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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531203/potential-health-gains-for-patients-with-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma-in-daily-clinical-practice-a-real-world-cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-sequential-first-and-second-line-treatments
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S De Groot, H M Blommestein, W K Redekop, S Sleijfer, L A L M Kiemeney, E Oosterwijk, C A Uyl-de Groot
INTRODUCTION: Randomised controlled trials have shown that targeted therapies like sunitinib are effective in metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC). Little is known about the current use of these therapies, and their associated costs and effects in daily clinical practice. We estimated the real-world cost-effectiveness of different treatment strategies comprising one or more sequentially administered drugs. METHODS: Analyses were performed using patient-level data from a Dutch population-based registry including patients diagnosed with primary mRCC from January 2008 to December 2010 (i...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524930/nutrition-support-in-hospitalised-adults-at-nutritional-risk
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Joshua Feinberg, Emil Eik Nielsen, Steven Kwasi Korang, Kirstine Halberg Engell, Marie Skøtt Nielsen, Kang Zhang, Maria Didriksen, Lisbeth Lund, Niklas Lindahl, Sara Hallum, Ning Liang, Wenjing Xiong, Xuemei Yang, Pernille Brunsgaard, Alexandre Garioud, Sanam Safi, Jane Lindschou, Jens Kondrup, Christian Gluud, Janus C Jakobsen
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of disease-related malnutrition in Western European hospitals is estimated to be about 30%. There is no consensus whether poor nutritional status causes poorer clinical outcome or if it is merely associated with it. The intention with all forms of nutrition support is to increase uptake of essential nutrients and improve clinical outcome. Previous reviews have shown conflicting results with regard to the effects of nutrition support. OBJECTIVES: To assess the benefits and harms of nutrition support versus no intervention, treatment as usual, or placebo in hospitalised adults at nutritional risk...
May 19, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522311/effect-of-second-timed-appointments-for-non-attenders-of-breast-cancer-screening-in-england-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Prue C Allgood, Roberta Maroni, Sue Hudson, Judith Offman, Anne E Turnbull, Lesley Peacock, Jim Steel, Geraldine Kirby, Christine E Ingram, Julie Somers, Clare Fuller, Anthony G Threlfall, Rhian Gabe, Anthony J Maxwell, Julietta Patnick, Stephen W Duffy
BACKGROUND: In England, participation in breast cancer screening has been decreasing in the past 10 years, approaching the national minimum standard of 70%. Interventions aimed at improving participation need to be investigated and put into practice to stop this downward trend. We assessed the effect on participation of sending invitations for breast screening with a timed appointment to women who did not attend their first offered appointment within the NHS Breast Screening Programme (NHSBSP)...
May 15, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518283/branched-chain-amino-acids-for-people-with-hepatic-encephalopathy
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Lise Lotte Gluud, Gitte Dam, Iñigo Les, Giulio Marchesini, Mette Borre, Niels Kristian Aagaard, Hendrik Vilstrup
BACKGROUND: Hepatic encephalopathy is a brain dysfunction with neurological and psychiatric changes associated with liver insufficiency or portal-systemic shunting. The severity ranges from minor symptoms to coma. A Cochrane systematic review including 11 randomised clinical trials on branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) versus control interventions has evaluated if BCAA may benefit people with hepatic encephalopathy. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the beneficial and harmful effects of BCAA versus any control intervention for people with hepatic encephalopathy...
May 18, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513831/avoidance-versus-use-of-neuromuscular-blocking-agents-for-improving-conditions-during-tracheal-intubation-or-direct-laryngoscopy-in-adults-and-adolescents
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Lars H Lundstrøm, Christophe Hv Duez, Anders K Nørskov, Charlotte V Rosenstock, Jakob L Thomsen, Ann Merete Møller, Søren Strande, Jørn Wetterslev
BACKGROUND: Tracheal intubation during induction of general anaesthesia is a vital procedure performed to secure a patient's airway. Several studies have identified difficult tracheal intubation (DTI) or failed tracheal intubation as one of the major contributors to anaesthesia-related mortality and morbidity. Use of neuromuscular blocking agents (NMBA) to facilitate tracheal intubation is a widely accepted practice. However, because of adverse effects, NMBA may be undesirable. Cohort studies have indicated that avoiding NMBA is an independent risk factor for difficult and failed tracheal intubation...
May 17, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512307/comparing-the-success-rate-of-dacryocystorhinostomy-with-and-without-silicone-intubation-a-trial-sequential-analysis-of-randomized-control-trials
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ChuanQi Xie, Lingling Zhang, Yang Liu, Hong Ma, Shuzhen Li
A previous meta-analysis reported no benefit for silicone intubation during dacryocystorhinostomy. However, the power of this meta-analysis was 0.274. Therefore, the benefit of silicone intubation remains controversial. We undertook a cumulative meta-analysis to evaluate the success rate of dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) with and without the use of a stent. Pubmed, EMBASE and the Cochrane Library were searched. Statistical power and trial sequential analyses were performed according to the result of the meta-analysis...
May 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498857/cost-effectiveness-of-pneumococcal-vaccination-strategies-for-the-elderly-in-korea
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Jung Yeon Heo, Yu Bin Seo, Won Suk Choi, Jacob Lee, Ji Yun Noh, Hye Won Jeong, Woo Joo Kim, Min Ja Kim, Hee Young Lee, Joon Young Song
BACKGROUND: Although the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) showed good efficacy against pneumococcal disease in the the CAPiTA trial, the 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccination (PPSV23) program has been ongoing for older adults aged ≥ 65 years in Korea since May of 2013. This study aimed to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the current vaccination strategy (a single-dose PPSV23 vaccination) compared to a single-dose PCV13 vaccination and sequential PCV13-PPSV23 vaccinations in the elderly population aged ≥ 65 years...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494777/platelet-desialylation-is-a-novel-mechanism-and-a-therapeutic-target-in-thrombocytopenia-during-sepsis-an-open-label-multicenter-randomized-controlled-trial
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Mei-Feng Li, Xiao-Li Li, Kai-Liang Fan, Ying-Yi Yu, Jing Gong, Shu-Ying Geng, Ya-Feng Liang, Ling Huang, Ji-Hua Qiu, Xing-Han Tian, Wen-Ting Wang, Xiao-Lu Zhang, Qing-Xia Yu, Yuan-Feng Zhang, Peng Lin, Li-Na Wang, Xin Li, Ming Hou, Lu-Yi Liu, Jun Peng
BACKGROUND: Studies in murine models suggested that platelet desialylation was an important mechanism of thrombocytopenia during sepsis. METHODS: First, we performed a prospective, multicenter, observational study that enrolled septic patients with or without thrombocytopenia to determine the association between platelet desialylation and thrombocytopenia in patients with sepsis, severe sepsis, and septic shock. Gender- and age-matched healthy adults were selected as normal controls in analysis of the platelet desialylation levels (study I)...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490869/pulmonary-infection-control-window-as-a-switching-point-for-sequential-ventilation-in-the-treatment-of-copd-patients-a-meta-analysis
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Yingying Lv, Qiurong Lv, Quanchao Lv, Tianwen Lai
PURPOSE: Choosing the appropriate time to switch to noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation (NPPV) plays a crucial role in promoting successful weaning. However, optimal timing for transitioning and weaning patients from mechanical ventilation (MV) to NPPV has not been clearly established. In China, the pulmonary infection control (PIC) window as a switching point for weaning from MV has been performed for many years, without definitive evidence of clinical benefit. This study aimed to summarize the evidence for NPPV at the PIC window for patients with respiratory failure from COPD...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490559/screening-for-coronary-artery-disease-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-a-meta-analysis-and-trial-sequential-analysis
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Dimitris V Rados, Lana C Pinto, Cristiane B Leitão, Jorge L Gross
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of coronary artery disease screening in asymptomatic patients with type 2 diabetes and assess the statistical reliability of the findings. METHODS: Electronic databases (MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Library and clinicaltrials.org) were reviewed up to July 2016. Randomised controlled trials evaluating coronary artery disease screening in asymptomatic patients with type 2 diabetes and reporting cardiovascular events and/or mortality were included...
May 9, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489582/association-between-the-ercc2-asp312asn-polymorphism-and-risk-of-cancer
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REVIEW
Feifan Xiao, Jian Pu, Qiongxian Wen, Qin Huang, Qinle Zhang, Birong Huang, Shanshan Huang, Aihua Lan, Yuening Zhang, Jiatong Li, Dong Zhao, Jing Shen, Huayu Wu, Yan He, Hongtao Li, Xiaoli Yang
Cancer is the leading cause of death in economically developed countries and the second leading cause of death in developing countries. The relationship between genetic polymorphisms and the risk of cancers has been widely researched. Excision repair cross-complementing group 2 (ERCC2) gene plays important roles in the nucleotide excision repair pathway. There is contrasting evidence on the association between the ERCC2 Asp312Asn polymorphism and the risk of cancer. We conducted a comprehensive meta-analysis in order to assess the correlation between these factors...
April 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489563/efficacy-of-fibrin-glue-versus-sutures-for-attaching-conjunctival-autografts-in-pterygium-surgery-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis-and-trial-sequential-analysis-of-evidence
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Aihua Lan, Feifan Xiao, Yun Wang, Zhen Luo, Qixin Cao
Previous meta-analyses have been conducted to compare the efficacy of fibrin glue (FG) versus sutures in pterygium surgery; however, additional clinical trials have since been published. Therefore, we conducted an updated meta-analysis to further explore the association between FG application in pterygium surgery, and the recurrence rate, complication rate, and surgical duration. An electronic literature search for eligible studies published before July 29, 2016 was conducted across multiple databases. Odds ratios (ORs), standardized mean difference (SMD), and 95% confidence intervals (CI) were calculated...
April 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487563/neural-correlates-of-distraction-and-conflict-resolution-for-nonverbal-auditory-events
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Hannah J Stewart, Sygal Amitay, Claude Alain
In everyday situations auditory selective attention requires listeners to suppress task-irrelevant stimuli and to resolve conflicting information in order to make appropriate goal-directed decisions. Traditionally, these two processes (i.e. distractor suppression and conflict resolution) have been studied separately. In the present study we measured neuroelectric activity while participants performed a new paradigm in which both processes are quantified. In separate block of trials, participants indicate whether two sequential tones share the same pitch or location depending on the block's instruction...
May 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477366/addition-of-enamel-matrix-derivatives-to-bone-substitutes-for-the-treatment-of-intrabony-defects-a-systematic-review-meta-analysis-and-trial-sequential-analysis
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REVIEW
Giuseppe Troiano, Luigi Laino, Khrystyna Zhurakivska, Marco Cicciù, Lorenzo Lo Muzio, Lucio Lo Russo
AIM: In order to enhance clinical improvement of intrabony defects, the addition of enamel matrix derivatives (EMD) to a bone substitues (BS) has been investigated. The aim of this systematic review is to figure out whether or not such a combination, in comparison to the treatment with a BS alone has beneficial effects on the following outcomes: clinical attachment level (CAL) gain, probing depth (PD) reduction and recession (REC). METHODS: Electronic databases (PUBMED, SCOPUS, EBSCO Host Research Databases and Web Of Knowledge) were searched for randomized controlled trials in humans addressing the use of a combination of BS and EMD versus a control group with BS alone for the treatment of intrabony defects, with a minimum of six months; meta-analysis and trial sequential analysis were then performed...
May 6, 2017: Journal of Clinical Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470696/complete-versus-culprit-only-revascularisation-in-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-with-multi-vessel-disease
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REVIEW
Claudio A Bravo, Sameer A Hirji, Deepak L Bhatt, Rachna Kataria, David P Faxon, E Magnus Ohman, Kevin L Anderson, Akil I Sidi, Michael H Sketch, Stuart W Zarich, Asishana A Osho, Christian Gluud, Henning Kelbæk, Thomas Engstrøm, Dan Eik Høfsten, James M Brennan
BACKGROUND: Multi-vessel coronary disease in people with ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is common and is associated with worse prognosis after STEMI. Based on limited evidence, international guidelines recommend intervention on only the culprit vessel during STEMI. This, in turn, leaves other significantly stenosed coronary arteries for medical therapy or revascularisation based on inducible ischaemia on provocative testing. Newer data suggest that intervention on both the culprit and non-culprit stenotic coronary arteries (complete intervention) may yield better results compared with culprit-only intervention...
May 4, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469966/analysis-of-the-correlation-among-hypertension-the-intake-of-%C3%AE-blockers-and-overall-survival-outcome-in-patients-undergoing-chemoradiotherapy-with-inoperable-stage-iii-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Pei Yang, Weiye Deng, Yaqian Han, Yingrui Shi, Ting Xu, Juan Shi, Hesham Elhalawani, Yu Zhao, Xiaoxue Xie, Fan Lou, Rong Zhang, Hekun Jin
It is known that hypertension could increase the plasma levels of VEGF and that β-blockers propranolol could counteract the effect. Our aim was to explore the possibility of improving survival outcomes for patients with and patients without hypertension. In addition, we also compared the efficacy of the usage of β-blockers in inoperable non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. We retrospectively reviewed 1753 NSCLC patients who underwent concurrence/sequential chemoradiotherapy in our hospital from 1994 to 2005...
2017: American Journal of Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468655/erratum-to-selective-serotonin-reuptake-inhibitors-versus-placebo-in-patients-with-major-depressive-disorder-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis-and-trial-sequential-analysis
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Janus Christian Jakobsen, Kiran Kumar Katakam, Anne Schou, Signe Gade Hellmuth, Sandra Elkjær Stallknecht, Katja Leth-Møller, Maria Iversen, Marianne Bjørnø Banke, Iggiannguaq Juhl Petersen, Sarah Louise Klingenberg, Jesper Krogh, Sebastian Elgaard Ebert, Anne Timm, Jane Lindschou, Christian Gluud
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May 3, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464835/streamlining-staging-of-lung-and-colorectal-cancer-with-whole-body-mri-study-protocols-for-two-multicentre-non-randomised-single-arm-prospective-diagnostic-accuracy-studies-streamline-c-and-streamline-l
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Stuart A Taylor, Sue Mallett, Anne Miles, Sandy Beare, Gauraang Bhatnagar, John Bridgewater, Rob Glynne-Jones, Vicky Goh, Ashley M Groves, Sam M Janes, Dow Mu Koh, Steve Morris, Alison Morton, Neal Navani, Alf Oliver, Anwar R Padhani, Shonit Punwani, Andrea G Rockall, Steve Halligan
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Rapid and accurate cancer staging following diagnosis underpins patient management, in particular the identification of distant metastatic disease. Current staging guidelines recommend sequential deployment of various imaging platforms such as computerised tomography (CT) and positron emission tomography (PET) which can be time and resource intensive and onerous for patients. Recent studies demonstrate that whole body magnetic resonance Imaging (WB-MRI) may stage cancer efficiently in a single visit, with potentially greater accuracy than current staging investigations...
May 2, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464238/ondansetron-for-neuraxial-morphine-induced-pruritus-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
W Wang, L Zhou, L Sun
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Pruritus is one of the most common adverse effects associated with neuraxial morphine. Ondansetron has been used to deal with the problem of neuraxial morphine-induced pruritus (NMIP). The aim of this meta-analysis was to evaluate the preventive efficacy of ondansetron on NMIP. METHODS: Online databases such as PubMed, EMBASE and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials were searched for eligible randomized controlled trials (RCTs)...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459657/investigation-of-a-potential-pharmacokinetic-interaction-between-nebivolol-and-fluvoxamine-in-healthy-volunteers
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Ana-Maria Gheldiu, Laurian Vlase, Adina Popa, Corina Briciu, Dana Muntean, Corina Bocsan, Anca Buzoianu, Marcela Achim, Ioan Tomuta, Ioana Todor, Maria Neag
PURPOSE: To investigate whether fluvoxamine coadministration can influence the pharmacokinetic properties of nebivolol and its active hydroxylated metabolite (4-OH-nebivolol) and to assess the consequences of this potential pharmacokinetic interaction upon nebivolol pharmacodynamics. METHODS: This open-label, non-randomized, sequential clinical trial consisted of two periods: Period 1 (Reference), during which each volunteer received a single dose of 5 mg nebivolol and Period 2 (Test), when a combination of 5 mg nebivolol and 100 mg fluvoxamine was given to all subjects, after a 6-days pretreatment regimen with fluvoxamine (50-100 mg/day)...
2017: Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences: a Publication of the Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences
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