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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436019/antibiotic-therapy-for-pelvic-inflammatory-disease
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Ricardo F Savaris, Daniele G Fuhrich, Rui V Duarte, Sebastian Franik, Jonathan Ross
BACKGROUND: Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection that affects 4% to 12% of young women, and is one of the most common causes of morbidity in this age group. The main intervention for acute PID is the use of broad-spectrum antibiotics which cover Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, and anaerobic bacteria, administered intravenously, intramuscularly, or orally. In this review, we assessed the optimal treatment regimen for PID. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness and safety of antibiotic regimens used to treat pelvic inflammatory disease...
April 24, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428157/texting-and-mobile-phone-app-interventions-for-improving-adherence-to-preventive-behavior-in-adolescents-a-systematic-review
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Sherif M Badawy, Lisa M Kuhns
BACKGROUND: Many preventable behaviors contribute to adolescent mortality and morbidity. Non-adherence to preventive measures represents a challenge and has been associated with worse health outcomes in this population. The widespread use of electronic communication technologies by adolescents, particularly the use of text messaging (short message service, SMS) and mobile phones, presents new opportunities to intervene on risk and preventive risk behavior, but little is known about their efficacy...
April 19, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422593/fundamentals-in-biostatistics-for-investigation-in-pediatric-dentistry-part-ii-biostatistical-methods
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Amaury Pozos-Guillén, Socorro Ruiz-Rodríguez, Arturo Garrocho-Rangel
The main purpose of the second part of this series was to provide the reader with some basic aspects of the most common biostatistical methods employed in health sciences, in order to better understand the validity, significance and reliability of the results from any article on Pediatric Dentistry. Currently, as mentioned in the first paper, Pediatric Dentists need basic biostatistical knowledge to be able to apply it when critically appraise a dental article during the Evidence-based Dentistry (EBD) process, or when participating in the development of a clinical study with dental pediatric patients...
2017: Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422059/mismatch-between-probiotic-benefits-in-trials-versus-food-products
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Mary J Scourboutakos, Beatriz Franco-Arellano, Sarah A Murphy, Sheida Norsen, Elena M Comelli, Mary R L'Abbé
Probiotic food products contain a variety of different bacterial strains and may offer different health effects. The objective was to document the prevalence and dosage of probiotic strains in the Canadian food supply and to review the literature investigating these strains in order to understand what health benefits these products may offer. The Food Label Information Program was used to identify probiotic-containing products in the food supply. PubMed, Web of Science, and Embase were searched for randomized controlled trials that tested the health effects of these strains in humans...
April 19, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419159/oral-potassium-supplementation-for-management-of-essential-hypertension-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Jalal Poorolajal, Fatemeh Zeraati, Ali Reza Soltanian, Vida Sheikh, Elham Hooshmand, Akram Maleki
IMPORTANCE: Increased dietary potassium intake is thought to be associated with low blood pressure (BP). Whether potassium supplementation may be used as an antihypertensive agent is a question that should be answered. OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of oral potassium supplementation on blood pressure in patients with primary hypertension. SEARCH METHODS: We searched Medline, Web of Science, Scopus, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials until October 2016...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412996/laparoscopic-surgery-versus-open-resection-in-patients-with-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors-an-updated-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Hanchu Xiong, Ji Wang, Yunlu Jia, Chenyang Ye, Yi Lu, Cong Chen, Jianguo Shen, Yongxia Chen, Wenhe Zhao, Linbo Wang, Jichun Zhou
PURPOSES: The contemporary surgery has reported the safety of laparoscopic surgery (LAP) for patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs). However, its use is still debated due to suspicion of the oncologic equivalence to open surgery (OPEN). We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of updated original articles to investigate the short- and long-term clinical outcomes of LAP compared with OPEN for GISTs. METHODS: A systematic search was performed in PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, Cochrane Library and CNKI...
April 5, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410381/qualitative-analysis-of-the-impact-of-oral-potentially-malignant-disorders-on-daily-life-activities
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Jyothi Tadakamadla, Santhosh Kumar, Ratilal Lalloo, Newell W Johnson
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of Oral Potentially Malignant Disorders (OPMD) on daily life activities. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients diagnosed with Oral Leukoplakia, Oral submucous fibrosis and Oral Lichen Planus attending the Oral Medicine clinic of Panineeya Institute of Dental Sciences & Research Centre, Hyderabad, India were invited to participate. Eighteen interviews and three focus groups were conducted in a non-clinical setting. Voice recordings were transcribed and translated from Telugu to English...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405116/oral-misoprostol-solution-for-induction-of-labour
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Varsha L Deshmukh, Apurva V Rajamanya, K A Yelikar
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of oral misoprostol solution for induction of labour. STUDY DESIGN: This is a prospective observational study. SETTING: This study was conducted in Government Medical College, Aurangabad. METHOD: Patients undergoing induction of labour after 36 weeks of pregnancy were allocated by randomization to induction of labour with oral misoprostol solution administered 2 h apart. Delivery within 24 h after induction with oral misoprostol solution was the primary outcome on which the sample size was based...
April 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404092/tenofovir-alafenamide-versus-tenofovir-disoproxil-fumarate-for-the-treatment-of-patients-with-hbeag-negative-chronic-hepatitis-b-virus-infection-a-randomised-double-blind-phase-3-non-inferiority-trial
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Maria Buti, Edward Gane, Wai Kay Seto, Henry L Y Chan, Wan-Long Chuang, Tatjana Stepanova, Aric-Josun Hui, Young-Suk Lim, Rajiv Mehta, Harry L A Janssen, Subrat K Acharya, John F Flaherty, Benedetta Massetto, Andrea L Cathcart, Kyungpil Kim, Anuj Gaggar, G Mani Subramanian, John G McHutchison, Calvin Q Pan, Maurizia Brunetto, Namiki Izumi, Patrick Marcellin
BACKGROUND: The novel prodrug tenofovir alafenamide delivers the nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitor tenofovir to target cells more efficiently at a lower dose than tenofovir disoproxil fumarate, thereby reducing systemic exposure. We compared the efficacy and safety of the two drugs in patients with HBeAg-negative chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in a non-inferiority study. METHODS: In this ongoing randomised, double-blind, phase 3, non-inferiority study in 105 centres in 17 countries, patients with HBeAg-negative chronic HBV were randomly assigned (2:1) by a computer-generated allocation sequence (block size six), stratified by plasma HBV DNA concentration and previous treatment status, to receive once-daily oral doses of tenofovir alafenamide 25 mg or tenofovir disoproxil fumarate 300 mg, each with matching placebo...
November 2016: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404069/patient-reported-outcomes-with-sofosbuvir-and-velpatasvir-with-or-without-ribavirin-for-hepatitis-c-virus-related-decompensated-cirrhosis-an-exploratory-analysis-from-the-randomised-open-label-astral-4-phase-3-trial
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Zobair M Younossi, Maria Stepanova, Michael Charlton, Michael P Curry, Jacqueline G O'Leary, Robert S Brown, Sharon Hunt
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment regimens with direct-acting antivirals have not been extensively studied in patients with decompensated cirrhosis. We assessed patient-reported outcomes (PROs) in patients with decompensated cirrhosis given a fixed-dose combination of sofosbuvir and velpatasvir with and without ribavirin. METHODS: This study was an exploratory analysis of data collected in a randomised, open-label phase 3 trial (ASTRAL-4) in which patients with HCV-related decompensated cirrhosis were randomly assigned to an all-oral fixed-dose combination of sofosbuvir (400 mg) and velpatasvir (100 mg) once daily for 12 weeks, sofosbuvir and velpatasvir plus oral ribavirin (weight-based 1000 mg or 1200 mg) for 12 weeks, or sofosbuvir and velpatasvir for 24 weeks...
October 2016: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403994/risk-of-gastrointestinal-bleeding-with-direct-oral-anticoagulants-a-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis
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Nick Burr, Katie Lummis, Ruchit Sood, John Samuel Kane, Aaron Corp, Venkataraman Subramanian
BACKGROUND: Direct oral anticoagulants are increasingly used for a wide range of indications. However, data are conflicting about the risk of major gastrointestinal bleeding with these drugs. We compared the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding with direct oral anticoagulants, warfarin, and low-molecular-weight heparin. METHODS: For this systematic review and meta-analysis, we searched MEDLINE and Embase from database inception to April 1, 2016, for prospective and retrospective studies that reported the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding with use of a direct oral anticoagulant compared with warfarin or low-molecular-weight heparin for all indications...
February 2017: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399933/intranasal-sedation-using-ketamine-and-midazolam-for-pediatric-dental-treatment-naso-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Heloisa Sousa Gomes, Analya Rodrigues Miranda, Karolline Alves Viana, Aline Carvalho Batista, Paulo Sucasas Costa, Anelise Daher, Geovanna de Castro Morais Machado, Joji Sado-Filho, Liliani Aires Candido Vieira, Patrícia Corrêa-Faria, Marie Therese Hosey, Luciane Rezende Costa
BACKGROUND: Uncooperative children may need to receive dental treatment under sedation, which is indicated when nonpharmacological behavior guidance is unsuccessful. There are randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing different sedative protocols for dental procedures; however, the evidence for superiority of one form over another is weak. The primary aim of this study is to investigate the efficacy of intranasally administered ketamine plus midazolam for the dental treatment of children...
April 11, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392812/pubmed-indexed-dental-publications-from-iran-a-scientometric-study
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Saeed Asgary, Sedigheh Sabbagh, Alireza Sarraf Shirazi, Maryam Ahmadyar, Arash Shahravan, Mohammad Sadegh Ahmad Akhoundi
OBJECTIVES: Scientometric methods and the resulting citations have been applied to investigate the scientific performance of a nation. The present study was designed to collect the statistical information of dental articles by Iranian authors published in PubMed. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We searched the PubMed database for dental articles of Iranian authors until June 31, 2015. All abstracts were manually reviewed in order to exclude false retrievals. The number of articles per dental subspecialties, distribution of research designs, Scopus/Google Scholar citation of each article, number of authors and affiliation of the first/corresponding author were extracted and transferred to Microsoft Excel...
June 2016: Journal of Dentistry of Tehran University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386782/a-comparative-study-of-intermaxillary-fixation-screws-and-noncompression-miniplates-in-the-treatment-of-mandibular-fractures-a-prospective-clinical-study
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Osasuyi Anslem, Okoturo Eyituoyo, Ogunbanjo V Olabode, Olaitan A Ademola, Ayodele O Adesina
BACKGROUND: The main goal of treatment of mandibular fractures is to restore normal dental occlusion and promote appropriate bone healing and a normal mouth opening. Recently, there has been a resurgent interest in the use of screws for intermaxillary fixation of mandibular fractures. This study was therefore designed to determine how the clinical outcomes of the use of screws for intermaxillary fixation compare with the use of miniplates in the treatment of mandibular fractures in Nigeria...
April 6, 2017: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384657/metronomic-chemotherapy-vs-best-supportive-care-in-progressive-pediatric-solid-malignant-tumors-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Raja Pramanik, Sandeep Agarwala, Yogendra Kumar Gupta, Sanjay Thulkar, Sreenivas Vishnubhatla, Atul Batra, Deepa Dhawan, Sameer Bakhshi
Importance: Although oral metronomic chemotherapy is often used in progressive pediatric solid malignant tumors, a literature review reveals that only small single-arm retrospective or phase 1 and 2 studies have been performed. Skepticism abounds because of the lack of level 1 evidence. Objectives: To compare the effect of metronomic chemotherapy on progression-free survival (PFS) with that of placebo in pediatric patients with primary extracranial, nonhematopoietic solid malignant tumors that progress after at least 2 lines of chemotherapy...
April 6, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383540/publication-outcomes-of-neonatology-abstracts-presented-at-the-pediatric-academic-societies-meeting
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Y Levinsky, T Berger, A Brameli, T Goldstein, E Akerman, M Mimouni, F B Mimouni, G Amarilyo
OBJECTIVE: To examine publication outcomes of neonatology abstracts presented at Pediatric Academic Society (PAS) meeting, and to analyze variables affecting publication. STUDY DESIGN: All neonatology studies accepted for presentation (oral or poster) at 2008 PAS meeting were identified. A biphasic manual PubMed search of published articles was performed using a pre-designed algorithm. RESULTS: A total of 1078 neonatology abstracts were presented at the meeting, among them 481 (44...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379606/oral-manifestations-related-to-dengue-fever-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Marlus da Silva Pedrosa, Miguel Henrique Pereira de Paiva, Luiz Gustavo Fernandes Lima Oliveira, Sângela Maria da Silva Pereira, Cláudio Heliomar Vicente da Silva, José Guilherme Férrer Pompeu
The focus on oral manifestations of dengue fever (DF) is not common in the scientific literature and the patient affected can present signs and symptoms that may not be noticed by dental professionals. This systematic review article was conducted to identify and discuss the oral manifestations related to dengue fever MATERIALS AND METHODS: The electronic databases PubMed, LILACS, Web of Science and Scopus were searched from November to December 2016 by two authors, simultaneously, using as search terms: Dengue and Oral Manifestation combined...
April 5, 2017: Australian Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370003/clinical-outcomes-following-inpatient-penicillin-allergy-testing-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Keith A Sacco, Allan Bates, Tara J Brigham, J Saadi-Imam, M Caroline Burton
BACKGROUND: A documented penicillin allergy is associated with increased morbidity including length of hospital stay and an increased incidence of resistant infections attributed to use of broader-spectrum antibiotics. The aim of the systematic review was to identify whether inpatient penicillin allergy testing affected clinical outcomes during hospitalization. METHODS: We performed an electronic search of Ovid Medline/PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, Scopus and the Cochrane Library over the past 20 years...
March 29, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366956/study-of-arsenic-exposure-in-oral-oropharyngeal-carcinoma-in-west-bengal
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Pritha Pal, Ranjan Raychowdhury, Tuphan Kanti Dolai, Sanchita Roy, Rinini Dastidar, Ajanta Halder
OBJECTIVES: To study any possible correlation between arsenic toxicity and the development of oral carcinoma in West Bengal population. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Ethical clearance for this study was obtained from the Vivekananda Institute of Medical Sciences. Out of 30 785 patients attending our hospital from November 2012 to July 2015, 107 cases and 50 control individuals were selected. The hair and buccal smear samples were obtained upon their consent for the purpose of the analysis of arsenic count and cytogenetic damage, respectively...
March 30, 2017: International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365182/hopes-and-disappointments-with-antiarrhythmic-drugs
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A John Camm
Ventricular arrhythmias such as sustained ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation account for two thirds of sudden cardiac deaths. Most ventricular tachyarrhythmias have well understood mechanisms such that it is theoretically possible to conceive of an antiarrhythmic drug-based intervention that would prevent arrhythmias that cause sudden cardiac death. Pharmaceutical agents which interfere with ion channel activity are known as antiarrhythmic drugs. Acute experiments showing antiarrhythmic effects in the basic science laboratory have often not translated into clinical effectiveness...
March 16, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
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