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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742946/the-association-between-obesity-and-academic-performance-in-youth-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
C C A Santana, J O Hill, L B Azevedo, T Gunnarsdottir, W L Prado
Previous studies have found that obesity could influence academic performance. The aim of this study was to systematically review the scientific evidence on the association between obesity and academic performance in school children. A systematic review of English articles was undertaken by using databases PubMed/Medline, ERIC, LILACS, SciELO and Web of Science. Cross-sectional and longitudinal studies examining the association between obesity and academic performance in children and adolescents, published between January 1990 and December 2016, were included...
July 25, 2017: Obesity Reviews: An Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742926/intravenous-immunoglobulin-as-adjunct-therapy-for-refractory-pyoderma-gangrenosum-systematic-review-of-cases-and-case-series
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H Song, N Lahood, A Mostaghimi
Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a rare neutrophilic dermatosis. Treatment regimens for refractory cases are non-standardized. Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) is an emerging treatment with reported success, but the efficacy of IVIG for PG is unknown. In this systematic review of cases and case series, we assessed the efficacy of IVIG for treatment of PG, as observed at our institution and reported in the literature. A retrospective chart review at two tertiary care hospitals between 2000-2015, and literature searches in PubMed/MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Web of Science from all years were conducted...
July 25, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742839/flavonols-reduce-aortic-atherosclerosis-lesion-area-in-apolipoprotein-e-deficient-mice-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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James Phie, Smriti M Krishna, Joseph V Moxon, Safraz M Omer, Robert Kinobe, Jonathan Golledge
Diets rich in flavonoids have been reported to have beneficial effects in the primary prevention of cardiovascular events. There are limited data, however, on the cardiovascular benefits of purified flavonoids. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to examine the reported effects of isolated flavonoids on aortic atherosclerosis in a mouse model. Medline, Pubmed, Science direct and Web of Science were searched to identify studies which examined the effect of isolated flavonoids on aortic atherosclerosis in apolipoprotein E deficient mice...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742607/pitch-counts-in-youth-baseball-and-softball-a-historical-review
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Brian T Feeley, Jessica Schisel, Julie Agel
OBJECTIVE: Pitching injuries are getting increased attention in the mass media. Many references are made to pitch counts and the role they play in injury prevention. The original purpose of regulating the pitch count in youth baseball was to reduce injury and fatigue to pitchers. This article reviews the history and development of the pitch count limit in baseball, the effect it has had on injury, and the evidence regarding injury rates on softball windmill pitching. DATA SOURCE: Literature search through PubMed, mass media, and organizational Web sites through June 2015...
July 21, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742414/neural-correlates-of-depressive-symptoms-in-smokers-a-systematic-review-of-imaging-studies
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Michele de Oliveira Gonzalez, Anna E Goudriaan, Cíntia de Azevedo-Marques Périco, Marcela Waisman Campos, Arthur Guerra de Andrade, Dinesh Bhugra, João Mauricio Castaldelli-Maia
This review aims to summarize neuroimaging studies in order to better understand the neural correlates of depressive symptoms in tobacco smokers. Using the keywords "depressive OR depression" AND "tobacco OR nicotine OR smok(*) OR cigarette" AND "neuroimage OR magnetic resonance OR smri OR structural magnetic resonance OR fmri OR functional magnetic resonance OR pet OR positron emission tomography", literature search was conducted in PubMed, Web of Science and PsycINFO databases. The first and the last author read the abstracts of all the studies found in the search (n = 179)...
July 25, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742287/quality-of-life-of-intermittent-urinary-catheterization-users-and-their-caregivers-a-scoping-review
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Laís Fumincelli, Alessandra Mazzo, José Carlos Amado Martins, Fernando Manuel Dias Henriques, Daniela Cardoso, Manuel Alves Rodrigues
AIMS: This study aimed to examine and map the scientific evidences regarding quality of life in neurogenic bladder patients and consequently their caregivers by means of a scoping review. DESIGN: This is a scoping review proposal of the Joanna Briggs Institute. METHODS: It was conducted to examine and map the scientific evidences about quality of life (QoL) in neurogenic bladder patients and their caregivers, to identify the meanings attributed to QoL and its relation with intermittent urinary catheterization...
August 2017: Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741902/corneal-confocal-sub-basal-nerve-plexus-evaluation-a-review
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REVIEW
Joanna Kokot, Adam Wylęgała, Bogumił Wowra, Łukasz Wójcik, Dariusz Dobrowolski, Edward Wylęgała
The aim of this study was to review the most recent data about corneal sub-basal nerve plexus (SNP) evaluated with the use of corneal confocal microscopy (CCM). For this purpose, an electronic search was conducted based on PubMed and Google Scholar and Web of Science databases from 2008 up to the end of 2016. Ninety-eight articles in English were cited, as well as abstracts in other languages, concerning the morphology and function of corneal SNP in various diseases. Changes in corneal SNP as a result of local treatment were also introduced...
July 25, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741671/the-impact-of-foxp3-polymorphism-on-the-risk-of-allergic-rhinitis-a-meta-analysis
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Guimin Zhang, Di Zhang, Wenjie Shi, Peiyong Sun, Peng Lin
Polymorphisms of several genes were reported to be associated with the risk of allergic rhinitis. Here, we first conducted a meta-analysis to evaluate the potential genetic association between the polymorphisms of the FOXP3 (Forkhead Box P3) gene and the susceptibility to allergic rhinitis. A total of 2671 relevant articles were initially retrieved from the databases of PubMed, Web of Science, Embase, WANFANG/CNKI and Scopus, and six eligible case-control studies were finally enrolled in our meta-analysis, according to our strict inclusion/exclusion criteria...
July 25, 2017: Annals of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741665/remote-ischemic-preconditioning-and-clinical-outcomes-in-on-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-a-meta-analysis-of-14-randomized-controlled-trials
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Bin Yi, Jianhui Wang, Dingwu Yi, Yanling Zhu, Yumei Jiang, Yi Li, Shaoyan Mo, Yi Liu, Jian Rong
The purpose of this article is to perform the first pooled analysis on remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) used for the improvement of clinical outcomes of patients only undergoing on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in randomized controlled trials (RCTs). A systematic search was performed using PubMed, the Cochrane Library, and the Web of Science to identify studies that described the effect of RIPC on postoperative mortality in patients only undergoing on-pump CABG. The outcomes included postoperative mortality, postoperative morbidity (including incidence of myocardial infarction, atrial fibrillation, stroke, acute kidney injury, and renal replacement therapy), mechanical ventilation (MV), intensive care unit length of stay (ICU LOS), and hospital length of stay (HLOS)...
July 25, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741269/prevention-of-hpv-related-oral-cancer-by-dentists-assessing-the-opinion-of-dutch-dental-students
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Marcella R Poelman, Henk S Brand, Thymour Forouzanfar, Ellen M Daley, Derk H Jan Jager
The aim of this study is to assess dental students' opinions of the dentists' role in primary prevention of human papillomavirus (HPV)-related oral cancer using a cross-sectional web-based survey. A questionnaire, containing questions about knowledge of HPV and oral cancer, confidence in head and neck examination and role of the dentist in preventing HPV-related oral cancer, was sent to all students of the Academic Centre of Dentistry Amsterdam (n = 912). One hundred and twenty-six (n = 126) students completed the questionnaire...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741158/intraocular-lenses-in-age-related-macular-degeneration
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REVIEW
Andrzej Grzybowski, Weronika Wasinska-Borowiec, Jorge L Alio, Pedro Amat-Peral, Juan Tabernero
PURPOSE: The aim of this work is to review the lenses, assessing their advantages and disadvantages. We describe a total of seven types of intraocular lenses (IOLs) recommended for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). METHODS: We used the PubMed web platform to search for implantable devices in various stages of AMD. We searched for both prospective and retrospective studies and also case reports. RESULTS: Clinical results in AMD patients have been described for a total of seven types of IOLs recommended for AMD: an implantable miniature telescope (IMT), IOL-VIP System, Lipshitz macular implant (LMI), sulcus-implanted Lipshitz macular implant, LMI-SI, Fresnel Prism Intraocular Lens, iolAMD and Scharioth Macula Lens...
July 24, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741090/direct-comparison-of-tadalafil-with-sildenafil-for-the-treatment-of-erectile-dysfunction-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Binbin Gong, Ming Ma, Wenjie Xie, Xiaorong Yang, Yongming Huang, Ting Sun, Yanping Luo, Jiao Huang
AIMS: Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a major care problem worldwide. Tadalafil and sildenafil are the two most common phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitors used to treat ED. This systematic review and meta-analysis were conducted to directly compare tadalafil with sildenafil for the treatment of ED. METHODS: We designed a strategy for searching the PubMed, Embase, EBSCO, Web of Science and Cochrane library databases; the reference lists of the retrieved studies were also investigated...
July 24, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741088/the-autoimmune-inflammatory-syndrome-induced-by-adjuvants-asia-shoenfeld-s-syndrome-descriptive-analysis-of-300-patients-from-the-international-asia-syndrome-registry
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Abdulla Watad, Mariana Quaresma, Nicola Luigi Bragazzi, Ricard Cervera, Jan Willem Cohen Tervaert, Howard Amital, Yehuda Shoenfeld
The autoimmune/inflammatory syndrome induced by adjuvants (ASIA) is a recently identified condition in which the exposure to an adjuvant leads to an aberrant autoimmune response. We aimed to summarize the results obtained from the ASIA syndrome registry up to December 2016, in a descriptive analysis of 300 cases of ASIA syndrome, with a focus on the adjuvants, the clinical manifestations, and the relationship with other autoimmune diseases. A Web-based registry, based on a multicenter international study, collected clinical and laboratory data in a form of a questionnaire applied to patients with ASIA syndrome...
July 25, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740752/long-term-resource-addition-to-a-detrital-food-web-yields-a-pattern-of-responses-more-complex-than-pervasive-bottom-up-control
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Kendra L Lawrence, David H Wise
BACKGROUND: Theory predicts strong bottom-up control in detritus-based food webs, yet field experiments with detritus-based terrestrial systems have uncovered contradictory evidence regarding the strength and pervasiveness of bottom-up control processes. Two factors likely leading to contradictory results are experiment duration, which influences exposure to temporal variation in abiotic factors such as rainfall and affects the likelihood of detecting approach to a new equilibrium; and openness of the experimental units to immigration and emigration...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740622/drug-pricing-and-reimbursement-information-management-processes-and-decision-making-in-the-global-economy
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Dimitrios Tsourougiannis
Background: Cost-containment initiatives are re-shaping the pharmaceutical business environment and affecting market access as well as pricing and reimbursement decisions. Effective price management procedures are too complex to accomplish manually. Prior to February 2013, price management within Astellas Pharma Europe Ltd was done manually using an Excel database. The system was labour intensive, slow to update, and prone to error. An innovative web-based pricing information management system was developed to address the shortcomings of the previous system...
2017: Journal of Market Access & Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740432/the-criterion-validity-of-the-web-based-major-depression-inventory-when-used-on-clinical-suspicion-of-depression-in-primary-care
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Marie Germund Nielsen, Eva Ørnbøl, Per Bech, Mogens Vestergaard, Kaj Sparle Christensen
BACKGROUND: The Major Depression Inventory (MDI) is widely used in Danish general practice as a screening tool to assess depression in symptomatic patients. Nevertheless, no validation studies of the MDI have been performed. The aim of this study was to validate the web-based version of the MDI against a fully structured telephone interview in a population selected on clinical suspicion of depression (ie, presence of two or three core symptoms of depression) in general practice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: General practitioners (GPs) invited consecutive persons suspected of depression to complete the web-based MDI in a primary care setting...
2017: Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740419/perineural-versus-intravenous-dexamethasone-as-an-adjuvant-in-regional-anesthesia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Wen-Ling Zhao, Xiao-Feng Ou, Jin Liu, Wen-Sheng Zhang
BACKGROUND: Dexamethasone is a common adjuvant for local anesthetics in regional anesthesia, but the optimal route of administration is controversial. Therefore, we did a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials to assess the effect of perineural versus intravenous dexamethasone on local anesthetic regional nerve-blockade outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Medline (through PubMed), Embase, Cochrane, Web of Science, and Biosis Previews databases were systematically searched (published from inception of each database to January 1, 2017) to identify randomized controlled trials...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740401/the-diagnostic-and-prognostic-values-of-ki-67-mib-1-expression-in-thyroid-cancer-a-meta-analysis-with-6-051-cases
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REVIEW
Deng-Hua Pan, Dong-Yue Wen, Yi-Huan Luo, Gang Chen, Hong Yang, Jun-Qiang Chen, Yun He
BACKGROUND: Growing evidence has demonstrated that Ki-67/MIB-1 has an effect on the clinical progression and prognosis in cancers. However, the diagnostic and prognostic values of Ki-67/MIB-1 in thyroid cancer remain unclear. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The meta-analysis was conducted in accordance with Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines. Studies were retrieved from PubMed, EBSCO, EMBASE, ISI Web of Science, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, WanFang and Chinese VIP databases...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739834/change-in-physical-activity-from-adolescence-to-early-adulthood-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-longitudinal-cohort-studies
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REVIEW
Kirsten Corder, Eleanor Winpenny, Rebecca Love, Helen Elizabeth Brown, Martin White, Esther van Sluijs
OBJECTIVE: To systematically review and meta-analyse how physical activity (PA) changes from adolescence to early adulthood (13-30 years). DATA SOURCES: Seven electronic databases were searched: Medline, Embase, PsycInfo, SCOPUS, ASSIA, SPORTdiscus and Web of Science. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR SELECTING STUDIES: English-language, longitudinal studies (from 01/1980 to 01/2017) assessing PA ≥twice, with the mean age of ≥1 measurement in adolescence (13-19 years) and ≥1 in young adulthood (16-30 years) were included...
July 24, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739778/a-multilevel-analysis-of-risk-and-protective-factors-for-canadian-youth-injured-or-killed-by-interpersonal-violence
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Carolyn E Snider, Marni Brownell, Brenden Dufault, Nicole Barrett, Heather Prior, Carla Cochrane
PURPOSE: The study's purpose was to determine individual-level and neighbourhood-level risk and protective factors for severe intentional injury among youth. METHODS: We conducted a multilevel case-control study using registry data to determine individual-level and neighbourhood-level social determinants associated with severe violent injury/homicide among youth from Winnipeg, Manitoba. RESULTS: The study includes 13 206 youth, aged 12-24 years (1222 cases, 11 984 controls)...
July 24, 2017: Injury Prevention: Journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention
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