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Jessell Owens, Jocelyn Compton, Molly Day, Natalie Glass, Ericka Lawler
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to systematically review all available literature reporting nonunion rates of ulnar-shortening osteotomies (USO) used for the treatment of ulnar impaction syndrome (UIS) and to compare those rates among transverse versus oblique cuts for the osteotomy. METHODS: Electronic databases including PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials were searched for studies that evaluated outcomes of both transverse and oblique USO for UIS...
October 17, 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery
Matthew W R Stevens, Daniel L King, Diana Dorstyn, Paul H Delfabbro
OBJECTIVE: While there is sufficient research and clinical evidence to support the inclusion of gaming disorder in the latest revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), relatively little is known about the effectiveness of first-line psychological treatment for gaming disorder or Internet gaming disorder (IGD) as it is listed in the DSM-5. This systematic review employed meta-analytic techniques to determine the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for IGD on four key outcomes: IGD symptoms, anxiety, depression, and time spent gaming...
October 20, 2018: Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy
M Pérez-Sayáns, J-M Martínez-Martín, C Chamorro-Petronacci, M Gallas-Torreira, X Marichalar-Mendía, A García-García
BACKGROUND: The Vertical Alveolar Distraction Osteogenesis (VADO) technique is an excellent solution for bone and soft tissue neoformation in areas in which there has been significant bone atrophy that hinders normal rehabilitation using dental implants. The goal of this systematic review is to analyze the most relevant articles published on VADO in the literature over the past 20 years. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The review was performed by using the keywords: "alveolar ridge", "distraction ostegenesis" and "dental implant"...
October 20, 2018: Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugía Bucal
Denisse Cartagena-Ramos, Miguel Fuentealba-Torres, Flávio Rebustini, Ana Carolina Andrade Biaggi Leite, Willyane de Andrade Alvarenga, Ricardo Alexandre Arcêncio, Rosana Aparecida Spadoti Dantas, Lucila Castanheira Nascimento
BACKGROUND: Sexual desire is one of the domains of sexual function with multiple dimensions, which commonly affects men and women around the world. Classically, its assessment has been applied through self-report tools; however, an issue is related to the evidence level of these questionnaires and their validity. Therefore, a systematic review addressing the available questionnaires is really relevant, since it will be able to show their psychometric properties and evidence levels. METHOD: A systematic review was carried out in the PubMed, EMBASE, PsycINFO, Science Direct, and Web of Science databases...
October 19, 2018: BMC Medical Research Methodology
C O A Tsang, I H W Cheung, K K Lau, W Brinjikji, D F Kallmes, T Krings
BACKGROUND: There is ongoing debate regarding the optimal first-line thrombectomy technique for large-vessel occlusion. PURPOSE: We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of comparative studies on stent retriever-first and aspiration-first thrombectomy. DATA SOURCES: We searched Ovid MEDLINE, PubMed, and EMBASE from 2009 to February 2018. STUDY SELECTION: Two reviewers independently selected the studies. The primary end point was successful reperfusion (TICI 2b/3)...
October 18, 2018: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
Xiangdong Niu, Bin Yu, Liang Yao, Jinhui Tian, Tiankang Guo, Shixun Ma, Hui Cai
Robot-assisted distal pancreatectomy (RADP) has been developed with the aim of improving surgical quality and overcoming the limitations of laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy (LDP) and open distal pancreatectomy (ODP) for pancreatic resections. A systematic search was performed in the PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, Web of Science, and China Biology Medicine databases up to December 2016 for studies that compared the surgical outcomes of RADP vs. LDP or ODP for pancreatic resections. The weighted mean differences, odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals were calculated, and the data were combined using the random-effects model...
October 15, 2018: Asian Journal of Surgery
Li Hui Tay, Andrew Kok Wah Ong, Dora Siew Ping Lang
INTRODUCTION: Counseling is a brief psycho-educational intervention that is useful in facilitating personal growth and adaptive resolution of life stresses. With increased recognition on the psycho-emotional needs of patients with cancer, it is prudent to consider the possibility of expanding the role of nurses in the provision of counseling. OBJECTIVE: This qualitative systematic review aimed to establish the best available evidence on the experiences of adult cancer patients receiving counseling provided by nurses...
October 2018: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
Cameron T Locklear, Pegah Golabi, Lynn Gerber, Zobair M Younossi
BACKGROUND: Various etiologies of chronic liver disease often result in cirrhosis. Beside obvious liver-related complications, cirrhosis also leads to loss of muscle mass and decreased exercise capacity. In this study, our aim was to conduct a systematic review of literature to investigate the efficacy of exercise interventions in patients with cirrhosis. METHOD: PubMed was used to perform the literature search. The mesh terms used were the following: (liver (and) cirrhosis (and) exercise or (exercise therapy))...
October 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Mojtaba Nouhi, Mohamad Hadian, Alireza Olyaeemanesh
BACKGROUND: Surgical intervention is one of the common therapeutic interventions applied to a vast class of diseases. Unwarranted variation in practice style in different locations is considered as practice style variations (PSVs), which cause undesirable effects on patient health status and economic consequences. The magnitude of the variations in surgical interventions and its effects on clinical outcomes of patients and also utilization of resources have been investigated in recent years...
October 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Lucas H P Bernts, Sebastiaan G Echternach, Wietske Kievit, Camiel Rosman, Joost P H Drenth
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic fenestration is one of the treatment options for symptomatic hepatic cysts, either solitary or in context of polycystic liver disease (PLD), but indications, efficacy and surgical techniques are under debate. METHODS: A systematic literature search (1950-2017) of PubMed, Embase, Web of Science and the Cochrane Library was performed (CRD42017071305). Studies assessing symptomatic relief or symptomatic recurrence after laparoscopic fenestration in patients with symptomatic, non-parasitic, hepatic cysts were included...
October 17, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
Brenda Nachiyunde, Louisa Lam
Cardiac surgery induces severe postoperative pain and impairment of pulmonary function, increases the length of stay (LOS) in hospital, and increases mortality and morbidity; therefore, evaluation of the evidence is needed to assess the comparative benefits of different techniques of pain management, to guide clinical practice, and to identify areas of further research. A systematic search of the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, DARE database, Joanna Briggs Institute, Google scholar, PUBMED, MEDLINE, EMBASE, Academic OneFile, SCOPUS, and Academic search premier was conducted retrieving 1875 articles...
October 2018: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
Debebe Shaweno, Malancha Karmakar, Kefyalew Addis Alene, Romain Ragonnet, Archie Ca Clements, James M Trauer, Justin T Denholm, Emma S McBryde
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) transmission often occurs within a household or community, leading to heterogeneous spatial patterns. However, apparent spatial clustering of TB could reflect ongoing transmission or co-location of risk factors and can vary considerably depending on the type of data available, the analysis methods employed and the dynamics of the underlying population. Thus, we aimed to review methodological approaches used in the spatial analysis of TB burden. METHODS: We conducted a systematic literature search of spatial studies of TB published in English using Medline, Embase, PsycInfo, Scopus and Web of Science databases with no date restriction from inception to 15 February 2017...
October 18, 2018: BMC Medicine
Sarah A Moore, Nina Hrisos, Darren Flynn, Linda Errington, Christopher Price, Leah Avery
BACKGROUND: Increasing physical activity (PA) levels (regular movement such as walking and activities of daily living) and reducing time spent sedentary improves cardiovascular health and reduces morbidity and mortality. Fewer than 30% of independently mobile stroke survivors undertake recommended levels of PA. Sedentary behaviour is also high in this population. We aimed to systematically review the study characteristics and the promise of interventions targeting free-living PA and/or sedentary behaviour in adult stroke survivors...
October 17, 2018: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
Andre R Brunoni, Bernardo Sampaio-Junior, Adriano H Moffa, Luana V Aparício, Pedro Gordon, Izio Klein, Rosa M Rios, Lais B Razza, Colleen Loo, Frank Padberg, Leandro Valiengo
OBJECTIVE: Noninvasive brain stimulation (NIBS) techniques, such as transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), are increasingly being used to treat mental disorders, particularly major depression. The aim of this comprehensive review is to summarize the main advances, limitations, and perspectives of the field. METHODS: We searched PubMed and other databases from inception to July 2017 for articles, particularly systematic reviews and meta-analyses, evaluating the use of NIBS in psychiatric disorders...
October 11, 2018: Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria
Crystal L Ramanujam, Thomas Zgonis
"A systematic review was undertaken to assess the outcomes of local random flaps in diabetic foot wound closure. The review was conducted using the following databases: Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature, Cochrane Library, Excerpta Medica dataBASE, Google Scholar, MEDLINE, Ovid, and PubMed. Search terms were local random flap, diabetes, foot, wound, ulceration, neuropathy, tissue transfer, V-Y, bilobed, monolobed, rotational, advancement, transpositional, rhomboid, and Limberg. English language studies, studies published from 1997 to 2017, patients with diabetes mellitus treated for foot wounds, use of local random flaps, follow-up period of 6 months or more postoperatively, documentation of healing rates, complications, and need for revisional surgery were included...
October 17, 2018: Foot & Ankle Specialist
Tuqa Rashad Raghis, Ghiath Mahmoud, Omar Hamadah
The objective of this study was to investigate the in vivo effectiveness of laser in the prevention of enamel demineralization during orthodontic treatment. A search of electronic databases (PubMed, ScienceDirect, Google Scholar, Scopus, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials - CENTRAL, OpenGrey, and ProQuest Dissertations and Theses - PQDT Open from ProQuest) was carried out. In vivo studies, randomized and/or controlled clinical trials regarding the use of laser treatment to prevent enamel demineralization during orthodontic treatment were included...
July 2018: Dental and medical problems
Ali Tahmaseb, Viviane Wu, Daniel Wismeijer, Wim Coucke, Christopher Evans
OBJECTIVES: To assess the literature on the accuracy of static computer-assisted implant surgery in implant dentistry. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Electronic and manual literature searches were conducted to collect information about the accuracy of static computer-assisted implant systems. Meta-regression analysis was performed to summarise the accuracy studies. RESULTS: From a total of 372 articles. 20 studies, one randomised controlled trial (RCT), eight uncontrolled retrospective studies and 11 uncontrolled prospective studies were selected for inclusion for qualitative synthesis...
October 2018: Clinical Oral Implants Research
Tabea Flügge, Wicher Joerd van der Meer, Beatriz Gimenez Gonzalez, Kirstin Vach, Daniel Wismeijer, Ping Wang
AIM: This systematic review and meta-analysis were conducted to assess and compare the accuracy of conventional and digital implant impressions. The review was registered on the PROSPERO register (registration number: CRD42016050730). MATERIAL AND METHODS: A systematic literature search was conducted adhering to PRISMA guidelines to identify studies on implant impressions published between 2012 and 2017. Experimental and clinical studies at all levels of evidence published in peer-reviewed journals were included, excluding expert opinions...
October 2018: Clinical Oral Implants Research
A H Mohsin, A A Zaidan, B B Zaidan, A S Albahri, O S Albahri, M A Alsalem, K I Mohammed
The development of wireless body area sensor networks is imperative for modern telemedicine. However, attackers and cybercriminals are gradually becoming aware in attacking telemedicine systems, and the black market value of protected health information has the highest price nowadays. Security remains a formidable challenge to be resolved. Intelligent home environments make up one of the major application areas of pervasive computing. Security and privacy are the two most important issues in the remote monitoring and control of intelligent home environments for clients and servers in telemedicine architecture...
October 16, 2018: Journal of Medical Systems
Francesco Greco, Riccardo Autorino, Vincenzo Altieri, Steven Campbell, Vincenzo Ficarra, Inderbir Gill, Alexander Kutikov, Alex Mottrie, Vincenzo Mirone, Hendrik van Poppel
CONTEXT: The optimal ischemia technique at partial nephrectomy (PN) for renal masses is yet to be determined. OBJECTIVE: To summarize and analyze the current evidence about surgical, oncological, and functional outcomes after different ischemia techniques (cold, warm, and zero ischemia) at PN. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A computerized systematic literature search was performed by using PubMed (MEDLINE) and Science Direct. Identification and selection of the studies were conducted according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis (PRISMA) criteria...
October 13, 2018: European Urology
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