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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140555/withdrawn-electrical-cardioversion-for-atrial-fibrillation-and-flutter
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REVIEW
Gillian E Mead, Andrew Elder, Andrew D Flapan, John Cordina
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation increases stroke risk and adversely affects cardiovascular haemodynamics. Electrical cardioversion may, by restoring sinus rhythm, improve cardiovascular haemodynamics, reduce the risk of stroke, and obviate the need for long-term anticoagulation. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of electrical cardioversion of atrial fibrillation or flutter on the risk of thromboembolic events, strokes and mortality (primary outcomes), the rate of cognitive decline, quality of life, the use of anticoagulants and the risk of re-hospitalisation (secondary outcomes) in adults (>18 years)...
November 15, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137681/influence-of-tourniquet-use-in-primary-total-knee-arthroplasty-with-drainage-a-prospective-randomised-controlled-trial
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Kai Zhou, Tingxian Ling, Haoyang Wang, Zongke Zhou, Bin Shen, Jing Yang, Pengde Kang, Fuxing Pei
BACKGROUND: We aimed to compare the effect of tourniquet use or lack of it on recovery following uncomplicated primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA). METHODS: In a prospective randomised double-blinded study, 150 patients undergoing primary TKA were assigned to either a tourniquet or non-tourniquet group. At the early phase, 3 and 6 months after surgery, an independent observer assessed the primary outcome measure (i.e. total blood loss) and secondary outcome measures (i...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133325/minimally-invasive-surgery-versus-open-surgery-in-the-treatment-of-lumbar-spondylolisthesis-study-protocol-of-a-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial-misos-trial
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Mark P Arts, Jasper Fc Wolfs, Jos Ma Kuijlen, Godard Cw de Ruiter
INTRODUCTION: Patients with symptomatic spondylolisthesis are frequently treated with nerve root decompression, in addition to pedicle screw fixation and interbody fusion. Minimally invasive approaches are gaining attention in recent years, although there is no clear evidence supporting the proclamation of minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) being better than open surgery. We present the design of the MISOS (Minimal Invasive Surgery versus Open Surgery) trial on the effectiveness of MISS versus open surgery in patients with degenerative or spondylolytic spondylolisthesis...
November 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133320/effect-of-an-intensive-3-week-preoperative-home-rehabilitation-programme-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-eligible-for-lung-cancer-surgery-a-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial
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Hélène Laurent, Géraud Galvaing, Emilie Thivat, Emmanuel Coudeyre, Sylvie Aubreton, Ruddy Richard, Fabrice Kwiatkowski, Frederic Costes, Marc Filaire
INTRODUCTION: Surgery is the standard curative treatment for lung cancer but is only possible in patients with local tumour and preserved exercise capacity. Improving fitness before surgery can reduce postoperative complications and mortality. However, preoperative rehabilitation remains difficult to implement for several reasons. We aim to investigate the effectiveness of an intensive 3-week home-based preoperative exercise training programme on hospital discharge ability, postoperative complications and physical performance in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who are eligible for lung cancer surgery...
November 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132880/rivaroxaban-with-or-without-aspirin-in-patients-with-stable-peripheral-or-carotid-artery-disease-an-international-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Sonia S Anand, Jackie Bosch, John W Eikelboom, Stuart J Connolly, Rafael Diaz, Peter Widimsky, Victor Aboyans, Marco Alings, Ajay K Kakkar, Katalin Keltai, Aldo P Maggioni, Basil S Lewis, Stefan Störk, Jun Zhu, Patricio Lopez-Jaramillo, Martin O'Donnell, Patrick J Commerford, Dragos Vinereanu, Nana Pogosova, Lars Ryden, Keith A A Fox, Deepak L Bhatt, Frank Misselwitz, John D Varigos, Thomas Vanassche, Alvaro A Avezum, Edmond Chen, Kelley Branch, Darryl P Leong, Shrikant I Bangdiwala, Robert G Hart, Salim Yusuf
BACKGROUND: Patients with peripheral artery disease have an increased risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Antiplatelet agents are widely used to reduce these complications. METHODS: This was a multicentre, double-blind, randomised placebo-controlled trial for which patients were recruited at 602 hospitals, clinics, or community practices from 33 countries across six continents. Eligible patients had a history of peripheral artery disease of the lower extremities (previous peripheral bypass surgery or angioplasty, limb or foot amputation, intermittent claudication with objective evidence of peripheral artery disease), of the carotid arteries (previous carotid artery revascularisation or asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis of at least 50%), or coronary artery disease with an ankle-brachial index of less than 0·90...
November 10, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132879/rivaroxaban-with-or-without-aspirin-in-patients-with-stable-coronary-artery-disease-an-international-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Stuart J Connolly, John W Eikelboom, Jackie Bosch, Gilles Dagenais, Leanne Dyal, Fernando Lanas, Kaj Metsarinne, Martin O'Donnell, Anthony L Dans, Jong-Won Ha, Alexandr N Parkhomenko, Alvaro A Avezum, Eva Lonn, Liu Lisheng, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Petr Widimsky, Aldo P Maggioni, Camilo Felix, Katalin Keltai, Masatsugu Hori, Khalid Yusoff, Tomasz J Guzik, Deepak L Bhatt, Kelley R H Branch, Nancy Cook Bruns, Scott D Berkowitz, Sonia S Anand, John D Varigos, Keith A A Fox, Salim Yusuf
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery disease is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, and is a consequence of acute thrombotic events involving activation of platelets and coagulation proteins. Factor Xa inhibitors and aspirin each reduce thrombotic events but have not yet been tested in combination or against each other in patients with stable coronary artery disease. METHODS: In this multicentre, double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled, outpatient trial, patients with stable coronary artery disease or peripheral artery disease were recruited at 602 hospitals, clinics, or community centres in 33 countries...
November 10, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131754/perioperative-local-and-systemic-warming-in-surgical-site-infection-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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K Ousey, K-L Edward, S Lui, J Stephenson, K Walker, J Duff, D Leaper
OBJECTIVE: Surgical site infection (SSI) is a common cause of postoperative morbidity. Perioperative hypothermia may contribute to surgical complications including increased risk of SSI. In this systematic review and meta-analysis, the effectiveness of active and passive perioperative warming interventions to prevent SSI was compared with standard (non-warming) care. METHOD: Ovid MEDLINE; Ovid EMBASE; EBSCO CINAHL Plus; The Cochrane Wounds Specialised Register, and The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials were searched, with no restrictions on language, publication date or study setting for randomised controlled trials (RCTs) and cluster RCTs...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129562/preoperative-use-of-oral-beta-adrenergic-blocking-agents-and-the-incidence-of-new-onset-atrial-fibrillation-after-cardiac-surgery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Paul Min Thein, Kyle White, Khyati Banker, Carole Lunny, Sam Mirzaee, Arthur Nasis
BACKGROUND: Current epidemiological data suggests that postoperative atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter (POAF) causes significant morbidity and mortality after cardiac surgery. The literature for prophylactic management of POAF is limited, resulting in the lack of clear guidelines on management recommendations. AIM: To examine the efficacy of prophylactic rate control agents in reducing the incidence of new-onset POAF in patients undergoing elective cardiac surgery...
October 19, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119547/interventions-to-improve-access-to-cataract-surgical-services-and-their-impact-on-equity-in-low-and-middle-income-countries
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REVIEW
Jacqueline Ramke, Jennifer Petkovic, Vivian Welch, Ilse Blignault, Clare Gilbert, Karl Blanchet, Robin Christensen, Anthony B Zwi, Peter Tugwell
BACKGROUND: Cataract is the leading cause of blindness in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), and the prevalence is inequitably distributed between and within countries. Interventions have been undertaken to improve cataract surgical services, however, the effectiveness of these interventions on promoting equity is not known. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects on equity of interventions to improve access to cataract services for populations with cataract blindness (and visual impairment) in LMICs...
November 9, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112546/european-guidelines-on-perioperative-venous-thromboembolism-prophylaxis-surgery-in-the-obese-patient
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Linas Venclauskas, Almantas Maleckas, Juan I Arcelus
: A systematic literature search was performed and patients were selected as obese patients undergoing bariatric surgery or obese patients undergoing nonbariatric surgical procedures. In addition, patients were stratified according to low risk of venous thromboembolism and high risk of venous thromboembolism (age >55 years, BMI >55 kg m, history of venous thromboembolism, venous disease, sleep apnoea, hypercoagulability or pulmonary hypertension). Prophylaxis of venous thromboembolism was analysed depending on the type of modality: compression devices of the lower extremities (including intermittent pneumatic compression and graduated compression stockings), pharmacological prophylaxis or inferior vena cava filters...
November 6, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110304/beta-blockers-for-preventing-aortic-dissection-in-marfan-syndrome
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REVIEW
Hyun-Kyoung Koo, Kendra Ak Lawrence, Vijaya M Musini
BACKGROUND: Marfan syndrome is a hereditary disorder affecting the connective tissue and is caused by a mutation of the fibrillin-1 (FBN1) gene. It affects multiple systems of the body, most notably the cardiovascular, ocular, skeletal, dural and pulmonary systems. Aortic root dilatation is the most frequent cardiovascular manifestation and its complications, including aortic regurgitation, dissection and rupture are the main cause of morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVES: To assess the long-term efficacy and safety of beta-blocker therapy as compared to placebo, no treatment or surveillance only in people with Marfan syndrome...
November 7, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107998/impact-of-surgical-parathyroidectomy-on-chronic-kidney-disease-mineral-and-bone-disorder-ckd-mbd-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Mugurel Apetrii, David Goldsmith, Ionut Nistor, Dimitrie Siriopol, Luminita Voroneanu, Dragos Scripcariu, Marc Vervloet, Adrian Covic
For more than 6 decades, many patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) have undergone surgical parathyroidectomy (sPTX) for severe secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) mainly based historical clinical practice patterns, but not on evidence of outcome.We aimed in this meta-analysis to evaluate the benefits and harms of sPTX in patients with SHPT. We searched MEDLINE (inception to October 2016), EMBASE and Cochrane Library (through Issue 10 of 12, October 2016) and website clinicaltrials.gov (October 2016) without language restriction...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107679/efficacy-and-safety-of-selective-internal-radiotherapy-with-yttrium-90-resin-microspheres-compared-with-sorafenib-in-locally-advanced-and-inoperable-hepatocellular-carcinoma-sarah-an-open-label-randomised-controlled-phase-3-trial
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Valérie Vilgrain, Helena Pereira, Eric Assenat, Boris Guiu, Alina Diana Ilonca, Georges-Philippe Pageaux, Annie Sibert, Mohamed Bouattour, Rachida Lebtahi, Wassim Allaham, Hélène Barraud, Valérie Laurent, Elodie Mathias, Jean-Pierre Bronowicki, Jean-Pierre Tasu, Rémy Perdrisot, Christine Silvain, René Gerolami, Olivier Mundler, Jean-Francois Seitz, Vincent Vidal, Christophe Aubé, Frédéric Oberti, Olivier Couturier, Isabelle Brenot-Rossi, Jean-Luc Raoul, Anthony Sarran, Charlotte Costentin, Emmanuel Itti, Alain Luciani, René Adam, Maïté Lewin, Didier Samuel, Maxime Ronot, Aurelia Dinut, Laurent Castera, Gilles Chatellier
BACKGROUND: Sorafenib is the recommended treatment for patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma. We aimed to compare the efficacy and safety of sorafenib to that of selective internal radiotherapy (SIRT) with yttrium-90 ((90)Y) resin microspheres in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma. METHODS: SARAH was a multicentre, open-label, randomised, controlled, investigator-initiated, phase 3 trial done at 25 centres specialising in liver diseases in France. Patients were eligible if they were aged at least 18 years with a life expectancy greater than 3 months, had an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0 or 1, Child-Pugh liver function class A or B score of 7 or lower, and locally advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer [BCLC] stage C), or new hepatocellular carcinoma not eligible for surgical resection, liver transplantation, or thermal ablation after a previously cured hepatocellular carcinoma (cured by surgery or thermoablative therapy), or hepatocellular carcinoma with two unsuccessful rounds of transarterial chemoembolisation...
October 26, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105051/tumour-bed-boost-radiotherapy-for-women-after-breast-conserving-surgery
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REVIEW
Isabelle Kindts, Annouschka Laenen, Tom Depuydt, Caroline Weltens
BACKGROUND: Breast-conserving therapy, involving breast-conserving surgery followed by whole-breast irradiation and optionally a boost to the tumour bed, is a standard therapeutic option for women with early-stage breast cancer. A boost to the tumour bed means that an extra dose of radiation is applied that covers the initial tumour site. The rationale for a boost of radiotherapy to the tumour bed is that (i) local recurrence occurs mostly at the site of the primary tumour because remaining microscopic tumour cells are most likely situated there; and (ii) radiation can eliminate these causative microscopic tumour cells...
November 6, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102440/patient-satisfaction-with-radioguided-occult-lesion-localisation-using-iodine-125-seeds-rollis-versus-conventional-hookwire-localisation
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Jeremy S L Ong, Joelin Teh, Christobel Saunders, Anita G Bourke, Catalina Lizama, Jade Newton, Michael Phillips, Donna B Taylor
BACKGROUND: Women with impalpable or poorly palpable breast cancer require radiologically guided localisation prior to breast conserving surgery. Radioguided Occult Lesion Localisation using Iodine-125 Seed (ROLLIS) is an emerging alternative to conventional Hookwire Localisation (HWL). We compared ROLLIS with conventional HWL with respect to patient reported stress and discomfort related to the localisation procedure. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From September 2013 to January 2016, women who were eligible for breast conserving surgery with impalpable or poorly palpable histologically confirmed invasive or in-situ carcinoma were recruited to the multi-centre ROLLIS randomised controlled trial and underwent either ROLLIS or HWL...
October 16, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102437/drug-eluting-stents-versus-coronary-artery-bypass-grafts-for-left-main-coronary-disease-a-meta-analysis-and-review-of-randomised-controlled-trials
#16
Peter Moore, Matthew Burrage, Paul Garrahy, Richard Lim, Andrew McCann, Anthony Camuglia
BACKGROUND: Revascularisation of left main coronary artery (LMCA) disease can be potentially managed with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG). Recent randomised controlled trial (RCT) data have added to the literature on this subject and this meta-analysis aims to assess the state of the data to assist in guiding patient treatment decisions. METHODS: A systematic literature search of Cochrane Library, Embase, OVID, and PubMed MEDLINE was performed...
October 6, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099149/closure-methods-for-laparotomy-incisions-for-preventing-incisional-hernias-and-other-wound-complications
#17
REVIEW
Sunil V Patel, David D Paskar, Richard L Nelson, Satyanarayana S Vedula, Scott R Steele
BACKGROUND: Surgeons who perform laparotomy have a number of decisions to make regarding abdominal closure. Material and size of potential suture types varies widely. In addition, surgeons can choose to close the incision in anatomic layers or mass ('en masse'), as well as using either a continuous or interrupted suturing technique, of which there are different styles of each. There is ongoing debate as to which suturing techniques and suture materials are best for achieving definitive wound closure while minimising the risk of short- and long-term complications...
November 3, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097396/choice-of-implant-combinations-in-total-hip-replacement-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis
#18
REVIEW
José A López-López, Rachel L Humphriss, Andrew D Beswick, Howard H Z Thom, Linda P Hunt, Amanda Burston, Christopher G Fawsitt, William Hollingworth, Julian P T Higgins, Nicky J Welton, Ashley W Blom, Elsa M R Marques
Objective To compare the survival of different implant combinations for primary total hip replacement (THR). Design Systematic review and network meta-analysis. Data sources Medline, Embase, The Cochrane Library, ClinicalTrials.gov, WHO International Clinical Trials Registry Platform, and the EU Clinical Trials Register.Review methods Published randomised controlled trials comparing different implant combinations. Implant combinations were defined by bearing surface materials (metal-on-polyethylene, ceramic-on-polyethylene, ceramic-on-ceramic, or metal-on-metal), head size (large ≥36 mm or small <36 mm), and fixation technique (cemented, uncemented, hybrid, or reverse hybrid)...
November 2, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096949/effect-of-tight-control-management-on-crohn-s-disease-calm-a-multicentre-randomised-controlled-phase-3-trial
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Jean-Frederic Colombel, Remo Panaccione, Peter Bossuyt, Milan Lukas, Filip Baert, Tomas Vaňásek, Ahmet Danalioglu, Gottfried Novacek, Alessandro Armuzzi, Xavier Hébuterne, Simon Travis, Silvio Danese, Walter Reinisch, William J Sandborn, Paul Rutgeerts, Daniel Hommes, Stefan Schreiber, Ezequiel Neimark, Bidan Huang, Qian Zhou, Paloma Mendez, Joel Petersson, Kori Wallace, Anne M Robinson, Roopal B Thakkar, Geert D'Haens
BACKGROUND: Biomarkers of intestinal inflammation, such as faecal calprotectin and C-reactive protein, have been recommended for monitoring patients with Crohn's disease, but whether their use in treatment decisions improves outcomes is unknown. We aimed to compare endoscopic and clinical outcomes in patients with moderate to severe Crohn's disease who were managed with a tight control algorithm, using clinical symptoms and biomarkers, versus patients managed with a clinical management algorithm...
October 30, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096686/vaso-vitamin-d-and-arthroplasty-surgery-outcomes-study-supplementation-of-vitamin-d-deficiency-to-improve-outcomes-after-total-hip-or-knee-replacement-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-feasibility-trial
#20
Rory J M Morrison, Deborah Bunn, William K Gray, Paul N Baker, Craig White, Amar Rangan, Kenneth S Rankin, Mike R Reed
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to poor outcomes after total hip replacement (THR) or total knee replacement (TKR), including lower patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs), peri-prosthetic infection and longer hospital stay. We present a randomised feasibility trial protocol designed to prospectively investigate the influence of vitamin D testing, and subsequent supplementation for deficiency, prior to THR/TKR. METHODS/DESIGN: One hundred adult patients undergoing primary THR/TKR for osteoarthritis at two NHS hospital trusts in North East England will be recruited...
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