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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529532/the-effect-of-three-different-meditation-exercises-on-hypertension-a-network-meta-analysis
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Hongchang Yang, Xueping Wu, Min Wang
We aimed to use the pairwise and network meta-analysis to estimate the effects of different meditation exercises on the control of systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP). Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were retrieved from PubMed and Embase up to June 2016, which are published in English and reported on meditation exercise for hypertensive patients. Risks of bias assessment of the included studies were assessed by Cochrane Collaboration Recommendations and network meta-analysis was performed by ADDIS...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526850/drought-and-child-mortality-a-meta-analysis-of-small-scale-surveys-from-ethiopia
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Tefera Darge Delbiso, Chiara Altare, Jose Manuel Rodriguez-Llanes, Shannon Doocy, Debarati Guha-Sapir
Despite the intuitive connection between drought and mortality, we still lack a sound quantitative synthesis of evidence drawn from the available data. In this study, we estimate the pooled under-five death rates (U5DR) and assess the effect of drought on child death in Ethiopia. Small-scale mortality surveys were searched from the Complex Emergency Database and then aggregated spatially and temporally with drought exposure data from the Global Drought Monitor and food insecurity data from the Famine Early Warning Systems Network...
May 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526630/what-is-the-impact-of-bariatric-surgery-on-erectile-function-a%C3%A2-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Felipe Placco Araujo Glina, Júlia Walter de Freitas Barboza, Victor Moises Nunes, Sidney Glina, Wanderley Marques Bernardo
INTRODUCTION: Obesity is a worldwide public health issue that has severe psychological and social implications. Erectile dysfunction also is a prevalent clinical situation, and obesity is one of the primary risk factors for its development. AIM: To determine whether bariatric surgery can lessen erectile dysfunction in obese men because of evidence showing that weight loss in obese men contributes to decreasing erectile dysfunction and bariatric surgery contributes to significant weight loss...
May 16, 2017: Sexual Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526060/comparison-of-the-effect-of-oral-care-with-four-different-antiseptics-to-prevent-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-in-adults-protocol-for-a-network-meta-analysis
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Zhigang Zhang, Yuying Hou, Jun Zhang, Bo Wang, Juxia Zhang, Ailing Yang, Ge Li, Jinhui Tian
BACKGROUND: Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is defined as the occurrence of pneumonia in patients receiving mechanical ventilation for more than 48 h after endotracheal intubation. The implementation of effective oral care with antiseptics may reduce the incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia. However, previous studies have been unclear about the best antiseptic for this purpose. Therefore, present protocol proposed to perform a network meta-analysis to evaluate the efficacy of different antiseptics to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia...
May 19, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522244/low-molecular-weight-heparin-and-the-relative-risk-of-surgical-site-bleeding-complications-results-of-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials-of-venous-thromboprophylaxis-in-patients-after-total-joint-arthroplasty
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Kary Suen, Roger N Westh, Leonid Churilov, Andrew J Hardidge
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism causes significant morbidity and mortality in patients after total joint arthroplasty. Although network meta-analyses have demonstrated a benefit of various thromboprophylactic agents, there remains a concern in the surgical community regarding the resulting wound complications. There is currently no systematic review of the surgical site bleeding complications of thromboprophylactic agents. The aim of this study was to systematically review the surgical site bleeding outcomes of venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in this population...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522221/comparative-efficacy-and-safety-of-different-circumcisions-for-patients-with-redundant-prepuce-or-phimosis-a-network-meta-analysis
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Chuiguo Huang, Pan Song, Changbao Xu, Ruofan Wang, Lei Wei, Xinghua Zhao
BACKGROUND: Phimosis and redundant prepuce are defined as the inability of the foreskin to be retracted behind the glans penis in uncircumcised males. To synthesize the evidence and provide the hierarchies of different circumcisions for phimosis and redundant prepuce, we performed an overall network meta-analysis (NMA) based on their comparative efficacy and safety. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Electronic databases including PubMed, Embase, Wan Fang, VIP, CNKI and CBM database were researched from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) for redundant prepuce or phimosis...
May 15, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520216/evaluation-of-prediction-of-polymorphisms-of-dna-repair-genes-on-the-efficacy-of-platinum-based-chemotherapy-in-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-network-meta-analysis
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Bao-Hong Fu, Xiao-Lin Yu, Qiang Zhang, Xin-Long Huo, Li-Jie Liu, Xin Li, Li-Xin Dong
This network meta-analysis (NMA) was conducted to compare the predictive value of 14 SNPs in 8 DNA repair genes on the efficacy of platinum-based chemotherapy in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). These included ERCC1 (rs11615, rs3212986, rs3212948), XRCC1 (rs25487, rs25489, rs1799782), XPD (rs13181, rs1799793), XPG (rs1047768, rs17655), XPA (rs1800975), XRCC3 (rs861539), APE1 (rs3136820) and RRM1 (rs1042858). The PubMed and Cochrane library databases were reviewed from their inception to February 2017 and studies which met our inclusion criteria were included in our investigation...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515426/tolerability-of-opioid-analgesia-for-chronic-pain-a-network-meta-analysis
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Zengdong Meng, Jing Yu, Michael Acuff, Chong Luo, Sanrong Wang, Lehua Yu, Rongzhong Huang
Aim of this study was to study the tolerability of opioid analgesia by performing a network meta-analysis (NMA) of randomized-controlled trials (RCTs) which investigated effectiveness of opioids for the management of chronic pain. Research articles reporting outcomes of RCT/s comparing 2 or more opioid analgesics for the management of chronic pain were obtained by database search. Bayesian NMAs were performed to combine direct comparisons between treatments with that of indirect simulated evidence. Study endpoints were: incidence of adverse events, incidence of constipation, trial withdrawal rate, and patient satisfaction with treatment...
May 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514722/the-interventional-effect-of-new-drugs-combined-with-the-stupp-protocol-on-glioblastoma-a-network-meta-analysis
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Mei Li, Xiangqi Song, Jun Zhu, Aijun Fu, Jianmin Li, Tong Chen
OBJECTIVE: New therapeutic agents in combination with the standard Stupp protocol (a protocol about the temozolomide combined with radiotherapy treatment with glioblastoma was research by Stupp R in 2005) were assessed to evaluate whether they were superior to the Stupp protocol alone, to determine the optimum treatment regimen for patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We implemented a search strategy to identify studies in the following databases: PubMed, Cochrane Library, EMBASE, CNKI, CBM, Wanfang, and VIP, and assessed the quality of extracted data from the trials included...
May 11, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514316/new-idea-for-treatment-strategies-for-barcelona-clinic-liver-cancer-stages-based-on-a-network-meta-analysis
#10
Kun Li, Hai-Tao Wang, Yu-Kun He, Tao Guo
BACKGROUND: Currently, the Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer staging (BCLC) system still remains controversies in the management of hepatocellular carcinoma. We are trying to determine the best therapeutic strategy for each BCLC stage through a network meta-analysis and provide a new treatment idea. METHODS: We conducted a systematic literature search of the PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library databases and extracted data from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that compared various strategies...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513990/network-meta-analysis-on-the-effects-of-dna-damage-response-related-gene-mutations-on-overall-survival-of-breast-cancer-based-on-tcga-database
#11
Chang Liu, Hong Chang, Xiao-Han Li, Ya-Fei Qi, Jin-Ou Wang, Ying Zhang, Xiang-Hong Yang
The study was conducted for comparing the effects of 12 DNA damage response gene mutations (CHEK1, CHEK2, RAD51, BRCA1, BRCA2, MLH1, MSH2, ATM, ATR, MDC1, PARP1 and FANCF) on the overall survival (OS) of breast cancer (BC) patients. We searched the Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) database from inception to September 2016. Studies that investigated the association between 12 DNA damage responses related genes and BC consolidated into this Network meta-analysis, by comparing directly or indirectly to evaluate the hazard rate (HR) value and the surface under the cumulative sequence ranking curves (SUCRA)...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507431/targeted-drugs-for-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-a-network-meta-analysis-of-32-randomized-clinical-trials
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Xiao-Fei Gao, Jun-Jie Zhang, Xiao-Min Jiang, Zhen Ge, Zhi-Mei Wang, Bing Li, Wen-Xing Mao, Shao-Liang Chen
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a devastating disease and ultimately leads to right heart failure and premature death. A total of four classical targeted drugs, prostanoids, endothelin receptor antagonists (ERAs), phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitors (PDE-5Is), and soluble guanylate cyclase stimulator (sGCS), have been proved to improve exercise capacity and hemodynamics compared to placebo; however, direct head-to-head comparisons of these drugs are lacking. This network meta-analysis was conducted to comprehensively compare the efficacy of these targeted drugs for PAH...
2017: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503228/network-meta-analysis-a-technique-to-gather-evidence-from-direct-and-indirect-comparisons
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Fernanda S Tonin, Inajara Rotta, Antonio M Mendes, Roberto Pontarolo
Systematic reviews and pairwise meta-analyses of randomized controlled trials, at the intersection of clinical medicine, epidemiology and statistics, are positioned at the top of evidence-based practice hierarchy. These are important tools to base drugs approval, clinical protocols and guidelines formulation and for decision-making. However, this traditional technique only partially yield information that clinicians, patients and policy-makers need to make informed decisions, since it usually compares only two interventions at the time...
January 2017: Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503070/tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-combination-therapy-in-first-line-treatment-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis
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Sarah Batson, Stephen A Mitchell, Ricarda Windisch, Elisabetta Damonte, Veronica C Munk, Noemi Reguart
INTRODUCTION: The introduction of epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKIs) has improved the outlook for patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with EGFR+ mutations. However, most patients develop resistance, with the result that median progression-free survival (PFS) iŝ12 months. Combining EGFR-TKIs with other agents, such as bevacizumab, is a promising approach to prolonging remission. This systematic review and network meta-analysis (NMA) were undertaken to assess available evidence regarding the benefits of first-line combination therapy involving EGFR-TKIs in patients with advanced NSCLC...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501804/exercise-and-other-non-pharmaceutical-interventions-for-cancer-related-fatigue-in-patients-during-or-after-cancer-treatment-a-systematic-review-incorporating-an-indirect-comparisons-meta-analysis
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Roger Hilfiker, Andre Meichtry, Manuela Eicher, Balfe Lina Nilsson, Ruud H Knols, Martin L Verra, Jan Taeymans
AIM: To assess the relative effects of different types of exercise and other non-pharmaceutical interventions on cancer-related fatigue (CRF) in patients during and after cancer treatment. DESIGN: Systematic review and indirect-comparisons meta-analysis. DATA SOURCES: Articles were searched in PubMed, Cochrane CENTRAL and published meta-analyses. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR SELECTING STUDIES: Randomised studies published up to January 2017 evaluating different types of exercise or other non-pharmaceutical interventions to reduce CRF in any cancer type during or after treatment...
May 13, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500839/evaluating-the-efficacy-of-post-surgery-adjuvant-therapies-used-for-ductal-carcinoma-in-situ-patients-a-network-meta-analysis
#16
Li Wang, Yaoxiong Xia, Dequan Liu, Yueqin Zeng, Li Chang, Lan Li, Yu Hou, Lv Ge, Wenhui Li, Zhijie Liu
OBJECTIVE: Post-surgery adjuvant therapies are very important for patients suffering from ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). In this study we conducted a network meta-analysis (NMA) to evaluate the efficacy of different post-surgery adjuvant therapies including tamoxifen, anastrozole and radiation therapy (RT) and their combinations (RT+ tamoxifen and RT+ anastrozole). METHODS: We searched several databases, including Embase, MEDLINE / PUBMED, Cochrane Library, and Science Citation Index, for relevant studies...
April 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498778/seasonal-ambient-particulate-matter-and-population-health-outcomes-among-communities-impacted-by-road-dust-in-british-columbia-canada
#17
Kris Y Hong, Gavin H King, Arvind Saraswat, Sarah B Henderson
In recent years, many air quality monitoring programs have favoured measurement of particles less than 2.5 microns (PM2.5) over particles less than 10 microns (PM10) in light of evidence that health impacts are mostly from the fine fraction. However, the coarse fraction (PM10-2.5) may have independent health impacts that support continued measurement of PM10 in some areas, such as those affected by road dust. The objective of this study was to evaluate the associations between different measures of daily PM exposure and two daily indicators of population health in seven communities in British Columbia, Canada, where road dust is an ongoing concern...
May 12, 2017: Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490770/misoprostol-for-medical-treatment-of-missed-abortion-a-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis
#18
Hang-Lin Wu, Sheeba Marwah, Pei Wang, Qiu-Meng Wang, Xiao-Wen Chen
The efficacy and safety of misoprostol alone for missed abortion varied with different regimens. To evaluate existing evidence for the medical management of missed abortion using misoprostol, we undertook a comprehensive review and meta-analysis. The electronic literature search was conducted using PubMed, the Cochrane Library, Embase, EBSCOhost Online Research Databases, Springer Link, ScienceDirect, Web of Science, Ovid Medline and Google Scholar. 18 studies of 1802 participants were included in our analysis...
May 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488527/clinical-value-of-mir-452-5p-expression-in-lung-adenocarcinoma-a-retrospective-quantitative-real-time-polymerase-chain-reaction-study-and-verification-based-on-the-cancer-genome-atlas-and-gene-expression-omnibus-databases
#19
Xiao-Ning Gan, Jie Luo, Rui-Xue Tang, Han-Lin Wang, Hong Zhou, Hui Qin, Ting-Qing Gan, Gang Chen
The role and mechanism of miR-452-5p in lung adenocarcinoma remain unclear. In this study, we performed a systematic study to investigate the clinical value of miR-452-5p expression in lung adenocarcinoma. The expression of miR-452-5p in 101 lung adenocarcinoma patients was detected by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction. The Cancer Genome Atlas and Gene Expression Omnibus databases were joined to verify the expression level of miR-452-5p in lung adenocarcinoma. Via several online prediction databases and bioinformatics software, pathway and network analyses of miR-452-5p target genes were performed to explore its prospective molecular mechanism...
May 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487354/preventive-strategies-for-contrast-induced-acute-kidney-injury-in-patients-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-procedures-evidence-from-a-hierarchical-bayesian-network-meta-analysis-of-124-trials-and-28%C3%A2-240-patients
#20
Daniele Giacoppo, Giuseppe Gargiulo, Sergio Buccheri, Patrizia Aruta, Robert A Byrne, Salvatore Cassese, George Dangas, Adnan Kastrati, Roxana Mehran, Corrado Tamburino, Davide Capodanno
BACKGROUND: The effectiveness of currently available effective preventive strategies for contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CIAKI) is a matter of debate. METHODS AND RESULTS: We performed a Bayesian random-effects network meta-analysis of 124 trials (28 240 patients) comparing a total of 10 strategies: saline, statin, N-acetylcysteine (NAC), sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3), NAC+NaHCO3, ascorbic acid, xanthine, dopaminergic agent, peripheral ischemic preconditioning, and natriuretic peptide...
May 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
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