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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329627/association-of-atopic-dermatitis-with-tobacco-smoke-exposure-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Robert Kantor, Ashley Kim, Jacob Thyssen, Jonathan I Silverberg
Previous studies found conflicting results about whether exposure to tobacco smoke is associated with increased atopic dermatitis (AD). We examined this association by systematic review and meta-analysis of MEDLINE, EMBASE, Scopus, and Cochrane Library and identified 86 studies, including 680,176 patients from 39 countries. A meta-analysis was performed using random-effects models to estimate pooled odds ratios (OR). Subset analyses were performed for different ages (children or adult), regions, study designs (cross-sectional vs...
September 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321402/prognostic-role-of-the-microrna-200-family-in-various-carcinomas-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Jung Soo Lee, Young-Ho Ahn, Hye Sung Won, Der Sheng Sun, Yeo Hyung Kim, Yoon Ho Ko
Background/Aims. The miRNA-200 (miR-200) family may act as key inhibitors of epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition. However, the potential prognostic value of miR-200s in various human malignancies remains controversial. This meta-analysis analyzed the associations between miR-200 levels and survival outcomes in a variety of tumors. Methods. Eligible published studies were identified by searching the Embase, PubMed, CINAHL, and Google scholar databases. Patient clinical data were pooled, and pooled hazard ratios (HRs) with 95% confidence intervals (95% CI) were used to calculate the strength of this association...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300059/genetic-basis-for-variation-in-plasma-il-18-levels-in-persons-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-virus-and-human-immunodeficiency-virus-1-infections
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C Vergara, C Thio, R Latanich, A L Cox, G D Kirk, S H Mehta, M Busch, E L Murphy, M C Villacres, M G Peters, A L French, E Golub, J Eron, C D Lahiri, S Shrestha, D Gustafson, M Young, K Anastos, B Aouizerat, A Y Kim, G Lauer, D L Thomas, P Duggal
Inflammasomes are multi-protein complexes integrating pathogen-triggered signaling leading to the generation of pro-inflammatory cytokines including interleukin-18 (IL-18). Hepatitis C virus (HCV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections are associated with elevated IL-18, suggesting inflammasome activation. However, there is marked person-to-person variation in the inflammasome response to HCV and HIV. We hypothesized that host genetics may explain this variation. To test this, we analyzed the associations of plasma IL-18 levels and polymorphisms in 10 genes in the inflammasome cascade...
March 16, 2017: Genes and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293714/dose-related-effect-of-statins-in-patients-with-endovascular-coiling-or-microsurgical-clipping-for-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-updated-study-level-meta-analysis
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Kyu-Sun Choi, Jae Min Kim, Hyeong-Joong Yi, Seon-Heui Lee, Taeho Lim, Wonhee Kim, Youngsuk Cho, Jin-Hwan Cheong
PURPOSE: We aimed to quantitatively assess the effects of short-term statin use on delayed ischemic neurologic deficits (DINDs) and clinical outcomes in patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) through a meta-analysis of the available evidence. METHODS: We searched the electronic databases up to April 8, 2016 to retrieve relevant studies comparing the outcomes between immediate statin-treated in statin-naïve patients and untreated patients following aneurysmal SAH...
March 14, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292633/the-outcomes-of-the-pancreaticoduodenectomy-in-patients-aged-80-or-older-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Sandy Y Kim, Laurence Weinberg, Christopher Christophi, Mehrdad Nikfarjam
BACKGROUND: There is an increasing needed to consider pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) for the treatment of pancreatic and periampullary malignancy in patients aged 80 and over, given the increasing aging population. METHODS: A systematic literature search was undertaken to identify selected studies that compared the outcomes of patients aged 80 years or over to those younger undergoing PD. RESULTS: In total 18 studies were included for evaluation...
March 11, 2017: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288483/efficacy-of-treatments-for-infantile-spasms-a-systematic-review
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Ji Min Song, Jongsung Hahn, Se Hee Kim, Min Jung Chang
OBJECTIVES: West syndrome (also known as infantile spasm because of its main seizure type) is a rare form of epilepsy that begins during early infancy. Recent guidelines and reviews on West syndrome recommend the use of adrenocorticotropic hormone steroids, or vigabatrin, as the first-line treatment. However, West syndrome remains to be one of the most challenging epilepsies to treat. Here, we systematically reviewed the current literature obtained during the previous decade. This article provides an overview of the current treatment of infantile spasms...
March 2017: Clinical Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278210/sexual-learning-among-east-african-adolescents-in-the-context-of-generalized-hiv-epidemics-a-systematic-qualitative-meta-synthesis
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Amelia S Knopf, Kim R McNealy, Halima Al-Khattab, Lisa Carter-Harris, Ukamaka Marian Oruche, Violet Naanyu, Claire Burke Draucker
BACKGROUND: AIDS-related illness is the leading cause of mortality for adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa. Together, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda account for 21% of HIV-infected adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa. The United Nations framework for addressing the epidemic among adolescents calls for comprehensive sexual and reproductive health education. These HIV prevention efforts could be informed by a synthesis of existing research about the formal and informal sexual education of adolescents in countries experiencing generalized epidemics...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267554/is-gender-still-a-predisposing-factor-in-contrast-media-associated-adverse-drug-reactions-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-trials-and-observational-studies
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Heeyoung Lee, Seungyeon Song, Yun-Kyoung Oh, WonKu Kang, Eunyoung Kim
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the role of gender as a risk factor for developing contrast media-associated adverse drug reactions (CM-ADRs) by comparing the incidence of CM-ADR between male and female patients according to study design, ADR type, and computed tomography (CT) examination. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We systematically searched three electronic databases for eligible studies. In the studies included (n=18), we assessed effect estimates of the relative incidence of CM-ADR, analysed by experimental design, ADR type and CT examination...
April 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263953/transient-elastography-versus-hepatic-venous-pressure-gradient-for-diagnosing-portal-hypertension-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Gaeun Kim, Moon Young Kim, Soon Koo Baik
Background/Aims: Transient elastography (TE) has been proposed as a promising noninvasive alternative to hepatic venous pressure gradient (HVPG) for detecting portal hypertension (PH). However, previous studies have yielded conflicting results. We gathered evidence from literature on the clinical usefulness of TE versus HVPG for assessing PH. Methods: We conducted a systematic review by searching databases for relevant literature evaluating the clinical usefulness of non-invasive TE for assessing PH in patients with cirrhosis...
March 7, 2017: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263660/a-meta-analysis-of-treatment-interventions-for-internet-addiction-among-korean-adolescents
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JongSerl Chun, HaiSun Shim, Soyoun Kim
This study comprehensively examined the effects of treatment interventions for Internet addiction among adolescents in South Korea through a meta-analysis. We analyzed 70 domestic master's theses and journal articles that reported on controlled studies and involved pre- and post-test analyses in the design. The dates of these publications fall between 2000 and 2015. The total effect size, calculated by random-effect analysis (g), revealed that interventions for the treatment of Internet addiction were effective (ES = 1...
March 6, 2017: Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251356/midterm-outcomes-of-injectable-bulking-agents-for-fecal-incontinence-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
K D Hong, J S Kim, W B Ji, J W Um
BACKGROUND: Various bulking agents have been used to treat fecal incontinence. While short-term outcomes are attractive, there is still a lack of long-term data. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to investigate the midterm outcomes of treatment with injectable bulking agents and to identify predictive factors for improvement in incontinence. METHODS: PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, and Cochrane Library databases were searched using the terms injection, bulking agents, and fecal incontinence...
March 1, 2017: Techniques in Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247849/meta-analysis-of-the-usefulness-of-plasma-galectin-3-to-predict-the-risk-of-mortality-in-patients-with-heart-failure-and-in-the-general-population
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Tasnim F Imran, Hyun Joon Shin, Njambi Mathenge, Frank Wang, Bernard Kim, Jacob Joseph, J Michael Gaziano, Luc Djoussé
Galectin-3 is an emerging biomarker of myocardial fibrosis, inflammation, and immune response. We sought to examine the relation of plasma galectin-3 with cardiovascular (CVD) mortality, all-cause mortality, and incident heart failure (HF). We performed a literature search for all relevant publications using Ovid MEDLINE, Google Scholar, and other databases up to January 2016. Two reviewers independently extracted data and assessed risk of bias. We extracted hazard ratios (HRs) from regression models that adjusted for age, gender, race, body mass index, smoking, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, natriuretic peptides, and renal function, when available...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241023/diagnostic-value-of-urodynamic-bladder-outlet-obstruction-to-select-patients-for-transurethral-surgery-of-the-prostate-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Myong Kim, Chang Wook Jeong, Seung-June Oh
PURPOSE: To investigate the diagnostic value of urodynamic bladder outlet obstruction (BOO) in the selection of patients for transurethral surgery of the prostate. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We systematically searched online PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane Library databases from January 1989 to June 2014. RESULTS: A total of 19 articles met the eligibility criteria for this systematic review. The eligible studies included a total of 2321 patients with a median number of 92 patients per study (range: 12-437)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225198/adjunctive-steroid-therapy-versus-antibiotics-alone-for-acute-endophthalmitis-after-intraocular-procedure
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REVIEW
Carole H Kim, Monica F Chen, Anne L Coleman
BACKGROUND: Endophthalmitis refers to severe infection within the eye that involves the aqueous humor or vitreous humor, or both, and threatens vision. Most cases of endophthalmitis are exogenous (i.e. due to inoculation of organisms from an outside source), and most exogenous endophthalmitis is acute and occurs after an intraocular procedure. The mainstay of treatment is emergent administration of broad-spectrum intravitreous antibiotics. Due to their anti-inflammatory effects, steroids in conjunction with antibiotics have been proposed to be beneficial in endophthalmitis management...
February 22, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198055/traditional-oriental-herbal-medicine-and-natural-killer-cells-for-cancer-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Kyeore Bae, Ji-Hye Park, Jeehye Kim, Chong-Kwan Cho, Byeongsang Oh, Daniel Costa, Stephanie Lim, Gary Deng, Hwa-Seung Yoo
Traditional oriental herbal medicine (HM) is used by cancer patients to improve immunity. Natural killer (NK) cells are associated with development and progression of tumor and survival of cancer patients. This literature review examined randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in four electronic databases until October 2015 to evaluate the effects of oral HM on NK cells in cancer patients. Data were pooled and computed in a meta-analysis. The methodological quality was assessed according to the Cochrane risk of bias tool...
February 15, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181854/effects-of-coexistent-braf-v600e-and-tert-promoter-mutations-on-poor-clinical-outcomes-in-papillary-thyroid-cancer-a-meta-analysis
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Shinje Moon, Young Shin Song, Ye An Kim, Jung Ah Lim, Sun Wook Cho, Jae Hoon Moon, Seokyung Hahn, Do Joon Park, Young Joo Park
BACKGROUND: The presence of a telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT) promoter mutation has been suggested as a potential prognostic marker for thyroid cancer, and a synergistic association with the BRAF(V600E) mutation has been demonstrated. The aim of this study was to verify the role of this genetic duet in papillary thyroid cancer (PTC). METHODS: Studies of the association of BRAF(V600E) and TERT promoter mutations with clinicopathologic features, recurrence, or PTC-related mortality were included from PubMed and Embase databases (inception to September 2016)...
March 7, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170284/genetic-association-and-risk-scores-in-a-copd-meta-analysis-of-16-707-subjects
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Robert Busch, Brian D Hobbs, Jin Zhou, Peter J Castaldi, Michael J McGeachie, Megan E Hardin, Iwona Hawrylkiewicz, Pawel Sliwinski, Jae-Joon Yim, Woo Jin Kim, Deog K Kim, Alvar Agusti, Barry J Make, James D Crapo, Peter M Calverley, Claudio F Donner, David A Lomas, Emiel F M Wouters, Jørgen Vestbo, Ruth Tal-Singer, Per Bakke, Amund Gulsvik, Augusto A Litonjua, David Sparrow, Peter D Paré, Robert D Levy, Stephen I Rennard, Terri H Beaty, John Hokanson, Edwin K Silverman, Michael H Cho
The heritability of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) cannot be fully explained by recognized genetic risk factors identified as achieving genome-wide significance. In addition, the combined contribution of genetic variation to COPD risk has not been fully explored. We sought to determine 1) whether studies of variants from previous studies of COPD or lung function in a larger sample could identify additional associated variants, particularly for severe COPD, and 2) the impact of genetic risk scores on COPD...
February 7, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165613/outcomes-of-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-surgery-versus-drug-eluting-stents-in-older-adults
#18
Mineok Chang, Cheol Whan Lee, Jung-Min Ahn, Rafael Cavalcante, Yohei Sotomi, Yoshinobu Onuma, Duk-Woo Park, Soo-Jin Kang, Seung-Whan Lee, Young-Hak Kim, Seong-Wook Park, Patrick W Serruys, Seung-Jung Park
OBJECTIVES: Little data are available to compare coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) vs percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with drug-eluting stents (DES) in older adults. We evaluate the long-term outcomes of CABG vs PCI with DES in older adults with left main or multivessel coronary artery disease (CAD). DESIGN: Individual patient-level meta-analysis. SETTINGS: Databases from the BEST, PRECOMBAT, and SYNTAX trials were combined...
February 6, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149185/promoter-polymorphism-590-t-c-of-interleukin-4-il4-gene-is-associated-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-an-updated-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Hyun Kyung Park, Su Kang Kim, Hae Yong Kweon, Kwan Gill Lee, Mariadhas Valan Arasu, Young Ock Kim
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic disease. It causes chronic inflammation of the joint. Recent studies suggested that interleukin 4 (IL4) contributes to susceptibility and severity of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Especially, it was reported that promoter polymorphism (-590, T/C) of IL4 gene has been associated with susceptibility of RA. The aim of present study was to investigate whether the promoter polymorphism (-590, T/C) of IL4 gene is associated with the susceptibility of RA using meta-analysis. And in order to perform meta-analysis, comprehensive meta analysis program was used...
February 2017: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143834/treatment-strategies-for-women-with-who-group-ii-anovulation-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis
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Rui Wang, Bobae V Kim, Madelon van Wely, Neil P Johnson, Michael F Costello, Hanwang Zhang, Ernest Hung Yu Ng, Richard S Legro, Siladitya Bhattacharya, Robert J Norman, Ben Willem J Mol
OBJECTIVE:  To compare the effectiveness of alternative first line treatment options for women with WHO group II anovulation wishing to conceive. DESIGN:  Systematic review and network meta-analysis. DATA SOURCES:  Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Medline, and Embase, up to 11 April 2016. STUDY SELECTION:  Randomised controlled trials comparing eight ovulation induction treatments in women with WHO group II anovulation: clomiphene, letrozole, metformin, clomiphene and metformin combined, tamoxifen, gonadotropins, laparoscopic ovarian drilling, and placebo or no treatment...
January 31, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
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