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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343299/the-role-of-line-1-methylation-in-predicting-survival-among-colorectal-cancer-patients-a-meta-analysis
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Ding Ye, Danjie Jiang, Yingjun Li, Mingjuan Jin, Kun Chen
BACKGROUND: The prognostic value of long interspersed nucleotide element-1 (LINE-1) methylation in patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) remains uncertain. We have therefore performed a meta-analysis to elucidate this issue. METHODS: The PubMed and Web of Science databases were searched for studies published up to 30 June 2016 which reported on an association between LINE-1 methylation and overall survival (OS), disease-free survival (DFS), or cancer-specific survival (CSS) among CRC patients...
March 25, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340268/is-differential-expression-of-p16ink4a-based-on-the-classification-of-uterine-smooth-muscle-tumors-associated-with-a-different-prognosis-a-meta-analysis
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H Y Cao, S Yang, S Wang, L Y Deng, J Y Lou
We conducted a meta-analysis to examine p16INK4a expression in uterine smooth muscle tumors (USMTs). Although the prognostic value of tumor suppressor p16INK4a has been elucidated in a variety of cancers and precancerous lesions, its role in USMTs is not well established. We searched PubMed, Web of Science, and Embase for publication son p16INK4a expression in USMTs. Strict inclusion and exclusion criteria were imposed. Risk ratios (RRs) with 95% confidence intervals (95%CIs) were calculated to assess the strength of association...
March 22, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339429/comparing-the-efficacy-of-surgery-and-medical-therapy-for-pain-management-in-endometriosis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Shahla Chaichian, Ali Kabir, Adolfazl Mehdizadehkashi, Khaled Rahmani, Mehrdad Moghimi, Bahram Moazzami
BACKGROUND: Pain is considered as one of the main symptoms of endometriosis. The treatment for endometriosis remains controversial. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to compare the effect of medical or surgical treatments for pain-relief in patients with endometriosis. STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis. SETTING: Published papers about evaluating pain treatment in endometriosis in PubMed, Scopus, and Google Scholar...
March 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338168/-safety-and-efficacy-of-hand-assisted-laparoscopic-versus-open-distal-gastrectomy-for-gastric-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Guibing Chen, Xiaoqian Xu, Jiaqing Gong, Guohu Zhang, Yongkuan Cao, Lin Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To systematically assess the safety and efficacy of hand-assisted laparoscopic distal gastrectomy (HALG) versus open distal gastrectomy (ODG) for gastric cancer. METHODS: Chinese or English literature regarding comparison of HALG and ODG were collected by searching in databases (such as PubMed, Cochrane Library, CNKI, Wanfang database) between January 1996 and September 2016. The data of operative time, incision length, blood loss, number of harvested lymph nodes, time to flatus, hospital stay, postoperative complication morbidity and long-term outcomes were compared between the two procedures...
March 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337733/bias-in-cervical-total-disc-replacement-trials
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REVIEW
Kristen Radcliff, Sean Siburn, Hamadi Murphy, Barrett Woods, Sheeraz Qureshi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cervical disc replacement (CDR) has emerged as a motion-preserving alternative to anterior cervical discectomy and fusion in selected cases. Despite favorable literature, CDR is not universally accepted because of concerns regarding bias in the existing literature. The purpose of this review is to identify the possible biases in the disc replacement literature. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent studies that compare CDR and ACDF have demonstrated equivalent or superior outcomes, lower rates of secondary surgery, and equivalent safety at medium- and long-term follow-up...
March 23, 2017: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334132/maximum-likelihood-estimation-and-em-algorithm-of-copas-like-selection-model-for-publication-bias-correction
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Jing Ning, Yong Chen, Jin Piao
Publication bias occurs when the published research results are systematically unrepresentative of the population of studies that have been conducted, and is a potential threat to meaningful meta-analysis. The Copas selection model provides a flexible framework for correcting estimates and offers considerable insight into the publication bias. However, maximizing the observed likelihood under the Copas selection model is challenging because the observed data contain very little information on the latent variable...
February 25, 2017: Biostatistics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331830/prognostic-significance-of-%C3%AE-catenin-expression-in-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-meta-analysis
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Jiajia Jin, Ping Zhan, Masaru Katoh, Susumu S Kobayashi, Kevin Phan, Hong Qian, Huijuan Li, Xiaoxia Wang, Xihua Wang, Yong Song
BACKGROUND: β-catenin is a key component of the canonical Wnt pathway, which plays pivotal roles in malignant transformation and cancer progression. Several studies have reported the clinical significance of the expression level of β-catenin in different subcellular locations. This meta-analysis aimed to assess the prognostic value of β-catenin expression patterns in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS: PubMed and Embase databases were searched to identify all articles referring to the association between β-catenin expression level and outcomes of patients of NSCLC up to November 2016...
February 2017: Translational Lung Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331336/gstm1-polymorphism-is-related-to-risks-of-nasopharyngeal-cancer-and-laryngeal-cancer-a-meta-analysis
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Fengying Zhang, Xijiang Wu, Jinming Niu, Xiufeng Kang, Liya Cheng, Yanchun Lv, Meimei Wu
BACKGROUND: Accumulating data have reported that GSTM1 polymorphism may be related to nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC) and laryngeal cancer (LC). This meta-analysis was performed to investigate the relationship between GSTM1 polymorphism and risks of NPC and LC. METHODS: Pubmed, Embase, and China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) databases were searched for potential articles. Odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were used to evaluate the relationship of GSTM1 polymorphism with the risks of NPC and LC...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329511/an-update-in-drug-induced-subacute-cutaneous-lupus-erythematosus
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Timothy C Michaelis, Richard D Sontheimer, Garrett C Lowe
BACKGROUND: It has been over three decades sincethe first report of drug-induced subacute cutaneouslupus erythematosus (DI-SCLE) was described. Withan increasing variety of implicated drugs and thepotential for publication bias, we must consider: 1) hasthere been a change in drugs most often reported inDI-SCLE over time, and, 2) if so, of which drugs shouldclinicians be most suspicious in the setting of possibleDI-SCLE? OBJECTIVE: To determine which drug(s) present thehighest risk for inducing DI-SCLE...
March 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328853/updated-association-of-tea-consumption-and-bone-mineral-density-a-meta-analysis
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Zhao-Fei Zhang, Jun-Long Yang, Huan-Chang Jiang, Zheng Lai, Feng Wu, Zhi-Xiang Liu
BACKGROUND: Current studies evaluating the association of tea consumption and bone mineral density (BMD) have yielded inconsistent findings. Therefore, we conducted a meta-analysis to assess the relationship between tea consumption and BMD. METHODS: The PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane Library databases were comprehensively searched, and a meta-analysis performed of all observational studies assessing the association of tea consumption and BMD. Forest plots were used to illustrate the results graphically...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325801/insulin-and-glucagon-like-peptide-1-receptor-agonist-combination-therapy-in-type-2-diabetes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Maria Ida Maiorino, Paolo Chiodini, Giuseppe Bellastella, Annalisa Capuano, Katherine Esposito, Dario Giugliano
OBJECTIVE: The combination of basal insulin plus a glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor agonist (GLP-1RA) has been proposed as a treatment option to intensify insulin therapy in type 2 diabetes. We performed a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing this combination strategy to other injectable antidiabetes treatments on metabolic control in adult patients with type 2 diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: We conducted an electronic search until November 2016 on many electronic databases to identify RCTs assessing changes in HbA1c, proportion of patients at HbA1c target ≤7% (53 mmol/mol), hypoglycemia, and weight change...
April 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325471/can-we-identify-who-gets-benefit-or-harm-from-mycophenolate-mofetil-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-systematic-review
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Claudia Mendoza-Pinto, Carmelo Pirone, Daniëlle A van der Windt, Ben Parker, Ian N Bruce
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to summarize the evidence examining factors that predict differential response to mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS: Systematic searches of randomized clinical trials (RCT) to identify predictors of the effects of MMF (moderators), and cohort studies to explore prognostic factors associated with MMF outcomes (response, relapse, or adverse events) were performed. Two reviewers independently assessed the methodological quality of RCTs using the Cochrane Collaboration risk of bias tool and cohort studies using the QUality In Prognosis Studies tool...
February 9, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325118/is-asthma-associated-with-cognitive-impairments-a-meta-analytic-review
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Farzin Irani, Jordan Mark Barbone, Janet Beausoleil, Lynn Gerald
INTRODUCTION: Asthma is a chronic disease with significant health burden and socioeconomic and racial/ethnic disparities related to diagnosis and treatment. Asthma primarily affects the lungs, but can impact brain function through direct and indirect mechanisms. Some studies have suggested that asthma negatively impacts cognition, while others have failed to identify asthma-related cognitive compromise. We aimed to conduct a meta-analysis of cognition in individuals with asthma compared to that in healthy controls...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322535/neuropsychological-rehabilitation-and-psychotherapy-of-adult-traumatic-brain-injury-patients-with-depression-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Zeng-Qiang Liu, Xue Zeng, Chen-Yang Duan
INTRODUCTION: There is still insufficient appreciation whether neuropsychological rehabilitation and psychotherapy are effective in attenuating depression following traumatic brain injury (TBI). This knowledge gap was addressed in the present systematic review and meta- analysis of the literature. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: We conducted electronic database (Medline, PsychINFO, Scopus) searches (time frame: January 1, 2005 - December 31, 2015) for clinical studies that had tested neuropsychological rehabilitation and psychotherapy in adult TBI survivors with depression...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322101/association-between-telomere-length-and-diabetes-mellitus-a-meta-analysis
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Jianfei Wang, Xu Dong, Li Cao, Yangyang Sun, Yu Qiu, Yi Zhang, Ruoqiong Cao, Mihai Covasa, Li Zhong
Objective We investigated the relationship between diabetes and telomere length by meta-analysis. Methods We searched five popular databases for articles published between 1990 and 2015 using "diabetes" and "telomere" as search terms. Data were processed with RevMan5, and random- or fixed-effects meta-analysis was applied. The effects of geographical region, diabetes type, body mass index (BMI), age and sex were examined. Funnel plots were applied to evaluate publication bias. Results Seventeen articles were obtained from 571 references...
December 2016: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321320/calcineurin-inhibitors-in-the-treatment-of-primary-focal-segmental-glomerulosclerosis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Louis-Philippe Laurin, Patrick H Nachman, Bethany J Foster
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Primary focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) is the most common cause of nephrotic syndrome in adults. Glucocorticoids have been evaluated in the treatment of primary FSGS in numerous retrospective studies. Evidence suggesting a role for including calcineurin inhibitors (CNIs) in early therapy remains limited. The aim of this study was to systematically review the literature examining the efficacy of CNIs in the treatment of primary FSGS both as first-line therapy and as an adjunctive agent in steroid-resistant patients, with respect to remission in proteinuria and renal survival...
2017: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319195/serum-uric-acid-levels-in-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease-a-meta-analysis
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Min Wen, Bo Zhou, Yun-Hua Chen, Zhao-Lei Ma, Yun Gou, Chun-Lin Zhang, Wen-Feng Yu, Ling Jiao
BACKGROUND: Lower serum uric acid (UA) levels have been reported as a risk factor in Parkinson's disease (PD). However, the results have been inconsistent so far. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to clarify the potential relationship of uric acid with PD. METHODS: Comprehensive electronic search in pubmed, web of science, and the Cochrane Library database to find original articles about the association between PD and serum uric acid levels published before Dec 2015...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319180/effect-of-outdoor-air-pollution-on-asthma-exacerbations-in-children-and-adults-systematic-review-and-multilevel-meta-analysis
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Pablo Orellano, Nancy Quaranta, Julieta Reynoso, Brenda Balbi, Julia Vasquez
BACKGROUND: Several observational studies have suggested that outdoor air pollution may induce or aggravate asthma. However, epidemiological results are inconclusive due to the presence of numerous moderators which influence this association. The goal of this study was to assess the relationship between outdoor air pollutants and moderate or severe asthma exacerbations in children and adults through a systematic review and multilevel meta-analysis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We searched studies published in English on PubMed, Scopus, and Google Scholar between January 2000 and October 2016...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317060/prognostic-factors-for-mortality-in-patients-with-bullous-pemphigoid-a-meta-analysis
#19
Yi-Di Liu, Yan-Hong Wang, Yi-Cong Ye, Wen-Ling Zhao, Li Li
Bullous pemphigoid (BP) is a chronic debilitating autoimmune blistering disease that frequently occurs in the elderly population. Previous studies have suggested a high morbidity and mortality associated with BP. However, relatively few studies have investigated prognostic factors of BP mortality, and they showed considerably various results. This meta-analysis aimed to quantitatively assess the association between several potential prognostic factors and risk of mortality in bullous pemphigoid. A comprehensive search was performed using Pubmed, Embase, and Cochrane Library...
March 19, 2017: Archives of Dermatological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315760/medication-adherence-outcomes-of-771-intervention-trials-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Vicki S Conn, Todd M Ruppar
Excellent medication adherence contributes to decreases in morbidity, mortality, and health care costs. Although researchers have tested many interventions to increase adherence, results are sometimes conflicting and often unclear. This systematic review applied meta-analytic procedures to integrate primary research that tested medication adherence interventions. Comprehensive searching completed in 2015 located 771 published and unpublished intervention studies with adherence behavior outcomes. Random-effects model analysis calculated standardized mean difference effect sizes...
March 16, 2017: Preventive Medicine
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