to the systematic identification and biochemical characterization of new serum biomarker candidates...
January 17, 2018: Expert Review of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336933/left-vocal-cord-paralysis-after-patent-ductus-arteriosus-ligation-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Merete Salveson Engeseth, Nina Rydland Olsen, Silje Maeland, Thomas Halvorsen, Adam Goode, Ola Drange Røksund
CONTEXT: Extremely premature (EP) infants are at increased risk of left vocal cord paralysis (LVCP) following surgery for patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). OBJECTIVE: A Systematical Review was conducted to investigate the incidence and outcomes of LVCP after PDA ligation in EP born infants. DATA SOURCES: Searches were performed in Cochrane, Medline, Embase, Cinahl and PsycInfo. STUDY SELECTION: Studies describing EP infants undergoing PDA surgery and reporting incidence of LVCP were included...
November 15, 2017: Paediatric Respiratory Reviews
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