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Tyler Marshall, Elizabeth N Kinnard, Myles Hancock, Susanne King-Jones, Karin Olson, Adam Abba-Aji, Katherine Rittenbach, Sunita Vohra
INTRODUCTION: Opioid use disorder (OUD) is characterised by the fifth Edition of the Diagnostic and Statistics Manual as a problematic pattern of opioid use (eg, fentanyl, heroin, oxycodone) that leads to clinically significant impairment. OUD diagnoses have risen substantially over the last decade, and treatment services have struggled to meet the demand. Evidence suggests when patients with chronic illnesses are matched with their treatment preferences and engaged in shared decision-making (SDM), health outcomes may improve...
October 17, 2018: BMJ Open
Sang-Hoon Yoon, Yoon-Sik Kim, Hee-Guen Jo, Chan-Young Kwon
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the current usage of terminologies related to acupotomy through systematic search and analyze the pros and cons of each for proposing a standard terminology. METHODS: Seven medical journal databases were searched including PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, Oriental Medicine Advanced Searching Integrated System, KoreaMed, and Korean studies Information Service System using 10 candidate terminologies as searching terms...
October 17, 2018: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
Dongqiong Xiao, Yi Qu, Lan Huang, Yan Wang, Xihong Li, Dezhi Mu
CONTEXT: There is no consensus regarding the association between maternal obesity or overweight and cerebral palsy (CP) in children. OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether maternal obesity or overweight is associated with CP and identify the factors that explain the differences in the study results. DATA SOURCES: We conducted a meta-analysis of studies published in English with titles or abstracts that discussed the relationships between maternal obesity or overweight and CP before August 23, 2017, using Ovid Medline, EMBASE and Web of Science...
2018: PloS One
F Zarei, B Zeinali-Rafsanjani
Rationale and Objective: The objective of this study is to evaluate the methodological adherence of diagnostic accuracy studies published in radiology journals, which were indexed in different databases with the STARD standard guide 2015. Materials and Methods: The different databases were searched in order to find suitable journals. Among 84 English radiology journals, 31 journal were selected randomly. In order to find the articles, the same search fields and search terms were used...
September 2018: Journal of Biomedical Physics & Engineering
Evanson Zondani Sambala, Aaron Mdolo, Richard Banda, Arthur Phiri, Alison B Wiyeh, Charles Shey Wiysonge
INTRODUCTION: Measures of epidemiological burdens are an important contribution to estimating disease severity and determining the at-risk populations for seasonal influenza. In the absence of these data, it is extremely difficult for policy-makers to decide on how to distribute limited resources. This systematic review will synthesise the literature on reported burden of seasonal influenza (eg, morbidity and mortality) in sub-Saharan Africa. METHOD AND ANALYSIS: We will include published epidemiological studies that capture the burden estimation of seasonal influenza between 1 January 2000 and 31 August 2018...
October 10, 2018: BMJ Open
So-Yeon Oh, Ji-Hyeon Kim, Seo-Jin Kim, Hee-Jo Nam, Hyun-Seok Park
Genomics & Informatics (NLM title abbreviation: Genomics Inform) is the official journal of the Korea Genome Organization. Text corpus for this journal annotated with various levels of linguistic information would be a valuable resource as the process of information extraction requires syntactic, semantic, and higher levels of natural language processing. In this study, we publish our new corpus called GNI Corpus version 1.0, extracted and annotated from full texts of Genomics & Informatics, with NLTK (Natural Language ToolKit)-based text mining script...
September 2018: Genomics & Informatics
Franz Josef Strauss, Alexandra Stähli, Reinhard Gruber
OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) on implant dentistry. The primary focused question was as follows: What are the clinical, histological, and radiographic outcomes of PRF administration for bone regeneration and implant therapy? METHOD: A systematic literature search comprised three databases: MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Cochrane followed by a hand search of relevant scientific journals. Human studies using PRF for bone regeneration and implant therapy were considered and articles published up to December 31, 2017 were included...
October 2018: Clinical Oral Implants Research
Alexandra Stähli, Franz Josef Strauss, Reinhard Gruber
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) on implant dentistry. The primary focused question was as follows: What are the clinical, histological, and radiographic outcomes of PRP administration for bone regeneration and implant therapy? METHODS: A literature search was conducted involving three databases: MEDLINE, EMBASE and Cochrane database followed by a hand search of relevant scientific journals. Human studies using PRP for bone regeneration and implant therapy were considered and articles published up to December 31, 2017 were included...
October 2018: Clinical Oral Implants Research
Huali Wu, Francesco Carotti, Ruchi Gakhar, Raluca O Scarlat
FLiBe-exposed IG-110 graphite and a control IG-110 sample were analyzed by Raman, XPS, GDMS, and XRD, and the complete raw data sets are provided in the Supplementary Information. These data sets enable full reproducibility and transparency of the data analysis we reported in the accompanying research paper titled "Fluorination of Nuclear Graphite IG-110 in Molten FLiBe salt at 700 °C", published in the Journal of Fluorine Chemistry, and facilitates quantitative comparison with future similar studies by other research groups...
October 2018: Data in Brief
Bin Wang, Peng Zhao
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to show the world research productivity in the field of back pain and to help researchers follow the scientific development and promote the cooperation in this field. METHODS: Web of Science (WoS) database was searched from 1995 to 2016 without other restrictions. The keywords were as follows: "lumbar NEAR pain," "back pain," "dorsalgia," "backache," "lumbago," "back NEAR disorder," and "discitis...
October 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Sun Huh
BACKGROUND: In 2013, Infection & Chemotherapy changed the main language of its articles to English so that they could be submitted to PubMed Central. This study presents the recent status of journal metrics for Infection & Chemotherapy and introduces scholarly journal publishing policies or guidelines that have recently appeared. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A variety of journal metrics were analyzed based on the Web of Science Core Collection, including the nationality of authors the proportion of funded articles to Journal Articles , manually calculated impact factor, the titles of journals in which articles were cited", and the Hirsch index...
September 2018: Infection & Chemotherapy
Mohamed A Osman, Kara Schick-Makaroff, Stephanie Thompson, Robin Featherstone, Liza Bialy, Julia Kurzawa, Ikechi G Okpechi, Syed Habib, Soroush Shojai, Kailash Jindal, Scott Klarenbach, Aminu K Bello
INTRODUCTION: Electronic consultations (eConsult), asynchronous exchanges of patient health information at a distance, are increasingly used as an option to facilitate patient care and collaboration between primary care providers and specialists. Although eConsult has demonstrated success in increasing efficiency in the referral process and enhancing access to care, little is known about the factors influencing its wider adoption and implementation by end users. In this paper, we describe a protocol to conduct a scoping review of the literature on the barriers and facilitators to a wider adoption and implementation of eConsult service...
September 28, 2018: BMJ Open
Joni Tornwall
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this review was to explore how nurse education prepares students to participate in the peer review process and to deal with the benefits and challenges of giving and receiving peer feedback. DESIGN: Whittemore and Knafl's (2005) five-step strategy for integrated literature reviews served as a framework for this analysis. DATA SOURCES: Relevant online university databases (CINAHL, ERIC, Medline, etc.) were searched using a combination of keywords, yielding 24 studies from peer-reviewed journals between 1988 and 2018 that fit inclusion criteria after initial screening...
September 21, 2018: Nurse Education Today
Roxanna S D Mohammed, Eugene Y H Yeung
A recent article in the Canadian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy discussed pharmacists' perception of clinical research. The article illustrated that pharmacists lack the time, resources, and skills to conduct research. In the current paper, two ex-pharmacists, who now work as physicians, commented on the prejudice towards pharmacy researchers. Pharmacy researchers face obstacles such as being mislabeled as "non-clinical" and lacking opportunities to be involved in high-impact publications. The current paper discussed ways to improve pharmacy research, including collaboration with well-established researchers, putting less emphasis on the "clinical" pharmacist title, and changing the pharmacy culture...
September 27, 2018: Pharmacy (Basel, Switzerland)
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American Journal of Gastroenterology is pleased to publish notices of educational events relating to topics covered in the Journal. Announcements in this column are limited to the dates, title, location, and main sponsor of the course; and the name, address, and telephone and fax numbers for further information.
September 2018: American Journal of Gastroenterology
Aoife K O'Callaghan, Brendan D Kelly
Dr Eveleen O'Brien (1901-1981) was a leading figure in Irish asylum medicine, with a particular interest in the care of patients suffering from epilepsy and the crossover between neurology and psychiatry. From 1933 to 1966, O'Brien worked in Grangegorman Mental Hospital. She was appointed Governor of the Central Mental Hospital, Dundrum in January 1968 and remained in this position until 1971. An enthusiastic researcher, O'Brien published several papers in the Journal of Mental Science, including Ireland's first systematic review of insulin therapy (1939)...
September 24, 2018: Irish Journal of Medical Science
C Karbasi, E Pacheco, C Bull, A Evanson, W Chaboyer
OBJECTIVES: To describe, critically appraise and synthesise research regarding nurses' perceptions of their knowledge, skills or experiences in providing end-of-life care to hospitalised adults to help inform both future educational and practice initiatives. DESIGN: Mixed studies review. DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE, CINAHL, Cochrane Library, Web of Science and SCOPUS databases were searched for the years 2004-June 2018, along with journal hand-searching and reference list searching...
September 13, 2018: Nurse Education Today
Terry M Zwiep, Joshua A Greenberg, Fady Balaa, Daniel I McIsaac, Reilly P Musselman, Isabelle Raiche, Lara Williams, Husein Moloo
INTRODUCTION: Group practices have potential benefits for patients, physicians and healthcare systems. Although group practices have been around for many years, research in this area is lacking and generally is centred around the economic benefits that may be realised from group practice. The aim of this scoping review is to identify the impact that group practices have on patients, physicians and healthcare systems to guide further research in this area. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: A scoping review will be performed based on the methodology proposed by Arksey and O'Malley and refined by Levac and colleagues...
September 21, 2018: BMJ Open
Samira Adnan, Rizwan Ullah
INTRODUCTION: Bibliometric analysis is a method for quantifying the research productivity, author performance, and manuscript impact. The citation count received by a scientific article is one of the indicators of its impact within a field. The purpose of this study was to identify the 100 top-cited articles published in regenerative endodontics and to analyze their main characteristics. METHODS: Thomson Reuters Web of Science was searched to retrieve the 100 most-cited articles in "regenerative endodontics" published from January 1991 to February 2018 in the category of "Dentistry, Oral Surgery and Medicine...
September 19, 2018: Journal of Endodontics
Amy R Mulick, Victoria Allen, Hywel C Williams, Douglas J C Grindlay, Neil Pearce, Katrina Abuabara, Sinéad M Langan
INTRODUCTION: Atopic dermatitis is a complex disease with differing clinical presentations. Many attempts have been made to identify uniform subtypes, or phenotypes, of atopic dermatitis in order to identify different aetiologies, improve diagnosis, estimate more accurate clinical prognoses, inform treatment andmanagement or predict treatment efficacy andeffectiveness. However, no consensus yet exists on exactly what defines these phenotypes or how many there are and whether they are genuine or statistical artefacts...
September 17, 2018: BMJ Open
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