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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717941/the-comparative-safety-of-tnf-inhibitors-in-ankylosing-spondylitis-a-meta-analysis-update-of-14-randomized-controlled-trials
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Li-Qiong Hou, Ga-Xue Jiang, Yan-Fei Chen, Xi-Mei Yang, Lei Meng, Miao Xue, Xiao-Guang Liu, Xi-Chao Chen, Xiao Li
TNF inhibitors have been used in ankylosing spondylitis (AS). The efficacy of TNF inhibitors was already evaluated by meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs). However, the safety of TNF inhibitors is still unclear. Therefore, we aimed to evaluate and update the safety data from RCTs of TNF inhibitors in patients treated for AS. A systematic literature search was conducted from 1990 through May 31, 2016. All studies included were randomized, double-blind, controlled trials of patients with ankylosing spondylitis that evaluated adalimumab, certolizumab pegol, etanercept, golimumab, or infliximab treatment...
July 17, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713320/social-media-membership-browsing-and-profile-updating-in-a-representative-u-s-sample-independent-and-interdependent-effects-of-big-five-traits-and-aging-and-social-factors
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Tim Bogg
Guided by cybernetic perspectives on personality, the present work used a representative sample of U.S. adults (N = 992) to examine Big Five personality traits and social and aging factors as predictors of social media network membership and past-month browsing/searching and profile updating among members. The results showed adults who were less extraverted and less neurotic and who reported greater physical limitations were less likely to be members. Moreover, extraverted adults without partners were more likely to be members than introverted adults without partners...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712784/effects-of-interventions-with-therapeutic-suits-clothing-on-impairments-and-functional-limitations-of-children-with-cerebral-palsy-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Kênnea M Almeida, Sérgio T Fonseca, Priscilla R P Figueiredo, Amanda A Aquino, Marisa C Mancini
BACKGROUND: Therapeutic suits or clothing whether associated with intensive protocols or not, became popular in the rehabilitation of children with cerebral palsy. Studies have reported positive effects of these suits on children's posture, balance, motor function and gait. A summary of current literature may help guide therapeutic actions. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the available evidence on the effects of interventions based on the use of therapeutic suits in the treatment of impairments and functional limitations of children with cerebral palsy...
July 5, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705470/hypoxia-and-hypoxia-response-associated-molecular-markers-in-esophageal-cancer-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Jurgen Peerlings, Lien Van De Voorde, Cristina Mitea, Ruben Larue, Ala Yaromina, Sebastian Sandeleanu, Linda Spiegelberg, Ludwig Dubois, Philippe Lambin, Felix M Mottaghy
PURPOSE: In this systematic review, the existing evidence of available hypoxia-associated molecular response biomarkers in esophageal cancer (EC) patients is summarized and set into the context of the role of hypoxia in the prediction of esophageal cancer, treatment response and treatment outcome. METHODS: A systematic literature search was performed in Web of Science, MEDLINE, and PubMed databases using the keywords: hypoxia, esophagus, cancer, treatment outcome and treatment response...
July 10, 2017: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704140/capitalizing-on-federal-agencies-intentions-to-protect-youth-working-in-agriculture
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Dennis J Murphy
Nearly 750,000 youth on working on farms across the United States. The U.S. Department of Labor's (U.S. DOL) Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Hazardous Occupations Orders for Agriculture (HOOA) applies to approximately 37% of these youth. The HOOA regulations had not been updated since their inception in the late 1960s and early 1970s. An attempt by U.S. DOL to update the regulations in 2011 was met with fierce opposition by the agricultural community, and the proposed updated regulations were withdrawn. One impactful outcome of these two events was a rededication by USDA and the farm community to address agricultural youth farm safety through education rather than through regulation...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Agromedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700483/endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-fine-needle-aspiration-versus-endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-fine-needle-biopsy-in-sampling-pancreatic-masses-a-meta-analysis
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Jing Wang, Shulei Zhao, Yong Chen, Ruzhen Jia, Xiaohua Zhang
BACKGROUND: The comparison between endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) and endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle biopsy (EUS-FNB) for the diagnosis of pancreatic masses is still controversial. Many factors can affect the final results. METHODS: Databases, such as PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, and Science Citation Index updated from 2000 to 2016 were searched to include eligible articles. In the meta-analysis, the main outcome measurements were the diagnostic accuracy, number of needle passes, specimen adequacy, the rate of complications, and technical success...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699165/ultrasound-guided-core-needle-biopsy-in-salivary-glands-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Hee Joon Kim, Jong Seung Kim
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Core needle biopsy is an effective diagnostic tool widely used in many oncological diagnostic approaches. It provides an adequate tissue sample for histological evaluation of architecture, which allows tumor grading and classification of malignant and benign tumors. This study aimed to provide an updated meta-analysis and systematic review of core needle biopsy in the salivary glands. STUDY DESIGN: A literature search using PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane Library through December 2016...
July 12, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696818/use-of-biomarkers-to-guide-decisions-on-adjuvant-systemic-therapy-for-women-with-early-stage-invasive-breast-cancer-american-society-of-clinical-oncology-clinical-practice-focused-update-guideline-summary
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694240/feasibility-of-establishing-hiv-case-based-surveillance-to-measure-progress-along-the-health-sector-cascade-situational-assessments-in-tanzania-south-africa-and-kenya
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Richelle Harklerode, Sandra Schwarcz, James Hargreaves, Andrew Boulle, Jim Todd, Serge Xueref, Brian Rice
BACKGROUND: To track the HIV epidemic and responses to it, the World Health Organization recommends 10 global indicators to collect information along the HIV care cascade. Patient diagnosis and medical record data, harnessed through case-based surveillance (CBS), can be used to measure 8 of these. While many high burden countries have well-established systems for monitoring patients on HIV treatment, few have formally adopted CBS. OBJECTIVE: In response to the need for improved strategic HIV information and to facilitate the development of CBS in resource-limited countries, we aimed to conduct situational assessments of existing data collection systems in Tanzania, South Africa, and Kenya...
July 10, 2017: JMIR Public Health and Surveillance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693463/descriptive-analysis-of-cochrane-child-relevant-systematic-reviews-an-update-and-comparison-between-2009-and-2013
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Katelynn Crick, Denise Thomson, Ricardo M Fernandes, Megan Nuspl, Dean T Eurich, Brian H Rowe, Lisa Hartling
BACKGROUND: Systematic reviews support health systems and clinical decision-making by identifying and summarizing all existing studies on a particular topic. In 2009, a comprehensive description of child-relevant systematic reviews published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews was compiled. This study aims to provide an update, and to describe these systematic reviews according to their content and methodological approaches. METHODS: All child-relevant systematic reviews published by the Cochrane Collaboration in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) as of March, 2013 were identified and described in relation to their content and methodological approaches...
July 11, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692382/use-of-biomarkers-to-guide-decisions-on-adjuvant-systemic-therapy-for-women-with-early-stage-invasive-breast-cancer-american-society-of-clinical-oncology-clinical-practice-guideline-focused-update
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Ian Krop, Nofisat Ismaila, Fabrice Andre, Robert C Bast, William Barlow, Deborah E Collyar, M Elizabeth Hammond, Nicole M Kuderer, Minetta C Liu, Robert G Mennel, Catherine Van Poznak, Antonio C Wolff, Vered Stearns
Purpose This focused update addresses the use of MammaPrint (Agendia, Irvine, CA) to guide decisions on the use of adjuvant systemic therapy. Methods ASCO uses a signals approach to facilitate guideline updates. For this focused update, the publication of the phase III randomized MINDACT (Microarray in Node-Negative and 1 to 3 Positive Lymph Node Disease May Avoid Chemotherapy) study to evaluate the MammaPrint assay in 6,693 women with early-stage breast cancer provided a signal. An expert panel reviewed the results of the MINDACT study along with other published literature on the MammaPrint assay to assess for evidence of clinical utility...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690131/country-regional-and-global-estimates-for-lactose-malabsorption-in-adults-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Christian Løvold Storhaug, Svein Kjetil Fosse, Lars T Fadnes
BACKGROUND: Studies have shown wide variation in the prevalence of lactose malabsorption across the world, but no systematic reviews or meta-analyses have recently assessed the prevalence of lactose malabsorption in different geographical areas. We aimed to present an updated systematic review and meta-analysis on the prevalence of lactose malabsorption in adults, by countries and regions, and to assess the variation between different testing methods. METHODS: Studies reporting on prevalence of lactose malabsorption and lactase persistence were identified by searching MEDLINE and Embase from database inception to Nov 2, 2016...
July 6, 2017: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688072/-a%C3%A2-qualitative-exploration-of-the-chronic-use-of-psychotropic-drugs-in-nursing-homes
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Lukas Leten, Majda Azermai, Maarten Wauters, Jan De Lepeleire
BACKGROUND: Although guidelines put forward non-pharmacological therapies and advise against the chronic use of psychotropic drugs, these are still being prescribed regularly in Belgian nursing homes. GOAL: To explore the reasons for initiation, continuation and cessation of psychotropic drug treatment of elderly with dementia and behavioral problems, residing in the nursing home. METHOD: Twenty-seven interviews from an earlier project were used, in which a semi-structured interview was conducted with the nursing staff, the physicians and the caretakers of eleven randomly selected residents from three nursing homes...
July 7, 2017: Tijdschrift Voor Gerontologie en Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687038/toward-tio2-nanofluids-part-2-applications-and-challenges
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REVIEW
Liu Yang, Yuhan Hu
The research about nanofluids has been explosively increasing due to their fascinating properties in heat or mass transportation, fluidity, and dispersion stability for energy system applications (e.g., solar collectors, refrigeration, heat pipes, and energy storage). This second part of the review summarizes recent research on application of TiO2 nanofluids and identifies the challenges and opportunities for the further exploration of TiO2 nanofluids. It is expected that the two exhaustive reviews could be a helpful reference guide for researchers to update the knowledge on research status of TiO2 nanofluids, and the critical comments, challenges, and recommendations could be useful for future study directions...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685046/comprehensive-review-of-the-evidence-regarding-the-effectiveness-of-community-based-primary-health-care-in-improving-maternal-neonatal-and-child-health-8-summary-and-recommendations-of-the-expert-panel
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Robert E Black, Carl E Taylor, Shobha Arole, Abhay Bang, Zulfiqar A Bhutta, A Mushtaque R Chowdhury, Betty R Kirkwood, Nazo Kureshy, Claudio F Lanata, James F Phillips, Mary Taylor, Cesar G Victora, Zonghan Zhu, Henry B Perry
BACKGROUND: The contributions that community-based primary health care (CBPHC) and engaging with communities as valued partners can make to the improvement of maternal, neonatal and child health (MNCH) is not widely appreciated. This unfortunate reality is one of the reasons why so few priority countries failed to achieve the health-related Millennium Development Goals by 2015. This article provides a summary of a series of articles about the effectiveness of CBPHC in improving MNCH and offers recommendations from an Expert Panel for strengthening CBPHC that were formulated in 2008 and have been updated on the basis of more recent evidence...
June 2017: Journal of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682680/a-clinicoepidemiological-profile-of-chronic-wounds-in-wound-healing-department-in-shanghai
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Xiaofang Sun, Pengwen Ni, Minjie Wu, Yao Huang, Junna Ye, Ting Xie
The aim of the study was to update the clinical database of chronic wounds in order to derive an evidence based understanding of the condition and hence to guide future clinical management in China. A total of 241 patients from January 1, 2011 to April 30, 2016 with chronic wounds of more than 2 weeks' duration were studied in wound healing department in Shanghai. Results revealed that among all the patients the mean age was 52.5 ± 20.2 years (range 2-92 years). The mean initial area of wounds was 30.3 ± 63...
March 2017: International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682531/florida-best-practice-psychotherapeutic-medication-guidelines-for-adults-with-major-depressive-disorder
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Roger S McIntyre, Trisha Suppes, Rajiv Tandon, Michael Ostacher
OBJECTIVE: Herein we provide the 2015 update for the Florida Best Practice Psychotherapeutic Medication Guidelines (FPG) for major depressive disorder (MDD). The FPG represent evidence-based decision support for practitioners providing care to adults with MDD. PARTICIPANTS: The consensus meeting included representatives from the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (FAHCA), advocacy members, academic experts in MDD, and multidisciplinary mental health clinicians, as well as health policy experts...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681315/management-of-lyme-disease-in-european-children-a-review-for-practical-purpose
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REVIEW
Matteo D'Alessandro, Anna Loy, Elio Castagnola
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Lyme disease is a tick-borne zoonosis transmitted through a bite of a tick carrying a spirochete belonging to Borrelia species. In the last 20 years, the reported incidence of Lyme disease is increased by three times in Europe. Clinically, the illness develops through a primary stage with a typical skin rash (erythema marginatum), then a secondary stage with possible neurologic or cardiac involvement. The last stage (chronic Lyme disease) is mainly represented by arthritis or late neurological complications but nowadays is rarely seen due to precocious antibiotic use...
July 5, 2017: Current Infectious Disease Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678726/a-sampling-based-bayesian-approach-for-cooperative-multiagent-online-search-with-resource-constraints
#19
Hu Xiao, Rongxin Cui, Demin Xu
This paper presents a cooperative multiagent search algorithm to solve the problem of searching for a target on a 2-D plane under multiple constraints. A Bayesian framework is used to update the local probability density functions (PDFs) of the target when the agents obtain observation information. To obtain the global PDF used for decision making, a sampling-based logarithmic opinion pool algorithm is proposed to fuse the local PDFs, and a particle sampling approach is used to represent the continuous PDF...
June 27, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668144/a-practical-guide-to-the-use-of-glucose-lowering-agents-with-cardiovascular-benefit-or-proven-safety
#20
David Fitchett, Alice Cheng, Kim Connelly, Ronald Goldenberg, Shaun G Goodman, Lawrence A Leiter, Eva Lonn, Breay Paty, Paul Poirier, James Stone, David Thompson, Jean-Francois Yale, G B John Mancini
Patients with type 2 diabetes continue to have a high residual risk for cardiovascular events despite intensive risk factor modification. Recent clinical trials have shown that the antihyperglycemic agents empagliflozin and liraglutide reduce cardiovascular events. Other drugs have been shown to have cardiovascular safety. With glucose-lowering agents proven to reduce adverse cardiovascular outcomes, many cardiologists have begun to prescribe or recommend glucose-lowering agents. Other cardiologists are not yet comfortable with this role because they are not accustomed to initiating these drugs...
July 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
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