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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919835/bariatric-surgery-is-associated-with-less-progression-of-diabetic-retinopathy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Yong Joon Kim, Byoung Hyuck Kim, Bo Mi Choi, Hae Jung Sun, Sung Jin Lee, Kyung Seek Choi
BACKGROUND: The impact of bariatric surgery on diabetic retinopathy (DR) remains underexplored, and conflicting results have been reported. OBJECTIVE: To clarify the impact of bariatric surgery on DR. SETTING: A systematic review and meta-analysis. University Hospital, Korea. METHODS: A comprehensive database search was performed across PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, and the Cochrane Library from inception to August 2016...
October 5, 2016: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918470/vitamin-d-status-and-efficacy-of-vitamin-d-supplementation-in-atopic-dermatitis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Min Jung Kim, Soo-Nyung Kim, Yang Won Lee, Yong Beom Choe, Kyu Joong Ahn
Recent literature has highlighted the possible role of vitamin D in atopic dermatitis (AD), and that vitamin D supplementation might help to treat AD. This study determined the relationship between vitamin D level and AD, and assessed the efficacy of vitamin D supplementation. We searched the MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Cochrane databases up to May 2015. Observational studies and randomized controlled trials were included based on the available data on the serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) level and quantified data available for severity assessed using the Scoring Atopic Dermatitis (SCORAD) index or Eczema Area and Severity Index (EASI) score...
December 3, 2016: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914135/is-%C3%AE-lactam-plus-macrolide-more-effective-than-%C3%AE-lactam-plus-fluoroquinolone-among-patients-with-severe-community-acquired-pneumonia-a-systemic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Jong Hoo Lee, Hyun Jung Kim, Yee Hyung Kim
Adding either macrolide or fluoroquinolone (FQ) to β-lactam has been recommended for patients with severe community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). However, due to the limited evidence available, there is a question as to the superiority of the two combination therapies. The MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Central Register, Scopus, and Web of Science databases were searched for systematic review and meta-analysis. A total of eight trials were analyzed. The total number of patients in the β-lactam plus macrolide (BL-M) and β-lactam plus fluoroquinolone (BL-F) groups was 2,273 and 1,600, respectively...
January 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911916/incidence-of-deep-vein-thrombosis-and-venous-thromboembolism-following-tka-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-versus-osteoarthritis-a-meta-analysis
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Do-Kyung Lee, Hyun-Jung Kim, Dae-Hee Lee
This meta-analysis was designed to compare the incidence of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and venous thromboembolism (VTE) following total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA). All studies directly comparing the post-TKA incidence of DVT and/or VTE in patients with RA and OA were included. For all comparisons, odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals (CI) were calculated for binary outcomes. Six studies were included in the meta-analysis. The pooled data showed that the combined rates of asymptomatic and symptomatic DVT did not differ significantly in the RA and OA groups (1065/222,714 [0...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907168/are-urinary-tubular-injury-markers-useful-in-chronic-kidney-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Le-Ting Zhou, Lin-Li Lv, Ming-Ming Pan, Yu-Han Cao, Hong Liu, Ye Feng, Hai-Feng Ni, Bi-Cheng Liu
BACKGROUND: Adverse outcome of chronic kidney disease, such as end stage renal disease, is a significant burden on personal health and healthcare costs. Urinary tubular injury markers, such as NGAL, KIM-1 and NAG, could provide useful prognostic value for the early identification of high-risk patients. However, discrepancies between recent large prospective studies have resulted in controversy regarding the potential clinical value of these markers. Therefore, we conducted the first meta-analysis to provide a more persuasive argument to this debate...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907108/mupirocin-in-the-treatment-of-staphylococcal-infections-in-chronic-rhinosinusitis-a-meta-analysis
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Jong Seung Kim, Sam Hyun Kwon
BACKGROUND: Saline irrigation of the nasal cavity is a classic and effective treatment for acute or chronic rhinosinusitis. Topical antibiotics such as mupirocin have been widely used for recalcitrant chronic rhinosinusitis. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of saline irrigation using mupirocin. METHODS: A systematic literature review and meta-analysis of mupirocin saline irrigation were performed using EMBASE, MEDLINE, and Cochrane library through December 2015...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901289/the-influence-of-physical-characteristics-on-the-resting-energy-expenditure-of-youth-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Stephen D Herrmann, Robert G McMurray, Youngdeok Kim, Erik A Willis, Minsoo Kang, Thomas McCurdy
OBJECTIVE: To examine the literature on resting energy expenditure (REE) of youth and determine the influence of age, sex, BMI, and body composition on REE. METHODS: A literature search was conducted using PubMed, BIOSIS Previews, NTIS, EMBASE, MEDLINE, and Pascal databases for studies with data on resting metabolic rate, REE, resting oxygen uptake (or VO2 ) in healthy children, youth, or adolescents (age = 1-18 years). Over 200 publications were identified; sixty-one publications met criteria and were included in the meta-analyses, resulting in 142 study population estimates (totaling 5,397 youth) of REE...
November 30, 2016: American Journal of Human Biology: the Official Journal of the Human Biology Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900768/is-nonabsorbable-nasal-packing-after-septoplasty-essential-a-meta-analysis
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Jong Seung Kim, Sam Hyun Kwon
OBJECTIVES: Septoplasty is one of the most frequently performed rhinologic surgeries. Complications include nasal bleeding, pain, headache, septal hematoma, synechia, infection, residual septal deviation, and septal perforation. In this study, we aimed to compare complication rates among patients according to packing method. METHODS: We performed a literature search using PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane Library through August 2016. Our systematic review followed Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses guidelines...
November 30, 2016: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896507/levonorgestrel-releasing-intrauterine-systems-versus-oral-cyclic-medroxyprogesterone-acetate-in-endometrial-hyperplasia-therapy-a-meta-analysis
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Jin-Sung Yuk, Jae Yen Song, Jung Hun Lee, Won I Park, Hyeong Sik Ahn, Hyun Jung Kim
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to compare the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) with oral cyclic medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) in endometrial hyperplasia therapy using randomized controlled trials (RCTs). METHODS: The study searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, CENTRAL, and other databases. All regression outcomes were calculated for dichotomous outcomes in terms of relative risk (RR) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) using a Mantel-Haenszel random effects model...
November 28, 2016: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886576/the-effect-of-early-goal-directed-therapy-for-treatment-of-severe-sepsis-or-septic-shock-a-systemic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Sun-Kyung Park, Su Rin Shin, Min Hur, Won Ho Kim, Eun-Ah Oh, Soo Hee Lee
PURPOSE: To assess the effects of early goal-directed therapy (EGDT) on reducing mortality compared with conventional management of severe sepsis or septic shock. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We included a systemic review, using the Medline and EMBASE. Seventeen randomized trials with 5765 patients comparing EGDT with usual care were included. RESULTS: There were no significant differences in mortality between EGDT and control groups (relative risk [RR], 0...
October 30, 2016: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885479/wait-and-see-approach-for-rectal-cancer-with-a-clinically-complete-response-after-neoadjuvant-concurrent-chemoradiotherapy
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Hyun Jung Kim, Jin Ho Song, Hyeong Sik Ahn, Bong-Hoi Choi, Hojin Jeong, Hoon Sik Choi, Yun Hee Lee, Ki Mun Kang, Bae Kwon Jeong
PURPOSE: Rectal cancer patients with a pathological complete response (pCR) after neoadjuvant concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) have a better prognosis compared to those without a pCR. Therefore, the "Wait and See" (W&S) approach in those who achieved clinically complete response (cCR) after CCRT was introduced as an alternative modality to the total mesorectal excision (TME). The aim of this study was to compare the oncological outcomes between W&S and TME via meta-analysis. METHODS: We performed a comprehensive literature search on January 14, 2016, using MEDLINE, EMBASE, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Web of Science, and Scopus...
November 24, 2016: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881394/total-red-meat-intake-of-%C3%A2-0-5-servings-d-does-not-negatively-influence-cardiovascular-disease-risk-factors-a-systemically-searched-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Lauren E O'Connor, Jung Eun Kim, Wayne W Campbell
BACKGROUND: Observational associations between red meat intake and cardiovascular disease (CVD) are inconsistent. There are limited comprehensive analyses of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that investigate the effects of red meat consumption on CVD risk factors. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this systematically searched meta-analysis was to assess the effects of consuming ≥0.5 or <0.5 servings of total red meat/d on CVD risk factors [blood total cholesterol (TC), LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, triglycerides, ratio of TC to HDL cholesterol (TC:HDL), and systolic and diastolic blood pressures (SBP and DBP, respectively)]...
November 23, 2016: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858237/halo-gravity-traction-in-the-treatment-of-severe-spinal-deformity-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Changsheng Yang, Huafeng Wang, Zhaomin Zheng, Zhongmin Zhang, Jianru Wang, Hui Liu, Yongjung Jay Kim, Samuel Cho
PURPOSE: Halo-gravity traction has been reported to successfully assist in managing severe spinal deformity. This is a systematic review of all studies on halo-gravity traction in the treatment of spinal deformity to provide information for clinical practice. METHODS: A comprehensive search was conducted for articles on halo-gravity traction in the treatment of spinal deformity according to the PRISMA guidelines. Appropriate studies would be included and analyzed...
November 17, 2016: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857006/-effects-of-aromatherapy-on-menopausal-symptoms-perceived-stress-and-depression-in-middle-aged-women-a-systematic-review
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Shinmi Kim, Ji Ah Song, Mi Eun Kim, Myung Haeng Hur
PURPOSE: This study was a systematic review to evaluate the effects of aromatherapy on menopausal symptoms, perceived stress and depression in middle aged-women. METHODS: Eight databases were searched from their inception September 8, 2015. Two reviewers independently performed the selection of the studies, data abstraction and validations. The risk of bias was assessed using Cochrane criteria. For analysis of the data, a meta-analysis of the studies was performed...
October 2016: Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834461/clinicopathological-significance-of-loss-of-p27kip1-expression-in-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma
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Nae Yu Kim, Jin Hwa Kim, Jung-Soo Pyo, Won Jin Cho
INTRODUCTION: A meta-analysis was done to investigate the clinicopathological significance of the loss of p27kip1 expression in papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). METHODS: The meta-analysis involving 17 studies included 1,652 PTC and 328 benign cases. The rate of p27kip1 expression loss in PTC and benign lesions, and the correlations between p27kip1 expression loss and clinicopathological characteristics of PTC were determined. RESULTS: The estimated rate of p27kip1 expression loss was 0...
November 5, 2016: International Journal of Biological Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831499/association-of-traditional-cardiovascular-risk-factors-with-venous-thromboembolism-an-individual-participant-data-meta-analysis-of-prospective-studies
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Bakhtawar K Mahmoodi, Mary Cushman, Inger Anne Næss, Matthew A Allison, Willem Jan Bos, Sigrid K Brækkan, Suzanne Cannegieter, Ron T Gansevoort, Philimon N Gona, Jens Hammerstrøm, John-Bjarne Hansen, Susan Heckbert, Anders G Holst, Susan G Lakoski, Pamela L Lutsey, JoAnn E Manson, Lisa W Martin, Kunihiro Matsushita, Karina Meijer, Kim Overvad, Eva B Prescott, Marja K Puurunen, Jacques Rossouw, Yingying Sang, Marianne T Severinsen, Jur M Ten Berg, Aaron R Folsom, Neil A Zakai
BACKGROUND: -There is much controversy surrounding the association of traditional cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors with venous thromboembolism (VTE). METHODS: - We performed an individual level random-effect meta-analysis including 9 prospective studies with measured baseline CVD risk factors and validated VTE events. Definitions were harmonized across studies. Traditional CVD risk factors were modeled categorically, as well as continuously using restricted cubic splines...
November 9, 2016: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830153/genetic-polymorphism-of-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-and-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-risk-an-updated-meta-analysis
#17
REVIEW
Sang Wook Kang, Su Kang Kim, Joo-Ho Chung, Hee-Jae Jung, Kwan-Il Kim, Jinju Kim, Ju Yeon Ban
The relationship between polymorphism of the angiotensin I converting enzyme (ACE) gene and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has been examined in many previous studies. However, their results were controversial. Therefore, we performed a meta-analysis to evaluate the relationship between the ACE gene and the risk of COPD. Fourteen case-control studies were included in this meta-analysis. The pooled p value, odds ratio (OR), and 95% confidence interval (95% CI) were used to investigate the strength of the association...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818699/effects-of-electroacupuncture-for-knee-osteoarthritis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Jae-Woo Shim, Jae-Young Jung, Sung-Soo Kim
Purpose. This study aims to verify the effects of electroacupuncture treatment on osteoarthritis of the knee. Methods. MEDLINE/PubMed, EMBASE, CENTRAL, AMED, CNKI, and five Korean databases were searched by predefined search strategies to screen eligible randomized controlled studies meeting established criteria. Any risk of bias in the included studies was assessed with the Cochrane Collaboration's tool. Meta-analysis was conducted using RevMan version 5.3 software. Results. Thirty-one randomized controlled studies of 3,187 participants were included in this systematic review...
2016: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815832/peripheral-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-levels-in-alzheimer-s-disease-and-mild-cognitive-impairment-a-comprehensive-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Bo Yi Kim, Seon Heui Lee, Petra L Graham, Francesco Angelucci, Alejandro Lucia, Helios Pareja-Galeano, Thomas Leyhe, Yuda Turana, I Re Lee, Ji Hye Yoon, Jae Il Shin
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is becoming a growing global problem, and there is an urgent need to identify reliable blood biomarkers of the risk and progression of this condition. A potential candidate is the brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), which modulates major trophic effects in the brain. However, findings are apparently inconsistent regarding peripheral blood BDNF levels in AD patients vs. healthy people. We thus performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of the studies that have examined peripheral BDNF levels in patients with AD or mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and healthy controls...
November 4, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814985/review-of-contamination-of-sewage-sludge-and-amended-soils-by-polybrominated-diphenyl-ethers-based-on-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Minhee Kim, Loretta Y Li, Tamer Gorgy, John R Grace
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) are still present in sewage sludge and sludge-amended soil, even though commercial PBDEs were prohibited or voluntarily phased out several years ago. In this study, levels and compositional profiles of seven major PBDE congeners in sludge are assessed in relation to their usage patterns in commercial products, and years of being banned and phased out in North America, Europe, and Asia. Annual accumulations and future long-term changes of PBDE in sludge-amended soil are estimated...
January 2017: Environmental Pollution
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