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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934698/visual-artificial-grammar-learning-in-dyslexia-a-meta-analysis
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Merel van Witteloostuijn, Paul Boersma, Frank Wijnen, Judith Rispens
BACKGROUND: Literacy impairments in dyslexia have been hypothesized to be (partly) due to an implicit learning deficit. However, studies of implicit visual artificial grammar learning (AGL) have often yielded null results. AIMS: The aim of this study is to weigh the evidence collected thus far by performing a meta-analysis of studies on implicit visual AGL in dyslexia. METHODS AND PROCEDURES: Thirteen studies were selected through a systematic literature search, representing data from 255 participants with dyslexia and 292 control participants (mean age range: 8...
September 18, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934305/the-prognostic-value-of-interleukin-17-in-lung-cancer-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis-based-on-chinese-patients
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Xiao-Fei Wang, Yi-Tong Zhu, Jia-Jia Wang, Da-Xiong Zeng, Chuan-Yong Mu, Yan-Bin Chen, Wei Lei, Ye-Han Zhu, Jian-An Huang
BACKGROUND: Interleukin-17 (IL-17) plays an important role in cancer progression. Previous studies remained controversial regarding the correlation between IL-17 expression and lung cancer (LC) prognosis. To comprehensively and quantitatively summarize the prognostic value of IL-17 expression in LC patients, a systematic review and meta-analysis were performed. METHODS: We identified the relevant literatures by searching the PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, SinoMed, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) and Wanfang Data databases, up until April 1, 2017...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934304/the-significant-effects-of-cerebral-microbleeds-on-cognitive-dysfunction-an-updated-meta-analysis
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Xuanting Li, Junliang Yuan, Lei Yang, Wei Qin, Shuna Yang, Yue Li, Huimin Fan, Wenli Hu
OBJECTIVE: Accumulated data suggests that cerebral microbleeds (CMBs) play an important role in the decline of cognitive function, but the results remain inconsistent. In the current study, we aimed to investigate the association between CMBs and cognitive function, as well as the various effects of CMBs on different domains of cognition. METHODS: We searched through the databases of PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, and ScienceDirect. After a consistency test, the publication bias was evaluated and a sensitivity analysis was performed with combined odds ratios (OR) and standardized mean difference (SMD) of CMBs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932908/the-impact-of-specialized-palliative-care-on-cancer-patients-health-related-quality-of-life-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Angelos P Kassianos, Myria Ioannou, Marianna Koutsantoni, Haris Charalambous
PURPOSE: Specialized palliative care (SPC) is currently underutilized or provided late in cancer care. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis is to critically evaluate the impact of SPC on patients' health-related quality of life (HRQoL). METHODS: Five databases were searched through June 2016. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and prospective studies using a pre- and post- assessment of HRQoL were included. The PRISMA reporting statement was followed...
September 20, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931435/circulating-retinol-binding-protein-4-levels-in-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Zhongwei Zhou, Hongmei Chen, Huixiang Ju, Mingzhong Sun
BACKGROUND: Retinol binding protein 4 (RBP4) is implicated in obesity, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes mellitus that are closely associated with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). However, recent investigations regarding circulating RBP4 levels in NAFLD are conflicting. This meta-analysis is to determine whether NAFLD, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and simple steatosis (SS) patients have altered RBP4 levels. METHODS: We performed a systematic search in PubMed, EMBASE and The Cochrane Library up until 18 March 2017, and 12 studies comprising a total of 4247 participants (2271 NAFLD patients and 1976 controls) were included in the meta-analysis...
September 20, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931047/association-between-perinatal-hypoxic-ischemia-and-periventricular-leukomalacia-in-preterm-infants-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Jichong Huang, Li Zhang, Bingyao Kang, Tingting Zhu, Yafei Li, Fengyan Zhao, Yi Qu, Dezhi Mu
BACKGROUND: Although investigators have implicated hypoxic-ischemia (HI) as a potential cause of periventricular leukomalacia (PVL), the role of clinical risk factors or markers for HI in the development of PVL remains controversial. The aim of this study was to identify perinatal HI-related factors associated with PVL. METHOD: The PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library databases were searched. The last search was performed on January 2017. Summary effect estimates (pooled odds ratios [ORs]) were calculated for each risk factor using fixed or random effects models with tests for heterogeneity and publication bias...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930937/administration-of-hypertonic-solutions-for-hemorrhagic-shock-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-clinical-trials
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Meng-Che Wu, Tin-Yun Liao, Erica M Lee, Yueh-Sheng Chen, Wan-Ting Hsu, Meng-Tse Gabriel Lee, Po-Yang Tsou, Shyr-Chyr Chen, Chien-Chang Lee
BACKGROUND: Several clinical trials on hypertonic fluid administration have been completed, but the results have been inconclusive. The objective of this study is to summarize current evidence for treating hypovolemic patients with hypertonic solutions by performing a systematic review and meta-analysis. METHODS: Major electronic databases were searched from inception through June 2014. We included only randomized controlled trials involving hemorrhagic shock patients treated with hypertonic solutions...
September 19, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930829/the-curative-effects-of-radiotherapy-based-therapies-for-human-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-2-positive-breast-cancer-a-meta-analysis
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Minghai Shao, Chi Zhang, Qin Qin, Zhaoyue Zhang, Hongcheng Zhu, Xiaoke Di, Xinchen Sun
AIM: This meta-analysis was designed to fully assess the curative effects of radiotherapy-based therapies for human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-positive (HER2+) breast cancer (BC). METHODS: English articles were retrieved through searching Cochrane library, PubMed, and Embase databases updated to February 2017. Studies were selected based on the inclusion and exclusion criteria. The curative effects of radiotherapy-based therapies forHER2+ BC patients were assessed using hazard rates (HRs) or odds ratios (ORs), as well as their 95% confidence intervals (CIs)...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930378/the-risk-of-metabolic-syndrome-in-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Samira Behboudi-Gandevani, Mina Amiri, Raziyeh Bidhendi Yarandi, Mahsa Noroozzadeh, Maryam Farahmand, Marziyeh Rostami Dovom, Fahimeh Ramezani Tehrani
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common heterogeneous endocrine disorder associated with metabolic syndrome (MetS). The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to provide the most reliable estimate risk of MetS in women with PCOS, compared to healthy controls. METHODS: A comprehensive literature search was performed in PubMed [including Medline], Web of Science and Scopus databases for retrieving articles in English language on the prevalence/incidence and odds of MetS in women with PCOS compared to healthy controls...
September 20, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928582/repetitive-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-in-chronic-pain-a-meta-analysis
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Basavana Goudra, Dipal Shah, Ganesh Balu, Gowri Gouda, Alan Balu, Anuradha Borle, Preet Mohinder Singh
BACKGROUND: In this meta-analysis, we explore the role of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), a noninvasive neuromodulation technique in the treatment of chronic pain. METHODS: Studies comparing rTMS and conventional treatment for chronic pain were searched. The comparison was made for decrease in the pain scores with and without (sham) the use of rTMS after a follow-up interval of 4-8 weeks. All reported pain scores were converted into a common scale ranging from "0" (no pain) to "10" (worst pain)...
July 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928187/does-improving-sleep-lead-to-better-mental-health-a-protocol-for-a-meta-analytic-review-of-randomised-controlled-trials
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Alexander J Scott, Thomas L Webb, Georgina Rowse
INTRODUCTION: Sleep and mental health go hand-in-hand, with many, if not all, mental health problems being associated with problems sleeping. Although sleep has been traditionally conceptualised as a secondary consequence of mental health problems, contemporary views prescribe a more influential, causal role of sleep in the formation and maintenance of mental health problems. One way to evaluate this assertion is to examine the extent to which interventions that improve sleep also improve mental health...
September 18, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928074/curcumin-or-combined-curcuminoids-are-effective-in-lowering-the-fasting-blood-glucose-concentrations-of-individuals-with-dysglycemia-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Ingrid Sofia Vieira de Meloa, Aldenir Feitosa Dos Santosb, Nassib Bezerra Buenoc
Curcuminoids have received considerable attention as therapeutical adjuvants in the treatment of dysglycemia. The purpose of this meta-analysis was to evaluate whether the supplementation of turmeric extract, curcuminoids and/or isolated curcumin is more effective than placebo in decreasing fasting blood glucose (FBG) in adults. MEDLINE, CENTRAL, ScienceDirect and gray literature databases were searched. Randomized controlled trials with the following criteria were included: (1) studied individuals older than 18 years, supplemented with curcumin, curcuminoids and/or turmeric extract (2) had a follow-up ≥4 weeks (3) used a placebo group...
September 16, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926879/-systematic-evaluation-on-effectiveness-and-safety-of-recombinant-human-growth-hormone-in-treating-adult-patients-with-severe-burn
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F Y Tian, B Wu, T Xu, X H Jiang
Objective: To systcmatically evaluate the effectiveness and safety of recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH) in treating adults with severe burn. Methods: Databases including PubMed, Cochrane Library, and Embase were searched using key words " burns, thermal, human growth hormone, growth hormone, hGH, and somatropin (human)" , and China Biology Medicine disc, Chinese Journals Full-text Database, VIP Database, and Wanfang Database were searched using key words in Chinese version "," to obtain the randomized controlled trials about rhGH in the treatment of adults with severe burn from the establishment of each database to December 2016...
September 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926725/association-between-x-ray-repair-cross-complementing-group-1-xrcc1-arg399gln-polymorphism-and-endometriosis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Mo-Qi Lv, Jin Wang, Xiao-Qing Yu, Hui-Hui Hong, Wen-Juan Ren, Pang Ge, Dang-Xia Zhou
OBJECTIVE(S): X-ray repair cross-complementing group 1(XRCC1) gene is one of the DNA repair pathway genes playing a vital role in endometriosis risk. Various studies have explored the association between them, however, the results remained inconsistent. So to confirm the association between XRCC1 Arg399Gln polymorphism and the risk of endometriosis, a meta-analysis was conducted. STUDY DESIGN: PubMed, Web of Science, Science Director, Cochrane Library, Google Scholar, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) and Wanfang Data databases were searched to identify the all relevant studies before Sep...
September 14, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926589/meta-analysis-of-promoter-methylation-in-eight-tumor-suppressor-genes-and-its-association-with-the-risk-of-thyroid-cancer
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Fatemeh Khatami, Bagher Larijani, Ramin Heshmat, Abbasali Keshtkar, Mahsa Mohammadamoli, Ladan Teimoori-Toolabi, Shirzad Nasiri, Seyed Mohammad Tavangar
Promoter methylation in a number of tumor-suppressor genes (TSGs) can play crucial roles in the development of thyroid carcinogenesis. The focus of the current meta-analysis was to determine the impact of promoter methylation of eight selected candidate TSGs on thyroid cancer and to identify the most important molecules in this carcinogenesis pathway. A comprehensive search was performed using Pub Med, Scopus, and ISI Web of Knowledge databases, and eligible studies were included. The methodological quality of the included studies was evaluated according to the Newcastle Ottawa scale table and pooled odds ratios (ORs); 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were used to estimate the strength of the associations with Stata 12...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926467/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-efficacy-and-safety-of-novel-interleukin-inhibitors-in-the-management-of-psoriatic-arthritis
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Jawad Bilal, Irbaz Bin Riaz, Muhammad Umar Kamal, Mazen Elyan, Dominick Sudano, Muhammad Asim Khan
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to systemically review the efficacy and safety of inhibitors of interleukin 6 (IL-6): clazakizumab, IL-12/23: ustekinumab, and IL-17A: secukinumab, brodalumab, and ixekizumab in psoriatic arthritis (PsA). METHODS: The literature search was conducted using MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, Scopus, and Web of Science. We included randomized controlled trials that assessed the efficacy of IL inhibitors and reported American College of Rheumatology 20 response at 24 weeks...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924970/prognostic-significance-of-ptk7-in-human-malignancies
#17
Gang Chen, Shengcai Qi, Xi Yang, Wantao Chen
BACKGROUND: Protein tyrosine kinase 7 (PTK7) is a member of receptor protein tyrosine kinase-like molecules, which is involved in tumorigenesis. However, the association between PTK7 expression and its pathological significance in survival prognosis remains under investigation. The purpose of this meta-analysis is to clarify the prognostic value of PTK7 expression in human malignancies. METHODS: A comprehensive literature search was performed in databases of PubMed, Embase and Cochrane Library...
September 19, 2017: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923307/association-between-opioid-use-and-risk-of-erectile-dysfunction-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Shankun Zhao, Tuo Deng, Lianmin Luo, Jiamin Wang, Ermao Li, Luhao Liu, Futian Li, Jintai Luo, Zhigang Zhao
BACKGROUND: Opioid analgesics have been widely used to relieve chronic pain conditions; however, a connection between opioid analgesic administration and increased susceptibility to erectile dysfunction (ED) has been hypothesized. AIM: To evaluate whether opioid use was a risk factor for ED in a systematic review and meta-analysis. METHODS: The PubMed, Cochrane Library, and Embase databases were searched to identify eligible studies concerning opioid use and risk of ED from inception to April 2017...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922230/optimal-dose-of-perineural-dexamethasone-to-prolong-analgesia-after-brachial-plexus-blockade-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#19
Kyle Robert Kirkham, Alain Jacot-Guillarmod, Eric Albrecht
BACKGROUND: Perineural dexamethasone has gained popularity in regional anesthesia to prolong analgesia duration. However, uncertainty remains regarding the optimal perineural dose. Clarification of this characteristic is of significant importance as the administration of dexamethasone may lead to dose-dependent complications. The objective of this meta-analysis was to define the optimal perineural dexamethasone dose to prolong analgesia after brachial plexus blockade for adult patients undergoing upper limb surgery...
September 14, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919759/association-of-interleukin-33-gene-polymorphisms-with-susceptibility-to-late-onset-alzheimer-s-disease-a-meta-analysis
#20
Xin Zhong, Ming-Yan Liu, Miao He, Ke Du, Min-Jie Wei
The association between interleukin-33 (IL-33) gene polymorphisms and late onset Alzheimer's disease (LOAD) remains controversial in previous studies. Thus, a meta-analysis was conducted to assess the association between the IL-33 polymorphisms (rs11792633 and rs7044343) and LOAD susceptibility. Crude odds ratio (OR) and 95% confidence interval (CI) were used to investigate the relationship strength. Sensitivity analysis was performed, and publication bias was estimated by the Begg's and Egger's tests. Overall, six independent studies involving 2,589 patients and 8,414 control samples met our inclusion criteria and were included in this meta-analysis...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
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