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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348112/comparing-short-dental-implants-to-standard-dental-implants-protocol-for-a-systematic-review
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Amir Reza Rokn, Abbasali Keshtkar, Abbas Monzavi, Kazem Hashemi, Tahereh Bitaraf
BACKGROUND: Short dental implants have been proposed as a simpler, cheaper, and faster alternative for the rehabilitation of atrophic edentulous areas to avoid the disadvantages of surgical techniques for increasing bone volume. OBJECTIVE: This review will compare short implants (4 to 8 mm) to standard implants (larger than 8 mm) in edentulous jaws, evaluating on the basis of marginal bone loss (MBL), survival rate, complications, and prosthesis failure. METHODS: We will electronically search for randomized controlled trials comparing short dental implants to standard dental implants in the following databases: PubMed, Web of Science, EMBASE, Scopus, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and ClinicalTrials...
January 18, 2018: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344148/identification-of-potentially-critical-differentially-methylated-genes-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-a-comprehensive-analysis-of-methylation-profiling-and-gene-expression-profiling
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Lian Hui, Jingru Zhang, Xiaoxu Ding, Xing Guo, Xuejun Jang
The present study aimed to identify potentially critical differentially methylated genes associated with the progression of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). Methylation profiling data of GSE62336 deposited in the Gene Expression Omnibus database were used to identify differentially methylated regions (DMRs) and differentially methylated CpG islands (DMIs). Concurrently, differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were identified using a meta-analysis of three gene expression datasets (GSE53819, GSE13597 and GSE12452)...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343205/a-network-meta-analysis-on-the-diagnostic-value-of-different-imaging-methods-for-lymph-node-metastases-in-patients-with-cervical-cancer
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Qian Luo, Lan Luo, Liang Tang
PURPOSE: We performed this network meta-analysis to compare the diagnostic value of 4 imaging methods (magnetic resonance imaging, positron emission tomography, computed tomography, and diffusion-weighted imaging) for diagnosing lymph node metastases in cervical cancer. METHOD: Diagnostic tests regarding different imaging methods to diagnose lymph node metastases in cervical cancer were retrieved from the Cochrane Library, PubMed, and Embase electronic databases from inception to December 2016...
January 1, 2018: Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341088/evidence-appraisal-of-boonchan-t-wilasrusmee-c-mcevoy-m-attia-j-thakkinstian-a-network-meta-analysis-of-antibiotic-prophylaxis-for-prevention-of-surgical-site-infection-after-groin-hernia-surgery-br-j-surg-2017-104-2-e106-e117-doi-10-1002-bjs-10441
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340074/identification-of-novel-diagnostic-biomarkers-for-thyroid-carcinoma
#5
Xiliang Wang, Qing Zhang, Zhiming Cai, Yifan Dai, Lisha Mou
Thyroid carcinoma (THCA) is the most universal endocrine malignancy worldwide. Unfortunately, a limited number of large-scale analyses have been performed to identify biomarkers for THCA. Here, we conducted a meta-analysis using 505 THCA patients and 59 normal controls from The Cancer Genome Atlas. After identifying differentially expressed long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) and protein coding genes (PCG), we found vast difference in various lncRNA-PCG co-expressed pairs in THCA. A dysregulation network with scale-free topology was constructed...
December 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339630/comparison-of-the-efficacy-of-different-drugs-on-non-motor-symptoms-of-parkinson-s-disease-a-network-meta-analysis
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Bao-Dong Li, Jing-Jun Cui, Jia Song, Ce Qi, Pei-Feng Ma, Ya-Rong Wang, Jing Bai
BACKGROUND/AIMS: A network meta-analysis is used to compare the efficacy of ropinirole, rasagiline, rotigotine, entacapone, apomorphine, pramipexole, sumanirole, bromocriptine, piribedil and levodopa, with placebo as a control, for non-motor symptoms in Parkinson's disease (PD). METHODS: PubMed, Embase and the Cochrane Library were searched from their establishment dates up to January 2017 for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) investigating the efficacy of the above ten drugs on the non-motor symptoms of PD...
January 15, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338862/new-generation-stents-compared-with-coronary-bypass-surgery-for-unprotected-left-main-disease-a-word-of-caution
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Umberto Benedetto, David P Taggart, Miguel Sousa-Uva, Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai, Antonino Di Franco, Lucas B Ohmes, Mohamed Rahouma, Mohamed Kamel, Massimo Caputo, Leonard N Girardi, Gianni D Angelini, Mario Gaudino
BACKGROUND: With the advent of bare metal stents and drug-eluting stents, percutaneous coronary intervention has emerged as an alternative to coronary artery bypass grafting surgery for unprotected left main disease. However, whether the evolution of stents technology has translated into better results after percutaneous coronary intervention remains unclear. We aimed to compare coronary artery bypass grafting with stents of different generations for left main disease by performing a Bayesian network meta-analysis of available randomized controlled trials...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338547/neuroimaging-meta-analysis-of-cannabis-use-studies-reveals-convergent-functional-alterations-in-brain-regions-supporting-cognitive-control-and-reward-processing
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Julio A Yanes, Michael C Riedel, Kimberly L Ray, Anna E Kirkland, Ryan T Bird, Emily R Boeving, Meredith A Reid, Raul Gonzalez, Jennifer L Robinson, Angela R Laird, Matthew T Sutherland
Lagging behind rapid changes to state laws, societal views, and medical practice is the scientific investigation of cannabis's impact on the human brain. While several brain imaging studies have contributed important insight into neurobiological alterations linked with cannabis use, our understanding remains limited. Here, we sought to delineate those brain regions that consistently demonstrate functional alterations among cannabis users versus non-users across neuroimaging studies using the activation likelihood estimation meta-analysis framework...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335074/trends-in-narcotics-and-sedative-use-during-mechanical-ventilation-of-preterm-infants-in-canadian-neonatal-intensive-care-units
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OBJECTIVE: Mechanical ventilation (MV) in preterm infants (PTI) causes discomfort. Whether it causes pain is controversial. Meta analysis reviews of published work on PTI during MV have shown no clinically significant impact of opioids on pain scales, and hence not recommended for routine use in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). Similarly regular use of sedative midazolam is also not recommended. Therefore we hypothesized a downward trend in narcotics and sedatives used in MV of PTI in NICUs...
January 2018: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334287/efficacy-and-safety-of-alpha-blockers-in-medical-expulsive-therapy-for-ureteral-stones-a-mixed-treatment-network-meta-analysis-and-trial-sequential-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-clinical-trials
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Kannan Sridharan, Gowri Sivaramakrishnan
Alpha blockers (AB) are the main group of drugs used for medical expulsive therapy (MET) in patients with ureteral stones. However, there is no consensus on the relative efficacy and safety of individual AB in MET. Areas covered: The present work is a network meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials comparing AB with either placebo or standard of care in patients with ureteral stones. Electronic databases of Medline, Cochrane CENTRAL and Google Scholar were searched for eligible clinical studies. Inverse variance heterogeneity model was used for mixed treatment comparisons...
January 15, 2018: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334136/a-bayesian-network-meta-analysis-efficacy-of-air-insufflation-co2-insufflation-water-exchange-and-water-immersion-in-colonoscopy
#11
REVIEW
Zhen Zhang, Yifeng Wu, Guangge Sun, Jing Zhang, Jiaxin Li, Chongyang Qiu, Xin Zheng, Botao Wang, Lei Yang, Ximo Wang
BACKGROUND: Colonoscopy is one of the excellent tools for screening colorectal cancer. There were four colonoscopy techniques containing air insufflation, CO2 insufflation, water exchange, and water immersion. Some studies reported that these methods are better than the criterion standard (air insufflation), while some studies showed not. In order to evaluate the efficacy of four colonoscopy techniques, a network meta-analysis was performed in present study. METHODS: We searched randomized controlled trials (RCTs) published up to September 2017 from PubMed, Embase, Cochrane library, and Web of Science...
January 15, 2018: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332315/comparison-of-treatment-strategies-for-femoro-popliteal-disease-a-network-meta-analysis
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Edward Koifman, Michael J Lipinski, Kyle Buchanan, Won Yu Kang, Ricardo O Escarcega, Ron Waksman, Nelson L Bernardo
OBJECTIVES: We sought to compare treatment strategies in a Bayesian network meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. BACKGROUND: Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a prevalent morbidity that is treated with various strategies. METHODS: We performed a MEDLINE search for randomized studies comparing at least 2 treatment strategies, including bypass surgery, percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) balloons, stents, covered stents, drug-eluting stents (DES), and drug-coated balloons (DCB), in patients with native femoro-popliteal disease...
January 14, 2018: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331033/the-efficacy-and-safety-comparison-of-surgical-treatments-for-stress-urinary-incontinence-a-network-meta-analysis
#13
REVIEW
Pan Song, Yibo Wen, Chuiguo Huang, Wancong Wang, Naijun Yuan, Yinliang Lu, Qingwei Wang, Tao Zhang, Jianguo Wen
AIMS: Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is a common problem worldwide. Mainstream surgical procedures include tension-free vaginal tape (TVT), transobturator tape (TOT), tension-free vaginal tape-obturator (TVT-O), tension-free vaginal tape SECUR (TVT-S), and adjustable single-incision sling (Ajust). The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy and safety of these surgical procedures and assess which surgery is most optimal for SUI by adopting a network meta-analysis (NMA). METHODS: Electronic databases including PubMed, Cochrance Library, and Embase database were researched systematically, until March 21, 2017...
January 13, 2018: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330217/a-systematic-review-of-network-meta-analyses-for-pharmacological-treatment-of-common-mental-disorders
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REVIEW
Taryn Williams, Dan J Stein, Jonathan Ipser
QUESTION: Network meta-analyses (NMAs) of treatment efficacy across different pharmacological treatments help inform clinical decision-making, but their methodological quality may vary a lot depending also on the quality of the included primary studies. We therefore conducted a systematic review of NMAs of pharmacological treatment for common mental disorders in order to assess the methodological quality of these NMAs, and to relate study characteristics to the rankings of efficacy and tolerability...
January 12, 2018: Evidence-based Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330211/olanzapine-based-triple-regimens-versus-neurokinin-1-receptor-antagonist-based-triple-regimens-in-preventing-chemotherapy-induced-nausea-and-vomiting-associated-with-highly-emetogenic-chemotherapy-a-network-meta-analysis
#15
Zhonghan Zhang, Yaxiong Zhang, Gang Chen, Shaodong Hong, Yunpeng Yang, Wenfeng Fang, Fan Luo, Xi Chen, Yuxiang Ma, Yuanyuan Zhao, Jianhua Zhan, Cong Xue, Xue Hou, Ting Zhou, Shuxiang Ma, Fangfang Gao, Yan Huang, Likun Chen, Ningning Zhou, Hongyun Zhao, Li Zhang
BACKGROUND: The current antiemetic prophylaxis for patients treated with highly emetogenic chemotherapy (HEC) included the olanzapine-based triplet and neurokinin-1 receptor antagonists (NK-1RAs)-based triplet. However, which one shows better antiemetic effect remained unclear. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We systematically reviewed 43 trials, involving 16,609 patients with HEC, which compared the following antiemetics at therapeutic dose range for the treatment of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting: olanzapine, aprepitant, casopitant, fosaprepitant, netupitant, and rolapitant...
January 12, 2018: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328493/meta-analysis-of-mrna-expression-profiles-to-identify-differentially-expressed-genes-in-lung-adenocarcinoma-tissue-from-smokers-and-non-smokers
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Xiaona He, Cheng Zhang, Chao Shi, Quqin Lu
Compared to other types of lung cancer, lung adenocarcinoma patients with a history of smoking have a poor prognosis during the treatment of lung cancer. How lung adenocarcinoma-related genes are differentially expressed between smoker and non-smoker patients has yet to be fully elucidated. We performed a meta-analysis of four publicly available microarray datasets related to lung adenocarcinoma tissue in patients with a history of smoking using R statistical software. The top 50 differentially expressed genes (DEGs) in smoking vs...
January 8, 2018: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328363/support-vector-machine-classifier-for-prediction-of-the-metastasis-of-colorectal-cancer
#17
Jiajun Zhi, Jiwei Sun, Zhongchuan Wang, Wenjun Ding
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most common cancers and a major cause of mortality. The present study aimed to identify potential biomarkers for CRC metastasis and uncover the mechanisms underlying the etiology of the disease. The five datasets GSE68468, GSE62321, GSE22834, GSE14297 and GSE6988 were utilized in the study, all of which contained metastatic and non-metastatic CRC samples. Among them, three datasets were integrated via meta-analysis to identify the differentially expressed genes (DEGs) between the two types of samples...
January 2, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324848/platelet-rich-plasma-to-treat-experimentally-induced-skin-wounds-in-animals-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#18
Adolfo Maria Tambella, Anna Rita Attili, Gilles Dupré, Andrea Cantalamessa, Stefano Martin, Vincenzo Cuteri, Sabrina Marcazzan, Massimo Del Fabbro
The objective of the study was to review current literature to determine whether the topical application of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) promotes healing in experimentally-induced full-thickness skin wounds in animals. The hypothesis was that the adjunct of PRP has a positive effect on wound healing. An electronic search was carried out on the following databases: Web of Science, Cochrane Library, PubMed, Research Gate, Cochrane Wounds Group, Veterinary Information Network. No publication date nor language restrictions were applied...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323542/the-comparative-efficacy-of-brodalumab-in-patients-with-moderate-to-severe-psoriasis-a-systematic-literature-review-and-network-meta-analysis
#19
Laura Sawyer, Iain Fotheringham, Emily Wright, Najeeda Yasmeen, Carl Gibbons, Anders Holmen Møller
PURPOSE: To evaluate the relative efficacy of brodalumab compared with approved biologic therapies and apremilast for moderate-to-severe psoriasis. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, Embase and Cochrane for randomized controlled trials reporting induction phase responses. The primary analysis examined the proportion of patients achieving Psoriasis Area Severity Index (PASI) 50, 75, 90 or 100 responses using a random-effects Bayesian multinomial likelihood model with probit link, with and without adjustment for variation in study-level placebo responses...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320987/effect-of-intracoronary-agents-on-the-no-reflow-phenomenon-during-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-patients-with-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-a-network-meta-analysis
#20
Xiaowei Niu, Jingjing Zhang, Ming Bai, Yu Peng, Shaobo Sun, Zheng Zhang
BACKGROUND: Despite the restoration of epicardial flow after primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI), myocardial reperfusion remains impaired in a significant proportion of patients. We performed a network meta-analysis to assess the effect of 7 intracoronary agents (adenosine, anisodamine, diltiazem, nicorandil, nitroprusside, urapidil, and verapamil) on the no-reflow phenomenon in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) undergoing PPCI. METHODS: Database searches were conducted to identify randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing the 7 agents with each other or with standard PPCI...
January 10, 2018: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
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