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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777881/single-incision-laparoscopic-versus-conventional-laparoscopic-right-colectomy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Boye Dong, Zuyang Luo, Jiabao Lu, Yang Yang, Yixian Song, Jie Cao, Wanglin Li
BACKGROUND: Single-incision laparoscopic surgery has gained widespread attention because of its potential benefits such as less skin incision and faster recovery. Up to now, only one meta-analysis (performed in 2013; including 9 studies, a total of 585 cases) compared single-incision laparoscopic right colectomy (SILRC) with conventional laparoscopic right colectomy (CLRC). An updated meta-analysis was undertaken to explore more convinced comparative findings between SILRC and CLRC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The search for studies that compared SILRC with CLRC was done on PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, and the Cochrane Library...
May 16, 2018: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777352/forward-viewing-endoscope-for-ercp-in-patients-with-billroth-ii-gastrectomy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Tae Young Park, Chang Seok Bang, Sang Hyeon Choi, Young Joo Yang, Suk Pyo Shin, Ki Tae Suk, Gwang Ho Baik, Dong Joon Kim, Jai Hoon Yoon
BACKGROUND: The forward-viewing endoscope has been increasingly used to perform endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) in patients who underwent Billroth II gastrectomy. This study intended to assess efficacy and safety of the forward-viewing endoscope for ERCP in Billroth II gastrectomy patients compared with conventional side-viewing endoscope using a systematic review and meta-analysis. METHODS: A systematic review was conducted for studies that evaluated the outcomes of ERCP for patients with Billroth II gastrectomy...
May 17, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776919/behaviour-modification-interventions-to-optimise-red-blood-cell-transfusion-practices-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Lesley J J Soril, Thomas W Noseworthy, Laura E Dowsett, Katherine Memedovich, Hannah M Holitzki, Diane L Lorenzetti, Henry Thomas Stelfox, David A Zygun, Fiona M Clement
OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of behaviour modification interventions to promote restrictive red blood cell (RBC) transfusion practices. DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis. SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, INTERVENTIONS: Seven electronic databases were searched to January 2018. Published randomised controlled trials (RCTs) or non-randomised studies examining an intervention to modify healthcare providers' RBC transfusion practice in any healthcare setting were included...
May 18, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776530/does-a-tow-bar-increase-the-risk-of-neck-injury-in-rear-end-collisions
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Anne Vingaard Olesen, Rune Elvik, Camilla Sloth Andersen, Harry S Lahrmann
INTRODUCTION: Does a tow-bar increase the risk of neck injury in the struck car in a rear-end collision? The rear part of a modern car has collision zones that are rendered nonoperational when the car is equipped with a tow-bar. Past crash tests have shown that a car's acceleration was higher in a car equipped with a tow-bar and also that a dummy placed in a car with a tow-bar had higher peak acceleration in the lower neck area. METHOD: This study aimed to investigate the association between the risk of neck injury in drivers and passengers, and the presence of a registered tow-bar on the struck car in a rear-end collision...
June 2018: Journal of Safety Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775675/associations-between-angiotensinogen-m235t-polymorphisms-and-the-risk-of-diabetic-nephropathy-a-meta-analysis
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Bo Zhou, Min Wen, Ling Mi, Cu-Jiao Hu, Yi Zhang, Jian-Tar Wang, Lei Tang
AIMS: The aim of the present study was to clarify the potential relationship of angiotensinogen (AGT) M235T polymorphism and diabetic nephropathy (DN) risk. METHODS: Comprehensive electronic search in Pubmed, Web of Science, EBSCO, Embase, the Cochrane Library and China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) to find original articles about the association between AGT M235T polymorphism and DN risk published before 27 September 2017. Literature quality assessment was performed with the Newcastle-Ottawa Scale...
May 15, 2018: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775618/association-between-klotho-expression-and-malignancies-risk-and-progression-a-meta-analysis
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Song Mao, Xiaopeng Wang, Liangxia Wu, Dou Zang, Wenjing Shi
BACKGROUND: We assessed the association between tissue klotho protein expression and the risk and progression of malignancies. METHODS: We searched the electronic databases for the studies regarding the relationship between tissue klotho protein expression and risk/progression of malignancies through January 2018. We calculated the pooled odds ratios (ORs) and corresponding 95% confidence intervals (CIs) to evaluate the impact of tissue klotho protein expression on malignancies...
May 15, 2018: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774648/the-prevalence-of-nephropathy-of-type-1-diabetes-in-the-arab-world-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Ussama M Abdel-Motal, Akila G, Essam M Abdelalim, Chinnaiyan Ponnuraja C, Khadija Iken, Mohamed Jahromi, George Priya Doss C, Rajaa El Bekay, Hatem Zayed
AIMS: To conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis and to determine the prevalence of diabetic nephropathy (DN) among Arab patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D) METHODS: Four different literature databases were used (PubMed, ScienceDirect, Web of Science, and EMBASE) to capture all relevant data about Arab patients with T1D and nephropathy. Meta-analysis and systematic review were performed using the random effect model, and the heterogeneity of the studies was assessed using the Q-test, I2 index and Tau-squared statistics...
May 17, 2018: Diabetes/metabolism Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774128/systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-selected-toxicities-of-approved-alk-inhibitors-in-metastatic-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Rubens Barros Costa, Ricardo L B Costa, Sarah M Talamantes, Jason B Kaplan, Manali A Bhave, Alfred Rademaker, Corinne Miller, Benedito A Carneiro, Devalingam Mahalingam, Young Kwang Chae
Introduction: Anaplastic lymphoma kinase ( ALK ) inhibitors are the mainstay treatment for patients with non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) harboring a rearrangement of the ALK gene or the ROS1 oncogenes. With the recent publication of pivotal trials leading to the approval of these compounds in different indications, their toxicity profile warrants an update. Materials and Methods: A systematic literature search was performed in July 2017. Studies evaluating US FDA approved doses of one of the following ALK inhibitors: Crizotinib, Ceritinib, Alectinib or Brigatinib as monotherapy were included...
April 24, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774010/efficacy-of-vandetanib-in-treating-locally-advanced-or-metastatic-medullary-thyroid-carcinoma-according-to-recist-criteria-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Pierpaolo Trimboli, Marco Castellana, Camilla Virili, Francesco Giorgino, Luca Giovanella
Background: Vandetanib is the most largely used tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) in patients with locally advanced and/or metastatic medullary thyroid cancer (MTC). Here, we conducted a systematic review on its efficacy and attempted to perform a meta-analysis adopting standardized RECIST criteria as end-points. Methods: The terms "medullary thyroid" and "protein kinase inhibitor" (then including all TKIs) were searched in PubMed, ClinicalTrials...
2018: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772306/vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-in-patients-with-schizophrenia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Błażej Misiak, Filip Stramecki, Bartłomiej Stańczykiewicz, Dorota Frydecka, Alba Lubeiro
BACKGROUND: Accumulating evidence indicates that schizophrenia might be accompanied by abnormal vascularization. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is one of key molecules involved in the development of vessels with vasodilatory activities. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies investigating serum or plasma levels of VEGF in patients with schizophrenia and first-episode psychosis (FEP). METHODS: Electronic databases were searched from their inception until 18th Apr 2018...
May 14, 2018: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772024/use-of-human-amniotic-epithelial-cells-in-mouse-models-of-bleomycin-induced-lung-fibrosis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Fang He, Aiting Zhou, Shuo Feng
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) urgently requires effective treatment. Bleomycin-induced lung injury models are characterized by initial inflammation and secondary fibrosis, consistent with the pathological features of IPF. Human amniotic epithelial cells (hAECs) exhibit good differentiation potential and paracrine activity and are thus ideal for cell-based clinical therapies. The therapeutic effects of hAECs on lung fibrosis are attributed to many factors. We performed a systematic review of preclinical studies investigating the treatment of pulmonary fibrosis with hAECs to provide suggestions for their clinical use...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770152/efficacy-and-safety-of-indigo-naturalis-in-combination-with-narrow-band-ultraviolet-b-for-treatment-of-pityriasis-rosea-a-meta-analysis
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L Wang, Y N Xue, Z W Li, W Zhang, X P Ji, Z Fan, Y J Li
Pityriasis rosea (PR), a skin rash, causes substantial discomfort in patients. There is a lack of effective therapies for PR. A combination of ultraviolet irradiation and indigo naturalis treatment has been shown to be a safe and effective regime for control of PR; however, the data have been largely inconsistent. Tis meta-analysis further evaluated the efficacy and safety of this combination in patients with PR. The PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, CNKI, VIP, and Wan Fang databases were searched for relevant RCTs of this combination therapy in patients with PR...
2018: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769414/clinical-utility-of-arterial-spin-labeling-for-preoperative-grading-of-glioma-a-diagnostic-meta-analysis
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Linchen Li, Xinjun Wang, Min Zhang, Yan Zhang
There were obvious differences in biological behavior and prognosis between low-grade glioma and high-grade glioma, it is of great importance for clinicians to make a right judgement for preoperative grading. We conducted a comprehensive meta-analysis to evaluate the clinical utility of arterial spin labeling for preoperative grading. We searched the PubMed, Embase, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, and Weipu electronic databases for articles published through November 10, 2017 and used "arterial spin-labeling" OR "ASL perfusion, grading" OR "differentiation, glioma" OR "glial tumor, diagnostic test" as the search terms...
May 16, 2018: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769255/white-matter-hyperintensities-and-their-subtypes-in-patients-with-carotid-artery-stenosis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Huirong Ye, Yujie Wang, Jianting Qiu, Qing Wu, Mengmeng Xu, Jian Wang
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis to clarify the association between white matter hyperintensities (WMHs) and carotid artery (CA) stenosis. STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis. PARTICIPANTS: CA stenosis was set at ≥50%, and WMHs were assessed by MRI and evaluated quantitatively or semiquantitatively. DATA SOURCES: A comprehensive literature search was performed in PubMed, EMBASE and Cochrane Library for studies evaluating the association between WMHs and CA stenosis ≥50% from inception to 13 September 2017...
May 16, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769140/local-infiltration-anesthesia-versus-epidural-analgesia-for-postoperative-pain-control-in-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Chen Li, Ji Qu, Su Pan, Yang Qu
BACKGROUND: We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to evaluate the efficacy and safety of local infiltration anesthesia (LIA) versus epidural analgesia (EPA) for postoperative pain control in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). METHODS: In December 2017, a systematic computer-based search was conducted in Pubmed, EMBASE, Web of Science, and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. RCTs of patients prepared for spine surgery that compared LIA versus EPA for postoperative pain control in TKA were retrieved...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768927/ultrasonographic-optic-nerve-sheath-diameter-to-detect-increased-intracranial-pressure-in-adults-a-meta-analysis
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Sung-Eun Kim, Eun Pyo Hong, Heung Cheol Kim, Si Un Lee, Jin Pyeong Jeon
Background The optimal optic nerve sheath diameter (ONSD) cut-off for identifying increased intracranial pressure (IICP) remains unclear in adult patients. Purpose To validate the diagnostic accuracy of ultrasonographic (US) ONSD > 5.0 mm as a cut-off for detecting IICP by computed tomographic (CT) through a meta-analysis. Material and Methods A systemic literature review was performed of online databases from January 1990 to September 2017. A bivariate random-effects model was used to estimate pooled sensitivity, specificity, and diagnostic odds ratio (DOR) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs)...
January 1, 2018: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768386/are-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction-and-left-atrial-diameter-related-to-atrial-fibrillation-recurrence-after-catheter-ablation-a-meta-analysis
#17
Xiao Jin, Jianke Pan, Huanlin Wu, Danping Xu
Atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common form of arrhythmia, is associated with the prevalence of many common cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. Catheter ablation is considered the first-line therapy for AF; however, AF recurrence is very common after catheter ablation. Studies have been performed to analyze the factors associated with AF recurrence, but none have reached a consistent conclusion on whether left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) and left atrial diameter (LA diameter) affect AF recurrence after catheter ablation...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765231/low-circulating-total-adiponectin-especially-its-non-high-molecular-weight-fraction-represents-a-promising-risk-factor-for-colorectal-cancer-a-meta-analysis
#18
Weiqun Lu, Zhiliang Huang, Nan Li, Haiying Liu
Aim: The principal goal of this meta-analysis is to test the hypothesis that circulating total adiponectin or certain fractions may represent a promising biological candidate in modulating the risk of colorectal cancer. Methods: The processes of paper identification, paper selection and data extraction were accomplished independently by two authors. Effect-size estimates were expressed as weighted mean difference (WMD) and 95% confidence interval (95% CI). A total of 31 papers including 48 qualified studies (7,554 patients with colorectal cancer and 9,798 controls) were meta-analyzed...
2018: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765120/oncological-outcome-of-primary-and-secondary-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Peng Ge, Li Wang, Meng Lu, Lijun Mao, Wang Li, Rumin Wen, Jian Lin, Junqi Wang, Jiacun Chen
Conflicting results of survival outcomes for primary and secondary muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC) have been reported in previous studies. Primary MIBC is defined as presentation of muscle-invasive disease at initial diagnosis while secondary MIBC presumes that non-muscle invasive disease later progressed to MIBC. Due to the varying reports, we conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to compare survival outcomes between the two groups. Relevant studies were retrieved from Medline, Embase, the Cochrane Library, and Scopus using a comprehensive search approach...
May 15, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765008/housing-assistance-and-child-health-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Natalie Slopen, Andrew Fenelon, Sandra Newman, Michel Boudreaux
CONTEXT: Given a large and consistent literature revealing a link between housing and health, publicly supported housing assistance programs might play an important role in promoting the health of disadvantaged children. OBJECTIVE: To summarize and evaluate research in which authors examine housing assistance and child health. DATA SOURCES: PubMed, Web of Science, PsycInfo, and PAIS (1990-2017). STUDY SELECTION: Eligible studies were required to contain assessments of public housing, multifamily housing, or vouchers in relation to a health outcome in children (ages 0-21); we excluded neighborhood mobility interventions...
May 15, 2018: Pediatrics
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